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Jamie Fitzmaurice

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About Jamie Fitzmaurice

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    2012 Jeep JKU
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    Scottsdale, AZ

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  1. Updated pics after installation - went ahead with the 2.5" lift, shocks, quick disconnects (and brakes for good measure) - next up will be tires/fenders/bumpers/lights/grill insert/ I could go on and on... again I appreciate the feedback from everyone.
  2. Dyna and I had a great time today with Mike, Charles and Zoe. I learned my lesson with Mike, don't bring too much of your own food , he told me but I didn't listen. I will say it's not often you get three IT guys together and the discussion doesn't end up making Dyna fall asleep but I think we did a pretty good job today not talking shop too much.
  3. End Result: We had a great discussion with the guy at Absolute Off-road and landed on a 2.5" RockKrawler kit with quick disconnects and bilstein shocks. Will be scheduling that install next month.
  4. Want to make sure I have the correct starting location (fr3554 trail head off of Usery Pass):
  5. Count us in, been wanting to hit this area. Will be 2 of us in 1 vehicle.
  6. Quick disconnects have now moved up the priority list.
  7. Thanks Jason, always looking for other shops to talk to. Really happy with J&W Auto to fix the jeep so far, and Desert Rat for options as well.
  8. Thanks for the replies all. We do have the AEV 2.5 w/ geometry brackets in the quote, I just failed to mention them. I'll do some thinking about the skids and brackets and see what we want to go with. The lift seems like a good investment, especially if the ride is equal or better than it is now. Jason took us on a slightly technical trail a few weeks ago and we really enjoyed it (the trail and the group!), but we did learn that we need a few more inches of clearance and this lift looks like a great way to start. The 35's are going to be gnawing at me I'm sure, but I think the 33's are going to work fine until they need replaced. Another question: is a sway bar quick disconnect worth the few hundred dollars? I haven't disconnected mine for a trail yet, but would like to at some point to see the difference. Seems like while the tires are airing down, it would be a good time to manually disconnect them and won't be a waste of time. Maybe the quick disconnect will be easier and I'll probably like it better, it doesn't sound like a must have for now.
  9. New to the jeep community with a highly stock jku and 33’s. Been reading about different lift types and it’s a bit much to sort through. Body lifts, spacers, spring lifts, short arm, long arm… this jeep will be 75/25 pavement/offroad (won’t go beyond level 4/5) . Thinking of going to 35’s at some point and am looking for recommendations for a 2-3” lift. I know I’ll need to update fenders and bumpers but for now am starting with the lift. Current recommendations from local shop is an AEV 2.5” lift with springs/shocks (4D dual sport XT). Any thoughts on a different way to go?
  10. Bought a 2012 JKU with MyTop and do not need the hard top, looks like it was on this jeep for a few years but I've never used it. Minor scratches as seen in pics. Asking $1400 OBO. Local pickup only (Phoenix metro), I cannot deliver or ship.
  11. Had a great time on the trip and glad we got to meet some new people. Can't wait for more this summer.
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