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Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   04-04-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By McKBrew
295/70/17 tires and Cragar Soft 8 Rims on a JKU...

295/70/17 tires and Cragar Soft 8 Rims on a JKU Sport. 4Low Spinning the tires a bit to go up a hill and bam, the housing broke in the typical location.

You might be lucky, or not. When I get...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   02-26-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By McKBrew
I torque my oil drain bolt. Do I need to? ...

I torque my oil drain bolt. Do I need to? Probably not, but the torque wrench is in the garage and I didn't spend money on it for decorative purposes. Granted there was a time that I never...
Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   02-25-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By McKBrew
Too many factors and really the driver is the one...

Too many factors and really the driver is the one who can make all of the difference.

When I had my JKU X people were amazed by what it could do. I kept asking if I had lockers and saw cases...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   02-25-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By McKBrew
You'd think if I can read a service manual or...

You'd think if I can read a service manual or online write up on an oil change that specifically lists the correct torque for the plug that a highly trained certified dealership mechanic wouldn't...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   02-14-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By McKBrew
The stock D44 axle isn't much better than a stock...

The stock D44 axle isn't much better than a stock D30. If you are going to do it, either look at beefing up the existing axle or building a stronger 44.

This might help.
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Jeep Forums: Idaho Jeep Forum   02-13-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,049
Posted By McKBrew
I honestly am not active in offroading much...

I honestly am not active in offroading much anymore. There are lots of Forest Service roads to drive on (of course at this time of the year they might be a bit impassable). There are also timber...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   02-09-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,614
Posted By McKBrew
You could just repaint the whole Jeep. :) ...

You could just repaint the whole Jeep. :)

Honestly, I don't think they look bad the way they are.
Jeep Forums: Idaho Jeep Forum   02-09-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,049
Posted By McKBrew
Welcome. I live in the Hayden area.

Welcome. I live in the Hayden area.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   02-08-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,222
Posted By McKBrew
I don't know if the stock axles have changed but...

I don't know if the stock axles have changed but a few years back there were more than a few problems with people breaking front axle housings on the JKU. I was one of those people. I only had...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   02-01-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,043
Posted By McKBrew
Could always be appreciated if you ran across...

Could always be appreciated if you ran across someone else who needed some gas.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   01-17-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,388
Posted By McKBrew
I remember reading about your dilemma with your...

I remember reading about your dilemma with your last JK and sort of figured you'd end up buying a new one. Hope things work out for you this time.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   12-21-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,291
Posted By McKBrew
[QUOTE=JIMBOX;18642474]:cool: Hey it's wednesday-...

[QUOTE=JIMBOX;18642474]:cool: Hey it's wednesday-



JIMBOX,

Were you on Subs or on the tender? Looks like Pearl harbor, but quite a while back. I was stationed on SSBN's and 4 years on an...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   12-12-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,053
Posted By McKBrew
Happened to me a couple weeks after I bought my...

Happened to me a couple weeks after I bought my 09. Spent quite a bit of tie figuring it out while lying on a gravel road burning my hand.
Jeep Forums: Wrangler General Discussion   12-02-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,872
Posted By McKBrew
So the same payments for a Jeep that's 3 years...

So the same payments for a Jeep that's 3 years older just for a few features.

Why not just put a little bit aside every month for the regear? I know it's hard waiting for things, but...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   12-02-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,652
Posted By McKBrew
I know in the past it has been difficult for...

I know in the past it has been difficult for people to find 15" rim combinations that work without issue. I haven't kept up on what does or does not work. I don't like the way the 15" set up looks,...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   11-19-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By McKBrew
If it can't be disabled by the owner, it'll be a...

If it can't be disabled by the owner, it'll be a matter of time before someone finds a mod to do it. I imagine it's just a matter of finding the right wire.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   11-07-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,358
Posted By McKBrew
From one veteran to another thank you for your...

From one veteran to another thank you for your service.

As a former (and hopefully again someday) JK owner, my advice would be to do research hear and other places but spend the money and do it...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-28-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,198
Posted By McKBrew
Was the transmission cooler retrofitted on the...

Was the transmission cooler retrofitted on the 2010 models or did that happen later?

There are several threads about the inadequacy of the stock transmission cooler. Jeep's solution in some...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-11-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By McKBrew
Several links that may help. When I did...

Several links that may help.

When I did mine, I did pull the covers. Remember reading in one writeup to clean with brake cleaner to remove the gunk/sludge.
...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   09-20-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,522
Posted By McKBrew
OK. Realistically we could take the "doom"...

OK.

Realistically we could take the "doom" scenario and apply it to anything mounted on the vehicle.

35inch tire on a 35# rim mounted to the stock tailgate in a 35 mile an hour crash...
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