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    kdogkdog Administrators Posts: 11,681 moderator
    edited August 9, 2010
    Sexy6Chick wrote: »
    Nice shot first of all, and nice choice of tires :) My husband applauds the black-out lettering (rather than choosing to have the white lettering face out). He says that's how true wheelers run them haha.

    As for a tube bender, believe it or not it's all been done with a harbor freight bender that's at least 4 years old.
    Actually, those tires are all black, no white letters at all. :D And WHAT is up with raised white letters on off-road tires anyway? The hottest off-road tire in the country right now is the Goodyear MT/R Kevlar, and the stupid thing has raise white letters. But wait, it gets worse. The tires have an asymmetrical tread that works best if the white letters on on the outside! :bash Hahah, I don't care. They're wider than what I wanted anyway.

    Harbor Freight tube bender, huh? Hmmmm.... :D
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    tsk1979tsk1979 Registered Users Posts: 937 Major grins
    edited August 9, 2010
    Wowee. Love the pics. Though not a hard core jeeper, have done my fair share of offroading.
    BTW, I noticed BF Goodrich all terrain TA KO is popular in USA too!
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    kdogkdog Administrators Posts: 11,681 moderator
    edited August 20, 2010
    Let's keep this thread going. I'm still working through my ride pics in the Cerbat mountains of Kingman. Here are a couple more.

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    Sexy6ChickSexy6Chick Registered Users Posts: 948 Major grins
    edited August 22, 2010
    ^nice Joel! Flex shot ftw :)
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    ian408ian408 Administrators Posts: 21,921 moderator
    edited August 25, 2010
    ian408 wrote: »
    I was cruising the hood with the dog the other day...and I noticed an FJ for sale. A real one :) OMG, i need to go back and see what he's asking. For it's age, it looks to be in pretty good shape...I bet it's expensive.

    I went back :cry It's described as a frame-up restoration. Has a 350V8 kit in it too. But by frame-up, I think the owner means "you'll have to do it". Rust in all the typical spots faded paint and a ratty interior. Oh and the price? USD32,000. I think it might be overpriced at that condition lol3.gif
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    JeffroJeffro Registered Users Posts: 1,941 Major grins
    edited August 29, 2010
    I added this to my collection last Saturday...

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    Hopefully I"ll get it out on the trail for some real shots soon. I have a feeling it's going to detract from my camera fund.
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    ian408ian408 Administrators Posts: 21,921 moderator
    edited August 29, 2010
    Jeffro wrote: »
    I added this to my collection last Saturday...

    Nice looking rig! Did you get one with all the cool options?
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    Sexy6ChickSexy6Chick Registered Users Posts: 948 Major grins
    edited August 30, 2010
    Jeffro wrote: »
    I have a feeling it's going to detract from my camera fund.

    Yes...yes it will lol. It becomes the main hobby that receives all the funds while the rest fall behind.

    Nice Jeep thoughthumb.gif
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    JeffroJeffro Registered Users Posts: 1,941 Major grins
    edited August 30, 2010
    ian408 wrote: »
    Nice looking rig! Did you get one with all the cool options?

    It's an automatic 2006, with a/c, cruise and a 6 disc CD....quite a bit different from what my 95 has to offer. :D Oh, it's a Canadian model, so it has daytime running lights and safety warnings in french. eek7.gif
    Sexy6Chick wrote: »
    Yes...yes it will lol. It becomes the main hobby that receives all the funds while the rest fall behind.

    Nice Jeep thoughthumb.gif

    I may have to sell the other one to build this one, and maybe buy a new camera. rolleyes1.gif
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    ian408ian408 Administrators Posts: 21,921 moderator
    edited August 30, 2010
    Jeffro wrote: »
    It's an automatic 2006, with a/c, cruise and a 6 disc CD....quite a bit different from what my 95 has to offer. :D Oh, it's a Canadian model, so it has daytime running lights and safety warnings in french. eek7.gif

    What about that cool electric locker and stuff?
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    JeffroJeffro Registered Users Posts: 1,941 Major grins
    edited August 31, 2010
    ian408 wrote: »
    What about that cool electric locker and stuff?

    It's a Rubicon so yes, it has front and rear air activated lockers...iloveyou.gif The 4:1 transfer case is much better than my 95's 2:1 as well.

    Hopefully I'll have some pics of me wheeling it after the 11th. mwink.gif
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    kdogkdog Administrators Posts: 11,681 moderator
    edited August 31, 2010
    Jeffro wrote: »
    I added this to my collection last Saturday...
    Nice! I'll be interested to hear what you have in mind for your build. BTW I'm AZJeepNewbie on the Jeepforum in case you haven't figured it out. mwink.gif

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    2005 Rubi, 33x10 Maxxis Bighorns, Full Currie suspension (control arms, steering, Anti-Rock, and trackbars), 3" AEV springs, 5.13's, auto trans.
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    JeffroJeffro Registered Users Posts: 1,941 Major grins
    edited August 31, 2010
    kdog wrote: »
    Nice! I'll be interested to hear what you have in mind for your build. BTW I'm AZJeepNewbie on the Jeepforum in case you haven't figured it out. mwink.gif

    2005 Rubi, 33x10 Maxxis Bighorns, Full Currie suspension (control arms, steering, Anti-Rock, and trackbars), 3" AEV springs, 5.13's, auto trans.

