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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2015, 10:26:03 AM »
Well the days are ticking by, anyone have some modifications they are trying to finish before things get exciting?


Found an easy modification where I can raise my Tcase and trans breather a couple inches just by rerouting it.  Turning a couple older jerry cans in storage containers. Got 2 Military Specter fuel cans (one needs a lid).  Got a smaller sup woofer for more room.  Replaced the big center console (lots of wasted space) with an ammo can and looking box, for better use of space.  The rear seat will come out to the trail ride.


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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2015, 10:38:54 AM »
Awesome! It's been a rough winter here for modifications. Had to put a transmission in, after I had this one rebuilt in December!  I also put some springs on, my intention was to actually lower the rear about 1.5" unloaded but gain about 400lbs of load capacity. Wasn't how it worked out, lifted the rear higher and to get where I wanted I have to have 1750lbs in the back! Hoping they break in quickly.

Ordered a softtopper but it hasn't shipped out yet, also put some steel wheels on it.

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750lbs
 

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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2015, 12:22:42 PM »
I ordered Synergy rear lower shock mount relocation brackets and four Rancho RS9000XL adjustable shocks yesterday.  Hope to install them this weekend as well as replace sway bar link bushings.  Will be ordering 3.5" Metal Cloak dual rate springs next month! So far this year I have replaced front track bar bushings, installed AEV Hi-steer kit, OME stearing stabilizer, AEV front control arm relocation brackets, AEV rear track bar relocation bracket, AEV rear track bar, rear coil spring wedges, and rear coil spring retainers!
2008 Jeep JK Unlimited, 3.25" Rough Country lift,  Rocky Road Supersliders, 35" Toyo OC MT's on Black Rock Viper wheels, Rubicon Dana 44 axles with factory e-lockers, 5.13 gears, AEV Tire Carrier, Rugged Ridge Snorkel, Smittybilt front bumper with 10,000lb winch, AEV fuel carrier,and Edgestar fridge

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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2015, 12:23:45 PM »
Lots of AEV on that list! Can't wait to see it!

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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2015, 03:11:54 PM »
Well the days are ticking by, anyone have some modifications they are trying to finish before things get exciting?
Got the snork in from Australia yesterday. Sliders are scheduled to show up tomorrow. Looking forward to some quality time in the garage on Saturday.

Was getting ready to pull the trigger on new springs/shocks but blew the budget on a pesky timing chain and related guides replacement.
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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2015, 05:24:13 PM »
any word on how the first spring adventure went?
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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2015, 08:06:43 PM »
Muddy, so much mud. Had a great time dragging my stock height truck around most of it, killed one $50 sensor. Ordered a 2" lift within an hour of getting home. Looking forward to getting out again sometime.


Did I mention the mud?
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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2015, 08:15:14 PM »
TBH before this weekend I was looking forward to getting rid of my MT's for some more sensible AT's, now I'm thinking about bigger/better MT's  ;)
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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2015, 08:21:24 PM »
Those MTs work pretty well, IMO!

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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2015, 08:30:39 PM »
Actually I can't complain at all about them. Will be nice to air them down a little after the lift.
Also I'm dying to see the fireman's videos of the water crossings.
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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2015, 10:08:14 PM »
TBH before this weekend I was looking forward to getting rid of my MT's for some more sensible AT's, now I'm thinking about bigger/better MT's  ;)

I like my bias ply super swamper. 
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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2015, 09:44:38 PM »
The upcoming weekend trip has been moved to a trail building day on private land. Pm me if you are interested.

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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2015, 11:10:54 PM »
The upcoming weekend trip has been moved to a trail building day on private land. Pm me if you are interested.
which weekend?
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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2015, 08:21:45 AM »
3/28-3/29

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Re: Spring Adventures
« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2015, 05:52:56 PM »
Ok, for the april 25, 26 run where and what time for link up?
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