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  1. HoosierDaddy

    How I fixed the popping noise on my MIC hard top

    I just lubed the pins with a minimal amount of vaseline. Silence. Free. Didn't even have to pull the tops all the way off,just lifted them enough to expose the pins. Now I hear everything else. :mad: :D:oops::ROFLMAO::D
  2. HoosierDaddy

    What did you do to your Bronco today?

    Same here. I THOUGHT I saw a shipping notice right after I ordered them .... need to go back and check my various notices. I went with the Blue Camo to accent the AMB. Same build up issues on the 2dr. The leading edge of the rear flare will build up and over the corner of the door. Plus ALL...
  3. HoosierDaddy

    badlands with 33s. Bad choice?

    A lot of excellent replys here. Badlands on 33's will be formidable. Great point as mentioned by @Bluemach1 , many Squatches are on other models that would not have the lockers and heavier duty front axle. I'm no offroading expert, it's been many years, but I have always advised those who ask...
  4. HoosierDaddy

    The Base Bronco Thread

    My wheels, tires, TPMS's, centering rings, mounting & balance ... I think I'm at $3600. I wanted to keep my factory 30" sensored up in case I want to switch tires around, like winter tires or hard core mudders on the 16's ... something like that. $3k was the goal, but the first tires available...
  5. HoosierDaddy

    2.3 manual noise when engine is cold

    The cold start up noises I refer to are usually engine, fan and/or exhaust related. Those with belt driven fans tend to be really noisy at first until the fans fluid clutch disengages. The modern ECM also raises the engine RPM's and changes the timing in order to get the engine and catalytic...
  6. HoosierDaddy

    The Base Bronco Thread

    worst part is, I'd probably have ordered the seller vehicle with more shit on it than my own ... just to cash out even easier. Like Squatch or something LOL
  7. HoosierDaddy

    The Base Bronco Thread

    Hey, I like the steelies also, but their width severely limits tire size selection. Any thing over 285 in width may cause issues with tire wear, bead loss, etc etc. I thnk 255/85-16 might be the tallest size at 33.1" , but that is still a bit narrow in my book. 285/75-16 is a pretty popular size...
  8. HoosierDaddy

    The Base Bronco Thread

    October 8th delivery: Installed Methods and 35's during a snow event and could not hand wash it for about three weeks ... until today!!! Method 703 wheels 17x8.5 , +35mm offset , Toyo Open Country AT3 35 x 11.5-17 , load range C NO LIFT REQUIRED for the street at least, DOES NOT RUB...
  9. HoosierDaddy

    2.3 manual noise when engine is cold

    Clutch/tranny has been dead silent no matter what. Been in neg. degrees over night etc etc . Motor has, what i come to think of as normal, COLD start up noises for a modern engine. The throw out bearing sounds like a likely culprit. Not a big issue. Drive it, it wont hurt anything in the short...
  10. HoosierDaddy

    What did you do to your Bronco today?

    I hand washed it for the first time since the Methods and 35's were installed! Been about 3 weeks of crappy weather.
  11. HoosierDaddy

    1/3/22 - Window sticker yet, anyone?

    Call your dealer, they'll be able to see if your build date changed.
  12. HoosierDaddy

    Two or Four Door?

    I have one German Shepherd, on the small side, 80lbs .... I have a tough time fitting him and enough gear for a weekend at the cabin in the 2dr with the seats down. hint, "at the cabin" means no tent required. small cooler, standard duffel bag, sleeping bag, small rubbermaid tote for dry goods...
  13. HoosierDaddy

    Right place, right time!

    GREAT pic!!!
  14. HoosierDaddy

    Right place, right time!

    I don't bother with 6th until I'm 70+ .... I feel it just runs better, stays out of boost longer ... I feel it gets better MPG that way. I cruise at 68 in 55 zones , 5th is like 2500rpm, which is where the motor seems really happy.
  15. HoosierDaddy

    Right place, right time!

    CONGRATS !!!! You picked the Exact same options as my AMB Base!!! No mud flappers here either! LOL Oop, I got the brush guard though. I REALLY like the look of the Carbonized Grey on the Base, as does my daughter. She nearly talked me into it ! LOL The blacked out grill and Carb Grey gives it...
  16. HoosierDaddy

    Deals on extended warranties?

    Granger just announced they are going to go low ball on the extended warranty plans. Expect pricing soon.
  17. HoosierDaddy

    Two or Four Door?

    I have my two door, 5k miles on it. I bought a cheap 2dr base as an experiment and because the value/price of the Base. We have one kid, she's 16, she likes riding in the back ... other than that, having only 2 drs and next to ZERO cargo Room is a PITA. Next one will be a 4dr. For whatever...
  18. HoosierDaddy

    Bronco 2.7 dead

    15 seperate cases over at B6G, that are known at this point. 2.7's, dropped valves. None over 3 or 4 thousand miles. There is a certain date range these motors were produced, I do not recall it off the top of my head. Much earlier I had read it was a valve keeper issue, but have read nothing new...
  19. HoosierDaddy

    A fun road rage story (2.7l capabilities described)

    I was on the hiway, at hiway speeds. The modes do not necessarily change your 2x or 4x mode , such as ECO. FWIW, I was probably doing 80 when I changed modes. I've used both Sport and ECO, you can change any time ... as far as I know.