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.
02 grand cherokee, hp60 14b, 42s. Stazwork, triangulated 4-link, rear leafs, homemade bumpers and sliders. build thread [url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/creep-wj-tons-build-1505917/[/url]
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.