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Today 09:56 AM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by goin camping View Post
Morning Serg, How's the night schedule? Make it a good day everyone.
Night schedule isn't bad. It's the forced breaks we have to take that get in the way. But I guess I'll get used to it.
Today 08:53 AM
goin camping Morning Serg, How's the night schedule?

Make it a good day everyone.
Today 08:21 AM
Serg5000 Good morning everyone.
Yesterday 11:39 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by JPi1 View Post
Tell Mike to come by and say hi!
I will, but I'm not sure what his schedule is. I sort of threw the news at him this evening......but I gave him ice cream to soften the blow He has to trailer it so he will probably haul the empty trailer up to the house and then when he heads home Sunday or Monday pick it up. Otherwise he's lugging it up the mountain and back unnecessarily.

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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Saw a built one over the weekend running 39s.
No way he's building this much at all, my Mom would KILL him, lol. Plus he's getting old and has a hard time getting in my JK sometimes.
Yesterday 11:10 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
My Dad didn't wait too long to buy another toy after selling the CJ. He bought a Samari from someone in Yucaipa. Of course he roped me into his horse trading again, lol. I've got Mike set up to pick it up down there this weekend on his way home from Big Bear. I'm sad he didn't buy another Jeep, but he wanted a toy and this was about 1/4 what he would pay for another Jeep, not to mention what he would put into it. Crazy old man
Saw a built one over the weekend running 39s.
Yesterday 11:00 PM
JPi1
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
My Dad didn't wait too long to buy another toy after selling the CJ. He bought a Samari from someone in Yucaipa. Of course he roped me into his horse trading again, lol. I've got Mike set up to pick it up down there this weekend on his way home from Big Bear. I'm sad he didn't buy another Jeep, but he wanted a toy and this was about 1/4 what he would pay for another Jeep, not to mention what he would put into it. Crazy old man
Tell Mike to come by and say hi!
Yesterday 10:57 PM
Lab Lover My Dad didn't wait too long to buy another toy after selling the CJ. He bought a Samari from someone in Yucaipa. Of course he roped me into his horse trading again, lol. I've got Mike set up to pick it up down there this weekend on his way home from Big Bear. I'm sad he didn't buy another Jeep, but he wanted a toy and this was about 1/4 what he would pay for another Jeep, not to mention what he would put into it.

Crazy old man
Yesterday 10:48 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
Thanks.
The unload pretty bad from what I remember. And that's also when revolver shackles were a big trend lol
Yesterday 10:45 PM
Ditchdoc Thanks.
Yesterday 10:44 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
What is it called when the leaf springs are cut after the axle and get two bars to form a triangle and coilovers?
Quarter elliptic I believe

