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    The Jeep thread

    I couldn`t find any Jeep threads so thought I`d start one . I just bought a TJ and can`t get over how much fun it is ! Oh dear ! I just went from car hater to.......um well , Jeep lover

    What hitch racks would anyone recommend ? Or is a hitch rack the wrong way to go ? A friend of mine had a roof rack on his Wrangler but the height seemed like a pain for mounting , dismounting . What if you put on the soft top in the summer ? Decisions .........Decisions .....

    Post up your jeep pictures ! Whatever it may be ,Cherokee , Patriot , anyone got any old CJ`s ? Show off your bikes too
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    Sold mine last year but still miss it. If it would have had a hemi I would have kept it.





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    Jeep not running at the moment, but should be good to go in 4 weeks.



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    Another guy getting back into riding after 12 years....I guess the Jeep/Bike thread will get me to post...




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    Love the way you mounted the bike with the Wrangler. Looking good...

    I now mount via the Hitch, using a T2. Don't have any new pics as of lately.








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    Loving the Jeeps! I may be a Subaru fan, but I have a lot of respect for the Jeep brand!

    You guys have more pics of the Jeeps and MTBs dirty?? Would be nice to see both of them muddied up

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWDfreak
    Loving the Jeeps! I may be a Subaru fan, but I have a lot of respect for the Jeep brand!

    You guys have more pics of the Jeeps and MTBs dirty?? Would be nice to see both of them muddied up
    I hate mud ...lol.

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    Bikes go in the back!
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    I see three jeeps... what are those other roundish boxes?

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    My XJ. Long gone but oh how I miss her

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    Holy crap ! That thing is crazy !
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    I dont own a Jeep, yet. But, I do want to do a BRUTE conversion to a Wrangler. Someday...







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    gotta represent.....

    .....the YJ, the ugly duckling of the jeep world. and i half know why, but at the same time, they are cool in their own right.......square headlights and all.

    the dogs in it,


    the bikes on it(worth more than the heep; of course)


    camping last month with a few other friends, and 3 generations, an LJ, ours, and a friends minivan......


    and jen having some fun on that trip, complete with swaybar links on, hence being a tripod


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    Quote Originally Posted by AWDfreak
    Loving the Jeeps! I may be a Subaru fan, but I have a lot of respect for the Jeep brand!

    You guys have more pics of the Jeeps and MTBs dirty?? Would be nice to see both of them muddied up
    i would love to take a chance with a jeep wrangler but the feedback i get from people i know that own one tell me to be prepared to empty your wallet out. any truth to this?
    i'm in the market for something used but i'm not sure what i want yet. i need something reliable, good on gas, and problem free.

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    Its a JEEP thing.....its more of a gotta upgrade than a breakdown issue. Yes, you will have some mechanical things to repair depending on age...but you will empty your pockets when the bug hits you...lift it higher, bigger tire...etc, etc, wash, rinse, repeat.

    Ive got over 120k on my 2002 Tj....have had to replace the radiator, fan clutch and fan(my choice) and battery (my choice) when I got the winch. Other than that...its all been modifications that lead to more modifications....

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    i only wanted to do the 2" lift, simpler (brakelines and steering are fine with stock), and my wife is short. add to that i don't want to go to 35's. i MAY go to a 31, but don't know. bigger=more stress on the engine and axles, which means more troubles.......

    i might add a locker to the rear when we move, and a winch (got the hi-lift "just in case" now, but the idea of using that as a winch is scary)

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    This is my baby. I picked it up a few years ago and have been building it up ever since.
    A few pics from last weekend on a trip to Coopers Rock, WV.


    And the reason I really like it. Granted I get crummy gas mileage, but sometimes it makes it worth it. This was a camping trip to Rothrock State Park last February, in the middle of that blizzard.

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    Was thinking of selling the old Cherokee after 12 years. The suspension was tired and needed work, but other than that it has been reliable. After checking out several replacements it was decided that fixing the Jeep we had would be less expensive. Here is a before and after photo over the past week.
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    I like it crux. How much lift did you go with? 3"?

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    I've had a dozen or so in the past 10 years. I do all my own work including cages, axle builds, etc. Just sold off all but 3 of 'em.


    Here's my beater. B&M'd TH400, I built a custom front suspension, welded the rear diff, rebuilt everything else.


    My 4-banger. 30-spline alloy axles, E-lockers, AX-15 5-speed swapped in, 3/4-ton build w/ 32-spline output on the NP231, etc.



    My favorite. DOHC Shortstar 3.5L, SM420, 32-spline D300, 9-inch axles F&R.



    Sold the CJ-6 a couple years ago and the M-715 only a month ago. These were two of my all-time faves next to my '53 Willys. I put an NV3550 behind the Buick 225 and a Teraflex T-Locker in the rear. Power steering conversion, I built the cage, onboard air, welder, etc. Otherwise it was close to stock. I did the cage in the M-715, 390hp Chevy 350, Ranger Overdrive, SM465, Atlas T-case, Detroit in the rear, way more.


    My XJ. 9-inch F&R axles with 4.88s and Truetracs, 3-link long arm front, and so on.


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    In the process of restoring the same Jeep I drove as a kid. It's a '63 CJ3B that I had in high school and my dad kept it in a barn ever since (30yrs). Short of doing a complete frame-off restoration, I'm doing just the basics to get it on the road ASAP to be my trailhead vehicle before the weather here turns too cold. Of course the more I try to fix, the more I find that needs fixing, but here's my progress so far from bring it home two months ago to where it is now. I go back and forth from body work to mechcanical as parts come in.































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    Quote Originally Posted by 94M400
    I like it crux. How much lift did you go with? 3"?
    Went with a 3.5" rubicon kit. Rides much better than it did with busted shocks & springs.

