Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    The Car Lounge
    Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
    Results 26 to 32 of 32

    Thread: New Jeep break in.

    1. Member mikes96GTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 21st, 2003
      Location
      Liberal/Socialist Utopian State.
      Posts
      2,333
      Vehicles
      2014 GLI Edition 30, 2012 JK, 1989 E30
      07-15-2012 08:11 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Bonanza View Post
      You shifted underwater???

      That's a good way to ruin a clutch if I'm not mistaken.
      It is a good way to ruin a clutch. I shifted while moving through water/mud, barely. It was that or stop, lose momentum and possibly/likely be stuck. I wasn't stopped and swamped. The Jeep has a pretty sealed up belhousing though. Not like my K5 where I could see the torque converter spinning lol.

      No, im not posting up pics of my wifes tits. Closest pics I have is us at our wedding. Guy who did our pics does Pin Up photography.

      How do those portable CO2 tanks work? How many airdown/refills do you get? Is a compressor better?
      A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
      George S. Patton

    2. Member Mr.Tan's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 9th, 2004
      Location
      York, PA
      Posts
      19,185
      Vehicles
      '01 VW , '12 S4
      07-15-2012 08:39 PM #27
      Looks like you had fun. I miss my wrangler a lot, It was a blast to wheel around in even in stock form. I'm actually looking to get out of my bmw and get back in to one, except a 4 door this time around with the factory lift and 35s.


      this was the only time I got stuck in it, big tree root was burried under the muck and I couldnt get over it, then I got stuck because the mud was up to the underside and I was actually sitting on it, stock tires didn't help either


    3. Member mikes96GTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 21st, 2003
      Location
      Liberal/Socialist Utopian State.
      Posts
      2,333
      Vehicles
      2014 GLI Edition 30, 2012 JK, 1989 E30
      07-15-2012 08:49 PM #28
      yea looks like you have the same Mall Terrain tires I have. haha. It did pretty well I think. With tires and a locker I'm sure it will do spooky stuff. Thing I don't deal with really well is off camber climbs. I'm always scared of sliding, flopping, or worse, rolling. Generally finding out the limit of what your rig will tolerate, seems to involve one of those three!

      Sell the BMW? 335xi? 2011 has the good motor, plus xDrive. I drove a Dinan package (not my favorite tuner) stage 3 car (software, intake, exhaust, oil and intercoolers) in xi and it was a lot of fun. The weird thing is, the 335is still has the old N54. We just PDI'd a brand new one off the Schnitzel boat last week. The early cars are troublesome, but its BMW's B5 S4. Car makes spooky power with a few mods and handles like nothing else.
      A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
      George S. Patton

    4. Member
      Join Date
      Oct 7th, 2006
      Location
      Western Mass
      Posts
      1,589
      Vehicles
      Fiesta ST, Jeep 4.0, BMW e12
      07-15-2012 09:10 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by pho View Post
      How do those portable CO2 tanks work? How many airdown/refills do you get? Is a compressor better?
      Well you see, there is a tank, and inside the tank is compressed CO2

      But seriously, http://www.expeditionexchange.com/powertank/
      There is a table about half way down that will tell you # of fill ups depending on tire size.

    5. Member mikes96GTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 21st, 2003
      Location
      Liberal/Socialist Utopian State.
      Posts
      2,333
      Vehicles
      2014 GLI Edition 30, 2012 JK, 1989 E30
      07-15-2012 09:24 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Quinn1.8t View Post
      Well you see, there is a tank, and inside the tank is compressed CO2

      But seriously, http://www.expeditionexchange.com/powertank/
      There is a table about half way down that will tell you # of fill ups depending on tire size.
      So thats how it works? hahahaha.

      That 15# bottle fills a lot of tires. I thought it would maybe get through a set of 35's. Cool!
      A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
      George S. Patton

    6. Member Mr.Tan's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 9th, 2004
      Location
      York, PA
      Posts
      19,185
      Vehicles
      '01 VW , '12 S4
      07-15-2012 09:33 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by mikes96GTI View Post
      yea looks like you have the same Mall Terrain tires I have. haha. It did pretty well I think. With tires and a locker I'm sure it will do spooky stuff. Thing I don't deal with really well is off camber climbs. I'm always scared of sliding, flopping, or worse, rolling. Generally finding out the limit of what your rig will tolerate, seems to involve one of those three!

      Sell the BMW? 335xi? 2011 has the good motor, plus xDrive. I drove a Dinan package (not my favorite tuner) stage 3 car (software, intake, exhaust, oil and intercoolers) in xi and it was a lot of fun. The weird thing is, the 335is still has the old N54. We just PDI'd a brand new one off the Schnitzel boat last week. The early cars are troublesome, but its BMW's B5 S4. Car makes spooky power with a few mods and handles like nothing else.
      haha yeah, they seem to show there weakness ones you hit some deeper mud... good at first, but after a couple runs they cake up and get weak! I pushed the thing to its limits when I had it, at one point I was pretty sure we were going to slide right off a hill into a stream during some rain, needless to say I was pretty damn scared and didn't do much after that LOL.

      Yeah sell the 335xi... its a fantastic car, and a total blast to drive even in stock form, i can't imagine if it was modded.. ever since bmw released the car with that motor (talking about the first model with the n54) I had to have one, and the opportunity came up and I jumped on it... But im getting tired of the high car payment (leased) and want to start saving money for my future. I dont understand why bmw kept the n54 in the new 335is, i guess they figured it makes more power easier? atleast thats what I got out of some reading.. .

    7. Member pho's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 9th, 2007
      Location
      NAYARIT
      Posts
      1,965
      07-16-2012 02:23 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
      pics of what she said ;-)
      Yes.

    Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •