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  1. Stay tuned we are going to try and squeeze in another event for mid to late September at a small offroad site.
    10 points
  2. Dear All, We have booked (thanks Neal) Aldermaston for private club use Saturday 16 October. Full details to follow in the coming days. Jim O.
    8 points
  3. My daughter and her partner helped out at Summer Camp. I took her around and let her drive, first time off-roading for her. I then returned to the JOC stand and cut her loose. She led/or was led into a nice puddle where she did not keep her momentum going and gave my 10A it's first swamping. Not too bad just footwells. She came back and said "uh dad, I think I flooded your Jeep" I said no worries. All part of the fun BUT you will come by and pressure wash the mud off. she did and was amazed at how well the mud could hide. here is a shot of her doing the engine bay with a little help and support from my youngest. Teach them well and Jeep on!
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  4. I’ve just bought a ticket. Still not 100% if I can make it but my FOMO got the better of me. If I can’t make it I’ll let you know so somebody else can have the ticket as I know numbers are limited.
    5 points
  5. I'd just like to add my thanks to everyone involved in organising the event. My cousin and I had a blast, and it was great to meet friends old and new. Thanks also for the superb photos. Here are a few of ours...
    5 points
  6. We admired the CJ too and thought it amazing and remembered it from the 2020 camp.
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  7. Hi All, John Morgan (Slindon Safari) has offered us places on his Marquneterre France sand dune trip. September 21-23rd You will need to have both jabs in advance and total cost of trip is circa £330 Contact John on 07802582826 for further details. Everyone raves about this trip and he has been doing it for about 25 years. We look to do a JOC trip next year. Jim
    4 points
  8. I’d be interested to see how Shell calculated their numbers. Using E10 generally leads to a reduction in fuel economy so to travel a given distance you end up using more fuel, which negates some of the (in my opinion purely theoretical) benefits. Some studies suggest all the E10 rollout will achieve is to push up food prices. I’m alternating between regular unleaded (now E10 at most stations around here) and super, and since I tend to refuel with half a tank left, my probably groundless logic is that I’m making own E5 blend in my fuel tank.
    4 points
  9. I've gone with 1.5 inch Lifting Springs (from Trekfinder but Eibach have then too), 25mm Eibach wheel spacers and BG Goodrich KO2 in 225/65r17. Pretty happy with my setup. You can also add a TerraFirma lift kit. Oh and I think most of us have the Heko wind deflectors.
    4 points
  10. Hey Jeepey provide a Terrafirma lift kit for the renegade. I also have Eibach springs on mine with BFG Ko2 tyres.
    4 points
  11. No late arrivals….. my track record isn’t very good recently
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  12. As there are quite a lot of images I thought it might be easier to start a new thread , for some strange reason they have become unsequenced , ,
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  13. I have a video. I'll figure out how to compress it and post later. But first Birthday cake
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  15. What is it with Renegades cocking their legs ?????????????????????????????????????? Is it just a Renegade thing? Is it because being small they have to mark everywhere they go????????????????
    3 points
  16. Gr8 day out had by all old and new I reckon. Many thanks to Jon and all administrators for organising it all. Get well soon Jim. A few pictures of the oldies (like me?) Also a little video taken by my Jeep enthusiast friend Jerry (Snowden), many thanks to you too. This left hand bend looked fairly easy to the unwary but probably provided more entertainment on the day than other challenges due to its liberal helping of very slippery, rutted clay with protruding rocky bits. Sorry about my dithering at the beginning but this is what happens when one's electronic nearside mirror packs up. Did anyone spot the sapling that reached out and turned it out of adjustment? Many thanks for sorting it out James(?) and what a super yellow TJ you have. After me making a hash of it an expert shows how its done! LOL. Well, sorry folks Dinosaur has done it again, I can't download the video. It says its too big ! Is it possible? Can anyone help? I'll try it in a separate post!
    3 points
  17. What an impressive group of Jeeps, it looks like you all had a good time. I loved the Jurassic Park TJ, the off-road trailer towing and the Renegades on the hill climbs. It looked like there were some serious looking obstacles to put the articulation of the Wranglers to the test. I bet there were a lot of seat clenching moments. The best bit, after more than a year of quarantines, lockdowns, travel restrictions and masks was seeing the photos of people in groups having conversations and enjoying spending time with each other.
    3 points
  18. Hope you re OK Jim. I have arrived at Broadstone Park campsite not far away if anbody is staying there. And Im in the Black Pearl for once!
