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Old 11-04-2012, 10:19 PM   #3801
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$1,700 for a lift with no control arms
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:23 PM   #3802
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Just got my truck yesterday, looking for some places around north Texas to go riding.

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Old 11-04-2012, 10:25 PM   #3803
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$1,700 for a lift with no control arms
but it comes with flimsy control arm drop brackets
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #3804
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but it comes with flimsy control arm drop brackets
What about stickers?!?
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:34 PM   #3805
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Just got my truck yesterday, looking for some places around north Texas to go riding.
Nice! I highly recommend Northwest OHV Park in Bridgeport. Just beware of a trail called Godzilla.







And ride with someone who has a winch if its rained recently, it gets REALLY slick.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:55 PM   #3806
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Nice! I highly recommend Northwest OHV Park in Bridgeport. Just beware of a trail called Godzilla.
Ooof. I need to find some bunny trails to start off on, I have zero experience and I need to be able to drive to work on Monday which is a bad combo. So no Godzilla trails any time soon for me. Damn, this truck sure is fun to drive.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:04 PM   #3807
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Ooof. I need to find some bunny trails to start off on, I have zero experience and I need to be able to drive to work on Monday which is a bad combo. So no Godzilla trails any time soon for me. Damn, this truck sure is fun to drive.
There is plenty to do out there for vehicles of all kind. Mine is a daily driver but cost only a fraction of yours so I can be a little more daring.
There was everything from stock jeeps on 31" tires to truggies on 40"+ tires so you won't have trouble finding stuff to do.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #3808
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Ah, after looking at it on the map my sales dude suggested the same place. Time to get my sticker.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:49 PM   #3809
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Ah, after looking at it on the map my sales dude suggested the same place. Time to get my sticker.
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/ohv/buy.phtml

You'll have a lot of fun, it's a nice place to spend a day.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:46 PM   #3810
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Just traded in my 2011 unlimited for a 2012 gecko 2 door.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:06 PM   #3811
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just had to have that new motor didnt you?
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:12 PM   #3812
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just had to have that new motor didnt you?
Yep. I was doing too much commuting and that dog of an engine/transmission was starting to get annoying with all the driving. Plus I got dual tops this time.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #3813
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i am jealous of the power. after i went 5.13s its a LOT better on the streets, but the engine having more powar would be soooooo nice.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:08 PM   #3814
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i am jealous of the power. after i went 5.13s its a LOT better on the streets, but the engine having more powar would be soooooo nice.
It also helps that I got a manual this time. You can definitely feel the difference in power, but its not overwhelmingly powerful. It's just so much more an enjoyable driving experience. I don't have to floor it everytime I climb a slight hill.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #3815
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So, did the old Jeep have the 3.8 and the new one is the Penstar 3.6? Is that what you're talking about by new motor
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:20 PM   #3816
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It also helps that I got a manual this time. You can definitely feel the difference in power, but its not overwhelmingly powerful. It's just so much more an enjoyable driving experience. I don't have to floor it everytime I climb a slight hill.
Manual and Pentastar. Yup. You done good this time.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:25 AM   #3817
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:34 AM   #3818
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Just traded in my 2011 unlimited for a 2012 gecko 2 door.
Good Call. 2 doors ftw.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:49 PM   #3819
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and the "serious" rock crawler guys laugh at AEV. At least they don't release crap on their customers.
...and spend all of their money on Poison Spyder and EVO stuff. Yep.

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AEV is fine but it is a bit showy, their discontinuance of their TJ/LJ items shows what they are after. I am surprised by the nemesis discussion, never heard anything negative but that's probably because based on the cost those are the kinda people that pay someone to do it.
Pretty much. I like their flat fenders, but I don't foresee myself ordering a set.

Slightly different news: I ordered a Gobi rack two and a half weeks ago. I heard it would be three to four weeks before it was ready to ship, so I blocked it out of memory until today. I was curious, so I called Northridge4x4 and asked about the status. They, in turn, contacted Gobi, who said that they were trying to get a hold me... that they wanted to install the rack for me. If I wasn't ten miles away from their facility, I'd be a tad more suspicious than I already am. Weird.


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Good Call. 2 doors ftw.
This.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:53 PM   #3820
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They, in turn, contacted Gobi, who said that they were trying to get a hold me... that they wanted to install the rack for me. If I wasn't ten miles away from their facility, I'd be a tad more suspicious than I already am. Weird.
best customer service ever?
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:22 PM   #3821
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Driving in the snow yesterday was fun. First time getting to do so since I did the lift, added the beefy 35" tires, and installed the front and rear LSDs.

Having the rear LSD makes 4WD in the snow unnecessary 95% of the time. It's nice. The few times I needed to put it in 4-wheel were amazing. The only drawback was forgetting to take it out of 4WD, and having the front LSD "catch" to remind me to put it back in 2.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:53 PM   #3822
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...and spend all of their money on Poison Spyder and EVO stuff. Yep.
I'm not familiar with those brands. Are they the Perrin/Alta of the Jeep world? i.e. "close = good enough"?
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:56 PM   #3823
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Poison Spyder has a good reputation (at least for TJ/LJ Stuff). I know nothing about EVO.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:34 PM   #3824
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I'm not familiar with those brands. Are they the Perrin/Alta of the Jeep world? i.e. "close = good enough"?
Poison Spyder makes very good gear actually.

However Us "serious rock crawler guys"... usually build all our own gear. In my world if you don't own a welder or are covered in stickers you generally get laughed at.

I can name on one hand the things I have bought for my jeep that weren't just raw steel, and most of those are gearbox components.

Any KIT.... is well still a kit....
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #3825
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Manual and Pentastar. Yup. You done good this time.
Only problem is the new auto is soooooo much better...the pentastar with the auto is a perfect match right now. Acceleration is better, crawl ratio is better and my real world mileage is better than my brothers jeep....which is identical except the manual.
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