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by Coal-Cracker
Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 2000 Ranger + 2007 Jeep Wrangler BOV builds?
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: 2000 Ranger + 2007 Jeep Wrangler BOV builds?

... I assume the Sahara has the 4.10?... Based on when his '07 was built, he *may* have been lucky enough to get the 4.10s. If it was an early build in '07, there is a very good possibility 'cause at that point 4.10s weren't restricted to just the Rubicon. At some point in the JK's introductory yea...
by Coal-Cracker
Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 03 wrangler rubicon question
Replies: 28
Views: 2224

Re: 03 wrangler rubicon question

Very nice. Looks to have been well taken care of. Welcome to the sickness. :lol: Like afd660 mentioned, check the tire pressure. Also check the load rating of the tires. If they are E- Rated, they will ride on the stiff side. I just picked up a set of E-Rated GY Duratracs (285/75r16) for my Wrangler...
by Coal-Cracker
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 03 wrangler rubicon question
Replies: 28
Views: 2224

Re: 03 wrangler rubicon question

I am not a Jeep person, but a brief look through at this model lists it as 'one of the most highly collectible Jeeps of all time.' That would be enough for me to pull the trigger if I was on the fence and all other factors worked out in it's favor. You'll note that part of the article has no refere...
by Coal-Cracker
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 03 wrangler rubicon question
Replies: 28
Views: 2224

Re: 03 wrangler rubicon question

Not everyone appreciates the onroad ride of a Jeep, especially the previous models. They are noisy, do tend to wander a bit on road, and are a little bumpy. But it is these traits (solid axle, short wheelbase, etc.) that make it so offroad capable. Bottom line, the Jeep Wrangler is a compromise on r...
by Coal-Cracker
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: M1a: wood vs synthetic, cant decide
Replies: 26
Views: 5537

Re: M1a: wood vs synthetic, cant decide

I had a synthetic folder on mine for a long time, but eventually I had a hankering for some good wood. :ooh: http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af242/boomslang45/M1A-H1-walnut-1.jpg Nice stock set. Where'd you get it? To the OP. If you go synthetic, consider doing something about the flex you will...
by Coal-Cracker
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Access to "questionable" 30 gal water containers...
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Access to "questionable" 30 gal water containers...

Want to thank KYZHunters and sheddi for the information.

You both have been a great help and I really appreciate it.
by Coal-Cracker
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Access to "questionable" 30 gal water containers...
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Access to "questionable" 30 gal water containers...

I've bought a variety of used containers and have found that the hazmat label usually contains some pretty good information as how to clean the container. I bought several 250-gallon containers that contained a cleaner used in dairies and the label clearly said, 'rinse three times', that being said...
by Coal-Cracker
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Access to "questionable" 30 gal water containers...
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Access to "questionable" 30 gal water containers...

My wife works for the local water authority. She informed me they are getting rid of plastic 30 gallon drums. The chemical stored in them previously was zinc orthophosphate, a chemical with which I am unfamiliar, other than it is used to treat drinking water. Now, being unfamiliar with the chemical,...
by Coal-Cracker
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition
Replies: 1200
Views: 307301

Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Morgo,
Can't go wrong with Busse.
Nice collection.
by Coal-Cracker
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Never sell a gun
Replies: 19
Views: 2999

Re: Never sell a gun

I've sold many guns over the years. I just (usually) sell it to buy another gun. If I own a firearm and I don't shoot it (or it holds no real sentimental value), I sell/trade it for something I do need (other preps.) I've gotten rid of some firearms in the past that some would have regretted selling...
by Coal-Cracker
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: My First Bark River - Bravo 1.5
Replies: 20
Views: 2964

Re: My First Bark River - Bravo 1.5

Dominion wrote:....

Very nice set up Coal-Cracker, nice photo too! What make is the axe?
Gransfors Bruks' Small Forest Axe
by Coal-Cracker
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: My First Bark River - Bravo 1.5
Replies: 20
Views: 2964

Re: My First Bark River - Bravo 1.5

Absolutely love convex blades. Easy to sharpen and maintain.

Here's an older pic of a Bark River Aurora 3V I picked up the other year. Been using it for hunting and comes with me anytime I enter the woods.

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by Coal-Cracker
Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Semi-Auto .308?
Replies: 41
Views: 2880

Re: Semi-Auto .308?

