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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019 - 10:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

...it it gets the job done... Its pretty amazing what some people do to their cars.
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Etennuly
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 07:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Maybe so, but think about a deep water hole with a serious twist. Your balls may float out! How embarrassing!
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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 11:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Joe, your old Jeep keeps growing!
Doug just installed Dana 44's w/488 gears. They came out of a 2009 Rubicon so they have lockers.
Also Hutchinson bead locks w/37" tires

He is doing his best to keep up!







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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



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Ratbuell
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 - 01:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My ol' YJ looks good, glad to see it's still running around!

Someone should come save my XJ from disuse...I have zero time to muck with it these days...
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Mtjm2
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 08:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hey Mark , side step .
What’s the date of the WV Buell meet this year ?
Thanks , Mark
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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 04:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

When: August 15th to the 18Th
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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 01:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

This obstacle was called "V Rock"
There was a large V in it under the Jeep...
My Jeep from the top... and some other Jeep trying to make it up from below.

I had to break out the winch... only time all weekend



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Sifo
Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - 08:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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Sifo
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019 - 04:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So I survived my first Jeep Jam at Drummond Island this weekend. Had a great time. A couple of photos of other jeeps on lines that I did get up on stock tires and no lockers. Had some pretty deep mud/water too, over the front bumper. I certainly have a new respect for what these things can do!







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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019 - 06:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I would love to wheel Drummond Island!
They have a couple of Jeep Jamborees there a year now.

What's your next mod you are going to do?





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Sifo
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What's your next mod you are going to do?

No doubt it will be bigger tires. Of course, I will need to re-gear it at that point. While the gears are out, it's an ideal time to add lockers. It will also be a good time to add a bank of electrical switches to control the lockers and of road lights. Might as well plan for a few more circuits. I think that should be it for the next mod. Trying to figure out if I will need new tires for the next winter! Either that or a new rear bumper. Mine got scraped last weekend. Or what ever I can get with the $50 door prize I won at the closing of the event.

Drummond Island was a blast. There were trails that they didn't take our group on based on capability, and there lines that far more capable Jeeps than mine failed on where we went, so I think there's plenty of challenge ahead on those trails. Nice island, but it's pretty flat. Lot's of limestone ledges though, and surrounded by lot's of small islands that add to the lake views.

Unfortunately, on the first morning I was dealing with a case of apparent food poisoning. Missed the start of the ride by the time I felt I could do anything. We just took a private tour of the island and got some brunch. We found a random trailhead and decided to check out the trails, figuring we would bail if it got too serious for being out alone. We eventually came up behind a group, that happened to be the group we were assigned to. After that the weekend went according to plan, and the trail guides really challenged me sending me over obstacles that others with more lift and bigger tires declined to try. Really beat up the skid plates! I think they call it setting the hook!

Prior to all of that, it was a series of events that seemed to be conspiring against me making this weekend though. I had 2 people drop out of going with me after it was paid, but ended up with my brother going with, which turned out great. There were times that it seemed there was a higher power at work destroying my plans, but opening doors to even better plans. It made for a great, but strange trip.
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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 09:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just remember....





I had a few Led lights on the front of my Jeep.
They were/are a waste of money. They are so damn bright you can't use them during daily driving. I forgot I had them on one day and a sheriff was headed toward me in the opposite lane... He turned on his spotlight and pointed it right at me... message received! I removed most of them and replaced them with rock lights. They are a LITTLE more useful on the trail or when something breaks underneath.

I can't recommend the Jeep Jamboree in Williamsburg, KY enough. Its October 17-19. Very family oriented. Its a good place to see a LOT of Jeeps and figure out what direction you want to go with mods. The local Jeep dealer keeps the techs on call to fix just about anything that gets broke so you can make the journey home.

https://jeepjamboreeusa.com/trip/gateway-to-the-cumberlands/

(Message edited by wolfridgerider on June 19, 2019)
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Sifo
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yeah, I've got a 9 inch light bar on the front with flood light LEDs. It fills in what the headlights don't light nicely. I can't see the need for more on the front. A bit of light in the rear would be nice at times, but not a huge thing.

What's your thoughts on lockers? I've heard good things about the Eaton automatic lockers. Supposedly well mannered on the road, even in the snow. It would also save the expense and hassle of mounting switches in the cab to control them. Otherwise I would probably be leaning toward electronic lockers. This is still mostly a road going Jeep, not a dedicated rock crawler.
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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I would go with the E-Locker.
Doug (Jeep YJ pictured above) ran Eaton True Tracs in the front and rear of his Jeep based on my recommendation and internet chatter... he was NOT happy.
They didn't lock in all the time. Sometime when they did, they hit the drive train pretty hard.
So based on the amount of grief he gave me... I would avoid them.

