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Old man
04-04-2013, 12:37 AM
Starting with four new up grades22849228502285122852

TrailRidden
04-04-2013, 12:56 AM
Nice pics! one thing a TJ needs is a steering box skid. Post pics when your done!:thumb:

Old man
04-04-2013, 01:30 AM
I have been wheeling this TJ since 2003 and have been lucky. going to the Rubicon in Aug , want to be prepared . Will post up dates.

mcpuck
04-04-2013, 01:45 AM
Make sure to post up some pics of your TJ!

Old man
04-04-2013, 03:10 AM
Having fun with my son22888

Notajerryskid
04-04-2013, 03:37 AM
Looking good!

BEE'S TWIN
04-04-2013, 04:08 AM
Looks good man

mcpuck
04-04-2013, 04:09 AM
Very nice!

Old man
04-04-2013, 11:55 PM
Busy today Weld, Weld, and Weld ! Fab tec dif covers complete, need paint.
Three out of five Bead locks complete just need paint. long day had fun working on build.2303123032

Notajerryskid
04-05-2013, 11:36 AM
Did you have to cut the lip off the rim before wielding?

Those diff covers look great!

Old man
04-05-2013, 12:24 PM
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Welded inside and out , painting red.
No the lip holds the rings true, make sure you get a good weld.

Old man
04-06-2013, 12:33 AM
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Rims finished, still like painting outer rings.

Diff covers are ready to install !

Notajerryskid
04-06-2013, 12:36 AM
looks great!!!!!!! :rock:

Old man
04-09-2013, 12:29 AM
Worked on getting tires mounted, 32 bolts per rim. TSL supper swamper 35x12.5x15

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Overrox
04-09-2013, 01:12 AM
Nice pics! one thing a TJ needs is a steering box skid. Post pics when your done!:thumb:

The 1st day I bought my TJ, I tried to climb a rock and hit my steering box and was leaking PS fluid. So with that said.. GREAT IDEA on the skid plate.

Notajerryskid
04-09-2013, 02:51 AM
Very nice!!!

10frank9
04-09-2013, 04:09 AM
Very cool mods sir! I have to ask though. The rock rings and bolts are just for looks?

Old man
04-09-2013, 11:18 AM
Very cool mods sir! I have to ask though. The rock rings and bolts are just for looks?

They are for real , ordered weld in bead locks from Ballistic fabrication. welded the first ring in , the second ring hold the tire to rim.

Tabers
04-09-2013, 01:51 PM
Awesome job man ... Wheels and Diff Covers look great ...

Old man
04-10-2013, 01:56 AM
Installed new dif covers today

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Differences between 33 and 35 flexing off ground 27 in

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Looks like I will have to do something with my finders.:thinking:

cdygibson
04-10-2013, 02:27 AM
Am I missing something with bead locks? Something doesn't look right to me. Don't they pinch the bead of the tire in-between?

Old man
04-10-2013, 02:39 AM
The last picture TSL (35) is on a bead lock , tire is pinched between rim and outer ring. The pro comp (33) tires is on a fake bead lock.

Notajerryskid
04-10-2013, 03:47 AM
Looks great.


I may have you help me build a set of bead locks. Those look stronger than the allied ones I have.

TrailRidden
04-10-2013, 04:26 AM
wow man, this thing is looking great! Love the rig. :beer:

cdygibson
04-10-2013, 02:39 PM
The last picture TSL (35) is on a bead lock , tire is pinched between rim and outer ring. The pro comp (33) tires is on a fake bead lock.

Do you leave the bead of the tire on the outside of the wheel then put the outer ring on? Is that how they normally work?

hinrichs
04-10-2013, 03:07 PM
are those hard to balance at all? i was talking to a local shop about having a set made but was worried about that part mainly

Notajerryskid
04-10-2013, 03:08 PM
are those hard to balance at all? i was talking to a local shop about having a set made but was worried about that part mainly

On tires over 35" it is hard to Balance. mostly just static balance. :beer:

Old man
04-10-2013, 04:36 PM
Here is some more pictures of bead locks with tire in place.
Have not had tire balanced yet, will let you know if they can be.

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cdygibson
04-10-2013, 11:49 PM
Ok I got it now I didn't realize you did them like that I always thought you would have to grind down the wheel to make the tire sit in the normal bead location.

Old man
04-18-2013, 06:42 PM
Getting back to work on the roll cage
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Fed X drop off my front bumper :clap2:
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cozdude
04-18-2013, 06:52 PM
looking good man! this is going to be one bad build when its all done!

