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11-07-2011 06:39 AM
draarong2004 i just found out the other day i was driving around the whole time with 10-12 psi...lol i thought they were at 30 as the sidewalls weren't really bowed out...no wonder i did soo well in the rock quary and everywhere else for that matter, i filled them up to 30 and they quieted down a lil on the road(thank god)....they're taller now too with another 20 lb's of air in them....lol
10-13-2011 06:23 PM
matthewhashman im thinking a MJ
10-13-2011 04:04 PM
draarong2004
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Originally Posted by matthewhashman View Post
Yeah dude they are easy. But a guy at work is buying a house with a huge pull barn and he said he would let me build my rock crawler in it :] now the search for the right truck starts.
buy my bronco off me?...lol j/k thats sweet, i'm in the market for a house right now actually, trying to find something with a lil land and maybe a pole barn already built on the land...pics if you ever get started on one.
10-13-2011 01:02 PM
matthewhashman Yeah dude they are easy. But a guy at work is buying a house with a huge pull barn and he said he would let me build my rock crawler in it :] now the search for the right truck starts.
10-13-2011 08:38 AM
draarong2004
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yeah dude its easy. i was rebuilding one but had to leave for work and lost it. but yeah dude jeeps= easy to work on
i know this, replaced my radiator, upper and lower radiator hoses, and heater hoses all in 3 hours in the dark fighting with the rusty retainer clips that the bolts bolt into, had to worm a pair of vicegrips in there to get them out...prolly easiest radiator i've replaced yet. there is no comparison between this thing and my 91 chevy caprice, i have to have my brother get to the spark plugs on the passenger side, i can't fit my arms in there..lol
10-12-2011 07:58 PM
matthewhashman yeah dude its easy. i was rebuilding one but had to leave for work and lost it. but yeah dude jeeps= easy to work on
10-12-2011 02:03 PM
draarong2004
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That's good and bad. Its good bc there is a lot of life left in the jeep but its been sitting. That's always no good
axles/transmission/transfer case should be unaffected by it, but i hear some ticking in the engine, could just need a couple of good oil changes though...even if it needs a rebuild this engine won't be that bad, i should be able to rebuild it myself in a week or 2 while working fulltime
10-12-2011 12:40 PM
matthewhashman That's good and bad. Its good bc there is a lot of life left in the jeep but its been sitting. That's always no good
10-11-2011 03:55 PM
draarong2004 1993 with 77k original miles
10-11-2011 01:37 PM
matthewhashman what year is your yj?
10-11-2011 10:06 AM
draarong2004
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they have a spot where you can air your tires up.
did not know this...lol oh well, anyhow yea update to broken parts on the jeep, the rear seal for the transfer case(slip yoke), and a heater hose split where it goes into the thermostat housing...so i'm going to buy all new hoses including radiator hoses just in case, because they all look a lil old, i'm also putting a new radiator in it, and gonna go ahead and replace the thermostat itself too, might as well get it out of the way so i don't have to worry about it later, i might replace the valve cover gasket too, since its a lil leaky(not as leaky as before i tightend the bolts holding it down though...i was able to hand tighten some of them )
10-11-2011 09:14 AM
matthewhashman they have a spot where you can air your tires up.
10-10-2011 10:22 PM
draarong2004 there's always next time, my brother even had his compressor with him just incase we needed to fill some tires, i shoulda took advantage of it....i know it'll make a world of difference, but i didn't have any major issues anyhow, cept the end of that trail, and i was on the back half of the red trail, if that wasn't the red trail i'd hate to see the red trail...lol
10-10-2011 10:11 PM
IndyJeepMan
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Originally Posted by matthewhashman
yeah at first i left my tires at 40 then when the dude i was driving around with said he had a air gauge i aired down to 20 lbs and i did soooooo much better.
You can go down to 12 and be fine, 10 too but any lower and youre pushing it.
10-10-2011 07:03 PM
matthewhashman yeah at first i left my tires at 40 then when the dude i was driving around with said he had a air gauge i aired down to 20 lbs and i did soooooo much better.
10-10-2011 06:07 PM
IndyJeepMan
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Originally Posted by draarong2004
no...lol i was going to if i needed to, i prolly shoulda, but it did pretty good for 30-35 lb's of air in them
You would have had a worlds difference if you would have aired down to 12 psi!

