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Old 05-15-2014, 12:48 PM   #31
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Anyone near the DeKalb area?

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Old 05-15-2014, 07:59 PM   #32
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I would be interested in a Chicago area club. I'm located in the south suburbs.

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Old 07-08-2014, 09:36 PM   #33
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Hey everyone!

I just bought my first Jeep and I'm in love with it! I would love to learn more and become involved in Jeep culture so a club sounds great! I'm in the Chicago suburbs and I don't mind traveling.

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Old 07-12-2014, 11:41 PM   #34
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Evening, hope everyone is enjoying the weather; anyone around Schamburg Area? Do you have a web site?

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Old 07-13-2014, 02:43 AM   #35
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In the Arlington Hts area. Interested in joining a club or just a meet and greet.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:34 PM   #36
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I'm in the north and north west suburbs every couple of months so those areas are fine with me! I'm new to Jeeps so I'm not ready to go off-roading by myself. I'm cool with a meet and greet or whatever but we need a leader/head planner...
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:41 AM   #37
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The Fox River Jeep Club is an active local club that is largely based out of the northern burbs in and around Lake and McHenry counties. Generally a monthly meet and greet as well as a monthly wheeling trip to either The Badlands or The Cliffs...The club is on FB as well as its own webpage: foxriverjeepclub.com
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:54 PM   #38
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The Fox River Jeep Club is an active local club that is largely based out of the northern burbs in and around Lake and McHenry counties. Generally a monthly meet and greet as well as a monthly wheeling trip to either The Badlands or The Cliffs...The club is on FB as well as its own webpage: foxriverjeepclub.com
That's great! Thanks for sharing the info
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:19 AM   #39
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Did anything ever come of a chicago group or did everyone go to the fox river club?
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:30 AM   #40
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Did anything ever come of a chicago group or did everyone go to the fox river club?
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:08 AM   #41
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well. now that I ran into this thread. I just want to throw something in. I know a guy, he is into landrover defenders for offroading, not in jeeps, yet. he owns a smaller used car dealership with repair shop in Waukegan, IL. he also has a lot of open property by his shop. He is offering his facilities for some kind of jeep/offroad club landing pad. He will be able to provide space to wrench, tools to loan and will have his mechanics available to work on your vehicles at some discounted rates. I don't want to be a middle man, if someone is interested in this, I can provide contact info. He is cool guy, he has an XJ on the lot that he is thinking about building up as intro to jeeps. He is looking for some exposure and good mojo to promote his business, that's his motivation besides the offroad passion
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well. now that I ran into this thread. I just want to throw something in. I know a guy, he is into landrover defenders for offroading, not in jeeps, yet. he owns a smaller used car dealership with repair shop in Waukegan, IL. he also has a lot of open property by his shop. He is offering his facilities for some kind of jeep/offroad club landing pad. He will be able to provide space to wrench, tools to loan and will have his mechanics available to work on your vehicles at some discounted rates. I don't want to be a middle man, if someone is interested in this, I can provide contact info. He is cool guy, he has an XJ on the lot that he is thinking about building up as intro to jeeps. He is looking for some exposure and good mojo to promote his business, that's his motivation besides the offroad passion
Samal I might take you up on this. Im living out of an apartment in the brookfield zoo area and need someone to help me out with a rubi coil spring swap on my JK since I don't have a lift or stands to do it myself.

