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karnuvore
08-25-2008, 10:36 AM
Dropped the jeep off this morning for the 6" Pro Comp LA installation, JE REELs and new brake lines.

Woohooo!!

This is going to be a LOOOOOOOONG week.

Big A
08-25-2008, 12:06 PM
holy schnikes! 6" lift? Are you going to stuff 40's under there? :D :beer::beer::beer:

Ruskin
08-25-2008, 12:10 PM
very cool. are you getting the steering knuckle upgrade also? I think they just did a review of that lift in this month's Four Wheeler mag.

karnuvore
08-25-2008, 01:03 PM
Already running 37s. Good enough for me. What is this review you speak of?

Grant211
08-25-2008, 01:09 PM
did you take any measurements before you took it in, so you could compare?

Do you think your jeep will be taller than Bill's? (Tambill)

karnuvore
08-25-2008, 01:13 PM
did you take any measurements before you took it in, so you could compare?

Do you think your jeep will be taller than Bill's? (Tambill)


Of course....not.

I never remember that stuff. I'll know exactly how much taller it is by measuring the increase in my wife's *****ing getting in and out of it. Should be interesting. I dunno if it'll be taller n bill's or not - probably.

Grant211
08-25-2008, 01:25 PM
Of course....not.

I never remember that stuff. I'll know exactly how much taller it is by measuring the increase in my wife's *****ing getting in and out of it. Should be interesting. I dunno if it'll be taller n bill's or not - probably.


i don't want to know what is increasing on your wife.....:laughing:

can't wait to see it all jacked up

72Jeeper
08-26-2008, 07:46 PM
You know what would make that 6" kit even better??? 38" Super Swampers!!

BLAKJAK
08-26-2008, 08:02 PM
That sounds like it's going to be one sweet ride. But a bit** to get into. :bounce: Hope you have a ladder.

Jason
08-26-2008, 09:48 PM
Congrats...who's doing the work?

karnuvore
08-27-2008, 08:34 AM
4wheelparts.....It's their kit and they'll warantee it for 3/36,000 miles.

karnuvore
08-27-2008, 08:35 AM
You know what would make that 6" kit even better??? 38" Super Swampers!!

lol. I think I'll stay w/ the 37s. Thanks though. Still havnet sold them yet eh? What size wheels?

edit: try posting them on the forsale section here: www.floridajeepers.net

WRANGLERV8
08-27-2008, 09:01 AM
I can tell you this much,I wish I had a 6" on my jeep.

karnuvore
08-27-2008, 09:03 AM
sell you my skyjacker 5" for cheap ;).

72Jeeper
08-27-2008, 09:32 AM
lol. I think I'll stay w/ the 37s. Thanks though. Still havnet sold them yet eh? What size wheels?

edit: try posting them on the forsale section here: www.floridajeepers.net

I'm just giving you a hard time. Mine off of the YJ are only 36's, I knew you were looking to get some swampers next and with 6" and your flares you should have no problem running some 38's. IMHO Be sure to post up some pics when your done.

karnuvore
08-27-2008, 09:42 AM
LOL oh yeah youre on 38s. :thefinger:

I still like calling your rig "steamroller". Love those wide tires.

72Jeeper
08-27-2008, 11:11 AM
LOL oh yeah youre on 38s. :thefinger:

I still like calling your rig "steamroller". Love those wide tires.

You know they say it's not the length, I mean the height of the tire, its the WIDTH of the tire that gets you where you need to go. :thefinger::D
If in doubt go with a BIGGER tire.

Grant211
08-27-2008, 11:13 AM
You know they say it's not the length, I mean the height of the tire, its the WIDTH of the tire that gets you where you need to go. :thefinger::D
If in doubt go with a BIGGER tire.

are we still talking about tires?:smokin:

72Jeeper
08-27-2008, 11:34 AM
are we still talking about tires?:smokin:

Grant what did you think we were talking about??? Isn't this a Jeep Forum?? You may need to go back to your other private forum to talk about that other stuff.. lol lol:shaking:

Grant211
08-27-2008, 11:45 AM
Grant what did you think we were talking about??? Isn't this a Jeep Forum?? You may need to go back to your other private forum to talk about that other stuff.. lol lol:shaking:

ahh ha ha ha ha ha....

That reminds i need to work on that video 2 goats 1 cup:laughing:

HITMONEY
08-27-2008, 01:41 PM
You are gonna love this lift Karn! :bounce:

What shocks are you going with??

Here is a teaser of how tall it is gonna be with 37's...


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Jeep/IMG_2296.jpg


My right rear spring collapsed pretty bad recently and Pro-Comp is sending me a new one, so keep an eye out for it.

