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Forum: General Jeep Discussion 10-20-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By computeruser
x3. Financing a 2005-older vehicle is idiotic.

x3. Financing a 2005-older vehicle is idiotic.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 10-06-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By computeruser
Holy ####! Someone who gets it! That's so...

Holy ####! Someone who gets it! That's so refreshing to see. I love you, man!
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 10-06-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By computeruser
Air intakes and oiled filters are foolish and...

Air intakes and oiled filters are foolish and wasteful on a Jeep that actually gets used as a Jeep. Spend the money on the discos.
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 10-06-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By computeruser
$100 tops for the four springs. $0 for the...

$100 tops for the four springs.

$0 for the shocks - 4 year old shocks, assuming you've driven on them, are junk.

$0 for the control arms, also, as they'll probably need bushings and as I...
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 10-05-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By computeruser
I have no idea on which filter and gaskets, and...

I have no idea on which filter and gaskets, and yes, it does go through a dozen or more quarts of ATF to get the job done. This task sucks and is messy, so I let my friendly Jeep shop do it for me. ...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 10-05-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By computeruser
Level things out with either a front poly spacer...

Level things out with either a front poly spacer or ACOS, then figure out if you need/want a body lift or not.
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 10-05-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,647
Posted By computeruser
Mobil 1 10-30, Mobil 301 (extra-capacity) filter....

Mobil 1 10-30, Mobil 301 (extra-capacity) filter. 135k miles and still not consuming any oil.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 10-05-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By computeruser
Yes, you can bolt things up w/o the extension for...

Yes, you can bolt things up w/o the extension for now, or maybe even leave it that way forever if you wish.

What I ended up doing was first nipping away at the bolt head inside the cup with the...
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 10-05-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By computeruser
Jiffy Lube?! Ha! Not a good idea. ...

Jiffy Lube?! Ha! Not a good idea.

Personally, what I would do and what I've done in the past, is to do it the hard way - pan/filter/fluid, run it a week, pan/filter/fluid, run it a week, and...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 10-05-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,313
Posted By computeruser
Dedicated winter tires on a Jeep are wonderful on...

Dedicated winter tires on a Jeep are wonderful on ice AND in snow. I've run Yoko Geolander I/T for a number of winters now, and they are so far ahead of any A/T tire I've run in the winter, it is...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 10-05-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By computeruser
Wheel spacers, rims with different (i.e. less)...

Wheel spacers, rims with different (i.e. less) backspacing, and/or grind away some of the offending part of the outer lip of the upper spring mount.
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 10-05-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,324
Posted By computeruser
Great post and great questions. I think a...

Great post and great questions.

I think a lot of it has to do with how people define "afford." There is a huge difference between paying for modifications and improvements out of your surplus...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 10-04-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By computeruser
Spacers are spacers, it's the shocks that make a...

Spacers are spacers, it's the shocks that make a difference. And even then, it's more a matter of preference than anything else on the shocks.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 10-04-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
Posted By computeruser
Yokohama Geolandar I/T work really well on packed...

Yokohama Geolandar I/T work really well on packed snow and in icy conditions. You'd be hard pressed to do better.
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 10-04-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By computeruser
Amen. Given that a bumper is rarely a...

Amen.

Given that a bumper is rarely a *need*, either buy USA or stick with OEM.
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 06-09-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By computeruser
Did you forget to actually look at the vehicle...

Did you forget to actually look at the vehicle before you bought it? Seriously.
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 05-07-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By computeruser
The little red Made in Italy factory bottle jack...

The little red Made in Italy factory bottle jack out of a Land Rover is the shiz. You can find them on eBay or in scrap yards. They make the OEM Jeep jack look like the POS that it is.
Forum: Classifieds Archive 05-07-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,197
Posted By computeruser
Very very nice rig. That is very similar to what...

Very very nice rig. That is very similar to what I would like to do with an -8 at some point. You can be sincerely proud of what you have there!!

Think you're still a bit high on price given...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-18-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By computeruser
Tire choice makes a huge difference, as does...

Tire choice makes a huge difference, as does presence/absence of a limited-slip or locking rear differential. There is also an experience learning curve if you're new to snow/ice driving.
...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-18-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By computeruser
I found 26psi to be a good balance between MPG...

I found 26psi to be a good balance between MPG and ride, and at that pressure the tread contact pattern looks good.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-16-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By computeruser
If you want the Jeep to act right, build it...

If you want the Jeep to act right, build it right. You didn't do that, and aren't pleased with the results. Seems somewhat foreseeable.

Given your setup:

1. SYE isn't optional.
2....
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-16-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By computeruser
1. Is it the bearing that is a problem? More...

1. Is it the bearing that is a problem? More likely than the shaft itself being bent, I should think. Could also be a brake drum/disc that isn't seated correctly on the axle flange.

2. If your...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-16-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By computeruser
If you can weld/fabricate, an 8.8 is a good...

If you can weld/fabricate, an 8.8 is a good choice. Particularly if you find one with the ratio you want and can live with an OEM Trac-Lok.

But if you can't weld, or if you want to regear or...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-16-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By computeruser
Put the trans/t'case back up where they belong...

Put the trans/t'case back up where they belong and do an SYE like you're supposed to.

Or trim the floorboards where they contact the shifters.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-16-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,131
Posted By computeruser
50% of what a new one would cost.

50% of what a new one would cost.
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