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CarsonCindy
04-27-2012, 06:15 AM
http://www.jk-experience.com/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/images/jkx-mast.jpg

Did anyone here sign up for the 2012 JK-Experience? - www.jk-experience.com (http://www.jk-experience.com)


UPDATE:

The 2012 JKX Participants:

1. RANDY BYERS from Texas
2. ALEJANDRO BARBARAS from Guadalajara Mexico
3. CHARLES GRAHAM from West Virginia
4. DAVE ROBERTS from Colorado
5. FRANK and BRENDA HANSEN from San Marcos, California
6. MICHAEL GREENE from Reno, Nevada
7. MIKE NOLTING from Yellowknife, Canada

Hightower
04-27-2012, 07:10 AM
Yes i did ...

MTG
04-27-2012, 12:24 PM
Nope. :(

Too much vacation time already scheduled/planned this year. Hoping for 2013.

ramin
04-27-2012, 01:11 PM
I did .....

JKRay
04-27-2012, 01:38 PM
I didn't my rigs not ready yet and it's gonna be awhile before it is... :(

bdmckenna
04-28-2012, 01:23 AM
Yup! Sure did.

CarsonCindy
04-28-2012, 03:34 AM
Nope. :(

Too much vacation time already scheduled/planned this year. Hoping for 2013.


I didn't my rigs not ready yet and it's gonna be awhile before it is... :(

bummer. hopefully next year! :thumb:

CarsonCindy
04-28-2012, 03:36 AM
Yes i did ...


I did .....


Yup! Sure did.

Cool! Hope to see you guys there! :cool:



Blonda signed us up the other day. :yup:

That's awesome! Would you guys be able to get the time off?

MTG
04-28-2012, 09:45 PM
Nope. :(

Too much vacation time already scheduled/planned this year. Hoping for 2013.

Yep. :)

Changed my mind and just applied.

Not 100% sure I can make it, if I am even selected, but figured I better apply and find out details before ruling it out. Of course, I didn't think I'd make Moab until next year either.

Did anyone else have trouble uploading a picture on the application? I ended up just emailing one.

mackey
04-29-2012, 05:56 AM
I signed up and am ready to go. Got all the modifications done and am ready to put the Jeep to the test

Mechengineer2
04-29-2012, 02:23 PM
Signed up last fall after you guys were here in Colorado. Fingers crossed. Such a bummer watching everybody roll out on what I knew would be an epic trip. Sounds like Mel will have a LONG, LONG list of candidates to choose from.

the_cuse420
04-30-2012, 01:39 PM
I would be down but with the job and unknown location. It makes hard to do any planning

07rub
04-30-2012, 07:26 PM
Can any jk apply or i need to be highly modified

Hightower
04-30-2012, 07:31 PM
Can any jk apply or i need to be highly modified
07Rub there are certain mods required like sports cage and I believe 37” tires but all the spec’s should be on the JKX entry forum.

Tim
04-30-2012, 07:33 PM
Can any jk apply or i need to be highly modified

pretty sure anyone can apply, but they will only select the rigs that are best suited for the trails. I think most of the Jeeps on the last one had at least 37" tires, tow points front and rear, winch, etc.

07rub
04-30-2012, 07:52 PM
so its a no go for me lol thanks tho

GCM 2
04-30-2012, 08:47 PM
so its a no go for me lol thanks tho


pretty sure anyone can apply, but they will only select the rigs that are best suited for the trails. I think most of the Jeeps on the last one had at least 37" tires, tow points front and rear, winch, etc.

You know, there was a guy who participated in last years JKX main event in Colorado who took the opposite route of building up a rig than what most people take. He had a Hemi V8 installed, an aftermarket front bumper, 37" Falken's, minimal lift and that's about it. By the time he completed the last day in Billing's Canyon his JK was seriously beat to crap. The exhaust had been broken somwhere near a catalytic converter or the exhaust manifold (:thinking: not sure) from all the rock gardens he drug the underside through. Since he had no rock sliders, his lower door sills were destroyed! When it was all over, it probably cost him more in repairs than it would have buying minimal body and drive train protection. Do it right, build from the ground up :thumb:

wayoflife
05-01-2012, 03:30 AM
You know, there was a guy who participated in last years JKX main event in Colorado who took the opposite route of building up a rig than what most people take. He had a Hemi V8 installed, an aftermarket front bumper, 37" Falken's, minimal lift and that's about it. By the time he completed the last day in Billing's Canyon his JK was seriously beat to crap. The exhaust had been broken somwhere near a catalytic converter or the exhaust manifold (:thinking: not sure) from all the rock gardens he drug the underside through. Since he had no rock sliders, his lower door sills were destroyed! When it was all over, it probably cost him more in repairs than it would have buying minimal body and drive train protection. Do it right, build from the ground up :thumb:

:cheesy: it was painful to watch wasn't it :crazyeyes:

ZERO LIMITZ
05-01-2012, 04:08 AM
I did!!! It would be a blast to get picked....

RDE2ROK
05-01-2012, 05:43 AM
I would love to do this but the scheduling of time off would have to be way in advance for me. I have been going on wheelin trips like crazy this last mo.and have probably tapped out my funds for a long while.:grayno:

CALIJK
05-01-2012, 06:44 PM
Vince applied yesterday - if he gets picked, maybe he'll let me be his navigator.

CarsonCindy
05-01-2012, 06:48 PM
Looks like they just announced the first participant - http://www.jk-experience.com/?page_id=136


Thanks for all the applications we received, we are so excited and grateful for such an overwhelming interest in the Off Road Evoulution JK Experience presented by Nitto.

Our first GUEST selection for the 2012 JK Experience present by Nitto Tire is:

RANDY BYERS…

Congrats Randy! :thumb:



They also posted up Vehicle Requirements - http://www.jk-experience.com/?page_id=127


1. Lockers, Front and Rear
2. Sport Cage
3. 37″ Minimum Tire Size for 4 Door
4. 35″ Minimum Tire Size for 2 Door
5. Must be self sufficient with tools and spare parts
6. Must carry 2 Fire Extinguishers, First Aid Kit and Spill Kit
7. Working CB Radio
8. Winch
9. Working E-brake

GCM 2
05-01-2012, 09:45 PM
Looks like they just announced the first participant - http://www.jk-experience.com/?page_id=136



Congrats Randy! :thumb:

That's awesome! Randy knows how to do some serious wheeling in that V8 powered JK! Don't forget your spare axle shafts ;)

Hightower
05-01-2012, 09:53 PM
That's awesome! Randy knows how to do some serious wheeling in that V8 powered JK! Don't forget your spare axle shafts ;)

Greg when I saw part of your post I was going to mentions bring axles but you beat me to it.. lol
Congrat Randy that Rocks

mcpuck
05-02-2012, 01:05 AM
I signed up! Hope we get picked!!!

bdmckenna
05-02-2012, 01:51 AM
I'm ready. Hoping for the best!

CarsonCindy
05-02-2012, 05:37 PM
Posted on the JK-Experience FB page -


Second invited guest is: ALEJANDRO BARBARAS from Guadalajara Mexico.

Congrats! :thumb:

GCM 2
05-02-2012, 08:56 PM
Posted on the JK-Experience FB page -



Congrats! :thumb:

JKX....getting international, that is very cool :rock:

Hightower
05-03-2012, 03:09 AM
congrats to ALEJANDRO BARBARAS.:rock::rock::rock::rock:

ZERO LIMITZ
05-03-2012, 03:15 AM
Well I guess after seeing the requirements I see more mods in the near future...... Next time I'll be able to make the running...... It's only money, you can't take it with you.....

CarsonCindy
05-03-2012, 10:48 PM
The next JKX participant is...



Congratulations to Charles Graham from West Virginia our next invited guest. ....Looking forward to seeing you on the run!!!

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/536548_408490592504911_126961277324512_1440647_153 4008451_n.jpg



Congrats! :thumb:

GCM 2
05-03-2012, 11:11 PM
The next JKX participant is...Charles Graham



Congrats! :thumb:

That's awesome Charles, congrats on being a participant! Very cool photo you submitted with your application :thumb:

Notajerryskid
05-04-2012, 01:14 AM
I should be ready to submit my application next year. :(

jeffj
05-04-2012, 02:02 AM
My good friend Charles that we call "Phil" has got his invite to jk experience and has invited me to go with him. I'm so pumped!!

MTG
05-04-2012, 02:35 AM
My good friend Charles that we call "Phil" has got his invite to jk experience and has invited me to go with him. I'm so pumped!!

Very cool! That's a heck of a first post I might add.

Welcome to the forum!

Hightower
05-04-2012, 03:08 AM
The next JKX participant is...




Congrats! :thumb:

That is a great pic you are going to have a blast!

GCM 2
05-04-2012, 11:20 AM
My good friend Charles that we call "Phil" has got his invite to jk experience and has invited me to go with him. I'm so pumped!!

You are going to be a part of some epic wheeling and a great adventure my friend!

Prime8
05-04-2012, 07:38 PM
Really hoping to be ready to apply next year. Would be an awesome and unique experience. Once I have my 2013 rubi on a Double D I should be all set... Haha.

jeffj
05-05-2012, 02:18 AM
Thanks everyone for the welcoming comments. I like this forum already.

JeepFan
05-06-2012, 02:19 PM
Maybe next year. I don't think my Jeep is ready; or maybe it's just me that's not ready. :thinking: Congrats to those who have been chosen and good luck to all the applicants! :thumb:

Tony...

CarsonCindy
05-10-2012, 04:31 PM
JK-Experienced announced the next participant on their FB page...


Congratulations to Dave Roberts from Colorado, today's announced invited guest for 2012 JK Experience presented by Nitto. http://www.jk-experience.com/?page_id=136

Congrats Dave!

CarsonCindy
05-12-2012, 12:19 AM
JK-Experience just announced the next invited guests - Congrats to Frank and Brenda!

