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Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-24-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By JeepCO12
Probably not - see post 9 and 27 and other...

Probably not - see post 9 and 27 and other comments in this thread:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/unsprung-vs-sprung-weight-going-to-a-larger-wheel-on-the-jk-662265.html
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-24-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,511
Posted By JeepCO12
Not necessarily - anecdotes from the same driver...

Not necessarily - anecdotes from the same driver using the same setup and driving style with actual experience with different wheels and tires are useful - like JT-Photo post above. It's anecdotes...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-23-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,442
Posted By JeepCO12
I think if your wife doesn't like the color...

I think if your wife doesn't like the color because she thinks it is for the young then nuts! Talk to her some more and go buy it. If she just dislikes the color outright then you have a problem as...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-23-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,511
Posted By JeepCO12
I came across that one most often as I was trying...

I came across that one most often as I was trying to read about this - however, I have also seen 4 lbs, 7 lbs and even 1 to 20 lbs written in various forums. It seems some people absorb whatever is...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-23-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,511
Posted By JeepCO12
Eric T - thanks for that. I am going to have to...

Eric T - thanks for that. I am going to have to re-read the details but I get what you are saying - and you probably got LedZep_06 eyes crossed with that post :)

JTPhoto - nothing beats real...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-23-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,511
Posted By JeepCO12
Or you could just "add lightness" Jeep...

Or you could just "add lightness"

Jeep Wrangler Stitch: 2013 Moab concept (http://www.allpar.com/cars/concepts/jeep/moab-2013/3-stitch.html)
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-23-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,511
Posted By JeepCO12
I think that was more like where the BMW guys...

I think that was more like where the BMW guys came out.

So it's more the effect of the gearing / final drive that's an issue from an mpg point of view not the additional weight / "junk in the...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-23-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,511
Posted By JeepCO12
And how is your hill climbing ability on i-70 in...

And how is your hill climbing ability on i-70 in Colorado? :)

and what is your overall mpg?

Did you bend anything yet or did you reinforce the axles?

I am genuinely asking, not picking on...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,511
Posted By JeepCO12
You may be right - but I tend to think that...

You may be right - but I tend to think that Hutchinson set up I wrote in my too long first post would affect street manners, mpg and maintenance more than Pintlers and the lighter Duratracs with a...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-23-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,511
Posted By JeepCO12
Thanks Skippy77 - I'll take a look at that setup....

Thanks Skippy77 - I'll take a look at that setup. I would think E rated tires might flex less around rocks with their stiffer sidewall when aired down off road (although I am still relatively new to...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-23-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,511
Posted By JeepCO12
Yes - is that madness sound reasoning or is it...

Yes - is that madness sound reasoning or is it flawed and there is a solid counter argument? My basic premise was that the rule of thumb about unsprung vs sprung weight is a load of hogwash.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-23-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,511
Posted By JeepCO12
You are probably right - our Rubicon was very...

You are probably right - our Rubicon was very capable out of the box but I added a modest 2.5 AEV lift with geometry correction brackets to maintain handling. Our tires at two years old are now at...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-23-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,511
Posted By JeepCO12
Yeah - I am a bit long winded sometimes - but...

Yeah - I am a bit long winded sometimes - but there is a lot to think about if you are not someone who just bolts things on and rolls with it.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-23-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,511
Posted By JeepCO12
Unsprung vs sprung weight – going to a larger wheel on the JK

I have been thinking of going from the stock BFG 32’1” tires to 35” and in my reading on the forums I keep running into often repeated information that 1lb of unsprung weight is equal to 10lbs of...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-22-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By JeepCO12
Here is another with a picture of a sawn through...

Here is another with a picture of a sawn through crimp at he bottom - I managed to get a result like that with the FTZ crimper

The GSX-E...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-22-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By JeepCO12
It does work but not as consistently as the long...

It does work but not as consistently as the long handled crimpers. Here is one of the articles I read which gives a good tutorial on how to do a reliable crimp

Making Your Own Battery Cables...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By JeepCO12
I have not read that - I thought you were allowed...

I have not read that - I thought you were allowed the garage, storage and the entry uses to be on the ground level (the entry must be constructed of flood resistant materials). Then the garage has...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By JeepCO12
That would work. I would do more than just lay...

That would work. I would do more than just lay it in there though to determine the lengths - be prepared to wire tie it in place to get an accurate measurement (it's not very flexible stuff as you...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-21-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By JeepCO12
I had to buy the tool - you might be able to get...

I had to buy the tool - you might be able to get a local welder or garage to loan you one. Or take the cables and get them to solder the ends on for you. I decided after reading that I did not...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-21-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By JeepCO12
And, amazingly it all works! Turn the power on...

And, amazingly it all works! Turn the power on in the cab, plug in the controller and the winch starts turning – in the right direction too, which is always a plus! The only thing I don’t like...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-21-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By JeepCO12
So – now I needed another bracket for the plug. ...

So – now I needed another bracket for the plug. A simple bent piece of metal with a few holes in it. Don’t use the measurements on this drawing of mine – take your own. The big hole I made was too...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-21-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By JeepCO12
At the moment, I have a small piece of plywood...

At the moment, I have a small piece of plywood under the solenoid box to keep the through bolts from chewing into the battery top. I plan to get a piece of rubber mat about a ผ” thick with Velcro...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-21-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By JeepCO12
I extended the red and black relay wires along...

I extended the red and black relay wires along the firewall over to the SPOD relays to provide my on/off power switch. Then I cut the hand controller plug off, soldered 4 extension wires for it...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-21-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By JeepCO12
With the solenoid mounted to the fender on its...

With the solenoid mounted to the fender on its bracket, I cut the motor wires to length, crimped the new lugs on, sealed them with adhesive lined heat shrink tubing and bolted them in place. Then I...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-21-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By JeepCO12
I was concerned about clearance from the engine...

I was concerned about clearance from the engine as I routed the wires between the big plastic tub that contains the air filter, the fuse box and the battery. I pulled the fuse box and considered...
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