I have put around 500 miles on the Coyote LJ now. This past weekend our Off-road club went two tracking in northern Michigan (17 vehicles), and it did great. I had digital gauges installed, but they are not quite working correctly. Still need to do some adjustments. I got my new vanity license plate "WILDDOG", which seemed appropriate for the Coyote.
I led the trail ride, and my wife's 2008 Hemi JK is right behind me.
I haven't posted in a while, so I thought I would update.
I felt that the Coyote was running a little rich, so I took it to Port Sheldon Auto and had them put it on their Dyno and tune it for me. I was correct, and it was running rich. They calibrated the mass air, tuned it all including shift points in the 6 speed transmission.
Here's the axle specs:
Dana 60 one ton axles, 5.38 gears, 40" tires.
HP to the tires/ground: 332
Foot lbs of torque: 410
Runs like a Coyote should!
I just got back from 3 days of wheeling at Windrock Off Road Park in Oliver Springs TN. The LJ did fantastic climbing 4'+ rocks, and every trail we could throw at it. I wanted to do Rattle Rock, but the group I was with didn't want to. Maybe next time.
It's been a while since I last posted. Between owning/running 3 businesses, and having 7 grandkids has been taking up a bunch of my time this summer (but I'm not complaining!!).
The Badlands trip was good. Within the first 4 hours I broke the double cardan knuckle on the front drive shaft. I have to remember horsepower isn't always your friend! So I spent the rest of the weekend in 2 wheel drive, and did 90% of the obstacles. I was pretty impressed with this rig and it's capabilities. So now I have a spare driveshaft for the front and the rear.
No wheeling adventures now until September. We leave Sept. 11 for 3 weeks of wheeling in Colorado. Can't wait.
What a great time in Colorado. The Aspen trees are turning that beautiful Gold color. Weather was perfect. Mid 70's during the day, upper 30's at night.
I thought I would drop a few pictures here of our trip.
We did Black Bear pass, Chinaman Gulch, Imogene Pass, Topless, Engineer Pass, Holy Cross and a bunch more. 2 solid weeks of wheeling.
If you have never been to Colorado wheeling. Plan a trip, you will never regret it!
It's been a while, so I thought I would share what I have been up to this winter. Only minor modifications to the interior of the LJ. Besides already having a CB radio, I have added a GMRS radio as well. Better range, smaller and no "channel bleed" from super power CB guys. If you ever want to do the Unlimited LJ Adventure, this radio is required. I believe that many events Jeep Related with trail rides will be going to these, as Midland is now the official radio sponsor for Jeep Jamboree.
I also swapped out my cheap stereo for a new BOSS radio, with CD/DVD/Blue Tooth & back-up camera. I did change my mind on the back-up camera, and bought a $14 Amazon camera which can be reconfigured for front facing. Made a mount on my bull bar on the front bumper, and ran it from there to a toggle switch. Now when I am rock crawling and approaching a steep hill, I can flip on the camera and see what's in front of me, rather than guess, hope and pray!
Not sure if anyone on here would like to try to meet up for some trail rides, but here is my Jeep'n schedule for 2020:
April 30 thru May 3 - Attica IN, Badlands Off-road park
May 14 thru 18 - Harlan KY - Black Mountain Off-road Park
September 13 thru 15 - Moab UT
September 18 & 19 - Placerville CA - Rubicon Trail
September 28 thru October 10 - Hurricane UT - Trail Hero event
June, July & August, we will be Jeep'n around Michigan, hitting Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Forest Service Roads in Northern Lower Michigan, and traveling the USA in our Class A Motorhome, flat towing the wife's Hemi JK.
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