Used to see it a lot on sami and jeep buggies back in the early '00s
Yesterday 10:43 PM
Ditchdoc What is it called when the leaf springs are cut after the axle and get two bars to form a triangle and coilovers?
Yesterday 10:38 PM
JPi1
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Do you feel like the anti squad numbers are lower on the RK 3 link rear giving it a disadvantage while climbing up those water falls?
RK has an adjustable Anti-Squat feature that virtually eliminates that problem. Works very well on waterfalls.
Yesterday 10:02 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by JPi1 View Post
That's what I run in my yellow JK. 3 link front and rear. They articulate very good, my only complaint is the infamous track bar, which the rear will be missing with the upcoming remodel. I moved the rear axle LCA mounts up near the centerline of the axle, and with that I moved the frame side mount much higher to keep the IC correct. But there's nothing like a four link for the high speed runs, which I like to do when Im in the desert. The increase in belly height is I great upgrade on your jeep, as the JKs sometimes don't like some waterfalls. That low slung fuel tank is such a poor design.
Do you feel like the anti squad numbers are lower on the RK 3 link rear giving it a disadvantage while climbing up those water falls?
Yesterday 09:55 PM
JPi1
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Speaking of rock krawler how do you like their rear 3 link kits and are they comparable to a 4 link, either a double or single triangulated?
That's what I run in my yellow JK. 3 link front and rear. They articulate very good, my only complaint is the infamous track bar, which the rear will be missing with the upcoming remodel. I moved the rear axle LCA mounts up near the centerline of the axle, and with that I moved the frame side mount much higher to keep the IC correct. But there's nothing like a four link for the high speed runs, which I like to do when Im in the desert. The increase in belly height is I great upgrade on your jeep, as the JKs sometimes don't like some waterfalls. That low slung fuel tank is such a poor design.
Yesterday 08:57 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by JPi1 View Post
Not so much a "Quick Dollar" as it is 90% of the customers aren't ready to pay what the costs are to fab parts. If I say it's going to cost $10,000 to build you a custom suspension system, plus shocks and misc parts, the first thing I'll hear is "this is what I found on the internet for 1/4 the cost". There are many systems that are more concerned about how easy the kit will be to bolt on in the driveway, or if we make it this way, the consumer won't need to do an exhaust mod. We've found Rock Krawler is not one of these. And still at a cost that is comparable to the "Walmart" systems.
Speaking of rock krawler how do you like their rear 3 link kits and are they comparable to a 4 link, either a double or single triangulated?
Yesterday 08:37 PM
JPi1
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
I've met some really good fabricators that were self taught. They just picked up a torch and started building stuff. I've started out with small projects and as my confidence and skills increased I added tougher things to try and tackle. So far so good, still getting better with my welds and how I do fabricate things. I'm not going to try and discourage anyone from trying to work on their own rig because that's not how this sport was built. Being encouraging and willing to lend a helping hand to someone is what it's all about. Granted there is some joking and constructive criticism that comes along with it. But I do like the money I save and the freedom to think outside of the box. Manufactures do make good products but also sacrifice function/strength for ease of install or manufacturing time. When I'm out in the garage taking up a lot of my free time, I'm building my own rig and doing things that work but don't necessary conform to the bolt on style of things most manufactures and shops push for to make a quick dollar. Plus that personal satisfaction of having more belly height on stock 32s and a RK 2.5 lift than most have on a 4" lift and 37s is pretty cool too. I'll be going to 35s next month and probably won't drag the belly on easy trails like John Bull, calico and the like. I'm building for the hammers with only 35s for right now. I'll go to 37s after I regear and get some chromoly shafts to make it reliable.
Not so much a "Quick Dollar" as it is 90% of the customers aren't ready to pay what the costs are to fab parts. If I say it's going to cost $10,000 to build you a custom suspension system, plus shocks and misc parts, the first thing I'll hear is "this is what I found on the internet for 1/4 the cost". There are many systems that are more concerned about how easy the kit will be to bolt on in the driveway, or if we make it this way, the consumer won't need to do an exhaust mod. We've found Rock Krawler is not one of these. And still at a cost that is comparable to the "Walmart" systems.
Yesterday 01:16 PM
ELMOSYJ
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
I know a lot of you are going to the meet and greet the following weekend ... but if you are available this weekend we can use the help: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f55/big...l#post12133465

C'mon everyone we need your help. Let's show these wounded warriors how much we appreciate their sacrifice. Please
Yesterday 01:14 PM
ELMOSYJ
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
I've met some really good fabricators that were self taught. They just picked up a torch and started building stuff. I've started out with small projects and as my confidence and skills increased I added tougher things to try and tackle. So far so good, still getting better with my welds and how I do fabricate things. I'm not going to try and discourage anyone from trying to work on their own rig because that's not how this sport was built. Being encouraging and willing to lend a helping hand to someone is what it's all about. Granted there is some joking and constructive criticism that comes along with it. But I do like the money I save and the freedom to think outside of the box. Manufactures do make good products but also sacrifice function/strength for ease of install or manufacturing time. When I'm out in the garage taking up a lot of my free time, I'm building my own rig and doing things that work but don't necessary conform to the bolt on style of things most manufactures and shops push for to make a quick dollar. Plus that personal satisfaction of having more belly height on stock 32s and a RK 2.5 lift than most have on a 4" lift and 37s is pretty cool too. I'll be going to 35s next month and probably won't drag the belly on easy trails like John Bull, calico and the like. I'm building for the hammers with only 35s for right now. I'll go to 37s after I regear and get some chromoly shafts to make it reliable.

