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Unread 03-06-2005, 12:43 AM   #1
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Why I need disconects or no swaybar *3/5 Tuttle Creek KS*

I am not here to ask whether or not to disconnect or remove the sway bar. I have read hunderds of pages of postings on that

After not wheeling the YJ in well over 1 1/2 years, I decided to take it out again. Accually, I had to. The day was great and since I plan on a 1,000 mile road trip with the rubicon in 2 weeks, I did not want to risk breaking anything.

I was plesantly surprised at the traction produced by the BFG AT's at 12psi, even though well warn. As you can see in the posted photos, I need do something with the swaybar. It causes you to get no flex at all I do this same ledge all of the time with the Rubicon, no tires in the air action.





Since wheeling the Rubicon for over a year, it was strange to jump back into the ol YJ. However, my favorite thing with the YJ was less Skid bashing As most of you know, the stock Rubi skid is really low. Overall I was still impressed with the YJ as compaired to the Rubi. It is now clear to me I am "locker happy" in the rubi, becuase there was only once today when I needed the rear end locked. The other times I just needed the front end to Droop down a bit.




Durring the trip back home, the rig seemed to ride MUCH smoother. I figured it was due to the roughness of wheeling. However a friend jumped in later that day and said something about the smoother ride. All I can figure is, the rusted SJ springs knocked some rust out of there allowing it to ride a little smoother

Have a good day all.

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Unread 03-06-2005, 09:09 AM   #2
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Hey Warrior, we need to go wheeling sometime out there in Tuttle creek sometime.
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Unread 03-06-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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I plan to head back out there durring the first weekend in April, with the Rubicon ofcourse Just shoot me a PM if you wanna go.
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Unread 03-06-2005, 09:08 PM   #4
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I'll do it.
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Unread 03-06-2005, 10:02 PM   #5
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I am not here to ask whether or not to disconnect or remove the sway bar. I have read hunderds of pages of postings on that

After not wheeling the YJ in well over 1 1/2 years, I decided to take it out again. Accually, I had to. The day was great and since I plan on a 1,000 mile road trip with the rubicon in 2 weeks, I did not want to risk breaking anything.
So which is the DD, the rubi or the YJ?
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Unread 03-06-2005, 10:14 PM   #6
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Hey Warrior, we need to go wheeling sometime out there in Tuttle creek sometime.
how far is that from Hays, Kansas?
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Unread 03-07-2005, 12:08 AM   #7
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So which is the DD, the rubi or the YJ?
The YJ was my DD untill the Rubi came December 2003. Since then the YJ is just an *extra* Jeep. And well I have put a lot more into it than I could get for it. After all, it has a "salvaged" title just like the Rubi.

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how far is that from Hays, Kansas?
Tuttle Creek (aka Randolph KS) is only 40 minutes north of Junction City. IIRC it is only about 2 hours to Hays. If you would like directions I would be happy to give them to ya. It is a real decent place to wheel in this neck of the woods. Someday I am going to head down the the "Kansas Krawl", which is near Joplin MO.

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I'll do it.
Awsome, its always great to get some semi-stock rigs out there. I normally wheel with some wild machines, and it is a little intimidating. However, the Rubi can normally handle it.

BTW-Mods, sorry for the incorect posting location. I figured it would help some YJ owners who are sitting on the fence decide that they need some Discos.

Since this is no longer in the YJ forum where i wanted it, here are some shots near the same ledge with the Rubi


^ Durring the Engine rebuild/swap

Another Rubi on the Ledges:
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Heck yeah I want to come out there......jsut finding the time is going to be tough. Midterms...then spring break....I dont know, i'm going to have to work it out. But yeah directions would be awesome.
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Some grand photos from Tuttle.





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Heck yeah I want to come out there......jsut finding the time is going to be tough. Midterms...then spring break....I dont know, i'm going to have to work it out. But yeah directions would be awesome.
From hays, to get to Randolph I would say this is your best route:
~ East on I70
~ Go north on HW 77 (Near Junction City)
~ Keep going.... You will turn left at the stop sign, 77 does not stop yet...
~About 10 miles down the road there will be a "Tuttle Creek ORV Area" Sign, it will guid you the rest of the way...

(if you need to, pass the sign and fill up with fuel at Randolph. About 1/4 mile down the road)

Short notice, but there is a group going out on the 12th

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Are you part of the TK group? I know there are a few TK'ers from NE.
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^ Durring the Engine rebuild/swap
Why was this happening?
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Unread 03-08-2005, 10:19 AM   #12
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Why was this happening?
Here is a posted of mine, over a year ago on ROF.....


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I purchased a 2003 Rubicon from an Insurance Acution. It was labled as "Flood Vehicle". This machine had 2 rods thrown through the oil pan. Otherwise the body and interior are brand new.

The front Axle was full of water but the rear was not. I have not yet drained the Tranny (5spd) or T-Case.

I tore down the Rubicons Engine. This is what i found:

-3 bent rods
-2 snaped rods
-2 broken pistons
-3 cruddy pistons
-a smooth crank
-(good brearings through out)
-a usable block

Now the bare bones of it have be sent off to the machine shop to get worked on. Those cylinders are pretty rusted, planning on going 20 over.

Since this rebuild time is going to take a while, I have located another engine to stick in with low miles. 2001 with 18,000 miles on it. So far my Rubi has 12,900.
That pic was when removing the stock blown motor. I then had the Rubi's engine rebuilt. Being impatient, while it was getting rebuilt, I threw in a used WJ engine. After a few months my throwout bearing went bad. So, i yanked the WJ engine and reinstalled the rebuilt rubi engine. I now have about 15,000 miles on the rebuilt engine.
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Here is a posted of mine, over a year ago on ROF.....




That pic was when removing the stock blown motor. I then had the Rubi's engine rebuilt. Being impatient, while it was getting rebuilt, I threw in a used WJ engine. After a few months my throwout bearing went bad. So, i yanked the WJ engine and reinstalled the rebuilt rubi engine. I now have about 15,000 miles on the rebuilt engine.
Cool, sounds like a lot for a little I'll bet!!!!
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Unread 03-10-2005, 11:12 PM   #15
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Cool, sounds like a lot for a little I'll bet!!!!
Heck yeah, paid 15,000 for a near brand new Rubi and put 2,000 into it. Sure resale value is down, but I dont care. Dont plan on selling, for a LONG time.
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