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  2. I put together a 4 tire system using harbor freight remnants. I have a small air tank in the jeep. My observations. If you have a powerful air compressor then filling one tire at a time is not as efficient as filling more than one tire at a time. The valve stem is restrictive and the limiting factor. The air tank is helpful in two ways. The first is if you fill it up before stopping to air up, you have a bit of extra compressed air in the tank so it cuts a small bit of time for the overall airing up. The second is if you are airing up one tire at a time. The compressor will continue to run as you move from one tire to the next. So you can save a minute to ninety seconds on the overall time, depending on how long it takes you to move from tire to tire. If you have a 4 tire air up system the tank is much less effective. Yeah, it will help a bit if you fill it up before you start airing up but it doesn't provide the advantage of storing the air as you move from tire to tire with a single tire fill up system. I noticed with my setup that the tank pressure increased when I was airing up a single tire. It was never enough to get the compressor to shut off but it indicated to me that my compressor could pump more air than I could push past the tire stem. As the pressure increased the rate of build up in the tank decreased. So if you are using a smallish compressor then airing up all 4 tires at the same time probably won't save you much time.
  3. Thanks gents! I am thinking more in the line of convenience and what Ryan mentioned, saving my back & knees some extra wear and tear is not a bad thing. If I can save a couple of minutes that'd be a bonus.
  4. I'm happy with my 4 tire inflator set-up on the same Smittybilt 5.56 CFM compressor. Saves some time and my back from going and crouching tire to tire and lets me socialize while the Jeep does it's thing without needing to babysit the compressor. I'd estimate my total inflate time on 35s from 15psi to 35psi to be about 6-7 minutes, though I've never actually timed it.
  5. A friend of mine had a similar set up on his Jeep. He quit using it pretty quickly. He found it to be no faster than airing up one at a time and problematic. YMMV.
  6. I found something once I got my interwebs search syntax correct. Saving here for future use. Found this video, which lead me down the MORRFlate Rabbit hole. Found their MORRFlate Quad doo hickie. To use with a Smittybilt you need an adapter kit or a MORRFlate Extension Hose. The hoses have the proper fittings allegedly. If I go this route I can save my Smittybilt hoses etc. as a back up. Not sure why I never found this before but am glad I did now. I may go bougie here real soon. Good talk guys and gals, good talk!
  7. No real question here now, I may have hit pay dirt. See below.
  8. Yesterday
  9. I’ll take this item please if still available 8 ft, 10000 lb Vault Cargo tow/tree strap (30k break strength) - never used Thank you sir, Jim
  10. i'll take these items please: Bag of common trail repair 3.8L engine parts (hose, belt, tensioner, idle pulley) 3.8L fan control module thanks Woody!
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  12. Edit #1 20230130 1830 - added a few more items ===== Free to good home. Trying to make my wife happy and clean out the garage, and YOU can help! I have the following items that need a new home: Bag of common trail repair 3.8L engine parts (hose, belt, tensioner, idle pulley) 3.8L fan control module SuperChips programmer for 07-11 JK (will need to contact and pay for a reset from SC) Tailgate CB antenna mount, driver's side '07-18 (with cable) Third tail light for JK from the stock tire mount OEM replacement carpet clips (3) Radio antenna conversion kit to combine CB with AM/FM antenna for JK, supposedly can work for JL too Over rearview mirror CB mount for JK Rugged Ridge/Omix Ada replacement driver's side door hinge for JK. This is just the door component. Quadratec front and rear mud flaps for JK stock fenders JKS 0-2" lift front swaybar disconnects for JL or JT KC light rock guards (2) KC stocking (you Jeep deserves Christmas too!) Ok, even Yotas deserve some xmas love... Tailgate CB antenna mount, passenger's side '07-18 (bracket only) JK under front seat mounting bracket for air compressor, amplifier, or communications radios Does not fit JL or JT Set of 23 JK OEM acorn lug nuts (well used) Set of 20 JL/JT acorn M14 lug nuts plus three lock nuts with lock key Set of 25 7-spline M14x1.5 black lug nuts (fits JL or JT, not JK) Includes 2 lug keys Not a standard spline count, good for annoying both the tire shop and wheel thieves 8 ton Vault Cargo snatch block with grease bearing (good for UTV winches) - never used Not recommended for use with 10k or 12k winches 20 ft, 10000 lb Vault Cargo tow/tree strap (30k break strength) - never used 8 ft, 10000 lb Vault Cargo tow/tree strap (30k break strength) - never used My bad pack rat habits, possibly your gain. I hate to just toss it if anyone could use any of these parts and pieces
  13. after sounds better for sure, IMO anyway by the time i sold Lafawnduh, i was getting tired of the volume from the Flowmaster Delta Flow 50 with the immediate turn-down.
  14. It would have been fine if I was still 18. Back in the day, exhaust can never be too loud. I distinctly remember my old TJ, cutting the muffler off then running it for weeks open cat just dumped under the skid plate. I followed that up with a glasspack that was so long it basically was a joke. My last wj was still a full through exhaust but no muffler, honestly that sounded pretty decent from what I remember. My JKU went 1 year with a muffler before it was removed.. (I've never had to do emissions testing in my life btw lol) When the jeep was about a week from done, they called to let me know basically the muffler that was on the jeep wasn't going to work. We went back and forth a bit but I ultimately told them, hey let's not waste time on it, Ill order something up and just put a pipe in it for now to get to dump in the right spot so I can get home. Last weekend I finally got the magnaflow I ordered welded up and I'm quite pleased with the result. It has a nice deep idle tone that reminds you a V8 is under the hood but it doesn't scream down the road to remind you, your family and your neighbors of it. Before and after clips Before: https://i.imgur.com/g6RgmVl.mp4 After: https://i.imgur.com/KQrK7qG.mp4
  15. i got the front axle rotation dialed in. my only limiting factor for caster now (thanks to the locking hubs preventing highway vibes) is the operating angle on the front-most drive shaft u-joint. specifically the Neapco 1350 slip-yoke side of that joint claims a max of 20*. my first guess on length for the lower control arms put that joint about 21* at full axle droop (pinion was down ~3* and DS was at ~18*). it actually seemed to rotate without binding, but that didn't allow any room for bushings to compress, etc. ...so i shortened the lower arms a full turn to reduce that angle just a bit and called it good. i ended up with somewhere around 8.5* of caster at ride height, which really improved tracking on the freeway. i love how she drives now - without the vibration i keep going faster than i realize though!
  16. I get that privacy codes are the elegant and sexy solution, but do I want to mess with them? Not really..... I think just switching channels or frequencies if there is a lot of 'chatter' is easy and works almost as well.
  17. johnpa

    Death wabble

    Jeep To Offer Settlement On Wrangler, Gladiator "Death Wobble" Issue https://www.motor1.com/news/640604/jeep-settlement-wrangler-gladiator-death-wobble/
  18. "Vinal decal sores on the body indicating your lack of understanding about 'Jeep Things'" hahahahahaaaa
  19. I certainly get it about the learning curve. All our members are all "seniors”, but once the setting is done it never needs to be done again. A bigger complication we found was that folks with (non Midland hardware) have a little different programming process. The handheld units only need to be set to channel 41. Thats it.
  20. privacy codes are useful - but we have a lot of members that aren't even comfortable with how to set the correct frequency!
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