I would also plan on having that Jeep until you get put into a nursing home and can't drive it anymore...
With that in mind, spend the money once... not 4 or 5 times like me.
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Sifo
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 06:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for the input on the True Tracs. I know a lot of people rave about them, but if they lock up harshly, which I always wondered about, that's not a great thing crawling rocks. Probably fine for snow and mud. Sounds like the added hassle installing E-lockers would be worthwhile.
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Zac4mac
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Mark - you used one of my "pet peeve" words - orientated.
Turns out it is British and based on "orientation".
My thoughts were always that "oriented" was proper, based on orient.


Z
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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 08:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

fixed it for ya... now you can sleep better..
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Blks1l
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 05:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've got Detroit lockers front and rear on my CJ7 and haven't had any issues with daily driving it, the rear will randomly I would call it unlock and pop rather loudly and it can be a surprise, though I can almost feel when it is about to happen.
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Zac4mac
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Had a CJ5 with a 304v8. Traded my Indian Chief for it, $100 and an IBM M-1 carbine.
It would change lanes by stepping on or off the gas, right or left.

Was a hoot in the back country, never rock crawled but beat some rough trails.
Walk next to it in 1-low.

Got me laid more than any bike...

Z
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Etennuly
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 02:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

my first Jeep was a rusted 57 CJ 5. F head 4 cyl 3 spd . topped out at about 38 mph. On or off the gas would make it change lanes, with a quarter turn steering gear slop going faster would have been a bad idea. lol.

At 200 lbs, when I got in the driver side dropped about an inch and a half. This caused an immediate counter steer. Fixed that when ever I had a passenger of near the same weight.

It had the Sears and Roebuck metal half cab with full metal doors. Craftsman toolboxes were much stronger built. Being flimsy it was a fantastic woods trail crawler. Low-low was walking speed. No hubs, no lockers.....just low gears, super soft springs, and no power. Suspension up travel about 2 inches, down droop probably 14 inches. It had that unique farm implement rear bumper hitch.

Wada piece of shit to drive! I loved that old thing, what a learning tool for a 17 year old kid.
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Etennuly
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 03:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Back when, in the early 70's, we found that by putting the front spring shackles on the rear of the front springs and the through bolt brackets on the front, it reduced throttle steer a lot. Even with that, my current long term CJ7 with it's 400 Chevy engine will change lanes just stomping on the gas!

With half ton Chevy truck axles, with the rear spider gears welded solid, would that be considered a locker? Always in, cannot be turned off. Makes tires hop and chirp turning on hard surfaces. Can cause a steer push in mud, but man, will it crawl!
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Ourdee
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 08:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

With that in mind, spend the money once... not 4 or 5 times like me. A philosophy that can serve you well.
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Etennuly
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 01:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Oddly enough I recall having a discussion with Mark about the multiple rethinking while building.
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Crusty
Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 07:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hey Vern; You like 'Vettes and you like Jeeps. here's one for you:



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Etennuly
Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 08:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I love it. Side pipes are my favorite too!
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86129squids
Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 11:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I dunno whether that's one of the coolest things I've seen, or the saddest. Took a classic, rare drop top Vette body and drop it on a 4X4 chassis?

Maybe paint it a green camo pattern? I'd like to see it getting dirty at a Jamboree or something.
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Crusty
Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 06:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Here's a Jeep I'd enjoy owning:



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Sifo
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 07:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm posting this with a heavy heart...

As much as I love my Jeep it just takes up too much of my time and I am struggling to keep up with the everyday basics such as cleaning and maintaining my home, so something has to give. I will be getting rid of my collection.

Below is a list of what's available. Serious inquiries only please and don't insult me with your offers.

Thanks for reading and understanding...

1. Dustpan and brush

2. Sponges

3. Dusters

4. Mop and bucket

5. Window cleaner

6. Vacuum

7. Dishwashing liquid

8. Laundry detergent

9. Fabric softener

10. Laundry baskets

11. Toilet brush

12. Cleaning sprays

13. Scrubbing brushes
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Froggy
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 10:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



Wow
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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2019 - 11:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Heading to Stony Lonesome in Alabama next week for a little fun!

Hope the Hurricane didn't ruin the trails...



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