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Unread 09-15-2013, 10:16 PM   #151
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35s on a Dana 35 was a bad idea now he has a reason to upgrade!

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Unread 09-16-2013, 05:58 AM   #152
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35s on a Dana 35 was a bad idea now he has a reason to upgrade!
Yeah, that configuration is actually against the clubs recommended setup for participating in the organized trail rides. He was a visitor and new to everyone in the club. It was a nice group effort to get him back to the campground.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #153
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Rock Krawler Tie Rod & Remote Reservoir Shocks

Upgraded with a Rock Krawler Tie Rod and Remote Reservoir Shocks. One of the old Rock Krawler shocks was blown so we’ll rebuild it and hand down that set to the first daughter that wants to lift their Rubicon.

Now it has gone to a shop for front end alignment and tire balance getting ready for a road trip to Gilbert, PA tomorrow.







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Unread 09-17-2013, 11:44 AM   #154
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Very nice. Still have no idea why chrysler put that s curve in the tie rod
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Unread 09-17-2013, 01:50 PM   #155
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Dual steering stabilizers?
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Unread 09-18-2013, 06:34 AM   #156
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Dual steering stabilizers?
Yes, more for the relocation factor than the dual shock factor. We ripped the OEM off on our first off road trip 2 years ago so wanted to replace with something that installs higher. Works fine and was about the same price as OEM.
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Unread 09-18-2013, 06:41 AM   #157
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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.
That is such an awesome trail repair job!!!!
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Unread 09-18-2013, 06:47 AM   #158
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That is such an awesome trail repair job!!!!
Yeah, in all my years of wheeling I've never seen anything quite like that! I'm not sure if it was redneck know how or yankee ingenuity ... probably a combination of both!
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Unread 09-18-2013, 10:49 AM   #159
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Yeah, that configuration is actually against the clubs recommended setup for participating in the organized trail rides.

He was a visitor and new to everyone in the club. It was a nice group effort to get him back to the campground.
Well you learn from your mistakes I just hope he doesn't rebuild it and upgrades his axle. 8.8 would be nice
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Unread 09-27-2013, 04:52 PM   #160
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The Jeep got to hang out with some of the Big Boy Toys at a Military Vehicle Preservation Show down in Gilbert, PA last week end:





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Unread 10-15-2013, 12:44 PM   #161
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Went camping for the long Columbus Day holiday week-end. No wheeling there just R&R!
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Unread 10-15-2013, 12:45 PM   #162
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Craven Speed “The Stubby”

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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.

Finally put it on to make room …it is REALLY tiny but seems to work as well as the original stock one!
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Unread 10-15-2013, 12:48 PM   #163
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JK to CJ side mirrors conversion

TOGM is fabbing up brackets for a CJ mirror conversion. This is a mod that I have been super excited about and a long time coming. Finally getting rid of the plastic monkey ears!

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Now I have to wait for the paint to dry to get final install pictures.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 02:37 PM   #164
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CJ mirrors painted and installed.

CJ mirror brackets painted and installed. This is by far one of my favorite mods! Gained full visibility on the passengers side, lost a little on the drivers side with the soft doors but all in all, much better than the relocation kit of the stock mirrors.









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Unread 10-27-2013, 06:36 PM   #165
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Mirrors look awesome! Also what is that a new winch hook?
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