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04-17-2014 09:51 AM
RemoJK Anyone with a jk want to trade my ACE narrow tube flares for a soft top or some D44 axle shafts?
04-17-2014 06:44 AM
Rmn42689 Harrison city

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04-17-2014 05:22 AM
Engine5truck Level Green pa checking in!
03-31-2014 06:55 AM
RemoJK good stuff!
03-30-2014 05:21 PM
BonesBrigade I took the Jeep back in and there was definitely an issue that they caused during the work performed. To their credit, when I called them they told me to come back in and they'd look at it. I took it back in and they fixed the issue.

When I recalibrated the Jeep with the Procal, it fixed the shifting issue. Jeep is running like a beast right now.
03-26-2014 07:14 AM
RemoJK I seen you posting up in another thread about your shift problems. Have you talked to them about it at all/are they helping you make things right? Are the vibrations in the back coming from your gears that they intalled?

I can ask my buddies where they went to get their gears installed. Everyone I know went to the same guy and even did the gears in my current jeep. I'll have to figure out his name/shop
03-25-2014 08:13 PM
BonesBrigade Update on Meridian Off-Road if anybody is interested...

Again, I re-geared to go from 3.21 to 4.10 and added an Eaton E-Locker in the rear.

They seemed like really good guys who know about off-roading and have obviously modded other Jeeps before. That being said, there were a couple of details that they missed while performing the work.

First, the switch would not fit within the cutouts provided with the stock vehicle. Not a big deal, but they didn't tell me this up front and I had to purchase another panel to fit the switch for the locker and they attached it to the front driver's side windshield pillar.

They did not own a Procal Module, so I had to buy one (again, not that big a deal since I wanted one anyway) for them to use. When they re-programmed the Jeep, they neglected to take into account my larger-than-stock tires and this negatively affected not only the odometer but also the shift points in my automatic transmission. I was revving to 4500 RPM in 3rd gear in situations that did not require this at all. I would have hoped that they would have caught this during their test drives of the Jeep prior to giving it back to me...

Finally, I now have a strange, intermittent vibrating sound coming from the rear end of the Jeep which wasn't there prior to the work being performed. I had a Chevy Tahoe once that had a loose heat shield and it sounds almost exactly like this. It seems to occur primarily during deceleration and is independent of steering in either direction or braking. If anybody has any ideas on what this can be, I'm all ears. Again, this is something I would have hoped they would have heard and rectified prior to returning the Jeep to me.

So, somewhat mixed reviews but they can do a lot of work that I can't readily find a source for near my home. Any other questions about them, let me know.
03-19-2014 11:29 PM
Vizman Lawrence county here. Few places to go off roading. Large quarry areas in Mahoning Twp. Close to the Ohio line.
03-17-2014 08:18 AM
RemoJK Doe Valley on the 29th, big Rubbers is letting this guy from "pro trucks and cars" have a little event up there. If you want to go check them out on FB and shoot the guy a message. If you have 2 or more people you can just hit the trails on your own
03-17-2014 08:12 AM
GoldenSahara00
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I'll post up in here next time I go out. Going up near Johnstown on the 29th but it's just me and a buddy going so we can cover more ground and explore more. I'll be heading to the place in Scottsdale i normally go to soon, you should come up there when I go
Where you goin to? My neck of the woods haha.
03-17-2014 06:55 AM
RemoJK
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Remo - I know you go out quite a bit and I'd like to hit up some local spots this summer as well.
I'll post up in here next time I go out. Going up near Johnstown on the 29th but it's just me and a buddy going so we can cover more ground and explore more. I'll be heading to the place in Scottsdale i normally go to soon, you should come up there when I go
03-14-2014 08:07 PM
BonesBrigade Thanks guys. I am headed out to Rausch this summer and I want to feel confident in my Jeep's abilities. The guys at Meridian seem to know their stuff.

