The Parts Mike site was created to help Mike sell parts while helping folks with their 4 x4 questions. This concept is a good one for him and he has helped plenty of folks including myself.
There are too many questions posted for Mike to answer so he will pick and choose depending on how much time he has, if he has a pat answer, and especially if the answer will lead to a sale. This is his living, afterall.
His answers tend to be brief and usually less complete than desired.
He can't be expected to answer all the questions single handed and unforunately most questions remain unreplied to both by him and by the forum's members because the members usually are less experinced.
I know of several people who in the past posted regularly to the forum but they, like myself, grew tired of answering the same newbie questions over and over again. This was the main reason why I wrote the CJ Gauge and Sender Diagnostics article.
Mike is a good guy and I have sucessfully bought parts from him, though he has been known to be unresponsive to problems at times from reports I have heard in the past.
The questions there just don't get the range, quantity and quality of responses as they do here.
One can learn plenty at Mike's by keeping and eye on this site though.
Especially in the areas where Mike is a true expert and specialist.
His knowledge in smog controll devices, axels, hydraulic clutch conversion,
TC & tranny adapters and other specialtys is rarely unequalled.
Mike may be slightly jealous of the volume and popularity difference between these two forms (naturally) and this may occasionaly show in his and it's members posts. I know of no hard core or truly bad blood. Mike has ocasionally refered to this Off-Road as the "other" forum which is not surprising or bad.