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Unread 06-07-2010, 08:29 PM   #6751
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Hey guys - hope this is the correct place to post this...

Looking for some advice on camping near Yosemite in the coming months. From what I understand the campsites IN Yosemite are probably full, which doesnt bother me - I'd rather do something a little off the beaten path.

Want to be fairly close to Yosemite so we can go see some of the sites during the day.

Just moved to San Francisco from Vegas back in January, so I'm looking forward to doing some exploring in this part of the country. Had fun in Nevada when I had my TJ (sadly sold it...).
I've stayed both in the park and just past the park boundary towards Lee Vining. You wont be disappointed no matter where you find to camp. One smallish camp ground that I stayed at is called Big Bend Campground, in the Inyo National Forest. It's on the east side of the Sierra's on Tioga pass (Route 120), so you'd have to drive through the park to get to it. It's close enough to Yosemite to visit during the day. Maybe a half hour to 45 minute drive? Absolutely beautiful drive, so it's not bad at all. This campsite has Lee Vining Creek running through it, and it's a really cool area.

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Unread 06-07-2010, 08:54 PM   #6752
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I've stayed both in the park and just past the park boundary towards Lee Vining. You wont be disappointed no matter where you find to camp. One smallish camp ground that I stayed at is called Big Bend Campground, in the Inyo National Forest. It's on the east side of the Sierra's on Tioga pass (Route 120), so you'd have to drive through the park to get to it. It's close enough to Yosemite to visit during the day. Maybe a half hour to 45 minute drive? Absolutely beautiful drive, so it's not bad at all. This campsite has Lee Vining Creek running through it, and it's a really cool area.

Here's a google map:
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Also another point of interest if you do stay on the east side. Go north up 395 just past Mono Lake turn onto state road 270 (which is pavement then turns to a dirt road) this is a State park...Ghost Town of Bodie California... very interesting old mining town. Homes and buildings still standing that you can walk into, rusted out old cars and mining equipment all over the place. Some of the houses are closed off but you can see cans of food still on the shelves, the mortuary still has coffins (empty) laying around, and the general store is a museum of artifacts found around the town. President "Teddy" Roosevelt's brother lived there. Possibly one of the reasons ol Teddy declared Yosemite the very first national park.
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Unread 06-07-2010, 10:38 PM   #6753
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I changed my order because 4WP couldn't straighten their ***** out. On Friday they said they would be here today and I called at 4 and they said come on down

I'm f-bombing pumped. SO pumped!

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They're super, super quiet around town. I can't hear them with the top off at all, especially below 40. Once I git 45-50 they sing just a little bit but don't get any louder even at 60+. And my rig drives 100000X better than it did with the old crappy tires I was running before. I am one happy Dolan this evening!
Looks like you're going to need more lift now.






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Unread 06-07-2010, 11:33 PM   #6754
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So ...... here's where it sits now. Front is complete with the exception of shocks and a longer vent line. Rear still needs shocks, shock tabs, MORE upper shock extension and brakes. Oh, and front and rear drive shafts, gotta get the front lengthened and the XJ shaft cut down, dropping them off tomorrow.

Here's the sexy shock hoops I put up front, pretty nice for $50. And yes, I rattle canned the **** outta everything under there. I actually taped some of it off on the driver side though.



Here's how it was sitting after some dude from Yuba City snatched my 33's.



FINALLY got some new tires today, THANKS for the hook up Steve. Sorta funny seeing them side by side.



Here it is sitting on all that new meat. It wouldn't fit in my garage before, it most definitely never will now. ;D







And yes, I did copy and paste this from the NorCal site, cause I'm just too damn tired and lazy to do it twice.
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Unread 06-08-2010, 12:28 AM   #6755
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LOOKS DAMN GOOD!!

and your welcome anytime. You have enough clearance for 38's after you change out the front axle.
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Unread 06-08-2010, 01:18 AM   #6756
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Looks like you're going to need more lift now.






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Nah, it actually clears 35's pretty well the way it's set up right now. It'll rub up front but bump stops will solve that issue. The springs are almost totally flat when my tires rub so even if I put bump stops in I'll still be getting most all of my flex. The rear only scrapes eeeever so slightly on the inside of the flare, literally barely. And that's without bump stops

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So ...... here's where it sits now. Front is complete with the exception of shocks and a longer vent line. Rear still needs shocks, shock tabs, MORE upper shock extension and brakes. Oh, and front and rear drive shafts, gotta get the front lengthened and the XJ shaft cut down, dropping them off tomorrow.

Here's the sexy shock hoops I put up front, pretty nice for $50. And yes, I rattle canned the **** outta everything under there. I actually taped some of it off on the driver side though.



Here's how it was sitting after some dude from Yuba City snatched my 33's.



FINALLY got some new tires today, THANKS for the hook up Steve. Sorta funny seeing them side by side.



Here it is sitting on all that new meat. It wouldn't fit in my garage before, it most definitely never will now. ;D







And yes, I did copy and paste this from the NorCal site, cause I'm just too damn tired and lazy to do it twice.
looks great, Tim!!
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Unread 06-08-2010, 12:31 PM   #6757
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Looks good Tim!

Judging by the last picture, I think with enough forward momentum, your Jeep should fit in the garage no problem.
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Unread 06-08-2010, 02:45 PM   #6758
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LOOKS DAMN GOOD!!

and your welcome anytime. You have enough clearance for 38's after you change out the front axle.
nope 40's with highline tube fender kit and axles
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Unread 06-08-2010, 07:21 PM   #6759
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Take off the hardtop, remove the rollcage, and lower the windshield, it'll fit right in!





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Unread 06-08-2010, 09:21 PM   #6760
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Unread 06-09-2010, 10:45 AM   #6761
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Guess what I'm doing this weekend
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Unread 06-09-2010, 10:57 AM   #6762
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Sweet, it came in.
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Unread 06-09-2010, 12:38 PM   #6763
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Guess what I'm doing this weekend
What is it?? Besides a DIff cover and new U joints
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Unread 06-09-2010, 12:53 PM   #6764
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Unread 06-09-2010, 01:14 PM   #6765
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Yep finally in it came with u bolts, spring perchs, currie brake kit,driveline flange and shock tabs
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