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Old 06-16-2014, 01:09 AM   #18241
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Glad you had a good time on the rocks in the higher elevation Bob. Sounds like you did good up there. Matino Wash is a fun trail.
It was fun Steve. Maybe not as much as Marble. That was solid rocks. Motino gives you breathers. And it has some fun waterfalls.

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Old 06-16-2014, 01:38 AM   #18242
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Sweet! I like that you used the ramps lol.
Lol I sooo thought about putting it in 4Lo and just drive it up but I thought I might bend the little lip that ramps sit in if I got some tire spin.




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Trail buggy time. You can mod it till it is crazy wicked.
Noooo bob!! It's still the old lady's DD... For now.

Trailer was a friend of mines and it was a good deal so I said screw it. And at the risk of being called a trailer queen... When I do plan on doing far far away trips it's more fuel efficient for me to slap the Heep on a trailer and drive my duramax. And if it breaks I just gotta get it on a trailer and not worry about getting home.

That's my story and I'm stickin to it!

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Old 06-16-2014, 10:16 AM   #18243
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Hey works for me. There were some pretty awesome Jeeps on trailers up the mountain this weekend and they all had plates on them. I wish I had gotten a picture of one that was there. They called it Black Op's, Jet Black with a Blown 595hp LS crate motor, 6 speed auto and 42's It looked awesome but had a tough time on the trails. 2 broken axles and a PSC ram. But the guys got him all the way thru John Bull and back to the Campground. The trail guys were awesome.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:25 AM   #18244
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Hey works for me. There were some pretty awesome Jeeps on trailers up the mountain this weekend and they all had plates on them. I wish I had gotten a picture of one that was there. They called it Black Op's, Jet Black with a Blown 595hp LS crate motor, 6 speed auto and 42's It looked awesome but had a tough time on the trails. 2 broken axles and a PSC ram. But the guys got him all the way thru John Bull and back to the Campground. The trail guys were awesome.
Hmmm yeah you can have all the fancy stuff you want but experience beats everything lol bet it was a pretty sweet jeep though
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:29 AM   #18245
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Good morning everyone.

Now that BBFF is over, let's see some pics.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:36 AM   #18246
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Those wheels are your biggest problem and why you have trouble with some stuff. If you move to 37's and don't dump those mall crawling wheels, someone will need to hold me back so I don't smack you lol.

20" wheels and 35's does not give you enough rubber to get any kind of grip. I think you said you air down to 20 psi? I know you can't really air down much further, but that's your problem.

If you want to do rock crawling on 35's in a JK, there's absolutely no reason to go above 17" wheels. Any more and you are giving up side wall. Same with 37's. Maybe if you go up to 40's there might be a need for larger rims.

This will even save you money if you move to 37's. Inexpensive alloy wheels are around $100 or so. Now look at the cost of 37's in a 17 vs. 20". I haven't looked, but I'm sure that will cover the cost. When I was looking at 35 x 17" vs. 35 x 15", it was a $100 less per tire.

So to summarize: DUMP YOUR WHEELS ASAP!
I have to agree with the above. We did Gold Mountain, John Bull and Holcomb last week and never had a problem. I am running an 06 TJ with 35 x 12.5 x 15 KM2's and my buddy is in a 13 JKU with 35 x 12.5 x 17's. After this run though my buddy switched out to 37's. He runs about 15psi and I run 10-12psi. The reason he switched to 37's was they give him more sidewall than the 35's.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:59 PM   #18247
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Good morning everyone.

Now that BBFF is over, let's see some pics.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:10 PM   #18248
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Hmmm yeah you can have all the fancy stuff you want but experience beats everything lol bet it was a pretty sweet jeep though
Yeah it looked awesome, but it sat really low on it's tires. I don't see how it could have had much up travel. I didn't get a chance to look at it much but it was sure beautiful.
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OK guys I finally found the source of my clunk in the rear of the jeep, the track bar is hitting one of the gas tank mounting bolts. After getting the sway bar links shortened that is no longer hitting the diff so one problem down.

The jeep sits 1" low in the rear from level with all of my gear and 1 of 2 jerry cans full so I am going to install a 1" spacer on the rear springs and that should do the trick.

Now on to Cerro Gordo this Saturday!
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I glance through here and see Steve has a nice rear end and Zombie has tummy clearance issues What the heck goes on around here when we leave for a few days??

Lol, Mottino was fun and the Pumpkin made it through without any assistance. For being the least modded JK there, it did well. Actually Mikes driving and picking great lines are to be credited.

