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Old 02-20-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Monday highway Drive in the JKUX

Today my wife and I decided to take the new to us JKUX out for a spin in the Coast range. I wanted to go up Fox Creek Ridge Rd and drive thru to the Trask and into Tillamook. We didn't get far up the road off Hwy 6 and ran into a little snow. Not much it was passable untill the higher we got the snow piled up and .......well, the 18" Bridgestones gave up and we spun the wheels.... So rather than get in trouble I turned around and headed back to the highway and west into Tillamook, then to Cape Mears and back north to Garibaldi to the Miami River road and on thru to hwy 53 and connected to 26 and East towards home.
On the way an on coming car thru a rock into my brand new Windshield, left a little crack about 1/2" long.
I got home and called the guy that replaced my windshield, he gave me the name of a guy that repairs the cracks. He came right out and fixed it, He was driving a Jeep Rallye (I'd never seen one before, he said it's one of 4 in Oregon... ) we haven't been home more than two hours and the windshield is fixed already !!
So today was a good day, Gotta get some tarz on the beast so I can atleast drive thru a little snow....... "BH"

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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I'm glad you got it fixed, post pics of your ride.

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I would say new tires are in order :-)

Glad all worked out well for you though.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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what bridgestone tires are you running
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If he has a JKU, and has 18" tires I am guessing they are the stock Bridgestone Dueler's.

I am a little shocked they didn't do well in the snow. I've heard those pizza cutter tires don't do too bad in the snow.
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If he has a JKU, and has 18" tires I am guessing they are the stock Bridgestone Dueler's.

I am a little shocked they didn't do well in the snow. I've heard those pizza cutter tires don't do too bad in the snow.
lol dueler HL, HT, or AT the AT revo's are great all terrain tires
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lol dueler HL, HT, or AT the AT revo's are great all terrain tires
Dueler's on a stock JK are the AT's.
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Dueler's on a stock JK are the AT's.
those do very well in the snow i used to have a set
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:21 PM   #9
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These Duelers are bout worn out, not a lot of tread left to grip snow. It was my fault, I didn't have enough momentum up to get me thru it. It was real steep grade and almost to a switchback where it was flat to turn around, but it slid sideways and one side was a big ditch and the other was a drop off into the timber.... I panzied out and put it in 4wd and got it straight and backed down the road to a better place to turn around.
We'll wait for better weather and YES , I need new tarz.... I have a long list of new stuff I want.... LOL.
I'd post a pic but it's just a boring stock JK U X , I hate to bore you guys, LOL .
Tires are Duelers 255/70/18 RH-s , I actually like the way they ride and drive, nice and smooth. I wouldn't mind buying another set for highway driving. And get a set of good mud tarz and wheels for foolin around and huntin.... "BH"
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:13 AM   #10
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Boring Jeep picture

OK, you askd for it.... 07- JK U "X" .

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OK, you askd for it.... 07- JK U "X" .
Nice! I love the silver JKs. Sometimes I wish I would have gotten one instead of black.

The Dueler's aren't bad, I had a set on my JKUX. But they do go down hill fast once they get "balder".

Depending on what you are planning with your Jeep I would just look for a set of Rubi take offs. Good MT and good road tire.
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Yea, one of these days I'll get brave and stop at the tar store and see just what all this is gonna set me back... I hate spending the national debt on Tarz n wheels. I been looking on Craigs list.. Lots of take offs, but the guys are trying to pay for their new tarz by sellin the old ones...
I'm just a road runner for the most part. Too old to spend my day digging out of a hole full of mud.. (I did that in the 60's-70's with my old jeeps...). I like to hunt and shoot and drive the coast range...
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Jeep west might have some take offs at a decent price
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Yea, one of these days I'll get brave and stop at the tar store and see just what all this is gonna set me back... I hate spending the national debt on Tarz n wheels. I been looking on Craigs list.. Lots of take offs, but the guys are trying to pay for their new tarz by sellin the old ones...
I'm just a road runner for the most part. Too old to spend my day digging out of a hole full of mud.. (I did that in the 60's-70's with my old jeeps...). I like to hunt and shoot and drive the coast range...
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I have a set of 5 JK rubi take-offs with 17k miles just taking up space in the garage. I haven't been paying attention to what they go for, so I don't really have a price in mind yet. PM me an offer if you're interested.
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I'm considering selling my set of 5 33" BFG KM2's with Pro-Comp wheels, so I can upgrade to 35's... Hehehe! They'd look pretty darn nice on that thar silver JKU. lol

