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Old 05-10-2013, 12:55 PM   #7651
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Gunner I'm really digging the new front bumper, the body color bumper looks good! Did you get a big enough winch!!! lmao

I've been debating on painted my jeep flat desert tan ... or leaving it black and painting my the insides of my wheels OD Green (think jungle boots). Thoughts?
I think the flat desert tan with the OD green wheels would rock.

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Old 05-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #7652
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I have you all beat, I have goldfish crackers and animal cookies all over my Jeep Caleb decided it was more fun to throw them than to eat them

I may just let Leo hang out in there for 30 min or so, that would be easier than vacuuming and I guarantee there would be no more fishy's or cookies to be found


Only problem with that is they weigh more
Same thing happens when my 3 grand kids ride in my jeep.

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Old 05-10-2013, 12:58 PM   #7653
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Same thing happens when my 3 grand kids ride in my jeep.
All my years of owning a Jeep, I never thought I would have one that would be full of Cheerios, goldfish crackers & animal cookies

Dog hair, dirt, and slobbered windows I was used too. Haha
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I took my back seat out. Now I'm gonna have to put it back in. I can have passengers and go topless.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:01 PM   #7655
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All my years of owning a Jeep, I never thought I would have one that would be full of Cheerios, goldfish crackers & animal cookies

Dog hair, dirt, and slobbered windows I was used too. Haha
Mike is a sloppy passenger?????
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I took my back seat out. Now I'm gonna have to put it back in. I can have passengers and go topless.
Sounds like your going to have a fun time with all these changes
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Mike is a sloppy passenger?????
Sometimes why do you think we need to get him a Jeep of his own? Haha.
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Dave and I are thinking that we just might need to take our Brides on a Pismo trip this summer. Get a timeshare on the beach during the week and enjoy the food and dunes. I would hope we could hook up for a dinner or some wheeling.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:28 PM   #7659
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Dave and I are thinking that we just might need to take our Brides on a Pismo trip this summer. Get a timeshare on the beach during the week and enjoy the food and dunes. I would hope we could hook up for a dinner or some wheeling.
That would be awesome. I know we're gone June 28-July 6th up to Lake Shasta. Then Aug. 29-Sept. 3rd to the Delta.

Both of those are holiday's (4th July & Labor Day) so you wouldn't want to be in this area at those times anyhow. Just let me know when your planning and we can plan a dinner together. We have an amazing steak house just around the corner, the food is spectacular
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Quick question: I have 35" Duratracs on the JKU right now, I run 28lbs in them and the ride is nice. Should I add 5lbs or so when towing the little camp trailer?

It's a 14ft Nomad, weight empty is 2,100. I'm guessing about 3,000 loaded (I've been very careful not to pack everything I own
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Quick question: I have 35" Duratracs on the JKU right now, I run 28lbs in them and the ride is nice. Should I add 5lbs or so when towing the little camp trailer?

It's a 14ft Nomad, weight empty is 2,100. I'm guessing about 3,000 loaded (I've been very careful not to pack everything I own
Good question ...your looking more at the tung weight then anything else ...how much does the jeep squat when you let the full weigh of the trailer down on the hitch?
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Good question ...your looking more at the tung weight then anything else ...how much does the jeep squat when you let the full weigh of the trailer down on the hitch?
I'll have to check and see. We've got the stabilizer bars on it to help even out the weight. It just makes it much nicer to tow with them. We had the suspension of the trailer re-done so it sits higher, it was a low rider before and would have been torn up going off the pavement.
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What is the load range on your Duratracs? Load Range E might be able to handle it without adding extra PSI. You may need to add extra air in the rear if you have a lower load range, Duratracs have a soft tread so if you run it too low while under load you'll kill your tread life.
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What is the load range on your Duratracs? Load Range E might be able to handle it without adding extra PSI. You may need to add extra air in the rear if you have a lower load range, Duratracs have a soft tread so if you run it too low while under load you'll kill your tread life.
Thank you, I'll have to look into it and see. If they aren't rated to handle it I can swap the Duratracs for my MTR's. This trip they have to stay on, no time to swap before we leave. It's only a 120 miles round trip.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:58 PM   #7665
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I'll have to check and see. We've got the stabilizer bars on it to help even out the weight. It just makes it much nicer to tow with them. We had the suspension of the trailer re-done so it sits higher, it was a low rider before and would have been torn up going off the pavement.
After reading your posts....sounds like Mike is a handy guy so I'm sure he's got this covered ....but ...this is my rule of thumb...for every inch of drop by weight add 5 to 10psi not to exceed manufacturers Max air pressure ....no this is only my rule and has worked for me for years.
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Load Range C will handle that weight fine ... it's rated around 2500 lbs. per tire (depending on tire size) ... so you just have to figure out your tongue weight ... but I doubt that it's going to be enough to cause concern

