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    The First Aid Kit Thread

    Heard a similar story with a melted rain jacket. The temptation is to remove it, but that will only make things much-much worse.
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    Meet SHERPAH, my Gladiator build...

    Nice! Upgrading from a 19 gallon stock tank to a 31 gallon tank on my LJ was hands-down one of my favorite modifications.
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    The Star Wars Thread

    It also syncs up with Vader's hallway scene from Rouge 1 almost shot-for-shot.
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    Looking for aftermarket Jeep headlights

    I run Rigid Industries LED headlights in my Jeep. Installed a bunch in other Jeeps. In my time working at an off-road shop we had tons of JW speaker lights defective out of the box and returned as defective. Never had a set of Rigids comes back. My second pick would be KC HiLights...
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    2021 Overland Expo Info

    Going to be rough on vendors to do three events back-to-back-to-back like that. I suspect a lot of the "small fish" that built the event in past years are going to drop out of doing all of them and be forced to cut back to the show in their back yard.
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    New Mexico and Arizona Backcountry Discovery Routes

    Two other great resources I'll point you to are and the Latitute40 maps. Both cover Colorado and Utah. Trail Damage is like a wiki of trails for both states and has difficulties, GPX files, photos, videos, and trail reports. The Lat40 maps also have trail information on them...
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    New Mexico and Arizona Backcountry Discovery Routes

    Yeah, I'd say everything north of Moab and most of everything south of Moab is fine. The touchy spots will be the La Sal pass and stuff like that. And yeah, skip Lockhart Basin and the Kokopelli part around Moab.
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    New Mexico and Arizona Backcountry Discovery Routes

    That section of the Kokopelli Trail from Dewy Bridge down around Rose Garden Hill to Onion Creek is LEGIT some of the hardest wheeling I've ever done. Especially solo.
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    New Ford Bronco Crew-Cab Pickup Being Fast-Tracked To Take On The Jeep Gladiator: Report

    And the faux-trucks like the Avalanche and Ridgeline that are just very confused station wagons.
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    Dust lights

    I can make sparks. I can melt metal. Occasionally it sticks together. However, I will not insult professionals by calling what I do, "welding." Thanks for the link. I'll look into it.
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    Dust lights

    Logged 130'ish miles over the weekend and about 50% was on dirt/gravel. I was the mid-guide in a group of 12 rigs. SSSOOO much dust. Need to figure out a good way to get some high-up on a wrangler which is tricky given the soft-top/hard-top. May have to pull a trick out of the military...
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    New Ford Bronco Crew-Cab Pickup Being Fast-Tracked To Take On The Jeep Gladiator: Report

    Is it going to be an actual "truck" and therefore compete/dilute with the Ranger? Is it going to be a next-gen Ranger? Or is it going to be a Brat/Avalanche/Sportrac faux-truck? I've heard rumors the next-gen Ranger will be on the Bronco platform. So that makes sense. I just can't see a...
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    Another story on why it's so critical to carry an emergency communication device

    Love my InReach, but I also just passed my HAM Tech exam so I have yet another option in my comms array.
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    New to The Jeep World

    Stock gearing on a V8 ZJ should be 3.73:1. You should be able to confirm on the axle tag or if you pop the cover it will be stamped into the ring gear.
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    New to The Jeep World

    The front is a Dana 30. It's the exact same axle as a TJ or XJ/MJ D30 including the mounts and everything. When I broke my D30 I swapped one in from a TJ and it bolted right now. So, in theory, if you found a D44 from a TJ Rubicon it would bolt up to a ZJ.
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