That is how America was built
Yesterday 12:39 PM
JoeBot13 I know a lot of you are going to the meet and greet the following weekend ... but if you are available this weekend we can use the help:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f55/big...l#post12133465
Yesterday 12:14 PM
RKCWLER Beautiful day today with blue skies and a slight breeze. Wish it could stay this way all summer long.
Yesterday 11:34 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
Good morning everyone.
Good morning Serg
Yesterday 11:34 AM
Serg5000 Good morning everyone.
Yesterday 11:33 AM
iwaxmyjimmy I've met some really good fabricators that were self taught. They just picked up a torch and started building stuff. I've started out with small projects and as my confidence and skills increased I added tougher things to try and tackle. So far so good, still getting better with my welds and how I do fabricate things. I'm not going to try and discourage anyone from trying to work on their own rig because that's not how this sport was built. Being encouraging and willing to lend a helping hand to someone is what it's all about. Granted there is some joking and constructive criticism that comes along with it. But I do like the money I save and the freedom to think outside of the box.

Manufactures do make good products but also sacrifice function/strength for ease of install or manufacturing time. When I'm out in the garage taking up a lot of my free time, I'm building my own rig and doing things that work but don't necessary conform to the bolt on style of things most manufactures and shops push for to make a quick dollar. Plus that personal satisfaction of having more belly height on stock 32s and a RK 2.5 lift than most have on a 4" lift and 37s is pretty cool too. I'll be going to 35s next month and probably won't drag the belly on easy trails like John Bull, calico and the like. I'm building for the hammers with only 35s for right now. I'll go to 37s after I regear and get some chromoly shafts to make it reliable.
Yesterday 10:10 AM
Socaltrailrider
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Originally Posted by JPi1 View Post
Here you go!
Good one Stan...lol
Yesterday 09:06 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by JPi1 View Post
Here you go!
That's one serious track bar mount. Lol
Yesterday 09:04 AM
JPi1
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
I hear ya Jimmy. If the hubster couldn't mechanically fix or upgrade everything I'd still have a stock Jeep. He wants a welder but I figure that's more work that would require his "free" time in the garage. I certainly should be willing to pay for some welding and give him a free day. Hey wait...I've seen Flashdance. Maybe I should buy a welder!
Here you go!
Yesterday 07:53 AM
Ditchdoc Attachment 1324985

Saw this on my Facebook. I just got bonerfied!!!
Yesterday 12:33 AM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
Hey wait...I've seen Flashdance. Maybe I should buy a welder!
Oh lord, I can't wait for the you tube of this, hahah!
Yesterday 12:12 AM
JeepHerz I hear ya Jimmy. If the hubster couldn't mechanically fix or upgrade everything I'd still have a stock Jeep. He wants a welder but I figure that's more work that would require his "free" time in the garage. I certainly should be willing to pay for some welding and give him a free day.
Hey wait...I've seen Flashdance. Maybe I should buy a welder!
07-21-2014 11:55 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
Might see you there when I drop mine off. Stan is welding new LCA skids on to replace my ah, newly custom fit bolt-ons. Thanks guys. You've convinced me my husband does NOT need a welder. Beating the crap out of my exhaust as well. I know its a Jeep but the rattle drives me nuts. Might be time for an AFE hi-tuck exhaust. Gets rid of the resonator- which I've also mangled. I also have a evap. tank skid that I can't use because RR didn't know about the resonator apparently. AFE is down the street and used Adrian's G35 to design their prototype....maybe I can get a good group buy price. As long as it doesn't sound like a rice burner....
I'll take a few burnt hairs for how much I've saved and the freedom to fab and build damn near anything for my jeep. Over the past month I've saved easily a grand if not two. Then again I had a lot of free time.
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