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TrailBear
05-09-2013, 02:27 AM
So I'm starting with a '12 JKU sport, started out as my wife's jeep till she wanted a car instead(why did I talk her out of a rubi!) I'm happy it's a big upgrade from my TJ.
A before pic.
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I started with a teraflex levelling kit with 1.5" boost, to get a little more clearance till I can get my lift. Once I sold my TJ I ordered up an EVO 1/4 pounder without the stinger for now so I could also get my LOD sliders. I picked up a set of JW led headlights to replace the crappy stock lights. I was running the stock tires hoping they would last till I could lift it, but last weekend I shredded on on a dirt road so I bumped up to some 35" toyos, I wanted to stay with the stock rims for now so I picked up a set of 1.5" spider trax spacers. My bumper came in along with my sliders so after my tires went on I mounted up the bumper along with my warn. Sliders still to mount, here's what Bruce looks like today.
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My plan is to run EVO bolt on coil overs, haven't decided on the rest of the lift or my final tire size, but I'm liking the 35's.


If you don't push the limits how do you find them??

simonjk
05-09-2013, 02:33 AM
Looks great so far.

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RockyJk
05-09-2013, 02:36 AM
Looking good!

Pretty sure you'll get the itch to go 37s soon ;) lol

hinrichs
05-09-2013, 12:57 PM
great start so far

TrailBear
05-10-2013, 05:30 AM
Thanks guys, sliders going on tomorrow, and maybe my trek top nx.


If you don't push the limits how do you find them??

Rule18
05-10-2013, 01:14 PM
Good lookin' rig, keep the pics coming!

JKAnimal
05-10-2013, 01:38 PM
Looking good! :thumb:

TrailBear
05-10-2013, 05:37 PM
Test fit to mark holes.
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All done and mounted.
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One down one to go.


If you don't push the limits how do you find them??

TrailBear
05-12-2013, 12:04 AM
Went for a short easy run to test everything out today.
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So far so good, if I really flex out the rear tires just touch the inner fenders, good thing I trimmed the pinch seem.
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If you don't push the limits how do you find them??

LittleWhiteWrangler
05-13-2013, 03:53 PM
Lookin' good

TrailBear
05-23-2013, 12:28 AM
Trek top on today.
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If you don't push the limits how do you find them??

LetsGoMuddin
05-23-2013, 12:33 AM
Looks good, I like the look of those trek tops!

TrailBear
05-23-2013, 12:36 AM
Yeah it changes the look completely, much better for the trails here


If you don't push the limits how do you find them??

TrailBear
05-28-2013, 02:59 AM
Went out and hit a little harder trail today up to haslam lake, I will be trimming the flares and removing the rear inner fenders, rubs to much on the trails.
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If you don't push the limits how do you find them??

TrailRidden
05-28-2013, 03:22 PM
Love the look! Dont you just love those LOD slider?:thumb:

Bacon
05-30-2013, 12:06 PM
so are you running the 35's right now on just a 1.5" lift? do you have spacers front and rear or just rear?

mrmet1983
05-30-2013, 12:14 PM
Looking good and great pics of it in the dirt


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TrailBear
06-16-2013, 05:30 AM
so are you running the 35's right now on just a 1.5" lift? do you have spacers front and rear or just rear?

I am running a teraflex levelling kit with the 1.5" option so it's 2.5" in the front and 1.5" rear, you have the option to just put the one spacer in the front to level the jeep. I trimmed the rear fenders a little, but I rub the fronts pretty good if I'm disconnected but that's with no trimming.


If you don't push the limits how do you find them??

TrailBear
06-16-2013, 05:35 AM
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Here's a few from my trip down to the river today, no rubbing now .


If you don't push the limits how do you find them??

TrailBear
09-22-2013, 06:24 PM
I just found a set of 44's out of a rubicon with lockers and 4.56's for less then the shop here wanted to just do a gear swap, I'll know for sure tomorrow if I got them, if I did they'll be here in the next week or two.

RockyJk
09-22-2013, 07:33 PM
I just found a set of 44's out of a rubicon with lockers and 4.56's for less then the shop here wanted to just do a gear swap, I'll know for sure tomorrow if I got them, if I did they'll be here in the next week or two.

Nice!!:thumbup:

TrailBear
10-13-2013, 11:24 PM
So no go on the axles, there were already sold. Just changed the oil and diff oil with some royal purple, rotated my tires, retorqed my wheel spacers, and swapped out the stock shocks with some rancho 7000's.

TrailBear
04-05-2014, 01:33 AM
Going to start the install of a 2.5" superlift tonight, added longer bump stops and jks quick discos as well.

IBeHeWhoIsJoshua
04-05-2014, 02:04 AM
Really good looking rig!! I Painted the headlight rings with Rustoleum Flat Black and made a huge difference with the lights (in my opinion)..
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If you don't like this pictures in your thread let me know I'll remove them. :thumb:

TrailBear
04-05-2014, 03:55 AM
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Out with the old
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New bump stop extension
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Old sport spring compared to the superlift spring
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New spring in, 20% done:)

TrailBear
04-05-2014, 05:38 AM
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Other side in and brake line drop brackets in.
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Cycling the suspension.
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Rear end is finished, just need to fix my rookie error, put my sway bar links on the wrong side oops! I blame getting up at 2:15am all week, I'll finish it up tomorrow.

TrailBear
04-06-2014, 05:30 AM
Fixed my rear sway bar links this morning and tackled the front.
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New vs old.
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New bump stop
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All done.
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Drive way shot, with weight on the ground I netted a full 2.5" up front and about. 3" in the rear.
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Went for a test drive to stretch the legs.
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Bump stop at work.
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The other side is still seated.
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Overall I'm happy with the lift, there are a few items that they could have included in the kit, but it is really more of a budget kit, so for what it is, it works pretty good. The ride is good to me, we all know it is subjective to the individual so take it with a grain of salt. The jeep handles the same as with the levelling kit, no harshness, no noticeable bump steer . The springs feel a little softer then my old set up as well.

TrailBear
05-01-2014, 04:00 AM
A few shots from my last few exploration trips around my area getting a better feel for the latest mods.

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The hole in the rock is an old mine shaft headed into the depths.
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An old fsj cherokee I found.

TrailBear
05-25-2014, 03:32 AM
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Flexing my legs a little.
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