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07-10-2013 06:10 PM
GSPup
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Originally Posted by BreckenridgeTJ View Post
I'm replacing the steering box and pump as well as installing the hydro assist prior to the run..... I'm going to try and make time and find some partners in crime for penrose prior to the event but not sure it will happen....
Nice. I'll let you know if any of my buddies head down there in the next two weeks.
07-10-2013 04:58 PM
BreckenridgeYJ I'm replacing the steering box and pump as well as installing the hydro assist prior to the run..... I'm going to try and make time and find some partners in crime for penrose prior to the event but not sure it will happen....
07-10-2013 04:46 PM
GSPup
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Originally Posted by BreckenridgeTJ View Post
You running it too?
Hell no...Awesome you've got a rig up to snuff to be on that level. I don't think I ever want to run that trail. Unless someone else lets me drive their junk. Haha


I'd recommend running patriot to give your angry steering box a real warm up before carnage and see if it has the strength to hold up...also to see if your drawers are still clean afterwards.
07-10-2013 04:45 PM
GSPup .
07-10-2013 03:05 PM
BreckenridgeYJ
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Originally Posted by GSPup View Post

Awesome.
You running it too?
07-10-2013 08:38 AM
GSPup
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Originally Posted by BreckenridgeTJ View Post

So looks like I'm in despite my better judgement!
Awesome.
07-09-2013 06:24 PM
G-Rocc
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Originally Posted by BreckenridgeTJ View Post

I just confirmed I will be able to get the brakes, hydro assist and new tires in by the time the event is here.... So looks like I'm in despite my better judgement!
Right on. Can't wait to see that in action.
07-09-2013 05:52 PM
BreckenridgeYJ
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Originally Posted by G-Rocc View Post
That thing looks like a monster. You put those maxis on there and that machine will be nasty. You going to bring that beast on carnage for set them free?
I just confirmed I will be able to get the brakes, hydro assist and new tires in by the time the event is here.... So looks like I'm in despite my better judgement!
07-09-2013 01:53 AM
n00g7
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Cool, thanks! I've got the 7d and it's way too much camera for me at the moment. I really need to set aside some time to take a class or read a book or two on the camera and photography in general and get this thing off the auto setting. Did you have any formal photography training/education or just pick it up through trial and error?

BTW, regarding onboard air, you can't go wrong with a PowerTank. It's one of the best pieces of gear I have and I'd highly recommend it.

There are a lot of good websites for this, and there are only a few settings you really need to be concerned with. Correct priority mode for the situation and getting your white balance right is about all you need to take a good picture.
07-09-2013 01:35 AM
BreckenridgeYJ
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Originally Posted by Colo-TJ View Post

I love them. good on the road and grabs on the trail. Plus they are just flat out mean.....
That's what I wanted to hear.... I'm going to order up a set this week! (4- I will keep my pretty much new mtr as a spare...
07-08-2013 09:50 PM
BreckenridgeYJ
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Originally Posted by G-Rocc View Post
That thing looks like a monster. You put those maxis on there and that machine will be nasty. You going to bring that beast on carnage for set them free?
I'd really like to..... Hitting 21 on the 21st... Was hoping to hit billings the following day but it doesn't sound like the rest of the group is willing to run it....

I'm on the fence about Carnage.... I have to admit, I walked it... The exit has me pretty nervous!! But more than likely I'll be joining that run
07-08-2013 07:56 PM
Colo-TJ
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Originally Posted by BreckenridgeTJ View Post

Chad, you went with the Creepy Crawlers on your jeep didn't you? How are they on the road (to and from trails)? I'm most likely ordering mine in the next 48 hours.... Just want to get some feedback from someone I actually know an trust vs internet non-sense
I love them. good on the road and grabs on the trail. Plus they are just flat out mean.....
07-08-2013 07:41 PM
G-Rocc That thing looks like a monster. You put those maxis on there and that machine will be nasty. You going to bring that beast on carnage for set them free?
07-08-2013 07:10 PM
jagerhelix
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Originally Posted by BreckenridgeTJ View Post
Just want to get some feedback from someone I actually know an trust vs internet non-sense
Internet non-sense is the best sense! In fact we should probably all be running duratracs and plasti dipping everything we own too!

