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Spring!

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It was 11° here today. Got me thinking about spring and the maintenance etc.

I think I I need to brake maintenance and might need a new idler arm on the Jimmy.
The X will need brake maintenance. Both likely need oil changes.
This could be the year I install a winch. :dance:

What is on your spring 'to-do' list?
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I need to do a brake job , check all wheel hubs , suspension , oil change . and some electrical work. aside from that its in good shape :P ... now if i could manage to get out camping more this year ... thats another question lol
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Get my front bumper back on with the winch. Tire rotation. Oil change is coming. Time to change diff fluids. Get the soft top on. Clean it inside and out. Install a couple of pucks to fix my jk lean.


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Truck needs all fluids changed, except engine oil ironically. And the rockers... Gotta get started on that upcoming nightmare. Likely going to forgo the ones I bought and do the 2x4" tubing like Michel. Rear brakes are an issue, the parking brake doesn't hold and the pedal has a long travel. The shoes were new last year so likely needs adjustment. Oh and the idler arm is loose again but I'm so used to that I have like 5 spares.

Also Morpheus needs to start on his SAS so I can obtain a locker.

Ron I take it you're keeping the Jimmy to use as a wheeler?
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Oil Changes on all 3 vehicles brakes on all three plus work on the back of the X where we touched the tree last year.
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BigRed44 wrote:Oil Changes on all 3 vehicles brakes on all three plus work on the back of the X where we touched the tree last year.
I have touched a tree a couple of times. Also, I should have a tune up soon.


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Adam wrote:
Also Morpheus needs to start on his SAS so I can obtain a locker.
?
Blame Drizit.
Adam wrote: Ron I take it you're keeping the Jimmy to use as a wheeler?
At least for this season. As much as I'd love to wheel the new rig.... :squeam: I want to enjoy it not all effed up with trail rash for a year. This is the first new rig for me or anyone in my family for that matter. Once it's on the trail it's never the same. Plus I want to do some light mods to this rig anyway, so maybe I can get that done first. Hopefully.
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BigRed44 wrote:Oil Changes on all 3 vehicles brakes on all three plus work on the back of the X where we touched the tree last year.
Oh yeah, oil changes. Did the X last night. 4 more to go....
Incognito27 wrote:I need to do a brake job , check all wheel hubs , suspension , oil change . and some electrical work. aside from that its in good shape :P ... now if i could manage to get out camping more this year ... thats another question lol
Do you camp in your rig or tent camp?
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Bow_Tied wrote:
Adam wrote:
Also Morpheus needs to start on his SAS so I can obtain a locker.
?
Blame Drizit.
Adam wrote: Ron I take it you're keeping the Jimmy to use as a wheeler?
At least for this season. As much as I'd love to wheel the new rig.... :squeam: I want to enjoy it not all effed up with trail rash for a year. This is the first new rig for me or anyone in my family for that matter. Once it's on the trail it's never the same. Plus I want to do some light mods to this rig anyway, so maybe I can get that done first. Hopefully.
I don't blame you. Keep it mint for as long as you can! Are you going to rustproof it? I use Krown oil spray up here, it makes a huge difference. My VW was done since new and it only has a few spots from stone chips.
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Adam wrote:
Bow_Tied wrote: Blame Drizit.



At least for this season. As much as I'd love to wheel the new rig.... :squeam: I want to enjoy it not all effed up with trail rash for a year. This is the first new rig for me or anyone in my family for that matter. Once it's on the trail it's never the same. Plus I want to do some light mods to this rig anyway, so maybe I can get that done first. Hopefully.
I don't blame you. Keep it mint for as long as you can! Are you going to rustproof it? I use Krown oil spray up here, it makes a huge difference. My VW was done since new and it only has a few spots from stone chips.
That’s the plan, Crown... have done previous vehicles. However that poop bleeds out for months and years and ruins wash mitts. I hate that.


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Yeah it does, but I'll take a few ruined wash mitts over welding in new rocker panels any day :lol:
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Adam wrote:Yeah it does, but I'll take a few ruined wash mitts over welding in new rocker panels any day :lol:
Valid point!


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Bow_Tied wrote:
BigRed44 wrote:Oil Changes on all 3 vehicles brakes on all three plus work on the back of the X where we touched the tree last year.
Oh yeah, oil changes. Did the X last night. 4 more to go....
Incognito27 wrote:I need to do a brake job , check all wheel hubs , suspension , oil change . and some electrical work. aside from that its in good shape :P ... now if i could manage to get out camping more this year ... thats another question lol
Do you camp in your rig or tent camp?
No i don't , i did for a season , but no i am not as young as i used to be and would like to be. so its a tent or a trailer for me.
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I hear that!! Had a trailer for 10 years, not looking back lol. Maybe if it was just me (and a budget to really gear up well) but with the family I want the glamping style; don't need my vacation to be work too.
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Bow_Tied wrote:Maybe something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63M0ofyLUkU

Definitly , i do like the ZR2 bison , also like the ranger raptor .
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I like the ranger to.


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Bow_Tied wrote:Maybe something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63M0ofyLUkU
on 37s! Awesome!


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Bow_Tied wrote:I hear that!! Had a trailer for 10 years, not looking back lol. Maybe if it was just me (and a budget to really gear up well) but with the family I want the glamping style; don't need my vacation to be work too.
I've gone back and forth on getting a trailer, but I like keeping my footprint small and being able to just leave. I don't have kids though, so there's that. I think if I got anything, I'd get something I could tow the Xterra with.
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Adam wrote:
Bow_Tied wrote:I hear that!! Had a trailer for 10 years, not looking back lol. Maybe if it was just me (and a budget to really gear up well) but with the family I want the glamping style; don't need my vacation to be work too.
I've gone back and forth on getting a trailer, but I like keeping my footprint small and being able to just leave. I don't have kids though, so there's that. I think if I got anything, I'd get something I could tow the Xterra with.
that sounds like a jump from one end to the other.


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