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4x4 Tech Assistance / Re: Wrangler JK Transfer case
« on: July 08, 2016, 09:49:54 AM »
Just install an atlas if you don't have the Rubicon case.  Much better solution, much stronger.

Alright guys, anyone know what the best and most cost effective way to get rid of tires and wheels is?  Since we are moving, I have a bunch of old Jeep stock wheels and bald tires to get rid of.  We used to use them for rolling chassis around the trailer shop while building.  Now that we have closed the business and are moving, what do I do with them!  (Please do not say dump them off at Rusty's house)

Josh and I may join you at least for Thursday Friday! 

4x4 Tech Assistance / Re: Ring and pinion
« on: May 27, 2016, 02:43:08 PM »
I safety wired all of mine in addition to the red locktite.  My old Detroit locker would shock load the ring gear and the bolts would loosen up.  Probably didn't need to with my ARB's but did it anyway.  The one time I went into Mirror Lake for a daddy daughter weekend with only the Commando and the thing cratered just after climbing the hill!  The other dad and kid that was there were amazed when I just poured out the broken bits, tightened the ring gear bolts back up, put a ziplock bag full of fresh gear oil in the cavity and mounted the cover.  Drove on home with just a little whine.......
Yeah, I know it's overkill.

I'm bummed that you changed the meetings to a day of the week instead of the same date each month!  I will never be able to make a meeting unfortunately.  I travel for work Monday through Thursdays most weeks.  Hope to see you all on a run sometime!

Let's Go Wheeling! / Re: June 4th Shuteye Peak Trail
« on: May 25, 2016, 01:05:58 PM »
Hmmm, why did it need an overhaul again?  LOL
I'm in. Will probably be my first wheeling trip since getting some overhaul on the blazer

4x4 Tech Assistance / Re: Shocks for TJ
« on: May 25, 2016, 12:57:39 PM »
I love the Bilstein 5160's on our JK 4 door.  We do a lot of washboard roads in the desert during the winter months and have experienced shock fade many times over the years.  Nice not having that issue.  I wouldn't call them stiff, but the JK probably outweighs a TJ by over 1000 pounds.  Shock fade is definitely not just an issue with racing vehicles unfortunately.  That said, don't go with these if you aren't planning on going through somewhere like Saline Valley or similar often.  If you are...worth it!

On our 2005 LJ and our 1967 Commando we used RS9000 adjustable shocks.  After tuning them a bit to our liking, we left them alone and they did a wonderful job.  Didn't need the remote controller ever.  I also used them in my design on the 4x4 Sportsmobiles with the Bilsteins as an upgrade.

Items For Sale or Trade / Re: Selling our tent trailer!
« on: May 10, 2016, 04:31:38 PM »
Definitely appreciate the sentiment Chris!  Unfortunately it sold in like 2 hours......

Let's Go Wheeling! / Re: June 4th Shuteye Peak Trail
« on: May 04, 2016, 04:37:11 PM »
Hmmmm... gotta try to make this one.  You guys might forget what we look like!  LOL

Self Introductions / Re: New member in Fresno
« on: May 04, 2016, 04:34:34 PM »
Howdy Howdy!  Love the project!  Keep us updated with progress.  I have a couple of old tubs laying arround...mmmmmmm

Items For Sale or Trade / Selling our tent trailer!
« on: May 04, 2016, 04:27:56 PM »
With us moving later this summer to Nevada, we are selling our tent trailer.  Let Leslie or I know if you are interested!  Sad to see the "Belagio" go, but with our teardrops, we just havn't used it for a few years.  Brand new rims and tires last year!


Samis / Re: My new project.
« on: April 08, 2016, 04:07:41 PM »
Hmmmm....them's some big tires, he said with a Japanese accent!

4x4 Tech Assistance / Re: 63" Chevy spring conversion for 1988 4runner
« on: March 11, 2016, 08:30:01 AM »
If you are going to drive on the road, do it right.  Just move the hangers.  Check in with Wade Peterson, his is done just right!

4x4 Tech Assistance / Re: New Winch
« on: March 04, 2016, 03:53:45 PM »
I used to use a tow strap and my front tire to do this.  For a short pull(water, mud, sand), you cinch the strap to the tire by putting one eyelet through the other.  A slipknot of sorts.  Then drive.  Not for in the rocks for sure though.  Good emergency method.  I wouldn't "buy" a complicated setup like this one.  Seems to me in the late 1970's there was someone promoting this kind of thing from down under.

I hope to be in town!  Gotta get a piece of pie you know. ;D

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