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I picked up my 2012 JK Sport auto in late June of 2014. My 06 Pontica Grand Prix GXP (with the 5.3L V-8) was totaled out by the insurance company and the JK was to replace it as my DD. Just happened both are the same color, the dark red metallic.

June 2014


The 2nd day that I had my JK


July 4th only had the JK for a week and already put 305/70/16 Irok ND radials and took it to Hardrock OHV park in Ocala, FL


Now my Jeep is no longer my DD but the parts were already purchased as only a Budget lift, 1.75" coil spacers, 17/58 springs, Rubi shocks, shock extensions.

Build plan WAS TF 4" springs, Fox TF tuned Res Shocks, RK x-Factory Long Arm Stretch upgrade w/ RK track bars and brackets. Currie PR44 front, 35 spline OX rear with Artec Truss on 37x14-17 Irok Bias.

February 2015, Jeepin with Judd near Lakeland, FL


October 3rd, 2015


October 4th, 2015 Citrus Wildlife Management Area





October 8th, 2015 @ The Park at Wildwood OHV park in Wildwood, FL


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As you can tell my wheeling changed since its on my DD. The build plan is evolving.
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Great pics!

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Whats the story with that hi lift mount.. that looks like an accident waiting to happen

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Whats the story with that hi lift mount.. that looks like an accident waiting to happen
I got it at Jeepin with Judd earlier this year. Its a good solid mount.

How is it an accident waiting to happen?
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How is it an accident waiting to happen?
Not sure, because I am not even sure what I am looking at.

How does it mount. I was thinking that it is in a strange spot that would be susceptible to being hit by trees/rocks, which would then translate into damage to the door and or fender area. Just thinking that I would have either ripped that thing off. or caused a lot of damage to the surrounding area.

I guess I was more curious than anything as to how it mounts and why someone would choose that location. thinking even a few small hits would transfer that hit into the door fender area.

also how does it not interfere with the door opening .

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It doesn't interfere with the door at all.

With tube fender and rock rails (my oem step is acting as a rock rail for now). It's protected from rocks and coming down on it.

The mount allows use of a pad lock or trailer hitch pin lock. You can also mount the jack higher up if you fear it catching on any thing.
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Here is the mount on Amazon
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To each his own... not for me. Not too comfortable with that mounting setup and that thing would take a beating on my rig. In addition, It would drive me crazy to have to look at my Hi Lift every time I was getting in/getting out or driving it.

I just assumed a hit at the top or someone pulling on the top would push the fender in ?

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To each his own... not for me. Not too comfortable with that mounting setup and that thing would take a beating on my rig. In addition, It would drive me crazy to have to look at my Hi Lift every time I was getting in/getting out or driving it.

I just assumed a hit at the top or someone pulling on the top would push the fender in ?
Well I started beating on my rig more and you were right its gone now



Both mirrors are gone now too and I can't roll the drivers window all the way up cause the window channel got crushed in alittle.
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That's what I'm talking about ! I enjoy using my body as a pivot point around obstacles too !! so much more fun to wheel when you don't care about body damage.

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Those stock step rails SU(K as pivot points. But I have DV8 rock rails now that I just need to install.

I also just ordered my new tires, stepping up from 33s to 37s but staying with Iroks. I have the gears but the shop be able to fit me in for install till next month.
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DV8 Flat Fenders, Rock Rails, and LED headlights with halo's have arrived.

Also my Irok 37x14/17 bias ply are here too (I already have the beadlocks).

Tomorrow I'm sending my 4.88 gears and bearings out to 300 Below for cryo treatment. I have no delusions about running D30 with Detroit, 4.88, chomoly shafts, and 37s isn't a great combo. But the rear is, 35 spline upgrade OX, chormoly shafts, and cryo treated gears will be the same strength as a semi-floater D60.

I have lows of 60* the next 3 days and no work so I will be in the garage wrenching on the Jeep.
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They're here...


Just a little bigger than my 305/70r16 that's on there right now.
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