What did you do to your wheeler today?

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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby suffolklou » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:14 pm

Stainless Steel braided brake lines and replaced the brake fluid.
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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby Lud » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:24 pm

Almost have a shop to work on it.
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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby TJDave » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:19 pm

With this norovirus event going on, and economic uncertainty, I have scrubbed the idea of a Jeep Gladiator pickup to replace our truck and silver JK.
So, I made the 2 dr JK a little more flat tow friendly for our non-wheeling camping trips.

RVi3 supplimental braking system. Pretty neat deal that can be easily moved to another rig if I get one later. A tablet monitors the system, and allows brakes to be manually operated from inside the rv if needed. Came with emergency brake away switch, and fused 12v power source.
Then a Hopkins plug and play towed vehicle wiring harness. No more magnetic lights and routing the wire up front every trip. I also learned that a JK has a couple nifty places to run wires through the firewall without drilling new holes.

All done, and it all works just in time for 2 of my camping reservations to be cancelled!! Now I will be forced to do yard work out of sheer boredom.

My glass is half full, and I believe this thing will come to pass sooner than later. I hope everyone is staying safe at home, and working on their stuff.
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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby SPR » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:19 pm

Good call on on the JK mods and bailing on the jeepy truck thing.
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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby tobyw » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:05 am

I played motor!!

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Will get back to playing jungle gym in the next couple of weeks:

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Yep, I've wheeled one of those, too...
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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby SPR » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:27 pm

Neat project Toby. BTW, I still have that early 1990s 4.3 motor that you sold White Trash if you are interested in the TBI.
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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby tobyw » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:30 am

Thanks Steve. Are you thinking the entire engine or just the TBI setup? I might be interested in the whole thing for a different project, but this one is going to stay carbureted. As frustrating as they can be, it's fun to have something come alive with 2 wires :thu2:
Yep, I've wheeled one of those, too...

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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby SPR » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:01 pm

Toby it’s all available. Give me a call to talk... 947-1468
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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby tweeve » Thu May 18, 2023 4:14 pm

I just finished putting Mopar JL Performance Wipers on my JK.

Interior video of them in action
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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby tweeve » Sun May 28, 2023 10:31 pm

I finally got my new rugged ridge full-width bumper installed with the help of a friend. I also test-fitted the Winch.
Plan to install the winch next weekend. I also plan to move the license plate to below the fairlead. I am working with a friend who is going to mil some aluminum and create a couple of mounting plates that we can attach to the bumper.
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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby Roman » Mon May 29, 2023 10:47 am

Cool looking tow hooks

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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby tweeve » Sat Jun 03, 2023 7:58 pm

Got the winch mounted today. Talked to a friend who has access to a CNC Mill and we are going to create some aluminum blocks that I can place under the fairlead to move the license plate under it and allow the license plate to sit vertically. I don't really like how the license plate currently sits. it would be very easy currently for it to get ripped off.
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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby tweeve » Mon Jul 24, 2023 11:34 am

I got my new Method Racing Bead Grip wheels mounted today :D

I can't wait to test them out.
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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby Roman » Mon Jul 24, 2023 7:24 pm

Are those the wheels Dirt Lifestyle Nate was reviewing a while back?

Kind of a neat looking design!

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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby tweeve » Tue Jul 25, 2023 7:31 am

Maybe, I came across them when I started looking for an alternative to bead locks.
Saw a couple of youtube videos and one guy doing snow wheeling at 0psi with the bead grips.
I am going to need to take them out to Juniper one of these days and go down to 8 PSI.

What I like about them is that Les Swab or any tire place will mount them, as they can use the normal equipment to mount the tire and they are DOT approved for road use.

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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby TJDave » Fri Sep 22, 2023 5:20 pm

One new 37" tire mounted to replace the tire I destroyed at PUAM last weekend. :y Had the inside of the front tire patched over the plug repair we also did at PUAM. :y It was a bad tire weekend for me! :oops:
Then I loaded up my new factory replica steel winch bumper and headed to Dr. Scumby's shop. 8) They say on the forums that you can't have a winch mounted between the frame rails, and a frame mounted tow bar baseplate work together. Wrong! Seen it done on a friend's Gladiator. Out came the skinny wheel and some new holes and violla! Winch plate and Roadmaster base plate living together happily. And brown Santa just dropped off the new 10K winch. :woot:
Now to mount the winch, move the crooked driving lights, and put the bumper trim pieces on. I'll be ready to get stuck somewhere. :D

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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby Roman » Sat Sep 23, 2023 10:22 pm

Dave, that tire went out in a SPECTACULAR whoosh!

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Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

Postby TJDave » Wed Sep 27, 2023 11:43 am

Done for now.

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