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Yep it is. Very easy oil change. On my housing I made a line across the two halves with white ...

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Old 03-27-2018, 09:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Yep it is. Very easy oil change. On my housing I made a line across the two halves with white out so now all I do is align them, no need to worry about over or under torquing.
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The mods have started... added the JK Rubicon wheels and BFG A/T KO2 -265/70-17 tires

I paid $500 for five 2013 Rubicon wheels with center caps and TPMS.

Last weekend, I drove across the state to pick up the wheels. Had an "interesting" drive home through all the storms.


Took the wheels and tires in on Monday to have them mounted and balanced (I got 5 so I can do a 5-tire rotation)

Installed them after work on Tuesday.

First, get the necessities ready for the job.


Old= boring


New= Cool


Then out in the rain for glamour shots


And on Wednesday, I got out of captivity for some field testing fun.



The tires just clear, I had no rubbing issues during the light off-roading I did, but it's definitely close. (going with 245/75s may have been safer, but I really like the look and grip of the wider 265/70s) I'm still hoping to lift before winter, so that will give me more clearance inside the wheel well just for piece of mind.
The spare tire just barely fits into the cubby, I had to remove the plastic storage bins and the lid is snug

It's looking less like a minvan and more like a proper Jeep!
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Looks nice!
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Interesting day...

Scouting some alternative routes for the "Overland" route of the Trans WI trail. As well as trying out the InRoute app on my phone.

Into the Black River State Forest.


Nice trials, picked up some trash along the way and cleared a small tree


Even saw a wolf!!
Got to the end of my route and decided to return the way I had some.
Great Day of exploring....

Until I got stupid and forgot all the rules of off-roading solo.



Long story short.
I had been checking puddles all day, none of them were very deep and I crossed them with no worries, Until I DIDN'T check one.
2 hours later, a tow truck and $150 of dumb money and I was heading back home....

.With the lower bumper fascia in the back seat


Spent almost 2 hours washing, cleaning and inspecting.
Rear Bumper lower fascia is a bit tweeked
Front bumper fascia will probably go right back on once I get some rivets.
A cracked factory plastic skid plate and a bent heat shield that I just bent back into position.


It was a great day....until my brain fell out
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It's your turn.

I stuck my VW bus by a nice lake once. If I'd turned drive wheels uphill instead of toward the lake everything would have been OK.
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Where did you find the trail? I've been looking for years for it!
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Originally Posted by HoosierJeeper View Post
Where did you find the trail? I've been looking for years for it!
Black River State forest.
Go to Millston, and take Cty O north, then left on Old Settlement Rd. About a half mile there will be a left turn onto Stanton Creek Rd. Another half mile and a diagonal left onto a sandy track- Cut Off Rd. (a bit past the OHV trail crossing.)
A couple hundred yards and you'll find that hole.


There are a handful of run tracks still open in that area between BRF, Warrens, and Hatfiled.

I'm trying to "create" some free time in October to run the southern part of my revised Overland version Trans. WI Adv. Trail. Galena, IL to Hatfield, WI.
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^^^that mud shot.....I did that.....LOL

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Originally Posted by Jo6pak View Post
Black River State forest.
Go to Millston, and take Cty O north, then left on Old Settlement Rd. About a half mile there will be a right turn onto Stanton Creek Rd. Another half mile and a diagonal left onto a sandy track- Cut Off Rd. (a bit past the OHV trail crossing.)
A couple hundred yards and you'll find that hole.


There are a handful of run tracks still open in that area between BRF, Warrens, and Hatfiled.

I'm trying to "create" some free time in October to run the southern part of my revised Overland version Trans. WI Adv. Trail. Galena, IL to Hatfield, WI.

Got it, so can I basically just follow that trail for awhile? Thanks!
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Yes, there a more several other trails in the same area. The OHV trails are usually gated or marked clearly, so stay off those to keep the DNR happy.

Nothing too difficult or technical, but fun to just explore and get a little dirty
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