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Old 05-17-2012, 10:21 AM   #3226
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Anyone looking for a good ready to wheel platform?

I just finished re-gearing/fixing this for the dealership down the street, and my shop is officially open! Not sure of the name... thinking Eugene's Garage.

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Old 05-17-2012, 10:35 AM   #3227
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Move your shop to Denver. There is a gigantic hole in the market that needs to be filled.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:43 AM   #3228
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Move your shop to Denver. There is a gigantic hole in the market that needs to be filled.
I would never guess that... theres such a huge offroad market out there.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:51 AM   #3229
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I would never guess that... theres such a huge offroad market out there.
The hole isn't from a lack of options... it's from the lack of a perfect solution. Looking at the handful of respectable, known shops in/around Denver-proper... they are notorious for either poor customer service or skimping/cutting corners. It would be EASY to set up a new, proper shop and make a decent living.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:54 AM   #3230
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The hole isn't from a lack of options... it's from the lack of a perfect solution. Looking at the handful of respectable, known shops in/around Denver-proper... they are notorious for either poor customer service or skimping/cutting corners. It would be EASY to set up a new, proper shop and make a decent living.
Ill bear that in mind... been considering a move out west if my contract falls thru from my 9-5.

I am most certainly the most anal mechanic I have ever met... lol.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:56 AM   #3231
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Ill bear that in mind... been considering a move out west if my contract falls thru from my 9-5.

I am most certainly the most anal mechanic I have ever met... lol.
I've been trying to get my brother to move his family out here. He owns a shop in Ohio. If this is something you really are serious about... I have your back. I'm looking for something to get into (business-wise) to diversify my already hectic 12-15 hour per day schedule.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #3232
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A dealership I used to work for has an impact orange '05 Wrangler unlimited sitting out front tempting me. Just over 60k miles, lifted 4", and a manual tranny. Want.

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Old 05-17-2012, 12:20 PM   #3233
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I've been trying to get my brother to move his family out here. He owns a shop in Ohio. If this is something you really are serious about... I have your back. I'm looking for something to get into (business-wise) to diversify my already hectic 12-15 hour per day schedule.
The debate is not whether I can. Its whether I want to spend the next 30 years under a jeep or managing a shop.

I live right next to Quantico and there is an endless supply of jeeps in need of work rolling thru my area, and no shops to speak of... and VERY few who will do anything custom. I get a lot of folks needing things fixed coming from other "shops" who know absolutely nothing about modifying cars.

But its down to what I can sneak in between my own personal projects and my 9-5... and video games
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:23 PM   #3234
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The debate is not whether I can. Its whether I want to spend the next 30 years under a jeep or managing a shop.

I live right next to Quantico and there is an endless supply of jeeps in need of work rolling thru my area, and no shops to speak of... and VERY few who will do anything custom. I get a lot of folks needing things fixed coming from other "shops" who know absolutely nothing about modifying cars.

But its down to what I can sneak in between my own personal projects and my 9-5... and video games
At least here, in Colorado, there is something to do to mitigate the monotony of turning a wrench. In the end, you have to do what will make you happy.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:32 PM   #3235
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Technical question, for you mad scientists:

Noticed a pop in the steering. It started about two weeks ago. It does this every time the steering wheel is turned right, regardless of speed. I isolated the sound to the track bar:



Now... why is it popping? When turned to the right, I can feel the clamp pop. The bolts are tight... they could be tighter, I suppose.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:38 AM   #3236
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Went on a run with the local LC club, central Mass. My first one ever with pavement queen.

3 60s, 3 80s, and a 2012 T4R SR5 w/1000 miles. After about 500' in, he called it and was a good decision, his wife would have killed him. Trails were narrow.



Me with my non-armored nearly all stock truck. Rockers came away un-damaged.


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This was actually very steep


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My biggest scar, starts near the middle part of my driver's door and basically all the way to the back of the truck.


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Old 05-21-2012, 10:08 AM   #3237
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Technical question, for you mad scientists:

Noticed a pop in the steering. It started about two weeks ago. It does this every time the steering wheel is turned right, regardless of speed. I isolated the sound to the track bar:



Now... why is it popping? When turned to the right, I can feel the clamp pop. The bolts are tight... they could be tighter, I suppose.
What is that clamp on?

Rod ends, or heim joints... what vehicle... need moar info!
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:11 AM   #3238
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What is that clamp on?

Rod ends, or heim joints... what vehicle... need moar info!
Sentence above the picture states: track bar. TeraFlex monster adjustable track bar to be exact. This is on my '11 JK.

