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General Discussion / Re: Snow Run possible for Sunday January 5, 2014
« on: January 05, 2014, 12:52:16 pm »
It was a good day, only Ted and family and myself showed up,  we will try again next weekend snow fall at some significants

General Discussion / Re: Snow Run possible for Sunday January 5, 2014
« on: January 04, 2014, 09:41:01 pm »
That enough for me,  see you in the morning

General Discussion / Re: Snow Run possible for Sunday January 5, 2014
« on: January 04, 2014, 06:43:47 pm »
We got around 3" I have not heard any commitments yet so I'll go out to the deer lodge prepared to go at 8:30am and if no one shows up by 9:00 I'll bag it and go home and we will try again next time it snows.

General Discussion / Snow Run possible for Sunday January 5, 2014
« on: January 02, 2014, 09:38:22 pm »
The annual impromptu snow run from the Deer lodge in Mt. Holly to Pine Grove Furnace is possible for Sunday, January 5 2014.  Meeting at the Deer lodge at 8:30 am IF there interest and if there is a measurable amount of snow.

General Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« on: June 17, 2013, 10:39:42 pm »
yes we took the jeeps up to Bantam on a trailer thankfully,   I cleaned up a oil pan, replaced the blown motor mount and lower radiator hose today,  Tomorrow if the rain holds off I will either look for my spare front axle yoke or replace the oil pan.   Trying to get things put back together by the weekend if possible. 

General Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« on: June 16, 2013, 09:17:32 pm »
Well yesterday,  I  broke my CJ8 ..........a lot,  guiding at Bantam Jeep fest. 

Technical Advice and Questions / Re: Tires....
« on: February 08, 2013, 11:13:37 pm »
For  baseless opinions on tires,  bare with me.

I am big proponent of BFG MT but I like the original MT T/A wore the best for me I really prefer these as all around great jeep tires  Then they changed them[/i}  and came out the BFG MT KM,  Close enough you say but with this change I found that tread life was reduced and I started to experience sidewall failures as those side bitters the out west rock hound like so much would catch on something and ripe the side wall of the tire out (happened more than once)  Which brings me to the BFG MT KM2,  I have two of these,  as I have to save money to buy these expensive tires two at a time.  So far I like the older MT tread better,  the KM2 have loaded up on me which did not impress me at all,  The older KM1 on the front axle did not pack up!  They also seem louder,  but I am going to reserve complete judgment until I have all four and put some more mileage on them.  Now The BFG AT and AT KO,  Dad likes these a lot as a great all around tire,  its just not a sloppy mud tire. They are much better in the rain or ice though.  Now the others.  What did you think I got a kick back from BFG? here are some other tires I have tried.

I have used Mud kings in 235x75R15,  they were OK,  wore alright,  sidewalls were OK,  ripped one out and replaced all four.

Dunlap Mud Rovers,  Once upon a time in the late 1990s BMJA members got a GREAT deal on these but on one of the first trail rides of the year they gained the moniker of DUNFLAT spare rovers.  We experienced so many failures it was epidemic. 

My rubicon came with 245x75R16 good-a-year MTs,  I thought these were great for the first 10000 miles by 20100 miles they were bald enough to be dangerous on wet roads and LOUD on the highway.  They wore funny, and did I mention LOUD  I pulled them off at 24000 miles and I am very disappointed in that.  I replaced them with BFG MT KM 265x75R16  these lasted 48000 miles and still have a little life in them but not much,  I had one that need a patch that it. 

But with the tread change I swallowed my pride and went with Good-a-year again.  this time with 265x75R16 DURATRAC tires in Feb 2012.  So far I have been pleased with the wear and lack of noise they do respectable in the woods and are a LOT better than the goodyear MTR or even the BFG MT or MT KM1  BUT I lost my first sidewall on the highway in Sept, and the second tire had a sidewall failure in Nov.  This might have been a bad batch but the sidewalls look extremely thin.  I returned these tires to 4WD hardware who warrantied them both and replace them.  So I really can't complain about that other than the drive out to OH to return them.  (It was cheaper then shipping them back)  Great all around tire except sidewall strength.   

Just so we are clear here is the BFGs we have used.

