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Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2016, 08:36:12 PM »
Lol, big Ouch!
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« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2016, 08:50:45 PM »
Well, first mine ain't as hoity toity as your wife's. Second I started thinking about the upgrades between my jk & my old tj. That in itself is a big difference. Then was thinking about your wife's jk & that old cj you spoke about. Still don't think the new jk comes close to that h2 you had though.....
Nothing comes close to that H2 I had.

As in nothing or anybody actually wants to.

I can't believe I purchased that

Way too heavy

10 MPG on eco cruise.

No power, ever

needed 2.5 parking spaces. 2 For the vehicle, and 1/2 more if you wanted to open the doors...

Suspension travel measured in milimeters

But it said it was a trail beast, somewhere, so a couple fools would buy it!
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« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2016, 08:53:14 PM »
here you go don, you can get the frau one of these here covers................

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« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2016, 09:46:42 PM »
Nothing comes close to that H2 I had.

As in nothing or anybody actually wants to.

I can't believe I purchased that

Way too heavy

10 MPG on eco cruise.

No power, ever

needed 2.5 parking spaces. 2 For the vehicle, and 1/2 more if you wanted to open the doors...

Suspension travel measured in milimeters

But it said it was a trail beast, somewhere, so a couple fools would buy it!

But they are swapping duramax's in them out here now...
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« Reply #54 on: April 18, 2016, 10:00:35 PM »
Nothing comes close to that H2 I had.

As in nothing or anybody actually wants to.

I can't believe I purchased that

Way too heavy

10 MPG on eco cruise.

No power, ever

needed 2.5 parking spaces. 2 For the vehicle, and 1/2 more if you wanted to open the doors...

Suspension travel measured in milimeters

But it said it was a trail beast, somewhere, so a couple fools would buy it!

But they are swapping duramax's in them out here now...
They still need everything. D-Max engine and transmission, and all the electronics, then remember the 14 bolt in that truck is a semi floater, so that Definitely has to go. Then you still have that 9.5" front independent junk. Do a real FF 14 bolt and a D60 SAS and then, finally you have a way too wide Jeep. It doesn't even tow well because it is so short.
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« Reply #55 on: April 18, 2016, 10:04:09 PM »
I didn't claim I cared for it even with the duramax drivetrain just sayin there were some yuppies who were doing the swaps out here. Probably some hippies over in the people's republic of Boulder if I had to guess!
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« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2016, 12:52:26 AM »
Those 14 semis in there are not so bad. Not as good as the 14ff or the 11.5aam for sure, but they hold on OK.

SAS is the only way on that that though, just no other way. Heck the dodge 9.5 might be just right with the coils.

Anyway, you don't have it anymore, but you did drop the price of SD into one, right?
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« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2016, 09:07:06 AM »
LoL @ Beat it like his Deere...
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« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2016, 09:27:31 AM »
LoL @ Beat it like his Deere...

Deere with operator induced chronic wasting disease.......... ;D  TURN SARGE LOOSE and rest the Deere for mowing and mulch!
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« Reply #59 on: April 21, 2016, 11:25:44 PM »
LoL @ Beat it like his Deere...
Duane was down at the farm with me today. Watching me fall off things

He was commenting on the Deere

He thinks one hour of usage by me is equal to 75 hours compared to other people.

He may be right, but I pointed out I always get every single ounce of whatever it can give me out of that machine!
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« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2016, 11:13:05 AM »
True story... I once applied for a position durability testing Oskosh equipment at their proving grounds. I was told after the test drive "no thanks, your not an average user" LoL



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« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2016, 02:17:48 PM »
I think few of us here are.
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« Reply #62 on: April 22, 2016, 04:17:22 PM »
True story... I once applied for a position durability testing Oskosh equipment at their proving grounds. I was told after the test drive "no thanks, your not an average user" LoL

That up in WI? Reason I ask is shop I used to gm we were the OME supplier on quite a few parts. If memory serves me correctly most went to WI but I believe some went out to CT as well.
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« Reply #63 on: April 22, 2016, 08:55:01 PM »
That up in WI? Reason I ask is shop I used to gm we were the OME supplier on quite a few parts. If memory serves me correctly most went to WI but I believe some went out to CT as well.