My .308 semi is an M1a national match (what is in my avatar pic). I didn't buy it as a hard "user" rifle. I bought it because I was enamored by the m14 platform as a little kid, and now having one as an adult just makes me happy. That "happiness" is ALL the justification you need. I'll be the first...
by Coal-Cracker
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Semi-Auto .308?
Replies: 41
Views: 2880

Re: Semi-Auto .308?

I'll second the DSA FAL. The carbine version of that is surprisingly light for a 7.62 rifle. The ergos aren't bad, once you get used to the controls. I owned a DSA FAL in the past and it just didn't "do it" for me. I'm not sure if it was the cheekweld, but the recoil beat up my face over a long sho...
by Coal-Cracker
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: The Addition after an explosion of sorts
Replies: 20
Views: 3903

Re: The Addition after an explosion of sorts

Interesting look with the two different tire sizes. But as you mentioned, it kinda rules out using 4wd with this setup. You'll stress the hell out of your transfer case chain. What size tires did you plan to eventually run?
by Coal-Cracker
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Finally replaced the Wrangler JK... UPDATE
Replies: 53
Views: 10679

Re: Finally replaced the Wrangler JK...

My friend is running a 1.5inch bumpstop up front and a 2inch in the rear. I forgot the 14's already come with the pinch seam cut and removed. He did cut his rock rails though that came with it to match the clearance from the pinch seam being trimmed. Thanks for the bumpstop info. You're right, I wi...
by Coal-Cracker
Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Finally replaced the Wrangler JK... UPDATE
Replies: 53
Views: 10679

Re: Finally replaced the Wrangler JK...

If you want a lot of tire size options you can go 3-4" suspension lift then 35's are no problem, 37's are easily in reach from there with a 1" body lift or flat fenders, and 38's will need both. A lot of folk who go long arm swear it rides better than stock. I can't help but be skeptical when someo...
by Coal-Cracker
Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Weekend toy has become my daily driver
Replies: 8
Views: 2354

Re: Weekend toy has become my daily driver

VERY NICE!! Love the Duratracs. I've been running them for years. Can't say enough good things about them. Great here in the NorthEast in the snow and ice. Do remarkably well for an AT in the rocks and mud as well. Perfect all around tire. Do you have problems with rubbing when the tires are fully s...
by Coal-Cracker
Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Finally replaced the Wrangler JK... UPDATE
Replies: 53
Views: 10679

Finally replaced the Wrangler JK... UPDATE

...with another Wrangler JK. Though this time, I factory ordered a 2014 Rubicon. I stopped at the dealer to price some newer used Wranglers, but with the Tread Lightly discount (Highly recommended!!!) I was able to get 1% under dealer invoice on a new one. Seemed like a no-brainer to me. The 2014s w...
by Coal-Cracker
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug out Bikes
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: Bug out Bikes

...I know it might be tempting to run to Wallyworld and grab an inexpensive bike, but there is a reason they are sold at that pricepoint. These bikes are fine for kids, but I wouldn't even consider them "entry level" for an adult, nor would I trust them to holdup under rigorous use. We were on a fi...
by Coal-Cracker
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: bug out bicycle?
Replies: 512
Views: 62733

Re: bug out bicycle?

Tater Raider wrote:...

On tires with any vehicle buy the best. Check out Schwable. Expensive but worth it for flat reduction.
I second Schwalbe tires. Go tubeless and flats are a thing of the past.
by Coal-Cracker
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug out Bikes
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: Bug out Bikes

Travling on foot would be pretty shitty, but traveling on a bike is great because the only fuel needed would be food and water, you can carry more stuff by adding attachment, they can go most places, and their quiet. I looked at the Paratrooper bike the military uses but it's almost $1000, and I ca...
by Coal-Cracker
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Powered Cell Phone/Battery Pack
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Bicycle Powered Cell Phone/Battery Pack

Not sure if this has been posted before, or if this is in the right section.... Thought the members who consider the bicycle as a valid form of SHTF transportation might see the value in this product. CNN Article: Bike powered cell phone charger: the Atom - CNN.com While I'm sure it would suit the u...
by Coal-Cracker
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Daily driver/BOV recommendation
Replies: 44
Views: 6175

Re: Daily driver/BOV recommendation

... Don't get a Wrangler as a BOV. They make a great toy but are a lousy BOV. <---Jeep Wrangler Owner All those folks running expedition Wrangler JKs on month long offroad trips and myself disagree. Wranglers have their faults, but none that can't be overcome with a little creativity. And their neg...

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