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post #271 of 396 Old 07-20-2013, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Sure they are oem? Hard to tell from the picture but they look to be a little wider with an offset. Are the edges of the cut outs flat or beveled?
great questions, will look into. OEM should have beveled or flat edges?

Finally had a chance to replace my lockouts today. I ended up buying a new 5 bolt set from Warn and installed those. I did trade a jar of honey for a lockout housing from MoC and am using that along with the passenger side lockout as spares that I will carry with me on the trail. Pretty straight forward and while I was at it I greased up my hubs, bearing etc...If I blow out another lockout, this fuse is a super easy fix, especially on the trail...


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post #272 of 396 Old 07-20-2013, 09:01 PM
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The oem ones are beveled. All of the aftermarket ones I have seen are just cut out flat.

If they are OEM you should see the screw holes where the center caps were mounted.

Brought the honey in vacation with us sir. It will be well traveled honey once we are done with it. :-)

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Brought the honey in vacation with us sir. It will be well traveled honey once we are done with it. :-)
and it will make your vacation that much sweeter!

and, MoC, I know the meaning behind calling someone "Sir", but, as Sgt Major Gregg told us in my survival training class I took in college, I am not your sir as I have not attained such a level that commands that respect. Sgt Major, my understanding anyway, is the highest level one can attain without being a commissioned officer. He was a stud but had no college education therefore no officer status...thus he didn't allow us to call him Sir...

if anything MoC, in the CJ world, with your level of knowledge, I should be the one calling you Sir...as CJ pals, I just prefer Mike...

make sense?

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But in the honey world you are no doubt a sir!!


:-)

Can't fall asleep and i am delirious from driving all day......

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Just got back from our annual Jeep trip into the Rubicon Springs for the day. 1 CJ (mine), 1 '74 Bronco, 3 TJ's and 1 JK. 9 adults, 12 kids and 3 dogs all made it down and back with just a few minor trail repairs. A few nuts came loose and the '05 Rubi's fuel tank skid plate started bouncing off the rocks, the '74 Bronco cracked the frame where the steering gear box mounts (we were able to cobble it back together to get him out) and I wasn't paying attention and, for the 1st time, rec'd a Rubicon kiss when a boulder jumped out at me and creased the front of the driver side front fender. The weather was terrific, the food was good, the swimming refreshing and I think this was my favorite trip since we started doing it 4 years ago. SonicR1 joined us again with his sons in his yellow TJ. In fact, my only disappointment was I did not see 1 other CJ the whole day! Nothing but TJ's, a few full size Blazers and a few Toyota pickups. A few pictures to share:

Group shot at Observation Point:


swimming hole in the Springs and this scenery never gets old:


fording the Springs, this was the highest level of the water in 15 years for me:


1st year driver testing out his '05 Rubi, stock height:


if I wasn't in love with CJ's, I would own this:


a couple of action shots taken by SonicR1's son:



for some reason we didn't take as many photos this year but the images/scenery/memories are etched in my brain forever.

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post #276 of 396 Old 08-15-2013, 09:02 PM
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Looks like a great place to do some off roading.
The trails looks similar to what Southern Missouri looks like.
Did you camp on the trail?

Now back to work, O well, glad you all had a great time. Ya know, everytime I go on a trip, the trip isn't even finished and I'm looking forward to the next one.

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I think the trail repairs bit into our photo op time!!! But the trail repair part was fun for me!!!

And yes, that bronco is sweet!!!

Bill, I'm ready for the next trip!!! My oldest son asked me on the trip back to the car, "daddy why can't we go Jeeping next weekend?". I explained because of sports and church, we are busy for a few months, but I promised, his first Monday off we would go Jeeping... Such a cool feeling having the boys enjoy Jeeping that much!

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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.. In fact, my only disappointment was I did not see 1 other CJ the whole day!
Thanks for representing the CJ owners! Glad to hear it was a successful trip!

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The quintessential off road trail, The Rubicon. Thanks for sharing.

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Mike forgot the loads of JK's everywhere... it is amazing how many there are out there now... I guess they have been out for over 6 years now......

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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You mean those Hummer wannabe's?

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Nice wheeling pictures Mike. Looks like you all another great time at the Rubicon! I like those old Broncos too.
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That looked like a lot of fun!

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Awesome, Mike. Beautiful place. I would love to do that with you. Beth and the kids would be wild over that swimming hole. And nothing there that will eat you!!

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Mike,

Looks like you guys had a great time! One day...some day...

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