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Title: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on March 29, 2019, 09:21:36 PM

April thread is coming up in a few days. I am fishing for suggestions. I wasnít going to offer any ZOR product this month. I am very interested in keeping this thread going. So again, please suggest away
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on March 30, 2019, 12:18:43 AM
Free picture of squeezes boobs this month!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: The PHLOOP on March 31, 2019, 09:54:33 PM
I have mine but no pic's of said squeezing.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: The PHLOOP on March 31, 2019, 09:57:10 PM
Besides, we would have to move this to the NSFW area.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on March 31, 2019, 10:08:09 PM
Free picture of squeezes boobs this month!

Hahaha!!


April thread is coming up in a few days. I am fishing for suggestions. I wasnít going to offer any ZOR product this month. I am very interested in keeping this thread going. So again, please suggest away

Are you asking for prize ideas outside of ZOR or topics?

What about some sort of spin on 20 questions style game? Why limit it to the calendar vs any other endpoint..
Had some beers so take with a salt of grain
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on March 31, 2019, 10:12:44 PM
Just checking to see if it can survive for a month without a game or contest or giveaway.  In the meantime I have to go close Marches Thread and randomly pick a post number.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 01, 2019, 04:08:40 AM
How about a signed glossy 8x10 of MY. Either way though we can survive. IMHO, the chance of winning something shouldn't be the sole reason people come here.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 01, 2019, 04:30:10 AM
Morning  looks like rain for the start of April
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 01, 2019, 05:38:42 AM
And the work week begins.  BOOOO
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 01, 2019, 05:54:40 AM
And the work week begins.  BOOOO
Yea I second that sentiment
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 01, 2019, 06:02:37 AM
How about a signed glossy 8x10 of MY. Either way though we can survive. IMHO, the chance of winning something shouldn't be the sole reason people come here.

Lol better be really glossy like sunglasses glossy.

I'll be posting a bunch next month when I get mine back and can get out there. Camper mods are going to start soon if anyone is interested I'll start a bs fishing wheeling camping thread
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 01, 2019, 06:28:49 AM
How about a signed glossy 8x10 of MY. Either way though we can survive. IMHO, the chance of winning something shouldn't be the sole reason people come here.

Lol better be really glossy like sunglasses glossy.
Maybe make it a glamour shot
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 01, 2019, 07:20:18 AM
Lol, April fools? I'm waving to Jeeps for my joke this year. Got two so far, lol.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 01, 2019, 07:23:39 AM
Today is the day I shave off my winter beard. We still may have wintery weather, but it's a leap of faith for me.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 01, 2019, 07:25:11 AM
Lol, April fools? I'm waving to Jeeps for my joke this year. Got two so far, lol.

 :-)rofl. That's great!
Good morning guys.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 01, 2019, 09:18:30 AM
Man is this day dragging.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 01, 2019, 09:59:18 AM
Trying to work outside in the cold again. Slowly warming up.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 01, 2019, 11:08:49 AM
It's snowing here again today. Was 50* yesterday.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 01, 2019, 11:58:39 AM
Sunny and mid-50s today here
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 01, 2019, 12:14:48 PM
Who's got waterproof seat covers in their rig?  I'm thinking about getting some. Stock seats currently.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 01, 2019, 01:43:27 PM
I do not
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 01, 2019, 02:29:17 PM
Going to make mine waterproof and dog proof, heh
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 01, 2019, 04:37:28 PM
It was so nice on Saturday now back to gray skies.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 01, 2019, 05:12:25 PM
Busy day for me today. I've been in the process of rebuilding my front knuckles and ran into a snag. Had to run down and see MY today. Always nice to see him. Got me fixed right up. So nice to be so close to ZOR. Thanks again MY much appreciated.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 01, 2019, 05:20:07 PM
Man I'd love to see what's going on over there and meet MY - I picture a candyland of amazing samis and parts and Mr oz style MY but hes not full of it like the movie lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 01, 2019, 05:50:27 PM
Feels weird running the woodstove after this past weekend. I was sure that was it for winter, heh.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 01, 2019, 06:05:27 PM
Man I'd love to see what's going on over there and meet MY - I picture a candyland of amazing samis and parts and Mr oz style MY but hes not full of it like the movie lol

Its pure Samurai porn I tell you. Just how you pictured it. Candyland is a good word for it.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 01, 2019, 06:11:15 PM
Who's got waterproof seat covers in their rig?  I'm thinking about getting some. Stock seats currently.

This guy has a sale going https://www.toyota-4runner.org/group-buys/270110-**wet-okole-group-buy**.html
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 01, 2019, 07:32:33 PM
mm samurai porn!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 01, 2019, 08:15:23 PM
Man I'd love to see what's going on over there and meet MY - I picture a candyland of amazing samis and parts and Mr oz style MY but hes not full of it like the movie lol

Its pure Samurai porn I tell you. Just how you pictured it. Candyland is a good word for it.

Reminds me of homer when he was floating around eating everything lol I was Simpsons crazy as a kid from tracey ulman till about 95 when I started to like boobs haha

Think tom....(sp) knows he one last month? What would you guys pick?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 01, 2019, 09:28:10 PM
Evening
Good day of hard work
Lots of stuff going on pallets
Lots of people ordering
Lots of parts lots of parts
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: GuyW/1i on April 01, 2019, 09:42:22 PM
Man I'd love to see what's going on over there and meet MY - I picture a candyland of amazing samis and parts and Mr oz style MY but hes not full of it like the movie lol

Its pure Samurai porn I tell you. Just how you pictured it. Candyland is a good word for it.

Reminds me of homer when he was floating around eating everything lol I was Simpsons crazy as a kid from tracey ulman till about 95 when I started to like boobs haha

Think tom....(sp) knows he one last month? What would you guys pick?

From March I would have picked the winch.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 01, 2019, 10:05:14 PM
Goodnight guys.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 01, 2019, 10:38:16 PM
Evening
Good day of hard work
Lots of stuff going on pallets
Lots of people ordering
Lots of parts lots of parts

USA
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 02, 2019, 03:46:35 AM
Morning more rain today, will be in the truck most of the day and dry.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 03:55:11 AM
Evening
Good day of hard work
Lots of stuff going on pallets
Lots of people ordering
Lots of parts lots of parts
That's awesome. Hopefully within the next week I will be adding to this.
Happy Tuesday yall!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 04:47:37 AM
Gloomy morning you can feel its gonna warm up soon
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: mkyhmltn on April 02, 2019, 05:02:08 AM
Happy new month
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 02, 2019, 05:28:20 AM
Another day another dollar.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 02, 2019, 05:34:28 AM
Man I'd love to see what's going on over there and meet MY - I picture a candyland of amazing samis and parts and Mr oz style MY but hes not full of it like the movie lol

Its pure Samurai porn I tell you. Just how you pictured it. Candyland is a good word for it.

Reminds me of homer when he was floating around eating everything lol I was Simpsons crazy as a kid from tracey ulman till about 95 when I started to like boobs haha

Think tom....(sp) knows he one last month? What would you guys pick?
I think I'd have picked the axel housing. Or maybe the cradle bundle. Also, good morning!! Simpsons was on the list of shows we weren't allowed to watch when Mom was around. Dad let us watch them all though, heh, including South Park. My mom was so pissed the year he bought The Christmas Poo plushes and put them in our stockings, lol. My youngest sister was like 5, she grew to not be able to sleep without that Poop, lol.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: BamaRob on April 02, 2019, 05:49:53 AM
Breathed a huge sigh of relief last night.  I recently completed my first two R&P installs in Samurai diffs.  I had a pair of 4.30 TracKick front diffs sitting in the shop for a couple years before finally working up the courage to do it.  I removed the 3.73 stock gears from my Samurai carriers and put the 4.30's in along with a mini spool in one and a Lockrite in the other.  Finally got around to putting gear oil in last night and drove it up the road.  I was so relieved they didn't explode! :-)  My final drive ratio is about as close to perfect as I think I can get on the highway, now (4.16 tcase, 4.30 diffs, 31x10.50x15).  I'm around 4100-4200 RPM @ 65 MPH, which is about as fast as I ever want to go (I've done 85@4700 in it before the gear swap - I have no desire to ever go that fast in it again).  I can easily hit 70-75 if needed, but I won't be cruising there.

I actually think these gears may be quieter than before.  But, I had the top and doors off, so it was tough to tell.  I played a little in the yard in 4L climbing a wood pile.  Experienced my first ratcheting locker "pop."  That'll take a little getting used to and I'm sure Amy will yell at me that I've broken something every time it happens.  I can't wait to get it on the trails!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 06:15:45 AM
So tired!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 06:27:11 AM
Breathed a huge sigh of relief last night.  I recently completed my first two R&P installs in Samurai diffs.  I had a pair of 4.30 TracKick front diffs sitting in the shop for a couple years before finally working up the courage to do it.  I removed the 3.73 stock gears from my Samurai carriers and put the 4.30's in along with a mini spool in one and a Lockrite in the other.  Finally got around to putting gear oil in last night and drove it up the road.  I was so relieved they didn't explode! :-)  My final drive ratio is about as close to perfect as I think I can get on the highway, now (4.16 tcase, 4.30 diffs, 31x10.50x15).  I'm around 4100-4200 RPM @ 65 MPH, which is about as fast as I ever want to go (I've done 85@4700 in it before the gear swap - I have no desire to ever go that fast in it again).  I can easily hit 70-75 if needed, but I won't be cruising there.

I actually think these gears may be quieter than before.  But, I had the top and doors off, so it was tough to tell.  I played a little in the yard in 4L climbing a wood pile.  Experienced my first ratcheting locker "pop."  That'll take a little getting used to and I'm sure Amy will yell at me that I've broken something every time it happens.  I can't wait to get it on the trails!
Sweet, nice work!!!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 06:37:44 AM
Breathed a huge sigh of relief last night.  I recently completed my first two R&P installs in Samurai diffs.  I had a pair of 4.30 TracKick front diffs sitting in the shop for a couple years before finally working up the courage to do it.  I removed the 3.73 stock gears from my Samurai carriers and put the 4.30's in along with a mini spool in one and a Lockrite in the other.  Finally got around to putting gear oil in last night and drove it up the road.  I was so relieved they didn't explode! :-)  My final drive ratio is about as close to perfect as I think I can get on the highway, now (4.16 tcase, 4.30 diffs, 31x10.50x15).  I'm around 4100-4200 RPM @ 65 MPH, which is about as fast as I ever want to go (I've done 85@4700 in it before the gear swap - I have no desire to ever go that fast in it again).  I can easily hit 70-75 if needed, but I won't be cruising there.

I actually think these gears may be quieter than before.  But, I had the top and doors off, so it was tough to tell.  I played a little in the yard in 4L climbing a wood pile.  Experienced my first ratcheting locker "pop."  That'll take a little getting used to and I'm sure Amy will yell at me that I've broken something every time it happens.  I can't wait to get it on the trails!

Swap your 4.3 with the 5.125 and that is my set up. That and I only have a locker in the rear (Spartan). When I first installed the locker that ratcheting really got to me. It is parked now but that nervousness continued to the last day I drove it. I hope I can repair it soon and get it on the road for the summer.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 06:50:29 AM
So tired!

What are you picking? Congrats!

I'd go hybrid swap from what I hear
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 06:57:03 AM
I'm going winch. If I go for the hybrid swap it will sit around for a long time. The winch I can put in right away.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 02, 2019, 07:07:26 AM
I'm going winch. If I go for the hybrid swap it will sit around for a long time. The winch I can put in right away.
Sweet! Post pictures when you are done!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 07:14:52 AM
I'm going winch. If I go for the hybrid swap it will sit around for a long time. The winch I can put in right away.
Sweet! Post pictures when you are done!
Will do. I need to remove the old winch I have. Maybe I'll put it on my DD truck, the old one, not the new one.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 02, 2019, 07:36:21 AM
Who's got waterproof seat covers in their rig?  I'm thinking about getting some. Stock seats currently.

This guy has a sale going https://www.toyota-4runner.org/group-buys/270110-**wet-okole-group-buy**.html

Gosh, I didn't think they'd be that expensive. With pockets behind the knees it was almost $300 w/o shipping and discount applied.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 07:37:13 AM
I would love waterproof seat covers.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 07:57:38 AM
I'd love a beer. Might make work less painful today; even if only slightly.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 07:57:42 AM
Who's got waterproof seat covers in their rig?  I'm thinking about getting some. Stock seats currently.

This guy has a sale going https://www.toyota-4runner.org/group-buys/270110-**wet-okole-group-buy**.html

Gosh, I didn't think they'd be that expensive. With pockets behind the knees it was almost $300 w/o shipping and discount applied.

Wow way more than I figured I didn't price them
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 08:00:44 AM
Ever been to the outdoor expo? People pay so much for that kind of stuff. Cost even doubles if it looks Tacti-cool.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 08:05:51 AM
Ever been to the outdoor expo? People pay so much for that kind of stuff. Cost even doubles if it looks Tacti-cool.

Lol overlanding style

Nice call with the winch
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 08:26:05 AM
Overland, not outdoor. You are correct.
I'm excited for the winch.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 02, 2019, 08:54:22 AM
Good day guys. Congratulations on the win tomtraubertsblues.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 08:57:57 AM
Thanks!
It's been nice out lately, went to the Grand Canyon and Lee's Ferry yesterday!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 02, 2019, 09:17:11 AM
You picked a beautiful day for it for sure.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 09:28:19 AM
Almost lunchtime here
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 02, 2019, 09:31:11 AM
Someone is selling a turbodiesel 1.6 VW on the local Craigslist; the price isn't too bad at $1700. I'm not really interested in diesel, but someone may.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 09:47:16 AM
Someone is selling a turbodiesel 1.6 VW on the local Craigslist; the price isn't too bad at $1700. I'm not really interested in diesel, but someone may.
If I were to do a swap that's the one I'd go for.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 09:55:23 AM
You picked a beautiful day for it for sure.
It was fantastic!!! The dogs loved it!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 11:28:14 AM
Another beautiful day here.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 02, 2019, 11:34:00 AM
You picked a beautiful day for it for sure.
It was fantastic!!! The dogs loved it!

Yup, yesterday was best day. Back to windy and chilly again.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 12:29:59 PM
You picked a beautiful day for it for sure.
It was fantastic!!! The dogs loved it!

Yup, yesterday was best day. Back to windy and chilly again.

Yup. So much wind in Doney!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 12:44:07 PM
yawn
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 12:46:09 PM
 :-)CG
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 02, 2019, 12:49:46 PM
You picked a beautiful day for it for sure.
It was fantastic!!! The dogs loved it!

Yup, yesterday was best day. Back to windy and chilly again.

Yup. So much wind in Doney!

You're in Doney!! Hell, the wind blows out there even on a good day lol.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 12:59:51 PM
I'm rubber you're glue
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 01:03:11 PM
You picked a beautiful day for it for sure.
It was fantastic!!! The dogs loved it!

Yup, yesterday was best day. Back to windy and chilly again.

Yup. So much wind in Doney!

You're in Doney!! Hell, the wind blows out there even on a good day lol.

Don't I know it! This will be my first windy season in the new place though. I hope I am shielded a little bit by the hills I am at the base of.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 01:15:57 PM
 blah blah blah blah blah blah
JK, now back to watching paint dry
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 01:21:37 PM
( | )
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 01:25:04 PM
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Whatís that supposed to be?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 02, 2019, 01:31:38 PM
You picked a beautiful day for it for sure.
It was fantastic!!! The dogs loved it!

Yup, yesterday was best day. Back to windy and chilly again.

Yup. So much wind in Doney!

You're in Doney!! Hell, the wind blows out there even on a good day lol.

Don't I know it! This will be my first windy season in the new place though. I hope I am shielded a little bit by the hills I am at the base of.

I hope you are too. I have a buddy that has been out there for several years. He told me he doesn't leave anything that he wants out in the yard unless it's pretty heavy of tied down. He once told me about getting up one morning to find a trampoline in his yard that didn't belong to him lol. I hope you're in a better spot than he is.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 01:58:52 PM
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Whatís that supposed to be?
vag
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 02:01:17 PM
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Whatís that supposed to be?

It is a butt :)


You picked a beautiful day for it for sure.
It was fantastic!!! The dogs loved it!

Yup, yesterday was best day. Back to windy and chilly again.

Yup. So much wind in Doney!

You're in Doney!! Hell, the wind blows out there even on a good day lol.

Don't I know it! This will be my first windy season in the new place though. I hope I am shielded a little bit by the hills I am at the base of.

I hope you are too. I have a buddy that has been out there for several years. He told me he doesn't leave anything that he wants out in the yard unless it's pretty heavy of tied down. He once told me about getting up one morning to find a trampoline in his yard that didn't belong to him lol. I hope you're in a better spot than he is.

I believe it. It gets crazy, the trees grow at an angle from all the wind.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 02:52:37 PM
Fancy sideways trees
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 02:57:46 PM
Couple of self portraits then sounds like
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 02:58:10 PM
 DTB
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 03:15:50 PM
Yabba Dabba Doo
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Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 03:20:52 PM
pad
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 03:22:05 PM
pad
You know thereís no giveaway right ?
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Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 03:26:28 PM
Couple of buried hatchet stouts down the hatch at this point. Dang theyíre delicious and nutritious.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 03:28:18 PM
Anybody have pics of killer cages on tin tops? I've scoured google but curious what people like
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 03:39:16 PM
pad
You know thereís no giveaway right ?

Yeah, Just thought it would be fun.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 03:40:47 PM
Anybody have pics of killer cages on tin tops? I've scoured google but curious what people like
As Iím sure youíre aware, cages serve a function and arenít for looks. If youíre serious about it Iíd suggest you take it to someone and have them go over options with you. I believe youíll want .120 DOM x 1.5Ē or 1.75Ē at the very least unless youíre just mall crawling then go with whatever ďlooks goodĒ with the knowledge that it wonít save your life in the event of a rollover.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 03:49:50 PM
Anybody have pics of killer cages on tin tops? I've scoured google but curious what people like
As Iím sure youíre aware, cages serve a function and arenít for looks. If youíre serious about it Iíd suggest you take it to someone and have them go over options with you. I believe youíll want .120 DOM x 1.5Ē or 1.75Ē at the very least unless youíre just mall crawling then go with whatever ďlooks goodĒ with the knowledge that it wonít save your life in the event of a rollover.

Functionality AND looks aren't mutually exclusive. I've seen nice cages that look cool and others that don't. I understand not sacrificing functionality for safety but no reason not to pursue both.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 03:56:13 PM
Troller poster, say what? Troller poster, woo hoo hoo hoo.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 04:01:41 PM
Anybody have pics of killer cages on tin tops? I've scoured google but curious what people like
As Iím sure youíre aware, cages serve a function and arenít for looks. If youíre serious about it Iíd suggest you take it to someone and have them go over options with you. I believe youíll want .120 DOM x 1.5Ē or 1.75Ē at the very least unless youíre just mall crawling then go with whatever ďlooks goodĒ with the knowledge that it wonít save your life in the event of a rollover.

It will be beefy - he was hired for safety but I have options. Here's his most recent but it's on Toyota axles with a giant gong style stinger lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 02, 2019, 04:11:05 PM
You offered something constructive?! TROLL!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 04:46:41 PM
You offered something constructive?! TROLL!
Yea I did in fact, unlike you!

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, just watch him type.

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, heís nothing but hype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 02, 2019, 04:49:01 PM
the sun came out in the afternoon not to bad of a day.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 05:05:53 PM
the sun came out in the afternoon not to bad of a day.
Whatís your average temps this time of year?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 05:09:25 PM
You offered something constructive?! TROLL!

I dont know who's who anymore lol is it bad internet to use real first names?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 05:19:04 PM
You offered something constructive?! TROLL!
Yea I did in fact, unlike you!

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, just watch him type.

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, heís nothing but hype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hes got a free winch depending how you value posting time but probably a good investment...

My wife keeps asking if work is ok when I'm posting lol. It's a trap obviously to make me admit I'm ignoring the kids to post. Hard to justify with no relevant knowledge or prize at the end

... feel like Schiff about now!

Had to I really do
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 05:21:51 PM
You offered something constructive?! TROLL!
Yea I did in fact, unlike you!

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, just watch him type.

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, heís nothing but hype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hes got a free winch depending how you value posting time but probably a good investment...

My wife keeps asking if work is ok when I'm posting lol. It's a trap obviously to make me admit I'm ignoring the kids to post. Hard to justify with no relevant knowledge or prize at the end

... feel like Schiff about now!

Had to I really do
Nah man; good on him....IDC. Really just boils down to some loudmouth who always has something to say just for the sake of hearing themselves.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 05:31:39 PM
You offered something constructive?! TROLL!
Yea I did in fact, unlike you!

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, just watch him type.

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, heís nothing but hype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hes got a free winch depending how you value posting time but probably a good investment...

My wife keeps asking if work is ok when I'm posting lol. It's a trap obviously to make me admit I'm ignoring the kids to post. Hard to justify with no relevant knowledge or prize at the end

... feel like Schiff about now!

Had to I really do
Nah man; good on him....IDC. Really just boils down to some loudmouth who always has something to say just for the sake of hearing themselves.

ZOR has me posting like its worthwhile (I'm predicted on plain sight a surprise prize) I have been conditioned and have drunk the koolaid



So cmon I wasted a ton on 4x4s before I should have and never come out ahead after selling because I wasn't at a point to have something to wheel and drive.  Long story how I got mine but it's not going anywhere till I'm underground or some hipster offers me some dumb amount lol. Happened with a vw we had. Sold it for peanuts out of necessity and 7 years later I'd pay 2.5x what it sold for.  Crazy how time/money/outlook((lack of uncertainty)(most important)) makes a difference

OR

Here's a video of my wife and I in our younger years spending about 4-5 weeks in a westy my dad friend sold us for 2k!  He took payments over 16 months and we ran out of gas and dollars. Best decision I made

https://youtu.be/Jmqm-Mt4eYY
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 02, 2019, 05:54:40 PM
Sold my grandfathers John Deere lawn tractor today, going to miss the machine, nice little rig.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 05:56:23 PM
You offered something constructive?! TROLL!
Yea I did in fact, unlike you!

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, just watch him type.

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, heís nothing but hype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hes got a free winch depending how you value posting time but probably a good investment...

My wife keeps asking if work is ok when I'm posting lol. It's a trap obviously to make me admit I'm ignoring the kids to post. Hard to justify with no relevant knowledge or prize at the end

... feel like Schiff about now!

Had to I really do
Nah man; good on him....IDC. Really just boils down to some loudmouth who always has something to say just for the sake of hearing themselves.

