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Unread 08-13-2013, 07:46 PM   #166
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Nice. I agree to get a bottle as soon as you can. Gas is sooo much cleaner and easier to use. Especially for learning. Check out Airgas on the first go around they give you the gas for free all you pay for is the bottle. I believe they were the cheapest to exchange cylinders too.

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Unread 08-13-2013, 07:49 PM   #167
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My opinion is get a bottle as soon as you can


Much better looking welds and easier to use

and that 180 is plenty strong for 90% of what we do to our jeeps

Our 140 has never let us down. We leave it on the hottest setting and can weld 1/4in no problem
Yeah I will soon hopefully. I just want to be able to put down a strong weld that doesnt look too much like ****. Im sure with enough practice i'll be able to lay down some solid welds. The goal is to drag my rig through the hammers eventually. So knowing how to weld is a must
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Unread 08-13-2013, 07:52 PM   #168
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Nice. I agree to get a bottle as soon as you can. Gas is sooo much cleaner and easier to use. Especially for learning. Check out Airgas on the first go around they give you the gas for free all you pay for is the bottle. I believe they were the cheapest to exchange cylinders too.
I was planning on checking them out. Which one do you use? I also have a oxy/acet setup that needs to be filled
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Unread 08-13-2013, 07:56 PM   #169
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I was planning on checking them out. Which one do you use? I also have a oxy/acet setup that needs to be filled
The one here in Rancho, forget the street they are on.They have their own mix that's easier to use. I believe it's 86/14 Argon/CO2.

I need an oxy/actetlyene setup one of these days. I have a plasma cutter but I suck *** at making nice cuts with it.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 08:07 PM   #170
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The one here in Rancho, forget the street they are on.They have their own mix that's easier to use. I believe it's 86/14 Argon/CO2.

I need an oxy/actetlyene setup one of these days. I have a plasma cutter but I suck *** at making nice cuts with it.
Cool i'll make sure to check them out and ask about their mix
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Unread 08-15-2013, 12:35 AM   #171
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We ordered the Metalcloak track bar for my dads jeep and I wanted to see if I could use his old Rubicon Express track bar with the frame bracket from my Rough Country track bar. My current bumpstops were set to prevent the RC track bar from hitting the diff cover.

So I tore apart the front suspension and bolted up the RE bar and checked clearances at full bump. I had to clearance the RC bracket a little but I got it to work. The RE bar just kisses the diff cover but still slides down to full bump where the housing rotates a bit and it clears.

So I removed 1/2" of bumpstop extension and left it at 2". Shocks are now my limiting factor due to their 15 1/8" compressed length. So im thinking of getting some Doetsch shocks that are 14.5/24.5. I need to get adjustable arms asap so I can adjust the caster a bit and make it clear perfectly.

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Unread 08-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #172
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I'll assume you won't be getting a heavy duty diff cover any time soon lol
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Unread 08-16-2013, 01:02 PM   #173
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I'll assume you won't be getting a heavy duty diff cover any time soon lol
The barnett one or a half cage like my dads should work nicely. I'll still be running a little bumpstop extension for the new shocks. Its looking to be about 1"
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Unread 08-16-2013, 02:00 PM   #174
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How much lift do you have?
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Unread 08-16-2013, 03:09 PM   #175
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How much lift do you have?
I have RC 2.5" springs with a .75" spacer but I sit around 2.5"
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Unread 08-21-2013, 10:00 PM   #176
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I trimmed up the front flares today to give a little clearance after reducing my bumpstop extensions. I only trimmed about an inch so its not too noticeable. Also changed the oil since it just turned over 80k. I went with Quaker State Defy for the higher mileage and added zinc.



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Unread 08-21-2013, 10:09 PM   #177
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I've been running Defy lately too. Been meaning to send an oil sample in to compare the numbers to the Brad Penn I used to use.

After replacing the lifters 75 miles before my warranty was up I got a little more picky about my oil choices.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 10:11 PM   #178
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I've been running Defy lately too. Been meaning to send an oil sample in to compare the numbers to the Brad Penn I used to use.

After replacing the lifters 75 miles before my warranty was up I got a little more picky about my oil choices.

Yeah I figured the sooner I switched the better. I saw a used oil analysis from a jeep 4.0 on bobistheoilguy and they seem to like it
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Unread 08-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #179
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Yeah I figured the sooner I switched the better. I saw a used oil analysis from a jeep 4.0 on bobistheoilguy and they seem to like it
Funny thing is that it's cheaper then all the other oils that are supposedly better like Castrol synthetic.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 10:27 PM   #180
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Funny thing is that it's cheaper then all the other oils that are supposedly better like Castrol synthetic.
Yeah and I remember it wasn't at vatozone last time I bought oil so I just got Valvoline like I always have. Now they have it in 10w30 and 5w40 for the same price as Valvoline
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