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02-21-2008 11:40 PM
VVJeepFreaks Glad to hear it bash, you will be more and more amazed at what it can do as time goes. most of the time you can make a small mod. and it will seem like a diffrent jeep.
02-20-2008 01:47 AM
MrBash I disconnected my sway bar at hungry valley this sunday and may I tell you what a difference the Jeep was. It performed like a charm. I have owned my TJ for over one month now and I am learning more about it everytime. I found out 2 weeks ago that I have a Dana 44 in the rear from the Jeep dealer. That made me the happiest man on earth. I don;t need a Rubi. I'm not selling my TJ. I love my tj.

I wanna thank everybody for all the info and help you provided.

Lets Wheel!!!
02-01-2008 11:19 AM
Rawkon negative, But i do get asked that a lot on the harder trails. (tooting my own horn)
01-31-2008 02:33 AM
VVJeepFreaks Rubi's are nice but with a few mods and the right line you can go just about everywhere ya want. Im running 33's open diff, on a d35 and never had a problem. Thinking your way over a trail is sometimes alot better than brute strength.
01-31-2008 12:41 AM
SurfnSnow Airing down and the right line will generally get you through with little to no problems. Quick disconnects are the cheapest way to get some flex and can be done in an hour (or less depending how mechanically inclined you are).
MrBash, don't worry about getting a rubi or not but think about it this way, you get to build your jeep the way you want and to your needs. As for the
d35, break and then replace it but have fun first.
Heya Rawkon, I thought you had lockers.
01-27-2008 09:06 PM
tiny terror Here you go....



The quick disconnects are hanging down in front of the axle in the picture.
01-27-2008 08:59 PM
tiny terror Usually you install quick disconnects, I'm not sure if I have a picture somewhere.... but it gives you more articulation which keeps your tires on the ground. More tires on the ground, more traction. There might be another one of your issues.
01-27-2008 08:49 PM
MrBash Nice pics. Just one question. How do I disconnect my front sway bar? where are the bolts? And what do I do with it after I disconnect it?
Oh, and the most important question...What advantages does disconnecting the front sway bar provide? As you can tell....I;m a Jeep Newb
01-27-2008 08:12 PM
Rawkon Air down to about 15psi, disconnect your front sway bar

I ran the hard trails on 31s in my 02 X with open diffs and 31 inch dueler ats.




the dana 35 isnt that bad, (knock on wood) Ive been running 33s and wheling pretty often and hard for the last 2 years.
01-27-2008 03:48 PM
tiny terror His ain't a rubi.... it's better. And I may be wrong, but a Sport sports a 44.
01-27-2008 03:46 PM
MrBash I try to do that kind of wheeling in my Sport with open diffs. That's the problem. I bought the wrong Jeep. I should have bought the Rubi. I'm going to. The Jeeps for sale.
01-27-2008 03:40 PM
tiny terror I'm usually the smallest jeep out there and I not had many problems going where my buddies go. There is one hill that I won't climb at Cleghorn because the ground is soft and there's a shelf near the top. You just have to find your jeep's limits and then figure out a way around them.

Here's my buddy, Double G. We wheel together at least once a month...

01-27-2008 03:34 PM
MrBash NICE! I like it!
01-27-2008 03:26 PM
tiny terror It's a 2005 X, D35, completely open.....





I was worried too, don't listen to the hype. Just don't be fat footed.
01-27-2008 03:24 PM
MrBash What year is your Jeep? Do you have a limited slip diff or just open diffs?
01-27-2008 03:17 PM
MrBash I was up on Sierra ave two nights ago when it was raining. I went through the gun club area and went off to the sides where there are rocks. I climbed over a 12 inch or so rock with my left front tire. The diff had all the torque on that tire and it went over it with no problem. Well sure enough, if the front left tire had the torque then that means the right rear tire also had torque. when it came time for the left rear tire to go over the rock...that wheel did not have the torque so it did not climb over like the front wheel did. If I had a limited slip, it would of switched torque from right to left and I would of made it over......This is whats frustrating me. That is why I feel I need lockers. These tires grab rocks very well. I've also had BF Goodrich Mud terrains on a Bronco and I often aired down to go over rocks.

I'll definitely try airing down next time to see how the Jeep reacts. But no matter what happens....I'm getting a rubicon. all the stuff I'veheard about the Dana 35 is worrying me.
01-27-2008 03:10 PM
tiny terror You have to air down. I learned that on Holcomb Creek. Airing down is a must for traction on rocks. I've done all the badies up in Big Bear open. No problems.

