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Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by jzeber, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Sep 9, 2023
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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    Thanks for the info John
     
  2. Sep 10, 2023
    jzeber

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    New tie rod installed, aligned and steering wheel is straight. Pic of both tie rods to compare coming soon.
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2023
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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    Picture of both tie rods. New on the left old on the right. Bent pretty good! Almost look like opposites.
    Tie rod 9.10.23.jpg
     
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  4. Sep 11, 2023
    Fireball

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    Impressive!
     
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  5. Jan 5, 2024
    jzeber

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    I decided to change the stock skid plate on my 04'. The original was pretty stout but hung down just a little. I went with the Under Cover Fabworks 3/16 steel. Unfortunately this was not a simple job. Since I have the Rubicon the locker pumps need to be relocated. Also the new skid "tucks up" quite a bit so after install the fan hit the shroud and I had a terrible vibration. I ended up lowering the fan shroud abut 1/4" and added a 3/16 space between the frame and skid plate. This spacer took care of the vibration and helped with the shroud issue. Overall it is a couple of inches higher and very beefy. Pic of the new skid plate and I will get some pics of the locker pump relocation later.
    Skid plate.jpg
     
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  6. Jan 5, 2024
    Fireball

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    Clean! I really like that setup.
     
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  7. Jan 5, 2024
    jzeber

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    They have one for the trans and partial engine that tucks up too....still considering. Not sure how much more money I want to dump into this. It mostly sits and I have a hard time finding locals that want to go wheeling. Also my wife does not really want to go exploring too much any longer.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2024
    dnb71R2

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    I sure wish we lived closer...that was a fun day in Moab. (y)
    Remember that downhill idiot that wouldn't yield to us going up Shafer Switchbacks? I backed up a little, got too close the ditch and my passenger tires sank in the shoulder. You quickly pulled me out after the idiot passed. :)
     
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  9. Jan 5, 2024
    jzeber

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    That was fun. I want to get back but that is a long haul. That guy was a complete idiot. Glad my son was there to spot me or that guy would have put me in the same predicament.
     
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  10. Jan 5, 2024
    Norcal69

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    Because we only have one official Rubicon run each year? :confused:
     
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  11. Jan 5, 2024
    Jw60

    Jw60 Cool school 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    I feel like there is a general gap in trail etiquette. I honestly have 0 knowledge. It would be good if you guys could start something in the trail rides or great outdoors section.
     
  12. Jan 5, 2024
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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    I was in a club but they either only wanted to go to Hollister Hills SVRA or thought my Jeep was not built enough to keep up with them on the hard trails. Most of them were on large tires. I keep inviting people to go wheeling with no luck. If I still have it in July I will really try to attend the Rubicon run.
     
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  13. Jan 5, 2024
    dnb71R2

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    I, too, have been thinking about this topic, so here it is!
    Trail Etiquette For Leaders And Followers | ECJ5 (earlycj5.com)
     
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  14. Jan 26, 2024
    jzeber

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    Video of what is involved in relocating the locker pumps. I followed this video for mine. If anyone is considering this don't bother with trying to take the electrical connectors apart, just cut them off at the transfer case side with enough wire left to add the new wires. I'll get a pic of my set up. Pretty straightforward. If you buy the UFC skid don't waste any money on the locker relocation bracket.
     
  15. Jan 26, 2024
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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    When I was moving my pumps I found out the front pump runs almost continually, it will start and stop but never not run. Normal operation is runs and then shuts off. I checked the tube and there are no leaks. Now I either need to figure out how to rebuild it or find a new one.
     
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