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02-14-2014 12:40 AM
Gunner Thanks. I am looking real hard at the next phase.
02-13-2014 11:22 PM
R8DRIZD
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Just an update on how things are working since I have been able to wheel the Jeep a few times..

First I am pretty satisfied with the crawl ratio for what I do. At least so far..I have found that if I drive barefoot I have a lot more control. I have nerve damage in my back which affects my right foot. With boots on I have to lift my whole leg to back off on the gas. Hard to do fine control with your leg..I'm lots smoother, so you'll see me wheeling in flip flops or Van's.

Second thing. The RSE steps rock. I love them for getting in and out of the jeep. BUT I have bent them..When used as a pivot for the Extra Credit on Calico I bent them enough that they did not close all the way..I have to take a grinder to them. My thought on a fix is to have Stan weld 1/2 inch steel rods above and below the step to beef up the area that is exposed to the rocks. That will give me almost 3/4 inch's of protection.

Third thing.. I am looking at front bumpers..Right now the top of my list is the GENRIGHT Aluminum with bars.. I am going to try to do lightweight on this build..The winch I have already decided on is the Warn 9.5 CTIs. 66 pounds with the Spydura rope. Most of the steel stubby bumpers I have looked at are all in the 90+ pound range.

http://www.genright.com/ProductInfo....0#.Uv0BtHlN2f0
You really made some nice choices on that JKU Bob.
02-13-2014 09:52 PM
minisaba That is a great looking bumper! Great idea on the step, I can't wait to see you on Saturday.
02-13-2014 11:27 AM
Gunner Just an update on how things are working since I have been able to wheel the Jeep a few times..

First I am pretty satisfied with the crawl ratio for what I do. At least so far..I have found that if I drive barefoot I have a lot more control. I have nerve damage in my back which affects my right foot. With boots on I have to lift my whole leg to back off on the gas. Hard to do fine control with your leg..I'm lots smoother, so you'll see me wheeling in flip flops or Van's.

Second thing. The RSE steps rock. I love them for getting in and out of the jeep. BUT I have bent them..When used as a pivot for the Extra Credit on Calico I bent them enough that they did not close all the way..I have to take a grinder to them. My thought on a fix is to have Stan weld 1/2 inch steel rods above and below the step to beef up the area that is exposed to the rocks. That will give me almost 3/4 inch's of protection.

Third thing.. I am looking at front bumpers..Right now the top of my list is the GENRIGHT Aluminum with bars.. I am going to try to do lightweight on this build..The winch I have already decided on is the Warn 9.5 CTIs. 66 pounds with the Spydura rope. Most of the steel stubby bumpers I have looked at are all in the 90+ pound range.

http://www.genright.com/ProductInfo....0#.Uv0BtHlN2f0
10-28-2013 05:42 PM
Gunner Thanks I really did want this color. I hope to do it as a military Tribute Jeep. I go to the Casket pickups with the PGR and then Honor guard flying flags all the way to the funeral home. I like that kind of stuff. Still patriotic like you.
10-27-2013 11:27 AM
I H8RDS Bob- your Jeep is looking awesome!

I saw a rig your color yesterday and immediately thought of you. I wasn't a huge fan of that color, but it's growing on me...kind of like that smurf blue. Can't wait to see it get dirty!

P.S. Of course it was completely stock, and he looked at me like a was a crazy chick ( well ) waving at him! Probably thought I was trying to pick up on him..LOL
10-18-2013 04:30 PM
Gunner Nice jeep. I'm retired so I guess the drop won't be such a big deal for me. I don't commute anymore.
10-18-2013 01:37 PM
Cole Trickle
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So question. I am already thinking about the 37's I should have put on it. Not gonna do it but how much did I lose by going to a 4 door JK over the 2 door TJ? I added 23 inches of wheelbase with the same 4" lift and 35" tires and it is 5 inches wider. I have yet to really wheel her but I am looking forward to it. The TJ has a crawl ratio of 55 the JK has 65 to 1. That ought to give it some more time to bite the rocks. I like a slow crawl due to back problems. But the break over is gonna be worse. But it has a flatter tummy, not like mine.
Nice build!

We have very similar builds.

I think you will be amazed at the difference between you're old jeep and the new JKUR. What it lacks in ground clearence it makes up in stability.

I have run every trail on Big Bear on my 35" Toyos with little issues. Looks like you are well armored so you should be fine. You're rock rails will get some action if you wheel the jeep hard.

I have considered 37's at the next go around but there are two issues with that. I'm not ready to drop the $ on flat fenders and powdercoat and I commute about 60 miles round trip a day and Don't want to completely destroy my MPG.
10-18-2013 01:20 PM
Gunner I'm thinking about Calico on the 9th. If I am ok to wheel then. BillOTD is doing a 3 day there that weekend.
10-18-2013 12:57 PM
Lab Lover I saw Ken & Barry do some impressive stuff in their JKUR's last weekend. Both did really well on John Bull and a couple times I think that longer wheel base was a plus.

