Been a less exciting couple of months, but a few Jeep and adventure related updates:
It was a good Christmas at the Marsh household, and I picked up an inverter for the JK so we could do this:
Also used the YJ to transport a friend's deer for cleaning and the JK to pick up my very first deer! A small button buck, but I was happy!
Our Corgi had his 3rd (aka 21st) birthday, so we got him a keg!
The YJ was due for inspection, but while pulling it out of the driveway it started puking fuel everywhere. Opened the hood to find the fuel rail supply hose had a hole in it, as did the CCV tube, which had fallen down.
I presume the vacuum hose fell off and rubbed on the water pump, judging by where the hole was, and may have nicked the fuel line in the process.
.....or maybe I'll just blame and shoot the squirrels in the yard. Who knows.
Ordered a JY hose and bought a replacement nylon hose. Hopefully installing that this weekend.
Surprisingly "blah" news on the JK. The stock set of tires is almost ready for replacement at an impressive 70k. Probably still got another 10 on them, even. Go 5-tire rotations!
However, I've been fretting and worrying about what size/aggressiveness/terrain replacements I should go with and how freaking much tires cost when I finally decided that I didn't want to go larger because it's already a pig on the highway with abysmal gas mileage, but no way I was going to go smaller, and with how it's used, I needed to keep Mud Terrains on it. Luckily, I found a set of 5 2014 Rubicon take-offs with 100 miles without wheels (I don't want to pay for something I'm not going to use) for $800. I looked a while ago and could not find anything that cheap, so I jumped at the chance and got them. Very happy. So for now they're stacked in garage (cause I have the room
) until it's time to replace them!
Feels kind of ho-hum to replace without upgrading or even changing, but definitely a good purchase.
Also installed my Dad's Christmas present to Dianna, as she is constantly complaining that she misses her dash-top storage of her old Mazda. (And my father grew increasingly concerned when she kept staring at the GPS in her lap, ha ha)
Lastly, I leave you with our Christmas card for the year and our family picture...just because, ha ha.