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Old 12-30-2007, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default Wrangler SNOW Wheelin'--Additional Pics

After working many weeks straight on various R/C projects at the shop, I'd finally had enough, and needed a break, and felt like takin' my YJ out winter wheelin'


Once out in the woods,I figured "Hey I can make that snow drift..!!!"


When in doubt.. THROTTLE IT OUT..!!!!!


Everything was fine, until I ventured into unknown territory, and the snow became weak, and real slushy....


So instead of going further into the woods ALONE..., ( yeah, I know, you NEVER go wheelin' by yourself..!!!), i tried to to turn around, but going up the hill I'd just came down, proved a challenge.......:-P


Well, Finally winched my way back up the hill, and almost back to the main cart road..., when I heard a loud... *BANG* from the rear end..... then the whole ass end sank to the right..... I got out and discovered the rear axle obviously decided it had had enough "fun" for the day, and grenaded its case....:-(






Lucky for me, I had just enough charge left on the cell phone battery to call AAA, and they flatbedded it outta there for me, and now its back at the shop, with a broken rear axle.... Time to hit the salvage yard..!!!!! LOL..!!!!!!

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Old 12-30-2007, 01:55 PM   #2
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Looks like you had a blast! Too bad all the snow around me is all melted. I think we are getting a storm tomorrow though I gotta get my blizzards up and running!
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:04 PM   #3
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Ya gotta love those Dana 35 rear axles


j/k

Great Pics!
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:07 PM   #4
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Thats what happens when you try to run 35 inch boggers on the stock axles! Time to UPGRADE!
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for the Screen savers! Looks like you had fun. Nice rig dude,freakin sweet!
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:27 PM   #6
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man those pics are awesome!!! put a driver in there and you couldnt even tell it was a r/c rig... the snow pics make any rig look sweet!! (even mine) lol

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Old 12-30-2007, 04:32 PM   #7
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Ya gotta love those Dana 35 rear axles


j/k

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Thats what happens when you try to run 35 inch boggers on the stock axles! Time to UPGRADE!
LMAO..!!!!
YES, you both are CORRECT..!!!!!! Gotta love those stock dana 35's..!! ( i.e. = Boat ANCHOR..! ) Fortunately after making a few calls around to a few friends, I came up with a complete ARB Locked Dana 44 rear, with chromoly shafts,new disk brakes, and new skidplates... He owed me a favor, so I paid him with a 12 pack of Bud lite, and he seemed happy..... He told me, we'd install the new axle tomorrow, and then he'd show me a few new places to wheel on New Years day...!!!!!
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:44 PM   #8
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wow that looks real
btw whats all that white stuff?
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:22 PM   #9
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thats his cocaine stash...shhhhhh.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:14 AM   #10
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LOL Is a dana 35 even heavy enough to be a boat anchor?

Nice rig man! Keep the pics coming.
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wow thats cool... i was thinking which tires too get but after seeein ur pics im sold on the " boggers"...
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:06 AM   #12
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cool pics man, i wish it would snow where i live (Arizona)
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:15 PM   #13
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hey nice jeep my buddy has a 1:1 jeep yj and he wants to know where did you get that body from.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:34 PM   #14
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wheres the rc? looks like you had fun, how much did AAA charge for a snow tow?
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:57 PM   #15
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hey nice jeep my buddy has a 1:1 jeep yj and he wants to know where did you get that body from.
That's the Tamiya Wrangler body. Rare and expensive.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:20 PM   #16
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nice! now it needs a solid axle swap!
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:46 AM   #17
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Hey Everyone..HAPPY NEW YEAR..! My Wranglers all fixed now, But after waking up this morning (ready to hit the trails), I looked out the window, and my plans came grinding to a halt... There is literally a BLIZZARD going on outside , and the trails we were planning on checking out, just don't exist at the moment...:-( SO Heres a few more pics of the first outing ( before the Dana 35 puked.) When we DO eventually get back out, we rounded up another buddy with a YJ to go with us too...,SO we are up to 3 jeeps now..!!!! STAY TUNED..!!!!





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Old 01-01-2008, 10:25 AM   #18
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Very nice good story too! Dang turdy-five
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:28 AM   #19
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Looks like the real deal. By the looks of the last photo, you need to fire up that defroster.
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:00 PM   #20
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LOL, Yeah, It was working in the beginning of the ride, but after traversing some of the rougher sections on the trail the damn defroster crapped out..!!! "Just Expect Every Problem"..!! Its all fixed now..!

The next Jeep run will also be including a YJ on 38's and 3/4 ton chevy running gear.!!! The "Beast" is my buddys jeep.., and he's not afraid to USE it.. The words "ROCK RASH" only begin to describe this thing..!!!!!! We also will be having a nearly stock YJ with 32" Super Swamper TSL's coming along too.

The snowstorm outside actually seems to be thinning a little, and we might be able to get outside for a bit today...........Stay Tuned..!
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