    3 points
  19. Hi Everyone, Does anyone know anything about 'Pay and Play ' at Cyfennedd Woods ,Llyngwryl in North Wales. I thought i might organise something in a month or so's time . Anyone else interested?
    3 points
  20. I sold the big hefty Smittybilt bumpers and winch that I had, with the intent of building my own using tubing etc., to be still strong but neater and lighter. Having found my limits with welding, I've decided against welding on my own hitches and shackle stuff. I found a small business on eBay (violentasylum) that makes bumpers to order. Strong but neat, and you can choose to have tow bar, hitch receiver and shackle mounts etc. still under construction but I get regular progress reports and pictures. Here is my rear bumper being fit checked on their XJ and now in paint.
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  21. Yeah, Vince is right on this Paolo. Rock Auto are really on the ball with this, they are registered for UK vat which means, yes there is 20% VAT on the sale but it is charged to you on the invoice from Rock Auto. They also calculate the duty shipping and handling. You do pay them, but they add it all up and charge it on the invoice so you can see what you’re paying at the time of purchase rather than paying ( and finding out exactly how much) on delivery. If you order from many other US suppliers, Quadratec for example they are not registered for UK VAT, the invoice is in US$ without VAT , if they ship FedEx then FedEx do the customs clearance and you get a bill later with the VAT, duty and handling. Either way you stil pay the VAT and the duty and the shipping and the handling, it just depends when that happens. This is why Rock Auto are so fast, because all of the charges are done at point of sale.I think the current limit for attracting duty in the old pre Brexit way is £135.00 or about $185, if your order is less than that then the supplier has to charge you UK VAT, which means they need to register for UK VAT and collect it on behalf of the UK government. This is something that a lot of suppliers just can’t be bothered with understandably and will not supply orders under the £135.00 limit.
    3 points
  22. Hi All! Hope you are well. I was made aware of a post comment on MJUK talking about a potential May 2022 visit to Slindon. 9 months in advance a lot can happen. Jules and Jim C are working on it as a potential 10Th anniversary of the club. There is a lot of coordination as you can imagine and it is merely tentative at this time as puzzle pieces need to fall into place. Just wanted to let you hear it from the horse's mouth and all being well it will happen. Loads to plan before that of course. Hoping 2022 will be much more normal. In the meantime, Jeep on! Jim O
    3 points
  23. Had an EMail from Shell yesterday celebrating the fact that they now have E10 in all their stations & will save 750,000 tons of CO2 a year 'whoop de do' which will make didley squat difference to anything. Even though the only petrol vehicle we have is a 2015 Mazda, I'd rather not run the higher ethanol mix just in case. Of coarse they state they still supply E5 in their V-Power brand, but at around 14p a litre higher. Brexit, Bat Flu & Witch Doctor Climate Change, all scaremonger B.S. propaganda that we've been fed. I'm fed up with the lot of it. They cant scare me I used to have a teenage daughter.
    3 points
  24. Needed a new oil cooler on the Trackhawk. No stock in the UK, backordered in Italy too. Bought one from RockAuto Wednesday. Arrived this morning.
    3 points
  25. Hi there! Here’s the story so far about a couple of Americans, their dog and a Gladiator in the UK! My name is Victor and along with my wife Lexy and our Dutch shepherd Saar are excited to join! We arrived in England just before COVID shut the world down. We were sad that we had to leave our JK in the states because it was already too modified and we didn’t have fun stuff like the stock seatbelts, seats and full size fenders. We decided around August of 2020 to start the process to buy and import a Gladiator Rubicon through a service on base. It arrived with 22 miles on it and within the next three weeks it had 2200 after we completed our version of the North Coast 500… it was more like the 1000! Since September of last year, we are up to 12,700 miles and we just keep exploring. We love to take the road less traveled. Most of our adventures make it to my Instagram page (@blackcatjt). Hit us up if you see us around! We would love to hit the trails with you guys!
    3 points
  26. ……..that’s “jk Lucy” Jim c’mon, get down with the kids!
    3 points
  27. I know that I am a bit of a dinosaur but wtf does FOMO mean? Laugh Out Loud whatever this means......... Damn, I need to find a 50p to put into the electric meter before I lose my 14.4k modem connection Just joking Lucy
    3 points
  28. Yes very true. Hard finding the balance between tool costs, time and labour, versus handing task to a pro. Then considering benefits of learning and problem solving and knowing the vehicle from DIY. Which is what is great about the knowledge of the club and these threads - learning from others. Thanks Fourpot.
