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Unread 06-22-2012, 02:27 PM   #1411
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This must have been your cube...

And to kinda keep things on track...as others have said, very informative, yet entertaining build. I'd love to be a part of the Wasteland Survival Clinic, but it'd be close to a 10 or 12 hour drive, although if it's at the right place with stuff around to keep the wife occupied, might be a nice vacation. Keep up the excellent work!
Yea....this kinda crosses the line or rather screams past it at 300mph. I'd just walk away and leave it. Though it might be fun to jump into it, kinda like a foam pit? I certainly would only do that if I wasn't going to have to clean it up. The s**t gets everywhere.



Back on track, I'm waiting to see how the Mysterious And Suspiciously-Named Girly Things Kit comes out. My wife has a serious aversion to Jeeps. More specifically, my Jeeps. It comes from years of breakdowns and expenditures on my daily driven Jeeps when money should have been directed towards other things. She loves to go wheeling, loves camping and loves the idea of Jeeps but says at heart she is a Chevy girl. I'm hoping the Mysterious And Suspiciously-Named Girly Things Kit may have some things in it that will make her like my Jeep a bit more. Even if it's only measurable with an electron microscope.

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Unread 06-22-2012, 05:47 PM   #1412
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I'd love to be a part of the Wasteland Survival Clinic, but it'd be close to a 10 or 12 hour drive, although if it's at the right place with stuff around to keep the wife occupied, might be a nice vacation.
What, she doesn't like Jeeps? Do I need to write another helpful article on romance?

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My wife has a serious aversion to Jeeps. More specifically, my Jeeps. It comes from years of breakdowns and expenditures on my daily driven Jeeps when money should have been directed towards other things. She loves to go wheeling, loves camping and loves the idea of Jeeps but says at heart she is a Chevy girl. I'm hoping the Mysterious And Suspiciously-Named Girly Things Kit may have some things in it that will make her like my Jeep a bit more. Even if it's only measurable with an electron microscope.
Right...I need to get on-point with that article. It's really not about the kit itself, but rather, the perception of the effort required to assemble it. That's all most women want, you know...honest effort.

Updates coming later. For now...more beer and pizza.
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Unread 06-22-2012, 05:48 PM   #1413
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Not a hijack at all...that's good information. I did happen to know that they're quite safe, but as you said - expensive. However, they're also a couple of years old and I don't mind a bit of metal hitting them every once in awhile.

What I don't want people to infer is that ANY pair of glasses is safe...some are very much NOT safe, in fact. Like you, I do all kinds of things with these and don't worry about the safety of my eyes...but I know that these particular frames/lenses can take it. I wouldn't chance any of these repairs/mods unless I knew that and had it in writing from the company. And that's exactly the case, here.

Good follow up. Thank you.
and in case it needs be said, good taste sir. i've been debating getting the wind-jackets for a while because of my propensity to leave my doors somewhere and the fact that they'll stay on my face even if my face is oriented incorrectly (like upside down) and being shaken violently.

always a good thing to look for in expensive sunglasses: staying power.
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Unread 06-22-2012, 05:56 PM   #1414
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What, she doesn't like Jeeps? Do I need to write another helpful article on romance?
She actually likes them quite well, but her version of a trail ride is on a relatively easy trail through the forest on a fall color tour. Much more than that and she'd rather stay home. Bouncing around on rocks and attempting to launch yourself off the top of sand dunes (of which I did the latter this past weekend ), not so much.
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Unread 06-22-2012, 06:29 PM   #1415
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and in case it needs be said, good taste sir. i've been debating getting the wind-jackets for a while because of my propensity to leave my doors somewhere and the fact that they'll stay on my face even if my face is oriented incorrectly (like upside down) and being shaken violently.

always a good thing to look for in expensive sunglasses: staying power.
I'm quite happy with my half jackets I've had for a while. I've never had a problem with them trying to blow or fall off my face; and that includes while parachuting.

