Nwgs Jeep'n Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nwgs, May 20, 2007.

  1. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder 速 Flat Biller 速

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    Sweet, I figured I buggered up something with the clocking, I should've noted which position it was in when I removed it, but at the time I didn't realize there was 3 different positions!

    Next step is getting this thing jacked up a few inches and some mud tires.
  2. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder 速 Flat Biller 速

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    just ran across this pic and it is too cool not to share
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  3. Ven Moto

    Ven Moto Been here awhile

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    ^^^ That guy has Lots of awesome projects on one of the jeep forums. I'm especially fond of the safari roof he built for his LJ. I'll have to see if I can dig up those threads and link.
  4. Ven Moto

    Ven Moto Been here awhile

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  5. Range Motorsport

    Range Motorsport Junk collector

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    Friend bought a YJ so I offered to pick it up for him if he paid for gas, I had to go there anyway for other business so free trip for me.
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    I picked up a 99 XJ just over a month ago and have been getting it fixed to resell. Had to tow it home because it wouldn't move on it's own when I bought it. I am now up to 4 Jeep Cherokee's that I own, a '94, two '99's, and a '00.
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  6. Fred Garvin

    Fred Garvin Been here awhile

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    My 05 ruby lj just started doing this. My temp solution is to listen for the sound as the tank gets full and note the galon amount, then slowly finish the fill up. JP magazine had a reader write in about this and will be publishing a solution in the JP '13 issue.
  7. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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    Yep it was locked, the amount of abuse it took to break that shaft was laughable. I have read many a forum horror story about D35 axle failures, and after witnessing this one first hand, I think with any reasonable respect for your rig and a little finesse they are fine for 90% of offroaders.

    YMMV:D
  8. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Yeah, the only time I blew an axle in my YJ with a D35 was going up Walker Hill on the Rubicon while still geared at 4.10 with the 4 banger. I didn't know how to drive very well at the time and just plain gave too much skinny pedal with too high gearing for 33" tires.

    This is why I love the 4 to 1 gearing of the T case in the JK as I was actually on the brakes at times during climbs the gearing is so low.
  9. wibornz

    wibornz Been here awhile

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  10. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Took the Jeep out for a little light off road fun this weekend.

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  11. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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  12. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    I call BS. JF members claim you can run 42's with a welded stock D35 and not break them :evil:rofl:clap:lol3

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    Puted the Jeep out to a vantage point this morning for some pictures.

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    All just to nab this photo:

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    Can't wait until tonight. Supposed to rain a lot, time to go out Jeeping!!!!!
  13. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Digging up an oldish post...

    They were flat from the factory
  14. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder 速 Flat Biller 速

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    Damn I did not know that! I should be picking up my BDS 2" Leafs tomorrow. Hopefully it still rides as good as the tired stock leaves and worn out shocks. Either way it should be waaay smoother than the superlifted '66 CJ5
  15. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    A lot of people like the BDS leafs. OME and RE are also favorites, good high quality kits that ride like stock.

    I plan to upgrade to one of those lifts eventually... (probably an RE lift since it's the least expensive..)
  16. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    SPRING OVER!!!!! :lol3

    I went through 2 sets of the RE standard leaves. Very flexy, but I don't think lasted very long as the rears developed an "S" after only a couple years of trail use. And that is with the powerhouse 4 squirrel chaser.

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  17. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    An "S" shape indicates axle wrap... Have you tried mounting up a Traction (Ladder) bar?

    I've seen axle wrap with a 4 cylinder SOA before, so it's not unheard of.
  18. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Sold the YJ a few years ago. I'm on to the JKUR now. I don't think I could ever go back in terms of comfort.
  19. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    You don't buy a Jeep for comfort?

    Guess it's all a matter of personal preference, I've driven in a handful of JK's and JKU's... They feel like cheap cheap plastic to me.
  20. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Compared to a YJ, they are a Rolls Royce. Now if you are talking pre 2011, I agree to a degree. However, the interior redesign for 2011 made a HUGE difference. Then the new motor in 2012 and it actually is a heck of a nice car, not just a Jeep. And look a few pages back and you'll see I actually use it as well...

    We just finished a family camping trip this weekend towing the fully loaded Evolution pop up (~2700 lbs as we had it loaded) and got 18 mpg on the way back. I barely got that with my YJ by itself, and I couldn't have kept up with the JKUR.

    Plus I had the comfort of heated seats, GPS, Sat Radio, a hard top, etc. to make it infinitely more comfy than when I towed a single bike cross country with my YJ. My perspective is that I'm spoiled. :)