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Unread 07-16-2007, 11:12 AM   #1
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Trip to Index Wall

Went on an outing yesterday to Index Wall, just outside Goldbar, WA. Just my brothers '04 Rubie and me. First real good outing we've had in a while. I would have REALLY liked to have my 32s and front diff armor that are still in the mail for this!

I do have a question though. I have noticed before a type of rotational grinding noise when I am at steep to extreme angles in the Jeep. Mainly when I am going up something. Its definitly in rotation, you can hear the revolutions. I replaced the trans and front and rear axles about a month ago and the noise is no different. Any ideas on what it could be? It seems like its coming from the trans tunnel. Could the clutch make such noises (although I don't know why an angle would change anything with the clutch since its under pressure)? I can't recall exactly but I think if I put the clutch in it goes away (don't hit th clutch often on steep slopes). Any clue? Anyway, here are some photos

Chuggin through the forest






Anyone looking at Wrangler MT/Rs....my brothers 33" aired to 16psi


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Unread 07-16-2007, 11:14 AM   #2
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Here is where the larger tires and diff armor would have come in handy the most. I got hung up a lot on the way back up this obstical on my rear diff casing, axle, and spring perches

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Its not often we have someone along to take lots of pictures, so it was pretty fun to see the jeep in action

Anyway, enjoy
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Unread 07-16-2007, 12:09 PM   #3
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nice country....reminds me of Vancouver....looks like some rock stacking in the 6 pic from bottom tho......hmmmmm
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Unread 07-16-2007, 12:29 PM   #4
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Unread 07-16-2007, 12:30 PM   #5
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nice country....reminds me of Vancouver....looks like some rock stacking in the 6 pic from bottom tho......hmmmmm



That was for the way down...

The Rubie didnt take the best route, he could continue forward and get some pretty bad rocker/body damage, was unable to back back up the rock face. So....we 'modified' the obstical slightly so he could get over without TOO much damage. Still scrapped the hell out of the stock sliders and diff casing

I never ended up touching those rocks actually . Well, maybe a little on the way back up

And it should remind you of good old van. Its only 'bout 100 miles south. Very pretty forests and FANTASTIC views!

This is the view off Index Wall. It overlooks the town of Index. Its at the very end of the trail which the last 100 yards of is now off limits to vehicles because people would go up there and dump crap over the edge . But you can still hike up there.



Its about a 500 ft cliff right where we're taking those pictures.
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Unread 07-17-2007, 10:26 AM   #6
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Nobody experienced equal horrid vib/grinding?

Somehow it always seems to be the worse case scenario...so its probably something internal...I guess its time to start drilling new tranny mount holes in the skid to properly tie it down and troubleshoot this sucker
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Unread 07-17-2007, 10:45 AM   #7
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Can't help with the vibe issues, but I will say if you're going to tackle anything more extreme than that [or even if the rocks get slick] tell your brother to air those tires down to 8PSI or so. 16 is way to high. Looks like some really good fun though. Taxing, but not to much.
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Unread 07-17-2007, 11:05 AM   #8
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Will he hold the bead on standard moabs with 33x1150s at 8psi?
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Unread 07-17-2007, 03:14 PM   #9
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tell your brother to air those tires down to 8PSI or so. 16 is way to high. Looks like some really good fun though.
Don't have OBA (yet), so we have to air up at a gas station several miles down a heavily traveled 2 lane highway. I would not travel on a highway at 60mph on 4 33" tires with only 8psi. Even 8psi is a bit lower than necissary IMO.

And I figured I throw a couple more pics up:





Also Ares neglected to mention that his motor mounts are shot beyond belief, but even so the vibration was not previously present.
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Unread 07-17-2007, 03:33 PM   #10
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Also Ares neglected to mention that his motor mounts are shot beyond belief, but even so the vibration was not previously present.
Well....there stilll...intact. You just shouldn't be able to stick your finger through the top of them

On the to-do list for this week
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