Nwgs Jeep'n Thread

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

  1. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    im sure its a great engine but I could buy another CJ with a V8 already in it for that much.

    and I saw that you changed your avatar.... RIP Niel....

    :cry
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  2. jconli1

    jconli1 from the land of pleasant living... Supporter

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    Up and over, this was more on the Greenwater side near 410.
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    jconli1 from the land of pleasant living... Supporter

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    First real snow of the season... and this is my first true 4WD vs slip-and-grip AWD. I work nights, so opted for the long, meandering back way home and found tons of foot+ deep side roads with little to no previous traffic to figure out its winter manners. Even on the stock Sport 32's (Goodyear AT "Adventure" Kevlar), it just cut through everything like butter, no surprises, no drama. What fun is that?

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  4. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Those tires are OK, but don't put too much faith in them.
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  5. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer Supporter

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    Git yourself another set of rims and mount some snows. OTOH with traction control and ABS you can do reasonably well with All Seasons. I drove a rental car with FWD and nothing-special tires through a snowstorm in the Catskills just after Thanksgiving and did okay. There were no steep hills involved on that particular route, however.
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  6. jconli1

    jconli1 from the land of pleasant living... Supporter

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    Can't beat true snows, no question... but the AT's (part of the LSD package vs all-seasons on the base base) are better than I expected, never had ABS or Traction Control kick in even on the steep, twisty stuff. Just have to take it real easy on the downhills. Maybe one day I'll upgrade the wheels/tires, but I've been impressed with how capable even the stock machine is at pretty much everything I can throw at it in the wilderness around WA state short of true rock crawling.
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  8. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob Supporter

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    Old WWII 'movie' on water proofing your jeep.

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    Update on the Grand Cherokee Overland i got a few months ago. Got almost all the chrome removed. Need to wrap the mirror, window trim, and install black roof rails. Had the paint corrected and sealed. Overall, for $11.5K and what I put into it I am very happy. Not pristine, but also not a $36K used GC.

    Also glad I got the 5.7L V8 vs the V6 I initially preferred.

    Barry


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    Looking good. One of things I love about my Trailhawk is the all black trim. I’m just not a chrome guy.
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  11. SKT

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    Hat is tipped for whoever daily drives this:

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  12. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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  13. Zuber

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    Hunh??
  14. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Ford GPW?

    :dunno

    Supposedly though, so many of them were repaired however they could be, many of them are a hodgepodge of parts from each.

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  15. Zuber

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    "Jeep"

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  16. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Im nearly ready for my manifold gasket replacement. I’ve emptied nearly an entire can of blaster onto the bolts so fingers crossed there.

    Ran into an issue before I even got it into the garage, as I can’t lift the hood in the garage and if I fold it up, I can’t close the garage...

    A buddy of mine is headin up from Pasadena and we are gunna try and knock it out this weekend



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  17. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    Afaik the very name "Jeep" arose from the phonetic/pronunciation of the military abbreviation "GP" for general propose vehicle.

    Both Willys and Ford supplied the army with them during WWII.

    At least that's what I remember from various museum visits.
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  18. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Well and of course Willys produced the vast majority of the Jeeps for the war effort, but Ford supplied "jeeps" for every theater in WW2.

    I have an uncle in NC that owns a pair of GPW's

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  19. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    Yeah iirc there is a Ford GPW in the WWII display at the Curtis Museum in upstate NY.

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    Gillus High Desert Rat Super Supporter

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    JEEP: Just Empty Every Pocket :jack
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