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Unread 05-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #10951
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You better hope not, sirhk. You post more about your truck than your Jeep.
That's cause my truck is worth more then my jeep, is 100% self built and has about a million times more man hours in it then my jeep and is a lot more fun in the dirt then my jeep. But, I do own a pretty decent jeep and part of my career and lively hood involves designing parts for jeeps so I'm pretty sure I fit the criteria for being on here.

If you want I can talk dirt bikes since I've been riding those for 27 years now?

Here you go, I'll post about a different truck!!! It needs an alignment but the fact it's got tires on it for the first time in over a year is pretty exciting to me! It might actually be home this week finally! (not my truck but my next garage project.)



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Unread 05-12-2012, 10:05 PM   #10952
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Spent some quality time in the mountains west of Nelson and came across a mine that looked promising, but was all tease, as you can see from the pictures below.

LOL, could've told you both of those were a bust. The little metal covered area down below in the first one with the 55gallon barrels laying around it are a normal resting area to get out of the sun when we're out there on dirt bikes.

I do know where there's one with a REALLY deep vertical shaft that's a bit further south from there. There's a standing structure and a horizontal shaft right across the wash from it also.
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Unread 05-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #10953
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I just watched the test and it was pointless, but still cool. They didn't test all of the most powerful versions of each car just a model of each car. I hate motor trend because they compare cars that are no where near the same price or optioned cars. I read a test a few years ago they had between to convertibles. A maxxed out optioned cobra mustang convertible against a base model corvette. Guess witch one won?

A cool thing still but should have had a zr1 vette, a new gt500 stang, only one Porsche, and also had a price comparo. I guess that's why I'm not in the magazine industry.
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Unread 05-12-2012, 11:20 PM   #10954
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My wife wants this
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Unread 05-12-2012, 11:56 PM   #10955
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I just watched the test and it was pointless, but still cool. They didn't test all of the most powerful versions of each car just a model of each car. I hate motor trend because they compare cars that are no where near the same price or optioned cars. I read a test a few years ago they had between to convertibles. A maxxed out optioned cobra mustang convertible against a base model corvette. Guess witch one won?

A cool thing still but should have had a zr1 vette, a new gt500 stang, only one Porsche, and also had a price comparo. I guess that's why I'm not in the magazine industry.


haha, when I was doing some research on if I should buy a rubicon or not I came across one. It starts off with the land rover being knocked out because the street tires were not aggressive enough. At the end it came down to the Rubicon and some offroad version xterra. And they say the xterra wins because the rubicon's tires are too aggressive.



haha here is the article http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...n/viewall.html
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Unread 05-13-2012, 06:11 AM   #10956
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That's cause my truck is worth more then my jeep,
What would it take to make a Jeep that can handle jumps and offroad speed like your truck?
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Unread 05-13-2012, 09:11 AM   #10957
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In discussing the Jeep they said:

"The front and rear lockers and swaybar disconnect are cool tech, but about as old school as it gets, yet they get the job done. Nothing compares with the front and rear electric locking differentials. Ultralow low-range gear [4.00:1] transfer case also helps with crawling, but lightness and shovel-like tires almost have it digging into the hillclimb too much."

Huh? The front and rear lockers are "as old school as it gets" but "nothing compares with the front and rear electric locking differentials?" The fact that they included the H3 in the test goes to show that they know nothing.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 09:42 AM   #10958
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I think I actually watched a video that they made... I am too lazy to read that much
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Unread 05-13-2012, 10:01 AM   #10959
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What would it take to make a Jeep that can handle jumps and offroad speed like your truck?
Shocks, a lot of metal, and a lot of sweat and cuss words. Basically the same thing as my truck...

http://www.jeepspeed.net/smf/index.php?topic=442.0

http://www.jeepspeed.net/smf/index.p...264&board=22.0
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Unread 05-13-2012, 12:14 PM   #10960
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What would it take to make a Jeep that can handle jumps and offroad speed like your truck?
...or just let Ysb drive it! He's like Richard Petty on the dirt! I think there's probably a dent under his gas petal from him stabbing bit too hard! Crazy fother mucker!
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Unread 05-13-2012, 12:29 PM   #10961
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I was wondering if it was my driving style that destroyed my rear shocks, but surely it has to be the shocks. They should be able to handle washboard at 40 MPH, right? The broken piston had to be a fluke, but the crumbled bushing seems to be common.

Are Skyjacker and Rancho made by the same company? I've read about bushings in both brands lasting as little as a day.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 12:31 PM   #10962
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Shocks, a lot of metal, and a lot of sweat and cuss words. Basically the same thing as my truck...

http://www.jeepspeed.net/smf/index.php?topic=442.0
Don't know much about the process, but that guy had some beautiful welds.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 12:35 PM   #10963
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Unread 05-13-2012, 12:37 PM   #10964
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I think they are both made by Monroe.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 12:41 PM   #10965
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Some of the posts I read where the bushings lasted less than a week were from several years ago. Figured they'd figure out there's a problem by now. Kind of weird how mine were set up. Front shocks had poly bushings top and bottom, but the rear shocks only had poly on the bottom. Top were a very soft rubber with the bar pins already secured.

That's another thing. The bar pins were just rolled sheet metal. I thought that was stupid too, but it seems that's how almost all of them are made.
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