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Today 10:46 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by Dougzin View Post

I noticed on my mtrs when I got them they did seem to soften up and grip better. But the biggest change was when I got my bead locks and air down to 6-7 now they stick like glue!
Maybe santa will bring him a set of bead locks, hes wanted them for awhile.
Today 10:39 PM
Dougzin
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post

Oh he never really got stuck, just one section he kept hitting the diff. on almost every line he took. It's an odd area, it was dry, but we were sliding off the rocks like they were wet. We have two brand new tires on the front, I noticed while watching that those tires didn't have the grip like the old ones on back. All were aired down to 10lbs. Could it be they just take a bit to soften up? Maybe the layers of powdery dust added to it.
I noticed on my mtrs when I got them they did seem to soften up and grip better. But the biggest change was when I got my bead locks and air down to 6-7 now they stick like glue!
Today 10:19 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by aw12345 View Post

JB is all about a good line and awareness were the diffs are in relation to the rocks. TJ 3" lift 35's and atleast 1 locker can blow through JB in a hurry when you pick good lines. You can do stuff at the Hammers on 35's, it's all about picking good lines. Once you really find the limit of the Jeep and cannot go where you want any more or break to much stuff it's time to go big.
Have done JB on 32's several times without grief. So save the money for gas to go wheelin and have fun. Above all do not get frustrated when you get stuck. Back out of it and find a different way to tackle the obstacle
Oh he never really got stuck, just one section he kept hitting the diff. on almost every line he took. It's an odd area, it was dry, but we were sliding off the rocks like they were wet. We have two brand new tires on the front, I noticed while watching that those tires didn't have the grip like the old ones on back. All were aired down to 10lbs. Could it be they just take a bit to soften up? Maybe the layers of powdery dust added to it.
Today 10:11 PM
aw12345 Anyway today's tinkering

Nothing special, took me to long, but I am liking it. Two lil side panels and it has a dash that's good enough for the gurls I go with.

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Today 10:07 PM
aw12345
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
He already has the stretch and the upgraded axles & gears. But he just bought 2 new 35's for the front and there are others issues to deal with if he goes to 37's. He is fine where it is for now!

Usually I'm the one saying lets upgrade, haha. Now I sound like one of "those" wives. Truth is, I want more lift on mine and we're talking about buying a bigger boat this spring so Jeep budget has been given a cut by the Queen
JB is all about a good line and awareness were the diffs are in relation to the rocks. TJ 3" lift 35's and atleast 1 locker can blow through JB in a hurry when you pick good lines. You can do stuff at the Hammers on 35's, it's all about picking good lines. Once you really find the limit of the Jeep and cannot go where you want any more or break to much stuff it's time to go big.
Have done JB on 32's several times without grief. So save the money for gas to go wheelin and have fun. Above all do not get frustrated when you get stuck. Back out of it and find a different way to tackle the obstacle
Today 09:32 PM
Ditchdoc I know I know.
Today 09:27 PM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
I need to get a garage so I can start on mine. I'm just having to much fun with it right now to put her on stands.
Put it on stand already. ..lol
Today 09:24 PM
Ditchdoc I need to get a garage so I can start on mine. I'm just having to much fun with it right now to put her on stands.
Today 07:35 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by Dougzin View Post
The 37s bug has hit me too, but I won't go to 37s without doing a stretch so I've been looking long and hard. Hopefully soon I can ditch the tiny TJ stock wheel base lol.
He already has the stretch and the upgraded axles & gears. But he just bought 2 new 35's for the front and there are others issues to deal with if he goes to 37's. He is fine where it is for now!

Usually I'm the one saying lets upgrade, haha. Now I sound like one of "those" wives. Truth is, I want more lift on mine and we're talking about buying a bigger boat this spring so Jeep budget has been given a cut by the Queen
Today 06:53 PM
Dougzin
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post

I LOVE off ramps...in my car I almost got a license plate that had a heart, then said OFFRMP (loves offramps) On Ramps are pretty fun too, lol.

We ran Gold Mountain and John Bull Saturday. It was a perfect day weather wise and only saw two other Jeeps on the trails. Mike got hung up more than ever this time, nothing major, but his rear diff kept catching. He was getting a little aggregated and I saw dollar signs flashing before my eyes as he was talking upgrades & 37's

As we loaded the Jeep on the trailer yesterday we noticed one rear shock has leaked and looks to be completely shot, the other doesn't look to great either. They are the ones the original owner had on it, so not sure what they even are. Mike has too much crap in the back of that Jeep, he has too lighten it up a bit.
The 37s bug has hit me too, but I won't go to 37s without doing a stretch so I've been looking long and hard. Hopefully soon I can ditch the tiny TJ stock wheel base lol.
Today 06:07 PM
Serg5000 Good afternoon everyone.
Started a new shift at work this week. Sleeping nights is so much better. It's amazing what our bodies can handle. Sleeplessness, physical abuse, you name it. I landed a 4-10 shift. Hopefully I get to keep it for a while this time.
Today 02:52 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Just find a nice curvy off ramp and throw that thing in there at 60 mph. You'll find out real quick.
I LOVE off ramps...in my car I almost got a license plate that had a heart, then said OFFRMP (loves offramps) On Ramps are pretty fun too, lol.

