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JESSE A
February 8th, 2009, 21:49
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I headed up to calico for the weekend and stayed in the bunkhouse and met a lot of new people, and had a great time, we ran up doran, and down Odessa, and stopped for lunch in Bismarck.(i think :D)
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Rain was coming down on and off through out the day.
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drew going through one of the smaller obstacles.
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me going up one of the first water falls.
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Remi was the first one to tackle the tight canyon.
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Im on my way
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A little off camber...
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I had to take a strap to save my paint, i have no shame, it was worth it.

JESSE A
February 8th, 2009, 21:58
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Santa coming up.
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I didn't have s spotter this time so i was finding new ways to take pictures.
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The scenery out there is just amazing!
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Bismarck for lunch.
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we explored some mines.
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drew coming down one of the ledges.
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Jessica driving her dads sleigh.
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JESSE A
February 8th, 2009, 22:13
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cool canyons.
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when we came down there were some 4 runners and a few wranglers doing gate keeper, so we decided that we would do it tomorrow.
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we had to stay warm.:)
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Jessica going up gatekeeper.
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It was a great trip met a lot of new people and hope to go wheeling with them again soon.Also johnny did gate keeper but so fast that was not able to get any pics. There was some minor damage, a few taillights, one cracked housing.
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This one was mine, a rock got dragged out when it caught my high lift, then it flipped up and hit my light. luck ally it was just the light, probably 2x3, it could of been a lot worse.
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mikedashg
February 8th, 2009, 23:48
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I had to take a strap to save my paint, i have no shame, it was worth it.

I'm ashamed for you. Especially since you posted the pic. At least hide the evidence! :twak:

-96JeepSpeed-
February 8th, 2009, 23:59
Great pics! Looks like alot of fun.

xcm
February 9th, 2009, 05:50
thanks for sharing.... love the rain..

4xSanta
February 9th, 2009, 06:45
Was a great weekend and you have some nice pics, nice to meet you and its great to have a new member with so much enthusiasm.......SANTA & Jessica

xjfrankie
February 9th, 2009, 08:22
Great pics!! looks like lots of fun.....

-Frankie

besthaticouldo
February 9th, 2009, 08:25
some great pics man...very nice.

aparke4
February 9th, 2009, 08:30
wow looks great!

JESSE A
February 9th, 2009, 08:48
I'm ashamed for you. Especially since you posted the pic. At least hide the evidence! :twak:I have no shame, im not going to hide it lol, im just not into the bd yet, but im sure ill be there some day!

Dewey
February 9th, 2009, 09:07
I have no shame, im not going to hide it lol, im just not into the bd yet, but im sure ill be there some day!

X2

daytog19
February 9th, 2009, 09:08
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is it just me or does this white jeeps roof look smashed in ?

JESSE A
February 9th, 2009, 09:10
It does but if you look closely he has his hatch open.

hiimmred
February 9th, 2009, 10:36
Thanks for sharing the pics, looks like fun. It also looks like a great place to explore. I have put it on my list of new area's (to me) to check out.

Ed

johnnyc
February 9th, 2009, 10:42
Jesse, you really didn't get any pics of me making Gatekeeper??? I thought you were just joking. I hope that Drew got some pics and figures out how to post them. :laugh3:

I can't be too hard on the FNG though. He did bring Entenmann's on Saturday.

4xSanta
February 9th, 2009, 11:02
Jesse, you really didn't get any pics of me making Gatekeeper??? I thought you were just joking. I hope that Drew got some pics and figures out how to post them. :laugh3:

I can't be too hard on the FNG though. He did bring Entenmann's on Saturday.

Amy had my camera when u came through so I will check it out and if I have some pictures of ya I will have Jessica (small brain that showed u the line on backdoor) post um up.......SANTA

JESSE A
February 9th, 2009, 15:33
Ya sorry johnny i didn't know that you were coming up next, we will have to just go do it again :D, ill bring more doughnuts lol haha

boostamante
February 9th, 2009, 15:54
wish i could have gone... instead i did this....
http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=30276

its a good thing i didnt go wheeling cause it seems like my U joint nearest to the Transfer case ( rear ) is going bad. So now i have to change it and since i never done work on a RWD vehicle, it might be interestting. How hard is it to remove it while still in the jeep? I noticed that where it attaches to the rear axle it has a strap with bolts. The other side does not.

xjfrankie
February 9th, 2009, 15:58
Those are some kool RC crawlers!
how much do those run at?