ZOR has me posting like its worthwhile (I'm predicted on plain sight a surprise prize) I have been conditioned and have drunk the koolaid



So cmon I wasted a ton on 4x4s before I should have and never come out ahead after selling because I wasn't at a point to have something to wheel and drive.  Long story how I got mine but it's not going anywhere till I'm underground or some hipster offers me some dumb amount lol. Happened with a vw we had. Sold it for peanuts out of necessity and 7 years later I'd pay 2.5x what it sold for.  Crazy how time/money/outlook((lack of uncertainty)(most important)) makes a difference

OR

Here's a video of my wife and I in our younger years spending about 4-5 weeks in a westy my dad friend sold us for 2k!  He took payments over 16 months and we ran out of gas and dollars. Best decision I made

https://youtu.be/Jmqm-Mt4eYY
My samurai is my first vehicle. Got it WAY back a few years before I even had my license to drive. After getting my license I got to drive her for a few years before the incident and itís been stored since. If anyone has perused the forum they know my story. Just finally glad to be in a position to get her running again hopefully. Mine will be with me until the day I die and then my kids have strict instructions to never part with her or else theyíll have some splainin to do.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 06:23:48 PM
Sold my grandfathers John Deere lawn tractor today, going to miss the machine, nice little rig.

Very early on for me my grandpa lived for his JD pics coming.  He had a barn full of nuts and bolts and I now understand why he smiled when it crapped out lol

You offered something constructive?! TROLL!
Yea I did in fact, unlike you!

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, just watch him type.

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, heís nothing but hype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hes got a free winch depending how you value posting time but probably a good investment...

My wife keeps asking if work is ok when I'm posting lol. It's a trap obviously to make me admit I'm ignoring the kids to post. Hard to justify with no relevant knowledge or prize at the end

... feel like Schiff about now!

Had to I really do
Nah man; good on him....IDC. Really just boils down to some loudmouth who always has something to say just for the sake of hearing themselves.

ZOR has me posting like its worthwhile (I'm predicted on plain sight a surprise prize) I have been conditioned and have drunk the koolaid



So cmon I wasted a ton on 4x4s before I should have and never come out ahead after selling because I wasn't at a point to have something to wheel and drive.  Long story how I got mine but it's not going anywhere till I'm underground or some hipster offers me some dumb amount lol. Happened with a vw we had. Sold it for peanuts out of necessity and 7 years later I'd pay 2.5x what it sold for.  Crazy how time/money/outlook((lack of uncertainty)(most important)) makes a difference

OR

Here's a video of my wife and I in our younger years spending about 4-5 weeks in a westy my dad friend sold us for 2k!  He took payments over 16 months and we ran out of gas and dollars. Best decision I made

https://youtu.be/Jmqm-Mt4eYY
My samurai is my first vehicle. Got it WAY back a few years before I even had my license to drive. After getting my license I got to drive her for a few years before the incident and itís been stored since. If anyone has perused the forum they know my story. Just finally glad to be in a position to get her running again hopefully. Mine will be with me until the day I die and then my kids have strict instructions to never part with her or else theyíll have some splainin to do.

Your story kicks ass I've read the beginning - it's crazy how we view both experiences and stuff based on how they modded our brains.  I still have a secret soft spot for a white and navy early bronco with no rear axle I drooled over at 14 lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 02, 2019, 06:33:36 PM
Sold my grandfathers John Deere lawn tractor today, going to miss the machine, nice little rig.
Yea donít know if I couldíve done that.
You offered something constructive?! TROLL!
Yea I did in fact, unlike you!

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, just watch him type.

tomtraubertsblues the troller poster baby baby, heís nothing but hype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hes got a free winch depending how you value posting time but probably a good investment...

My wife keeps asking if work is ok when I'm posting lol. It's a trap obviously to make me admit I'm ignoring the kids to post. Hard to justify with no relevant knowledge or prize at the end

... feel like Schiff about now!

Had to I really do
Nah man; good on him....IDC. Really just boils down to some loudmouth who always has something to say just for the sake of hearing themselves.

ZOR has me posting like its worthwhile (I'm predicted on plain sight a surprise prize) I have been conditioned and have drunk the koolaid



So cmon I wasted a ton on 4x4s before I should have and never come out ahead after selling because I wasn't at a point to have something to wheel and drive.  Long story how I got mine but it's not going anywhere till I'm underground or some hipster offers me some dumb amount lol. Happened with a vw we had. Sold it for peanuts out of necessity and 7 years later I'd pay 2.5x what it sold for.  Crazy how time/money/outlook((lack of uncertainty)(most important)) makes a difference

OR

Here's a video of my wife and I in our younger years spending about 4-5 weeks in a westy my dad friend sold us for 2k!  He took payments over 16 months and we ran out of gas and dollars. Best decision I made

https://youtu.be/Jmqm-Mt4eYY
My samurai is my first vehicle. Got it WAY back a few years before I even had my license to drive. After getting my license I got to drive her for a few years before the incident and itís been stored since. If anyone has perused the forum they know my story. Just finally glad to be in a position to get her running again hopefully. Mine will be with me until the day I die and then my kids have strict instructions to never part with her or else theyíll have some splainin to do.

Your story kicks ass I've read the beginning - it's crazy how we view both experiences and stuff based on how they modded our brains.  I still have a secret soft spot for a white and navy early bronco with no rear axle I drooled over at 14 lol
I love early broncos too and would be stoked to own one. That and my dad had an international harvester which for me is just a notch above. When I was a kid I can remember standing up on the bench seat while riding around the ranch and doing chores.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 02, 2019, 06:33:39 PM
It was hard to focus on work today.  I was distracted by samurai thoughts.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 02, 2019, 06:59:56 PM
Hello, heading back to work again, maybe Iíll have time to participate this month. Maybe I should read more... are there any rules for April?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 02, 2019, 07:15:57 PM
way to awake for bed time.  1500 coffee is always a bad plan.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 07:54:20 PM
IH Scours are cool but rust buckets here
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Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 02, 2019, 09:36:25 PM
Was this a factory paint scheme? I like it
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Post by: riverhawk on April 03, 2019, 04:42:43 AM
Morning. the high temp should be in the mid 60's
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: BamaRob on April 03, 2019, 05:22:30 AM
Breathed a huge sigh of relief last night.  I recently completed my first two R&P installs in Samurai diffs.  I had a pair of 4.30 TracKick front diffs sitting in the shop for a couple years before finally working up the courage to do it.  I removed the 3.73 stock gears from my Samurai carriers and put the 4.30's in along with a mini spool in one and a Lockrite in the other.  Finally got around to putting gear oil in last night and drove it up the road.  I was so relieved they didn't explode! :-)  My final drive ratio is about as close to perfect as I think I can get on the highway, now (4.16 tcase, 4.30 diffs, 31x10.50x15).  I'm around 4100-4200 RPM @ 65 MPH, which is about as fast as I ever want to go (I've done 85@4700 in it before the gear swap - I have no desire to ever go that fast in it again).  I can easily hit 70-75 if needed, but I won't be cruising there.

I actually think these gears may be quieter than before.  But, I had the top and doors off, so it was tough to tell.  I played a little in the yard in 4L climbing a wood pile.  Experienced my first ratcheting locker "pop."  That'll take a little getting used to and I'm sure Amy will yell at me that I've broken something every time it happens.  I can't wait to get it on the trails!

Swap your 4.3 with the 5.125 and that is my set up. That and I only have a locker in the rear (Spartan). When I first installed the locker that ratcheting really got to me. It is parked now but that nervousness continued to the last day I drove it. I hope I can repair it soon and get it on the road for the summer.

I've been running a mini spool in the rear for several years, now.  So, I'm accustomed to the tire chirping and the puzzled looks in parking lots. :-)  The Lockrite up front is new for me and I'm REALLY appreciating my power steering.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: mkyhmltn on April 03, 2019, 05:29:44 AM
I love making tight turns at the gas station with my spool.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 03, 2019, 05:39:16 AM
Was this a factory paint scheme? I like it
Not sure about if factory or not but very nice looking.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 03, 2019, 06:03:05 AM
Me too reminds me of a pair of shoes I have
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 03, 2019, 06:12:38 AM
Breathed a huge sigh of relief last night.  I recently completed my first two R&P installs in Samurai diffs.  I had a pair of 4.30 TracKick front diffs sitting in the shop for a couple years before finally working up the courage to do it.  I removed the 3.73 stock gears from my Samurai carriers and put the 4.30's in along with a mini spool in one and a Lockrite in the other.  Finally got around to putting gear oil in last night and drove it up the road.  I was so relieved they didn't explode! :-)  My final drive ratio is about as close to perfect as I think I can get on the highway, now (4.16 tcase, 4.30 diffs, 31x10.50x15).  I'm around 4100-4200 RPM @ 65 MPH, which is about as fast as I ever want to go (I've done 85@4700 in it before the gear swap - I have no desire to ever go that fast in it again).  I can easily hit 70-75 if needed, but I won't be cruising there.

I actually think these gears may be quieter than before.  But, I had the top and doors off, so it was tough to tell.  I played a little in the yard in 4L climbing a wood pile.  Experienced my first ratcheting locker "pop."  That'll take a little getting used to and I'm sure Amy will yell at me that I've broken something every time it happens.  I can't wait to get it on the trails!

Swap your 4.3 with the 5.125 and that is my set up. That and I only have a locker in the rear (Spartan). When I first installed the locker that ratcheting really got to me. It is parked now but that nervousness continued to the last day I drove it. I hope I can repair it soon and get it on the road for the summer.

I've been running a mini spool in the rear for several years, now.  So, I'm accustomed to the tire chirping and the puzzled looks in parking lots. :-)  The Lockrite up front is new for me and I'm REALLY appreciating my power steering.

The power steering makes a HUGE difference! I love it.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 03, 2019, 06:16:42 AM
Itís snowing
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 03, 2019, 06:23:55 AM
Itís snowing

Woke up to a bit of ice here this morning. I wasn't expecting that.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 03, 2019, 06:36:32 AM
I have factory AC so don't think I can have power steering. Anyone know of a PS solution that'll work with factory AC?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: GuyW/1i on April 03, 2019, 06:40:00 AM
I don't have AC or power steering. Does the power steering make that much of a difference? I haven't taken mine off road much yet but I don't think about the lack of power steering when I drive.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 03, 2019, 06:52:48 AM
I don't have AC or power steering. Does the power steering make that much of a difference? I haven't taken mine off road much yet but I don't think about the lack of power steering when I drive.

Depends on your set up. It makes a huge difference for me. I had to change my ps belt and left it off for a bit just to drive it around and test the difference. It was astounding. So many mods on my samurai I did before  I got it road worthy after sitting so I don't have any real point of comparison. I wanted to remedy that with the PS.
I am running 31's btw.

From what I know there is no way to easily run AC and PS in the sami. I'm sure someone has made it happen but it would have to be a bit of fabrication work.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 03, 2019, 06:58:17 AM
Power steering is on my radar after all these break fixes. With a few minor adjustments, the Civic radiator fits, I just have to solve the puzzle of the upper radiator hose at O'Reilly's today. Like my map? Heh, traced the exact space onto some vinyl scrap, the stuff you use to insulate doors and windows in the winter.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 03, 2019, 08:38:31 AM
I've got factory A/C in my soft top, too.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 03, 2019, 09:03:09 AM
What about electric power steering and ac?

http://www.zuksoffroad.net/forum/index.php?topic=2236.msg105026#msg105026
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 03, 2019, 09:06:47 AM
I've got factory A/C in my soft top, too.

and PS?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 03, 2019, 09:08:43 AM
No PS. I'm strongly leaning toward electric PS when I need it. That's too far down the list of upgrades to worry about right now.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 03, 2019, 09:12:36 AM
The only thoughts I gave to putting an AC in my rig was to use it for an on board air compressor.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 03, 2019, 10:58:04 AM
I love love love my AC. It had leaked all the Freon out by the time I got the Samurai so it obviously wouldn't turn on. I disassembled the entire system and flushed out, new o rings and new dryer and converted it and it works pretty damn well imho.

I've been keeping an eye on the electronic power steering front myself.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 03, 2019, 11:20:26 AM
I love love love my AC. It had leaked all the Freon out by the time I got the Samurai so it obviously wouldn't turn on. I disassembled the entire system and flushed out, new o rings and new dryer and converted it and it works pretty damn well imho.

I've been keeping an eye on the electronic power steering front myself.


I need to replace my pump as it is leaking. But I just have stock sidekick PS in my Sami. It seems plenty for my 31's.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 03, 2019, 12:54:29 PM
AC + PS for the win. Will have to research the electronic PS to see if thatís a route I want to take with mine.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 03, 2019, 01:01:08 PM
Has anyone used the AC in a on-board air system?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 03, 2019, 01:23:47 PM
Posting for fun
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 03, 2019, 02:35:51 PM
I have all the parts to put in power steering. Samurai is going in the garage after I put one more atv back together, I managed to get one finished while I was home and the other apart so I could order parts. Progress is slow but Iím looking forward to one hand steering so I donít have to put down my beer.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 03, 2019, 02:55:14 PM
I have all the parts to put in power steering. Samurai is going in the garage after I put one more atv back together, I managed to get one finished while I was home and the other apart so I could order parts. Progress is slow but Iím looking forward to one hand steering so I donít have to put down my beer.

Good to not put down beer as there is no cup holders :)
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: curtisflip on April 03, 2019, 03:32:12 PM
I love love love my AC. It had leaked all the Freon out by the time I got the Samurai so it obviously wouldn't turn on. I disassembled the entire system and flushed out, new o rings and new dryer and converted it and it works pretty damn well imho.

I've been keeping an eye on the electronic power steering front myself.

With AC you'll have to mount the eps motor under the dash. I discovered this after I did my EPS on the bottom steering shaft and then went to put in AC as on board air that the two were trying to be in the same spot.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 03, 2019, 04:02:58 PM
I love love love my AC. It had leaked all the Freon out by the time I got the Samurai so it obviously wouldn't turn on. I disassembled the entire system and flushed out, new o rings and new dryer and converted it and it works pretty damn well imho.

I've been keeping an eye on the electronic power steering front myself.

With AC you'll have to mount the eps motor under the dash. I discovered this after I did my EPS on the bottom steering shaft and then went to put in AC as on board air that the two were trying to be in the same spot.

I never considered EPS... I wonder if I should keep my donor vehicles AC compressor just in case I switch to EPS and us the compressor as onboard air.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 03, 2019, 04:13:15 PM
Posting cuz I want to
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 03, 2019, 05:11:54 PM
How is electric ps beneficial or a drawback?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 03, 2019, 05:16:44 PM
I love love love my AC. It had leaked all the Freon out by the time I got the Samurai so it obviously wouldn't turn on. I disassembled the entire system and flushed out, new o rings and new dryer and converted it and it works pretty damn well imho.

I've been keeping an eye on the electronic power steering front myself.

With AC you'll have to mount the eps motor under the dash. I discovered this after I did my EPS on the bottom steering shaft and then went to put in AC as on board air that the two were trying to be in the same spot.

Yeah I already had figured that. Not only do I have AC down there I also have a turbo so I'm getting more than the usual exhaust heat to the steering shaft area.

Thanks for jumping in on this curtisflip. With your experience with the eps do you think I would encounter any problems with this set up and the extra heat I'm generating from the turbo log?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 03, 2019, 05:29:58 PM
How is electric ps beneficial or a drawback?

Curtisflip could answer this for you better than me since he runs esp. But, in my limited research I haven't really seen much of a downside and as for benefits, it's a way to have power steering and keep my AC.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 03, 2019, 06:20:29 PM
Finished my 92-00 Civic radiator and electric fan swap. Both are by Mishimoto, chose them because they lifetime guarantee their products... maybe also the peinguin, lol, just kidding. Ended up having to do very little modifications to the stock mounts, but I did have to replace the top and bottom hose and drill the flange mount's holes a little further down to match up.. So far so good in doing it's job. I also flushed the system and decided to try their coolant too. It's one of the only nontoxic ones I've ever seen, (bottle is funny, they ask you to please not drink it) and after being sprayed so many times and worried my dog was going to eventually get some, it was worth it. I can't wait for the next nice day to clean all that previous piss out of my engine bay, and to stop having my radiator break every single year in Feburary. I need a fuse box, lol. Pictures didn't work... just the one. Maybe next post
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 03, 2019, 06:44:52 PM
Finished my 92-00 Civic radiator and electric fan swap. Both are by Mishimoto, chose them because they lifetime guarantee their products... maybe also the peinguin, lol, just kidding. Ended up having to do very little modifications to the stock mounts, but I did have to replace the top and bottom hose and drill the flange mount's holes a little further down to match up.. So far so good in doing it's job. I also flushed the system and decided to try their coolant too. It's one of the only nontoxic ones I've ever seen, (bottle is funny, they ask you to please not drink it) and after being sprayed so many times and worried my dog was going to eventually get some, it was worth it. I can't wait for the next nice day to clean all that previous piss out of my engine bay, and to stop having my radiator break every single year in Feburary. I need a fuse box, lol. Pictures didn't work... just the one. Maybe next post
Nice.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 03, 2019, 07:04:41 PM
Looks good.   Whatís the port on the top for?
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Post by: shawnevans77 on April 03, 2019, 07:06:25 PM
That radiator and electric fan set up sure does look nice in there.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 03, 2019, 07:19:47 PM
That looks great ZukieRen. You do some clean work.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 03, 2019, 08:04:19 PM
How is electric ps beneficial or a drawback?

Curtisflip could answer this for you better than me since he runs esp. But, in my limited research I haven't really seen much of a downside and as for benefits, it's a way to have power steering and keep my AC.

Nice! Who else is running this on a 1.3?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 03, 2019, 10:51:03 PM
Slow night at work. I have researched everything I was wondering about while I was home already. I need a radiator for my 1.6 diesel samurai. maybe in the next 5 years, when I will be able to get to it.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 03, 2019, 11:16:36 PM
I use to throw away mechanical steering boxes for Samurai. Now I am stock piling them for when more eps are out there.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 04, 2019, 03:46:21 AM
morning and coffee time
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Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 04, 2019, 03:48:08 AM
Good morning ZORUM! Coffee time for sure!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: mkyhmltn on April 04, 2019, 05:03:50 AM
Already drinking mine :-)gm
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: BamaRob on April 04, 2019, 05:13:14 AM
As I was reading through the thread, I was wondering why nobody had mentioned EPS.  Seems to be gaining popularity.  Eventually, I'd like to add a supercharger to my MySide and 44mm CV.  If/when I do that, I'll have to go EPS to keep power steering.

What about electric power steering and ac?

http://www.zuksoffroad.net/forum/index.php?topic=2236.msg105026#msg105026
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: BamaRob on April 04, 2019, 05:21:28 AM
The main benefit (from what I've read - haven't actually done it), it's one less pulley to drive off the crank.  If it's mounted under the dash, it's high and dry and frees space for A/C.  The jury is still out on it's long-term effectiveness in offroad conditions and bigger tires.  I have no doubt it would work great on a daily driver with 27" tires.  There are a few rigs out there on 31"+ tires that are running EPS, now.  I'm waiting for reports back after a year or two.


How is electric ps beneficial or a drawback?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 04, 2019, 05:31:50 AM
From what I know and have researched about EPS I think it's probably the best solution to go with. Only caveat being the stock steering box on the samurai and if it'll hold up or not.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 04, 2019, 05:55:42 AM
Looks good.   Whatís the port on the top for?

Good morning and thanks everyone! Yeah, lol, I take some extra time to make stuff look clean, especially wireing. Oh, that port? It's part of how it would have mounted to a Civic. It's not really in the way, so I decided not to try and cut if off. Maybe I could put like a drink umbrella in it for pictures in the future lol.

Since part of originally buying Zukie was immediately taking her to rebuild the engine, I'm still sporting my 1.3. I wish I had known more back then, I would have got a new cam shaft for them to put in when it was done. I so wish they went in through the front, lol. Maybe pullys too, as they look like hell, heh.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 04, 2019, 06:26:58 AM
I dig that set up ZukieRen!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 04, 2019, 06:33:01 AM
I dig that set up ZukieRen!
Me too, I'm pretty proud of myself. :D
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 04, 2019, 06:41:27 AM
Looks good.   Whatís the port on the top for?

Good morning and thanks everyone! Yeah, lol, I take some extra time to make stuff look clean, especially wireing. Oh, that port? It's part of how it would have mounted to a Civic. It's not really in the way, so I decided not to try and cut if off. Maybe I could put like a drink umbrella in it for pictures in the future lol.

Since part of originally buying Zukie was immediately taking her to rebuild the engine, I'm still sporting my 1.3. I wish I had known more back then, I would have got a new cam shaft for them to put in when it was done. I so wish they went in through the front, lol. Maybe pullys too, as they look like hell, heh.


Still have the scissor jack too!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 04, 2019, 07:07:29 AM
The main benefit (from what I've read - haven't actually done it), it's one less pulley to drive off the crank.  If it's mounted under the dash, it's high and dry and frees space for A/C.  The jury is still out on it's long-term effectiveness in offroad conditions and bigger tires.  I have no doubt it would work great on a daily driver with 27" tires.  There are a few rigs out there on 31"+ tires that are running EPS, now.  I'm waiting for reports back after a year or two.


How is electric ps beneficial or a drawback?

Soooooo locked 33s probably not a good match?

Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 04, 2019, 07:15:16 AM
The main benefit (from what I've read - haven't actually done it), it's one less pulley to drive off the crank.  If it's mounted under the dash, it's high and dry and frees space for A/C.  The jury is still out on it's long-term effectiveness in offroad conditions and bigger tires.  I have no doubt it would work great on a daily driver with 27" tires.  There are a few rigs out there on 31"+ tires that are running EPS, now.  I'm waiting for reports back after a year or two.


How is electric ps beneficial or a drawback?

Soooooo locked 33s probably not a good match?

Thanks for the info!

Or you can be the guinea pig!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 04, 2019, 07:48:12 AM
I may try to do the EPS thing in the next month or so when I swap in the rebuilt motor
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 04, 2019, 08:13:07 AM
I may try to do the EPS thing in the next month or so when I swap in the rebuilt motor

We'll need pictures on this...
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 04, 2019, 08:43:35 AM
I may try to do the EPS thing in the next month or so when I swap in the rebuilt motor

We'll need pictures on this...
Yea you bet.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 04, 2019, 08:47:26 AM
What do yall use to post pics?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 04, 2019, 12:06:34 PM
I'm pretty new to putting pics on here myself. I'm sure ZukieRen understands it better than I do. It seems as if the pic is on your phone or pc you link to it and it actually uploads the pic to the forum. That's what I think is happening. If so it's much better than photobucket or whatever because the pics are here and won't go away or get held for ransom.

Like I said, I'm new to this and could be wrong but I believe this is how it's working.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 04, 2019, 12:11:54 PM
I'm pretty new to putting pics on here myself. I'm sure ZukieRen understands it better than I do. It seems as if the pic is on your phone or pc you link to it and it actually uploads the pic to the forum. That's what I think is happening. If so it's much better than photobucket or whatever because the pics are here and won't go away or get held for ransom.

Like I said, I'm new to this and could be wrong but I believe this is how it's working.
That's how I do it, when creating a new thread or posting a reply just use the "attachments and other options" which shows below the text box. The just browse to the photo(s) you want to include.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 04, 2019, 12:43:27 PM
Huh, when I try that it comes up with a broken link image.
I will try it again now.