BFG AT 12R15   yup the old school 1978 tires  88000 miles and still some life

BFG AT Ko  33x10.5R15  dads CJ6     still fairly new
BFG AT Ko  285x70R17  dad's new dodge,  to yearly  to tell
BKG MT KM1 Dads CJ6  255x85R16  lasted forever,  lots of life but dry rotted.
BFG MT KM1 30x9.5xR15  these are on my 1946 Cj2a,  I have not driven it enough to judge but they still hold air, got them in 2004.
BFG MT 35x12.5XR15  this is what came on my 1982 when I bout it,  they were worn out and soon replaced with the 33s
BFG MT TA  31x10.5R15 my 1981 CJ8,  lasted 86000 miles replaced them with another set. which I still run these have 38000 miles on them and are still 50%
BFG MT TA 33x12.5R15  on my 1982 Cj8  lasted 85000 miles replaced them with 35s
BFG MT KM1 35x12.5R15 40000 miles lots of life will 80% tread  but had two side wall failures and they are starting to dry rot and leak air.
BFG 33x12.5R15  these are Jen's old tires that I bought used to hold me over until I squirreled enough cash away for tires last winter,  the cops did not like them. 
BFG  MT KM2s  replaced two that had side wall failures with these,  remains to be seen
BFG 33x9.5R15s  why in the hell did they discontinue this size,  I had one as a spare from way back when and found three more used ones to maybe put on my 1981 to try out this summer. 

This has been my experience,  maybe that helps maybe it does not.   

I really had high hopes for these Duratracs but with those side wall failures,  I do not know, I guess I'll see if they come apart again other than that I could not be happier with them. 

The MTR, were so bad I will never have them on anything I own again.  20000 miles of life is just not worth it.

BFG,  has been good to us,  but I am not getting the life that I used to and that is very disappointing and  I am not crazy about the new KM2 tread pattern and the AT is not trail biased enough in my opinion for  a dual use trail jeep/ daily driver. 

PA Jeeps Club Events / Re: December Club Ride
« on: December 17, 2012, 07:44:14 pm »
No 1:1 scale Sherman tank  here,  but there are TWO with in 2 miles of me and I do build some scale models, I am working on a "blown up T62 and a sherman tank model right now in fact.   The build threads are here and here on scale model addict forum.

PA Jeeps Club Events / Re: December Club Ride
« on: December 16, 2012, 03:05:07 pm »
We got back at 23:00 last night after a "fun filled" fiasco of returning,  borrowing Mt. Zion's trailer and returning back up to RC then returning home again.  The Jeep is returning to Mt. Zion for some adjustments after the shake down trip.  It is the first time this jeep has actually crawled.  At least after I turned the idle speed down enough that the torque converter was not constantly locking up mid trip.  Just as the day was wrapping up one of the U joint caps let loose,  this popped the carrier bearing on the front drive shaft which also took out the transfer case shift linkage  looking around a LOT of fasteners were loose or missing.  Other than these minor annoyances the automatic transmission made a world of difference on the trail in this jeep.   Considering it still has the original heavy duty springs and manual steering, its a lot nicer than point and shoot method.

PA Jeeps Club Events / Re: December Club Ride
« on: December 14, 2012, 09:35:20 pm »
  Dad and I will be riding tomorrow,  test run for the new improved CJ6.

General Discussion / 4.2 to 4.0 motor swap information:
« on: November 08, 2012, 02:59:36 pm »
I am doing some leg work on a motor swap but I have some questions.    The jeep in question is a 1989 YJ wrangler with a carb 4.2 liter 258cid engine/automatic  it is stock, right down to the itty bity P215R15 tires and D35 rear end.    The motor locked up one week after purchase and it has been at a garage since.  The owners have sourced a 4.0 from a 1993 jeep (might be a wrangler or cherokee I do not know)  I also do not know if it is just the engine, engine with wiring harness, or a whole jeep. 

What do I need to make this swap work?  crank position sensor on the fly wheel or a vibration dampener sensor?

What about O2 sensors?   What are the wiring harness issues?

What about retaining the carb on the 4.0? will the carb intake bolt to the 4.0 head,  Cost is a factor here I am told.

Anyone know of a Running 4.2 available cheap,   I am trying to run down options and costs.   Thanks

Introductions / Re: Hello from Boiling Springs
« on: October 29, 2012, 09:19:28 pm »
Welcome to the club,  you are very close to me,  Look for a sorta annual impromptu snow run up Ridge road at or around the first major snow fall of the year.


Safety / On & Off The Trail / Re: Safety Class at rausch creek
« on: September 28, 2012, 02:48:16 pm »
Dad is intending to attend,  I will try.  Although we may have to bring a dodge truck instead of a jeep.   

Cj6 still at mountzion
red cj8 inspection is due by the 30 and its not ready yet
blue cj8 runs but its the only one right now
cj2a, as not run in years (correctly)
LJ rubicon will not start and I do not know why and have not had time the mess with it due to working 70 hour work weeks in 5 days.

PA Jeeps Club Events / Re: Appreciation Banquet Change
« on: September 17, 2012, 02:10:45 pm »
Carol and I will be there,   Dad we RSVP himself

NON PA Jeeps Events / OCT 13,14 2012, AAOA second clean up
« on: August 28, 2012, 01:27:11 am »
A public cleanup at the AOAA is scheduled for October 13 and 14th. Slowly but surely we are getting things done! Your help would be very much appreciated.
Mark your Calendar!

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