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Unread 04-10-2008, 11:42 PM   #6811
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I'll be heading back to San Diego tomorrow morning & expect to be home ~1:00-2:00PM unless I hit heavy traffic.

If anyone wants to head to Johnson Valley/Hammers, for a Saturday AM run let me know. I'm dieing to go do some wheeling and I have a free weekend to do whatever I wish.

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Unread 04-10-2008, 11:52 PM   #6812
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I'll be heading back to San Diego tomorrow morning & expect to be home ~1:00-2:00PM unless I hit heavy traffic.

If anyone wants to head to Johnson Valley/Hammers, for a Saturday AM run let me know. I'm dieing to go do some wheeling and I have a free weekend to do whatever I wish.
I would but somethings telling me my ride wouldn't make it through the Hammers
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Unread 04-11-2008, 12:05 AM   #6813
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We could do Wrecking Ball (shown below). It doesn't have to be Sledge, Claw, or Jack Hammer.

Wrecking Ball is quite a nice trail & has some real nice challenges.

Lots of the comp buggies & big dogs roll end over end backwards in this exact same spot. I drove up it without a winch my very first time. I took a winch the second time and would like to try it again without a winch.

BTW: It's a very steep incline before you even get to this spot.

Here's the approach:




Here I'm driving it but notice the winch line is not tight or being used.


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Unread 04-11-2008, 12:31 AM   #6814
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Do any of you guys have GPS coordinates for "The Notches" in Truckhaven?
Ask and ye shall...

This will get you started. Really the thing to do is just get out there and start wandering around. Our last trip out there (TDS) I wanted to head up Shell Reef and over the hills but there was line of vehicles everywhere, it was crazy out there. We may have to do another trip when every 4WD vehicle in California isn't out there (and it's not quite so windy).

Not all of these are in the notches, some are touristy sites like Pumpkin Patch and the Gas Domes...

Blu-In (Gas Station) N33 07.515 W116 02.661 18

Shell Reef N33 11.368 W116 04.078 306 (notches to the north)
CJ Hill N33°18.31 W116.02.03
5 Palms N33 14.953 W116 06.388 426
Adobe Hut N33 15.001 W116 00.997 42
Artisian Well N33 09.997 W115 56.653 105
Blow Sand (Top) N33 09.670 W116 09.391 538
Bus Man N33 15.165 W116 00.713 36
Fire Hydrant N33 17 46.067 W116 03 17.500
Phone Booth N33 18 5.241 W116 01 46.942
Desert Ironwoods N33 09.027 W116 10.877 346
Gas Dome N33 10.696 W115 56.996 142
Pumpkin Patch N33 13.378 W116 04.101 197
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Unread 04-11-2008, 12:36 AM   #6815
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Another thing. I'm thinking about getting a pair of Hella's conversion headlights for my cj. Does anybody know where I can get them locally?
Oops, almost forgot, ORW carries them, I believe 4wdParts has them, I've seen them at Pep Boys, Kragen and some Worldwide Auto Parts.

They're good lights, but pricey, and add in the cost of the bulb. I have IPFs with the FatBoy bulbs, nice but again, pricey. One you might look at is the Delta conversions, very similar to the IPF, almost a clone, half the price. My roommate runs then with Silverstars and I think they put out a better light pattern, and more light, than my more than twice as expensive setup. The bad part is the only place I've seen them is Quadratec, not my favorite place to shop.

Of course you could always go HID...
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Unread 04-11-2008, 12:41 AM   #6816
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Who does night runs???? That's beer drinkin' time!

Well, I suppose morning is sometimes beer drinkin' time too depending on when you went to bed - or if you went to bed.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 09:00 AM   #6817
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Who does night runs???? That's beer drinkin' time!

Well, I suppose morning is sometimes beer drinkin' time too depending on when you went to bed - or if you went to bed.

EXACTLY. That's why I took out my headlights and put in beer taps.


Joe, love to go to JV with you one day. We will work out a schedule eventually.