Well, it worked now. To be fair I've not tried it in a long time because it didn't work when I first tried it.
Anyway, this is my Sami.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 04, 2019, 03:04:43 PM
Huh, when I try that it comes up with a broken link image.
I will try it again now.

Well, it worked now. To be fair I've not tried it in a long time because it didn't work when I first tried it.
Anyway, this is my Sami.

Looks like a fun day!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 04, 2019, 03:31:00 PM
That was the last outing before I grounded it. A lot of little problems I want to work on. If I get time I will put the new winch on it this weekend!

ZukieRen, do you have the electric fan wired to ignition, connected to temp sensor, or connected to a toggle switch?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 04, 2019, 04:47:03 PM
Anyone still running Toyota Celica   steering box and GM pump? And now for a beer.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 04, 2019, 05:39:02 PM
Bought a 2000 Chevy s10 today, needs a new steering wheel, the rubber is rotting away
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 04, 2019, 06:45:31 PM
Soooooo no prize for real lol? Does this thread get moved to a section just called      POST HERE    ?  stir pot
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 04, 2019, 08:10:23 PM
Man I need to get to bed, but Iím amped up still.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 04, 2019, 08:12:14 PM
Too much coffee tonight.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: GuyW/1i on April 04, 2019, 08:18:56 PM
Too much coffee tonight.

Surviving that new baby?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 05, 2019, 01:04:10 AM
Pulling an all nighter here
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 05, 2019, 03:20:58 AM
Morning, Glad it's  Friday it was a long week.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 05, 2019, 03:54:17 AM
Might go get the samurai out of storage tomorrow
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 05, 2019, 04:59:20 AM
That was the last outing before I grounded it. A lot of little problems I want to work on. If I get time I will put the new winch on it this weekend!

ZukieRen, do you have the electric fan wired to ignition, connected to temp sensor, or connected to a toggle switch?
Good morning! The wire from the temperature control sensor that gets the info on if the ignition is on or not? I spliced it to the ignition. This was before MY told me that's not a great place to stick it. If the fuse blows, I'm guna move it. That circuit is already in high demand. Thanks for reminding me to pick up a box of fuses, heh. It's otherwise got a direct connection to the battery. Oh, yes, and that's also connected to an inline temp sensor. I'd like to some day stick a kill switch to it so I can manually turn it off if I'm crossing high water. But, water that high, I'd also need a snorkel. So, will worry about that later. I also put in a connector so the fan unit can be disconnected from everything else if I need to take it out for some reason. Please let that not be soon...
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: BamaRob on April 05, 2019, 05:15:39 AM
I'm running a Toyota Celica box and Saginaw pump at the moment, but my Samurai box is on a shelf for (potential) future needs. ;-)

I use to throw away mechanical steering boxes for Samurai. Now I am stock piling them for when more eps are out there.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: BamaRob on April 05, 2019, 05:16:09 AM
Yes...

Anyone still running Toyota Celica   steering box and GM pump? And now for a beer.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 05, 2019, 06:16:59 AM
That was the last outing before I grounded it. A lot of little problems I want to work on. If I get time I will put the new winch on it this weekend!

ZukieRen, do you have the electric fan wired to ignition, connected to temp sensor, or connected to a toggle switch?
Good morning! The wire from the temperature control sensor that gets the info on if the ignition is on or not? I spliced it to the ignition. This was before MY told me that's not a great place to stick it. If the fuse blows, I'm guna move it. That circuit is already in high demand. Thanks for reminding me to pick up a box of fuses, heh. It's otherwise got a direct connection to the battery. Oh, yes, and that's also connected to an inline temp sensor. I'd like to some day stick a kill switch to it so I can manually turn it off if I'm crossing high water. But, water that high, I'd also need a snorkel. So, will worry about that later. I also put in a connector so the fan unit can be disconnected from everything else if I need to take it out for some reason. Please let that not be soon...

I ask because I want to run an electric fan but I don't want to wire it directly to a switch where I would need to remember to turn the fan on and off. Likewise, I don't want it plugged directly to the ignition (vehicle on/fan on). I'd like to wire it so that it comes on when the temp demands it. And I like the idea of a kill switch for water crossings too.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 05, 2019, 08:19:51 AM
The ideal would be wiring it to a thermostatic switch. Wire it with a relay, that receives power with IGN, or batt, depending upon if you want the cooling fan to run if you're too hot and the engine isn't running.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 05, 2019, 08:33:21 AM
The ideal would be wiring it to a thermostatic switch. Wire it with a relay, that receives power with IGN, or batt, depending upon if you want the cooling fan to run if you're too hot and the engine isn't running.
Exactly this!!! That is what I would want to look up.

https://shop.championcooling.com/articles/Relay-Wiring

Also, I got my winch yesterday! Thanks MY!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 05, 2019, 09:02:05 AM
The ideal would be wiring it to a thermostatic switch. Wire it with a relay, that receives power with IGN, or batt, depending upon if you want the cooling fan to run if you're too hot and the engine isn't running.
Exactly this!!! That is what I would want to look up.

https://shop.championcooling.com/articles/Relay-Wiring

Also, I got my winch yesterday! Thanks MY!

The swith in that diagram turns the fan ON, regardless of what the temp sensor says.   If out want a cutout switch, you'd need to wire it in series.  If you wanted to to get overly fancy you could get a three position switch and have "always on," "always off," or "auto."   AKA hand, off, auto.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 05, 2019, 09:14:09 AM
The ideal would be wiring it to a thermostatic switch. Wire it with a relay, that receives power with IGN, or batt, depending upon if you want the cooling fan to run if you're too hot and the engine isn't running.
Exactly this!!! That is what I would want to look up.

https://shop.championcooling.com/articles/Relay-Wiring

Also, I got my winch yesterday! Thanks MY!

The swith in that diagram turns the fan ON, regardless of what the temp sensor says.   If out want a cutout switch, you'd need to wire it in series.  If you wanted to to get overly fancy you could get a three position switch and have "always on," "always off," or "auto."   AKA hand, off, auto.
I like the three position idea. I think I would really only need "auto" and "off". But with the same ease of installation the versatility may be nice.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 05, 2019, 10:59:57 AM
Huh, when I try that it comes up with a broken link image.
I will try it again now.

Well, it worked now. To be fair I've not tried it in a long time because it didn't work when I first tried it.
Anyway, this is my Sami.

How do you like the white top? Is the fabric thinner on one of those than the bestop vinyl/'black crush' one they sell?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 05, 2019, 11:10:47 AM
Huh, when I try that it comes up with a broken link image.
I will try it again now.

Well, it worked now. To be fair I've not tried it in a long time because it didn't work when I first tried it.
Anyway, this is my Sami.

How do you like the white top? Is the fabric thinner on one of those than the bestop vinyl/'black crush' one they sell?

I've only ever had the white top. It is a bestop but I don't know how the thickness compares to the black.  I personally prefer the white on white look though.

What ZOR parts are people running?

I have Crab diff armor
T-case Cradle
Panty liner T case reinforcement
Brass transmission bushing
Brass t-case shifter sheet
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 05, 2019, 11:28:44 AM
Been slacking on posting. Trying to get this job on the Samurai done and get it off the Jack stands. Been tough working in the wind and cold.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 05, 2019, 12:32:28 PM
Been slacking on posting. Trying to get this job on the Samurai done and get it off the Jack stands. Been tough working in the wind and cold.

I hate working in the cold.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 05, 2019, 12:49:07 PM
Everything takes longer and is more difficult in the cold.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 05, 2019, 01:40:10 PM
Everything takes longer and is more difficult in the cold.

And then you smash your fingers more easily it seems.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 05, 2019, 02:54:50 PM
Ugh, what a long night and day. Need to try to turn over a new leaf too.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 05, 2019, 03:26:05 PM
All nighters suck.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 05, 2019, 04:20:22 PM
What ZOR parts are people running?

I have Crab diff armor
T-case Cradle
Panty liner T case reinforcement
Brass transmission bushing
Brass t-case shifter sheet

Running myside 1
Both brass bushings

A lot of goodies going in that I've stockpiled the last two years and had no time to install lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 05, 2019, 04:21:46 PM
What ZOR parts are people running?

I have Crab diff armor
T-case Cradle
Panty liner T case reinforcement
Brass transmission bushing
Brass t-case shifter sheet

Running myside 1
Both brass bushings

A lot of goodies going in that I've stockpiled the last two years and had no time to install lol


Awesome. I can't wait to get mine running well. Just falling in the "no time" category as well.

Yall have a good weekend!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 05, 2019, 04:31:39 PM
 My Samurai has a few of ZOR  products
Snatch  a pink one at that
MY side with a 40MM carb.
Lock rite in front
inside door handles.
Brass transmission shifter sheet

And now for a beer
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 05, 2019, 05:04:15 PM
Servor Migration today website will be offline for 5 hours during late evening early morning
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 05, 2019, 06:16:59 PM
My Samurai has a few of ZOR  products
Snatch  a pink one at that
MY side with a 40MM carb.
Lock rite in front
inside door handles.
Brass transmission shifter sheet

And now for a beer

Nice how is the lock rite?

Side note I dont see rules so can this thread end as a surprise prize with a random draw???? Maybe for some parts we dont know exist?

I'm gonna post 5 times in a row to be safe... think about this - am I extremist to the point of my own detriment OR not
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 05, 2019, 06:17:15 PM
No rules!!!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 05, 2019, 06:17:48 PM
Free ticket to a raffle prize to maybe nothing:)
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 05, 2019, 06:39:51 PM
Posting because I've posted multiple times a day since December!

People let's at least post pics (99.9% of scientists say they are worth 1000 words!!!!) Think of how talking only about where want our suzies to end up rather than the shortcomings may help the zuk universe in turn we all earn more assets we can swap for better world.

This one is sweet:) post up your DREAM 4x4!!!

If it takes explaining post more pics like this bumper/this desert setup/this top or lift & tire wheel combo then it's even better.  I'm curious of what everyone sees as ideal on a level of brain happy lol. Any excessive explanation means your kissing the point
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 05, 2019, 06:52:56 PM
Whereís your pics squeezy?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 05, 2019, 06:57:01 PM
Too much coffee tonight.

Surviving that new baby?

yes, I am back at work now, But wife and baby are doing great. Baby is very healthy and even sleeping well.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 05, 2019, 07:03:30 PM
Since there are no rules I am posing again.

I really like this samurai, see photo... if it loads

I would like to have tracks for mine. I looked at puting them on my tracker since it has EFI and a good heater and stuff. so much money after buying a real lift and then buying the tracks. seems silly to have $4-6k or more into a vehicle I paid $1000 for.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 06, 2019, 06:12:07 AM
 I have had no problems  with the lock rite. We like to do snow  wheeling for the most part  it works great,  not much rock crawling  around here  to do
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 06, 2019, 06:51:35 AM
Thatís right
There are no rules this month***
Itís like Woodstock, only with words of posts
I canít say if there will be a drawing this month for a prize. I can only say that the office manager/bookkeeper/$controller has been told that there is nothing going on here this month. 


One of my dream Samurai is similar to what I am building for a customer now as far as body type. I started it in 2006 but it has been stored since the third building upgrade in 2009. Itís a modified frame where the axles are at the ends of the samurai frame. Itís a pick up truck enclosed body with a Suzuki V6 running gear rear engine. The engine is simply in the truck bed. That will be set up as a three link front and four link rear using grasshopper lower links. Itís called Thorís Hammer


Another one is my ZOR Slammer rat rod this is a two wheel drive with low profile wide tires and a narrowed rear axle so the slicks are under the car body. Narrowed front clip and hood with drawn in fenders so the headlights and frame are out side the body. I have. DOHC motor and two wheel drive Samurai for that project. That will be a fair weather car only. No top just a chopped window frame that folds down and a single steel hoop behind driver and passenger seats. A 55 gallon drum cut in half will span the bed from side to side to cover the tires. Air bags so I can park the frame on the ground. Small narrow front tires on a visible two wheel drive front Zuk axle.


*** in this section about posting to win a prize. General courtesy and conduct rules still apply for the purpose of avoiding conflict between members. Some rednecks donít agree with the politics of the Northern infiltrators causing the hillbillyís to feel uneasy about the old hippies while distrusting the new unedumacated, shyt for brains, resist movement.


Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 06, 2019, 07:51:26 AM
I would love to see that Rat Rod someday.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 06, 2019, 08:31:52 AM
*** in this section about posting to win a prize. General courtesy and conduct rules still apply for the purpose of avoiding conflict between members. Some rednecks donít agree with the politics of the Northern infiltrators causing the hillbillyís to feel uneasy about the old hippies while distrusting the new unedumacated, shyt for brains, resist movement.
LOL - well said
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 06, 2019, 08:38:35 AM
Continuing with my current project today. Would have been done days ago if I had less wind, more warm, and wasn't so anal about the work I do lol. Looks good for coming down off the jack stands today. Need to get this done, time to get some fishing trips going.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 06, 2019, 10:01:26 AM
*** in this section about posting to win a prize. General courtesy and conduct rules still apply for the purpose of avoiding conflict between members. Some rednecks donít agree with the politics of the Northern infiltrators causing the hillbillyís to feel uneasy about the old hippies while distrusting the new unedumacated, shyt for brains, resist movement.
LOL - well said

Hahaha! Perfect!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 06, 2019, 10:02:44 AM
Whereís your pics squeezy?

I drank and forgot about the rant lol. I do like the stance on this one
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 06, 2019, 10:04:06 AM
Resist movement plus the pound me too movement equals GOP 2020!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 06, 2019, 04:16:22 PM
That job is pretty much done. Gonna leave it on the jack stands a bit longer. Need to figure out something that's been bothering me for awhile now. I have full range of lock to lock steering meaning it turns each way until the knuckles max out. The issue is it takes almost 2 full turns one direction and only 1 1/2 the other direction, both from center. Maybe this is normal?? The pitman arm is pointed straight back running parallel to the frame as I believe it should be.
Thinking I need to pull the drag link from the pitman arm and make sure I'm still in the center of the steering box. Not really sure what to look at first. Maybe I screwed it up when I put the new tie rod and drag link on.
It steers fine and has the same radius each direction best I can tell. Just one of those things that nags on me. Anyone have any ideas?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 06, 2019, 05:34:46 PM
Looks like rain the rest of the weekend  so much for outside projects
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: mkyhmltn on April 06, 2019, 05:46:05 PM
Sounds like everyone is having a good time
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 06, 2019, 06:07:39 PM
Rebuilding regulators tonight. Starting to get spring fever, I ordered 115 trees to plant for when I get home and I am going to be bringing the samurai in for maintenance and upgrades. Have to get that thing ready for summer.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 06, 2019, 08:59:15 PM
Spring fever.....regulators... intentional pun?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: GuyW/1i on April 06, 2019, 10:18:30 PM
Took my boy out wheeling for the first time today. Nothing crazy, I'm not very experienced. First time I've had the samurai off road too. We had a blast,  it was a great day.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 07, 2019, 03:03:51 AM
Spring fever.....regulators... intentional pun?

no not intentional haha. hydraulic regulator. little springs to hold the shear seal seats and a couple to aid in centering. I was thinking different spring.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 07, 2019, 05:55:20 AM
Morning  and more rain  I guess I'll take the wife to sushi for lunch.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 07, 2019, 07:30:08 AM
how did parents survive before coffee?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 07, 2019, 10:05:00 AM
At what age do you want to quit working for someone else,  retire and work on your own projects
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 07, 2019, 12:51:13 PM
Been working outside all day. Both my mower and weedeater have decided to act up so going to be t-shooting those. I always take great care of my stuff and store it properly over winter so not sure WTH is going on. Always a never ending to-do list...
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 07, 2019, 01:46:47 PM
Just got home from camping this weekend in Chesterfield (3hr drive) No leaks, no overhearing, oil's good, no nothing. First time ever since we got Zukie. Feels so weird lol.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 07, 2019, 03:49:55 PM
Time for a second then lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 07, 2019, 05:03:15 PM
At what age do you want to quit working for someone else,  retire and work on your own projects

We were just talking about this. after 20 years of working offshore I will be 44. that is my goal to start working for myself. Will require my wife to start working full time to maintain insurance benefits or Ill have to find some kind normal job to have insurance. I don't know at what point I will be able to just work on my own stuff... I don't think I have that kind of self control, hard to say no.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 07, 2019, 05:40:09 PM
At what age do you want to quit working for someone else,  retire and work on your own projects

I felt that a boss was not wise when I found out I was having our first. Prior to that I thought adding responsibility for security was for suckers lol. I was late to the game with a lot of life lessons though haha

CHECK THIS OUT AT LEAST 11 seconds in or so.  Just felt like using caps but dang have any of you pulled or seen live angles and flex like this? I thought for sure he was gonna get soaked

https://youtu.be/quZpyTOg_JQ
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: mkyhmltn on April 07, 2019, 06:21:07 PM
At what age do you want to quit working for someone else,  retire and work on your own projects

In two months I will be retired and just working in the shop and helping the wife with the business.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 07, 2019, 06:29:48 PM
they block youtube here... damn it.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: everett on April 08, 2019, 03:22:12 AM
Took my boy out wheeling for the first time today. Nothing crazy, I'm not very experienced. First time I've had the samurai off road too. We had a blast,  it was a great day.

love the skinny tall tires. what size are they?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 08, 2019, 04:00:58 AM
morning, it's Monday so off to work I have to go and more rain today.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 08, 2019, 04:25:09 AM

[/quote]
What ZOR parts are people running?
[/quote]

Snatch
Winch bumper
Shifter bushing
T case bushing
Efi wire harness
Motor mounts
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 08, 2019, 04:32:25 AM
Good morning yall. Monday meh! At least there's coffee and only 7 hours to go.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 08, 2019, 05:36:06 AM
they block youtube here... damn it.

Here's a shot of the part - it's called "suzuki samurai -kamikaze line-" looks to be translated
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 08, 2019, 08:07:47 AM
We got stuck pretty bad on Saturday and had to have someone pull us out. A 3' high snow drift we weren't expecting after almost a month without snow and warm enough weather to melt almost anywhere else. Limestone apparently keeps snow from melting; it holds in the cold.

Wife said we need a lift now, LOL.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 08, 2019, 08:54:32 AM
There you go, excuse enough to get one and has wife's stamp of approval
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 08, 2019, 09:26:41 AM
Gosh, I'd love to, but so many things would have to go, so much $$ involved. It was just too deep of snow that shouldn't have been there  -()- !

Now don't get me wrong, I want a lift, bigger tires, all that. But I want a little more power more than that.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 08, 2019, 01:14:09 PM
Happy Monday, hope it is going well for everyone
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: The PHLOOP on April 08, 2019, 04:18:05 PM
What ZOR parts are people running?


Too much lol

MS2 #44 with a Screamin Eagle 44mm carb
Snatch #33 with panty liner
T-bra and Thong
Booby hoops
Crabs
MS1with a Screamin Eagle 44mm carb
Pacifica seats
A custom Snatch with my name on it instead of a SN
Just ordered the front missing link Escort set up
A rear chubby

And I'm sure there are a few things that I'm forgetting.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 08, 2019, 04:34:47 PM
Spring is here. Honey do list is keeping me really busy now. Spent today putting new shelving in the greenhouse.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 08, 2019, 06:35:52 PM
What ZOR parts are people running?


Too much lol

MS2 #44 with a Screamin Eagle 44mm carb
Snatch #33 with panty liner
T-bra and Thong
Booby hoops
Crabs
MS1with a Screamin Eagle 44mm carb
Pacifica seats
A custom Snatch with my name on it instead of a SN
Just ordered the front missing link Escort set up
A rear chubby

And I'm sure there are a few things that I'm forgetting.
Is there an advantage to the screaming eagle carb? First Iíve heard of this.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: The PHLOOP on April 08, 2019, 06:41:00 PM
Its the difference between a 450 and a 650 double pumper Holley. Just bigger. Allows more fuel and air in compared to the 40mm carb.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 08, 2019, 06:59:50 PM
Happy April, 5Ē of snow on the ground and more on the way.

Was looking forward to getting the samurai out.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/22459355_10209140250418208_8350881871548897492_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=32caf764bbf3f4f9e3b0db431b70f3d5&oe=5D30074A
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 08, 2019, 09:34:41 PM
What ZOR parts are people running?


Too much lol

MS2 #44 with a Screamin Eagle 44mm carb
Snatch #33 with panty liner
T-bra and Thong
Booby hoops
Crabs
MS1with a Screamin Eagle 44mm carb
Pacifica seats
A custom Snatch with my name on it instead of a SN
Just ordered the front missing link Escort set up
A rear chubby

And I'm sure there are a few things that I'm forgetting.
Is there an advantage to the screaming eagle carb? First Iíve heard of this.

44 screamin all the way!

Huge difference over stock

Phloop does your custom snatch have your full name or real name?  Real name would be funny
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: GuyW/1i on April 08, 2019, 10:06:56 PM
Took my boy out wheeling for the first time today. Nothing crazy, I'm not very experienced. First time I've had the samurai off road too. We had a blast,  it was a great day.

love the skinny tall tires. what size are they?

235/75 R15
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 08, 2019, 10:32:55 PM
Howdy all
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 08, 2019, 11:25:37 PM
Howdy
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 09, 2019, 03:51:00 AM
Happy Tuesday ZORUM!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: The PHLOOP on April 09, 2019, 05:11:53 AM
What ZOR parts are people running?


Too much lol

MS2 #44 with a Screamin Eagle 44mm carb
Snatch #33 with panty liner
T-bra and Thong
Booby hoops
Crabs
MS1with a Screamin Eagle 44mm carb
Pacifica seats
A custom Snatch with my name on it instead of a SN
Just ordered the front missing link Escort set up
A rear chubby

And I'm sure there are a few things that I'm forgetting.
Is there an advantage to the screaming eagle carb? First I’ve heard of this.

44 screamin all the way!

Huge difference over stock

Phloop does your custom snatch have your full name or real name?  Real name would be funny

It just has phloop welded to the parts where a SN would be. I won it in one of MY's contests a few years back. Asked for phloop to be on it instead of numbers.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: BamaRob on April 09, 2019, 05:25:00 AM
Quote
What ZOR parts are people running?

ZOR-built 1.3 w/ 9.5:1 pistons, Aisin water pump and oil pump
MySide w/ 44mm HD CV
4.16 t-case gears sourced through ZOR
Panty liner
T-bra
Thong
T&C Seats
Deluxe Escort YJ kit
Myron-built, LROR-badged front and rear bumpers


I bet there aren't many of those bumpers out there.  I'm not sure how long Myron built them for LROR to sell (and put their badge on), but there can't be many sets of them out there (Myron?).
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: mkyhmltn on April 09, 2019, 05:56:45 AM
Running ZOR's twin sticks, escort kit, snatch, panty liner, thong and I'm sure theres things I missed
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 09, 2019, 06:21:21 AM
Quote
What ZOR parts are people running?

