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Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-23-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Big Cole
Go to crutchfield.com and search for radios that...

Go to crutchfield.com and search for radios that fit your TJ. I have bought multiple cheap Kenwood stereos for my TJs and they work great.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-20-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 311
Posted By Big Cole
First off, you do not need 3.5" backspacing. ...

First off, you do not need 3.5" backspacing. 3.75" is more than adequate for 12.5" wide tires. I have a set of these wheels but in all black:

Wheel Details - Discount Tire Direct...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-20-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Big Cole
I suggest installing a small body lift and...

I suggest installing a small body lift and 33x10.5 tires. 12.5" wide tires won't work with those wheels unless you instance wheel spacers
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-20-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Big Cole
Before you spend money on upgrades I suggest...

Before you spend money on upgrades I suggest fully inspecting your frame and undercarriage. 17 years of driving on salted roads may have compromised the frame strength.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-19-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Big Cole
If you live in an area that salts the roads make...

If you live in an area that salts the roads make sure you fully inspect the entire undercarriage for rust.

If you plan to drive the vehicle offroad then make sure the rear axle is a dana 44. ...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-19-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Big Cole
Just install the bottom bolt and tighten with a...

Just install the bottom bolt and tighten with a breaker bar. I am confident that those tabs will bend enough to touch the frame.
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-19-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 570
Posted By Big Cole
The RC kit may appear easier to install compared...

The RC kit may appear easier to install compared to BDS because it does not include all of the required components for a 4" short arm lift. Any quality 4" lift will require the same skill set to...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-16-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,144
Posted By Big Cole
I run chromoly shafts, 4.88s, and an Aussie...

I run chromoly shafts, 4.88s, and an Aussie locker with 35s and just had to replace my trashed ring gear. I broke about six teeth off the ring gear on the trail and had to be towed home 200 miles. ...
Forum: For Sale 01-16-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Big Cole
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Forum: For Sale 01-16-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Big Cole
35x12.50x15 Pro Comp MT

Selling a 35x12.5x15 Pro Comp MT on a black steel wheels. Would work as a great trail spare. $20.00 for the tire/wheel. Must pick up at my place in Blue Bell, PA located in the Philly burbs.
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 01-16-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,511
Posted By Big Cole
Depends on the engine and transmission. We need...

Depends on the engine and transmission. We need details on your rig.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-15-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 952
Posted By Big Cole
Detroit in the rear and whatever lunchbox locker...

Detroit in the rear and whatever lunchbox locker you want in the front axle. I prefer spartan over Aussie due to less annoying clicking but I haven't noticed any other differences.
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-15-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Big Cole
Same problem with my 06 sport. Shifts hard into...

Same problem with my 06 sport. Shifts hard into second gear when cold. I opted to just live with the hard shifting.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-15-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Big Cole
Locking the rear D35 is a waste of time and...

Locking the rear D35 is a waste of time and money. Expect to spend a couple grand on a new rear axle with detroit locker and gearing of your choice. You will spend another $1000 regearing the D30 and...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-15-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Big Cole
I use whatever name brand is on sale. These are...

I use whatever name brand is on sale. These are low performance engines and as long as you change the oil regularly with any decent oil then you'll be fine.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-15-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Big Cole
Yes the 8.8 is heavier but the only time you will...

Yes the 8.8 is heavier but the only time you will notice is when dragging it around your garage. The weight won't make any difference once installed.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-13-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Big Cole
4.11 is inadequate for 33s. You will need 4.88s...

4.11 is inadequate for 33s. You will need 4.88s if you plan to keep that tire size. You will also need to install an auxiliary transmission cooler.
Forum: California Jeep Forum 01-10-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Big Cole
Thanks for your help. It is 14 degrees here and...

Thanks for your help. It is 14 degrees here and I am looking forward to moving home to Cali. I will look up Tower Metal Works when I get out there.
Forum: YJ Tech Forum 01-09-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Big Cole
I assume you still have the stock carter carb. If...

I assume you still have the stock carter carb. If so I would look into installing a motorcraft or weber carb.
Forum: TJ Pics Forum 01-09-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,589
Posted By Big Cole
Do not replace the stock flares with cheap...

Do not replace the stock flares with cheap Bushwhackers. Remove the stock flares and paint them with a couple coats of Krylon Fusion black satin paint. I wouldn't paint those wheels. Either sell...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-09-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Big Cole
You can put your name on the waiting list for the...

You can put your name on the waiting list for the various jeep jamborees located on the east coast. Unfortunately the events are so popular that they sell out within an hour of open registration....
Forum: California Jeep Forum 01-07-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Big Cole
Welder Needed Near Thousand Oaks

Moving to thousand oaks (Ventura county) from PA in 29 days and need some work done on my roll cage. Installed a poison spyder pre-fab cage and need the bar welded behind the front seats so I can...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-07-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By Big Cole
First step is to remove your front driveshaft and...

First step is to remove your front driveshaft and drive around. If the vibes go away then you know for sure the front driveshaft is the problem.
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-07-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By Big Cole
You need to install an SYE, DC shaft, adjustable...

You need to install an SYE, DC shaft, adjustable rear upper control arms, and a angled trackbar bracket.
Forum: For Sale 01-06-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Big Cole
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