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Old 11-22-2012, 05:39 PM   #4026
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:45 PM   #4027
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The 315's measure under 34" under load... Goodyear states 34.8" which is uninstalled.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #4028
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Agreed. I'd probably do that before anything else because it's unclear how much longer it will be made.
Is that because AEV will eventually only cater to JK's and future models?
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:11 PM   #4029
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Bigger is better. If you go with the OME lift and 33's... you should still be able to get your Jeep in your covered parking spot, right?

The Highline kit would look KILLER on your Jeep.
I think so.

And yes, I agree that it would look awesome. Especially with 35's.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:18 PM   #4030
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Is that because AEV will eventually only cater to JK's and future models?
Think of it this way -- production capacity is relatively stagnant and as time goes on, demand is going to lie with new/current models. Expensive kits like the Highline may not get produced anymore or may not see a lot of production time. [I doubt AEV sells a lot of the kits to begin with and could probably retire it with little chagrin.] In turn... the kit will cost more, may be harder to find, or may be killed off altogether.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #4031
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I think this is the suspension I will be going with:

http://dpgoffroad.com/products/old-m...-wrangler-kit/

I don't even think I'll need the AEV Highline with this kit and 33's. I'd like to retain my skinny white steelies so 33x10.5 will probably be on the menu.
first post in this thread and just wanted to state that I had that OME set up on my 2nd TJ about 10 years ago and absolutely loved it - I ran it with 33x12.50's (on the cheapie steelie A/R black rims) and swapped out to 4.88:1 gears and ARB lockers in my 4.0L after grenading the open D35
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #4032
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Think of it this way -- production capacity is relatively stagnant and as time goes on, demand is going to lie with new/current models. Expensive kits like the Highline may not get produced anymore or may not see a lot of production time. [I doubt AEV sells a lot of the kits to begin with and could probably retire it with little chagrin.] In turn... the kit will cost more, may be harder to find, or may be killed off altogether.
Joey nailed it. We've already seen them discontinue the normal TJ stuff. The only saving grace for the Highline kit is their signature Brute kit. Now that the DoKa version is out, I wonder how long they'll support the original.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:04 AM   #4033
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Lund Caddilac built this TJ and its for sale ($48k I think). 23k miles and originally a Rubicon. If I had unlimited funds, this with a 6.4L swap would be a ton of fun.





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Old 11-23-2012, 12:06 AM   #4034
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Northridge 4x4 is running some specials for Black Friday. One that peaks my interest is free shipping and free black lug nuts when buying five AEV wheels. So, $1100/shipped for the set of black Savegre's I want with black lugs. :notbadobama:
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:49 AM   #4035
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first post in this thread and just wanted to state that I had that OME set up on my 2nd TJ about 10 years ago and absolutely loved it - I ran it with 33x12.50's (on the cheapie steelie A/R black rims) and swapped out to 4.88:1 gears and ARB lockers in my 4.0L after grenading the open D35
Thanks for the input! I'm pretty much sold on that suspension set up at this point.

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Think of it this way -- production capacity is relatively stagnant and as time goes on, demand is going to lie with new/current models. Expensive kits like the Highline may not get produced anymore or may not see a lot of production time. [I doubt AEV sells a lot of the kits to begin with and could probably retire it with little chagrin.] In turn... the kit will cost more, may be harder to find, or may be killed off altogether.
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Joey nailed it. We've already seen them discontinue the normal TJ stuff. The only saving grace for the Highline kit is their signature Brute kit. Now that the DoKa version is out, I wonder how long they'll support the original.
Excellent points. I'm thinking I should just get one and store it until I'm ready.

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Lund Caddilac built this TJ and its for sale ($48k I think). 23k miles and originally a Rubicon. If I had unlimited funds, this with a 6.4L swap would be a ton of fun.



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Northridge 4x4 is running some specials for Black Friday. One that peaks my interest is free shipping and free black lug nuts when buying five AEV wheels. So, $1100/shipped for the set of black Savegre's I want with black lugs. :notbadobama:
DO EEEEEET!
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:07 AM   #4036
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Can anyone tell me how reliable the 42RE auto in the 4.0l WJ Grand Cherokees are? Looking at cheap (~3k) 4wd's and these seem like a viable option.

