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post #1786 of 1980 Old 04-25-2013, 07:27 PM
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How do you like the automatic lockers in 4hi in the snow?

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post #1787 of 1980 Old 04-30-2013, 11:01 AM
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post #1788 of 1980 Old 04-30-2013, 07:47 PM
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Maybe I missed it, what is the new height under the belly after the UCF skid install? I can't say my Spyntech is quiet, but it was one the few choices with my suspension arms, etc... Granted, I have no tail pipe and just a turn down after the skid which is a major factor to the noise I endure.
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post #1789 of 1980 Old 05-05-2013, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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How do you like the automatic lockers in 4hi in the snow?
Haven't had a problem with them. Honestly though I don't drive the Jeep as much in the winter/snow since I've got my Audi Quattro. It's clean though, never have had a problem with binding, audible clicking, or anything of the sort.

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Awesome build man
Thanks!

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Maybe I missed it, what is the new height under the belly after the UCF skid install? I can't say my Spyntech is quiet, but it was one the few choices with my suspension arms, etc... Granted, I have no tail pipe and just a turn down after the skid which is a major factor to the noise I endure.
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Before Height to Skid- 16 3/4"
After Height to Skid- 19"

I'm holding out on the muffler thing. I've always liked the "quiet" muffler system. I don't need growl or any kind of loud stuff. I'm hoping to find a small enough one and another immediate turndown. That being said, in the past I've had 3 separate systems with immediate turndowns, and have never had any kind of obnoxious droning.

The right muffler is hiding out there. From some Chinese/Japanese automaker that just so happens to fit. I'll find it, and will make it as popular for TJ tucks as the Buick Air Intake for tube fenders. I shall revolutionize compact tummy tuck exhausts!

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post #1790 of 1980 Old 05-05-2013, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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In other news, did some work on a new club member's JK yesterday. He'd never done anything mechanical, so Clayton and I headed to the guy's friend's shop and put in the Rock Krawler Max Travel 2.5" complete suspension lift. Wasn't a bad kit - new adjustable lowers, adjustable trac bar for the front, Rancho shocks, bumpstops, extended brake lines, etc. Bill (the JK owner) and his friend Brian worked on the front axle, and Clayton and I tore into the rear. Took about 8 hours total with an hour for lunch, and two brake bleeds to get the lines tight.

More importantly, photos were taken with my newest camera... Canon EOS 6D.













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post #1791 of 1980 Old 05-09-2013, 11:17 AM
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Im looking for a beginner-ish DSLR in the $600 range. Which do you recommend? I want something thats easy to use, one lense, and I can still take awesome HD photos.

Ive been meaning to ask you

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post #1792 of 1980 Old 05-09-2013, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Im looking for a beginner-ish DSLR in the $600 range. Which do you recommend? I want something thats easy to use, one lense, and I can still take awesome HD photos.

Ive been meaning to ask you


Lu,

I'm a Canon guy. So, with that, I'd urge you to look at the EOS Rebel series. It comes in T1i/T2i/T3i/T4i/T5i versions, with the higher number being the newest. The T3i currently sells on Amazon for $599 with an 18-55mm lens. This is the camera combo I used to use. Phenomenal photos, lots of versatility.

Feel free to ask any questions. I'd recommend Amazon, Adorama, or B&H Photo to buy from, since they are authorized resellers, from whom Canon will honor the warranty.
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post #1793 of 1980 Old 05-09-2013, 04:21 PM
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Lu,

I'm a Canon guy. So, with that, I'd urge you to look at the EOS Rebel series. It comes in T1i/T2i/T3i/T4i/T5i versions, with the higher number being the newest. The T3i currently sells on Amazon for $599 with an 18-55mm lens. This is the camera combo I used to use. Phenomenal photos, lots of versatility.

Feel free to ask any questions. I'd recommend Amazon, Adorama, or B&H Photo to buy from, since they are authorized resellers, from whom Canon will honor the warranty.
I've got a T1i and love it.

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post #1794 of 1980 Old 05-10-2013, 08:46 AM
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cool thanks. I think Im going to go with the t3i

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post #1795 of 1980 Old 05-21-2013, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Not much news on the front here... I just got back from 2 weeks on the road. Flew into Boston on a red-eye from Long Beach CA at 5:00 Saturday morning, then immediately turned around, washed the Jeep, and headed to meet up with the North Shore Jeeps crew to convoy down to Go Topless Day in Western MA. I had posed the idea that if people were willing to stay out towards that end of the state for the night, we could run MaBell on Sunday. All in all we had about 15 Jeeps drive down (which was awesome, took up about 1/4 mile of the highway, and nobody tried to get between us... just got waves and honks as they went by)... GTD was good, but I was exhausted so I left after the raffle which I didn't win.

