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Unread 06-04-2012, 09:59 PM   #12031
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Adorable little girl there powr. Congratulations again.

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Unread 06-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #12032
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The funny part is the pellet gun on craigslist for $70 is a daisy 880... which sells new for $45 at walmart http://www.walmart.com/ip/Daisy-Mode...Scope/15730096
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Unread 06-04-2012, 10:40 PM   #12033
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Congrats!! What's with "upgraded to son?" after having my first girl, and seeing some of my friends' sons, and how much of a holy terror they are, I'm quite happy with girls....at least for the next 10-13yrs, then it's gonna suck (understatement)!!!!! I hear boys are terrors until about the same age and then THEY are the good ones and then the girls go rogue!!
Upgraded from the unknown to one with a specific gender. I have nothing against the fairer sex.
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Unread 06-04-2012, 10:53 PM   #12034
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My manual says between 85 - 115 foot pounds or torque for lugs. If they are over tightened they can snap off when they heat up. Very very dangerous. I would imagine they are similar or the same throughout our years for Chrysler vehicles.

This happened to a buddy of mine when we went to put his lift on we broke all of our sockets on the lug nuts. The stupid monkey at the shop didn't set the torque on the gun and went at it full force.
I retorque mine as soon as I get home from the shop. Had to have a lug replaced by tire kingdom back in FL due to cross treading but it was way less hassle to have them fixed because I caught it shortly after they did the work.
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Unread 06-04-2012, 10:53 PM   #12035
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Upgraded from the unknown to one with a specific gender. I have nothing against the fairer sex.
kids are great!!
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Unread 06-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #12036
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So I got in a little over my head this weekend which a few of you who were out with me at potato ridge can attest to. I proved that you can in fact smash your skid plate up so far your engine rotates the fan into the shroud.

A big thanks to Chris from War Machines 702 who let me fix my junk in his driveway late into Sunday night.

We got things straightened out enough for me to drive home but the skid plate is so mauled that the part were the transmission mounts to the skid is no longer level and the transmission is now angled to the side. I figure this is probably not good so I'm in the market for a used TJ skid. Please let me know if you can think of anyone who might have one laying around. I'd love to find a used high clearance skid plate but I'd be happy with just a stock one for now to make sure I'm not tearing up my drive train. I don't mind if it's scratched and dented up, I'm pretty sure that it'll be better then mine! Thanks!!!
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Unread 06-04-2012, 11:27 PM   #12037
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So I got in a little over my head this weekend which a few of you who were out with me at potato ridge can attest to. I proved that you can in fact smash your skid plate up so far your engine rotates the fan into the shroud.

A big thanks to Chris from War Machines 702 who let me fix my junk in his driveway late into Sunday night.

We got things straightened out enough for me to drive home but the skid plate is so mauled that the part were the transmission mounts to the skid is no longer level and the transmission is now angled to the side. I figure this is probably not good so I'm in the market for a used TJ skid. Please let me know if you can think of anyone who might have one laying around. I'd love to find a used high clearance skid plate but I'd be happy with just a stock one for now to make sure I'm not tearing up my drive train. I don't mind if it's scratched and dented up, I'm pretty sure that it'll be better then mine! Thanks!!!
Nice job! Pics?
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Unread 06-04-2012, 11:40 PM   #12038
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You get airborne? Came down awful hard?
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Unread 06-05-2012, 07:51 AM   #12039
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That is why I generally let my wife drive through the wash while I spot her. I have a stock jku rubi and it makes it though just fine with a good spotter. Note to self, guys who have only had 1 Jeep that they bought with 35's and a lift already installed generally do not make good spotters because they have never had many clearance problems.
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Unread 06-05-2012, 08:13 AM   #12040
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Let YSB drive. With enough speed he levitates the Jeep across the obstacle.
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Unread 06-05-2012, 08:36 AM   #12041
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it actually does not levitate, it just slides on all of those c clamps and zip ties.
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Unread 06-05-2012, 08:39 AM   #12042
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That is why I generally let my wife drive through the wash while I spot her. I have a stock jku rubi and it makes it though just fine with a good spotter. Note to self, guys who have only had 1 Jeep that they bought with 35's and a lift already installed generally do not make good spotters because they have never had many clearance problems.
Your jeep wouldn't have even got though this wash, no matter who was spotting, haha.

A JKU with a 6" long arm on 37s got high centered and then the stock TJ on 33s thought it was no big deal a pursued when everyone else bailed out of the wash, it was a cluster for the next half mile and two hours.

But hopefully the TJ learned Low Center of gravity is to stay on dirt courses and the east coast, it has no place in Rock crawling.

I've never seen anyone so hellbent on banging up their Jeep through a place it had no business being. Crazy
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Unread 06-05-2012, 09:12 AM   #12043
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I thought this was at potato ridge? are you talking about somewhere else?
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Unread 06-05-2012, 09:14 AM   #12044
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Is it like Rocky Gap where you have the easy road or the boulder ridden wash right next to it?
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Unread 06-05-2012, 09:22 AM   #12045
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Your jeep wouldn't have even got though this wash, no matter who was spotting, haha.

A JKU with a 6" long arm on 37s got high centered and then the stock TJ on 33s thought it was no big deal a pursued when everyone else bailed out of the wash, it was a cluster for the next half mile and two hours.

But hopefully the TJ learned Low Center of gravity is to stay on dirt courses and the east coast, it has no place in Rock crawling.

I've never seen anyone so hellbent on banging up their Jeep through a place it had no business being. Crazy

I knew the first set of rocks where narly but as far as I could see ahead it looked fine. I saw an easier line then the one that got the other guy stuck so I figured I'd work way thru the first part and be fine up ahead. It was also a misunderstanding on my part. Someone walked the wash up ahead and said it was clear up ahead. I thought they meant the rest was like what I could see up ahead that was like what we had previously done in the other washes. What they meant was just that there was a way out up ahead, they where not reflecting on the difficulty of the rocks ahead out of sight. Once I was committed i had to bash my way thru, there was no where to bail out. Next time I'm staying out of that wash!!

Don't be knocking the low center of gravity build. Once I get locked and high clearance skid plates that I can slide on this type of obstacle will be a different story!!
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