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Yesterday 08:59 AM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by Badmac183 View Post
What time are you planning on getting there and How long you guys plan on staying? And idk how hard are you hitting the trails as I'd hate to have to have someone run a trailer down there to pull me home.
I don't think we trying to do anything too hard. Most all of us are pretty green, and pretty stock. I don't think any of us want to get towed back home after this trip.

I plan on leaving Indy around 9AM or so and being at Red Bird no later than noon and wheeling for a few hours and out of there no later than 5PM myself.

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Originally Posted by Khatton View Post
How many are going so far? I'm only about an hour and a half away, didn't realize this was down near Sullivan until I looked it up. I've never been off-roading, much less behind my own wheel off-roading so I'm possibly the greenest of greenhorns. Still getting used to driving something where my butt isn't 1 foot from the pavement. Update: Decided not to be stupid and to put tires on hold. Looking around locally to find a place to regear to 4.56 first. Any comments?
EDIT:http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files...d_property.pdf found this PDF brochure on the state recreation website. Shows a list and map of the trails as well as difficulty.
Well, if everyone commits, right now it looks like about 5 or 6 of us.

As far as re-gearing first, I don't think it is a bad idea at all. I have thought heavy about doing it before I get my lift and tires. I have only 1 year old 31"s and want to use them up first anyway.
Yesterday 07:28 AM
Khatton How many are going so far? I'm only about an hour and a half away, didn't realize this was down near Sullivan until I looked it up. I've never been off-roading, much less behind my own wheel off-roading so I'm possibly the greenest of greenhorns. Still getting used to driving something where my butt isn't 1 foot from the pavement. Update: Decided not to be stupid and to put tires on hold. Looking around locally to find a place to regear to 4.56 first. Any comments?
EDIT:http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files...d_property.pdf found this PDF brochure on the state recreation website. Shows a list and map of the trails as well as difficulty.
Yesterday 01:04 AM
Badmac183
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
Those locker in 4:10 gears would rock and leave me in the mud! I wish you would could change your mind. Heck, I am getting nervous with my little old TJ with all these cooler rigs going with us. One guy is coming over from Il. if he can still make it.
What time are you planning on getting there and How long you guys plan on staying? And idk how hard are you hitting the trails as I'd hate to have to have someone run a trailer down there to pull me home.
07-20-2014 11:56 PM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by jholland73 View Post
Cicero In
08 JKU
Welcome jholland!!!
07-20-2014 11:50 PM
macintux
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Originally Posted by Badmac183 View Post
Knox is about 2 hours north of Indy. It's just 7 miles south of US 30.
Ah. Maps found the wrong Knox. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knox,_H...ounty,_Indiana
07-20-2014 11:38 PM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by Badmac183 View Post
Where at? If I can get a day off work wouldn't mind trying her out. I have lockers in the rear and 4.10 gears hope they help off-road.

Those locker in 4:10 gears would rock and leave me in the mud!


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Just read you were going down to redbird I wish I could but it's s 4 hour drive from me according to google maps
I wish you would could change your mind. Heck, I am getting nervous with my little old TJ with all these cooler rigs going with us. One guy is coming over from Il. if he can still make it.
07-20-2014 11:32 PM
Badmac183
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
Welcome Badmac. Want to go wheeling next Sunday, the 27TH?
Just read you were going down to redbird I wish I could but it's s 4 hour drive from me according to google maps
07-20-2014 11:11 PM
Badmac183
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
Welcome Badmac. Want to go wheeling next Sunday, the 27TH?
Where at? If I can get a day off work wouldn't mind trying her out. I have lockers in the rear and 4.10 gears hope they help off-road.
07-20-2014 11:09 PM
Badmac183
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Welcome and congrats! I thought you said you lived in Northern Indiana; Knox is pretty close to Indy, in fact I was just in Greenfield and Morristown today.
Knox is about 2 hours north of Indy. It's just 7 miles south of US 30.
07-20-2014 08:33 PM
thedawgshow
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I was thinking of trying and tackling it too but I didn't want to chance it. If I don't get it done here then I'll do it in Iowa when I go back to school since there's a shop in Des Moines that apparently does it extremely cheap and very reputable. Just gotta do a 7 hour trip on 35's and 3.21 with a load of crap in the back to get there.....
07-20-2014 08:32 PM
jholland73 Cicero In
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07-20-2014 06:44 PM
Khatton
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
I have not done it yet and thought about changing the gears myself, but after watching several vids, I have decided to get it done. I can do a lot by myself, but that is quite the task it seems. I think I could install a complete rear end or front end. that would be somewhere around $3k though. I do not have a shop that I know of to do it though. Gears are special, and you need a good gear guy too. Not just a tech.
I was thinking of trying and tackling it too but I didn't want to chance it. If I don't get it done here then I'll do it in Iowa when I go back to school since there's a shop in Des Moines that apparently does it extremely cheap and very reputable. Just gotta do a 7 hour trip on 35's and 3.21 with a load of crap in the back to get there.....
07-20-2014 05:46 PM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by Khatton View Post
Sorry don't didn't quite understand the "open" comment, so I've been doing some research. Yeah I currently have an open differential. and will put lockers in some time down the road unless I just replace my front axle all together in the future.
I'm still looking at getting the wheels and tires this week for my 3.21 and I know it's going to suck for a while. So I'm also wondering if anyone has regeared in Indiana and would recommend a local shop? I've read about Get Bent Kustoms in Fort Wayne but I don't know if they're still in business since I can't find their info. I'll most likely just buy all the equipment from 4ws.com and have a shop install. Wondering what labor will cost?
I have not done it yet and thought about changing the gears myself, but after watching several vids, I have decided to get it done. I can do a lot by myself, but that is quite the task it seems. I think I could install a complete rear end or front end. that would be somewhere around $3k though.

