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DIY DIY Quick Disconnect Pins This mod is not my idea. I'll gladly admit I ripped it off another post on the interwebs. But I figured I'd snap some process photos and post the results here. And thanks Kizer for keeping a lid on this until I finally got it installed.

These were made for a friend of mine who's just getting into offroading (and modifying his Jeep).

We all know how helpful a quick disconnect link can be for unhooking the front swaybar. And we all know all the good aftermarket discos available. But their prices are not cheap at $80-140. For someone just getting started or on a smaller lift it's possible to make a quick disconnect pin for a fraction of the cost and simply use the factory swaybar links.
Blower Control Fix HD TJ Steering Upgrade
YJ brake system upgrade...'95 in a '93 Sema 2008
TJ's Mirror Relocation Brackets - Custom Fabrication Lower Control Arm Bracket Reinforcing
Re-building a CV style driveshaft ClockSpring Replacement
ARB O-Ring Replacement XJ C-Rok reinforcing plate and gearbox install

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xx Here she is!
September 26, 2014, 07:50:39 PM by poorboy_616
Here is the '96 XJ in all it's glory.

I have more, but I only have my mobile device this weekend, so y'all just have to wait!
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xx Wheeling - GA Jeep Jam - November 8th and 9th - Cedartown, GA
September 25, 2014, 08:01:56 PM by GeorgiaJeepJam
Highland Park is a motorcycle and ATV riding park and has never been open to Jeeps before, this is a first, so don't miss it! About 30 miles of trail are suitable for Jeeps, all trails are rated in difficulty, and all trails have a bypass if you choose not to do that trail. There are no extreme trails, but we do have easy, moderate, and hard trails suitable for stock to pretty well built Jeeps. These trails are wide enough for most Jeeps, but if you have a super tall Jeep with full width truck axles and 44" tires, you should leave that Jeep at home. Sorry, but our trails are not going to wide enough or have enough overhead clearance for monster Jeeps.

We will have live music Sat night, as well as a big bon fire, and we will open two of our MX tracks for night riding Sat night. These tracks are BIG and have a lot of elevation change and steep jump faces, uphills, downhills, moguls, all sorts of fun stuff in a Jeep!

We are also constructing an obstacle course near t...
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xx Upgrading rear axle.
September 17, 2014, 03:25:22 PM by Chief
I am getting ready to upgrade to a bether rear axle and dump the d35. I'm looking to get a d44 which will be hard to find for a fair price. A ford 8.8 which I may build partly by me  or order one  from East Coast Gears.  I am also thinking having a Ford 9" built. I would have 410 or 411 gears, a selectable locker ( not sure which one) If I go with a used d44 or 8.8 everything will be gone through and replaced if needed.  I am looking for one that can handle 35" tires and locker and the northwest trails. This will also be my daily driver. I have a budget between 2500- 3000. I am kinda leaning towards the 9" and know that it should handle everything I throw at it.  So do you guys have any thoughts? I know they all have pros and cons. And of course it will come down to my decision.  I'm just wanting to know what you guys have liked in your rigs to handle the trails with little issues.
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xx Back in the game baby!!!
September 14, 2014, 02:34:23 PM by poorboy_616
I take delivery of a '96 XJ here on the 26th (I have to make the trip down to see my kids on the 26th, I'll pick it up on my way through PDX).  The Sonoma isn't worth repairing and our family needs demand a different vehicle now. 

I'll post pics when I get them.  I had to have my dad look at it since he is closer to it.  To my surprise he went for it, which means I'll be making payments on it (He owns a financial resource company and got in instant loan approval for me), but I don't give a crap.   I'm uber excited to be back in a Jeep again.  I loved my '87 and this one shows signs of being loved.  It was picked up at an auto auction, so I have no paperwork, but all indications look good that it was well maintained by the previous owner.  It's going to need some parts and pieces (Spare tire, jack, jack handle, door lock switch), but otherwise it is intact.

I looked in my area here and what I was saw was either clapped out, heavily modded or not running. 
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exclamation Nov. 15th 2014 toy drive
September 08, 2014, 02:57:02 PM by AlwayswrenchN
The date is set  Nov.15 2014.   Virtue flats OHV area. 10am meet at the staging area,  10:30ish head for trails

This year toys will benefit City of Echo.

Run is open to everyone.

Few rules to remember:
. Hook points front and rear
. Recovery gear
. No Alcohol on the trail
. OHV sticker required.
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xx 2000 TJ - V8 CONVERSION - **MUST SEE**
September 08, 2014, 12:37:23 PM by Steve T
2000 Jeep TJ Wrangler – Silver with Black Soft Top
Full Doors / Granite interior / Vinyl Seats
80K on Jeep / 15K on Conversion

Total Invested: $53,200
Asking: $28,000 obo

Purchased in 2004 with 10K miles I am the second owner of this jeep. This has been a garage kept project vehicle for the past 10 years and has been built by myself and 2 professional shops (Those Guys rods and customs and Hazzard Fabworx). The build is inspired by the great TJ’s built by American Expeditionary Vehicles (AEV).  Featuring ultimate performance and everyday drivability.  This TJ has a Chevy V8 Vortec power plant this give this TJ around 300 HP with better fuel economy than the standard Jeep inline 6. That and the bullet proof reliability of the Chevy Gen III platform. All modifications have been purposefully designed to look original as if they came from factory.  Built to keep the center of gravity low yet give maximum clearance and articulation running...
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xx Really in a bind
September 05, 2014, 05:13:01 AM by Sumax
    Been getting the O2 P0135 heater error on my 97 Jeep Cherokee, so I sat out to test it. 
    Long story short after testing continuity and voltages 7 ways to Sunday from the O2 sensor, C107/p7, fuse 23, ASD relay, fuse 18, PCM C1/31&32(PCM ground) and PCM C3/3.
    I was going to jumper the ASD pins 8 and 2 for 12 v dc at the O2 plug when the clip for pin 2 of the ASD just slid down into the power distribution block.
    Can anyone tell me how to remove and or open the PDB to repair this clip, I didn't have any luck. I want to check if that was my trouble?
    I tested too many ways to list from ground to positive terminal of battery both the ASD circut and the PCM circut. I am tired it's 3:46am been up since 5am yesterday and have to goto work in a bit. Ask questions , if it's a test i did I'll answer.

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xx The wifes new Rubicon
August 18, 2014, 12:00:58 AM by sidedrifter

The wifes new 2014 Rubicon Unlimited.
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xx Yj on coils
August 17, 2014, 12:32:50 PM by AlwayswrenchN
The yj is finally getting some coil springs.  Just the front for now, and all homemade no kit.  Springs are from cherokee so it should ride pretty fairly well.  Hope to get some pictures tonight of the progress.  Have more coils for the rear as well buts thats for later on.
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xx Outdoor show
June 23, 2014, 12:49:30 PM by AlwayswrenchN
We have been invited to attend and do a booth with demo's at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario, OR Sept 20-21 10-6pm.  We will have some support from PNW4WDA but we will need at least two more vehicles and a couple of volunteers to help do demo's.  More info to come.

Hello Colton,
Below is the solicitation letter I sent out to potential vendors regarding our Sports Show. I thought this would be a good place to begin… My brother, Randy Drake, has spoken to you regarding your 4 x 4 club having a booth at our show. I would be thrilled to have you on board. Please take a look at the information below and let me know what needs to happen to have your club involved. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

The Four Rivers Cultural Center is hosting our 1st ‘sports expo’ in Ontario, Oregon. I really need you to be a part of the 2014 FRCC Sports Expo, September 20th & 21st. You are being contacted because I know th...
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