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post #946 of 2220 Old 03-05-2011, 11:43 PM
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That sucks. They build garages where you live as if you're in Japan. We's not little peoples here in the US. We drive big rigs and are big guys. Build things for us! My primary complaint about my ZJ is the legroom. I like it for a lot of reasons, but that is killing me, and every time I consider what I want to do long-term(lift, etc.) I begin to reconsider because I can't see putting more money into it when it's so uncomfortable to drive for any extended period. It sucks when you start looking for places to stop so you can stretch your legs, every hour or two.

But really, it looks like you might have to pull the jack and shovel off the rack?


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post #947 of 2220 Old 03-06-2011, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Yea, I prolly will. I dont need them.... Ever.... Im about to have a winch too so the jack will be less of a need.

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I like the shovel and probably need to get one. What kind is it?

If you do remove them, will you keep the rack up there? If not, you could lift her more. LOL Not that you need to, but there you are. Since when has need ever been a part of this?

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post #949 of 2220 Old 03-06-2011, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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I like the shovel and probably need to get one. What kind is it?

If you do remove them, will you keep the rack up there? If not, you could lift her more. LOL Not that you need to, but there you are. Since when has need ever been a part of this?
The shovel is from lowes. It's $20. I'll keep the rack. But I don't know.. I need to get the rack hard mounted to the jeep. I hate how it's just sitting on the stock rack. It's really weak.

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How will you manage that? Remove the stock rack? I wonder if it'd look weird.

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post #951 of 2220 Old 03-06-2011, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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How will you manage that? Remove the stock rack? I wonder if it'd look weird.
Yea and make some tabs to hold up the rack.

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post #952 of 2220 Old 03-06-2011, 07:10 AM
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word. ive been thinkin about the same for my yakima rack. want to mount it to the main mounts if possible. you should keep the shovel, it's always handy. i have a gerber e-tool that i carry. it folds up, but is big enough to move some dirt if need be

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post #953 of 2220 Old 03-06-2011, 08:20 AM
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have you guys seen this http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...anted-1169558/ looks like it could be promising
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post #954 of 2220 Old 03-06-2011, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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have you guys seen this http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...anted-1169558/ looks like it could be promising
Yea, that's pretty extensive for me. Mine is a bit simpler.

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Have an idea.... My brothers Corvette can turn into a 4 cylinder on the high way buy turning off 4 cylinders. Therefor saving gas. I want to do that for my jeep... Is that possible?

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My WK HEMI does it too. I think it is called mds but not really sure. I seriously doubt you could make it work on your engine and if you could, the cost would not be worth it.

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motors that do that are built that way, usually have a specific firing order and either the lifters or pushrods are adjustable, to allow the valves to not open when those cylinders are "off". works well but not an easy "conversion" to an already made motor, it'd probably run so rough it'd be instant bearing death.

put a cummins 4bt in it, should be able to get too mpg's

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motors that do that are built that way, usually have a specific firing order and either the lifters or pushrods are adjustable, to allow the valves to not open when those cylinders are "off". works well but not an easy "conversion" to an already made motor, it'd probably run so rough it'd be instant bearing death.

put a cummins 4bt in it, should be able to get too mpg's
Awe... That makes sense. Just wanted to think out loud.

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Looked at getting a 2011 nissan altima today. $285/month. I need a better job. Autozone isn't covering it.

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Long arms are about to be ordered from Salt City Off Road!! Can't wait!

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