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post #421 of 457 Old 09-05-2013, 07:20 PM
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You're talking to someone, at recently had 5 vehicles. 3-454's, 1-383 stroker and a 4.2l. I know what the skinny can do. Knuckle draggers and loose nuts behind the wheel are a big cause of broken parts, but they do have FUN. Later brother, Ron

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post #422 of 457 Old 09-10-2013, 07:32 PM
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Looking forward to the 28th. There's also a meet and greet ride at tar hollow on the 15th. Ron
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post #423 of 457 Old 10-07-2013, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Need to put up pics from the 28th ride. Been in Vegas for a conference, but I'm going to Marietta this Saturday to ride with the Ohio4x4 club. Love the new Skyjacker shocks on the rear, got some pics of those to put up too. Jeep is working great

Need to lubricate the linkage for the cab vent, it stays open when I turn the heater on. The cold air blasting out of the vent overpowers the heater pretty good! Have to walk to the passenger side and jiggle it to get it to close.

1995 YJ "Mabel", 2.5L Muncie SM465 np231j 4.88's HP30 Lockright JK 44 Detroit 33s CJ clip

Actually, it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."
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Fixing my Teraflex shock bar and installing new Superlift shocks. These are 1/2" bigger in diameter than the Rough Country shocks were.

The remaining stud on my Teraflex bar that wasn't broken.



This is me trying to use a bolt extractor on the broken shock mount bolt.


And of course, the extractor broken off in the hole about 9 seconds later Hahaha


The Teraflex bar has threaded holes in 3 locations on each side, to give flexibility in how you configure the rear end. So I just used the next holes over. I probably have a little less compression room, but I have bump stop extensions on the rear axle. As I write this I have already been on the trail, no problems

Don't even need to jack up the Jeep, there is room


And installed.


I loosened all of the bracket bolts for the shocks so that they all move in a triangulated way like they are supposed to. Captain Knuckledragger (me) must have way overtorqued them, which is probably why the studs were bent/broken.

The JK Dana 44 is like honeybadger, she don't care. Poor thing has already been dragged over a lot of crap in the last couple years. Man this is a nice tough axle, I can feel the weight of it back there compared to the Dana 35 when clawing over stuff.


Verdict on the Superlifts is that they are much more firm on the first inch of the stroke than the Rough Country's were. The RC shocks were beat to hell, I have not been kind to them since I put them in in 2009. The Superlifts could really suck up big hits, they can actually handle the weight of the spare tire and recovery tub strapped down in the back. They dampen and don't bottom out, it is sweet And I am talking about on the trail, on the road it feels firm but so much better than it did when I had only one worn out shock attached LOL.

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Actually, it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."
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post #425 of 457 Old 10-07-2013, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Only took a couple pics on the 28th trail ride.



The Cherokee did great! Bottoming out was the only issue, but they were running nice home-fabbed skids.
My 3-year old passenger


She did great, loves riding around and playing in the woods on breaks. Wore her out though LOL.

1995 YJ "Mabel", 2.5L Muncie SM465 np231j 4.88's HP30 Lockright JK 44 Detroit 33s CJ clip

Actually, it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."
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post #426 of 457 Old 10-08-2013, 07:36 PM
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I'll see if Lesley can post the other pics. Ron
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post #427 of 457 Old 10-17-2013, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Trail ride at Wayne National Forest, near Marietta Ohio on the Ohio river. I was riding with the Ohio4x4 club.

I ripped open the driver's side tube step, it was thin wall. I was leaning on it trying to get past a stump, the Jeep was sitting on the sidewalls and rims on the driver's side Fun day altogether, took about 2.5hrs each way to get there from Columbus. Convoyed with lar308, he let me draft off of him on the way back Haha. Arrived at the rendezvous point at dawn, pulled off the trail at sunset.

I think I need more axle travel, more spring so that I am higher at rest. Thinking about Waggy lift springs for the rear. Then maybe use my rear YJ springs to do a bastard pack in the front. With all of my recovery gear I think I will continue to wear out YJ springs. They do flex nice though.

















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post #428 of 457 Old 10-17-2013, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Man I want my Jeep to sound like the General freakin Lee! Or a 1970 Nascar motor! 401 AMC is da bomb.

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Actually, it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."
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Man I want my Jeep to sound like the General freakin Lee! Or a 1970 Nascar motor! 401 AMC is da bomb.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEvX1bLkHb4
I get all giddy like a school girl when I think about my v8 swap and what it will sound like.

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post #430 of 457 Old 10-18-2013, 05:54 PM
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If Mabel's going to sound like that, you're going to need bigger axles and spare U joints. I'm working on my v8 swap this winter, I'm still picking up parts. I'll be building the wiring harness next. Ron
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lar308 made it look easy on the trail ride Nov 9. Had a great time camping too

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Actually, it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."
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Doug took the XJ for a swim






1995 YJ "Mabel", 2.5L Muncie SM465 np231j 4.88's HP30 Lockright JK 44 Detroit 33s CJ clip

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post #433 of 457 Old 11-20-2013, 07:31 PM
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Thanks for the vid, I'm working on some different reciepes for the next camping trip. Who is that monkey in the mirror? Ron

"Snowball" 1990 YJ, 4.2, Weber, HEI, 3.5" springs, .5" boom shackles, dana 44's, 5.13's, Detroit locker's, 4340 axle shafts, 1 ton trod ends, Tom Woods SYE & rear shaft, 35" MTR's on V5 cragars, M8274
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post #434 of 457 Old 11-21-2013, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the vid, I'm working on some different reciepes for the next camping trip. Who is that monkey in the mirror? Ron
Haha Mister Monkey to you

Yeah I want to get some dutch oven cooking going sometime!

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Actually, it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."
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post #435 of 457 Old 11-21-2013, 05:26 PM
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I did a breakfast/supper the other night, threw a couple of Hpinos into some refried beans, eggs over easy, salsa, tortias. excellent combo. Ron

"Snowball" 1990 YJ, 4.2, Weber, HEI, 3.5" springs, .5" boom shackles, dana 44's, 5.13's, Detroit locker's, 4340 axle shafts, 1 ton trod ends, Tom Woods SYE & rear shaft, 35" MTR's on V5 cragars, M8274
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