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Unread 03-25-2013, 07:30 PM   #46
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Is that a sahara lj?

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Unread 03-25-2013, 07:48 PM   #47
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Will you be going with the full savvy UA or there modular UA kit?
Modular, I installed the MM, BL, and Novak shiffter in Jan. I've put a bunch of hints out to the family! The Wife is throwing me my 50th birthday party this weekend and all the kids are coming in for it. I have high hopes

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Is that a sahara lj?
No Sir, just a plain old LJ with a couple of little extras. I haven't been to Disney in a jeep. I stopped by once in my work truck just to look it over. Is it hard on tires? It looked like it would really tear them up.
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Modular, I installed the MM, BL, and Novak shiffter in Jan. I've put a bunch of hints out to the family! The Wife is throwing me my 50th birthday party this weekend and all the kids are coming in for it. I have high hopes



No Sir, just a plain old LJ with a couple of little extras. I haven't been to Disney in a jeep. I stopped by once in my work truck just to look it over. Is it hard on tires? It looked like it would really tear them up.
Yep, that granite or whatever it is really eats em up! Ask Bobby tanner how many miles he put on his sx's that day. LOL He has been running them for 3 years they said.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 09:01 AM   #49
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Had my 50th birthday party last weekend and my son was able to get a 4-day pass to come celebrate it with the family. After way too much scotch and cigars we woke up and decided to go up into the Ozark National forest for a little light trail running, remember the scotch the night before! We came out near Byrd’s Adventure Center near Cass AR and I remembered they had some trails on their property. Paid the fee, got a map, and headed into the woods. Of course I didn’t bring anything with us because we were just going for a light trail run in the national forest. Scotch has a habit of making me forget important things! First trail doesn’t seem so bad (son’s driving) until we rounded a corner and started up a nice little climb, nothing too bad until we rounded a tree that was hiding a very steep climb with a ledge that my little 33’s couldn’t get over. I have a winch and I’m not averse to pulling cable and it was too late to back out so the son gave it a try. When we hit the ledge and couldn’t get over it the son hops out and secures the jeep to a tree so the winching can start. After about 20ft the battery takes a dive and the jeep dies and we are in a lot of trouble. He hikes back to the main office and finds out we are the only vehicle in the park, no one can assist us, but they have a spare battery and jumper cables he can take it and see if that helps. He thought he got out of PT by coming to visit his old man! Cut to the chase spare battery didn’t help, not enough juice. So we moved the tree strap down 20ft to the next tree and slowly backed down the dead jeep using what I could get out of the brakes and parking brakes, and repeat, over and over again. Two hours later we are down and stop a truck to give us a jump and we are mobile again. Lesson learned, bad to run alone and always have your tools and spares on hand!

Only two pics, first is son heading off looking for help and the other is a pic of the jeep while waiting on son to return. Still, it was a great day. There is nothing in this world I would rather do then spend time with my kids, plus HE will remember this day for a loooonggg time! Hauling a battery 1/4 mile up a steep mountian and his a#$ was dragging!
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Unread 04-01-2013, 09:44 AM   #51
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Thanks! I'm really starting to enjoy it. My broke down jeep is on 38s, lockers, sbc, and was lots of fun. But this little sucker on 33's is a blast!!
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Unread 04-01-2013, 12:47 PM   #52
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Sounds like its time to invest in a good agm battery . Wheeling alone is fine , but theres a lot more thought that goes into the process .
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Also, you might want to add a weight to the line when winching, just in case it breaks or snaps..
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Sounds like its time to invest in a good agm battery . Wheeling alone is fine , but theres a lot more thought that goes into the process .
I agree Greg! I think I'm going to pick up a Die Hard Platinum real soon. Is it really worthwhile to go with a dual battery set up? My son has an on-board Ready Wielder that I'm trying to talk him out of and I could see a benefit in 2 batteries, but just for everyday wheeling with some winching I don't think I need the dual setup.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 02:17 PM   #55
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No you really don't need a dual battery setup. Just one good one
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Unread 04-01-2013, 02:41 PM   #56
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Also, you might want to add a weight to the line when winching, just in case it breaks or snaps..
I know I should have but it is a synthetic rope. Still, I should have.

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No you really don't need a dual battery setup. Just one good one
Yep, I bought the jeep last year and just checked the date code on the battery and it is from 2006. Its definitely seen better days


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Unread 04-01-2013, 02:59 PM   #57
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Are you going with a diehard battery?
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Yes sir! Die hard platinum.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 06:18 PM   #60
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No you really don't need a dual battery setup. Just one good one
I agree , a dual battery setup is overkill for most of us . I am a big fan of my die hard platinum so far , and I think you will be happy with yours ... except for the price .
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