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post #61 of 402 Old 11-20-2010, 06:56 AM
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sweet looking jeep man! of course im partial to the patriot blue LJs haha.

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post #62 of 402 Old 11-22-2010, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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Well I just got back from the Barstow to Laughlin (Mojave Road) run. It was a freakin blast. It was my first time running my jeep at speed, and it did great. 62 mph top speed in the dirt, and I averaged 40-45 the rest of the time. The Bilstein 5100s rode great. I bottomed out a lot, but the bumpstops are set up perfect and the shocks never compressed too much. It took us about 5-6 hours of driving on the way there, and 4 1/2 hours back. My Jeep was underbuilt for prerunning compared to the other rigs out there, but I think I held my own! Good times.

Damage report: broke the glass on the driver side mirror from a damn Joshua tree I hit at about 35, and my fuel pump went out due to a frayed wire and a deep water crossing. Quick fix (thanks again Kevin, I owe you), and we were off. Not bad at all. I'll see if anyone got pics or videos later. Hope so, but it's hard to get footage on that trail at those speeds.

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post #63 of 402 Old 11-22-2010, 01:22 AM
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you and the jeep did great. had a blast out there runnin hard with ya. My only casulty was that dang bushing in the rear swing tire carrier. let me know when your ready for HIDs lol I got some sweet footage ill post up tomorrow. (got the day off) Jon got lucky and theres no proof of me outrunning his S charged ranger in the joshua forest. his camera didnt record and my cam recorded until it was bashed by a bush.
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post #64 of 402 Old 11-22-2010, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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I'm ready for HIDs after that trip haha. We got a little bit of video, but I might need to give it to you to upload. I don't have a computer. We didn't get much though, you're right it's hard to film out there without a go pro.

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post #65 of 402 Old 11-22-2010, 11:18 AM
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Justin following me and some built prerunners
YouTube - mojave.wmv
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post #66 of 402 Old 11-29-2010, 05:36 PM
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just a little deep
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post #67 of 402 Old 11-29-2010, 05:56 PM
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Thats a pretty sweet vid.
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post #68 of 402 Old 11-30-2010, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the pic Kevin!

And Hendrix, that video is proof that Kevin's Jeep is quick in the dirt. I was doing my best to keep up but at one point you can see me bounce the *** end up and slow down, while he just skimmed over it.

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post #69 of 402 Old 11-30-2010, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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I really like this pic..


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post #70 of 402 Old 12-22-2010, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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Video from wheeling in Big Bear last weekend. Pouring rain in LA, beautiful weather just outside Big Bear. Bummer that there's no video of my jump, oh well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uTcQxoRj9M

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post #71 of 402 Old 12-22-2010, 09:11 AM
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i blame the wife hahaha
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post #72 of 402 Old 01-16-2011, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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So my brakes have been sucking ever since the 33s, and I got tired of it. Today Kevin and I put on Savvy pads and Centric premium rotors.

Also, after the Mojave trip I decided I needed HIDs. I ordered the 55w 5000k HID kit from DDM Tuning a few weeks ago. Today we modified my KC Daylighters to accept the HIDs. It was a straight forward easy install (for Kevin haha). End result, bright as ****! I need to re-aim the lights, but even without being aimed the light pattern is nuts. It's still a pencil beam, but it also throws light out to the sides a good amount.

Not the best pic (cell phone, street lights, etc.) but it shows how bright they are.


We'll see who's blind on the Mojave next time!

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post #73 of 402 Old 01-16-2011, 08:43 PM
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good stuff - how are the new brakes? mine suck balls... (as well as my lights, HID's to come)
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post #74 of 402 Old 01-16-2011, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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The brakes are OK so far. From what I've read they aren't the best at first, but once they seat properly and get a good contact they get better. I'll update about them in a few days.

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post #75 of 402 Old 01-16-2011, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a couple other pics, not the best quality but it shows the light better.

Headlights only (Delta Quadbars w/ Xenon Hyperwhite bulbs):


Headlights + HIDs:


Hi Beams, HIDs, and fog lights with 100w bulbs:





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