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    breathing new life into my JK

    So I bought a new, well new to me 2008 JK 4 door wrangler unlimited rubicon this past june.
    It was from a member here by the name of Lane87. Some of you know he bite the bug for vintage motorcycles an continued his life that route. So he decided to sell his Jeep. I met him through my passion of motorcycles, an really liked his jeep an decided to jump into my first jeep an first jk!
    Ive always respected the jeeps offroad capabilities cause my dad had an old cj he used to plow snow with, would go anywhere
    Recent years ive grown found of the JK, especially the 4 doors
    Enough with the words, pics!
    how it sat pretty much when I first got it back in june 2014
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    First thing I did to make it "MY' jeep, I painted the wheels a metallic bronze. I always loved bronze an it goes great with red.
    Kinda a import race thing, but I figured it transfers over to the jeep nicely. I like it.
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    Now onto the build , I love evo stuff. A lot of thanks goes to this site an Lane.
    So im basically prepping everything for 37s in the near future.
    heres what I recently acquired an installed

    EVO 4 in enforcer lift ( the whole kit, including draglink flip kit)
    KING 2.0 shocks
    EVO gussets and sleeves
    fox stabilizer (stock one was not included when I bought it)
    Adams 1350 front driveshaft

    Getting the front axel out to weld on gussets an sleeves.IMG_2355.jpg
    Installing lift ..... The evo lower control arms are beasts.... IMG_2356.jpg
    Also king shocks look fantasticIMG_2357.jpg
    Time to weld on evo gussets an sleeves... so thankful I got an awesome friend who is a great welder with some great metal working equipment.IMG_2359.jpgIMG_2360.jpgIMG_2364.jpg
    My friend drilled the holes needed to roset weld the sleeves in, also welded on the gussets.
    I would show more pics if someone can tell me how to reduce the MB size ... I got a lot more IMG_2368.jpgIMG_2369.jpgIMG_2370.jpgIMG_2376.jpgIMG_2379.jpgIMG_2384.jpg
    welds look great! Also impressed with how well the evo gussets fit! Makes it a lot easier to weld!

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    I apologize about the sideways pictures. First time using this forum, Is there anyway I can reduce the mb size of the pics and make it so the pictures are not so big?
    I will continue when I can make it easier for you guys to look at all this lol.
    I have photobucket, would it be easier to use URL instead of the picture tool on creating the thread?

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    Nice looking build!

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    Looks good! The bronze wheels makes it a nice change over the normal black/silver out there. Also that axle reinforcement is a great idea! Been meaning to strengthen my 44

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    The bronze wheels are different, really cool!
    "2014 Willys Wheeler"

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    Haha , thanks guys! Im big into cars an I always painted the wheels on my cars bronze,My favorite color for wheels.
    When I move to atx slabs I think I'm goin to powder coat them bronze lol.

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    Looking great, nice work and detail. Keep up the good work!

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    What did you use to get them bronze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moabbnd View Post
    What did you use to get them bronze?
    Ummmm rustolem metallic bronze in a can from Walmart lol, I sanded an prepped the wheels really good.

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    Getting the parts for the rear on an mocked up.
    Also just to mention, I'm changing diff oil, engine oil, brake fluid an installing new rotors an pads all around.
    Plus when I took the front axels off I noticed I needed new ball joints.
    So I had to go to my local shop an have them order new spicer joints.
    I'm loving the stainless steel braided lines
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