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  1. This thing does seem to seep some fluids. I get that checked regularly. There aren’t stains in the asphalt underneath it and it does a lot of sitting over the winter.
  2. Tires are 31x10.5. Can those fit on a stock Cherokee?
  3. A few angles on the lower control arm. What are you looking for there? I am going to show my ignorance but I had to look up “lower control arm” to know what to photo. I am leaning towards having this done. Any idea what range I should expect to have a shop do the work? I appreciate all your input?
  4. First off, I have the exact same cap and exact same rack and like it a lot and have never had a problem yet. That being said Thule is not being honest with you. I have my original paperwork that came with my cap to include the Thule manual. The load limit on these things is 75 Kg (165 lbs). Here is a picture of the page in the Thule manual.
  5. I am going to try to get some pics up tomorrow afternoon
  6. I bought a Ribb this winter, just the rake head due to the shipping. Then I bought a 6 ft handle direct from House Handle online and mounted it myself with instructions Ribb sent me. If you want I can dig up the model number for the handle since it wasn’t listed in their catalog.
  7. I had the shocks replaced at one point. Can’t say I had the right size put in. I am trying to determine if I should do this or continue to drive it as is. It is not a daily driver.
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  9. 95 K. It has never been used for heavy daily driving.
  10. I have a 97 Cherokee sport I bought from my brother in law 12 years ago. He put a small lift on it when he had it back in college but doesn’t remember what kind and size of lift. The suspension on this car is shot, especially the leaf springs which look almost inverted. So my question is, how much should I expect to pay to get new leafs and coil springs installed? Would a respectable mechanic be able to easily figure out what type/size springs to put on there after all these years and me not knowing what kind of lift was done? Thx
  11. Instead of moving the seat adding a small butt extension would be much easier if you care to make that rod useable.
  12. I have a 1305 built by Nick at TWs that I love. I only fish beach and not the piers so it has served me well throwing 7 and 8 oz. When I am Drum fishing it is a lot of long nights for extended days. The last thing I want is a rod too stout that beats me up. My personal philosophy is to spend my money on the expensive rods for what I do 90% of the time (throwing 7-8 oz) and have an adequate but cheaper alternative such as the Ocean Master Cape Point for what I do less than 10% of the time (throwing 10-12 oz). But that’s just me.
  13. First off, I received a replacement reel and all is good and the new reel is performing flawlessly. With regard to to the shims I find what fish’aholic posts interesting. I have 4 Fathoms and they usually arrive over greased and grease on the spool bearings. The first thing I do is clean the bearings of any grease and oil so the spool spins very free. I have noticed a variable number of washers under the left bearing, this latest one had three (schematic shows two). On this new reel I put only two back, no problems. On an older Fathom I lost all the washer shims and I am running it without any and there are no problems. However I will go back and double check just in case. Regardless of these small technical anomolies, this is my absolute favorite reel for beach Drum fishing in the mid-Atlantic. I have replaced all of my Daiwa conventionals with the Fathom at this point.
  14. Does your LED only work when the truck is turned on? That is the most annoying part for me since I often want to see back there when the car is parked and turned off.
  15. Here is a pic from a couple of years ago.