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Jeep Forums: Northern California   09-12-2013, 11:17 PM
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Posted By Jhkinin
Well summer has really gone quickly; too much...

Well summer has really gone quickly; too much RV'ing and not enough off roading. We are now getting ready to move from Roseville to Arnold, CA. Looks like we will be close to some great trails....
Jeep Forums: Complete Lift Kits   06-27-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 43,556
Posted By Jhkinin
Just finished installing this lift on a '05 TJ...

Just finished installing this lift on a '05 TJ Sport 4.0 Auto; bought directly from RC and was $400 delivered. Kit arrived quickly but was missing 1 pair of the 3/4" spacers. A quick call to RC, no...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   05-10-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,977
Posted By Jhkinin
Our Jeeps have been to the dunes many times; we...

Our Jeeps have been to the dunes many times; we run 10psi up front and 8psi on the rears. Never had any problems; just don't go too fast while cornering.
Jeep Forums: Northern California   05-06-2013, 11:37 PM
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Posted By Jhkinin
I will try to head up to Cisco Grove again in...

I will try to head up to Cisco Grove again in June; i will post the date and see if anyone is interested. Just ordered the mount plate for my warn 8274. This should help with added confidence.
Jeep Forums: Northern California   04-30-2013, 11:40 PM
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Views: 375,114
Posted By Jhkinin
Hello NorCal Jeepers; we relocated to the...

Hello NorCal Jeepers; we relocated to the Sacramento area late last year.
We have a stock '12 JKUR and a mostly stock '98 TJ. We took a drive up to Cisco Grove and headed out to explore the...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   04-30-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,246
Posted By Jhkinin
Flat towed a TJ from Indianapolis to Sacramento...

Flat towed a TJ from Indianapolis to Sacramento with our '12 JKUR. Did great and averaged 13 mpg.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   03-03-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,642
Posted By Jhkinin
No regrets; I've done a lot of detailing, put...

No regrets; I've done a lot of detailing, put stock rims on and the black walls out, replaced exhaust from manifold to tailpipe. Mounted a Stowmaster tow bar and we pull it behind our Motorhone....
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-26-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By Jhkinin
Ok, good point. However, I just finished a...

Ok, good point.
However, I just finished a cross country relocation (Indiana to NorCal) and the Jeep is buried in the garage. I plan to get it out and start tinkering with it after the holidays. I...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-26-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By Jhkinin
Knocking noise from motor?

Sorry in advance if this question is too vague;

I have a 1998 TJ with a 4.0. Jeep has 260,000 miles and the motor is not original (no previous history avail). this is a 5 speed Sahara model and...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-22-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By Jhkinin
Loss of HP with new exhaust...

Fairly new to the TJ scene so here is my first mod/feedback.

The 1998 Sahara that I recently aquired needed the exhaust replaced; it had a straight pipe (no converter) and a bad muffler. although...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-05-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,642
Posted By Jhkinin
I made the trade, it needs some basic cleaning...

I made the trade, it needs some basic cleaning and looks like I will be replacing the leaking exhaust manifold.
Otherwise, no regrets and look forward to many years of family fun knowing that its...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-04-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,642
Posted By Jhkinin
If the Dart was a true 340 car I would keep it,...

If the Dart was a true 340 car I would keep it, it's a factory 318 car and if it was painted it would only be worth around $9,000 to $12,000.
9 years ago all I could think about was classic cars,...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-04-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,642
Posted By Jhkinin
The JKUR is my wife's daily driver and will be a...

The JKUR is my wife's daily driver and will be a vehicle we keep forever. We drive the heck out of it at Silver Lake then we take the 6 hour drive back home. We also want to go to Moab next year so...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-04-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,642
Posted By Jhkinin
Correct, you can't do burnouts in a jeep. Between...

Correct, you can't do burnouts in a jeep. Between the "ricers" and street racers its nearly impossible to play with the Dart. Cops everywhere, which takes the fun away.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-03-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,642
Posted By Jhkinin
Thanks for the feedback; I've had the Dart for 9...

Thanks for the feedback; I've had the Dart for 9 years. Its mostly original with 56,000 miles. It's just not much of a "family toy" which is why I'm considering trading it. We visit the Sand Dunes in...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-03-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,642
Posted By Jhkinin
Here is a picture of the Dart That I might trade....

Here is a picture of the Dart That I might trade.
The Jeep does look real clean for the mileage.
If i do this, our drivewway will consist of 2 TJ's and a JK. Am I losing my mind???
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-03-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,642
Posted By Jhkinin
Is 260,000 miles a concern?

I'm looking to trade my 1970 Dodge Dart (running project) for a 1998 Sahara TJ. the Jeep looks decent but has 260,000 miles. We are only going to use this jeep as a weekend toy for the sand dunes and...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-03-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Jhkinin
Looks like i will discontinue the search for door...

Looks like i will discontinue the search for door surrounds; good news.

Here is a picture of some of the top frame.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-02-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Jhkinin
New to us, 2005 TJ sport

Just helped our daughter pickup a "one owner 68000 mile" TJ. Looks good in the driveway next to the wife's JKUR.
The TJ came with a hardtop, full doors, and soft top. Upon closer inspection, the...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   07-19-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,513
Posted By Jhkinin
Bought the Spiderweb Ultramesh and this is a...

Bought the Spiderweb Ultramesh and this is a great product. Fits snug and makes a hugh difference with the inside temp. :2thumbsup:
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