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Forum: General Jeep Discussion 01-24-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By Ivoryring
I'm not saying I like the Jeep - but.... ...

I'm not saying I like the Jeep - but....

Aren't body-on-frame vehicles easier to make extreme wheelbase alterations to (as this clearly is, looks like roughly twice the stock wheelbase). The...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-30-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,456
Posted By Ivoryring
Understand - I think it's fine to criticize FCA...

Understand - I think it's fine to criticize FCA for the set of compromises made in the design of the Wrangler, and I think it's fine to criticize them for QC/reliability issues.

There are many...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-30-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,456
Posted By Ivoryring
Sorry, but this seems like the logic of someone...

Sorry, but this seems like the logic of someone that hasn't actually recently comparison shopped for alternatives.

Let's start as a baseline with the assumption that you want to really go...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-24-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By Ivoryring
It is easy enough to test for anyone, no matter...

It is easy enough to test for anyone, no matter how far from a gas station they live. Drive to the gas station, fill up. Drive home. Let the Jeep idle for exactly an hour. Drive to the gas station....
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-24-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,148
Posted By Ivoryring
You are a 4 hr drive to Moab. I'm a 35 hr drive,...

You are a 4 hr drive to Moab. I'm a 35 hr drive, AND I get the storms and snow and rain this time of year too. No matter what - someone has it worse!

As for things lost out the gusty wind when...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-23-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By Ivoryring
Why not go different and hinge one side rather...

Why not go different and hinge one side rather than the front? That way you aren't trying to make the plastic grill or radiator support the hood.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-22-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By Ivoryring
Had my Cooper 255/80R17 on for a month or so now,...

Had my Cooper 255/80R17 on for a month or so now, same Sport S rims, stock height (minus a bit for weight of armor) - definitely rub the swaybar when disconnected. Also definitely like them. AEV 2.5"...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-12-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,026
Posted By Ivoryring
Yes. I pulled M35 and my mirror adjustments still...

Yes. I pulled M35 and my mirror adjustments still work.

The yellow fuse puller in the TIPM worked for me.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1717322&stc=1&d=1418391145
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-10-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,513
Posted By Ivoryring
Could you be more obtuse? I meant to say "go...

Could you be more obtuse? I meant to say "go ahead and pour gasoline into your coolant system". Why I didn't type what I meant to say, I don't know.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-09-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,513
Posted By Ivoryring
Yes, that's the point of service parts. ...

Yes, that's the point of service parts.



Good question, but from what I can tell about my local dealers, they aren't observant enough to even notice.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 12-09-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Ivoryring
So is that the correct sequence? 1.) Inner...

So is that the correct sequence?

1.) Inner plastic frame bolts up
2.) outer lip of outer cover to plastic frame
3.) inner lip of outer cover to sheetmetal with clips
4.) inner liner tucked...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 12-08-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Ivoryring
I had a similar oops and I got a set of the...

I had a similar oops and I got a set of the complete hardware kit - OMIX-ADA branded - from 4WheelParts. I've got the flare back on, but unfortunately I didn't do it right and so far haven't been...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-08-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,556
Posted By Ivoryring
You might be right, but I'm having a hard time...

You might be right, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this because of the extremes - 5psi w/ 1200 lbs doesn't seem like it will really have 7 times as many square inches of contact...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-06-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,556
Posted By Ivoryring
King5 is out of Seattle, WA - which is East of...

King5 is out of Seattle, WA - which is East of Alaska and Hawaii, so I can understand how you would think everyone that identifies themselves as an Easterner drives just like those folks in Seattle....
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-06-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,556
Posted By Ivoryring
Well if you has the vehicle weight per tire and...

Well if you has the vehicle weight per tire and contact patch area in square inches you could divide them.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-06-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,556
Posted By Ivoryring
I wonder if your formula is based on tire psi...

I wonder if your formula is based on tire psi against the ground not tire air inflation psi. Same units very different thing being measured.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,556
Posted By Ivoryring
That doesn't seem to include contact patch or...

That doesn't seem to include contact patch or vehicle weight - gut says those are important factors.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 12-06-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Ivoryring
If you are in gear (not N) and moving forward and...

If you are in gear (not N) and moving forward and not in cruise control, and your foot is off the gas pedal - you are using ZERO fuel. Note that this is different from 'idle fuel consumption' - but I...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-06-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,556
Posted By Ivoryring
Another detail - if you are in any area that...

Another detail - if you are in any area that rarely gets a good soaking, when you DO get a soaking, you will find that there is a lot of oil on the road surface to make it all a big mess. In places...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-03-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ivoryring
And - don't forget most sales and promotions...

And - don't forget most sales and promotions don't apply to 'special order'.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-03-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Ivoryring
I got an MV50 from O'Reillys - there are a number...

I got an MV50 from O'Reillys - there are a number of different places that sell them under different names. It's worked far far better than the 'Slime' compressor I had before.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 12-02-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By Ivoryring
I notice this - the FIRST press of the brake...

I notice this - the FIRST press of the brake pedal before starting the Jeep feels 'almost normal, a little stiff', but if you press multiple times, it gets more and more difficult. Then as soon as I...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 12-02-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By Ivoryring
My understanding (open to correction) is that...

My understanding (open to correction) is that 'loss of vacuum' will produce 'very hard brake pedal'/'have to really lean into the pedal to slow down', not 'soft and go to the floor without any...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 12-02-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By Ivoryring
Cranberry bog means no trees or boulders very...

Cranberry bog means no trees or boulders very close. Unless he has an anchor (unlikely as in New England it's rare to need one [IF he was well prepared, which obviously he wasn't]) or another rig...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 11-30-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Ivoryring
Why wouldn't you have the tire place mount and...

Why wouldn't you have the tire place mount and balance on the wheels - but not put the wheels on the Jeep? Put the wheels w/ new tires on yourself when you are doing the lift.
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