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Old 09-22-2008, 10:39 AM   #31
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Harlan, Ky = 175 miles

I ordered a re superflex 3.5" lift today and will be buying my tires and wheels next week.

I plan on having new lockers and gears installed by January, if I can get off of work I may make the trip.

Wintz - Welcome, we would love to see ya out there. And with how close you live..

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Payed $950 yesterday to get my Jeep back after the rear axle was completley rebuilt. Now oil is leaking out of the passenger side axle tube. I called them up and they said everything went together as it should. Only thing they can think is that the axle flange where the race is pressed in at has been warped by the heat (it had spun inside the axle tube) and now its out of round. So when the oil is cold it doesnt leak by but once its at operating temp and its thinner it can leak out the end like that. Not their fault really, they rebuilt the axle just like they were supposed to. Just makes me REALLY pissed at the guy I bought it from. Solution:Cut the old flange off of the axle and weld a new one on there. DOH! The owner is real cool and I told him I have NO money left after all that. He said he will get me the part at cost and do it at a reduced shop rate on labor. So I guess once I get about another $100 its going back to the shop to be fixed againOn an upside, he gave me a free sticker and I threw it on. Guess thats the only positive thing I got going for me right now. If it wernt for all these school bills draggin me down it would be in there again right now. Hopefully once that gets taken care of I will be set. Wish me luck fellas, it may be a while before any other mods get done after this. But hell, Im not about to miss another trip to KY or where ever. I want to hit the lower garden in the melting snow very badly.

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All I have to say is damn dude, that sucks...but you already know that.

Well just think that after this is done, you will know that it is done right.

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Old 09-24-2008, 02:27 PM   #32
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Hey guys, looks like all the dust in Harlan becomes mud in the winter....

Check out this guys pictures from when they went to Harlan in January...the last 6 pictures are of the Lion's den.

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Old 09-24-2008, 03:49 PM   #33
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So you are going to make it in Feb...right?

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So you are going to make it in Feb...right?


?????? Up in the air right now!!
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Ooh, ooh, me, me, I am, I am...Im gonna make it! I cant wait for some mud crawlin. But Im gonna plan a trip to Wellsville, OH right after Christmas. Winter wheelin is where its at, amen for hard tops!
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No pictures I have seen really do the Lions Den any justice. And another thing, what is that trail where they are climbing up that water fall with the stream. I dont ever remeber seeing that but I have seen lots of pictures of it. Is that trail closed now or something or did we just miss it?
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I think all the pics of rocks on that page are in the middle garden.
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Ooh, ooh, me, me, I am, I am...Im gonna make it! I cant wait for some mud crawlin. But Im gonna plan a trip to Wellsville, OH right after Christmas. Winter wheelin is where its at, amen for hard tops!
Hard tops are for sissys... topless and door less in the winter...that is where it is at, with the heat cranked.

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No pictures I have seen really do the Lions Den any justice. And another thing, what is that trail where they are climbing up that water fall with the stream. I dont ever remeber seeing that but I have seen lots of pictures of it. Is that trail closed now or something or did we just miss it?
I think we missed it, I was looking at my map the other day and there is a whole mess of trails that we did not get to...if you are looking at the map, it is the group of level 3 trails in the top left corner, I don't think we hit those trails.
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Crap! Well, looks like we left something to look forward to then. I must say, I love my hard top in winter but I do also go doorless at the same time usually. I need to be able to see out the side or I get myself into bad situations
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Crap! Well, looks like we left something to look forward to then. I must say, I love my hard top in winter but I do also go doorless at the same time usually. I need to be able to see out the side or I get myself into bad situations
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Well I cant see UNDER the Jeep
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Damn my obsession! I am now looking at an Atlas ll 4 spd. transfer case, yes thats right, a 4 speed transfer case. There is 2 sets of ratios, 1:1, 2:1, 2.72:1, and 5.44:1. The other (which I want badly now, go figure) has 1:1, 2.72:1, 3.8:1, and 10.3:1. Then Id have a ratio for just about anything and a killer crawling ratio. I think Im gonna ditch the SM465 idea (for now anyway), keep my AW4 (I can have fun with the auto if I have gear reduction like this), and save my pennies long and hard for this beautiful and shinny transfer case
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Did having the doors off keep you from bending your tie rod???


Oh Snap!!! Or should I say "Oh Bend" HA HA HA!!!
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Lol, yea that kinda sucked. Got it fixed pretty quickly though so all was good.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:18 PM   #46
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Nothing a high lift handle can't fix...we had a harder time finding that damn castle nut.

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Lol, yea that kinda sucked. Got it fixed pretty quickly though so all was good.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:19 PM   #47
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That sounds sweet, you will be able to get out of your jeep and walk next to it with that kind of ratio.

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Damn my obsession! I am now looking at an Atlas ll 4 spd. transfer case, yes thats right, a 4 speed transfer case. There is 2 sets of ratios, 1:1, 2:1, 2.72:1, and 5.44:1. The other (which I want badly now, go figure) has 1:1, 2.72:1, 3.8:1, and 10.3:1. Then Id have a ratio for just about anything and a killer crawling ratio. I think Im gonna ditch the SM465 idea (for now anyway), keep my AW4 (I can have fun with the auto if I have gear reduction like this), and save my pennies long and hard for this beautiful and shinny transfer case
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lmao, yea i know. I was talkin to a friend at an off road shop about it though and he said he doesnt think its really necessary. I can understand what he means too. For the $$ I will probably never ever need something like that. I still may get the one that goes to 5.4:1 but he suggested I get a regular 2 spd. Atlas that has 3.8:1 instead. For an extra grand Im not sure I will go the 4 spd route but we will see. Plus if I eventually swap to a sm465 trans then Im gonna have a granny first gear too that is like 6.5:1 I believe. Thats all down the road but now Im leaing more towards the 2 spd. I may have changed my mind in the realm of which t case I want but at least Im stickin with wanting an Atlas (although I have been kickin the idea of the tera low conversion around a bit too...)
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lmao, yea i know. I was talkin to a friend at an off road shop about it though and he said he doesnt think its really necessary. I can understand what he means too. For the $$ I will probably never ever need something like that. I still may get the one that goes to 5.4:1 but he suggested I get a regular 2 spd. Atlas that has 3.8:1 instead. For an extra grand Im not sure I will go the 4 spd route but we will see. Plus if I eventually swap to a sm465 trans then Im gonna have a granny first gear too that is like 6.5:1 I believe. Thats all down the road but now Im leaing more towards the 2 spd. I may have changed my mind in the realm of which t case I want but at least Im stickin with wanting an Atlas (although I have been kickin the idea of the tera low conversion around a bit too...)


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Lol, I know. At least Im dead set on Rancho coil overs...for now anyway
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Wow Jeff, kind of like how i am set on long arms and belly up at this moment..

Oh forgot to tell you..there is an 8.8 in my friends yard with my name on it..just trying to decide if i want to build it up or trade someone that plus some cash of a D44.
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Id keep the 8.8 and build it up. That is a great axle and it is deff. comparable to D44 strength. One of its only down sides is the c-clips that hold the shafts in. But then again you can buy the c-clip eliminator kit for it. Do that and you'd be set.
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Heading to Harlan on Thursday for 5 days o' fun.
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So are we going to do this or what??? I have mentioned this to a few friends here in town and they are all for it.

Maybe we could think about renting a house??

Should we start thinking about what weekend?

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Well of course we are doing it. And yes to renting a house. Id say sometime in January. Im not even allowed to wheel again until December according to the lameo doctor.

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