Got my parents in town this weekend plus we are all going to the scrapyard for D60's tomorrow.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 09:14 AM   #6818
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http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...66040Large.jpg

I do believe that that particular trail is closed now??? If its Lawrence Welk.
Correct.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 09:21 AM   #6819
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...plus we are all going to the scrapyard for D60's tomorrow.
What time tomorrow?
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Unread 04-11-2008, 10:11 AM   #6820
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What time tomorrow?

they open at 7:30.

http://www.pickapart.com/sandiego.html

are you guys going today? If so pick me up an 8.8 with 4:56 gears and a high pinion D44 for the front. Left side drop.

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Unread 04-11-2008, 11:24 AM   #6821
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they open at 7:30.
just because they open at 7:30 doesn't my eyes open at 7:30...


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are you guys going today? If so pick me up an 8.8 with 4:56 gears and a high pinion D44 for the front. Left side drop.

Thanks
ah sure, no problem, they have rows and rows of them

looks like the plan is to go tomorrow, do a group effort and see what we can find. Right now it's Me, You, Jimmy, Jason, not sure who else want to go, maybe Ari?

8.8, possibly D44, Cherokee HP 30 maybe or even a D60, Grand Cherokee six-cyl intake and V-8 tie rods for the TJ (Jimmy bent his tie-rod last weekend), I need a Range axle/shaft, front seats, relays, fuses, sensors, whatever else looks interesting

I'll bring the truck and my luggage cart milk crate tool box on wheels.

Breakfast somewhere in SoBay?

Really would like to do a JV trip, just won't work out this weekend. Maybe we can plan a camping/wheeling weekend or ovenighter when Joe is in town for more than 52 hours at one time?
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Unread 04-11-2008, 11:58 AM   #6822
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Ari wants to go. I was planning to meet him at his house then drive down in his truck. But, I have to be back home by about 1 so it might be better if I go in my own car.

Breakfast is good with me but I have no knowledge of where to go in south bay. First one down there pick a spot?

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ah sure, no problem, they have rows and rows of them

looks like the plan is to go tomorrow, do a group effort and see what we can find. Right now it's Me, You, Jimmy, Jason, not sure who else want to go, maybe Ari?

8.8, possibly D44, Cherokee HP 30 maybe or even a D60, Grand Cherokee six-cyl intake and V-8 tie rods for the TJ (Jimmy bent his tie-rod last weekend), I need a Range axle/shaft, front seats, relays, fuses, sensors, whatever else looks interesting

I'll bring the truck and my luggage cart milk crate tool box on wheels.

Breakfast somewhere in SoBay?

Really would like to do a JV trip, just won't work out this weekend. Maybe we can plan a camping/wheeling weekend or ovenighter when Joe is in town for more than 52 hours at one time?
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Unread 04-11-2008, 12:35 PM   #6823
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Where there any Cherokees at the pull your part? I've been reading and apparently a good way to get rid of the vacuum disco and not have to worry about a posi-lock is to pull the D30 axle shafts from a Cherokee. This way its a solid piece and eliminates the disco completely. I'm still trying to narrow down the years that work.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 12:52 PM   #6824
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Where there any Cherokees at the pull your part? I've been reading and apparently a good way to get rid of the vacuum disco and not have to worry about a posi-lock is to pull the D30 axle shafts from a Cherokee. This way its a solid piece and eliminates the disco completely. I'm still trying to narrow down the years that work.
When I was there two weeks back there were about eight Cherokees of various vintage, but you know how that goes... But, there's usually several there and axles are not a big draw.

I remember reading a bit about that when I had my Cherokee, something about the later year model XJs not having the vacuum discos, sorta forgot about that

Maybe we should plan on 8AM to meet so Jeff (and the rest of us) can get out of there at a reasonable time. I'm good with a breakfast jack or something, there's the usual suspects nearby...

Parking will be an issue btw so fewer vehicles the better, maybe mine, Ari's and Jason's trucks to the actual yard?
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When I was there two weeks back there were about eight Cherokees of various vintage, but you know how that goes... But, there's usually several there and axles are not a big draw.

I remember reading a bit about that when I had my Cherokee, something about the later year model XJs not having the vacuum discos, sorta forgot about that

Maybe we should plan on 8AM to meet so Jeff (and the rest of us) can get out of there at a reasonable time. I'm good with a breakfast jack or something, there's the usual suspects nearby...

Parking will be an issue btw so fewer vehicles the better, maybe mine, Ari's and Jason's trucks to the actual yard?
ecology had several old, 70's vintage, cherokee last time I was there.
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