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Old 12-21-2011, 11:43 PM
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Here's the story of my jeep. I bought her with no real intentions of wheeling her hard. It looked pretty, had nice rims, and i was 16. Didn't know nuthin about working on no cars, and at that time didn't really care. That changed.

Came with a 4.5 rough country lift and 32/10.5 BFG KMs that sat on 17x8 mamba M4's.. she was the ultimate mall crawler.. She turned out to be pretty useful on the trails too

Here's how she sat... maaaan was she a beaut



Was during this trip that i was thrown more heavily into the world of 4x4


That night i found out the use of sway bar discos (which i didn't have) and why it was nice to have an adjustable trac bar that had nice new bushings that could be greased (which i didnt have either.. hmm). Bought the trac bar and installed that... she rode better, whoda thunk right? Next i prepared this jobby for the quadratec jeep show (which is where i got my sway bar disconnects)



all nice and clean and waxed. freshly painted axles and bumpers, black ice hanging from the mirror.. mmm she was living the good life

after a few more trips out and a chance run in with a post got me thinking... it's a jeep. It deserves to be off pavement. it's going to get dirty and scratched.. still treat her well, but dont be afraid to drive wherever your heart desires.


With sway bars disconnected I set out to figure out how exactly do they work.. my question had been answered




I wanted a more rugged look. So i sought out the best bumper money could buy.. kind of. How does the best looking bumper made of tube steel home made in PA sound? a little better.


still had some left over ugly fender


so it turned into this (see it trimmed more to the line of the bumper?)


This is how she sat for months. Kind of dirty, looking like it was going out of style


Till i got tired of getting stuck like this (sorry for the undies)


So i bought myself a smitty built xrc8 had to get a winch plate mounted to that. Looked kind of like this ----


painted her up--


BAM with a winch --


Since then i've made my trip to Rausch and haven't even gotten to try the winch out yet..




... not even on this guy (



This is the most recent "poser shot" I have of her


Just got me some new tires/rims and flares. Ordered an aussie locker too! Pics of tires/rims will be on soon. Flare pics will come soon enough as well (install and all).. when i get the aussie i'll post pics of that install
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:21 AM
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Looks awesome good job on it
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:57 PM
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Looks awesome good job on it
thanks man
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:52 PM
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i like the color and for some reason the wheels too. get it dirty and change the oil she'll keep running for a good long while
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:08 PM
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i like the color and for some reason the wheels too. get it dirty and change the oil she'll keep running for a good long while
Had it for about a year and since im 10 mins away form my high school, i barely put any miles on. Sadly, i replaced the wheels but i did like how the originals look.. Mambas are nice, just wish they weren't an awkward size
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You sir need more recent pics
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You sir need more recent pics
I'll get to it! right after i do my psych project ..which im holding off on till the last possible minute
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