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Little wheelin' with the Jeeps today! 56k = NO

I held up fine with the three other jeeps, except one spot that was pretty shifty i got helped up with. Other than that, just playin in the dirt today.


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You meant Chryslers, right? Not Jeeps....

J/K. Looks like fun, Mike.
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nice scenery
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Looks like fun. I love the terrain out there. Absolutely beautiful. The Creator did a good job didn't He?
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jealous!! i wanted to go wheeling today, but i got caught up with gun cleaning and laundry.
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looks like a great place to test your stuff.
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I wanna wheel in Nevada......
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nice looks like fun


I really like your truck man
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looks like it was fun man
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I looks like it was a good time. Your truck looks awesome with those tires and rims on it.
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Thanks for the comments on the truck. We had a great time. There is another spot i didn't get any pics of which was just up and down about a dozen steep rolling hills. The pictures from this area:


show how tight that part of the trail was. keeping up momentum in a trail a couple inches wider than your truck with really shifty sand and quick switchbacks was a blast.
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Did you disconnect the sway bar this time?
That was you asking about it recently, wasn't it?
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looked like a fun day. and the more i look at your truck with that lightbar, the more i like that lightbar
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looked like a fun day. and the more i look at your truck with that lightbar, the more i like that lightbar
I would agree. The look is phenominal.
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man I like that truck!!!
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single cab looks great!
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Gah I want to live near the desert

Looks killer man!
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Did you disconnect the sway bar this time?
That was you asking about it recently, wasn't it?
I thought about it. Thats one of my little projects to mess with one of these days. I'd only really have to worry about the rear since thats my drive axle. I'll have to do a before and after "test" and see where the rear tire comes off the ground with it connected/disconnected to see if it's worth messing with.



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looked like a fun day. and the more i look at your truck with that lightbar, the more i like that lightbar
Thanks! I love it. It took out a few bushes that got in the way today lol. Friend in the blue Cherokee was cracking up every time I ate a bush. They were about as high as the side mirrors, then just get demolished and pop out all crazy . Cleared the skinny trail a little for the other Cherokees
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Do you have a rear sway bar?
They are pretty rare, my 98 had a rear bar but it was small and didn't make much difference anyway.
The front is what makes the difference. You'll see a difference immediately, the front will even flex (a little) on a curb, and the ride will much significantly smoother off road.
On mine it just took a 15mm and 16mm wrench, pull the nut off of one endlink, slide the long bolt out, and pull the center section out. Drive and enjoy!
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Sure do have both front and rear bars. I'll play with it sometime this week probably. I'll do some measuring before and after for "spec" and comparison purposes!
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I am so jealous of you guys in the desert and the mountains.

Awesome pics. Your truck is lookin sick.
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Sure do have both front and rear bars. I'll play with it sometime this week probably. I'll do some measuring before and after for "spec" and comparison purposes!
Odd, I thought mine was a bastard truck or something.
I always had a canopy, a home made "carpet kit" and platform, tools, etc in the back of my ranger, and removing the rear sway bar had no noticeable effect on handling. This was also with a 3" body lift and shackles. It was just extra weight honestly.
Disconnecting the front made the body roll quite a bit more, but again with much improved ride.
You can also just remove one end link in the rear, I did that too.
You are going to be shocked how much smoother it moves over the rocks with them both disconnected! It floats over stuff instead of beating you to death.
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I will have to try that off road, mine rides like bricks for shocks off road. Stock shocks don't help though! Also would like to come up with a way to add a steering stabilizer to the rack & pinion for the rocky terrain.
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