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11-23-2013 07:32 PM
Moabrubi
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Originally Posted by turdhurdler View Post
The CJ behind you, recent flop or just old trail character?
He flopped on Isham that day. Good times..

11-23-2013 07:23 PM
curtis I did this suckdown mod to my jeep 2 years ago, works great.





11-23-2013 07:15 PM
turdhurdler
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Originally Posted by Moabrubi View Post
Limitng straps are really just for limiting downtravel on the corners. I know some guys run a center limiter with coilovers but I don't like that setup compared to a winch setup. The benefit with my setup is my suspension is completely free until I want to suck it down. I can suck my rig down to the bumpstops and it will hold it there. Doing this I can really put some weight on the front if I want to. Comes in handy on 7' tall waterfalls in a 93" wheelbase TJ I didn't make it though, looking back I definitely would have made it if I bumped it harder. But hitting this waterfall the front didn't feel like it wanted to lift up on me at all.
The CJ behind you, recent flop or just old trail character?
11-23-2013 02:50 PM
Moabrubi
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
I had to look it up too. Is there any benefit to using this type of setup then just running some limiting straps?
Limitng straps are really just for limiting downtravel on the corners. I know some guys run a center limiter with coilovers but I don't like that setup compared to a winch setup.

The benefit with my setup is my suspension is completely free until I want to suck it down. I can suck my rig down to the bumpstops and it will hold it there. Doing this I can really put some weight on the front if I want to.

Comes in handy on 7' tall waterfalls in a 93" wheelbase TJ I didn't make it though, looking back I definitely would have made it if I bumped it harder. But hitting this waterfall the front didn't feel like it wanted to lift up on me at all.

11-23-2013 02:32 PM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by Moabrubi View Post
Sorta. It just prevents the front from unloading.
I had to look it up too. Is there any benefit to using this type of setup then just running some limiting straps?
11-23-2013 02:20 PM
Moabrubi
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Originally Posted by suicideking View Post
That's to help stop you from rolling? Never seen that before, but have heard it mentioned.
Sorta. It just prevents the front from unloading.
11-23-2013 12:32 PM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by Moabrubi View Post
I'd say one of my favorites is my suckdown winch. Makes big climbs a lot less sketchy in my short little TJ. Helps with traction too to transfer some of the weight.
That's to help stop you from rolling? Never seen that before, but have heard it mentioned.
11-23-2013 12:30 PM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by yomondo View Post
I'd say the mod that changed my Jeeping world would have to be the upgrade from stock tires to 35's (and the lift needed to fit them). The extra clearance and traction changes everything.

For non-Rubicon Jeep owners, I would think lockers would be up there too, among mods that change everything.
Agree with this. When I went from 33" BFG AT to 35" GY MTR, I couldn't believe the difference. Night and day between getting stuck and making it over something.
11-23-2013 11:11 AM
yomondo
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
Is that a bumper/carrier combo Yomondo? You're not running the stock hinge and carrier, right? I have the TF hinge but the stock carrier. Adrian bought a Yakima bike rack but afraid to run it because of all the weight......
That's the Shrockworks bumper/tire carrier.
11-23-2013 11:08 AM
JeepHerz
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Originally Posted by yomondo View Post
I'd say the mod that changed my Jeeping world would have to be the upgrade from stock tires to 35's (and the lift needed to fit them). The extra clearance and traction changes everything. For non-Rubicon Jeep owners, I would think lockers would be up there too, among mods that change everything. That's pretty cool. Here's a simpler approach to running water. Siphoned water. It's not pressurized, so no spray gun, but having running water at camp for washing up, washing dishes, etc. is pretty nice. Plus storing your drinking water outside frees up precious cargo space inside.
Is that a bumper/carrier combo Yomondo? You're not running the stock hinge and carrier, right? I have the TF hinge but the stock carrier. Adrian bought a Yakima bike rack but afraid to run it because of all the weight......
11-23-2013 08:55 AM
WOKNROX Nice..
11-22-2013 08:43 PM
Moabrubi I'd say one of my favorites is my suckdown winch. Makes big climbs a lot less sketchy in my short little TJ. Helps with traction too to transfer some of the weight.

11-22-2013 09:55 AM
yomondo I'd say the mod that changed my Jeeping world would have to be the upgrade from stock tires to 35's (and the lift needed to fit them). The extra clearance and traction changes everything.

For non-Rubicon Jeep owners, I would think lockers would be up there too, among mods that change everything.

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Originally Posted by Rusty Pancelode View Post
That's pretty cool. Here's a simpler approach to running water. Siphoned water. It's not pressurized, so no spray gun, but having running water at camp for washing up, washing dishes, etc. is pretty nice. Plus storing your drinking water outside frees up precious cargo space inside.

11-22-2013 09:31 AM
WOKNROX That is a very nice looking box....your guy did a nice job ...
11-22-2013 08:53 AM
BillG.OTD
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Originally Posted by my996duc1 View Post
Not sure if this is a "Best mod ever" material but it has worked out great for me with no regrets on having it. Keeps everything out of sight and secure.

Had it made locally.

That looks good and is a great mod. It keeps the trail bags secure in a soft top since they cant be accessed without the tailgate open. I plan on doing that as well but a bit bigger since I don't run a back seat. Maybe use aluminum and put a carrier rack on top of it to carry additional supplies on longer trips. Good pics!
11-22-2013 02:37 AM
my996duc1 Not sure if this is a "Best mod ever" material but it has worked out great for me with no regrets on having it. Keeps everything out of sight and secure.

Had it made locally.


