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06-14-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By TheDirtman

Choose your tires wisely, many people that are...

Choose your tires wisely, many people that are new buy the wrong tires and end up with a rough ride. Look for C rated tires and 17" wheels. A 2.5" lift will be a better fit and cost you way less than...
06-01-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,161
Posted By TheDirtman

Yep just get the raised bracket, I would...

Yep just get the raised bracket, I would recommend a weld on with multiple mounting holes. Barnes makes a nice one for the JK
https://www.barnes4wd.com/Jeep-JK-Rear-Track-Bar-Bracket_p_416.html
Forum: Marketplace
05-21-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By TheDirtman

She is better off without their junk on her jeep....

She is better off without their junk on her jeep. Too bad you paid so much for it but hey you live in Chicago so you must be rich.
05-21-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,479
Posted By TheDirtman

From the two choices I would pick the metalcloak...

From the two choices I would pick the metalcloak as it is heavier duty being 1/4" with extra reinforcement vs the Mopar which looks like the factory size steel of 16 or 14 gauge. but personally I...
05-12-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By TheDirtman

Delete the rear spare tire carrier and carry a...

Delete the rear spare tire carrier and carry a plug kit with on board air. You can always just throw the same in the back for those hard days of wheeling. Realisticly how often do you actually damage...
05-11-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By TheDirtman

I thought I told you that you had too much caster.

I thought I told you that you had too much caster.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By TheDirtman

3.8 with the 6 speed, no speed demon but does ok....

3.8 with the 6 speed, no speed demon but does ok. Worst thing is that I live up a 7% grade for about 4 miles and I max out at about 60 mph in 4th gear on that stretch.
04-29-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By TheDirtman

What do your tires look like? If everything in...

What do your tires look like? If everything in your suspension is tight including the track bar, tie rod ends, and jam nuts then I would suspect uneven tire wear from lack of rotation of the tires.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By TheDirtman

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Cut up to allow for 7" of up travel....
03-17-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By TheDirtman

Yep, bushwhackers. They are light a pain to...

Yep, bushwhackers. They are light a pain to install and don't like trees. If you don't wheel they are a good looking fender with good coverage. It you wheel and rub on stuff than I would look for...
02-24-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,024
Posted By TheDirtman

Check your track bar bolts make sure they are...

Check your track bar bolts make sure they are really torqued down.
02-23-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,716
Posted By TheDirtman

I recommended this kit due to the fact yours is...

I recommended this kit due to the fact yours is mainly a daily driver. An off road only rig can get away with minimal stuff but to have a good safe on road vehicle you need to invest more on...
02-05-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By TheDirtman

Its like 4 or 6 bolts.Takes about 2 min. Now...

Its like 4 or 6 bolts.Takes about 2 min. Now relocating your 3rd brake light might take a bit of time.
01-29-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By TheDirtman

Boots have not changed. I still run mine.

Boots have not changed. I still run mine.
12-30-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By TheDirtman

Thanks, I missed that in the book. If floatation...

Thanks, I missed that in the book. If floatation is needed so bad then why a 20" wheel. Do you deflate your tires when in mud and sand?
12-28-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,813
Posted By TheDirtman

Your steering issue is that you have a raised...

Your steering issue is that you have a raised front axle mount and don't have the drag link flipped. You should have some pretty bad bump steer. I would pick up a synergy drag link (it can be run...
12-22-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By TheDirtman

I would look at 72" WMS axles for that wide a...

I would look at 72" WMS axles for that wide a tire or you won't have full steering. You should be able to run with 4" of lift, no reason at all to go with a long arm.12x20 wheels? Whatever floats...
12-22-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,098
Posted By TheDirtman

Thats an odd size tire and don't even see it...

Thats an odd size tire and don't even see it offered anywhere. Most that want a small increase in tire size go to the 285/70 R17 which is a narrow 33" tire and should fit fine. You are only talking...
12-13-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By TheDirtman

The OME light coils will handle some weight like...

The OME light coils will handle some weight like bumpers and a winch if you are not over doing it. I woudl say they would be good for adding around 400-500 pounds of additional weoght before...
12-12-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By TheDirtman

From your choices I would do the OME in the no...

From your choices I would do the OME in the no load coils or light duty. They ride nice with their Nitro Sport shocks.
Forum: JK Talk
12-11-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 735
Posted By TheDirtman

a ratching strap also helps in getting the track...

a ratching strap also helps in getting the track bar lined up in the mounts.
Forum: JK Talk
12-11-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 735
Posted By TheDirtman

Likely just a bent shaft flange, you might find...

Likely just a bent shaft flange, you might find take off shafts on craiglsist for cheap. Upgrade the track bar and replace any bent brackets. Lots cheaper then new axle.
Forum: JK Talk
12-08-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 735
Posted By TheDirtman

comp cut the sides and put 40's on it. Use the...

comp cut the sides and put 40's on it. Use the insureance money for some UD60's wheels and tires.
Forum: Stock JK Tech
11-24-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By TheDirtman

if you ar enot in the water and mud a lot then...

if you ar enot in the water and mud a lot then the non grease one is fine.
11-13-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By TheDirtman

A 2-2.5" kit should be fine. I would look into...

A 2-2.5" kit should be fine. I would look into Metal Cloak. I think they have a military discount and are built in the USA vs the Teraflex that outsource most of their products to countries you are...
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