Wouldnt a dremel be quicker? And that must take forever
a dremel would just burn through the rubber and gum up. it doesn't take all that long to do it with a razor. they also sell grooving tools that heat up the tip and they'll cut through the tire like butter.
but wont that reduce the stability of the lug? I always thought the huge lugs were for added strength when trying to get traction on a rock or stump or somehting. If you cut them too deep it looks like you could really damage the lugs. BUT, i guess if you stayed in the top 25% of the lug you'd be OK.
An easy mod to make the HiLift jack handle isolator a little easier to use.
THAT is a great idea!
84 CJ7 new 258,Howell TBI, Borla header/exhaust, clutch, repainted engine compartment,frame and most of undercarriage,jks discos and a host of other new stuff under the hood :)
update: no rust, new floors, stripped, primed, filled, blocked, and repainted with PPG Concept Garnet Metallic. Hardtop freshly painted, all trim painted in black metallic with a bit of flatener mixed in. New seats, carpet, console, roll bar pad, seat belts,dash, flares, windshield, seals, tire carrier and more!
I was working on the old girl today and got some pics of my mirror mod. I bought a very cheap rectangular mirror it had its own mounting tube with a hole in each end. I put it together and stuck it under one of the window bolts. I leave it there all the time. When I take the doors off I just swing it out and the swing it back in to put the doors on. Another advantage I found from it is when I am running around with the doors on the mirror acts as a blindspot mirror. It does vibrate a bit both when swung out for doors off or swung in but it was so cheap I am not complaining.
It does work loose once in a while but I just hold the bolt and swing it in to tighten it up, no tools needed. You can't tighten the bolt down super tight because you have to be able to move it, but if you are willing to break out the tools everytime go ahead and crank it down.
P.S> just ignore the white stuff on the dash it is duct tape residue from my homemade wiper switch (orange wires in floor board) got the new switch put in to day. I now know why the dealer charges so much to do it.
P.S> just ignore the white stuff on the dash it is fuct tape residue from my homemade wiper switch (orange wires in floor board) got the new switch put in to day. I now know why the dealer charges so much to do it.
The unlimited rides much better with the wheelbase being just a little longer. It also comes with all the stuff most people end up doing to a jeep already done. I work for a jeep dealership in parts and have to admit that at first I thought they looked kinda funny. After riding to lunch a few times in one, I have to say it definately grows on you. IMO they ride more like a XJ than a traditional wrangler. My 2cents
i could not agree with you more.....i bought my wife a red 2004 Unlimited,, and she flippin loves it. the ride is so smooth, i take it grocery shopping on the weekends! it's like taking out the "nice" car on the weekends! anyway, it really does ride more like an XJ....the xtra cargo space is so legit. we actually drove it from Maryland to Kentucky for a cousin's wedding.....the trip was so nice and comfortable, it was hard to believe we were in a jeep!!