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jmatta33
06-30-2014, 09:45 PM
*EDIT (updated to reflect current build status)*

Current Mods

-Poison Spyder BFH front bumper
-Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers
-Poison Spyder Crusher Flares
-Poison Spyder Body Armor
-Poison Spyder B-Pillar Armor
-Poison Spyder Spare Tire Delete/Tramp Stamp
-Bestop Trextop NX
-Body Armor Cargo Net Tube Doors
-Tough Lined Floor Boards
-Genright Off Road Full Roll Cage
-EVO Rear D Ring mounts
-EVO leveling kit
-Cobra 29 LX CB radio

Future Mods

EVO MFG Vacuum Pump Relocation Bracket
WARN winch (model TBD)
EVO Rocker Skins
EVO Rear Tire Carrier
EVO High Clearance Long Arm Kit
EVO Drag link Flip & Front Track Bar Relocation Kit
King Air Bump Stops
EVO Double Throw Down Coil Over Kit
Dynatrac ProRock rear 80 w/ ARB Locker
Dynatrac ProRock front 60 w/ ARB Locker
EVO ARB Compressor Bracket
ARB Compressor
1350 JE Reel Drive Shafts Front & Rear
Spyder Lock Bead locks and 40" Nitto Mud Grapplers

This is where I am at right now. As I update the build, I will continue to modify this post to reflect what I have completed.

jmatta33
06-30-2014, 09:47 PM
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rltw!!!

MR.Ty
06-30-2014, 09:54 PM
Looks great so far! How much more is the 6.4? Have any plans to deal with the over heating issues. Good luck on the rest of your build.

2014 JKUR

LoPo
06-30-2014, 10:01 PM
PSC Tramp Stamp (installed)

In addition to the above parts, I ordered the full cage from Genright which I should get in a couple weeks. I will continue updates as progress is made and maybe do a write up on the Genright roll cage if there is any interest.


Nice. I ordered the cage too. Are you going to paint or powder coat it?

jmatta33
06-30-2014, 10:03 PM
Looks great so far! How much more is the 6.4? Have any plans to deal with the over heating issues. Good luck on the rest of your build.

2014 JKUR

thanks! 5.7s on ebay are around $3500. 6.4s are around $7500. I plan on going with AEV conversion kit so I'll talk to them and find out what they recommend. I have until spring time until I'll be ready to make all the purchases and do the swap so I got time to figure it all out.


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jmatta33
06-30-2014, 10:07 PM
Nice. I ordered the cage too. Are you going to paint or powder coat it?

im thinking color matched paint with some black foam pads for the outside bars. I was originally planning on going matte black so it would be easy to touch up any rash and what not with a rattle can but im thinking it may be too much black. I will make the decision once its in and ready for paint though. def not powder coating though, I want something that i can touch up easy in the garage in the event of rock rash. the fenders and rocker knockers were powder coated from the guy i bought them from, I got a good deal on them, but I would have rather have had them painted then powder coated...


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LoPo
06-30-2014, 10:11 PM
im thinking color matched paint with some black foam pads for the outside bars. I was originally planning on going matte black so it would be easy to touch up any rash and what not with a rattle can but im thinking it may be too much black. I will make the decision once its in and ready for paint though. def not powder coating though, I want something that i can touch up easy in the garage in the event of rock rash. the fenders and rocker knockers were powder coated from the guy i bought them from, I got a good deal on them, but I would have rather have had them painted then powder coated...


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Cool, yeah I'm painting my for the exact same reasons. The bars will get dinged from various conditions. I just need to decide what color. Leaning towards Gunmetal.

jmatta33
06-30-2014, 10:14 PM
Cool, yeah I'm painting my for the exact same reasons. The bars will get dinged from various conditions. I just need to decide what color. Leaning towards Gunmetal.

its either black or color match for me. not much goes well with orange other than black unfortunately


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jmatta33
06-30-2014, 10:28 PM
anyone consider the genright elite coilover kit??? i was just on jeepspeedshop.com and the have it listed for $10k which is $3k cheaper than the now lowered price on genrights own page....


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LoPo
06-30-2014, 10:34 PM
anyone consider the genright elite coilover kit??? i was just on jeepspeedshop.com and the have it listed for $10k which is $3k cheaper than the now lowered price on genrights own page....


