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Old 07-20-2012, 08:23 PM   #31
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It's always good to have more women join on here lol. Makes me feel less left out, even if I can't make it to the trails

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Dammit, Amy, there are people lining up to get you out there. I don't get the martyr thing, that's midwest, not Montana.

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Old 07-20-2012, 10:31 PM   #33
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Dammit, Amy, there are people lining up to get you out there. I don't get the martyr thing, that's midwest, not Montana.
yeah!!!! what he said!
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Yeah, exactly! What did I say???
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Yeah, exactly! What did I say???
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and a nice trip to Moab to make sure everything works just right.
I'm thinking of joining the group going up Baldy near Breck tomorrow. Sounds pretty knarly. I don't even know what a 'Level 6' trail is. This is cool! I hope I don't need to use my AAA field support privileges.
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level 6 would be a complete 4x4 road. high clearance would be recommended although with proper tire placement and driving skills it can be done stock.
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I know Ed. In time I will be back out on the trails, besides I haven't seen you get out on the trails anymore than I am


And all I gotta tell you and Chad are I'll get back out there at some point. Got my hard top on, so now I won't have to wash the mud off the interior of the jeep.
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I know Ed. In time I will be back out on the trails, besides I haven't seen you get out on the trails anymore than I am


And all I gotta tell you and Chad are I'll get back out there at some point. Got my hard top on, so now I won't have to wash the mud off the interior of the jeep.
I get out, it's just I hate tourist season. I do most of my wheeling fall winter and spring. Summer is when I work on my rig. Bass ackwards I know, but with the level of idiocy that goes on around here in the summer I honestly don't want to be out there. I've had too many close calls in the past and at this point I've decided that it simply isn't worth it.

Just come out and ride shotgun. I don't care if you don't know how to drive a stick, you can't hurt my rig and if you have no choice you'll figure it out pretty quick
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and a nice trip to Moab to make sure everything works just right.
Couldn't make it to Moab this weekend, but I did get to Long Draw Reservoir.

Bulwinkle was friendly:


It rained a bit:


Some trees blocked me. I guess I need a winch... or a chain saw:


The road up the Long Draw is easy, but some of the side trails are challenging...at least for lesser vehicles:
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I get out, it's just I hate tourist season. I do most of my wheeling fall winter and spring. Summer is when I work on my rig. Bass ackwards I know, but with the level of idiocy that goes on around here in the summer I honestly don't want to be out there. I've had too many close calls in the past and at this point I've decided that it simply isn't worth it.

Just come out and ride shotgun. I don't care if you don't know how to drive a stick, you can't hurt my rig and if you have no choice you'll figure it out pretty quick
And how am I supposed to get out there if I'm not driving?? Huh smart one? . Yea, I may end up breaking your jeep. Tried learning a stick and was able to get it into first, past that, nope.
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And how am I supposed to get out there if I'm not driving?? Huh smart one? . Yea, I may end up breaking your jeep. Tried learning a stick and was able to get it into first, past that, nope.
Mike wants to do a nice easy run this coming sunday to try out his new lift. You can hitch a ride with him. I'm thinking maybe slaughterhouse.

No you will not break my jeep, might kill both of us but the jeep will be fine
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #43
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Btw I have a set of disconnects for your jeep. You owe me six bucks...
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Hmm tires and a lift.
OK, I just got back from my first ever trail ride. See report I just posted. Very cool. I was told it was a Level 6. A lift kit it is! I hit bottom several times, but it was very rocky in some spots and my buddies hit, too, all with 3-inch lifts and 33-inch tires. I'll get the tires next. First the body lift.

Which one? I don't want to go nuts, so 2.5-in will be fine. Want the plushest ride without sacrificing cornering on the hwy.

