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Unread 11-16-2010, 12:01 PM   #46
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Then off to Rausch Creek from NJ at 6am.

We got about 3 hours of running in and really benefited from the little suspension adjustments. By the end of the day we were picking up speed and getting in, around and out of the corners much faster then we were earlier in the day. I still need to get my Anti-rok back on to really help with the corners, but we still made some big improvements.

Some of Scott's (Deke) pictures he took during the day.







Scott got a bit of video too.

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Ended up with an interesting ignition problem which ended my day. But overall a great day at Rausch Creek.

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Unread 01-22-2011, 09:45 AM   #47
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So with KOH coming fast and the Jeep still not running. I rewired the entire vehicle. I am talking everything. All harnesses we cut down and every wire not needed was cut out. I lost many pounds of wire. It was unreal how much crap is backed into these things.

Then I moved onto building a relay and fuse box for my fans, lights, and horn. Came out like this.


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Unread 01-26-2011, 08:49 AM   #48
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Wiring is just about complete. Just need to get a couple more anchors so everything is secure.

This is why I am not a fan of Renix fuel injection.



Got the new Hella lights mounted and wired last night. And the new hood on.




Working on a sponsorship with Hella so I can get rock lights and a full light bar up top. Hopefully everything works out. They are very helpful and there products are top notch. Last year we got stuck on Sun Bonnet and found out that the lights were not working. So I wanted to make sure that wasn't going to happen again.
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Unread 01-26-2011, 09:15 AM   #49
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Unread 01-28-2011, 08:23 AM   #50
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Exhaust is done. It sounds pretty nasty to be honest. Tonight I am going to button up everything and start getting it ready for the cross country trip to Johnson Valley.

Pictures later...
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Unread 01-28-2011, 09:32 AM   #51
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awesome....you can officially not refer to it as an XJ anymore!
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Unread 01-28-2011, 11:15 AM   #52
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awesome....you can officially not refer to it as an XJ anymore!
Well it has an XJ hood and motor...for now.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 12:27 PM   #53
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looks good how do you like the creepys?
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Unread 01-28-2011, 12:38 PM   #54
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looks good how do you like the creepys?
I love them. But I wish I had the 40" comp Treps. Or even the 37" comp Treps.

The 37's would work great for the races so I can get up to speed quicker and it would put less stress on my drivetrain. But with more power coming soon the 40's would work great.
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Unread 02-03-2011, 10:24 AM   #55
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Had the buggy at Liquid Iron Industries again over the weekend to get finished up and shipped out to California.




New sway bar gusset.




Off to Cali.

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Unread 02-03-2011, 10:40 AM   #56
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that tow rig looks a little overkill but awesome!
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Unread 02-04-2011, 07:01 AM   #57
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that tow rig looks a little overkill but awesome!
Not when it has two more buggies, two quads and enough tools to rebuild an entire vehicle.
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Unread 02-04-2011, 10:19 AM   #58
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ah thats makes sense then. that is bad *** though, i would love to have a tow rig like that
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Here is a picture of what it looks like on the inside.



Oh and bad news. We think the clutch just smoked itself on the truck. At Exit 257 on I-40 in New Mexico.
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Unread 02-16-2011, 12:20 PM   #60
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Just got back from Johnson Valley, Ca (King of the Hammers)



Had my share of problems out there. Broke my 231 doubler in half on the first day. TIG welded it back together and went back to the trails. Had a couple more little problems but nothing crazy.

Now that I am back here is the plan.

- 4.5L stroker with an M90 supercharger
- Bilstein air bumps (i bottomed out the suspension very hard at 60mph)
- New 23 spline 231 case with 231HD internals (6 planetaries) and extra welds to strengthen the case at the ears
- 23 spline AW4 to match the new 231
- two piece front driveshaft (mine bottomed out when the suspension did and broke the case)
- revalve the shocks for less rebound all the way around. And more compression valving up front.
- Get rid of every Ballistic joint I have on this thing. They are garbage and have crazy amounts of play in them even after I adjust them. I already have 1.25 hiems waiting to go in.
- Rebuild the trusses on both axles
- Add a couple cross tubes so if I yardsale at speed the chassis will still be straight.

I am sure there is more...

The breakage






Lots of big updates to come...
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