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Unread 09-29-2011, 09:56 AM   #1396
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Still incredibly impressed by your build my friend. Glad to see she still handles as well as ever.
Funny you say that- I made the comment several times at how everything was working in harmony on some of the climbs and obstacles. It was real easy to read the jeep.

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You gonna give these a try? or Stick with the coilovers.
I picked up some reservoir shocks for the rear and airbumps for the front. I'll go with coilovers out back after the first of the year (I'm anticipating a rule change in ECORS). The package arrived yesterday, but I'm half way across the country, so hopefully I can get some pics up this evening or tomorrow.




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Quick Q for ya Jay. I know that your rig is typically trailered to your wheeling places, but how much street duty does it see? The reason I'm wondering is the tires & how they're wearing. How many miles do you have on them & how's the tread wearing?

I'm torn between a few tires right now & the PB's are one I've considered, but am wondering what kind of mileage I might get for split duty wheeling/street.


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Unread 09-29-2011, 10:03 AM   #1397
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Josh-

I drive it everyday, but my commute is REAL short. Gym, grocery store, movies, airport, and mall are about the only street duty it has. Melody drives it as much as I do and it is just fine for her. I get it up to 65mph each way and it is as smooth as lifted Bentley on 37"s ;-).

My opinion though, go with the new MTR's with Kevlar. Some of my friends here run them and they are Soooo quiet compared to my Pitbulls. Plus the wear is a ton better. I think the Pitbulls are the best radial tire you can run offroad, but the new MTR is so close (plus the better road manners) that I would suggest it over the others.

How is your rig coming along??
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Unread 09-29-2011, 10:11 AM   #1398
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I run 31" MTR w/kevlar they are so nice onroad and tons of grip offroad. Driving with the doors off i hear car tires passing by over the MTR's on my jeep.
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Unread 09-29-2011, 01:13 PM   #1399
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I can't wait for the day I see this Jeep in person. You definitely have close to the set up I want
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Unread 09-29-2011, 03:41 PM   #1400
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Josh-

I drive it everyday, but my commute is REAL short. Gym, grocery store, movies, airport, and mall are about the only street duty it has. Melody drives it as much as I do and it is just fine for her. I get it up to 65mph each way and it is as smooth as lifted Bentley on 37"s ;-).

My opinion though, go with the new MTR's with Kevlar. Some of my friends here run them and they are Soooo quiet compared to my Pitbulls. Plus the wear is a ton better. I think the Pitbulls are the best radial tire you can run offroad, but the new MTR is so close (plus the better road manners) that I would suggest it over the others.

How is your rig coming along??
Funny you say that, because it's those two tires that I'm going back and forth on...it's just that the MTR-K's are on a forever back-order, so looking at other options if I can't get them in a relatively understandable amount of time.

As far as mine? I've got some parts sitting waiting to be put on, but trying to get funds to take the next big hit & get the suspension coming. Once I drop that coin, then the axles are getting trussed & painted, then everything will start going pretty quick.
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Unread 09-30-2011, 02:02 PM   #1401
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The go fast goods have arrived! Profender USA reservoir shocks, airbumps, and cans were just dropped off and came with some pretty sweet swag too.

This stuff is beefy, I can't wait to get it on and start testing! The short term problem is that I'm not sure when I'll be able to get to it, as there is going to be a pretty extensive redo of the rear end. Also, the airbumps are 4"..... which is probably too much for me. Profender has a 3" version, but I'm thinking 2" would have been best. So I'm going to see if these can hold a spacer. Lots of work to get this thing setup correctly.

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Unread 09-30-2011, 02:04 PM   #1402
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Those things look super ****ty. You need to send them my way so I can dispose of them properly
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Unread 09-30-2011, 04:42 PM   #1403
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What are you gonna do with the front coilovers you already have? And what brand and travel are they?
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Unread 09-30-2011, 05:32 PM   #1404
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What are you gonna do with the front coilovers you already have? And what brand and travel are they?
Pretty sure he is going to keep them and use the resi shocks for the rear. And I think they are fox 12" travel shocks.
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Unread 09-30-2011, 09:54 PM   #1405
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Hey man, thanks again for helping me get that stock guy off the trail without flopping last weekend. Was nice to finally meet you. Kind of funny that I already knew your dad.

Anyone looking for tires, Redlyner is right on about the MTR/Ks. I've been running them since January and I couldn't be happier. Tons of grip in sloppy conditions, and you will not find a tire that'll go offroad this good with better road manners.
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Unread 10-01-2011, 08:55 AM   #1406
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I was looking at these and the Bilsteins. Since I run Bilsteins gas shocks now they were an obvious choice but DAMN these are B-U-T-T-E-R! MTR's are already on their way! 37's! LOOKS GOOD BRO!
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Unread 10-04-2011, 03:32 AM   #1407
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How does that H3 like towing that Jeep around?! It doesnt say anything like "Jeep Recovery Vehicle" on it anywhere, does it?!
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Unread 10-04-2011, 06:30 AM   #1408
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How does that H3 like towing that Jeep around?! It doesnt say anything like "Jeep Recovery Vehicle" on it anywhere, does it?!
We bought it specifically for towing and recovering. I didn't see any other vehicle out there that could do both well. The H3 Alpha has a 12,000lb GCWR and we are around 11,200lbs all loaded up for a long trip- you can hardly tell the trailer is back there .


On the rescue side I've lifted the front 2", wrapped some 35" M/Ts on it, installed a 9,500lb winch, custom skid plates, it also has a rear locker and a 4 to 1 tera low TC. At the end of the day, I'm really pleased with it. It's a good conversation starter too, not very many Hummers towing Jeeps around .





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Unread 10-04-2011, 06:43 AM   #1409
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Thanks much. I wondered what she'd tow. We've been looking at an H3T Alpha to pull a camper and wondered if it would have enough snort to pull our heavya$$ XJ when needed. Back when Hummer was still in biz we looked at a brand new alpha with the adventure package for 36k (44Kmsrp). It seems like going out of business is holding up H3 prices for some reason. Some lots have them listed in the low 40k range(!).
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Unread 10-04-2011, 05:33 PM   #1410
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you get those shiny new shocks on yet?
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