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Old 03-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #2801
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:16 PM   #2802
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Rancho's installed! They look and feel great and the 10 way adjustability function is pretty neat.

When they pulled out the Pro Comp's the bushings literally fell out. They were utterly ravaged.

I finally feel like my Jeep is drivable.

Now what?
wait till they overheat after 5 miles on a bumpy road you allready bought them but check out some similure prices Bilsteins next time. they were worlds better then any of the ranchos i have ever owned
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:34 PM   #2803
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:38 PM   #2804
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wait till they overheat after 5 miles on a bumpy road you allready bought them but check out some similure prices Bilsteins next time. they were worlds better then any of the ranchos i have ever owned
Great. Nothing in my research mentioned overheating.



Whatever, they will serve their purpose for the time being. I plan on replacing the entire suspension and lowering the lift a bit eventually.

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:08 PM   #2805
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Great. Nothing in my research mentioned overheating.



Whatever, they will serve their purpose for the time being. I plan on replacing the entire suspension and lowering the lift a bit eventually.
i wouldnt worry to much, search over on pirate. i have had the 5000s then upgraded to the 9000s and when messing around on washboard roads they would fad to nothing. but they are just a basic oil shock so..

just wheel the **** out of it and have fun.

on another note, 140lbs of 4 link showed up on my door the other day. time for a 4link on the FJ woot.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:09 PM   #2806
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Great. Nothing in my research mentioned overheating.



Whatever, they will serve their purpose for the time being. I plan on replacing the entire suspension and lowering the lift a bit eventually.
90% of people dont abuse ranchos to the point of boiling.

don't worry about it.

When you lower the lift, get the bilstein's that I mentioned.

Reservoir shocks = more fluid = less chance of overheating .

the 5150s are good without the ridiculous cost of king's or the like.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:19 PM   #2807
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i would second that, 5150s rock for the price. if you want a semi cheap rebuildable one you can check out F.O.A or proform
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:29 PM   #2808
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i wouldnt worry to much, search over on pirate. i have had the 5000s then upgraded to the 9000s and when messing around on washboard roads they would fad to nothing. but they are just a basic oil shock so..

just wheel the **** out of it and have fun.
Thanks, man. FWIW, I got the 9000's for a song.

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90% of people dont abuse ranchos to the point of boiling.

don't worry about it.

When you lower the lift, get the bilstein's that I mentioned.

Reservoir shocks = more fluid = less chance of overheating .

the 5150s are good without the ridiculous cost of king's or the like.
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i would second that, 5150s rock for the price. if you want a semi cheap rebuildable one you can check out F.O.A or proform
Thanks, that's what I'll do.

I would like to have changed the suspension now but my schedule is just too nuts. Until I can, I'm going to save up for something especially nice and beefy.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #2809
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Looking to get some wheels and tires for the FJ. Where should I look?

<---knows jack **** about trucks
I have MB72's... super cheap.

They are 17X8.5 6-139.7 -6MTB and had no fitment issues.



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http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...eels-72-a.html
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:12 PM   #2810
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I have MB72's... super cheap.

They are 17X8.5 6-139.7 -6MTB and had no fitment issues.



http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...eels-72-a.html[/quote]

Nice, I have the same on my Jeep.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:24 AM   #2811
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:52 AM   #2812
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Nice, I have the same on my Jeep.[/quote]

Not to repost the pics for a 3rd time.. but beware offroad the sidewalls are very week on those.

Onroad.. decent tire.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:55 AM   #2813
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Not to repost the pics for a 3rd time.. but beware offroad the sidewalls are very week on those.
Explain please... I've been off-road on them and not had any problems. I've not been off-road very much and nothing too extreme though.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:03 PM   #2814
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Explain please... I've been off-road on them and not had any problems. I've not been off-road very much and nothing too extreme though.
Propensity to burst/tear or pop off the wheel under stress even if you don't air down.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:05 PM   #2815
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Well, bollocks... good to know. Thank.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #2816
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Well, bollocks... good to know. Thank.
It's an AT tire, you'll have that with pretty much every one. You didn't buy a hardcore, off-road tire. I'm sure you knew that when you bought them. Also, The Phenx is a tire nazi...

The point is... if you're going to go off-road, exercise caution.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:08 PM   #2817
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Aye.. they are good for dirt roads, sand, gravel.. period, thats the extent of the all terrain .

I have seen (on my own rig) a 1/4" twig rip a 6" gash in the sidewall.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:11 PM   #2818
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The Phenx is a tire nazi...
Which is ironic considering I'm Jewish HAHAHAH!!!

Were taking it back.

But yes I tend to lean toward to the offroad angle. I don't build no stinking onroad vehicles...

Here is a fun one we built last year.. its about to go under the knife and get more stretch and FJ axles on 39's.

In case your curious.. those are stock tj coils.

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In my defense, they came with the FJ when I bought it. I just changed the wheels, so no research was done. I'm too much of a ***** to do any serious rock crawling, so they have been fine for my needs.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:16 PM   #2820
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Which is ironic considering I'm Jewish HAHAHAH!!!

Were taking it back.


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But yes I tend to lean toward to the offroad angle. I don't build no stinking onroad vehicles...

Here is a fun one we built last year.. its about to go under the knife and get more stretch and FJ axles on 39's.

In case your curious.. those are stock tj coils.

I respect your stance, opinions, and knowledge... so I call you a "tire nazi" with, well, all due respect.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:24 PM   #2821
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I respect your stance, opinions, and knowledge... so I call you a "tire nazi" with, well, all due respect.
No offense taken at all man. Slang is slang, even I use that one.

So I started this this weekend... what do yall think?

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #2822
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Looks strong. I have an aversion to stinger hoops, though.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:27 PM   #2823
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Looks strong. I have an aversion to stinger hoops, though.
Why for?

Personally I'm always afraid ill hit my teeth on them.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #2824
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Why for?

Personally I'm always afraid ill hit my teeth on them.
Off-road there is an obvious rationalization. On-road, for those of us who daily drive our vehicles, I think it looks like hell and I would be constantly worried about tapping the rear glass of the vehicle in front of me at the stop light.

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