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    my experience with GMRS so far

    Good to know, thanks for the info! Hadn't heard about this unit coming out, but I will definitely be looking forward to it as I still need to purchase a couple more units and really like the MXT275 style mic where I can remote mount the radio. Will there be any handhelds coming out that work...
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    my experience with GMRS so far

    I'm finding myself wanting more than my Midlands can provide . . . mainly access to the repeaters along the Front Range that the Midlands are not compatible with as they cannot do "split codes." Debating between sticking with my Midland stuff as it serves most of its purpose well and getting...
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    JK Steering Upgrades

    Looks like I was able to get the DW fixed. Replaced half of the drag link and adjusted the toe, seems to be doing much better now. I think at some point in our Moab trip she bent the tie rod a bit as it was toed in too far.
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    ZJ pics request

    https://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/grand-cherokee-zj-builds-share-you-pictures.209181/
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    my experience with GMRS so far

    Good info on the Cat6, I don't keep up on that stuff at all. Should make for stealthier installs when I get around to doing it a little more permanently in my truck.
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    my experience with GMRS so far

    So I'm trying to get a little more permanent mounting solution for the radio in my truck. It's currently just stashed in the center console. I'd like to remote mount them behind the back seat or something and have a better place to connect the mic to. It looks like connector is just a regular...
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    JK Steering Upgrades

    Definitely. Being my wife's Jeep she is much more particular about that stuff than I am. I usually just go to 3 or 4 ugga ugga's on the impact on my ZJ, lol.
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    JK Steering Upgrades

    I think I was a little unclear in the original post. All of the TRE's on the Jeep are original, I have not yet replaced any of them. One of them (drag link to knuckle) is obviously shot, vertical movement when moving the steering wheel. The two on the tie rod are on the looser side, but they...
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    JK Steering Upgrades

    Kinda what I figured. Have a new TRE on the way, hopefully that cures it.
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    JK Steering Upgrades

    So there's a ton of JKs on here and only one response. Does that mean the factory steering should easily be able to hold up to 35's and I just have a part that wore out prematurely? Obviously replacing just the worn TRE is much cheaper than the Currie kit, but if the factory parts aren't up to...
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    JK Steering Upgrades

    My wife's 2015 JKUR has already eaten through a couple of the OEM TRE's with roughly 25k on the Jeep. Certainly hasn't lived the easiest life, so I can't complain too much, but I figured rather than throw more stock parts at it I'd upgrade the steering a bit. Currently has the AEV 2.5" Dual...
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    Which Radio ?

    I have CB and GMRS in both Jeeps and the tow rig at this point. Trying to move my wheeling group away from CB as much as possible and GMRS has been a good way to do that. I still planning on getting my Ham license eventually, but only one guy in my group has his, and nobody else really wants...
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    Grand Cherokee ZJ Builds (Share you pictures)

    Regearing made a big difference for me. It was tolerable on 33's with 3.73's and bolt on mods to my V8, but with the 35's it really needed the gears. Ditched my Dana 35 a long time ago (15+ years) too for an 8.8. Yours should have the 44A so you've at least got a halfway decent axle for a...
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    Grand Cherokee ZJ Builds (Share you pictures)

    Here's a couple pics of mine. Many different iterations over the years, but Clayton's long arms, 4.5" RE coils, 4.56's, 35's, locked in the rear. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    Grand Cherokee ZJ Builds (Share you pictures)

    I think Proto-Fab is the manufacturer on that bumper, not sure they're making them anymore either.
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