Here's a pic of one of the 3rd gear locations

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I run two and a half superlift springs. Had them for years and no complaints. Excellent handling on the road and good flex offroad. I have them combo'd with teraflex shocks and it works very well.
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I run two and a half superlift springs. Had them for years and no complaints. Excellent handling on the road and good flex offroad. I have them combo'd with teraflex shocks and it works very well.
So you like your Teraflex shocks? I've read other people complain about theres and recommend getting billstein shocks instead. I went with my gut feeling and stayed with the complete teraflex kit shocks and all, that's what's getting installed on tuesday!
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Yeah, I've had both Billstein and Teraflex. Definitely prefer the Teraflex. Billstein is a high pressure gas shock and are not happy with a soft flexible spring. Get that combo on a washboard and you will loose every tooth in your head :-) The Teraflex shock is low pressure gas and works much better with a soft spring.
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Yeah, I've had both Billstein and Teraflex. Definitely prefer the Teraflex. Billstein is a high pressure gas shock and are not happy with a soft flexible spring. Get that combo on a washboard and you will loose every tooth in your head :-) The Teraflex shock is low pressure gas and works much better with a soft spring.
So. I just ordered an AEV 2-inch spacer kit for my JKU-Sport. What's the tradeoff for not going with a set up that includes shocks and springs like the Terraflex or Old Man Emu? I want the extra lift, but not looking to get larger tires.
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Spacers will give you less flex and not as good of a ride quality(apparently), but if your just looking to sit a little higher and don't plan on doing a lot of serious rock crawling they're fine.
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I say apparently because I've been in jeeps with spring lifts that ride worse and better then mine, depends on the springs and shocks. Sorry kind of under the influence If pain meds
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I say apparently because I've been in jeeps with spring lifts that ride worse and better then mine, depends on the springs and shocks. Sorry kind of under the influence If pain meds
Ride quality off-road or on? I don't want on-road to suffer. Off-road, I don't care. It's bumpy anyway. Although I am looking into quick disconnects for my front sway bar. That seems useful. I'm always in pain. Are there meds that actually work besides adult refreshments?
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Spacers will give you less flex and not as good of a ride quality(apparently), but if your just looking to sit a little higher and don't plan on doing a lot of serious rock crawling they're fine.
This isn't necessarily true at all. The spring rate will stay the same, therefore ride quality on and off-road wont suffer. I run a 2" spacer it works great rock-crawling.

There's a dude on JF with a white JK that ran 37's with a 2" BB, trimmed fenders and pinch seam. He ran some of the toughest trails in Moab. I'll try and find a link.
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So. I just ordered an AEV 2-inch spacer kit for my JKU-Sport. What's the tradeoff for not going with a set up that includes shocks and springs like the Terraflex or Old Man Emu? I want the extra lift, but not looking to get larger tires.
The AEV spacers will be top quality. Without purchasing longer shocks your down travel will be limited.
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I noticed a bit of a harsher ride on and off road.
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The AEV spacers will be top quality. Without purchasing longer shocks your down travel will be limited.
Who makes the least harsh ride (plushest) shock in a longer version? I like the stockers' ride.
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I would suggest the Superlift Softride two and a half inch setup, springs and shocks. Probably have a better ride than stock on the road.
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I would suggest the Superlift Softride two and a half inch setup, springs and shocks. Probably have a better ride than stock on the road.
Will I still use the spacers I bought?
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So Mike, want to come get me for the run this Sunday? And Ed, yes I may kill us, with me trying to get over a rock in your jeep and then stalling
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Will I still use the spacers I bought?
You can use the spacers with aftermarket lift kits, usually to level out the front though. I'd recommend you do some in-depth research if you plan on getting a suspension lift.

It sounds like you just want more clearance, if so the BB will serve it's purpose well. Hell I run a 2" BB and have no plans to change in the near future.

I've also only heard good things about the teraflex shocks, I liked my bilsteins compared to stock shocks but thats not saying much. All norms go out the window when adding a lift and larger tires.
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Will I still use the spacers I bought?
Aftermarket springs generally level out a jeep. I do use spacers, but in the rear to counteract some of the weight transfer on steep climbs. Makes the jeep feel less like it's going to flip over on it's back :-)

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