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    Thread: the JEEPS only thread!

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      09-16-2012 07:22 PM #1426


      Picked her up Friday morning, 2.5l, 5sp - rebuilt the transfer case, rebuilt the top end of the engine and she runs like a champ. $1500 came with hard top and bikini tops. I'm going to pull the interior and rhinoline the interior next weekend.

      Its great I havent had a Jeep since my 77 CJ7. Big tires coming soon.

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      I've got a bunch of high end vintage audio gear I'm clearing out, restored Marantz 4270 - better than new condition; Pioneer SX-5590, 8/10; Concept 16.5, 8/10 cosmetically - 10/10 function. Various high end vintage speakers: Rectilinear Research, AR, Kenwood, Infinity, McIntosh, Leslie 251. PM me for details, clearing out to finance home theater upgrade.

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      10-03-2012 08:29 AM #1427
      Quote Originally Posted by Power5 View Post
      Should not have stumbled back into this thread. Makes me want to get my jeep running again. Electrical gremlins have had it parked for 2 years now.

      From her Glory Days:

      is that Casparis or creek falls pa?
      some of my brothers. we wheel in western pa. im looking to get back into it soon.




      Last edited by scirockalot8v; 10-03-2012 at 08:36 AM.

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      10-03-2012 10:18 AM #1428
      Is it just me, or are 3/4 of the pictures in this thread showing Jeeps having a good time taken in PA? When are we having a ?id=959 trip to Centralia et. al.??
      VAG COM services available, send a PM | Join the VWVortex Folding@Home team... save the world | Current Rides: 2010 S4 Prestige, 1987 Grady White 206G Overnighter | Old Rides: 1999 TJ 4.0 Sport, 2001.5 A4 1.8TQMS GTRS, 1997 TJ 4.0 Sport, 1990 Corrado g60 StageIV | Lounging in a field with 726 sweater cows

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      10-10-2012 11:09 PM #1429
      My tj is going back on the road in the next month! I can't wait to drive in the snow, and happy I won't need to take my low tdi out.

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      10-19-2012 09:20 AM #1430
      Urban offroading


      Have a Rock Krawler 2.5" lift sitting in my basement and just ordered shocks and an exhaust spacer yesterday.

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      10-19-2012 09:21 AM #1431
      Quote Originally Posted by robbyb413 View Post
      Is it just me, or are 3/4 of the pictures in this thread showing Jeeps having a good time taken in PA? When are we having a ?id=959 trip to Centralia et. al.??
      There's actually wheeling to be done up there. There's really no place like Rausch Creek anywhere in MD or Eastern WV. I've heard GW national forest has trails, but I've heard they're just kind of meh.

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      10-25-2012 11:48 PM #1432
      Went wheeling up in Boulder with some friends.







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      11-13-2012 05:46 AM #1433
      Very nice pictures.

      I''ve got a Jeep Wrangler TJ 4.0 stock and I'm amazed how good it is is off-road. Better then other stock 4x4s I've owned.

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      11-13-2012 10:55 AM #1434
      Great pics Hydro, thanks for sharing.

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      11-15-2012 10:23 PM #1435
      Last time out


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      11-19-2012 09:57 AM #1436
      Put a Rock Krawler 2.5 flex system with Rancho 9000xl 9 way adjustable shocks on this weekend. Took about 8 hours with a trip to the store for brake fluid, a dinner brake, and taking our time.



      I'm going to upgrade the rear control arms eventually, but wheels and tires are next along with a new rear bumper and carrier to support a new 16" wheel with 35" tire.

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      11-19-2012 12:30 PM #1437
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      Put a Rock Krawler 2.5 flex system with Rancho 9000xl 9 way adjustable shocks on this weekend. Took about 8 hours with a trip to the store for brake fluid, a dinner brake, and taking our time.
      Looks good.
      I put the Teraflex 2" spacer kit on my old man's 4 door Saturday morning.

      I'm guessing yours came with longer brake lines?
      5.3L Wrangler work in progress
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      "Less Forethought, More Welding"

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      11-19-2012 01:10 PM #1438
      Quote Originally Posted by deucestudios View Post
      Looks good.
      I put the Teraflex 2" spacer kit on my old man's 4 door Saturday morning.

      I'm guessing yours came with longer brake lines?
      The flex on the RK 2.5 is pretty good. It came with long SS brake lines. The shocks are nice. I went from 3 when installing them to 5. At 3 it had a slightly floaty feeling but at 5 it rides closer to stock. Plus they had buy 3 get one free in October with a rebate.