Remo - I know you go out quite a bit and I'd like to hit up some local spots this summer as well.
03-14-2014 07:11 AM
GermanShepherdJeeper I have had 2 lifts put on from Meridian Offroad. One back in 1991 and one yesterday. They are top notch in my book. They do very good work, and make sure it is right when you pick your vehicle up. I never had any gear work done there though. If you look up Transaxle in the phone book. Call them and ask for Ken Konig.; he works there and as far as I know, he is the best in the business for rear ends and differentials.
03-14-2014 07:02 AM
RemoJK
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I don't feel comfortable re-gearing my Jeep myself, so I'm having Meridian do it. While they're at it, I'm throwing an Eaton E-Locker in there too. I will feel a little more capable after this work gets done. I will let everybody know how it goes as I feel we don't have many great choices in the Pittsburgh area for Jeep work.
Yea those guys and Pittsburgh driveline are the only places i hear people taking their stuff too
03-13-2014 06:27 PM
BonesBrigade I don't feel comfortable re-gearing my Jeep myself, so I'm having Meridian do it. While they're at it, I'm throwing an Eaton E-Locker in there too. I will feel a little more capable after this work gets done. I will let everybody know how it goes as I feel we don't have many great choices in the Pittsburgh area for Jeep work.
03-13-2014 11:46 AM
RemoJK I haven't but heard good things about them.
03-13-2014 10:08 AM
BonesBrigade Anybody ever use Meridian Off Road Center in Butler for any work?
03-05-2014 12:05 PM
RemoJK
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Yea, I'm going to have to use my networking skills to find sometime private property out towards Portersville to wheel on when the weather warms up.
Let me know if you ever do find a place. Portersville is only 20 miles from me
03-05-2014 10:03 AM
Beaker541
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Originally Posted by Chilly03 View Post
Shitsburg sucks.... GO RAVENS
Stay classy Baltimore
03-04-2014 12:11 AM
stauber28
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Originally Posted by RemoJK View Post

I use to rid eup Potersville a lot when i was younger but all the trails i knew are shut down now. there are some trails in Zilly but only enough to have fun for an hour or so
Yea, I'm going to have to use my networking skills to find sometime private property out towards Portersville to wheel on when the weather warms up.
03-03-2014 07:41 AM
RemoJK
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Originally Posted by stauber28 View Post
Anyone have any good spots north of Pitt?
I'm by the airport now, but I am about to drive out to where I grew up (Portersville/McConnells Mill Area) to see if I can find anything worth the drive.
I use to rid eup Potersville a lot when i was younger but all the trails i knew are shut down now. there are some trails in Zilly but only enough to have fun for an hour or so
03-03-2014 07:40 AM
RemoJK
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Did Any body go today?
Yea everyone else still went, heard it was icy and slick as hell. Pissed I missed it but thinking of going to scrubgrass this Sunday
03-02-2014 09:49 AM
Chilly03 Shitsburg sucks.... GO RAVENS
03-02-2014 09:41 AM
Rmn42689 Did Any body go today?
03-01-2014 02:29 PM
Rmn42689 Bad news for me, battery is toast in the jeep and sadly I don't have extra cash for that. Looks like I'm going to miss the trip tomorrow. I'm deff going to come out as soon as I can get a new battery.
03-01-2014 03:29 AM
stauber28 Anyone have any good spots north of Pitt?
I'm by the airport now, but I am about to drive out to where I grew up (Portersville/McConnells Mill Area) to see if I can find anything worth the drive.
02-28-2014 02:34 PM
Rmn42689 I never been out there yet so not sure of the field but I can find it. I'll be good to go as long as I don't find any major problems. My buddy was going to ride with me since his jeep has overheating issues. May be an interesting Sunday with the snow coming ha.
02-28-2014 01:18 PM
RemoJK got a bad pas ujoint (knew that) and a bad end on my tie rod. I'm a maybe at this point as for wheeling Sunday. If I do go i'll be taking it easy, or I may jump in someone elses jeep that's going
02-28-2014 07:12 AM
RemoJK
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Originally Posted by Rmn42689 View Post
Ok, I should be good for Sunday. Haven't fired the jeep up in about 2 weeks so tomorrow I should have time to check it all over n fix my locking up rear wheel ha.
get it fixed and come out! Do you know where the "field" is by the train tracks where everyone meets? Or would you want me to meet you somewhere before I get to the trails? just let me know.

Dropped my jeep off for inspection last night, it's like waiting to hear if I passed a test lol.
02-27-2014 07:22 PM
Rmn42689 Ok, I should be good for Sunday. Haven't fired the jeep up in about 2 weeks so tomorrow I should have time to check it all over n fix my locking up rear wheel ha.
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