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Dirty_Dan's 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport

Discussion in 'Member's Rides' started by Dirty_Dan, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Dirty_Dan

    Dirty_Dan New Member
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    Fall 2015 when I first got the TJ.
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  2. lowranger

    lowranger TJ Addict
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    Great pictures! Did you take the top off during the summer?
     
  3. Dirty_Dan

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    I did this past summer when the weather was good for multiple days. This year I am going to take the doors and top off a lot more and get some pictures once it warms up.
     
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    Nice. Any observations/comparisons of the Duratracs vs. Falken Wildpeaks?
     
  5. Dirty_Dan

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    Both sets of tires have worked well for me in different types of weather and terrain. The sidewalls on both tires look great. The Falken Wildpeak AT/3W's are 265/75/r16 (32x10.5) and have a less aggressive tread pattern than the 33x12.5r15 Goodyear Duratracs, so that helps with on road driving and road noise. Both are snow rated, but the Duratracs seem to clear the snow from the tire better and float on top of deep snow being 2 inches wider. The Falkens are cheaper than the Goodyears, which is why I decided to try them out but weigh about 7 pounds more (comparing the same size tire).
     
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    I had the wildpeaks on my JK, liked them a lot at the beginning, skidded more easily after 10K miles in the rain. Also started cupping pretty badly, even when rotated every 5,000 miles. I have Duratracs on my TJ seem good but only in to them for 1500 miles so far.
     
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    Nice highlights in Red
     
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    Some shots from the other night when it was to nice to not go for a drive.
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    I dig those tail lights.
     
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    Squatch Still plays with cars...
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    I like the arrangement for the tail lights. It was one of the options I had considered before committing to adapting some Jeep Commando tail lights. Nice being able to actually see your set-up for comparison's sake. Makes me wonder if I made the right choice, now! ;) Looks awesome!
     
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    A few pictures taken along the river while out exploring.
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    Spring weather finally arrived, so I was able to take the top and doors off.
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    Love the black with the red! Looks like it gets some great usage year around, ........except that "white stuff" looks awful cold! We don't do that very well down here o_O:griposo:
     
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    Yeah being my daily driver for the past 3 years the Jeep has been through all types of weather. This past winter we had around 80 inches of snow total. Living in Michigan my whole life I'm use to the cold and the snow is fun to play in, but it's nice when it finally warms up.
     
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    I know that feeling well. Grew up in upstate NY, got the same lake effect snow that you get!!!! Too much shoveling, etc. In fact, my dad didn't buy his first snow blower until AFTER I moved out! Now I wear shorts year round
     
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    Yesterday the Jeep hit 200,000 miles. The body is starting to look its age but it has been a reliable daily driver for the last 3 years.
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    Disconnected the sway bar links this afternoon to see if I needed to add more bumpstop. The rocks in my front yard worked good to flex the suspension. It looks like I'll have to add a couple inches more of bumpstop to keep the wheel from taking out the fender flare at full flex.
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