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Old 01-04-2013, 10:19 AM   #181
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I live close to Dirts burg

Hey I live in Gerrardstown 15 mins from dirts burg I'd join your little club

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Old 01-04-2013, 10:29 AM   #182
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Hey I live in Gerrardstown 15 mins from dirts burg I'd join your little club
I'd say it's more of a federation of loosely connected individual states sharing a common interested in bringing down "The Man".

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Old 01-04-2013, 10:31 AM   #183
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I'd say it's more of a federation of loosely connected individual states sharing a common interested in bringing down "The Man".
^ Yeah, what he said...
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:32 AM   #184
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well when every you guys are doing something please let me know I can drink beer.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:46 AM   #185
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well when every you guys are doing something please let me know I can drink beer.
1/10/13 @ Buffalo Wild Wings @ 7:30PM.

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Old 01-04-2013, 11:50 AM   #186
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Except for the DW, my Rock Krawler has been awesome. That and it's much more upgradable than the AEV. I do think I have the DW figured out though. It looks to be an issue with the bolt size, which is a Jeep problem and not a RK problem.
DW? Sorry, I'm not completely up on the jeep abbreviations yet...lol. It appears that the AEV, Terraflex and RK are the best lifts. Anyone have any personal experience with the AEV? Hey Six did undo the install yourself on the lift? I'll let u guys know beforehand when I plan to come up to martinsburg to do the install. My old man has an awesome shop with every tool imagineable. Alcohol consumption is highly encouraged....
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:42 PM   #187
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DW? Sorry, I'm not completely up on the jeep abbreviations yet...lol. It appears that the AEV, Terraflex and RK are the best lifts. Anyone have any personal experience with the AEV? Hey Six did undo the install yourself on the lift? I'll let u guys know beforehand when I plan to come up to martinsburg to do the install. My old man has an awesome shop with every tool imagineable. Alcohol consumption is highly encouraged....
Death Wobble. Jeep used 14mm bolts in the trackbar which has a 9/16 hole.

I was all gungho to go with AEV until I started looking into it more. The AEV lifts are not compatible with other AEV lifts. If you do 2.5" and want to go with 3.5" later, nearly everything has to be swapped out. With my RK 2.5" kit I bought, I got adjustable front lower control arms (LCAs), a front adjustable track bar, a trackbar relocation bracket, longer brake lines, and springs. At a later date I'm going to purchase the front upper control arms (UCAs), rear LCAs and UCAs, and rear track bar. Eventually I'm going to put the 3.5" spring in, which are just a spring and shock swap while readjusting control and track bar lengths.

AEV uses brackets primarily as well. People like to put them in the category of being geared towards more overland work than rock crawling. Plus I like the lifetime warranty on the RK arms.

Me and a friend installed my kit. The track bar bracket had to be welded on. I'm not sure if the AEV kit has any requirements like that. The rest was pretty easy and didn't require much more than basic tools and a line wrench for the brakes.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:54 PM   #188
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Right on. I haven't made my final decision on what lift I plan on getting. However, I do plan on keeping it that way and not eventually going bigger. (35"s aren't cheap) ill be honest, the jeep will be driven on the road 90% of the time. And if it is offroading it's not going to be anything too gnarley. I already had it back most of the sleepy creek trails this past hunting season with no problems the way it sits now. Sport package 16" rims with 225 size tires.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:57 PM   #189
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My friend and old roommate Curtis works there.
Curt and I go way back. Don't see him a lot anymore since I moved down to southern Maryland but we hang out whenever I come in town. Tell him ur talking to demory on a jeep forum next time u see him...
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:20 PM   #190
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I'm torn between Rock Krawler and AEV, but I'll probably go AEV, just for peace of mind. I know the stuff works, and considering they make some of Jeep's factory equipment, they're probably the safer bet as far as "plug 'n play." While they may not be as easy to upgrade, I don't plan on upgrading. I wanna do a lift the right way and forget about it. I'm looking into the 2.5" DualSport.
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I'm torn between Rock Krawler and AEV, but I'll probably go AEV, just for peace of mind. I know the stuff works, and considering they make some of Jeep's factory equipment, they're probably the safer bet as far as "plug 'n play." While they may not be as easy to upgrade, I don't plan on upgrading. I wanna do a lift the right way and forget about it. I'm looking into the 2.5" DualSport.
Well put sir. That's exactly my plan!
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Well put sir. That's exactly my plan!
I did the offroad thing at Rausch Creek last July and I gotta be honest, I really didn't enjoy it. I enjoyed meeting up with some really cool people from the forum and it was a great time hanging out, but bouncing around for three hours just didn't really do much for me except for make me worry about what kind of damage I was going to inflict on a $35,000 vehicle with about 3,200 miles on it. That just wasn't the type of "excitement" I was looking for. $35,000 is a lot of money and I have to make sure I keep it as reliable as possible for as long as possible, as it's my daily driver. Unfortunately, having too much "fun" just isn't a viable, financial option for me.

