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Unread 04-16-2013, 11:19 AM   #3901
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I'm recovering from the end of last years major overhaul and to be fair to my wife, since I had the last round of mods, she is getting the next round (patio). I'm selling everything not bolted down in the garage to collect funds though.
I'm in the same boat. My wife was cool with me buying another Jeep but no fun parts until she gets a bathroom remodel and a deck.

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Unread 04-16-2013, 11:27 AM   #3902
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She got this, paid for. Next year is my turn.

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Unread 04-17-2013, 02:34 PM   #3903
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Stereo is in and completely wired up- front dash speakers, rear tower speakers, sub and both amps. Pushing around 700 watts and I'm loving the sound !



Next up was a small little project of getting more flex out of my Genright rear sway bar. This thing is super beef, and because of time constraints, Mike and Art had to make it pretty stiff out in the desert. Yesterday I drilled out a setting at the very end of the arms and smoothed out the frame/airbump mount for the needed clearance. Painted it all up and it's good to go.

Drilled out (nearly broke my wrists when the 1/2" bit caught):


Sanded down the frame:


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Should be plenty of clearance:
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Unread 04-17-2013, 04:27 PM   #3904
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I apologize if this has been previously covered, but didn't you used to run a rear anti rock? What were your reasons for changing? Just stiffness?

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Unread 04-17-2013, 10:16 PM   #3905
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I apologize if this has been previously covered, but didn't you used to run a rear anti rock? What were your reasons for changing? Just stiffness?

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he had no rear sway bar, we installed the genright one on the lakebed
Needed it badly, was very badly behaved without it
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Unread 04-18-2013, 12:59 AM   #3906
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Unread 04-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #3907
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Just found this build thread, and looking good so far. Definitely subscribed.
May add more when I get caught up.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 04:08 PM   #3908
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Just found this build thread, and looking good so far. Definitely subscribed.
May add more when I get caught up.


Cool, hopefully it continues to get better!
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Unread 04-21-2013, 09:51 PM   #3909
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Cool, hopefully it continues to get better!
Well, they say history has a tendency to repeat itself, so I doubt I'll be disappointed.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 03:50 AM   #3910
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^^ hopefully he gets his new front axle and history WONT repeat itself lol
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Unread 04-22-2013, 07:00 AM   #3911
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^^ hopefully he gets his new front axle and history WONT repeat itself lol





That is funny.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #3912
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Been following your thread awhile I just saw that you may be racing in Birmingham this weekend I'm guessing its the race at GrayRock? Did you decide on going? If so and you still need some pit help you can put me down.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 11:33 AM   #3913
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Nick ^ Awesome gesture. Jankoid- thanks again for the trailer offer. Not going to make this race. The jeep is fully prepped and ready to drive on the trailer, but A. the trip is going to be roughly $800 (when I need to be saving for a front axle) and B. it is supposed to rain and I hate racing in the rain. So instead I'm going to save some of the cash into the axle fund which just puts me one step closer to my next goal.


It sucks missing it, but without the family going, it wouldn't have been nearly as fun. That being said, I'll be cherry picking a few from the remaining events:
  • May 25th: ECORS Harlan Race, KY (charity event)
  • July 6th: ECORS Devils Playground Race, NC (ALWAYS a muddy slop fest)
  • July 27th: Rally North America Snowshoe Race, WV
  • August 24th: ECORS The Flats Race, NC
  • August 24th: Dirt Riot Finale Durhamtown, GA
  • August 31st: Baja of Texas Chupacabra 300 Race, TX (300 mile desert race)
  • September 21st: Line Mountain 7 miler Race, PA
  • November 16th: ECORS Harlan Finale, KY








So to get my mind off of it, I decided to have a little fun with one of my son's toys I bought for him . He's 18 months old, but it's never too young to get your first RC rock crawler! Maisto RC crawler out of the box:


Removed front bumper and highlined the fenders. Gained 1" of uptravel:


Comp cut the rear and trimmed rear bumper:


My son weighs 31lbs and he literally will tackle this thing. Sit on it, etc. The tires were all into the body, now it clears 100%:


Next up was addressing the power issue. It has none. It bogs on climbs, wheels stop spinning if bound up. Batteries die after 10 minutes (runs on AA's). Time to supercharge this thing . Getting to the guts and cutting the power wires:


Picked up a new NI-MH 9.6v, cut the wires and added some connectors to splice into the stock wiring:


Drilled a hole through the battery box for the new wiring:


Cut off the end of the box, then dremmeled out the plastic to fit the new battery in the stock location:


Charged the battery and mounted it up:


Ready to Go! The crawler drives like it is on NOS! It pops wheelies because it has so much power now. I was..... I mean.... my son was driving it for forever with no battery drain. HUGE improvement and tons of fun. Well worth the $30 (plus battery).





I'll probably paint it white and give it a 4500 number. You know, for my son.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:27 PM   #3914
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Unread 04-26-2013, 01:45 PM   #3915
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Nick ^ Awesome gesture. Jankoid- thanks again for the trailer offer. Not going to make this race. The jeep is fully prepped and ready to drive on the trailer, but A. the trip is going to be roughly $800 (when I need to be saving for a front axle) and B. it is supposed to rain and I hate racing in the rain. So instead I'm going to save some of the cash into the axle fund which just puts me one step closer to my next goal.

It sucks missing it, but without the family going, it wouldn't have been nearly as fun. That being said, I'll be cherry picking a few from the remaining events:

[*]May 25th: ECORS Harlan Race, KY (charity event)[*]July 6th: ECORS Devils Playground Race, NC (ALWAYS a muddy slop fest)[*]July 27th: Rally North America Snowshoe Race, WV[*]August 24th: ECORS The Flats Race, NC[*]August 24th: Dirt Riot Finale Durhamtown, GA[*]August 31st: Baja of Texas Chupacabra 300 Race, TX (300 mile desert race)[*]September 21st: Line Mountain 7 miler Race, PA[*]November 16th: ECORS Harlan Finale, KY


So to get my mind off of it, I decided to have a little fun with one of my son's toys I bought for him . He's 18 months old, but it's never too young to get your first RC rock crawler! Maisto RC crawler out of the box:

Removed front bumper and highlined the fenders. Gained 1" of uptravel:

Comp cut the rear and trimmed rear bumper:

My son weighs 31lbs and he literally will tackle this thing. Sit on it, etc. The tires were all into the body, now it clears 100%:

Next up was addressing the power issue. It has none. It bogs on climbs, wheels stop spinning if bound up. Batteries die after 10 minutes (runs on AA's). Time to supercharge this thing . Getting to the guts and cutting the power wires:

Picked up a new NI-MH 9.6v, cut the wires and added some connectors to splice into the stock wiring:

Drilled a hole through the battery box for the new wiring:

Cut off the end of the box, then dremmeled out the plastic to fit the new battery in the stock location:

Charged the battery and mounted it up:

Ready to Go! The crawler drives like it is on NOS! It pops wheelies because it has so much power now. I was..... I mean.... my son was driving it for forever with no battery drain. HUGE improvement and tons of fun. Well worth the $30 (plus battery).

I'll probably paint it white and give it a 4500 number. You know, for my son.
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