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    Default Went wheeling today at......

    Texas Offroad Ranch in Huntsville. We met up with 4 other Xj's, the high temp for the afternoon was 34*, I'm glad we had a heater!!

    This was the first time we've been to this place, it's pretty cool, way better than Creekside yet not as challenging as Shilo Ridge. At least it wasn't one big slush pit. I'll post up some video from my dash cam after I get it processed later. I can't remember everyone that was there so if you were POST UP!!

    We broke the front diff (real bad) and bent the drag link 90*, all we had was hard left turn, nothing else, we used a winch to pull the drag link back straight enough to tow home. Now we've got to get out in the cold and get this thing road worthy by Monday A.M. Brrrrr!!!

    Sorry no pics, it was to cold to care about taking pics, maybe next time. I'll post up pics of the carnage when we open 'er up.
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    Default Re: Went wheeling today at......

    Sure wish I could've made it. Next time hopefully

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    Default Re: Went wheeling today at......

    I really wanted to go as well. I will for sure make the next trip. Been wanting to check out that place for a while. Kinda sick of mud.

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    It would be good to wheel with ya' again. I thought of you today but I new you've kind got your plate full at the moment.
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    Default Re: Went wheeling today at......

    no pics didn't happen ray ....what ya do to the diff...thought them 30s to b strong ...lol
    keeping it red........

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    Default Re: Went wheeling today at......

    33's jammed in wet sand with 90% of the weight pushing against them + 4 wheel low + heavy foot = snap, crackle, pop. Sounded real nasty, gotta love carnage!
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    been there done that to Barbie ........ox locker for the fix
    keeping it red........

    I DRIVE A BARBIE JEEP

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    Default Re: Went wheeling today at......

    Been wanting to go to there too, not gonna happen for several months though.

    Sucks about the diff but it comes with the joy of doing something to tear stuff up.

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    Default Re: Went wheeling today at......

    Quote Originally Posted by Firemanray View Post
    33's jammed in wet sand with 90% of the weight pushing against them + 4 wheel low + heavy foot = snap, crackle, pop. Sounded real nasty, gotta love carnage!

    Ouch ....

    ... and I was thinking 34* sounds like fine weather,

    ..... until I remembered, mr fahrenheit, rules over there ..
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    Default Re: Went wheeling today at......

    Here's the first picture of carnage. This is after we pulled it back "straight" with an 8000# winch.
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    Default Re: Went wheeling today at......

    Nice, everyone should have one of those
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    Default Re: Went wheeling today at......

    Update on the weekend's carnage. All we broke in the diff was the spider gears. Drop a new set in and it'll be good as new.
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    Default Re: Went wheeling today at......

    Cool, not as bad as you thought
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
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    Default Re: Went wheeling today at......

    Part of the fun of wrecking stuff is then you have a way to justify the upgrade to the Mrs... I say no spiders..

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    Default Re: Went wheeling today at......

    Quote Originally Posted by xj-jake View Post
    Part of the fun of wrecking stuff is then you have a way to justify the upgrade to the Mrs... I say no spiders..
    Hahaha, right!! Only problem is it's my son's daily driver and it already has a locker in the back. No need in making it unstable on the highway or I'd already have a locker on the way!!
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