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  1. rigglemethis
    Hey I seen your posts about gathering in south al. Ill be moving there in dec and looking for some fellow jeepers.
  2. 99Wrangler4x4
    Good looking Jeep!
  3. Jrod1515
    07-11-2012 07:33 PM
    Jrod1515
    hello,
    I like your jeep and I'm going for a similar look on my TJ. Could you help me out with a few ?'s
    What backspacing are your wheels?
    What width are your wheels?
    Thanks!
  4. JEEPTJ2002
    Hey! Thanks for your message! Are the tires that you have bought mud + snow?...I am looking for Exclusive Winter tires! Cheers!
  5. IslandTJ
    01-28-2011 11:56 AM
    IslandTJ
    Since you will be changing out your carriers – i.e., replacing with the truetracs, and the diff is being opened, I highly recommend re-gearing to the next lower gear ratio of 4.10. The 4.10 gears, 3spd auto and 33” tires will feel like you’re in the stock powerband ratio, which is perfect for all types of driving (street and off road). With the 4.10 gears, the Jeep accelerates well and is fairly quick despite weighing in at 4,200 lbs (from the winch and armor). At 55 mph, I believe I am running 2,400 rpms.

    If you weren’t installing the truetracs and you just wanted to run 33” tires, I would just keep the 3.73 gears as they would be somewhat bearable on the road.
  6. IslandTJ
    01-26-2011 06:39 PM
    IslandTJ


    I was able to make it through without using my winch or without needing a strap/tow. I thought I would have to trick the truetracs by tapping on my brakes while moving forward but surprisingly - the truetracs made it through with no problems. Now I have been on off camber trails where I lifted my tires and the trail was difficult enough for the truetracs, that I had to use my winch to get unstuck. However, on the same trail – I’ve seen Jeeps with only one locker get stuck in the same exact place I did. Most of the dual locked Jeeps made it through, but a few did manage to get stuck as well. Because the truetrac is not a locker, it does have its fallacies, but for a Jeep that is used as a daily driver and goes on “mild” to “moderate” trails – it is the perfect traction solution in my opinion.
  7. IslandTJ
    01-25-2011 11:35 PM
    IslandTJ
    I am very happy with the dual truetracs. They perform well enough, that many people that I've wheeled with, think that I'm locked. They are quite surprised when I tell them that I'm not locked but just running limited slips. My Jeep is my daily driver and the truetracs are absolutely transparent on the streets and highways, there is no slop or jarring – symptoms usually associated with a locker. Jeep performs well in mud, snow (both on and off the road), loose gravel/terrain. As long as you DON'T lift your tires often or are on the rocks, the truetracs are decent. They are perhaps the best limited slip on the market. I had a shop do the install since I also regeared (3.07 to 4.10) my differentials at the same time. Total cost including labor for the regear and truetrac for both axles, was around $2.2k. This price also includes the purchase and installation of alloy axles for my dana35.
  8. Markrak
    08-03-2010 09:16 AM
    Markrak
    RE; TJ Sunroof:

    I have a patented DIY kit that will be for sale on Ebay, until it appears in JC Whitney in the spring. It includes all of the parts/hardware & detailed instructions to modify your factory TJ framework to have a professional looking sunroof option.You can find it on Ebay using the search words "Wrangler Sunroof".

    Thanks;
    Mark

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    Robertsdale,AL (Lower Alabama)
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    Exploring woods/trails, Camping, Fishing, Kayaking/Tubing, Photography
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    Retired USAF, Truck Driver
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    Alabama
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    2000, Jeep Wrangler, TJ Sport
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