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Old 12-22-2018, 11:49 PM
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Which Fumoto are you going with?

Not sure. I need to really research it better. I had the F106N in my cart, but I know there is and SX version that I need to decide between. I have 5K miles to decide.

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Not sure. I need to really research it better. I had the F106N in my cart, but I know there is and SX version that I need to decide between. I have 5K miles to decide.
I had the F106S on my 14 JKU and it sucked if you are planning to use a hose because the adapter pops off. I put the standard F106 on my 16 on this last oil change because I don't use a hose and just empty into a drain pan. If you plan on using a hose, definitely go for the F106N and don't bother with the adapter with the short nipple.
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I had the F106S on my 14 JKU and it sucked if you are planning to use a hose because the adapter pops off. I put the standard F106 on my 16 on this last oil change because I don't use a hose and just empty into a drain pan. If you plan on using a hose, definitely go for the F106N and don't bother with the adapter with the short nipple.
Good info. Thanks. I would definitely use the hose.
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Added some extended door brackets from Molle Platform Solutions. These are actually a pretty cool idea. I’ve always hated how little the rear doors open. They will open about 3” more and for a bigger guy like myself that really helps. Also makes removing the doors easier. Only downside if you have Kargo Masters Safari Door Hinge steps, you can't open the rear door and open the front. They will hit. Not usually a big deal, but I thought I would give that warning. Still a good product.





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WARN came through and sent me a new fairlead. I know the powder coat will chip at some point, but I didnít like having rust from day one. New fairlead and painted bolts. Apparently black oxide bolts rust. We will see how long the bolts look good. If it doesnít last i will just get a Factor 55 aluminum one. Took me over an hour because I dropped one of the nuts into the bumper and had to take off the skid plate to fish it out. Remained calm.

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WARN came through and sent me a new fairlead. I know the powder coat will chip at some point, but I didn’t like having rust from day one. New fairlead and painted bolts. Apparently black oxide bolts rust. We will see how long the bolts look good. If it doesn’t last i will just get a Factor 55 aluminum one. Took me over an hour because I dropped one of the nuts into the bumper and had to take off the skid plate to fish it out. Remained calm.

Looks great! Warn are good people! Did you trim & re-install the top cover?
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Looks great! Warn are good people! Did you trim & re-install the top cover?

No. Not sure what I want to do yet. Might not do anything.
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Added some extended door brackets from Molle Platform Solutions. These are actually a pretty cool idea. Iíve always hated how little the rear doors open. They will open about 3Ē more and for a bigger guy like myself that really helps. Also makes removing the doors easier. Only downside if you have Kargo Masters Safari Door Hinge steps, you can't open the rear door and open the front. They will hit. Not usually a big deal, but I thought I would give that warning. Still a good product.





Just ordered these yesterday and was going to let you know about them. I see you are ahead of the game on them. Scout, sometimes, hits her back on the door as she jumps in, so I figured Nick might do the same.

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Just ordered these yesterday and was going to let you know about them. I see you are ahead of the game on them. Scout, sometimes, hits her back on the door as she jumps in, so I figured Nick might do the same.

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Slightly related topic. The only time Iíve climbed into a JKU backseat the latch got me right in the ol love handle. Decided 4 doors were satans jeep after that.


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Just ordered these yesterday and was going to let you know about them. I see you are ahead of the game on them. Scout, sometimes, hits her back on the door as she jumps in, so I figured Nick might do the same.

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Nick doesnít have many problems, but he sometimes second guesses himself on the passenger side. They work great.

Although today I had my tool roll in the rear seat and for the first time he used the floor I think because the door opens so much more.
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Nick doesnít have many problems, but he sometimes second guesses himself on the passenger side. They work great.

Although today I had my tool roll in the rear seat and for the first time he used the floor I think because the door opens so much more.
I think I need to order a set - Juan could use a wider opening to jump in/out.
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I think I need to order a set - Juan could use a wider opening to jump in/out.

JKís have been around for 11 years and this one simple mod has made such a difference.


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Finally received my SteerSmarts tie rod. 2 weeks after I ordered it. I donít think I will order anything around Christmas again unless something is in stock.

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Probably less than 50% actually have that. I donít like my odds. And this is coming from someone who has parents that have been married for 56 years. I coach kids and kids of the new generation are jerks. Mainly because they have shitty parents. And I have always believed dogs are better than humans.
Problem with this generation of kids, last decade and half? is their not allowed to be beat/disciplined with so many f ing laws (that are designed to help people not hinder their education in being a good human being/polite and respectful person) that protect them for the wrong reasons.