Grant211
08-27-2008, 02:29 PM
just rub it in with the picture.... I'm staying with my lowrider jeep, so i can hang out with my homies:bawling:

karnuvore
08-27-2008, 03:37 PM
I ran out of $$$ :bawling:. So the ES9000 shocks have to do (for now).

;)

rooster
08-28-2008, 07:57 AM
You guys suck! As soon as I get my axels/lockers in Im coming too! Im still looking at the coilovers. So hopefully mine will be as big. Cant wait to see it Dave!

Grant211
08-29-2008, 04:44 AM
You guys suck! As soon as I get my axels/lockers in Im coming too! Im still looking at the coilovers. So hopefully mine will be as big. Cant wait to see it Dave!


I can't stop laughing at that comment...... :laughing:

H8T2W8T
08-29-2008, 06:20 AM
Man o Man. I thought I was doing good when I first got my JK and put a 3" lift on it. :shaking:


I guess I'll have to be the first to pioneer the 10" lift with Bigfoot tires. :thefinger:

karnuvore
08-29-2008, 04:02 PM
First pics. I FREAKING LOVE IT. I had no idea just how much last kit was punching me in the kidneys when I hit bumps til I drove this one. What a difference. Here's two pics...many more to come:
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/SANY0094.jpg
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/SANY0100.jpg

BLAKJAK
08-29-2008, 04:34 PM
Man!!! that kicks A$$. That's one sweet looking rig. Enjoy.

HITMONEY
08-29-2008, 04:54 PM
:bounce::bounce:

Looks good!!

And yeah.. once you feel a LA kit it is hard to ever go back.

Grant211
08-29-2008, 05:37 PM
looks great man.... It appears that there is a lot more room in the front wheel wells. Time to stuff them brother!

rooster
08-29-2008, 06:01 PM
YOU B*TCH! Looks good! How does the size compare? Is it bigger, the same or? I really like it. Dang I cant wait till this woman gets out of here so I can spend some $$$. lol

Grant211
08-29-2008, 06:13 PM
YOU B*TCH! Looks good! How does the size compare? Is it bigger, the same or? I really like it. Dang I cant wait till this woman gets out of here so I can spend some $$$. lol

LOL!!!!!! You guys crack me up.


It's almost been treated as a competition on mods with a lot of us.

karnuvore
08-29-2008, 07:49 PM
YOU B*TCH! Looks good! How does the size compare? Is it bigger, the same or? I really like it. Dang I cant wait till this woman gets out of here so I can spend some $$$. lol

Size, I didnt measure. Feels like another 2 inches or so when I crawl up into it. It completely fixed the front rake I had w/ the skyjacker. I now have at least 10" from the top of my 37s to the fender in the front. It's sick how much room there is.

The most amazing part is riding down the road in it. It still feels like a lifted vehicle, you cant get away from that. But it is SMOOTH by way of comparison to the short arm I had before. I am very freaking happy.

I wanna put this on the record: Thanks for all your help w/ this Hitmoney. I probably wouldnt have done it if it wasnt for you. Thank you. (My wife hates your guts).

Oh yeah...Just so happened that tonite was the second M&G of the Jacked up jeepclub (www.jacked-up-jeepclub.com). Was awesome to show up w/ the rig fresh out of the shop and looking like it does. Xmas came early for karnuvore ;).

Thanks for the compliments too. I told someone in a PM: there's no greater praise than the praise of your peers. I mean that.

rooster
08-29-2008, 08:07 PM
Awesome Dave! I cant wait to see that monster. Im jealous :thefinger: but very happy for you :beer:! lol.

karnuvore
08-29-2008, 08:14 PM
More pics:
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/new%20lift/IMG_0187.jpg
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/new%20lift/IMG_0190.jpg
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/new%20lift/IMG_0191.jpg
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/new%20lift/IMG_0194.jpg
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/new%20lift/IMG_0215.jpg
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/new%20lift/SANY0094.jpg
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/new%20lift/SANY0097.jpg
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/new%20lift/SANY0099.jpg

Lensman
08-30-2008, 12:40 AM
Me likey, Me likey a lot! Congratulations. Looking at coil overs my self. ore I need to make more money to feed my habit. LOL:D

BLAKJAK
08-30-2008, 06:56 AM
More pics:
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/new%20lift/IMG_0187.jpg

Check out if that's water or are you dripping oil just ahead of your driveshaft joint?

karnuvore
08-30-2008, 07:44 AM
H20

RotorHead
08-30-2008, 08:25 AM
More pics:
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/new%20lift/IMG_0187.jpg


Looks great Karnuvore. I love the skids. Are they part of the lift?