I look forward to seeing where you go with this
07-08-2013 07:00 PM
BreckenridgeYJ
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Originally Posted by Colo-TJ View Post
Nice Pics Bro!!! Nice rig too........Too bad it has those Square Headlights . I would say YJ but hell that thing is too nice!! Looks like it will be a ton of fun!!!!
So what are you gonna call her?????
New handle????
It was called the "fugley banana"..... name may stick... I don't have a name yet. but I'm planning to repaint it at some point. then again the previous owner had had the same plans as well

I too dislike the rectangular headlights/chrome grill..... I may try and retrofit a tj or cj grill and hood at a later time, however the cost is pretty high. I'm going to wait and see how much it bothers me after the summer is over. But considering that the tub, frame, and dash are all that's left of the "jeep", I'm bummed they couldn't have swapped out the grill for me too!

Chad, you went with the Creepy Crawlers on your jeep didn't you? How are they on the road (to and from trails)? I'm most likely ordering mine in the next 48 hours.... Just want to get some feedback from someone I actually know an trust vs internet non-sense
07-08-2013 06:00 PM
Colo-TJ Nice Pics Bro!!! Nice rig too........Too bad it has those Square Headlights . I would say YJ but hell that thing is too nice!! Looks like it will be a ton of fun!!!!
So what are you gonna call her?????
New handle????
07-08-2013 05:10 PM
BreckenridgeYJ I'd actually love to do a wheeling and photo day.... Get a group together ad run something more scenic like wheeler, bring some cameras and tripods + neutral density filter and go get som long exposures and jeep shots.... Take the time to work on composition and shooting rather than just Jeeping itself.... I'm not an instructor, but I'd be more than happy to walk through the basics of getting out of "p"/auto.....
07-08-2013 05:03 PM
BreckenridgeYJ Chuck, mostly self taught..... I did a few workshops over the years though that were great.


John, no ac.... I'm not sure there is even a heater! I've got a lead on a York setup, otherwise I'll piece together the York which although more work will definitely be more cost effective in the long run.
07-08-2013 12:37 PM
Sinister6 Andrew does your jeep have AC? You could convert the compressor for your onboard air!!
Glad you're liking the Jeep!
07-08-2013 12:05 PM
chuckr Chuck,
Check with Mike's Camera...they offer a beginner and intermediate DSLR class that I took back to back when I got my 60D, and they usually have a Groupon to get both classes for the price of one.
I haven't had mine in auto since the class started.....
07-08-2013 11:19 AM
MajorChuck
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Originally Posted by BreckenridgeTJ View Post
Chuck: It's a canon 5d mark II.
Cool, thanks! I've got the 7d and it's way too much camera for me at the moment. I really need to set aside some time to take a class or read a book or two on the camera and photography in general and get this thing off the auto setting. Did you have any formal photography training/education or just pick it up through trial and error?

BTW, regarding onboard air, you can't go wrong with a PowerTank. It's one of the best pieces of gear I have and I'd highly recommend it.
07-08-2013 03:37 AM
BreckenridgeYJ I LOVE this thing!!!! All I can say is WOW! I took it up to Wheeler Lake day #1, Radical Hill #2, and Holy Cross today. I took the hardest lines I could pick out Including a crazy climb that was next to the trail (most likely not a rated obstacle, but was super fun and one of the most intimidating lines I saw all day.)

the base of Cleveland Rock was REALLY wet/muddy... I tried a variety of different lines but didn't prevail... Bald, dry rotted tires were not my friend or helpful in any way.

After having wheeled it a bit, I have decided to pick up the non-comp version of the Creepy Crawler. The MT/R Kevlar was runner up, but I've wanted the CC's for a long time and think they sound like a great idea and considering the tread depth, I believe they will last a long time.