GCM 2
05-12-2012, 12:34 AM
JK-Experience just announced the next invited guests - Congrats to Frank and Brenda!

Awesome, get ready for the adventure my brother! Congratulations to getting the invite :)

CALIJK
05-12-2012, 02:00 AM
Thanks Cindy and Greg we are so honored to have been selected! :D For years watching you guys participate in not only grueling terrain but also experiencing parts of the country few get the opportunity to explore so to say we are excited would be an understatement! :yup:

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!

Blonda
05-12-2012, 02:43 AM
Super stoked! It's going to be a blast :rock:

Sharkey
05-12-2012, 06:30 AM
Congrats Frank and Brenda!

Hightower
05-12-2012, 07:50 AM
Have guys...

JeepFan
05-12-2012, 02:40 PM
Congrats Frank and Brenda! You guys are going to have so much fun!

Sharkey
05-12-2012, 04:25 PM
Have guys...

You have guys?!?

MTG
05-12-2012, 07:32 PM
Have guys...

Have guys will travel?

Hightower
05-13-2012, 05:31 AM
Have guys will travel?

That's Canadian for have fun! Lol

GCM 2
05-14-2012, 08:18 PM
Thank's guys we are so honored to have been selected! Not sure what to expect...we have seen all the JKX videos and read about the adventures in the magazines but I'm sure there's so many untold stories :thinking: and lessons learned that we don't know about. We started our list of spares list and think we can't be too prepared...I'm sure this will be an experience of a life time! :yup:

Frank,
Here is the "what to expect" list;
-expect to have a great time.


This is me being Captain Obvious, not trying to offend anyone's offroading experience, but here is kind of my minimum for the big epic trip "list of spares" and "to do lists";

Little ticket items =
-positive attitude
-change fluids if you are even close: diffs, engine oil, etc. it's cheap insurance
-grease everything!
-spare fluids, all of them that your jeep takes
-if you don't run an Atlas transfer case, take a 2-3 of the plastic bushing/clips that attach the transfer case shifter cable to the shifter and shift linkage on the case. They are about 13¢ a piece, part #68064273AA
-better (but more costly) Advanced Adapters JK transfer case shifter cable.
-extra engine serpentine belt (also for future reference, take a photo with your phone of the way the belt is supposed to be routed, or use a paint marker to draw on the plastic radiator cowling a diagram of how the serpentine runs thru the pulleys. I have both)
-extra lengths of 3/8" fuel line, I keep at least 3 feet, make sure its fuel line, because that is high pressure hose, not just rubber tubing. 3/8" seems to be the most common used for aftermarket trans and power steering coolers etc.
-zip ties, buy a variety pack
-gorilla tape or good quality duct tape.
-survival tape
-fuses assort.
-tire plug kit
-solenoids for an ARB if you run that type of traction aid device
-all the standard minimum required recovery equip.

Big ticket items (not necessary, but if you got 'em, bring it);
-bigger positive attitude for the Debbie Downers out there bringing the bad karma with them
-spare u joints
-spare rear drive shaft, you can get off the trail and home. no need to carry a spare front, you can drive home without a front shaft!
-spare axle shaft
-credit card with a decent amount left on it. You never know :doh:

Anyone else please add to :thumb:

Edit: most importantly, this is like a giant team offroading event, everyone's in it together for the duration. If you don't have it with, chances are someone may have it to lend or buy from. If you are a dick to everyone on the trail, maybe you will get converted to the good side of the force, and if not.....well best of luck finding your way home! Just kidding, the group will get you home, but you won't make the video. :cheesy:

Hightower
05-14-2012, 08:30 PM
Extended brake line for the front brakes and brake fluid we pinched 2 brake lines last year. Have fun.

MTG
05-14-2012, 08:56 PM
Thanks for posting this Greg. Looks like good lists for any run you don't want to walk home from. :thumb: It may be obvious to some, but for myself and possibly others, not so much. This could probably be it's own thread/sticky.

BTW: I can't believe anyone would go on a trip like this and be a "downer" or "dick," but I suppose it happens. :thinking:


Frank,
Here is the "what to expect" list;
-expect to have a great time.


This is me being Captain Obvious, not trying to offend anyone's offroading experience, but here is kind of my minimum for the big epic trip "list of spares" and "to do lists";

Little ticket items =
-positive attitude
-change fluids if you are even close: diffs, engine oil, etc. it's cheap insurance
-grease everything!
-spare fluids, all of them that your jeep takes
-if you don't run an Atlas transfer case, take a 2-3 of the plastic bushing/clips that attach the transfer case shifter cable to the shifter and shift linkage on the case. They are about 13¢ a piece, part #68064273AA
-better (but more costly) Advanced Adapters JK transfer case shifter cable.
-extra engine serpentine belt (also for future reference, take a photo with your phone of the way the belt is supposed to be routed, or use a paint marker to draw on the plastic radiator cowling a diagram of how the serpentine runs thru the pulleys. I have both)
-extra lengths of 3/8" fuel line, I keep at least 3 feet, make sure its fuel line, because that is high pressure hose, not just rubber tubing. 3/8" seems to be the most common used for aftermarket trans and power steering coolers etc.
-zip ties, buy a variety pack
-gorilla tape or good quality duct tape.
-survival tape
-fuses assort.
-tire plug kit
-solenoids for an ARB if you run that type of traction aid device
-all the standard minimum required recovery equip.

Big ticket items (not necessary, but if you got 'em, bring it);
-bigger positive attitude for the Debbie Downers out there bringing the bad karma with them
-spare u joints
-spare rear drive shaft, you can drive home without a front!
-spare axle shaft
-credit card with a decent amount left on it. You never know :doh:

Anyone else please add to :thumb:

Edit: most importantly, this is like a giant team offroading event, everyone's in it together for the duration. If you don't have it with, chances are someone may have it to lend or buy from. If you are a dick to everyone on the trail, maybe you will get converted to the good side of the force, and if not.....well best of luck finding your way home! Just kidding, the group will get you home, but you won't make the video. :cheesy:

GCM 2
05-14-2012, 09:08 PM
Thanks for posting this Greg. Looks like good lists for any run you don't want to walk home from. :thumb: It may be obvious to some, but for myself and possibly others, not so much. This could probably be it's own thread/sticky.

Not a problem, I'm still learning too!


BTW: I can't believe anyone would go on a trip like this and be a "downer" or "dick," but I suppose it happens. :thinking:

There is always one . Life would be boring without them, although I have personally never been around one a trail run.........wait, if there is always one and I have never met one???? I gotta go now, I just realized something. Damn it!

Prime8
05-15-2012, 02:02 AM
Not a problem, I'm still learning too!

There is always one . Life would be boring without them, although I have personally never been around one a trail run.........wait, if there is always one and I have never met one???? I gotta go now, I just realized something. Damn it!

Haha, bummer man! It's you! Thanks for posting the list here. I agree it should be a sticky cause I'm going to lose it in this thread before I get the chance to print it...

bdmckenna
05-15-2012, 02:37 AM
Anyone notice that the JK Experience website is down?

Sharkey
05-15-2012, 03:39 AM
BTW: I can't believe anyone would go on a trip like this and be a "downer" or "dick," but I suppose it happens. :thinking:






There is always one . Life would be boring without them, although I have personally never been around one a trail run.........wait, if there is always one and I have never met one???? I gotta go now, I just realized something. Damn it!

This list is great and very helpful. The comments about the downers, and about helping others, ring very true to me. I've done a fair amount of self support whitewater kayak trips and also raft trips on 100+ mile (river miles) runs. Keeping a positive attitude is what keeps you going, individually and as a group.

CRAZYCASEY
05-15-2012, 06:52 AM
I've been wanting to do this, especially after watching the videos form last year. I figured the jeep was finally ready, Dana 60s 40inch mud grapplers, long arm.... E-brake... Who needs an e brake.... I guess maybe next year!!!!

Trail Bud
05-15-2012, 06:35 PM
Frank,
Here is the "what to expect" list;
-expect to have a great time.


This is me being Captain Obvious, not trying to offend anyone's offroading experience, but here is kind of my minimum for the big epic trip "list of spares" and "to do lists";

Little ticket items =
-positive attitude
-change fluids if you are even close: diffs, engine oil, etc. it's cheap insurance
-grease everything!
-spare fluids, all of them that your jeep takes
-if you don't run an Atlas transfer case, take a 2-3 of the plastic bushing/clips that attach the transfer case shifter cable to the shifter and shift linkage on the case. They are about 13¢ a piece, part #68064273AA
-better (but more costly) Advanced Adapters JK transfer case shifter cable.
-extra engine serpentine belt (also for future reference, take a photo with your phone of the way the belt is supposed to be routed, or use a paint marker to draw on the plastic radiator cowling a diagram of how the serpentine runs thru the pulleys. I have both)
-extra lengths of 3/8" fuel line, I keep at least 3 feet, make sure its fuel line, because that is high pressure hose, not just rubber tubing. 3/8" seems to be the most common used for aftermarket trans and power steering coolers etc.
-zip ties, buy a variety pack
-gorilla tape or good quality duct tape.
-survival tape
-fuses assort.
-tire plug kit
-solenoids for an ARB if you run that type of traction aid device
-all the standard minimum required recovery equip.

Big ticket items (not necessary, but if you got 'em, bring it);
-bigger positive attitude for the Debbie Downers out there bringing the bad karma with them
-spare u joints
-spare rear drive shaft, you can get off the trail and home. no need to carry a spare front, you can drive home without a front shaft!
-spare axle shaft
-credit card with a decent amount left on it. You never know :doh:

Anyone else please add to :thumb:

Edit: most importantly, this is like a giant team offroading event, everyone's in it together for the duration. If you don't have it with, chances are someone may have it to lend or buy from. If you are a dick to everyone on the trail, maybe you will get converted to the good side of the force, and if not.....well best of luck finding your way home! Just kidding, the group will get you home, but you won't make the video. :cheesy:



Man somebody has been thinking.:thinking: Great list Greg.