And green trail is fun, going uo the quarry is as well. Green gets pretty windy through there but hi clearance bumpers come in handy!
10-10-2011 04:35 PM
draarong2004
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did you air down your tires?
no...lol i was going to if i needed to, i prolly shoulda, but it did pretty good for 30-35 lb's of air in them
10-10-2011 01:13 PM
matthewhashman did you air down your tires?
10-10-2011 01:10 PM
draarong2004
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i like teh 3rd pic down. and the trial behind the quarry are you talking about the one thats ruts and it ends up in the creek? also that step and then step rock none of us could do it either. i didnt want to tear it up by trying it.
if my dad wasn't in the back seat, i would've, i had the front tires over the hump and the back's were climbing but i didn't want to take any chances of it getting too bumpy, so i slowly let it back down....those tires i have are amazing in the mud, sand, or on rocks, i love em....when they wear out i'm looking for more, gotta love gumbo mudders
10-10-2011 01:10 PM
matthewhashman yeah that half of green trail is my fav. that also where i bent my jack.
10-10-2011 01:04 PM
draarong2004
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Thats one of my favorite trails! We had a guy in a stock XJ get hung up alot, theres some deep ruts and stuff, just gotta take it slow as you cab tell I like the quarry! My avatar is the pile of concrere slabs.
kinda, where we tried climbing out when i bent the bumper....i don't think a stock truck would've made it up that, maybe down it...if it was a creek it was completely dried up, i went up probably the hardest way for a "stock" or slightly lifted truck you could go to get up on the top ledge and then we turned right...lol
10-10-2011 12:29 PM
IndyJeepMan
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Originally Posted by matthewhashman
i like teh 3rd pic down. and the trial behind the quarry are you talking about the one thats ruts and it ends up in the creek? also that step and then step rock none of us could do it either. i didnt want to tear it up by trying it.
Thats one of my favorite trails! We had a guy in a stock XJ get hung up alot, theres some deep ruts and stuff, just gotta take it slow as you cab tell I like the quarry! My avatar is the pile of concrere slabs.
10-10-2011 11:42 AM
deathphoenix99 Awesome pics! I was there on Sept 25 on my quad.
10-10-2011 09:58 AM
matthewhashman i like teh 3rd pic down. and the trial behind the quarry are you talking about the one thats ruts and it ends up in the creek? also that step and then step rock none of us could do it either. i didnt want to tear it up by trying it.
10-10-2011 09:13 AM
draarong2004 i do have pictures of the aftermath of trying some of the crazy trails behind the quarry in the woods....some nasty stuff back there that i would not recomend for someone that doesn't have an experienced off roader with them, or a good spotter....

keep in mind the tree i hit didn't move, and this is what it did to my bumper....thats the angle i was at


and in the same spot i bent my bumper, i also found out where i need to trim on the rear fenderwells...time to find some tj fender flares.....lol




here's a decent pic of said bumper i built, its only bolted on right now, all grade 8 bolts, 7/16 x 3.5" bolts hold it to the stock frame locations for the bumperetts, 7/16 x 1.5" bolts hold one side of the clevis mounts to the square tubing(other side held in by the bolts going to stock frame locations).....it works, i'll have parts of it welded and i'll strengthen up the frame mounting locations before i take it out again anyhow, even though nothing was bent from tugging.
10-10-2011 09:04 AM
draarong2004 i wasn't as fortunate, i got stuck towards the end of the creek in the woods...trying something my brother said i'd make it through....lol had water comin in my jeep, i only took a few pics, i woulda done more crazy stuff but i had my dad and my nephew in the jeep with me 90% of the time, and when i did do some crazy stuff i didn't have the camera out...lol


i woulda finished climbing this next one, started to but it started getting too bumpy for the passengers in the back seat...lol....i think i woulda made it though, next time i'll have em get out!



and of course before all the madness started, me and the fellow iron horse member that went out there(too bad he could only stay for one day, had to head back saturday)....he had the winch and had to use it twice, once when i was stuck, 2nd time when he got stuck and wasn't sure i was going to make it too him(i ended up testing out my new bumper i just built and it passed...2 baby tugs, and 3 tugs where i floored it with about 10 feet of slack in 4 low 2nd gear)
10-09-2011 10:14 PM
matthewhashman I went to badlands indiana and wheeled. saturday and today.
the damages. i bent the shit out of my jack. and got the interior dirty/sandy

pics.







yes that is a paper plate










also for the record i did not get stuck once.
10-09-2011 09:23 PM
matthewhashman
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there were a couple of rigs that looked similar to this one out there...

yeah very similar.


and yeah i know it was all bad timing. did you get any pics? ill post mine in a sec
10-09-2011 08:03 PM
draarong2004
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It's stil kinda ify for me but just in cace this is my rig and yea camping is more like a tailgate party
there were a couple of rigs that looked similar to this one out there...
10-09-2011 08:02 PM
draarong2004 was a fun trip, sorry we didn't meet up in the quarry...wanted to see what your jeep was capable of, nice looking jeep you have there, i blew the thermostat seal when i was back behind the quarry on what i think was a level 5+ trail...lol i almost made it through till that happened.....these jeeps are nearly unstoppable, i just need a new thermo seal, prolly a new sensor too, it wasn't showing the engine getting all that hot....
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