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Today 03:32 PM
4DoorCrush
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Originally Posted by JE01 View Post

I understand that and if my winch line was snapping I think I would notice and back away way more than the cord on the remote because it's only a few feet long compared to the length of the line.
Its not that easy. There is so much force in that line. It will be back on you in a blink of an eye. Not a winch but I was pulling trees over with my John Deere 160 trackhoe with #10000 rated rope and it snap not a fun day. Busted the front windows out of the cab luckily I had my head turned and jumped over to the side! Same rules apply to a winch
Today 02:42 PM
JerryJeepster
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Originally Posted by JE01 View Post

I understand that and if my winch line was snapping I think I would notice and back away way more than the cord on the remote because it's only a few feet long compared to the length of the line.
Stepping over a winch line? No no no.... One never knows when it can/will snap! Safety first in my book. It's like not wearing seat belts. You never know until it's too late. If I had steel line I would only run my winch with a line blanket over it. At least gloves were being used.
Today 01:54 PM
JE01
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Originally Posted by Lbear View Post
There is a reason why there is a long cord on your remote winch control. It is to keep you away from the winch in case the wire snaps and takes off a part of your anatomy in the process. Maybe you have rope, but I personally would not be putting my head anywhere near a winch line under load.
I understand that and if my winch line was snapping I think I would notice and back away way more than the cord on the remote because it's only a few feet long compared to the length of the line.
Today 01:38 PM
Lbear
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Originally Posted by JE01 View Post
Made a small clip on Youtube using my Superwinch Tiger Shark 9500 winch when I went Off-Roading this past weekend!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swDc2nmDHr0

I wasen't stuck, rather playing around and making sure everything was ok with my set up.
There is a reason why there is a long cord on your remote winch control. It is to keep you away from the winch in case the wire snaps and takes off a part of your anatomy in the process. Maybe you have rope, but I personally would not be putting my head anywhere near a winch line under load.
Today 01:00 PM
carvebeast
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Originally Posted by Squirrel ops View Post
Picked up my stock wheels from the dealership after I got my X a new makeover AEV KIT..



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Bammmm

New shoes



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looks awesome! more pics please!
Today 12:25 PM
shotzy
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Originally Posted by Squirrel ops View Post
Picked up my stock wheels from the dealership after I got my X a new makeover AEV KIT..



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Bammmm

New shoes



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That looks great
Today 12:21 PM
CornFolks
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Originally Posted by Bigbob2 View Post
Thanks man! Looks good!
For serious
Today 12:21 PM
Squirrel ops Picked up my stock wheels from the dealership after I got my X a new makeover AEV KIT..



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Bammmm

New shoes



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Today 12:20 PM
907JEEP Took the freedom front top off. Wish i had a soft top. Summer is here in alaska.
Today 12:04 PM
Prestonhendu Installed Kicker Sub and new head unit :-)
Today 11:26 AM
shotzy Had my Rancho 9000's installed shocks only.

So much better than stock ride. Its really like driving a new vehicle.
Today 11:08 AM
Kiriesh
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Originally Posted by johnblahuta88 View Post

I got that. Thats why they advise you run the vehicle while winching. And running amps are draw less than repeated starting. I plan on getting a badlands winch and using it to its max.
This will vary slightly depending on the winch but pulling specs from my warn vr10000: pulling a 4000lb load (roughly a stock unlimited) pulls ~270amps. The stock alternator ouputs 160amps. Keeping your rpms up helps but doesnt completely counteract a winch
Today 11:00 AM
johnblahuta88
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Originally Posted by Kiriesh View Post

Winches pull a crap ton of amps. If you're not careful you can kill your battery. Not saying that you couldn't go the full 90 sec but you can only run a winch a couple minutes straight before draining a charged car battery
I got that. Thats why they advise you run the vehicle while winching. And running amps are draw less than repeated starting. I plan on getting a badlands winch and using it to its max.
Today 10:55 AM
Kiriesh
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Originally Posted by johnblahuta88 View Post
I wonder why people dont use winchs continuously. They are rated for a full load pull for 90 seconds. Why not use it as its intended? Im a firm believer of if you dont use it you lose it. Hell thats what warranties are for.
Winches pull a crap ton of amps. If you're not careful you can kill your battery. Not saying that you couldn't go the full 90 sec but you can only run a winch a couple minutes straight before draining a charged car battery
Today 10:35 AM
johnblahuta88
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Originally Posted by JE01 View Post
Made a small clip on Youtube using my Superwinch Tiger Shark 9500 winch when I went Off-Roading this past weekend!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swDc2nmDHr0

I wasen't stuck, rather playing around and making sure everything was ok with my set up.
I wonder why people dont use winchs continuously. They are rated for a full load pull for 90 seconds. Why not use it as its intended? Im a firm believer of if you dont use it you lose it. Hell thats what warranties are for.
Today 10:21 AM
JE01 Made a small clip on Youtube using my Superwinch Tiger Shark 9500 winch when I went Off-Roading this past weekend!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swDc2nmDHr0

