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  1. Got the tires mounted on the wheels and the wheels on the Jeep. Super happy with them for fitment. No rubbing lock to lock. I think they will get into the liners a bit when articulating, but I do have a new set of metal liners for the front that hopefully will help there. Ended up replacing the front left caliper and new pads in the front. I should have done the right side as well - so I'll do that next. Still pulling slightly to the right under braking, but much better than it was. The left caliper piston was clearly stuck. Greased up the front end components (they needed it!). Found a boot with a pin hole on one of the ball joints for the tie rod. Can I just replace that boot or do I need a new ball joint? I think it's called a ball joint ... screws into the end of the tie rod and connects it to the pitman arm.
    4 points
  2. It begins. Tires being mounted on the wheels as I type. In the 3rd photo you can see the "bead grip" stuff on the inside of the wheel. Will be interested to see how well this works!
    4 points
  3. Started bleeding lines today. From the master cylinder to each wheel. Didn’t get too far yet!
    4 points
  4. Been installing a new muffler to replace the one I had to cut off, to get at the brake line, etc etc. Slow but sure…. Thanks for the likes Paul! Lol
    3 points
  5. I "justified" this with lower weight vs steel (every bit counts?) and the bead grip thing. I've actually never popped a bead, but I think I've been very lucky. I used to air down way too low for non-beadlocks and ... magic? I dunno. Apparently this bead grip crap will let you comfortably go down to 5 PSI if you want.
    3 points
  6. New brake line is in place and 99% connected. Just need to refasten to the frame at one point. Going to garage today….
    3 points
  7. New tires acquired and new wheels on their way. Deciding to go up to a 37" on a 17" Method 701 with bead grip. Lots of media about "bead grip" these days. I'm curious how well it works. Wheels should be here Thursday and hoping to have them mounted Saturday. Then I'm into the rest of the rehab program for the Heep to get back to trail ready.
    3 points
  8. Hello, My wife and I are visiting Nova Scotia this August for 4-5 days from Virginia, as part of a longer trip to Newfoundland. We're wheeling a '22 Ford Bronco, and interested in trail recommendations, from easy up to perhaps your rating of 2.5 or 3. As we'll be a long way from home, I don't want to risk damage. The Bronco is a 2 door on 35's, with lockers both ends. Like (I assume) many tourists, we're arriving on the boat in Yarmouth and departing North Sydney, and currently keeping our options open regarding the best areas to wheel. Scenery is more important than the technical attributes of the trail.... just hoping to see some of your beautiful province off the tarmac. Thank you very much in advance for any recommendations, Greg and Kim 20220919_172856088_iOS.heic
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  9. That would be cool. We arrive in NS on the 14'th, and interested in wheeling on the 15'th through the 17'th.
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  10. they look amazing...and I really really need to stop visiting that site LMAO
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  11. Sticking with the stock 5x5 bolt pattern, I did a 17x8.5" wheel with 4.75" backspacing. There is also a 17x9" with 4.6" backspacing. Tons of options on their site for other bolt patterns. https://www.methodracewheels.com/products/701-matte-black I ordered them through Performance Edge in Tantallon.
    2 points
  12. The wheels look awesome! What backspacing options were available? A half decent joint with tore boot makes a nice trail spare if you replace!
    2 points
  13. I have been eyeballing the same wheels for some time but can’t justify yet just like jay said. But if 37” BFG KM3s ever are available again (been trying for a year to order a set) I might sell my krawlers on the rims in hopes to get a set of these methods! Can’t wait to see the photos of the tires mounted and hear how they perform!
    2 points
  14. Great that you are making progress! I’ll have to drive up some night in the summer for coffee night to see it!
    2 points
  15. Tracking down some steering vagueness. New 1995 Land Cruiser tie rod ends on order.....
    2 points
  16. I'm trying to thread the needle between "be reasonable with costs" and "build it the way you want it". The wheels were a splurge for sure ... for my next trick I will bust out some rattle can and paint over the rust spots on my bumpers.
    2 points
  17. Thanks Eugene. I found the FB group, and will watch that for ideas as well as this forum. gp
    1 point
  18. Bleeding the front brakes (including proportioning valve) is a 3 person job. Have to hold open the valve which reduces pressure to the front discs vs. rear drums. (ATM mostly sprucing-up our 35 yr old home……) All good!
    1 point
  19. The Scout is more driver than Concurs(?), lol, but I hope (4 letter word), plan (another 4 letter word), INTEND to have it at the New Glasgow car show this summer. And other shows.
    1 point
  20. Jay - you can get Grade 8(?) ‘pinch’ nuts. Very similar to a Nylon lock nut but all-metal construction. The ‘pinched’ part of the nut won’t wear off like Nylon could, nor melt like Nylon could. Parts For Trucks Burnside used to carry them. I have a few on the ‘Burb for critical bolts.
    1 point
  21. So far they look good stacked up beside the Jeep.
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  22. I hear ya about costs. I keep looking for some nice rims, but my sensible side keeps asking 'but why do I need them?' maybe one day i'll be deaf lol
    1 point
  23. The Heep and the Scout - we both are on track. HOPEFULLY the ‘Burban….
    1 point
  24. jealous, I would love those wheels on mine
    1 point
  25. Just caught word that the new developments at the top of Kendrick lane have closed the private property trail access to the power lines there. I know someone that lives around there and they indicated there were people on dirtbikes braaaaping up and down the street doing wheelies, etc. so the homeowners barricaded the access.
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