FINOCJ previously posted:
"Nice...Red Cone on Sat?"
Perhaps. The front track bar is making a LOT of noise and the hole is wallowed out a little after the shakedown run last night. It's also dog slow
in the mountains.
Findings from the shakedown run:
- 3.07 gearing is slow (I'm glad I opted for 31s now)
- bringing a small collection of tools is good, didn't tighten one of the shocks enough in the front and it started chattering
- these Dick Cepek Trail Country EXP tires are impressive, more on that later.
- the lower front trackbar mount is wallowed out a bit, not sure if that's an immediate result of my tinkering or something that was masked by previous mods.
- open diffs are o-kay... it was fun hanging out the side of the Jeep while crawling up some obstacles on Bunce School Rd watching the 4wd mechanically look for traction. You can really feel
the system doing it's thing whereas in the 4runner just gripped
. Maybe that was more of the traction control taking over in the 4runner I'm not sure.
I bought the Dick Cepek Trail Country EXP in 31x10.5r15 and mounted them on a 15x8 steel wheel.
For anyone looking for an aggressive AT tire I would recommend these Dick Cepeks. They're quieter on the road than the General Grabbers that were on the 4runner and have as good or better bite. Normally I would air the Grabbers down to about 20psi for offroad stuff but these DCs are pretty stiff and required about 10psi before being compliant enough to really form around rocks and such.
I'm interested to see how they perform in the snow but I'm impressed so far. Considering they're not hyped up much and carry a low cost (paid $750 for 5) I'm a little surprised.
Just some $0.02 for those who may be in the market... these are worth considering.