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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2018, 06:26:10 AM »

I got the Trailblazer horn set installed last night.  Nice loud horn set - good note.  The wire gauge was somewhat thin on these and I had the connector with them so I didn't use a relay.  I think I will still be on the lookout for a Cadillac 70s 4-horn set just for the fun of it (and yes I know to use relays for those).

I already built a set of PVC train horns for someday when I have onboard air.  Those things are awesome!  I think they border on being illegal in VA though.  What you can see, you don't know...

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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2018, 01:32:47 PM »

Added a steering box support and replaced the drop pitman arm with a standard pitman arm.

While watching a video of the CJ at Rausch I was stunned to see how much the steering box moved & flexed when under stress. I decided I need to do something about the movement before the steering and frame are permanently damaged.

I replaced the drop pitman arm with a stock pitman arm to re-position control and reduce the moment arm. Then I installed a Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Steering Box brace as a reinforcement for the standard mount and reduce as much as possible any lateral movement when the steering box is under stress..

Wow - what a difference it made in the steer and tracking of the CJ. The steering is crisp and the wandering has disappeared making for a more enjoyable driver. It would appear box move under normal driving loads most like cased by the over size tires.



This may be one of the better eighty bucks I've spent (RR Steering Support $60/Pitman arm $20)......

Garner

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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2018, 02:02:14 PM »

Added a steering box support and replaced the drop pitman arm with a standard pitman arm.

While watching a video of the CJ at Rausch I was stunned to see how much the steering box moved & flexed when under stress. I decided I need to do something about the movement before the steering and frame are permanently damaged.

I replaced the drop pitman arm with a stock pitman arm to re-position control and reduce the moment arm. Then I installed a Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Steering Box brace as a reinforcement for the standard mount and reduce as much as possible any lateral movement when the steering box is under stress..

Wow - what a difference it made in the steer and tracking of the CJ. The steering is crisp and the wandering has disappeared making for a more enjoyable driver. It would appear box move under normal driving loads most like cased by the over size tires.



This may be one of the better eighty bucks I've spent (RR Steering Support $60/Pitman arm $20)......

Garner

Hmmm. I am going to have to take a closer look at that setup.

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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2018, 10:09:11 AM »

Changed the oil....always the easiest thing I have to do on the Jeep.


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« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2018, 11:11:59 AM »

Driving the JKU back from FL. Man is it a much more comfortable Jeep to drive long distances than the CJ

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Dain

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« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2018, 11:44:56 AM »

Driving the JKU back from FL. Man is it a much more comfortable Jeep to drive long distances than the CJ

You know you could drive it into work every day, save gas $, and use the saved $ to fix the Scrambler...
« Last Edit: August 05, 2018, 12:26:08 PM by z4iken »

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« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2018, 12:24:23 PM »

Drove it with the top down for once! Dog gone rain.

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« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2018, 02:09:45 PM »

Driving the JKU back from FL. Man is it a much more comfortable Jeep to drive long distances than the CJ

You know you could drive it into work every day, save gas $, and use the saved $ to fix the Scrambler...

That is an option. But I prefer to drive the Scrambler, and it will be the vehicle my daughter drives while at college

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Dain

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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2018, 02:41:26 PM »

Took a friend on Peters Mill on Saturday on a solo run.  Initially planned on Flagpole but with all the rain and me being a solo Jeep decided Peters Mill a safer (but still fun outing with all the past rain), route.  Was not disappointed.

Encountered a single '18 Wangler and a group of 6 or so out of Hampton Roads.  Heard everyone was in Winchester?

I did manage to hurt the Jeep.  Everything seems tight and unbroken but the steering is terrible!  VERY spongy, wants to drift all over.  Possible bad steering box? or pitman arm?  Gues I'll have Pro Trucks or Big Snatch check it out Monday.

Still.........had lots of fun!

OH!  I forgot, I painted the front D-rings orange to match the "Mountain" decal on the hood.
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« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2018, 03:32:38 PM »

I vote big snatch. But get underneath with someone moving through steering back and forth and you'll usually be able to at least kinda see what the problem is

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« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2018, 07:36:22 PM »

I had the Cadillac horns fixed and rewired.  Seems a bad ground was causing the issue.  My "bad" Truck Lite fixed itself.  I'm hanging onto the single just in case.

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« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2018, 07:21:16 AM »

On Saturday, I filled it with two jockey boxes, two co2 tanks, four ice tubs, a 10x10 tent, bags of general stuff, and four kegs. Today I get to return and unload all of that stuff.

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« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2018, 07:35:35 AM »

On Saturday, I filled it with two jockey boxes, two co2 tanks, four ice tubs, a 10x10 tent, bags of general stuff, and four kegs. Today I get to return and unload all of that stuff.

Buffett concert?

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« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2018, 07:32:51 PM »

Did the timing belt and water pump on the diesel liberty over the weekend. Wasn’t as bad as I was expecting with it in the jeep still.


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« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2018, 07:23:24 AM »

On Saturday, I filled it with two jockey boxes, two co2 tanks, four ice tubs, a 10x10 tent, bags of general stuff, and four kegs. Today I get to return and unload all of that stuff.

Buffett concert?

Had to work the Lorton Workhouse Brewfest

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