Hit me up if anyone else has any other suggestions on a place to get it done that may be jeep friendly, or if you want to help out haha And I am definitely down for a Chicagoland club!
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:27 PM   #43
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Samal I might take you up on this. Im living out of an apartment in the brookfield zoo area and need someone to help me out with a rubi coil spring swap on my JK since I don't have a lift or stands to do it myself. Hit me up if anyone else has any other suggestions on a place to get it done that may be jeep friendly, or if you want to help out haha And I am definitely down for a Chicagoland club!
I wish I was closer because I did the rubi spring swap myself! A hint, look at the part numbers on all the springs before you put them on and, if they are different numbers, make sure the ones with the higher last two numbers go on the passenger side. The higher the number, the taller the spring (supports more weight), and the passenger side is where the fuel tank is.
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:39 PM   #44
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I wish I was closer because I did the rubi spring swap myself! A hint, look at the part numbers on all the springs before you put them on and, if they are different numbers, make sure the ones with the higher last two numbers go on the passenger side. The higher the number, the taller the spring (supports more weight), and the passenger side is where the fuel tank is.
Ah too bad! That would have been helpful to have you! Right now stock Im riding on 14's up front (driver and passenger) and 56's in the back (driver and passenger). Maybe its a 2014 thing? I have 17's and 59's to do the swap with. Its going to be interesting...thats why I would love to have someone more experienced to give me a hand.
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Ah too bad! That would have been helpful to have you! Right now stock Im riding on 14's up front (driver and passenger) and 56's in the back (driver and passenger). Maybe its a 2014 thing? I have 17's and 59's to do the swap with. Its going to be interesting...thats why I would love to have someone more experienced to give me a hand.
It wasn't too bad for me and my buddy using a jack and jack stands but we were in a garage and it wasn't freezing cold out. Big thing to remember to do is unfasten the clips for the rubber brake line where they attach to the axles before you start out. If you don't they will get stretched at full flex of the spring. And only do one at a time because you get more flex that way and it's easier to swap the springs.
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:50 PM   #46
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It wasn't too bad for me and my buddy using a jack and jack stands but we were in a garage and it wasn't freezing cold out. Big thing to remember to do is unfasten the clips for the rubber brake line where they attach to the axles before you start out. If you don't they will get stretched at full flex of the spring.
Thats what I have heard! I am game to give it a try but I my wait until summer when I hopefully have a garage. Now Im curious about the different driver/passenger spring rates...I could have swore mine were the same both sides. Maybe I will double check tomorrow.
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Thats what I have heard! I am game to give it a try but I my wait until summer when I hopefully have a garage. Now Im curious about the different driver/passenger spring rates...I could have swore mine were the same both sides. Maybe I will double check tomorrow.
They might be, it depends on the options the Rubicon they came off of had. I think mine were both 18 front and 59 back but one of the front labels fell off and I can't remember what number it was. LOL!
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:03 AM   #48
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They might be, it depends on the options the Rubicon they came off of had. I think mine were both 18 front and 59 back but one of the front labels fell off and I can't remember what number it was. LOL!
Fair enough haha I'll let you know when I check on mine. Do you think the 17-59 combo will be level or should I be looking for some 18's up front?

I think we hijacked this thread. Whoops.
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Fair enough haha I'll let you know when I check on mine. Do you think the 17-59 combo will be level or should I be looking for some 18's up front? I think we hijacked this thread. Whoops.
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I work at meineke in Rockford on the corner of alpine and newburg. We do everything from lifts to roll cages at a reasonable rate. The owner owns 3 xj's and i have personally built 3 tj's and a jk including my own. If anybody has any ?'s just pm me.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:55 AM   #51
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Did anyone end up starting a Chicago Jeep Club? I'd be down in starting one. I've been reading the wrangler forum for over 8 years for maintenance tutorials but never posted. I'm currently planning a summer trip to Silver Lake Off road park in the summer! Thats an awesome off road park in Michigan where you can off road in the sand dunes next to lake Michigan. Would be awesome if we could organize a Chicago Jeep convoy!
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I haven't heard anything about a club yet. I live on the southside and would help get one started, just have to much on my plate to head it up myself. Would like to do a chicago meet and greet his spring and get a feel for how many people are interested. I have a central location in the west loop with a large parking lot which is also close to food and drinks.
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I haven't heard anything about a club yet. I live on the southside and would help get one started, just have to much on my plate to head it up myself. Would like to do a chicago meet and greet his spring and get a feel for how many people are interested. I have a central location in the west loop with a large parking lot which is also close to food and drinks.
Me and a few people have been going back in forth with a new club as well...was thinking in my head of a good meet and greet date towards the end of April...
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What's up all, I would be intrrested in a jeep club, I live in Chicago city outskirts by Norridge. Me and my bud are going to Daytona Jeep beach in April. Anyone interested in bringing their toy down there?
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Did anyone end up starting a Chicago Jeep Club? I'd be down in starting one. I've been reading the wrangler forum for over 8 years for maintenance tutorials but never posted. I'm currently planning a summer trip to Silver Lake Off road park in the summer! Thats an awesome off road park in Michigan where you can off road in the sand dunes next to lake Michigan. Would be awesome if we could organize a Chicago Jeep convoy!
Count me in for that trip to silver lake, it'd be good to do a meet first, just to have an idea of how many people are interested. I'm an Audi tech so I can give a hand with any repairs if we start a club.
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I'm trying to figure out how I'm gonna do a ZJ to TJ alternator switch. Heh...wanna help with that?
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I'm trying to figure out how I'm gonna do a ZJ to TJ alternator switch. Heh...wanna help with that?
Why you wanna do that? You need more amperage??
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Why you wanna do that? You need more amperage??
Fried my stock one....so yeah pretty much.

90a to 136a...been doing research back and forth all day about my options.
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Fried my stock one....so yeah pretty much. 90a to 136a...been doing research back and forth all day about my options.

Ok so you have tj right. And you wanna go with the alternator from a zj? I mean if the bracket fits all we would have to do is wire in the regulator. What years tj and zj? I'll look up the diagrams and see if it's possible
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Ok so you have tj right. And you wanna go with the alternator from a zj? I mean if the bracket fits all we would have to do is wire in the regulator. What years tj and zj? I'll look up the diagrams and see if it's possible
The pulley is 7 groove as opposed to the 6 on mine.

Also, mines a 98, not a 99 or anything else...so I have an external ecm..

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