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General / Re: did i mess up?
« Last post by Mr Rock on July 17, 2019, 11:48:01 PM »
Hard to tell but a Burb would be better suited as a tow rig than an off road rig here in New England! this is what my Grand Cherokee looks like after trying to get around the NE terrain!
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General / Re: Welcome to the JT4x4 Club Forums........
« Last post by Mr Rock on July 17, 2019, 11:28:05 PM »
Welcome Aboard!
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General / Re: did i mess up?
« Last post by DJMelodia on July 17, 2019, 08:07:06 PM »
thanks for the heads up. ill give it a shot and see how it goes. if i scrape, i scrape... its kinda too late to turn back now. tight trails im not worried about. its the turns. if they are too tight ill just have to take my time and maybe ding a panel or reverse and take the turn again. im also gonna start saving up for a blazer or take out another loan lol. who knows i may do just fine with the aircraft carrier.
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Wrenching / Re: what trail tools do i need for my 86 suburban?
« Last post by calvynandhobbs on July 17, 2019, 01:32:52 PM »
I carry a 200 piece craftsman tool kit with a little bit of everything, but you need to know your rig and tools specific to it. Most also carry zip ties, hose clamps, fluids of different types and specific tools.
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General / Re: did i mess up?
« Last post by calvynandhobbs on July 17, 2019, 01:03:03 PM »
Some of the trails we go on are very small with tight corners. We've had a couple people join with full size rigs over the years, but they don't seem to stay very long. There is at least one in the club that does great on a full size K5, but that suburban is really long. You need to expect a lot of body damage and broken windows out on the trail.
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Members Rigs / Re: New Member, New Truck 86. Chevy Suburban
« Last post by moosin on July 17, 2019, 02:05:02 AM »
Skip the body shop.
You'll get plenty of body work done in the woods. LOL
You should have front and rear tow points.
Xtra fluids, fire extinguisher, maybe a tire patch kit, your own tow strap. At some point you'll want a good winch, for tools you will slowly learn which ones need.
Holy crap I just looked at your pics, that is one big rig. You may want to ride along with someone 1st. Up here in the Northeast its pretty tight wheeling.
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General / did i mess up?
« Last post by DJMelodia on July 17, 2019, 01:15:01 AM »
as some of you may know, i bought an 86 suburban, pics of which can be found in the members rigs forum. i love driving it, and i feel very comfortable with driving it both forward and reverse ( i feel just as comfortable as i do behind the wheel of my hyundai elantra gt). after all, i drive a ford transit at work, and have been driving econoline 350s, ambulances, and 14ft box trucks all of my adult life, but i still cant help but worry about if this was the right choice for me for offroading. will i have to miss alot of trails you guys go on due to its size or is most everything doable with it? let me know, am i just paranoid or is there more to it?
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Wrenching / Re: what trail tools do i need for my 86 suburban?
« Last post by DJMelodia on July 16, 2019, 11:01:06 PM »
im not sure what axles i have. i will find that out when i take it to the mechanic. my friend is getting me winch point hooks for the front and rear, and i am going to buy a high lift jack after i find out how much the body work will cost. im going to get a cross wrench and some tools as well. any specific tools i will want?
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General / Re: Welcome to the JT4x4 Club Forums........
« Last post by bonecollector on July 16, 2019, 08:48:01 PM »
Welcome DJ!
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Wrenching / Re: what trail tools do i need for my 86 suburban?
« Last post by Big Chuck on July 16, 2019, 04:47:06 PM »
Hey DJ! A basic tool kit is always a plus to have. Spare axle shafts, what axles are in the burb 14bolt/D60? You should if you haven't already look into lockers. If you have no experience Offroad you will really have to pay attention to ALL of your surroundings with such a big long rig.....
Chuck
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