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Forum: JK General Discussion Forum Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By n1as
Well, you could always go 34" pizza cutters. ...

Well, you could always go 34" pizza cutters.

Relatively light weight, fit stock 17" rims, narrow tread width for reduced rolling resistance and better economy.

TreadDepot.com: BF Goodrich All...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,590
Posted By n1as
Now we're getting somewhere. The more...

Now we're getting somewhere. The more interesting part to me is why people chose the intervals they do. Is 5000 too soon or not? Well, it depends.

In the above case, 5000 would probably be...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By n1as
Well, given that any increase in distance between...

Well, given that any increase in distance between the axle and frame (springs, spacers) will increase the drive shaft angle, I'm gonna say "yes".
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,797
Posted By n1as
Oh, and OP, I too am torn between tire sizes. Or...

Oh, and OP, I too am torn between tire sizes. Or at least I was. Once I began realizing the impact of increased tire weight and size I quickly decided that 35s were not for me.

I zeroed in on...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,797
Posted By n1as
Actually I forgot the smily face! Yes, ego leads...

Actually I forgot the smily face! Yes, ego leads to big spending but I don't recommend a Prius as a solution :-)

In my case, spending money on stuff that doesn't function (but might look good)...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,797
Posted By n1as
35" plus a lift just for looks? Yea, vanity is...

35" plus a lift just for looks? Yea, vanity is costly isn't it!

I'm pretty sure you'll need a new carrier with a 35" tire. I also hear that regearing is very beneficial at that level.

Oh, and...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By n1as
RubiconSS this is EXACTLY what I'm trying to do. ...

RubiconSS this is EXACTLY what I'm trying to do. I just want the full picture so I understand all the ramifications of mods.

Thank you!

The more I learn the more I come to the conclusion that...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By n1as
A far worse place would be ... One year into...

A far worse place would be ...

One year into a 6 year loan on a 2014 Jeep. Drove a 2015 and have to have it".


When I went Jeep shopping part of the reason I chose new is that there were...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By n1as
Good info, thanks. This sounds like me. I'm not...

Good info, thanks. This sounds like me. I'm not into the thrill of "conquer the big obsticle". I'm more interested in just being able to play around some off road and get into the back country. ...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By n1as
So even at 2.5" of lift there is some accelerated...

So even at 2.5" of lift there is some accelerated driveshaft wear?

Not to be pedantic, but when we say "2.5 inch lift" are we talking any lift that gives 2.5 actual inches or the many lifts that...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By n1as
OK, I'll focus on skids first. Boring but makes...

OK, I'll focus on skids first. Boring but makes sense. I may find that stock height is OK for what I need. My short wife would prefer to not have the Jeep lifted at all.

Now the next question,...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By n1as
Impact of lift on drive shaft angle?

What is the impact of a 2.5" (3" in real life) suspension lift on the drive shaft angles?

At what point do you need to go to a different u-joint or longer drive shaft?
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,823
Posted By n1as
I've owned Honda Civics and VW Jettas and stuff...

I've owned Honda Civics and VW Jettas and stuff that CR recommends. They're fine but boring. Sorry, they're boring.

Now I own a Fiat 500 and soon a Wrangler. Guess what. They're fun. More...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By n1as
JKU - lift or skid plates?

Would love your thoughts on this. I'm excited about my new JKUR but want to do something about the low midsection clearance. I don't want to be damaging the drive train by banging it on rocks.
...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,884
Posted By n1as
Let me see if I can clarify what I'm saying. The...

Let me see if I can clarify what I'm saying. The oil starvation I'm talking about occurs only after an oil change and is caused by the oil filter being empty. During the time it takes to fill the...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,148
Posted By n1as
I've had several Jeeps including a 90's YJ (yea I...

I've had several Jeeps including a 90's YJ (yea I know). None of them have been very good off-road in stock configurations.

I took my stock Sport Unlimited (had Rubicon tires but that was it)...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By n1as
Here are some numbers from my JKUR which is on...

Here are some numbers from my JKUR which is on order:

MSRP: 40,820
FWP: 38,675 (I believe this is "invoice")
HB: 1,195
FFP: 38,363
EP: 36,816

Where
HB = Holdback
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,884
Posted By n1as
Opinions can't be wrong? Really? Hmmm, the...

Opinions can't be wrong? Really? Hmmm, the builder of the Titanic was of the opinion it was unsinkable.

Let me be clear, you are certainly free to maintain your JK as you see fit. I never...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,590
Posted By n1as
Follow-on question. Why?

Follow-on question. Why?
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,884
Posted By n1as
Nop, sorry. Opinions may be completely wrong. ...

Nop, sorry. Opinions may be completely wrong. Engineering is not a process of personal preference. Only our response to the facts are personal preference. You have the freedom (option) to change...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,097
Posted By n1as
Well, that assumes it is a 1/2 ass solution now...

Well, that assumes it is a 1/2 ass solution now doesn't. 4 Spacers total $200. 5 New wheels will be $625.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,884
Posted By n1as
My understanding doesn't jive with this. ...

My understanding doesn't jive with this.

Years ago, this was cheap insurance. But now oils have progressed as has engine engineering. What was a good idea decades ago no longer is. Now the only...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By n1as
Are you asking about function or appearance?

Are you asking about function or appearance?
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,097
Posted By n1as
Well, there are apparently 2 types of spacers. ...

Well, there are apparently 2 types of spacers. The ones that just straddle the lug nuts and get sandwiched between the wheel and brake hub are not good.

The ones that bolt to the lug nuts and...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,884
Posted By n1as
One thought about recommended service. I used to...

One thought about recommended service. I used to mostly ignore it figuring it was a money making scam. Hey, don't fix it if it isn't broken, right? But then I watched the mechanical engineers...
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