    3 points
  29. New seals arrived and the fancy tool for inserting them. Can't believe how easy it was to get them properly seated and fully home with that tool. Quite a difference in the construction of the seal between the Crown job and the Spicer one (Spicer on the left in the picture - the bent lip on the Crown is from me smacking it back out). From the Jeep being on it's wheels to back on it's wheels was three hours, including a coffee and cleaning the diff and diff cover faces. Oil in later when the diff cover gasket sealant has fully cured. I've kept the fancy outer seals, despite my previous comments and Mike Bushcraft's excellent video regarding their effectiveness, as they are actually still in fine shape. I'll replace them with plumbers' seals as and when they decay (now that I'm a dab hand at whipping the diff and half-shafts in and out).
    3 points
  30. I’ve not experienced that response from insurance companies, but I never used to bother with Off Road as I never used to go to “Off Road “ sites. I would green lane on normal insurance as green laning is NOT Off Roading, they are roads which sometimes happen to be poorly surfaced. I guess you’d need to read the policy but I’ve always considered Off Road insurance to be cover for damage caused by the nutters belting round off road sites, not cover for green roads which are vehicular rights of way like any other road.
    3 points
  31. It is a week after Summer Camp and finally I have time to evict the Slindon sand from the Aardvark and try to dry her out after the meeting with the puddle. Armed with a pressure washer, industrial aquavac and mum's donated drive way time to set to work 6 hours later 99% of the sand has gone, mostly down the road outside the drive way and Ardvark is looking clean if not shiney. Think I had the rest of Slindon that Raakhee and the eastbournesmiths didn't want Not all the time was spent pressure washing her as I also had to get rid of what water was left under the driver's footwell carpet and behind the driver's seat. It turns out the carpet is very thick and holds water really really well. Many hours spent with the industrial aquavac trying to get it out, even taking trim off and trying to lift the carpet. Got most of the water out, now I seem to have carpet, underlay and a layer of mud Next job was to get the amplifier out of the CRD and put into Aardvark to see what damage had been done. Don't ask me how, but the amplifier sits under the rear seats and that got mud in it too So one quick switch over, turn stero back on and see what happens. Music is back although only from the rear speakers, front speakers and tweeters missing in action, but better than nothing at all. Could be the amp is a different model or could be the plug connections need a dose of switch cleaner/WD 40 - job for tomorrow Last job to do was check all the other electrical bits that got a right dunking - fog lights and windscreen washer motors, both had been totally submerged - all worked with no problems, very happy days Also found the nice red Jeep bonnet emblem I got has been well and truely sand blasted So if you want a relaxing weekend after Summer Camp, the moral of this story is .............. If you see a nice very big, very wet puddle and the devil on your shoulder says " Go on you know you want to .................. get on in there" DON'T
    3 points
  32. Perhaps as a club we should make 'handle plates' with window suckers. I'm sure some members have the skills (Neal?) to design a jeep theme back plate. Each member gets their handle printed on one? A small fee each one to support the club? Just a thought.
    3 points
  33. Trust me me Raakhee this is one place you dont want to take a wrong turn Try ram raiding Aldermaston and it really turns into a very bad day
    2 points
  34. That sounds gr8 Raakee. Glad you got home ok! Being a dino I don't understand what you mean about a video. I've tried all I know and I can't post mine. What does compress it mean? Do I have to sit on it? Perhaps I should ask my grandson!
    2 points
  35. What an amazing picture ! Now we know how your air cleaner clogged!
    2 points
  36. FOMO. Another entry for my Saurian dictionary!
    2 points
  37. Get a bit of piece while driving the motorhome - get the wife to drive the Jeep.....
    2 points
  38. Hi. I'm sorry that you didn't seem to have a particularly positive experience from ourselves. I appreciate you've insured elsewhere but would you be so kind as to PM me your details so I can pass on some feedback. Regards, Dan.
    2 points
  39. It always makes a world of difference having the right tool for the job
    2 points
  40. They look good quality seals Fourpot. Should be fit and forget for a good while.
    2 points
  41. Lost my front speakers a few years ago but have not looked into why. I was blaming it on the Amp but you have now possibly proved that this is not the case. I just turn the radio up full and the cabin fills with sound.
    2 points
  42. Thanks for all the responses, those BFG tyres look like just the ticket! How are you finding the drive quality/handling with them on the roads? Have looked at Jeepey, they seem to fit everything I'll need. Shame they are so far away though. Perhaps a road trip is in order..
    2 points
  43. Some great photos there- Ill try and dig some of the ones i got out soon. My only issue is that you meet great people on these events, get their names and then spend ages matching screen "Handles" to jeeps etc... Don't suppose anyone makes it easy do they?
    2 points
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