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Old 01-04-2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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Greetings from East TN! (Knoxville)

Just another TJ owner with a '99 Sport. I've owned it for about the last 6 years and until recently haven't really done much with it. That is, until, my wonderful friends started bringing out their XJ's and Samurai's. The bug is back and it bit hard!

Not sure what all is expected in one of these intro forums so I'll keep it simple. Married, 39, wife is also a die-hard outdoor 'get me muddy' person. We both are into photography (me: sports, her: weddings and macro) as a hobby, both ride motorcycles, she's learning the technical art of how to get the Jeep through parts of Windrock and Royal Blue without removing anything important, etc.

We live in North Knoxville, TN and are usually found out and about pretty much every weekend either on the bikes, kayaks, or cars/Jeep. If you are heading up let us know and we'll bring the cameras.

The Jeep is mostly stock at the moment though the pics will usually show it with the Kayak rack on. As it's a bit chilly to play in the boats I've swapped the front brackets for the light-tabs. If I can find someone locally who can weld up some light tabs on the kayak brackets I'll be set!

Currently 30” tires which render 5th gear useless
Replaced the shocks with a bit better unit but forgot what type.
Bestop Half-Top (not high on the recommended list)
KC 165watt Daylighters (mounted in lieu of kayak rack)
Warrior Canoe/Kayak Rack (another not high on the recommend list)
This past week I nuked the bumperettes and replaced the faded fender plastic.

Is it possible to put an MML in without a body lift and would there be any advantage?

Plans:
Re-gear for 3.73’s from the stock 3.07’s
2.5” lift (not sure what type yet)
Possibly a 1.25” body lift (JBS?)
Motor Mount Lift
Aussie Locker front
Not sure what sort of locker in the rear (may say
heck with it and if budget allows put ARB front
and rear)
Better front and rear bumpers
Winch
Upgrade the tires to a 32”
Decent CB system


I tried to post a 'wanted' but somehow I haven't got permission for it. Trying to find someone with Dana 30/35's and the 3.73 gearing. With all the people bumping to much larger axles I figure there's a few hiding out there!

**reference: most of these pics were taken with the little point and shoot through the last few years, not the rigs we usually use**
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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And a couple more. It's mostly stock, but I still try to get it everywhere it can go.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:56 AM   #4
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welcome from chattanooga! awesome pics and nice lotus in the background as well!
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:14 AM   #5
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Great pics and welcome to the forum
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:26 AM   #6
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Nice looking jeep! Welcome to the forum!
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:52 AM   #8
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welcome from across the mountian!!

nice pics btw
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:29 AM   #9
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:52 PM   #11
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Thank you fellow mud slingers. Looking forward to hopefully meeting a few of you in the next year or so. Anyone else venture to Windrock, Royal Blue, or Tellico (well, Tellico's closed now)...???
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Now that looks like one happy Jeep. Welcome to the forum. BTW, we are trying to get Tellico re-opened. Unfortunately it only takes a few bad ones to spoil it for the rest of us.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:17 PM   #13
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Welcome, from another ETR member!(I just joined as well!)
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:40 PM   #14
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Ahh.. More ETR people. Amazing how many of us have 4x4's!

JD, agreed. The new lady they put in charge already had her own political agenda before she even took office. She intended to kill Tellico whether the info bore it out or not from what I understand. That came from people a lot closer to the situation than I am.
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Hello from Chattanooga, Tn ! Might see you at Wind Rock when it gets a little warmer.

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Ahh.. More ETR people. Amazing how many of us have 4x4's!

JD, agreed. The new lady they put in charge already had her own political agenda before she even took office. She intended to kill Tellico whether the info bore it out or not from what I understand. That came from people a lot closer to the situation than I am.
Haha! Yep, im hoping to make it to windrock with maybe a couple dirtbikes in tow this spring, so hopefully I will get to meet a few more of the ETR folks! It sucks I got a jeep after Tellico closes.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:33 PM   #17
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Well, a few of us will be around Bald River Falls tomorrow so if you happen to be up and about come say hello.

Yardfab, greetings and yell when you head to Windrock! Looks like your monster will go a lot of places my near-stocker wouldn't even look at..
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:01 AM   #19
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welcome from ny (former Tennessee resident)

Hello,I am a newb too,but just had to say hello,as I used to live in Madisonville Tn,still have most of my family there .I miss Bald River Falls we used to hang out there quite often, Welcome to the forum !!!
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If you like Bald River Falls this is what it looked like Sunday. It's been well below freezing for a week!
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If you like Bald River Falls this is what it looked like Sunday. It's been well below freezing for a week!
Holy Sh*&# that's awesome ,yeah so I take it s gotten cold down there,I talked to my Mom and Dad Christams day and it was expected to be in the 50's then,and at that time I was jealous lol .Thanks for posting those ,brings back a lot of good memories .
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I was wondering....are the old picnic tables still at the top of the falls ? I wouldnt be surprised if it has been replaced by now, it was rough back then,with like a million initials carved into it and some superlatives lol .
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Picnic tables are long gone but a few thick trees have fallen that make for great lunch spots.

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