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11-22-2013 01:05 AM
DustyDave Ya got that right!! Had JPi do the install....
11-21-2013 07:39 PM
Stosh1
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Originally Posted by DustyDave View Post
I've got the sliders too. Only way I could have a Jeep is if my wife could get in, She loves them!!!
The sliders are out of 3/16 steel and can take a lot of abuse, and the step stows flush to the bottom when you close the door. You can get them with LED lights so you have good vision of where you're stepping at night....drop-off?? I've pinned them against rocks to get thru tight turns and had no problems I.e. John Bull. First mod and best mod......love shoulder time with my wife!
Sounds like one I'll have to get. What's a couple grand to keep the little woman happy.
11-21-2013 07:28 PM
DustyDave
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Originally Posted by Stosh1 View Post
Gunner: Can those handle sliding over a rock or high centering w/o damage? Looks like they might retract into some sort of protection surrounding them? Thanks for any add'l info.
I've got the sliders too. Only way I could have a Jeep is if my wife could get in, She loves them!!!
The sliders are out of 3/16 steel and can take a lot of abuse, and the step stows flush to the bottom when you close the door. You can get them with LED lights so you have good vision of where you're stepping at night....drop-off?? I've pinned them against rocks to get thru tight turns and had no problems I.e. John Bull. First mod and best mod......love shoulder time with my wife!
11-20-2013 08:38 PM
Stosh1
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Easy for me. My RSE electric step sliders. They pivot down every time I open the door and provide me a step to climb into my Jeep. 3/16 steel plate. I was having trouble getting into the TJ and wanted none of that on the JK.
Gunner: Can those handle sliding over a rock or high centering w/o damage? Looks like they might retract into some sort of protection surrounding them? Thanks for any add'l info.
11-19-2013 02:27 PM
rkwfxd Factor 55 thimble?
11-19-2013 01:21 PM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by BRUT4CE View Post
Snipping the esp wire....so now I have control of my throttle when I want.
Rewiring the lockers so I can engage in 4hi and front when I want the pull not the push ie sand and snow...
Good one... that ESP gets annoying
11-19-2013 01:18 PM
BRUT4CE Snipping the esp wire....so now I have control of my throttle when I want.
Rewiring the lockers so I can engage in 4hi and front when I want the pull not the push ie sand and snow...
11-19-2013 01:12 PM
530ktm I have subtle mods to say the least but the best one I ever did was the lockers, then the gearing and then the ..........
11-18-2013 06:48 PM
XJ_Phil
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
Born in Grand Rapids. Lived in Muskegon. Its a small world after all....
For me: gears. But if I go Woks way (useful; not necessary) I'd go with my Spidershade or OBA. Which if course I now know needs to be replaced with OBT. OMG.
Grand Rapids / Muskegon is definitely my my neck of the woods. I too was born in Grand Rapids, spent most of my formative years in a little burg called Sparta and my grandpa's farm was in Casinovia Township on Trent Road. I attended a one room schoolhouse as a kindergartner (in like 1952). Had to walk a mile to school (uphill, both ways, in knee deep snow for ˝ the school year) - LOL.
11-18-2013 06:35 PM
JeepHerz
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Originally Posted by XJ_Phil View Post
My grandma lived in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, Michigan in an area known as Comstock Park. She passed on at the tender age of 93 back in the mid 70's.
Born in Grand Rapids. Lived in Muskegon. Its a small world after all....
For me: gears. But if I go Woks way (useful; not necessary) I'd go with my Spidershade or OBA. Which if course I now know needs to be replaced with OBT. OMG.
11-17-2013 02:36 PM
Black Magic Brakes
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
I hope the Doc gets you back on track Bob....
Yeah I love the way words get put in my mouth on this one....I never said I pull a 1 footer while offroading...I only stated that by lowering my new break pedal it made it more comfortable by putting less of an angle on my foot to operate the brake....once again if your driving 2 footed then this would benefit your left foot.
I'm talking about what I call a good MOD I did to my Yj after i did an auto swap on that I'm happy with.....and if his factory auto Tj came setup like this and he's happy with it ..like he stated...then WHY does this guy have so much crap to say about it.....
Remember...the OP asked.... what MODs we have done and not all jeeps are the same...
Rant over ....I'm done with this!
You're reading way more into it than it's worth. It's just a simple discussion and nothing more. As far as words in your mouth, be more clear in your statements and there's less chance for confusion because you didn't say you were a two foot driver at first, now did you?
11-17-2013 02:23 PM
BillG.OTD I would have to say in looking back at the things that made me say "WOW" because there was such a big and noticeable change was...disconnecting my front sway bar (quick disconnects), adding a rear (selectable) locker and removing my clutch pedal!
11-17-2013 10:09 AM
530ktm Sure does have some detours in this thread.
11-16-2013 09:01 PM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
I just about have to drive with 2 feet. My spine has caused my right foot to not be able to lift. I can press, but I need to lift my knee to back off on the throttle. Makes for tough fine throttle control in the rocks. But I manage to do the 2 foot shuffle ok.
I hope the Doc gets you back on track Bob....
Yeah I love the way words get put in my mouth on this one....I never said I pull a 1 footer while offroading...I only stated that by lowering my new break pedal it made it more comfortable by putting less of an angle on my foot to operate the brake....once again if your driving 2 footed then this would benefit your left foot.
I'm talking about what I call a good MOD I did to my Yj after i did an auto swap on that I'm happy with.....and if his factory auto Tj came setup like this and he's happy with it ..like he stated...then WHY does this guy have so much crap to say about it.....
Remember...the OP asked.... what MODs we have done and not all jeeps are the same...
Rant over ....I'm done with this!
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