Yes, in Oshkosh.
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« Reply #64 on: April 24, 2016, 07:51:13 PM »
Yeah it was in Wis many years ago before I got smart and moved LoL

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« Reply #65 on: July 03, 2016, 04:35:12 PM »
Nice jeep Don!  It will look good in your lineup. 

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« Reply #66 on: July 03, 2016, 05:46:36 PM »
Nice jeep Don!  It will look good in your lineup. 
Thanks Ash!

It got covered in mud again this weekend. It's literally been muddy more than half its life! Got into some soupy 3"-4" deep mud and some with standing water over it. Those old school BFG's crawled right through it
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« Reply #67 on: December 19, 2016, 09:58:21 AM »
Well, the Frau took a pic of a jeep that she wants her's to look like

Read: Interest in the thing by her

Now she is not a jeep girl, or a truck girl, nope, she is a girly girl. I have a pic of her bass fishing (And catchin' a biggin') while in heels!

So anyway looking and analyzing the pic which is on her phone, I can see that it

1. Has a moderate lift...maybe 2.5"-3"
2. It has a mini bumper that stays frame rails wide
3. Has just slightly larger tires
4. Has darkened wheels
5. Has some sort of flatty/shorter fenders
6. Has a winch
7. Has a full length light bar atop the windshield
8. Has a more aggressive rock rail
9. Is still an ugly jeep...
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« Reply #68 on: December 19, 2016, 10:05:57 AM »
What she wants to do when I get rich (And I just may get rich in the not too distant future) is to convert the heep into a "Fun" vehicle. She wants a burb or Tahoe to drive around in, while wasting future generations gas supply while idling and talking to friends...

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« Reply #69 on: December 19, 2016, 12:56:45 PM »
No picture?
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« Reply #70 on: December 19, 2016, 01:38:35 PM »
what ya could do.... buy a burb the same year as yr Duramax, and swap the goodies back and forth. Build her a replacement for the Jeep LoL



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« Reply #71 on: December 19, 2016, 04:49:18 PM »
No picture?

Of the jeep, or her catching the fish while wearing heels? ;) LOL
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« Reply #72 on: December 19, 2016, 05:01:49 PM »
No picture?

Of the jeep, or her catching the fish while wearing heels? ;) LOL
Set out on a quest, and found it

Here she is some years ago, with a fresh caught bass wearing high heels

Poor pic, but you can see one heel...And, her actual heels were covered in mud from the soft dirt around the neighbor's pond
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« Reply #73 on: September 26, 2017, 11:00:56 PM »
In retrospect I have to laugh at myself

You see, today I changed the oil in the GJ for the first time myself

She had been getting the oil changed at the stealership, but this time I did it for her.

Oil change...

We know how those go...

So I get the oil changed and discover that mini straw lookin oil filter thing...WHAT IS THAT???

Well, as oil changes go with me, one thing leads to another.

She tore up one of the "Wings" of that awful looking front bumper, so I decided to just can it, modify it, or do something with it. About half way through taking it off, I took a break and sat on the computer...Looking at Jeep bumpers. I come across this cool lookin' one at extreme jeeps. So I hit the order button. It just shipped

While in the site I couldn't help but notice all the cool wheels, lift kits, muffla's lights, snorkels and so forth.

I think I caught something...Ordered some lights too!

Then I go back outside and immediately install a shearling wool seat cover, then get to studying things. I study things just before tearing them out for something else...
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« Reply #74 on: September 26, 2017, 11:06:38 PM »
Correction:

The company is

Extreme Terrain 4X4 Outfitters
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« Reply #75 on: September 26, 2017, 11:13:43 PM »
Correction:

The company is

Extreme Terrain 4X4 Outfitters

Hey Tate, isn't that the Chinese owned outfit?  :popcorn:
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« Reply #76 on: September 26, 2017, 11:24:15 PM »
Only a bumper,,,,,,,,,,,no

What is the straw thingy?
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« Reply #77 on: September 27, 2017, 08:31:48 AM »
Cummins swap her GJ.  I know where you can get a good motor. 


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« Reply #78 on: September 27, 2017, 10:44:44 AM »
^^I wouldn't call a motor that doesn't run a good motor.

