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Old 04-08-2012, 10:52 PM
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Whats the stickiest situation youve got your FSJ into?

Heres mine(so far...)
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:06 AM
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None...and that's why I still have it, while other members have come, chopped, cut, banged, scraped, crunched, rolled, and then left over the years.

The frame did split up by the steering box once when I was off-roading, but luckily I was able to have it welded back up. That's when I realized I should start treating her better.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:39 AM
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Boob,

Reminds me of a poster I saw once in the Pilot's briefing room,

"The best pilot knows not to get himself into a position, to where he must demonstrate his superior flying skills!"

Tonight's exercise "Nap of the Earth (treetop) insertion flight with Night vision goggles"




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None...and that's why I still have it, while other members have come, chopped, cut, banged, scraped, crunched, rolled, and then left over the years.

The frame did split up by the steering box once when I was off-roading, but luckily I was able to have it welded back up. That's when I realized I should start treating her better.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:38 AM
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Wag 4X6 has that iconic image as well?

I do too!


This was the only time I had the feeling of rolling.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:34 AM
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Only major breakage ive had to date. Wedged a rock between the bumper and tire. Started winching forward giving it some gas so it would pop up and the only pop i heard was the front driveshaft grenading. Ended up winching forward and backwards simultaneously to get off the rock (backwards).


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Old 04-09-2012, 10:01 AM
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The water went from 6" to 3 feet. It took two vehicles to pull me out.





My flex fan ate my radiator when I hit the water/mud. I won't use a flex fan again.

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Old 04-09-2012, 12:21 PM
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Afternoon traffic in Minneapolis.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:31 PM
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None...and that's why I still have it, while other members have come, chopped, cut, banged, scraped, crunched, rolled, and then left over the years.

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I would think boxing would limit the amount the frame could flex over obstacles which I think IMO would be a bad thing. I would think you would want all the articulation possible.
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I'm not saying lockers don't improve the performance of your rig, just that they're overrated.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:23 PM
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The "Frog Hole" at Rausch Creek, I had water over the headlights, up to my seats in the interior. Took two baby jeeps with winches to pull me out. Cost me a tranny rebuild, power seat motors, power window motors, power door lock motors, stereo amp, interior carpet, and anout 3 weeks worth of work.....

Also was in a bad situation in Harlan, KY several years ago in a dry streambed. 3 guys standing on my rear bumper to keep my rig on three tires.

Great times!
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:24 PM
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See the tire mark on the rock off the driver's side? I made that on the way down this "trail." Before I got this far back up though, I got high-centered and broke an axle-shaft, u-joint, and spring; all at the same time. There's water on both sides and it's about 100' deep! Having my son with me, it was a very behind-puckered-day.



Here's the "high mark" on the way down:




Hope the pics aren't too large. Here's the album from the day. For whatever reason, I lost the pics of the ratchet strap holding the front passenger spring in place for the 30 mile, hour and a half long drive home.

http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/i...-09/?start=all
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1978 SJ Wagoneer, 360, QT, 33x12.5s, lift by Sawzall NOT Running
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:28 PM
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Looking at those pics, I know now that I never should have been there! The J10 is almost ready to go to places like that now, though.
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2005 KJ, Hit-n-Run, 2am 6-17-2012, Totaled.
1977 J10, 2v304, T18, D20, 37x14s, SOA & SF on tons, still ugly Occasional driving!
1978 SJ Wagoneer, 360, QT, 33x12.5s, lift by Sawzall NOT Running
1977 J10 4v401, TH400, BW1339, mostly stock DD

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Old 04-10-2012, 12:30 PM
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Mine got stuck near a lake in some nasty mud, the mud went about halfway up the tailgate. Then because of the angle I was at & almost being out of fuel it died & wouldn't restart . To make it worse a guy in a toyota on 38's showed up & proceeded to drive around mine to make it really fun to get out, then he couldn't pull me out. Luckily I know a guy with a wrecker & a lot of cable.
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