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post #256 of 388 Old 06-22-2013, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Haven't been able to do hardly anything to the Jeep (or my bike) the last couple weeks. Picked up a spare passenger seat for now and an XJ soundbar last weekend. Probably gonna rig up the soundbar today, sucks not having full speakers when the doors are off.



Being broke sucks, but on the plus side I'm moving into a new house in August and out of my stupid apartment. Best part is, paved driveway runs into the backyard where there's a big garage behind a 6' privacy fence. Means I can do a lot more work on the Jeep outside of the shop at work on Saturdays so I don't have to try to cram every project into a day.



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post #257 of 388 Old 06-24-2013, 05:28 AM
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So done any wheeling or just keeping it as a dd right now?

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post #258 of 388 Old 06-24-2013, 05:38 AM
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So done any wheeling or just keeping it as a dd right now?

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I'm pretty sure that his truck is the DD.

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post #259 of 388 Old 06-24-2013, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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So done any wheeling or just keeping it as a dd right now?

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There's literally nowhere to wheel around here anymore. Everything that was accessible has been shut down, sold off or bulldozed. Even the spot behind my apartment where I've been going for the last 10 years got bulldozed and graded for new houses finally.

There's a bunch of stuff an hour and half or so west of here but I don't really have the time or money to take a trip out there right now.

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I'm pretty sure that his truck is the DD.
It's supposed to be but I barely ever drive it. I've tried to twice in the last month. Once the other day when it start pouring its *** off and the wiper linkage fell apart inside the cowl before I got out the parking lot and I tried to today since it was so hot out and the blower motor died for the a/c and the rear view mirror fell off.

Something is screwed up inside the steering column too so the backup lights don't work and the turn signals don't half the time. I HATE the truck, it gets horrible gas mileage, **** constantly breaks on it, can't tow anything with it, rides like crap, it's too small for me, ect, ect. I really, really want to get rid of it but I've got my bike and 8.8 in the back of it with nowhere to keep it til I move in August.


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post #260 of 388 Old 06-24-2013, 10:05 PM
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There's literally nowhere to wheel around here anymore.
You're closer to the wheeling than I am. https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...32386,8.453979


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post #261 of 388 Old 06-25-2013, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Pfft, only in VA. You're closer to legal wheeling in NC than I am in VA.

Put that piece of **** Dakota up on craigslist this afternoon. Hopefully either new Jeep funds soon or a replacement DD. More than likely the latter and more than likely a late ZJ or WJ. Lots of WJs around here for ~$1000 that need minor motor work that soccer moms think are totaled. Leaning more towards a WJ since they're comfortable and I won't be tempted to wheel one.


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post #262 of 388 Old 06-25-2013, 02:49 PM
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Pfft, only in VA. You're closer to legal wheeling in NC than I am in VA.
You have a point. But sand wheeling only offers so much of a challenge and Carova is the only reasonable choice to me since they charge for everything from Oregon Inlet south now.

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Leaning more towards a WJ since they're comfortable and I won't be tempted to wheel one.
Why drive a Jeep if you're not going to wheel it? You could be equally comfortable while spending less money and get far better mileage by getting something else that you can't wheel.

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post #263 of 388 Old 06-25-2013, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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You have a point. But sand wheeling only offers so much of a challenge and Carova is the only reasonable choice to me since they charge for everything from Oregon Inlet south now.
I was thinking uwharrie national forest but it's further than I was thinking.

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Why drive a Jeep if you're not going to wheel it? You could be equally comfortable while spending less money and get far better mileage by getting something else that you can't wheel.
I don't like driving cars so it's pickup or SUV and anything for a pickup that's going to do what I want it to do isn't going to get good gas mileage. With a 4.0 WJ I can get good gas mileage (for what I want) and I can fix pretty much anything on it and I'm already really familiar with working on a 4.0 motor. I don't like WJs as a Jeep honestly, but they've got a lot of benefits for a DD that I'd want and they've got enough AMC design left in them and leftover parts from XJ and ZJ designs instead of newer Chrysler crap.


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post #264 of 388 Old 06-25-2013, 04:34 PM
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lol, yeah, Uwharrie's like 6 hours or better from here. I don't trust my **** box that far.

Offroading is a stupid thing to be into living where we do. Your opportunities to enjoy it are limited and the prospect of breaking something major many hours from home always loom over any occasion.

I wish I could get my fill of it and go back to muscle cars. Hasn't happened yet though.

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post #265 of 388 Old 06-25-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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lol, yeah, Uwharrie's like 6 hours or better from here. I don't trust my **** box that far.

Offroading is a stupid thing to be into living where we do. Your opportunities to enjoy it are limited and the prospect of breaking something major many hours from home always loom over any occasion.

I wish I could get my fill of it and go back to muscle cars. Hasn't happened yet though.
When I was younger there was a lot more places you could go. Even if it wasn't totally legal no one cared as long as you weren't tearing stuff up or dumping trash. I knew a lot of people with private land to wheel on too but most if it's been sold off as people's kids have inherited it and land prices have gone up a ton anywhere near here in the last 10-15 years.


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post #266 of 388 Old 07-02-2013, 11:49 PM
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lol, yeah, Uwharrie's like 6 hours or better from here. I don't trust my **** box that far.

Offroading is a stupid thing to be into living where we do. Your opportunities to enjoy it are limited and the prospect of breaking something major many hours from home always loom over any occasion.

I wish I could get my fill of it and go back to muscle cars. Hasn't happened yet though.
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post #267 of 388 Old 07-03-2013, 08:36 PM
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I'll try and show up from New England.

I <3 rockrash

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post #268 of 388 Old 07-03-2013, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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I'll try and show up from New England.

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post #269 of 388 Old 07-04-2013, 06:18 AM
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This x100000
Come to Crozet. It's not that far.
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post #270 of 388 Old 07-04-2013, 06:29 AM
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I'm going to crash the va cherokee meet

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