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Thread: Matador just went through a growth a spurt!

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    Matador just went through a growth a spurt!

    Finally made the move from 33's up to 35's!

    Got rid of 33's on Stock 18's and now running 35" Goodyear MTR's w/Kevlar mounted on Pro Comps also got rid of the soft top and running a Trektop NX......next mods are new gears and rear bumper!



    2008 JK Sahara Unlimited
    35" Goodyear MTR's on Pro Comp alloys, Rough Country 3.5" Lift, Staang's Fab Mid-Width Bumper, Rough Country Dual Steering Stabilizers, JKS Quick disco's, Smittybilt XRC Rock Sliders, ARB Diff Covers, Rancho Oil Pan Skid, Poison Spyder Evap Skid, Bushwacker Flat Fenders, Tom Woods Front DS, Cobra 75WXST, Titan TW-10 Winch, Hella1000 Black Magics
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    Looks good!

    I love the trektop but it would look rediculous with the wife's new roof rack. Where did you get the top from?

    Did you stick with 18's or bump down to a 17" rim with the new tires?

    Only running 3.5" of lift? Stock control arms?

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    Thanks! I got the top from Just Jeeps......went down to a 17" wheel....the rubber is just too damn expensive on those 18's...plus I would rather have more rubber between my wheels and the rocks Yep, it's a 3.5" lift but the flat fenders give me a lot more clearance....my lift kit came with new lower control arms. It's a Rough Country 3.5" lift....lifetime warranty ....and they stand behind their product....i know from first hand experience!

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    She looked good when I last saw her, and looks better now.
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    looks good dude,big difference from last year
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    That looks badass ....makes me miss my JK a little


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    I really dig the trektop. I want one.

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    Your tires look small...


    Looks good bud.
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    I like the fastback look of that Trektop NX.
    Are those rims a 4.5 inch offset rim?
    Do the tires rub the control arms at all?
    Looking good, Matador.
    Hope to see ya on the trails this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    I like the fastback look of that Trektop NX.
    Are those rims a 4.5 inch offset rim?
    Do the tires rub the control arms at all?
    Looking good, Matador.
    Hope to see ya on the trails this summer.
    I sold my old top...I like this one a lot better

    4.75 backspacing on these wheels and no rubbing ...but I don't have stock control arms...my lift came with new ones.


    I can't wait to hit the trails!!!!! You registered for Trailfest again?

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    One of the nicest mall crawlers I've seen yet Here's to the mall crawlers!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dft View Post
    One of the nicest mall crawlers I've seen yet Here's to the mall crawlers!!!
    Lol.....mall crawler!!!!!! I know there a lot of people that mod them and not wheel them! Crazy....waste of money in my opinion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matador View Post
    Lol.....mall crawler!!!!!! I know there a lot of people that mod them and not wheel them! Crazy....waste of money in my opinion!
    ive got a cpl modded mall crawlers. if i didnt waste money on those, it would be something else...lol.

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    Looks great!
    How bad is it with the 35's and stock gears?
    I'm in the same boat, presently have 33's, thinking of stepping up to 35's but won't be able to do gears right away.
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    I have the Superchips tuner that I had when i was running my 33" Duratrac's. I have the 3.73 gears so on the highway...it's constantly shifting in and out of OD. I have basically resorted to shutting OD off. Even in the city I find myself doing it. My next mod is gears, and sleeves and gussets for my Dana 30....just trying to decide if I should go 4.88 or 5.13. 35"s are somewhat manageable but I dont want to do it for long....my gas mileage has gotten worse...but i was expecting that to happen. I am going to try downloading the Superchips Tranny extra and tweak my shift points to see if that helps.

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