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Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty Black Ops Edition

dickeya Re:Mountain Edition ? (102 comments)

To match the capability of a Jeep Rubicon Wrangler, you will need a low range t-case and lockers front & rear. Otherwise you can't compete. While tires & lift may not be big expenses, regearing & locking is. Gears, rebuild kits and labor will likely run you $400 an axle, plus $600 per axle if you decide to add lockers. And that's likely a non-selectable locker. Plan on $900 per axle if you go with an ARB or Ox. Plus you need to get a better t-case in there to even consider playing on the rocks. The Samurai comes with a 2.2:1 t-case, the Rubicon has a 4:1.

Just the other day I saw a used 2003 Rubicon for $8k. To get a Samurai to that level, you'll need to spend $2400 on gears and lockers for both axles, and $600 on a t-case gear reduction kit. That doesn't even include labor, and rebuilding a t-case isn't that cheap. Once you factor in the "upgrades", I wouldn't consider that Jeep a poor value at all.

more than 4 years ago
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Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty Black Ops Edition

dickeya Re:Mountain Edition ? (102 comments)

I would worry about the front suspension and the gearing on that Nissan before even considering the engine. With a crawl ratio of 70:1 or better, the engine doesn't really matter that much.

more than 4 years ago
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Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty Black Ops Edition

dickeya Re:Mountain Edition ? (102 comments)

Are you retarded? How many vehicles come with solid axles front & rear, coil suspension, and have options for locking diffs and a 4:1 transfer case? Today's stock Jeep will floor anything Jeep has ever made in the past, as well as pretty much any other stock vehicle available. And as for that 2nd gen Samurai... by the time you're done it's not a Samurai anymore.

more than 4 years ago
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New Laser System Targets Mosquitoes

dickeya Re:And then? (354 comments)

Damn straight! I too moved from Maine to California and readily praise the buglessness.

Alas, poor children :(

more than 5 years ago
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New Wheel of Time Author Chosen

dickeya Re:Your next mission, should you choose to accept (327 comments)

I've been over there a few times, but am sick of reading about how his football team is doing. I love the series but am getting tired of waiting.

more than 6 years ago

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dickeya dickeya writes  |  more than 7 years ago

dickeya (733264) writes "Approximately one year after the Google Earth version 3 client moved out of beta, the version 4 beta has done the same. The official announcement hasn't posted, but from the Google Earth Blog:

Google Earth 4 is officially released! The beta program began 6 months ago, and now almost exactly 1 year after GE 3 was released, GE 4 is no longer in beta (latest version is 4.0.2722). See the Google Earth home page for details, or just go download GE 4 now. GE 4 has many new features not available in the earlier version. Many of the features have been described in this blog over the past few months. Here are some highlights and why you should definitely consider upgrading.

If you haven't checked it out lately, now's a good time."
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dickeya dickeya writes  |  more than 7 years ago

dickeya (733264) writes "From the horse's mouth:

As part of Google's mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful, we're constantly working to expand the diversity of content we make available to our users. With Google Patent Search, you can now search the full text of the U.S. patent corpus and find patents that interest you. You can view images of original patents online, or save and print them for offline use.

See it here http://www.google.com/patents"

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