Posts by Ruptured Duck

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    Ruptured Duck

    Can I get a model number from you. I want to replace the LED clover lights with something that has more distance. Can you recommend a 3.5" Light that your company makes. I am more interested in a good light that will have a long beam than price. It is dark as hell around here at night.

    The LED headlights are bright white but do not go far


    Let me see..... Honestly we are about to test some 3.5" laser lights. These are the next step past LEDs.... I would recommend holding off for this. As I get more info I'll let you know. Have samples heading my way. If good we will show them at SEMA. Very clean looking.

    Looking very much forward to see where you are going with this!

    Starts tomorrow. 2.5" lift and 37" tires. Have a Super chip tuner on the way. Bed cover already installed. SEMA us close so a lot of preproduction samples will be installed. New snorkel, bumper, winch, headlight guards, sun shade, tube doors (for the good weather days) and cowl light mounts. After all that we are working on bed related accessories so that will be the next area. Product testing can suck. With all that was there really any questions about me getting one of these or not. Fortunate to have two jobs I enjoy.

    here is a snap of the Toyota over my back wall in my friend/neighbors yard. I was wrong it does not look to be on blocks as I thought - - I offered him $4,000 three years ago, probably should offer $2,000 now


    If you look at the going prices for just FJs then factor in the truck part the $2000 would be a joke if he knows what he has. These things are getting insane money when restored and even when not. If it's all original then that is a very nice find. California rig? Assume no rust.

    Yep.... Got it Monday night. The 4 isn't available in the Gladiator. So far I'm in the high 16s. Pretty sure I need to do 55mph to get anything near the numbers. Also going to 37s in about a week so the next big expense will be 4:88 gears.

    We have one turbo 4 Rubicon in our work stable. It's getting built up for SEMA this year. It has a lot of pep for sure.

    You should not regret it!

    We have a 2009 Rubicon 4 door with a life time drive train warranty and 41,000 miles on it... Love it, only issue we ever had on it was the "death wobble" which we cured about 5 years ago by putting a new steering cylinder / damper on replacing the original.

    Will never sell it! Now keep it in Texas at our second home.

    W0GEN I'm with you. I have owned quite a few Jeep's over the years. My avitar name is actually my old Rock crawler names the Ruptured Duck. My last Jeep was. 2012 2dr Rubicon that I sold to help fund the MeanSling business. The new one (yes I picked it up tonight) is the official

    MeanSling company tow rig... :P

    Keep your Rubicon for as long as you can. I plan to keep this one for a very long time.;)

    Sorry to hear about the Porsche Ruptured Duck and Congrats on the soon to be new truck. That bumper is one of the best looking aftermarket bumpers I've seen. So many are, "big, tuff and manly", but don't compliment the truck they're on at all. Yours covers all bases.:):thumbup:

    Thank you sir.... Can't really show the full thing just yet. Marketing is teasing it until near the end of this month. The goal was just that. Not to fight the Jeep but style too it. It is more refined than the current market but I choose to push for a next level look. The JL doesn't need to look like the older JK. Kind of banking on this a tad. Tooling was not cheap. So far the response has been positive. Is it the real hard core off road bumper. No but is capable with all the needed equipment. We also have the HD (cut, fold, weld) design for those guys.

    And...... I got the Rubicon Gladiator tonight.:thumbsup:

    Traded the 18 F150 this weekend while in OKC. Loved it but I missed the Jeeps too much.

    This was at my Mom’s house there before we headed back home.

    Well may be getting a Rubicon Gladiator. Saw the dealer today and they have a Sport S max tow or a Rubicon. Only 5k difference between the two. When it comes time to sell or trade need to think about the value. Over 48 months I think the difference is so little that I'm gonna pull the trigger on it. Might have it by Wednesday.

    Now I have most all the parts squirreled away so that by Saturday it will look like this.

    dangerdarrell zoom in on the front bumper.... :00007555: that's a little tease of the upcoming new bumper design.

    Of the two keep trying for the Toyota.....

    Ugh, sorry to hear that, it's never any fun doing repairs on your own work vehicles.

    It was always a stop gap. Purchased cheap and got the money out of it for sure. Really just needed it to last a tad bit longer. My guess is a broke valve spring on the intake. With that high of milage I'm just really not wanting to spend the time or money. The first gen Cayennes are not really valuable. Not enough to try and sort it out. My time is better spent elsewhere.

    Well..... The Cayenne just may have ended it's towing carrier. Looks like it took 3 owners, 230,000 miles and 15 years of use to cause very low compression in one of the 8 cylinders. I can do the repairs but is it worth it?

    There may be either a slightly used Ram Rebel or an over priced, borderline tow rig Jeep Gladiator in my near future ..... hate fighting the heart....

    not sure thats a good example - California has never required a license for any three wheel motorcycle - Californias motorcycle licenses, the M1 & M2 have always been specifically for 2 wheel motorcycles

    using you logic this would mean that a Harley trike isnt a motorcycle because you dont need a motorcycle license in California

    Ga changed the endorsement aspect if the license more to do with logistics than anything else. As one of the first in the state of GA to get a license for the SlingShot it was rather cumbersome and funny. I did not already have the motorcycle endorsement so this required I take the written exam first. Then when it came time to do the physical test they could not perform it as described in the office procedure manual. The test course was physically unable to allow the SS to even fit on. About 2 hours of back and forth communication with the head office finally had a resolution. I was to drive about 1/2 loop out on the main road with the examiner following behind taking notes of all my stops and right hand turns.... :|

    It was determined this was a big part of why it was switched to no endorsement required. Path of least residents.