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post #76 of 185 Old 04-12-2009, 06:22 PM
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whens the last time you were at trails rd, heard it got locked down again, my buddy lives about 2 minutes from there. Use to be around all the time. I know some people who went back to cedar again... wouldn't tell you to go tho... where in baltimore you at, I'm in parkville. i'm starting my xj build myself...


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post #77 of 185 Old 04-12-2009, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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I havent been there in a while, I hope it didnt get locked down. Im up 83 in Hereford, most likely in Towson after summer. Ill be back from SC in about a month, if you need any help let me know Id be glad to come down.

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post #78 of 185 Old 06-17-2009, 07:23 AM
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Have you put those gears in yet man? Also i love your jeep man looks really good.

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post #79 of 185 Old 06-17-2009, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks man, no gears yet but I have been doing some work. I picked up a 231 and a sye while I was up at RCrocs. Installed the sye a couple days ago and got the case in the jeep. I am driving around with my front driveshaft in the rear right now until I can get a different yoke for my rear RE driveshaft. Ill get some pics up soon. I also plan on drilling out my rear pinion yoke to accept the u-bolt style yoke straps.

Here are some pictures of the RCrocs up at Rausch Creek:







Timmay from Pirate4x4 in his '00 XJ


This guy blew a fuse, lost a front shock and coil and stalled right here


Kane Riccardi from our local club, Baltimore4wheelers, took first place in class 1


This is Grason from another local club, MDCreepers, took first in class 3


The Quadratec guys flopped on the bonus line on their last run of the day


Crappy video here:
http://rides.webshots.com/video/3005...00669327BJGxMS

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post #80 of 185 Old 06-17-2009, 10:03 AM
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Cool pics!

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post #81 of 185 Old 06-17-2009, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Yea, RCrocs was an awesome event, cant wait for the finals. It also looks like a buddy and I are picking up a '98 5.9l zj with a RK longarm kit to compete next year in class 2 possibly. I will start a build for that as soon as we get it underway.

Edit: I was just working on the RE driveshaft and broke some parts for the cv joint (my cost for 4wd keeps climbing) so now I need to order even more parts before I can hit the trails again. This is driving me crazy, instead of finding another 242 and swapping that I had to go with the route that is going to end up being 4x more expensive, I guess I learned the hard way.

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post #82 of 185 Old 06-17-2009, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Spun out on set of turns tonight after work. It was raining, and I lost the back end coming around a turn, spun a 180 into oncoming traffic and ended up on the opposite side of the road with cars coming at me. Could have been real bad, luckily it happened in a short period of time in between cars in the other lane. A cop was the second car in the other lane when it happened and he didnt even stop! Pretty scary, almost seriously injured myself, another driver or the jeep.

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post #83 of 185 Old 06-18-2009, 09:03 AM
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Spun out on set of turns tonight after work. It was raining, and I lost the back end coming around a turn, spun a 180 into oncoming traffic and ended up on the opposite side of the road with cars coming at me. Could have been real bad, luckily it happened in a short period of time in between cars in the other lane. A cop was the second car in the other lane when it happened and he didnt even stop! Pretty scary, almost seriously injured myself, another driver or the jeep.
thats happened to me before man, its scares as **** when you look up and see cars coming at you. Luckily no one was hurt and exspecially the jeep wasnt hurt. When it happened to me i slammed into a gaurdrail and ripped my jimmys front bumper off haha.

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post #84 of 185 Old 06-18-2009, 11:43 AM
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Good to see your alright
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post #85 of 185 Old 06-18-2009, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, it was definitely scary, done it before in the snow but on a main road, at night with traffic is a little different. Seeing those headlights coming at me as Im sliding sideways in the opposite lane is pretty scary.

Im working on rewiring my amp under the back seat and rewiring the subwoofer for a cleaner install, pics up later today.

Edit for pics:
Amp under seat, much cleaner wiring, used heat shrink on all crimps and now the amp is hidden.


Rest of the stereo, dont know if I ever put pics up.
Polk components




Alpine headunit


No more amp and wires mounted to the back of the seat. I have a JL8W7


New used case and sye installed by me, currently running a front driveshaft until I rebuild my RE shaft.



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post #86 of 185 Old 06-18-2009, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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bump for new pics

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post #87 of 185 Old 06-18-2009, 05:28 PM
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nice jeep!!! got any pics of the 60's commando grill on your wall

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post #88 of 185 Old 06-19-2009, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Its actually not up yet been grinding on it a little, needs a little more trimming but its almost there. Ill snap pics of it soon.

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post #89 of 185 Old 06-19-2009, 12:37 PM
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looks a lot cleaner that way i like it man. Aare you going to come down to the jeep show tomorrow at adams?

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post #90 of 185 Old 06-19-2009, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Yea Ill be there, I think Ill be in my buddy's yellow tj on 37's with a highline kit. If you see us stop by and say hey.

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