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Old 03-26-2008, 07:52 AM
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I agree with Romer, keep the 40. Only sell it if you really have to, and then still think twice.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:50 AM
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OK, I'm feeling a little better about money today. I'm going to proceed with my plan to lift my 80 and put 35s on it. We'll see where I end up.
and - Of course I have a VERY strong bias toward you going

As for the 40...Keep it! There is just something about owning a 40 and I would have to have a VERY compelling reason to sell mine as I still have dreams of one day actually enjoying it
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:02 PM
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Agreed... It has taken me about 4 years to build my 4Runner. I have had my 69 Patrol for 12 years now and wouldn't sell it for any other vehicle "improvements". The 4Runner upgrades were more labor and creative finds/trades than just dumping $. It isn't set to do the Rubicon, but does what I personally need it for. Just like was stated, I fall in love with the Patrol each time I take the top/doors off! Nothing else like it and I definately have a personal relationship with it!
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:04 PM
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Hey you guys,

maybe this will help with the $$$

Last week Matt at 4Wheel parts offered 50% off labor, so I lifted my FJC 3" and put on the ARB w/winch and got 33" tires. I went with the Pro Comp lift. It was only 500.00 and came with coils, shocks and struts. It turns out it was a bit higher then I anticipated. But the wife is good with it (her car) and it fits in the garage. With the 33" BFG ATS, I pulled up to a guy with a similar lift and mine seemed higher.

Just food for thought but I bet you would be plenty good with a similar 3" Pro Comp set up with 33" and be more then good for Rubithon.

I am one day away from the deadline and the wife stopped throwing things at me when I bring it up, so I may be in, Robbie this is the latest news....
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:07 PM
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At first I ws not sure about Pro Comp, I called them, spoke to their technical guy.

They use the same Monroe shocks and OME but they get them from Monroe North America vs coming from Monroe Australia. That is the only reason why they are less expensive. Allegedly.....

But seriously it took a day to get used to and a few calls to some experienced CM members but I am very happy with the way the truck is riding.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:06 PM
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Cool, sounds like you are really getting immersed in this hobby of ours!

FWIW, I started this thread a while ago. I am going to Rubithon.
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Sweet!

I am leaning toward going. Seems like great timing for me to learn from Robbie, since he is leading the FJC group. I need to get a few under armors installed and I am good to go.

Maybe I can ask you a few questions about what I need to bring?
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I see what you mean, the last post before mine was 3/27..I am sure your truck is ready by now....haha...
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:31 PM
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Maybe I can ask you a few questions about what I need to bring?
Start reading all the threads in the Rubithon sub-forum under 4Wheeling and Event Staging Area. That will give you a good list to start with.
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