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Shane Carlson
Northfield CT
33 years old
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ABOUT ME
My name is Shane. I have spent most of my life in Litchfield county CT, and lived in WI for about 5 yrs. I am in the army, and have a great son and a wonderful wife..... thats it for now.

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Join Date: 03-16-2008
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Total Posts: 257 
Last Activity 10-03-2014
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BUCKETOKARMA'S JEEP
Year & Model  
2000 TJ Wrangler
Engine  
2.5L 4-banger
Transmission  
stock 5 speed manual
Transfer Case  
stock, SYE
Front Axle  
HP D30 out of an XJ, 4.88 gearing, OX locker
Rear Axle  
D35, open, 4.88 gearing
Gear Ratio  
4:88
Suspension  
2" coil spacers and XJ front springs in the
front, Crown-Vic springs in the rear, Edelbrock
Shocks
Tires  
33" x 12.5 Dayton Timberlines
Wheels  
15X8 American Eagle Alloys
Recovery  
Winch, and shackles up front, one lonely tow hook
in the rear.
Armor  
ShrockWorks rock sliders, Warn gas-tank skid, HD
LCA mounts (axle side), MetalCloak front bumper
Accessories  
A whole bunch of stuff that nobody cares about...
but I am Looking for "willys Edition"
rear seat!
Future Mods  
HD steering, winch, CB, and much more...Bigger,
Better, Stronger, Longer...?
Clubs  
[sis]Offroad.com, MilitaryJeepers.com
 
INSTALLED PRODUCTS
Armor
Audio, CB, & Electrical
Axles
Body
Engine
Interior
Recovery
Suspension
Tires & Wheels
Transfer Case
Transmissions

JEEP HISTORY
I started out like alot of people, I
thought jeeps were cool but just not for
me (my favorite car is still a caddy). My
Ex-wife wanted a Wrangler, and got a 2001
TJ Sport..... By the time that winter was
over, I was sold. I planned on getting one
when I got back from Iraq, but she blew
all my money, and I had nothing when I
came back. She did, however, use my money
($5000) to by me a 94' Yj 4-banger, with
140,000 miles, that was literally falling
apart (complete with Flintstones brake
mod), in her name. I drove it for a month
(dropping money into it the whole time),
before it pretty much fell apart on me.
Since it was in her name, she got to keep
the $1500 she ripped off the guy she sold
it too, leaving me out over $7000 when it
was all said and done..... So it's a few
months later and i was finally able to get
enough money to get a little dinky 2000 TJ
SE, with 75,000 miles. I am making it into
a "real" Jeep one step at a
time, unfortunately, not only do I not
have much in the way of funding (mainly
due to my ex-wife taking my money, and not
doing anything for her own son), but I
don't want to do anything
"half-assed" with it, as I would
like to make it last a long time, both on,
and off the road....... I am pretty sure
it was put together right before the sale
from multiple jeeps.... the carpet was cut
all crappy, the seats were brand new
"el-cheap-o" brand, bolted right
to the floor, so they didn't move at all.
That meant I couldn't get my 2yr old son
in and out of it. There wasn't even have a
back seat, so it didn't matter at the
time. There was alot more wrong that I
didn't find till I brought it home, but I
won't get into it. I'm constantly putting
money into fixing or modifying it in some
way or another. Just Empty Every Pocket !
Good thing Wife-mod version 2.0 is the
best thing that has happened to me and my
jeeping hobby!

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2000 2.5L 5spd 4.88, HP D30 w/OX, D35 open, 3" "FrAnKeNLiFt" with some stuff... LOOKING FOR Willys Edition TJ rear seat! to match the fronts.

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BUCKETOKARMA'S COMMENTS
loverocks4013
02/03/2012 9:44 AM

I tried locating the group on Facebook but I am not finding it.

loverocks4013
02/03/2012 12:21 AM

Yea it's sad. Just too many social sites now. I'm on facebook too...is it a page I'll be looking for?

loverocks4013
01/19/2012 10:01 AM

Hey I'm sorry I just logged on and saw your post! Did you ever get everyone together for an M&G? If we are still a group, perhaps this April or May we could plan for something! Hope you're having a great beginning to the new year!

peddlerofpunk
04/21/2010 11:50 AM

Hey shane,

i decided against the 4.0 swap at this time unfortunately. The story is that my little 2.4 developed crank walk and blows out the front oil seal because of it. my options were either a 4.0swap, get the crankshaft pulled and machined for big bucks, a rebuilt enging swap or to just replace the crankshaft and bearings. since im poor im just swapping the crankshaft for a new one myself in my garage. itll be interesting to see how that goes. as for when ur coming home, i definately think we should do a meet and greet again, it has been pretty quiet in the CT section this winter. Glad ur doing well bro and stay safe.

Pete aka peddlerofpunk

JohnyPro
04/18/2010 2:22 PM

That sounds good even if it were a year out of place! Let's shoot for a Sat or Sunday so we can more people there for the photo and for chillin! I haven't put anything up for a little while, our last M&G was poorly attended, maybe a few months break will get people wantin to come out again!

ryanwhiteaker
04/18/2010 11:18 AM

i'll be gone the 21-27 but besides that i'm down!

jloo88
04/17/2010 7:35 AM

i tried that.. it didnt work..

jloo88
04/17/2010 7:07 AM

awesome man thx!! those links didnt really work, but i thnk i can figure out where to go from here.. thx for the advice.. if i need ur expertise can i hit u up?

also let me know when ur back in the states and well figure something out and get all the ct jeep guys and go wheelin!!

jloo88
04/17/2010 6:33 AM

na i feel ya.. thats cool.. sway bar discos? what r those?

anyway thx for the help dude.. i really appreciate it.. -JL

jloo88
04/16/2010 10:38 PM

cool man. thx.. yea that sounds mad chill.. i work close to full time and i go to school full time so maybe ill wait till the summer comes along but if i try to get into sis, can i get a good word from u to them for me.. im def interested but i want to join when i know i can be "active" like u say.. feel me?? thx man i appreciate the reply.. one more thing, would i make it through the trails n stuff with my build of a jeep u think?

jloo88
04/16/2010 3:01 PM

hey man.. i have been looking into the ct jeep clubs and saw sis as a pretty cool looking one.. do u recommend joining it, and what should i expect if i did join it? my jeep is nothing absolutely nuts like in some of the videos i saw of sis, but its getting there.. any comments?

sweet rig btw!

peddlerofpunk
09/30/2009 12:08 PM

yo BoK! we miss ya down here man, hope ur doing ok, lemme know if u need anything, when u get back we gotta chill. thanks for servin man!

pete

GIJOEBILL
03/31/2009 5:10 AM

No Problem. Thanks for serving.It appears I had messages blocked.I think I fixed it.Try to PM your address,so I can send the decal.If dosent work shoot me a email.
BillRuperto@yahoo.com
Decals are sent in batches.Dont know how long it will take.I got mine within a couple of weeks.

sadass
03/17/2009 11:06 PM

Camp MJ. I am looking forward to meeting you. It will be a blast I am sure. I am good with blue trails.

loverocks4013
02/07/2009 10:02 PM

haha I loved your story about you got your Jeep...sorry about your pending divorce. Been there and I know it sucks.





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