RLTW!!!

Check with them and even Genright. Gen1 of that kit was cheaper and could be bought as a builders kit and worked with OEM style axles. The current version requires that you buy specific width axles and all the components. I was interested in their rear end double triangulated 4link, but was told you can't order it without axles. I guess they require 70" wide axles. Seems silly since they had it working on OEM spec previously. I understand if since they now have an outboard CO system, you need the width, but if I already have a CO system then the arms and brackets should still work and be available as a builders kit.

jmatta33
06-30-2014, 10:38 PM
Check with them and even Genright. Gen1 of that kit was cheaper and could be bought as a builders kit and worked with OEM style axles. The current version requires that you buy specific width axles and all the components. I was interested in their rear end double triangulated 4link, but was told you can't order it without axles. I guess they require 70" wide axles. Seems silly since they had it working on OEM spec previously. I understand if since they now have an outboard CO system, you need the width, but if I already have a CO system then the arms and brackets should still work and be available as a builders kit.

gotcha, I'll have to give them both a call to find out what the difference between the two are...


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LoPo
06-30-2014, 10:57 PM
gotcha, I'll have to give them both a call to find out what the difference between the two are...


RLTW!!!

Cool, post up what you hear.

jmatta33
07-04-2014, 11:57 PM
still waiting on the roll cage to come in, but I took some cool pics of the boards i sprayed my PS body armor on. gotta do aomething while I wait... 9060990610


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jmatta33
07-06-2014, 09:39 PM
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all my badges are in! front quarter panels dont look so naked now. still anxiously awaiting the delivery of my roll cage...


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JKbrick
07-06-2014, 11:55 PM
its either black or color match for me. not much goes well with orange other than black unfortunately


RLTW!!!

Vodka goes with orange

jmatta33
07-06-2014, 11:56 PM
Vodka goes with orange

indeed


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olram30
07-07-2014, 12:03 AM
jeep is looking good!:thumb: i hate waiting also.:grayno:

jmatta33
08-09-2014, 06:02 PM
Just got a few packages in! Trektop NX and my Genright Roll cage! might be a little while before I get the roll cage installed though, I still need to find a good welder to help me out... Safari doors should be in on monday also!!! 948329483394834


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jmatta33
08-09-2014, 06:05 PM
Just tough lined the front grill today, puctures to follow after it dries!


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olram30
08-09-2014, 06:09 PM
Just tough lined the front grill today, puctures to follow after it dries!


RLTW!!!

Want to see how it looks. I was on the fence about painting mine black, but now I'm too lazy to take everything of to do it. Looking good my fellow dozer owner!

jmatta33
08-09-2014, 06:32 PM
Want to see how it looks. I was on the fence about painting mine black, but now I'm too lazy to take everything of to do it. Looking good my fellow dozer owner!

i think its going to look great once I put it back on. taking it off was way easier than I thought. Plus i finally got to test out my pnuematic undercoating gun! its drying in the garage now. ill probably throw it back on tomorrow morning after its dry.

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JKFlyer
08-10-2014, 03:27 AM
Just got a few packages in! Trektop NX and my Genright Roll cage! might be a little while before I get the roll cage installed though, I still need to find a good welder to help me out... Safari doors should be in on monday also!!! 948329483394834


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John...just stumbled upon your build! Sick jeep bro ...love the color. I tracked doors today and Monday looks accurate. You are going to love them!!

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jmatta33
08-10-2014, 03:35 AM
John...just stumbled upon your build! Sick jeep bro ...love the color. I tracked doors today and Monday looks accurate. You are going to love them!!

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thanks for the props and the parts! I think the safari doors will look bad ass once I get them on :)


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darkknight1999
08-11-2014, 01:39 AM
Great looking build! :thumb:

JKFlyer
08-11-2014, 01:44 AM
thanks for the props and the parts! I think the safari doors will look bad ass once I get them on :)


RLTW!!!

Definitely. I am hoping they will be plug n play for ur jeep as I fiddled with them to make them perfect on mine and all you should need to do is move the latch on the jeep ( not doors) just slightly to make them click right. I think its a t-45 bit. Call me if u have any questions and post pics!!

