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Old 10-14-2011, 01:37 PM
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... and it was FUN!!

http://s1136.photobucket.com/albums/...t=IMG_1035.mp4

http://s1136.photobucket.com/albums/...ry_21vrdn3.mp4

Looking forward to more and bigger as the XJ and driver get more capable.
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:53 PM
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Looks nice. sounds like the tires are eating the fenders. time for more bump stop. was that recent with the snow we are still in upper 80 to mid 90's here.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:04 AM
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Awesome! It just keeps getting funner as you get practice and get braver.
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Yea cut those fenders. They prolly already ate up some of your tread.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:27 AM
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Nice trail find, 4.0L powers through anything!
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Looks like a fun place ,and great job
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:50 PM
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Yea cut those fenders. They prolly already ate up some of your tread.
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Looks nice. sounds like the tires are eating the fenders. time for more bump stop. was that recent with the snow we are still in upper 80 to mid 90's here.
Well, it WAS my first time out and I THOUGHT I had done enough trimming ... obviously not. Since then done a LOT more trimming (will update my build page shortly) and trimmed back the flares quite a bit. Also had to do some sheet metal work on the passenger side as my RF tire got up into the fender.

I'll be checking for stuffing then adjusting the bump stops.
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Looks nice. sounds like the tires are eating the fenders. time for more bump stop. was that recent with the snow we are still in upper 80 to mid 90's here.
It was one of those "early season" snow storms the Sierras are known for. Dropped over a foot at the 6500' level.
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Awesome! It just keeps getting funner as you get practice and get braver.
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Nice trail find, 4.0L powers through anything!
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Looks like a fun place ,and great job
Yeah, I was told to be prepared to be strapped ... but made it as you see. I'm running open/open.

And I want to practice a LOT!!

Before I go to lockers though, I do want to get a HD drag link, tie rod and track bar.
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What lift do you have ?
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the lovely sound of overstuffed wells lol

bumpstops...they should come with lifts!
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When everyone goes wheeling is it always a big production like that?
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:31 AM
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What lift do you have ?
RC 4-1/2" in front with an additional isolator in front for ~5-1/2" total. Rear is RE 4-1/2" that netted about 5-1/2".
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the lovely sound of overstuffed wells lol

bumpstops...they should come with lifts!
LOL. Yeah, if you check my build post you'll see THAT won't happen again. Will be adjusting bump stops just to be sure.
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When everyone goes wheeling is it always a big production like that?
No, it was the fall "adopted" trail clean-up. It was my first time going over/around any significant obstacle ... I'm a newbie. I'm open-open without rocker protection yet so folks were being very careful while assisting me.
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