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Unread 01-19-2010, 10:01 PM   #91
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Bad. A$$. Dare I ask how much the bumper, winch, flares ran you....

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Unread 01-20-2010, 10:15 AM   #92
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Bad. A$$. Dare I ask how much the bumper, winch, flares ran you....
I tried to save some money by purchasing the complete Iceland Offroad package in one shot. Iceland discounted my order because I packaged the lift, shocks, bumper, flares, and rock sliders together so I really dont know how much each one was individually. I will send you a PM if I can find the invoice. You can hit their website and check out the pricing and give them a call if have questions, they were very helpful. I picked up the Winch for somewhere around $700.00 (MileMarker 9500si) through Kolak but again I purchase many components at once (3" exhaust, FIPK, Throttlebody, Maga Flow cat, Flowmaster 50, Superchips programmer) in order to get the best discount possible.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 01:27 PM   #93
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Just think, you almost bought a rhino.........Would of been hella cheaper in the long run but no where near as fun. Great Build!!!
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Unread 01-20-2010, 01:56 PM   #94
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Just think, you almost bought a rhino.........Would of been hella cheaper in the long run but no where near as fun. Great Build!!!
I have no regrets with my choice; the Jeep has turned out to be one of the funnest projects I have worked on and we enjoy it more and more everytime we take it out. I can say that I am a huge Jeep fan now and have a hard time putting it away since it is not my daily driver.

I am very pleased with its capabilities!
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Unread 01-24-2010, 01:23 AM   #95
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pics from today




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Unread 01-24-2010, 01:34 AM   #96
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I LOVE this Jeep. Not only my favorite on the forum, this is the nicest WJ I have ever seen.
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Unread 01-24-2010, 02:19 AM   #97
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I want that light bar
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Unread 01-24-2010, 01:08 PM   #98
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pics from today
What is that, a black bear in the background??
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Unread 01-24-2010, 01:37 PM   #99
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Thanks Rick, I post mine up in the So-Cal section so here are the ones from our camera.














...Good times all around, we need to do that again!
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Unread 02-11-2010, 04:44 AM   #100
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wow. how did i miss this one. very nice dub, i love it. pretty and functional. good mix
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Unread 02-14-2010, 09:48 PM   #101
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I posted this up in the South West - USA section but thought I would post in here as well ...went to the King of the Hammers 2010 in Johnson Valley this weekend. I have lots of pics and a couple of videos. The video quality is about as good as can be expected on a cell phone so please excuse the quality. I have never seen so many awesome rigs in one location, it was simply amazing to watch what these vehicles can do.

Here are some pics... (I like this guys choice of lightbar)
































Here are a couple of videos from my cell (not the best quality)



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Unread 02-14-2010, 10:12 PM   #102
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Such a sick WJ!!! Very Clean!! I was wondering how many inches is your windshield visor? Looks like its about halfway. Any trouble seeing at night?
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Unread 02-15-2010, 04:15 PM   #103
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Time for some Recovery work...

Now that I have had a chance to get out in the snow, I have a new respect for having the right tools at the right time. For anyone that is building their first Jeep, let me be the first to tell you that you should always be well prepared (...and then some) for the worst on the trail. This is going to mean that recovery should be an important part of your game plan.

I learned this the hard way as I got caught trying to help someone in deep snow with flip flops, no gloves and a steel winch cable. This is not the way you want to find out how fun it is working with a 3/8" steel cable in freezing conditions and no gloves. It taught me to be prepared from now on.

First, make sure you have good quality recovery tools (winch, gloves, shackles, snatch block, good recovery points, etc...). It only took me 1 recovery to appreciate the value of good components.



I made sure that I have a good assortment of tree straps, tow straps, shackles and decided I was going to replace my steel cable with a modern synthetic line.

The steel cable is difficult to work with, requires gloves, heavy, extremely dangerous because they stretch (which stores a lot of energy that is capable of severe damage) and a total nightmare to spool. I highly recommend that you think about upgrading if you are using steel. At first, it seemed like a lot of $$ but one encounter with kinked cable, damaged strands or a crossover snap will make you apprectate the value of a good quality synthetic line.

Ok, on to the upgrade. Sorry for all the dirt, I just got back from the desert and dont have time to clean it up. I de-spooled the cable to get ready to install the new AmSteelBlue line. I went with 125 ft. of 3/8" line rated at 19,600 lbs from Winchline.






You will want to install the new line as shown below (with the cross loop taped across the drum).





I loaded the new line with moderate tension (dragged a volkswagen bug with the e-brake on lightly) so I have a nice tight roll. This will ensure that the next time I need it, it will not be such a bear to work with. This stuff is light weight, extremely strong and even floats if you are working around water.





...and here ya go, all done! Now, I have 25% more length, 2x the strength and just dropped over 30 lbs off the front end. I already have a fiberglass bumper so my front end is as light as I can get it.



Here is a pic all cleaned up...

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Unread 02-15-2010, 05:42 PM   #104
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you should come to reno u will learn that real quick
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Unread 02-15-2010, 06:15 PM   #105
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you should come to reno u will learn that real quick
I am learning every day... I was as "green" as you could get as this is my first 4x4 vehicle. I still laugh when I think about how stupid it was to go wheeling in the snow wearing flip flops

...I even have proof! Rick was laughing his a$$ off.

...only in Southern California!

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