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Old December 25th, 2019, 12:21 PM   #1841
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IDK, 4ds and 5.38s is all Ive used, in the 2.72:1 always felt like a good ratio to me. the 3.8 not so much. Your tcase is 3.8 isn't it?
Yes 3.8.
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Old December 25th, 2019, 12:27 PM   #1842
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Yeah, I can see on the high wheel speed climbs your gonna miss what you had. Hopefully high range will work for ya.
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Old December 25th, 2019, 12:32 PM   #1843
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Yeah, I can see on the high wheel speed climbs your gonna miss what you had. Hopefully high range will work for ya.
Well since we donít have any snow it could be a while before I find out.
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Old December 26th, 2019, 08:00 AM   #1844
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You also have a right pedal. 1st gear high should be great for snow hill killin.
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Old December 26th, 2019, 08:39 AM   #1845
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You also have a right pedal. 1st gear high should be great for snow hill killin.
Hole shot will not be as good.
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Old December 27th, 2019, 09:14 AM   #1846
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Use both feet, it'll be fine!
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Old December 27th, 2019, 09:49 AM   #1847
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Yes 3.8.
the 4 to 1 tcase in my rubicon is not the best option for me personally, with
5.38s and 35s. low is way too deep for me. i dont wheel out west, or big rocks.
mine is more of an overland rig almost. it will be horrible at the dunes!

it was different in my juggy, cause i had the creeper 4 spd.
i used high range, 1st gear alot. i like wheel speed.

a 2.72 to 1 tcase would fit me much better.

i always thought an atlas highlander 3 to 1 case would be sweet!

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Old December 27th, 2019, 11:24 AM   #1848
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Neutral drop holeshot ftw!
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Old December 27th, 2019, 11:36 AM   #1849
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Old December 28th, 2019, 10:34 AM   #1850
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Neutral drop holeshot ftw!
i got a feeling the stock 42rle, with 130k on it, wont enjoy this option!
but effective about 7 times.
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Old December 28th, 2019, 12:38 PM   #1851
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I'm pretty sure Jim doesn't have to worry about a 42rle
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Old December 28th, 2019, 02:21 PM   #1852
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Old December 28th, 2019, 02:26 PM   #1853
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Old December 30th, 2019, 07:38 AM   #1854
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Old December 30th, 2019, 01:56 PM   #1855
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Old January 10th, 2020, 09:52 PM   #1856
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Oh, me too! I don't know if I will like it or not. I'm quite used to sitting on a rock and using the rocker guard as a pivot point. I'm also sure that a couple times I may have flopped because my rocker is what kept me from going over.

Time will tell........

And yes, cutting the body is pretty scary. The directions that came with them sucked. They said to cut 2" below the door opening, then strike a 45 degree at front and back and then a straight line to cut the floor.

Well:
- the really meant 2" below the door jam indentation. I used the literal term of "door opening" and discovered I cut too high. Thankfully I still had enough meat to get the bolts in. But I'm going to cut the other side 3/8" lower.
- striking a straight line front to back to cut the floor would move the floor about 2" further than it should be in the higher area. (right under the seat) If I had done that I would have needed to add a patch plate back in.

I'm not going to button up the passenger side until I do the driver side so I can take better measurements. Not that the passenger side is bad, but I will be able to do the second side better.

Got time on them now. Opinions?
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More good than bad but the boatsides have some down side to them. I've noticed several places where I clear that I would have drug in the past. (You witnessed this at the Badlands) Ground clearance is important! One thing I have noticed is that I tend to roll over onto my side more and without the side step I scrub my body armor more. And I lost the step to stand on while putting the soft top on and off.

I have pushed the side of the door opening in and out of shape. The boatsides are not as strong as the original sheet metal tub that is boxed by the rocker guard and also stiffened up by the side steps. I need to straighten it back out and add a small side step 3" wide but have not gotten around to it. I will definitely be doing it before I go back out west.
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More good than bad but the boatsides have some down side to them. I've noticed several places where I clear that I would have drug in the past. (You witnessed this at the Badlands) Ground clearance is important! One thing I have noticed is that I tend to roll over onto my side more and without the side step I scrub my body armor more. And I lost the step to stand on while putting the soft top on and off.

I have pushed the side of the door opening in and out of shape. The boatsides are not as strong as the original sheet metal tub that is boxed by the rocker guard and also stiffened up by the side steps. I need to straighten it back out and add a small side step 3" wide but have not gotten around to it. I will definitely be doing it before I go back out west.


The flopping thing is a concern. I know I've been saved multiple times by the step on the rocker. And even just taking that off, holy hell is it a lot more work getting in/out lol. I'll have to try and get creative reinforcing the tub etc.

I think I'm gonna line mine with a sheet of uhmw as well.
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The flopping thing is a concern. I know I've been saved multiple times by the step on the rocker. And even just taking that off, holy hell is it a lot more work getting in/out lol. I'll have to try and get creative reinforcing the tub etc.

I think I'm gonna line mine with a sheet of uhmw as well.
I like the sound of metal on rock. Actually that does help to determine how hard you are in to something.

Iím also going to tie back into my cage / seat support to support the door opening.
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I realize I've been spared on different occasions by the progression on the rocker. What's more, even simply taking that off, blessed damnation is it significantly more work getting in/out lol.
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