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Old September 2nd, 2021, 21:27
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Heck yes. Weve been talking about making a jarbidge run.

Couple years ago we did some work in jarbidge.

Where are you located. My cousins live in elko so sometimes run down there to

Ive been thinking about getting a smaller trailer for the jeep just for jarbidge elko type trips.



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Old September 2nd, 2021, 21:29
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Spring creek. I wonder if you know my cousins both have lived in spring creek or elko for the last 20years.

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Old September 2nd, 2021, 21:33
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Shoeter.

I need to have a spare tire on me so the cage ish thing could happen soon ish.

Im so glad i never bought fenders theyd of never lasted. Fenders were a long project lots of work but so worth it.

If you were closer I'd definitely volunteer to bend and ruin tubes for you as i really suck at it.

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Old September 3rd, 2021, 09:45
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Heck yes. Weve been talking about making a jarbidge run.

Couple years ago we did some work in jarbidge.

Where are you located. My cousins live in elko so sometimes run down there to

Ive been thinking about getting a smaller trailer for the jeep just for jarbidge elko type trips.



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Old September 3rd, 2021, 09:52
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Heck yes. Weve been talking about making a jarbidge run.

Couple years ago we did some work in jarbidge.

Where are you located. My cousins live in elko so sometimes run down there to

Ive been thinking about getting a smaller trailer for the jeep just for jarbidge elko type trips.



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Smaller trailer... good idea!

I pulled double in there from Rogerson with a 32' 5th wheel and a Yamaha Wolverine on a 2nd trailer (Aug. 12). Was coming back from Montana so didn't have time to go get the XJ. Was assured it 'would be fine'... NOT! White knuckles for 18 miles of single track dirt and didn't meet another rig... whew! I became an instant sensation when I pulled into Jarbidge.. had never been done..for good reason.
Had a buddy haul the Yamaha out in front of me with a 2-way radio to stop traffic coming up on the way out with me and the 5'er following. He had me pull over to let 2 service trucks and 2 semi/lowboys go by. I'd have been SCREWED without the escort.
Next trip will be the XJ on a trailer behind my pickup with camper shell and I'll have an SUV tent, sleep in the truck, cook in the tent.
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Old September 3rd, 2021, 11:47
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Haha. Yeah we brought a excavator on a low boy in the otherr way. If you came in ovet the top i commend you. Wr came in on a skiff of snow and walked in. I wad following lowboy scooting it around a few corners.

I think wayvway comes out near Jordan Valley.

We come across the bombing range to get there

I took my Cummins over the top and came out some near elko ounce it was a dreadful trip. In a empty 1ton.

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Old September 4th, 2021, 09:58
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An empty 1 ton is kidney pain on a pothole filled road.... I can't imagine actual rough terrain....

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Old September 4th, 2021, 23:17
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Was fairly hard on it today and didnt break it.


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Old September 5th, 2021, 05:57
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Nice.

Nice country too.
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Old September 5th, 2021, 17:31
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Thanks.
Thats right here 20 minutes out of mtn home. The trail for the last 20years has been all but forgotten. Ive been building to be able to run it.
With both ends driving its gotten easy and has seen some steady utv traffic now that its washed out theres traffic turning around. I had to turn around due to upper side being washed out. Need to spend an hour with a pick and shovel to reclaim the trail.
Trail makes a 30 mile loop through public and accessible private land starts in the desert and climbs through pine trees marshes then back to desert. Can see the peak from my house when its not smoky.

We took both jeeps to the Owyhees today mostly dirt rd bombing exploring. Came across some bighorn sheep. Didnt see any horses.
We coverd about 150 miles 80 on pavement.

Rest of the pics are on my camera. The wj is doing well scott has ac i dont. Lol

Running dirt rds 30-60mph the wj brakes do work well. Steer is spot on and precise railing corners on the throttle hanging a tire in the ditch to maintain the line at speed under throttle

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Old September 6th, 2021, 10:52
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Working on the wj today while scotts out working. Shoehirning apex on original bumper with 5/16 plate then eventually some kinda tube

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Old September 6th, 2021, 18:41
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Ran the esab 235 to do this pretty good machine but i have lots more trigger time on my miller 235 and use that as an excuse for not laying down as nice a welds today.

The supplied hardware isnt long enough to bolt the badlands apex to 5/16 plate.

Finished product turned out well. High and tight just like i like to mount winches. Will have to watch temps pretty close. On mine the winch in front of the radiator isnt a issue but this is a 4.7 pos so may be effected much differently.

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Old September 6th, 2021, 21:01
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How does the WJ do compared to the XJ?
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Old September 6th, 2021, 22:28
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More comfortable, steers, drives, rides better. Has quadra track wich might be okay for living on the north pole. Not sure i like the quadatrack as a trail rig but its been doing fine as exsporing gravel roads kinda rig that may not need lookers and big tires.
The iron rock rock link works very well rides great blasting around exploring. ride is quite alot better than a bone stock xj.

I wouldnt see why a person would buy a xj when theres lots of wjs out there for all price points.
Does everything the xj does just better and more modern. Xj seems to have more aftermarket support though

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More comfortable, steers, drives, rides better. Has quadra track wich might be okay for living on the north pole. Not sure i like the quadatrack as a trail rig but its been doing fine as exsporing gravel roads kinda rig that may not need lookers and big tires.
The iron rock rock link works very well rides great blasting around exploring. ride is quite alot better than a bone stock xj.

I wouldnt see why a person would buy a xj when theres lots of wjs out there for all price points.
Does everything the xj does just better and more modern. Xj seems to have more aftermarket support though

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I can see why.

It is all those blasted wires.

Got a '97 ZJ for The Varmints. I think the reason they were selling it cheap was largely because they couldn't figure out the parasitic draw that left them with a dead battery all the time. Varmint #1 and I traced it to a purple wire that we disconnected and found it takes out all the dome and instrument lights. I think the issue has something to do with a door sensor. At its root I believe it is tied in with the dome delay/BCM. IOW, some silly non-essential feature is taking out something that actually matters. The newer the vehicle the more features (read failure modes) and the more integrated they are (read more prone to doing even more damage when they fail).

I think the XJs hit a sweet spot for having the important things, but not the nonsense. It comes down to reliability. The XJ has it. The ZJ and WJ are just begging for more maintenance.
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