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Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far)

Posted By: xjeepr

Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/14/08 05:11 AM

Well guys & gals finally have a few pics I can share with you. First some poser pics then some pics out on a ride in the Canadian Rockies. Hoping to have more pics of the build process & the wheeling but trying to compile shared pics from friends.

Feist your eyes!!!!!

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Out in the hills

This is the first climb.
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My buddy in a Cherokee lifted 6" on 33s coming down to see how I'm doing.
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Buddy trying to get up the next section.
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Waiting for my turn.
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Yeah that's me coming up the hill.
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Just about there now.
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Pretty tough when ya gotta plow snow all the way...but she made it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />.
http://elite4x4.com/coppermine/albums/uploads/thumb_DSCN1411_resize.JPG

This is what the guy leading was driving.
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Some scenery.
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Sorry about all the links but have'nt figured out how to post the pics without <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />.
Posted By: homerdog

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/14/08 05:54 PM

Very nice, those wheels are pretty sweet, where can I find a set of those at? Great trail pictures, the thumbnails are pretty small though.
Posted By: xjeepr

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/14/08 10:47 PM

Sorry about the thumbnail pics. New to the pic posting thing. Soon as I get it figured out I'll fix it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />.

Got those wheels through a retail 4x4 shop here in Calgary. Should be able to get them from anyone that deals with Dick Cepek tires/wheels.
Posted By: DennisThompson

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/15/08 12:34 AM

Great pics, I love wheelin in the snow, great fun. The last time I got to do it I had to break the trail in about 18 inches, I made it up the hill but one could follow me. The full sized Blazers and Broncos had to take the easy way up. I love the DCII wheels also, I've been waiting for them to come out in the metric 6 lug pattern for my 05 F150. I hope they have them by the time my tires ware out.

Dennis

Keep up the fun, Dennis
Posted By: Iron

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/15/08 12:50 AM

Very Nice Rob!

What brand and size of tyre are you running?
Posted By: xjeepr

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/15/08 03:04 AM

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Very Nice Rob!

What brand and size of tyre are you running?


Thanks Mike & thanks for the wheels/tires too!!

If you checked my signature you'd see the tire info <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" />.

Just diggin ya....Super Swamper SSR(radial TSL) in 29.5x11.5". Chew like the dickens & decent road manners too <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />.
Posted By: Everet

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/15/08 03:12 AM

Where did you get the rear bumper? Looks pretty heavy duty!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Everet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Iron

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/15/08 04:32 AM

They look bigger than 29's, thought you might have got a new set. I'm in the hunt for a set of 33's or 34's to go on the Jeep, but 17" rubber is a bit more pricey than 15".

We should try to do a Edmonton/Calgary sporty owners and former owners run this summer! maybe Defboy will have his back together soon!
Posted By: xjeepr

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/15/08 04:12 PM

Hey Everet...bumpers, rails & skids are all custom. Left the stock bumpers with a buddy so he could form the new bumpers to resemble them. All 1/4" steel...STOUT!!!!

Iron...if yer going to mount new rubbers on the stock JK wheels it's gunna be more $$ for sure. Maybe consider after market 15" wheels so you can use less expensive rubbers <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />.
Posted By: Yankee_Tim

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/15/08 05:41 PM

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Maybe consider after market 15" wheels so you can use less expensive rubbers <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />.


Sorry to hijack. But I recently saw a post somewhere that they couldn't go to 15" rims on a new JK due to the calipers and rotors being a lot bigger than the TJ.

Food for thought.
Posted By: Hydra747

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/16/08 12:13 AM

Looks really awesome! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

I like the Basket, wheels, flares, tires, bumpers and suspension lift.

I would get black teflon center caps for the rear + spare <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Also tint <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Awesome, Truly Awesome <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Iron

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/16/08 12:30 AM

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Maybe consider after market 15" wheels so you can use less expensive rubbers <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />.


Sorry to hijack. But I recently saw a post somewhere that they couldn't go to 15" rims on a new JK due to the calipers and rotors being a lot bigger than the TJ.

Food for thought.


You can run 'some' 15"s steel rims, the alloys are to thick but I've been told you can get 15 craggers on with no problem. A set of 5 17" 33's is about $500 more than a set of 5 15" 33's. Go figure they have less rubber??
Posted By: DennisThompson

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/16/08 12:39 AM

Thats what I have allways said, same size tire + bigger hole in the middle = less rubber. To a tire company it = more money.

Dennis
Posted By: xjeepr

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/16/08 03:21 AM

Thanks for the kudos guys!!!

Still a couple things to do...swap in the TJ coils, adjustable panhard bar(soon as Dave has time to figure out how much $$ I gotta give him), coat the bumpers, rails & rockers with Gator Guard, snorkel & the tune up stuff(have already opened up the exhuast & dropped in a K&N). Might look into the tint but the kids like the view without the tint.
Posted By: DEFBOY35

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/17/08 04:55 AM

lookin good rob. bumpers turned out awesome. my front is going to look real similar once it is finished.

that looks like the trail leading up to top of the world in mclean?

if so that trail can be hell even without snow! so much fun.
Posted By: xjeepr

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/17/08 05:47 AM

Thanks man!!! Top of the World for sure...ya must of been there before. Great thing is even with snow up to our knees & wheeling with folks that all had 33s or bigger the sporty held her own <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: DEFBOY35

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/18/08 03:55 PM

such a fun trail. especially the top at the steps! made some believers last year when i made it up, and some of the other rigs couldnt!

were did you find the flares?
Posted By: xjeepr

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/19/08 03:52 AM

Got the flares through www.stmparts.com . When I ordered mine I was told that there were only 3 sets left in North America. I'm pretty sure they're the EGRs. If I remember right email mike@stmparts.com to see if he has any left <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />.
Posted By: Hydra747

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/19/08 07:07 AM

I posted this a couple of weeks ago...and they are EGR.

