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Savvy/Currie Aluminum Control ArmsRockridge 4WD IS Taking Zone Offroad Suspension Lift Kits ZONE 4.25" combo lift for TJ available at Rockridge4w

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Unread 02-15-2010, 10:38 PM   #151
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Jevon,
are your friends bringing the FJs this year?



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Unread 02-16-2010, 09:04 AM   #152
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^Great shot - haven't seen that one before.

No, these are not the same friends that will be coming.... My friends that are coming this time will be renting a jeep for 3 days. He owns a Bronco but its not ready for Moab yet.
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Unread 02-16-2010, 09:48 AM   #153
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So any guess on what the pucker facter is in that shot. That is a great shot.
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Unread 02-16-2010, 09:53 AM   #154
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So any guess on what the pucker facter is in that shot. That is a great shot.
It had a HUGE pucker factor for him! He took the by-pass after this little event.

His rig was not geared very low at all and it was causing him all sorts of problems. If you look close at that photo in the upper right corner you will see my wife and daughter. My wife is taking video... here is that video:

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Unread 02-16-2010, 10:26 AM   #155
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After seeing that, I don't blame him. I would have taken the bypass too, right after cleaning out my shorts.
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Unread 02-16-2010, 08:18 PM   #156
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Its a good thing he had that gas tank rack! Otherwise he might have gone over backward or stood up on end LOL Good old Mike... its to bad he isn't coming this year, he is a cool guy. He was all excited about working on his yota too, getting it better suited for another Moab trip. How come he decided not to come Jevon?
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Unread 02-16-2010, 08:37 PM   #157
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Would love to make it this year. Jeep isn't quite ready and it runs too close with other plans that can't be changed. I'm already making sure I'll be free next year!
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Unread 02-17-2010, 08:46 AM   #158
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Its a good thing he had that gas tank rack! Otherwise he might have gone over backward or stood up on end LOL Good old Mike... its to bad he isn't coming this year, he is a cool guy. He was all excited about working on his yota too, getting it better suited for another Moab trip. How come he decided not to come Jevon?
Yeah without that spare tire and gas tank rack I think he would have at least went up on end... it was more hairy than the video makes it seem. There was another time he had some trouble on Fins & Things - I think it was on Kenny's Climb? One of the steep hills he had to give it the onion on - he flew up that hill bouncing and tires squealing. If I remember right people were diving out of his way as he came up.

He is a realtor and money is a little tighter these days... he owns two planes which I think use up all his extra coin. You will like my friend Steve running three days with us this year. He is about 6'-5", retired Air Force and a real character. He is renting a RUBI but I bet he will give us all something to talk and laugh about. When he is not renting a rig, he may ride along with me or someone too.

On another note, how is the project coming along Redarcher89? I can't believe you are going to tackle all of that work this close to the trip! Im starting to get anxious about having enough time to do what I have to do before the trip and all I have to do is some maintenance items, cleaning and painting some scratches & scrapes on my suspension arms and axles.

By the way here is the same hill on Fins & Things that my friend Mike had trouble on... Turn up your sound.

Here is Kurt going up (Kurt took the photo at the top of this page and will be running with the group a couple days this year too. I think he was the first one to go up? Anyway my wife was taking the video and was getting nervous - listen to her its so funny!!!)



Here is Dax - our trail leader. (As you will see Dax loves to drive with his head out the window lol - you will notice he always has bugs in his teeth... this is why LOL!)



And here is yours truly... The funny thing about this video of me is if you listen you can hear Mike (they guy in the Toyota saying "should I try it?" LMAO)


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Unread 02-17-2010, 08:35 PM   #159
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The yellow FJ had a carberator, and every time he got it uphill, it starved the engine for gas, so he had to drive pretty aggressively to make up for it.

Just got my EVO Rock Sliders welded on today. I had the Jeep Rubicon ones which give you almost no side protection. Other then beadlocks, there really is nothing else I want to do with my DD jeep. Just need to find $1000 under a tree somewhere for the wheels.

Can't wait!