I do not have a shop that I know of to do it though. Gears are special, and you need a good gear guy too. Not just a tech.
07-20-2014 05:30 PM
Khatton
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They are open too? Don't feel so sad, I have 3.07. I need so much stuff. Gears, lift, Tires, recovery gear and more.
Sorry don't didn't quite understand the "open" comment, so I've been doing some research. Yeah I currently have an open differential. and will put lockers in some time down the road unless I just replace my front axle all together in the future.
I'm still looking at getting the wheels and tires this week for my 3.21 and I know it's going to suck for a while. So I'm also wondering if anyone has regeared in Indiana and would recommend a local shop? I've read about Get Bent Kustoms in Fort Wayne but I don't know if they're still in business since I can't find their info. I'll most likely just buy all the equipment from 4ws.com and have a shop install. Wondering what labor will cost?
07-20-2014 05:22 PM
thedawgshow Welcome Badmac. Want to go wheeling next Sunday, the 27TH?
07-20-2014 01:42 PM
macintux
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Originally Posted by Badmac183 View Post
Knox Indiana 05 LJ 4 inch lift on 33s
Welcome and congrats! I thought you said you lived in Northern Indiana; Knox is pretty close to Indy, in fact I was just in Greenfield and Morristown today.
07-20-2014 12:16 PM
Badmac183 Knox Indiana
05 LJ 4 inch lift on 33s
07-20-2014 12:32 AM
thedawgshow They are open too? Don't feel so sad, I have 3.07. I need so much stuff. Gears, lift, Tires, recovery gear and more.
07-19-2014 06:28 PM
Khatton ....... Just read my sticker sheet and found out mine came with the normal 3.21 gears. I thought it had atleast the 3.73. Looks like regearing is in my future now.
07-19-2014 01:17 PM
thedawgshow Depends. What gears do you have now? We will be hitting some of the easier trails for now as most of us are beginners.
07-19-2014 01:09 PM
Khatton
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
Hey, welcome Khatton. Do you want to go wheeling with us next Sunday? Not this Sunday, but the 27TH down at Redbird.
I'd be up for it! This will be my first time really ever doing anything offroad (my last vehicle was a coupe) so I'd have to be edumuhcated right quick. Since I'm most likely getting these 35's this week do you think that without a regear will put me at a disadvantage on the trail at all?
07-18-2014 06:09 PM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by Khatton View Post
Zionsville
2014 JKU Altitude
Currently stock. But 35 inch tires and 16 inch wheels are being fought over inside my head right now. Just have to get rid of these altitude wheels and tires.
Hey, welcome Khatton. Do you want to go wheeling with us next Sunday? Not this Sunday, but the 27TH down at Redbird.
07-18-2014 11:46 AM
Khatton Zionsville
2014 JKU Altitude
Currently stock. But 35 inch tires and 16 inch wheels are being fought over inside my head right now. Just have to get rid of these altitude wheels and tires.
07-18-2014 08:39 AM
macintux
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Originally Posted by Conman View Post
Doesn't look like I will be able to make it today. Have a meeting with a project manger on a job. Unfortunately, this is our busy season with school being out. I think I saw you last night at Pep Boys actually. Went up there to pick up a T50 torx head to be able to remove my doors.
Bummer. And yes, that was me. My first shopping trip for the Jeep, got a Chiltons and a crappy analog clock that I already regret.
07-18-2014 08:34 AM
Conman Doesn't look like I will be able to make it today. Have a meeting with a project manger on a job. Unfortunately, this is our busy season with school being out.

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Originally Posted by macintux View Post
Did we ever establish which restaurant?

Sadly, I'm still stuck with the hard top, but the big yellow LJ Rubicon should be a giveaway. And the shiny bald head.

I think I saw you last night at Pep Boys actually. Went up there to pick up a T50 torx head to be able to remove my doors.
07-17-2014 10:45 PM
macintux
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
Hope to see you there. I will be in my97 TJ, top and doors off!!!
Did we ever establish which restaurant?

Sadly, I'm still stuck with the hard top, but the big yellow LJ Rubicon should be a giveaway. And the shiny bald head.
07-17-2014 10:09 PM
thedawgshow Hope to see you there. I will be in my97 TJ, top and doors off!!!
07-17-2014 09:15 PM
Conman I won't know until tomorrow morning if I can make it or not. Waiting to hear back on some appointments for work. Good chance that I will show up in a company truck if I am able to make it.

It's been a crazy week at work, wife's out of town, and headed to Kentucky for a wedding this weekend.
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
macintux 12 is fine.
07-17-2014 03:35 PM
thedawgshow I am ok with 12:00 noon if it is better for you.
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