post #676 of Old 08-12-2013, 09:18 AM
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Looks like you had a good time! Did you ever get that KOR skid installed? I might have missed it.

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post #677 of Old 08-12-2013, 09:21 AM
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Bad@$$ Monster you got there, drool

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post #678 of Old 08-12-2013, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Looks like you had a good time! Did you ever get that KOR skid installed? I might have missed it.
No, I'm still waiting for it. Been backordered for about 5 weeks.

I'd like to get it soon so I can start fabbing an engine skid too.

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Bad@$$ Monster you got there, drool
Thanks!

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post #679 of Old 08-12-2013, 07:06 PM
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Yeah.

It drags a lot more than my YJ did, has worse visibility, and is a land yacht by comparison; but damn it's comfortable to be in and can carry a bunch of gear and 4 people.
100 percent agree! My visibility is horrible unless I use the half doors, and the body is big but not unnecessarily. It's useful but not any bigger than it has to be. Nice pics, that looks like a fun place to wheel.

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post #680 of Old 08-12-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Those ledges are my nemesis.

I've wheeled TX and AZ with nary an issue but I've broken parts on three different rigs on these stupid ledges. In fact I had my first Jeep carnage on them when I was 19...

I'm not sure why I have so many issues with them, they are far less extreme than what I ran in AZ for 8 months... I can't figure it out, I think its a combination of the type of rock and the loose silt that covers them.

Its not just me either, every time I'm out I watch buggies on rockwells struggle on the steeper portions.

Excuses, I know. I should have stopped after getting up them a few times this weekend. Maybe I need to stop climbing them and go somewhere else.

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post #681 of Old 08-12-2013, 07:54 PM
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sorry i didnt want to read all 46 pages lol. do you have a write up of how you mounted your 2x2 leds in your bumper. I thought about doing that when i Got mine but wasnt real sure how i would do it. your rig looks awesome btw best WJ i think i have ever seen.
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post #682 of Old 08-12-2013, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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No writeup, but mounting is simple with the brackets that come with the lights. I just drilled a hole on top where the mounting post could go through. The bumpers themselves came with an appropriate sized hole in the front for the lights to sit in.

Don't have great pics of it, but you can kinda see the posts here:

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post #683 of Old 08-12-2013, 08:04 PM
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why Didnt I ever think of that lol. i think i will be able to do that but mount it to the bottom for a little more low profile look. thanks for the picture
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post #684 of Old 08-17-2013, 01:27 AM
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Great work, as usual. That place looks really fun to wheel! I'm about to move out to California, so I'm hoping to find some sweet trails out that way. I'm stopping in AZ near Phoenix for a day or 2 on my way out there. I think that profotfab rear bumper might be my next mod. Can't decide between that and new axles next.

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post #685 of Old 08-17-2013, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, not a bad place. Corps of Engineers land that's free to use.

Overall, I've been pleased with the Protofab bumpers

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post #686 of Old 08-18-2013, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Forgot to post this earlier, but this is what ended my day on the ledges:


I ended up deciding to stick with 1310s in the rear shaft for a while longer, I'm not sure a bigger joint would have helped, the rear shaft looks like it caught a ledge and bound up leading to the ujoint grenading. I ordered a couple new H-yokes, a new CV yoke for a spare and a couple more Spicer joints.

If this becomes a perpetual breaking point, I'll upgrade the rear drive line to 1350s.

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post #687 of Old 09-04-2013, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Not much going on, busy with work and family.

Been driving it to work the last few days...

Still waiting on my skid from KOR. Still.. 8 weeks and counting. If I can't get it in the next week or so I'm just going to build my own and get a refund from them. Rob has been easy to deal with but this timeline is getting a little long.

On another note I'm looking to sell my truck and get a slightly older one to get rid of my last payment besides my wife's student loans in case she decides to not go back to work sometime in the future.

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post #688 of Old 09-06-2013, 01:12 AM
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That KOR skid is worth the wait. It's pure beef. I've beat the crap out of mine and it holds up great. Building one is all well and good, but for the time it would take to do that, you might as well wait for the KOR. That's just my opinion. Now if you wanna craft a tranny pan skid and make an extra, I'll buy that from you, because I tagged my tranny pan a few months ago and would like some protection for it, but no one makes it that I know of.

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post #689 of Old 09-08-2013, 03:39 PM
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I assume you ordered the Clayton belly skid, and not the smaller TC skid from KOR?

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post #690 of Old 09-10-2013, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah its the Clayton belly skid. Still don't have it. Rob keeps saying they should have some in "tomorrow." I kinda feel bad for him, surely I'm not the only one pestering him..

I've been busy truck hunting for a new tow rig, sold mine the other day, so I haven't been very focused on the Jeep..

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