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Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-07-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,205
Posted By Grt_Ape
Money and other obligations have kept my build to...

Money and other obligations have kept my build to a crawl...but here's what I ended up doing with my 2006 LJ in 2009. I drove it stock for two years before I lifted it in 2009...and I'm still...
Jeep Forums: Northern California   05-12-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By Grt_Ape
Tried to reply to your PM, but your mailbox is...

Tried to reply to your PM, but your mailbox is full. Here's what I tried to send:

Thanks for the invite. I'm in Merced, but have run Bald before. Our club used to do an annual camping trip out...
Jeep Forums: California Jeep Forum   05-05-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 25,472
Posted By Grt_Ape
Here's a link to my pics and two videos of the...

Here's a link to my pics and two videos of the water crossing:
http://s123.photobucket.com/user/grt_ape/library/Sourgrass%202013
Jeep Forums: California Jeep Forum   05-04-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 25,472
Posted By Grt_Ape
The hill on the other side of the water crossing...

The hill on the other side of the water crossing looked rougher than last August, but overall our group made it through with less drama. Once past the water crossing it was cake. There was a large...
Jeep Forums: California Jeep Forum   05-01-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 25,472
Posted By Grt_Ape
Just saw your post. Merced here. We have a...

Just saw your post. Merced here.

We have a small local group, Mid Valley 4 Wheelers. Tried to run Corral Hollow last Saturday, but dropped altitude to Sourgrass after 2 hrs to go 1/2 mile in the...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-04-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,205
Posted By Grt_Ape
FYI...I typically average 11mpg in my 2006 Auto...

FYI...I typically average 11mpg in my 2006 Auto LJ. It has a small lift and some additional weight, but still running the OEM tires.

It is what it is. If mpg is your main issue, buy another...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-04-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,970
Posted By Grt_Ape
I purchased a set of AEV 3" springs in July 2010...

I purchased a set of AEV 3" springs in July 2010 for my LJ after speaking directly with AEV. Here's the part numbers for comparison:
Nth21011AA Springs, Front +3" all models
Nth21022AA Springs,...
Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   03-27-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,631
Posted By Grt_Ape
Love my Rokmen belly pan! I also did the...

Love my Rokmen belly pan!

I also did the 1.25" BL and 1" BMML when I installed mine. With 3" springs and the Rokmen belly pan, the pinion was sitting 5-5.5" lower relative to the transfer case...
Jeep Forums: California Jeep Forum   11-18-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,273
Posted By Grt_Ape
Always good to carry chains during winter to keep...

Always good to carry chains during winter to keep The Man happy. But, in my experience, they will typically close the road before calling an R3 condition.

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Left JF and signed on to NorCal. ...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   10-06-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 26,144
Posted By Grt_Ape
3" AEV springs. Rokmen: control arms, rockers,...

3" AEV springs. Rokmen: control arms, rockers, tummy tuck, engine skid, & frt bumper. Savvy gas tank skid. Currie front and JKS rear track bars.

Wearing 33x12.5 15s...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Picture Requests   10-06-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10,294
Views: 2,920,770
Posted By Grt_Ape
Yep. 42RLE needs / benefits from gears more so...

Yep. 42RLE needs / benefits from gears more so than any other Jeep trans. I'll be stepping up to 5.13s when I move from OEM to 33" tires. May need 5.38s if I end up on 35s.


:)...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Picture Requests   09-23-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 137,312
Posted By Grt_Ape
Sorry. My Jeep. Neighbor's tires & wheels. ...

Sorry. My Jeep. Neighbor's tires & wheels.

Money tree died. Still rolling OEM wheels and tires.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o307/grt_ape/Wrangler%20Build/IMG_5495.jpg
Jeep Forums: Jeep Picture Requests   09-23-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 137,312
Posted By Grt_Ape
Neighbor's 33x12.5 15 Dunlop Mud Rovers: ...

Neighbor's 33x12.5 15 Dunlop Mud Rovers:

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o307/grt_ape/Wrangler%20Pics/IMG_2962.jpg
Jeep Forums: Jeep Picture Requests   09-23-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 24,344
Posted By Grt_Ape
3" AEV springs; 1.25" BL; Rokmen tummy tuck,...

3" AEV springs; 1.25" BL; Rokmen tummy tuck, engine skid, sliders, control arms, & frt bumper; Savvy gas tank skid. OEM tires & wheels for now.
...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Picture Requests   09-23-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,575
Posted By Grt_Ape
One of the first things I did to my Jeep after I...

One of the first things I did to my Jeep after I drove it home. Holes were OEM, like it was meant to be there. :cheers2:
...
Jeep Forums: Wrangler General Discussion   09-13-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,360
Posted By Grt_Ape
LJ. Rear seat removed. Front seats tumbled...

LJ.
Rear seat removed.
Front seats tumbled forward.
ENO Doublenest diagonal from driver-side rear to pass-side front.
=
Comfy dry place to sleep.
...
Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   07-23-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,768
Posted By Grt_Ape
x2 I work a 40 hour week as an educator. I...

x2

I work a 40 hour week as an educator. I have a family (wife & 2 kids), and home that needs upkeep, and a morgage.

Between home repairs (just dropped 10k replacing an old HVAC unit), and...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Picture Requests   07-22-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 76,613
Posted By Grt_Ape
KOTR - Niagara Rim July 2012: ...

KOTR - Niagara Rim July 2012:

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o307/grt_ape/KOTR%202012/lineup2.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o307/grt_ape/KOTR%202012/lineup.jpg


Upper Chiquito...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Picture Requests   07-22-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,193
Posted By Grt_Ape
Thanks. My jeep camp hardtop only when I bought...

Thanks. My jeep camp hardtop only when I bought her. I fiddled around with safari tops and such until a was able to find a used soft top. Now it's not worth the effort to switch to the safari. ...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Picture Requests   07-21-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,193
Posted By Grt_Ape
Not exactly what your wanting, but figured you...

Not exactly what your wanting, but figured you could use for comparison:

2006 LJ Rubi. 3" AEV springs, 1.25" JKS body lift, Bilsteins, OEM tires & wheels (~30.5" measured). Rokmen TT, Engine...
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