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Unread 11-16-2012, 08:21 PM   #91
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Ya it was for clearance.

I'll check that out thanks!

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Unread 11-17-2012, 09:49 PM   #92
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Made some caster shims, and it handles COMPLETELY different. Waaaay more stable, time well spent.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 08:50 PM   #93
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The Cj had its first real trial run today. My dad buried our tractor in mud in the middle of the woods. I managed to get back to him, trees rubbing the sides and top, literally rubbing lol I was going lock to lock around trees. Got back to him and hooked up, and gave it everything I had in 4 lo. Got him out, and literally pulled a solid piece of muck up with him. The tractor weighs 2300 without the loader, and I have no idea what the mud weighed. Nylon strap, no chains. I pulled straight back, through it, he kept sinking in until we got back to harder ground. The mud was up to his axles, and that's where it sat. Pretty cool stuff! A diesel saved a diesel! The tractor is called a Jinma, it's a 3 cyl 24 hp diesel. It's 100% Chinese. We can't ask anything more out of it. It's an amazing tractor. Just make sure to ditch the oil ASAP that comes in them. It's junk. Uses no oil, starts in -25*F (no colder temps to test) no problem, and doesn't miss a beat.

Won't go through 4 feet of mud though, we tried that!
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Unread 11-18-2012, 08:52 PM   #94
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The pictures don't do it justice. It was BURRIED
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Unread 11-20-2012, 05:53 PM   #95
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New glow plugs installed and running great!
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Unread 11-25-2012, 04:24 PM   #96
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New bumper
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Unread 11-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #97
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Purchased from nates4x4 out of Midland Michigan. Really nice bumper!
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Unread 12-02-2012, 12:42 PM   #98
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Got back from a long trip to my cabin, and can report back 22MPG. That's mostly 3rd gear running at 55mph, and some 4x4 high use.
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Unread 12-05-2012, 10:18 PM   #99
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Posing for a picture next to my two toys!
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Unread 12-05-2012, 10:22 PM   #100
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Those just look sexy together
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Unread 12-06-2012, 10:08 PM   #101
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Thanks man! Hard to believe the 450 makes almost half the hp of the jeep and only weighs around 200 pounds
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Unread 12-07-2012, 05:47 AM   #102
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Thanks man! Hard to believe the 450 makes almost half the hp of the jeep and only weighs around 200 pounds
Haha yeah I know
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Unread 12-15-2012, 08:38 AM   #103
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Looking to add a heater to the cj, but don't want to use the stock box. Any suggestions on a standalone heater setup?
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Unread 12-15-2012, 04:47 PM   #104
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Looking to add a heater to the cj, but don't want to use the stock box. Any suggestions on a standalone heater setup?
Mohave heaters are supposed to be good.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 03:55 PM   #105
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So a little problem I've been wondering about:

The cj has a pretty bad turning radius, which is due to the stabilizer hitting the front pumpkin and limiting travel to the left. To fix this I slid the shock to give more clearance, but this limited the right travel. I'm not sure if it's the original shock or not, but it is the limiting factor for gaining a lot better turning radius. Any ideas?
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