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post #61 of 626 Old 03-10-2014, 10:48 AM
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Nice LJ. I can't wait to start building mine.

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post #62 of 626 Old 03-16-2014, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Currently cleaning up camp at Moab. Damaged the front fender and ripped a fog off. O well. Pictures will be up once I get home

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post #63 of 626 Old 03-16-2014, 10:10 AM
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What did you hit ? I had similar damage long ago and thats when I went to the flat fenders .

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post #64 of 626 Old 03-16-2014, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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A tree branch on metal masher. Went wide right so I can avoid rolling and ended up right into that branch
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post #65 of 626 Old 03-16-2014, 11:17 AM
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A tree branch on metal masher. Went wide right so I can avoid rolling and ended up right into that branch
What are the odds ... a tree in the desert Was this right after Mirror gulch?

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post #66 of 626 Old 03-16-2014, 12:32 PM
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Ahh the decision of how much damage you're willing to take. Gotta love trails like that.
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post #67 of 626 Old 03-16-2014, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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What are the odds ... a tree in the desert Was this right after Mirror gulch?
Haha right!? It was before that. We took a wrong turn which lead us down a drop off. We didn't know it was wrong until everyone went down, so everyone had to go back up it.


Here are some of the pictures I took and some I didn't. My camera died after metal masher on friday.











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post #68 of 626 Old 03-16-2014, 08:41 PM
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Hells gate could have been really ugly from the looks of it ... Great pics thanks for posting .

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Great looking Jeep and scenery. Makes me want to stretch my TJ even more.
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post #70 of 626 Old 03-17-2014, 10:35 PM
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Looks like an awesome time I gotta make it out there... Great pics!

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post #71 of 626 Old 03-17-2014, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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A few more!















In being productive, today I replaced my stock fogs with Hella 500's I had sitting around. Better than being a cyclops

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post #72 of 626 Old 03-18-2014, 07:26 PM
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Awesome Build!!!
I hope to somday make it back out there to trailride Sedona again.
I drove a Samurai out there in 2000 and had a blast...except for the altitude sickness the carb had...wasn't thinkin I'd have that problem.
Now I'm hoping to build my LJR to run those 255/85R16 or bigger KM2s.
If I get out that way would love to have a trail guide....hint hint

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post #73 of 626 Old 03-21-2014, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome Build!!!
I hope to somday make it back out there to trailride Sedona again.
I drove a Samurai out there in 2000 and had a blast...except for the altitude sickness the carb had...wasn't thinkin I'd have that problem.
Now I'm hoping to build my LJR to run those 255/85R16 or bigger KM2s.
If I get out that way would love to have a trail guide....hint hint

Blake
If you're ever going to Sedona before May then let me know, I'll definitely get down there. Anything after that I'll be in Tucson


Finally got my lowers in! Yes they're rc. I figured by the time the joints wear out I can go Johnnys or duroflex. These things are beef though!

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post #74 of 626 Old 03-22-2014, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Installed the arms. Easy install. Drives much nicer now. I didn't realize how bad the oem bushings were until I pulled the arms off



The flash makes the axle and driveshaft look worse than they actually are...
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post #75 of 626 Old 03-22-2014, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Fixed the fender somewhat




And finally washed it since moab. Clay bar and wax makes it shine I'm paranoid about the black paint fading up in Flagstaff. I didn't wax my XJ and it faded quick

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