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Unread 02-17-2010, 09:04 PM   #160
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Yeah without that spare tire and gas tank rack I think he would have at least went up on end... it was more hairy than the video makes it seem. There was another time he had some trouble on Fins & Things - I think it was on Kenny's Climb? One of the steep hills he had to give it the onion on - he flew up that hill bouncing and tires squealing. If I remember right people were diving out of his way as he came up.
LOL it was Frenches Fin... that was funny / scary. I though he was going to drive off the side
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He is a realtor and money is a little tighter these days... he owns two planes which I think use up all his extra coin. You will like my friend Steve running three days with us this year. He is about 6'-5", retired Air Force and a real character. He is renting a RUBI but I bet he will give us all something to talk and laugh about. When he is not renting a rig, he may ride along with me or someone too.
Ahh I see...nice, I will be looking forward to meeting Steve!
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On another note, how is the project coming along Redarcher89? I can't believe you are going to tackle all of that work this close to the trip! Im starting to get anxious about having enough time to do what I have to do before the trip and all I have to do is some maintenance items, cleaning and painting some scratches & scrapes on my suspension arms and axles
Yeah how is the project coming along Redarcher89? If it count's here is my list of stuff to do before EJS
1. install a 6.5" long arm lift that includes cutting and some welding
2. figure out why my t case isn't shifting right and install an SYE
3. measure and order a custom drive shaft
4. get new wheels and new 33" tires and mount them
5. trim my fenders
6. do an oil change
7.weld my exhaust bracket
and try to install my custom rear seat.... I hope I make it!

Hahaha great vids Jevon, that was a awesome time!

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And here is yours truly... The funny thing about this video of me is if you listen you can hear Mike (they guy in the Toyota saying "should I try it?" LMAO)
LOL!!!! Mike
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Unread 02-17-2010, 10:39 PM   #161
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My pre-Moab wish list was-

TJ:
Boatsides
Beadlocks (weld on)
Seats
Tube doors


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Tube doors
On board Air


But now I am replacing the TJ's transmission, so I may not get to do any of the fun stuff. I'm still trying to sell my wife on the boatsides, so we'll see what happends.




Redarcher- how is your project going?
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Unread 02-17-2010, 10:52 PM   #162
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Here is a vid of us on Pritchett back in '08



Not sure how to embed vimeo...

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Unread 02-17-2010, 11:50 PM   #163
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Hmmm. The only thing that has changed on my TJ so far is I shattered my driverside plastic window this morning. It was so cold when I unzipped it to open it up so I could see out because of the frost the plastic just shattered like it was glas.
My wheels, lights,wench, Hobart welder, and swaylock have arrived. I am picking up the 35x12.50x15 radial rockers Fri. The rear D44 with an Arb locker and chromoly shafts geared to 4.88, and the D30 Arb, 4.88 gears, and chromoly shafts, light dot leds, SYE, licsense plate relocater with 3rd brake light, and Cobra remote cb should be here thur. or fri. The Metal Cloake Overline tube fenders with removable 6" flares, rear 6" flares, rocker system with adjustible steps, bullet Leds, and front aluminum bumper should be here next Tue. The Genright Ledgend extreme coilover lift with stretch kit, and aluminum corners, chromoly high steer kit, belly up, rear antirock swaybar, 1.25" BL, 1" MML, and gas tank should be here by Wed. The LOD rear Expidition bumper and tire carrier wont be here for 2 more weeks. If Dad will still let me borrow his Dodge we are going to start tearing it down this weekend so once the lift gets here we can start cutting and welding the new suspention in. I have 17 days off of work between today and the day we leave. I hope that will be enough oh yeah after the suspension is in I have to measure and order a custom drive shaft too
If worse comes to worse I am going to instal the new axle, regear the front and put on the fenders and come out like that. At least that way I will be locked front and rear on 35's.
I think I am about to be very busy.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 01:33 AM   #164
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Holy he!! you got me beat! lol Good luck man! That sounds like quite the build in a short amount of time. I will be looking forward to seeing her at EJS. I bet she will be a beauty.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 08:23 AM   #165
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That is a lot of work man! Good thing you have some time off before the trip. I took about 8 months to do what you are going to try and do in 17 days! Im looking forward to seeing it though!
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