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« Reply #79 on: September 27, 2017, 10:59:33 AM »
Correction:

The company is

Extreme Terrain 4X4 Outfitters

Hey Tate, isn't that the Chinese owned outfit?  :popcorn:

Nope, these guys are in Malvern, PA. They're affiliated w/ American Muscle out there. They are customers of ours. Now that doesn't exclude them from Chinese products...
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« Reply #80 on: October 03, 2017, 07:30:30 PM »
Startin' Box mountain again.

I am ordering stuff for the GJ but thing is, I am adding everything without her knowing.

So far I have the bumper, LED headlights, and two LED round driving lights for the hoop

Sunday was supposed to be D-Day for the bumper install, but she skedaddled with the GJ over to visit her WW2 veteran Ranger Uncle. SHe stayed until after dark, so we lost that opportunity.
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« Reply #81 on: October 04, 2017, 10:33:31 PM »
Head light issues again.  Here we go


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« Reply #82 on: October 12, 2017, 04:49:54 PM »
uh oh... Not lights again...

Rigid 48" light bar across the top of the windshield for the jeep.  Will turn night time into daylight... 

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« Reply #83 on: October 12, 2017, 11:24:03 PM »
uh oh... Not lights again...

Rigid 48" light bar across the top of the windshield for the jeep.  Will turn night time into daylight... 
Reflection off the hood??
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« Reply #84 on: October 13, 2017, 06:37:46 AM »
Flat black the hood.


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« Reply #85 on: October 13, 2017, 10:44:56 AM »
Flat black the hood.   Once we get a LB on the jeeep we will put on on the truck I am sure. 


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« Reply #86 on: October 13, 2017, 12:17:25 PM »
Had the FB on the 77, loved it.
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« Reply #87 on: October 13, 2017, 05:14:48 PM »
The tires are holding up very well. She has over 40,000 miles on this thing and we've only owned it a year and six months.

I'd say the tread is around 50% on the shoulders which is the area of the greatest wear.
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« Reply #88 on: October 13, 2017, 05:16:48 PM »
Next, its time for those LED headlight bulbs. First we had to pull the front grill cover which is easily removed after prying out some simple plastic pop tabs
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« Reply #89 on: October 13, 2017, 05:18:13 PM »
Then the headlights themselves come out with the removal of four pesky torx head screws
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« Reply #90 on: October 13, 2017, 05:19:01 PM »
Out with the factory halogens
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« Reply #91 on: October 13, 2017, 05:22:09 PM »
The new LED places the light emission source a bit deeper into the housing which is going to do two different things
1. Cause the light to have a hot spot and probably not be perfectly focused

2. Cause BigDave to have a minor anxiety attack.

More because of #2 than the cost effective nature of these LED's in my mind they were a solid purchase!
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« Reply #92 on: October 13, 2017, 05:23:43 PM »
Then the rest of the LED assembly is attached and readied to be reinstalled
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« Reply #93 on: October 13, 2017, 05:24:32 PM »
Quite the difference eh?
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« Reply #94 on: October 13, 2017, 05:25:17 PM »
I need a Canadian to give me a spell check on the "eh" please...
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« Reply #95 on: October 13, 2017, 05:27:16 PM »
For now only one headlamp is to be installed. I am about to add some additional lighting and I want the high beam circuit to switch a relay to power those additional lights.
So why not rip off the bumper for practice!
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« Reply #96 on: October 13, 2017, 05:30:48 PM »
This RedRock bumper from Extreme Terrain is junk!

The welds are all over the place with only about 1/2 of each joint welded, as if in some giant skip-weld procedure and the hoop did not fir at all. Look at this huge misalignment of the bolt holes:
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« Reply #97 on: October 13, 2017, 05:32:35 PM »
So I had to get the rotary file out and elongate the holes to get the hoop to bolt up. That is really poor for a brand new part. THis is nothing more than more chinese junk!
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« Reply #98 on: October 13, 2017, 05:34:48 PM »
Yea, not happy with having spent $369 + shipping to get a hunk of junk like that...

But, I threw it on there anyway. Afterall, its a GJ, not like a heavy duty truck, just a toy really.
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« Reply #99 on: October 13, 2017, 05:35:46 PM »
It did come with some Clevis D-Rings which I threw onto the bumper for now
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