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Old February 2nd, 2013, 11:46 PM   #381
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i rember when i first saw this zr2 only one dent. now look at it
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Old February 5th, 2013, 11:47 PM   #382
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It now makes more power and runs on corn
This looks familiar, you Kristyns brother?
Whats your plan for the blazer now? caging it and making it a trail beater?
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Old February 6th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #383
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Wadey Snofari Rock Climb 2013 - YouTube


Thanks Ryan for the video!
Grady: "He loves trees!"
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Old March 1st, 2013, 02:04 PM   #384
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i rember when i first saw this zr2 only one dent. now look at it
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This looks familiar, you Kristyns brother?
Whats your plan for the blazer now? caging it and making it a trail beater?
Think I might know her. I borrowed a bender from intodeep and should be starting on a rub rail system soon! Then next winter it will get tied into a cage. Basically an exo hybrid, just in 2 steps.

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Old March 1st, 2013, 02:56 PM   #385
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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:02 PM   #386
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Here's some more body damage. Also I lost a brake line and almost ass packed Route55 on the trail And my Rcv's were to long and caused me to lose both lock outs and a spindle...



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But good times were had all weekend!!!!

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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:07 PM   #387
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Looks like a normal hex nut holding your ram on? Might want to double nut or at least lock nut that.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:11 PM   #388
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It is and it has a lock washer. Does it really need more than that? Eventually it will get cut down and drilled for a cotter pin like the rest.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:13 PM   #389
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Lockwashers are useless, IMO. At least the split washers are. I would have two nuts on there if it were me. I used to have trouble with those coming loose on mine. You have zero steering if that ram comes off.
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Gotcha, thanks for the heads up. For the time being, I'll just keep an eye on it as I don't run the ram on the street as it is bent and causes weird handling. Sucks because I have to take the damn thing on and off for wheeling, but the turning capabilities are more than worth it.
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For those who are interested that's my dad standing next to me. I took him last year to this event (Snofari) as a passenger. He had so much fun that 3 months later he had to have a rig of his own. He ended up buying a 02 tj sport with a 44 rear, 3.73, and a 5 speed. We worked out a build plan and he wasted no time putting together a beautiful jeep. In less than a year he has added a Rock Krawler 3.5 short arm lift with Bilstein 5100's, Spartan lockers f+r, Warn bumpers, Smitty 10k h2o winch, radiator and ps box skids, 33 km2's, Spider track wheel spacers, and he just picked up a set of sliders too! Next on the list a set of beadlocks and then diff covers.



It so nice that our group has named it the pretty jeep, being so he takes bypasses and "keeps the pretty jeep pretty" :lol: But he still keeps up with me and enjoys technical driving along with spotting my pile. I've been told to back up and bump it as well, so he knows how I wheel and is ok with it which is awesome! Unforchantly its hard for us to wrench together because he lives in Indiana, but we make sure to wheel together as much as possible! It has been awesome to have such an experience with my father and I cant thank him enough for everything he has done to so we can enjoy the same hobby together.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 04:57 PM   #392
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Fwiw my ram has been together with bolt/nut/lockwasher for over 2 years with zero issues.
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Well tonight was a fail.

Wired up my wireless controller only for it not to work. Has continuity and power to all the right wires, battery has proper voltage ect and still no worky.



Now I'm stuck with only power in again (which is the reason I bought this)

And to top it all off my alternator quit working. Noticed a loud sequel and thought it was the the only idler pulley with 100k on it so I picked one up. Soon realized I had the wrong part and ran back to the parts store to find a locked door at 9:02. Tried knocking, no luck so I'll be heading there at 730 to grab a AD244 and 96" long belt. That will give me 145 amps vs the 100 I have now and it bolts right in!





Off to bed, Chile run version R&V.0 waits for no one!
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Gotcha, thanks for the heads up. For the time being, I'll just keep an eye on it as I don't run the ram on the street as it is bent and causes weird handling. Sucks because I have to take the damn thing on and off for wheeling, but the turning capabilities are more than worth it.
If I were you I'd also flip the bolt so it drops down from the top. That wayif the nut does manage to come off, the bolt is less likely to fall out because gravity is holding it in place instead of trying to pull it out.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 04:01 PM   #395
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For those who are interested that's my dad standing next to me. I took him last year to this event (Snofari) as a passenger. He had so much fun that 3 months later he had to have a rig of his own. He ended up buying a 02 tj sport with a 44 rear, 3.73, and a 5 speed. We worked out a build plan and he wasted no time putting together a beautiful jeep. In less than a year he has added a Rock Krawler 3.5 short arm lift with Bilstein 5100's, Spartan lockers f+r, Warn bumpers, Smitty 10k h2o winch, radiator and ps box skids, 33 km2's, Spider track wheel spacers, and he just picked up a set of sliders too! Next on the list a set of beadlocks and then diff covers.



It so nice that our group has named it the pretty jeep, being so he takes bypasses and "keeps the pretty jeep pretty" :lol: But he still keeps up with me and enjoys technical driving along with spotting my pile. I've been told to back up and bump it as well, so he knows how I wheel and is ok with it which is awesome! Unforchantly its hard for us to wrench together because he lives in Indiana, but we make sure to wheel together as much as possible! It has been awesome to have such an experience with my father and I cant thank him enough for everything he has done to so we can enjoy the same hobby together.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 05:09 PM   #396
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For those who are interested that's my dad standing next to me. I took him last year to this event (Snofari) as a passenger. He had so much fun that 3 months later he had to have a rig of his own. He ended up buying a 02 tj sport with a 44 rear, 3.73, and a 5 speed. We worked out a build plan and he wasted no time putting together a beautiful jeep. In less than a year he has added a Rock Krawler 3.5 short arm lift with Bilstein 5100's, Spartan lockers f+r, Warn bumpers, Smitty 10k h2o winch, radiator and ps box skids, 33 km2's, Spider track wheel spacers, and he just picked up a set of sliders too! Next on the list a set of beadlocks and then diff covers.



It so nice that our group has named it the pretty jeep, being so he takes bypasses and "keeps the pretty jeep pretty" :lol: But he still keeps up with me and enjoys technical driving along with spotting my pile. I've been told to back up and bump it as well, so he knows how I wheel and is ok with it which is awesome! Unforchantly its hard for us to wrench together because he lives in Indiana, but we make sure to wheel together as much as possible! It has been awesome to have such an experience with my father and I cant thank him enough for everything he has done to so we can enjoy the same hobby together.
My vote for father of the year

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Old March 2nd, 2013, 07:45 PM   #397
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Man after seeing this one I can't wait to start my sas on mine
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If I were you I'd also flip the bolt so it drops down from the top. That wayif the nut does manage to come off, the bolt is less likely to fall out because gravity is holding it in place instead of trying to pull it out.
Its on the list. Just need to put it back in the drill press first for a cotter pin then I can cut it down and run it the right way (otherwise its too long). aka lazy

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Old March 19th, 2013, 11:00 AM   #399
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Anyone try running a Rcv that has previously been bound up from too much angle? O.o
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Old March 19th, 2013, 11:21 AM   #400
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Call RCV?
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