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Unread 03-30-2013, 08:13 PM   #166
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When I haven't been reading up on my trucks heads, I've been considering which of these rims





Would look best with these tires





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Unread 03-30-2013, 08:38 PM   #167
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Unread 03-30-2013, 08:43 PM   #168
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Unread 03-30-2013, 08:58 PM   #169
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Actually in all seriousness.... my personal wheel choice would be.... Steel (cheap, good looking until I could afford beadlocks), or Steel beadlocks to save money over aluminum beadlocks, or Aluminum beadlocks. IMO, @ 1100 they are actually reasonably priced compared to spending that much on 8 little control arms, or 4 tires or lots of other stuff we buy, and the security of being able to air down well below 10psi and have confidence is well worth it. Sorry I know you didn't ask anything about beadlocks, I'd just hate to see you spend half the money on a set of alloy's.... and be half way there or maybe even closer to having a badass set of beadlocks.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 09:30 PM   #170
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Actually in all seriousness.... my personal wheel choice would be.... Steel (cheap, good looking until I could afford beadlocks), or Steel beadlocks to save money over aluminum beadlocks, or Aluminum beadlocks. IMO, @ 1100 they are actually reasonably priced compared to spending that much on 8 little control arms, or 4 tires or lots of other stuff we buy, and the security of being able to air down well below 10psi and have confidence is well worth it. Sorry I know you didn't ask anything about beadlocks, I'd just hate to see you spend half the money on a set of alloy's.... and be half way there or maybe even closer to having a badass set of beadlocks.




As always the voice of reason in my build thread. Those would be amazing, but I'm not sure if my non-wheeling a** would properly utilize them enough to justify the cost. I do understand what you are saying though, and I agree that if I'm going to buy new rims I might as well go all the way. I've got awhile yet till I get new tires, and the width will determine if I get new rims or not. Now if that's $1100 for 5, a push in the right direction would be appreciated.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 10:03 PM   #171
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As always the voice of reason in my build thread. Those would be amazing, but I'm not sure if my non-wheeling a** would properly utilize them enough to justify the cost. I do understand what you are saying though, and I agree that if I'm going to buy new rims I might as well go all the way. I've got awhile yet till I get new tires, and the width will determine if I get new rims or not. Now if that's $1100 for 5, a push in the right direction would be appreciated.
Haha, sorry I may have over qualified you here and you very honestly pointed that out. 1100 would be for 4. I think they would however be a very FUN purchase and one that unlike a lot of others you actually get to see every time you look at your jeep. For me that matters too.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 10:43 PM   #172
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Haha, sorry I may have over qualified you here and you very honestly pointed that out. 1100 would be for 4. I think they would however be a very FUN purchase and one that unlike a lot of others you actually get to see every time you look at your jeep. For me that matters too.
Thanks for believing in me. You do bring forward a very good point about wheels, one that demands consideration. Although in the end I feel it comes down to cost vs. benefit. Between you and me those are the sexist wheels I have ever seen, and I would love to have them on my Junk. I'll defiantly have to put them on the list as my number one choice, and see whats possible when the time comes. Hopefully I can change the non-wheeling part to kinda wheeling this summer, but it's going to be quite the chore here in CT. I foresee many weekend camping trips to Rausch Creek this summer. Maybe after I actually get out and wheel again I'll feel more comfortable justifying the cost of beadlocks.
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If your really think about those raceline beadlocks check with this guy he gave art a great deal on a set.http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f43/r...e-now-1342781/
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Unread 03-31-2013, 08:53 AM   #174
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I actually hope they are cracked, because I'm tired of trying to figure out what the hell is going on.
Been there. Nice to actually know the cause!

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Thanks for believing in me. You do bring forward a very good point about wheels, one that demands consideration. Although in the end I feel it comes down to cost vs. benefit. Between you and me those are the sexist wheels I have ever seen, and I would love to have them on my Junk. I'll defiantly have to put them on the list as my number one choice, and see whats possible when the time comes. Hopefully I can change the non-wheeling part to kinda wheeling this summer, but it's going to be quite the chore here in CT. I foresee many weekend camping trips to Rausch Creek this summer. Maybe after I actually get out and wheel again I'll feel more comfortable justifying the cost of beadlocks.
Well now you're making me want to keep the Durango as a tow rig for those long drives to Rausch Creek!
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Unread 03-31-2013, 10:28 AM   #175
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Well now you're making me want to keep the Durango as a tow rig for those long drives to Rausch Creek!
It's what I do.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 11:22 AM   #176
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Not Jeep tech, but I'll post as it's good automotive tech.

This is what your valve covers will look like if you have a cracked head.




Still need to check the passenger side, but it looks like its time to hit up ebay for some remands.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 12:08 PM   #177
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Haha, I'm so familiar with that site it's sickening, keep an open mind though, all it means is that somehow coolant is getting into the oil. Until you pull the heads and have them checked for cracks you really don't know much. Your TSB certainly is pointing you in that direction, but it COULD be something cheaper and more simple.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 02:16 PM   #179
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Drain your oil though and throw some cheap fresh stuff in there for the time being..... you don't want all that coolant mixed oil sitting in the crankcase while you sort it out.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 02:34 PM   #180
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Haha, I'm so familiar with that site it's sickening, keep an open mind though, all it means is that somehow coolant is getting into the oil. Until you pull the heads and have them checked for cracks you really don't know much. Your TSB certainly is pointing you in that direction, but it COULD be something cheaper and more simple.
I did some more reading and found where the heads like to crack, so after dinner I'll head back out and take a look in the suspect places.

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Drain your oil though and throw some cheap fresh stuff in there for the time being..... you don't want all that coolant mixed oil sitting in the crankcase while you sort it out.
Good idea. Tomorrow I'll have to run out and get some.
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