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Unread 11-29-2011, 03:10 PM   #5896
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that happened to me once with my old fiero on the way back to my dorm, parked it in a campus lot, then came back later with some rubber trans line, trans fluid, and a pipe cutter. cut out the bad section and fitted the rubber hose over it, clamped it down, filled her up and i was good to go. the not so fun part was there was snow on the ground, i was frozen haha
Luckily my buddies dad was cool about it, so he didn't charge me for the tow. He was less than thrilled when he found out it has the 249 t-case (He doesn't have a flat bed), and also the fact that its been raining all day.

Planning on spotting him $30 for his troubles, some double-stuffed oreos, and some beer

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Unread 11-29-2011, 03:24 PM   #5897
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hope they didnt do a full flush and run it in reverse. its ok if youve been doing it all along. if not, youre tranny will go out soon probably.
That's why i didn't do it myself. I don't know if its ever been changed before. They flushed it with a machine so none of the gunk got was left to clog stuff and **** it up even more.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 03:28 PM   #5898
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A somewhat small amount of snow hit the ground, so I gave 2wd in the niner a try. No way in hell with that LSD.

Thus, I put the front driveshaft back in. It reminded me why I hate the 249 and its Repezza axle-end dshaft. Had to take out the rear shaft to spin the tcase so I could line up the front shaft... Argh.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 03:56 PM   #5899
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^ A 5.9 with good tires isn't bad at all in the snow in 2wd. I rarely take my 242 out of 2wd until there's 4+ inches of snow on the ground. The LSD is the only reason it has traction at all. It just takes some practice, good reflexes to counter-steer when you start to get the tail out, and a smooth, very gentle right foot when taking off from a stop.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 04:01 PM   #5900
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That's why i didn't do it myself. I don't know if its ever been changed before. They flushed it with a machine so none of the gunk got was left to clog stuff and **** it up even more.
good deal!!
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Unread 11-29-2011, 04:39 PM   #5901
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Drove it so my brother and I could get these, he got the bigger one.
The Jeep is in the background
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Unread 11-29-2011, 04:48 PM   #5902
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Drove it so my brother and I could get these, he got the bigger one.
The Jeep is in the background
Ha. Your brothers is bigger, lol. Jk nice work man
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Unread 11-29-2011, 05:27 PM   #5903
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^ A 5.9 with good tires isn't bad at all in the snow in 2wd. I rarely take my 242 out of 2wd until there's 4+ inches of snow on the ground. The LSD is the only reason it has traction at all. It just takes some practice, good reflexes to counter-steer when you start to get the tail out, and a smooth, very gentle right foot when taking off from a stop.
BFG Long Trail, pretty disappointing, especially in rain. And about that gentle right foot...
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Unread 11-29-2011, 06:26 PM   #5904
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Ha. Your brothers is bigger, lol. Jk nice work man
Thanks man I appreciate it, it made for a quick morning was out for maybe 20 minutes and then got mine, one shot around maybe 45 yards, then went on and my brother got his. "slap on head" I shoulda waited ha ha. Was an awesome hunt though.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 06:37 PM   #5905
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So much fail...
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Unread 11-29-2011, 06:45 PM   #5906
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Slipped and slid my way home from work, a 50 mile trip on the icy interstate going 65 mph. Three times I was certain I was going to die. Less than a mile from home I was run off the road by a pick-up truck hogging the middle of the road and got stuck in two feet of snow. Tried digging the snow out from under and around the tires but the left tires were on icy pavement and just spun.

To make things worse, I was pulled out by a woman driving a Mercury Mountaineer with AWD and a trailer hitch. My only defense to my man card was I provided the recovery straps and gave her instructions on how to pull me out and was successful

Time for a LSD! And snow tires.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 07:20 PM   #5907
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Slipped and slid my way home from work, a 50 mile trip on the icy interstate going 65 mph. Three times I was certain I was going to die. Less than a mile from home I was run off the road by a pick-up truck hogging the middle of the road and got stuck in two feet of snow. Tried digging the snow out from under and around the tires but the left tires were on icy pavement and just spun.

To make things worse, I was pulled out by a woman driving a Mercury Mountaineer with AWD and a trailer hitch. My only defense to my man card was I provided the recovery straps and gave her instructions on how to pull me out and was successful

Time for a LSD! And snow tires.
Time to update your sig now its a bit false.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 07:52 PM   #5908
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Did more work to my new KOR roof rack, this is the second time I had it mounted on my jeep.
Been cleaning up the welds, filled in some places like under the light mounting brackets to help stop wind noise.
There had been wind noise between 55 and 60 mph, no more. I do still get some noise when it's windy with cross winds blowing, but very little.


Only received 2 lights, weighting for 2 more to arrive. Also need to make up some small spacers and get longer bolts for the lights.


Have a little more welding to do tomorrow for clamps that will be used to hold 3/8 plastic tubing (air brake line) that the wiring will run inside of. Then it's ready for power coating.
For the power coating, I'm trying to decide on Low Gloss Black or Silver-Black Hammer (gray black speckled)
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Unread 11-29-2011, 08:04 PM   #5909
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Time to update your sig now its a bit false.
I should edit my post to say it burrowed itself into the snow and took a nap.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 08:33 PM   #5910
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Have a little more welding to do tomorrow for clamps that will be used to hold 3/8 plastic tubing (air brake line) that the wiring will run inside of. Then it's ready for power coating.
For the power coating, I'm trying to decide on Low Gloss Black or Silver-Black Hammer (gray black speckled)

Great looking Jeep. I'd go with the hammered grey. I think the contrast between that and the Jeep would look good.
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