ZOR-built 1.3 w/ 9.5:1 pistons, Aisin water pump and oil pump
MySide w/ 44mm HD CV
4.16 t-case gears sourced through ZOR
Panty liner
T-bra
Thong
T&C Seats
Deluxe Escort YJ kit
Myron-built, LROR-badged front and rear bumpers


I bet there aren't many of those bumpers out there.  I'm not sure how long Myron built them for LROR to sell (and put their badge on), but there can't be many sets of them out there (Myron?).
Running ZOR's twin sticks, escort kit, snatch, panty liner, thong and I'm sure theres things I missed
You guys running the escort SPUA or SPOA?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 09, 2019, 06:25:00 AM
Went to replace the wheel cylinder on my truck. Took it apart and discovered it is the axle seal leaking, not the wheel cylinder. Ugh. Don't know when I will get the time for that job.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 09, 2019, 09:01:38 AM
Went to replace the wheel cylinder on my truck. Took it apart and discovered it is the axle seal leaking, not the wheel cylinder. Ugh. Don't know when I will get the time for that job.

Ouch. That's a drag. I have a slow leak in the rear that I have assumed to be the wheel cylinders. I have the seals and bearings to rebuild the rear but haven't cracked it open yet because of the hassle of getting into the brake system. Such a pain to bleed and I'm still considering gathering parts for a rear disc swap and want to go into the brake system only once.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 09, 2019, 09:14:00 AM
Went to replace the wheel cylinder on my truck. Took it apart and discovered it is the axle seal leaking, not the wheel cylinder. Ugh. Don't know when I will get the time for that job.

Ouch. That's a drag. I have a slow leak in the rear that I have assumed to be the wheel cylinders. I have the seals and bearings to rebuild the rear but haven't cracked it open yet because of the hassle of getting into the brake system. Such a pain to bleed and I'm still considering gathering parts for a rear disc swap and want to go into the brake system only once.
I have plans, and the parts to replace axle seals front and rear as well as rebuild the knuckles. Hoping to get that done soon but going to be a monster for sure.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 09, 2019, 09:15:36 AM
Went to replace the wheel cylinder on my truck. Took it apart and discovered it is the axle seal leaking, not the wheel cylinder. Ugh. Don't know when I will get the time for that job.

Ouch. That's a drag. I have a slow leak in the rear that I have assumed to be the wheel cylinders. I have the seals and bearings to rebuild the rear but haven't cracked it open yet because of the hassle of getting into the brake system. Such a pain to bleed and I'm still considering gathering parts for a rear disc swap and want to go into the brake system only once.

Rear disc swap on the sami is easy. I didn't like not having an e-brake though and ended up getting the transfer case brake.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 09, 2019, 09:44:43 AM
Went to replace the wheel cylinder on my truck. Took it apart and discovered it is the axle seal leaking, not the wheel cylinder. Ugh. Don't know when I will get the time for that job.

Ouch. That's a drag. I have a slow leak in the rear that I have assumed to be the wheel cylinders. I have the seals and bearings to rebuild the rear but haven't cracked it open yet because of the hassle of getting into the brake system. Such a pain to bleed and I'm still considering gathering parts for a rear disc swap and want to go into the brake system only once.

Rear disc swap on the sami is easy. I didn't like not having an e-brake though and ended up getting the transfer case brake.
What is the donor vehicle for the rear discs?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 09, 2019, 09:50:32 AM
Went to replace the wheel cylinder on my truck. Took it apart and discovered it is the axle seal leaking, not the wheel cylinder. Ugh. Don't know when I will get the time for that job.

Ouch. That's a drag. I have a slow leak in the rear that I have assumed to be the wheel cylinders. I have the seals and bearings to rebuild the rear but haven't cracked it open yet because of the hassle of getting into the brake system. Such a pain to bleed and I'm still considering gathering parts for a rear disc swap and want to go into the brake system only once.

I can help with the brake swap. I have a donor sidekick and don't need the calipers/rotors. You take them off you can have them. I need to keep it rolling though.
Get a brake swap kit~$100, Proportioning valve ~$50, various bits ~$20. Then decide if you want an e-brake.



Donor for me was a 92 sidekick.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 09, 2019, 09:58:18 AM
Saw this beauty the other day.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 09, 2019, 12:04:16 PM
Happy Tuesday :) I think our spring is here, all the trees were bare this morning and now all have budded. Missed all those green leaves :)
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 09, 2019, 12:22:46 PM
We're gearing up for another storm. 14" of snow. :(
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 09, 2019, 01:30:33 PM
Saw this beauty the other day.
Waaaaaant! :(
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 09, 2019, 01:53:50 PM
Saw this beauty the other day.
Waaaaaant! :(

Well, it was heading east.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 09, 2019, 04:48:53 PM
beer 30 here
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 09, 2019, 04:57:27 PM
Had to work late, need to work another 30 mins.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: The PHLOOP on April 09, 2019, 05:00:42 PM
Put the Sami disks and calipers on the rear and the sidekick disks and calipers on the front. Most of your braking force comes from the front so the larger brakes should go there.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 09, 2019, 05:04:17 PM
Went to replace the wheel cylinder on my truck. Took it apart and discovered it is the axle seal leaking, not the wheel cylinder. Ugh. Don't know when I will get the time for that job.

Ouch. That's a drag. I have a slow leak in the rear that I have assumed to be the wheel cylinders. I have the seals and bearings to rebuild the rear but haven't cracked it open yet because of the hassle of getting into the brake system. Such a pain to bleed and I'm still considering gathering parts for a rear disc swap and want to go into the brake system only once.

I can help with the brake swap. I have a donor sidekick and don't need the calipers/rotors. You take them off you can have them. I need to keep it rolling though.
Get a brake swap kit~$100, Proportioning valve ~$50, various bits ~$20. Then decide if you want an e-brake.



Donor for me was a 92 sidekick.

That would be great, I would love to take you up on that. I already have the swap kit and prop valve I got from MY. It would be great to meet you. We should make this happen.

I do require an e brake and have been researching different options on rear disk donor vehicles with e brakes on stock calipers. There are a few to choose from. I think I'd rather go that route than the tranfer case brake. I think it would maybe be cheaper too.

What year and model is your donor?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 09, 2019, 05:04:58 PM
There is a great write-up of the procedure. I'll see if I can find it.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 09, 2019, 05:29:47 PM
Quote
What ZOR parts are people running?

ZOR-built 1.3 w/ 9.5:1 pistons, Aisin water pump and oil pump
MySide w/ 44mm HD CV
4.16 t-case gears sourced through ZOR
Panty liner
T-bra
Thong
T&C Seats
Deluxe Escort YJ kit
Myron-built, LROR-badged front and rear bumpers


I bet there aren't many of those bumpers out there.  I'm not sure how long Myron built them for LROR to sell (and put their badge on), but there can't be many sets of them out there (Myron?).

How's the ride with the yj kit and t and c seats? I've heard good things..
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 09, 2019, 08:30:39 PM
Internet and phones have been down for a couple days. been real productive haha.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 09, 2019, 08:33:33 PM
Itís pouring rain.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 10, 2019, 04:39:58 AM
I didnít know my made stuff for lror. My bumper has the zor logo, I want to paint just the logo red someday.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 10, 2019, 05:24:45 AM
I never knew that either. How's everyone doing this morning?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 10, 2019, 06:36:17 AM
Sweet news this morning!
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47873592
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 10, 2019, 07:05:36 AM
Sweet news this morning!
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47873592

Everyone loves a black hole described as a monster
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 10, 2019, 07:28:00 AM
Sweet news this morning!
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47873592

Everyone loves a black hole described as a monster
Right! 6.5 billion times the mass of the sun! That image shows something larger than our solar system.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 10, 2019, 10:42:03 AM
Sweet news this morning!
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47873592

Everyone loves a black hole described as a monster
Right! 6.5 billion times the mass of the sun! That image shows something larger than our solar system.
Nice!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 10, 2019, 11:28:40 AM
Its really cool.  And the Falcon Heavy launch is tonight!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 10, 2019, 03:14:29 PM
Wonder if falcon heavy has a myside 1 or 2
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 10, 2019, 03:21:06 PM
Wonder if falcon heavy has a myside 1 or 2

Probably not as well built. Falcon heavy that is.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 10, 2019, 04:55:42 PM
I'd take MY building a sami over musk any day
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 10, 2019, 04:56:34 PM
Musk need better names for his parts lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 10, 2019, 05:41:52 PM
Anyone have tracker power steering on their sami?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 10, 2019, 06:19:57 PM
Anyone have tracker power steering on their sami?

Sorta, the pump is off at the moment as it leaks like crazy.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 10, 2019, 06:41:42 PM
Cool article.   Working late tonight.   By working I mean standing outside in the rain waiting for something to break, even though nothing is going to break.   At least they paid double time for overtime.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 10, 2019, 07:06:36 PM
So busy, first fully nice day in a while. Zukie got washed though, heh.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 10, 2019, 10:26:17 PM
Evening
April so far as been full of 14-18 hour days
No end in sight right now
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 11, 2019, 03:29:31 AM
morning looks a little drier day  today now  for coffee.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 11, 2019, 03:55:08 AM
Evening
April so far as been full of 14-18 hour days
No end in sight right now


You need more minions
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 11, 2019, 04:19:50 AM
Thursday is off with a bang. Coffee is the cure.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: BamaRob on April 11, 2019, 05:27:46 AM
Mmmm... coffee...
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: BamaRob on April 11, 2019, 05:35:31 AM
I'm SPUA with OME 2.5" YJ's and 31x10.50.  The lift springs aren't as soft/flexy as stock springs.  But, they're a huge improvement in both ride and flex over the TG 3" Samurai springs I was running.


Quote
What ZOR parts are people running?

ZOR-built 1.3 w/ 9.5:1 pistons, Aisin water pump and oil pump
MySide w/ 44mm HD CV
4.16 t-case gears sourced through ZOR
Panty liner
T-bra
Thong
T&C Seats
Deluxe Escort YJ kit
Myron-built, LROR-badged front and rear bumpers


I bet there aren't many of those bumpers out there.  I'm not sure how long Myron built them for LROR to sell (and put their badge on), but there can't be many sets of them out there (Myron?).
Running ZOR's twin sticks, escort kit, snatch, panty liner, thong and I'm sure theres things I missed
You guys running the escort SPUA or SPOA?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: BamaRob on April 11, 2019, 05:39:43 AM
My sweet wife conspired with MY to surprise me with those seats a couple years ago.  They're WONDERFUL.  Made the ride on the TG 3" Samurai springs much more bearable.  Now that I have the Escort YJ kit (OME 2.5" YJ's SPUA), it's very nice.

Quote
What ZOR parts are people running?

ZOR-built 1.3 w/ 9.5:1 pistons, Aisin water pump and oil pump
MySide w/ 44mm HD CV
4.16 t-case gears sourced through ZOR
Panty liner
T-bra
Thong
T&C Seats
Deluxe Escort YJ kit
Myron-built, LROR-badged front and rear bumpers


I bet there aren't many of those bumpers out there.  I'm not sure how long Myron built them for LROR to sell (and put their badge on), but there can't be many sets of them out there (Myron?).

How's the ride with the yj kit and t and c seats? I've heard good things..
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 11, 2019, 05:50:46 AM
My sweet wife conspired with MY to surprise me with those seats a couple years ago.  They're WONDERFUL.  Made the ride on the TG 3" Samurai springs much more bearable.  Now that I have the Escort YJ kit (OME 2.5" YJ's SPUA), it's very nice.

Quote
What ZOR parts are people running?

ZOR-built 1.3 w/ 9.5:1 pistons, Aisin water pump and oil pump
MySide w/ 44mm HD CV
4.16 t-case gears sourced through ZOR
Panty liner
T-bra
Thong
T&C Seats
Deluxe Escort YJ kit
Myron-built, LROR-badged front and rear bumpers


I bet there aren't many of those bumpers out there.  I'm not sure how long Myron built them for LROR to sell (and put their badge on), but there can't be many sets of them out there (Myron?).

How's the ride with the yj kit and t and c seats? I've heard good things..

Very good to hear I'm slowly headed down that path

If MY ever talks to my wife all I ask is that he says - hes only spent a few bucks here lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: mkyhmltn on April 11, 2019, 05:51:22 AM
I am running the escort kit SPOA.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: mkyhmltn on April 11, 2019, 05:52:26 AM
Anyone have tracker power steering on their sami?

Yes
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 11, 2019, 06:21:52 AM
Anyone have tracker power steering on their sami?

Yes

Me too. It works great!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 11, 2019, 06:38:48 AM
I eventually want to go the escort YJ path as well but have pretty much decided to stay SPUA as I'll likely never go over a 31" tire.
I'm SPUA with OME 2.5" YJ's and 31x10.50.  The lift springs aren't as soft/flexy as stock springs.  But, they're a huge improvement in both ride and flex over the TG 3" Samurai springs I was running.


Quote
What ZOR parts are people running?

ZOR-built 1.3 w/ 9.5:1 pistons, Aisin water pump and oil pump
MySide w/ 44mm HD CV
4.16 t-case gears sourced through ZOR
Panty liner
T-bra
Thong
T&C Seats
Deluxe Escort YJ kit
Myron-built, LROR-badged front and rear bumpers


I bet there aren't many of those bumpers out there.  I'm not sure how long Myron built them for LROR to sell (and put their badge on), but there can't be many sets of them out there (Myron?).
Running ZOR's twin sticks, escort kit, snatch, panty liner, thong and I'm sure theres things I missed
You guys running the escort SPUA or SPOA?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 11, 2019, 06:45:03 AM
I eventually want to go the escort YJ path as well but have pretty much decided to stay SPUA as I'll likely never go over a 31" tire.
I'm SPUA with OME 2.5" YJ's and 31x10.50.  The lift springs aren't as soft/flexy as stock springs.  But, they're a huge improvement in both ride and flex over the TG 3" Samurai springs I was running.


Quote
What ZOR parts are people running?

ZOR-built 1.3 w/ 9.5:1 pistons, Aisin water pump and oil pump
MySide w/ 44mm HD CV
4.16 t-case gears sourced through ZOR
Panty liner
T-bra
Thong
T&C Seats
Deluxe Escort YJ kit
Myron-built, LROR-badged front and rear bumpers


I bet there aren't many of those bumpers out there.  I'm not sure how long Myron built them for LROR to sell (and put their badge on), but there can't be many sets of them out there (Myron?).
Running ZOR's twin sticks, escort kit, snatch, panty liner, thong and I'm sure theres things I missed
You guys running the escort SPUA or SPOA?

I want to stay sprung under as well... but damn, I would like a more comfortable ride for sure!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 11, 2019, 07:02:03 AM
Went to replace the wheel cylinder on my truck. Took it apart and discovered it is the axle seal leaking, not the wheel cylinder. Ugh. Don't know when I will get the time for that job.

Ouch. That's a drag. I have a slow leak in the rear that I have assumed to be the wheel cylinders. I have the seals and bearings to rebuild the rear but haven't cracked it open yet because of the hassle of getting into the brake system. Such a pain to bleed and I'm still considering gathering parts for a rear disc swap and want to go into the brake system only once.

I can help with the brake swap. I have a donor sidekick and don't need the calipers/rotors. You take them off you can have them. I need to keep it rolling though.
Get a brake swap kit~$100, Proportioning valve ~$50, various bits ~$20. Then decide if you want an e-brake.



Donor for me was a 92 sidekick.

That would be great, I would love to take you up on that. I already have the swap kit and prop valve I got from MY. It would be great to meet you. We should make this happen.

I do require an e brake and have been researching different options on rear disk donor vehicles with e brakes on stock calipers. There are a few to choose from. I think I'd rather go that route than the tranfer case brake. I think it would maybe be cheaper too.

What year and model is your donor?

My donor is a 95 currently. What swap kit do you have?
I know they made a kit for an 80's subaru disc swap but I have not seen them on the market for a bit. Granted I stopped looking when I got my kit.

The thing I don't like about the transfer case e-brake: the play in the rear diff is there after the brake is applied. What I mean is that when you apply the brake you don't stay in that exact location, you roll forward or back a bit equaling the play you have in the rear diff. I would prefer wheel brakes but I already spent a lot of money on the e-brake kit and brake swap kit.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 11, 2019, 07:03:11 AM
I don't really see myself going 31" either. But time will tell.

Day 2 of straight snow! No end in sight.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 11, 2019, 08:01:19 AM
I don't really see myself going 31" either. But time will tell.

Day 2 of straight snow! No end in sight.

31's are the sweet spot. 1badmotorfinger and I discussed it last month I think. Plus, it looks good with a three inch lift.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 11, 2019, 08:05:39 AM
I don't really see myself going 31" either. But time will tell.

Day 2 of straight snow! No end in sight.

31's are the sweet spot. 1badmotorfinger and I discussed it last month I think. Plus, it looks good with a three inch lift.
Indeed they are.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 11, 2019, 08:20:46 AM
Ugh, need more coffee. :-)gm With the new radiator, and the sudden pause of breakfixes, I hope I can get more fun ZOR stuff.
I got:
MYside1 with 44 Screemin Eagle
Pacifica Seat Swap
New to me shock mount plates
Energy Suspension Bushings

My shitty Macco paint job is continuing to crack and blister dead horse. So, I kinda have my eye on some of the ZOR stuff to cover the cracks, like a t-bra. Sigh... Oh, and ZOR's front bumper with stock turn signal lights and maybe the shogun stinger and some D-rings and a place for a future winch. :) Those are on my 'Agressive Zukie' list, lol.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 11, 2019, 08:42:36 AM
Taking my truck in for an alignment, balance, and rotation today.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 11, 2019, 10:21:07 AM
Went to replace the wheel cylinder on my truck. Took it apart and discovered it is the axle seal leaking, not the wheel cylinder. Ugh. Don't know when I will get the time for that job.

Ouch. That's a drag. I have a slow leak in the rear that I have assumed to be the wheel cylinders. I have the seals and bearings to rebuild the rear but haven't cracked it open yet because of the hassle of getting into the brake system. Such a pain to bleed and I'm still considering gathering parts for a rear disc swap and want to go into the brake system only once.

I can help with the brake swap. I have a donor sidekick and don't need the calipers/rotors. You take them off you can have them. I need to keep it rolling though.
Get a brake swap kit~$100, Proportioning valve ~$50, various bits ~$20. Then decide if you want an e-brake.



Donor for me was a 92 sidekick.

That would be great, I would love to take you up on that. I already have the swap kit and prop valve I got from MY. It would be great to meet you. We should make this happen.

I do require an e brake and have been researching different options on rear disk donor vehicles with e brakes on stock calipers. There are a few to choose from. I think I'd rather go that route than the tranfer case brake. I think it would maybe be cheaper too.

What year and model is your donor?

My donor is a 95 currently. What swap kit do you have?
I know they made a kit for an 80's subaru disc swap but I have not seen them on the market for a bit. Granted I stopped looking when I got my kit.

The thing I don't like about the transfer case e-brake: the play in the rear diff is there after the brake is applied. What I mean is that when you apply the brake you don't stay in that exact location, you roll forward or back a bit equaling the play you have in the rear diff. I would prefer wheel brakes but I already spent a lot of money on the e-brake kit and brake swap kit.

I have the spidertrax kit that's on ZOR

http://www.zuksoffroad.com/Samurai-Disc-Brake-Conversion-Kit_p_246.html

Is that transfer case brake mainly just a parking brake opposed to an e brake? I really want to keep an e brake. So I'm looking at my options to see if the kit I have will work with the stock e brake cabling if I get the right calipers.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 11, 2019, 10:22:47 AM
Taking my truck in for an alignment, balance, and rotation today.

Where are you having this work done. I'd be down for an accurate measurement on my caster and toe settings.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 11, 2019, 10:28:35 AM
Anyone have tracker power steering on their sami?

Sorta, the pump is off at the moment as it leaks like crazy.

Do you have front lockers? I got a setup for free but not sure how itll handle locked 33s
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 11, 2019, 10:30:12 AM
Ugh, need more coffee. :-)gm With the new radiator, and the sudden pause of breakfixes, I hope I can get more fun ZOR stuff.
I got:
MYside1 with 44 Screemin Eagle
Pacifica Seat Swap
New to me shock mount plates
Energy Suspension Bushings

My shitty Macco paint job is continuing to crack and blister dead horse. So, I kinda have my eye on some of the ZOR stuff to cover the cracks, like a t-bra. Sigh... Oh, and ZOR's front bumper with stock turn signal lights and maybe the shogun stinger and some D-rings and a place for a future winch. :) Those are on my 'Agressive Zukie' list, lol.

Nice list!!!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 11, 2019, 10:38:34 AM
Taking my truck in for an alignment, balance, and rotation today.

Where are you having this work done. I'd be down for an accurate measurement on my caster and toe settings.

I'm going to be at Big O on the west side on my lunch break. It is my Tacoma, I may have to replace the control arm bushings though, I've had it aligned twice and each time it goes out of alignment... really nothing more left to replace.

On the sami: The kit is basically just a parking brake. I would like the brake to be on the wheels but I would rather have a brake I don't prefer than no brake at all.
Do you know if you can attach the subaru calipers on the kit you linked too? Trail tough sells the subaru kit. MY may be able to get it too.

I'm pulling a lot of stuff off the donor but if you want something else let me know.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 11, 2019, 10:39:26 AM
Anyone have tracker power steering on their sami?

Sorta, the pump is off at the moment as it leaks like crazy.

Do you have front lockers? I got a setup for free but not sure how itll handle locked 33s

My pump leaks as well... I just got another Sidekick pump but haven't replaced it yet.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 11, 2019, 11:26:14 AM
Work day is dragging; at least I only have around 1.5 hours to go
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 11, 2019, 11:31:31 AM
I'm doing an 11 hour day today. Almost lunch.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 11, 2019, 01:35:15 PM
East coast mountains beer o'clock :D Just finished cleaning off all the previous radiator's spray deposists from the engine bay. It was alot. I deserve this.  drunk
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 11, 2019, 01:43:19 PM
East coast mountains beer o'clock :D Just finished cleaning off all the previous radiator's spray deposists from the engine bay. It was alot. I deserve this.  drunk

Fun times. I've lived in Va for a bit. I miss the mountains.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 11, 2019, 05:30:54 PM
more beer
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: mkyhmltn on April 11, 2019, 05:44:09 PM
Mmmm Beer
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 11, 2019, 05:52:43 PM
Anyone have tracker power steering on their sami?

Sorta, the pump is off at the moment as it leaks like crazy.

Do you have front lockers? I got a setup for free but not sure how itll handle locked 33s

My pump leaks as well... I just got another Sidekick pump but haven't replaced it yet.

Does anyone like this swap or better what is the benefit of going tracker pump?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 11, 2019, 06:51:38 PM
Iím glad   I donít estimate work for a living.   I thought I could do a job in 15 minutes..... it took four hours.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 11, 2019, 08:24:36 PM
Ping.   Super tired
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 11, 2019, 08:36:49 PM
Iím glad   I donít estimate work for a living.   I thought I could do a job in 15 minutes..... it took four hours.

I told someone to count on 10 days for a project we finished in 8... she asked for a discount.  I asked her if it took 11 would she pay more?