Notajerryskid
04-18-2013, 08:42 PM
Moving along fast!!

Old man
04-18-2013, 09:30 PM
Got my cage tacked , have it out of jeep doing a full weld.

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Had to notch side post to make door strap easy to get off.

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Notajerryskid
04-19-2013, 03:40 AM
I want to see that bumper on it. :)

Old man
04-19-2013, 10:17 PM
Front bumper 25465

Roll cage is welded.25466

Notajerryskid
04-19-2013, 11:46 PM
both look great. that poison spyder bumper looks so nice. :clap2:

MTG
04-20-2013, 01:31 AM
Jeep looks good old man!!

Old man
04-21-2013, 01:39 AM
Thx :)

Old man
05-13-2013, 03:54 AM
Front bumper/steering box cover finished and on

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MC2003TJ
05-13-2013, 04:22 AM
Hey Old Man,
The TJ is looking great! I have a 2003 TJ also and I want to run the Rubicon again in August or September. When are you thinking of coming out to California? Do you want any company? I am looking for at least one or two more jeeps to make the run. Safety in numbers. I used to wheel with my Dad but he passed away a couple of years ago and I am just now getting back into it.

Napalm90
05-13-2013, 04:26 AM
I am digging that front bumper. Who makes it?


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RockyJk
05-13-2013, 05:01 AM
I am digging that front bumper. Who makes it?


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Looks like poison spider

Old man
05-13-2013, 10:27 AM
Poison spider BFH with the trail stinger

Old man
05-13-2013, 11:33 AM
Hey Old Man,
The TJ is looking great! I have a 2003 TJ also and I want to run the Rubicon again in August or September. When are you thinking of coming out to California? Do you want any company? I am looking for at least one or two more jeeps to make the run. Safety in numbers. I used to wheel with my Dad but he passed away a couple of years ago and I am just now getting back into it.

We are doing the Rubicon on Aug 19 , my (son ) Notajerryxkid is heading it up . he has it posted on form(Thinking of doing a run on the Rubicon in July ). Talk to him about the stand by list . He might be able to work you into the list.

Old man
05-31-2013, 01:38 PM
Getting back to my TJ front part of roll cage is in and painted :)

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Now working on back part of cage, welded complete :)
Need to clean welds and paint.

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Napalm90
05-31-2013, 02:30 PM
Like the color matched cage!!! Looks great!


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Notajerryskid
05-31-2013, 02:44 PM
Wow. That looks great! Good joB :rock:

OverlanderJK
05-31-2013, 02:45 PM
That looks great!

Old man
05-31-2013, 03:37 PM
THX , ordered MetalCloak arched 6in front fenders will have them in about 2 weeks.

Old man
06-05-2013, 11:53 AM
Roll cage is finished, Waiting on front fenders.

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Notajerryskid
06-05-2013, 12:04 PM
That turned out great.

OverlanderJK
06-05-2013, 12:15 PM
Roll cage is finished, Waiting on front fenders.

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Nice! Are you driving this out for the rubicon run or just riding with Ricky?

Old man
06-05-2013, 12:48 PM
We are driving my little red out , gotta have at least one TJ in the groop:D

Old man
06-07-2013, 01:07 PM
Working on my tires today getting them balanced and leaks fixed.34214

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pvanweelden
06-07-2013, 02:28 PM
great work! i have the BTF front cage as well, getting ready to put it in next week, what is the back half? Polyperformance?

Old man
06-07-2013, 04:07 PM
The back cage kit is Poly Performance LJ/ TJ Cage Kit # PPM 5204 TJ tie-in kit.

Old man
06-07-2013, 04:10 PM
Two of the four tires did balance with less than 3 ounces of lead, two of my tires was to far outa for around to balance. So much for free used tires.

Notajerryskid
06-07-2013, 05:11 PM
Two of the four tires did balance with less than 3 ounces of lead, two of my tires was to far outa for around to balance. So much for free used tires.

getting new tires? 37's?? :brows:

Old man
06-07-2013, 05:22 PM
Not sure? 37 or 35 ?

Notajerryskid
06-07-2013, 05:55 PM
Not sure? 37 or 35 ?

well you have the fenders for the 37's...... Time to man up. :bleh:

Napalm90
06-07-2013, 05:56 PM
Not sure? 37 or 35 ?

37's!!!!