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jmatta33
08-11-2014, 01:45 AM
Definitely. I am hoping they will be plug n play for ur jeep as I fiddled with them to make them perfect on mine and all you should need to do is move the latch on the jeep ( not doors) just slightly to make them click right. I think its a t-45 bit. Call me if u have any questions and post pics!!

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will do, thanks!


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jmatta33
08-11-2014, 12:48 PM
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rltw!!!

jmatta33
08-12-2014, 01:25 PM
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MR.Ty
08-12-2014, 01:29 PM
Are you planning on doing a custom bumper that is flush with the grill?

jmatta33
08-12-2014, 03:20 PM
Are you planning on doing a custom bumper that is flush with the grill?

poison spyder BFH bumper. it requires 2" cut off the frame rails and crash bar removal. I dont actually have the bumper yet lol, just got a little stir crazy since I havent worked on the Jeep in so long


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jmatta33
08-13-2014, 05:31 PM
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Doors finally got put on! just in time for the beach too :)


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JKFlyer
08-13-2014, 05:45 PM
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Doors finally got put on! just in time for the beach too :)


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Those look familiar! ;)

They look fantastic John! Match well. Enjoy them!

jmatta33
08-26-2014, 11:03 PM
Genright full cage install has started! unfortunately im going to be out of town for the next week or so, so this is where I'll be stopping at for now. when I get back, ill cut the stock cage out, install all the brackets, and start welding pieces in place. once im done with that, pull it out, fully weld it, paint it and reinstall :) it will be a few weeks until im finished but its going to look super bad ass once its done!


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jmatta33
08-26-2014, 11:05 PM
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jmatta33
08-26-2014, 11:06 PM
forgot the picture...


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HILLZ
08-27-2014, 03:46 AM
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Those gear lever knobs look Sick! was thinking about some for mine. what are they like to use? I'm always a little worries with the aftermarket lever knobs about em coming loose and slipping off at that crucial moment. lol

JKFlyer
08-27-2014, 01:20 PM
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rltw!!!

looking forward to seeing the end result of this one!

jmatta33
08-27-2014, 02:18 PM
Those gear lever knobs look Sick! was thinking about some for mine. what are they like to use? I'm always a little worries with the aftermarket lever knobs about em coming loose and slipping off at that crucial moment. lol

when I got them I thought the exact same thing. that they would come loose or slide off, but they have worked great. no sliding or re tightening at all. the feel is great and i like the look over the stock.


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jmatta33
09-13-2014, 07:24 PM
made some progress on the roll cage today. got all the interior ripped out along with the flimsy stock cage. Planning on getting all the brackets in and mounted this week then welding the rest of the cage in by next weekend. 100056
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sean.m.adams33
09-13-2014, 11:42 PM
It's so bare....

jmatta33
09-13-2014, 11:56 PM
It's so bare....

yup :)


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JKFlyer
09-14-2014, 01:03 AM
made some progress on the roll cage today. got all the interior ripped out along with the flimsy stock cage. Planning on getting all the brackets in and mounted this week then welding the rest of the cage in by next weekend. 100056
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RLTW!!!

Wow that's weird looking!!

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AllAmericanInfidel
09-15-2014, 01:30 PM
Very nice! I cant wait to see the cage complete!:thumb:

jmatta33
09-15-2014, 01:31 PM
Very nice! I cant wait to see the cage complete!:thumb:

hopefully it will be welded together by the end of the week!


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MR.Ty
09-15-2014, 02:12 PM
Wow that's weird looking!!

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X2. Please tell us you drove it like that. :D

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darkknight1999
09-15-2014, 02:41 PM
That's awesome! lol

jmatta33
09-18-2014, 12:31 PM
X2. Please tell us you drove it like that. :D

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not only did I drive it like that, but Ive had more compliments and even a little girls ask to take a picture of it LOL. im thinking I may just leave it!


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jmatta33
09-18-2014, 12:32 PM
ok not really! heres a sneak peak at the progress so far... I plan to do a full review/write up after its done. 100779


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hbkid22
09-18-2014, 02:22 PM
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rltw!!!

This is coming along nicely! Nice work.

I do like the grill....What paint did you use for that? I am tempted to paint my grill black and like the look of this....

jmatta33
09-18-2014, 06:24 PM
This is coming along nicely! Nice work.

I do like the grill....What paint did you use for that? I am tempted to paint my grill black and like the look of this....

thanks! i used tough liner. used an undercoating spray gun for application. should get a lot more work on the cage done tonight.