That pic is hosted on a photobucket account and hotlinked.
01-27-2008 03:08 PM
MrBash I did not air down. My problem is that the open diff will not switch traction to the wheel that needs to go over the obstacle. This time I will try airing down and see if it works.

How did you upload a picture of that size...I tried uploading the pic of the trail and it won't let me.
01-27-2008 03:05 PM
MrBash Oh....that's how...nevermind
01-27-2008 03:02 PM
tiny terror I'm running 31in BFG muds



Did you air down?
01-27-2008 02:59 PM
MrBash I'm running 31 inch bridgestone duler revos. These tires have really helped me through some areas when I had them on my Touareg.

I'll send a picture of one side trail I tired climbing. I got all the way to the top. Sure enough, there was a large rock I had to climb on the passenger side. It wouldn't go. I had to back down. It wasn;t a big deal to back down, but It would have been more fun to climb over it.

BTW..How do I post a picture in a thread?
01-27-2008 02:58 PM
4point x2 ^^ on the tire theory, with open diffs and street/all terrain tires. It can be hard to get traction.
01-27-2008 02:50 PM
tiny terror What kind of tires do you have? Sometimes it takes some stacking and some finess. And if you're wheeling snow, well, clearance counts for everything. I just wheeled with my buddy Double G up JohnBull in BigBear. I rode along since my jeep is on 31s and his is on 37s. JohnBull is no trouble without snow, but with snow, he had to pinball that baby up at speeds I never thought were possible through those rock gardens. It was great fun!!!
01-27-2008 02:41 PM
MrBash That sounds great man. I wonder what I'm doing wrong? I'm going to be uo there this Tuesday. I'm taking my girl, my barbeque grill and my buddy is going to join me with his VW Touareg. I'm hoping the trail is full of snow.

I have a video that I'm too embarrased to upload on youtube. It's a shame. There was a really small rock and my Jeep just wouldn't go up and over it because the tire that was going over the rock did not have the traction. The two tires that had the traction started burning holes in the dirt. It really pissed me off.
01-27-2008 02:30 PM
tiny terror That's odd, because I wheeled mine basically stock with new meats and had no problems. I have a two inch BB and disconnects now and have no problems getting over Cleghorn, JohnBull, Dishpan. And I'm not locked.
01-27-2008 02:26 PM
MrBash
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Originally Posted by MouthfulOfGrass View Post
I've been up there on open diffs, and a 4 cyl., no problems.

Looks like it might even be snowing while you're in BB this weekend Rawk, should be fun.
I can't understand guys. Everyone says a stock jeep is capable but this damn thing just won't go up. If the wheel that has no traction trys to go up a rock I'm dead stuck. The other wheels just keep spinning. I try tapping the brakes but nothing happens. Anyway...the hell with it...I'm not putting up with it no more. I just put my Jeep up for sale. I'm buying a Rubicon!

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...ice=&cardist=0
01-24-2008 11:59 AM
MouthfulOfGrass I've been up there on open diffs, and a 4 cyl., no problems.

Looks like it might even be snowing while you're in BB this weekend Rawk, should be fun.
01-22-2008 11:05 PM
Rawkon Im running open diffs and have done just about every side trial on there. It can be done a stock jeep is pretty capable. Next time i head up there ill let you all know.

Ill be in big bear this weekend hanging out in the jeep, hopefully with some good snow on the ground
01-22-2008 10:15 PM
MrBash My Buddy and I went through Cleghorn on the 14 of this month. We were supposed to go around 11 am but ended up going around 4pm. It turned out to be a night run. My TJ is bone stock with open diffs and I couldn't make it up some of the tougher trails and had to back down. Backing down was not fun. I couldn't even make it up the hill were the electrical post is. I went up with my buddys JK without a problem. His trac loc diffs work well but I am not too thrilled with the power from the V6. I'm waiting for my light bar to come in. Then I will be getting my front OX locker in a few weeks. Looking forward to going up the difficult trials again.

I wonder if I'll make it up there with 31" tires and stock suspension...what do you think Rawk?
08-01-2007 04:36 PM
tiny terror Holy crap guys!!! What am I going to do with the AZ guys??? I have no idea where the trails are...
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