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Old August 3rd, 2019, 19:52
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Please excuse my laziness, but what is your steering set up? That's a big tire to turn sitting still. Hydro assist I'm assuming?

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Old August 3rd, 2019, 23:38
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He doesnt have assist.

I ran a big bore ported psc box and could turn 37s with no hydro assist.

I ran garbage assist with 40s and couldnt turn.


Swapped in my psc 1.75” ram with large bore ported box with 40s and it was awesome.
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Old August 5th, 2019, 08:40
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those are some sexy tires
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Old August 7th, 2019, 15:58
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Took it for a test drive yesterday. Need to do some more clearancing in the back. Gonna trim my lower quarters and bumper extensions a bit. Steering is super nice. One finger easy even stopped. Need to adjust toe a bit and nut and bolt the front and i think ill be squared away in that department. Im wiring up the winch tomorrow and installing a new boefang chassis radio. I will say the is a crazy amount more body roll with this new spring setup. Gonna take a bit of getting used too. Power is about the same with the “35s”.
Gordon, what radio did you get, where did you mount it, and where did you buy it?
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Old August 7th, 2019, 16:42
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Please excuse my laziness, but what is your steering set up? That's a big tire to turn sitting still. Hydro assist I'm assuming?

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I may be a freak example but im running a stock xj box and stock xj pump and thats it. It turns like a dream honestly. Ive been starving that pump for like a year and finally fixed a leak. Its one finger easily turning on pavement with the breaks locked up. Now i will say if the tires are pinned in the rocks its not going to move the jeep or anything but im not usually one to force the steering if i dont have to. Thats how you break things in my opinion.

Other than the box im running a jk rubi 44 front with stock knuckles, synergy jk draglink shortened to fit the xj, and an aluminum tierod from stinky fab racing. It takes a ton of abuse and always snaps back straight. Ill be grabbing the SFR aluminum 3link kit for my next chassis build at the end of the season.
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Old August 7th, 2019, 16:45
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those are some sexy tires


Um thank you. They are amazing so far. Huge improvement from what i had on it before. I appreciate it man.
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Old August 7th, 2019, 16:51
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Gordon, what radio did you get, where did you mount it, and where did you buy it?


Well looks like the price went up. I paid about 35 shipped but it fricken rocks. Even at its current price.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XD3CQ6H..._gn2sDbT0BQNTX

I mounted it on the ceiling between the visors and i got an hf roof antenna and cable install kit. It is awesome. Although my jeep already had an hf antenna installed so i just replaced the worn out mount. You would need to cut a hole in the roof ideally. But they also make magnet mounts.
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Old August 8th, 2019, 05:13
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I love the idea of jk 44s under a xj... They are the perfect fit in my book. I've been trying to snipe a set cheap for a couple years now.

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Old August 12th, 2019, 23:18
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