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Old 03-05-2014, 12:05 PM   #541
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Yea, I'm going to have to use my networking skills to find sometime private property out towards Portersville to wheel on when the weather warms up.
Let me know if you ever do find a place. Portersville is only 20 miles from me

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Old 03-13-2014, 10:08 AM   #542
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Anybody ever use Meridian Off Road Center in Butler for any work?

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Old 03-13-2014, 11:46 AM   #543
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I haven't but heard good things about them.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:27 PM   #544
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I don't feel comfortable re-gearing my Jeep myself, so I'm having Meridian do it. While they're at it, I'm throwing an Eaton E-Locker in there too. I will feel a little more capable after this work gets done. I will let everybody know how it goes as I feel we don't have many great choices in the Pittsburgh area for Jeep work.
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I don't feel comfortable re-gearing my Jeep myself, so I'm having Meridian do it. While they're at it, I'm throwing an Eaton E-Locker in there too. I will feel a little more capable after this work gets done. I will let everybody know how it goes as I feel we don't have many great choices in the Pittsburgh area for Jeep work.
Yea those guys and Pittsburgh driveline are the only places i hear people taking their stuff too
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:11 AM   #546
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I have had 2 lifts put on from Meridian Offroad. One back in 1991 and one yesterday. They are top notch in my book. They do very good work, and make sure it is right when you pick your vehicle up. I never had any gear work done there though. If you look up Transaxle in the phone book. Call them and ask for Ken Konig.; he works there and as far as I know, he is the best in the business for rear ends and differentials.
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:07 PM   #547
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Thanks guys. I am headed out to Rausch this summer and I want to feel confident in my Jeep's abilities. The guys at Meridian seem to know their stuff.

Remo - I know you go out quite a bit and I'd like to hit up some local spots this summer as well.
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:55 AM   #548
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Remo - I know you go out quite a bit and I'd like to hit up some local spots this summer as well.
I'll post up in here next time I go out. Going up near Johnstown on the 29th but it's just me and a buddy going so we can cover more ground and explore more. I'll be heading to the place in Scottsdale i normally go to soon, you should come up there when I go
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I'll post up in here next time I go out. Going up near Johnstown on the 29th but it's just me and a buddy going so we can cover more ground and explore more. I'll be heading to the place in Scottsdale i normally go to soon, you should come up there when I go
Where you goin to? My neck of the woods haha.
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Doe Valley on the 29th, big Rubbers is letting this guy from "pro trucks and cars" have a little event up there. If you want to go check them out on FB and shoot the guy a message. If you have 2 or more people you can just hit the trails on your own
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Lawrence county here. Few places to go off roading. Large quarry areas in Mahoning Twp. Close to the Ohio line.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:13 PM   #552
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Update on Meridian Off-Road if anybody is interested...

Again, I re-geared to go from 3.21 to 4.10 and added an Eaton E-Locker in the rear.

They seemed like really good guys who know about off-roading and have obviously modded other Jeeps before. That being said, there were a couple of details that they missed while performing the work.

First, the switch would not fit within the cutouts provided with the stock vehicle. Not a big deal, but they didn't tell me this up front and I had to purchase another panel to fit the switch for the locker and they attached it to the front driver's side windshield pillar.

They did not own a Procal Module, so I had to buy one (again, not that big a deal since I wanted one anyway) for them to use. When they re-programmed the Jeep, they neglected to take into account my larger-than-stock tires and this negatively affected not only the odometer but also the shift points in my automatic transmission. I was revving to 4500 RPM in 3rd gear in situations that did not require this at all. I would have hoped that they would have caught this during their test drives of the Jeep prior to giving it back to me...

Finally, I now have a strange, intermittent vibrating sound coming from the rear end of the Jeep which wasn't there prior to the work being performed. I had a Chevy Tahoe once that had a loose heat shield and it sounds almost exactly like this. It seems to occur primarily during deceleration and is independent of steering in either direction or braking. If anybody has any ideas on what this can be, I'm all ears. Again, this is something I would have hoped they would have heard and rectified prior to returning the Jeep to me.

So, somewhat mixed reviews but they can do a lot of work that I can't readily find a source for near my home. Any other questions about them, let me know.
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I seen you posting up in another thread about your shift problems. Have you talked to them about it at all/are they helping you make things right? Are the vibrations in the back coming from your gears that they intalled?

I can ask my buddies where they went to get their gears installed. Everyone I know went to the same guy and even did the gears in my current jeep. I'll have to figure out his name/shop
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I took the Jeep back in and there was definitely an issue that they caused during the work performed. To their credit, when I called them they told me to come back in and they'd look at it. I took it back in and they fixed the issue.

When I recalibrated the Jeep with the Procal, it fixed the shifting issue. Jeep is running like a beast right now.
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Anyone with a jk want to trade my ACE narrow tube flares for a soft top or some D44 axle shafts?
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There are about 4 or 5 if us looking for somewhere to go wheelin tomorrow .. We are in the Tarentum , natrona heights, Freeport area .. Any suggestions ??
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Just got pulled over for bad inspection. Anybody know if any lenient inspection places
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:48 AM   #562
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Anyone going up Scrubgrass next weekend? Camping, wheeling, I thkn they also will have a band playing and a movie for kids n that. going to be an awesome time
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Remo! Spring thaw at doe valley?? Hit me up on fb if you guys are coming.
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Remo! Spring thaw at doe valley?? Hit me up on fb if you guys are coming.
I got a wedding Saturday or i would be going. I would have skipped the wedding if i haven't known the people getting married my whole life.

Have fun man, I wish I was going so bad. but in the process of changing axle seals and waiting on my new draglink to come in (loooong over due)
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Anyone going to Scrubgrass this weekend? heading up Sat morning and camping out till sunday night
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Hey guys, I finally got my first wrangler last week!
I'm all stock, not for long, but if anybody wants to wheel in Beaver, Allegheny or Washington county count me in!
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Hey guys, I finally got my first wrangler last week!
I'm all stock, not for long, but if anybody wants to wheel in Beaver, Allegheny or Washington county count me in!
come up Scrubgrass this weekend, good trails for a stocker
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come up Scrubgrass this weekend, good trails for a stocker
Where is Scrubgrass at and when are y'all going up?
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Where is Scrubgrass at and when are y'all going up?
Sorry i didn't notice earlier, we went over weekend.
Scrubgrass is in Kittaning, not sure wher eyou are located
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I started a bantam picture thread for anyone going. Please check it out if you guys are going.

It is in the pictures forum.

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