Anyone else have weak and slow wipers?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 12, 2019, 03:56:35 AM
Happy Friday Yall! Coffee is on
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 12, 2019, 05:11:06 AM
Day one of our mini vacation! Ski country looking great.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: mkyhmltn on April 12, 2019, 06:03:29 AM
Tracker power steering works pretty good, but it is not a strong system. I have 32's and it will turn them when not moving but it takes some effort. I am going to switch to the Astro setup soon as I am going bigger though.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 12, 2019, 06:21:56 AM
I run 31's and I can turn with very little effort with my tracker pump.

But I think they are popular because the pumps are easy to find, cheap, and work well. You can spend more and get something better of course. I'm happy with my tracker pump for now.

Iím glad   I donít estimate work for a living.   I thought I could do a job in 15 minutes..... it took four hours.

I told someone to count on 10 days for a project we finished in 8... she asked for a discount.  I asked her if it took 11 would she pay more?

Anyone else have weak and slow wipers?

Mine are super slow/weak. I want to replace my motor but I need to take the whole dash out it seems. But to do that I need to take my cage out. Ugh.
Also, my wiper fluid tube has a hole in it somewhere and I have no clue how to replace it.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 12, 2019, 06:32:39 AM
Tracker power steering works pretty good, but it is not a strong system. I have 32's and it will turn them when not moving but it takes some effort. I am going to switch to the Astro setup soon as I am going bigger though.

Good Info thank you I'll use what's here till funds allow
I run 31's and I can turn with very little effort with my tracker pump.

But I think they are popular because the pumps are easy to find, cheap, and work well. You can spend more and get something better of course. I'm happy with my tracker pump for now.

Iím glad   I donít estimate work for a living.   I thought I could do a job in 15 minutes..... it took four hours.

I told someone to count on 10 days for a project we finished in 8... she asked for a discount.  I asked her if it took 11 would she pay more?

Anyone else have weak and slow wipers?

Mine are super slow/weak. I want to replace my motor but I need to take the whole dash out it seems. But to do that I need to take my cage out. Ugh.
Also, my wiper fluid tube has a hole in it somewhere and I have no clue how to replace it.

Do people usually replace with OEM or is there a better setup?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 12, 2019, 06:37:14 AM
Tracker power steering works pretty good, but it is not a strong system. I have 32's and it will turn them when not moving but it takes some effort. I am going to switch to the Astro setup soon as I am going bigger though.

Good Info thank you I'll use what's here till funds allow
I run 31's and I can turn with very little effort with my tracker pump.

But I think they are popular because the pumps are easy to find, cheap, and work well. You can spend more and get something better of course. I'm happy with my tracker pump for now.

Iím glad   I donít estimate work for a living.   I thought I could do a job in 15 minutes..... it took four hours.

I told someone to count on 10 days for a project we finished in 8... she asked for a discount.  I asked her if it took 11 would she pay more?

Anyone else have weak and slow wipers?

Mine are super slow/weak. I want to replace my motor but I need to take the whole dash out it seems. But to do that I need to take my cage out. Ugh.
Also, my wiper fluid tube has a hole in it somewhere and I have no clue how to replace it.

Do people usually replace with OEM or is there a better setup?

I'm not researched the wiper issue. I do have like 2 or three extra wiper motors. At least 2 are from a sidekick. I was going to see if there is a way to swap the motors with minimal fabrication (preferably none).
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 12, 2019, 06:38:34 AM
I run 31's and I can turn with very little effort with my tracker pump.

But I think they are popular because the pumps are easy to find, cheap, and work well. You can spend more and get something better of course. I'm happy with my tracker pump for now.

Iím glad   I donít estimate work for a living.   I thought I could do a job in 15 minutes..... it took four hours.

I told someone to count on 10 days for a project we finished in 8... she asked for a discount.  I asked her if it took 11 would she pay more?

Anyone else have weak and slow wipers?

Mine are super slow/weak. I want to replace my motor but I need to take the whole dash out it seems. But to do that I need to take my cage out. Ugh.
Also, my wiper fluid tube has a hole in it somewhere and I have no clue how to replace it.
Having factory AC, I don't think I could run PS unless I go with EPS. Not 100% sure though.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 12, 2019, 06:54:32 AM
I run 31's and I can turn with very little effort with my tracker pump.

But I think they are popular because the pumps are easy to find, cheap, and work well. You can spend more and get something better of course. I'm happy with my tracker pump for now.

Iím glad   I donít estimate work for a living.   I thought I could do a job in 15 minutes..... it took four hours.

I told someone to count on 10 days for a project we finished in 8... she asked for a discount.  I asked her if it took 11 would she pay more?

Anyone else have weak and slow wipers?

Mine are super slow/weak. I want to replace my motor but I need to take the whole dash out it seems. But to do that I need to take my cage out. Ugh.
Also, my wiper fluid tube has a hole in it somewhere and I have no clue how to replace it.
Having factory AC, I don't think I could run PS unless I go with EPS. Not 100% sure though.

That is my understanding too.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 12, 2019, 07:48:23 AM
Iím glad   I donít estimate work for a living.   I thought I could do a job in 15 minutes..... it took four hours.

I told someone to count on 10 days for a project we finished in 8... she asked for a discount.  I asked her if it took 11 would she pay more?

Anyone else have weak and slow wipers?

Mine click when on low, but otherwise work well. The click is new, I hope the motor is not on it's way out...

I stopped doing comissions and bespoke work because of the above. Pissed me off really bad and felt so demeaning.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 12, 2019, 07:49:30 AM
My wipers only really work on low or high. They don't work, or work intermittently (as in they used to work, but don't) on the intermittent setting. I'm pretty sure it's an electrical issue instead of a mechanical one, though.

One day I need to go through all the grounds on this thing. I took care of a couple of them about a week ago before we had snowmageddon.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 12, 2019, 07:59:33 AM
My wipers turn on with only one speed... slow.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 12, 2019, 08:12:25 AM
Mine still do intermittent. Yes, the best ocd thing I've done to Zukie is sanded, cleaned, and dielectric greased every single ground screw I've been able to find, the backing that touches the body, and the little O connectors, some of which I replaced. Peace of mind, and it looks good. Heh.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 12, 2019, 08:59:06 AM
Mine still do intermittent. Yes, the best ocd thing I've done to Zukie is sanded, cleaned, and dielectric greased every single ground screw I've been able to find, the backing that touches the body, and the little O connectors, some of which I replaced. Peace of mind, and it looks good. Heh.
I plan on doing a lot of this and replacing wiring with new when I get my new motor and do the swap.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 12, 2019, 09:13:23 AM
Mine still do intermittent. Yes, the best ocd thing I've done to Zukie is sanded, cleaned, and dielectric greased every single ground screw I've been able to find, the backing that touches the body, and the little O connectors, some of which I replaced. Peace of mind, and it looks good. Heh.

Smart move. I still have dreams of taking the body off the frame and redoing almost everything. Probably will never happen but it would be nice. But at this stage I'm so sick of working on it.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 12, 2019, 11:36:58 AM
Mine still do intermittent. Yes, the best ocd thing I've done to Zukie is sanded, cleaned, and dielectric greased every single ground screw I've been able to find, the backing that touches the body, and the little O connectors, some of which I replaced. Peace of mind, and it looks good. Heh.

Smart move. I still have dreams of taking the body off the frame and redoing almost everything. Probably will never happen but it would be nice. But at this stage I'm so sick of working on it.
Yeah, me too. And come across some mega bucks to get that aluminum body, lol, and have the entire frame powder coated. Ha....
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 12, 2019, 11:40:58 AM
T minus 1 hour 20 minutes til I start the weekend.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 12, 2019, 11:45:57 AM
You can do it, I believe in you
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 12, 2019, 12:09:11 PM
You can do it, I believe in you
Thanks! 2up
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 12, 2019, 12:11:25 PM
Mine still do intermittent. Yes, the best ocd thing I've done to Zukie is sanded, cleaned, and dielectric greased every single ground screw I've been able to find, the backing that touches the body, and the little O connectors, some of which I replaced. Peace of mind, and it looks good. Heh.

Smart move. I still have dreams of taking the body off the frame and redoing almost everything. Probably will never happen but it would be nice. But at this stage I'm so sick of working on it.
Yeah, me too. And come across some mega bucks to get that aluminum body, lol, and have the entire frame powder coated. Ha....

Haha. Yeah, but I definitely love the idea of keeping my vehicle "suzuki". What I mean is that I want it to be suzuki in its heart and soul, not just a samurai body. That is why I did a sidekick engine swap and not any other. I'm obviously okay with swapping some parts out, it is pretty arbitrary. But when I see a hugely built up rig with the only thing samurai on it is the body I just... I don't know. I guess I don't consider it a samurai.
As I said, it is pretty arbitrary.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 12, 2019, 12:46:28 PM
Mine still do intermittent. Yes, the best ocd thing I've done to Zukie is sanded, cleaned, and dielectric greased every single ground screw I've been able to find, the backing that touches the body, and the little O connectors, some of which I replaced. Peace of mind, and it looks good. Heh.

Smart move. I still have dreams of taking the body off the frame and redoing almost everything. Probably will never happen but it would be nice. But at this stage I'm so sick of working on it.
Yeah, me too. And come across some mega bucks to get that aluminum body, lol, and have the entire frame powder coated. Ha....

Haha. Yeah, but I definitely love the idea of keeping my vehicle "suzuki". What I mean is that I want it to be suzuki in its heart and soul, not just a samurai body. That is why I did a sidekick engine swap and not any other. I'm obviously okay with swapping some parts out, it is pretty arbitrary. But when I see a hugely built up rig with the only thing samurai on it is the body I just... I don't know. I guess I don't consider it a samurai.
As I said, it is pretty arbitrary.
I agree with this wholeheartedly!!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 12, 2019, 01:16:56 PM
If I remember correctly the wiper motor has its own ground to either the windshield frame or maybe the body right next to the windshield frame and motor. For best operation that ground needs to be good as well as a good body to battery ground. Also if I'm remembering correctly, you can remove the windshield frame and access the wiper motor and its ground. Easiest way to get to it.

That being said, I tapped into my wiring under the dash for my accessory, run, and start positions from my key switch and ran them all to relays that trigger an aux fuse box I put in that's wired directly to my battery with a fused connection. I now have full battery power to each when I need it as opposed to the power running through the key switch and all the inadequate wiring on its way to whatever I'm running.

Think clicky starter fix but on a bigger scale. I can't take credit for the idea because I found it on another Suzuki forum in the how to section. Not sure if it's proper to link to another forum here or not.

Anyhow, my wipers, blower motor, etc all work much better now with the proper amount of power running to them.

If MY or Phloop reads this and gives me the go ahead I'll drop the link into this thread.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 12, 2019, 01:51:01 PM
If I remember correctly the wiper motor has its own ground to either the windshield frame or maybe the body right next to the windshield frame and motor. For best operation that ground needs to be good as well as a good body to battery ground. Also if I'm remembering correctly, you can remove the windshield frame and access the wiper motor and its ground. Easiest way to get to it.

That being said, I tapped into my wiring under the dash for my accessory, run, and start positions from my key switch and ran them all to relays that trigger an aux fuse box I put in that's wired directly to my battery with a fused connection. I now have full battery power to each when I need it as opposed to the power running through the key switch and all the inadequate wiring on its way to whatever I'm running.

Think clicky starter fix but on a bigger scale. I can't take credit for the idea because I found it on another Suzuki forum in the how to section. Not sure if it's proper to link to another forum here or not.

Anyhow, my wipers, blower motor, etc all work much better now with the proper amount of power running to them.

If MY or Phloop reads this and gives me the go ahead I'll drop the link into this thread.

Interesting idea.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 12, 2019, 05:43:23 PM
What block did you use? I did something similar on our pop up lol I think it was blu sea or something
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 12, 2019, 05:52:11 PM
I've never had a winch before. The synthetic ones make me skeptical vs steel but apparently weight savings is massive...

Anyone have a winch with synthetic line?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 12, 2019, 06:57:00 PM
I used blue sea. Have 2, one is wired always hot the other switched with its own properly sized relay to trigger it. Each box has its own properly rated breaker. The breakers also double as a kill switch. I don't have to unhook the battery when working on electrical stuff, just flip the breaker off. Breakers also double as an anti theft device. My fuel pump has a switch too, another anti theft device as I always flip it off when I park.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: GuyW/1i on April 12, 2019, 08:11:52 PM
I don't want my samurai to be too nice. I need to be able to take it out and not be afraid to use it.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 12, 2019, 08:24:22 PM
Mine still do intermittent. Yes, the best ocd thing I've done to Zukie is sanded, cleaned, and dielectric greased every single ground screw I've been able to find, the backing that touches the body, and the little O connectors, some of which I replaced. Peace of mind, and it looks good. Heh.
I plan on doing a lot of this and replacing wiring with new when I get my new motor and do the swap.

Why dielectric?  Itís not conductive, so it seems counterintuitive.     I like koper coat.   It works well for me. But I guess dielectric grease works well for other people as well.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 12, 2019, 09:31:01 PM
Lots of great info and ideas getting posted.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 13, 2019, 05:22:04 AM
I got Called out at midnight for work.    Itís not my equipment down, phone company problem.    I was asked to stay until itís fixed.    Iím debating the ethics of napping in my truck.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 13, 2019, 07:22:26 AM
Mine still do intermittent. Yes, the best ocd thing I've done to Zukie is sanded, cleaned, and dielectric greased every single ground screw I've been able to find, the backing that touches the body, and the little O connectors, some of which I replaced. Peace of mind, and it looks good. Heh.
I plan on doing a lot of this and replacing wiring with new when I get my new motor and do the swap.

Why dielectric?  Itís not conductive, so it seems counterintuitive.     I like koper coat.   It works well for me. But I guess dielectric grease works well for other people as well.
Cause I had it lying around, heh. Mostly used it as a corrosion inhibitor. I am always up to hearing about better product options. Especially since my little grease tube is now empty, lol.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 13, 2019, 08:18:17 AM
Biggest tires using Toyota Celica steering box or how strong is it.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: The PHLOOP on April 13, 2019, 10:11:21 AM
If I remember correctly the wiper motor has its own ground to either the windshield frame or maybe the body right next to the windshield frame and motor. For best operation that ground needs to be good as well as a good body to battery ground. Also if I'm remembering correctly, you can remove the windshield frame and access the wiper motor and its ground. Easiest way to get to it.

That being said, I tapped into my wiring under the dash for my accessory, run, and start positions from my key switch and ran them all to relays that trigger an aux fuse box I put in that's wired directly to my battery with a fused connection. I now have full battery power to each when I need it as opposed to the power running through the key switch and all the inadequate wiring on its way to whatever I'm running.

Think clicky starter fix but on a bigger scale. I can't take credit for the idea because I found it on another Suzuki forum in the how to section. Not sure if it's proper to link to another forum here or not.

Anyhow, my wipers, blower motor, etc all work much better now with the proper amount of power running to them.

If MY or Phloop reads this and gives me the go ahead I'll drop the link into this thread.

Go ahead and post it. This isn't pirate.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 13, 2019, 12:14:48 PM
If I remember correctly the wiper motor has its own ground to either the windshield frame or maybe the body right next to the windshield frame and motor. For best operation that ground needs to be good as well as a good body to battery ground. Also if I'm remembering correctly, you can remove the windshield frame and access the wiper motor and its ground. Easiest way to get to it.

That being said, I tapped into my wiring under the dash for my accessory, run, and start positions from my key switch and ran them all to relays that trigger an aux fuse box I put in that's wired directly to my battery with a fused connection. I now have full battery power to each when I need it as opposed to the power running through the key switch and all the inadequate wiring on its way to whatever I'm running.

Think clicky starter fix but on a bigger scale. I can't take credit for the idea because I found it on another Suzuki forum in the how to section. Not sure if it's proper to link to another forum here or not.

Anyhow, my wipers, blower motor, etc all work much better now with the proper amount of power running to them.

If MY or Phloop reads this and gives me the go ahead I'll drop the link into this thread.

Go ahead and post it. This isn't pirate.

https://bbs.zuwharrie.com/content?topic=134045.0

Done. Thanks and that's not pirate either lol.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 13, 2019, 12:36:38 PM
Yaaaar!  drunk
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 13, 2019, 04:52:18 PM
Hope everyoneís having a great weekend so far. Been cold, rainy and windy all day here today.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 13, 2019, 05:32:13 PM
If anyone has Amazon prime on their TV or whatever there is a show called in4lo that is a reality rock crawling show...  I never saw wheeling like some of this rock crawling it's crazy how different it is from the woods
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 13, 2019, 06:28:11 PM
If anyone has Amazon prime on their TV or whatever there is a show called in4lo that is a reality rock crawling show...  I never saw wheeling like some of this rock crawling it's crazy how different it is from the woods
Huh, cool! Will have to check it out. :D Any one have a good recomendation on a snorkel? Heh
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 13, 2019, 10:32:58 PM
I got to spend some time with my son in law George this morning. It was good for my soul to hang with him for awhile. Later in the day James and I rode over the mountian to pick up a cam for a customer. Longest jaunt on the Electra Glide so far. Cold but fun.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 14, 2019, 05:08:35 AM
Morning going to have to work on my dd truck  if I get done fine if not the Samurai will have to take me to work.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 14, 2019, 05:50:28 AM
I got to spend some time with my son in law George this morning. It was good for my soul to hang with him for awhile. Later in the day James and I rode over the mountian to pick up a cam for a customer. Longest jaunt on the Electra Glide so far. Cold but fun.

Glad you got some well deserved respite for once. And a mega fun sounding one too :)
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 14, 2019, 06:34:16 AM
Who keeps a spare on back that's running over 31s? Like it?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 14, 2019, 09:19:54 AM
Seen to many ripped tailgates with tires over 30Ē
Sold hundreds of the camel tow carriers

I keep my spare under a custom rack in the bed
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 14, 2019, 09:51:06 AM
Seen to many ripped tailgates with tires over 30Ē
Sold hundreds of the camel tow carriers

I keep my spare under a custom rack in the bed

I didnt see those I'll check them out.  Does all the weight of a 33 mud terrain effect stability on hills when mounted in back?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 14, 2019, 11:25:23 AM
I'll have 29s come this summer, with one back there. Heh :)
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 14, 2019, 06:24:57 PM
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Back to the grind tomorrow boooo!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 14, 2019, 07:39:05 PM
Seen to many ripped tailgates with tires over 30Ē
Sold hundreds of the camel tow carriers

I keep my spare under a custom rack in the bed

I didnt see those I'll check them out.  Does all the weight of a 33 mud terrain effect stability on hills when mounted in back?

No problems we see a lot of 35Ē on our carriers.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 15, 2019, 03:48:54 AM
Good morning ZORum! Monday again?? Time for some coffee
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Post by: heavysquad on April 15, 2019, 04:51:57 AM
Gotta do my taxes today
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Post by: riverhawk on April 15, 2019, 04:59:14 AM
morning and more rain today
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: BamaRob on April 15, 2019, 05:00:14 AM
I'm running the Celica box with a Saginaw pump and 31's.  Works great.  It feels like it would be fine with bigger tires, but I can't speak from experience on that.

Biggest tires using Toyota Celica steering box or how strong is it.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 15, 2019, 06:32:19 AM
 :-)gm :-)gm :-)gm Good Morning!  :-)gm :-)gm :-)gm
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 15, 2019, 06:41:42 AM
Seen to many ripped tailgates with tires over 30Ē
Sold hundreds of the camel tow carriers

I keep my spare under a custom rack in the bed

I didnt see those I'll check them out.  Does all the weight of a 33 mud terrain effect stability on hills when mounted in back?

No problems we see a lot of 35Ē on our carriers.

If today goes well I may grab one
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 15, 2019, 07:43:28 AM
Seen to many ripped tailgates with tires over 30Ē
Sold hundreds of the camel tow carriers

I keep my spare under a custom rack in the bed

I didnt see those I'll check them out.  Does all the weight of a 33 mud terrain effect stability on hills when mounted in back?

No problems we see a lot of 35Ē on our carriers.

If today goes well I may grab one
I'd like one of these as well as a set of ZOR front/rear bumpers. Got to get past the motor, trans, MS2 and various other things first though.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 15, 2019, 10:29:23 AM
I'm running the Celica box with a Saginaw pump and 31's.  Works great.  It feels like it would be fine with bigger tires, but I can't speak from experience on that.

Biggest tires using Toyota Celica steering box or how strong is it.
The reason I ask is I have been running 33 X 1050   just bought some 33x1250  do I need to to get a spare steering  box so far it has working fine
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 15, 2019, 12:58:01 PM
Work day is done; time to head home.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 15, 2019, 01:52:21 PM
I'm running the Celica box with a Saginaw pump and 31's.  Works great.  It feels like it would be fine with bigger tires, but I can't speak from experience on that.

Biggest tires using Toyota Celica steering box or how strong is it.
The reason I ask is I have been running 33 X 1050   just bought some 33x1250  do I need to to get a spare steering  box so far it has working fine

Maybe a dumb question but if the box or pump  blows out, are you just back to no power steering or do things lock up/ bind?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 15, 2019, 02:05:28 PM
ZORs bumpers are the best looking, imho :D
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 15, 2019, 05:05:46 PM
Good day all. Been really busy here lately. Also getting ready to head to the lake for the first trip f the year.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 15, 2019, 08:13:18 PM
Long day. Work, then swimming lessons with the two year old.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: GuyW/1i on April 15, 2019, 09:22:52 PM
ZORs bumpers are the best looking, imho :D

I agree
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 16, 2019, 03:55:10 AM
Happy Tuesday ZORum! Now for copious amounts of coffee
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 16, 2019, 04:25:51 AM
morning for sure more coffee
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 16, 2019, 04:29:20 AM
I'm running the Celica box with a Saginaw pump and 31's.  Works great.  It feels like it would be fine with bigger tires, but I can't speak from experience on that.

Biggest tires using Toyota Celica steering box or how strong is it.
The reason I ask is I have been running 33 X 1050   just bought some 33x1250  do I need to to get a spare steering  box so far it has working fine

The last time the pump went out   just hard steering not to bad if  you are moving

Maybe a dumb question but if the box or pump  blows out, are you just back to no power steering or do things lock up/ bind?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 16, 2019, 05:09:58 AM
Yes, lots and lots of coffee please. Heh.  :-)gm
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 16, 2019, 06:15:24 AM
Morning all!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 16, 2019, 06:37:29 AM
Man, seems like there's just not enough coffee today to get the job done
YAWN
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 16, 2019, 06:53:33 AM
I know that feeling.

Found out I need a new rack and pinion, outer/inner tie rod end, upper ball joint, and rim for my truck. Ugh! Looks like the Sami is being put further on the back burner.

Anyone have a spare tacoma rim laying around? :)
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 16, 2019, 08:38:00 AM
I know that feeling.

Found out I need a new rack and pinion, outer/inner tie rod end, upper ball joint, and rim for my truck. Ugh! Looks like the Sami is being put further on the back burner.

Anyone have a spare tacoma rim laying around? :)
Any salvage yards you might be able to source one from on the cheap?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 16, 2019, 08:52:25 AM
I know that feeling.

