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Looks great!

On a side note, what happened to your other fog light?
sitting on my tool bench, I have been mocking in new fogs on and off. but was busy with other projects so I just haven't re installed it yet.
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How far do the tires stick out for the edge of the fender?
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sitting on my tool bench, I have been mocking in new fogs on and off. but was busy with other projects so I just haven't re installed it yet.
Got it, yeah fog lights are probably the least important thing on your project list right now.
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How far do the tires stick out for the edge of the fender?
3-4 inches past the edge of the fender. I could probably live with it but the fenders limit my wheel travel right now. sticks out about as much as most of my lifted jeep friends.


need to get to work on fender plans asap but Im just happy to have the truck driving again!
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Hotness!
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looking good!
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Awesome ! Looks amazing !!
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Thanks guys! I'm itching to get it out in the dirt!
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Shake down day is here! Going to attempt running greenwater to stampedes pass. We will see what the snow has too say about that.

Should be fun!
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good luck, and safe long travels!
X2 haha had to edit it a little. Have fun mike
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Thanks guys it was a good day and nothing broke but a mudflap!

Teaser pic for now
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6 of us in 5 rigs decided today would be a good day to attempt a trip through the forest service roads from the 410 via 7030 road to stampede pass on I 90. it took us some creative route finding and some back tracking but we were able to work I way through the off camber snow drifts and make the trip out to I90.

airing down at the bottom of 7030


heading up



looking out, there where no shortage of amazing views today





looking ahead where it started to get deep.



followed the wrong line here and quickly found out. aired the tires down a little lower from 12 to 8 psi and gave it a quick winch pull to get back on more level snow.



looking out from our south facing go around, the north slope road was impassable so we routed around an old FS road that was MUCH less traveled but passable and much more fun,at this point we were on top of the PCT



things got a little slick right at the crest of the ridge and we all slip down to these sumps and trees. I needed a little help to get thing strait again.



looking back toward kelly butte



another super slick side hill 2 in of fresh or so but super hard and icy under.



looking out, had to scout first to look for the best line



did I mention the views were not bad





stopped for lunch



my dog Lana doing her best to get a hamburger



Jim and I hiked up a ridge to get a better view

looking down at lunch spot


looking back toward kelly butte



ravens roost in the distance





lots of this!







was a great shake down run for my new suspension, I have some tuning to do but it worked and the improved ground clearance was great!

more pics and videos to come.
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Looks like a solid day! I hate slick side hills.. How did the truck do?
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Looks like a solid day! I hate slick side hills.. How did the truck do?
pretty well still figuring out where my tires are from the wider track. but the improved ground clearance was awesome. got a few new clunks and thunks to get used to but no issues. I need to open up my fenders asap to get some room to move my tires around.

oh and the improved stability is fantastic. the truck feel so solid and grounded when off camber. it put me at ease compared to the old set up.
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Color me jealous. That's just too awesome. Got any plans for the rear to match the front width?
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Color me jealous. That's just too awesome. Got any plans for the rear to match the front width?
Plans yes money no lol
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I'm jealous, lots of our places are closed still. Glad you like the new setup
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pretty well still figuring out where my tires are from the wider track. but the improved ground clearance was awesome. got a few new clunks and thunks to get used to but no issues. I need to open up my fenders asap to get some room to move my tires around.

oh and the improved stability is fantastic. the truck feel so solid and grounded when off camber. it put me at ease compared to the old set up.
its an awesome feeling eh? where all my jeep buddies are afraid of tipping I just gooooo
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its an awesome feeling eh? where all my jeep buddies are afraid of tipping I just gooooo
For sure! Especially coming from the superlift that felt tippy the wider DBR set up is fantastic.
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Bought some DOM today to start on a rear a arm crossmember and reinforcing my sliders so I can mount a few things to them. Lots of fab work to come this week/ weekend.
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made some good progress today, spring hangers are moved, bumper brackets rebuilt, 1 in BL installed on the cab so I can clear my engine brace, and got my bedsides pulled.









first part of my rewiring project



Tomorrow I will get the bed back on after I install my limit straps and weld on my rock sliders.
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Very nice!
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That light panel is serious! Did you make that?
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That light panel is serious! Did you make that?
Na switches are from OTRATTW they do all kinds of custom switches.

best part is these are fully lighted and will be tied into the dash lights so I wont have to fumble around in the dark looking for the correct switch.

slowly building my new console to house my radios and my new switches.
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