On a relevant note, sounds like a great day (excepting the windshield damage... good grief!). You went to some of my favorite places!
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Thank's for the offer on the Tires guys, But It'll be a while before I can spend any serious coin on Tires and Wheels.... Just too dang many irons in the fire right now.

I have spent many years driving the old roads in the coast range....Started out riding "Tote Goats" up the Power line from Gales Creek, and running the old Stage Coach Road...
Then after that we had cut down cars that we used to drive up the old roads and fire brakes in the 60's....
Some of the best times as a teenager came from trips up in "The Burn" playin in the mud.....Good Clean Fun !! "BH"
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I was just teasing a little bit, BH. I have too many in the irons in the fire too. lol Too many expensive hobbies and it seems like my guitar habit has been winning out lately. I have Champagne taste and beer budget, as they say.
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I love the Rallye there's one in the next town over.
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I was just teasing a little bit, BH. I have too many in the irons in the fire too. lol Too many expensive hobbies and it seems like my guitar habit has been winning out lately. I have Champagne taste and beer budget, as they say.
You and me both, I have more "I WANTS" than $$$$$$$..... This forum will put a guy in the poor house if he tries to keep up with the rest of these High Rollers. Guys buy $40K jeeps and then tear em apart and buy another $15K parts and they still ain't satisfied.... Ohhhh well...

Today I changed oil in the "Silver Box", every time I look in the rear view mirror I see the EXON VALDEZ bearing down on me....! Hopefully I can pull ahead enough I don't get run down....."BH"
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I love the Rallye there's one in the next town over.
First one of those Jeeps I have ever seen, I haven't even seen a add for one.
He sure liked it, said it's been pretty trouble free jeep..... "BH"
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Today I changed oil in the "Silver Box", every time I look in the rear view mirror I see the EXON VALDEZ bearing down on me....! Hopefully I can pull ahead enough I don't get run down....."BH"
LOL! I'm going to use that quote!
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You and me both, I have more "I WANTS" than $$$$$$$..... This forum will put a guy in the poor house if he tries to keep up with the rest of these High Rollers. Guys buy $40K jeeps and then tear em apart and buy another $15K parts and they still ain't satisfied.... Ohhhh well...

Today I changed oil in the "Silver Box", every time I look in the rear view mirror I see the EXON VALDEZ bearing down on me....! Hopefully I can pull ahead enough I don't get run down....."BH"
So Sunday ( yesterday ) we take another road trip in the "Silver Box", first trip after the oil change.
Drove down to Jefferson (South of Salem) Via McMinnville and Independence and back up I-5. We put on 145 miles, most driving around 2K RPMs in 6th gear. I checked oil in Jefferson and it was perfect, full up after sitting for 3 hrs. We got home I checked it again and it was Perfect, still full up on the Dip Stick....Maybe I'm getting somewhere here.
On the downside of the trip, I checked the Odometer on I-5, and it's about a 1/4 mile off !!!
So I guess the PO swapped the stock wheels for the 18" Sahara wheels and didn't adjust the Speedo....So now I gotta buy a Procal and recalibrate or get the Dealer to do it $$$$$$$$$$$....
Engine ran real smooth all day I added a bottle of LUCAS Injector cleaner and filled up with 76 Premium (1/2 tank) before we left. 145 miles (indicated) and we used just 1/4 tank of gas... Not bad, I can live with that , I guess.. Be-Beep.... "BH"

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