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Unread 06-06-2012, 06:53 AM   #136
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I reached out to Joseph Gutierrez, president of Twisted Offroaders 4x4 club for the event on the 23rd at the Badlands. He has yet to respond, however all the data I have is that this event is open to the public. Below is what he has posted:

"Our club will be hosting our 6th annual Bender Run at the Badlands Offroad Park in Attica, IN. on June 23rd 2012. The event is being held to promote safe and responsible offroading. The participants will challenge their trucks and themselves over a variety of trail conditions for 2 days. After the first day of trail rides, the participants will be treated to a cookout dinner, awards for the dirtiest truck, most damaged truck, and the most High tech truck judged by the clubs board of directors and concluding the evening events is the raffle. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Riley's Children Hospital."

As soon as I get more info I will pass it along. In the meantime, I will do a little more research on departure time & lodging for those planning on staying.

So far I am down for going to the Cliffs on the 16th.

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Unread 06-06-2012, 01:09 PM   #137
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To the Crossroads Jeep Club members, Aint a Barbie jeep has a friend that is making her some foot pegs, these are the ones that mount on the outside of the jeep. She asked if anyone else would like some? Everyone should have her E-mail address.
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Unread 06-06-2012, 06:06 PM   #138
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I posted these on TE Facebook page but realized not everyone is a member of that yet. so here goes...

the front suspension is almost completely pulled. I'm having trouble getting the bolts out that hold the lower control arms at the axle...they're bound up pretty good. the lower control arms are gettig new bushings and a coat of paint. the springs are getting some paint too while they're out.

rear bumper was pulled and is goin under the knife tomorrow. it's getting a proper 2" receiver tube and a place for chains to hook up. it's also getting all it's welds grinded out and redone for strength.

the rear crossmember got a fresh coat of paint too. I'm installing a lunchbox locker this weekend. anyone done it before? anyone want to help? let me know!

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Unread 06-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #139
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To the Crossroads Jeep Club members, Aint a Barbie jeep has a friend that is making her some foot pegs, these are the ones that mount on the outside of the jeep. She asked if anyone else would like some? Everyone should have her E-mail address.
dont have her email,any idea on how much? very interested in something like this.
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Unread 06-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #140
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going to go to the cliffs,and guaranteed i want to go to badlands,so itsy post up the info when you get it.
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Unread 06-07-2012, 04:45 AM   #141
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Would love to be a member... However I am little too far north of you guys and maybe 2 or 3 times a month I'm in plainfield.

Plus my Jeep is pretty much stock. 2" BB with 31" Duratracs.

But I do have some things I need to have put on

Front Tow Hooks
V8 TRE Swap (with all the necessary components to go along with it)
99+ Intake
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Unread 06-07-2012, 06:59 AM   #142
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dont have her email,any idea on how much? very interested in something like this.
I'll PM you here address, the latest list has all the updated info.
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Unread 06-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #143
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Would love to be a member... However I am little too far north of you guys and maybe 2 or 3 times a month I'm in plainfield.

Plus my Jeep is pretty much stock. 2" BB with 31" Duratracs.

But I do have some things I need to have put on

Front Tow Hooks
V8 TRE Swap (with all the necessary components to go along with it)
99+ Intake
"703" Injectors
How far north are you? I'm in Bolingbrook and I think we have a couple other members a little farther north. Meetings are just a straight shot down Rt 59. And don't worry about the mods, everyone needs to start somewhere. Besides, most of the other jeeps in the club thus far aren't too far off from stock yet either. As long as you have a jeep, you'll fit right in.
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Unread 06-07-2012, 09:41 PM   #144
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Sorry guys, I won't be able to make the trip to the cliffs next weekend. Really wanted to though, haven't had the Jeep off road all season yet Maybe next time.
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Unread 06-07-2012, 09:49 PM   #145
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How far north are you? I'm in Bolingbrook and I think we have a couple other members a little farther north. Meetings are just a straight shot down Rt 59. And don't worry about the mods, everyone needs to start somewhere. Besides, most of the other jeeps in the club thus far aren't too far off from stock yet either. As long as you have a jeep, you'll fit right in.
Im in the Brookfield / LaGrange area

I really need to get these parts on haha
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Unread 06-07-2012, 09:57 PM   #146
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I think I am the only full size vehicle too being in a ZJ
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Unread 06-08-2012, 07:45 AM   #147
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Im in the Brookfield / LaGrange area

I really need to get these parts on haha
I'm in Westchester and there's atleast one other from Lyons. its all good, just finding good guys with similar interests and experience

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Unread 06-08-2012, 11:41 PM   #148
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I'm up in Des Plaines; wish this was closer! I don't think anything like this is going on up in this area. Congrats to you guys for putting a new group together and actually getting it to stick.
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Unread 06-09-2012, 07:48 PM   #149
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Everyone is welcome to join us on our outings, On monday I'll send out a trail list that i thought i allready sent,the list is on the computer at work though.... so soon as i get there on monday i'll send it out. i'll also need a head count as to who is going to Cliffs this coming Saturday.
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Unread 06-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #150
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im in,gonna need to borrow a radio though.
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