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ride172

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    Loveland CO
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    Jeeps, Snowboarding,

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  1. ride172

    questions about selling my jeeps

    I really like that old XJ. I would love to take a drive down a gravel road on a beautiful evening behind the wheel. Doesn't get any better than that. Well, maybe a little Earl Thomas Conley on the radio and a nice long doobie wouldn't hurt.
  2. ride172

    CC PowWow friday June 15th in Castle Rock, CO

    Those prices are crazy high for car rentals. I go through Enterprise in Longmont, Loveland, and Fort Collins, depending on who is the cheapest. I can usually get a car for around $15-$20/ day with unlimited miles. I do this to save fuel on long trips. Usually ends up being cheaper to rent car then use my XJ and get less than 15mpg. Twice I have rented a Tahoe from them for family vacations. $450 for a week in 2014 and we towed our boat with it to Lake Powell. There are deals out there.
  3. ride172

    Chrome Plating?

    21.... Never knew they existed. Now I want one. Looks like an old J- truck.
  4. ride172

    Bolt on SOA kit?

    http://www.rocky-road.com/jeep-comanche-lift-kit.html Here is a link. You have to scroll through some text and pictures. But you can buy the bolt on soa by itself. If I soa my 88 this is the route I would go. I have a MJ AMC 20 under it and I don't want to move the existing perches.
  5. ride172

    Bolt on SOA kit?

    Rocky road outfitters used to sell a bolt on soa kit. No welding needed. I know people love to bash on RRO. But I have bought some stuff from them and didn't have any problems and I got quality products. I have had their control arm drop kit on my XJ for like 7-8 years. No problems. Works great. Better design then Rough Country or Rubicon Express.
  6. ride172

    FYI 20% off ebay

    My truck uses solenoids operated by 12v power. There are two. They are wired to a three pole switch. It is a really simple setup. Flip the switch up. One solenoid opens, letting air into the cylinder, forcing the rod out. Flip the switch down and the other solenoid opens letting air into the other side of the cylinder, forcing the rod back into cylinder. I'm bad at describing things. If you were wanting to move a backup light, this might be overkill. It has over 900lbs of draw and thrust but only 6 inches of travel. A pneumatic cylinder would definitely work though. Here is a link to a cheap air solenoid. https://www.ebay.com/i/281757261725?chn=ps&ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F1%2F711-117182-37290-0%2F2%3Fmpre%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fi%252F281757261725%253Fchn%253Dps%26itemid%3D281757261725%26targetid%3D412886058163%26device%3Dm%26adtype%3Dpla%26googleloc%3D1026339%26poi%3D%26campaignid%3D1057489367%26adgroupid%3D54502292840%26rlsatarget%3Dpla-412886058163%26abcId%3D1133856%26merchantid%3D111910701%26gclid%3DEAIaIQobChMIqdTq_rvp2QIVQecbCh1gtwDqEAkYAyABEgJOpvD_BwE%26srcrot%3D711-117182-37290-0%26rvr_id%3D1465617131513 They also make spring return cylinders that only need one solenoid to work because air is only used in one direction if travel. The spring controls the other direction.
  7. ride172

    FYI 20% off ebay

    https://www.ebay.com/i/152341191765?chn=ps&ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F1%2F711-117182-37290-0%2F2%3Fmpre%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fi%252F152341191765%253Fchn%253Dps%26itemid%3D152341191765%26targetid%3D412951322144%26device%3Dm%26adtype%3Dpla%26googleloc%3D1026339%26poi%3D%26campaignid%3D1057491338%26adgroupid%3D53049245918%26rlsatarget%3Dpla-412951322144%26abcId%3D1133896%26merchantid%3D101719459%26gclid%3DEAIaIQobChMIwsO1mLvi2QIV27rACh1xPw37EAQYAiABEgJSE_D_BwE%26srcrot%3D711-117182-37290-0%26rvr_id%3D1462871129903 It allows to me to unlock the tailgate on my dump truck. My truck has a 12v switch in the dash that controls the solenoids to unlock or lock my tailgate using air pressure from my truck.
  8. ride172

    FYI 20% off ebay

    I ordered an air cylinder for the tailgate latch on my Kenworth through eBay yesterday. I paid full price because I didn't see this post until later in the afternoon. This is pretty typical in my life. Always missing out.
  9. ride172

    Looking for my old XJ

    2007........ Wasn't that right before cash for clunkers? Seems like I remember it being an Obama thing. I'm guessing your old XJ was traded in under that program.
  10. I was hoping to hear what 97 said to 96 during their "conversation".......... I couldn't resist. Merry Christmas everybody.
  11. ride172

    AMC20 rear disk conversion

    Both of the trucks involved with my swap were 4wd and both had factory suspension. The 86 worked out with the slip yoke pulling out of the TC about an inch more. But still had enough on the shaft to seal and cycle the suspension without pulling off. The 88 bottomed out. Measured the gap on the 86 to determine how much to have hacked off.
  12. ride172

    AMC20 rear disk conversion

    I swapped an amc20 from a 1986 mj with the 2.8l v6 and an auto into my 1988 mj with 4.0l and aw4. I didn't have to modify the driveshaft on the 86 that got d35 put back in it. But I did have to get an inch cut off the driveshaft on the 88 that received the 20. I did the swap for 4.10s. Surprisingly the 86 with the 2.8 was more pleasurable to drive with the 3.55s.
  13. ride172

    Comanche @ Comanche Drive & the Cherokee Reservation

    There is a Comanche Dr. in Fort Collins, CO. But they spelled it "Commanche".
  14. ride172

    Need help with big Cummins.

    There is no filter anywhere that I can see. I followed all the oil lines and I can't find anything. I could make $200 a day betting people it doesn't have one. A few mechanically inclined people have looked at it and they all walked away scratching heads. I am in NE right now but when I get home I'll load up some pics of the engine.
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