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Old 08-30-2017, 08:22 AM   #39661
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She ok?
Physically, she's ok. Quite sore from the impact, but nothing serious. Thank God.

Emotionally, she's a wreck - hyper-aware of everything now.


She actually hit oil on the road (from a truck leaking it everywhere), her tail end came out, and she spun out of control. Slammed into a semi.

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Old 08-30-2017, 10:28 AM   #39662
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I drove an hour away on a highway with the top and doors off, a pretty bad gas leak and no gauges to speak of. it was fun ha ha no idea how fast I was going but I didnt get a ticket and yes I was passing people on the 75 mph highway
Are you sure you were in a Jeep? Going faster than 75 mph with 35" tires and low gears I may be able to do if I was going down a very tall cliff.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:31 AM   #39663
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JCR vanguard wide highlines are on finally, hood pins, and spent the night remounting everything under the hood
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:00 AM   #39664
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That looks f'in beautiful. Paint scheme envy.

I love JCR. I think their stuff looks awesome. Fit and finish excellent. Customer service, excellent. Price is extremely competitive. Metalcloak is trying WAY too hard. Only downside is lead time with JCR.
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:15 AM   #39665
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:22 AM   #39666
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freaking sweet jeep love the blue color!!!

adding currie drag link and tie rod today the sheer size compared to stock is simply amazing!!!
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:00 PM   #39667
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freaking sweet jeep love the blue color!!! adding currie drag link and tie rod today the sheer size compared to stock is simply amazing!!!
You are going to be very happy with the Currie setup. I installed mine and drove it for a couple of days days with out a stabilizer shock and it drove great. I bought a cheap Monroe shock and I couldn't be happier.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:16 PM   #39668
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That looks f'in beautiful. Paint scheme envy.

I love JCR. I think their stuff looks awesome. Fit and finish excellent. Customer service, excellent. Price is extremely competitive. Metalcloak is trying WAY too hard. Only downside is lead time with JCR.
Thanks Laggy! finished her up today, jeeps come a long way, sold my 5.3 yj and bought this exactly one year ago!
the grill was painted with Rustoleum Hammered "black" lol (came out more gunmetal grey), but i really liked it, got everything relocated really well. wanted a cleaner and more protected air cleaner setup, but this will do for now

and yes, jcr lead time is bad, some spots the welds needed work, but i love their products

anyhow, PICTURES! fully assembled, engine bay and a before and after the JCR/paintjob
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:51 PM   #39669
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That just looks awesome.. love it..
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Old 09-01-2017, 04:30 PM   #39670
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Stopped at O'Reilly's for some new wipers, found a Rugged Ridge fire extinguisher mount ...always meant to get one, always forgetting to do it! Fits very snug, doesn't move a bit!

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Old 09-01-2017, 05:52 PM   #39671
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I finally got a call from the dealer after three weeks with a failed 2-4 solenoid. My 05 LJ Rubicon with auto tranny has had shifting issues like so many others with the 42RLE. A new solenoid pack, plus filter and flush will set me back 1000 clams. Gotta love a Jeep.
For an update to his long story, I picked up the Jeep last Friday and paid just under $800 for the transmission repair, to include a the diagnostic, new solenoid pack, trans flush, and filter. The Jeep drove great for 6 miles, then the check engine light returned and the transmission stuck in 2nd gear. That's the same reason I brought the Jeep to the dealer to fix.

I returned the Jeep the dealer last Monday and I presume they haven't started working on it, since they have not called me yet. I'm expecting another 3 or 4 weeks before I see my Jeep again. I only brought the Jeep to the dealer to get this thing on record as one more transmission that has failed. I'll use my own shop if they cannot fix this on this round.
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:06 PM   #39672
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:02 AM   #39673
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The seat raisers and Velcro extinguisher mount came while I was camping... hopefully to be installed today after the TJ gets a wash ...

REALLY, need to make more room for camping stuff... (had to leave the indoor fireplace and rug at home this trip)...

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Ground tents work best for me so far...
Experience along with properly set up 4WD will get you to & through places (on existing, approved 4WD trails) that 4WD, alone, can't get to.
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:16 PM   #39674
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well today , she got new oil n filter.
dropped belly pan and got rest of frame coated. no rot, little bit of orange dust, cleaned right up nice, new coat of POR.
new trans mount while I was in there too.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:02 PM   #39675
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Put on my rugged ridge hurricane fender flares and rigid hyper spots ?
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:35 AM   #39676
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picked up a hardtop for the new England winter ahead... did the speaker upgrade to polk DB series in dash and soundbar.. added an underseat sub but it doesn't fit in the center console or under the seat. fabricated false floor to hide sub in rear foot area.

