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Old 08-28-2012, 04:47 PM
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Re: a story of Redemption

WOOOHOOO , Just got word from Scot at OE Wheels ,That my wheels and Tires are on the way !!

Will have pics up soon. Plan on having shocks , struts ,sway bars and wheels all Installed next weekend!
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:43 AM
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Re: a story of Redemption

Wheels and Tires just arrived !!!!! THANKS SCOT and OE Wheels !!!! Cant wait to get them on !!

Here is a pic next to the stock 17" rims and Tires



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Old 09-09-2012, 05:22 PM
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Re: a story of Redemption

Got the new springs , struts and shocks , and tires installed this weekend . Here are the measurements
Old stock - 58,000 miles
Before - Measured at the center of the wheel well
32 1/2 front
33 1/4 rear

after
33 1/4 front
33 3/4 rear

1 day after install ( after springs have settled)
33 1/4 front
33 1/2 rear

shocks - Blistein Hd Wk shocks
Springs -WK Eibachs
Swaybar - Srt 8 front and rear with new bushings and brackets
Tires - Nitto Nt420s 275-55-20
Wheels- Rep Srt 8 - 20x 9"
The first thing I noticed is It leveled out nicely . the rear is not higher then the front. from a visual stand point, It looks awesome!!! Wheels and tires look perfect in the wheel wells.
One of the big things I noticed is , When you hit the gas , The back end no longer drops . The power seems to go straight to the wheels and you go.
There is very little lean around bends . It seems to stick to the road. THIS IS GREAT!!! lol.


There is a little rub at full lock but It looks as if the plastic inner fender maybe alittle loose. I will have to check this and get back to you on this.

Its been raining here the past 2 days , I will post pics when the rain stops and I get her cleaned up.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:35 PM
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Re: a story of Redemption

Congrats sir, looking great

now about that antenna..
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Thank you! got one? lol
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If I had an extra stubby one, I would have sent you one!
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Thanks lol, I will pick one up the next time I stop at the parts store, lol. Next inline is a ported TB and CIA .

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Re: a story of Redemption

Looking good so far, I bet thats quite a switch going from a crawler to a street machine. Sorry to hear about the chemical incident, no good at all. As firefighter nothing scares me more than HazMat incidents, I'll take fire all day long before chemical.
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Re: a story of Redemption

Its a whole new learning curve ,lol. In Crawling you want the suspension to flex and move freely , where in the street thing , Its better to have a stiffer suspension. Not to mention the height difference . My wife says its like putting "Skates on your A$$" ,lol.

I used to be a Volunteer FF ( Ran Ladder Company) awhile ago and I would have to agree, although the chemical put off from the newer material are like a HAZ-MAT incident ,lol. God bless you and Thanks for what you do !!
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UPDATES on this? im definitely interested in seeing those mounted up. like the thought behind this- wheeling days are over, why not keep it street.

on a side note, sorry to hear about your injuries- but thats awesome youre not letting it kill your passion for jeepin.
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Thank You Paroxysym , I will get pics up as soon as possible. We had 2 days of rain then took it to a Dirt Mover 2000 ,lol. I was able to get a good wash on it today . so pics real soon ,lol
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Re: a story of Redemption

We went up to a local park to get some Pictures and wouldnt ya know it . They Tarred and chipped the road for winter ..... So that led us to another trip to a different Dirt mover 5000 ( auto car wash). then we went to a new place for the pics. sorry , Its not as clean as I wanted but we will get there , .

The next things on the list ( already ordered ) - Afe dry filter CIA, Flyinryan's ported Throttle body , custom tune ( By FlyinRyan as well) , Flowmaster series 40 or super 40 Muffler (This isnt ordered yet )




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