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Unread 02-16-2011, 12:38 PM   #61
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wow you done good on the carnage

how was KOH? im still up in the air about next year since i have to fly down from minnesota. also, how long have you had the ballistic joints that they already have that much play? i was going to order some for when i do tons on the xj

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Unread 02-16-2011, 12:59 PM   #62
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wow you done good on the carnage

how was KOH? im still up in the air about next year since i have to fly down from minnesota. also, how long have you had the ballistic joints that they already have that much play? i was going to order some for when i do tons on the xj
The race was great. I will go back every year as long as I have the $$ to do it.

As for the Ballistic joints, they changed their design, so they are better now. But mine got sloppy after one trail ride. So I adjusted them because they break in. I kept adjusting them and adjusting them and they are still sloppy. My 1.25 Ruff Stuff hiems are as tight as they were when I put them in over a year ago.

If I were you I would get 1.25 hiems and don't look back. They cost a little more but they are really worth it IMO.
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Unread 02-16-2011, 10:05 PM   #63
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hmm, ill keep it in mind thanks. yeah i had a couple buddies go and said it was worth every penny. did you just wheel seperately or did you participate in the race?
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Unread 02-17-2011, 09:41 AM   #64
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I was on the 4343 Molten Motorsports pit crew. So I would follow him as he preran. Then hit some trails with other guys.

We got 28th of 70 in the Last Chance Qualifier.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 10:34 AM   #65
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thats not bad i think im going to for sure go next year, just a matter of $$$.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 11:38 AM   #66
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Holy hell, awesome work. That came out nice, woulda been cool with a 4 dr chopped, humvee lookin' thing.
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Unread 02-22-2011, 06:17 AM   #67
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Thanks.

Last night I got a 258 dropped off for free so I can start working on the stroker setup. Also my Eaton M90 supercharger should be here on Thursday.

I regret to say, but this will be the last year the XJ buggy will be running. I am looking to build a new chassis and start over. There is just so much I have to work around with what is still left of the XJ.

But hey, plans change all the time. So we will see what happens.
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Unread 02-22-2011, 08:48 AM   #68
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well..you could keep a badge or something on it to keep the theme
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Unread 03-31-2011, 08:53 AM   #69
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Some updates.

Got my shipment of Bilstien air bumps this weekend and started to really dig into the jeep to get ready for my April 16th race.



All my Ballistic joints were destroyed so I switched over to 1.25" hiems. And had to make new links.




Also I have been having trouble with breaking studs on my high steer arms and having them loosen up. So I modified the arms to tie into the factory TRE location with a 3/4" grade 8.



Also with the upgrade to the hiems, I go from 9/16" bolts to 3/4". When you hold them, you can see how big of a difference the size is.



And started mocking up my sponsors.



Oh and this happened again to my doubler case. (I have another case that will be going in this weekend)



Much more updates to come in the next days/weeks.
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Unread 03-31-2011, 09:15 PM   #70
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you better get pics of the race

looks good man
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Unread 04-01-2011, 07:20 AM   #71
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you better get pics of the race

looks good man
Well I will be racing so I will have to leave the photo taking to the pros. Hopefully I can get some in car footage.

Now I just need to get my Co-driver and pit crew figured out.

Back to the progress.

Got the old doubler a part last night and started working on the new case.



New vs. Old



And did a quick inspection of the Dana 300 to make sure everything is ok since I rebuilt it a while back. Also had to take care of some seals since it was leaking.



Hopefully my Ruff Stuff order comes today so I can have the suspension back together this weekend and have the air bumps in. Mid next week I want to be testing. And next weekend I want to 100% race ready.

The week before the race I will be Red locktite and safety wiring everything. I am sick of things coming loose.
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Unread 04-04-2011, 09:40 PM   #72
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Parts keep rolling in and the shop hours are getting longer and longer.

Today I ordered 2 Pyrotect helmets, a parker pumper and radios so my Co-driver and I can talk during the race.



For those of you guys that dont know. The Parker Pumper pushes filtered air into the helmet so you can breath clean air where ever you may be driving.



Also tonight I mounted the front Bilstein air bumps. They will be all finished and welded up tomorrow. I wanted to have the doubler and Tcase in tonight but it has been fighting me all night.

Lots of pictures to come. Hopefully of this thing airborne this weekend.
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Unread 04-04-2011, 11:09 PM   #73
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Love it but wish u would keep an xj decal or something on it lol
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Unread 04-05-2011, 06:30 AM   #74
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Love it but wish u would keep an xj decal or something on it lol
Don't worry, I have all the badges from a Cherokee Sport that will go on it.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 09:37 AM   #75
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Helmets came in and got some more done in the shop.



Took two days off to help a buddy out, but I am back in the shop trying to get this thing 100% done for the race in a week.

Started placing the air bumps


Then pulled the coilovers and started welding



Welding just about complete.



I have buddies coming to help tonight, tomorrow and sunday. So hopefully we will have it fired up and testing soon.
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