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    Had a 97 YJ, a 2000 TJ and now a 08 JK. Love Jeeps, just waiting for the stock tires to wear down to put 33s on. Already has a TeraFlex 2.5" spring lift.
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    Had a 2001 TJ. Sadly, had to let it go back in June. Kid, move, single income, etc, the planets aligned against it. Usually popped the wheels off my bike and stuffed it in the back, but used a hitch rack when taking a couple of bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
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    Sick Rubicon...I'm kinda lusting after one. One thing holds me back though. I live in NorCal and in the Winter I ditch the MTB's for skis. So I'm always driving around Tahoe and to and from the ski resorts in the nastiest snowstorms. How does your Rubicon handle in the snow? It looks like you got some studded tires...is that definitely needed?

    In Tahoe mainly you see a TON of subies and audis, but not many Jeeps and I've always wondered if it's because their sketchier in the snow. Got any insight?

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    Here is my '07 Wrangler

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamfisT
    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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    My Rubicon has no problems in the snow. I have no excuse anymore for not making it to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
    Sick Rubicon...I'm kinda lusting after one. One thing holds me back though. I live in NorCal and in the Winter I ditch the MTB's for skis. So I'm always driving around Tahoe and to and from the ski resorts in the nastiest snowstorms. How does your Rubicon handle in the snow? It looks like you got some studded tires...is that definitely needed?

    In Tahoe mainly you see a TON of subies and audis, but not many Jeeps and I've always wondered if it's because their sketchier in the snow. Got any insight?

    Thanks in advance!
    The JK is AWESOME in the snow. The longer wheelbase and weight make it handle ice and snow great. Im trying to buy it back from the guy I sold it to last year. I miss it.

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    1993 Jeep Wrangler...it was my second jeep with the first being a 1981 CJ7

    The OP asked about racks, this one has a Yakima bolted to the hard top with 2 fork mount racks and a basketcase. It also has a spare tire rack. (didn't like it as it was very heavy on the back gate when it was opened)

    Eventually it got a swing-away receiver rack so I still had access to the lift glass on the top with the swing away on the jeep.


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    theses pics are before during and after. i think you get the idea
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    this thread reminds me I still don't have a jeep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9GUY9
    this thread reminds me I still don't have a jeep.
    have one i can sell ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9GUY9
    this thread reminds me I still don't have a jeep.
    LOL, No worries.

    I took the wife and kids on a basic dirt road (their version of off roading) yesterday and now seriously considering selling the Cherokee. Pretty much just rebuilt the entire vehicle, but as they don't enjoy it then there is no purpose in having a machine like this.

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    1998 Wrangler, pretty much all stock. I used to carry the bikes on the spare mounted rack, but lately I took the backseat out and have been putting them back there.
    171,000 miles and still going strong...
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    Took this last winter when we had record snow fall in Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garagemonkey
    I've had a dozen or so in the past 10 years. I do all my own work including cages, axle builds, etc. Just sold off all but 3 of 'em.


    My 4-banger. 30-spline alloy axles, E-lockers, AX-15 5-speed swapped in, 3/4-ton build w/ 32-spline output on the NP231, etc.
    Nice, I always liked 4bangers & YJ's.

    My Jeep is a year younger then my MTB actually.

    It's a '92 Wrangler S. Swapped an XJ D44 with a Detroit Softlocker. Up front is the stock D30 with a TrueTrac, a bit old school. 4.56 cogs to keep everything moving although I should have gone even lower. No track bars but I do have RE disconnects on my sway bars. 6pt. J&L cage, Kilby Onboard Air, Ford 19# fuel injectors, 43psi FPR, MK VIII electric fan, 170a alternator, etc... The paint is original (Sage Green Metallic - Low Gloss) limited to '92. I've only see 4 others in person. Oh and there's a CJ hood and grill up top. Thinking about doing a front clip swap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HamfisT
    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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    It took a thread about Jeeps for me to stop lurking and join up... 2005 Rubicon.





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    Nothing crazy, just a '93 Cherokee that goes everywhere I do. This picture is of a typical weekend getaway for me and the Mrs.
    Jeep has almost 200K on it and runs like a dream (why the hell did Jeep discontinue the I6?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boise Jim
    Nothing crazy, just a '93 Cherokee that goes everywhere I do. This picture is of a typical weekend getaway for me and the Mrs.
    Jeep has almost 200K on it and runs like a dream (why the hell did Jeep discontinue the I6?).

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    I call the I6 the tractor motor. Sure it is not fancy or gets 40 MPG, but it will keep running no matter what what you do to the thing. I've seen some pretty rough motors and they will still kick over with a little cleaning. My Cherokee has only 120K on truck averaging 18MPG with a mix of driving around town. I suspect that it will go easily to 200K or more. Pulling the plug on the I6 for the new 3.7Lv6 was a mistake IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
    The JK is AWESOME in the snow. The longer wheelbase and weight make it handle ice and snow great. Im trying to buy it back from the guy I sold it to last year. I miss it.
    That is crazy...we had traded some emails about me buying your jeep at one point. Hope you get your baby back (I woulda totally sold it back to you )!

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    One of my favorites, I pulled off the web awhile back. Don't know who owns it.
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    '85 CJ7 and my Monkey at DuPont. I also have an '02 Grand for my daily driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    That is crazy...we had traded some emails about me buying your jeep at one point. Hope you get your baby back (I woulda totally sold it back to you )!
    I think Im buying a new white 2010 Rubicon 4 door tomorrow!!

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    Well I just purchased my first mountain bike this week and joined this forum 2 days ago and already feel at home with so many jeep owners.




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    Garagemonkey, you have the upper hand on the Jeep world. I enjoy reading all your build-ups, man you have built some nice Jeeps.

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    At the C.A.S.A chili cook off site near terlingua tx,for one of the best events i have ever had the good fortune to attend the mas or minos unfortunately it has not occurred for the last few years. the stars are big and bright there thats for sure! great rides and racing followed by a bodacious fun party!
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    hears in people say it's ghetto and such but what ever it moves

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    Sweet Brutes!

