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by tobyw
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Recent Run Reports - All Other Runs
Topic: Dusty Rhodes: Ahtanum 9-26-2021
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Dusty Rhodes: Ahtanum 9-26-2021

The group met up at the West Richland Maverik at 0730, with the Millers providing scrumptious breakfast burritos for all attendees. Due to various other commitments, the turnout was rather light for this trip but that didn’t stop the rest of us from having a fantastic day. The blustery morning winds...
by tobyw
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Tow piggy maintenance "fun"
Replies: 6
Views: 30

Re: Tow piggy maintenance "fun"

How bad was it getting the ball joints to pop out?
by tobyw
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: General BS Area
Topic: Starting and Winching Battery Advice Needed.
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: Starting and Winching Battery Advice Needed.

So I've been buying Deka built, Super Start Platinum branded AGM's from O'Reilly and haven't had any trouble (so far) I've been using the same for the last few Jeep builds, and they have been flawless for me as well. Had to put one in the JLU-R last fall when the OEM battery died after a scant 2 ye...
by tobyw
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Gladys
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Gladys

Toby, how's the bed storage project coming along? Weeeeeellllllll..... Here is the "finished" product: IMG_2413.JPG The pickup bed setup is actually a fantastic way to cook/camp out in the wild, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone: IMG_2439.JPG You'll note the word finished is in ...
by tobyw
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Recent Run Reports - Peak Putter Club Runs
Topic: Rimrock day trip 7-23-21
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Rimrock day trip 7-23-21

Sounds AWESOME!! I always miss the good ones :( Would love to get some more details on the route...
by tobyw
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Recent Run Reports - All Other Runs
Topic: Bethel Ridge 17Jul2021
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Bethel Ridge 17Jul2021

I've never run Bethel Ridge, but I can say for certain that I will run it again and again. What a sweet not-so-hidden gem! With markedly cooler temps in the forecast, Mr./Mrs. OG and myself hatched a plan to meet up for a night of camping before going our separate ways on Saturday morning. Admittedl...
by tobyw
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Recent Run Reports - All Other Runs
Topic: Fortune Creek / Gallagher Lake 10Jul2021
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Fortune Creek / Gallagher Lake 10Jul2021

Having never explored the area North of Cle Elum, it was high time to do something about it... Circumstances allowed for a weekend in the general area, and a plan was put together to have a local celebrity show us around. In attendance were the full dollop of Wilcox in our white JLU-R, Lenzke party ...
by tobyw
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Gladys
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Gladys

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Bring on snow season :cool:
by tobyw
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Gladys
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Gladys

To continue the saga of the bed storage buildout, I made a quickie mounting bracket for the jerry can that attaches to the Trail Rail system: IMG_2282.JPG IMG_2283.JPG IMG_2284.JPG Then it was time to consider OBA... I like the idea of how fast and relatively economical a CO2 system can be, but we o...
by tobyw
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Gladys
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Gladys

Aaaaaaaand now with 37's 8)

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Can't wait to air down and compare the before/after...
by tobyw
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: MOPAR JT / JL Front Extended Lower Control Arms
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: MOPAR JT / JL Front Extended Lower Control Arms

Perfect, I have a shop that needs to look a little less like a bomb went off inside :oops:

We are headed out of town for the weekend but I'll be around after work all next week if you want to coordinate helping clean the shop 8)
by tobyw
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: MOPAR JT / JL Front Extended Lower Control Arms
Replies: 5
Views: 194

MOPAR JT / JL Front Extended Lower Control Arms

Brand new never installed pair of MOPAR JT / JL front extended lower control arms. These are roughly 3/8" longer than the factory arms for improved caster. Free to a good home.
by tobyw
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Gladys
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Gladys

Roman wrote:How do you like the HF gas cans?


I cannot comment yet, haven't put a drop of fuel in or out of it yet... that said, this particular Midwest can didn't come from Harbor Freight. Amazon baby :lol2
by tobyw
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Gladys
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Gladys

As impressed as I was on the first two wheeling trips with Gladys, there was never a question regarding the need to address belly clearance and departure angle. By far the easiest way to address both items is with a lift kit of some sort, and after some research I came up with a combination of parts...
by tobyw
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Gladys
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Gladys

Storage in the diminutively sized cabin is essentially non-existent, but I have to give them credit for trying. The cubbies below the rear seats are handy for things like an ice scraper and perhaps a couple of ratchet straps, but there certainly isn't room for a bevvy of recovery gear, tools, etc. O...
by tobyw
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Recent Run Reports - All Other Runs
Topic: Father's Day 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Father's Day 2021

Due to prior commitments we weren't able to tag along on the actual Peak Putters run the day before, so a handful of us made a quick day trip on Father's Day proper. We left around 0730 under sunny skies with blustery winds, and as much as I'm trying to change my ways, I had a trailer in tow :oops: ...
by tobyw
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Gladys
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Gladys

The trail camera is a bit of a novelty at this point, but I did flip it on once or twice last weekend just to try it out. Honestly didn't find it overly helpful, but then again we weren't exactly on a technical trail so the jury is still out. I will probably use it the most when I line up on my hois...
by tobyw
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Recent Run Reports - All Other Runs
Topic: Gladys Break-in Run 13Jun2021
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Gladys Break-in Run 13Jun2021

The group met up at the Maverik for an 0730 departure under beautiful blue skies, although dark and ominous clouds loomed to the West. In attendance were myself and the boy minion with Gladys and the RZR, OG in Ginger, Dryside using his Super Duty to tow his eldest minion’s XJ, and the aforementione...
by tobyw
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Gladys
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Gladys

Depending on who you talk to, it was only a matter of time... When the first spy shots of the production Gladiator started circling the interweb, I had very mixed emotions. The looks turned me off immediately, but having spent some significant seat time in our '18 JLU-R, the draw to platform was sti...
by tobyw
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Recent Run Reports - All Other Runs
Topic: Snow level check
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Snow level check

Awesome, we are hoping to get up in that area sometime over the next few weekends :thu:
by tobyw
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General BS Area
Topic: Random Picture Thread
Replies: 1070
Views: 194789

Re: Random Picture Thread

Nice. Did you put a brake controller on it? Can't believe they don't come with one. I am looking to install one. Negative, at least not yet... I am somewhat torn on hard mounting something like the Redarc or the Curt Spectrum versus going with one of the whip-zammy new bluetooth units like the Curt...
by tobyw
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: General BS Area
Topic: Random Picture Thread
Replies: 1070
Views: 194789

Re: Random Picture Thread

Right to work :lol2

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by tobyw
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: General BS Area
Topic: Random Picture Thread
Replies: 1070
Views: 194789

Re: Random Picture Thread

The new tow pig(let):

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by tobyw
Tue May 11, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: General BS Area
Topic: Bench Racing for a new Wheeler
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Bench Racing for a new Wheeler

Skip the JK platform altogether and save up a bit more if necessary for the JL. The 8-speed automatic is a game changer, there is simply no comparing it to the previous 4 or 5-speed offerings. Combined with the impressively effective traction control (brake biased), the non-Rubicon JL's are astoundi...

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