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Unread 01-30-2013, 10:30 AM   #46
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Unread 01-30-2013, 06:49 PM   #47
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thats awesome ... just watching it now.. thanks
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Unread 02-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #48
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See it.. And already waiting for 2013 season patiently.. Come on Alaska!
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Unread 02-01-2013, 08:06 AM   #49
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Got my CB stud and antenna wire in. Mounted the CB antenna and CB up. Made a bracket to hold the CB overhead. Hopefully run cable and power this weekend. Was planning on working remotely today.. Guess not but it showed me I need to relocate my antenna mount already. Being in a parking garage all I heard from the entrance to parking was "bang, bang, bang" of the antenna hitting pipes in the ceiling. BUT hey the mount took it all. I'll post some pics in later in daylight.

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3" coil install
Remove door molding.
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Unread 02-01-2013, 08:09 AM   #50
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Unread 02-01-2013, 12:54 PM   #51
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I need to relocate my antenna mount already. Being in a parking garage all I heard from the entrance to parking was "bang, bang, bang"

I tuck mine under the rain gutter when I pull in the garage.
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Unread 02-01-2013, 03:13 PM   #52
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I got impatient with molding. Need to clean up the other side better so wont show that.. I'm diggin it
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Unread 02-18-2013, 07:13 AM   #53
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Hookay,

Time for the XJ's first shake down. And this was quite an adventure. Harrisonburg for the weekend and a few buddies and I piled into the XJ to go beat it up on the usual local trail. Flagpole/Reddish knob run. Called for some flurries for the day but otherwise we saw nothing the whole way up to trail head.





Until some magic switch was flipped...



Most of the way up we were riding in others tracks. However right before the first big meadow and the entire ride to the second meadow we were treading in virgin snow. This trail is the not the most difficult or challenging trail but when you add ankle deep snow to the mix..Makes for an interesting ride. Lots of sliding and with some of the more rocky sections some-what ice covered the XJ performed admirably! 4high most of the time to keep from sliding and 4low only a few times with the appropriate skinny pedal on really steep rock sections and the jeep pulled herself all the way up. We ran about 15psi on the tires.




Buddy Samer checking out the view from the first meadow



Virgin snow the rest of the way



Little flex test. Rear packs had A LOT more way to go, but mind you the front was still connected. Those discos are going to really set this thing up properly.




We ended up finishing the day with a stunning view of the valley from Reddish knob. All untouched snow all the way to top..Except for what appeared to be the tracks from somebody taking their pedal bike up there..









Overall I'm pleased with the XJ's first shakedown.

Some thoughts and impressions to take away.

- Damn, even with +-1/4 tread at 15 psi those BFG's could hook up on anything. Even packed full with snow
- Armor, she's going to need more of it. Gas tank and diff covers are next
- Discos, Still need to order those up
- Suspension performed wonderfully. No rubbing on all four corners. Even with 3 guys, all my usual gear, and the full size tire in the cargo area.

I grabbed a buddies old roof rack and threw that on this weekend. Pic later today. Jeep is pretty much set up to how I want it for DD. Looking forward to my next trip/adventure.
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Looking good, nice scenary up there! Is that a harbor freight recovery shackle in the receiver? Looks just like mine.

What diff covers do you plan on going with? Im in the market for one on the D30 but not really sure what Ill go with yet.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 11:00 AM   #55
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Looking good, nice scenary up there! Is that a harbor freight recovery shackle in the receiver? Looks just like mine.

What diff covers do you plan on going with? Im in the market for one on the D30 but not really sure what Ill go with yet.
It is indeed a HF shackle.

I've heard nothing but praise about Solid diff covers. And for the price they're hard to beat.
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look like a fun day out with the xj nice pics
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It is indeed a HF shackle.

I've heard nothing but praise about Solid diff covers. And for the price they're hard to beat.
Yea, Solid is who Ive been leaning toward. You did any tugging on that HF shackle yet? I was in there a while back and seen it for like 8 bucks and figured id give it a shot. Havent had to use it yet.
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Yea, Solid is who Ive been leaning toward. You did any tugging on that HF shackle yet? I was in there a while back and seen it for like 8 bucks and figured id give it a shot. Havent had to use it yet.

I've yanked a solara out of a ditch, dragged an s10 rear end out for the leaf packs and snatched my old xj with it.. Yea it holds up pretty good for the few times I've need it.

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Thank you sir! It was a great day indeed.
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I have one as well. I did some decent yanking with it to extract a Trailblazer from a ditch. It's not the beefiest thing I've ever seen but used within reason, I believe it's fine.



Will the Solid diff covers clear an aftermarket track bar?
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I have one as well. I did some decent yanking with it to extract a Trailblazer from a ditch. It's not the beefiest thing I've ever seen but used within reason, I believe it's fine.



Will the Solid diff covers clear an aftermarket track bar?
Ah, thanks guys, good to hear it does what its intended for ok.
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