On another note, you may want to check your drive shaft length. There is usually 6" of travel. It looks like the slider part of your shaft is almost maxed out. You might want to remove the U joint on the front and measure to see if you have enough travel. If not JE Reel will make you a longer one.

karnuvore
08-30-2008, 08:31 AM
I'll measure it, but I dont think it's an issue.

Yeah the skid comes w/ the lift.

72Jeeper
08-30-2008, 09:08 PM
Dude look at all that room!!! It's time to order up those 40" Swampers. Glad to hear that the ride is better too. A big thumbs up to you Bro!!

karnuvore
09-01-2008, 04:18 PM
ahahhaah

the guys who installed it posted up -on the fjoa forum- that I needed to put 39.5 boggers on it.

I think I'm gonna run these tires out and then think about things. I gotta get a D44 before I do anything. Might go 38s next set or I might just stay at 37. I like all that space!

HITMONEY
09-04-2008, 11:29 AM
I wanna put this on the record: Thanks for all your help w/ this Hitmoney. I probably wouldnt have done it if it wasnt for you. Thank you. (My wife hates your guts).


You are more than welcome. :smokin:

Tell your wife I am truely sorry, and I will forever refrain from such irresponsible actions on my part from ever happening again.

I will be sure not to ever mention anything about FOX Shocks, FOX Steering Stabilizer, 5.13 gears, 40" tires or Solid Spyntec conversion, Chrome Molly Axles shafts, EVO Armor front end... all these things I will keep to myself. ;)

StubEXrube
09-04-2008, 12:16 PM
Please spill the beans..."Solid Spyntec conversion". What is this?

Thanks...

karnuvore
09-04-2008, 12:32 PM
You are more than welcome. :smokin:

Tell your wife I am truely sorry, and I will forever refrain from such irresponsible actions on my part from ever happening again.

I will be sure not to ever mention anything about FOX Shocks, FOX Steering Stabilizer, 5.13 gears, 40" tires or Solid Spyntec conversion, Chrome Molly Axles shafts, EVO Armor front end... all these things I will keep to myself. ;)

Well she already dealt w/ the 5.13s back in february. I did mention the FOX accessories and she didnt grimace too bad. LOL

Seriously, I explained the benefits of a hemiswap to her and all she said was "we'll see." IT AINT "NO!"

SDMF
09-04-2008, 12:42 PM
Please spill the beans..."Solid Spyntec conversion". What is this?

Thanks...

Solid Axle SpynTec Conversion for 07-08 Jeep Wrangler JK

Until now, new JK owners have been living with the idea that converting to a fixed spindle front axle wasn’t an option. With the implementation of ABS, and the new Electronic Stability Program (ESP), JK owners have been forced to accept the limitations that the unitized bearing front end has to offer. Larger tires and heavy accessories place unwanted stress on the factory assembly leading to an unfortunate and costly failure.

Solid Axle Industries has created an option for the JK by adding it to their new SpynTec line of fixed spindle conversion kits. SpynTec kits restore the ability to service and maintain your vehicle as needed, while reducing the wear and tear to your driveline by allowing for the front hubs to be unlocked. Your ABS and ESP functions are retained with the combination of our uniquely designed hub and spindle.

Solid Axle’s forged hub features a gear cut tone ring, while the forged spindle retains the factory ABS sensor mount. As with all SpynTec kits, your speed sensors are now completely sealed from harsh on and off road conditions. Names such as Timken, SKF, Warn, Chicago Rawhide and Spicer go into every Solid Axle SpynTec conversion kit.

Features
• Forged hub with gear cut ABS tone ring.
• Forged spindle with integral ABS sensor mount.
• Includes all bearings, races, seals, and spindle nuts.
• Utilizes Warn premium locking hubs.
• Upgrades to the tried and proven 760X u-joints (also included) as well as 30 spline domestic alloy shafts.
• Features fully machined rotors with matching wheel studs.

Benefits
• Eliminates unit bearing hub assemblies prone to breaking.
• As always, SpynTec conversion kits fully seal the ABS sensor and tone ring from contaminates on and off road.
• Increased fuel economy.

HITMONEY
09-04-2008, 01:10 PM
Could not have said it better myself.

;)

SDMF
09-04-2008, 01:13 PM
haha, I wrote out a paragraph about them and then was like.... fawk this, went to their website and did a copy paste.

mcnaught6
09-04-2008, 02:32 PM
the increased fuel economy is BS.

SDMF
09-04-2008, 03:01 PM
the increased fuel economy is BS.

You are taking out a lot of rolling resistance by not spinning the axles/gears/drive shaft/t-case - that has to result in something. I don't see any way that it makes it worth 1200 bucks and having to buy new wheels and whatnot tho.