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Notajerryskid
06-07-2013, 05:59 PM
37's!!!!


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he is putting them on a TJ so is a little more tricky than a JK.

Napalm90
06-07-2013, 06:00 PM
he is putting them on a TJ so is a little more tricky than a JK.

I know lol. My friend has 37's on his, a bit of trimming needed to be done.


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pvanweelden
06-07-2013, 06:52 PM
are you regearing?

Old man
06-08-2013, 02:43 AM
Staying with factory gears for now, 4:10 on axles with 4:11 transfer case . want to have tires size I want to stay with first.I have a friend that is going to loan me some 36in TSL for right now.:clap2:

Notajerryskid
06-12-2013, 03:32 PM
you need up update your rig in your profile. :)

Old man
06-13-2013, 01:26 AM
Updated for now , will update again when fenders come in.

cozdude
06-19-2013, 02:32 PM
Working on my tires today getting them balanced and leaks fixed.34214

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i was just looking at these beadlocks last night. thinking about going this way in the near future on my 16's. how are they holding up? i saw you were only able to get 2 out of 4 to be balanced, was it easy to get the 2 done?

Old man
06-19-2013, 02:56 PM
The reason the two did not balance was they was out of round tires. the two that did balance they did spin balance so that was good. Holding up good so far, Will know when we do the Rubicon in August how good they actually are!

cozdude
06-19-2013, 03:03 PM
The reason the two did not balance was they was out of round tires. the two that did balance they did spin balance so that was good. Holding up good so far, Will know when we do the Rubicon in August how good they actually are!

ahh ok makes sense. well looking forward to your report back on how they hold up!

Old man
06-23-2013, 09:09 PM
UPS showed up Friday delivered new metalcloak fenders , will start install Monday .
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Old man
06-24-2013, 01:14 AM
Fenders unpack
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Notajerryskid
06-24-2013, 01:21 AM
yep. Your making Gina mad, because I want more jeep parts now too. :brows:

Old man
06-24-2013, 09:15 PM
First old fender off.
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Old man
06-24-2013, 10:37 PM
First Metal cloak Fender in place but not tighten down.
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There is quite a bit of difference In clearance between the new fender and old.
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Notajerryskid
06-25-2013, 01:53 AM
Wow. That is a lot.

Old man
06-26-2013, 01:27 AM
Metalcloak fenders are on , just like installing turn signals 36831
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NatedTJ
06-26-2013, 01:51 AM
Ordered my Mcs little over a week ago how long did it take them and what size flare is that

Old man
06-26-2013, 01:55 AM
About 2 1/2 weeks ,bare metal . flares are 6 in . Fit perfectly

Old man
07-10-2013, 01:13 PM
Flexing with 35'
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Still have good clearance
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Notajerryskid
07-10-2013, 01:46 PM
Is that to the bump stops?

Old man
07-10-2013, 01:56 PM
No I still have my sway bar connected the back tire was rubbing on Factory Fender

Old man
07-10-2013, 01:57 PM
Will be glad when I get my new metal cloak rear fenders in.

Old man
07-26-2013, 09:56 PM
Brown Santa brought me some goodies!41453

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Notajerryskid
07-26-2013, 11:02 PM
Oh yea. Looks good.

NatedTJ
07-27-2013, 02:42 AM
I got front cloaks that will be here Monday! Hopefully ill have my rear orders soon

Old man
07-27-2013, 02:50 AM
Are you getting sliders to?

Old man
07-31-2013, 09:46 PM
Fenders and rockers on , now need tires.
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pvanweelden
07-31-2013, 09:54 PM
looks good!

Linebacker
07-31-2013, 09:56 PM
Outstanding looking TJ! The wheels really add a lot.:thumb:

Notajerryskid
08-01-2013, 12:43 PM
Can't Waite to see it in a couple weeks.

TrailBear
08-01-2013, 12:57 PM
Coming along very nice!

NatedTJ
08-03-2013, 02:49 AM
I would love to but don't think I can afford it right now

Old man
08-31-2013, 03:35 PM
New shoes ! Santa came early !
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Notajerryskid
08-31-2013, 03:38 PM
New shoes ! Santa came early !
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Yup!! Did you ask him were mine were?

GCM 2
08-31-2013, 03:43 PM
New shoes ! Santa came early !....

What are they, Terra Grapplers? They look really nice.

Old man
08-31-2013, 03:56 PM
Big O X/T Bigfoot 35x12.5x15 only cost 252@ tire.