I still don't want to take the Pumpkin through there though, haha. Maybe after I win the Green Poison Spyder Jeep, so I have a backup if I hurt it

I think you are going to be very happy with your setup Bob. You may have swapped being able to take a couple lines on different trails for comfort, but it's just a swap and not a sacrifice. You will be able to get your off road fix and still be able to move that evening

And.....that Commando will look awesome out on the trail!! Mike is in love with that color after seeing Barry's at Big Bear.
10-18-2013 12:30 PM
suicideking Just keep in mind that a JK has better ground clearance to begin with than the TJ. You can do 35's with 2.5" lift. You could do 35's with no lift and flat fenders.

So 4" is good for a JK on 35's (or 37's and flats). However, as we discovered on 2N17X a couple weeks ago, the length could be an issue on some obstacles. Though to this day, that one spot on 2N17X is the only spot my JKU couldn't make it whereas a lifted TJ can.

Just figure a TJ on 35's is equal to a JK on 37's for most situations. That said, if I win the lottery, I'm buying a 2 door JK and stretching it.
10-18-2013 12:16 PM
Gunner So question. I am already thinking about the 37's I should have put on it. Not gonna do it but how much did I lose by going to a 4 door JK over the 2 door TJ? I added 23 inches of wheelbase with the same 4" lift and 35" tires and it is 5 inches wider. I have yet to really wheel her but I am looking forward to it. The TJ has a crawl ratio of 55 the JK has 65 to 1. That ought to give it some more time to bite the rocks. I like a slow crawl due to back problems. But the break over is gonna be worse. But it has a flatter tummy, not like mine.
10-07-2013 08:24 PM
WOKNROX The jeep is lookin good Bob...
10-07-2013 05:39 PM
Gunner You betcha
10-07-2013 05:11 PM
jeff_in_rc Glad to see you got your Jeep back Bob! Bet you can't wait to go get it dirty!
10-05-2013 11:30 PM
DustyDave
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I already did. It was first on the very tough west bound 10 freeway to the black diamond 605/10 interchange and finished it off with the southbound 605 to the beach. It was brutal but the jeep handled it just fine.
Shoulda heard him on the way home, oh my gosh, this is so sweet, handles so nice, I can get in so easy, AWESOME,!!!!!!!!!
YOU'RE
10-05-2013 01:28 AM
Gunner Yeah and use the parking lane for passing.
10-05-2013 01:18 AM
minisaba Your JK looks AWESOME Bob. A double black diamond trail is taking century blvd down to LAX.
10-05-2013 12:53 AM
suicideking
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I already did. It was first on the very tough west bound 10 freeway to the black diamond 605/10 interchange and finished it off with the southbound 605 to the beach. It was brutal but the jeep handled it just fine.
That's funny!

Just don't drive over any bikers like that guy in the Range Rover...
10-05-2013 12:46 AM
Gunner I already did. It was first on the very tough west bound 10 freeway to the black diamond 605/10 interchange and finished it off with the southbound 605 to the beach. It was brutal but the jeep handled it just fine.
10-05-2013 12:39 AM
suicideking Looking good Bob! What trail are you going to take it on first?
10-05-2013 12:12 AM
Gunner All of this kind of work is why his work load looks like this. And he has 2 more on the way in the morning.
10-05-2013 12:09 AM
Gunner More stuff. First a surprise from my wife. My Rock Slide Engineering electric sliders/steps. Which Stan got the only set in existence into his shop. Then Dusty Dave and his wife Linda got me some sweet 4.56 gears from stan since he was in there anyway. Guys it is awesome. I know I am using that word a lot but it is Awesome.
10-04-2013 11:51 AM
Gunner It's on it's feet now.
10-04-2013 11:46 AM
Gunner It's getting closer
RCV shafts are in. Riddler covers, Currie Correctlync with High Steer conversion, AEV rear diff skid, Rock Hard Evap relocation kit, JPI trans skid, Viair OBA with front and rear outlets. Waiting on Tom Woods driveshaft. Stan has really worked hard on my jeep. They had so many projects for the show but the guys worked hard to try to get it out on time.
10-04-2013 11:20 AM
Duckquackers Gunner, looking good my friend, can't wait to see the end results... Who am I kidding jeeps are never done we all know this..
10-04-2013 11:15 AM
Gunner Thanks
I'm really looking forward to getting it.
10-03-2013 10:35 PM
mountainneer I was down at JPI today. Your jeep is coming along nicely. Looks good...
10-02-2013 12:01 AM
Gunner If everything goes to plan I'll pick it up friday...
10-01-2013 09:11 PM
ljorange
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Looks great Gunner!! Can't wait to it!
See!!
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