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Unread 04-10-2012, 01:47 AM   #3676
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So we'll see you on the trail in a few years then!
Next year. Got some things I need to take care of (family) before I can even start dumping money into the Jeep again. I'm thinking about putting my Jeep somewhere in a corner on the property and covering it with a tarp, therefore it won't be in the way of everything anymore.

Project UAV has officially gone cold.

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Unread 04-10-2012, 01:54 AM   #3677
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Next year. Got some things I need to take care of (family) before I can even start dumping money into the Jeep again. I'm thinking about putting my Jeep somewhere in a corner on the property and covering it with a tarp, therefore it won't be in the way of everything anymore.

Project UAV has officially gone cold.
in 60 years, that's called a "barn find".

Seriously though, do what you got to do though man. respect.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 01:54 AM   #3678
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LOL.. I am already feelin it and my wife is already complaining about all the time and money I am spending. This is the only vehicle I have owned that I have spent more time working on than driving. Not that it drives bad or anything barely leaks at all, but there is always something to mess around with. Just checked the MPG's by filling up and driving till it ran out of gas, got 13.3mpg's combined city/highway.. and I told my wife we would get decent mileage when I bought it, so glad I have a Jetta as a DD.
Yeah it definitely helps having a gas sipper to fall back on! Hell it costs $75 for my sister to fill up her car in Redondo! The Mini Cooper I'm driving right now costs about $50 to fill up, averages 33mpg... and has some pull to it. It doesn't matter how fast you go around turns, it stays planted. I thought they were the gayest things on 4 wheels until I started driving one, now I think it's an awesome car. So far everybody who I've let drive it has changed their minds on it.

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Thank you for the warm welcome, I do want to try this on a trail, I have very limited off road experience, where would you recommend a rookie like me go to start gaining some skills?
Cleghorn Rd. near Silverwood Lake. It's right off the 15, it's n00b friendly and gives you a good idea of what you Jeep is capable of. I consider a confidence booster trail. Wheel that trail a few times and pay attention to how you get over the obstacles, you'll be confident enough to tackle bigger things pretty quickly.

I learned when I first got my Jeep, that my style is to just hammer on the skinny pedal until I'm clear. It's not body damage, it's a story...

Ask Trevino about my rear end
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Unread 04-10-2012, 02:00 AM   #3679
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chunks of aluminum arrived today! A little late for some reason, I wasn hoping to have these on by now, but UPS delayed a few days.

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Unread 04-10-2012, 02:04 AM   #3680
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chunks of aluminum arrived today! A little late for some reason, I wasn hoping to have these on by now, but UPS delayed a few days.

looks good man.....what brand was that again? and you have all adjustable control arms all the way around already right?
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Unread 04-10-2012, 02:05 AM   #3681
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Next year. Got some things I need to take care of (family) before I can even start dumping money into the Jeep again. I'm thinking about putting my Jeep somewhere in a corner on the property and covering it with a tarp, therefore it won't be in the way of everything anymore.

Project UAV has officially gone cold.
Planning on selling it? could use another project..
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Unread 04-10-2012, 02:06 AM   #3682
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Planning on selling it? could use another project..
I'll sell it for scrap before I sell it to somebody else. That Jeep either dies with me, or I kill it myself.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 02:07 AM   #3683
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I'll sell it for scrap before I sell it to somebody else. That Jeep either dies with me, or I kill it myself.
ok i'll ask again in a couple of months
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Unread 04-10-2012, 02:07 AM   #3684
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looks good man.....what brand was that again? and you have all adjustable control arms all the way around already right?
UCF, their lowest profile skid setup in 1/4" aluminum. I've had currie rear control arms for a while now, just put the fronts on a few weekends ago. Man I can't want to kick that factory transfer case skid around once it's finally it's off my jeep haha!
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Unread 04-10-2012, 02:08 AM   #3685
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ok i'll ask again in a couple of months
It'll be the same answer as the last guy who offered to buy it.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 02:09 AM   #3686
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UCF, their lowest profile skid setup in 1/4" aluminum. I've had currie rear control arms for a while now, just put the fronts on a few weekends ago.
so upper and lowers correct?
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Unread 04-10-2012, 02:10 AM   #3687
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It'll be the same answer as the last guy who offered to buy it.
i was the last guy look 3 posts ago lol
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Unread 04-10-2012, 02:15 AM   #3688
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so upper and lowers correct?
yes, as of now, all control arms have been replaced by the currie arms. However I still have the two factory bushings on the front axle though, as I was not comfortable enough with my welding skills to weld on the currie bushing mounts myself. Maybe later
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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:06 AM   #3689
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Thank you for the warm welcome, I do want to try this on a trail, I have very limited off road experience, where would you recommend a rookie like me go to start gaining some skills?
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Cleghorn Rd. near Silverwood Lake. It's right off the 15, it's n00b friendly and gives you a good idea of what you Jeep is capable of. I consider a confidence booster trail. Wheel that trail a few times and pay attention to how you get over the obstacles, you'll be confident enough to tackle bigger things pretty quickly.

I learned when I first got my Jeep, that my style is to just hammer on the skinny pedal until I'm clear. It's not body damage, it's a story...

Ask Trevino about my rear end
89 YJ 420,

We probably have about the same experience off-road ... I do have some, but not confident in mine and the CJ's current abilities.

I'm down to try the Cleghorn Road with you. My only reservation is I don't have any lockers, but it sounds like it should still be passable.

Let me know

Anyone else who'd like to go out with some noob's ... you're more than welcome.

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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:11 AM   #3690
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Yeah it definitely helps having a gas sipper to fall back on! Hell it costs $75 for my sister to fill up her car in Redondo! The Mini Cooper I'm driving right now costs about $50 to fill up, averages 33mpg... and has some pull to it. It doesn't matter how fast you go around turns, it stays planted. I thought they were the gayest things on 4 wheels until I started driving one, now I think it's an awesome car. So far everybody who I've let drive it has changed their minds on it.



Cleghorn Rd. near Silverwood Lake. It's right off the 15, it's n00b friendly and gives you a good idea of what you Jeep is capable of. I consider a confidence booster trail. Wheel that trail a few times and pay attention to how you get over the obstacles, you'll be confident enough to tackle bigger things pretty quickly.

I learned when I first got my Jeep, that my style is to just hammer on the skinny pedal until I'm clear. It's not body damage, it's a story...

Ask Trevino about my rear end
Cleghorn sounds cool, I really need to break some stuff to find out what I need to upgrade. Since I am a rookie I really don't know what this YJ has or needs, I am hoping someone on the trail would be nice enough to look at my rig and start telling me what I should have on it, I also either have to borrow my friends hi lift or buy one. Has anyone used the ones from Harbor Freight?
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