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#126 88Subi4x4

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:56 PM

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:18 AM

beefy.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:39 PM

This thing is sweet! Looks like a blast. I can't wait for some wheelin' pictures...

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:54 AM

I wish a had some wheeling pictures hopefully soon! :popcorn:

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:55 AM

Any ideas of what tires i should run i was thinking some 31x10.5 15s like all terrains when its on the street and some 31 swappers for off the road..... :grin:

i like these but they are a little expensive....
[IMG]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e174/speedo12_2008/mud-terrain-t-a-km.jpg[/IMG]

or..........

[IMG]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e174/speedo12_2008/bfg_mudterrain_ta_km2_ci2_l.jpg[/IMG]

And for wheeling.........:rolleyes:

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 01:47 AM

BFG all-terrains should be a lot cheaper than the MT's in the pic, but jezzus......a set of both those and swampers!$$?$$! I want your job, Reid!

Though I've never tried 'em, you can't go wrong with the SS's, so why not go cheap on the street tires? I run grabber AT's both on and off road, and they're ok for both.

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Been looking at these retreads too.........I don't like the AT's in that size, though.
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Hope that helps some,

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:11 AM

i wish i had a job.... haha Im a student its all good tho I would never buy them new! im just browsing maybe finding a good set of all terrains would be good for on and off the road! :banana:

yeah good idea i love swappers off the road tho......

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:30 AM

I have never liked the all-terrains that much, they are great for sand/dry dirt. But they aren't very good as soon as it gets wet. I have some that are about half tread on my Nissan that I off road with, even with welded front and rear diffs, it's very limited in the wet. However when it's dry the thing will go anywhere! At full tread they aren't that bad, but I like the mud terrains much better.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 12:42 AM

all terrains suck they are for sissys

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 12:43 AM

Just my opinion but really I would never ever go back again swampers for life

all terrains suck they are for sissys



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Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:29 PM

I would have to agree swampers are the best..... but not for on the road

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:57 PM

Big horns are good for the road but they tend to get a bit spendy...........

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:30 PM

i just bought a set of bfg km's (your first pic) on craigslist for $250 and i just got back from greenwater they do amazing in the snow i actually kept throwing ALL of the snow out of the flat spots when id do donuts


tires in action (they move the snow pretty good)



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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:42 AM

Just my opinion but really I would never ever go back again swampers for life


And they cost about the same or less than AT's

I would have to agree swampers are the best..... but not for on the road


With the car you're building, whats the concern with on road manners?!:rolleyes: Your not planning on running a swaybar are you? My car handles like a monster truck...:grin:

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:20 PM

And they cost about the same or less than AT's



Yeah, but they wear out VERY quickly. Less than 10k miles. (read: replace in a year if they are on a Daily Driver)

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:05 PM

Got the wiring figured out today!!!! now to get the heat working tomorrow because let me tell you it was cold driving it today in the snow :eek:
here is a crappy cell phone picture! :mad:

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#142 88Subi4x4

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:16 PM

And they cost about the same or less than AT's



With the car you're building, whats the concern with on road manners?!:rolleyes: Your not planning on running a swaybar are you? My car handles like a monster truck...:grin:


No i dont have a sway bar and it cruises around pretty good (alot better then i thought it would) I have a ton of bracing on it tho. I need it to drive decent on the road.... although I dont drive much I still like it be able to cruise up and down I-5! Mostly so I dont have to tow it to wheeling trips :grin:

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:51 PM

got it driving and working good! got the wiring done and my heat working! :banana:

some pics in Mt Vernon on way back up to bellingham!

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:46 PM

Just read the the thread.. what a great job on the project!! Man, thats a beast!! I hope some day my wagon will look half as buff as yours :)

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 12:29 AM

I cant get over how much power the EJ has compared to my old EA82 wagon! :banana: getting on the freeway is much more fun :grin:

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 10:33 PM

got it driving and working good! got the wiring done and my heat working! :banana:

some pics in Mt Vernon on way back up to bellingham!

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Thats right behind my house!!! did you stop by???

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:49 PM

I cant get over how much power the EJ has compared to my old EA82 wagon! :banana: getting on the freeway is much more fun :grin:


+1 on that! I almost think my car is too fast sometimes. I use my GPS as my speedometer and I think I can do somewhere in the 70mph range in 3rd gear gettin on it. I rarely put it into 5th it seems to be unnecessary.

#148 88Subi4x4

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 01:16 AM

Thats right behind my house!!! did you stop by???


Indeed Jeff I called you like 3 times and stopped at your house and no one was there.......:mad:

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 01:18 AM

+1 on that! I almost think my car is too fast sometimes. I use my GPS as my speedometer and I think I can do somewhere in the 70mph range in 3rd gear gettin on it. I rarely put it into 5th it seems to be unnecessary.


Yes i have 235/75 15s on it and i cruise down the freeway at like 70 ish in 5th turning like 2500 rpms its nice! gets me some good gas millage :banana:

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:27 PM

Indeed Jeff I called you like 3 times and stopped at your house and no one was there.......:mad:


That must have been Sunday right? That was a bad Saturday night/ sunday morning, I woke up around 3PM to find that my phone had vanished, you know those kinds of nights. I would have loved to had seen it bummer.......

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