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|01-22-2015 08:54 PM|
|LAJeeper87||Nice write up Argent. I work a 2 week on 2 week off schedule in Alaska and this helped me blow an afternoon just sitting here reading on my couch since it's too cold and has been raining non-stop here in Louisiana for 2 days. I am doing the grill mod tomorrow, but using gutter guard instead of the pre-made one. I also am getting the capacitors to re-do my tweeters to make the Infinity system pop. You gave me a lot of great ideas!|
|12-30-2014 08:45 PM|
|12-30-2014 02:24 PM|
|gojcaj||Nice build you have going! That Bundy Hill event looked great! How do you guys organize the Jeep events? Curious Michigan local here...|
|12-21-2014 11:53 PM|
|victor1955||Those lights look great dude!!!|
|12-21-2014 08:06 PM|
|StarBrite||Looks awesome, Paul! Congratulations!|
|12-21-2014 08:06 PM|
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|12-21-2014 07:59 PM|
Annnnnnnnnd its done....
One thing different from ACE's install video (on an 11) is the EVAP canister is part of the crash bar bracket so we had to make sure we left that intact enough to still be useful
And here's the EVAP canister and bracket
|12-16-2014 07:22 AM|
|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|
Oh and last but not least - here are a couple of videos I took of me climbing some of the hills
|12-15-2014 09:58 AM|
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|
Went to visit Bundy Hill Off Road park yesterday with my club
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|
|12-09-2014 10:07 AM|
|Argent||Maybe I was just way under thinking the install on this.....|
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|12-08-2014 08:54 PM|
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...
|12-08-2014 07:55 PM|
|Argent||Oh and here's my other present|
|12-08-2014 12:45 PM|
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|
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|
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|
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|
And......I just got an email from AJ
its ready for pickup
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