Blonda
05-15-2012, 06:47 PM
Thanks for the list Greg :rock:

We bought several of those bushings this weekend and already thought about the serpentine belt and brake lines. I like your idea about making a diagram for the belt :thumb:

We are ending up with a spare front DS but, you're right, the rear one is more important. Maybe we can track down an OEM one someone doesn't need.

Trail Bud
05-15-2012, 06:51 PM
Congrats Frank & Brenda. :beer:
It will be a life experence you'll remember forever.

JeepFan
05-16-2012, 01:18 AM
We are ending up with a spare front DS but, you're right, the rear one is more important. Maybe we can track down an OEM one someone doesn't need.

Hey Frank and Brenda. I have a stock rear driveshaft off my 09 4door Rubicon and it's in perfect condition. Let me know if you want it and it's all yours.

Tony...

piginajeep
05-16-2012, 02:31 AM
Thanks for the offer Tony that might come in handy and we could return it after the trip when we didn't need it! :fingerscrossed:

Frank, stock rear rubicon axle shafts Ready to bolt in. You can borrow them as well.

JeepFan
05-16-2012, 02:37 AM
Thanks for the offer Tony that might come in handy and we could return it after the trip when we didn't need it! :fingerscrossed:

If you're going to the Suds-n-grub on the 30th, I'll bring it with me... :beer: Send me a PM to confirm.

T...

Nicholas
05-23-2012, 05:16 AM
Thanks Tony still not sure if we're able to make it if we can I'll drop you a pm. :thumb:
Hey frank, I have a spare stock rear driveshaft from a 2010 jku, if you need it.

TrailReady
05-25-2012, 01:44 AM
JK-Experience just announced the next invited guests - Congrats to Frank and Brenda!

Congrats Frank and Brenda!! Looks like you'll be putting your new ProRock 44 to use!

TrailReady
05-29-2012, 05:40 AM
Thanks Nick but I learned from Eddie it won't work since we are running a Coast 1350 in the rear and no longer have the yokes. :naw: hopefully we won't need a spare.


Thanks! :yup: yeah we really want to see how far we can take a PR44. There are some rigs that EVO built running a PR44 up front and PR60 in the rear and ultimately that's the setup I'd like to have.

Yeah, I know what you mean... that will be an awesome setup. I know the Nemesis jeep runs a similar setup, their rear is a dynatrac full float trail 60. They are sporting 40's and have had no issues with their front PR44. The owner, I'm blanking on his name, was explaining this to me out at KOH. If the PR44 can handle 40's and a hemi, you should be solid with your 37's. :thumb:

CarsonCindy
05-29-2012, 08:37 PM
JK-Experience just announced the next participant...


CONGRATULATIONS......to .......Michael Greene of Reno Nevada, the next invited guest of the 2012 Off Road Evolution JK Experience presented by Nitto....Welcome!

Congrats MTG!!! :thumb:

wayoflife
05-29-2012, 08:38 PM
WOOHOO!! So glad to hear you're gonna be joining us on the JK-Experience :wings::clap2::thumb:

MTG
05-29-2012, 08:59 PM
So pumped! I'm still blown away, I don't even know what to say. It's a bit surreal.

Better start on that spare parts list above.

Oh and hello 37s!! :yup:

TrailReady
05-29-2012, 09:00 PM
Wow that is awesome Mike!! Congrats bud :clap2:

Blonda
05-29-2012, 09:16 PM
So pumped! I'm still blown away, I don't even know what to say. It's a bit surreal.

Better start on that spare parts list above.

Oh and hello 37s!! :yup:

Congrats! :clap2: It's going to be here before we know it!

wayoflife
05-29-2012, 09:20 PM
So pumped! I'm still blown away, I don't even know what to say. It's a bit surreal.

Better start on that spare parts list above.

Oh and hello 37s!! :yup:

you need some winch line on your winch too... oh, and a cage :D

Sharkey
05-29-2012, 09:26 PM
Congrats MTG!!!




you need some winch line on your winch too... oh, and a cage :D

...and don't forget to wire it to your battery (the winch, not the cage).

MTG
05-29-2012, 09:52 PM
you need some winch line on your winch too... oh, and a cage :D

After meeting those guys on the hill Sunday, I'm thinking my "ghost" line will be all that I need. I mean really, you can't pull yourself up anything more than a slight incline anyway. :cheesy:

Probably going with a rockhard sport cage.

MTG
05-29-2012, 09:52 PM
Congrats MTG!!!



...and don't forget to wire it to your battery (the winch, not the cage).

Why you got to get all technical like that?

BTW--what are you doing next weekend? :cheesy:

ProfessionalDriver
05-29-2012, 10:13 PM
Congrats MTG!!! What an awesome opportunity!!!

JKRay
05-29-2012, 10:32 PM
Congrats MTG!!!

bdmckenna
05-29-2012, 10:47 PM
Congrats MTG

MTG
05-29-2012, 11:32 PM
Wow that is awesome Mike!! Congrats bud :clap2:


Congrats MTG!!! What an awesome opportunity!!!


Congrats MTG!!!


Congrats MTG


Thanks everyone! I still can't believe it. :rock:

It's hard to get anything done at work today...which is never a good thing. :grayno:

MTG
05-29-2012, 11:34 PM
Congrats! :clap2: It's going to be here before we know it!

Thanks! Agreed...the time is going to go fast and I have a crazy schedule between now and then. Looking forward to meeting you two. :yup:

BONDSY
05-30-2012, 12:29 AM
:celebrate: That is awesome to be included in this. Congratulations Mike, a trip of a life time.:yup: You have some modding to do.:D

MTG
05-30-2012, 02:29 AM
:celebrate: That is awesome to be included in this. Congratulations Mike, a trip of a life time.:yup: You have some modding to do.:D

Thanks Bondsy! Yeah, got a few things to get done. The good thing is that it is stuff that I wanted to do since Moab, but now I have a "legitimate" excuse. :)

MTG
05-30-2012, 03:02 AM
Congrats Michael! Looking forward to wheeling with you on this once in a lifetime opportunity! :thumb:

Thanks Frank! Likewise, I am very much looking forward to this trip already and it hasn't even fully sank in yet.

JeepFan
05-30-2012, 03:14 AM
So pumped! I'm still blown away, I don't even know what to say. It's a bit surreal.

Better start on that spare parts list above.

Oh and hello 37s!! :yup:

Steph and I are very excited for you Mike! I imagine you're going to have the time of your life.

Tony

MTG
05-30-2012, 03:54 AM
Steph and I are very excited for you Mike! I imagine you're going to have the time of your life.

Tony

Thanks Tony! I have to agree. I'm bummed Wendy will not be able to make it, but we were just discussing logistics for Moab next year. One day she'll get to meet all the great people she has been letting me hang out with. :)

Sharkey
05-30-2012, 04:41 AM
Sniff, sniff...they grow up so fast. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was teaching MTG how to put it in 4wd. :cheesy: By the time you get back from JKX, you'll be the one showing me the best lines.

MTG
05-30-2012, 06:14 AM
Sniff, sniff...they grow up so fast. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was teaching MTG how to put it in 4wd. :cheesy: By the time you get back from JKX, you'll be the one showing me the best lines.

That's because it probably WAS just yesterday. One day I'll figure this thing out. ;)

Bummed you can't come along to be my wingman.

2435

:cheesy:

Nicholas
05-30-2012, 06:26 AM
Congrats Mike! Watching the videos from last year looks like you are going to have a blast!

MTG
05-30-2012, 01:19 PM
Congrats Mike! Watching the videos from last year looks like you are going to have a blast!

Thanks Nick! I must have watched those videos at least a dozen times by now.

BTW--Hope that drive home wasn't too bad for you last weekend.

Hightower
05-30-2012, 02:32 PM
So pumped! I'm still blown away, I don't even know what to say. It's a bit surreal.

Better start on that spare parts list above.

Oh and hello 37s!! :yup:

Congrats brother your going to have the time of your life. Keep it tight! ;-)

GCM 2
05-30-2012, 03:19 PM
So pumped! I'm still blown away, I don't even know what to say. It's a bit surreal.

Better start on that spare parts list above.

Oh and hello 37s!! :yup:

Mike, that is too cool my friend! Congrats on making the cut :thumb:

CarsonCindy
05-30-2012, 05:04 PM
The next JKX participant is...


Mike Nolting from Canada WELCOME and is the next guest of the 2012 JK Experience presented by Nitto.

Congrats Mike! :thumb:

Sharkey
05-30-2012, 05:07 PM
Congrats Mike Nolting!

MTG
05-30-2012, 09:21 PM
From one Mike to another...congrats!

DManuel
05-30-2012, 09:31 PM
Congrats Mike! Try not to get those leather seats dirty. :) Have a great time!

MTG
05-31-2012, 03:38 PM
Congrats brother your going to have the time of your life. Keep it tight! ;-)


Mike, that is too cool my friend! Congrats on making the cut :thumb:

Thanks fellas!!! Wish you two were going along as well. We'll have to hook up soon. Hopefully before Moab next year. :thumb:

MTG
05-31-2012, 03:39 PM
Congrats Mike! Try not to get those leather seats dirty. :) Have a great time!

Hey Dave, not sure if this was for me or the other Mike. Regardless, thanks! Missed you guys Memorial day!

bdmckenna
05-31-2012, 11:11 PM
Thanks Nick! I must have watched those videos at least a dozen times by now.

BTW--Hope that drive home wasn't too bad for you last weekend.

Only a dozen times?

MTG
05-31-2012, 11:28 PM
Only a dozen times?

I was typing that at work..."they" might have been reading. :)

bdmckenna
06-01-2012, 12:05 AM
A dozen times X 4 episodes.... at work... that makes perfect sense.

bdmckenna
06-07-2012, 11:50 PM
The JK Experience website is back up. Too bad they'll only pick one person from Colorado. I'd love to be on this run with you all.

