BIKINI Wrangler JL Club

sanman357

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Once I got the caster dialed in to ~5 degrees, its been very good on the road so far. The shocks are a bit stiffer than the stock ones (running rocksports) and don't soak up the minor bumps quite as well but they do a better job with the bigger stuff. Body lean and fading under braking are almost entirely gone now though which is awesome. Won't get a chance to wheel it with the stock tires so can't comment on that.

I'm going to Patagonia's in a 315/70R17 so they should still have plenty of room for flexing. Since those are D rated and a light tire overall, I'm expecting it to be fairly similar to the KO2s.
So essentially I'm doing the opposite as you. I started with the 315/70 17's because my Ram needed tires. Handles like a go-cart compared to the Ram. Since I have a manual trans, I will probably regear since 6th is useless below 70. And as long as I am re-gearing I will probably regear for 37S and do the lift at the same time.

Why not 37s for you?





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So essentially I'm doing the opposite as you. I started with the 315/70 17's because my Ram needed tires. Handles like a go-cart compared to the Ram. Since I have a manual trans, I will probably regear since 6th is useless below 70. And as long as I am re-gearing I will probably regear for 37S and do the lift at the same time.

Why not 37s for you?
I've gone back and forth on it so many times! I like that I can get a lightweight tire that I can get all the flex that the MC lift let's me have so the 35" Pats work for all of that and without a re-gear. Helps that the Pats in that size are fairly cheap at less than $250. The only downside that I have heard for them is they have a short life comparatively.

If I went 37s now, I'm on the fence about if I would need to regear, would probably need to swap out wheels, and would be doing inner fender liners at the same time. Not quite ready for those steps so just decided that 35s were the easy option for now.
 

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Need to get some better pics of the wife's Jeep. So far we've been loving the Bikini Pearl (still not a cool as our Impact Orange TJ, lol)

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JJSix

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She's got a name!

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A couple of recent commissions for Bikini colored Jeeps. It's a great color!

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Herson

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Need to get some better pics of the wife's Jeep. So far we've been loving the Bikini Pearl (still not a cool as our Impact Orange TJ, lol)

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Nice looking Bikini. I was looking for a Bikini with gold or bronze colored wheels to see how they looked. I have been trying to see what color other than black will look good on this bikini color. do you have photos of the of the side to see how it looks?
 

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It's scary when they start to multiply

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Cracker_Box

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Need to get some better pics of the wife's Jeep. So far we've been loving the Bikini Pearl (still not a cool as our Impact Orange TJ, lol)

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Ayeeee!!
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I've had mine for 2 years now.
Actually about to put it up forsale, I'm ordering a Gladiator.

Still haven't decided on what color for the truck yet. I'm gonna miss Bikini!
 

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