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#389758 - 12/11/07 01:50 PM Sup from Mount Laurel
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Hey guys! Just about 45 mins from LBI to get somewhat of a location of where I am. I pass throught the pineys to get there obv and kayak and all that in chattsworth. As of now my truck is all stock and alot of ppl on this site have so much advanced stuff but we're in NJ. So i was wonderin mod wise what I should get. I cant afford a sick bumper since I'm a college student but I need somewhat insurance on the front end there so I want to get a brush guard. But what else do I need for this area? Where can I wheel that isn't too crazy?

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#389759 - 12/11/07 03:47 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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[Uh Oh !] No brush guard.

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#389760 - 12/11/07 05:41 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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everyone always says that here.. I haven't seen any proof where a brush guard has actually folded in on itself. Why not? I cant afford much right now. I'm in college with a low income.

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#389761 - 12/11/07 05:57 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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Heres one of the myriad of pictures on XOC of brushgaurd damage..

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#389762 - 12/11/07 05:58 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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#389763 - 12/11/07 07:06 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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Better tires too handle the mud, snow, etc. of New Jersey weather; cannot go wrong with the BFG A/T's. 32" are the biggest you can do with no form of lift, be it body or suspension.

Then if you want to do the PML (Poor Man's Lift), which since you are college, is right up your alley. You can get a set of rear shackles for around $50, which will give you about 1.5" of lift in the back. To compensate for the front, you can/will need to crank up your front torsion bars 1.5".

Once you have more $$$$ and confidence in your ability, you can get what are called sliders. They are metal protection for you rocker panels. They basically cover from the front door to the back door from rocks, debris, etc.

The Pine Barrens is a perfect place to learn with minimal damage, other than scratches.

S.
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#389764 - 12/11/07 07:14 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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Stone cold you're definitely right. The PML is right up my alley. But I wouldn't want to do the install w/o someone who actually knows what they're doing considering it is my only vehicle. I figured sliders down the road.

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#389765 - 12/11/07 07:17 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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I'm a PML expert now.. wink I'm sure whenever the next mod day is if you could make it I'll give you a hand. I gotta do my CB and I know TJ has a ton of stuff to do and stone probably still has torsion bar issues. As for the sliders..keep an eye out for used on here on XOC thats how I bought mine and I saved about 200 bucks atleast.

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#389766 - 12/11/07 07:19 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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OH! i am also thinking about 31's a/t ko's when my grabbers disintegrate.

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#389767 - 12/11/07 07:22 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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How do I find out when the mod days are? I tried to register for NJAX but wouldn't let me earlier today. Maybe it's time to try again. You guys are awesome btw. Finally someone local!

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#389768 - 12/11/07 08:29 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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Pretty much every Saturday at my driveway....mod day....

laugh

Unless its raining all day...we start like 10 AM...a little rain early on is ok....deep snow is not....Sunday's are the weather alternate.

laugh
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2001 Xterra '03 VG33, SE 5 spd, 305/70/16's, Revolvers, UBSkidderz, Doubled AAL's, 3"SL/2"BL, winch/bumpers, skids, sliders, OBA, Snorkel, pine stripes....

Friends don't let friends drive stock.

http://www.gifsoup.com/view/501230/tj-tackling-crawlers-ridge-o.gif

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#389769 - 13/11/07 05:55 AM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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okay sounds awesome TJ. Any recommendations for where to get my shackles? I hear about revolver and calmini. Also should I get the Add a leaf package?

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#389770 - 13/11/07 07:41 AM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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Originally posted by Oceancitysurf77:
How do I find out when the mod days are? I tried to register for NJAX but wouldn't let me earlier today. Maybe it's time to try again. You guys are awesome btw. Finally someone local!
Mod days are usually posted in this forum or on NJAX. NJAX got hacked a while back, so people stayed away. It is slowly coming back though.

Mod day at TJ's is a pretty good place to get the PML done. Plenty of us have experience in doing it.

