DIY Quick Disconnect Pins This mod is not my idea. I'll gladly admit I ripped it off another post on the interwebs. But I figured I'd snap some process photos and post the results here. And thanks Kizer for keeping a lid on this until I finally got it installed.
These were made for a friend of mine who's just getting into offroading (and modifying his Jeep).
We all know how helpful a quick disconnect link can be for unhooking the front swaybar. And we all know all the good aftermarket discos available. But their prices are not cheap at $80-140. For someone just getting started or on a smaller lift it's possible to make a quick disconnect pin for a fraction of the cost and simply use the factory swaybar links.
Warn M12000, 12,000# Winch, wound with 3/8 steel cable, HI-TEST hook (USA) and winch control. $700 PRICE REDUCED TO $500
Warn Trans4mer Winch Mount in black powder coat designed to mount a Warn M12000, 12,000# winch. Fits the following Ford products: 1999-2003 F-150 & F-250 Light Duty 4x4 only, 1999-2002 Expedition 4x4, 2001-2003 Super Crew 4x4. Consists of #39680 Grille Guard, #73745 Light Bar, #39900 Brush Guard and #62027 Winch Carrier. $650 PRICE REDUCED TO $450
Located in Yakima, Washington, winch is still mounted on my pickup and I will have it removed professionally upon sale.
Well, in spite of the Goodyear Kevlar tires being lower priced, I enjoyed my Cooper STT's so well over the years I opted to buy another set. They weren't easy to come by either...locally anyway. I ended up ordering them off of Amazon and had them shipped to my door for $200 less than the cheapest I could find locally. I paid America's Tire to install and center sipe them for $80 including the lifetime warranty (which they made available even though I didn't get the tires from them). They seemed to think I would sit by idly and accept being switched to a tire I really didn't want.
I know some like the Goodyear Wrangler Kevlar and agree they are a good tire...and a good value. But they aren't what I wanted. I've never had a problems at all with my Cooper's with the exception of popping off a valve stem on the winter trail (some remember). Heck, I even sold my old tires for $100 on Craigslist. In fact, I could have gotten more for them and pulled the add in less than an...
I just ordered a new soft top for my Jeep off o f ebay. It is made from the original Sail Cloth Material and is a factory fit for 03-06 TJs rather than the more common 97-06 fitting found in really cheap tops.
I need some advise. Are there any vehicle safety people out there (firemen, police) that could advise on the best solution for my kids.
I have an '85 CJ-7 with lab belts and the little bench seat in the back. I the past when my kids were little I would strap their car seats in the back so that they could ride along. Now they are 5 and 8 and are too big for harness equipped car seats. I had a harness seat that was rated to 65 pounds, but my kids shoulders are too wide for it. A booster seat, like what I would use in a modern car, seems stupid because there are no shoulder straps to be repositioned, and that is really their purpose. Even a high backed booster style seat doesn't seem like it would add any true protection, and raising them up off the bench seat with a booster seems like it would make it worse and not better since there is no shoulder belt.
I am wondering how best to take them Jeepin' with me and keep them road legal and safe. I want to drive this veh...
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