    I'll drop in and say hello. :D

    I'm thinking of staying low with Metalcloaks....but that could be down the road a bit.
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    JeffroJeffro Registered Users Posts: 1,941 Major grins
    edited September 14, 2010
    I took the Rubicon out on the trail last Saturday.

    I gave my camera to a fellow jeeper to snap a shot of me getting the Rubi dirty.

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    It's not clean anymore.

    I wheeled 10 miles of trails, then did a lot of watching and picture taking, here are some shots I took of fellow club members....

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    My poser shot.

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    Sexy6ChickSexy6Chick Registered Users Posts: 948 Major grins
    edited September 14, 2010
    Oh how I want to get back on the trails. We are doing an easy run in the next few weekends to break in our new gears before doing the hard stuff :D
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    JeffroJeffro Registered Users Posts: 1,941 Major grins
    edited September 14, 2010
    Sexy6Chick wrote: »
    Oh how I want to get back on the trails. We are doing an easy run in the next few weekends to break in our new gears before doing the hard stuff :D

    Easy stuff, hard stuff, it's all better than paved roads. :D
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    ian408ian408 Administrators Posts: 21,921 moderator
    edited September 15, 2010
    A friend of mine just got back from Niagra Trail in the Tahoe area. Every time he posts about it, I think I should get a Jeep. OMG! It looks like such fun thumb.gif
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    JeffroJeffro Registered Users Posts: 1,941 Major grins
    edited September 15, 2010
    ian408 wrote: »
    A friend of mine just got back from Niagra Trail in the Tahoe area. Every time he posts about it, I think I should get a Jeep. OMG! It looks like such fun thumb.gif

    It is a blast, now go get yourself a jeep...thumb.gif

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    My Rubi is going to have to grow up a bit to do that kind of stuff.
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    kdogkdog Administrators Posts: 11,681 moderator
    edited September 15, 2010
    Some pretty sick action there, Jeffro. So did that blue one get damaged? How'd he get out of there?
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    JeffroJeffro Registered Users Posts: 1,941 Major grins
    edited September 15, 2010
    kdog wrote: »
    Some pretty sick action there, Jeffro. So did that blue one get damaged? How'd he get out of there?

    He has corner armor, it got scratched, but not dented. He drove out, but as he climbed up the rocky exit we heard a snap.....axle shaft. eek7.gif

    Everyone that tried made it through the wedge, but a couple needed a little winch help to make it the rest of the way. Another guy broke a front axle shaft too. No big deal though, considering.

    This is me......getting a tug.

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    photo by: red_smoke

    Going from 33's and 4+ inches of lift to a stock Rubicon on wore 30s, was quite a change. The lockers and automatic are sweet though.
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    JeffroJeffro Registered Users Posts: 1,941 Major grins
    edited September 16, 2010
    I was bored and played around with some HDR effects...I went for the less realistic look.

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    JeffroJeffro Registered Users Posts: 1,941 Major grins
    edited September 16, 2010
    These work better when the subject is back lit...here's a before and after:

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    With a grunge feel....
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    JeffroJeffro Registered Users Posts: 1,941 Major grins
    edited September 17, 2010
    A little more subtle use of HDR.

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    JeffroJeffro Registered Users Posts: 1,941 Major grins
    edited September 26, 2010
    Screwing around with HDR grunge again....

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    offcamberoffcamber Registered Users Posts: 43 Big grins
    edited September 28, 2010
    My ex-Jeeps. I miss them.

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    Sexy6ChickSexy6Chick Registered Users Posts: 948 Major grins
    edited September 28, 2010
    ^What trail is that in the last few pictures? It looks like Uwharrie (URE). A bit tippy in that 3rd picture :D
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    offcamberoffcamber Registered Users Posts: 43 Big grins
    edited September 29, 2010
    I believe that is from Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area in Gilmer, Texas (east Texas). Fun place! I think I may have put the TJ on her side a couple of times on that trip.
    Sexy6Chick wrote: »
    ^What trail is that in the last few pictures? It looks like Uwharrie (URE). A bit tippy in that 3rd picture :D
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    tsk1979tsk1979 Registered Users Posts: 937 Major grins
    edited October 1, 2010
    Do any of you participate in dpreview challenges?
    I host a series there called "The Road less travelled". A lot of challenges in that series are offroading oriented. My username is same there too!
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    JeffroJeffro Registered Users Posts: 1,941 Major grins
    edited October 1, 2010
    tsk1979 wrote: »
    Do any of you participate in dpreview challenges?
    I host a series there called "The Road less travelled". A lot of challenges in that series are offroading oriented. My username is same there too!

    Not yet, have a link to any of those challenges results or anything like that?


    Edit: I found one....Breakdown.
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    lstzephyrlstzephyr Registered Users Posts: 16 Big grins
    edited October 11, 2010
    I do a bit of wheeling sometimes

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    Although the big dodge's main purpose in life is to fetch the bike if something happens, or move large stuff to strange places. This is the offroader.

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    An advrider looking to step up my photo game.
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