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    those Brutes are very nice and tough looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarguy
    One of my favorites, I pulled off the web awhile back. Don't know who owns it.
    That's actually a Jeepney from the Philippines. Custom Stainless Steel body. The drivetrain could be anything. Judging from the exposed hubs I'm gonna guess it's 2WD. Now that I look at it more, there's no front diff housing either.

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    Started with this a few years ago.


    Ended up like this and then I sold it.




    I missed having a Jeep so I bought a new 2010 a couple days ago. Ill probably go with most all the same mods. Some parts were ordered today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
    Started with this a few years ago.


    Ended up like this and then I sold it.




    I missed having a Jeep so I bought a new 2010 a couple days ago. Ill probably go with most all the same mods. Some parts were ordered today.
    Cool. Your old Jeep was an awesome rig. I can see wanting another one.

    Are you keeping the Motovan?
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    Here's the old one




    and the new one

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    We're riding bikes in the snow after work! Our first snow of the season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZG23
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Giggity
    Cool. Your old Jeep was an awesome rig. I can see wanting another one.

    Are you keeping the Motovan?
    Ya, Im keeping the Motovan. Its my travel and mountain bike vehicle. The Jeep is my daily driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapozer

    and the new one
    What front bumper?
    What size lift?
    Did you have to run spacers to run the stock wheels?
    What size tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
    What front bumper?
    What size lift?
    Did you have to run spacers to run the stock wheels?
    What size tires?
    Looks like this bumper:

    http://www.tntcustoms.com/TandTfront...llwidthjk.aspx

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    I missed having a Jeep so I bought a new 2010 a couple days ago. Ill probably go with most all the same mods. Some parts were ordered today.
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    Here are some pics of my last Jeep, '03 TJ. Now I'm driving a new 2011. I probably won't go all out on the '11 like I did on my old TJ.
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    2001 WJ (sold this spring), and the 86 CJ7 that replaced it. Old is new right? My singlespeed replaces gears, and leaf sprung V8 relics replace long arms, coils and fuel injection
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    My Cherokee. 2 Truck mounts on the back of the back fold down. Sorry no pics of that.


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    a couple quick pics of my jeep on the Rubicon trail. I actualy have this up for sale now and will probably regret it shortly after its gone.




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    Quote Originally Posted by dapozer
    Here's the old one

    That's insane! What kind of suspension were you running?

    My first car was a '91 YJ, the only thing I didn't like was the 4 cyl. Then when I graduated college I bought a 2006 TJ X. Nothing fancy- 30" all terrains and a winch. Sold it for a down payment on our house. I loved that jeep. One day I'll own another.
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    Here is mine and the black Cherokee is in the back ground. I love Jeeps.

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    08 Wrangler. Driveway poser shot. I just have the aluminum hitchnhaul cargo basket that I throw the bike on. Also, KNTR, I don't get the obsession with the Hemi's in Jeep's. I know it's badass, but is that a reason to get rid of such a nice rig? Does your new one have a Hemi? It's a JEEP, not a CHARGER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarguy
    Come on dear, get the bikes out.
    thats my new favorite picture, even better than the one with the girl sleeping outside the tent as the guy spoons his bike
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    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayoutoad
    08 Wrangler. Driveway poser shot. I just have the aluminum hitchnhaul cargo basket that I throw the bike on. Also, KNTR, I don't get the obsession with the Hemi's in Jeep's. I know it's badass, but is that a reason to get rid of such a nice rig? Does your new one have a Hemi? It's a JEEP, not a CHARGER.

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    The new one wont have a hemi until its paid off so not for awhile. Heck it might not get one then either. The reason I wanted a hemi was the 4 door was slow with the 37" tires and all the heavy bumpers and parts I added. And yes I changed the gears in it too. I should have kept it. It really wasnt that bad. Thats why I bought another. I just want a hemi because... I want a hemi.

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    I'm saving for a hemi.I have a 2008 jku rubicon with a 3.5 lift, 35's, and 4.88 gears.I drove 2 with hemis and they are just beasts.So much fun to drive and most people report better gas milage then 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
    What front bumper?
    What size lift?
    Did you have to run spacers to run the stock wheels?
    What size tires?

    Sorry have not been to this post for a while.

    All work was done by TnT customs in Cheyenne Wyoming, it is running a 3.5 inch long arm kit on 35 mtr/k tires. Both front and rear bumpers are TnT's as well as the aluminum skid plates underneath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell
    That's insane! What kind of suspension were you running?

    My first car was a '91 YJ, the only thing I didn't like was the 4 cyl. Then when I graduated college I bought a 2006 TJ X. Nothing fancy- 30" all terrains and a winch. Sold it for a down payment on our house. I loved that jeep. One day I'll own another.
    This was in S. Dakota and TnT also built this rig. 4.5 inch long arm, 37mtr/s with walker evans beadlocks, locked and geared. This was a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurricane101
    I'm saving for a hemi.I have a 2008 jku rubicon with a 3.5 lift, 35's, and 4.88 gears.I drove 2 with hemis and they are just beasts.So much fun to drive and most people report better gas milage then 6.

    Any pics?

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    I will this weekend.The wife has to show me how to post pics.

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    Just finished my '63 Willys restoration. All I'm missing is the bike rack, gonna build that next week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireGoose
    Just finished my '63 Willys restoration.
    Congrats! That's so cool! I, for one, would like to see more pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell
    Congrats! That's so cool! I, for one, would like to see more pics
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    Love your ammo box center console I've always wanted to pick up an old army willy m38 to restore. I've seen some nice ones at Camp Jeep a few years ago.
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    Someday....

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    Any Liberty owners out there? I am considering a used 08 or 09- feedback?

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    ... and if we just ...

