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  1. ScottofKSU

    Roger's Evolutions - 2012 2-Door JK

    Not much of an update, but I finally got some hood stickers that I could live with. I then learned a ton about applying decals in trying to get these on! LOL The install is far from perfect and the decals are not exactly what I wanted, but I was glad to get his name on him! I tried numerous...
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    Roger's Evolutions - 2012 2-Door JK

    I never for a minute forget that it is an incredible blessing that I have a wife that loves off-roading, camping, fishing, and is tolerant of me getting my "therapy" building stuff in the driveway and garage. Thanks for your kind comment! Have a fantastic Friday and a great weekend!
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    Roger's Evolutions - 2012 2-Door JK

    Thanks! After nearly 5 years of dating, I figured I had better put a ring on her finger or risk losing my spotter! 😂
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    Roger's Evolutions - 2012 2-Door JK

    Much of my time has been gobbled up lately with wedding prep as I took the plunge for the second time last Friday (6/10). Of course, Roger had to get in on the act!
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    Roger's Evolutions - 2012 2-Door JK

    Not a major update, but I added a hoist to my garage ceiling to remove the hardtop, installed the soft top I purchased for $100, and "restored" the soft top by giving it a thorough cleaning inside and out and then redyeing the exterior using Forever Black Black-Top Gel (link below). My original...
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    Roger's Evolutions - 2012 2-Door JK

    Good point! I have swapped out the front soft lines for hard lines. Thinking I will do the rear lines too before going further... The braking power is definately better now that the new pads have bedded in!
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    Roger's Evolutions - 2012 2-Door JK

    Got the Crown Big Brake Kit installed over the weekend! Props to Northridge 4X4 as they hooked me up with a steep discount on the kit. No surprises on the install. I learned more fully that our perceptions of brakes are twofold: 1) stopping power (i.e., how well do the brakes stop your Jeep)...
  8. ScottofKSU

    RCV or U-Joint?

    Country of origin seems to be the only difference except for the warranty. The Discovery Series has a 10 year warranty and the American Made series has a lifetime warranty. The way I see it, buying the American Made series for the premium they charge for it: 1) supports American labor and...
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    RCV or U-Joint?

    For what it is worth, I too would recommend u-joint axles over RCVs for the reasons stated (e.g., ability to do trail repairs). I am personally looking at Revolution Gear and Axle's American Made chromoly shafts. These axles come with a lifetime warranty against damage or breakage under ANY...
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    Cross caster

    Out of curiosity, what adjustable control arms did you go with?
  11. ScottofKSU

    Cross caster

    I have read about addressing this issue by ofsetting the front axle ever so slightly to the passenger side - like 1/2 an inch or less. When you say your axle is squared to an 1/8 inch; which way is it off (i.e., driver or passenger side)? If driver, this may help, if passenger, disregard.
  12. ScottofKSU

    Experiencing Moab for the first time

    I am looking at a run out to Moab for my families annual Halloween Wheeling Trip. This thread has been very helpful!
  13. ScottofKSU

    next ?

    Personally, I would suggest an American Made Core 4X4 adjustable bar... They can be purchased with Johnny Joints on both ends and are really beefy! I replaced two JKS adjustable bars with Core units after the lock nuts on both JKS bars I had on the Jeep after my lift became hopelessly frozen...
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    American made Jeep product manufacturer thread!

    Another one I love is Core 4x4! Also entirely American Made! Because of them, almost all the joints known to me on my JK have Johnny Joints (JJs) EXCEPT for the front upper control arms where they mount to the axle which have the pressed in rubber bushings that I have not found a good solution...
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    American made Jeep product manufacturer thread!

    Rock Hard 4X4 is an American based company out of Nebraska! Their parts are American made and assembled - versus the many companies that assemble their products in America from foreign made materials. https://www.rockhard4x4.com/aboutus.asp
  16. ScottofKSU

    Trail Recon...

    I don't know Brad (i.e., Trailrecon) personally, but I message back and forth with him from time to time. I will mention something to him... I fear that nothing can stop this issue, but it can hopefully at least be slowed... Seems our ranks (i.e., offroaders) have been infiltrated by folks who...
  17. ScottofKSU

    Tie Rod and Drag link upgrade?

    I inherited a Synergy tie-rod that the previous owner had ran for about 15k miles on 35s before including it in the axles and lift components I purchased from them. The joints were still rock solid, but one of the boots was damaged. I replaced the boots and have put another 10k on the tie rod...
  18. ScottofKSU

    These codes drive me nuts any OBD speccialist to help please

    I wonder if it could be a small short in the wiring... Simple test would be to "wiggle" the wiring for the TPS to see if that causes the codes to "pop". A more complex test would have you test that a constant 5 volts is being observed in the power wire to the TPS taking note when the voltage...
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    What was done to your rig this week?

    That 6.4 Hemi is a FANTASTIC engine! I am a "Chevy Guy" by birth, and, as much as it pains me to admit, this engine might be better than darn near anything I have ever driven that was made by the General... My wife recently purchased a 2021 Challenger Scat-Pack Widebody with this engine and it...
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    What did Brown Santa show up with today..

    Agreed! I have the Kindle versions downloaded to the devices I take off-roading with me. I used the Colorado Backroads book recently when we were exploring and wanted to go to Loch Lomond! The only issue I have found is that some trails have degraded since publication - the Loch Lomond trail...
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