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Unread 07-14-2009, 08:54 AM   #196
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do you have pics of the carnage?

I wanna see the rokmen skid...before I buy it

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Unread 07-14-2009, 01:11 PM   #197
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do you have pics of the carnage?

I wanna see the rokmen skid...before I buy it

I'm going out to finish returning my steering to stock, so i'll grab a pic. while i'm out there.
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Unread 07-14-2009, 04:21 PM   #198
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Okay well here's the deal:

Stock steering is back on, RR crap is done for.

Dropped my Rokmen engine skid, and it's bowed up probably around 3/4". Pretty bummed that it bent that easily.

Also, while I was down there, I found that my rear main seal has a leak : oh well...

Engine skid:
Notice how it bows up




Stuff did really take a beating though:

belly skid


Here's what I believe to be the reason:


Never made it, got the wheelbase, just not the clearance yet...
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Unread 07-14-2009, 04:50 PM   #199
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Here's another video from the day. It's on Trail 8 which is a blue/black. Awesome trail, definately one of my new favorites.

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Unread 07-14-2009, 04:57 PM   #200
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Looks like lots of fun! You gave the new skids a run for the money for sure! I try to stay off my skids, but im still on stock metal...
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Unread 07-14-2009, 05:03 PM   #201
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Looking good man. The Rokmen belly skids can take a beating for sure. I love mine. Now to the belly skid....is there any room to add an additional support, like a nice length of angle iron? I've not seen the inside of the skid so it could already have some nice supports.
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Unread 07-14-2009, 05:29 PM   #202
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Thanks guys. I don't think there's really any room for a significant piece of angle iron. It's up real close to trans pan. Maybe some smaller ones actually. That would be a pretty good idea if you could do it.

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Unread 07-14-2009, 08:29 PM   #203
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god u bashed that rokmen skid lol
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Unread 07-15-2009, 09:41 AM   #204
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I'd say it's time to ditch the carpet....
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Unread 07-15-2009, 09:52 AM   #205
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i see you were enjoying an ice cold bottle of squirt
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Unread 07-15-2009, 10:11 AM   #206
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i see you were enjoying an ice cold bottle of squirt
Yes I was.

And as for the carpet, I let it dry vaccumed it and just put it back in. I don't want to pull the carpet until I have some decent front and rear seat floor mats. I'll eventually line it though.

EDIT: Having rear driveshaft problems
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Unread 07-15-2009, 11:29 AM   #207
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Soo the jeep is going down to my mechanic tomorrow to check out the driveshaft and the vibes. Also my transmission or engine or whatever that little orange light that looks like one of those is on and i'm getting the code for P1494 which is the Leak Detection Pump. AHH. Sometimes I hate jeeps. : Jeep show is this weekend and supposed to be leaving for a long trip on monday too.
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Unread 07-15-2009, 12:10 PM   #208
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you use your jeep pretty hard! I used to beat the hell out of my yjand it was always broken. I don't use my LJ nearly as hard and its never been out me commission for more than a day. something to think about.
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Unread 07-15-2009, 08:26 PM   #209
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Wellll I guess this is what happens when you run with people on +35's who have been wheeling much longer than you! But hey, it was fun while it was happening!

So my steering is back to stock, jeep's going tomorrow morning to have the driveline checked out, and I'm trying hard to make a deal with my dad on some km2's (and I think it's working ). When I get some money, i'll be buying Currie steering. When I get to that point, i'll be completely happy. Than i'll do a front bumper (probably) and after that, i'll start building up my suspension. Everything seems to be working out, only problem is I have a long trip on Monday that I NEED my jeep to be running well for.

There's tonight's update that nobody cares about.

See you all at the jeep show Saturday!
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Unread 07-15-2009, 08:32 PM   #210
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i cared about it man. haha but ill be there at the show, are you just taking 83 up?
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