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Old 05-31-2011, 06:18 PM   #376 (permalink)
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Hmmm.

I don't have anything going on that weekend, but I don't know if I can take off two days...

Oh, and NAXJA doesn't like me anymore. They banned me for lack of use, and won't reinstate my account or any account from my email address.

Hit the trails saturday, hang out for the BBQ and buy a few raffle tickets.. might be the only time you get lucky that weekend.

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Old 07-21-2011, 12:07 PM   #377 (permalink)
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I completely forgot to update this thread after our Good Friday wheeling trip.

Here are some photos...

Yes, my PS coil spring fell out on Yellow Jacket... I forgot to install the lower retainer. (Coincidentally the retainer was assumed lost, then found UNDER the battery in the XJ a month later when the alternator died, and I removed the battery to service the alternator. )

I ended up getting sick halfway through the day, and felt like absolute SHIT for the rest of Easter weekend.

Haven't gone wheeling since.
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:09 PM   #378 (permalink)
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A few more pics from Good Friday...
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:11 PM   #379 (permalink)
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A few more... These were after I had left early.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:35 AM   #380 (permalink)
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So, what ended up being the problem with the steering?
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:41 AM   #381 (permalink)
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Ironic that you should ask: its getting some PSC love shortly...I will update with results after.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:03 PM   #382 (permalink)
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hey saw the jeep last weekend in lowes parking lot in bartonsville and i gotta say congrats the jeep looks amazing and my oldman thought so too
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:42 PM   #383 (permalink)
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That green xj reminds me of bryan's Jeep before he rolled it and tim caged it up heh
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:20 AM   #384 (permalink)
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Still waiting for that video your brother got of me launching and breaking on that hillclimb...
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:56 AM   #385 (permalink)
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Yeah, I've been driving it locally more and more, plus a trip to work this past Tuesday...

Lowes was for flooring underlayment, plumbing, and something else.

This pic was from this morning was at Cramers, picking up a window for the new bathroom.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:41 AM   #386 (permalink)
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Black Friday Wheeling Trip...

So, Thanks to Liquid Iron, I finally have a tire carrier:



And I finally manged to get out in the rocks again...

Here are a few pics.











Drove it almost 200 miles round trip, averaged 15 miles per gallon, and was only denied on three obstacles... Mostly due to my lack of a rear locker.

The PSC power steering worked REALLY well, even without the ram hooked up (LONG story) and was really predictable at speed. True one finger steering at 75MPH.

I'll be doing some cage work in the near future, along with getting the hydro assist hooked up, installing some deeper gears , and some "real" skids on the bottom.

All in all, I'm very happy with the performance thus far.



Look for more updates.

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Sweet! looks good! Looking forward to more update's as they come..
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:38 PM   #388 (permalink)
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:10 AM   #390 (permalink)
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WOW! I just read through the entire thread... actually I read through BOTH of your threads over the past 2 days. Everything you've done makes me shake my head at the plans I have for my XJ.

Subscribed and can't wait to see what you come up with for a cage. Oh, and keep the RC pics coming. When I get back from Afghanistan this summer we'll be making the move from NC back up to PA where my wife and I are both from. Depending on what job I end up getting we'll be somewhere in the York, Lancaster, Philly area.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:14 PM   #391 (permalink)
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Exclamation Finally living up to its name...

We took our daughter on her first real wheeling trip today. She did really well.



Video 1


Video 2

I really need to address that accessory drive squeak...


I'll have more pics and a hilarious video up shortly.

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Old 01-18-2012, 04:50 PM   #392 (permalink)
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Now you need a popup camper to haul behind the XJ.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:12 PM   #393 (permalink)
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Now you need a popup camper to haul behind the XJ.
I need one of those too... have one for sale?
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:27 PM   #394 (permalink)
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Sick Jeep, can't wait to see the front fenders done.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:29 PM   #395 (permalink)
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We took our daughter on her first real wheeling trip today. She did really well.


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Nice! How old is she? We're planning that trip for our daughter soon. She doesn't have much patience in our other cars though, so I'm a little scared!

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Now you need a popup camper to haul behind the XJ.
I'm building one of those right now, for the same reason!

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Old 01-19-2012, 06:17 AM   #396 (permalink)
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Nice! How old is she? We're planning that trip for our daughter soon. She doesn't have much patience in our other cars though, so I'm a little scared!


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She'll be two next week.

We took her on several 1-2 hour long road trips in the jeep before we took her out for the whole day.

She had fun; All I hear about now is: Jeepah! Dirty! Rocks! Climb? Mud! SPLASH! Seat? (put her seat in the jeep) Woods? Go?

It should be noted that my wife and I are very lucky; she's incredibly easy going.

I took it really easy, and we were aired down, but the jeep still bounced her around pretty good. I don't want to hurt her neck.
Next time out we're going to roll up a medium sized towel and make a neck support collar for her.

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Old 01-19-2012, 06:20 AM   #397 (permalink)
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Sick Jeep, can't wait to see the front fenders done.
Thanks!

Fenders: I'm torn on how that will happen.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:52 PM   #398 (permalink)
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hey dude i've been reading over your build for a few weeks now and its awesome! A lot of the things you've done like sliders and tube flairs im going to do to my next xj i was really digging the design. I was wondering how you have the rear seat located with the new shock mounts i dont recall seeing any pictures.
i go to rausch a lot hope to see you their sometime!
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #399 (permalink)
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Took it wheeling a few times, got bored, and I sold it.



It went to a VERY good home, and I know I'll be seeing it frequently, as the new owner and I are very good friends.

Enjoy it Pat!


I'm eventually moving back into something with less roof, and more tube.

But in the interim....

I call it "The Grand Adventure"...
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:43 AM   #400 (permalink)
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hahahaha.... you don't really like to wheel. You just like building shit in the garage

Can't wait to see what you do with the next project.
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