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Yesterday 07:22 AM
Argent Bds 2"
12-15-2014 10:20 PM
JCDriller Hill climbs look fun What lift are you looking at?
12-15-2014 10:37 AM
StarBrite Looks like a GREAT day, Paul!
12-15-2014 10:00 AM
Argent Oh and last but not least - here are a couple of videos I took of me climbing some of the hills

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siH3O4wztVg

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOeJ9Ib66-k[/img]
12-15-2014 09:58 AM
Argent




we even stopped to help a stuck quad buggy




All in all it was a fun but exhausting day - and if I'm going to do this again - a lift is the next thing on my list - I didn't have any traction problems - but I did bang, scrape and almost high center myself a few times which a lift would have helped with.
12-15-2014 09:57 AM
Argent Went to visit Bundy Hill Off Road park yesterday with my club

Index

Had a blast - its an old gravel pit - so lots of holes and hills to climb up and around on!


First - had to make sure I was properly flagged!


Then I met up with the rest of the club at the staging area


and off we went!








Then - I got down in a trail I probably had no right to be on without better tires and a lift....it was a narrow gap with rocks like this in it



we had to stop on this trail because one of the rigs ahead of me made friends with a tree - backwards...

so here is where I stopped #flexy





This was by far the worst trail (for me) there were BANGS! and scrapes and all kinds of noise as I bashed in to things - luckily for me - I got some ACE rock sliders last year - they earned their keep yesterday as after a particularly loud bang I got out to find this!



After finally escaping this trail - some of us broke off in to smaller groups and went to play where we wouldn't try to break things!







12-09-2014 01:47 PM
Argent you're right - I didn't really use any it was kinda straight forward :P
12-09-2014 12:28 PM
Jeepersteve
12-09-2014 10:07 AM
Argent Maybe I was just way under thinking the install on this.....
12-09-2014 09:06 AM
StarBrite Thanks, Paul.
12-08-2014 10:37 PM
Argent
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post

lol
I didn't see any in the box, I just watched the install video online.... The torx bolts are a different thread than the Ace ones, which is why you have to remove the stock ones to use the Ace ones (AFAIK at least)
12-08-2014 10:04 PM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by argent View Post
there were instructions?
lol
12-08-2014 09:30 PM
Jeepersteve
12-08-2014 09:08 PM
Argent
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post

That's awesome! I don't mind not being the only one with the ACE rack. I love mine. Glad you got it!

Do you by any chance still have the instructions? When we installed ours last year it said to only use the ACE nuts on the soft top installs. It didn't say to take out that factory nut panel. Mike's had a of a time trying to get his back in when he's taken his hard top off, because that nut panel is a pain in the . I'm wondering if they changed the instructions between now and then...

Wow! You're getting you're very own Extreme Makeover: Jeep Edition this year.
There were instructions?
12-08-2014 08:54 PM
StarBrite
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La La La! La La La! Merry Christmas to meeeeeeee!

Took some time to go visit our friend AJ over at ACE to pick up my Black Friday purchases



I then installed the easy one - the rear cargo basket (sorry Star - you're not the only Hydro with one now! :P)

Install was fairly straight forward - however if you've done the rear seat recline mod its a VERY VERY snug fit now.

First off - start by removing the 'back' two bolts from the side (the one closest to the tailgate stays) and remove the nut from underneath as well



Follow the install video from ACE - it really is that easy

See - rear seat recline and the tubes - still some clearance





However - put the basket on and there is no more gap



You really need to slam the seats backwards to get them to lock upright now - I may look in to some sort of plastic tape or something to put along the back edge of the basket to protect the seats from wear.

But - its in...and I've only smacked the back of my head on it once so far!



Coming next - unboxing the other present!
That's awesome! I don't mind not being the only one with the ACE rack. I love mine. Glad you got it!

Do you by any chance still have the instructions? When we installed ours last year it said to only use the ACE nuts on the soft top installs. It didn't say to take out that factory nut panel. Mike's had a of a time trying to get his back in when he's taken his hard top off, because that nut panel is a pain in the . I'm wondering if they changed the instructions between now and then...

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Originally Posted by Argent View Post
Oh and here's my other present
Wow! You're getting you're very own Extreme Makeover: Jeep Edition this year.
12-08-2014 07:55 PM
Argent Oh and here's my other present
12-08-2014 12:45 PM
Argent La La La! La La La! Merry Christmas to meeeeeeee!

Took some time to go visit our friend AJ over at ACE to pick up my Black Friday purchases



I then installed the easy one - the rear cargo basket (sorry Star - you're not the only Hydro with one now! :P)

Install was fairly straight forward - however if you've done the rear seat recline mod its a VERY VERY snug fit now.

First off - start by removing the 'back' two bolts from the side (the one closest to the tailgate stays) and remove the nut from underneath as well



Follow the install video from ACE - it really is that easy

See - rear seat recline and the tubes - still some clearance





However - put the basket on and there is no more gap



You really need to slam the seats backwards to get them to lock upright now - I may look in to some sort of plastic tape or something to put along the back edge of the basket to protect the seats from wear.

But - its in...and I've only smacked the back of my head on it once so far!



Coming next - unboxing the other present!
12-03-2014 10:57 AM
Argent So I'll go visit AJ and the rest of the folks at ACE on Monday when I go pick up my Christmas present

just need to wait for Northridge to ship the other one!
12-02-2014 03:05 PM
Argent Hey no problem thanks for taking the time to read through my build so far!

Feel free to ask any questions you may have!
12-02-2014 02:54 PM
Av8tor2 Read your whole tread. Nice Jeep "Serenity"

Thanks for the some great ideals to do to my Jeep when it comes in....
12-02-2014 01:32 PM
Argent And......I just got an email from AJ

its ready for pickup
12-02-2014 11:30 AM
StarBrite Well then, I will revoke my earlier comment.
12-02-2014 11:24 AM
Argent define 'BIG'

the one item weighs 66 pounds....
12-02-2014 10:37 AM
StarBrite Ah, I guess that means you didn't get any BIG ACE stuff.
12-02-2014 10:35 AM
Argent Show up - I'll do the installs myself :P

nothing a sawzall and a grind wheel can't fix
12-02-2014 09:33 AM
StarBrite Waiting for them to show up, or waiting on an open appointment?
12-02-2014 09:15 AM
Argent Well - against most of my better judgement

I partook of a couple Black Friday deals on parts :P

Now to wait for them to show up......
11-26-2014 12:47 PM
StarBrite They look really cool, Paul!

What about inside the tailgate, for the larger one?
11-26-2014 11:27 AM
Argent Got them today and with the next 5 days off I'm sure I'll have plenty of time to figure out what to do with them!



*quarter for scale
11-25-2014 10:56 PM
Agatha Those would look great inside a door panel.
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