Hydro assist: Need this asap. The gearbox on my steering sounds like an extremely large and angry insect (whines almost non-stop), the heim joints on the steering linkage are worn a bit and squeak. I will try lubricating them a bit or just swap them out at some point.

Lack of sway bars front and rear: non-issue.... with the coilovers there is less body roll than in my old tj. I had wanted to drop the ride height a bit to lower the center of gravity. Now that I've driven it, I don't think I need to. I was really concerned I wouldn't like the detroit lockers f&r.... so far I have been very impressed. I loved the ARB's I had and in winter I'm sure the detroits will be a handful, but the simplicity of not having to consider when to lock and just letting it work is very enjoyable (as is the auto....)

Speedometer stopped working on the way to the trail. I noticed I am leaking ATF now that I'm back from the trail. I hope that they are related and not a big issue.

The brake booster hisses when you let off the brakes. I pulled the vacuum line and pinched it off, the hissing stops. Does anyone have an idea of how to fix this? I'd love to not have to replace the booster itself. Expensive, and I'm not sure what booster it even is....If I do have to replace it, can you think of another option other than stock that would offer more power?

Driver's side brake light doesn't work.... all other functions of this LED unit work fine (turn on when headlights are on, blinker functions, etc.... just intermittently works or doesn't when braking)

Rear Drum Brakes: will be swapped for disks this winter......

Axle seals probably could use replacing as the front passenger seems to have been seeping for some time..

Muffler may be on the want list... the V8 sounded amazing at first but after 5 hours can begin to give you a headache

Need 2 sets of 5 point harnesses

I'd still like to do a round headlight conversion on this but can't really justify the cost as of now. However I'm going to get some square steel rod and create tube fenders that match the lines of the existing cut flares and have a friend of mine lay the beads.

Put it up on the lift and grease all the joints, and put some general maintenance into it so I can establish the relationship with this jeep that I anticipate lasting a LONG time.... I could see stretching the rear back another 8" or so and pushing the front forward about 4", but that will be a project that may never be done.... Currently it's sitting at 100..

I'd love to paint it... I'm thinking white with matte olive drab armor/accents. The yellow isn't a look that I love.

So to recap.... All I need is a windshield, Tires, and steering..... Also a powerful Onboard Air.... Co2 or York will be the direction I am going.
07-05-2013 07:30 PM
BreckenridgeYJ Ironically 4wheelparts has the best price on the creepies right now! Maxxis Tires Part TL30035000 - 40x13.50-17LT, Creepy Crawler

540ish per tire with the current 10% off... If I go MT/R kevlars I will do extreme terrain..... match 4wheelparts but skip sales tax and free ship! Good call John.

Also, I think I'm running Holy Cross Sunday with the 2 guys from Summit Offroad and possibly Catherine.... Interested? It will be a late morning run.
07-05-2013 03:42 PM
Sinister6 http://www.onlinetires.com/products/...+123l+bsw.html

Online tires.com Has them on sale.... Try Extreme Terrain they match the price for me.... And shipped for free!!!
07-05-2013 01:27 PM
BreckenridgeYJ I watch pirate and colorado4x4 closely. I'm sure something will pop soon.....


I'm a bit less worried now that I realized the rear tire damage is due to rubbing on sheet metal at full bump rather than cracking like I thought originally..... That said these tires are beat.... I think I am going with the creepy crawlers...
07-05-2013 12:41 PM
Sinister6 Check PIRATE 4x4.com you may be able to pick up a set there...
07-05-2013 12:16 PM
BreckenridgeYJ
Thank you

I appreciate the compliments! I'm VERY impressed with it so far. Let's hope it stays that way!

Chuck: It's a canon 5d mark II.

If any of you hear of any Maxxis Creepy Crawlers in 40x13.50x17 or Mtr's, let me know.... I need to order up a set. I know a ton of people are moving away from them in favor of 42's or the sticky compound tires (which I don't want).
07-05-2013 09:31 AM
labmule Very cool.
07-05-2013 09:23 AM
Owen_TJ Damn, man...that thing is sick

love it! Nice purchase
07-05-2013 09:07 AM
Lanco very nice! sweet pictures too
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