Availability is another question....

Ex-Jeeper:

Black Teflon Center caps are around $25.00 ---OUCH!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: xjeepr

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/20/08 05:55 AM

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Black Teflon Center caps are around $25.00 ---OUCH!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />


Yeah I know, that's why I getting a couple open caps for the fronts <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" />.
Posted By: logansportage

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/21/08 11:27 PM

Hey, how come the Elite 4x4 links don't work? I want to see the action shots.

Nice ride by the way!

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: xjeepr

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/22/08 06:10 AM

Thanks!!

Looks like he's taken down the elite 4x4 site. Trying to get in touch with him to see what happened. If I can get those pics again I'll see if I can post them back up. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: logansportage

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/22/08 11:38 PM

Thanks!

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: xjeepr

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/29/08 05:48 AM

Here's some more pics of the winter wheeling on May 10 <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk3/rgmcneil/Sporty%20May%2010%2008/DCP_0020.jpg?

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk3/rgmcneil/Sporty%20May%2010%2008/DCP_0021.jpg?

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk3/rgmcneil/Sporty%20May%2010%2008/DCP_0022.jpg?

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk3/rgmcneil/Sporty%20May%2010%2008/DCP_0023.jpg?

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk3/rgmcneil/Sporty%20May%2010%2008/DCP_0025.jpg?

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk3/rgmcneil/Sporty%20May%2010%2008/DCP_0034.jpg?

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk3/rgmcneil/Sporty%20May%2010%2008/DCP_0035.jpg?

Gotta love the Canadian Rockies <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />.
Posted By: logansportage

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/29/08 06:46 PM

That's the same winch I'm looking at. Got to love Sam's Club!

Nice pics!

Did you get stuck or just stop halfway up to take the pics?

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: xjeepr

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/29/08 07:04 PM

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That's the same winch I'm looking at. Got to love Sam's Club!

Nice pics!

Did you get stuck or just stop halfway up to take the pics?

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


Yeah...the winch is great. Have'nt had to use it yet but traded my Superwinch EPi9000 for the Champion 9500 cuz the Champ is about 30lbs lighter than the Super when mounted on the multimount. Champ will be good enough for the sporty but with the old Cherokee I had, definately needed the robustness of the Super.

NO STUCKAGE for the 'lil grunt' on this run <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />. Pics are courtesy of my buddy ahead of me in his Cherokee on 33s <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />.
Posted By: logansportage

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 05/30/08 10:49 PM

Just an FYI, the Super and the Champ are the same winch. Just private labeled for Super. You can get the same thing from Harbor Freight but under the name of Chicago.

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: 4runnernomore

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 06/20/08 10:47 AM

G'Day Rob,

Just a quick question on your rear flairs that you have modded to suit. When you cut them did you leave them open or seal off the area where the excess was removed.

Would like to know as I may end up doing something similar. A close up pic of it would be good if you can mange it.

cheers, Chris
Posted By: xjeepr

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 06/21/08 04:44 AM

G'day back at ya!!!

Sorry but not on the forum much these days...busy with kids & life in general.

Flares are still just left open where I trimmed em off. Might just leave em that way for now but will take a closer look at possibilities when I have time to do my Gator Guard on the rockers. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />

L8TR
Posted By: Hydra747

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 06/22/08 11:12 AM

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Sorry but not on the forum much these days...busy with kids & life in general.


Isn't that all of us? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: rallyant

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 06/24/08 07:13 PM

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Got the flares through www.stmparts.com . When I ordered mine I was told that there were only 3 sets left in North America. I'm pretty sure they're the EGRs. If I remember right email mike@stmparts.com to see if he has any left <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />.

Dude love the setup!
Love the pix!
Thanks for the link. I orders a set of flares tonight! I just for the email to say they have been shipped smile
I didnt realize you had to mod them to suit? what were they made to suit?
Do you have any pix of the build yet? Keen to see some pix of the front and rear bumpers if you have any? Im going to make some soon too.
Posted By: rallyant

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 11/17/10 03:10 AM

Digging up and old thread,, But, when i got my flares the plastic molding said, "Made in Australia"
Im imported from USA a part that was made here in Australia!
Be nice to know where and what for? Im sure there's still a heap of ozzy sportage drivers that would like them.
Posted By: Sportege_Panicmech

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 11/17/10 05:54 AM

Nice pics! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cyclops.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: 4runnernomore

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 11/17/10 09:57 AM

G'Day GlenK,

I still have the flairs if you are interested in following through with them to chase the number.

I enquired through Boss Products who are the manufacturers of Dura Flairs however I never recieved a reply off them.

I enquired again about 12 months later. this time about using my flairs as a mould to make more and wider especially at the front. They would be interested in doing this however we need amarket tgo keep the costs down.

From memory I posted all this on the forum a while ago.

Cheers Chris
Posted By: rallyant

Re: Long overdue pics of the Sporty(so far) - 11/24/10 12:09 PM

Thanks Chris,
I bought my flairs about 2 years ago, with full intention of buying a sportage!
Wider ones would be good!

But it looks like ill be selling the ones I have now my wife is set on a Pajero IO (4 door long wheel base version)

But until we buy a sporty is still an option smile
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