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#20963 of 23397 A little wheelin' event
Feb 04, 2006 (6:12 am)
Got an email from one of my Buds here at Edmunds Jeep Wrangler asking about the thing that some of my regular wheelin' buddies have planned for Turkey Bay on the weekend of 2/17 thru 2/19.
I believe that Monday, 2/20, is President's Day? Some folks are off that day, so they plan to do some wheelin' on both Saturday and Sunday, and drive home on Monday. I will probably only wheel on Saturday, 2/18, but some folks will show up late in the day Friday, 2/17, and stay through Sunday, 2/19.
The gang that I wheel with never needs an excuse to go wheelin', but in this case, we have a soldier boy Jeeper returning from Iraq, and that's the occasion that has caused so many folks to plan on going that weekend.
It looks like Saturday will be the day that our numbers will be the greatest, but several also plan to wheel Sunday.
We will have enough Jeepers that are familiar with the trails at Turkey Bay that we can split into two or three groups, with each group having a knowledgeable trail guide.
Everyone is welcome! It would be really cool to meet in person some of you that I know from this message board.
Turkey Bay is in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, which is the peninsula between Ky and Barkley lakes in western KY. Check your road atlas and see if it's practical for you to come. Heck, come on, even if it ISN'T practical. "Practical" is way over-rated anyway.
I will caution you that Turkey Bay gets shut down when the soil is saturated, so please be sure to check with me before you start your long journey. A lot of freezing and thawing, or a lot of rain could mean that Turkey Bay would be closed. My email addy is public in my porfile, so holler at me, if you are interested in going. I can tell you what the weather has been like and make a guess as to the odds of Turkey Bay being open, but you should also call LBL at 270-924-2000 and ask about current conditions just before you leave.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#20964 of 23397 questions on backspacing ( one more time )
Feb 04, 2006 (11:41 am)
#20967 of 23397 Re: Since it is so quiet... [erickpl]
Feb 04, 2006 (2:42 pm)
I thought I'd jump in with what I've done to my Jeep lately.
It looks great, Paul. My latest Jeep mod was the removal of the bumper end caps. Woo-Hoo!!! Of course, three of the Torx fasteners stripped out so I had to drill them. Next I'm going to fit the new small OEM end caps. Life in the fast lane... I'm also trying to resist the urge to taking a look at a Defender 90 that's popped up on a dealer lot in Louisville.
Feb 05, 2006 (2:49 pm)
Paul, your Jeep looks great. recently ive been doing some stereo work on mine, added Kenwood head unit & Kenwood amp. Thinking about XM radio soon.
Hey TOM, you still have your work truck too?
GOOO SEAHAWKS!! 21-17
Feb 06, 2006 (5:54 am)
Glad you guys like what I've done. I like how it looks and how it has performed to this point. Turkey Bay was doable with the 30" AT's, but the 33" MT's will make a big difference I suspect. The gearing just helps them turn.
As for the body lift, I'm not wild about them either, but was a necessary evil for 33's. It also allows me a maximum gain on a belly up that I hope to do soon and I'll have even better clearance in the mid-section.
I've been very fortunate with this Jeep in that the mods were fairly easy to do. Even though it is a 97, the bolts have all come off easily w/o breaking (except for the mirror relocators). No stripped bolts or anything.
I have a few other pics of the Jeep here...
#20970 of 23397 Re: Thanks [erickpl]
Feb 06, 2006 (7:46 am)
Paul, looks like the Photobucket album is password protected.
Feb 06, 2006 (8:56 am)
Should be good now.