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Unread 04-11-2012, 03:11 PM   #46
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On my way tonight to pick up some tinted soft top windows from a jeeper on craigslist. Anyone want the rest of the top? I just want the windows.

Looking at a rear bumper on craigslist too with D-rings and a class 2 hitch. Gonna be sad to give up my "Back to the Future" bumper sticker.

Also looking at either 1.5" or 2" seat risers to compensate for my later model TJs lowered seats. Goodbye head room. Hello leg room.

Been PB blasting the ***** out of everything I can find in preparation for my lift.

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Unread 04-19-2012, 02:55 PM   #47
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Run this sat:

Hey All,

Meeting Time:
09:30 (10:00 AM departure for trails)
April 21st, 2012

Meeting Location:
Mason Public Library Parking Lot
16-20 Darling Hill Road
Mason, NH 03048

Requirements:
- Working 4wd
- Tow points at the front and rear of the vehicle
- Full size spare tire
- Lunch & drinks, there are no stopping points for food

Highly Recommended:
- Strongly suggest having a CB radio- Wal-Mart for $30.
- Tow strap (Not straps with hooks at the end)
- Tool kits/sockets/etc
- First aid kit
- Fire Extinguisher


I ran the trails yesterday. GORGEOUS areas. There will be some points where pin striping may occur, so if you're concerned about that this may not be the run for you. The first couple trails are great back roads NH trails with inclines, small rocks, small fallen trees, etc. About 8 or so miles of those. At the END of the day we will have a breaking point at which the closer to stock rigs can head home, and the more built rigs will have a chance to head up a very rocky terrain to the top of Hutchinson Hill. I was my own spotter running it, but without any assistance I made it up fine. Likewise Jeeps won't have a problem, but I suggest having some skid plates and a stronger steering system if you'd like to attempt this. There is a place just short of the hill that will allow rigs to turn around.

Total run time with the group will probably be about 4 hours not including the drive there. It takes about an hour and 20 minutes to get to via Rts 93/495/3.

I cannot stress enough that RSVPS ARE REQUIRED. I NEED to know who is coming. Please either post here or text me.

Thanks guys! Can't wait to get out there with you all.

Ryan
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Unread 04-30-2012, 11:19 AM   #48
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Most productive Jeep weekend to date.

Got half of my lift put on. Rust is a b!tch. Spent more time than not just working off bolts. So the front end is lifted. New shocks, springs, control arms, and adjustable track bar. Needs a SERIOUS alignment. I'm not exactly a mechanic, but I'm happy with how it's come so far. I will be getting my work double checked by a certified mechanic. To say I'm nervous that my work isn't perfect is a huge understatement.

The first picture is the start of Sunday and the second is the end result of the weekend. All said and done, probably about 16 hours of work with lots of trips to the store.
2012-04-29-09.56.58.jpg   2012-04-29-16.59.51.jpg  
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Unread 04-30-2012, 03:05 PM   #49
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So now that it's lifted 3" at the suspension, does anyone have an opinion on an appropriate body lift height? 1",1.25",1.5"? I'm not very sure of the advantages or disadvantages of each but my buddy has a set of 35's waiting for me that I'm strongly considering but I still need to do a lot of research into other issues that come with tires that size such as regearing, new flares, a speedo adjuster, etc... Any advice from people with more experience thatn myself would be welcome.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 03:48 PM   #50
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Found something interesting and kind of funny because of its total lack of enforcement.

"General Laws

PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
(Chapters 1 through 182)

TITLE XIV PUBLIC WAYS AND WORKS

CHAPTER 90 MOTOR VEHICLES AND AIRCRAFT

Section 7P Height of motor vehicles; alteration restricted


Section 7P. No person shall alter, modify or change the height of a motor vehicle with an original manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of up to and including ten thousand pounds, by elevating or lowering the chassis or body by more than two inches above or below the original manufacturer’s specified height by use of so-called “shackle lift kits” for leaf springs or by use of lift kits for coil springs, tires, or any other means or device.

The registrar shall establish rules and regulations for such changes in the height of motor vehicles beyond said two inches. No motor vehicle that has been so altered, modified or changed beyond the provisions of this section or the rules and regulations established by the registrar shall be operated on any way."









2"??? I call BS on the registrar.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 03:54 PM   #51
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"Section 9D Windshields and windows obscured by nontransparent materials


Section 9D. No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any public way or upon any way to which the public shall have the right of access with any of the following affixed thereto:

(1) a sign, poster or STICKER ON THE FRONT WINDSHIELD, the side windows immediately adjacent to the operator’s seat and the front passenger seat, the side windows immediately to the rear of the operator’s seat and the front passenger seat and the rear window in such a manner so as to obstruct, impede or distort the vision of the operator.

(2) nontransparent or sunscreen material, window application, reflective film or nonreflective film used in any way to cover or treat the front windshield, the side windows immediately adjacent to the right and left of the operator’s seat, the side windows immediately to the rear of the operator’s seat and the front passenger seat and the rear window, so as to make such windshield and said window glass areas in any way nontransparent or obscured from either the interior or exterior thereof. "















Let's see how many other laws I'm breaking and didn't even know it.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 05:00 PM   #52
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Lift looks good so far.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 05:25 PM   #53
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Stickers can be on the front windshield as long as they are above the S1 line. The 2" height alteration is only for non-4wd vehicles. There is another location that contains the formula for height alteration of 4wd vehicles.

"The purpose of 540 CMR 6.00 is to provide rules and regulations for
altering the height of four wheel drive motor vehicles by elevating or
lowering the chassis or body more than two inches above or below the
original manufacturer's height."
"The maximum mechanical lift for four wheel drive motor vehicles
shall be calculated by multiplying the wheel base times the wheel track,
and dividing the product by a safety factor of 2200:
i.e., 92" w/b x 58" w/t = 5336/2200 = 2" (maximum mechanical lift).
The outside diameter of the largest tire size available from the original
manufacturer as standard or optional equipment for the particular motor
vehicle may also be increased up to an amount equal to the maximum
mechanical lift calculated.
(2) The maximum combined mechanical and tire lift shall be no greater
than the sum of the maximum mechanical lift and increased tire size
calculated for the particular vehicle."
"(1) Due to the slight variances in production tolerances, violations must
be in excess of one inch beyond the Registrar's specifications of approved
maximum altered heights."
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Unread 04-30-2012, 06:33 PM   #54
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Hmm...interesting. I think I saw that formula before and calculate somewhere roughly around 2" maz for my TJ. I doubt it's actually applied in reality though.

What is the S-1 line?
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Unread 04-30-2012, 06:56 PM   #55
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That's the line that should be marked about 6" down from the top of the windshield. That's why it's legal to put banner type stickers across the top of the windshield. Look for two small black "-" marks on either side of the windshield where it meets the frame. I'm not sure if all windshields have it marked or not.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 08:19 AM   #56
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You canot have any stickers on the front windshield, it is considered an obstruction. Tint cannot come past the AS-1 line. That just gives the Officer something else to write you for. Both are $250 fines.
Law; C.90-9D. Just looked it up in our citation book.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 01:23 PM   #57
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You canot have any stickers on the front windshield, it is considered an obstruction.
BOO! I like my banner. I'll take my chances.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 01:30 PM   #58
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great build
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Unread 05-01-2012, 02:18 PM   #59
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BOO! I like my banner. I'll take my chances.
Yeah, I wouldn't even worry about.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 04:28 PM   #60
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If you get pulled over for that at least you know you live in a safe community. Why? Because your police apparently have nothing better to do
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