What did you do to your TJ today?

Took advantage of the nice weather & rare Saturday with no kids sporting events and partially cleaned out the garage. I have a 2 car + 1 car garage setup...the 02 is in the 1 car but it has a tendency to get stuff stacked in the opening, boxing it in. Usually it's baseball equipment (nets, tees, buckets, catchers gear, etc) but over the last couple of months it's turned into air compressor, welder (still in the box!!), multiple 32RH transmissions, a stack of torque converters, a set of color keyed TJ fenders (green, for sale if anybody needs them)....

Got all that pulled out, got the 02 started (dead battery) and re-packed the garage in a much more sensible way, got some stuff listed on marketplace, and drove it around. It's the NV2550 on 33's & 4.56s, which is a ratio that has been hotly debated in that other thread. IDK about all that, all I know is if 4.88 is a better ratio, then it must be pretty good because 4.56 feels awesome.

It's probably going to get sold though. I don't need 4 jeeps in my driveway, and I'm the only one who can drive a stick. I'd love to teach my kids, but you probably know how that goes. It's on a bonded title which will clear this summer. I'll probably list it then.

Both my kids , son and daughter first cars were and they both still drive stick. My daughter is quite proud.
 
I taught both my sons to drive stick with my F250 Super Duty with the V10 and manual transmission.

It had so much torque that it was very difficult to choke it down. You could almost dump the clutch at idle and it would still pull away on level ground.

Truck was a beast and about 3X as much truck as I needed.
 
I taught both my sons to drive stick with my F250 Super Duty with the V10 and manual transmission.

It had so much torque that it was very difficult to choke it down. You could almost dump the clutch at idle and it would still pull away on level ground.

Truck was a beast and about 3X as much truck as I needed.
My wife and daughter will both learn on the TJ. In 4 low, you don't need the gas pedal to take off.

I'm hoping the TJ last until the daughter turns 16 to make it her first car.
 
I taught both my sons to drive stick with my F250 Super Duty with the V10 and manual transmission.

It had so much torque that it was very difficult to choke it down. You could almost dump the clutch at idle and it would still pull away on level ground.

Truck was a beast and about 3X as much truck as I needed.

I learned on a certain old GMC - same thing: Drop the clutch at idle in 1st or even 2nd and it wouldn't kill the engine.
 
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...and, as I understand it, they're manufactured by a member of WTF as well. The factory tow hooks are alright but I've already caught my self on them while working around Tessie's front end and I feel like they won't work so great as a safety line tie down point for my plan to haul my surfski on top due to their style and orientation. Sure, I could just lash the line around the bumper, but I think these will not only look better but offer a better fixed point for attachment. Kind of wish they came in anodized black, but not a deal breaker for me. I can always cerakote them if I feel froggy.

They're a nice design, appear to be well made and come with new stainless hardware. (y)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2856255815...pid=5337789113&customid=&toolid=10001&mkevt=1

They look fantastic -

Trying to think how my light mounts might work with them.
 
Both my kids , son and daughter first cars were and they both still drive stick. My daughter is quite proud.

yeah My older girl learnt to drive stick in my Jeep she loves to rub it in the faces of her guy friends. :p
My younger one wanted to learn auto until her boyfriend showed up a stick shift Mazda.... now I'm teaching her as well haha
 
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I learned on a stick.

Same here (manual trans). Got me used to liking mud too. :cool:

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My brother-in-law used to have an old van with the 3 on the tree.

Driving it was a pain for me, not because of the transmission, but because you were sitting on top of the front wheels.

I ALWAYS turned way too soon to go down a street.

Turn, correct back to straight, then turn again.

I'm sure I could've gotten used to it eventually, but the few times I drove it I just couldn't get myself to almost drive by the road I wanted before turning the steering wheel.
 
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My brother-in-law used to have an old van with the 3 on the tree.

Driving it was a pain for me, not because of the transmission, but because you were sitting on top of the front wheels.

I ALWAYS turned way to soon to go down a street.

Turn, correct back to straight, then turn again.

I'm sure I could've gotten used to it eventually, but the few times I drove it I just couldn't get myself to almost drive by the road I wanted before turning the steering wheel.

I drove an old Ford cab over 45’ bucket truck years ago. Definitely took a turn or two to remember to wait. 🇺🇸
 
I learned how to drive stick at 17. Never had a chance to drive 3 on the tree though.

Edit: I'm 40 so manuals were still somewhat relevant when I was a kid.

A good friend has a ‘74 Bronco w original 3 on tree. Fun to drive.

I always thought the work van with the three on the tree was a pain in the ass to drive but now I’d love to tool around town working out of that ole tin can.
 
Stupid question, is the front pinion angle supposed to be set up like the rear? Getting ready to replace my front control arms with adjustable ones.

If it’s a DC shaft then u set the pinion angle 1* to 0.5* higher than your shaft bc the PA will tip back up front.

I learned this right after setting up the front like the rear and realizing I needed to do the opposite.

If you ever get manual hubs, it will allow you to prioritize caster and not worry about pinion angle (within reason) since the front shaft and gears will be turned off on the road. My caster was far too negative when the PA was dialed in, which makes for a less stable steering at highway speeds.