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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #435 on: October 18, 2009, 07:57:53 am »
Charlie, I saw your jeep at Hoaks last wednesday. It looked awesome! The KM2's are on my wish list as well. The guys at Hoaks , In my humble opinion, are the best in the area,I've spent several paychecks there.       Ron
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #436 on: October 18, 2009, 08:56:39 am »
Ron, thank you very much. Considering the rig you wheel, it's a huge compliment.

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #437 on: October 18, 2009, 09:17:05 am »
BDS Upper adjustable controls arms. (Four)
BDS Lower fixed control arms rear. (Front previously installed)
BDS Stainless steel extended brake lines. (Four)
BDS Adjustable front track bar and relocation bracket.
BDS 9500 gas charged shocks.(Four)
BDS Rear tack bar relocation kit.
BDS Rear sway bar links.
BDS Rear lower shock mount extensions. (Two)
BDS 4.5" coil springs. (Four)
JKS 1.25" Body lift
Xenon 6" Flat fender flares. (Four)
Cragar Silver Soft Eight wheels, 15x8". (Five)
BF Goodrich 35x12.50x15"  KM2 Mud Terrain tires. (Five)

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #438 on: October 18, 2009, 10:22:59 am »
 ;D ;) ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #439 on: October 18, 2009, 05:15:06 pm »
Well that's about half my salary right there, Charlie!  It's a shame that Hoak's isn't listed on the stock exchange--I'd definitely buy in!  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #440 on: October 18, 2009, 10:01:59 pm »
I spent the day playing at Rausch Creek with some new friends and some old ones!  ;D

The little white YJ was the guide for the day. No carnage for the group. The worst thing was my distributor got a bit of water in it after going through one of the deep water holes. Quick fix, thanks to my navigator Andy!

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BTW: I really, really love my new Super Swamper SSR radials. Those tires were amazing in the mud and the wet rocks!  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #441 on: October 20, 2009, 12:54:37 pm »
Got my Rock Sliderz today!  By Crikey, they're HEAVY!  I think this is what they use on icebreaker ships in the North Atlantic!  ;D 
The real fun starts with the installation...
'88 XJ Limited:  4.5" ZONE lift, 32x11.5x15 BFG KM2s, JKS Quicker Discos, Kevin's Off Road rock rails.
'96 XJ Sport: 31x10.5 BFGs, 3" Rusty's lift.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #442 on: October 20, 2009, 01:15:29 pm »
BTW: I really, really love my new Super Swamper SSR radials. Those tires were amazing in the mud and the wet rocks!  ;D

Mike,

How are the road manners on those tires?  Do they handle well on wet/snowy pavement?  Noisy?  Reason I ask is that various people have steered me away from IROC tires since I do drive my jeep on the road and the tires seem to be a real pain to balance, etc.  Since those are radials, I didn't know if they are more well-mannered than the typical SS tire.
Chip Morgan

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #443 on: October 20, 2009, 07:44:32 pm »
Glass beaded and painted numerous bits and piece from the 47 Willys.   Than started to remove the tub off the 48 Willys in anticipation of beginning the sheet metal work . Trying to do something each day to keep the momentum going on this regardless of how Jenn tries to side track me with her rearend.  ;)
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #444 on: October 20, 2009, 08:02:48 pm »
Dave, good luck with that. ;)
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #445 on: October 20, 2009, 08:05:58 pm »
Preasure washed RC off the Jeep today. Pulled rear drums to do a brake job.

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #446 on: October 20, 2009, 08:13:40 pm »
Looked at it and smiled.  ;D

Came back later and adjusted the parking brake. :-\

Washed mine on Sunday, may get Matthew to detail it this week. He does great work but he's expensive.  :-\
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #447 on: October 20, 2009, 09:49:21 pm »
I agree Mike I love my SSR Swampers too ;D As far as the handling goes I run mine on "most of the trail rides" and they are mounted on my JK from Dec till April . I never had a problem with them in the snow or rain. You just got to drive the jeep knowing that you do not have a siped all terrain tire on when it is raining.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #448 on: October 20, 2009, 10:51:19 pm »
Looked at it and smiled.  ;D

Came back later and adjusted the parking brake. :-\

Washed mine on Sunday, may get Matthew to detail it this week. He does great work but he's expensive.  :-\

Tell him to do it for your birthday.  Then it'll be FREE!  ;D
'88 XJ Limited:  4.5" ZONE lift, 32x11.5x15 BFG KM2s, JKS Quicker Discos, Kevin's Off Road rock rails.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #449 on: October 21, 2009, 04:10:09 pm »
BTW: I really, really love my new Super Swamper SSR radials. Those tires were amazing in the mud and the wet rocks!  ;D
Mike,
How are the road manners on those tires?  Do they handle well on wet/snowy pavement?  Noisy?  Reason I ask is that various people have steered me away from IROC tires since I do drive my jeep on the road and the tires seem to be a real pain to balance, etc.  Since those are radials, I didn't know if they are more well-mannered than the typical SS tire.

Chip & Tuna have both asked about the TSL, Super Swamper, SSR, Radials. Canman posted his comments and I will add to them. Mine are the 31's but they measure out at about 31.75". The YJ is not my daily driver, so I can't comment on their "around town" handling. I run them up the interstate at 6o couple mph with no problems. I have had no problems with them on wet pavement. There is siping cut into the center 2 rows of tread which I believe really helps on pavement as well as wet rocks. I have not had them in the snow yet. I am actually surprised that they are not real noisy! I have all of the carpet and the drain plugs out of the YJ and expected them to be real noisy, but they aren't! They are amazing in the mud. They really dig in, and most importantly, they empty out real fast. We saw a buggy down in the quarry Sunday after all of that rain and his tires were loading up with that black coal mud. The SSR's tread must be designed in a way that cleans itself out, because we were traveling the same places that buggy did, including the hills with all of that nasty orange mud. So, there you have it! Two different ratings from 2 satisfied customers. BTW, there is real nice side wall protection on the SSR's too!
Mike
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'51 CJ3A: Restored Garage Queen
'83 CJ8 Scrambler: To Do List...
'93 YJ: 2.5" R.E. lift, 31" Swamper SSR's, Olympic Rock bumper, smashed Stainless exhaust, U-bolt skids, Warn M-8000 winch.
'08 Liberty: (wife's DD)