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post #16 of 111 Old 02-21-2012, 11:53 AM
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So everyone has been added to the list. If anyone decides they want to organize a trail run or M&G then we now have all our screen names so it should be easy to send a PM to everyone. I plan to FINALLY take my WJ for a run. It took WAY longer then expected but most of the parts I needed to install are on. Only thing I need to install is my rear bumper and bumpstops and they are just sitting in the garage floor ready to go on. I plan to make a run up to Big Bear in a couple weeks. Will probably do something mild like Gold Mtn. to see how all the new parts will perform. Plan to do this trip either Saturday 3/10 or Saturday 3/17. It would be awesome if all you guys could come along. Gold mtn is doable for just about any build level. A stocker open front and rear might struggle, but with straping/winching from myself or someone else we could get anyone through.
i didnt make the list. can i join too
im on post #11

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post #17 of 111 Old 02-21-2012, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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i didnt make the list. can i join too
im on post #11
Sorry. I guess I totally missed yours. I will go back and fix that. Brain fart I guess

Edit: fixed!

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Present- 2002 WJ Overland, 242HD(going in soon) 4.5" Teraflex/JKS lift, JCR Sliders, TAG bumpers, 33" Muds, 17" JK Moabs ( Future- 2012 JK Rubicon)
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post #18 of 111 Old 02-21-2012, 02:41 PM
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heres an updated pic of my WJ
not so much stock anymore

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post #19 of 111 Old 02-21-2012, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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This gives me an idea. We should post up pics of our rigs so we can attach an image to a screen name. I don't have any current pics so I will try to go out tomorrow night and get pics with the new bumpers and 33's.

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Past-SOLD2000 TJ, 4.0, 231HD,4.5" long armed lift, 4.56's, detroits, 35" KM1's
Past-SOLD 2000 XJ auto 242 4.0 6" Full traction long arm, Dana 44's, MTR Kevlar 35's, 4.88s, Detroits
Present- 2002 WJ Overland, 242HD(going in soon) 4.5" Teraflex/JKS lift, JCR Sliders, TAG bumpers, 33" Muds, 17" JK Moabs ( Future- 2012 JK Rubicon)
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post #20 of 111 Old 02-21-2012, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a pic after I installed my 2" BB and 31's. It doesn't look much like this anymore, but at least you will be able to see the progression from this to 5" on 33's and armor.

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Past-SOLD2000 TJ, 4.0, 231HD,4.5" long armed lift, 4.56's, detroits, 35" KM1's
Past-SOLD 2000 XJ auto 242 4.0 6" Full traction long arm, Dana 44's, MTR Kevlar 35's, 4.88s, Detroits
Present- 2002 WJ Overland, 242HD(going in soon) 4.5" Teraflex/JKS lift, JCR Sliders, TAG bumpers, 33" Muds, 17" JK Moabs ( Future- 2012 JK Rubicon)
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post #21 of 111 Old 02-22-2012, 12:36 AM
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hey wait a minute...that looks like mine...

Did oyu shop at Ross too...?
i saw a pic of your wj and its been giving me alot of ideas

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My WJ Stock...and 245 something...

My WJ on 2" BB and 255/70R16

My WJ on 4" and 265/75R16

My WJ on 6" and 285/75R16
after seeing all your pics, now im getting more crazy ideas
looks great
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post #22 of 111 Old 02-22-2012, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Here's how she sits as of 15 minutes ago. 4.5" lift on 33's. Still need to install the rear TAG bumper (don't get me started on what a PITA that has been) the 3/4" KOR spacers, and the front and rear bumpstops and the build should be done. Well...... for a while.