What will happen with a C rated tire is that the side walls will bulge under load and cause an uneven footprint on the road ... unsafe and causes untimely wear ...

May need to hook it up and bring out the chalk! Then use Steve's rule to adjust the pressure!!
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Tongue weight is usually 10% of trailer weight. So if your 3000 your most likely looking at 300 lbs of weight on the hitch. That would be like two full grown adults in the back. You have a weight equalizing bar which helps. I think your rated at 3500 and a 200 tongue weight. So your right there. I would say your on 17's withthe Dura tracks. I'm going to go check those out. Be back in a sec.
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They are D and E depending on size in 17 inch and 33 to 35 tall.
Goodyear*Wrangler DuraTrac
Steve and Joe are right on the money.
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If it looks like this after you hook it up... you're probably doing it wrong lmao


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If it looks like this after you hook it up... you're probably doing it wrong lmao


You think so?? I would just think you have some good traction in the back


Thank you guys for all the input, I will pass all the info along to Mike and we can figure out what will work best
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Well fell on my face at the Vets office. We were taking the cat in for a minor thing and as I stepped up on the curb my right leg quit working again. Down I went with the kitty in my arms. I didn't want to kill her so I fell on my knees, hand and head. Well the cat ended up getting banged up so instead of 60 bucks it became 600 bucks, she has no broken bones and pain meds and I'm home hurting. Dang back just goes out when ever it wants and my leg goes with it.
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Well fell on my face at the Vets office. We were taking the cat in for a minor thing and as I stepped up on the curb my right leg quit working again. Down I went with the kitty in my arms. I didn't want to kill her so I fell on my knees, hand and head. Well the cat ended up getting banged up so instead of 60 bucks it became 600 bucks, she has no broken bones and pain meds and I'm home hurting. Dang back just goes out when ever it wants and my leg goes with it.
Oh no Bob, I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm glad kitty is okay. You need to keep an eye out and be sure you're okay though. I think tomorrow your going to feel the effects of everything even more.
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Well fell on my face at the Vets office. We were taking the cat in for a minor thing and as I stepped up on the curb my right leg quit working again. Down I went with the kitty in my arms. I didn't want to kill her so I fell on my knees, hand and head. Well the cat ended up getting banged up so instead of 60 bucks it became 600 bucks, she has no broken bones and pain meds and I'm home hurting. Dang back just goes out when ever it wants and my leg goes with it.
When ever I'm falling face down. I always try to land on a pu--sy. Sorry I had to go there. Hope both you and your cat are ok.
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Other than some skin missing and some local pain I seem to have nothing broken or twisted. Just some sore spots.
It's ok doc. We're use to you now.
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Oh no Bob, I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm glad kitty is okay. You need to keep an eye out and be sure you're okay though. I think tomorrow your going to feel the effects of everything even more.
Yeah, time to prepare for sore muscles you don't feel yet. A little icy hot and ibprofin.
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More like something way stronger already. I have nerve blockers and super Ibprofin's for my back. Since it went out and I couldn't lift my foot I am taking these right now. Takes away a lot of the pains without making me groggy. I never know when it's gonna hit. Just SUPRISE....
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do you have a tens unit bob? works wonders on the back
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:32 PM   #7678
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No Joe. I do have a heat and vibration pad for my back.
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You should talk to the VA about getting a tens unit. What it does is disrupts the signal from the nerves causing your muscles to relax and keeps pain signals from being sent to the brain. Won't help you right now ... but in the future.
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Thought I'd try out plasti-dip on my front grill and see if I like it. What do you think?
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