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Installed Rubi sliders on the Sport S. Not perfect but will offer protection until I get a proper rear end. Found the brackets and sliders on eBay as a fresh take off for 300. Still can’t believe how expensive these things go for compared to the Rubi sliders. But we’ll worth the protection.

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Arcus bumper installed with Warn EVO 10s and Factor 55. Not my favorite bumper in the world but overall happy with it. Warn wireless remote isn’t working and I got a different bolt for the bumper which doesn’t match. So gotta call them to replace.

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I’ve been considering the Evo vs the top of the range smitty. My only hesitation is not knowing how hidden the wires are on the warm evo. In every product photo on north ridge there are a lot of wires coming out to the left side. How did you hide your wiring so well?
 
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I’ve been considering the Evo vs the top of the range smitty. My only hesitation is not knowing how hidden the wires are on the warm evo. In every product photo on north ridge there are a lot of wires coming out to the left side. How did you hide your wiring so well?
you just gotta push them down. I’m not a fan of the wire look either.
 
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I haven’t updated this much here’s a MetalCloak Gamechanger lift and Adams drive shaft.

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Just installed MC EXO skin rocker panels on one side. still fighting with the other side. These things are impossible to install and to line up each bolt correctly. I would pay someone to install these. Rivenuts are terrible!

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Took the Jeep out on a easy trail yesterday and let the wife drive. She loved it and even said she could get used to off roading! She likes it way better then my previous Tacoma and new Ranger that I had. Not that she ever gave me hard time about spending money but now maybe I won’t have to justify it as much now!

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Looks good. Strongly advise mud flaps be fore you get stone chips on the hinges. I waited too long.
 
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Looks good. Strongly advise mud flaps be fore you get stone chips on the hinges. I waited too long.
sorry to hear but not a mud flap fan.
 

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Some snow wheeling this weekend!

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How did it do against that ZR2? I came from one and while my JT absolutely kills it rock crawling, they are a little closer for desert and snow runs type stuff.
 
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How did it do against that ZR2? I came from one and while my JT absolutely kills it rock crawling, they are a little closer for desert and snow runs type stuff.
The ZR2 actually struggled the most in the snow. I think the smaller tires really held him back. He struggled to get up a few sections while we didn’t have any issues at all. The JK was definitely the best. The smaller size really helped not getting sucked into the snow banks.
 
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Just installed MC EXO skin rocker panels on one side. still fighting with the other side. These things are impossible to install and to line up each bolt correctly. I would pay someone to install these. Rivenuts are terrible!

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I have these in my garage right now and rivnuts installed on the passenger side. 3 holes are slightly off(should be able to oval the exo skin hole to make work) and 2 rivnuts are spinning.... I will be having cloakworks or another local 4x4 shop complete the install.
 
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I have these in my garage right now and rivnuts installed on the passenger side. 3 holes are slightly off(should be able to oval the exo skin hole to make work) and 2 rivnuts are spinning.... I will be having cloakworks or another local 4x4 shop complete the install.
Yup, my buddy who helped was going to buy some rocker panels but after this install said he will never touch anything with a rivnut again. We had to buy a thread tap to get some of the bolts to fit. I’m just glad it’s done and any amount of money is worth for a professional to install. And I would make sure that professional has done something similar before. Good luck I don’t envy your position right now at all.
 

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