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Old 06-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #151
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Love that picture, dude - don't get snow down here in the Carolinas like I was used to back North. I only miss it for driving the Jeep in.
Thanks man! Same here, I really only enjoy driving in it.

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Hey man, just read through your build again. I have big plans for my Whitey this summer. I know we discussed some stuff lightly not too long ago, but I was just curious as to how your OME springs are holding up? Any sag yet? I'm probably going to give Dirk from DPG a call so he can talk me through which springs I want...I'm looking to net around 3" (decided to stay low for now). Thanks!
OME leaf springs are holding up fantastic. There has absolutely been no sag. I recently been towing stuff here and there and as weird as it sounds, the Jeep's rear kept it's height when loaded. When loaded, the ride is actually smoother as well.
Here is a chart of the OME Leaf Springs:
OME-D22XL= AAL
OME-CS034RB= 2" Light Load Leaf Springs
OME-CS035RA= 2" Heavy Load Leaf Springs
OME-CS034RA= 2.25" Medium Load Leaf Spring
OME-CS033RB= 2.75" Medium Load Leaf Spring
OME-CS033RA= 3.5" Medium Load Leaf Spring

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Old 06-16-2012, 02:30 AM   #152
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All right, so I am anticipating a piece, or should I say pieces, of cargo for this summer. In order to stow this cargo, I had to purchase a roof rack.
What I picked up:
4- Yakima 1A Raingutter Towers
2- Yakima 58" Crossbars
1- Yakima 48" Fairing

I only payed $115 for this set-up... thanks to CL.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:55 AM   #153
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Nice X, I have a question about your OME lift install. When you installed your OME leafs did you install the (+) leaf on the driver side and the (-) leaf on the passenger side? I just installed the 1.75" OME 930 coils w/ a 1.75" coil spacer and put the slightly taller coil on the driver side, I still need to install the leafs and last time I installed OME HD leafs the passenger side sat about 1.5" higher than the driver side when they were broken in.

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Front Lift installed "prerunner style"-

Did you manage to find out the deal with the springs (+) and (-)?

Btw, envy those premium parts you have on your Jeep.
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Btw, envy those premium parts you have on your Jeep.
Thanks. "Buy once, cry once."
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:39 AM   #155
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All right, so I got my RTT squared away. I got in on a killer Groupbuy through gitout.com. The deal? 30% off. Perhaps this was not the best timing, since i'll be moving in August, but I honestly could not just pass up this killer deal. I easily saved over $500+ dollars, due to the 30% off retail price and $200+ for shipping. The company, CVT/Cascadia Vehicle Tents, is an upcoming RTT company that happens to be based right on the other side of the Cascades from me in Bend, OR. After reviewing their products, as well as reading testimonials, my mind was set on purchasing one of their products. The owner, Bobby Culpepper, is one exceptional man. Every time I called him, he picked up and answered any questions or concerns that I had. Bobby, and his employee, conduct their business very professionally and are second to none when it comes to customer service.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:30 AM   #156
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Niiiiice tent! I spotted this post over on Expedition Portal first, but figured I'd comment here. Good snag!

So, where you moving?
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:10 AM   #157
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Niiiiice tent! I spotted this post over on Expedition Portal first, but figured I'd comment here. Good snag!

So, where you moving?
Thank you! I got one heck of a deal, and this is something I really wanted for future use.

I'll be moving 70 miles south of me, to Eugene. Go Ducks!
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That thing is sweet! Where is your first trip planned to?
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That thing is sweet! Where is your first trip planned to?
It is very neat. I am departing for a boating/camping trip this Sunday, so i'll be putting it use then.
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Loving the tent man! I really like the way your build is turning out. Keep an eye on mine the next few weeks...I should have a couple of updates!
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Loving the tent man! I really like the way your build is turning out. Keep an eye on mine the next few weeks...I should have a couple of updates!
Thanks man. Absolutely! I'm looking forward to your updates.
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Not sure if you had said anything about it or not, how do you like your cb setup? I am getting parts for mine, and will be doing something similar, however, I'm not sure if I want to go 3 or 4 feet. Also, is it worth considering getting a spring base or is there enough flex in the Firestik?
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Not sure if you had said anything about it or not, how do you like your cb setup? I am getting parts for mine, and will be doing something similar, however, I'm not sure if I want to go 3 or 4 feet. Also, is it worth considering getting a spring base or is there enough flex in the Firestik?
I like it. There is nothing too special about, but it has served it's purpose the few times I have used it. I want with a 3 feet, I believe, and I like its height. I did not get a spring base simply because where I have it mounted, if I happen to be on tight/narrow trails, a spring base would bash it into my body constantly. If you mounting up front, in between the hood cracks, then i'd go ahead and get a spring base.
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I went camping a few days back. The weather was unusually cold, and rained. We only got to take the boat out for 45 minutes before a storm rolled in. We actually ended up leaving a day early due to the declining weather. Any who, here are some pics.


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I changed out the Dana 30 U-Joints. Spicer 5-760X.
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