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Old 06-12-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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Moving to Cali

Hey everyone. My name is Adam and I'm moving to San Diego for my new duty station.

I have a 94 YJ back in Virginia, (4cyl, 33" SOA ford 8.8 locked front/rear with 4.56 gearing), and a buddy who is able to haul my jeep here because he is headed to San Diego as well.

-Is it worth bringing the YJ to Cali?
-What are the things I should know before making my decision? Such as gas prices insurance possibly and laws to consider.
-How is the wheeling out there as in will I actually get to use my YJ?

Any opinions and/or concerns will be appreciated.

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Old 06-12-2014, 10:58 AM   #2
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Bring the jeep. Your going to regret it if you don't. There is all kinds of wheeling within 3-4 hours of SD from mild to wild.

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I'm with Doug on this one ...you'll love the wheelin out here in Cali.
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I'm with Doug and Steve one this one. Wheeling here is awesome!!! You'll regret not bringing jeep.
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Will jeep pass emission testing?
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:14 PM   #6
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Will jeep pass emission testing?
He will not have to register his vehicle here due to being Military. Mine is still registered in WV
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:40 PM   #7
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Listen to them BRING IT........we have some of the best trails and wheeling buddies here in Cali.
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Oh and if you ever get a chance to wheel with H8-roads and woknrox do it. They are some great wheelers
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:54 PM   #10
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Dang fellas y'all got me some sort of excited. And I was mostly concerned with the emissions test. Well, I'll sleep on the thought and talk with my driver about it some more
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:59 PM   #11
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Dude, if you are going to bring a nice Wrangler to San Diego, Please, Please, make sure that you have a decent car alarm. Even, if you have a soft top. If you do have a soft top, seat sensors are a good addition to the car alarm. Mexico is about 10 minutes away, and they love to steal Wranglers down there. It is the perfect vehicle for that rural kind of countryside and terrain, just south of the border.

There are some great dirt roads in Mexico too, just south of San Diego. In fact, most of the country down there is kind of rural. If you ever get a chance, try going to San Felipe, Ensenada, or Rosarito. Those are fun places to go in a Jeep. I took my Wrangler to San Felipe shortly after I got it. It was a blast.
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On second thought. ******** shyeah. Gotta being the YJ she's constantly on my mind as it is.
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Wheeling in Ca lol...................
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:57 PM   #15
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How soon are you moving to CA? I am hosting a big Meet n Greet the first weekend of August. Great way to meet several fellow members, and get to do some awesome wheeling. The info is the top sticky in the CA threads.

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Beginning of July so hopefully all goes well and I get to attend. Thanks for the invite bud. Sounds awesome
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Not a prob. These events involve many members from stock to extremely built rigs, food, drinks and lots of fun around the campfire in the evening.

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You will love wheelin here. Although if your like me a your use to driving through trees, mud, and heavy gravel be prepared to make the change to desert canyons, loose sand, and big as rocks. Body protection is a must!
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While emissions may not be needed in your home state, when I was stationed at Camp Pendleton in the Marine Corps the CA smog test was required on ALL vehicles to get a DOD sticker to drive on the base. My truck (with out of state plates) wouldn't pass until it was 'fixed'. This was many years ago so maybe things have changed.... but might be worth checking into.

Would suck to get your Jeep all the way out there and then have to park your Jeep off base.


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While emissions may not be needed in your home state, when I was stationed at Camp Pendleton in the Marine Corps the CA smog test was required on ALL vehicles to get a DOD sticker to drive on the base. My truck (with out of state plates) wouldn't pass until it was 'fixed'. This was many years ago so maybe things have changed.... but might be worth checking into.

Would suck to get your Jeep all the way out there and then have to park your Jeep off base.


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I don't know about other services but the AF stopped doing stickers completely and just do 100% ID checks.
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I don't know about other services but the AF stopped doing stickers completely and just do 100% ID checks.
The Army is the same way.
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:47 AM   #22
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I'm actually goin to Pendleton. Some friends have tok me living on base I won't need the inspection but, if I get it there, I'll have to do what must be done. I'm actually a novice wheeler myself. Trying not to get my hopes up till it's a concerned yes
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I'm actually goin to Pendleton. Some friends have tok me living on base I won't need the inspection but, if I get it there, I'll have to do what must be done. I'm actually a novice wheeler myself. Trying not to get my hopes up till it's a concerned yes

Contact the Provost Marshal's Office at Pendleton and ask about their rules.

Unless you have made some crazy exhaust mods, or disconnected vacuum hoses, chances are you'll pass smog test anyway.

Good luck and hope to wheel with you once you get out here and settled in.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:55 AM   #24
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I made it to Cali and I have my jeep. Got a leak from the SYE and my bastard yoke from the ford8.8 rear and the driveshaft is loose, I tried using an impact wrench to tighten the bolt but nearly stripped one and the others won't budge so I have up before I messed things up
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Congrats on getting here. As with the others, look forward to wheeling with ya. Gonna have to get a military run, past and present going some time as there is enough of us new and old dogs on this forum.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:37 AM   #26
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Hey that sounds great, just gotta do a few things to the jeep and I'm down to go. Any decent junkyards around here. I have 2.5l and just looking for options for an engine swap. Possibly a 4.0 or a small block
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I'm in oceanside hit me up of you want to wheel...we have a good local spot and some other stuff...
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I'm in oceanside hit me up of you want to wheel...we have a good local spot and some other stuff...

I'm im oside too. Live on 76 guojme park. I'll have to hit you up on these "local trails " you speak of.
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I'm im oside too. Live on 76 guojme park. I'll have to hit you up on these "local trails " you speak of.
Feel free to call me...we are hitting them up this week or weekend and was t to do a night run. As well just for fun...
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Its just a good time, theres mild to wild but it is a blast to go hang out and run stuff over...

Used to be in del oro on top of college and ave empressa, now down 50 yards from beach (wishing I was back on the hill lol too much NOISE)
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