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    Wrangler

    Because one Jeep isn't enough and because Toyotas are for terrorists, bought a Wrangler.

    Only owned it a couple of months but pretty happy with the mod list so far:

    2014 JK Unlimited Oscar Mike/Freedom Edition (MURICAH)
    AEV Suspension
    ARB Front Bar
    Runva 11XP Winch Black/premium
    Rugged ridge XHD rear bar
    AEV Pintlers
    BFG KM2 35x12.5r17 tyres

    Took it out to Zig Zag and it absolutely walked up stuff that the Grand Cherokee liked to kick around a bit on, pretty impressed by its ability.

    Still need to get a set out sway bar disconnects for the front.

    Anyways, will update with decent pictures / action shots when taken:

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    Looks like it's got a Terraflex, or ripoff, spare wheel carrier. Certainly has some big $$ thrown at it, AEV stuff is stupidly expensive, but nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    Looks like it's got a Terraflex, or ripoff, spare wheel carrier. Certainly has some big $$ thrown at it, AEV stuff is stupidly expensive, but nice.
    Yeah the Teraflex HD hinge, I generally don't bother mentioning that, pretty boring mod but necessary.

    I thought the AEV kit was decently priced, I paid $1650 for the lift kit which came with a bunch of stuff the others don't include. Added the geo brackets to get the castor back because I really wanted it to drive as well as it can.

    It genuinely doesn't drive any worse than stock in my opinion, it's just slower in acceleration / brakes because of the additional mass on the wheels. The tyres weren't even that much louder than stock, quieter than the ST Maxx I had on the Grand Cherokee and barely / not louder than the basic Hankook all terrains on it now.
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    AEV must have sharpened their pencils then, they used to be bloody expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    AEV must have sharpened their pencils then, they used to be bloody expensive.
    It's definitely the impression people have, but they are just all inclusive compared to other brands where they let you pick and choose.

    So you can get a 2.5 inch lift for $400 which is basically rubber blocks or you can get one for $1200 which is missing half the parts etc.
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    This is relevant to my interest. What flares are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    This is relevant to my interest. What flares are they?
    Stock factory ones.

    The Rubicon, Freedom Edition and the Overland come with the colour coded flares.

    They are the same width etc as the regular ones.

    Do you have a build thread for the Wrangler?
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    They cover the bigger tyres pretty well (from that angle)

    Got any more pics?

    Nah, still collecting parts at this stage
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    They cover the bigger tyres pretty well (from that angle)

    Got any more pics?

    Nah, still collecting parts at this stage
    yeah but none showing how far they stick out.

    They definitely do stick out, maybe 40-50mm?

    I've actually had those tyres replaced (they couldn't balance a couple of them) and swapped with the Micky Thompson Deegan 38's 315/70R17 but in order to settle internet arguments they also have 35/12.5 r17 on the sidewall.

    The MT are a fair bit louder, ride is about the same, off road about the same but grip a fair bit better on wet road.
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    Thats awesome! Wranglers are weapons off road! Good colour too
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR-PUNANNY View Post
    Thats awesome! Wranglers are weapons off road! Good colour too
    Thanks mate!

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    Climbing Mount Walker on a damp day, it went about as well as you'd imagine:




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    Yeehaa. Marty, you will be pleased to know that the Everest Titanium is going up for sale. We love it but even NO PICS wants to get a serious 4x4 now we are in Qld and WRANGLER IT IS. Or will be shortly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Kowalski View Post
    Yeehaa. Marty, you will be pleased to know that the Everest Titanium is going up for sale. We love it but even NO PICS wants to get a serious 4x4 now we are in Qld and WRANGLER IT IS. Or will be shortly.
    You could probably just put a set of off road wheels and tyres (not 20s) on the Everest, most people are touring and they refer to 4x4 and no one is saying the Wrangler makes the best tourer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyHusseinXF View Post
    You could probably just put a set of off road wheels and tyres (not 20s) on the Everest, most people are touring and they refer to 4x4 and no one is saying the Wrangler makes the best tourer.
    I tour in mine. Just need to fit a second fuel tank. My 2 door has 120L fuel capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shep View Post
    I tour in mine. Just need to fit a second fuel tank. My 2 door has 120L fuel capacity.
    Yeah, lots of people do it but size is king when it comes to Touring, especially with more than a couple, dual cabs / large wagons etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyHusseinXF View Post
    Yeah, lots of people do it but size is king when it comes to Touring, especially with more than a couple, dual cabs / large wagons etc.
    Yeah they are all good except if you want to 4wd while touring then you are stuck with a heavy ifs shitbox. But then I used to tour in sierras so a JK is a luxo barge in comparison

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