I wasen't stuck, rather playing around and making sure everything was ok with my set up.
Today 10:02 AM
johnblahuta88
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Originally Posted by PapaSpikey View Post

Funny you mention it, I never see Kumho's on the road. My only gripe is that they're directional.... Where are you in SC..? I'm in Fort Mill...
Im in charleston sc
Today 09:59 AM
hypoxic1911
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Originally Posted by PapaSpikey View Post
Thanks. I went through a chrome phase so couldn't pick btwn the chrome or black Cranks, so I settled btwn the two and got the machined; $750 for the five. Lemme' know what you end up with... The Ballistics are pretty sick.
Shipped? Where did you get them from? That's a good price. Thanks
Today 09:52 AM
PapaSpikey
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Originally Posted by johnblahuta88 View Post
Glade to see someone else rocking the kumhos kl71
Funny you mention it, I never see Kumho's on the road. My only gripe is that they're directional.... Where are you in SC..? I'm in Fort Mill...
Today 09:51 AM
PapaSpikey
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Originally Posted by hypoxic1911 View Post
Love the XD Cranks! It's down b/t those and the Ballistic Wheels for me.
Thanks. I went through a chrome phase so couldn't pick btwn the chrome or black Cranks, so I settled btwn the two and got the machined; $750 for the five. Lemme' know what you end up with... The Ballistics are pretty sick.
Today 09:44 AM
sideburn
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Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
Finally got a chance to work on my Poison Spyders again today. Final sanding of the outside of the bumpers. Followed by 3 nice coats of House of Colors DTM epoxy primer/sealer. Very good product... sprays like warm butter.
You will love theses bumpers!
Today 09:44 AM
MotorCityJK
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Originally Posted by cajunhillbilly View Post
Getting better yesterday/today. Its been snowing\raining. Im so done with winter.

Lava Jacket...LOL!!!
I hear ya! Impatiently awaiting warmer weather here too. We have one of those Lava jackets. Will allow top down much sooner.
Today 09:19 AM
johnblahuta88
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Originally Posted by PapaSpikey View Post
Gave a bath
Stripped her naked
Installed rear trail doors
Glade to see someone else rocking the kumhos kl71
Today 07:58 AM
JoseRubicon
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Originally Posted by Jenkins12 View Post
what paint did you use? Yours look awesome?
Thanks!

I used break caliper paint. Rear is red because of the red Rubi shocks. But I put tape in the jeep emblem, left it black for contrast. Front is the black but I painted the jeep emblem red for some contrast. Haven't installed front yet....
Today 07:56 AM
hypoxic1911
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Originally Posted by PapaSpikey View Post
Gave a bath
Stripped her naked
Installed rear trail doors
Love the XD Cranks! It's down b/t those and the Ballistic Wheels for me.
Today 07:52 AM
JoseRubicon
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Originally Posted by Sparky1352 View Post
The plate that joins the step to the rock rail is what is drawing me to the Smitty Built. More surface area means surer footing for the kiddos. I do like the looks of the Barricades you posted though. If it was just me, I'd get those over the Smitty Built.
I get you and you are right. I sold my Rubi rails and put the Mopar step because of the kids. And the kids use that every time. However in a trail, I went over a rock and the rock took the running board and bent it, I was able to put it back, brackets didn't break, but the screw pulled out. So I'm thinking I need more protection but cannot spend $800 for the other ones I have seen.

I'm going to now consider those steps. I want to get them soon too.

Thanks so much for sharing. If you get them before me, let me know how the installation goes. Good luck with the rest of the stuff! 😃
Today 07:49 AM
johnblahuta88
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Originally Posted by PapaSpikey View Post
Gave a bath
Stripped her naked
Installed rear trail doors
ThT blue looks really good. Thats the color I was shooting for but they wouldn't go to a price I could afford. Thumbs up!
Today 07:18 AM
cajunhillbilly
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Originally Posted by MotorCityJK View Post
Cold crap? Look up our weather here near Detroit. You should already be runnin' nekkid!

If you're on the border of deciding you just need one of these:

ACE Lava Jacket

Getting better yesterday/today. Its been snowing\raining. Im so done with winter.

Lava Jacket...LOL!!!
Today 07:01 AM
Sofla Sahara JK
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Originally Posted by Havok View Post
I installed the rough country version of these and got a leak as well I'm gonna pull my covers this weekend and reseal them with lube lockers hoping this works to solve the issue.
i used lube locker gaskets when I replaced mine and no leaks. Just make sure u torque the bolts to spec.
Today 06:45 AM
Jenkins12
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Originally Posted by JoseRubicon View Post
Received my differential covers. Painted them. Installed the rear on Sunday. Used Lucas synthetic and the right stuff RTV and now I'm getting a little leak. Not sure if it's from the extra oil that came out or I didn't put the rtv correctly. I'm not sure. I drove around Sunday and it's been parked ever since and noticed it when I got home today. I don't know!!
what paint did you use? Yours look awesome?
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