Thats right we are in print again. check out page 17 in the March edition of the Off-Road Advertiser to the T&J/Todd Jackson 1712 Jeepspeed in action.
The bolt pattern or bolt circle is the diameter of an imaginary circle formed by the centers of the wheel lugs.
Bolt patterns can be 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 lug holes, however most applications are typically 4 or 5 lug. Bolt circles are measured in both inches and millimeters, therefore you may hear a bolt pattern referred to as both (i.e. 5×114.3 mm is also referred to as 5×4.5). A bolt circle of 5×114.3 mm would indicate a 5 lug pattern on a circle with a diameter of 114.3mm (or 4.5″).
The diagram is an example of the proper method for measuring bolt patterns.
The conversion of inches to mm is 1 inch to 25.4 mm.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: As with all types of wheels retorque lug nuts after the first 25 miles & at 100 mile intervals until lug torque is maintained.
|Note: Always refer to Owner’s Manual for proper factory specifications that take precedence over the listed recommendations.|
T and J’s will be running the Jeepspeed booth at the 2011 Off Road Expo. Jeepspeed asked T and J’s to run the booth for a few different reasons but the main one being we know all the ins and out of Jeepspeed. From rule to general questions we will be there to help.
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World War II era jeep built by Ford, using the Willys-Overland design
World War II era Willys jeep
(Forward Control Jeep)
(Full Size Jeep)
(Metric Ton Jeep Comanche)
(Jeep Grand Cherokee)
The Jeep brand currently produces five models:
After 3 years of watching these races from the pits, I was given the opportunity to Co-Drive. It was great to see the entire racetrack, to see some of the s**t you guys have to drive thru. I would like to thank Mike and Tom Barnett for giving me this opportunity, Randy Miller for the loan of a new Race suit, 1717 and Gadzooks racing for the helmet, and Denise of 1708 for the…..Tube
What is a gift?
What does it mean to co-drive??
My dad taught me to ride on a Honda Trail 90. I had an Enduro in college that I would ride in the fields behind school.
This was my experience of off road before I met Chris Wacker. One day I watched Dust to Glory and my life changed. When asked if I would want to drive I sadly said no. I could never keep it together, I’m too excited.
But to fix:
To fix: Something I do every day
But not upside down
Not with the car running
Not with gas dripping inches away
Not with seconds counting
Not with whatever scrap and trash that is laying in camp
I fix in a cool, calm, collected manner. In fact I don’t fix, I repair.
I draw the picture we send with the RFI
I order material cut to size
I make sure P.O.’s are signed
I send the invoices the day we finish work
But to fix; What do I have to do so this can do what it needs to do.
Thinking outside the box
Making it work
Bailing wire and Duct tape X 1000
The essence of working man since the dawn of time
Yea, I can be a pit guy
It was then that I met Chris Wacker. I saw a machine like i’d never seen up close. Looking at the welds, the geometry, the wiring, Interesting, Beefy, Cool.
Why would you put a gusset there?
Why cut this out and leave this?
Why does this weld look like this?
Why is this here?
When the mysterious, invisible, beast that is the racetrack takes hold, Destruction like Ive never seen.
Welds torn at the edges
Gussets buckled under pressure
Steel Twisted, Ripped, and crystallized under torque.
What the racetrack does to these machines is unfathomable.
Shocks blown out
Leaf springs broken in the center
S**t you would NEVER see on a car on the road. This thing is 10x beefier than stockand its ripped in two??
How to fix something that shouldn’t ever have to be fixed, that can’t be fixed, THAT is a challenge I can relate to
No engineer stamp
No architect approval
No Change order
Just “Fix the fu**ing thing”
To witness this is one thing, but to be a Team Member, to Help this amazing machine and its drivers come across the finish line. It’s almost a dream come true. it is what I do, a Builder, a Fixer, fused with the essence of who I am, an artist, a creator.
I am Russo, if it’s steel, I can build it. If it can be fixed I can fix it, “I can weld it, no, leave it in place, I can get it”
I cant do what you d but I can do this.