LoPo
06-14-2012, 06:08 AM
The JK Experience website is back up. Too bad they'll only pick one person from Colorado. I'd love to be on this run with you all.

How do you know they'll only pick a single participant from a state?
I'm still holding out hope they'll pick me for one of the few remaining spots. MTG and I could caravan out. :D

GCM 2
06-14-2012, 06:49 AM
How do you know they'll only pick a single participant from a state?
I'm still holding out hope they'll pick me for one of the few remaining spots. MTG and I could caravan out. :D

I think only Mel Wade knows the secret to who gets picked. I do know he has picked multiple same state entries on the two JKX's that I have been a part of as a participant, but he really does try to spread the wealth by picking a diverse group. It is getting harder every year, the event is fairly well known now. Just looking at the averages of who knows about the event, the JK Forum is closing in on 70,000 members, this site has over 1,000 members, that's a lot of jeeping bubbas! I do know this as fact, if you meet the requirements you get looked at......being selected is another thing. Good luck brother, I hope you make the cut! :)

LoPo
06-14-2012, 04:09 PM
I think only Mel Wade knows the secret to who gets picked. I do know he has picked multiple same state entries on the two JKX's that I have been a part of as a participant, but he really does try to spread the wealth by picking a diverse group. It is getting harder every year, the event is fairly well known now. Just looking at the averages of who knows about the event, the JK Forum is closing in on 70,000 members, this site has over 1,000 members, that's a lot of jeeping bubbas! I do know this as fact, if you meet the requirements you get looked at......being selected is another thing. Good luck brother, I hope you make the cut! :)

hehe Thanks. I know my chances are slim. :D The only thing I'm missing is the cage from the requirements, but I'd have that ordered and installed in a heartbeat if selected. It's next on my list anyways. I know MTG is in that same boat. :beer:

bdmckenna
06-14-2012, 11:13 PM
Like the song goes... anticipation....

Bbreen724
07-15-2012, 11:05 PM
Anyone want a couple of ride alongs? My buddy and I would love to be there but my 2011 JKUR is no where near ready. Hopefully someday!

GCM 2
07-29-2012, 04:32 PM
Just about one month out from the start of the JKX :rock: keep turning those wrenches on the upgrades!

LoPo
07-29-2012, 07:19 PM
Are they just inviting the just 7 guests? I thought it was going to be 10.

GCM 2
07-30-2012, 03:47 AM
Starting to feel the stress Greg...spending every weekend between now and the day we take off working on the jeep with mods or maintenance! ;)

Frank, I have faith in you my brother! The stress will subside once you are on the road heading out of SoCal for wherever Mel has decided what the starting point shall be. You are going to have a great time :thumb:

wayoflife
07-30-2012, 02:04 PM
Just about one month out from the start of the JKX :rock: keep turning those wrenches on the upgrades!

holy cow, it really is coming up fast isn't it?! :shock:

i swear, i still feel like we just came off of the last one too :crazyeyes:

Hell_Fire
07-30-2012, 02:44 PM
One day is one day, will never get my JK that side, wonder If I can rent a JK and come with U guys ha ha ha promise not 2 roll it...

GCM 2
07-30-2012, 03:52 PM
holy cow, it really is coming up fast isn't it?! :shock:

i swear, i still feel like we just came off of the last one too :crazyeyes:

I think in the last year both you and Cindy have set the "total adventure mileage" pretty darn high on both of the jeeps. It is understandable that you feel like you have just come off the 2011 JKX, but I need you to sit for a minute.....it's 2012, you have just completed the JKT, you are not in Tahoe anymore ;) Now prepare to enter the "Mel Zone" and the world of unknown daily start and finish points!

wayoflife
07-30-2012, 04:13 PM
I think in the last year both you and Cindy have set the "total adventure mileage" pretty darn high on both of the jeeps. It is understandable that you feel like you have just come off the 2011 JKX, but I need you to sit for a minute.....it's 2012, you have just completed the JKT, you are not in Tahoe anymore ;) Now prepare to enter the "Mel Zone" and the world of unknown daily start and finish points!

:cheesy: at the "Mel Zone"!! can't wait :thumb:

Serg5000
07-31-2012, 12:18 AM
Amazing adventure. Thanks for sharing Eddie. Mention to Cindy just how much we appreciate what you share.

CarsonCindy
07-31-2012, 02:04 AM
:LOL: at the "Mel Zone"

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/476325_293454727401950_609637343_o.jpg

CarsonCindy
07-31-2012, 05:29 AM
It has been announced! The start and finish location of the 2012 JKX is...

3947

WooHoo! Can't wait! :wings:

Time to start planning our route there! :yup:

StrizzyChris
07-31-2012, 05:51 AM
Time to start planning our route there! :yup:

When I drove out to CA, I went I-70. It is beautiful through the CO mountains but denver to St Louis is mind numbing!!!

MTG
07-31-2012, 03:28 PM
:LOL: at the "Mel Zone"



I heard Mel Zone and started hearing the twilight zone music in my head. This is the vision I had.


3962

:cheesy:

BTW: I know I suck at photo editing.

GCM 2
07-31-2012, 04:24 PM
I heard Mel Zone and started hearing the twilight zone music in my head. This is the vision I had.

Ha! You got it, you are the man :thumb:

Blonda
07-31-2012, 05:49 PM
CA to Indiana :eek: and home from MI. We have calculated we'll have driven ~5,800 miles by the time we get done with this trip. The cool part is we get to go through some states we have never been before. We are looking forward to the adventure, getting there, the week of JKE and on the way home. Will be unplanned every step of the way--every day will be an adventure :D

wayoflife
07-31-2012, 05:58 PM
When I drove out to CA, I went I-70. It is beautiful through the CO mountains but denver to St Louis is mind numbing!!!

and, for that reason, i think we'll most likely head up i-40

wayoflife
07-31-2012, 05:58 PM
CA to Indiana :eek: and home from MI. We have calculated we'll have driven ~5,800 miles by the time we get done with this trip. The cool part is we get to go through some states we have never been before. We are looking forward to the adventure, getting there, the week of JKE and on the way home. Will be unplanned every step of the way--every day will be an adventure :D

wow, we did about that in 5 weeks and was beat - this will all be done in a little over 1 week :shock:

Blonda
07-31-2012, 06:06 PM
wow, we did about that in 5 weeks and was beat - this will all be done in a little over 1 week :shock:

We are planning to leave the Wed before and take 6 days to get home so about 18 days...still a lot of miles though that's for sure. I hope gas is cheaper out there :crazyeyes:

MTG
07-31-2012, 06:08 PM
CA to Indiana :eek: and home from MI. We have calculated we'll have driven ~5,800 miles by the time we get done with this trip. The cool part is we get to go through some states we have never been before. We are looking forward to the adventure, getting there, the week of JKE and on the way home. Will be unplanned every step of the way--every day will be an adventure :D

Ahhh...I'll finally get to "get out and drive" my jeep. :cheesy:

Yeah, I'm looking forward to seeing parts of the country I would never otherwise visit!

Might need an oil change part way through. :shock:

MTG
07-31-2012, 06:10 PM
We are planning to leave the Wed before and take 6 days to get home so about 18 days...still a lot of miles though that's for sure. I hope gas is cheaper out there :crazyeyes:

Wow! That would be sweet! Which way are you planning on coming back? I thought the northern route would be fun, hitting up Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone. But a 6 day return trip is not in the cards for me. :naw:

LoPo
07-31-2012, 06:47 PM
whoa.... that's a long trip and I'm talking about just the week worth of wheeling. dang.

Blonda
07-31-2012, 06:49 PM
Ahhh...I'll finally get to "get out and drive" my jeep. :cheesy:

Yeah, I'm looking forward to seeing parts of the country I would never otherwise visit!

Might need an oil change part way through. :shock:

Lol I didn't think about the oil change but then again we use synthetic so should be ok

Blonda
07-31-2012, 06:54 PM
Wow! That would be sweet! Which way are you planning on coming back? I thought the northern route would be fun, hitting up Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone. But a 6 day return trip is not in the cards for me. :naw:

Yeah we were planning on hitting at least south Dakota for sure then shoot down to Co. Yellowstone would be too far out-of-the-way. And depending on how much time we have left we may go into the lower part of canyonlands on down. But we really just want to play it by ear and go day to day

StrizzyChris
07-31-2012, 09:33 PM
We are planning to leave the Wed before and take 6 days to get home so about 18 days...still a lot of miles though that's for sure. I hope gas is cheaper out there :crazyeyes:

Im in Ohio right now visiting family and just bought gas for 3.25. So cheaper but def not gonna save you much!

Just to give everyone a reference to how fast I would say the minimum time it would take to get there would be.......I made this exact trip(Ventura CA to Cincy OH) of 2250 miles in 42 hours, only stop was to sleep for 6 hours in Strasburg CO, doing between 70 and 85 the whole way. Only stops were to fill up the gas tank where I peed and grabbed food on the go at the same time. Did it with my dog sleeping co-pilot the whole way. But my acura seats are much more forgiving on the "arse"

Zambi
08-01-2012, 01:40 PM
Where you from in Ohio?

GCM 2
08-01-2012, 04:10 PM
.......I made this exact trip(Ventura CA to Cincy OH) of 2250 miles in 42 hours, only stop was to sleep for 6 hours in Strasburg CO, doing between 70 and 85 the whole way. Only stops were to fill up the gas tank where I peed and grabbed food on the go at the same time. Did it with my dog sleeping co-pilot the whole way. But my acura seats are much more forgiving on the "arse"

I think the hardest part of the hwy drive in the JK coming from the west and through the 4 corners area will be making it over the long uphill sections on I-40 :icon_crazy: My 3.8L and auto trans gets a serious workout turning the 40"s.

wayoflife
08-01-2012, 04:53 PM
I think the hardest part of the hwy drive in the JK coming from the west and through the 4 corners area will be making it over the long uphill sections on I-40 :icon_crazy: My 3.8L and auto trans gets a serious workout turning the 40"s.

i hear ya on that. i figure we'll all be in the truck lane just chugging along.

for now, i think we'll be coming up the 40 for sure and then the 70 or something up in that neck of the woods on the way back.