    I don't know what looks better, mud on the jeep or mud on the bike!
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    Jeep dog! (posted in Passion - Trail Dogs as well).
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    Here's mine! 1999 WJ Grand Cherokee, 3-link front, 4-link rear, D60, 5.38's,Fox 2.0 14" piggy-back coil overs, 37's, and much more!

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    Some great looking Jeeps in this thread! I mostly lurk around here but I'll post up mine:

    (I'm sure most of you know where this was taken)

    And one of my Dad's while being fitted for it's new lift:

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    Looks like I'll be getting a new jeep (fingers crossed). Most likely a 4 door Sahara w/ auto tranny.

    Question- do the auto transmission work well offroad? I would prefer manual, but wife says it must be auto.
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    The view on my way to a ride one Fall morning in the mirror of my stock '97 TJ with 40K miles.



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    You should have no problems going offroad with an auto. The only solid advantage a manual has over an automatic is that it is less susceptible to overheating but most newer jeeps I see out on the trails are automatics so I don't think it would be anything to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell
    Looks like I'll be getting a new jeep (fingers crossed). Most likely a 4 door Sahara w/ auto tranny.

    Question- do the auto transmission work well offroad? I would prefer manual, but wife says it must be auto.
    You can't beat AT on the new models. So much easier and forgiving on the tough trails. I've had 7 Jeeps over my life time so far. Had a manual trans CJ in college and later an 03 manual trans Rubicon. Went to Camp Jeep in 06 and and fell in love with the AT again, gave my 03 to my son, and bought an 06 AT Rubicon. My wife drives a Liberty. Over the years I've had an 85 Cherokee, a 91 Cherokee Limited, a 95 Grand Cherokee, and a 95 and 98 Wrangler YJ - all in AT. Won't go back. Was that 7 or 8 Jeeps? Hmm.

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    Thanks for the replies! Can you believe the wife says "we don't need 4-wheel drive"???
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    Wait until the first time you are in a good snow fall or you take a back road route. She'll fall in love with 4w dr.

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    My 97 TJ and my wifes old Liberty in the back ground.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell
    Thanks for the replies! Can you believe the wife says "we don't need 4-wheel drive"???
    Tell her it's not always in 4WD so it's OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notthatjeffy
    Tell her it's not always in 4WD so it's OK.
    Ha ha! I reminded her that it's good to have for snow/ice. I might've also said that jeeps shouldn't even be made in 2WD versions. So I found the right jeep at the right price today. It's a 2009 X Unlimited w/ Rubicon wheels and both hard and soft tops. I just found out that my Thule T2 will not fold up without hitting the spare tire, though. Does anyone know if Thule offers a solution to this problem?

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    You can get from a multitude of resources online 2" hitch extenders like this http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Access...itch/he18.html.

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    You can try a 2" hitch extension. This one at http://www.bikerackshops.com/
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    Thanks, Sal and Sarguy. I thought about that, though I'll have to get an anti-wobble / lock pin too. Looks like I'll have to go this route...
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    My gf's friend just got her's out of the shop..............




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    Dang .... I had no idea there were this many Jeep drivers on this board.


    I should advertise my company here instead of the 4wd clubs/boards that I'm on. Never fails.



    Will post pictures of my Jeep after it's finished (few months from now). Definitely some nice ones here tho !

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    One of the last 4 wheeling trips with the jeep. My pockets were not deep enough to keep up with the things I was breaking on these trips. This close call with Sedona red rocks was fun but made me realize I needed a cheaper sport. We ran into a guy who was riding on some of the slick rock at various parts of the trail and the seed was planted. I bought a bike a month later. The jeep was sold several months after that and now if I want to get off road it's under my own power. I do miss it some times.










    The last is of me driving out of the predicament unscathed.

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    Old 89 Xj 3.5 inch lift.

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    Here is my little DH shuttle or trail maintenance rig . Its a 77 CJ5 that my pop bought new ( I was 5) I drove it in high school and now 33 years later, my 6 year old loves riding in it. Factory V8 3 speed, but here is a list of a few of its after market goodies. Terra low kit in the transfer, ARB locked Currie 9's front and rear. Dual fox shox on each corner, full cage front to rear, 35's and a whole lot of memories. Paint is original complete with the OG Golden eagle! Its just been a "fix as it breaks" deal over the years. I have a T2 rack on the back and a custom rack I made to carry tools to the trail head on trail days.Good times
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    I've had two XJ Cherokees in the past and just bought my second TJ. I'm replacing my tired '97 4 banger with a more fresh '06 4.0. I love the Jeeps and they go so well together with MTBing.

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    My Modded Thule T2

    So I wasn't content to buy an extension, mainly because of the extra wobble it would create. I sometime carry 3 or 4 bikes long distances. So I had a guy fab up a replacement piece that gives me 4 inches of drop and 3 inches of extension. It's TIG welded and powder coated, thicker than the orignial piece (3/16" wall) and if anything has less wobble than the original. The original brass bushings and plastic end caps swap over, and it has a nut welded inside so that it can accept Thules anti-wobble locking pin.



    I've got 13 inches of ground clearance (255/75R17 tires)


    Just enough room to open the rear gate.


    4 bikes, no problemo
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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell
    So I wasn't content to buy an extension, mainly because of the extra wobble it would create. I sometime carry 3 or 4 bikes long distances. So I had a guy fab up a replacement piece that gives me 4 inches of drop and 3 inches of extension. It's TIG welded and powder coated, thicker than the orignial piece (3/16" wall) and if anything has less wobble than the original. The original brass bushings and plastic end caps swap over, and it has a nut welded inside so that it can accept Thules anti-wobble locking pin.
    4 bikes, no problemo
    I like your extension.

    My drop extension never made any noise, but I had to add a anti rattle kit to it. My spare is a little bigger than yours.






    It worked great to get us to the top of the mountain.

