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jtphoto JK
09-28-2008, 05:26 PM
Thought this might help the new JK owners to see the difference a few mods can make so I put it in the Stock category.. Here are a couple of before and after shots..

Basic mods you can see 2.5 TerraFlex BB, 35" ProComp M/Ts on 16" ProComp 7089, GP Grille guard, Ventshades other Mods as per my sig.

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=75&pictureid=373

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=75&pictureid=374

Grant211
09-28-2008, 05:38 PM
looking good!:)

jtphoto JK
09-28-2008, 05:46 PM
looking good!:)

Thanks Grant..

Com'n Folks lets help out the new JK owners and post YOUR before and after photos..

Grant211
09-28-2008, 05:53 PM
stock

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w309/Grant211/Jeep%20-%20Stock/Topdown3.jpg?t=1222649301



Stage 1
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w309/Grant211/Jeep%20-%20Lifted/coolpic.jpg?t=1222649462


Stage 2 (in my dreams:bawling:)

Pic - from Campcrockers fleet:D
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w309/Grant211/6inch40tires.jpg?t=1222649561

PhilD
09-28-2008, 07:15 PM
As it started out life and how it looks now:

StubEXrube
09-28-2008, 07:21 PM
This is my before and after:

venom
09-28-2008, 07:51 PM
didnt get much in the way of stock pics, started modding the day it came home
this is almost exactly one year apart
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1895&stc=1&d=1218483601

B1JPSTER
09-29-2008, 03:36 PM
Going backwards with the after first and the before second.


28302831

Richie Rich
10-03-2008, 07:35 PM
Before:
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk4/BygBlu23/DSC02843.jpg
Work in progress:
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk4/BygBlu23/WheelinatKaenaPoint024.jpg
Added since last pics:
Lined ARB Front Bumper, Fox Reservoir Shocks, Cooltech Exhaust, PIAA 520 Lights, AEM CAI, Hypertech:grinpimp:

airric00
10-04-2008, 09:20 AM
Before: Just home from the dealer.. Shiny and new

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=74&pictureid=320


After: Lifted and and Loaded..

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=74&pictureid=333

Dirt_sample
10-14-2008, 04:13 PM
Before the Zone 4" lift

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq201/Dirt_sample/PA100355.jpg

After the Zone 4" lift

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq201/Dirt_sample/PA140359.jpg

How do I get the pic's to show on the post?

scrogg
10-14-2008, 05:10 PM
Before the Zone 4" lift

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq201/Dirt_sample/PA100355.jpg

After the Zone 4" lift

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq201/Dirt_sample/PA140359.jpg

How do I get the pic's to show on the post?

use "img" tags instead of "url" tags.

Dirt_sample
10-15-2008, 06:23 AM
Thanks for the heads up on how to fix my picture problem.

AZ Bulldog
10-15-2008, 10:26 AM
It's amazing what happens when you leave a man alone in the shop for a couple days. :D

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q308/Pusher71/Jeep/100_0007.jpg


http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm309/Bulldogfab/Jeep/100_1980.jpg

SDMF
10-15-2008, 10:33 AM
Your Jeep looks fawking sick Mitchell! :beer::beer:

BigO
10-15-2008, 11:06 AM
Before...

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/gallery/files/8/7/lift001.jpg

Approximately 8 hours later...

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/gallery/files/8/7/jeep0281.jpg

Now...

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/gallery/files/8/7/jeep_2821.jpg

md_rubi
10-15-2008, 02:30 PM
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9298/2007rubisideho2.jpghttp://img222.imageshack.us/img222/1666/rubifronthq2.jpg
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9426/photo101508002uu7.jpghttp://img179.imageshack.us/img179/9269/photo092508005zb6.jpg

karnuvore
10-15-2008, 04:56 PM
I couldnt find any before pictures of my jeep so I snapped this one w/ my cell phone in the parking lot at the sushi joint today (it looked just like this):
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/PIC-0011.jpg

Now it looks like this (after the LA kit -and is still evolving):
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/SANY0100.jpg

When it gets high centered in a mud pit, it looks like this (before the LA kit):
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/DSC009311.jpg

Afterwards, it looks like this (before the recent LA kit):
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn142/Karnuvore/LW%20Mudhole%202/SANY0109.jpg

bofer84
10-15-2008, 07:51 PM
venom...what lift are you running...it looks like you have a decent amount of flex there...

AZ Bulldog
10-16-2008, 10:31 AM
Your Jeep looks fawking sick Mitchell! :beer::beer:

Thanks, It's coming along.