GCM 2
08-01-2012, 05:17 PM
i hear ya on that. i figure we'll all be in the truck lane just chugging along.

for now, i think we'll be coming up the 40 for sure and then the 70 or something up in that neck of the woods on the way back.

Man, I will be on tight schedule! I basically will land in Phoenix on the 28th after flying back from the middle east on a 22hr flight, spend maybe one day with my wife and pups (after being gone for three months), get on another flight to get out to Offroad Road Evolution to pick up my EVOJEEP, drive back home to Phoenix to pack the jeep with gear and then motor on out to the meet up location by the 2nd of September, support the event for its duration and drive home again.......I LOVE IT TOO! Nothing like high adventure. Speaking of high adventure, here is a photo of my current location for the last 12 days, Salalah, Oman. Pretty insane for the middle east, known as the Khareef season.

MTG
08-01-2012, 05:41 PM
Man, I will be on tight schedule! I basically will land in Phoenix on the 28th after flying back from the middle east on a 22hr flight, spend maybe one day with my wife and pups (after being gone for three months), get on another flight to get out to Offroad Road Evolution to pick up my EVOJEEP, drive back home to Phoenix to pack the jeep with gear and then motor on out to the meet up location by the 2nd of September, support the event for its duration and drive home again.......I LOVE IT TOO! Nothing like high adventure. Speaking of high adventure, here is a photo of my current location for the last 12 days, Salalah, Oman. Pretty insane for the middle east, known as the Khareef season.

That is tight. Holy cow! :eek:

Sending you a PM.

GCM 2
08-01-2012, 05:54 PM
That is tight. Holy cow! :eek:

Sending you a PM.

PM replied to.

GCM 2
08-02-2012, 07:51 AM
As I sit here on the other side of the planet living vicariously through all of these off roading post, Off Road Evolution is turning wrenches on my EVO built rig! Mel just posted this photo on ORE's Facebook wall, I have graciously inherited the old front fenders/quarter armor off EVO1. Hand-me downs off EVO1 are never a bad thing, I am so digging these fenders. I guess the EVO rock skins and sliders are getting mounted next :) Look out JKX 2012

Edit: I can just see the hint of the Stinger I had added to my EVO 1/4 pounder front bumper.

highoctane
08-02-2012, 09:32 AM
As I sit here on the other side of the planet living vicariously through all of these off roading post, Off Road Evolution is turning wrenches on my EVO built rig! Mel just posted this photo on ORE's Facebook wall, I have graciously inherited the old front fenders/quarter armor off EVO1. Hand-me downs off EVO1 are never a bad thing, I am so digging these fenders. I guess the EVO rock skins and sliders are getting mounted next :) Look out JKX 2012

Edit: I can just see the hint of the Stinger I had added to my EVO 1/4 pounder front bumper.

I just saw that on Facebook. Those front fenders are gorgeous! Too bad they aren't available like that anymore. I'm yanking off my LoD front stinger bumper to put on the Evo stinger and 1/4 pounder bumper later this month once I get the tire carrier here. A set of those fenders would really finish it off.

JKRay
08-02-2012, 10:26 AM
Greg your rig is bad ass I can't wait to see it finished! Are you still keeping your tire carrier or you changing it out too? I have to know haha

GCM 2
08-02-2012, 11:51 AM
I just saw that on Facebook. Those front fenders are gorgeous! Too bad they aren't available like that anymore. I'm yanking off my LoD front stinger bumper to put on the Evo stinger and 1/4 pounder bumper later this month once I get the tire carrier here. A set of those fenders would really finish it off.

Your LoD is actually a great bumper, in fact had EVO mfg not started making this 1/4 pounder with stinger, the LoD stubby with stinger is what would grace my frame horns. Once I saw the 1/4 pounder on Mel Wade's rig, I decided to wait when he said they were going to produce them. As for the fenders Mel passed on to me, that came up in a conversation well over a year ago when I asked if he would build me a set just like the ones he was running at the time on EVO1. He said to wait, he was taking them off to run something different for King of the Hammers, and we all know of the one piece fender/hood combo he runs now. Well, I am just now getting around to having the EVO1 takeoffs installed (I have been a little busy ;) )


Greg your rig is bad ass I can't wait to see it finished! Are you still keeping your tire carrier or you changing it out too? I have to know haha

Ray, at the moment I still run no tire carrier or even a tailgate. I'm still doing the Baja pre runner thing with tire strapped in the cargo area with a PSC tire three way ratchet strap. It's going to make my JKX gear packing interesting. Eventually I will do the rear EVO armor, and maybe the EVO tire carrier. I am working on a design that is a variation of the EVO carrier, but it's hard to improve on perfection.

JKRay
08-02-2012, 03:26 PM
Ray, at the moment I still run no tire carrier or even a tailgate. I'm still doing the Baja pre runner thing with tire strapped in the cargo area with a PSC tire three way ratchet strap. It's going to make my JKX gear packing interesting. Eventually I will do the rear EVO armor, and maybe the EVO tire carrier. I am working on a design that is a variation of the EVO carrier, but it's hard to improve on perfection.

Awesome, sounds like your gonna make it your own! That's the best way to do it, I can't wait to see what you creat later on!

MTG
08-02-2012, 03:29 PM
Edit: I can just see the hint of the Stinger I had added to my EVO 1/4 pounder front bumper.

Looks like its time for a new avatar! ;)

Honestly, your rig is one of the best looking jeeps I've seen. BTW--did you ever get the drool off of it from Moab? :cheesy:

MTG
08-02-2012, 03:31 PM
[QUOTE=GCM 2;14868]Your LoD is actually a great bumper, in fact had EVO mfg not started making this 1/4 pounder with stinger, the LoD stubby with stinger is what would grace my frame horns. QUOTE]

Agreed. It was one or the other for me. Unless I had money to burn, I'd just keep it.

10frank9
08-02-2012, 03:45 PM
As I sit here on the other side of the planet living vicariously through all of these off roading post, Off Road Evolution is turning wrenches on my EVO built rig! Mel just posted this photo on ORE's Facebook wall, I have graciously inherited the old front fenders/quarter armor off EVO1. Hand-me downs off EVO1 are never a bad thing, I am so digging these fenders. I guess the EVO rock skins and sliders are getting mounted next :) Look out JKX 2012

Edit: I can just see the hint of the Stinger I had added to my EVO 1/4 pounder front bumper.

First of Greg thank you for the work you do for our country. Secondly, as if your rig couldn't get any sweeter! Crap man that thing looks sweet! I saw it a few weeks back sitting outside of ORE and wondered what you had in the works. Very nice! What axles are you running btw?

Blonda
08-02-2012, 04:08 PM
Ray, at the moment I still run no tire carrier or even a tailgate. I'm still doing the Baja pre runner thing with tire strapped in the cargo area with a PSC tire three way ratchet strap. It's going to make my JKX gear packing interesting. Eventually I will do the rear EVO armor, and maybe the EVO tire carrier. I am working on a design that is a variation of the EVO carrier, but it's hard to improve on perfection.

Frank and I were actually taking about doing something similar with our spare tire for this trip but decided packing would be too much of a challenge :thinking: and we want to be able to use the Tuffy Security deck-- so we are sticking with the no bumper/ORFab carrier and EVO armor combo we got going for now.

GCM 2
08-02-2012, 04:27 PM
Looks like its time for a new avatar! ;)

Haha! I'm sure JKX 2012 will provide my next one. The one I have now was taken by Luai Alsheheli (Lo2aY from JK Forum) during the JKX weekender Scottsdale to Sedona run



First of Greg thank you for the work you do for our country. Secondly, as if your rig couldn't get any sweeter! Crap man that thing looks sweet! I saw it a few weeks back sitting outside of ORE and wondered what you had in the works. Very nice! What axles are you running btw?

Thanks brother! It's basically an ongoing clone of the ever so sweet and badass EVO1 and Moby! And just like Eddie and Mel's rig I run the best Dana 60's available, Dynatrac ProRock 60's. I had Curries on another vehicle and they were problematic.


Frank and I were actually taking about doing something similar with our spare tire for this trip but decided packing would be too much of a challenge :thinking: and we want to be able to use the Tuffy Security deck-- so we are sticking with the no bumper/ORFab carrier and EVO armor combo we got going for now.

I hear ya Blonda, but I am a huge minimalist! I would never suggest to anyone to run my current spare tire setup, it is pretty extreme. I do have a really nice rear cargo rack that I should probably put back in, but if I needed to access my spare the way I am running it now I would have to unbolt the rack. Here's a photo of the rack I run on occasion, sort of the same concept of your security deck.

Hightower
08-02-2012, 09:31 PM
As I sit here on the other side of the planet living vicariously through all of these off roading post, Off Road Evolution is turning wrenches on my EVO built rig! Mel just posted this photo on ORE's Facebook wall, I have graciously inherited the old front fenders/quarter armor off EVO1. Hand-me downs off EVO1 are never a bad thing, I am so digging these fenders. I guess the EVO rock skins and sliders are getting mounted next :) Look out JKX 2012

Edit: I can just see the hint of the Stinger I had added to my EVO 1/4 pounder front bumper.
Greg I saw that and I thought it was your rig. Looking good brother.

jeffj
08-02-2012, 11:01 PM
wow, we did about that in 5 weeks and was beat - this will all be done in a little over 1 week :shock:

Me and My family just got back from a 3 week 6500 mile trip from WV to do the rubicon. It could not of been a better trip in the jk. A friend is taking me on the JKX and it is only 8 hours from WV. I was so scared it would be on the west coast after that trip. Can't wait, see you all there.

