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Big Tuna's "Building the Dub!"

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It's been a month since the last update, so I thought I'd throw out whats going on with the Jeep. The new fan clutch and Alt are holding nicely, but my tires have started to deteriorate to the point that I don't trust them on long trips. You can feel the bands starting to do their "death roll." New tires are on the way though, and should be an all around improvement from the Big O Big Foot A/Ts that I'm currently running. I'm also bumping up a size, from the stock 29" to a slightly beefier 30.6" BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain T/A. I feel that these tires should be a good transition from the 29" Big Foots, before going to an even larger tire when these ones expire. Since 99% of my time is still spent on road, I feel that these tires should be a good start. The Big Foots don't really do too well on or off road, walking around the road and howling at any speed, and at the point I finally started off-roading and exploring, they didn't really have enough tread left to be super effective. I guess only time will tell how the new tires do. I'll post pics soon!

 

EDIT: Well I was going to go 255/70/R16, but it looks like 265/70/R16s are gonna be way easier to acquire.

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Mounting 'em up

 

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And here they are!

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Pretty big difference between day one and now.

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Nice set of tires there.Do the 265s rub at all at full lock? I had 255.70.16s for a number of years and they rubbed a bit at full lock

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Nice set of tires there.Do the 265s rub at all at full lock? I had 255.70.16s for a number of years and they rubbed a bit at full lock

 

The do rub, but just barely. I could probably trim about 2mm off the bumper and it probably wouldn't rub anymore.

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I was going to do a post of my Tablet setup earlier, however my Phone's camera bugged out. Just got around to making a video yesterday, so here it is!

 

 

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I received something in the mail!

 

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I was going to go premium eventually anyway, so the certificate is a lovely added bonus. So, I wanted to say thanks! It will be put to good use.

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I received something in the mail!

 

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I was going to go premium eventually anyway, so the certificate is a lovely added bonus. So, I wanted to say thanks! It will be put to good use.

 

That's cool man! I hope you get around to using it. Nena is good people and she's always been very generous to the members of this club. Congratulations again!

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Well, today the weather has been in the double digits (only in the 80-90's), so I finally got around to moving the CB over to the passenger side. I finally got tired of bumping the CB unit whenever I got in or out of the Jeep.

 

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I tore apart an old cell phone vent mount, and hack sawed all the teeth off of it, and bolted the mic mount to it. This way I have somewhere to put the mic until I can get hold of some metal to fab up something more permanent.

 

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Coming soon: IRO 3" lift, or "How I taught the WJ to have better ground clearance."

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This is gonna be a fun weekend!

 

 

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This is gonna be a fun weekend!

 

looks like it's going to ride funny, only 3 coils there!

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