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Old 02-01-2013, 12:50 PM   #4451
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My original MTR's flatspotted on me in the cold mostly. The later kevlar MTR's didn't. Running duratracks now, and though not as puncture resistant (fewer ply), i feel it's the better overall tire of the 3.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:16 AM   #4452
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i must say, almost 5k on them and still going strong. have only limited offroading with them (desert and mild rocks) but they are do quite well.
33x11.5 BFG MTRs
troll, yea they are some cheap treadwright retreads (100ish a tire)
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:26 AM   #4453
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That's because you drive it every day. Mine can sit for a week at a time. I know that knob feeling ( ) but this feels like the tires are square. Feels like the wheels are unbalanced until about 5min of driving. At speed, it can shake pretty good through the wheel.

In other news, as good as the LED headlights are, they still have a major flaw:

Well then drive it more! I dont think many large aggressive tread tires will end up not doing that after sitting for periods of time like that.

But i could be wrong.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #4454
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Still thinking about getting a Hee, er Jeep for myself.

I really like the "Gumby Green" shade, though I am 99% sure it was a DNR / Gov't issue color and as such are tough to find. I have seen a couple around town, so I know they are out there, just don't know the official story behind them. Was this a factory sprayed color? Or done after the fact?

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:33 PM   #4455
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Forest Service Jeep I think. I dig it. Put some black military style wheels on it with some 31's and Rubicon struts with OME springs and you've got a killer setupfor cheap.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:34 PM   #4456
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how much? those things are unicorns....anything $4k or less means BUY
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:36 PM   #4457
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on 35's (too big IMHO....31-32" is perfect).

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:40 PM   #4458
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My original MTR's flatspotted on me in the cold mostly. The later kevlar MTR's didn't. Running duratracks now, and though not as puncture resistant (fewer ply), i feel it's the better overall tire of the 3.
really? Don't have that problem...
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:22 PM   #4459
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Forest Service Jeep I think. I dig it. Put some black military style wheels on it with some 31's and Rubicon struts with OME springs and you've got a killer setupfor cheap.
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on 35's (too big IMHO....31-32" is perfect).
Have not found any for sale (yet) I know where one "lives" I'll probably leave a note on it asking if he is interested in selling (it's in an apartment complex and has not moved in months)

I actually like the color, but what I like most is the simplicity of them (power nothing, rubber mats, Gov't spec bits etc....) I would miss having a roof rack, but I can always add that.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:37 PM   #4460
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i must say, almost 5k on them and still going strong. have only limited offroading with them (desert and mild rocks) but they are do quite well.
33x11.5 BFG MTRs
troll, yea they are some cheap treadwright retreads (100ish a tire)
those are going to be my next tires on my DD ram. gotta love treadwright
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:48 PM   #4461
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Have not found any for sale (yet) I know where one "lives" I'll probably leave a note on it asking if he is interested in selling (it's in an apartment complex and has not moved in months)

I actually like the color, but what I like most is the simplicity of them (power nothing, rubber mats, Gov't spec bits etc....) I would miss having a roof rack, but I can always add that.

Not having a factory rack is a good thing, it's one less thing to rust since these things are pretty old. The government spec'd XJs are always kind of neat. Friend of a friend bought one at a gubment auction and it was mostly a stripper model except it had factory skid plates, what seems to be a rear limited slip, steel wheels, tow hooks, and an heavy duty transmission cooler.

The downside was it didn't have a tach which made the gauge cluster look kind of silly. I don't know if they are all like that but it was a cool truck.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:32 PM   #4462
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Not having a factory rack is a good thing, it's one less thing to rust since these things are pretty old. The government spec'd XJs are always kind of neat. Friend of a friend bought one at a gubment auction and it was mostly a stripper model except it had factory skid plates, what seems to be a rear limited slip, steel wheels, tow hooks, and an heavy duty transmission cooler.

The downside was it didn't have a tach which made the gauge cluster look kind of silly. I don't know if they are all like that but it was a cool truck.
I can always put a 10in tach on the hood with some mis-matched wood screws....




Being that the Gov't issue vehicles are probably all automatic I do not see the need for a tach.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:36 AM   #4463
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My new XJ! 98 Sport Classic w/ 149k miles. Got her for $3100.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:10 PM   #4464
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Have you considered these then?

Centramatic wheel balancers

If I'm not mistaken Phenx is a dealer for them...
Yup, I've considered them, never taken the plunge though.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #4465
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Offroading in a Ford Raptor.....

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:26 PM   #4466
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what **** did they think was gonna happen? Its not a trophy truck...







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Old 02-04-2013, 05:44 PM   #4467
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that landing might be even hard for a TT. oh how i love watching those kind of videos.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:58 PM   #4468
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that hurts watching it. ouchie.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:35 PM   #4469
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How much of a line of credit does a confederate redneck need to get a raptor? Is stupid mandatory?
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:38 PM   #4470
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Offroading in a Ford Raptor.....

http://youtu.be/JKQdlXvbWSU
Ok that was awesome
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I love it! Held up better than I figured it would, though I bet the frame is tweaked.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:11 AM   #4472
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Uhh yeah the frame is gone. The guy is evidently going to tube the front/rear, cage it, and essentially build a trophy truck out of it.

You know, probably to do the same thing and destroy it again.

I am SUPER SURPRISED that they walked away with out a medvac/ambulance ride. It really is crazy how strong the cabs on the raptor's are (seen a few roll over pics that make you wonder why the rest of the truck looks so beat up).

Also, it aint a raptor if you aint taking sweet jumps...
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:10 AM   #4473
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Also, it aint a raptor if you aint taking sweet jumps...
How big of a jump have you taken in yours?
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:17 AM   #4474
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How big of a jump have you taken in yours?
Only a few feet of air, im a horrible raptor owner i should probably give mine away to a stuntman or something.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:23 AM   #4475
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Raptors are the SRT-4s of the truck world. In a few years they'll all be available beaten to death on the used market.
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