Found out I need a new rack and pinion, outer/inner tie rod end, upper ball joint, and rim for my truck. Ugh! Looks like the Sami is being put further on the back burner.

Anyone have a spare tacoma rim laying around? :)
Any salvage yards you might be able to source one from on the cheap?

Tacoma's at junkyards are difficult to find. I'm researching fitment issues right now. I got one that looked stock and had it rub against my caliper.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 16, 2019, 09:40:29 AM
Breaking for lunch, been gardening all morning, tilling by hand. Guna be a day beer day I think, heh.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 16, 2019, 09:41:10 AM
Breaking for lunch, been gardening all morning, tilling by hand. Guna be a day beer day I think, heh.
Nothing wrong with that!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 16, 2019, 12:45:24 PM
Oh my gosh, I hate pulling the trigger on $700+ dollars worth of parts. Ugh.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 16, 2019, 01:27:22 PM
Oh my gosh, I hate pulling the trigger on $700+ dollars worth of parts. Ugh.
But everything will be better?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 16, 2019, 02:19:22 PM
Oh my gosh, I hate pulling the trigger on $700+ dollars worth of parts. Ugh.
But everything will be better?

After the 700 in parts and the ~$100 for an alignment it will be better.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 16, 2019, 02:22:09 PM
Oh my gosh, I hate pulling the trigger on $700+ dollars worth of parts. Ugh.
But everything will be better?

After the 700 in parts and the ~$100 for an alignment it will be better.

Only live once man and dont want to die with a busted sami left behind lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 16, 2019, 03:19:26 PM
I also don't want to pay 700 bucks for parts... not even fun parts. Ugh.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 16, 2019, 04:23:07 PM
I also don't want to pay 700 bucks for parts... not even fun parts. Ugh.
I know that feeling, but just remember there's no fun parts without working parts.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 16, 2019, 07:36:21 PM
I also don't want to pay 700 bucks for parts... not even fun parts. Ugh.
I know that feeling, but just remember there's no fun parts without working parts.

I like that

My dad used to say "it's only expensive if you dont use it" that always sank in
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 16, 2019, 09:06:17 PM
Consider this a titty flash drive by, say hi, on the way to good bye. Pressure and stress are being handled. Many hours of work and sleep is difficult lately. Not much longer when time is back in my control.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 16, 2019, 09:42:05 PM
 M Y  :-)driving
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Post by: riverhawk on April 17, 2019, 04:14:04 AM
morning
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Post by: BamaRob on April 17, 2019, 05:24:32 AM
Morning coffee flowing...
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 17, 2019, 06:12:24 AM
Consider this a titty flash drive by, say hi, on the way to good bye. Pressure and stress are being handled. Many hours of work and sleep is difficult lately. Not much longer when time is back in my control.

Titty flash drive by reminds me of senior year when time was never an issue lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 17, 2019, 06:27:00 AM
No fun parts without working parts. I dig it!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 17, 2019, 06:34:04 AM
No fun parts without working parts. I dig it!
Kinda like Zukie's engine, cooling system, and tires. Lol. Morning All! Give me all the coffee :-)gm. Titty flash drive by sounds like my biggest fear whenever I wipeout in any kind of surf riding sport.  :-)))
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 17, 2019, 06:35:13 AM
No fun parts without working parts. I dig it!
Kinda like Zukie's engine, cooling system, and tires. Lol. Morning All! Give me all the coffee :-)gm. Titty flash drive by sounds like my biggest fear whenever I wipeout in any kind of surf riding sport.

I took my Sami dash apart and having a hard time finding the motivation to do more work.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 17, 2019, 06:38:12 AM
No fun parts without working parts. I dig it!
Kinda like Zukie's engine, cooling system, and tires. Lol. Morning All! Give me all the coffee :-)gm. Titty flash drive by sounds like my biggest fear whenever I wipeout in any kind of surf riding sport.

I took my Sami dash apart and having a hard time finding the motivation to do more work.
Take a break, come back to it. That's how I felt getting the stock leaf springs off. I wanted to quit everything and throw tools out the window, it was the biggest pain in the ass, lol.  Also, anything having to do with the cooling system... I'm still scarred lol.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 17, 2019, 06:46:33 AM
No fun parts without working parts. I dig it!
Kinda like Zukie's engine, cooling system, and tires. Lol. Morning All! Give me all the coffee :-)gm. Titty flash drive by sounds like my biggest fear whenever I wipeout in any kind of surf riding sport.

I took my Sami dash apart and having a hard time finding the motivation to do more work.
Take a break, come back to it. That's how I felt getting the stock leaf springs off. I wanted to quit everything and throw tools out the window, it was the biggest pain in the ass, lol.  Also, anything having to do with the cooling system... I'm still scarred lol.

Haha. The way you feel about the cooling system is probably similar to the way I feel about electrical. Ugh! Give me mechanical issues all day, I hate chasing gremlins.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 17, 2019, 07:14:40 AM
No fun parts without working parts. I dig it!
Kinda like Zukie's engine, cooling system, and tires. Lol. Morning All! Give me all the coffee :-)gm. Titty flash drive by sounds like my biggest fear whenever I wipeout in any kind of surf riding sport.

I took my Sami dash apart and having a hard time finding the motivation to do more work.
Take a break, come back to it. That's how I felt getting the stock leaf springs off. I wanted to quit everything and throw tools out the window, it was the biggest pain in the ass, lol.  Also, anything having to do with the cooling system... I'm still scarred lol.

Haha. The way you feel about the cooling system is probably similar to the way I feel about electrical. Ugh! Give me mechanical issues all day, I hate chasing gremlins.
Also scarred from Zukie's electrical gremlins, lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 17, 2019, 07:51:01 AM
No fun parts without working parts. I dig it!
Kinda like Zukie's engine, cooling system, and tires. Lol. Morning All! Give me all the coffee :-)gm. Titty flash drive by sounds like my biggest fear whenever I wipeout in any kind of surf riding sport.

I took my Sami dash apart and having a hard time finding the motivation to do more work.
Take a break, come back to it. That's how I felt getting the stock leaf springs off. I wanted to quit everything and throw tools out the window, it was the biggest pain in the ass, lol.  Also, anything having to do with the cooling system... I'm still scarred lol.

Haha. The way you feel about the cooling system is probably similar to the way I feel about electrical. Ugh! Give me mechanical issues all day, I hate chasing gremlins.
Also scarred from Zukie's electrical gremlins, lol

Electrical sucks. I have been working on my Sami for SO long. Ugh, wish it was just done.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 17, 2019, 08:44:05 AM
No fun parts without working parts. I dig it!
Kinda like Zukie's engine, cooling system, and tires. Lol. Morning All! Give me all the coffee :-)gm. Titty flash drive by sounds like my biggest fear whenever I wipeout in any kind of surf riding sport.

I took my Sami dash apart and having a hard time finding the motivation to do more work.
Take a break, come back to it. That's how I felt getting the stock leaf springs off. I wanted to quit everything and throw tools out the window, it was the biggest pain in the ass, lol.  Also, anything having to do with the cooling system... I'm still scarred lol.

Haha. The way you feel about the cooling system is probably similar to the way I feel about electrical. Ugh! Give me mechanical issues all day, I hate chasing gremlins.
Also scarred from Zukie's electrical gremlins, lol

Electrical sucks. I have been working on my Sami for SO long. Ugh, wish it was just done.
You got this, I believe in you!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 17, 2019, 09:58:26 AM
No fun parts without working parts. I dig it!
Kinda like Zukie's engine, cooling system, and tires. Lol. Morning All! Give me all the coffee :-)gm. Titty flash drive by sounds like my biggest fear whenever I wipeout in any kind of surf riding sport.

I took my Sami dash apart and having a hard time finding the motivation to do more work.
Take a break, come back to it. That's how I felt getting the stock leaf springs off. I wanted to quit everything and throw tools out the window, it was the biggest pain in the ass, lol.  Also, anything having to do with the cooling system... I'm still scarred lol.

Haha. The way you feel about the cooling system is probably similar to the way I feel about electrical. Ugh! Give me mechanical issues all day, I hate chasing gremlins.
Also scarred from Zukie's electrical gremlins, lol

Electrical sucks. I have been working on my Sami for SO long. Ugh, wish it was just done.
You got this, I believe in you!

haha, thanks. Every vehicle I own now needs work. FML.

edit: spelling
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 17, 2019, 11:07:47 AM
Consider this a titty flash drive by, say hi, on the way to good bye. Pressure and stress are being handled. Many hours of work and sleep is difficult lately. Not much longer when time is back in my control.
Hey we'll take it! Other than pressure, stress and lack of time/sleep I hope you're doing well MY!!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 17, 2019, 11:12:32 AM
Anyone have two buckets in back?

https://www.jegs.com/i/Scat/942/80-1630-51/10002/-1

These look small enough to fit but big enough for kids
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 17, 2019, 11:54:34 AM
Anyone have two buckets in back?

https://www.jegs.com/i/Scat/942/80-1630-51/10002/-1

These look small enough to fit but big enough for kids

Would this be preferable to the stock seat in some way?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 17, 2019, 12:27:55 PM
Well sitting the side of the road waiting for a tow. My 2011 Chevy work truck broke down.   Itís a beautiful sunny day though.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 17, 2019, 12:33:01 PM
One simple rule: never buy an American vehicle.

p.s. I am only halfway (or less) joking.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 17, 2019, 03:13:51 PM
Anyone have two buckets in back?

https://www.jegs.com/i/Scat/942/80-1630-51/10002/-1

These look small enough to fit but big enough for kids

Would this be preferable to the stock seat in some way?
Also curious
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 17, 2019, 03:19:31 PM
Supposed to get baseball sized hail here this evening along with tornado's. Ah, spring in Texas....
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 17, 2019, 03:46:20 PM
Anyone have two buckets in back?

https://www.jegs.com/i/Scat/942/80-1630-51/10002/-1

These look small enough to fit but big enough for kids

Would this be preferable to the stock seat in some way?
Also curious

Child seats dont latch in safely plus these will be perfect when they get older and have a harness. Also can maybe remove one or both based on need for space if they aren't along
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 17, 2019, 03:55:46 PM
Anyone have two buckets in back?

https://www.jegs.com/i/Scat/942/80-1630-51/10002/-1

These look small enough to fit but big enough for kids

Would this be preferable to the stock seat in some way?
Also curious

Child seats dont latch in safely plus these will be perfect when they get older and have a harness. Also can maybe remove one or both based on need for space if they aren't along

I would call that a preferable reason.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 17, 2019, 05:29:48 PM
Anyone have two buckets in back?

https://www.jegs.com/i/Scat/942/80-1630-51/10002/-1

These look small enough to fit but big enough for kids

Would this be preferable to the stock seat in some way?
Also curious

Child seats dont latch in safely plus these will be perfect when they get older and have a harness. Also can maybe remove one or both based on need for space if they aren't along

I would call that a preferable reason.
Cool beans! Oh, related, the Pacifica seats have child seat anchors. The driver seat too, so when you get too tired, you can switch off with the baby.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 17, 2019, 05:56:37 PM
I put non-retractable belts in the back of my sami for child seats.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 17, 2019, 06:13:08 PM
Hahaha that's pretty funny. My daughter finally hit the pedal on a power wheels for the first time and smiled more than I do having fun in a truck(3 years old)  kept yelling "I'm turning left dad" her 2 year old bro waits patiently till shes crashing and climbs over the hood to get run over lol. He did come early... just like his dad
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 17, 2019, 06:20:58 PM
I put non-retractable belts in the back of my sami for child seats.

Two fit ok side by side? Good to know thank you. My back seat mounts are a little jacked up so I figure while I'm there I should see what's been done
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 17, 2019, 06:28:41 PM
Posting daily has fallen out of my routine... along with having time to be on the internet. Work has taken over. this month has slowed down, I was actually able to read through this thread. with the unlimited posts I gave up trying to keep up last month. I saw a fiberglass 2 piece hard top for sale for $300 about 2 hours from my house. That seems like a pretty decent deal. I have 2 regular hard tops but I don't use them. they are just preserving the bodies they are on. I think it would be nice to have cover over the front seats, like a bikini top i guess.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 17, 2019, 06:37:34 PM
Posting daily has fallen out of my routine... along with having time to be on the internet. Work has taken over. this month has slowed down, I was actually able to read through this thread. with the unlimited posts I gave up trying to keep up last month. I saw a fiberglass 2 piece hard top for sale for $300 about 2 hours from my house. That seems like a pretty decent deal. I have 2 regular hard tops but I don't use them. they are just preserving the bodies they are on. I think it would be nice to have cover over the front seats, like a bikini top i guess.

No prize this month so definitely less motivation

Huge plus of a bs thread like this is you can ask any question without searching lol if this number of topics were covered so randomly in a tech specific thread on some platforms there's be no end to the flaming. I think its interesting anyone is posting here instead of staring topic specific threads at all. I will not stop for some reason haha
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 17, 2019, 06:38:14 PM
This was funny to me
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 17, 2019, 07:15:04 PM
Yuck....
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: GuyW/1i on April 17, 2019, 08:21:46 PM
I wonder if the seats from the new jimny will fit.  They should have modern comfort and safety.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 18, 2019, 03:50:39 AM
This was funny to me
Nice one.
Good morning yall!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 18, 2019, 04:03:26 AM
morning anyone have Good Friday off. A new one for me this year.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 18, 2019, 04:31:42 AM
The new jimney is sick!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: BamaRob on April 18, 2019, 04:58:50 AM
Good morning all!  And, yes, Good Friday is one of the holidays we get off.  After the storms blow through today, tomorrow through Sunday should be NICE!

morning anyone have Good Friday off. A new one for me this year.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 18, 2019, 06:26:39 AM
Morning all. I'm "Gone Fishin!!"
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 18, 2019, 06:26:41 AM
Good morning all!  And, yes, Good Friday is one of the holidays we get off.  After the storms blow through today, tomorrow through Sunday should be NICE!

morning anyone have Good Friday off. A new one for me this year.
Same storms we were dealing with here yesterday afternoon/night. Hopefully will be a non-event and just rain.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 18, 2019, 06:38:10 AM
No friday off... but it will be my last day at my current job! So it will be a good friday.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 18, 2019, 06:42:40 AM
Posting daily has fallen out of my routine... along with having time to be on the internet. Work has taken over. this month has slowed down, I was actually able to read through this thread. with the unlimited posts I gave up trying to keep up last month. I saw a fiberglass 2 piece hard top for sale for $300 about 2 hours from my house. That seems like a pretty decent deal. I have 2 regular hard tops but I don't use them. they are just preserving the bodies they are on. I think it would be nice to have cover over the front seats, like a bikini top i guess.
:-)gm :-)gm :-)gm Why cant their be a hard top for sale near me? Though, the guy who bought my old seats is trying to sell his brand new RallyTop because he decided he didn't care for it. I wish I could drop the $1,400 he's asking :(.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 18, 2019, 06:52:37 AM
Posting daily has fallen out of my routine... along with having time to be on the internet. Work has taken over. this month has slowed down, I was actually able to read through this thread. with the unlimited posts I gave up trying to keep up last month. I saw a fiberglass 2 piece hard top for sale for $300 about 2 hours from my house. That seems like a pretty decent deal. I have 2 regular hard tops but I don't use them. they are just preserving the bodies they are on. I think it would be nice to have cover over the front seats, like a bikini top i guess.
:-)gm :-)gm :-)gm Why cant their be a hard top for sale near me? Though, the guy who bought my old seats is trying to sell his brand new RallyTop because he decided he didn't care for it. I wish I could drop the $1,400 he's asking :(.

I don't get someone dropping that much money on something and then deciding they don't want it. Some people have more dollars than sense.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 18, 2019, 06:58:28 AM
Posting daily has fallen out of my routine... along with having time to be on the internet. Work has taken over. this month has slowed down, I was actually able to read through this thread. with the unlimited posts I gave up trying to keep up last month. I saw a fiberglass 2 piece hard top for sale for $300 about 2 hours from my house. That seems like a pretty decent deal. I have 2 regular hard tops but I don't use them. they are just preserving the bodies they are on. I think it would be nice to have cover over the front seats, like a bikini top i guess.
:-)gm :-)gm :-)gm Why cant their be a hard top for sale near me? Though, the guy who bought my old seats is trying to sell his brand new RallyTop because he decided he didn't care for it. I wish I could drop the $1,400 he's asking :(.

I don't get someone dropping that much money on something and then deciding they don't want it. Some people have more dollars than sense.
Yea no kidding. Plus, can't you get a brand new one shipped for about the same price?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 18, 2019, 07:00:51 AM
Posting daily has fallen out of my routine... along with having time to be on the internet. Work has taken over. this month has slowed down, I was actually able to read through this thread. with the unlimited posts I gave up trying to keep up last month. I saw a fiberglass 2 piece hard top for sale for $300 about 2 hours from my house. That seems like a pretty decent deal. I have 2 regular hard tops but I don't use them. they are just preserving the bodies they are on. I think it would be nice to have cover over the front seats, like a bikini top i guess.
:-)gm :-)gm :-)gm Why cant their be a hard top for sale near me? Though, the guy who bought my old seats is trying to sell his brand new RallyTop because he decided he didn't care for it. I wish I could drop the $1,400 he's asking :(.

I don't get someone dropping that much money on something and then deciding they don't want it. Some people have more dollars than sense.
Yea no kidding. Plus, can't you get a brand new one shipped for about the same price?
His is full bells and whistles, so what he's got, I don't think so. I will never have more money than sense. Too much sense, lol.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 18, 2019, 07:10:15 AM
Posting daily has fallen out of my routine... along with having time to be on the internet. Work has taken over. this month has slowed down, I was actually able to read through this thread. with the unlimited posts I gave up trying to keep up last month. I saw a fiberglass 2 piece hard top for sale for $300 about 2 hours from my house. That seems like a pretty decent deal. I have 2 regular hard tops but I don't use them. they are just preserving the bodies they are on. I think it would be nice to have cover over the front seats, like a bikini top i guess.
:-)gm :-)gm :-)gm Why cant their be a hard top for sale near me? Though, the guy who bought my old seats is trying to sell his brand new RallyTop because he decided he didn't care for it. I wish I could drop the $1,400 he's asking :(.

I don't get someone dropping that much money on something and then deciding they don't want it. Some people have more dollars than sense.
Yea no kidding. Plus, can't you get a brand new one shipped for about the same price?
His is full bells and whistles, so what he's got, I don't think so. I will never have more money than sense. Too much sense, lol.

Me neither. Plus I always have something I am saving for... but then some emergency comes and wipes out the savings.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 18, 2019, 07:28:53 AM
Posting daily has fallen out of my routine... along with having time to be on the internet. Work has taken over. this month has slowed down, I was actually able to read through this thread. with the unlimited posts I gave up trying to keep up last month. I saw a fiberglass 2 piece hard top for sale for $300 about 2 hours from my house. That seems like a pretty decent deal. I have 2 regular hard tops but I don't use them. they are just preserving the bodies they are on. I think it would be nice to have cover over the front seats, like a bikini top i guess.
:-)gm :-)gm :-)gm Why cant their be a hard top for sale near me? Though, the guy who bought my old seats is trying to sell his brand new RallyTop because he decided he didn't care for it. I wish I could drop the $1,400 he's asking :(.

I don't get someone dropping that much money on something and then deciding they don't want it. Some people have more dollars than sense.
Yea no kidding. Plus, can't you get a brand new one shipped for about the same price?
His is full bells and whistles, so what he's got, I don't think so. I will never have more money than sense. Too much sense, lol.

Me neither. Plus I always have something I am saving for... but then some emergency comes and wipes out the savings.
This right here.... too often. Yeah, I want a hard top so bad, mostly for noise reduction and ease of getting the dog in and out. Since Zukie is our only vehicle, she does alot more traveling than I think most. We have to wear earplugs for long distance, lol. Any one done any soundproofing on their Zuke? I think most that I get, other than from the softtop, is the hood and firewall. Zukie's tub is full Herculiner, and that cut almost all of the road noise. Thinking of cleaning it up and doing a second layer, but it's done real well for the past 3 years. Only now showing wear where I rest my left foot, that's it.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 18, 2019, 09:45:08 AM
Posting daily has fallen out of my routine... along with having time to be on the internet. Work has taken over. this month has slowed down, I was actually able to read through this thread. with the unlimited posts I gave up trying to keep up last month. I saw a fiberglass 2 piece hard top for sale for $300 about 2 hours from my house. That seems like a pretty decent deal. I have 2 regular hard tops but I don't use them. they are just preserving the bodies they are on. I think it would be nice to have cover over the front seats, like a bikini top i guess.
:-)gm :-)gm :-)gm Why cant their be a hard top for sale near me? Though, the guy who bought my old seats is trying to sell his brand new RallyTop because he decided he didn't care for it. I wish I could drop the $1,400 he's asking :(.

I don't get someone dropping that much money on something and then deciding they don't want it. Some people have more dollars than sense.
Yea no kidding. Plus, can't you get a brand new one shipped for about the same price?
His is full bells and whistles, so what he's got, I don't think so. I will never have more money than sense. Too much sense, lol.

Me neither. Plus I always have something I am saving for... but then some emergency comes and wipes out the savings.
This right here.... too often. Yeah, I want a hard top so bad, mostly for noise reduction and ease of getting the dog in and out. Since Zukie is our only vehicle, she does alot more traveling than I think most. We have to wear earplugs for long distance, lol. Any one done any soundproofing on their Zuke? I think most that I get, other than from the softtop, is the hood and firewall. Zukie's tub is full Herculiner, and that cut almost all of the road noise. Thinking of cleaning it up and doing a second layer, but it's done real well for the past 3 years. Only now showing wear where I rest my left foot, that's it.
Other than soundproofing mat unsure what else you could really do. Since you already herculiner sprayed in the tub too you can't really go the mat route so really you're left with just adding more coats/layers of it. Of course you could use the mat material in the doors, interior firewall, bed-sides, tailgate, etc. which might help cut down some.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 18, 2019, 09:49:13 AM
Posting daily has fallen out of my routine... along with having time to be on the internet. Work has taken over. this month has slowed down, I was actually able to read through this thread. with the unlimited posts I gave up trying to keep up last month. I saw a fiberglass 2 piece hard top for sale for $300 about 2 hours from my house. That seems like a pretty decent deal. I have 2 regular hard tops but I don't use them. they are just preserving the bodies they are on. I think it would be nice to have cover over the front seats, like a bikini top i guess.
:-)gm :-)gm :-)gm Why cant their be a hard top for sale near me? Though, the guy who bought my old seats is trying to sell his brand new RallyTop because he decided he didn't care for it. I wish I could drop the $1,400 he's asking :(.

I don't get someone dropping that much money on something and then deciding they don't want it. Some people have more dollars than sense.
Yea no kidding. Plus, can't you get a brand new one shipped for about the same price?
His is full bells and whistles, so what he's got, I don't think so. I will never have more money than sense. Too much sense, lol.

