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Old 03-19-2012, 11:24 AM   #3001
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Lots of fun yesterday! Thanks Shell for the heads up on the run! Nice to see some of you that I haven't seen in awhile and to meet everyone else.

Did you get your wobble fixed? Everything ok now?

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:10 PM   #3002
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Did you get your wobble fixed? Everything ok now?
Wobble is gone. Better be after all they did to it
Had no idea how bad it had gotten,snuck up on me!

Still need to do something with the driveshaft angles or something like that. Not critical just irritating.

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:28 PM   #3003
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Wobble is gone. Better be after all they did to it
Had no idea how bad it had gotten,snuck up on me!

Still need to do something with the driveshaft angles or something like that. Not critical just irritating.

I noticed you had the trans skid drop which offsets some of the gains from your lift as your ground clearance is not really raised at the plate level. If you get a short shaft kit on the driveshaft and get a longer double cardan shaft you will be able to raise that skid plate back up again and will no longer have any vibrations. If it is just a little vibration you might want to wait until you go taller with your lift as it is not a cheap fix.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:39 PM   #3004
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I noticed you had the trans skid drop which offsets some of the gains from your lift as your ground clearance is not really raised at the plate level. If you get a short shaft kit on the driveshaft and get a longer double cardan shaft you will be able to raise that skid plate back up again and will no longer have any vibrations. If it is just a little vibration you might want to wait until you go taller with your lift as it is not a cheap fix.
This sounds like what the guys told me at 4wd parts. They also said it wasn't cheap

However, I don't plan to go taller so I'll probably do this to it later this year.

Which Jeep were you driving so I can put a Jeep to the name/face
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Black TJ.

It will be worth the money as it will get rid of the vibration and give you back some valuable clearance. You may want to save up even more and get a flat skid at the same time. They have to remove everything and you are already going to have to change your driveshaft anyway so you will not pay much more in labor and it will really pay back in your breakover angle. This way you will get the same benefits of going 2" higher with a lift, yet not raise your center of gravity.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:13 AM   #3006
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I realized this morning that I had left my windows open last night AFTER the storms had already passed !!! I went out to check my seats before I left for work and found them every so slightly damp, but not totally drenched like I expected! I love my jeep!
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I'm thinking about doing that on purpose. Last trail ride was with the windows down.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:46 AM   #3008
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I'm thinking about doing that on purpose. Last trail ride was with the windows down.
And topless!
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:49 AM   #3009
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I'm thinking about doing that on purpose. Last trail ride was with the windows down.
I wish my camera had battery left when you climbed that huge mound at the entrance / exit to page rd, that's gotta be one of the best exits I've seen!
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:12 PM   #3010
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I could barely get out of there and had to get out and turn the hubs back on as 2wd was not going to make it... I guess I missed the neat exit!
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Had a good time also. Only took about $25 at the car wash. There was still dirt coming out of the door hinges. Is that good? Thanks to Eat Dirt for getting me unstuck.....twice in 10 minutes. See you guys at URE!
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:04 PM   #3012
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Had a good time also. Only took about $25 at the car wash. There was still dirt coming out of the door hinges. Is that good? Thanks to Eat Dirt for getting me unstuck.....twice in 10 minutes. See you guys at URE!

hes really good at that....
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:51 PM   #3013
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hes really good at that....
what getting stuck or getting out?
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:59 PM   #3014
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what getting stuck or getting out?
well when i went out he got me outa like 3 different situations lol everyone will be happy to hear i just ordered tow hooks so now when i get stuck it wont be such a hassel...
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More Video! This is the guy (don't know his name) with the old CJ5 going up the lake hill.

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And here he is going though the lake area...

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:16 AM   #3017
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Got there just in time to catch this one - yup, his front end is in the air...

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:19 AM   #3018
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This one's a little long but it gives a good perspective of the lake area

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might be getting rid of the jeep
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might be getting rid of the jeep
Really? Replacing with?
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:44 PM   #3021
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Really? Replacing with?
Diesel Passat or 335I bwm. Both my truck and Jeep get 14-15 mpg and its ripping a hole in my wallet.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:42 PM   #3022
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sell the truck?
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sell the truck?
Got to have the truck for work truck is paid off too.
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my jeep only gets 9 mpg but at least my truck gets around 18 diesel is the way to go
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Diesel Passat or 335I bwm. Both my truck and Jeep get 14-15 mpg and its ripping a hole in my wallet.
lol..you can't compare diesel passat to a 335i...one gets 30 +mpg CITY (VW) the other gets MAYBE 30 HWY (bmw) driving super conservatively...ripping a whole in your wallet would be getting the 335i. plus they are having lots of issues with those turbo'd bimmers.
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This one's a little long but it gives a good perspective of the lake area

great video!
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lol..you can't compare diesel passat to a 335i...one gets 30 +mpg CITY (VW) the other gets MAYBE 30 HWY (bmw) driving super conservatively...ripping a whole in your wallet would be getting the 335i. plus they are having lots of issues with those turbo'd bimmers.

I know, but anything is better than what I'm getting now.

I'm use to hitting the skinny pedal and GOING

Passat..awesome MPG

BWM has problems in 06-07 some in 08 from what I can find out.
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Trade yours in and get your 2 door back.
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my jeep only gets 9 mpg but at least my truck gets around 18 diesel is the way to go
I don't think you built your jeep for fuel efficiency though...
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Who was it I was talking to on Sunday that said they wanted tinted windows for there jk? I am selling mine now who ever it was pm me. .

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