GCM 2
08-13-2012, 02:38 PM
21 days until the 1st drivers meeting and tech inspection! I hope the JK's are getting modded and the drivers and co-drivers are well prepared for the event ;)

wayoflife
08-13-2012, 02:45 PM
21 days until the 1st drivers meeting and tech inspection! I hope the JK's are getting modded and the drivers and co-drivers are well prepared for the event ;)

oh man, it really is coming up in a real hurry :shock:

is it safe to assume you're getting a set of koh trail grapplers installed? i so wanted to go that route but, we're running 20's. :rolleyes2:

GCM 2
08-13-2012, 02:56 PM
oh man, it really is coming up in a real hurry :shock:

is it safe to assume you're getting a set of koh trail grapplers installed? i so wanted to go that route but, we're running 20's. :rolleyes2:

Eddie, as much as I would pay that price in cash for some KOH spec rubber, there has been a turn of events for the EVOJEEP, you will probably even see it before I do. I don't get to the shop until the 30th to pick it up. Let's just say Mel has done a few extra, completely unexpected things for me on the rig. Nothing crazy, but I was truly honored by what has taken place. My lips are sealed until I actually get to see it, I don't want to jinx anything. Hell, I may have said too much :doh:

JKRay
08-13-2012, 03:08 PM
Eddie, as much as I would pay that price in cash for some KOH spec rubber, there has been a turn of events for the EVOJEEP, you will probably even see it before I do. I don't get to the shop until the 30th to pick it up. Let's just say Mel has done a few extra, completely unexpected things for me on the rig. Nothing crazy, but I was truly honored by what has taken place. My lips are sealed until I actually get to see it, I don't want to jinx anything. Hell, I may have said too much :doh:

Haha now I want to see it!!! :D

LoPo
08-13-2012, 03:15 PM
Eddie, as much as I would pay that price in cash for some KOH spec rubber, there has been a turn of events for the EVOJEEP, you will probably even see it before I do. I don't get to the shop until the 30th to pick it up. Let's just say Mel has done a few extra, completely unexpected things for me on the rig. Nothing crazy, but I was truly honored by what has taken place. My lips are sealed until I actually get to see it, I don't want to jinx anything. Hell, I may have said too much :doh:

You got the EVO1 KOH Spec hand me downs along with the EVO1 hand me down fenders? :rock:

GCM 2
08-13-2012, 04:07 PM
You got the EVO1 KOH Spec hand me downs along with the EVO1 hand me down fenders? :rock:

Haha! I have seen Mel's tires and you would be better off buying some new rubber than taking his hand me down tires off EVO1! As much as I dig that KOH spec race tire, my jeep is a daily driver and it would be a waste of a great race tire to wear out in about 2000 miles of street driving. It is a seriously soft rubber compound, push your thumbnail into and it leaves a depression for a second or two :icon_crazy:

Sharkey
08-13-2012, 05:12 PM
21 days until the 1st drivers meeting and tech inspection! I hope the JK's are getting modded and the drivers and co-drivers are well prepared for the event ;)

MTG and I got his EVO skins on yesterday. Those nutserts sure were fun.

MTG
08-13-2012, 05:20 PM
MTG and I got his EVO skins on yesterday. Those nutserts sure were fun.

Yeah. Those were a real slice! Seems like I still have a bunch to finish before JKX. :(

GCM 2
08-13-2012, 07:23 PM
MTG and I got his EVO skins on yesterday. Those nutserts sure were fun.


Yeah. Those were a real slice! Seems like I still have a bunch to finish before JKX. :(

Keep it up my brothers, I know you can do it! I'm looking for to seeing the JK they call "Knuckles" :rock:

Blonda
08-13-2012, 07:54 PM
We just need to get the rest of our new Nittos on (1 done so far), replace front brakes, inspect rear axle and get an oil change and the Jeep will be ready... But we still have a lot to do ourselves to get ready--yikes!

MTG
08-13-2012, 08:25 PM
We just need to get the rest of our new Nittos on (1 done so far), replace front brakes, inspect rear axle and get an oil change and the Jeep will be ready... But we still have a lot to do ourselves to get ready--yikes!

Beadlocks?

Just dropped cage at paint shop today and the new sliders need welded on. Those are the two "big" items I have left. Hopefully the cage will be in next weekend...trying to talk Sharkey into giving me a hand again. :thumb: Then a bunch of little stuff I'll have to sneak in at night after work.

Blonda
08-13-2012, 09:56 PM
Beadlocks?

Just dropped cage at paint shop today and the new sliders need welded on. Those are the two "big" items I have left. Hopefully the cage will be in next weekend...trying to talk Sharkey into giving me a hand again. :thumb: Then a bunch of little stuff I'll have to sneak in at night after work.

Yep beadlocks....

MTG
08-14-2012, 01:35 AM
Yep beadlocks....

Nice! I toyed with the idea and just couldn't justify them...yet. You guys figure out your route and travel days yet?

Blonda
08-14-2012, 03:54 AM
Nice! I toyed with the idea and just couldn't justify them...yet. You guys figure out your route and travel days yet?

Well we've had these for a couple years ...always knew next time we got new tires it was going to be a pain.

Plan is to leave on the 29th. Thinking we'll go thru Phoenix on the way out and camp in Sedona first nite then head across the 40 for the next 3 days.

Nicholas
08-15-2012, 09:16 PM
Two weeks from today we leave for the JK-Experience boy does time fly! :yup:

Sweet! House Party at the Hansens!!!

MTG
08-15-2012, 09:50 PM
LOL - you'd have to fight off our teen daughters for a chance to have your party there! They probably are already planning it! :eek:

Um, I'm guessing this will not have the deterrent effect you were going for? :thinking: :)

GCM 2
08-16-2012, 04:10 AM
A bit off topic but Greg (GCM 2) do you happen to know if the cargo rack would allow for an ARB frige under it? :thinking: We absolutely love our Tuffy Deck but I really really would love to have the ARB Frige in the cargo area under the deck or something like you're running.

Frank, I know it will not fit under my Kilby rack. The ARB is just too tall, even without the sliding mount being used. I borrowed a buddies set up to use as a mock up, and see where/how I could mount the slide and fridge or just the fridge. It always came down to the best place being out back by the tailgate where I think 99% of people run them. On the trail I usually have only a front seat passenger at a maximum, my rear seats stay folded. I contemplated trying the slide mount on top of the rear passenger when folded so it could slide out the door. Did not work unless you took the door limit strap off to get the rear passenger door folded back completely. I can't speak for products like the Tuffy security deck, it may sit higher. Maybe Eddie will chime in, I think I remember seeing an ARB in Moby. He may have accomplished something you could do or has seen it while he was overlanding ;)

MTG
08-16-2012, 04:57 AM
I think it will depend on what size ARB cooler you have. That said, I've seen Rubicat with it mounted in the back seat. I've also seen it mounted on top of the security deck on either Moby or Rubicat (I think). This coming from the guy that does not own one in any size. :(

Blonda
08-16-2012, 05:45 AM
I think it will depend on what size ARB cooler you have. That said, I've seen Rubicat with it mounted in the back seat. I've also seen it mounted on top of the security deck on either Moby or Rubicat (I think). This coming from the guy that does not own one in any size. :(

Yeah both those are the only options we have. The rear seat is the best we can do but with 3 kids not always an option. Setting on top of the tuffey is 2nd choice... Need a freakin ladder to get in the thing (or a bumper to stand on which we lack) and can't open the lid very much if you have the top on.

GCM 2
08-16-2012, 09:47 AM
N

......need a freakin ladder to get in the thing (or a bumper to stand on which we lack) and can't open the lid very much if you have the top on.

Brenda, that's the exact reason why I did not mount the ARB fridge (I was borrowing) on my rear cargo rack. It would have only worked with no top on trying to access the goods. Maybe you guys could just ratchet strap it behind the driver's seat, and then at least the passenger might be able to access it while underway :idontknow:

MTG
08-16-2012, 01:00 PM
Dynomax comp exhaust, rear muffler delete, cut the tub, fab up a compartment where your muffler used to be so the fridge sits in there. ;)

Blonda
08-16-2012, 03:32 PM
N

Brenda, that's the exact reason why I did not mount the ARB fridge (I was borrowing) on my rear cargo rack. It would have only worked with no top on trying to access the goods. Maybe you guys could just ratchet strap it behind the driver's seat, and then at least the passenger might be able to access it while underway :idontknow:

Yep that's how we've been running it when we don't have to take the kids

wayoflife
08-19-2012, 04:13 PM
Holy cow, just 2 weeks to the day!! :shock:

Been working on getting Moby ready for this trip, will be taking him in to EVO tomorrow to get our new tires installed, just booked a flight to have our cameraman Andrew flown out and have started planning a route out to Indiana!!

For those of you who are interested, we'll be heading up to Vegas on Tuesday the 28th so that we can drop off Tessa with the in-laws and then will be heading out first thing Wednesday morning. We will be dropping down to Kingman, AZ and will take I-40 east from there. We haven't hammered out all the specifics yet but, the tennative plan is to stay the night in or around Albuquerqe on Wednesday, in or around Oklahoma City on Thursday, St. Louis on Friday (will pick up Andrew there) and then pull into Terre Haute early on Saturday morning. We'll use the extra day to shine Moby up and do any last minute adjustments.

As of now, I believe that MTG and Moochie will be joining us on our trip out and, if you're coming from out west and would like to caravan with us, we'd love to have you join us :cool:

GCM 2
08-19-2012, 04:21 PM
Eddie, PM replied. Thanks brother! Check on my JK down at Off Road Evolution ;)

KernHydro
08-19-2012, 06:15 PM
@wol what tires are you putting on moby?
You guys are going to have so much fun, can't wait to watch the video.

pbaiz
08-20-2012, 02:04 AM
Didnt moby jus get new tires?