Me neither. Plus I always have something I am saving for... but then some emergency comes and wipes out the savings.
This right here.... too often. Yeah, I want a hard top so bad, mostly for noise reduction and ease of getting the dog in and out. Since Zukie is our only vehicle, she does alot more traveling than I think most. We have to wear earplugs for long distance, lol. Any one done any soundproofing on their Zuke? I think most that I get, other than from the softtop, is the hood and firewall. Zukie's tub is full Herculiner, and that cut almost all of the road noise. Thinking of cleaning it up and doing a second layer, but it's done real well for the past 3 years. Only now showing wear where I rest my left foot, that's it.
Other than soundproofing mat unsure what else you could really do. Since you already herculiner sprayed in the tub too you can't really go the mat route so really you're left with just adding more coats/layers of it. Of course you could use the mat material in the doors, interior firewall, bed-sides, tailgate, etc. which might help cut down some.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Just curious on like brands and whatnot that have worked for people, if they've done it.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 18, 2019, 09:58:18 AM
Posting daily has fallen out of my routine... along with having time to be on the internet. Work has taken over. this month has slowed down, I was actually able to read through this thread. with the unlimited posts I gave up trying to keep up last month. I saw a fiberglass 2 piece hard top for sale for $300 about 2 hours from my house. That seems like a pretty decent deal. I have 2 regular hard tops but I don't use them. they are just preserving the bodies they are on. I think it would be nice to have cover over the front seats, like a bikini top i guess.
:-)gm :-)gm :-)gm Why cant their be a hard top for sale near me? Though, the guy who bought my old seats is trying to sell his brand new RallyTop because he decided he didn't care for it. I wish I could drop the $1,400 he's asking :(.

I don't get someone dropping that much money on something and then deciding they don't want it. Some people have more dollars than sense.
Yea no kidding. Plus, can't you get a brand new one shipped for about the same price?
His is full bells and whistles, so what he's got, I don't think so. I will never have more money than sense. Too much sense, lol.

Me neither. Plus I always have something I am saving for... but then some emergency comes and wipes out the savings.
This right here.... too often. Yeah, I want a hard top so bad, mostly for noise reduction and ease of getting the dog in and out. Since Zukie is our only vehicle, she does alot more traveling than I think most. We have to wear earplugs for long distance, lol. Any one done any soundproofing on their Zuke? I think most that I get, other than from the softtop, is the hood and firewall. Zukie's tub is full Herculiner, and that cut almost all of the road noise. Thinking of cleaning it up and doing a second layer, but it's done real well for the past 3 years. Only now showing wear where I rest my left foot, that's it.
Other than soundproofing mat unsure what else you could really do. Since you already herculiner sprayed in the tub too you can't really go the mat route so really you're left with just adding more coats/layers of it. Of course you could use the mat material in the doors, interior firewall, bed-sides, tailgate, etc. which might help cut down some.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Just curious on like brands and whatnot that have worked for people, if they've done it.
I only have experience with Dynamat which from my experience worked as advertised. I will say though that the application of it was for the purpose of keeping sound contained within the vehicle i.e. car audio. As a teenager I had a gig working at a car audio shop.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 18, 2019, 10:36:14 AM
Tires make a huge difference with road noise too.  My Sami is SO loud! I need to wear headphones with it and I also keep shooting ear pro for longer distances... sometimes even short distances. Granted I am not driving it now so maybe I can find some water friendly soundproofing and install it before it is road worthy again.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 18, 2019, 12:22:49 PM
I actually enjoy the sound/hum of off-road tires on my rig.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 18, 2019, 12:47:55 PM
I actually enjoy the sound/hum of off-road tires on my rig.

We make monthly 4-6 hr drives, the decible level is beyond the tolerable without damage mark, lol. Otherwise, yes, heh.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 18, 2019, 12:54:26 PM
When I would drive it 25 minutes to work I would wear ear-pro. Did you herculine the tub yourself?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 18, 2019, 01:28:19 PM
I wonder if the seats from the new jimny will fit.  They should have modern comfort and safety.

That's a good idea I haven't seen how they fold
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 18, 2019, 02:24:21 PM
Or maybe these: https://www.suburbanseats.com/p/jump-seat-10-floor-mounted-flipup-seat

Edit: Expensive as all get out but posting for idea purposes.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 18, 2019, 02:38:34 PM
Or maybe these: https://www.suburbanseats.com/p/jump-seat-10-floor-mounted-flipup-seat

Edit: Expensive as all get out but posting for idea purposes.

Jump seats are a good idea! Thank you
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 18, 2019, 03:27:03 PM
Anything to help.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 18, 2019, 04:22:38 PM
Anyone wheel with kid seats? Obviously nothing crazy just looking for input on space.

This thread trumps Google for certain questions. If anyone needs masonry advice I'll chip in to bring something to the table lol usually not a big issue in dry climates though
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 18, 2019, 04:37:49 PM
Thoughts on the jeep gladiator? Not my cup of coffee but neat to see
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 18, 2019, 04:40:47 PM
My dad took me wheeling when I was a kiddo, an 1985.5 samurai! But not in car seats.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 18, 2019, 05:19:01 PM
I don't know that I would take my kids down the road far in my samurai. we ride around in the woods and they have just seat belts. they have so much fun.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 18, 2019, 05:32:36 PM
I don't know that I would take my kids down the road far in my samurai. we ride around in the woods and they have just seat belts. they have so much fun.

I'm very much looking forward to this
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 18, 2019, 06:28:29 PM
When I would drive it 25 minutes to work I would wear ear-pro. Did you herculine the tub yourself?

I did, but lets all remember that I have insane quality control when it comes to like any project on Zukie, lol. I know people b*tch about it not working/ sticking, but that's mostly people not reading the directions. I wont lie, it was alot of work. It required taking everything but the dash out, a good dry 48hrs, garage access, and either being careful or not driving it for a whole week while it cured. I used a roller, but it settled well.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 18, 2019, 07:30:04 PM
random worthless post
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 18, 2019, 09:45:37 PM
Doubling down on useless post
Energy was used up a ways back

ZOA BBQ at ZuksOffRoad 12:00 April 20th followed by wheeling Copper Canyon3 (first two attempts were aborted on trail)
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: GuyW/1i on April 18, 2019, 10:36:48 PM
Anyone wheel with kid seats? Obviously nothing crazy just looking for input on space.

This thread trumps Google for certain questions. If anyone needs masonry advice I'll chip in to bring something to the table lol usually not a big issue in dry climates though

I have the T&C seats in front and took my 2 year old out a couple weeks ago with a car seat in the passenger seat, there's a picture in this thread. The seats have the latches for a modern car seat and there is no airbag to worry about.  I don't have a back seat so I don't know about that.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 19, 2019, 03:47:40 AM
Doubling down on useless post
Energy was used up a ways back

ZOA BBQ at ZuksOffRoad 12:00 April 20th followed by wheeling Copper Canyon3 (first two attempts were aborted on trail)
Hope you get to catch your breath soon. Perhaps the BBQ & wheeling on Saturday will prove refreshing and put some wind back in your sails.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 19, 2019, 04:36:37 AM
Thanks for all you do for the Zuki community My!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 19, 2019, 05:23:19 AM
Anyone wheel with kid seats? Obviously nothing crazy just looking for input on space.

This thread trumps Google for certain questions. If anyone needs masonry advice I'll chip in to bring something to the table lol usually not a big issue in dry climates though

I have the T&C seats in front and took my 2 year old out a couple weeks ago with a car seat in the passenger seat, there's a picture in this thread. The seats have the latches for a modern car seat and there is no airbag to worry about.  I don't have a back seat so I don't know about that.

Never thought of putting one in front - I have those as well good call thank you

Good pic by the way amazing scenery
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 19, 2019, 05:56:04 AM
Morning have the day off, time to get the Samurai loaded up for a day of snow wheeling tomorrow. We like  to be at 3000 feet before day light  so on the road by 2 AM.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 19, 2019, 06:11:28 AM
My weekend starts today...painting time.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 19, 2019, 06:15:55 AM
Anyone with experience painting wheels? Someone gave me rims for my tacoma but they are ate up, looking to paint them. I did look up some tutorials but curious of any first hand knowledge.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 19, 2019, 06:46:25 AM
If the donor wheels are painted then you want to strip that off, or blast them and then degrease afterward. Depending on what type of paint you plan to repaint with will determine if you need to use a primer or not. If the donor wheels are chrome then they'll need to be sanded or blasted and then use an etching primer on them. Like anything else paint related, a controlled environment is best and I'd recommend hanging the wheels to paint them and creating a temp paint booth using 3-4 mil poly or plastic drop cloths. If you're using rattle can paint then all good but if not then might want to rent a sprayer or cup gun and compressor.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 19, 2019, 06:54:08 AM
They are most likely steel wheels (I get them today). My thought was to spray can them- primer and multiple layers. Probably use sand paper as I do not have access to a bead cabinet or sand blaster (also I am poor). I don't need show quality... just not crappy.

I like the idea of making a temp paint booth!

P.S. I'm still not 100% sure they will fit yet.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 19, 2019, 07:30:17 AM
Good morning, need more coffee. Taking hubby to the ear specialist today for a surgery consultation. His left ear has always been screwed, but it's the difference between risking being 100% deaf (the bones deteriorating) or getting a new ear drum. Hoping he's a candidate, he's been so miserable. This is another reason for wanting Zukie noise reduction, he can't hear above both the tinnitus in both ears and the road noise :(
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 19, 2019, 07:39:03 AM
They are most likely steel wheels (I get them today). My thought was to spray can them- primer and multiple layers. Probably use sand paper as I do not have access to a bead cabinet or sand blaster (also I am poor). I don't need show quality... just not crappy.

I like the idea of making a temp paint booth!

P.S. I'm still not 100% sure they will fit yet.
You should be good with some sandpaper and maybe a little steel wool; just make sure you clean them up good afterward. Primer would probably be best but I think some of the rustoleum stuff may either have it mixed in with the paint or not need it at all in the case of their wheel paint.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 19, 2019, 08:54:25 AM
Morning have the day off, time to get the Samurai loaded up for a day of snow wheeling tomorrow. We like  to be at 3000 feet before day light  so on the road by 2 AM.

I'd love to see pics if it's easy. Never been to Oregon

Have fun!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 19, 2019, 09:17:04 AM
Good morning, need more coffee. Taking hubby to the ear specialist today for a surgery consultation. His left ear has always been screwed, but it's the difference between risking being 100% deaf (the bones deteriorating) or getting a new ear drum. Hoping he's a candidate, he's been so miserable. This is another reason for wanting Zukie noise reduction, he can't hear above both the tinnitus in both ears and the road noise :(

Just got back from an ear appointment. Sucks. Tinnitus is so crappy!

They are most likely steel wheels (I get them today). My thought was to spray can them- primer and multiple layers. Probably use sand paper as I do not have access to a bead cabinet or sand blaster (also I am poor). I don't need show quality... just not crappy.

I like the idea of making a temp paint booth!

P.S. I'm still not 100% sure they will fit yet.
You should be good with some sandpaper and maybe a little steel wool; just make sure you clean them up good afterward. Primer would probably be best but I think some of the rustoleum stuff may either have it mixed in with the paint or not need it at all in the case of their wheel paint.

Would cleaning it with rubbing alcohol and a rag be good enough?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 19, 2019, 09:21:41 AM
Good morning, need more coffee. Taking hubby to the ear specialist today for a surgery consultation. His left ear has always been screwed, but it's the difference between risking being 100% deaf (the bones deteriorating) or getting a new ear drum. Hoping he's a candidate, he's been so miserable. This is another reason for wanting Zukie noise reduction, he can't hear above both the tinnitus in both ears and the road noise :(

Just got back from an ear appointment. Sucks. Tinnitus is so crappy!

They are most likely steel wheels (I get them today). My thought was to spray can them- primer and multiple layers. Probably use sand paper as I do not have access to a bead cabinet or sand blaster (also I am poor). I don't need show quality... just not crappy.

I like the idea of making a temp paint booth!

P.S. I'm still not 100% sure they will fit yet.
You should be good with some sandpaper and maybe a little steel wool; just make sure you clean them up good afterward. Primer would probably be best but I think some of the rustoleum stuff may either have it mixed in with the paint or not need it at all in the case of their wheel paint.

Would cleaning it with rubbing alcohol and a rag be good enough?

Yea probably so. I always default to carb cleaner or lacquer thinner though if I have either around
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 19, 2019, 09:51:18 AM
Good call, I have a bunch of lacquer thinner around somewhere.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 19, 2019, 01:34:28 PM
Good call, I have a bunch of lacquer thinner around somewhere.
Klean Strip's aerosol version is what I used when I painted my valve cover. I swore there was no paint on that thing. I was wrong, lol. In case the lacquer thinner doesnt work out. Also, wire brushes work well on rust too. Rust reformer works well afterwards before priming and painting. It's what I plan to do to Zuki's wheels cause I'm too poor to have them powder coated
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 19, 2019, 01:45:28 PM
Rust reformer may be in order. I am picking the rims up tonight. I really don't want to spend too much to get these things on my truck. I actually prefer the rims I have on there now but one is bent and I am having a hard time finding one. These were free so I am hoping to not spend too much making them look fine.
To be honest I am cool with them as they are and don't much care but as they are not mounted I figure now is the best time to make them look good.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 19, 2019, 01:57:40 PM
Good call, I have a bunch of lacquer thinner around somewhere.
Klean Strip's aerosol version is what I used when I painted my valve cover. I swore there was no paint on that thing. I was wrong, lol. In case the lacquer thinner doesnt work out. Also, wire brushes work well on rust too. Rust reformer works well afterwards before priming and painting. It's what I plan to do to Zuki's wheels cause I'm too poor to have them powder coated
To be clear, I wasn't suggesting lacquer thinner for paint removal but for degreasing.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 19, 2019, 02:05:20 PM
Good call, I have a bunch of lacquer thinner around somewhere.
Klean Strip's aerosol version is what I used when I painted my valve cover. I swore there was no paint on that thing. I was wrong, lol. In case the lacquer thinner doesnt work out. Also, wire brushes work well on rust too. Rust reformer works well afterwards before priming and painting. It's what I plan to do to Zuki's wheels cause I'm too poor to have them powder coated
To be clear, I wasn't suggesting lacquer thinner for paint removal but for degreasing.

I understood that. I'm thinking sand, rust reformer if required, primer, paint.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 19, 2019, 02:23:01 PM
Good call, I have a bunch of lacquer thinner around somewhere.
Klean Strip's aerosol version is what I used when I painted my valve cover. I swore there was no paint on that thing. I was wrong, lol. In case the lacquer thinner doesnt work out. Also, wire brushes work well on rust too. Rust reformer works well afterwards before priming and painting. It's what I plan to do to Zuki's wheels cause I'm too poor to have them powder coated
To be clear, I wasn't suggesting lacquer thinner for paint removal but for degreasing.
Gotcha :)
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 20, 2019, 12:38:39 AM
Having to work overnight here. At least I get Monday off
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 20, 2019, 04:39:01 AM
Still at it but wrapping up soon and will go take a nap for a few hours.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 20, 2019, 05:33:14 AM
 :-)gm :-)gm :-)gm Good morning!  :-)gm :-)gm :-)gm
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 20, 2019, 07:46:41 AM
Having to work overnight here. At least I get Monday off


Booooo nights suck
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 20, 2019, 09:23:26 AM
Waiting to hear from a friend of ours who is suposed to come over for beers and games, but no contact yet :/ .
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 20, 2019, 02:07:23 PM
Got a few hours sleep but since been working in the yard and outside along with various other chores. Beautiful day here.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 20, 2019, 03:47:24 PM
Terriable day here... friends didn't show and it's thunderstorming and when I said beers, I meant they were bringing them. :(
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 20, 2019, 06:59:26 PM
5 hours in the barn working on the camper project. Quality time with my dad. Awesome rainy day!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: GuyW/1i on April 20, 2019, 08:43:47 PM
Anyone wheel with kid seats? Obviously nothing crazy just looking for input on space.

This thread trumps Google for certain questions. If anyone needs masonry advice I'll chip in to bring something to the table lol usually not a big issue in dry climates though

I have the T&C seats in front and took my 2 year old out a couple weeks ago with a car seat in the passenger seat, there's a picture in this thread. The seats have the latches for a modern car seat and there is no airbag to worry about.  I don't have a back seat so I don't know about that.

Never thought of putting one in front - I have those as well good call thank you

Good pic by the way amazing scenery

My son loved riding in front, that was his first time ever not being in the back. He thought being able to see was pretty great but he kept asking me to turn off the sun, so sunglasses next time.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 20, 2019, 09:33:55 PM
Been a long year all ready
Before the BBQ delivered a turbo Samurai  back to customer, and nearly rebuild a differential and install a locker, itís a spartan and not fitting correctly. Put that aside as people started showing up and cooking had to get started.
Good food, nice turnout. 7 rigs wheeled a local trail right here in town. Had fun. Took the Vitara into a nice obstacle. Had fun. Went on a Harley ride later and had dinner with the VP laying out next weeks plans.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 21, 2019, 02:40:57 AM
Sounds like a good time My.

Back is killing me, it what I get for crawling under the camper all day.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 21, 2019, 07:14:17 AM
Been a long year all ready
Before the BBQ delivered a turbo Samurai  back to customer, and nearly rebuild a differential and install a locker, itís a spartan and not fitting correctly. Put that aside as people started showing up and cooking had to get started.
Good food, nice turnout. 7 rigs wheeled a local trail right here in town. Had fun. Took the Vitara into a nice obstacle. Had fun. Went on a Harley ride later and had dinner with the VP laying out next weeks plans.
Wish I could make it to a bbq some day :(
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 21, 2019, 07:37:24 AM
Went out on some trails yesterday for some fun. No issues, other than I think I need to remove my sway bar.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 21, 2019, 08:28:17 AM
Happy Easter yíall! Beautiful day here already!
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Post by: tipsyjack on April 21, 2019, 09:09:03 AM
Happy Easter! Thanks for the grub yesterday Myron! good time
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Post by: ZukieRen on April 21, 2019, 09:55:01 AM
Happy Easter! :D
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: The PHLOOP on April 21, 2019, 07:08:42 PM
Wait till the eggs that were not found. Things get dicey then lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 21, 2019, 07:45:32 PM
Wait till the eggs that were not found. Things get dicey then lol
Yea they do. I actually hit one with a weed eater a good month after Easter one year; was pretty rank!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: shawnevans77 on April 22, 2019, 12:59:56 AM
Wait till the eggs that were not found. Things get dicey then lol
Yea they do. I actually hit one with a weed eater a good month after Easter one year; was pretty rank!

Having free range chickens this is a somewhat normal situation. they get tired of us taking their eggs when they lay in the boxes. by the end of summer there are eggs hidden in every corner. and of course they don't hatch them.. the raccoons don't find them all. They probably don't smell as bad as a hard boiled rotten egg.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 22, 2019, 05:32:12 AM
 :-)gm :-)gm :-)gm Coffee time and good morning! Has anyone wondered if MY's April fools joke was saying there was no prize this month? :p
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 22, 2019, 05:37:34 AM
Anyone wheel with kid seats? Obviously nothing crazy just looking for input on space.

This thread trumps Google for certain questions. If anyone needs masonry advice I'll chip in to bring something to the table lol usually not a big issue in dry climates though

I have the T&C seats in front and took my 2 year old out a couple weeks ago with a car seat in the passenger seat, there's a picture in this thread. The seats have the latches for a modern car seat and there is no airbag to worry about.  I don't have a back seat so I don't know about that.

Never thought of putting one in front - I have those as well good call thank you

Good pic by the way amazing scenery

My son loved riding in front, that was his first time ever not being in the back. He thought being able to see was pretty great but he kept asking me to turn off the sun, so sunglasses next time.

Noted! "Turn off the sun" lol they say some great stuff:)
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 22, 2019, 08:24:18 AM
Monday....
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 22, 2019, 09:25:51 AM
Went on a few more trails yesterday in the rain. I think the ride is a little better without the sway bar.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 22, 2019, 10:03:17 AM
Has anyone experience with phantom coolant leaks?

I have lost a little bit of coolant, but I don't see signs of leakage and don't smell it as if it's burning. I put a pressure set set on it and it indeed loses pressure. When the engine is warm it seemed to lose pressure at a faster rate than when the engine cooled down.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 22, 2019, 10:36:11 AM
Back from the lake. You guys have been busy in here. Great trip. Perfect weather and lottsa fish caught. Doesn't get much better. Time to get back to that list that seems to have gotten a bit longer while I was gone, funny how that works.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 22, 2019, 11:56:57 AM
Hope everyone's having a great day!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 22, 2019, 06:50:08 PM
Did I ever tell you guys how much I enjoy eating fresh fish? Walleye and smallmouth bass
 thumbs up  bowdown
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 22, 2019, 07:28:25 PM
I found my coolant leak: it's on the water inlet pipe somewhere. When I pressurize the system I can see it leaking from the water inlet pipe to the heater core outlet hose connection. I wonder if it's that exactly or not. It's so hard to even see there with everything hooked up.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 22, 2019, 07:54:13 PM
Did I ever tell you guys how much I enjoy eating fresh fish? Walleye and smallmouth bass
 thumbs up  bowdown

Yum freshwater fish fried up does not get the credit it deserves

Walley takes first followed by smelt lol that was fun
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 22, 2019, 08:39:06 PM
Mmmmm walleye
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 23, 2019, 03:54:20 AM
Tuesday meh. Coffee is on...
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: BamaRob on April 23, 2019, 05:03:51 AM
The absolute best tasting freshwater fish in my opinion is bluegill.  Many people don't like them because they're small with lots of bones.  Walleye isn't common down here, but I've heard that it is really good.  And, I expect I would like it.  Stream-caught bass (spotted bass, smallmouth, largemouth) are also very good, as long as they aren't too old/big.  I love catching pond bass (largemouth), but they don't taste as good as stream bass.  Crappie are also very good with a flavor similar to bluegill and preferred by many because they get big enough to filet and when they're bedding, you can catch LOTS.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 23, 2019, 05:34:23 AM
Iíve never cared for large or small mouth bass. But Iíve never had any from a stream
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 23, 2019, 06:52:23 AM
The absolute best tasting freshwater fish in my opinion is bluegill.  Many people don't like them because they're small with lots of bones.  Walleye isn't common down here, but I've heard that it is really good.  And, I expect I would like it.  Stream-caught bass (spotted bass, smallmouth, largemouth) are also very good, as long as they aren't too old/big.  I love catching pond bass (largemouth), but they don't taste as good as stream bass.  Crappie are also very good with a flavor similar to bluegill and preferred by many because they get big enough to filet and when they're bedding, you can catch LOTS.

