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Old 10-03-2011, 08:05 AM
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Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread

Looks great! I love the argent painted Moabs. How did you strip them? I see you said grinding? Did you grind off the paint? When i painted an old set of aluminum wheels i used air craft stripper and the paint came off down to bare aluminum like it was never there. When i painted my 16" moabs black i spent about an hour per wheel scuffing them with scotch brite pads and cleaning up trail damage with a dremel. Once there was no gloss left i just went straight to paint. No primmer. I used Rustoleum High Performance Enamel in gloss black. 3 coats each and 3 coats clear. Was rugged as hell.

Any way everything looks great.

You said the Duratracs are quiet. Compared to what? Whats yours opinion of quiet? Can i hear the tires over my exhaust or radio? I like a nice quiet AT humm going down the road, basically a BFG AT humm.

Ive had Old style GY MT/Rs and Cooper Discoverer STTs and BFG MT (old style) and BFG AT K/Os. The BFG ATs were the quietest, the Coopers were quite quiet, the MT/Rs were loud as hell and the BFG MTs sounded like super swampers.

Whats yours opinion of quiet? Can i hear the tires over my exhaust or radio? I like a nice quiet AT humm going down the road.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:05 PM
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Looks great! I love the argent painted Moabs. How did you strip them? I see you said grinding? Did you grind off the paint? When i painted an old set of aluminum wheels i used air craft stripper and the paint came off down to bare aluminum like it was never there. When i painted my 16" moabs black i spent about an hour per wheel scuffing them with scotch brite pads and cleaning up trail damage with a dremel. Once there was no gloss left i just went straight to paint. No primmer. I used Rustoleum High Performance Enamel in gloss black. 3 coats each and 3 coats clear. Was rugged as hell.

Any way everything looks great.

You said the Duratracs are quiet. Compared to what? Whats yours opinion of quiet? Can i hear the tires over my exhaust or radio? I like a nice quiet AT humm going down the road, basically a BFG AT humm.

Ive had Old style GY MT/Rs and Cooper Discoverer STTs and BFG MT (old style) and BFG AT K/Os. The BFG ATs were the quietest, the Coopers were quite quiet, the MT/Rs were loud as hell and the BFG MTs sounded like super swampers.

Whats yours opinion of quiet? Can i hear the tires over my exhaust or radio? I like a nice quiet AT humm going down the road.
Since this was the second time I was painting them I used the aircraft stripper to get most of the old paint off then used a coarse followed by a fine wire wheel. Used 2 coats filler primer, 4 coats Rustoleum gunmetal wheel paint, and 3 coats clear.

The duratracs have a gentle hum. Nothing like a MT at all. Very quiet and can be drowned out by the radio easily.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:13 PM
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Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread

Thanks for the input on the humm. Your jeep has deff made it to my top ten fav WK list. LOL!
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:21 PM
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Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread

Tosh you should make a video of a walk around of your jeep.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:58 PM
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Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread

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Thanks for the input on the humm. Your jeep has deff made it to my top ten fav WK list. LOL!
Thank ya sir!
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Tosh you should make a video of a walk around of your jeep.
Hmm Dk about that one... Then you'd see all the flaws! Haha!
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:30 PM
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Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread

Took a long sweeping turn today and heard a clunk and felt a bit of a shift. Got out to find that the drivers side quick disco pin had snapped. Now i did bash this one up pretty good while wheeling last month on some rocks and pounded it straight again. Thinking I may have caused a stress fracture and the stress of the vehicle roll in the turn caused it to snap. Luckily though through heating the A arm around the broken piece and then rapidly cooling it with freeze-off I was able to extract the broken piece of the pin with a fluted easy out. Now to see if i can get it warrantied, buy a new one, or just run without it as the body doesn't roll all that much more with it off.

Broke flush with the A arm.


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Old 10-17-2011, 11:14 AM
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Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread

quite clever you are
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:21 PM
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quite clever you are
I try!
Just got off the phone with JKS and sent them the pics. Hopefully its warrantied.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:32 PM
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Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread

Just got the confirmation email, JKS is going to warranty the pin. I'll be getting a new pin, nylock, rubber grommet, and fast pin!
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:41 PM
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Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread

On a side note, here's the email he sent shortly after he warranty of the pin.

" I will also inform you that I just spoke with my head engineer.

There is a reason we do not offer that kit for the WK. It is known to break the lower post on that application, we were never able to get it to last, even through multiple designs. From now on I will no longer be able to warranty that part for you because it is not intended for that application. I’ll be a nice guy this once though!!

I will warn you, through our extensive testing we found the pins won’t last. I expect this problem to continue."
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:33 PM
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Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread

Thats not good news
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Damn! That was quick!
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