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#389771 - 13/11/07 07:43 AM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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Originally posted by Oceancitysurf77:
okay sounds awesome TJ. Any recommendations for where to get my shackles? I hear about revolver and calmini. Also should I get the Add a leaf package?
Calmini, SLR, and A/C sell the shackles. The AAL will be more money - in the $ 175+ range. I would go with the shackles for now.

Where in Mt. Laurel are you? I am not too far away from there. Actually my vet is in Mt. Laurel, by the Rt. 70 circle.

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#389772 - 13/11/07 09:14 AM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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haha thats crazy man im about 15 minutes or less from the rt 70 /206 circle. I guess Im gonna go ahead and order the calmini shackles. I like the blue
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#389773 - 13/11/07 09:54 AM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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Quote:
Originally posted by Oceancitysurf77:
I like the blue
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Don't worry, they only stay blue for a couple weeks before they rust. [Too much XOC]

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#389774 - 13/11/07 12:06 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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danggg frown not like it matters though.

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#389775 - 13/11/07 01:38 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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Stone you going to tj's this weekend? I need a hand w/ my CB but I also wanted to see if I can't help get TJ done before the winter.

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#389776 - 13/11/07 03:25 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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Originally posted by Oceancitysurf77:
haha thats crazy man im about 15 minutes or less from the rt 70 /206 circle. I guess Im gonna go ahead and order the calmini shackles. I like the blue
laugh
until it peels off...... laugh
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#389777 - 13/11/07 03:27 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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Stone you going to tj's this weekend? I need a hand w/ my CB but I also wanted to see if I can't help get TJ done before the winter.
I cannot make Saturday, but Sunday is doable.
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#389778 - 13/11/07 05:03 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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If Sunday is easier...we could do Sunday too, or swap...I'm there either way, unless the wife needs help, etc...so lately, I pick saterdays...with sunday as the back-up.

If I know going into the weekend that Sunday is the better day, I might do wife stuff on Sat, etc instead...

Let me know.

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2001 Xterra '03 VG33, SE 5 spd, 305/70/16's, Revolvers, UBSkidderz, Doubled AAL's, 3"SL/2"BL, winch/bumpers, skids, sliders, OBA, Snorkel, pine stripes....

Friends don't let friends drive stock.

http://www.gifsoup.com/view/501230/tj-tackling-crawlers-ridge-o.gif

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#389779 - 13/11/07 05:17 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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Sunday works better for me too..

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#389780 - 13/11/07 05:58 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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just want to add my $0.02 about the brush guard.

DON'T GET IT!!!!

seriously though, you will regret it. i think they cost somewhere around $450 for a new one. they really serve no purpose except you can mount some lights on them. if you do some more searching you will find more pics where it has crushed in the hood. i wanted one at first too, but i'm glad i didn't get it. you could buy sliders for that price. and if you have even the slightest interest in offroading the brush guard will only hinder you.

stone was dead on before with tires, PML and sliders. i had no idea what to do for a PML, but i bought the AALs and took them to TJ's for a mod day and everyone helped me out with it.

wheeling in the pine barrens is fun...but only if you go with someone who knows where there are going. rausch creek is in PA and has all levels of trails.
BTW...steve lives in mount laurel. he's got an 00 or 01 blue X with a steel bumper
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#389781 - 13/11/07 05:59 PM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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TJ...PM me your address and phone # in case i can ever make it one of these weekends
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#389782 - 14/11/07 04:22 AM Re: Sup from Mount Laurel
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U gotsit
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2001 Xterra '03 VG33, SE 5 spd, 305/70/16's, Revolvers, UBSkidderz, Doubled AAL's, 3"SL/2"BL, winch/bumpers, skids, sliders, OBA, Snorkel, pine stripes....

Friends don't let friends drive stock.

http://www.gifsoup.com/view/501230/tj-tackling-crawlers-ridge-o.gif

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