The Army gave me a pair that cups your eyes similar to those wind jackets but I didn't like the feeling of how they pressed up against my face. That said, you make a solid point about the staying power and those certainly won't come off no matter what you're doing. Have you gotten to try them on anywhere yet? For me comfort is every bit as important as function.
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She loves to go wheeling, loves camping and loves the idea of Jeeps but says at heart she is a Chevy girl. I'm hoping the Mysterious And Suspiciously-Named Girly Things Kit may have some things in it that will make her like my Jeep a bit more. Even if it's only measurable with an electron microscope.[/QUOTE]

That and a 5.3 swap. Then the Jeep would have a Chevy heart.
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Also: I'm calling an audible on the On-Board Air setup. Some of you are going to hate me for this, but a few of you just might be interested. While I'll keep working on the York compressors and will rebuild at least one of them for Anna's LJ, I think I'm going to take a slightly more elegant and sleeper-ish approach and rework my stock - read: totally useless at all times - compressor and use it for air duties. That was my original plan, but I couldn't see a good way of connecting to the compressor itself...but now I've found a painless method. So, that might be happening a lot sooner than anyone had planned.
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While I see your vision, I think in time your going to want MORE. Nothing beats a York. And when in time you see Hers is Bigger than Yours, envy will set in and you will go York.

I use my York more than anything I've put on my Jeep. But with a YJ without A/C it was a simple task. And I know TJ's have a nice location for a 12 volt system. Time will tell.....
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As an interesting side note: I'm beginning to think we need to appoint someone to be Head Chronicler of the R.O.D. Obviously said person would be taking the most important parts of this thread and putting them on something more capable of surviving "The Event" (AKA the creation of the true Wasteland) than the always fickle internet. I'm thinking hardback and time capsule.
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While I see your vision, I think in time your going to want MORE. Nothing beats a York.
Except RPM's. Someone that just did the conversion over posted some numbers, and the air-up time from 14 to 30 PSI on a 35" tire is right at 70 seconds...at idle.

70 seconds isn't bad, although a York 210 could easily beat it. Two things are very much in my favor, though: the first is that a hand throttle to increase the compressor speed will offset any difference between the 7 and 10 CFM flow rates...and the second is that I don't run my tires at 30 PSI. I run them at 22 or 23...which means that I can air down to the 8 or 10 PSI range and still air them up in the same amount of time.

There's also a third point, and this is the one that originally sold me on the idea: instead of adding the weight and complexity of another accessory, I would be re-appropriating the workings and mass of an existent system that is not being used. So, while I know that the York being built for Anna's LJ is going to put out more air, I'm more than happy to go this route with Greta.

Besides, this way I don't spend the time installing a compressor system onto an engine that may not live a great deal longer under the hood...but the parts that I do install can easily be transferred over.

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As an interesting side note: I'm beginning to think we need to appoint someone to be Head Chronicler of the R.O.D. Obviously said person would be taking the most important parts of this thread and putting them on something more capable of surviving "The Event" (AKA the creation of the true Wasteland) than the always fickle internet. I'm thinking hardback and time capsule.
That's sort of what we're doing with the website idea...but I like your thinking.
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Sometimes you just gotta say....

What would Sasha do?
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Right...I need to get on-point with that article. It's really not about the kit itself, but rather, the perception of the effort required to assemble it. That's all most women want, you know...honest effort.
This, my friend, is the key. I've been trying to get her a little more into it; asking her opinions on color choice if I do a paint job, offering to let her choose the color of the 5 point harness for the whole vehicle (to which she replied that she wanted her own special purple one and didn't care about the rest, haha), things like that but I'm still getting resistance. As time goes on and the budget relaxes, her outlook is slowly starting to closer to the positive side of the scale but every time some unforeseen thing happens to the Jeep that requires additional attention we have a slight back slide. With time and the Mysterious And Suspiciously-Named Girly Things Kit, I think we'll be alright! For fear of being banned from the holiest of holy threads...I shall not share the root of all the "anger" that is my wife...


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That and a 5.3 swap. Then the Jeep would have a Chevy heart.
You are more than likely correct, I guess my 5.2L isn't quite the same...
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Sometimes you just gotta say....

What would Sasha do?
short answer: just about anything.
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For fear of being banned from the holiest of holy threads...I shall not share the root of all the "anger" that is my wife...
I feel your pain...

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What would Sasha do?
Hmmm... Better yet, what CAN Sasha do? But I think we know the answer to that question...

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