I tightened up the collar bolts and the popping stopped. Specs at 80 ft.lbs. and I cannot seem to get the torque wrench to click. I'll be under it all next week, installing skids and the tranny cooler.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:51 AM   #3239
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Sentence above the picture states: track bar. TeraFlex monster adjustable track bar to be exact. This is on my '11 JK.

I tightened up the collar bolts and the popping stopped. Specs at 80 ft.lbs. and I cannot seem to get the torque wrench to click. I'll be under it all next week, installing skids and the tranny cooler.
The reason your not getting a click is itll start crushing the collar until the steel can resist that kind of force. Keep going... itll start bending and distorting.

Thats why I prefer collar&jam nut setups to split collar/clamp designs like that, well that and those get a ton of contaminants into them.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:02 AM   #3240
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The reason your not getting a click is itll start crushing the collar until the steel can resist that kind of force. Keep going... itll start bending and distorting.

Thats why I prefer collar&jam nut setups to split collar/clamp designs like that, well that and those get a ton of contaminants into them.
I was cranking on it and eventually gave up. I'll get at it again next week.

The collar is high enough that the front air dam keeps most of the crap off of it. I can see how it collects dirt though. Of course... that changes when I replace the front bumper.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:23 PM   #3241
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This gives you a sense of how steep the ascent is. When you're hiking up it's very slippery.




I'm leading the group now.


You can see the trail from lower center leading to 1-2 o'clock.




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Old 05-22-2012, 08:39 AM   #3243
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That's an LJ^

I have a lead on buying two sets of wheels for $2,300... trying to decide if they are worth it.

One set is a nearly new set of 35x12.5x16 Nitto Mud Grapplers on Black Moto Metal Wheels 16x9

The other set is a nearly new set of 315/75r16 Mastercraft Courser AT2s on Black Moto Metal Wheels 16x9

worth my time if I keep one set? Anyone dealt with these tires?
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:00 AM   #3244
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Anyone looking for a good ready to wheel platform?

I just finished re-gearing/fixing this for the dealership down the street, and my shop is officially open! Not sure of the name... thinking Eugene's Garage.

Saucy!




http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...17976978&Log=0
That's pretty sweet.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:31 AM   #3245
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I'm looking into getting a new car in the next few months and the Wrangler is on my list of potential cars to get (Mustang, GTI, A4, R20, Genesis Coupe, Veloster Turbo are also on that list). Which top would be better to get? I assume the hard top would be a PITA to store during the summer. How long does it take to take the hardtop on and off, what about the soft top? Is the hardtop that much better in the winter?
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:39 AM   #3246
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That's an LJ^

I have a lead on buying two sets of wheels for $2,300... trying to decide if they are worth it.

One set is a nearly new set of 35x12.5x16 Nitto Mud Grapplers on Black Moto Metal Wheels 16x9

The other set is a nearly new set of 315/75r16 Mastercraft Courser AT2s on Black Moto Metal Wheels 16x9

worth my time if I keep one set? Anyone dealt with these tires?
I have Mud Grapplers on my JK, I love them. They howl on the tarmac, which I enjoy, and offer really good grip off road. Plus... they just look mean.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:44 AM   #3247
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Yeah, the Mud's would be what I keep. Can I ask what you paid all in with wheels (PM)?

Are they so loud you can't hear your stereo?

Just trying to decide wtf to do here.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:59 AM   #3248
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Yeah, the Mud's would be what I keep. Can I ask what you paid all in with wheels (PM)?

Are they so loud you can't hear your stereo?

Just trying to decide wtf to do here.
35x12.5x17 - I paid $310 each. There are cheaper tires out there, but I honestly feel that these tires are worth the price. I know you can get MT/R Kevlars in that range, so The Phenx is going to quote this and tell you to sell the Mud Grapplers and buy Kevlars.

No, they aren't THAT loud. With the top off and the windows down, you can still hear your stereo amidst the sound of wind and tires. At 40 mph, they sound a bit like a horde of bees with a tad more bass. Here is an example:

It seems to me that given what you will have in this transaction, you can sell the other set of tires, both sets of wheels, and get close to breaking even. It would be worth the trouble, to me.
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The Phenx can't say that because you can't find the kevlars anywhere in 35" right now.

Thanks for the video.

Yeah, I also have my 32x12.5x15 KM2's to sell on 15" soft 8's, I would be keeping the moto metal wheels, so I get 1" more wheel.
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The Phenx can't say that because you can't find the kevlars anywhere in 35" right now.

Thanks for the video.

Yeah, I also have my 32x12.5x15 KM2's to sell on 15" soft 8's, I would be keeping the moto metal wheels, so I get 1" more wheel.
Valid points.
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