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    I've have an '88 YJ that came with completely rusted-out floor pans and no top and saggy suspension. Took me a whole summer and into the winter, but I got it all done. Yes, I did paint it with rattle-cans

    People keep asking me why I don't off-road it. I tell them I'd rather drive my bike out to the trails and off-road the bike!
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    Old: 94 Grand Cherokee, 4.0L I6, driven until it hit 280k



    This happened at 280k:





    Recovered it with this:



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    Quote Originally Posted by JCork
    This happened at 280k:





    Recovered it with this:

    OK, one cannot post this with a story... go on...

    Quote Originally Posted by JCork
    New: blah blah blah blah.... recovery points blah blah blah blah...
    Gee, how come?

    But seriously, nice Jeeps, and can't wait to hear the story...

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    Here's the basics:

    Found a sweet trail/farm access road (shown in picture 1 of my original post - the creek where this happened is in the background), had some fun, went home....decided to come back a week or so later, and it happened to rain the previous night, so water in the creek was higher than normal. Higher water = faster/stronger flow, coupled with the fact that I only had 1/8 tank of fuel (less weight in the rear, and just a bad situation in any off road situation). When we tried to cross the creek, I made it halfway across before the back end began to float, got swept around 90 degrees, and I was forced off of the elevated area where the trail was, over a ~4ft waterfall.

    Water began to rush in the cab and I was unable to open my door. I was with two friends, and the one in the back got his door open and we all climbed out from there. The creek was only about 3 feet deep where we sat, so we walked to "shore".

    A police officer happened to pass by and see us...he stopped off to see what was going on, and yelled/cursed across the creek at us for a few minutes (the creek is the first obstacle on the trail, right next to the main paved road). He eventually got back in his car and drove all the way down the trail from the other end to come and get us. He was very angry that his squad car got muddy, and threatened to make us wash it, along with threatening to write me a ticket for careless and imprudent driving, and trespassing (I researched this "road" after our first experience on it and found out it is actually a public road, but is only really used for farm access). Once we got back to the other side of the creek via the main road, he radioed for a tow truck, and proceeded NOT to write me a ticket. The tow truck that responded was a flatbed (really....?), and told us we were SOL.

    During all of that, we all had called our parents (I was 17 at the time), and they began to show up. My father was beyond pissed, but at the same time he was happy I was alive.

    We decided to wait and come back the next day with some equipment to recover the Jeep. When we came back the next day with the pictured boom truck, we saw that the previous night's rain had caused the water level to rise more than twelve feet. The Jeep was nowhere to be seen. We had to wait five days before the water receded. By then it was the weekend and we had no access to the boom truck (My father works for the concrete company that owns the truck). When we found the Jeep, it was more than 500 feet farther downstream than where I left it. We decided to chain it to a tree so it would not be carried any further.

    When Monday came, my father took off work early and came home with the boom truck to pick me up. We then ventured down the trail in a 10,000+ lb commercial vehicle, got close enough to the creek to recover the Jeep, picked it out, sat it on the flatbed, and drove it home.

    I wanted to pull the engine because the 4.0L 6cyl is a tank. I wanted to get it running again and build a dune buggy using it. My father wouldn't let me...because he "didnt want the trouble", so I sold the whole Jeep to a junkyard for $150, which I put toward my new Jeep.

    Here's some more pics, courtesy of my mom:

    On the trail:


    This tear in the roofline is because we originally tried picking the Jeep up by the roof with a chain.....not the best decision.








    I salvaged my wheels and tires, Hella auxiliary lights, one license plate, a cupholder mounted cell phone holder, and a D cell mag-lite. The Mag-Lite still works, I havent even changed the batteries since then.

    Y'all happy now? Haha

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    WOW! Thanks for sharing. That story was even better than I imagined!

    Glad you're OK. Both from the creek and your parents. lol

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    Here is mine... thought I posted it before, but didn't see it. Not near as beefy as most in this thread... but as my DD I have to keep it a little tame!





    That roof rack is gone and now it has a bike rack and hitch... other than that it's the same.
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    This is my most recent jeep: 1999 Xj on 33s, 4.56s, arbs, etc etc



















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    I love my Jeep...




    Just before lifting it 2.5...
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    nice 99. Any highway vibes at 75mph or above?

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    nice 99. Any highway vibes at 75mph or above?

    thanks! no vibes from driveline or anything, but the tires sure are noisy that fast...

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    I spy a couple JKF members. Where's the JKOs at? No bike yet, definitely picking up a 29er soon though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAUMAhead
    I spy a couple JKF members. Where's the JKOs at? No bike yet, definitely picking up a 29er soon though.

    Good lookin' Rubi, Trauma!

    Actually, I'm a JKO member, but my rig had a JKF sticker on it when I got it second hand. I like the way it looks on there, so I haven't had the heart to remove it. I haven't been to the JKO site in a while, but when I do get by there, I go by XiSophos.
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    Thanks. You get any flak for having the JKF stickers? The whole animosity between JKF vs. JKO is ridiculous, screw internet politics.

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    Heres my 98' TJ w/ 4.0 (90k miles) and 5spd . I've got a Saris rack that attaches to my hitch to hold bikes, but couldn't dig up any pictures of it. Works great!



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    Only picture I have of it with 33's on it. Now that its springs and the woods are starting to open up around here. Ill have more pictures soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCork
    Here's the basics:

    Found a sweet trail/farm access road (shown in picture 1 of my original post - the creek where this happened is in the background), had some fun, went home....decided to come back a week or so later, and it happened to rain the previous night, so water in the creek was higher than normal. Higher water = faster/stronger flow, coupled with the fact that I only had 1/8 tank of fuel (less weight in the rear, and just a bad situation in any off road situation). When we tried to cross the creek, I made it halfway across before the back end began to float, got swept around 90 degrees, and I was forced off of the elevated area where the trail was, over a ~4ft waterfall.