I received a few PM/emails, the tires are Nitto 40x13.50x17 w/ Trail Ready bead-locks.

Cheers, Mitchell... :beer:

HITMONEY
10-16-2008, 10:37 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Stuck%20Jeep/Picture091.jpg

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Jeep/e98deb5c.jpg

And the latest shat to be debuted next week... ;)

venom
10-16-2008, 11:36 AM
venom...what lift are you running...it looks like you have a decent amount of flex there...

Yeah, it flexes pretty good
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2560&stc=1&d=1221956264

Lift is a homebrew based off of 4 polyperf 3" springs and synergy shocks along with teraflex 2.5 spacers in the front. stock arms and a few other bits from other manufacturers.
Total lift is about 5.5", rides good, flexes great
has just a bit of bump steer with the 35"s tho, so it's getting PP front arms and TF high steer/track bracket and a fox stabilizer

scrogg
10-16-2008, 11:38 AM
Before:

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa259/scrogg13/DSC00273.jpg

After:

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa259/scrogg13/DSC01697.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa259/scrogg13/DSC01675.jpg

Broncojohn
10-16-2008, 12:54 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Stuck%20Jeep/Picture091.jpg

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Jeep/e98deb5c.jpg

And the latest shat to be debuted next week... ;)

Nice, Needs some stats...

HITMONEY
10-16-2008, 01:41 PM
Nice, Needs some stats...

Thanks...

Stats.. just the stuff that counts..

6" Pro Comp Long Arm Lift with full skid
FOX 2.0 Shocks
5.13's
Riddler Diff Covers
17" Pro Comp Series 8069 Wheels
37x13.5 Nitto Mud Grapplers
FOX Steering Stabilizer
Off Road Evolution "EVO ARMOR" (installed but not Pictured)
Off Road Evolution Rocker Armor (installed but not pictured)
Red Rock Fab Rear Tire Carrier/Bumper with rear winch (installed but not pictured)
Shrockworks Stubby Front Bumper (temporary until Bulldog Fab finishes mine)
Off Road Concepts Netting
"Source" 10lb CO2 Tank
AEV Snorkel with ARB Ram Air tip (installed but not pictured)

Ordered, or in the process of ordering or deciding;
Red Rock Fab Sliders
Bulldog Fab Bad AZ Light Bar
Xmitter LED Light Bar (x2)
SOLID Spyntech Hub conversion
2 Mile Marker v-10 MOFSET winches (maybe just 1 MM and 1 Warn 9.0rc)
ORH Combo Top
Rock Hard Sport Cage
Rock Hard 5 point Harness Bar
RIPP Supercharger
Rock Jock 60 and 40" tires

Then I will be half way done. :shaking:

SDMF
10-16-2008, 01:51 PM
Sounds like you need to walk outside with your camera hitmoney. :thefinger:

HITMONEY
10-16-2008, 01:56 PM
Sounds like you need to walk outside with your camera hitmoney. :thefinger:

I wish my rig was right outside...

It is in Moose512's body shop getting the armor and snorkel installed as we speak.

:thefinger:

;)

SDMF
10-16-2008, 01:59 PM
I wish my rig was right outside...

It is in Moose512's body shop getting the armor and snorkel installed as we speak.

:thefinger:

;)

Sweetness, looking forward to seeing the armor on a black jeep. :beer:

karnuvore
10-16-2008, 02:03 PM
which snorkel did you get again? I dont wanna scroll up.

HITMONEY
10-16-2008, 02:08 PM
which snorkel did you get again? I dont wanna scroll up.

Lazy Fawker!

I did the AEV with the ARB ram air tip.

I can't do a River Raider because of the Armor.

karnuvore
10-16-2008, 02:21 PM
I'll probably go w/ the AEV as well.

HITMONEY
10-16-2008, 02:39 PM
I'll probably go w/ the AEV as well.

You have to... you are my long lost Rescue Green Brother from another mother.

:beer:

AZ Bulldog
10-16-2008, 02:43 PM
Lookin' forward to seeing the armor also... :smokin:

bodyguy
10-16-2008, 04:22 PM
I,m not finished so I guess its be before and during
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff70/joekerrie/Inks%20Ranch%208-07/DSCN2834.jpg
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff70/joekerrie/Longs%20July%2008/100_1849.jpg
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff70/joekerrie/JK/IMG_9827.jpg

homesickmarine
10-20-2008, 11:25 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Stuck%20Jeep/Picture091.jpg

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Jeep/e98deb5c.jpg

And the latest shat to be debuted next week... ;)

When my jeep grows up that is what i hope it looks like.

sn4cktime
10-21-2008, 01:49 PM
hitmoney still has one of the best black JK's I've seen. Looks like a monster.

afoulk
10-21-2008, 04:59 PM
sn4cktime, how do you like the RC2.5" lift? and did you get the shocks with it? Did you need anything else that the kit didn't include? I was thinking about either this kit simply for the low price and I wanna try their 2.2 shocks, or I was looking at teraflex's 2.5" spring lift and maybe getting the RC shocks to go with that. I only plan on running 35's eventually along with the Xenon flares, so clearance with either kit shouldn't be an issue. I'm just worried about having that factory rake with the RC kit once I had a heavier front bumper and winch.

suthernjeeper
10-21-2008, 05:08 PM
hitmoney, whats your job? and what classes do i need to take in college to do it?:laughing:

AZ Bulldog
10-21-2008, 06:01 PM
hitmoney, whats your job? and what classes do i need to take in college to do it?:laughing:

Business management :grinpimp:

LVJK
10-22-2008, 09:12 AM
New

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g59/joemauma/Rubi/IMG_0012.jpg

Now

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g59/joemauma/Rubicon%2008/anm_sized.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g59/joemauma/Rubi/Logandale_-_Bowl_Trail_239.jpg

StubEXrube
10-22-2008, 09:19 AM
Rubicon Express ROCKS!

(nice dog too...)

HITMONEY
10-22-2008, 01:38 PM
hitmoney, whats your job? and what classes do i need to take in college to do it?:laughing:

I don't think they have classes that could prepare you for what I do... :laughing:

I run Gentlemen's Clubs and have done so for well over 10 years.

And before you tell me how lucky I am and what a great job it is, know this... It is nothing like what you think it is and is FAR from that of a Dream Job.


Anyway.. back to the important shat...

Sneek peek of the EVO Armor... The Rocker Armor is being installed today as well as the Snorkel.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Rides/PP%20MG%2010%2021%2008/IMG_2722.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Rides/PP%20MG%2010%2021%2008/IMG_2726.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Rides/PP%20MG%2010%2021%2008/IMG_2727.jpg

SDMF
10-22-2008, 01:53 PM
Looking good hitmoney, just the front armor?

HITMONEY
10-22-2008, 02:22 PM
Looking good hitmoney, just the front armor?

The front and rocker for now.. I already told Mel I was gonna be doing the rear soon as well.

These things are ALOT of work to get on and looking good. It cost more to prep, paint and install than the fenders originally cost, alot more... and that is having it done by a friend!

Granted, I went the extra mile... factory matched paint and LOTS of prep, texturized the side bars, powder coated the hardware.

The end result was well worth it. ORE makes some seriously bad ass components and Mooses512's body shop did an incredible job installing them.

SDMF
10-22-2008, 02:44 PM
The front and rocker for now.. I already told Mel I was gonna be doing the rear soon as well.

These things are ALOT of work to get on and looking good. It cost more to prep, paint and install than the fenders originally cost, alot more... and that is having it done by a friend!

Granted, I went the extra mile... factory matched paint and LOTS of prep, texturized the side bars, powder coated the hardware.

The end result was well worth it. ORE makes some seriously bad ass components and Mooses512's body shop did an incredible job installing them.

Looks great, look forward to some day shots so we can see the paint work.

HITMONEY
10-22-2008, 03:04 PM
Looks great, look forward to some day shots so we can see the paint work.

I will... I've high-jacked this thread WAY to much..

I will take some good photos this weekend at Jeeptoberfest and make a thread about the Armor next week. I'll get Moose512 in there to share the install experience.. LOL

Back to your regularly scheduled "Before and After" thread.. sorry for the derailment. :thefinger:

sn4cktime
10-24-2008, 02:11 AM
sn4cktime, how do you like the RC2.5" lift? and did you get the shocks with it? Did you need anything else that the kit didn't include? I was thinking about either this kit simply for the low price and I wanna try their 2.2 shocks, or I was looking at teraflex's 2.5" spring lift and maybe getting the RC shocks to go with that. I only plan on running 35's eventually along with the Xenon flares, so clearance with either kit shouldn't be an issue. I'm just worried about having that factory rake with the RC kit once I had a heavier front bumper and winch.

Not to highjack but saves a bunch of PM's.

I really like my kit. On JK-forum some people have complained about flighty/drifty steering with it but I think it's how they did their install. Tighten everything except the front swaybar while it's in the air and it'll go fine. I did the rear and then the front. I had each end completly in the air on the frame rails on jack-stands. Don't do one side at a time, reconnect everything in pairs. Set it down, re-check torque, adjust draglink (AKA recenter steering) if needed. My steering was bang-on post lift. Certain people are arguing you should only torque after setting the vehicle down to align the bushings. Seems those people have issues. I listened to a heavy duty mechanic who I used to do big-rig axle rolls with. He said droop it, install it, torque it, then set it down. If the bushings have the vehicle's pressure on them they can be twisted ever so slightly which leads to them not being torqued to pressure which leads to a few foot/lbs of slop - hence crap steering. My jeep sticks to the road, has very little bump steer considering the size of tires, has full steering range, and handles perfect at slow, offroad and highway driving, and doesn't drift around at all, or ping-pong around the ruts like it used to.

I didn't get the shocks, only the extensions. I've got a stubby front bumper with a competition winch (so not that heavy) and a rear tire carrier that's really heavy with my 105 lb. wheel/tire on it. Seems fairly level with maybe a little rake. And a little is a good thing, puts more pressure on the front wheels which aids in road handling. I've got 35x12.5s on 5" backspaced wheels. I only have minor inner rub at absolute maxed out flex with the wheels turned (sway bar on). Back tires don't contact pinch seams. I have 1.5" spidertrax spacers that I'm installing and should have no rub at all.

If you're just looking to clear the 35's it'll do fine for you. I would figure out something for the spare tire though. Hanging a 35 will F your tailgate. And having that heavy spare will help even the rake vs the front end stuff you've got. Eventually I plan on getting new springs and shocks, so maybe get them. I just needed a lift "right now" to clear the tires as I tore my stockers all to hell. As a side note I drove the lift around for a day and a half with my stockers, it still handled perfect.

sn4cktime
10-24-2008, 02:19 AM
Oh yeah, my before and after. Stock - see jeep.com. Don't really have a total "before", but remembered to snap a pic before taking the last old tire off. That 2.5" lift was already on there at this point. Stats are in Signature. CB antenna was snapped off during last trail run so not in pics.

Last stocker on rear left:
http://my.project-jk.com/data/1500/medium/SSPX00701.jpg
http://my.project-jk.com/data/1500/medium/SSPX00681.jpg

New 35's. Spare not on at this point as I needed to re-adjust my PJ to account for new tire depth and backspacing. But you get the idea:
http://my.project-jk.com/data/1500/medium/SSPX0071.jpg
http://my.project-jk.com/data/1500/medium/SSPX00721.jpg
http://my.project-jk.com/data/1500/medium/SSPX0073.jpg

1guy
10-24-2008, 08:33 PM
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=95&pictureid=499
Work in progress

jtphoto JK
10-25-2008, 04:38 PM
Lookin' good Jeremiah..

No worries HitMoney, that is exactly what this whole tread was put up for. To show'em off and discuss what was done the achieve the look.. BTW RubiKong is look'in awesome..

Jeepntx
10-26-2008, 06:24 PM
Nothin' special, but the pizzacutter's just weren't workin' for me.

A few days after we bought it:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/JeepnTX/2008%20JK/P2230133.jpg

After the RE BB, 33's & KC's:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/JeepnTX/2008%20JK/P9050342.jpg

Dr.Dirty
10-26-2008, 06:33 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y268/szmartin7401/jeep/100_1497.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y268/szmartin7401/jeep/100_1883.jpg

Dr.Dirty
07-27-2011, 08:05 AM
Bringing back the dead.......


Poor jeeps and the BS we do to them

Linkphotography
07-27-2011, 09:14 AM
Before: April '10

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k24/missinglink786/washsmall.jpg


After: Yesterday

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k24/missinglink786/photo.jpg

MSUJeep
07-27-2011, 09:16 AM
Good Thread.

New (a little over a year ago)
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1336&pictureid=8526


Now. (saving up for stage 3-5)

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1336&pictureid=9760

JKsport
07-27-2011, 10:44 AM
Before: April '10

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k24/missinglink786/washsmall.jpg


After: Yesterday

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k24/missinglink786/photo.jpg

Theres something missing from the "after" picture....i just cant put my finger on it.

RIPPMODS
07-28-2011, 02:42 PM
Theres something missing from the "after" picture....i just cant put my finger on it.


Light bar added
Lights added
Bumper added
Side steps added
Lift added
Tires/rims added
Fenders added
RIPP Supercharger (intercooler) added
Back ground changes added
Wax products on the bumper and floor missing
Really hot girl washing truck missing........ Dammit


RIPPTECH