They really need to rewrite every law, and make sense with them.
Like .08 drinking ticket, if law is .08 then you shouldnt be allowed to get a .05 ticket. Pick one number and thats it.
No jumping jacks and fitness tests, just fricken blow the devise and the number is the number.
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Iím thinking about switching to 315 KO2ís in a C load. Iíve thought the sidewalls on these RIdge Grapplers are a little stiff even in a C load. I also notice a little more highway noise from the RGís. Iím also planning some trips to Places where it snows and I know the KO2ís do really well in the snow.
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Iím thinking about switching to 315 KO2ís in a C load. Iíve thought the sidewalls on these RIdge Grapplers are a little stiff even in a C load. I also notice a little more highway noise from the RGís. Iím also planning some trips to Places where it snows and I know the KO2ís do really well in the snow.
I have the KO2ís & love them & yes they work great in snow (lots here in Ontario....eh).
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All the cool kids have 315 KO2 C range tires. You can be #oneofus

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[QUOTE=DallasRecon;33932877]Gonna try to install these myself Monday or Tuesday.

BTW - installed Falcon 2.1ís last Thursday based on your feedback. So far I really like them.
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Had my 315 KO2ís installed today. At 38psi they feel the same as the 285 RIdge Grapplers in C load at 24psi. I plan on dropping it to 34 and maybe 32, but these KO2ís ride so much better and are silent compared to the RGís. I gained about 3/4Ē in height and 1Ē in width. In person they look even better than the RGís. Never been able to run a tire in the 30ís so maybe i will get a small amount of mpg back on highway.



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Looks Great! Is there much difference in performance with moving up to the 315/70-17. I also want to move to 315 as my 285/75 RGs just aren't doing it for me, were you able to "trade in" you old tires or sell them? I've never replaced tires until they were good and worn, but I really don't want to wait nor do I want to take a huge loss.
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Looks Great! Is there much difference in performance with moving up to the 315/70-17. I also want to move to 315 as my 285/75 RGs just aren't doing it for me, were you able to "trade in" you old tires or sell them? I've never replaced tires until they were good and worn, but I really don't want to wait nor do I want to take a huge loss.

I sold them for $850 to parents of a kid I coach. I trained her last night so they took them out of my Jeep while I got paid for training. These are definitely a little bigger especially width. I took a big loss, but the noise difference and ride quality is way worth it to me.
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The KO2ís are night and day smoother to me. Taller, wider, smoother and quieter. Whatís not to like?
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I've ran 3 different sets of KO2's. 37" in D load, 315 in E load and now the 315 in C load. These are the most comfortable tire I've ever ran on a Jeep. Never been able to stand the ride when 28 or above on any tire in D or E load. My C load Ridge Grapplers were very firm almost stiff at 24. I have these KO2's at 34 right now and its great. 32 might be the perfect balance, but its nice that I don't have to run at 24psi to feel comfortable. I thought my Falcons or Mopar coils were the source, but it was definitely the RG's. Super happy my decision. Can't wait to install my SteerSmarts Yeti.
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I've ran 3 different sets of KO2's. 37" in D load, 315 in E load and now the 315 in C load. These are the most comfortable tire I've ever ran on a Jeep. Never been able to stand the ride when 28 or above on any tire in D or E load. My C load Ridge Grapplers were very firm almost stiff at 24. I have these KO2's at 34 right now and its great. 32 might be the perfect balance, but its nice that I don't have to run at 24psi to feel comfortable. I thought my Falcons or Mopar coils were the source, but it was definitely the RG's. Super happy my decision. Can't wait to install my SteerSmarts Yeti.
I run 32 & find it perfect
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I run 32 & find it perfect

Iím just amazed how two different a C loads can feel.
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I sold them for $850 to parents of a kid I coach. I trained her last night so they took them out of my Jeep while I got paid for training. These are definitely a little bigger especially width. I took a big loss, but the noise difference and ride quality is way worth it to me.
I least you recovered a good chunk of money from the RGs. They look great and sounds like they run better, I'm definitely doing this!
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I least you recovered a good chunk of money from the RGs. They look great and sounds like they run better, I'm definitely doing this!

Definitely a much smoother and quieter ride. I think your Jeep is why I went with the RGís.
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The KO2ís are night and day smoother to me. Taller, wider, smoother and quieter. Whatís not to like?
Jeep is lookin good Jeff! Looks like the KO2's are a perfect match for you!
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I think your Jeep is why I went with the RGís.
Sorry it did not work out. The RGs are definitely bounds above the stock KMs that I moved up from, which was all I have to compare. It really sounds like the KO2s are the way to go, plus the 315 vs 285 just look more at home on a JKU. That's my biggest gripe with my RGs, I wish I would have just went with 315s. Next round will be 315 and most likely KO2s.
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