GCM 2
08-20-2012, 04:12 AM
Didnt moby jus get new tires?

Yep, Eddie is tired of those Toyos......I heard he is going with Interco Super Swampers TSL-SX ;)

Sharkey
08-20-2012, 04:31 AM
Yep, Eddie is tired of those Toyos......I heard he is going with Interco Super Swampers TSL-SX ;)

:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

GCM 2
08-20-2012, 04:35 AM
:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

Could you see how ridiculous that would look :icon_crazy: Eddie and Cindy would either have to wear hearing protection or would just go deaf from the tire noise!

CALIJK
08-20-2012, 06:03 PM
Yep, Eddie is tired of those Toyos......I heard he is going with Interco Super Swampers TSL-SX ;)


Could you see how ridiculous that would look :icon_crazy: Eddie and Cindy would either have to wear hearing protection or would just go deaf from the tire noise!

Yes, I have had more than a few people tell me that my Jeep looks ridiculous with the Swampers - not sure if that is a compliment or not. They are pretty loud on the highway, but I'm half-deaf anyway.

GCM 2
08-20-2012, 06:20 PM
Yes, I have had more than a few people tell me that my Jeep looks ridiculous with the Swampers - not sure if that is a compliment or not. They are pretty loud on the highway, but I'm half-deaf anyway.

Swampers on Moby, yes ridiculous. I had the TSL-SX on my CJ5 and Boggers on my TJ, great off road tires, ridiculous daily driver tires. Never again :icon_crazy:

CALIJK
08-20-2012, 06:31 PM
Swampers on Moby, yes ridiculous. I had the TSL-SX on my CJ5 and Boggers on my TJ, great off road tires, ridiculous daily driver tires. Never again :icon_crazy:

Understandable! My DD is a Ford Fiesta.

CarsonCindy
08-21-2012, 01:06 AM
Wow, I can't believe it is almost that time! The 2012 JKX is just around the corner!

Today we dropped off Moby at Off Road Evolution...
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/253868_10151080895358971_1252762685_n.jpg

To have a set of these installed :D
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/542479_10151081161498971_1392203152_n.jpg

Nitto 40 x 15.50 Mud Grapplers! :eek:

Serg5000
08-21-2012, 01:44 AM
Can't wait for the video.

GCM 2
08-21-2012, 03:16 AM
.....Nitto 40 x 15.50 Mud Grapplers! :eek:

Make sure you leave a set for me, but I wear a size 17" ;)

Blonda
08-21-2012, 03:30 AM
I have to admit....we are still trying to get used to how loud they are over 45 mph.

But then again we are still running topless.

highoctane
08-21-2012, 03:40 AM
Nice! I called discount tire direct to see about ordering the 40/13.50/17 mud grapplers, but was told they are out of stock on back order :( I'm ready to get rid of these Kevlars.

MTG
08-21-2012, 03:50 AM
I finally get 37s and everybody at the party is going to be wearing 40s. :(

GCM 2
08-21-2012, 03:51 AM
I have to admit....we are still trying to get used to how loud they are over 45 mph.

But then again we are still running topless.

Arrgghhh! I am very afraid now :doh:

MTG
08-21-2012, 04:00 AM
Arrgghhh! I am very afraid now :doh:

At least this trip will only be around 5000 miles. :)

CarsonCindy
08-21-2012, 04:09 AM
I have to admit....we are still trying to get used to how loud they are over 45 mph.

But then again we are still running topless.


Arrgghhh! I am very afraid now :doh:

Yeah, mud grapplers are VERY loud! Imagine what it will sound like with 20 JKs :eek:

CarsonCindy
08-21-2012, 04:10 AM
Off Road Evolution posted up a pic of the Nitto Semi getting ready for JKX!

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/621800_10151103548713680_860012414_o.jpg

GCM 2
08-21-2012, 04:12 AM
Off Road Evolution posted up a pic of the Nitto Semi getting ready for JKX!

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/621800_10151103548713680_860012414_o.jpg

I'm just going to trailer my jeep in this thing from day to day. I'm sure the cab has air ride seats ;)

GCM 2
08-21-2012, 04:15 AM
I finally get 37s and everybody at the party is going to be wearing 40s. :(

That's tire envy, that affects all male jeepers. When Lo2aY would show up in his rig at the JKX, rolling on 42"s, it looked pretty badass! I felt small around his jeep :blush:

highoctane
08-21-2012, 04:25 AM
I loved the sound of my mud grapplers I had in a 35! Reminded me of flying in a C-130. Nice deep howl. Best tire I've ever had in the rocks.

StrizzyChris
08-21-2012, 04:28 AM
That's tire envy, that affects all male jeepers. When Lo2aY would show up in his rig at the JKX, rolling on 42"s, it looked pretty badass! I felt small around his jeep :blush:

40's is about the limit that I think a Jeep looks like a streetable vehicle. 42's+ and it becomes too much!

MTG
08-21-2012, 04:34 AM
40's is about the limit that I think a Jeep looks like a streetable vehicle. 42's+ and it becomes too much!

Blasphemy! Shun the non-believer! :)

MTG
08-21-2012, 04:38 AM
That's tire envy, that affects all male jeepers. When Lo2aY would show up in his rig at the JKX, rolling on 42"s, it looked pretty badass! I felt small around his jeep :blush:

So I suffer from TE as well as JDD?

What's the cure? An IV of AH (American Honey)?

BTW--it's not just men. My wife drove my jeep while I was gone for a couple of weeks. I asked her how she liked the 37s compared to the 35s. She told me she wanted 40s if she got one. Awesome!

GCM 2
08-21-2012, 04:52 AM
40's is about the limit that I think a Jeep looks like a streetable vehicle. 42's+ and it becomes too much!

Normally, yes I would agree. But Lo2aY's ride was set up very proportionally correct. 40"s are my limit though, I love 'em!


.....She told me she wanted 40s if she got one. Awesome!

That is very awesome! Just be sure to explain the purchase of the Dana 60's when you jumped to 40"s :crazyeyes:

MTG
08-21-2012, 04:55 AM
That is very awesome! Just be sure to explain the purchase of the Dana 60's when you jumped to 40"s :crazyeyes:

She doesn't care about "details" like that. She wants what she wants. :)

Edit: on my current jeep. She told me when I bought it to make it "look cool." She hasn't questioned a mod yet. Put 37s on..."awesome!" Installed rock skins... "that looks bad ass!" EVO sliders..."those look way better!"

Blonda
08-21-2012, 01:37 PM
I finally get 37s and everybody at the party is going to be wearing 40s. :(

We still have 37's... :-)

Blonda
08-21-2012, 01:40 PM
I loved the sound of my mud grapplers I had in a 35! Reminded me of flying in a C-130. Nice deep howl. Best tire I've ever had in the rocks.

It goes like this... "wow these tires are kinda loud"
"what?"
"I said, these tires are loud"
"what?"
"I said... Oh never mind ... Let me just turn up the music"
"what?"

wayoflife
08-21-2012, 06:30 PM
Make sure you leave a set for me, but I wear a size 17" ;)

oh, yours are there :thumb:


Nice! I called discount tire direct to see about ordering the 40/13.50/17 mud grapplers, but was told they are out of stock on back order :( I'm ready to get rid of these Kevlars.

that's probably because GCM 2 took the last set :crazyeyes:


I finally get 37s and everybody at the party is going to be wearing 40s. :(

:cheesy:


Arrgghhh! I am very afraid now :doh:

nah, just think of yourself as a bee keeper. that's kind of what they sound like - a swarm of bees around your head :crazyeyes:

wayoflife
08-21-2012, 06:31 PM
That's tire envy, that affects all male jeepers. When Lo2aY would show up in his rig at the JKX, rolling on 42"s, it looked pretty badass! I felt small around his jeep :blush:

LOL!! in all fairness, that thing was a bit too big for my taste.


I loved the sound of my mud grapplers I had in a 35! Reminded me of flying in a C-130. Nice deep howl. Best tire I've ever had in the rocks.

they are badass on the rocks for sure.


40's is about the limit that I think a Jeep looks like a streetable vehicle. 42's+ and it becomes too much!


Blasphemy! Shun the non-believer! :)

have to agree with chris here, 42 is a bit much for my taste.

MTG
08-21-2012, 06:34 PM
have to agree with chris here, 42 is a bit much for my taste.

Right, like you weren't eyeballing those 54s in Moab. :cheesy:

wayoflife
08-21-2012, 06:34 PM
Normally, yes I would agree. But Lo2aY's ride was set up very proportionally correct. 40"s are my limit though, I love 'em!

mel and i have talked about this before and even if 42's can be made to look proportional, 40's are a better off roading fit for a JK. they are my limit as well.


It goes like this... "wow these tires are kinda loud"
"what?"
"I said, these tires are loud"
"what?"
"I said... Oh never mind ... Let me just turn up the music"
"what?"

:cheesy: omg, that was too funny
"what?"

:clap2:

MTG
08-22-2012, 05:04 AM
Ruh-roh. Guess it's tIme for a new lens. Hopefully it gets here in time.


4571

Moochie
08-22-2012, 05:08 AM
Ruh-roh. Guess it's tIme for a new lens. Hopefully it gets here in time.

<img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4571"/>

What happened?

MTG
08-22-2012, 05:13 AM
What happened?

Dropped the camera on the lens. Tried to fix it. Then tried unsuccessfully to "mod" it (kidding).

Moochie
08-22-2012, 05:25 AM
Dropped the camera on the lens. Tried to fix it. Then tried unsuccessfully to "mod" it (kidding).