We ran Gold Mountain and John Bull Saturday. It was a perfect day weather wise and only saw two other Jeeps on the trails. Mike got hung up more than ever this time, nothing major, but his rear diff kept catching. He was getting a little aggregated and I saw dollar signs flashing before my eyes as he was talking upgrades & 37's

As we loaded the Jeep on the trailer yesterday we noticed one rear shock has leaked and looks to be completely shot, the other doesn't look to great either. They are the ones the original owner had on it, so not sure what they even are. Mike has too much crap in the back of that Jeep, he has too lighten it up a bit.
10-19-2014 10:26 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Just find a nice curvy off ramp and throw that thing in there at 60 mph. You'll find out real quick.
Hmmm might actually try it after i raise up that front trackbar
10-19-2014 09:36 PM
Gunner
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Im curious how mine will handle once i raise the front track bar bracket.
Just find a nice curvy off ramp and throw that thing in there at 60 mph. You'll find out real quick.
10-18-2014 06:40 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by tkfx View Post
Thats pretty interesting. I wonder how well that would perform over the original mounting points. I might do the same if it works good for you, as I already have the axle side track bar mount.
Alot of vehicles came from the factory like this. Using all tie rod ends you normally have a dead spot in your steering. Which is why I used a heim for the connection of the draglink and tie rod. There is no dead spot. I talked with ruff stuff specialties at the offroad expo and they are coming out with a different way to mount it. Its still a few months out, but looks kinda like an inverted T tie rod but uses heims.
10-18-2014 05:10 PM
tkfx
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Heard that a few months ago myself. Curious to see if it materializes. Oh and gunner check this out:



Attachment 1568498
Thats pretty interesting. I wonder how well that would perform over the original mounting points. I might do the same if it works good for you, as I already have the axle side track bar mount.
10-18-2014 12:54 PM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by goin camping View Post
Friday, wait what! Morning Serge. Jeep went into the body shop yesterday. Hope to have it back in a month.
I'm a day behind. Soooo happy Saturday.
10-18-2014 10:02 AM
goin camping
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
Good morning everyone. It's finally FRIDAY!
Friday, wait what!

Morning Serge. Jeep went into the body shop yesterday. Hope to have it back in a month.
10-18-2014 06:59 AM
Serg5000 Good morning everyone. It's finally FRIDAY!
10-17-2014 09:52 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Ive got the currie on mine. It works great. But it is not as high as Ken's. I've bumped it a couple of times and it seems to hold up. I did have a problem with one of the ends but Stan knocked it right out and it's good as new. I really feel the difference over stock on the roads. I kinda corner mine like it's my Vette still. Just a big slow fat one.
Im curious how mine will handle once i raise the front track bar bracket.
10-17-2014 07:40 PM
Gunner Ive got the currie on mine. It works great. But it is not as high as Ken's. I've bumped it a couple of times and it seems to hold up. I did have a problem with one of the ends but Stan knocked it right out and it's good as new. I really feel the difference over stock on the roads. I kinda corner mine like it's my Vette still. Just a big slow fat one.
10-17-2014 07:35 PM
Gunner
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Heard that a few months ago myself. Curious to see if it materializes. Oh and gunner check this out:



Attachment 1568498
That is some sweet work Kenny. It is really up out of the way.
10-17-2014 12:02 PM
htkrph where is my Currie Steering?!?!?!?
10-16-2014 09:48 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by aw12345 View Post
Draglink and trackbar same length and running perpendicular?
Not yet but will be. Got the tubing and the bungs, just gotta make the axle side mount.
10-16-2014 09:27 PM
aw12345
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Yep it worked out pretty damn good. Pretty beefy too;



Attachment 1569114


7/8 shank 3/4 bore heims, 1.50 x .250 DOM, at the pitman arm I had to ream it out a bit to run a ruff stuff true 1 ton draglink end. Its got the same taper as JK ball joints lol. Hopefully ill finish up my belly pan this weekend.
Draglink and trackbar same length and running perpendicular?
10-16-2014 08:49 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Looks real nice Kenny. Finally a Jk with High Steer that is actually high.. Should work good for you bud.
Yep it worked out pretty damn good. Pretty beefy too;



Attachment 1569114


7/8 shank 3/4 bore heims, 1.50 x .250 DOM, at the pitman arm I had to ream it out a bit to run a ruff stuff true 1 ton draglink end. Its got the same taper as JK ball joints lol. Hopefully ill finish up my belly pan this weekend.
10-16-2014 08:31 PM
WOKNROX Looks real nice Kenny. Finally a Jk with High Steer that is actually high..
Should work good for you bud.
10-16-2014 03:48 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
I heard a rumor that RCV was getting into the driveshaft market. Anyone else hear anything about this.
Heard that a few months ago myself. Curious to see if it materializes. Oh and gunner check this out:



Attachment 1568498
10-16-2014 12:24 PM
RKCWLER
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
No I don't have any pictures but I used this to clearance the spots where the U-joints would make contact under full drop. This is a very old trick and works very well.
I have one or two of those. I'll have to look at doing this when I outboard my shocks.
10-16-2014 12:08 PM
Gunner I heard a rumor that RCV was getting into the driveshaft market. Anyone else hear anything about this.
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