What did you do to your Jeep today? -Wrangler Edition-

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Say hello to that Buffalo that scared the **** out of me when I opened my tent flap to find him right in my face! :oops:
 

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Say hello to that Buffalo that scared the **** out of me when I opened my tent flap to find him right in my face! :oops:
Yeah, those fat bastards are a very real risk. Plus it is calving season...I may skip the tent and just sack out in back.
 

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Done, dude. Really weird to get in and out as it now sits an inch or so over stock, and three inches over the sagged out OE crap.
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Yeah, told you! The JLs are pretty easy to work on. Although the 3.6 seems worse to work on than the 3.7.
Thats what I've read about those drivetrains. I got the 2LT so even easier. Biggest issue was accessing front top shock bolts. Badly designed fender liners. Got away with doing the rears without loosening the control arms, which is great as I couldn't get them to break loose.
 

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Thats what I've read about those drivetrains. I got the 2LT so even easier. Biggest issue was accessing front top shock bolts. Badly designed fender liners. Got away with doing the rears without loosening the control arms, which is great as I couldn't get them to break loose.
I just used the impact on mine LOL. I loosened them so that they'd relax with the new suspension and then torqued them on the ground. the front lower frame end bolts I had to use the impact on them to get them up to 190 ft lbs.
 

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I just used the impact on mine LOL. I loosened them so that they'd relax with the new suspension and then torqued them on the ground. the front lower frame end bolts I had to use the impact on them to get them up to 190 ft lbs.
I tried two different impacts and a big breaker bar with a four foot extension and they didn't budge. I will try them again when I upgrade sway bar links and the forward lca's. my caster is really, really low but isn't affecting handling .
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Quit the wrangler forums. Just can't stand the BroDozer and Rubber Duck crews...

Changing my loadout from Overland mode to Tank Driver Training Mode for this weekend's day trip to Tuttle Creek ORV park.

Just five weeks to go before the first serious science and fossil trip of the season!!!
 

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Wooohooo science!!! :D Fieldwork trips are the best. In a few weeks I’ll be out there assisting on a controlled burn. Can’t wait.
 
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Wooohooo science!!! :D Fieldwork trips are the best. In a few weeks I’ll be out there assisting on a controlled burn. Can’t wait.
NIIIIICE! Always wanted to do some burn line entomology- catching specimens running from the fire. Other than the one UNO student I am taking out on the first trip, my annual July trip is for all my own research for a change. I'm not even really planning anything for it now that I have 24/7 satellite coms. Just gonna head west and let the route develop organically. Have a list of about 100 sites to check out. Be happy if I hit 10 of them.
 

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Drove to work with the Freedom tops off, windows down and Premium sound system blasting. The weather is amazing.

After four long days playing Hipster in the Outback, it sure is nice to be up off the pavement.

Girls had a blast in Colorado, they came back with a dozen stupid rubber ducks and a random duck shaped magic brownie...the latter is a "brings happiness trend" I can get behind...

I also taped a sign to the back of the Subaru before I left today after seeing a video on YouTube.

"Honk and Flip my wife off. It is her birthday!"

Ahhhh, petty vengeance. ;)
 

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