-Frankie


wish i could have gone... instead i did this....
http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=30276

its a good thing i didnt go wheeling cause it seems like my U joint nearest to the Transfer case ( rear ) is going bad. So now i have to change it and since i never done work on a RWD vehicle, it might be interestting. How hard is it to remove it while still in the jeep? I noticed that where it attaches to the rear axle it has a strap with bolts. The other side does not.

boostamante
February 9th, 2009, 16:42
Those are some kool RC crawlers!
how much do those run at?

-Frankie


you asking how much they cost? if so, a good rig will go for 300-500 depending on radios, esc, motors...blah blah blah...:P

xjfrankie
February 9th, 2009, 16:44
Yeah, hahahaa
would like to build a Cherokee type deal.

-Frankie


you asking how much they cost? if so, a good rig will go for 300-500 depending on radios, esc, motors...blah blah blah...:P

boostamante
February 9th, 2009, 17:03
Yeah, hahahaa
would like to build a Cherokee type deal.

-Frankie


some guy in europe actually sells a XJ body. Its way expensive but im soo tempted to buy it.
http://scaleoffroad.de/garbage/46/465827/big_6762630_0_627-450.jpg

this is just for the body.
http://scaleoffroad.de/pageID_4281863.html
this is the whole kit.
http://scaleoffroad.de/pageID_3668497.html

i think its abit much for the RTR kit but them again all i really need is the body. I have a buddy who cuts out chassis frame rails at work.

JohnX
February 9th, 2009, 18:11
its a good thing i didnt go wheeling cause it seems like my U joint nearest to the Transfer case ( rear ) is going bad. So now i have to change it and since i never done work on a RWD vehicle, it might be interestting. How hard is it to remove it while still in the jeep? I noticed that where it attaches to the rear axle it has a strap with bolts. The other side does not.

You just remove those four screws at the axle end and slide the shaft out of the tcase. Then take it into the garage and change the joint.

Mr. Pickle
February 9th, 2009, 20:01
Sweet pics, glad everyone had a good time!

Dewey
February 9th, 2009, 21:57
This is the only way I can post photos. Sorry

http://s536.photobucket.com/albums/ff321/dewey_xj/Calico/
(http://s536.photobucket.com/albums/ff321/dewey_xj/Calico/)

Kejtar
February 9th, 2009, 22:13
This is the only way I can post photos. Sorry

http://s536.photobucket.com/albums/ff321/dewey_xj/Calico/
(http://s536.photobucket.com/albums/ff321/dewey_xj/Calico/)

When you hover over a pic then you see couple boxes with stuff in them. One of them is labeled img code or something like that, and copy and paste what's in there
http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff321/dewey_xj/Calico/P2060019.jpg

Dewey
February 9th, 2009, 22:14
Nice photo lol

Kejtar
February 9th, 2009, 22:16
Nice photo lol

I think it's the object of the photo as well as the photographer's skill that makes it so great :D

Dewey
February 9th, 2009, 22:22
Thanks for the info, but when I copy and paste it just shows an icon. I'll have to get my kids involved!

Jimbo_1321
February 9th, 2009, 22:25
every time I see santa's rig I like it more and more
:D

4xSanta
February 10th, 2009, 07:40
every time I see santa's rig I like it more and more
:D

U suckin up for better xmas gifts?.........SANTA:rof:

Mr. Pickle
February 10th, 2009, 08:02
U suckin up for better xmas gifts?.........SANTA:rof:

Hahahaha!!

JESSE A
February 10th, 2009, 08:50
nice pics drew, get your son to help you with pics

JESSE A
February 10th, 2009, 09:09
http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff321/dewey_xj/Calico/P2060037.jpg
http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff321/dewey_xj/Calico/P2060039.jpg
http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff321/dewey_xj/Calico/P2060040.jpg
here you go :D

tgregg
February 10th, 2009, 10:42
I've been a NAXJA member for a long time but have been putting my time and money into my 69CJ5. However I have a stock 95 XJ. I would really like to go on some of these Calico trips. I'm not a rock crawler (yet!) but would like to gt to know people and watch the serious people. What would the minimum mods I'd need to do to my Jeep? I'm done with the CJ now and want to start on the XJ.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/tgregg6721/MYXJ21009002.jpg

Gregg

Kejtar
February 10th, 2009, 12:23
I've been a NAXJA member for a long time but have been putting my time and money into my 69CJ5. However I have a stock 95 XJ. I would really like to go on some of these Calico trips. I'm not a rock crawler (yet!) but would like to gt to know people and watch the serious people. What would the minimum mods I'd need to do to my Jeep? I'm done with the CJ now and want to start on the XJ.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/tgregg6721/MYXJ21009002.jpg

Gregg

Rock rails... rock rails.. rock rails....... front and rear tow points...... locker or LS would help and, well, a bit more rubber would make things easier. Also lower gearing helps.

