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Old 02-20-2014, 02:33 AM   #211
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Mine is tight as hell also.. It makes a loud ass noise when it moves. Do you use all 8 bolts on the tub? I just have 4... Maybe that's my problem

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Old 02-20-2014, 08:49 AM   #212
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Mine is tight as hell also.. It makes a loud ass noise when it moves. Do you use all 8 bolts on the tub? I just have 4... Maybe that's my problem
I've lost a couple so I'm probably down to six.

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Old 02-26-2014, 06:03 PM   #213
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Here is a little promo video a buddy of mine put together for Set Them Free Off Road 2014. Enjoy!

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Old 03-24-2014, 10:02 AM   #214
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Teaser pics:



I also acquired this little guy over the weekend!



Running into some serious questions about mounting seats right now though. Pics from you guys would be great so I can glean from you!
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:26 PM   #215
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Few updates on the build with non-stop work the past couple of weeks. Looks like I'm going to be able to wheel at EJS after all even though there were several times I was extremely nervous it wasn't going to happen.

The cage is installed (not finished) but in the Jeep and ready for EJS and far better than the stock roll bar was. I still have the windshield brace, gussets and eye candy tubes to install but it is 80% done and I am very happy with how it turned out.

Now, on to the good stuff pics!
Raptor lining. This stuff turned out better than I thought it would. Really happy with the results:




Had to drive on and off the trailer numerous times with nothing but a bucket as a seat and man I can't wait to get those Baja XRS seats bolted in (hopefully tonight)


Teaching my nephew the fine art of grinding:


Big thanks to Danno for this seat mount design. I love it!


Mike working his welding Magic (I got a weld or two in on this beast myself as well):


And where we left off at 3:00 last night (Mike, I can't thank you enough buddy):



Tonight is harness and seat install night hope to get it road worthy for our club meeting tomorrow morning!

Saving the best for last and on an even bigger note than my Jeep. Set Them Free Off Road is exploding. Big thanks to all these awesome sponsors for stepping up and supporting the rescue of victims of human trafficking
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Long time lurker here.....just wanted to say that your final cage design looks GREAT to me....one of the best I've seen.

Please keep up the inspirational work!

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Long time lurker here.....just wanted to say that your final cage design looks GREAT to me....one of the best I've seen. Please keep up the inspirational work!
thanks man.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:12 PM   #218
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The Moab trip was pretty fruitful. I got the opportunity to talk to a lot of industry guys about Set Them Free which was the main reason for going out there during this time.

The Jeep:
The Jeep handled my one day of wheeling like a champ. I ran Pritchett Canyon, Hunter's Canyon and up about half of behind the rocks.

Biggest thing I can mention is that I didn't notice my steering once. That hydro-assist now goes into my favorite upgrade position, sorry anti-rock.

The new ride height (from 5.5" springs down to 4") wasn't as noticeable as I thought it would be. I honestly thought I would hate it because of the lost clearance but it was OK and probably more stable.

My control arms are now seriously popping at every turn so those bushings need to be replaced pretty soon.

The trails:
I joined up with a group of guys in buggies on 40's & 42's. Don't know what I was thinking but I started following them and trying to keep up. There is close to zero proof I even ran the trails because they hardly slowed down for anything. They one shot almost every obstacle with the exception of the rock pile which one of them did still one shot. They all drove up white knuckle hill too. It was actually pretty good for me because I ran almost the whole trail without a spotter which was new to me and ended up figuring out lines on my own from the driver's seat. I did have to pull cable a few times (up chewy hill, suicide hill and up white knuckle hill) but drove everything else, mostly on my own just trying to keep pace.

Pritchett canyon is now one of my favorite trails, second favorite in Moab behind Hell's Revenge. I can't wait to go back and take my time on some of the obstacles and get proof that I drove them!

Here are the pics I do have:
Only one from Pritchett


Up White Knuckle:


Which one of these doesn't belong?


Video of one of the guys up the rock pile (this obstacle was stupid, the bypass was even a monster)


On a more personal note, my son recently started to be terrified of the Jeep and wouldn't want to get near it. This was really strange since just a little bit ago his favorite thing to do was to go out in the garage and 'drive' it. The wife and I didn't want to push him so in Moab this week we started by taking him out to get some ice cream in it and it started out pretty rough but by the end of the trip he wasn't protesting riding in it at all. Next step is to get him on an easy trail to get comfortable with bouncing off road again.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:30 PM   #219
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Just read through all 8 pages of this build. Great work! I really like this jeep, makes me wish I held out to find a rubi. LOL
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:10 PM   #220
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Just read through all 8 pages of this build. Great work! I really like this jeep, makes me wish I held out to find a rubi. LOL
Thanks man. It has been a lot of fun making it what it is.
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:17 AM   #221
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Anyone dig into their copy of this month's Off Road Adventures magazine?




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Picked this up this past weekend. 14 bolt full floater out of a suburban.
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Big boy axle time.
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Big boy axle time.
I heard you are in the same market?
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Set Them Free Off Road 2014-Chinaman Gulch

Ran Chinaman Gulch last Saturday and the Jeep did great.

I don't really have any pics but here are a couple of videos:



And this is my bosses 6.4L Hemi 4 Door on King Triple bypasses. He couldn't make the hard line because he was a little too long but that Jeep is a beauty.


Was a great trail ride and the people we had with us were awesome too.
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Set Them Free Off Road 2014-Carnage Canyon

Ran Carnage again on Sunday. The trails was worse than last year. Was a great time though. Had to winch a few times but ended up loving the way the Jeep felt. I can't tell you how awesome hydro assist really is until you do it yourself.

Here are some pics. Should have a lot of video next week.











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