Manual 2 Door Rubicon Bikini Build

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alright, I'll ask here: @ChattVol and @Creeker : How do you guys like the DirtyLife wheels? Are the rings removable?

Just curious. I was looking at several other wheels when a buddy at work suggested these. He runs an off road company focused on Toyotas and overlanding and said he might be able to get me a discount on them.
Hey...I've not ran this wheel. What size tire with it? I believe @Sting_NC_USA is running them with 40s and could prob share some thoughts.
 
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Yes, those are the 9303 DT-1's by Dirty Life

One advantage is that if you go with the traditional mounting with the plastic bead ring (i.e., not using the aluminum ring for bead locks) and you scuff a plastic ring, there are likely folks who have an extra set of plastic rings they will sell you cheap.
 
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Next Venture Motorsports makes a great rear diff skid (RDS).
Recently, they started making their front diff skid (FDS).

The FDS arrived at my doorstep about a week ago, and like what was done with the RDS, the welds were ground smooth. Grinding the welds smooth is just a nutty thing to do and really is not needed. Then, the FDS was delivered to the powder coat folks.

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One thing for sure, this FDS is a beast. Its made from 1/4" and 3/8" metal.
I pitty the rock that get in my way. :D
Maybe the folks at Next Venture should rename their FDS to Rock Crusher.

Installation was straight forward.

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What is really great is the FDS protects the pinion and the front axle's U-Joint.

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Now I just need to go find some rocks to crush. :D

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