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Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-05-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By ppine
The body condition and paint on a Jeep is...

The body condition and paint on a Jeep is probably less important than on any other vehicle.
What matters is the mechanical condition and if it has been taken care of.
I am looking at TJs, and I...
Jeep Forums: Nevada Jeep Forum   04-03-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 46,258
Posted By ppine
Those were the words I was looking for. Jeeps...

Those were the words I was looking for. Jeeps can't go everywhere. Get used it.
Jeep Forums: Nevada Jeep Forum   03-31-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,408
Posted By ppine
Nevada is mostly cactus and rocks, you probably...

Nevada is mostly cactus and rocks, you probably won't like it.
You only need a smog test in places that are not in compliance with EPA guidelines, that means Washoe County and Carson City.
Gun...
Jeep Forums: Nevada Jeep Forum   03-31-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 46,258
Posted By ppine
No one has ever driven across the Grand Canyon...

No one has ever driven across the Grand Canyon that I have ever heard of. They probably never will.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   03-31-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By ppine
I used to live in Colorado and Wyoming and drove...

I used to live in Colorado and Wyoming and drove in the snow all the time. I had a '74 Wagoneer with a 360 and a 4 speed. I put tall narrow tires on it with the little spikes on them. They are...
Jeep Forums: Nevada Jeep Forum   03-31-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 46,258
Posted By ppine
WSS, You need to change your perspective. In...

WSS,
You need to change your perspective.
In rough country, roads are a challenge and trails are not passable with vehicles.
Jeep Forums: Nevada Jeep Forum   03-30-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 46,258
Posted By ppine
You do not understand. Rough trails, as in foot...

You do not understand. Rough trails, as in foot trails or mule trails. The Grand Canyon has no trails that I know of that are passable in a vehicle. Make a mistake and you are dead. They are all...
Jeep Forums: Nevada Jeep Forum   03-29-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 46,258
Posted By ppine
Rough roads. I did not mention trails. The...

Rough roads. I did not mention trails. The Grand Canyon is full of difficult trails, too difficult for vehicles.
Jeep Forums: Nevada Jeep Forum   03-28-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 46,258
Posted By ppine
This post belongs on the Arizona page. There...

This post belongs on the Arizona page.
There are several rough roads that make it to the River, like Pearce Ferry and the road from the Hualapai Res from Peach Springs.
Check for permission to be...
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   03-24-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By ppine
It always seems like a gamble to increase the hp...

It always seems like a gamble to increase the hp without beefing up the driveline components and the axles.

This conversation reminds me of a story a friend told me who was an exploration...
Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   03-24-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By ppine
I have driven all kinds of vehicles as part of my...

I have driven all kinds of vehicles as part of my job in the dirt, as I have mentioned before. They were all stock. The concept of "wheeling" is still foreign to me, having used trucks as a mode of...
Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   03-23-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By ppine
Great post by NashvilleTJ. I love the idea of...

Great post by NashvilleTJ.
I love the idea of buying a Rubicon and leaving it alone, but that takes at least $15k, more like 20k or more, which is more than I want to spend for a third vehicle. ...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   03-22-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By ppine
thanks. I have given up on Jeeps and back to...

thanks.
I have given up on Jeeps and back to driving the old Ford 7.3 diesel.
Jeeps get complicated when they get modified. the knee bone is connected to the thigh bone.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   03-20-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,653
Posted By ppine
The 2.5 engines are slow on the highway. They...

The 2.5 engines are slow on the highway. They have plenty of gears at low speeds.
I would want to be able to pull a small utility trailer for camping gear and would go with the 4.0.
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   03-20-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By ppine
Why194, I was looking at a catalogue last night...

Why194,
I was looking at a catalogue last night and found new rocker panels for $25. That is the easy solution. Don't make it harder than it needs to be.
Same with the floor. If you have enough...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   03-19-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By ppine
You could bolt the new floor panel in place. It...

You could bolt the new floor panel in place.
It sounds like you have the skills for fixing the rocker panel.
I had an old Mercedes once I got cheap because it had some rust.
I found an old '59...
Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   03-19-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By ppine
Every mechanic that has ever looked at my Ford...

Every mechanic that has ever looked at my Ford has said the same thing. "Never sell it."
With some bolt on parts my 7.3 diesel gets over 20 mpg, my record is 23.8 mpg. Towing a boat 17-18, towing...
Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   03-18-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By ppine
I don't travel on narrow trails and crawl around...

I don't travel on narrow trails and crawl around on rocks that much. That is the point really.
I do not get the discussions about what looks cool.
But I do still the joy after 18 years every...
Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   03-18-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By ppine
I don't travel on narrow trails and crawl around...

I don't travel on narrow trails and crawl around on rocks. That is the point really.
Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   03-17-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By ppine
Daddy, Yes AFE intake. ARE is a company that...

Daddy,
Yes AFE intake. ARE is a company that makes truck canopies.
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