Sunday was great. Early meet-up in Northampton, and then 10 Jeeps headed out to the entrance of MaBell to air down and talk about the trail. We had a huge range from a YJ on 31s and maybe an inch of lift, to a new JK on 33s and probably 2.5" of lift. Some people had never tested their rigs out like that so it was good to get them out and experiencing a trail like that, although I spent most of my time spotting and very little time actually wheeling. I will say though that it's nice to know that there's very little I need spotting on, or to worry about making it over. The Jeep continues to impress me.

There's one great photo here... maybe it'll give me a good run in TJOTM some time. The take home message is that I still need more aggressive tires, and also need to burn my cage in. As you can tell by the photo, my face has an "oh-****" expression, as I yelled at myself for not having the cage in earlier... Here's that pic:




All-in-all it was a great day. Had to use the winch twice to get some guys out of high-centered spots where the rocks just caught the undercarriages. And, for what it's worth, the 2 guys there with MTR/Ks both seemed to have a difficult time getting grip on the rocks, which goes against everything I've read on here. I'm not sure if this was due to their suspension height, clearance underneath, driver inexperience, or what... but I was unimpressed.


MaBell:















Ran into this guy and some friends:




MTR/Ks not cutting it:





















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post #1796 of 1980 Old 05-21-2013, 06:50 AM
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Looks like ya'll had a good time!

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And, for what it's worth, the 2 guys there with MTR/Ks both seemed to have a difficult time getting grip on the rocks, which goes against everything I've read on here. I'm not sure if this was due to their suspension height, clearance underneath, driver inexperience, or what... but I was unimpressed.
I'm not sure what those guys experience on rocks is or if they got lockers, but I've wheeled mine enough to know that these get damn good traction on rock and have been nothing but impressed. They got me over plenty of tough obstacles this weekend, some that I was the only one to make...

I have found out tho, that mine take to be aired down aound 8-9 psi for best traction.

03' Rubi: 2" BDS, 1.25" BL/MML, Hylined rollin' on 35" MTR's

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post #1797 of 1980 Old 05-21-2013, 07:34 AM
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Looks like ya'll had a good time!



I'm not sure what those guys experience on rocks is or if they got lockers, but I've wheeled mine enough to know that these get damn good traction on rock and have been nothing but impressed. They got me over plenty of tough obstacles this weekend, some that I was the only one to make...

I have found out tho, that mine take to be aired down aound 8-9 psi for best traction.
I've got the LJ rubi that was stuck up on the two tier ledge. Definitely some driver inexperience - I'm use to wheeling my old open/open TJ and this was my first trip with the LJ so I wasn't too familiar with it. I also only aired down to 15 because I don't have my full spare mounted yet and was afraid to lose a bead 2+ hours from home

not sure if the longer wheelbase helped or hindered me on that rock ledge either - I got high centered on my skid early and couldn't get much traction at all, I think a belly up is going to happen in the near future

next trip I'll walk right up it

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I've got the LJ rubi that was stuck up on the two tier ledge. Definitely some driver inexperience
I hope this didn't offend you... I'm jealous of the tires and have been looking into getting them, but wasn't sure what was at the root of their performance the other day. It's the first time I've wheeled with someone running MTR/K (usually KM2 owns the trail) so I was looking forward to seeing what the hype was all about.

Tummy tuck is well worth it. Wish I'd done mine sooner... and let's get back out on that trail again this season, along with another OFR run!

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I hope this didn't offend you... I'm jealous of the tires and have been looking into getting them, but wasn't sure what was at the root of their performance the other day. It's the first time I've wheeled with someone running MTR/K (usually KM2 owns the trail) so I was looking forward to seeing what the hype was all about.

Tummy tuck is well worth it. Wish I'd done mine sooner... and let's get back out on that trail again this season, along with another OFR run!

Not at all! constructive criticism is always welcome haha I was pretty pissed I couldn't get up that ledge, I've definitely got to get use to the capabilities of a LJ with lockers...

The MT/Rs walked up the other obstacles very easy throughout the day if that's any consolation..maybe next run we can do a quick tire swap and you can try them out. I'll have my MCE's and smitty tube rears (ordered yesterday) on at that point so I can see how it looks with 35's crammed under it haha

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post #1800 of 1980 Old 05-21-2013, 08:32 AM
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Im jealous I need to make it out there again!

I was going to mention how the LJs MTRs didnt look aired down at all. Also cant tell if they are brand new but they take a couple trips before breaking in.

Ive noticed my MTRs suck when they are wet. Im not happy with them when the trails are muddy, otherwise they work great since they are already broken in and I run them between 4-6psi

What photo editing software do you use?

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