Panfish are all delicious and walleye dont really fight lol - shore lunch panfish all day wins
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 23, 2019, 06:54:40 AM
Iíve never cared for large or small mouth bass. But Iíve never had any from a stream

Really fresh bass fried up right is similar to crappie but kind of a hassle to clean.  Also my least favorite fish to chop up. Ate a northern camping once. After the y bone or whatever came out it was like 4 long fillets lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 23, 2019, 08:21:35 AM
New job doesn't allow me as much free time as before... A lot less posting for me I think.
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Post by: PeeWee on April 23, 2019, 08:23:56 AM
My favorites are walleye, crappie, and bluegill followed closely by smallmouth bass. Had walleye for dinner last night.
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Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 23, 2019, 09:49:05 AM
Catfish, crappie and perch/bluegill are my favs
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Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 23, 2019, 10:29:19 AM
Catfish!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 23, 2019, 12:49:58 PM
This day and the next two are like a band-aid; just wish I could rip it off and get it over with.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 23, 2019, 01:12:14 PM
I want to go fishing now lol

Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 23, 2019, 01:58:56 PM
How do people do with only having a 2 day weekend? Ugh, This is my first time in years not having a three day weekend every weekend. The 4/10 schedule rocks.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 23, 2019, 05:41:09 PM
How do people do with only having a 2 day weekend? Ugh, This is my first time in years not having a three day weekend every weekend. The 4/10 schedule rocks.

Is that 4 off ten on - would you go 8 - 20 if possible? I'd jump on that
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 23, 2019, 08:10:16 PM
I think it is four 10 hour days
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 23, 2019, 08:20:16 PM
I still think ocean fish are the best.   I donít know of anything that beats fresh cod.  Plus we have clams and scallops around here.   So tasty
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 23, 2019, 08:26:59 PM
Turns out you need to change your oil from time to time.   My employer does extend oil changes with regular oil.   Possibly skipped those too.   The oil pressure on my work truck got down to 5psi and I got ďstop engineĒ message.   The dealership verified the oil pressure with a mechanical guage.    Fresh oil brought pressure back to 35 to 45 psi
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 24, 2019, 03:56:05 AM
How do people do with only having a 2 day weekend? Ugh, This is my first time in years not having a three day weekend every weekend. The 4/10 schedule rocks.

Is that 4 off ten on - would you go 8 - 20 if possible? I'd jump on that
I worked a 4x10 for years and really miss that schedule. Amazing what an extra day off does for you and is also convenient so you can get personal stuff done.
Time for some coffee!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 24, 2019, 04:08:33 AM
mid week already and now for coffee.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 24, 2019, 05:55:14 AM
I just need to get thru today and tomorrow. Having all day meeting / planning event at work both days which is a F%^$&$* whipping!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 24, 2019, 11:32:14 AM
How do people do with only having a 2 day weekend? Ugh, This is my first time in years not having a three day weekend every weekend. The 4/10 schedule rocks.

Is that 4 off ten on - would you go 8 - 20 if possible? I'd jump on that

I had a job that was 9 days on 5 days off. It was fantastic! Granted the work was great too.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 24, 2019, 12:57:33 PM
How do people do with only having a 2 day weekend? Ugh, This is my first time in years not having a three day weekend every weekend. The 4/10 schedule rocks.

Is that 4 off ten on - would you go 8 - 20 if possible? I'd jump on that

I had a job that was 9 days on 5 days off. It was fantastic! Granted the work was great too.
I had a few buddies who worked a 3x13 which would be sweet! Work 3 days then have 4 off each week.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 24, 2019, 01:52:20 PM
I still think ocean fish are the best.   I donít know of anything that beats fresh cod.  Plus we have clams and scallops around here.   So tasty

Snapper and grouper give me the shits

I think it is four 10 hour days

That sounds fun. I know pharmacists sometimes work 7 days on 7 off which seems crazy but awesome lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 24, 2019, 03:06:21 PM
My buddy is a flight nurse and works 9 days a month! 3 shifts of 3 days. That is an awesome schedule.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 24, 2019, 05:27:24 PM
Being a samurai place and all I've got some nonsense to toss around for anyone who's got an opinion lol


Pic 1
Yellow eco cage I think can be pulled off looking fun over any primary or secondary colors lol I think over grey it looks goofy

Pic 2
I am almost sure this is aftermarket but were color matched grills ever an option? I am not a fan personally

Both are definitely fun and look like a blast I'm just curious what others see
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Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 24, 2019, 05:30:06 PM
Pic 2

Got.denied for security checks... must be cause its sacred and not worthy of a screenshot
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 24, 2019, 05:49:50 PM
If steel slats protect the border is it like a touchdown as far as rules to claim asylum? Think end zone football or most goals with breaking the plain
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 25, 2019, 01:10:13 AM
The vertical grill was from the earlier model. You can then on some other samurai site for $200. Someday I will have one, its my favorite grill and it will best mess with the Jeep owners.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 25, 2019, 01:10:31 AM
Also external cages are fugly
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Post by: zorproducts on April 25, 2019, 01:30:10 AM
For the last decade, Deb and I go to the Eagle Sanctuary to bass fish. The sanctuary is open when the gate is unlocked. Depending on the eaglets health or demise, the gate is closed half the year. We got a beer batter thing, filet style that we enjoy. We used to catch enough bass to freeze for many a weekly dinner when the sanctuary was closed. I donít know the details but a push happened to reintroduce the native fish. That meant draining and poisoning. Bass havenít been as abundant, but we always have hope. We may have to find a new place. The native Chubs have filled the river, they are protected species. They are a tough fight as they are long like a northern or pike.

Working lots of hours isnít enough to stay fit. I am not comfortable with my current weight. Gotta make the time to do better.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 25, 2019, 03:57:09 AM
If steel slats protect the border is it like a touchdown as far as rules to claim asylum? Think end zone football or most goals with breaking the plain
Well, fact is - 99.9% of the people pouring over the border don't qualify for asylum. I understand the desire to have a better life and/or provide for your family however just simply crossing the border into the US shouldn't immediately grant you rights to stay in our country.

Happy Thursday everyone! Coffee is darn good this morning. Anyone going to see the new Avengers movie tonight or this weekend?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 25, 2019, 04:45:32 AM
Morning, rode the Sportster  to work yesterday and think I will do it again today now for coffee
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 25, 2019, 06:06:06 AM
I agree with MY about the working too much and not remaining fit. I have the same problem.

On another note, I'm starting to finish projects started about two years ago finally!  I got the last of the pieces on my work truck put on last night (bumper) with determination and careful drilling.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 25, 2019, 06:34:06 AM
If steel slats protect the border is it like a touchdown as far as rules to claim asylum? Think end zone football or most goals with breaking the plain
Well, fact is - 99.9% of the people pouring over the boarder don't qualify for asylum. I understand the desire to have a better life and/or provide for your family however just simply crossing the border into the US shouldn't immediately grant you rights to stay in our country.

Happy Thursday everyone! Coffee is darn good this morning. Anyone going to see the new Avengers movie tonight or this weekend?

Not going down this rabbit hole now but I guess I'm asking if you reach through does it count or do you need to be 100% across.  I was drinking when I was thinking about it lol
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 25, 2019, 06:35:37 AM
Also external cages are fugly

I like them a lot on samurais and anything pre mid 90s
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 25, 2019, 07:15:28 AM
If steel slats protect the border is it like a touchdown as far as rules to claim asylum? Think end zone football or most goals with breaking the plain
Well, fact is - 99.9% of the people pouring over the boarder don't qualify for asylum. I understand the desire to have a better life and/or provide for your family however just simply crossing the border into the US shouldn't immediately grant you rights to stay in our country.

Happy Thursday everyone! Coffee is darn good this morning. Anyone going to see the new Avengers movie tonight or this weekend?

Not going down this rabbit hole now but I guess I'm asking if you reach through does it count or do you need to be 100% across.  I was drinking when I was thinking about it lol
Unfortunately if you put one finger on US soil it does. Disgraceful that the DEMs donít want to enforce our laws and secure our border!! No other nation on earth allows you to just walk in and say ďIím here, grant me asylum and give me welfare benefits, medical insurance and a FBHO phoneĒ.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 25, 2019, 07:29:15 AM
Also external cages are fugly

I like them a lot on samurais and anything pre mid 90s
Exocages are cool but I have serious doubts about their efficacy given the lack of cross bracing and supports which an internal cage affords.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 25, 2019, 08:42:24 AM
If steel slats protect the border is it like a touchdown as far as rules to claim asylum? Think end zone football or most goals with breaking the plain
Well, fact is - 99.9% of the people pouring over the boarder don't qualify for asylum. I understand the desire to have a better life and/or provide for your family however just simply crossing the border into the US shouldn't immediately grant you rights to stay in our country.

Happy Thursday everyone! Coffee is darn good this morning. Anyone going to see the new Avengers movie tonight or this weekend?

Not going down this rabbit hole now but I guess I'm asking if you reach through does it count or do you need to be 100% across.  I was drinking when I was thinking about it lol
Unfortunately if you put one finger on US soil it does. Disgraceful that the DEMs donít want to enforce our laws and secure our border!! No other nation on earth allows you to just walk in and say ďIím here, grant me asylum and give me welfare benefits, medical insurance and a FBHO phoneĒ.

I kinda like that you are complaining that the US treats people too well. To bad we aren't more like "worse" countries, amirite?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 25, 2019, 09:01:02 AM
If steel slats protect the border is it like a touchdown as far as rules to claim asylum? Think end zone football or most goals with breaking the plain
Well, fact is - 99.9% of the people pouring over the boarder don't qualify for asylum. I understand the desire to have a better life and/or provide for your family however just simply crossing the border into the US shouldn't immediately grant you rights to stay in our country.

Happy Thursday everyone! Coffee is darn good this morning. Anyone going to see the new Avengers movie tonight or this weekend?

Not going down this rabbit hole now but I guess I'm asking if you reach through does it count or do you need to be 100% across.  I was drinking when I was thinking about it lol
Unfortunately if you put one finger on US soil it does. Disgraceful that the DEMs donít want to enforce our laws and secure our border!! No other nation on earth allows you to just walk in and say ďIím here, grant me asylum and give me welfare benefits, medical insurance and a FBHO phoneĒ.

I kinda like that you are complaining that the US treats people too well. To bad we aren't more like "worse" countries, amirite?
Too well indeed. If it were up to me theyíd all get turned around right in their tracks at gun point. Hell, Iím game to put mines along the border.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 25, 2019, 09:24:34 AM
Like a good and proper leader! We all look up to those kind of dictators, I mean leaders.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 25, 2019, 09:26:09 AM
If steel slats protect the border is it like a touchdown as far as rules to claim asylum? Think end zone football or most goals with breaking the plain
Well, fact is - 99.9% of the people pouring over the boarder don't qualify for asylum. I understand the desire to have a better life and/or provide for your family however just simply crossing the border into the US shouldn't immediately grant you rights to stay in our country.

Happy Thursday everyone! Coffee is darn good this morning. Anyone going to see the new Avengers movie tonight or this weekend?

Not going down this rabbit hole now but I guess I'm asking if you reach through does it count or do you need to be 100% across.  I was drinking when I was thinking about it lol
Unfortunately if you put one finger on US soil it does. Disgraceful that the DEMs donít want to enforce our laws and secure our border!! No other nation on earth allows you to just walk in and say ďIím here, grant me asylum and give me welfare benefits, medical insurance and a FBHO phoneĒ.

I kinda like that you are complaining that the US treats people too well. To bad we aren't more like "worse" countries, amirite?
Too well indeed. If it were up to me theyíd all get turned around right in their tracks at gun point. Hell, Iím game to put mines along the border.
Honestly, enforcing e-verify is the real answer. That and implementing a surcharge, say 10-20% on all wire transfers to any country south of our border. Those two things would squash this invasion of our country.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 25, 2019, 09:26:31 AM
Also, just so I am clear, you all are for making America one big prison right? I mean, mines work both ways.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 25, 2019, 09:48:49 AM
Ah yes, I can always count on you tomtraubertsblues.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 25, 2019, 10:16:59 AM
I think you should just fine the shit out of employers when they are found employing large number illegible workers.   They know what they are doing. 
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Post by: PeeWee on April 25, 2019, 10:27:25 AM
 :-)pc :-)pc
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Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 25, 2019, 01:04:22 PM
ZORum, Iím replacing my stock 1.3 with a rebuilt one. Any tips, tricks, gotchas etc. that anyone can shed light on?

Guess I can post this to the newbie section too for more visibility but thought Iíd try here first.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 25, 2019, 01:32:07 PM
Donít forget the dust shield in the tranny when you go to pull the old 1
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 25, 2019, 08:22:42 PM
Iím not tired.and itís almost bed time
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 25, 2019, 09:15:37 PM
Also external cages are fugly

I like them a lot on samurais and anything pre mid 90s
Exocages are cool but I have serious doubts about their efficacy given the lack of cross bracing and supports which an internal cage affords.

Please explain if you dont mind I've got safety in mind...

I dont see why interior or exterior will impact strength? Maybe smaller so stronger? But then everyone needs helmets I think
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 25, 2019, 09:26:13 PM
Immigration and power steering have almost equal impacts on posts on this thread
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 26, 2019, 03:47:10 AM
Glade it is Friday now for coffee.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 26, 2019, 03:50:45 AM
Also external cages are fugly

I like them a lot on samurais and anything pre mid 90s
Exocages are cool but I have serious doubts about their efficacy given the lack of cross bracing and supports which an internal cage affords.

Please explain if you dont mind I've got safety in mind...

I dont see why interior or exterior will impact strength? Maybe smaller so stronger? But then everyone needs helmets I think
I already did. An exocage doesn't allow for as much cross bracing or supports.

Happy Friday ZORum!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 26, 2019, 06:15:42 AM
Also external cages are fugly

I like them a lot on samurais and anything pre mid 90s
Exocages are cool but I have serious doubts about their efficacy given the lack of cross bracing and supports which an internal cage affords.

Please explain if you dont mind I've got safety in mind...

I dont see why interior or exterior will impact strength? Maybe smaller so stronger? But then everyone needs helmets I think
I already did. An exocage doesn't allow for as much cross bracing or supports.

Happy Friday ZORum!

I've heard interior cages eat up all the space

Happy Friday!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 26, 2019, 06:38:46 AM
Also external cages are fugly

I like them a lot on samurais and anything pre mid 90s
Exocages are cool but I have serious doubts about their efficacy given the lack of cross bracing and supports which an internal cage affords.

Please explain if you dont mind I've got safety in mind...

I dont see why interior or exterior will impact strength? Maybe smaller so stronger? But then everyone needs helmets I think
I already did. An exocage doesn't allow for as much cross bracing or supports.

Happy Friday ZORum!

I've heard interior cages eat up all the space

Happy Friday!
Of course they consume some of the space but you were concerned with safety right?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 26, 2019, 07:40:52 AM
My interior cage doesn't take up much space.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: ZukieRen on April 26, 2019, 08:35:45 AM
Good morning! Long time no see everyone! Just been busy, that's all.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 26, 2019, 10:14:22 AM
I've been getting caught up on stuff this week. Freeing up space in the shed and garage!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 26, 2019, 11:29:43 AM
My interior cage doesn't take up much space.

This. Takes up some but not what I consider excessive.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 26, 2019, 12:40:59 PM
What I don't like about mine is the necessity to remove it to remove the dash.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 26, 2019, 12:59:39 PM
If I removed the targa bar, could I mount the seatbelts to the roll bar?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 26, 2019, 01:00:28 PM
Mine has tabs for the seatbelt mount. I don't use them but they are there.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 26, 2019, 02:25:52 PM
My interior cage doesn't take up much space.

Is there a pic around (anyone with interior cage)How about access to the back seat?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 26, 2019, 03:03:47 PM
I'll try to remember to take one tonight when I get home. It really takes up almost no room with no hindrances to the vehicle short of what I already mentioned.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 26, 2019, 05:59:39 PM
Cool thank you I've seen some but always curious what people are up to
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 27, 2019, 08:49:50 AM
Man Iím sore.   I spent 8 hours hauling brush yesterday.   Iíve gotten soft.    A keyboard and wire strippers donít give you a workout.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 27, 2019, 08:50:27 AM
Waiting with the kids to see the new Avengers movie. Good times!
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Post by: PeeWee on April 27, 2019, 03:58:00 PM
 :-)---
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Post by: GuyW/1i on April 27, 2019, 05:04:19 PM
Ok. I have a technical question. I checked my gearing today and my transfer case seems to be stock at 2.7:1.  I thought it would be different because I had the gears shown in the attached photos in the back when I got it.  My question is, "What are these gears?" Left to right, the information I have is as follows:
Small-large: 23 teeth 2 1/2" - 53 teeth 4 3/16" diameter
Splined: 31 teeth 2 9/16"
Other: 49 teeth 3 7/8"

I realize I'm missing a gear and they are rusty but depending on what they are it might be worth shining up and installing.

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 27, 2019, 05:56:56 PM
No help for you here...

Who's pooping?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 27, 2019, 06:09:34 PM
Coming in way less than last month.

Check this out:)

http://rcscale-france.forumactif.com/t537-news-rc-scale-france-capo-samurai-cd15828#4305
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 27, 2019, 07:50:54 PM
Holy rust batman
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 27, 2019, 08:18:46 PM
Close friends held their annual catfish fry and crawfish boil. Lots of folks and even more food. Kids even got to swim for the first time this year. Winding down now but been a great day with excellent food and fun.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: GuyW/1i on April 27, 2019, 10:14:42 PM
If the web images are correct, it looks like I have the trail gear 4.9:1 gear set, though it is rusty. At about $500 I think it is probably worth trying to save anybody have thoughts on that?  If you know for sure, it's that the set?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 27, 2019, 10:26:36 PM
Iíd say use it.  Iíve seen way rustier overhAuled in large industrial gearboxes.   
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 27, 2019, 11:11:11 PM
What you have there is the original rocky road 4:16 gear set. The weld gives it away. By using SJ410 input shaft variables/ratios it was a way to have gear sets on the market before gear sets were so widely available.  They fixed a gear ratio conflict by using one part of a SJ410 and another from SJ413. Thus the welded idler.

Those gears will most likely get noisy but should work IF they are not pitted to badly.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 28, 2019, 04:38:07 AM
Looked at a double wide for sale yesterday. Comes with a 100 foot long chicken barn on 5 acres. Guy had a few dirt bikes, side by side, speed boat and muscle car project in the barn. Pretty sweet set up.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 28, 2019, 02:38:17 PM
Nice here today and most of next week gassed up the bike to ride to work next week.  I can only go about 100 miles on tank.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 28, 2019, 03:42:47 PM
Following the old man and cooking lamb over coals for Easter typically it was a while one on a spit for a crowd but this will work  :-)happybeer
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 28, 2019, 05:31:47 PM
Was a beautiful day here that's turned into a gorgeous evening. Spent the day working outside. Hope everyone's doing well!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: The PHLOOP on April 28, 2019, 07:12:52 PM
Just mowed the yard.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 28, 2019, 08:32:12 PM
Almost Monday.   Boo
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 29, 2019, 04:09:48 AM
Monday morning blues. Coffee is the cure.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: GuyW/1i on April 29, 2019, 06:14:48 AM
What you have there is the original rocky road 4:16 gear set. The weld gives it away. By using SJ410 input shaft variables/ratios it was a way to have gear sets on the market before gear sets were so widely available.  They fixed a gear ratio conflict by using one part of a SJ410 and another from SJ413. Thus the welded idler.

Those gears will most likely get noisy but should work IF they are not pitted to badly.

Thanks My!

I wonder if anybody sells the individual gears if one is worse than the rest.

I'll have to remove the rust and see how they look.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 29, 2019, 08:45:49 AM
What you have there is the original rocky road 4:16 gear set. The weld gives it away. By using SJ410 input shaft variables/ratios it was a way to have gear sets on the market before gear sets were so widely available.  They fixed a gear ratio conflict by using one part of a SJ410 and another from SJ413. Thus the welded idler.

Those gears will most likely get noisy but should work IF they are not pitted to badly.

Thanks My!

I wonder if anybody sells the individual gears if one is worse than the rest.

I'll have to remove the rust and see how they look.

I doubt you'll find them individually unless someone just happens to have one sitting around they no longer need or they're parting out.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 29, 2019, 11:02:46 AM
I worked the yard all day yesterday, too.

Today it's back to winter, 35* and expected 1-3" of snow tonight as well as tomorrow.

Also went on a muddy trail with my road tires this weekend with the Sami, things got a little squirrley
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: heavysquad on April 29, 2019, 11:35:53 AM
Emptied the storage unit Saturday, the samurai started right up! The girl friend got my truck sunk in some wet gravel and mud, good thing we had the samurai! Hooked it up and yanked it out.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 29, 2019, 06:02:50 PM
Cant remember where headliner came up but is this stock or does anyone recognize the material?

Anyone have a good joke?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on April 29, 2019, 09:24:52 PM
Good night
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: riverhawk on April 30, 2019, 03:44:22 AM
Morning, time to get my coffee going
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 30, 2019, 04:08:17 AM
Yessir, coffee time indeed
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Post by: mkyhmltn on April 30, 2019, 05:15:17 AM
Woke up to snow on the ground
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 30, 2019, 05:55:55 AM
The last snowstorm last year was April 23 and I thought that was pretty late. We'll, it's snowing now and it's supposed to today as well as tomorrow.

I'm ready for decent weather.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: tomtraubertsblues on April 30, 2019, 07:40:47 AM
This has been the worst week.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: 1badmotorfinger on April 30, 2019, 11:29:19 AM
Been nice here but starting tonight, supposed to rain for next 3-4 days
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on April 30, 2019, 08:11:55 PM
lots of work been not doing a lot of things like stopping by to say hello and making sure you are all taking care of the Suzuki brand
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on April 30, 2019, 08:20:55 PM
41 pages - who can guess how many times the word "coffee" was posted?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: gribble on April 30, 2019, 08:59:25 PM
Pert near every day, many times twice. I'm guessing 50 times.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on April 30, 2019, 09:59:25 PM
Spring got here and suddenly I got really damn busy. Have the garden all ready to go now and most everything is started in the greenhouse. Still getting too cold at night to put stuff in the garden yet.

Hope everyone is doing well and not working too hard.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on May 01, 2019, 04:00:55 AM
I am working to hard, promise you that. Trying to figure out how to work less and make more money. To old to do anything else. Told the wifey that if I started ZOR today I would turn  80 to get to where I am now.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Swayzeexpress on May 01, 2019, 05:18:24 AM
I am working to hard, promise you that. Trying to figure out how to work less and make more money. To old to do anything else. Told the wifey that if I started ZOR today I would turn  80 to get to where I am now.

If you find the answer I'm all ears lol

Did I read on here you were writing a book?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on May 01, 2019, 08:27:11 PM
Shit.... where did April go?!?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: PeeWee on May 01, 2019, 08:37:44 PM
Shit.... where did April go?!?

That's what I would like to know too!!
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: GuyW/1i on May 01, 2019, 09:47:32 PM
Put new tires on my samurai today. Bought three new bfgoodrich mud terrain km3. According to everything I've read they are an upgrade from the old km2 that I had on there. Only time will tell.
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: Bad Goat on May 01, 2019, 09:55:13 PM
Three?
Title: Re: April All Ready?
Post by: zorproducts on May 01, 2019, 10:09:12 PM
Oh boy guess I better make a May thread see what happens