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    Good stuff ! :)

    Good stuff ! :)
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    Well now, that's just not true. It can't handle...

    Well now, that's just not true.
    It can't handle 99% of the trails west of the Mississippi - nor east of for that matter.
  3. Thread: 280GE Build

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    Ironically, Vince - the rigs owner - sold his...

    Ironically, Vince - the rigs owner - sold his sweet 92 Mk2 16v GLi to buy the rover & really wanted a red or white G.
    In the above post I posted the trails they were taken on.
    As for the first...
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    Correct sir! What trails are you guys running ?...

    Correct sir!
    What trails are you guys running ?
    All of the rover pics were out at TSF - I think it's the best place in the area & have been Biking, riding, shooting, hiking & wheeling out there...
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    Thanks - definitely more to come ! The owner is...

    Thanks - definitely more to come !
    The owner is in Portland as well - we'll be making trips out to TSF & HooDoo soon enough. :ylsmoke:
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    Aaaand, with heads & turns - still waiting on the...

    Aaaand, with heads & turns - still waiting on the trim rings from RoversNorth.
    He's gonna put the front flare, front mud flap thingy back on - to further it's stock appearance.
    ...
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    Then we decided to flex it out abit - it's gonna...

    Then we decided to flex it out abit - it's gonna need some help in that department, haha! ;

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/stjjames/Flex1.jpg...
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    And, his freestanding light bar. This may end up...

    And, his freestanding light bar. This may end up being tied into a roof rack / rub bar arraignment . . .

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/stjjames/LightBar.jpg

    Mount & fender transition....
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    Moving around to the front - we knew the front...

    Moving around to the front - we knew the front fenders wouldn't survive in stock form & were prohibitively expensive to replace - so Vince (the owner) opted for Defender ' trophy" style fenders.
    ...
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    Gas Tank was definitely in need of some...

    Gas Tank was definitely in need of some up-armouring after its ill fated first venture :D You can see it's tied into the rear bumper.

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/stjjames/GasSkid.jpg
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    We dropped it off at Those guys rods & Customs up...

    We dropped it off at Those guys rods & Customs up in Bremerton. He has done a slew of work to my rig & decided, since he was particularly well versed in XJ's - he would be the right guy to fab some...
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    280GE Build

    Thought I would start a thread here as well.
    This is my buddies rig, but he isn't the forum hound I am :sombrero:
    It'll be a recreational wheeling / camping / hunting / DD rig - I myself fancy for...
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    Awesome !!! :wings:

    Awesome !!! :wings:
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    Just called - yes you can buy just the tub. Right...

    Just called - yes you can buy just the tub. Right about $800 for the tub, another $190 for the lid & he said about $300 to ship it to the west coast, so $1300-ish to my door. He said the Tub weights...
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    Nice !!! I'd feel comfortable beating on one of...

    Nice !!!
    I'd feel comfortable beating on one of these.
    I wonder if I could buy just the tub, no frame, axle, tires nor wheels - all of which I'd junk anyhow. May actually be feasible then.
  16. I personally would want 3"-4" of tire protruding,...

    I personally would want 3"-4" of tire protruding, to keep it off of trail obstacles.
    But, then I'm likely in the minority - as I'd actually wanna drag my junk through the same trails I wheel. ...
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    :coffeedrink:

    :coffeedrink:
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    :coffee:

    :coffee:
  19. Thread: Little Guy

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    Sorry to hear about your woes :-( Eager to hear...

    Sorry to hear about your woes :-(
    Eager to hear how this goes.
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    :ylsmoke:

    :ylsmoke:
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    Emissions. The 4.0 is a legend. The V6 is an...

    Emissions.
    The 4.0 is a legend.
    The V6 is an inferior motor, IMO.



    You could buy an 2.4ltr (not 2.5) SE TJ & swap on an SRT4 Manifold, turbo & ecu. For all intents & purposes, it's the same...
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    Awesome!

    Awesome!
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    How about a friggin' Hemi already !?! :ylsmoke:

    How about a friggin' Hemi already !?! :ylsmoke:
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    Fixed.

    Fixed.
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    Bloody Sweet!

    Bloody Sweet!
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