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Old 10-21-2010, 03:06 PM
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Well I guess i should start up an official build thread for this beast. I call my jeep "The Mountaineer". I just got it on Monday the 18th and have already ordered a few toys. Day one I went and had a flowmaster put on. In the future I plan to add a better exhaust system, but this will do for now.




The Ups guy dropped these off at my garage door today!







They are Yokohama Geolander MTs 31x10.5

be sure to look for updates!

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Old 10-21-2010, 03:13 PM
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Nice rims! i think i have the samw ones. Good lookin Jeep though
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thanks man! yea our rims look pretty close. looks like yours are american racing? i think mine are mb motoring.
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new tires...YUMYUM!!! lol keep it up!
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ahh close enough lol
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Those are nice!
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Good start

Any other info on those tires? Where you bought em from and how much?
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Any other info on those tires? Where you bought em from and how much?
ahh!! that is the best part! i got them at tirerack.com and had them shipped straight to my house. the tires were only $148 a tire. so $592 for all four and $80 for shipping. Sounded like a good price to me.

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Old 10-21-2010, 08:20 PM
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well while i wait to get my lift kit in the mail i guess i can post some pics of my first jeep. i got this one in november of 2007 from my room mate in college. wish i still had it but things happen.





I'll update when lift kit gets here!
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UPDATE!!!

So after waiting ALL day. The UPS guy finally showed up at 6:15pm. He brought my tires at 9:18am yesterday so I figured itd be early this morning when I got everything but guess not. So here it is, my Rough Country 3" add a leaf lift kit. I'll probably start workin on it monday. I'm headed to NC tonight to see the fam and wont be back till late sunday. heres the pics and i'll update monday!







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Well after 2 full days, 3 Full cans of PB Blaster, 2 broken sway bar end links. The jeep has finally been lifted. Didn't get any pics of install because I only have my camera on my phone and didnt want to get that greasy. I had to go get two new sway bar end links for like 15 bucks a piece. cost me 65 for the tires to be mounted and balanced. i did notice i have a small oil leak and lots of under body rust that may need to be addressed. so here are the pics of the finished product!!

Of course a before pic for reference









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Looks great! Nice work.
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Looks great! Same color as mine too. How's the ride with those Hydro 8000 shocks?

I was thinking about going with either OME shocks or the Bilsteins when I do my lift.
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I love the shocks. It doesnt seem like its all that stiff. You can also really feel these tires digging in. So far I love it. Maybe i wish it was a little higher with 32s... lol
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