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46  Technical / Mechanical / Re: hydro assist on: March 12, 2009, 06:25:20 AM
If you use it, they will come.
47  Technical / Mechanical / Re: hydro assist on: March 11, 2009, 03:51:10 PM
Im a fan of whatever is the cheapest and most readily available for when it fails.  Maybe you can go redneck and add a couple of fittings in the ends of a steering stabilizer and make a self dampining hydro assist ram.  I bet it would work partialy at least once.  I also would want to be behind a solid wall for the first pressurization test.
48  Technical / Mechanical / Re: hydro assist on: March 09, 2009, 12:09:03 PM
Real men dont need power steering Grin.  The piston diameter is going to affect the performance more than the ram size.  The problem with the larger piston/ram is the amount of fluid you need to provide for its movment.  So you may have to add a larger reservoir to your pump.  If this is just an hydraulic assist ram I dont think you will be needing anything too butch.  Brent has a stock assist ram from a ford pickup on his CJ and Fred is running full hydraulic.  I would ask them their sizes for real world experience.   My guess woulg be the 1" would be fine as a steering assist ram.
49  General Category / General / Re: what would be a good tire width on: March 09, 2009, 06:14:11 AM
I would just go for the cheaper size.  My truck came stock with 265/75-16s and i went to 285/75-16s when the tires had to be replaced.  All I noticed from increasing width was a change in handeling characteristics and a drop in fuel milage.  The tread pattern of the tire is going to affect the offroad performance more than 1" of width would.
50  Technical / Suspension / Re: Link calculator on: February 27, 2009, 04:50:27 AM
Could you add the link to the Link calculator to save the hassel of trying to find one ourselves?
51  Technical / Mechanical / Lincoln Locker on: February 24, 2009, 05:21:40 AM
This is a good example of how not to create a lincoln locker.  Sometimes having the proper tools and talent doesnt make a difference.
52  General Category / General / Re: whispering pines on: February 18, 2009, 10:09:12 AM
Im not going to make it this weekend either.  Oh well.
53  General Category / General / Re: April Fools Ride in Harkan, KY on: February 18, 2009, 10:07:06 AM
Looks like they have some pretty good terrain.  Found this on u-tuby
54  General Category / General / Re: whispering pines on: February 09, 2009, 09:45:22 AM
They are having an event later this month that I may check out:

We are postponing the Winter Wonderland Off-Roading to Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 9 AM

15 pre-registered and we will have a meal for purchase

To pre-register, e-mail or call 315-946-6170

The price remains at $25 for vehicle/driver;

$5 per passenger 

Passengers 13 and under are FREE

Check out their website for more info:
55  General Category / General / Re: st patric day parade? on: February 05, 2009, 06:19:02 AM
We are going to do the parade this year.  Its March 14th in syracuse.  Mark B is heading it up so get ahold of him if you want to attend/participate.  We have 8 people bringing vehicles that were at our last meeing and would like to get several more from the club members who didnt attend.
56  General Category / General / Re: adding pics? on: December 09, 2008, 10:02:34 AM
I just added some picts today without too much hassel.  I have not been able to upload video files.  Is this something we cannot do with our gallery system?  Or are we restricted to a couple of types of video formats.
57  Technical / Mechanical / Re: Trans upgrade for '79 CJ5 on: December 01, 2008, 06:47:00 AM
As with anything, it depends on what you want do with the vehicle.  There are many perfectly fine stock transmissions that work well and should require little to no modification.  I think the best one that would be a drop in for the CJ5 would be a T176 4 speed transmission.  I had a T4 (4 speed) in my CJ7 but i blew out the reverse gear.  T5's (5 speed) seem to be weaker yet.  They are both fully aluminum cases.  If you want a transmission with a low first gear a T98 was stock but hard to find.  You can install a T18 with an adaptor (<$400) and have the low first gear and shortest adaptor length for that vehicle.  There is a ton of information on the web about the various transmission swaps.
58  Classifieds / Wanted / Wanted: My Mind on: November 21, 2008, 01:33:19 PM
I seem to have lost it Cry  It was last seen airing up the tires on the willys.  If you see it in a mud hole somewheres let me know. 
59  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: D35 Axleshaft on: June 04, 2008, 06:50:01 AM
The rear axle shafts for a cherokee and wrangler are the same length and are interchangable?  I just assumed that the cherokees axles were wider.
60  Classifieds / Wanted / D35 Axleshaft on: May 30, 2008, 07:58:09 AM
I have a friend that is looking for a left rear axleshaft out of a D35 for a 95 wranglers.  Anybody have one for sale or free?
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