My old 1981 SCRAMBLER returns 25 years later

jbeemer

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Had a great couple of days in the dunes :bacon:

Engine did great,
tires did great (really liking the STT pros)
New upper springs on the Coilovers did great.
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And a pic for effect
 

jbeemer

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I've been playing with a gopro a little bit. Here is a vidio of the front suspension on the Scrambler. This is a run up test hill through the dunes and a bit of exit road whoops.Not too exciting,.....unless you you like watching suspension work n:geek: :woohoo:

 

jammer1

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Oh
That's a awesome shot. Never seen the newer setups in motion. Thanks. What is the yellow coil in the center going up on the passenger side. Is it a air hose for the front axle?. Nice seeing how stable the front end is.
 

jbeemer

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. What is the yellow coil in the center going up on the passenger side. Is it a air hose for the front axle?
The coil hose is the vent, it goes up to a filter right under the hood. Right next to it is the braided stainless hose for the ARB.
 

jbeemer

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Finally got around to flexing the Jeep with the new tires...... in between working all the time. Looks good over all. The front tires just touch the fenders. The rears need about a 1/2" trim on the fiberglass. (I didn't trim the tub when I did the flat fenders) and my engine oil cooler that is in the fender well needs to of the stand offs Shortened a 1/4". 20180617_145100.jpg
 

jbeemer

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Didn't do any mods to the Scrambler this winter :crazy:
I did pull it in the shop last week to get it ready for the summer. :headbang:

I had a clunk in the front suspension somewhere.............found the bushings in my top link were wore off center. They were only one season old, which leads me to believe that the exhaust has cooked them. I put in some new inserts, and hope they make it through the season. :fingerscrossed:

While I was checking out everything. I found a loose link bolt on the rear, 2 loose tie rod ends, 2 loose drag link ends, and both lower king pin caps were loose. Not sure whats going on, I drive this thing super easy and mellow. :D However I've never had stuff come loose like this. Anyway here's a pic, because they are required. :usflag:


Oh, and while I'm at it, the front bumper is getting a little more stubby before I poke a tire :eek: 20190322_181247.jpg
 

jbeemer

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In between taking out orchard for pasture and riding the horses with the kids. I got the bumper chopped off. 20190324_162258.jpg
 

timothy

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baltimore
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Super easy and mellow was not what I was thinking during our ride across the dunes. More like sit down & hooooooolllllddddd ooooonnnnn 😄😄😄😄😄
 
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