    Water began to rush in the cab and I was unable to open my door. I was with two friends, and the one in the back got his door open and we all climbed out from there. The creek was only about 3 feet deep where we sat, so we walked to "shore".

    A police officer happened to pass by and see us...he stopped off to see what was going on, and yelled/cursed across the creek at us for a few minutes (the creek is the first obstacle on the trail, right next to the main paved road). He eventually got back in his car and drove all the way down the trail from the other end to come and get us. He was very angry that his squad car got muddy, and threatened to make us wash it, along with threatening to write me a ticket for careless and imprudent driving, and trespassing (I researched this "road" after our first experience on it and found out it is actually a public road, but is only really used for farm access). Once we got back to the other side of the creek via the main road, he radioed for a tow truck, and proceeded NOT to write me a ticket. The tow truck that responded was a flatbed (really....?), and told us we were SOL.

    During all of that, we all had called our parents (I was 17 at the time), and they began to show up. My father was beyond pissed, but at the same time he was happy I was alive.

    We decided to wait and come back the next day with some equipment to recover the Jeep. When we came back the next day with the pictured boom truck, we saw that the previous night's rain had caused the water level to rise more than twelve feet. The Jeep was nowhere to be seen. We had to wait five days before the water receded. By then it was the weekend and we had no access to the boom truck (My father works for the concrete company that owns the truck). When we found the Jeep, it was more than 500 feet farther downstream than where I left it. We decided to chain it to a tree so it would not be carried any further.

    When Monday came, my father took off work early and came home with the boom truck to pick me up. We then ventured down the trail in a 10,000+ lb commercial vehicle, got close enough to the creek to recover the Jeep, picked it out, sat it on the flatbed, and drove it home.

    I wanted to pull the engine because the 4.0L 6cyl is a tank. I wanted to get it running again and build a dune buggy using it. My father wouldn't let me...because he "didnt want the trouble", so I sold the whole Jeep to a junkyard for $150, which I put toward my new Jeep.

    Here's some more pics, courtesy of my mom:

    On the trail:


    This tear in the roofline is because we originally tried picking the Jeep up by the roof with a chain.....not the best decision.








    I salvaged my wheels and tires, Hella auxiliary lights, one license plate, a cupholder mounted cell phone holder, and a D cell mag-lite. The Mag-Lite still works, I havent even changed the batteries since then.

    Y'all happy now? Haha

    crazy story....i'm surprised that thing floated i would have guessed it would be a lot heavier. no more water crossings without checking depth first!

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    but she runs strong and hauls the rigs!
    Its a JEEP thing. I have 4 and still don't understand..

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    I spy a couple JKF members. Where's the JKOs at? No bike yet, definitely picking up a 29er soon though.

    This is an awesome shot! The clouds look like they are moving. Did you use a polarizer filter?

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    anyone know if you can fit a bike in the back of a cherokee with/without taking the front tire off? im looking to get one but if i got to get a rack i might wait for a pickup truck just because it will be easier and get the same mpg about
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    Quote Originally Posted by henry9419
    anyone know if you can fit a bike in the back of a cherokee with/without taking the front tire off? im looking to get one but if i got to get a rack i might wait for a pickup truck just because it will be easier and get the same mpg about
    Here is a cherokee from a few posts up


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    It would be very difficult to get a bike IN an xj with the front tire still on. I have a hitch receiver mount for mine, which I love!

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    Awesome, well taking the front tire off isnt so bad...maybe i could also put a fork mount or two in...
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    there so really nice jeeps in this thread. i have a jeep but is at the other end of the spectrum of these jeeps. mine is for hauling not climbing. it still works for lugging the bike around :thumb:


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    can anyone tell me if in a 93 cherokee if the seats fold completely flat or if you need to remove them?
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    the bottom folds forward and the back lays flat.

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    First pic is after the new wheels and tires (31'' Duratracs, love them) the spare was taken off soon after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1trkmind
    the bottom folds forward and the back lays flat.
    now flat as in flush with the floor in the back? and how exactly do you fold them foward?
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    yes, the bottom folds up toward the back of the front seats, so it takes up a little bit of space, maybe 6" or so. the rest of the surface is flat. at least thats how my 89 and 99 cherokees are.
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    hey jeep wrangler owners, what do you think about buying an automatic? i've done an about face and i'm looking for a jeep wrangler because of parking issues at work where i'll be climbing curbs and other hard to reach spots. what i'm not sure of is whether or not to buy an automatic or manuel. i'm not a manuel driver but the thought of it wounds fun, but than again i'm in and out of the city and other crowded areas where i think the manuel might drive me nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarguy
    You can't beat AT on the new models. So much easier and forgiving on the tough trails. I've had 7 Jeeps over my life time so far. Had a manual trans CJ in college and later an 03 manual trans Rubicon. Went to Camp Jeep in 06 and and fell in love with the AT again, gave my 03 to my son, and bought an 06 AT Rubicon. My wife drives a Liberty. Over the years I've had an 85 Cherokee, a 91 Cherokee Limited, a 95 Grand Cherokee, and a 95 and 98 Wrangler YJ - all in AT. Won't go back. Was that 7 or 8 Jeeps? Hmm.
    From earlier in the thread. I still prefer auto trans today. It won't deduct from any of the Wrangler's handling characteristics.
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    Yeah, My wrangler was Auto. and I'd never buy a manual. too much work for a daily driver.

    there is a bit of snap to the manual though. so if you want to hammer your jeep and wear it out. the Manual is for you. The Auto is a fair bit gentler for day to day stuff.

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    Not only is it easier driving around town, but the control you have in the rocks is insane in an auto. Dont get me wrong, as there are alot of really good drivers with a manual... but its one less thing to worry about when wheelin

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    I dont mean to hijack this thread, but regarding manuals....for city theyre a pain in the butt. for wheeling, there're good if you want ULTIMATE control with dual stick transfer cases, modded engines with modded tranny's and lockers etc etc....but for a small little jeep to play in the dirt, and jump curbs Auto is the way too go.

