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post #8731 of 15847 Old 04-04-2013, 04:36 PM
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My new RC lift kit arrived yesterday... w00t! Now all I need are new shocks and struts and I am ready to rock. Mine are stock original equipment, and have 70,000 KM on them now. Time for a fresh setup.

Dude if you needed shocks and struts you should have just went with the ome lift to begin with instead of the rc


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post #8732 of 15847 Old 04-04-2013, 07:47 PM
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Dude if you needed shocks and struts you should have just went with the ome lift to begin with instead of the rc
u can send me an OME lift Serg :P

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Go by a Firestone, they can reset your tpms system, sometimes it requires a snapon tpms-3 type tool.
Just wanted to say thanks for the tip. I went out over lunch and they reset the system for me. So happy to not be staring at that stupid warning anymore!

Also sprung for the lifetime alignment and fixed my toe out problem that's been wearing on my front tires. $30 for the reset, another $150 for the alignment. Good to have them both them both taken care of tho.

Hopefully pinch weld this weekend, and transfer fluids coming up soon.

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post #8734 of 15847 Old 04-04-2013, 09:37 PM
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I made a little more progress on my Android tablet install. I still have a little work to do behind the scenes, but as far as I'm concerned the cosmetics are done. For those that were asking for more detailed pics of what is behind the tablet, here you go! I'll finally get my worklog started on the whole thing after the weekend. Right now I'm having some fun with the software side of things.


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post #8735 of 15847 Old 04-04-2013, 10:16 PM
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wow that looks slick Craig nice work

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post #8736 of 15847 Old 04-05-2013, 10:18 AM
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I'm going to go in to Discount Tire today to try and decide between Hankook Dynapro ATM or Falken Rocky Mountain ATS. Opinions?

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I'm going to go in to Discount Tire today to try and decide between Hankook Dynapro ATM or Falken Rocky Mountain ATS. Opinions?
I love my falkens but I really want duratracs

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post #8738 of 15847 Old 04-05-2013, 10:25 AM
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Second the duratracs, they are an awesome tire!
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post #8739 of 15847 Old 04-05-2013, 10:41 AM
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I unfortunately do not have that much to spend. I'm looking in the $145-160 range. I decided on the Hankooks but when I called Discount Tire, they suggested the Falkens (plus they are only $148/tire)

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post #8740 of 15847 Old 04-05-2013, 10:49 AM
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I unfortunately do not have that much to spend. I'm looking in the $145-160 range. I decided on the Hankooks but when I called Discount Tire, they suggested the Falkens (plus they are only $148/tire)
I bought Coopers for my WK. They really grip the road, as they are a highway tire, not really suited for off road use.

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post #8741 of 15847 Old 04-05-2013, 10:51 AM
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I don't own a set, but I do know that those who do speak highly of the Falkens. And they're on my short list for when I need new rubber on my rig.

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post #8742 of 15847 Old 04-05-2013, 10:55 AM
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Just got my General Grabber AT2's and I love them. They seem to have more of an aggressive look and they have a deeper tread pattern compared to the Hankook/Falken's. Plus, the Falken's are only a 50,000 tire, while the Grabbers are a 60,000mi tire. Hopefully the Grabbers will last another year longer!

Ride is smooth, not a lot of road noise and they look great. Now, I'll just have to see how they do off road!

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post #8743 of 15847 Old 04-05-2013, 12:05 PM
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wow that looks slick Craig nice work
Thanks man! I've got most of the software automation in place now too. All I have to do is hop in and turn the key, then the Automagic app (I prefer it over tasker) takes control. The tablet wakes up when it senses charge, disables screen sleep, enables bluetooth (which enables Tablet Talk), and starts Slacker. When I shut down, pretty much the reverse happens. I don't need to manually start anything on the tablet. That was important to me. I wanted it no different than when you start your Jeep and the radio comes on. There are some other cool profiles enabled in the background for enabling and disabling of the wifi based on GPS location. Automagic can activate profiles based on signal strength too. I could set it up so that the tablet automatically switches from Slacker to Poweramp and stored music should I have bad reception. All this is based on conditions too. So, it would only switch if Slacker was already open for example. Pretty amazing stuff. It's hard to believe I've had a tablet install in my TJ for almost 2 years now, and now I get the same awesomeness in the WK.

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post #8744 of 15847 Old 04-05-2013, 12:10 PM
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I just put more gas in mine! Haha
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post #8745 of 15847 Old 04-05-2013, 12:29 PM
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Well the guy I talked to at Discount Tire took a look at my WK and said I'd have trouble fitting 265/70/17 without new wheels. I assume they don't like spacers there? He also said my stock wheel isn't wide enough and would make the tire wear unevenly.
So...guys with bigger tires, is this uneven wear a legitimate concern with the stock rims?
Should I just bring in my wheels/tires off the WK and have them swap over the tires? That way I can put spacers on myself.

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