I want to give you the best I have, because that is what I expect from myself
If I am not going to give my best, I won’t bother. I can drink at home, sleep in a bed, and not have to pick rocks and thorns out of my shoes.
My best: what does that really mean?
When is the pursuit of perfection overkill?
I see what the driver goes thru
I see what the Car goes thru
I need to give an equal amount of effort
My participation to this point is a test
This is Fun, This is challenging, This is almost surreal. I have no frame of reference to the essence of this machine, I want to understand, Try to learn, Discover.
The Machine needs to be Different, To make it indestructible is a mistake, it has to flex, to breathe, to be able to grow and change with the driver.
The terrain will win, there is no escape, no avoiding it. The machine needs to exist above the terrain, adapt to it.
That’s where the driver comes in. Where to be, how fast to go, when to break, when to slide, when to steer, and when to Counter-Steer when to force and when to release.
The driver needs to have skills far above “normal” drivers
At first it looks like Balls, courage, adrenaline, guts. How else can this guy drive 60, across bumps that would take out a weekenders 4×4?
When I first went for a ride, I was convinced this is the case. I couldnt focus, I couldnt get that harness tight enough. I couldnt see farther than the Rut that I feared would rip out the underside of the car.
3 times I’ve sat in the car, my experience was the same.
One Saturday my life and my perspective Changed.
“Russo do you want to CoDrive”
Ive seen every part of that car, the motor ,the suspension, every bracket, every weld, everything that makes that car, a car.
When youre strapped in, you can’t see any of it. The car no longer has parts, it is one unit. It talks to, you tells you he’s happy, or he’s not.
The driver operates the car in a different dimension than the rest of us live. On top of the bumps, the side of the ruts, the plateau of earth feet from the racetrack.
The Driver lives in his own world, above, away, and clearly not connected to the earth.
The earth is what is; unforgiving, Reality, a rock that wont move, a rain rut that re-appears after a sprinkle.
The Co-Driver is what links these two worlds. Where am I going? How do we get there? What is the car doing? When is it too much? The co-driver answers these questions and communicates the answers to the driver in a language only 2 of them understand.
There is no other place like this, above the earth and ruled by it. This is the condition of the Driver and Co-Driver
A Co-Driver must know the machine, he must know the earth, and he must know the driver. The driver must merely express his gift.
A Gift: the transfer of something without compensation.
The driver has a gift being able to make the car do that. I was given a gift being able to experience it.
Here are some pictures of one of our customer John B’s install of our Barnett Performance Front Bump Stop Cans, Front XJ Shock Mount Conversion and our XRock.
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So how do you fit a Poison Spyder Stinger on a 1966 CJ5 Tuxedo Park?? Well you Bring it to T&J of course… Our long time customer Herb has been building his CJ for a while now and we have been lucky enough to be doing some work on this classic CJ.
–For you CJ fans out there AMC only made about 350 of this model for a total of 3 years.–
Now Herb has had a dream for this vehicle from the get go and this time it involved a stinger, euro grill guard and a winch. Now being an early CJ5 he knew that finding a stinger for his jeep wouldn’t be easy but the guys a Poison Spyder said if he bought the stinger from them he could return it if it didn’t fit right. Herb said we could make it fit and with a little modification we did. Now for the Euro Grill Guard there would be no off the shelf item for that. But that’s not that big if a deal for us. We had one of our fab guy whip one out in no time at all. For a little strength and style we also added some cross supports from the stinger to the grill guard. Mounting the wench went just as easy. We opted to go with a Bulldog 8000lb winch with synthetic rope and for the mount we cut down Bulldogs CJ/YJ winch plate to fit between the frame rails.
|Are you in need of a custom cross-member due to a motor or transmission swap? Well your in luck. T&J Performance has been doing custom fabrication for the past 30 years and specializes in cross-member fabrication. With the amount of motor swaps that a performed here at T&J we have meet e3very challenge thrown at us when it comes to cross-members. Below you can see two of our recent custom jobs.
Below you can see ho we fit this 4 speed FJ60 transfercase in Matt’s ’71 FJ40.
|Here you can see how we fit this Chevy 241 Transfercase out of a 99 Suburban into this Toyota T100.|