A fun trail that I'm sure we will be hitting again in his TJ, I could see the want in his eyes when we bypassed the big waterfall
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:32 PM   #18251
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LOL It takes a lady to notice a guys nice butt and a lack of a 6 pac. And then mention it on a forum. You are so bad..
Hey I followed you guys and Mike did a great job. You could have made the waterfalls, I did. But you might have gotten some rash from it. Caleb would have been very mad that Dama had hurt his Jeep.
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OK guys I finally found the source of my clunk in the rear of the jeep, the track bar is hitting one of the gas tank mounting bolts. After getting the sway bar links shortened that is no longer hitting the diff so one problem down.

The jeep sits 1" low in the rear from level with all of my gear and 1 of 2 jerry cans full so I am going to install a 1" spacer on the rear springs and that should do the trick.

Now on to Cerro Gordo this Saturday!
Time to finally use the lockers?
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:39 PM   #18253
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While Y'all were having fun poor ole me was slaving away in the heat

If wheelin it will be as much fun as building it, then it's going to be awesome

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Front 2 spaces will get this stuff to keep flying rocks out, but allow me to see the tires

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Gonna love the narrow body

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Working on another piece of the puzzle

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Looks really nice Art...I bet you can't wait to get it on the rocks
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:52 PM   #18255
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Time to finally use the lockers?
You a funny guy Bob, as if! Last time I did the Inyo Crest Trail I had the YJ with open/open and had zero problems!

I'll be able to do it in the TJ in 2 wheel drive!
In reverse!! LOL
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Got my rear coil relocaters installed. Man it rides better. If you TJ guys have stock coil buckets in the rear with bigger coils TnT customs has a product for you. The downside is it raises your rear about 1.5 inch. I had a 1 inch spacer on my front coils anyway so it looks like I'll be ordering 5.5 front coils.
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Got my rear coil relocaters installed. Man it rides better. If you TJ guys have stock coil buckets in the rear with bigger coils TnT customs has a product for you. The downside is it raises your rear about 1.5 inch. I had a 1 inch spacer on my front coils anyway so it looks like I'll be ordering 5.5 front coils.
Maybe you can sell your fronts to cover most of the cost
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:19 PM   #18258
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Maybe you can sell your fronts to cover most of the cost
yea, i will try definitely. I still have some speakers from my sound bar that i need to sell. I bought them about a week before I got my cage and i hate the looks of the sound bar on the aftermarket cages. But the longer coils may be a blessing in disguise, i'll be able to run longer shocks and have more travel. Especially after i get my 3/4link
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yea, i will try definitely. I still have some speakers from my sound bar that i need to sell. I bought them about a week before I got my cage and i hate the looks of the sound bar on the aftermarket cages. But the longer coils may be a blessing in disguise, i'll be able to run longer shocks and have more travel. Especially after i get my 3/4link
I still have those shiny, brand new Fox shocks in the box
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:13 PM   #18260
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LOL It takes a lady to notice a guys nice butt and a lack of a 6 pac. And then mention it on a forum. You are so bad..
Hey I followed you guys and Mike did a great job. You could have made the waterfalls, I did. But you might have gotten some rash from it. Caleb would have been very mad that Dama had hurt his Jeep.
I was just picking up the cliff notes on what I missed while gone

Mike was heading to the waterfall, you notice some pause before we went the bypass. What you didn't hear was me telling him I still had to drive it back down the mountain and 5 hours home. Plus I reminded him it's not his TJ, and we can come back
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I still have those shiny, brand new Fox shocks in the box
If you still have them in about 2 months I'll definetly be speaking with you
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If you still have them in about 2 months I'll definetly be speaking with you
Chances are good I will, they were still in the motorhome from Calico until last week when we took it for servicing. Haha
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You a funny guy Bob, as if! Last time I did the Inyo Crest Trail I had the YJ with open/open and had zero problems!

I'll be able to do it in the TJ in 2 wheel drive!
In reverse!! LOL
With the engine off.
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Art that thing is just awesome. I can't wait till you run some video of it on the rocks.
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I'm so glad it cooled down, I was able to get a little more done with the tank swap, it's just a bunch of small stuff I've got to square away on it.
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I'm so glad it cooled down, I was able to get a little more done with the tank swap, it's just a bunch of small stuff I've got to square away on it.
Summer hasn't even begun. Hold on to your ice water buddy.
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I'm so glad it cooled down, I was able to get a little more done with the tank swap, it's just a bunch of small stuff I've got to square away on it.
Did you measure it down to 4/16th of an inch...lol
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Summer hasn't even begun. Hold on to your ice water buddy.
Oh it will be my 3rd summer out here but it was nice to cool down a good bit.

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