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Special delivery for Camo Ghost.... :D At least you know that when you get stuck real well, you can always call one of us Jeep guys to tug you out... ;)LOL

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LOL!! It's a huge argument between the Toyota owners and Jeep owners in my 4 wheel club.. The Toyota's do dominate 99% of the trails but there are a few times when the short wheel base of a jeep does come in handy.. Needs less to say we have a good time with Toyota and Jeep rivalry jokes and pranks!

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Jeep/ toyota they're both good vehicles and if modified the same they would perform pretty much the same. If you put a stock jeep up against a stock toyota I beleive the jeep would do better off road IMO. With that said, I do beleive there are more toyotas out there built for crawling than there are jeeps and we shouldn't sell either of them short.

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Ditto fakawee.Toyota 4runner, Cherokee, or TJ Unlimited will give you the best bang for the buck - coming from someone with a lot of 4x4 experience and a little hunting experience. Fuel injected blazers can be had cheap and are great rigs but not great on mileage. Since I've eased off on the hardcore 4x4 thing and eased into hunting, the most important things are ride, reliability, room, and as inexpensive to buy and run as possible. Right now - 1998 4runner V6 4x4 hand-me-down from my wife - got her an '04. It's not very manly, my buddies rag me about my grocery getter and call me soccer mom, but it's a great huntin' and campin' rig. It'll be perfect when I lose the anti sway bars (much better ride and off road capability), lift a bit, and get a little bit bigger tires on it. It already has a positraction in the back axle. Last rig (still have it, needs fixin') is a '95 Dodge Ram. Xcab longbed diesel, 38" tires, lockers, winch. Big, bad, ugly, loud, fast...I could hunt with it but the runner is cheaper, easier, quieter...and running, ha! Man, I miss my dodge...Before that, Blazer on one ton (Dana 60) axles, lockers, 38" tires. Still have it, it needs fixin' (a lot) too. (Seeing a trend?)Short jeeps are always short on room, can't imagine trying to hunt/camp out of my old CJ-7. CJ-6 is doable but they're gonna be old, rare, and a project. Buy something old, and you'll never have the time or $ for hunting...About anything on leaf springs is not going to ride as good as coils.

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Be very careful Single Six when driving on the pavement without a sway bar hooked up on your vehicle. Remember, if you're lifting your vehicle and installing larger tires, you have moved your vehicles center of gravity up high and made the tire contact patch larger on the road surface. This is a recipe for the dreaded death wobbles some 4x4's have experienced. Going around corners will be very scary as the vehicle with no sway bars will tend to lean heavily to the outside of a turn. I have quick disconnects on my TJ's sway bars. It only takes a few minutes to disconnect them, tuck them away and go wheelin. Problem is, I have to remember that they're disconnected when I return to the pavement. Once-only once, have I forgetten to connect them back up and OMG, what a scare that was. Everything was fine till I went into a corner on a highway leading to the freeway. The jeep leaned drastically to one side like it was going to roll over at 40mph. I went to correct it and ended up driving off the highway, thru a field of sage brush and ripping out almost a hundred yards of barbed wire. Lucky for me, I was able to cut away the wire and 4wheel it to an area where I could drive out. Again, I have never forgotten to connect the sway bars back up. Be careful and keep that rubber on terra ferma!

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I'm glad all I have to do is push a switch and not even get out for my sway bar disconnect and re connect :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:

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Yeah, ditto fakawee again. Sway bars on pavement. Should haven mentioned that.

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I'm glad all I have to do is push a switch and not even get out for my sway bar disconnect and re connect :signs121fj:
Most of the guys I know that do alot of off roading get manual disconects any ways, They don't think the auto disconects are all that.

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I'm glad all I have to do is push a switch and not even get out for my sway bar disconnect and re connect :signs121fj:
...I'm glad I don't have your car payment. :yahoo:

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Actually, they're not a bad idea especially if the weather sucks outside but I've had guys with the new JK Rubicons tell me they're ditching their electronic connecting sway bars because they've run into problems with them not wanting to connect and sometimes disconnecting when they don't want them to disconnect. Jeep forums talk about them also but if you have one on your vehicle and it's not a problem, don't fix it! I personally want to know when my sway bars are connected and when they're not. Like I mentioned earlier, it has never happened to me again.If you have the money or are saving up for a lift kit for your newer TJ or JK, put the money in a "Long Arm" kit. They do so much more for your vehicles offroading abilities and improves it's onroad drivability too. I wish I could do mine all over again because I would've chosen one of the many companies making Long Arm kits.On another note, if you install a lift kit and large tires, don't forget to upgrade your brakes and brake lines. If you don't, you'll soon find out how much more stopping distance is required to stop larger rolling tires than stock. Enough rambling-Good wheelin' guys! :signs121fj:

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Why my jeep is worth Every Penny :yahoo: I have coil springs unlike my old 1972 4x4 PU that had leaf springs and made me install a 4 in lap belt as the bouncing was a real B%*$hGoing down Camp Rock Rd @ 45 is like a paved road in my jeep :653: As for the manual disconnects :( for the sway bar that's fine for them bet they wouldn't give up there air conditioning :crazy: or there power steering or disk brakes would they - long ago they also were considered a luxury So keeping things relevant when my Rubicon is 20 years old people will say the same things to the people that have the newer jeeps or other off road vehicle I can purchase 3 of these for the 1 you purchased Have a look at this from 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazinehttp://www.4wdandsportutility.com/features...icon/index.htmlIts like anything - you like yours that's fine I love mine ;) yes its smaller than all the pickup's that I had - but it has one purpose off road Rubicon comes standard with Dana 44's front and rear I love differences its like at the shooting range everyone has something different and some are stock and some are full race and everything in between and you take his idea and another and another and you have it the one you love I look forward to making changes to mine as money makes it possible most a front bumper that can hold a track jack and a winch and storage for my chains I found a rear bumper that they said could hold drinking water that made me laugh :signs121fj: The best part I get to enjoy it now and with the wife and 2 kids as it is - did your wife tell you Bye It!? Mine did :D

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