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post #5671 of 8099 Old 10-17-2013, 03:36 PM
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It's painted, for sure...looks like a grey metallic to my eye.

The D35 isn't the overcooked potato that it's made out to be, but yeah...44's. Yeah.

No, he's not rocking the 2.5 four-banger; careful observers will note the presence of a driver's-side exiting exhaust...and that's the only clue as to the fact that there is a Chevy 350 under the hood, which makes my face hurt. I'm not one to trash another person's rig, but I want to make it very clear to all of the slow kids in the class that THIS JEEP CAN BARELY HANDLE FLAT PAVEMENT, IF EVEN THAT.
And with the hp30 he can't be geared higher than 4.88. Doesn't look like he's driving it anyway. Pretty sure it doesn't have a rear drive shaft lol

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It's painted, for sure...looks like a grey metallic to my eye.

The D35 isn't the overcooked potato that it's made out to be, but yeah...44's. Yeah.

No, he's not rocking the 2.5 four-banger; careful observers will note the presence of a driver's-side exiting exhaust...and that's the only clue as to the fact that there is a Chevy 350 under the hood, which makes my face hurt. I'm not one to trash another person's rig, but I want to make it very clear to all of the slow kids in the class that THIS JEEP CAN BARELY HANDLE FLAT PAVEMENT, IF EVEN THAT.
But! But! It has those fancy yellow coils for.. brake lines? My first thought was air lines, but now me no so sure.

And yeah, where's the rear DS? I guess maybe if he's the first the arrive and last to leave at his neighborhood Jeep meetings he can just tow-and-pose.

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If your planning a weeks worth of BBQ, so far you've got a good list going. Might want to check out Salt Lick, Louie Muellers, Blue Ribbon BBQ, and Pok-e-joes is pretty good too.
Just my two cents. Love some BBQ. Not sure what your taste in music is, but Austin's got some mighty fine country and blues music.

Lived there 4 yrs, just moved away 10 months ago... We probably won't have much time to hit the music scene, though - and have nowhere to stash the kids while we headed downtown to catch the live blues shows...

Pok-e-Joe's jalapeno cornbread casserole is 'da bomb', to borrow my son's phrase.

Salt lick... ehhh. actually didn't like them so much. (Lived right down the street from them, too).. and actually - Rudy's is behind Smoky's, Voodoo and Pok-e's as far as the family is concerned. But while we're there we'll probably hit it anyway. Haven't found a good Texas-style place here in Nashville ..

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Rock crawling is a whole 'nother animal. To me, the off-camber low rpm negotiation of lines provides a different type of adrenaline than plowing through mud. It's terrifying at times, but the pride of looking back at what you just climbed over is what is addictive.
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Sundowner. That 'thing' makes my teeth hurt... Neutral Evil indeed (and my favorite alignment to play

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Rock crawling is a whole 'nother animal. To me, the off-camber low rpm negotiation of lines provides a different type of adrenaline than plowing through mud. It's terrifying at times, but the pride of looking back at what you just climbed over is what is addictive.
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I'm sure that thing sees it's share of mud when it hits the mall parking lot after a rain storm!

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I think you should do a side by side, this rig, or whatever it is, and greta. HOW NOT TO... HOW TO.
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Lived there 4 yrs, just moved away 10 months ago... We probably won't have much time to hit the music scene, though - and have nowhere to stash the kids while we headed downtown to catch the live blues shows...

Pok-e-Joe's jalapeno cornbread casserole is 'da bomb', to borrow my son's phrase.

Salt lick... ehhh. actually didn't like them so much. (Lived right down the street from them, too).. and actually - Rudy's is behind Smoky's, Voodoo and Pok-e's as far as the family is concerned. But while we're there we'll probably hit it anyway. Haven't found a good Texas-style place here in Nashville ..

hahaha hes right that stuff is the BOMB. well dang I shouldve asked before I opened my mouth. Guess you know BBQ as well as anyone. I dont know how much traveling you do when you go back. but Viteks in Waco, and Schoepfs in Belton are my two favorites. I've never been a huge fan of Rudy's.

Have a blast going home!

I wonder how much that guy spent on that whole set up, only to realize he can never hammer down on that thing without leaving the rear behind... dang shame right there.
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And with the hp30 he can't be geared higher than 4.88. Doesn't look like he's driving it anyway. Pretty sure it doesn't have a rear drive shaft lol
Well, a built V8 can put out enough power to make shorter gearing infinitely more practical, but that's hardly the object of the lesson. I don't think it's being driven right now either, but from what I was told the owner also has several full-size trucks that are built in roughly the same configuration...which really doesn't make me feel any better, at all.

