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Unread 05-12-2014, 05:57 AM   #32236
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If it all fits, go for it. I just don't know what all you keep down there.
To be honest I didn't even realize I could put stuff in there until I took my seats out the other day

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Unread 05-12-2014, 06:32 AM   #32237
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To be honest I didn't even realize I could put stuff in there until I took my seats out the other day
I always had my 1kw Amp back there till I took it out. Now there's a tow chain, 4 way, 12v HF air compressor, safety glasses and more crammed under there.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 12:55 PM   #32238
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My Laredo had my tow chain and folding chocks under the seats, with the factory toolkit, and occasionally my 18' jumper cables. But it was cramped as hell even with just that stuff.

The Orvis is getting its amplifier and crossovers under the driver-side rear seat, and keeping the factory toolkit where it goes. I do want to get a fire extinguisher, but I haven't determined where I'll put it just yet. I might put it under the seats, or I might put it in the tire cover's pouch.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 02:45 PM   #32239
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I've got the factory amp, factory jack, 20' 2ga jumper cables, d-ring hitch insert and a couple other small things under the driver's side rear seat. Pass side has a 1500w power inverter and a tow strap under there.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 07:41 PM   #32240
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My Laredo had my tow chain and folding chocks under the seats, with the factory toolkit, and occasionally my 18' jumper cables. But it was cramped as hell even with just that stuff.

The Orvis is getting its amplifier and crossovers under the driver-side rear seat, and keeping the factory toolkit where it goes. I do want to get a fire extinguisher, but I haven't determined where I'll put it just yet. I might put it under the seats, or I might put it in the tire cover's pouch.
Never, ever use a chain.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 07:43 PM   #32241
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Never, ever use a chain.
Ive sorta wondered how people felt about chains. Now how about using chains to say go betweem front tow hooks in order to have a pull point in the center of the vehicle?
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Unread 05-12-2014, 08:09 PM   #32242
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Stupid ****ing intake manifold designed by a ****ing.

Yeh, it's getting there.
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 08:15 PM   #32243
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Never, ever use a chain.
Normally I agree but having a chain and prepping to deal with backlash is better than having nothing at all and being stranded. If done right, it can be prevented, or at least limited sharply, as far as worst case damage and potential injuried.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 08:39 PM   #32244
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Ive sorta wondered how people felt about chains. Now how about using chains to say go betweem front tow hooks in order to have a pull point in the center of the vehicle?
I've done plenty of angles pulls using only one front tow hook. With the factory backing plates, they're beefy. You don't need to tie them together.

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Normally I agree but having a chain and prepping to deal with backlash is better than having nothing at all and being stranded. If done right, it can be prevented, or at least limited sharply, as far as worst case damage and potential injuried.
Realistically, you think he ever used it properly?
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Unread 05-12-2014, 10:37 PM   #32245
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Never, ever use a chain.
It was used for pulling things across pavement and from taut, with loads WELL below the weight rating. Most notably, it towed my 240SX home from about a mile away, where it became clear that the previous owner hadn't failed to seat the rings, he'd failed to use the right bearings. I kept it in the Jeep simply so it wouldn't take up space in the garage.

I have an ARB 17,000lb tow strap for offroad use. As yet I have yet to need to even unbundle it.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 10:43 PM   #32246
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My Laredo had my tow chain and folding chocks under the seats, with the factory toolkit, and occasionally my 18' jumper cables. But it was cramped as hell even with just that stuff.

The Orvis is getting its amplifier and crossovers under the driver-side rear seat, and keeping the factory toolkit where it goes. I do want to get a fire extinguisher, but I haven't determined where I'll put it just yet. I might put it under the seats, or I might put it in the tire cover's pouch.
My philosophy on fire extinguishers is that if you can't reach it from the drivers seat you may as well not even have it.
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 11:00 PM   #32247
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Finally checked and changed my transfer case fluid...it was a dull brown/orange color and smelled faintly like axle grease. Anybody know what dex/merc fluid looks/smells like? supposedly the fluid was changed a year ago but it was by a shop...I just put ATF+4 in.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 11:50 PM   #32248
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Ok, I'm totally lost when it comes to spark plugs.

I'm putting in new champions that everyone recommends and they're gapped per the fsm to .035. I pulled out the old plugs, which are not that old, NGK (my mechanics brand) gapped to .045.

Does the different brand make the difference in gap? How would that affect my engine?
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 11:53 PM   #32249
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It shouldnt matter between brands. It should be gapped at what the fsm says otherwise it can cause misfires and rough idle. The only time yoh should change the gap is if you are building an engine and you are testing different plugs, gaps, and heat ranges

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Unread 05-13-2014, 12:11 AM   #32250
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My philosophy on fire extinguishers is that if you can't reach it from the drivers seat you may as well not even have it.
I tend to agree, but I haven't yet come up with a mounting solution that doesn't leave the extinguisher blatantly out in the way and a potential projectile itself. Also I'm short, so I don't have much reach in the first place.
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