That being said, I've seen a nearly stock vehicle with rock rails go through the trail with one scratch BUT things happen. The less you have, the higher the likelyhood of damage.

4xSanta
February 10th, 2009, 13:15
Rock rails... rock rails.. rock rails....... front and rear tow points...... locker or LS would help and, well, a bit more rubber would make things easier. Also lower gearing helps.

That being said, I've seen a nearly stock vehicle with rock rails go through the trail with one scratch BUT things happen. The less you have, the higher the likelyhood of damage.

Don't forget those toe hooks front and rear just incase u have to give me a tug......SANTA

tgregg
February 10th, 2009, 14:50
Thanks, you can't see them in the picture but I have tow hooks in the front (I flat tow it behind the RV) and a class 3 hitch to put a tow point into the rear. It has an 8.25 rear that seems to have traction control as I can't spin one wheel in the mud. I've taken this around the edges of Bullfrog and was really impressed by how well it did. I banged the hitch once but it does really well for a stocker. The pictures you guys post are pretty nasty, are there go arounds on those trails? This XJ is now a trail rig as I just bought a new truck. I was thinking I'd need to do at least a 2.5-3 inch lift as a minimum but you're suggesting rock rails as the first step? I'm not particularly worried about dings but if I undrstand the rails help it slide over rocks? The tires are new so I figure I'll wear them out a bit before stepping up in size a little. My wife reminds me on a regular basis how much money I have into rebuilding the CJ5 so I need to go slow :=))

JohnX
February 10th, 2009, 17:05
I would say the minimum to have a good chance of non-breakage would be 3 inch lift, 31's, one locker, rock sliders. With that you can do almost anything there and probably never need a strap. Get a CB too so you can hear whats going on between rigs. You could always leave your tires alone and do a 3 inch lift...nobody will notice :D

tgregg
February 10th, 2009, 17:45
Thanks, that is what I needed to know. I have the CB already. I was just on AJ's website looking at sliders. The locker might be an issue though as I use the XJ when it snows (like yesterday) so I need a selectable locker I've been told. I've been Googling and that looks to be about $1000. I think I'll probably try the other stuff first and then see about that!
I'm going to sell my old boat in the Spring and use the money to modify the XJ.

boost_fr3@k
February 11th, 2009, 01:59
I'm living in the Midwest right now for college, and the guys I wheel with have autolockers and they dont seem to have a problem in the snow/ice.

As far as the lift goes....when you're ready to do a lift and tires, look at rustysoffroad.com. they sell lift/tire/wheel combos that are awesome for the price.

The kit I got was 4.5" lift with 31s, and it was around 1400
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa119/firefly948/DSC01994-1.jpg

tgregg
February 11th, 2009, 08:04
Thanks I've got Rusty's page book marked. I am thinking 3 inches though rather than 4.5. I don't plan on doing anything too radical!! I'm also OLD and need to be able to get in and out of the thing :=) I think Rusty's is in Iowa and I can't imagine shipping tires and wheels to Southern California would work out cheaper. Three Americas Tire Stores (Discount Tire in the other 48) are within a couple of miles from my house. I'll certainly check it out though. The auto lockers are certainly cheaper and if they work ok on ice I'll go that route.

Mr. Pickle
February 11th, 2009, 14:46
I don't know you but most think that at first. Then they get the weeling bug, go up to 4.5, wheel that and then ask themselves why they didn't just go straight to 5.5 to begin with. I know I was told that when I started but I thought I was going to keep it simple too. Well that went out the door within 6mos. :)

Good luck with the build, looks like you have a good base to start with.

tgregg
February 11th, 2009, 16:01
I think you are probably right. That is why I'm thinking I'll just put on rock rails and then go on a few trail rides with you all and learn before I do anything more. That is why I asked what I'd need minimum to just go along. I need to have somebody familiar with the Calico run tell me if I would be able to get through stock with rails (are there go arounds or do the pictures show what I'd have to get through?). I have tow points and posi in the rear, & CB.

boost_fr3@k
February 11th, 2009, 19:26
I don't know you but most think that at first. Then they get the weeling bug, go up to 4.5, wheel that and then ask themselves why they didn't just go straight to 5.5 to begin with.

I'm kicking my butt for not coughing up the extra 500 bucks for the 6.5" long arm lift. Honestly, go an inch or so more than you think you want, you'll thank yourself later. :D