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But! But! It has those fancy yellow coils for.. brake lines? My first thought was air lines, but now me no so sure.

And yeah, where's the rear DS? I guess maybe if he's the first the arrive and last to leave at his neighborhood Jeep meetings he can just tow-and-pose.
Most people won't understand what I mean when I say that these images were taken a few miles to the south of Lexington; you, however, now have all the explanation you need for all of the primary-colored horror.

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That 'thing' makes my teeth hurt... Neutral Evil indeed (and my favorite alignment to play
Evil for the sake of Evil...

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I think you should do a side by side, this rig, or whatever it is, and greta. HOW NOT TO... HOW TO.
I can think of plenty of more complete and better-built rigs than mine that would excel at such a comparison, but to be perfectly honest it doesn't take much in this case. All that's required is basic common sense, and to that end I posted those pictures because - at least in the case of half-a**ed, unsafe, unusable stupidity like this - I don't mind showcasing an object lesson. With that said, the lesson is this: If you want 44" boggers it's perfectly cool to run them, but unless you're building a rig that can actually handle them and make use of them, you're just doing something idiotic. Lesson concluded...time to go back to trying to get my compressors in place. Wish me luck.

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all I can say is "YUK YUK YUK YUK "as in yucky yuk...15 yrs ago I might have thought that thing looked cool..but now..its worse than some of he rigs the Hispanics in my od neighborhood drove...im pretty sure that guy outclassed them in the instant auto depreciation category...just cus it can be done doesn't mean it should be...lol...and hey I ran 38's with 3.54's in my xj with a 30/35 combo for about 8 months before I turned the 35 into a pretzel...im still catching flak for the 43.6" r-1 ag tires on my 44 front...have only broken it 3 times in 6 yrs...and when it comes to offroad that's not a lot really...at least not the way I drive...but this isn't about me...its about that truck...did Obama help fund that build...its ridiculous, non functional, and bound to fail miserably...

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This was placed in my build thread. One question why are you selling your other rig. I know this is your ad only a great writer like you could have put down so many great thoughts in one place.

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That ad has gone viral! I'm seeing it everywhere! LOL!

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Eh, that's kinda the type of people that live around here...
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ok I just had to go back and look at that ugly jeep again....there IS a rear DS oh boy...but at least I believe I have determined that the yellow coily things are vent lines..or at least I hope...however I could totally rock those boggers right after I cut em...and got rid of those aluminum wheels....

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This was placed in my build thread. One question why are you selling your other rig. I know this is your ad only a great writer like you could have put down so many great thoughts in one place.
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That ad has gone viral! I'm seeing it everywhere! LOL!
That was well worth the read.

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ok I just had to go back and look at that ugly jeep again....there IS a rear DS oh boy...but at least I believe I have determined that the yellow coily things are vent lines..or at least I hope...however I could totally rock those boggers right after I cut em...and got rid of those aluminum wheels....
There's no accounting for taste, guys...I just hate seeing something that's going to come apart at the seams if it ever sees any sort of real use. It's not my rig, though, so it's really none of my business besides being - as aforementioned - an object lesson in "s*** that doesn't work." However, in speaking of things that DO work, GRETA'S LOCKER COMPRESSORS ARE OFFICIALLY RE-INSTALLED AND FUNCTIONAL. Now, before the wild cheering and flinging-off of women's undergarments begins, I should say that the compressors are temporarily functional; both the wiring and the air lines are going to be completely redone in the near future because I'm not happy with the typical "cut the plugs off, extend the wiring forwards to the new location and then splice the plugs back into place" solution. I can say that I'm not happy with this solution because it's exactly how I have everything right now and, well...I don't like it; there's a TON of extra wire left in-place and it irks the hell out of me. So, instead of doing what I'm sorely tempted to do and adding a ton of wire-loom to the mixture to cover it up the new wiring pulls, I'm going to try and figure out the chassis electrical schematic and remove the extra wire from the harness...and if you think that sounds simple, you're either vastly overestimating my understanding of electrical systems or you're vastly more skilled with said systems than I am; unsurprisingly, both options are relatively easy to achieve. Actually finding and tracing the wires in question isn't that difficult - I got about half of that done today, already - but accessing them and then rebuilding the harness after I've cut it apart in order to move/remove wiring will be pretty taxing; everything runs over top of the transfer case and transmission and it's pretty difficult to reach, but in the end I think it'll be a much cleaner installation.

Anyway, that's where we are right now; pictures and a tutorial will be forthcoming.

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Okay, no cheers and the undergarments stay on but at least it is once again operational temporarily.

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