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jmatta33
09-22-2014, 01:49 AM
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Just finished welding the cage together and getting it mocked up in the Jeep. see the review and additional pictures here.... http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?t=20508


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cozdude
09-22-2014, 04:42 AM
Wow! Looks good! Can't wait to see finished

jmatta33
09-22-2014, 04:47 AM
Wow! Looks good! Can't wait to see finished

thanks man! I still need to clean up the welds and have a couple brackets welded on before its completely ready to start prepping for paint. im also going to try to figure out how to mount the trektop brackets on there to see if the top will fit. worst case ill just have to run the bikini top and a wind jammer and leave the back open.


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jmatta33
09-22-2014, 04:48 AM
lol but I say all that to say, it may be a while before its all finished ;)


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jmatta33
10-06-2014, 12:36 AM
Updating the old build thread today, I figure I'll throw out my list of mods so far and the build list that I have planned....

Current Mods

-Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers
-Poison Spyder Crusher Flares
-Poison Spyder Body Armor
-Poison Spyder B-Pillar Armor
-Poison Spyder Spare Tire Delete/Tramp Stamp
-Bestop Trextop NX
-Body Armor Cargo Net Tube Doors
-Tough Lined Floor Boards
-Genright Off Road Full Roll Cage

Build List

EVO MFG Vacuum Pump Relocation Bracket
Poison Spyder BFH front bumper winch plate and fairlead
EVO Rear Bumper Fascia and D-Rings
WARN winch (model TBD)
EVO Rocker Skins
EVO Rear Tire Carrier
EVO High Clearance Long Arm Kit
EVO Drag link Flip & Front Track Bar Relocation Kit
King Air Bump Stops
EVO Double Throw Down Coil Over Kit
Dynatrac ProRock rear 80 w/ ARB Locker
Dynatrac ProRock front 60 w/ ARB Locker
EVO ARB Compressor Bracket
ARB Compressor
1350 JE Reel Drive Shafts Front & Rear
40x15.5x20 Nitto Trail Grapplers
ATX Chamber Pro II Bead Lock Wheels 20x9

Those are all the major components I have planned so far. There will be other accessories and what not (i.e. off road lighting, rocker panels, etc..) Right now I'm holding on pulling the roll cage to finish it off with paint and all that because I'm missing a tube. Not sure if I lost it or if it fell out of the box during delivery so I have to order a replacement and have it welded in before I pull the cage for prep/paint. Genright is charging me $85 for this part BTW which I kinda feel like is BS considering I paid $2500 for the kit and it took them damn near two months to ship. Granted I may be at fault for losing it somewhere but I just think when someone drops that kind of coin on a brand new product, it would be a nice gesture to send a replacement as a thank you for spending a shit load of money on our said companies product. But maybe thats just me...

Armydog
10-06-2014, 01:04 AM
Very nice build brother.

I love the color - orange and black, kind of partial to that color scheme.... the cage is seriously diesel. Awesome Jeep.

olram30
10-06-2014, 01:12 AM
Sounds like a solid list. Kinda weird they couldn't hook you up with a piece of pipe that may have been lost or not included.

jmatta33
10-06-2014, 01:36 AM
Sounds like a solid list. Kinda weird they couldn't hook you up with a piece of pipe that may have been lost or not included.

yeah I called them and they were like "yeah we'll get it right out to you and figure out what happened" then a couple days later I get a call back with "hey it was sent on our end so we'll have to charge you $85 for the pipe". the box was damaged but I didnt think to go through every single piece to account for everything. In all fairness it could have slid out of the Jeep when I took everything to get welded (I highly doubt but anything is possible). I just figure after dropping that much coin they could eat the $80 and send me a replacement. Its a nominal amount considering its a $2500 cage but still just lets me know how far they are willing to go for customer satisfaction.


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jmatta33
10-06-2014, 01:37 AM
Very nice build brother.

I love the color - orange and black, kind of partial to that color scheme.... the cage is seriously diesel. Awesome Jeep.

thanks, its in its infancy now. When its done, it will be full retard though.