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      11-22-2012 11:09 AM #1439
      my rig
      first jeep iv'e ever owned and my first new car.
      2012 sport
      looking to start with stock rubicon wheels than go off-roading and then take it from there with what i need to do to mod it.


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      11-26-2012 04:23 PM #1440
      Its been awhile, but heres my two jeeps 94yj 4 inch lift lockers and 32s


      And my 2010 daily 4door

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      11-26-2012 06:27 PM #1441
      Here's a Jeep, bogged down past the axles in some sticky nasty mud..



      Getting winched out by a couple of Rovers..
      You can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter

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      11-27-2012 09:11 AM #1442
      Were the Rovers too scared to even attempt it?

      Working out some kinks in my kit still. I get a shimmy when I hit big bumps over 50-55mph. I have something to try and do to fix it that I'm going to try tomorrow. I hope it works.

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      11-27-2012 01:45 PM #1443
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      Were the Rovers too scared to even attempt it?

      Working out some kinks in my kit still. I get a shimmy when I hit big bumps over 50-55mph. I have something to try and do to fix it that I'm going to try tomorrow. I hope it works.
      bump steer? is the angle between the track bar and steering different?
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      11-27-2012 05:11 PM #1444
      Quote Originally Posted by AndyG86 View Post
      bump steer? is the angle between the track bar and steering different?
      The adjustments on all the bars are set tohat Rock Krawler reccomends. I think we tightened them before setting the Jeep down and I was told that's wrong.

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      11-27-2012 11:59 PM #1445
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      The adjustments on all the bars are set tohat Rock Krawler reccomends. I think we tightened them before setting the Jeep down and I was told that's wrong.
      Track bar and steering link (from Pitman arm to hub) need to be parallel.

      Take a couple measurements to check if the axle is centered. if it is not the easiest way to do this is unhook the track bar and back up a couple feet on a flat surface wiggling the steering wheel back and forth, adjust the track bar to line up with the frame mount. measure again to check.
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      11-28-2012 09:07 AM #1446
      Quote Originally Posted by AndyG86 View Post
      Track bar and steering link (from Pitman arm to hub) need to be parallel.

      Take a couple measurements to check if the axle is centered. if it is not the easiest way to do this is unhook the track bar and back up a couple feet on a flat surface wiggling the steering wheel back and forth, adjust the track bar to line up with the frame mount. measure again to check.
      It looks centered and I had it aligned, but it wasn't a specialty shop, so who knows how they did. Wouldn't RK's specs be right though?

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      11-28-2012 05:18 PM #1447
      Quote Originally Posted by psykokid View Post
      Here's a Jeep, bogged down past the axles in some sticky nasty mud..



      Getting winched out by a couple of Rovers..
      Hmmmm... that looks like Azusa Canyon Offroad Park...?

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      11-28-2012 06:02 PM #1448
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      It looks centered and I had it aligned, but it wasn't a specialty shop, so who knows how they did. Wouldn't RK's specs be right though?
      5" of lift?
      Are your control arms adjustable?
      5.3L Wrangler work in progress
      Quote Originally Posted by Juniper Monkeys View Post
      "Less Forethought, More Welding"

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      11-29-2012 08:59 AM #1449
      Quote Originally Posted by deucestudios View Post
      5" of lift?
      Are your control arms adjustable?
      Where'd you get that from?

      It's a Rock Krawler 2.5" kit. The LCAs are adjustable. I'm going to tighten everything up correctly this evening and make sure the axle is center and caster is set correctly. Hopefully that cures everything.

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      12-03-2012 12:25 PM #1450
      A few pages back I posted some pics of my Kaiser CJ-5; that was a fun Jeep and project, but the lack of fuel injection, top and a heater were limiting factors so I made a straight swap for a '95 YJ.
      First week:

      (at the time 4wd wasn't even working, had to pull the xfer case and replace the pads on the mode fork ). As you can see a lift is pretty necessary here in Colorado, my skid plate had a few dings after just 2 trips out in the mountains.

      This weekend after installing a 2" BDS lift kit, Jeep "Ravine" wheels with 31" MTRs, and all new rear brakes (lines, drums, shoes, cylinders). Still need to install my front extended SS lines and get an alignment before I take it out wheelin'.


      Brought my WJ out to Moab for Turkey Day. My YJ was in pieces and we (GF & I) were there primarily for a biking/hiking trip which is why we didn't take the YJ. The WJ in stock trim still handles 4wd roads pretty well, especially considering it's a Soccer Mom mobile .

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