    The biggest reason i would suggest an auto is this is what happened to a buddy of mine, who has been wheeling for YEARS driving with an manual... he rolled down a at least a 35 degree hill about a good 100yards...




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    He also wasn't in a jeep!
    Its a JEEP thing. I have 4 and still don't understand..

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    I've got a JKU, and am wondering what's the best way to lug 5 bikes (the family's). I'm thinking a cargo trailer might be the way to go. Any ideas? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankerblade
    I dont mean to hijack this thread, but regarding manuals....for city theyre a pain in the butt. for wheeling, there're good if you want ULTIMATE control with dual stick transfer cases, modded engines with modded tranny's and lockers etc etc....but for a small little jeep to play in the dirt, and jump curbs Auto is the way too go.

    The biggest reason i would suggest an auto is this is what happened to a buddy of mine, who has been wheeling for YEARS driving with an manual... he rolled down a at least a 35 degree hill about a good 100yards...


    Now back to your scheduled programming

    I am not sure at what your getting at here...?

    First you say "manual gives total control". Then you say you suggest an auto, because your friend rolled, then post a pic of a beat up taco...

    Are you saying he rolled because of his transmission choice?

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    I'm going to join the confused crowd...How did the Manual Cause him to roll? Did he stall trying to start going uphill, on top of a steep climb? Carnage looks pretty nasty, hope he ended up alright!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajw8899
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    nice. i am waiting for the new SRT8 to come out later this year

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    Auto for rock crawling and trail riding, manual for mud and sand. Just depends on what you do more of. Or you can fab up a hand throttle for your manual.

    Im pissed jeep will not sell the JP5 diesel in the U.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankerblade
    ....stalled, slipped over a rock bounced off the sliders, and as the rear wheels hit it, launched the bed up in the air to do a nose stand and then came down on the side and continued to roll 7 times, ended up with 7 broken vertebrea, cut tendon is his hand among other injuries after waiting 13hrs for an airlift out.... I can get more pics if needed to show this hill.
    Damn! 13hours is a loonnnggg time! Glad he made it out alright... This is another incentive to upgrade past the stock cage and get a 4 point harness, it will always be considered money well spent!


    Quote Originally Posted by GatorB
    Im pissed jeep will not sell the JP5 diesel in the U.S.
    X2!!!! Who wouldn't want 400ft/lb torque!!! Not to mention the little 2.8 liter gets around 30 mpg in the WRANGLER!!!!
    If they offered it I'd have to trade in my tj on the spot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lastshot
    If they offered it I'd have to trade in my tj on the spot
    Yea, the diesel is the ideal motor for off road but Jeep cant seem to figure that out.

    The good new is that the 2012 JK gets the panstar V-6 with 290hp and better mpgs. Out with the Mitsubishi 3.8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agwan
    thats Pentastar, not panstar.

    and while the 3.8 may have been used in a Mitsubishi at some point in history. the 3.8 is a chrysler design, and built by chrysler.

    Its not actually a bad motor. just really not a good motor for the application.

    but in a 2 door soft top it does fine.
    ...as long as you don't live in the mountains, have larger tires, or pull a trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorB
    Yea, the diesel is the ideal motor for off road but Jeep cant seem to figure that out.

    The good new is that the 2012 JK gets the panstar V-6 with 290hp and better mpgs. Out with the Mitsubishi 3.8.
    thats Pentastar, not panstar.

    and while the 3.8 may have been used in a Mitsubishi at some point in history. the 3.8 is a chrysler design, and built by chrysler.

    Its not actually a bad motor. just really not a good motor for the application.

    but in a 2 door soft top it does fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC
    I dont own a Jeep, yet. But, I do want to do a BRUTE conversion to a Wrangler. Someday...






    Those are really cool! I've never seen one of those before... Who makes the conversion? Brute??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankerblade
    LMAO, your not getting the point i made in other posts. And for the fact, he did know what he was doing, he's be doing this for well over 20years. And yes the type of tranny did have an impact on the issue. have you ever sat on the side of a hill with an auto with it in drive and it not move?? i wonder why? Now sit on the side of the hill with a manual in 1st gear and sit there, wait you cant you have to have the clutch in. and if you dont have the clutch in, you roll back....

    But yes, that group had no business on that hill, be he was the only one capable of getting up that hill without an issue, and he had to winch others up.

    I currently have a 2x4 cherokee and wheel the piss out of it. I go places people have to put in 4wd to be able to get through it. So i do know what im talking about.

    new invention, pretty revolutionary. called an e-brake. and telling me i dont know what im talking about is a waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayman29
    Those are really cool! I've never seen one of those before... Who makes the conversion? Brute??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankerblade
    Anyway its time i bow out of this conversation,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankerblade
    haha if you insist. But please post up pic of your rockcrawler and the mods you've done to it with your list of accomplishments and experience. Since apparently your the god and know EVERYTHING about wheeling

    This has gotten to be a funny thread...I love how all inTeRwEbZ arguments that dont go as planned drop into the "I know more than you cuz Ive got pics category"


    Someone could be driving a Prius now and used to wheel like a "dirt god" as you put it...ya just never know who you are trying to impress on the wEbZ bro.

    Simma donna and chill with life...it goes alot better if you do...

    A simple clutch bypass would have been all he needed to be able to start it without pushing in the clutch....


    And let me know when you wanna take yer rig thru here with me its a 5speed ...





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    have a good one...

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    I kept up with Corvette ZR1s in my 170hp Nissan Pathfinder. I didn't keep up with them when they were actually racing though. We were just cruising on the highway.