That sucks. I thought maybe you took it apart to clean it and then forgot how to put it back together. ;)

MTG
08-22-2012, 05:38 AM
That sucks. I thought maybe you took it apart to clean it and then forgot how to put it back together. ;)

A fair guess, but wrong. Figured it would cost me $100 just to have them look at it and tell me it was unfixable. Thought I'd take a chance that it was something simple. No such luck. :(

But thanks to Amazon Prime my new one will be here Friday!

wayoflife
08-22-2012, 03:19 PM
whoa, that totally sucks. it was good that you saved your money and just tried working on it yourself. we had tried sending in a lens in the past and, after taking our $180, were just told that it couldn't be fixed. total waste of money.

Trail_Creeper
08-22-2012, 03:44 PM
If you don't mind me asking how much did that lens run you through Amazon?

MTG
08-22-2012, 04:16 PM
If you don't mind me asking how much did that lens run you through Amazon?

Don't mind at all. The prices varied even on Amazon.

$109 here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009HN57E/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

I think mine was $122 through another seller on Amazon, but it was Prime so free shipping and it gets here Friday.

MTG
08-22-2012, 04:19 PM
whoa, that totally sucks. it was good that you saved your money and just tried working on it yourself. we had tried sending in a lens in the past and, after taking our $180, were just told that it couldn't be fixed. total waste of money.

Been there, done that too!

Trail_Creeper
08-22-2012, 04:54 PM
Don't mind at all. The prices varied even on Amazon.

$109 here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009HN57E/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

I think mine was $122 through another seller on Amazon, but it was Prime so free shipping and it gets here Friday.

I think I paid about the same through a 3rd party company on amazon, based out of NYC. Did you pick up the one with Vibration Reduction?

MTG
08-22-2012, 05:56 PM
I think I paid about the same through a 3rd party company on amazon, based out of NYC. Did you pick up the one with Vibration Reduction?

No idea. I'm just hoping the one I ordered works with my camera. :)

Trail_Creeper
08-22-2012, 08:02 PM
I take it you have a DSLR? Which model?

MTG
08-22-2012, 09:15 PM
I take it you have a DSLR? Which model?

Nikon D80. I believe I ordered the exact same lens, so I should be good to go.

GCM 2
08-23-2012, 01:17 PM
Maybe you have seen this, but let's hope it does not affect our rigs since there is always a chance we could be using some of this fuel. Maybe the problematic fuel will be gone by the time we get there!

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-08-21/business/chi-bp-recalls-unleaded-gas-sold-in-chicago-area-20120820_1_bp-stations-fuel-tank-scott-dean

wayoflife
08-23-2012, 01:35 PM
Maybe you have seen this, but let's hope it does not affect our rigs since there is always a chance we could be using some of this fuel. Maybe the problematic fuel will be gone by the time we get there!

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-08-21/business/chi-bp-recalls-unleaded-gas-sold-in-chicago-area-20120820_1_bp-stations-fuel-tank-scott-dean

man, cindy and i were just talking about this last night. of all the things that could go wrong on the JKX, it would really suck to have something as stupid as this ruin an otherwise great week. sure hope they get this resolved before we get there.

MTG
08-23-2012, 01:42 PM
Perhaps a dumb question...does it affect other brands of gas? Is there no other brand (shell, chevron, etc.) or do we have to buy from the red coats?

wayoflife
08-23-2012, 01:45 PM
Perhaps a dumb question...does it affect other brands of gas? Is there no other brand (shell, chevron, etc.) or do we have to buy from the red coats?

clarsen can correct me here if i'm wrong but, i believe that ALL gas for all brands in a given area is pumped through the same pipelines. granted, even if this is just a BP refinery problem, they do own several brands of filling stations.

MTG
08-23-2012, 04:00 PM
I see you have rubicat back. NICE! :rock:

Which one you going to take on JKX?

wayoflife
08-23-2012, 04:56 PM
I see you have rubicat back. NICE! :rock:

Which one you going to take on JKX?

being that we weren't sure how long rubicat was gonna be at the dealership, we've already set things in motion to take moby.

LoPo
08-23-2012, 09:08 PM
Eddie, as much as I would pay that price in cash for some KOH spec rubber, there has been a turn of events for the EVOJEEP, you will probably even see it before I do. I don't get to the shop until the 30th to pick it up. Let's just say Mel has done a few extra, completely unexpected things for me on the rig. Nothing crazy, but I was truly honored by what has taken place. My lips are sealed until I actually get to see it, I don't want to jinx anything. Hell, I may have said too much :doh:

Mel posted a pic of your rig just now on Facebook.....

piginajeep
08-23-2012, 09:28 PM
Important issue here....

Who wants to bring me back a case of Yuengling black and tan? Or any yuengling for that matter. :)

Maybe great lakes???

CarsonCindy
08-23-2012, 09:39 PM
Greg your jeep is looking awesome!!! :thumb:

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/280854_463494927004477_1364721662_o.jpg

MTG
08-23-2012, 09:43 PM
Greg your jeep is looking awesome!!! :thumb:




Indeed! :rock:

Blonda
08-23-2012, 10:03 PM
Important issue here....

Who wants to bring me back a case of Yuengling black and tan? Or any yuengling for that matter. :)

Maybe great lakes???

I'll bring you back the empty cans :bleh:

MTG
08-23-2012, 10:15 PM
I'll bring you back the empty cans :bleh:

He might get a small fortune at $.05 each!

piginajeep
08-24-2012, 12:33 AM
I'll bring you back the empty cans :bleh:

:eek::cheesy::grayno:

Sharkey
08-24-2012, 01:38 AM
Greg your jeep is looking awesome!!! :thumb:



That looks beautiful!

GCM 2
08-24-2012, 03:36 AM
Greg your jeep is looking awesome!!! :thumb:



Cindy, thanks for pic! You rock!!




Indeed! :rock:




That looks beautiful!

Thanks fellas, can't wait to drive my beast in a week! Here's another sneak peek at those lovely old EVO1 front fenders

highoctane
08-24-2012, 04:49 AM
JK is looking great!

CarsonCindy
08-24-2012, 06:08 AM
Cindy, thanks for pic! You rock!!



Actually, the pic was posted on the JKX Facebook page so you can thank EVO for the pic :)

10frank9
08-24-2012, 09:55 AM
Shoot Greg as if your rig couldn't get any more BA. Those rocker skins and EVO sliders set it off. Not to mention all of that body protection with those sick fenders. My JDD is kicking in again ;) nice Jeep brother.

GCM 2
08-24-2012, 10:10 AM
Shoot Greg as if your rig couldn't get any more BA. Those rocker skins and EVO sliders set it off. Not to mention all of that body protection with those sick fenders. My JDD is kicking in again ;) nice Jeep brother.

Thanks my brother! I'm sitting over here in the country of Qatar waiting for my flight home on Monday, I am chomping at the bit to go wheeling in my rig :icon_crazy:

Sharkey
08-24-2012, 03:32 PM
Thanks my brother! I'm sitting over here in the country of Qatar waiting for my flight home on Monday, I am chomping at the bit to go wheeling in my rig :icon_crazy:

Safe travels Greg!

GCM 2
08-24-2012, 03:51 PM
Safe travels Greg!

Thanks Sharkey! I will provide en route updates when I launch on Monday ;)

MTG
08-24-2012, 04:00 PM
Thanks Sharkey! I will provide en route updates when I launch on Monday ;)

Does your private jet have wifi? :)

Safe travels! See you in about a week! :rock:

GCM 2
08-24-2012, 04:25 PM
Does your private jet have wifi? :)

Safe travels! See you in about a week! :rock:

How did you know I own a Boeing 777, that I just so happen to let 300 other passengers fly along with me. I do let Delta rent some advertising space on both sides. ;)

10frank9
08-24-2012, 05:29 PM
Thanks my brother! I'm sitting over here in the country of Qatar waiting for my flight home on Monday, I am chomping at the bit to go wheeling in my rig :icon_crazy:

Glad you're able to mix in some wheeling with your playing in the sandbox ;)

Safe travels brother. Look forward to seeing that rig dominate at JKX.

Blonda
08-24-2012, 10:54 PM
So I was looking at the weather. It looks like pretty much all the way to Terra Haute it will be in the 90's in every state -- all with 20-30% precipitation or at least muggy :eek: except TX and OK which will be a dry heat :D. It's a good thing that So Cal has been providing us with "conditioning" weather these past few weeks so we are used to the humidity.

We are planning on going to Sedona on Wed -- only 85 there but scattered T-storms. If it is too crazy we may just keep driving and maybe we'll catch up with the rest of the gang in a day or so..who knows. We are trying to be spontanious:icon_crazy:

MTG
08-25-2012, 03:45 AM
So shorts and t-shirts. Exactly what I was planning on packing anyway. :)

wayoflife
08-25-2012, 05:36 PM
Looking over our route again today, I have to say that I'm really looking forward to getting back to Amarillo, TX and having a steak at the Big Texan - YUM!!

http://www.bigtexan.com/images/Long-signnothe.png

MTG
08-25-2012, 07:37 PM
Looking over our route again today, I have to say that I'm really looking forward to getting back to Amarillo, TX and having a steak at the Big Texan - YUM!!



What a cool place. They have a free 72 oz steak. Awesome! :)

Blonda
08-25-2012, 08:22 PM
Ummm Houston we have a problem....

highoctane
08-25-2012, 09:07 PM
Looking over our route again today, I have to say that I'm really looking forward to getting back to Amarillo, TX and having a steak at the Big Texan - YUM!!



Steaks there rock!

wayoflife
08-25-2012, 09:24 PM
Ummm Houston we have a problem....

no problem - just install it the best you can, pick up an atv heavy duty ratchet strap and secure the whole tire to the tire carrier. you can even get them in yellow ;)

Blonda
08-25-2012, 09:52 PM
no problem - just install it the best you can, pick up an atv heavy duty ratchet strap and secure the whole tire to the tire carrier. you can even get them in yellow ;)

That's a great idea ... We didn't think of that! Too late now ... I came back from the store and Frank had already taken the carrier off. This is how we are going to roll I guess :-)