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Unread 08-27-2013, 04:25 AM   #136
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Unread 09-01-2013, 08:21 PM   #137
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Trail Carnage

I crawled under to check out some recent trail damage. We bought a Synergy Suspension skid plate kit (cross member budget skid plate, rear transfer case skid plate, and oil pan skid plate) from Quadratec for a “scratch and dent” price. It is still sitting in the box, I now think I should have given that a higher priority on the build list.


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Unread 09-01-2013, 08:38 PM   #138
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Wow those are some good dings that could have ruined your fun really quick.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 10:01 AM   #139
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TOGM ordered a 500 Amp Continuous Duty relay from Concept Customs for power to the winch. He likes to isolate the power to all leads to the winch when not in use. sPOD switch controls the relay. TOGM fabbed a bracket for mounting.


Why would you put a relay in? My Warn Zeon 8000S is wired direct. It is internally protected and your just adding possible corrosion points.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 07:23 PM   #140
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Why would you put a relay in? My Warn Zeon 8000S is wired direct. It is internally protected and your just adding possible corrosion points.
Had to check with the expert on this one....

TOGM's preference is to not have continuous live cables running from the battery outside to the winch. The relay is next to the battery with only a short hot lead. There is also a safety significance in being able to secure all power to the winch in the event of motor / relay failure during operation. A lot of folks use a mechanical knife switch for emergency cut off (there are several threads on this topic). The switch on the sPOD operates the control power for the large relay.

As far as corrosion, all our electrical connections used dielectric grease for anti-oxidation / corrosion reduction.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 10:28 PM   #141
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I like that mod for the winch you just did and tell the guy that made that bracket beautiful work.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 11:56 PM   #142
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Who is this TOGM you keep referring too?
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Unread 09-03-2013, 05:52 AM   #143
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Who is this TOGM you keep referring too?
My husband (TOGM) ... I'm the wife part of the we / our.

He didn't have his own JeepForum.com username / account for a long time as he just doesn't read or post much here. Also, I didn't want to advertise that I am female ... it shouldn't matter on a Jeep forum but it does. When I started this build thread I didn't want to miss represent that I'm the mechanic (give credit where credit is due) so I fess'd right up front who does the work. He created his own account so he can log in and keep up with what I write; he's added a few details to things that I missed in the thread.

If you didn't read this at the first, you must have thought that I was one odd duck with the wording of some of my posts.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 07:53 AM   #144
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Haha understood now. can't wait to see the next round of upgrades.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 08:36 AM   #145
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I came home from a business trip to find these in my driveway. I guess my little Jeep is back burnered again.

I know he ordered 10 and only 6 are there, maybe a window just opened up to get the skid plates on and new shocks installed after all.

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Unread 09-12-2013, 08:37 AM   #146
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COD Ragged Star

It took awhile but I did find an ebay supplier for the COD ragged star. They agreed to separate the decal package (or make the stickers, I didn’t ask about the source). I now have four, just in case the quality isn’t up to Mopar standards.

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Unread 09-12-2013, 08:39 AM   #147
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Craven Speed “The Stubby”

I LMAO when I opened this new stubbie antenna. I guess I should have looked at the actual dimensions … I thought I was ordering an 8”. Anyone ever tried one of these? Not sure if TOGM will agree to put this on even if it works like a charm … it just looks too weird. I only use the Sirius radio or an aux player so I don’t really care, was just looking for something a little more low profile … maybe not this low profile though.

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Unread 09-15-2013, 06:52 PM   #148
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Spent a week-end of camping and wheeling with Patriot Jeepers. We had 11 Jeeps and a Suzuki Samaria. Good Times!





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Unread 09-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #149
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No carnage to my Jeep except took a branch between the rim and the tire bead. It was a quick fix to air down, pry it out and re-inflate at the end of the ride.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 06:56 PM   #150
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Angus MacGyver or Fred Flintstone?

One member of the group snapped an axle (Dana 35 with locker and 35” tires) on the trail.
















Cliffs Notes write up of the fix:
  • Jacked it up
  • Removed the broken brake parts
  • Reinserted the axle into the housing
  • Cut and lashed a sapling across the underside of the frame, attached to each frame rail
  • Cut and lashed a sapling to the rear bumper
  • Cut, fit up and installed a piece of cut sapling across the face of the tire to prevent the tire and axle from ejecting again and was lashed to the front and rear pieces.
  • The pieces of wood were notched like Lincoln logs so they wouldn’t shift
  • Rubbed some differential oil on the face of the tire to reduce friction
I’m not sure if the repair would be more closely aligned with Angus MacGyver or Fred Flintstone.

It actually made it out of the class 6 trail and back to the campground for a AAA tow to the shop.
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