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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:34 pm 
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Thanks, lfhoward. Definitely gonna do the grille, and maybe even the headlight blackouts. Considered taping off the hood and spraying the center for the Renegade look. Cant see spending $50 on a hood decal over $2 of paint and an hour or two of fresh air and vitamin D.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:16 pm 
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Got rear ended today at a traffic light. It wasn't too bad damage, mostly cosmetic to the bumper cover. The worst that happened is that my trailer electrical connectors got smashed, so I won't be able to tow until I get them fixed. One is a standard 4-pin and the other is a custom 12 pin NATO adaptor for my military trailer. I will need to remake that.

The other vehicle was a WK, so not much damage to his bumper either, except cosmetic. The bumper skin on the WK got a bit of road rash from my hitch. I think the impact was probably less than 25 mph.

Nice that we both had Jeeps. These vehicles are tough. If he had been driving a Civic or a Camry then it would need to be towed home!

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:57 pm 
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Lifted Liberty with a hitch, and a rice rocket would have a giant keyhole punched through the radiator.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:01 pm 
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GordnadoCRD wrote:
Lifted Liberty with a hitch, and a rice rocket would have a giant keyhole punched through the radiator.


Yeah I was rear ended by a Kia a couple of years ago. Cosmetic damage to bumper skin of the Liberty. Kia lost both headlights and hitch receiver punched a hole through her hood.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:58 am 
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Replaced 3 year old Goodyear Duratracs (LT245/65 16) and orig Liberty wheels with BFG All Terrain T/A KO LT265/70 16's and MB TKO rims.

Oh, and I washed it. The wheels were cleaner then the car so I had no choice. :pepper:

The rims came with the WIDE cover/cap. They ordered the center cap so the chrome lugs will show and breaks up the center. Hats off to the boys at Discount Tire for trying 2 tire sizes and 2 rim sizes to give me max space and no rub and no sledge hammer modifications :D . Needless to say, 3 days/3 trips to the store got it done.

next mod is a new radio/speakers.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:53 pm 
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Have you noticed a difference between the feel of the DuraTracs and the BFG's?

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cams
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ARP studs
eTn1 GPs

Flowmaster 942550
Carter P76611M
GM 12611872
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GM 15017911
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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:45 am 
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Other then less noise, smoother ride and more "resistance" (more surface contact which you can feel in the steering), no. :wink:

The BFG's have more rubber on the road so the feel was expected but remember, my Goodyears were 3 years old so they were half wore out and were not as "soft" as the new rubber so I expected the feel I get now. For me, the real test comes in a 3 months or so when I get the snow. I'm sure I'll get some mud experience in the meantime :BANANA:

But I have the feeling by looking online at others, the Duratracs will still come out on time when it comes to mud/snow traction. After getting the new CLEAN SMELLY tires, I had no choice but to wash the Jeep, so I'm trying to keep it clean (no mud yet) as long as I can LOL. Going today to get the center caps repalced. The first picture is whats there now:
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This is what they will look like with the smaller center hubs (you will be able to see the chrome lugs):
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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:02 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:28 pm 
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Finished this today.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
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buddha112572 wrote:
Finished this today.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:11 pm 
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buddha112572 wrote:
Finished this today.

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Did you at least get a CB with Single Side Band (SSB) lol?

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Pyle 42watt flood lights
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