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Unread 07-27-2013, 10:36 PM   #646
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Looks very nice man!
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X2
Thanks! Luckily the camera angle hides the utter disaster that is the hood.

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go enjoy your well earned wheeling run.
Hopefully Kate can put something together again soon so I can do more than ride along. As for tomorrow I'll just have to settle for a few back woods dirt roads. Should be a good place to continue testing my DF, Bilstein combo which so far has proven very comfy. Except for the occasional groan.

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Unread 07-28-2013, 06:18 AM   #647
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She's out of your driveway!
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Unread 07-28-2013, 12:51 PM   #648
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Unread 07-28-2013, 12:52 PM   #649
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Unread 07-28-2013, 02:44 PM   #650
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Don't act like your not impressed...
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Unread 07-29-2013, 05:06 AM   #651
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Don't act like your not impressed...
Well..... how is she?!?! This suspense Andy. Its killing me.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 10:43 PM   #652
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Well..... how is she?!?! This suspense Andy. Its killing me.
Once I get the pictures sorted out I'll post them up along with an assessment of the Jeep.

On a different note I'm looking into the possibility of some camping this weekend...
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Unread 07-30-2013, 06:42 AM   #653
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Once I get the pictures sorted out I'll post them up along with an assessment of the Jeep.

On a different note I'm looking into the possibility of some camping this weekend...
Go on...
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Unread 07-30-2013, 05:29 PM   #654
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The Shake Down

Sunday went well. Nothing broke and all was well for the most part. I didn't get out on the highway, but I did get up to 55 mph and didn't have a vibes or wobbles. The BM pads preformed well and to be honest I don't think the Jeep has ever braked so well. Between the Bilstien 5100's and the MC CA's the Jeep rides nice and smooth on and off road compared to the stock CA's and RC 2.2's. The only issues that came up where the coolant temp fluctuating between 190 and 210 degrees and the t-case kept popping out of 4-hi.

The actual adventure started off as a mild trip down some maintained dirt roads that we frequent in the local state forest. We then decided to check out an unmaintained road that we'd never been down before that lead into a different part of the state forest. This turned into an adventure in it's own right as the road became nothing more than a muddy, rutted, rocky path through the woods. Even better were all the side trails branching off this main trail that will require several follow on trips to fully explore.

Now for some pictures.










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Me and my Dad were throwing the idea around, we just need to find a decent place to camp.

Oh, and here's a picture of the power line entrance I was talking about.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 05:37 PM   #655
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Looks great! Only thing left to do is rid yourself of the Kate-esque headlight bezels
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Unread 07-30-2013, 07:16 PM   #656
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Almost forgot

The Jeeps going to need new gears as well.

PS: Oh yea. I almost forgot the picture of my new toy.


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Eh. I kind of like em.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 12:01 AM   #657
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I've read a lot of great things about the MC control arms. But your reveiw about them has me really thinking about a set.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 05:09 AM   #658
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Rigs looking great! Must feel awesome to have it back on the road again!

And just an fyi. Most if not all powerlines are illegal. Do what you want but just a heads up. Not much if any, land legal to wheel in CT...
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Unread 07-31-2013, 05:22 AM   #659
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The Shake Down

Sunday went well. Nothing broke and all was well for the most part. I didn't get out on the highway, but I did get up to 55 mph and didn't have a vibes or wobbles. The BM pads preformed well and to be honest I don't think the Jeep has ever braked so well. Between the Bilstien 5100's and the MC CA's the Jeep rides nice and smooth on and off road compared to the stock CA's and RC 2.2's. The only issues that came up where the coolant temp fluctuating between 190 and 210 degrees and the t-case kept popping out of 4-hi.

The actual adventure started off as a mild trip down some maintained dirt roads that we frequent in the local state forest. We then decided to check out an unmaintained road that we'd never been down before that lead into a different part of the state forest. This turned into an adventure in it's own right as the road became nothing more than a muddy, rutted, rocky path through the woods. Even better were all the side trails branching off this main trail that will require several follow on trips to fully explore.

Me and my Dad were throwing the idea around, we just need to find a decent place to camp.

Oh, and here's a picture of the power line entrance I was talking about.
Looks like some beautiful terrain. I'm glad the shakedown went smooth for the most part. Maybe you should host the next meet-up!

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Looks great! Only thing left to do is rid yourself of the Kate-esque headlight bezels
Oh great... now I am synonymous with chrome?!

Im gonna stick with Andy and say that I kinda like them as well. Brightens the grill up a bit without being epilepsy-inducing chrome all around.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 05:27 AM   #660
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Rigs looking great! Must feel awesome to have it back on the road again!

And just an fyi. Most if not all powerlines are illegal. Do what you want but just a heads up. Not much if any, land legal to wheel in CT...
True and it really sucks. Worst part is that the trespassing ticket is less than the cost to go to a real OHV park. Not trying to say it's okay though.

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Oh great... now I am synonymous with chrome?!
Merriam-Webster just came out with it today... chrome - something Kate puts on her Jeep.
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