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Unread 12-10-2011, 07:17 PM   #781
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Get those pictures up from today!

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Unread 12-10-2011, 10:32 PM   #782
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Good trail run in Derry, NH today. Had 8 Jeeps in total, 6 TJs / 1 YJ / 1 XJ. Good group of people, a few from this thread and the rest from our club. We were joined by a new guy who wouldn't stop saying how great of a time he was having, so that's good as far as publicity goes. We stuck to a few different Class 6 roads, which were comprised of some good water crossings (between 2 lakes, probably 2.5+ feet deep as it was over my front bumper) lots of tight areas, and some good negotiations around fallen trees and boulders. Everyone did quite well, and the only thing we need next time is for everyone to have a CB radio!!! We had 4 out of the 8 Jeeps running them, so not too bad, but still. Being able to communicate would be key (hint hint... CrawlingForward & SaxMan!!!)

One thing that did become extremely obvious today was how badly I need to fix my steering problems. I actually got off the highway on the way home and took the backroads (an hour longer drive) simply because the Jeep was uncontrollably wandering all over the highway. Beyond "white knuckling" it, I completely opted out for our safety and got off the highway. There is a decent amount of play (3 inches) in either direction of the steering wheel, and the Jeep just wanders all over the road. I'll need a 2nd set of eyes to do a dry steering check. Since the whole steering linkage is new within the last 6 months (also did a new TRE on Friday) I am wondering if this is an old and exhausted steering box.

What determines the box going out? Is it worth the Durango swap? Junkyard or re-manufactured?

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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 12-10-2011, 10:33 PM   #783
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Unread 12-11-2011, 06:37 PM   #784
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Looks like you had fun. Nice pictures.
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Unread 12-12-2011, 02:59 PM   #785
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This is probably one of the most complete and thorough builds on the forum.
An immense compliment! Thank you so much


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In other news, I took her to the carwash today to get the caked mud off of every bit of her. This was the only local place with an undercarriage wash as well so that worked out. Total was $9, and I got 15 minutes of high pressure water/soap/suds/brush, etc. Not that bad as far as I'm concerned because it certainly took that long to get everything off. I washed out the frame, undercarriage, fenders, tubes, bumpers, everything that was completely baked in it.

The before/after is astounding!










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Unread 12-12-2011, 03:03 PM   #786
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Last time I saw that trail those water crossings were covered with 3 inches of ice and there was a Bronco with snapped leaf springs.
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Unread 12-12-2011, 05:30 PM   #787
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where's that car wash? everything around here is the automated bullcrap
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Unread 12-12-2011, 05:33 PM   #788
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Sweet jeep
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Unread 12-12-2011, 06:26 PM   #789
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where's that car wash? everything around here is the automated bullcrap
Flo's Auto Bath in Wakefield Ma. I go there as well. The do-it-yourself bays are nice.
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Unread 12-12-2011, 06:49 PM   #790
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Last time I saw that trail those water crossings were covered with 3 inches of ice and there was a Bronco with snapped leaf springs.
No ice thankfully, but the water sure was deep. There's a photo of a guy in our club with water coming over his hood while crossing (the crossing was between two lakes, if you remember the trail). Had a great time though! Had to pull half a tree out from under my steering/front end after going through the first deep crossing.

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where's that car wash? everything around here is the automated bullcrap
As 2003x mentioned, it's Flo's wash on Water Street in Wakefield. Credit card buys you 5 minutes of water for $3. I did 2 power washes, then a soapy brush/power wash mix. Couldn't believe it was only $9.

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Unread 12-12-2011, 06:54 PM   #791
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The looked like a lot of fun DJ! Ill see if maybe i can go on a trail ride with you guys in the spring! Hopefully she will be lifted, have a new axle, tires, and the frame fixed! BTW, your jeep looks BEAST!
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Unread 12-12-2011, 07:53 PM   #792
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The looked like a lot of fun DJ! Ill see if maybe i can go on a trail ride with you guys in the spring! Hopefully she will be lifted, have a new axle, tires, and the frame fixed! BTW, your jeep looks BEAST!
Bring your Jeep now as it is! Just be light on the gas!
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Unread 12-12-2011, 08:27 PM   #793
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The looked like a lot of fun DJ! Ill see if maybe i can go on a trail ride with you guys in the spring! Hopefully she will be lifted, have a new axle, tires, and the frame fixed! BTW, your jeep looks BEAST!
I'll let her know you think she's beast!

Can't wait to see the new mods! But seriously, try and make it to our next run in January. We've got a few stockers in the club still so you'd fit right in, and they're certainly capable stock. I just looked it up on Google Maps and you'll only be an hour and 15 minutes from where we're going. If you're interested, join our forum @ www.NorthShoreJeeps.com (new forum!) and I'll make sure you have the info!
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Unread 12-13-2011, 07:31 AM   #794
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Have u considered bolting up some 37s?
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Unread 12-13-2011, 08:58 AM   #795
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No ice thankfully, but the water sure was deep. There's a photo of a guy in our club with water coming over his hood while crossing (the crossing was between two lakes, if you remember the trail). Had a great time though! Had to pull half a tree out from under my steering/front end after going through the first deep crossing.
I think three of us had at least one tree to pull out, ha ha. But no damage done to any of us, which was nice.

Definitely a fun, stock-friendly run so long as you don't go recklessly crashing through water-crossings.

You'd be surprised how well a stock rig will do as long as you've got decent tires on it.


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As 2003x mentioned, it's Flo's wash on Water Street in Wakefield. Credit card buys you 5 minutes of water for $3. I did 2 power washes, then a soapy brush/power wash mix. Couldn't believe it was only $9.
Another one is Triton self-wash on 38 (581 Main Street Wilmington, MA). It's got credit card bays for about the same price. $5 for 8 minutes I think?
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