EDIT: I'm getting the idea it's not the same Aisin-Warner unit used in the XJ, which is far superior from what I understand.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #4037
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Does this:

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/3429606570.html

Seem like a decent starting point for a road going weekend fun Jeep? Got 159k miles, but what I read about these 4.0s is they can easily go 250-300k before a rebuild. Is that accurate? Is there anything in particular about this (I guess it's a TJ) model that I would need to make sure is right?
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #4038
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it looks ok, save the low offset wheels, street tires and tubular bumpers. If you never plan to take it offroad, it should be fine. The 5sp manual is the only way to go on those....the auto's were a 3sp ( )
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:43 PM   #4039
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Awesome H1 photos!

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So I've been brainstorming and I think I know what I want to do to my Jeep (I've got the bug to modify to my liking).

Since day one I've been wanting to switch out the suspension components for something a bit beefier than the current budget Pro-Comp setup. After driving an OME equipped Land Cruiser in Botswana, I have been lusting after a similar set up - it was just really impressive and took a lot of abuse in complete stride.

I've also recently been thinking about upping my tire size (as you guys all initially suggested I do) but I know that I already have an ideal lift for 33" and even possibly 35" tires.

Since I'm eyeballing the OME 2" lift I'm thinking of settling for 33" tires, lowering two inches by switching to the full OME kit and then possibly getting the AEV Highline body kit to accommodate the tires with no issue. I'm even seeing guys on the forums with this setup and 35's.

I'll feel more comfortable with a stronger suspension and the lowering of the rig entirely will smooth out certain ceiling height issues I've mentioned as of late. Plus, my girlfriend will certainly appreciate a lower riding vehicle not to mention the freeway feeling a bit less treacherous.

The obvious issue is the cost of doing this. But, I figure it's a decent plan for something down the road.

What do you guys think? Does this sound technically feasible?

Thanks.
I'd skip the AEV highline, there are many more options for less money. Metalcloak, poison spyder defenders xc, etc etc.

Here-
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj...bible-1329362/

I run 35's with OME plus a .75 spacer, which I don't need it's just for leveling.


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Old 11-23-2012, 09:45 PM   #4040
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it looks ok, save the low offset wheels, street tires and tubular bumpers. If you never plan to take it offroad, it should be fine. The 5sp manual is the only way to go on those....the auto's were a 3sp ( )
The 3spd auto is a great tranny unless you are planning on taking it to the autobahn.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:47 PM   #4041
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yes, I had one. I stand by the "5sp is the only way to go" comment.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:48 PM   #4042
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Does this:

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/3429606570.html

Seem like a decent starting point for a road going weekend fun Jeep? Got 159k miles, but what I read about these 4.0s is they can easily go 250-300k before a rebuild. Is that accurate? Is there anything in particular about this (I guess it's a TJ) model that I would need to make sure is right?
Frame is straight not rusted badly. Mods are a negative unless they are very much exactly what you want, as pointed out those tube steps are worthless.

Also wtf are the speakers, that screams hacked wiring.

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Old 11-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #4043
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yes, I had one. I stand by the "5sp is the only way to go" comment.
To each their own I love the 32rh and its durable dumbness.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #4044
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Nice!

Everything still ok with that pitman arm issue you were having a while back?
RK steering will never work with low lift, swapping Currie steering tomorrow morning.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:02 AM   #4045
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Lund Caddilac built this TJ and its for sale ($48k I think). 23k miles and originally a Rubicon. If I had unlimited funds, this with a 6.4L swap would be a ton of fun.

One of my local Jeep shops has a new AEV Brute -- 2012 quad cab built off of JKU platform. It is about that same color, oddly enough, with a 5.7L Hemi and a bunch of other AEV goodies including your beloved Savagres.

By the way, the folks at Northridge are awesome. If you decide to order, talk to David and he will make sure that you are taken care of.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:08 AM   #4046
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this one? Its named "Savegre" (the Jeep). I think its the first one they did and the is used for promo now.

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this one? Its named "Savegre" (the Jeep). I think its the first one they did and the is used for promo now.

Yep... that's it. I stopped in to see if some things I want are on sale and spent more time looking over Savagre.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:50 PM   #4048
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Joe, any idea how much I should be able to sell a soft top for?
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Joe, any idea how much I should be able to sell a soft top for?
That's a difficult market.

You can buy a replacement soft top from a non-MOPAR company starting at $400 (i.e. Quadratec brand). From a dealer -- I believe the that the MOPAR soft top goes for $700 or so, $1400 or so if the hardware is included.

Is yours with or without the hardware and does it have any wear?
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JK soft tops seem to go cheap.
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