For me, AEV will be perfect. I think it's a good kit that's been well-designed and will provide just as good or better performance and reliability when it comes to when attacking such terrain, and that's good enough for me. I want to add a lift, wheels, and tires, and keep the stock reliability and performance of my Rubicon, as well as be able to operate all the stock, factory hardware including to the automatic swaybar disconnects, which I don't believe is possible with the Rock Krawler. Plain and simple, I just want a lifted Jeep.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:59 AM   #193
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Yep, same here. I want one even more when I am sitting beside a lifted jeep at a stop light....lol. When r u planning on getting the lift? I'm thinking the march or April time frame for me. And as far as the jeep meets and what not, I am totally pumped about meeting up with the guys and having a few beers, BBQ or whatever. However, I too am not too keen on doing one of the jeep trail rides. After this past hunting season, driving mine in sleepy creek every day for a week, that just doesn't do it for me. Maybe it's the sound of rocks hitting the frame and not knowing what, if anything just broke.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:01 AM   #194
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Ps: I have a silver 2 door 2012. I love the color. I had a yellow 2004 a few years back and got rid of it. I wanted. Gecko green one but in my opinion if ur on the highway in a group of cars speeding, who do you think is most likely to get pulled over?
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:16 AM   #195
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Yep, same here. I want one even more when I am sitting beside a lifted jeep at a stop light....lol. When r u planning on getting the lift? I'm thinking the march or April time frame for me. And as far as the jeep meets and what not, I am totally pumped about meeting up with the guys and having a few beers, BBQ or whatever. However, I too am not too keen on doing one of the jeep trail rides. After this past hunting season, driving mine in sleepy creek every day for a week, that just doesn't do it for me. Maybe it's the sound of rocks hitting the frame and not knowing what, if anything just broke.
Everyone keeps mentioning Sleepy Creek but where do you go? I always wind up in the campsite area. While it's nice to take a spin back there, I don't find myself even needing 4WD...or maybe I'm in the wrong place?

I'm not sure when I plan on lifting, but it probably won't be soon. There are just way too many other financial responsibilities out there right now for me to even think about it!
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:10 AM   #196
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The place where we camped all week during hunting season is I think two roads past the road u take to go down to sleepy creek lake. U are coming down the mountain and there is a turn on your right. It takes about 30-45 minutes to get to where it starts getting good though. Steep and rocky. I never got stuck though. Had a couple " back up and renegotiate the terrain" tho. 4 low with the clutch out not even using the gas.
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The place where we camped all week during hunting season is I think two roads past the road u take to go down to sleepy creek lake. U are coming down the mountain and there is a turn on your right. It takes about 30-45 minutes to get to where it starts getting good though. Steep and rocky. I never got stuck though. Had a couple " back up and renegotiate the terrain" tho. 4 low with the clutch out not even using the gas.
Can you recall the name of the road? The way I was getting there was to drive through Hedgesville, then make a left on to Sleepy Creek Road, I believe it is.
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If u went thru hedgesville, you probably went all the way down back creek valley road. If ur going down route 9 in hedgesville, ur gonna make ur next left right after tomahawk elementary school. That brings u out in glengary I believe. Do u know where glengary store is? The stop sign u come to coming from hedgesville make a right. There should be a bridge right there. Continue straight and there is a store up on ur right. That's glengary store. Your gonna continue straight. Up ahead the road is going to veer right. Veer right and go up the mountain. There are some pretty wild turns. Keep going and when u start going back down the mountain, the turn off will be soon. I'll start seeing turn offs on the right and when u see one on the right right when the road makes a sharp left turn that is it. I hope that helps. I always come from inwood or tabler station road
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If u went thru hedgesville, you probably went all the way down back creek valley road. If ur going down route 9 in hedgesville, ur gonna make ur next left right after tomahawk elementary school. That brings u out in glengary I believe. Do u know where glengary store is? The stop sign u come to coming from hedgesville make a right. There should be a bridge right there. Continue straight and there is a store up on ur right. That's glengary store. Your gonna continue straight. Up ahead the road is going to veer right. Veer right and go up the mountain. There are some pretty wild turns. Keep going and when u start going back down the mountain, the turn off will be soon. I'll start seeing turn offs on the right and when u see one on the right right when the road makes a sharp left turn that is it. I hope that helps. I always come from inwood or tabler station road
Okay, I'll give that a try the next time I'm out that way. It seems I'm just hitting the wrong spot!
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Good luck to you sir.
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Good luck to you sir.
Thanks, I'll need it!
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Don't forget, Bdubs this Thursday at 7:30.
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Don't forget, Bdubs this Thursday at 7:30.
Thanks for the reminder! Hoping to make it! As long as it doesn't rain, I'll be there. I'd hate to get waterspots on my Jeep.

Okay, seriously, who's all goin'?
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Cool, let's see some pics of the project!
ive tried postin pics from my phone n it wont let me 4 sum reason
i dont have a comp right now . if u tell me how to post them wit
my phone i will.
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Hey I live in Gerrardstown 15 mins from dirts burg I'd join your little club
hey man i live up in glenwood forest if u ever need help or wanna
go hit sum trails . theirs a nice spot 2 run threw the creek behind
lazy a camp ground n a place for cookouts. on one side theirs
4 wheeler trails i took my yj threw las summer.
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ive tried postin pics from my phone n it wont let me 4 sum reason
i dont have a comp right now . if u tell me how to post them wit
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I'm not sure how to post pics from a phone, or if it's even possible.
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It's possible depending on the phone. If Flickr has a phone app, you can upload to there and copy the URL them post with the IMG tags.

It may work with instagram too.
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I am on call Thursday. If I don't get called in I will be BWW. The jeep is in the shop getting a new carb and exhaust. I will drive it next time.

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I am on call Thursday. If I don't get called in I will be BWW. The jeep is in the shop getting a new carb and exhaust. I will drive it next time.

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Then don't bother. No Jeep, no BWW.

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You guys enjoy ur jeep meet! I've been thinking long and hard and I'm going to go with 33" tires instead of the 35's. moneys a little tight and for no more than what ill be doing with the jeep, 33's will be fine. Maybe for the best meet, ill be in town...

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