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    Trip Coordinator/Association Delegate Dru's Avatar
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    (Spooky) action at a distance, of course.

    OK it seems a good place to start with a farewell to a well known club Jeep. RIP Mud Magnet.

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    Mud Magnet
    in better days. More reccies were done in this Jeep than I can remember. Her favourite trips were Airlie, Killy Loop, and absolutely every single Jeep-Hers event. (If you can't remember, bloke(!), they were Kerry's Ladies' days.)

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    There it is, the offensive item, bar the front seats the ONLY Rubicon specific item left in this JK weekend warrior - the freak'n Transfer Case. Note that contrary to all forensic opinions, provided to ease the driver guilt factor rather than by substance I suspect, that the chain is completely undamaged. Which means it had to be a fluid level issue and driver must share culpability as it is something that mechanics expect that there will be plenty of warning about. What can I say - hand on heart, there were no noises, squeals or anything else. Honest guv.

    Anyway, Goodbye Mud Magnet (NOT named because we like mud, quite the opposite, because we HATE mud but were quasi-permanently besmirched by the stuff!)

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    Trip Coordinator/Association Delegate Dru's Avatar
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    And back to Spooky action.

    In 2019 why a JK not a JL? Well, let's see the JL and it's after-market kits have a little time in the Aus trails first. And there are some sensational deals available for the few basically new JK's that are left. And of course we know the JK in a way we just don't with the JL. We're not dissing the JL, just not for us, not now.

    There is also the cost issue of being able to transfer much of the components from Mud Magnet. It would be silly to ignore.

    4WD differences this time:

    AUTO: hey, we like rock crawling and as much as I love manuals we are going with the superior rock crawling set up.

    SPORT not RUBICON: Again I'm not dissing the Ruby, best 4wd out of the box in Aus, hands down. But after on-going modification the only Rubicon bit left (Mud Magnet) was the transfer case, which blew up. Dramatically. This project is starting as a Sport.

    JKU not JK: A shorty is just a peach and work really well, even for desert cruising - for a couple. Personally I would choose a TJ project over a JK these days, not that Kerry agrees. But we had in mind more load carrying, less "tail low" behaviour, and more comfort. IE longer wheel base. I'd compensate ramp over with 37" tyres, but it seems you can't engineer this in Qld. Work in progress.

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    The Spooky build under supervision at our new home. Serious stuff happening here!

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    Haha! OK a bit of pretense, build will happen at 7 Slot on the Gold Coast. And not till March damnit! But we have started pimping, and thank god for that. Spooky is starting to feel like a real Jeep, just a bit.



    PS note that for now, Spooky fits under a garage door? My commitment to Jeeping - THIS WILL NOT LAST!!!
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    Hey Dru and Kerry.

    Great to see you are making a start on the new build.

    Your patience will be rewarded.

    Cheers
    Ben
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    WH Grand CRD QD2 + Uneek Bar + Winch + OME 2" Lift + 32" Falken Wildpeak AT3

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    How much does the supervisor charge per hour?
    Seriously good start!

    Killy loop will miss you in February...


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    Trip Coordinator/Association Delegate Dru's Avatar
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    Thanks Ben, tough times for the Trip Coordinator in Sydney at the moment!

    Di, supervisor is a bit pushy to be honest.

    SO completed so far:
    1. window tinting
    2. front driver and passenger grab handles
    3. portable fire extinguisher holder
    3. splash decals - Kerry has set on a purple accessories theme for Spooky

    Wish list - new
    a. Front Uneek stubby bar with extenders (ordered)
    b. Warn winch and synthetic rope (ordered)
    c. Tom Woods 35 spline moly drive shafts (ordered)
    d. Uneek rock rails - really happy with these on Mud Magnet (ordered)
    e. miscelaneous such as diff breathers and the like - melted on Mud Magnet
    Not in a hurry for this but the transfer case will get replaced at some stage

    Transfer from Mud Magnet
    f. 4" lift hybrid system based on Synergy control arms
    g. rear AEV bar, spare tyre carrier and 40l fuel caddy
    h. 35" Micky Thomson Crawlers on AEV pintel 17" wheels (I would choose another wheel but we already have these)
    i. Speaker head lights and indicator LEDs
    j. G2 D44 diffs ratio = 4.88 with ARB air lockers
    k. Mopar roof rack hoops + rhino support brackets, new tray required
    l. internals incl Rubicon front leather seats, dash GPS head unit, 2 way
    m. manual sway bar disconnect
    n. Kings racing 20 point adjustable shocks

    Hopefully to be ready for Camp Coffs. Work is to be handled by Seven Slot who I can already heartily recommend.
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    Thanks for the detailed post, looking forward to see you what you guys do with a 4 door.
    Martin H. | 2014 JK Unlimited (white) | 2015 Grand Cherokee (max. steel)

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