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jmatta33
10-11-2014, 02:49 PM
Just put some 35's on today to hold me over until I put axles and coilovers on.... looks way better than stock! 105085105087


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sean.m.adams33
10-11-2014, 02:53 PM
Just put some 35's on today to hold me over until I put axles and coilovers on.... looks way better than stock!

RLTW!!!

Rig looks great! I really like how your cage came out. Those tires definitely look better than stock.:thumb:

jmatta33
10-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Rig looks great! I really like how your cage came out. Those tires definitely look better than stock.:thumb:

thanks! I really need to get the cage out and paint it so it will really be done lol


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jmatta33
12-26-2014, 02:51 PM
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No updates just yet, but I will be ordering PSC BFH front bumper, EVO rear D ring mounts, and getting a CB shortly. I'll be out of the country for most of 2015, but I plan to order a LOT of parts while I'm gone and should make a lot of progress over the next year! I'll update again before I leave with all the stuff I order before then...

thardy
12-26-2014, 06:22 PM
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No updates just yet, but I will be ordering PSC BFH front bumper, EVO rear D ring mounts, and getting a CB shortly. I'll be out of the country for most of 2015, but I plan to order a LOT of parts while I'm gone and should make a lot of progress over the next year! I'll update again before I leave with all the stuff I order before then...

Looking forward to seeing what you've got done in about a month!

jmatta33
01-01-2015, 02:44 PM
Looking forward to seeing what you've got done in about a month!

Just pulled the trigger on some parts today!

-PSC BFH with Comp stinger and tabs and 4x D rings
-EVO rear D ring mounts
-EVO leveling kit
-Cobra 29 LX CB radio

Im hoping to have everything in within the next week or two so I'll have time to install before my trip out to Windrock, TN, but we shall see...

thardy
01-01-2015, 03:11 PM
Just pulled the trigger on some parts today!

-PSC BFH with Comp stinger and tabs and 4x D rings
-EVO rear D ring mounts
-EVO leveling kit
-Cobra 29 LX CB radio

Im hoping to have everything in within the next week or two so I'll have time to install before my trip out to Windrock, TN, but we shall see...

Nice! You'll love the d-ring mounts. Might have to take a ride with you at Windrock to see how the leveling kit feels!

jmatta33
01-01-2015, 11:54 PM
Nice! You'll love the d-ring mounts. Might have to take a ride with you at Windrock to see how the leveling kit feels!

for sure, but my wife will be with me so you'll have to ride in the back lol!

thardy
01-02-2015, 12:02 AM
for sure, but my wife will be with me so you'll have to ride in the back lol!

At least yours is a 4dr so shouldn't be too bad. I'll just make sure to see how it performs from the outside too.

jmatta33
01-10-2015, 11:19 PM
118661 Just fitted up my PSC BFH front bumper! love the look, now I just need to hit it with paint tomrrow. Only had time for primer today. Also got the CB installed, although I will admit I have no idea how to use it lol. Rear DRing mounts came in but Im not going to install until I have time to trim the frame rails.

thardy
01-10-2015, 11:22 PM
Coming along nicely!

jmatta33
01-11-2015, 07:19 PM
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Fresh coat of paint, hard to tell the difference in the pictures but it looks waaaay better now. very satisfied with how it turned out.

thardy
01-11-2015, 07:47 PM
Looking good man!

jmatta33
01-11-2015, 09:24 PM
Looking good man!

yeah now I just need to wash all the road salt off!

jmatta33
01-17-2015, 10:45 PM
Installed EVO leveling kit today and I am very pleased with the outcome. I took before and after measurements and here is what it did for me. height (measured from ground to top of fenders) in the front was originally 40.5" and after it went to 43". Rear was originally 43" and after it went up to 43.5". Distance between the top of tire and bottom of the fender was 4.75" in the front and 8" in the rear, after it went to 8" in the front and 8.5" in the rear. So after its all said and done we are looking at only a half inch difference in height and tire to fender gap! 119895

MedixJK
01-17-2015, 11:30 PM
Wow that looks great. Great combo. Cant wait to see in person

We will all need to hook up soon for a big trip

jmatta33
01-18-2015, 12:21 AM
Wow that looks great. Great combo. Cant wait to see in person

We will all need to hook up soon for a big trip

Thanks! I'll be gone until February of next year, but I plan on getting out to a lot of events after that!

thardy
01-18-2015, 02:45 AM
Looks great man!