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Which trail is that at SMORR? Just curious as me and the wife are heading there this weekend for a day of getting away from civilization.

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I’ve had a great week. Interlake SRA on Monday.

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And Turkey Bay today.

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However, all of my fun had a price. The front driveshaft started ticking and creaking today - especially going downhill. I need to finish my research but a new driveshaft (and whatever else) is my next project and it all needs to be in place by my Wildcat trip on 6/19.

What all do I need to check while I’m replacing the driveshaft? I see grease splattered on the heat shield and I can rotate about 1/8 turn by hand. There is a little play in the front passenger ball joint but the driver is pretty tight so I figured this would be a good time to look at replacing those as well.

I plan to do all of this myself. Is there anything else to look for?

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Drove it to Hot Springs Offroad Park last weekend and back home today (with some time spent at Petit Jean SP in between)


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Bought a Dometic CFX3 55IM for it at the local REI. Fits like a glove with my totes and water jugs, will stack another tote on top of it. Has gaps around all 3 sides for the air vents.

Will be powering it with a Jackery 1000 W-hr Li ion pack + foldable solar for some boondocking. It's a large battery that will also let me run my laptop for remote work. Will charge the battery off of the Jeep's 12 V when driving, and solar during the day when parked.

This thing is going to be a luxury compared to my little 35 Qt cooler it is replacing, no more messing with ice, and more than double the usable capacity for not much more size or weight.

The IM stands for icemaker, it can make ice in two little trays even when the main compartment is set to refrigerator rather than freezer temps, which is how I plan to use it.

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Bought a Dometic CFX3 55IM for it at the local REI. Fits like a glove with my totes and water jugs, will stack another tote on top of it. Has gaps around all 3 sides for the air vents.

Will be powering it with a Jackery 1000 W-hr Li ion pack + foldable solar for some boondocking. It's a large battery that will also let me run my laptop for remote work. Will charge the battery off of the Jeep's 12 V when driving, and solar during the day when parked.

This thing is going to be a luxury compared to my little 35 Qt cooler it is replacing, no more messing with ice, and more than double the usable capacity for not much more size or weight.

The IM stands for icemaker, it can make ice in two little trays even when the main compartment is set to refrigerator rather than freezer temps, which is how I plan to use it.

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That does fit perfectly

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Went to SMORR with the wife (who has turned out to be a damn good spotter!) and spent a few hours there. Did pee wees crossing (BoH) and a couple of other 1 &2 rated trails. The other BoH trail was under water from what we were told so we didn't even attempt it. I was highly impressed with what my jku can do. And I didn't break anything!! Also met a nice couple from Dallas wheeling their "fireball" jku. Tagged along with them exiting pee wees crossing. Overall a great day and we can't wait to go back and hit other trails


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Installed a android head unit i bought myself for xmas to join the 21st century/dual usb port from said unit/added a power tap for the dash cam that I will tie into at some point. Also replaced clockspring and passed inspection. Took longer to clean all the dust and crap up than it did to install everything.

I should have done the head unit years ago


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Thanks to some help in this forum, got my back up camera working, so now the Seicane is doing the 4 things I want it to do - radio, gps navigation, back up camera and bluetooth phone conversations. Also finished painting my fenders that were fading and rusting. I used a paint stripping wheel and some 600 grit sandpaper to smooth and get rid of the rusting places, then primed with 3 coats, then painted with 3 coats, then clear coated with three coats. Im not much of a painter, but they're finished, FINALLY. Managed to nearly fry my bald head, forearms and my knees as well...
 

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Thanks to some help in this forum, got my back up camera working, so now the Seicane is doing the 4 things I want it to do - radio, gps navigation, back up camera and bluetooth phone conversations. Also finished painting my fenders that were fading and rusting. I used a paint stripping wheel and some 600 grit sandpaper to smooth and get rid of the rusting places, then primed with 3 coats, then painted with 3 coats, then clear coated with three coats. Im not much of a painter, but they're finished, FINALLY. Managed to nearly fry my bald head, forearms and my knees as well...
You have much more patience than I ever will. Bet it looks awesome. (y)
 

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You have much more patience than I ever will. Bet it looks awesome. (y)
I teach 5th graders, so patience is kinda necessary. But, after spending three days doing those stupid fenders, I was ready for the job to be finished! I did learn a lot, though! As far as how it looks, let's just say I prolly won't do any close up pictures hahahahaha!
 

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I teach 5th graders, so patience is kinda necessary. But, after spending three days doing those stupid fenders, I was ready for the job to be finished! I did learn a lot, though! As far as how it looks, let's just say I prolly won't do any close up pictures hahahahaha!
Even more respect 🙌 took my 2 kids out of school to homeschool and just think they might not live to the end of the year. :rolleyes: That is a joke obviously, yet can't imagine teaching a full class of children of any age. I applaud you sir and thank you for doing what you do.
 
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