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post #91 of 134 Old 11-16-2012, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Ya it was for clearance.

I'll check that out thanks!

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post #92 of 134 Old 11-17-2012, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Made some caster shims, and it handles COMPLETELY different. Waaaay more stable, time well spent.
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post #93 of 134 Old 11-18-2012, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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The Cj had its first real trial run today. My dad buried our tractor in mud in the middle of the woods. I managed to get back to him, trees rubbing the sides and top, literally rubbing lol I was going lock to lock around trees. Got back to him and hooked up, and gave it everything I had in 4 lo. Got him out, and literally pulled a solid piece of muck up with him. The tractor weighs 2300 without the loader, and I have no idea what the mud weighed. Nylon strap, no chains. I pulled straight back, through it, he kept sinking in until we got back to harder ground. The mud was up to his axles, and that's where it sat. Pretty cool stuff! A diesel saved a diesel! The tractor is called a Jinma, it's a 3 cyl 24 hp diesel. It's 100% Chinese. We can't ask anything more out of it. It's an amazing tractor. Just make sure to ditch the oil ASAP that comes in them. It's junk. Uses no oil, starts in -25*F (no colder temps to test) no problem, and doesn't miss a beat.

Won't go through 4 feet of mud though, we tried that!
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post #94 of 134 Old 11-18-2012, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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The pictures don't do it justice. It was BURRIED
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post #95 of 134 Old 11-20-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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New glow plugs installed and running great!
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post #96 of 134 Old 11-25-2012, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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New bumper
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post #97 of 134 Old 11-25-2012, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Purchased from nates4x4 out of Midland Michigan. Really nice bumper!
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post #98 of 134 Old 12-02-2012, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Got back from a long trip to my cabin, and can report back 22MPG. That's mostly 3rd gear running at 55mph, and some 4x4 high use.
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Posing for a picture next to my two toys!
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post #100 of 134 Old 12-05-2012, 10:22 PM
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Those just look sexy together

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Thanks man! Hard to believe the 450 makes almost half the hp of the jeep and only weighs around 200 pounds
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post #102 of 134 Old 12-07-2012, 05:47 AM
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Thanks man! Hard to believe the 450 makes almost half the hp of the jeep and only weighs around 200 pounds
Haha yeah I know

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post #103 of 134 Old 12-15-2012, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Looking to add a heater to the cj, but don't want to use the stock box. Any suggestions on a standalone heater setup?
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Looking to add a heater to the cj, but don't want to use the stock box. Any suggestions on a standalone heater setup?
Mohave heaters are supposed to be good.

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post #105 of 134 Old 12-18-2012, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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So a little problem I've been wondering about:

The cj has a pretty bad turning radius, which is due to the stabilizer hitting the front pumpkin and limiting travel to the left. To fix this I slid the shock to give more clearance, but this limited the right travel. I'm not sure if it's the original shock or not, but it is the limiting factor for gaining a lot better turning radius. Any ideas?
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