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ABadJeeper last won the day on August 1 2017

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About ABadJeeper

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  • Birthday 03/23/1978

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    Huntersville, NC
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    Family, Jeepin, Shooting, RC, Anything Outdoors
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    09 JKUR

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  1. I'll be there hanging out. I'm not working for anyone this year so I'll just be around catching up with old friends!!!
  2. ABadJeeper

    The Base Camp

    FYI - That is just the indicator plunger the actual 12v for the locker is the plug on the top of the diff. Your locker will still work fine the light will just blink as it will never indicate that it is locked. If you can splice in new wire that would be the easiest thing. To replace the whole plunger you have to slide the carrier out in order to get the plunger in the correct position.
  3. ABadJeeper

    The Base Camp

    I need this so bad. How thick of a floor are you going to pour? This is about a perfect size. I'd need a 14' door in the end so I could back my boat in when I wanted to work on it in the AC or Heat. LOL
  4. ABadJeeper

    The Base Camp

    Not a lot of speed. If he want speed and crawlability a Yeti would be a better option. The Wraith just rolls over all the time if you use the speed it comes with stock and its not really that fast.... Just really top heavy. I've added weighted wheels but that just creates other problems with speed. They are just like real jeeps but the parts are less. Again the YETI kinda fits this. It's kinda of modeled after a KOH buggy. Most if not all the crawler ESC's can't handle 3S so you would be blowing them up.. I've had two wraiths and I got rid of both them because I didn't like the stability. One was stock and the other probably had close to $500 in aftermarket parts on it. I currently have an XR10, SCX 10 Currie JKU, and a YETI XL from Axial. I like them all for different reasons. For someone just starting out the Yeti might be a little fast but you can set the throttle trim so it doesn't reach full speeds. You can also change the gearing to slow it down pretty inexpensively.
  5. ABadJeeper

    The Base Camp

    So my recommendation would be to go with the SCX 10 JK version. If you can find the Currie version that would be cool because it has the LED lights on it so you can play at night too. I wouldn't go with the Wraith. It doesn't crawl to well out to the box and its a little to fast and unstable out of the box. The SCX 10 is awesome though box stock. I bought Parker one for his 6th birthday and he has been using it since. He hasn't broken anything in those years and he hasn't been easy on it.
  6. ABadJeeper

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    I'll be curious to see what you think of the ARB's. They are a Bypass to IIRC. I don't know anyone running them. .
  7. ABadJeeper

    The Base Camp

    Hey guys!!! It's been awhile since I checked in. I think it's been since the Jeep Invasion. I've had a lot going on at work and personally. Good old Trump is making my job great again!!!! Besides that I have actually done a few things with the Jeep. The most important was running down some computer problems and getting the Christmas Tree off my dash. It's actually refreshing to get in it and not get sunburn from all the warning lights. Hopefully gonna work on a few things after I get back from a much needed vacation next week and get this thing back on the trails.If that doesn't happen I'm selling it or driving it off a cliff.
  8. ABadJeeper

    The Base Camp

    That's interesting. I've always tied the axles down
  9. ABadJeeper

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    I was always told not to tie down the frame with straps because the load they take when the Jeep Bounces. I've always tied to the axles. Any particular reason you tie the frame down?
  10. ABadJeeper

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    I think you could probably keep your toolbox as long as it has an inch or so on each side. of it. My towers just barely go into the cargo area width wise. Maybe an inch. Here is the pic as an attachment.
  11. ABadJeeper

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    I think the one I just completed came out as a nice compromise. It is using the 12" Fox 2.5 Performance Series double adjustable CO's on all 4 corners with air bumps so it can do what it needs to. We have about 5.5" of uptravel so it doesn't sit up to tall but with the double adjustable CO's if they want to go fast they can close of the high speed compression a bunch and get after it then open them back up and have a nice ride. They could also crank a few rounds in the preload and raise it up an inch and really get after it. It would be even better if the rear CO's were outboarded but they were not interested in cutting into the body. It sits up high enough to clear the 39's but not to tall.
  12. ABadJeeper

    The Base Camp

    I like the sound of that. LOL Running fast through rough stuff and jumping things is a little different story though. especially with something like your rig. The one I just finished you can run at a good clip and if you catch a little air it will be fine but you're not catching huge air with only five or so inches of uptravel. The problem with the JK is to get more than that and not have the rig be way up in the sky you have to cut a ton. At that point you may as well just build something purpose built.
  13. ABadJeeper

    The Base Camp

    LOL. My 42's aren't bad.
  14. ABadJeeper

    The Base Camp

    They are awesome. You are going to really like them. The Jeep I'm currently building has them on it.
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