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Unread 12-24-2008, 04:24 PM   #46
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I don't want the wrinkles, i wanna know what caused it.
Nice looking LJ.

The paint wrinkles like that cause you didn't follow the directions on the can. Recoat within1 hour or after 48. Also check the temp your suppose to paint in. Basically the paint wasn't cured yet, due to time or temperature. That is what happened to my headlight bezels when I didn't follow the directions.

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Unread 12-24-2008, 04:42 PM   #47
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Yeah, I'm sure the mix between not waiting long enough and it being really cold out while i was painting had something to do with it. It doesn't look as bad now that they've completely dried and they'll be under the jeep anyway so It's okay. I picked up the upper rear arms today from the local mechanic, so all the arms are ready to be put on now. A lot more of a hassle and a lot more expensive than I expected. With the arms for 300$, parts and paint for about 180$ and haveing the bushings pressed in for 30$, the 4 RE UCA's and 4 RE LCA's came to around 500$ all together. I guess I still saved some money, but not as much as I thought. Oh well...
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Unread 12-26-2008, 09:45 PM   #48
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Santa brought me a CB radio with everything this year along with the arms. We put everything in today with the help from my brother and a buddy.

The front arms were a pain, but not terrible to put in. Had some trouble lining stuff up but we eventually got it all together.


The back lowers went in fine but the uppers were a pain. I started taking them off, and theres not much space up near the bolts and they were rusted a bit so that was a pain. Also having to cut the bracket off that connects the emergency brake line to the upper arm was no fun. Because they are adjustable and used, they were already adjusted a little longer so we had to jack up the pinion in order to get the holes to line up and the bolts in. Had to unbolt the rear sway bar to do that too. It wasn't too much fun, and sure got me frusterated but we managed and there in.


The CB wasn't bad. Took apart my dash and morgan rigged some sort of wiring thing together into the cigarette lighter.



Bolted the radio up to where I wanted it and hooked the wires in.



Bolted the bracket that came with the antenna to my tire carrier, and put the antenna a wire on. Started running the wire to the CB only to find out it's not long enough so i'll pick up an extension tomorrow. The antenna sticks about 4 inches over the top so I hope that's not too much. I'll find out tomorrow when I pull out of my garage.


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Unread 01-04-2009, 11:53 AM   #49
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Spent yesterday at Rausch with a bunch of people from the Baltimore 4 Wheelers, MD Rock Raiders, and some others. Had a total of 17 Jeeps. Was a long, fun day, and no damage other than the usual dents and scrapes. Only had one get seriously stuck on Yellow Jacket Ridge with his diff resting on a rock and his tire hanging off a ledge and his bumper on a tree. Took a good bit of time to get him free, but they finally did. My brother also screwed something up in his transfer case, and had no 4WD for the last couple trails. All in all, I had a great time and met a lot of cool people.


The new arms did great, which is good because after this trip, the stock arms would have been crushed. When I flex, I can hear kind of a clanking noise which I believe is the Superflex joint turning and hitting the mount but I'm not sure. Any help with that?

Pics will be up soon.
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Unread 01-04-2009, 12:13 PM   #50
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Freezing in the morning, but ended up being a perfect day:


Back of the group:






What I want my LJ to look like some day. RE 5.5" LA on 35's






Everyone on Yellow Jacket Ridge


Video of me on YJR
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Unread 01-04-2009, 12:15 PM   #51
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The stuck:


Ice on the water was like 4 Inches think



RTI Ramp

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Unread 01-07-2009, 11:34 PM   #52
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sweet LJ...love the white...

looks like you had a good time at rausch...great pics

carroll county here...monkton is right around mt. carmel road correct?
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Unread 01-08-2009, 10:41 AM   #53
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Yes sir it is. And thanks, rausch was great.
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Unread 01-11-2009, 06:25 PM   #54
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Think i saw your rig at roundtop today, good day for shreddin. snow wasnt too bad at all..park was WEAK though
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Unread 01-11-2009, 07:08 PM   #55
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Yep, that was probably me. I was up and agree. Snow wasn't bad but the park was pretty crappy. Everything in bunker was sticky and everything in the little park is well...little; but fun to mess around on. I ride in a green jacket with white on the top, and an orange Capita with a green base. Look familiar?
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Unread 01-11-2009, 07:13 PM   #56
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Dont think i saw you, i went through bunker a few times..yellow pants, forum board. I mainly chilled on the far right where the beginners are..attempting to teach the lady friend. That was my first time at roundtop..wish i woulda just went over to liberty instead..park over there is pretty solid ever year.


anyways, rig looks good man. have a good season
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Unread 01-11-2009, 07:50 PM   #57
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Yeah there was like a million people up there today. Yeah liberty's park is looking pretty nice, can't wait till they have there big jump up. Thanks, you have a good season too.

oh, what colors your xj? Saw one in the lower lot lifted, might have been yours.
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Unread 01-11-2009, 08:17 PM   #58
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Nah, i made the girlfriend drive up..ol jeepy needed a break after my last wheeling trip. How far away is roundop from you guys? its 2 from NoVA
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Unread 01-12-2009, 10:03 AM   #59
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I'm in Monkton/Hereford and it's just about an hour north from us.
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Unread 01-12-2009, 08:17 PM   #60
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yo go ride the 24th. im not sure where but its gonna be either whitetail, liberty or roundtop. weather depending ofcourse
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