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Old 09-07-2017, 11:11 AM   #39677
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Installed my new bumpers and winch, but too dumb to know how to post pics.
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:47 PM   #39678
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New Rancho 5000x shocks. Damn it's 10000% better
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Old 09-08-2017, 06:00 PM   #39679
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Added the Rugged Ridge Hurricane Flares. Easy install. Nice coverage this is before




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On the real, changed the valve cover gasket as well as new plugs.


On the pics, friend of mine sent me a message a week ago, "Shane, why haven't you posted a pic of you and your dog working on the Jeep with the caption "Did you put the Jeep in bark?"

So I made it happen tonight, followed with taking the pup for ice cream afterwards.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:02 AM   #39681
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On the real, changed the valve cover gasket as well as new plugs.


On the pics, friend of mine sent me a message a week ago, "Shane, why haven't you posted a pic of you and your dog working on the Jeep with the caption "Did you put the Jeep in bark?"

So I made it happen tonight, followed with taking the pup for ice cream afterwards.


Oh you have a Pyr!! Too cool. We have 5 lol. We also breed them as they are hard to find down here

Awesome Jeep! Looks great

Great dog!!! Great name too


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Oh you have a Pyr!! Too cool. We have 5 lol. We also breed them as they are hard to find down here

Awesome Jeep! Looks great

Great dog!!! Great name too


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Yep, I was always raised with Pyrs so when I got my own place, of course I had to get one! I wish I had room for 5!!

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Old 09-09-2017, 04:34 PM   #39683
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Finally tested the flex of the OME
Also shot a Sprite can at 100 yards with the 6.5 Creedmoor


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Old 09-10-2017, 08:53 PM   #39684
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new nutsert for tranny skid, got lucky as hell scored it at work, we got probably 2000 1/2 nutserts left from job last yr. fit perfect, skids back in place.
all undercoat done, finally, cept for nooks and cranny's I cant get into , but ordering fluid film and 360 wand for them
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:51 AM   #39685
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Replaced the thin 7,000 lb. rated front recovery points with thicker (less likely to damage a snatch strap) 10,000 lb. recovery hooks (hooks are quicker, easier (and less noisy) to use than shackles, IMO).
...still need to figure out good rear recovery hooks, perhaps JK rears (don't want to use a 3,500 lb. rolling weight, (light duty) receiver hitch as a recovery point)... Not really thrilled with the idea of patching hooks on to sides of the frame either; 'though it looks like the least expensive idea so far...

On my way to the garage to see if this U.S.G.I. Trifold e-tool soft plastic Alice carrier/cover will fit under the (lifted) front seat.

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Ground tents work best for me so far...
Experience along with properly set up 4WD will get you to & through places (on existing, approved 4WD trails) that 4WD, alone, can't get to.
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Saturday I got two more control arms done, front lowers. So 6 down 2 to go... the one with separate bushings at the axle up front.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:45 PM   #39687
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The available stowage space is some what limited in a TJ but a small FAK (First Aid Kit) and a U.S.G.I E-tool(in the soft plastic cover) fit under the raised /lifted drivers seat,

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For DD and "civilized" camping; 2003 Ford explorer sport, 4wd; ARB & torsen diffs, 4.10 gears, 32" MTs.
Ground tents work best for me so far...
Experience along with properly set up 4WD will get you to & through places (on existing, approved 4WD trails) that 4WD, alone, can't get to.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:43 PM   #39688
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My Smittybilt hard top back window that got knocked out

Well I had talked about putting plexiglass back in and some guys on here was telling me it would be better to spend the money and replace it with another window from Smittybilt at the cost of around $ 600.00 Bucks,
I have a friend that owns a company that works with all kinds of plexiglass and other Acrylic's,
So I made a wood pattern and took it to him and he cut a 1/4 sheet of plexiglass and put the Black bottom piece on it and it fits and looks Great
and only cost me $ 60.oo Bucks.
The only thing is I can't use the hydraulic cylinders to hold it open,
So I made a wood stick to hold it up, And it works, and I am HAPPY.
I would put a picture up BUT Photobucket Still wants to much money for there service. So if this happens to any of you, I just wanted to tell you it can be done and look good.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:42 AM   #39689
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Winter is coming

So winter is coming. I found a hard top for $350... Just one small scratch on the top that I will fix when I paint it. Maybe next summer.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:37 PM   #39690
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Blew out a wheel cylinder on the rear driver's side. God I hate doing brakes. Oh well, nothing to do but get it done. On the plus side I've learned that it's false economy trying to cheap out on a brake job. Now that it's open, it's getting new shoes, drums, springs, adjusters, everything. The only thing I reuse is the backing plate.

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