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Wheelerkr2's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by wheelerkr2, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Nov 8, 2015 at 5:25 PM
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    wheelerkr2

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  2. Nov 8, 2015 at 6:57 PM
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  3. Nov 8, 2015 at 6:58 PM
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    That looks like fun!!!
     
  4. Nov 9, 2015 at 6:10 AM
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  5. Nov 9, 2015 at 6:11 AM
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    Harlan's one of my favorite places to wheel, always a good time.
     
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  6. Nov 9, 2015 at 7:49 AM
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    Found out at Harlan my stock leaves and AAL are limiting my rear travel, all the way drooped the fox's still have about 2.5 inches of travel not being used. I was going to get a winch next but I'm thinking I'll get leaves first
    -Leaf Springs (dakar or all pro standards)
    -u-bolt flip
    -Extended brake lines
    -winch (thinking smittybilt X20, buddy of mine just got one and its surprisingly nice)
     
  7. Nov 9, 2015 at 9:11 AM
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    I vote Dakars. I love mine
     
  8. Nov 11, 2015 at 4:51 AM
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    Home brewed Tom foolery. A couple pieces were made, but most was bought. Now I’m broke.
    Bumper came out bitchin man! Nice work! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Nov 11, 2015 at 11:02 AM
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    thanks man! It allowed me to wheel more stuff than i would have with the stock bumper
     
  10. Jan 13, 2016 at 1:17 PM
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    replaced drum shoes today (pain in the ass)

    jacked up the front because i thought i had a bad wheel bearing, turns out i have 2 bad upper ball joints. Expressed shipped 2 new ones from wheelers offload because i have to drive back to school this weekend.
     
  11. Aug 29, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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    Not a whole lot happening here recently, graduated and started working for Ferguson in Charlottesville so hopefully more things will be coming for the truck soonish. In the meantime I replaced my headlight housings with some Depo ones off Amazon, impressed with them and didn't realize how much my old headlights had oxidized and ruined the look of my truck.




    Also replaced rotors with C-TEK premium rotors and pads with Wagner Thermoquiet Ceramic Pads which improved braking significantly

    Done also got a torn CV boot on pass side, grease sprayed every which way down there, gonna have to replace that before Big Dogs Fall Crawl which I'm gonna try to make.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2016 at 9:26 AM
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    Enjoyed reading your build, real cool.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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    Well i went to battle at bristol and sometime along the journey my front grill surround got 2 cracks in it, no idea what from. Tried to epoxy it back together and that held for about a day... Ordered a new grille and just gonna have to not have the satoshi anymore :(

    picked up a new cv from advance auto for $85 since the dealership wanted over $400 for one, obviously quality is gonna be worse but lifetime warranty (as long as you don't break it 10 times) so it'll do. Also gonna change the front diff oil for the first time, looking forward to some milky goodness from that.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2016 at 4:53 PM
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    :eek: Holy shit.
     
  15. Oct 17, 2016 at 2:42 PM
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    well lady in front of me in a van slammed on her brakes to not hit another car which in turn meant i had to slam on my brakes but i did not stop in time. Front bumper I built is fucked so I'm buying a new one, leaning heavily towards CBI but also thinking about pelfrey and SOS, going to email all of them and look at lead times/shipping costs as well. Any advice is appreciated
     
  16. Oct 17, 2016 at 3:12 PM
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    Damn man, sorry to hear about your hard work. Glad you and the rest of the truck are ok.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:39 PM
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    Pics of damage


    doesn't look too bad but upper and lower control arms and tie rod and tire need replaced, quarter panel and fender and headlight need and some trim need replaced as well. You can see where the tubes bend and went into the trim and quarter panel. I'm on the sidewalk from where i tried to avoid hitting the car in front of me. I've read some things about how getting in an accident with a steel bumper can cause frame damage and total the vehicle but luckily my I such at welding and the welds broke on the bumper before the frame bent. Emailed CBI and current lead time is about 4-5 weeks and then 5-6 business days for shipping so I think I'm gonna go with a Moab 2.0 plate bumper with the center hoop. Wish i was still in school with buddies that had welders and such to make another bumper but with work i don't have the time or resources.

    No one was injured which is the real blessing, the lady driving the other vehicle was very understanding of the whole thing and said there was nothing i could have done and even the police officer said the same and didn't issue a ticket.

    Thanks, unfortunately they have to replace one of the headlights i installed a few weeks ago but the new grill i just put on emerged unscathed.
     
  18. Oct 17, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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    Sucks to shell out the coin so unexpectedly but those Moab 2.0 are slick.

    I have some OEM UCAs laying around somewhere, if you need them lmk.
     
  19. Oct 17, 2016 at 7:13 PM
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    thanks but I have light racing uppers and the repair shop is gonna replace with what i have
     
  20. Oct 18, 2016 at 1:59 PM
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    CBI Moab 2.0 front plate bumper with center hoop and powder coated ordered today!! Unfortunate circumstances and I'm going to miss my home built bumper but I'm pretty excited for the new one to get here!
     

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