Page 10 of 10 FirstFirst ... 8910
Results 91 to 100 of 100

Thread: #5 build thread

  1. #91
    Knows a Thing or Two NV375's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    785
    Quote Originally Posted by Trail JK View Post
    Looks awesome!
    Thanks.

    Just updated first post to reflect the new parts.

  2. #92
    Knows a Thing or Two NV375's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    785
    Here is a shot with the last two mods ORE did. Light bracket for the bumper and hood decals.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  3. #93
    Knows a Thing or Two NV375's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    785
    Just sold #5. Thinning out the stable since I just retired yesterday. Seems to make more sense to keep the 1 ton diesel truck if we are only keeping one.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using WAYALIFE mobile app

  4. #94
    Token East Coast Guy MR.Ty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    South East Georgia
    Posts
    6,489
    Quote Originally Posted by NV375 View Post
    Just sold #5. Thinning out the stable since I just retired yesterday. Seems to make more sense to keep the 1 ton diesel truck if we are only keeping one.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using WAYALIFE mobile app
    Congrats on retiring but it sucks to read that you sold the Jeep. Do you have any others or was that your only one?
    2014 JKUR "Stumps"


  5. #95
    Knows a Thing or Two NV375's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    785
    Quote Originally Posted by MR.Ty View Post
    Congrats on retiring but it sucks to read that you sold the Jeep. Do you have any others or was that your only one?
    That was the last one for now. May get another one down the road. I was over aggressive with the build on this one and my wife could not really enjoy it.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using WAYALIFE mobile app

  6. #96
    Knows a Thing or Two Battle Born JK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Silver springs NV
    Posts
    622
    Hey congrats nv375 on retirement

  7. #97
    Old Timer Clutch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    STL metro
    Posts
    2,780
    Quote Originally Posted by NV375 View Post
    That was the last one for now. May get another one down the road. I was over aggressive with the build on this one and my wife could not really enjoy it.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using WAYALIFE mobile app
    Congrats on retirement! I only have 30 more years What makes you say that you went too aggressive? If you could go back what would you do different?


    Sent from my BNTV600 using WAYALIFE mobile app

  8. #98
    Knows a Thing or Two NV375's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    785
    Quote Originally Posted by Clutch1981 View Post
    Congrats on retirement! I only have 30 more years What makes you say that you went too aggressive? If you could go back what would you do different?


    Sent from my BNTV600 using WAYALIFE mobile app
    I would have stayed with the Rancho 2" sport suspension(leveling kit) and 35" or smaller tires. I would have been fine with C-gussets on my stock Rubicon axle instead of the PR44. I have nothing bad to say about the parts I had on this jeep. I just over built it for our normal use. It was too tall for my wife to get in and trails like when we went on the Rubicon were too hard on her. What I really used this jeep for almost weekly was desert dirt road exploration. The only pull the winch ever made was pulling a broke down car out of a ditch and back on to the highway. If I get a JKU again I will probably do 2" front coils, 1.75 coil spacers in the rear, King 2.5 (or Rancho 9000) shocks and 285 or 295 tires. This setup would let me do 99% of what I did with this jeep. I moved my retirement up a year for personal/family reasons and that means I am making some unplanned adjustments like parting with the jeep and some other toys. Parting with some toys now will help me be debt free later this year.

  9. #99
    Old Timer Clutch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    STL metro
    Posts
    2,780
    That all makes sense. It is really easy to get caught up in the coilover with 40's hype with all those badass wayalife videos. I like to hear personal experiences from both sides. Thanks again, and I'm sure I speak for all the folks on hear, I sure hope you stay active and pop in! Happy new year!

    Sent from my XT1080 using WAYALIFE mobile app

  10. #100
    Knows a Thing or Two NV375's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    785
    Quote Originally Posted by Clutch1981 View Post
    That all makes sense. It is really easy to get caught up in the coilover with 40's hype with all those badass wayalife videos. I like to hear personal experiences from both sides. Thanks again, and I'm sure I speak for all the folks on hear, I sure hope you stay active and pop in! Happy new year!

    Sent from my XT1080 using WAYALIFE mobile app
    Thanks for the kind words and well wishes everyone.

    Down the road I could still end up in a JKUR DTD on 40s. By selling things like the jeep now I will not be as likely to tap into my retirement savings account and can save that for down the road. By going down to the truck and travel trailer we will be able to live and travel on the monthly pension income we have and not drain the retirement account. If we settle back down some day and stop being nomadic I wouldn't be surprised if I get some old iron or a JK again.

    Just because I am without jeep at the moment doesn't mean I will not be living the off-road Wayalife. I started my driving life off pavement and don't plan to stop the off highway travel anytime. I guess I should update my profile. My current off-road rig a 2012 RAM 3500 4x4 diesel w/KO2s. I already talked to Drew last time I was at ORE about the possibility of DTD type shocks and C/Os on the RAM. It already has tons in the axle department. I have not been cured from being bitten by the bug just trying to keep symptoms in check and not empty the bank for parts.

    I sold #5 a 2014 JKUR with 44k miles to CarMax for $31,500. So I did not give it away. The next best dealer offer was $26k. Someone at CarMax must understand EVO quality parts.

Page 10 of 10 FirstFirst ... 8910

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
“wayoflife” is a moniker that I’ve been using for 20 years now and I chose it because I think it does a great job of explaining, in simple terms, the passion I have for Jeeps and the Jeep way of life. This is a lifestyle that transcends age, gender and race as the only thing you need to be a part of it is a love for the outdoors, a desire to explore, a yearning to take on a challenge and a will to conquer it. Over the years, Cindy and I have attempted to capture the essence of this lifestyle through photographs and videos and share it with others around the world. And, this is how WAYALIFE was born.
Join us
WATCH OUR VIDEOS