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Past-SOLD 2000 XJ auto 242 4.0 6" Full traction long arm, Dana 44's, MTR Kevlar 35's, 4.88s, Detroits
Present- 2002 WJ Overland, 242HD(going in soon) 4.5" Teraflex/JKS lift, JCR Sliders, TAG bumpers, 33" Muds, 17" JK Moabs ( Future- 2012 JK Rubicon)
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post #23 of 111 Old 02-22-2012, 08:33 PM
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Here's how she sits as of 15 minutes ago. 4.5" lift on 33's. Still need to install the rear TAG bumper (don't get me started on what a PITA that has been) the 3/4" KOR spacers, and the front and rear bumpstops and the build should be done. Well...... for a while.
sweet ride
are those the HF lights up top? i was just looking at those today. very reasonable price and according to most reviews they are very bright.
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sweet ride
are those the HF lights up top? i was just looking at those today. very reasonable price and according to most reviews they are very bright.
I have ran them on my last 3 Jeeps and never had one fail. They are about as bright as the Hella 500s I had on my Bronco. They often have them on sale for $16.99 a pair. I just wait until they go on sale and buy 2 pairs. They come with the wires, fuse, and switch. Complete kit with nothing else needing to be purchased. They are definately cheap, but they seem to last and are plenty bright.

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Past-SOLD 2000 XJ auto 242 4.0 6" Full traction long arm, Dana 44's, MTR Kevlar 35's, 4.88s, Detroits
Present- 2002 WJ Overland, 242HD(going in soon) 4.5" Teraflex/JKS lift, JCR Sliders, TAG bumpers, 33" Muds, 17" JK Moabs ( Future- 2012 JK Rubicon)
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post #25 of 111 Old 02-22-2012, 09:59 PM
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I have ran them on my last 3 Jeeps and never had one fail. They are about as bright as the Hella 500s I had on my Bronco. They often have them on sale for $16.99 a pair. I just wait until they go on sale and buy 2 pairs. They come with the wires, fuse, and switch. Complete kit with nothing else needing to be purchased. They are definately cheap, but they seem to last and are plenty bright.
hopefully i can pick some up on their next sale. im looking to modify my rack a little. extension, lights, shovel mount, HL jack mount and tire mount...
should be a fun project
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post #26 of 111 Old 02-22-2012, 10:19 PM
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At the dealer when I bought her

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First pic after getting the lift installed

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At last chance canyon on last trail run

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post #27 of 111 Old 02-23-2012, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Damn, that thing is a beast! What size tires are you running on that last pic?

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Past-SOLD 2000 XJ auto 242 4.0 6" Full traction long arm, Dana 44's, MTR Kevlar 35's, 4.88s, Detroits
Present- 2002 WJ Overland, 242HD(going in soon) 4.5" Teraflex/JKS lift, JCR Sliders, TAG bumpers, 33" Muds, 17" JK Moabs ( Future- 2012 JK Rubicon)
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post #28 of 111 Old 02-23-2012, 10:53 AM
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hey bhicks, so this possible trail run you have planned for the 10th or 17th...
im wanting to go but not sure if my rig is ready. i dont have any kind of skid plates and im concerned about my front CV style driveshaft. i dont wanna be that newb that breaks down on the trail.

we're going to the sierras at the end of may and my brother and i are taking the jeeps. i wanna try and get the possible let me down parts replaced and also want some skid plates installed before our trip.

im also looking for some front tow hooks if anybody has a set they wanna let go
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post #29 of 111 Old 02-23-2012, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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I'm gonna go on the 17th. That will give me enough time to get my rear bumper on, bumpstops, spacers, and fender trimming. I will definately be running gold mtn. You shouldn't break down on that trial. I took my stock TJ through there a few years ago, and just took a stock JK and TJ through there a couple months ago. We will have to take a couple bypasses for you, but you will make it all the way through. I do need to know how comfortable you are with some minor trail damage. Your plastic bumpers will probably have some trail marks at the end. If your not comforble with any damage then come along anyways. When we get to the trail head you can hop into my Jeep and run the trail. The trail loops around and will eventually drop us off back where we started so I will not be out of the way It will give you a feel of how a lifted/moded WJ can perform. That way you will know if that is something you want in the future or not.

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Past-SOLD 2000 XJ auto 242 4.0 6" Full traction long arm, Dana 44's, MTR Kevlar 35's, 4.88s, Detroits
Present- 2002 WJ Overland, 242HD(going in soon) 4.5" Teraflex/JKS lift, JCR Sliders, TAG bumpers, 33" Muds, 17" JK Moabs ( Future- 2012 JK Rubicon)
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post #30 of 111 Old 02-23-2012, 12:29 PM
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Sounds like a fun run. I'm in the same boat as I need to wait until this spring when I can get a transfer case skid, front recovery, and new tires. I think I'm just going straight to a front receiver instead of the hooks.
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