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    Seriously though, when I'm in AZ next year, I'd be glad to have you ride shotgun. I can bring a MTB and we can hit up the bike and 4x4 trails. I'm actually less of an ******* in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZG23
    This has gotten to be a funny thread...I love how all inTeRwEbZ arguments that dont go as planned drop into the "I know more than you cuz Ive got pics category"


    Someone could be driving a Prius now and used to wheel like a "dirt god" as you put it...ya just never know who you are trying to impress on the wEbZ bro.

    Simma donna and chill with life...it goes alot better if you do...

    A simple clutch bypass would have been all he needed to be able to start it without pushing in the clutch....


    And let me know when you wanna take yer rig thru here with me its a 5speed ...





    or here..





    and one sittin still ....



    have a good one...
    As soon as i do my 4x4 swap i will be more then happy to join you on that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    Seriously though, when I'm in AZ next year, I'd be glad to have you ride shotgun. I can bring a MTB and we can hit up the bike and 4x4 trails. I'm actually less of an ******* in person.
    Possibly, what run do you do?

    I should have my 4x4 swap done, so i can kinda follow you.

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    I was just reading one of the threads on AZVJC...hope yer buddy is ok...if he rebuilds the truck...and for anyone else that wheels...even easy stuff...CAGE IT! It could save your life. And always buckle up..

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    ...as long as you don't live in the mountains, have larger tires, or pull a trailer.
    Derp Derp Derp?

    I do live in the mountains. And it comes with 32's and rolls 35's fine. and its a damn jeep. not a dodge ram. so its not really meant to haul a big trailer. but it can haul okay.

    I don't own a JK. I've spent ages driving both versions of it in various forms of modifications.

    Like I said. in a 2 door soft top its an adequate engine. in a built jeep it may still be adequate. in a wildly built jeep its not. in the 4 door its not.

    Do I want a funner engine in the Jeep? something that feels like my old 4.0? of course. but thats the powerplant it has for now. and I don't actually hold out for much more with the new engine.

    the 3.8 has more power than the 4.0. but its all in the wrong place in the powerband. so it doesn't do many people a whole lot of good. it has less low end grunt... and I don't see how an even higher tech motor thats even smaller will fix its lack of torque at low RPMs

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZG23
    I was just reading one of the threads on AZVJC...hope yer buddy is ok...if he rebuilds the truck...and for anyone else that wheels...even easy stuff...CAGE IT! It could save your life. And always buckle up..
    Last time i saw him, he was doing great, walking and gained about 50% of usable motion in his hand after the surgery. As for the truck, he was going to give it to me depending on how much insurance wanted for it. Was going to build a truggy with full exo cage and what not. But the insurance wanted 1k for it...couldnt afford it at the time. So he's going to build up a 4 runner for his wife and build another truck once thats done.

    And yes cage it. He had a bar that went across the middle of the back window, i personally think it helped a little in keeping the roof up enough to not crush him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankerblade
    You guys really dont get the point i am trying to make. And saying to use an Ebrake on a vehicle thats been replaced with upgraded axles and doesnt have an ebrake, yea...thats real helpfull.

    Anyway its time i bow out of this conversation, sure i have a 4x2, but i guess i dont know what im talking about. I guess im not as experienced as all you people with 4x4's!
    obviously its useless talking about rigs with you.

    hey and congrats on that 4x2. sounds pretty radical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agwan View Post
    thats Pentastar, not panstar.

    and while the 3.8 may have been used in a Mitsubishi at some point in history. the 3.8 is a chrysler design, and built by chrysler.

    Its not actually a bad motor. just really not a good motor for the application.

    but in a 2 door soft top it does fine.
    You can say that again. 4 door, auto, hardtop, 4.10, 32s is pitiful. Gotta remind myself it's a brick, not a sports car. I can deal with the power when I have no doors/top though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAUMAhead View Post
    You can say that again. 4 door, auto, hardtop, 4.10, 32s is pitiful. Gotta remind myself it's a brick, not a sports car. I can deal with the power when I have no doors/top though.
    I had a customer go one Further. he brought his in no top, no doors. no rear seat, no carpet and no spare.

    anything to save a pound!

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    2000 TJ 4.0
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    soon to have 2" lift

    Newest of 3 jeeps at my house, will be posting the others when I get pics of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agwan View Post
    I had a customer go one Further. he brought his in no top, no doors. no rear seat, no carpet and no spare.

    anything to save a pound!


    No spare around town would be fine. Gotta be crazy out on the trail without one. If I didn't haul an occasional passenger in the back, I'd probably remove the seats too. Thinking of removing half the seat to make more space for camping/hauling bikes inside/etc.

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    Awesome Jeeps!

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    I got the 37s on a couple days ago.





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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    I got the 37s on a couple days ago.
    What sliders are you running?

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    right now the only kind of jeep i could afford would be a high mileage older wrangler but it's too risky. i would know what i would be getting into parts wise and i've been hearing alot about the bad electrical problems along with everything else. i just can't afford those problems.

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    My 2005 GC Limited.

    Quick exterior specs:
    Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor (255/75/17)
    1.5" Spidertrax spacers
    RR 2.25" lift
    RR shocks (hate them, looking to replace with OME)
    5/8" shackle in place of factory tow hooks
    Trail Rated badge on passenger side
    8" Shorty antenna
    Yellow 9005 highbeam bulbs
    Chrome turn signals (light up amber)
    LED license plate lights
    De-badged front and rear
    20% front window tint

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    I hate your signature.

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    From yesterday's ride


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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAUMAhead View Post
    What sliders are you running?
    Rock Hard sliders.

    If I did it over I would do Teraflex.

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    i have not jeep , just SUV

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    Rock Hard sliders.

    If I did it over I would do Teraflex.
    Thanks. Saw your post in the 37s thread on JKF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kleetz View Post
    Nice Jeep. I love how GCs look lifted. Almost makes me want a WK2 over my Rubi.

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    my heep of 15+ years:




    trust the tread

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