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  1. Big thanks to you all for organising the event it was ace and and worth the drive from Plymouth to attend!! If anyone has photos of the afternoon session please share as my copilot was 2 busy being scared by my driving to abandon ship for photos!!
    8 points
  2. IMG_1199.mp4 Brilliant day had so much fun even if it did take us 4 hours there and 4 hours back to do 2 hours off road Big thank to everyone involved! IMG_1199.mp4 IMG_1191.MOV
    6 points
  3. Great afternoon. Thanks to all involved behind the scenes and to those we met at the event or en route. Great pics @eastbournesmiths I’ll sort the rest of ours soon.
    5 points
  4. Cracking day out, thanks folks. No pics from me though, sorry.
    5 points
  5. A few sunny pics from earlier today - thanks for organising!
    5 points
  6. It was great as always to attend a JOC event. Wonderful seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
    4 points
  7. 4 points
  8. Massive thank you to all the JOC Team and Unity Automotive for hosting such a great event today. A small gem of a course and great fun. As always it was lovely to join all the friendly Jeep Owners and admire their vehicles. Also great to see Unity's vehicles especially the Gladiator. Certainly well worth our 8 hour + round trip from Eastbourne. Thanks again. Peter
    4 points
  9. Yes I went and bought a Jeep Renegade 4xE As somebody bought up in rural Devon who spent many years amongst Jeeps and Land Rovers, always with some renovation or repair work going on, I know how passionate people get about the raw mechanics of Jeeps and so an electric engine seems unnatural in a Jeep but let me explain. I have spent some time looking at a Wrangler but I really need this car to be an all rounder. At the moment I only have 2 car park spaces and I have a little convertible which I have had for 12 years now and won't ever sell so that leaves 1 space for something practical (otherwise I would have just gone full on Wrangler and had it as a fun off roader). I took a drive in a Wrangler and although fun I am not sure I could do many 3+ hour journeys in it without an onboard chiropractor. Im also not sure about 25mpg. My Mum lives 320 miles away so monthly visits there could break me. Anyway the Jeep Renegade 4xE Trailhawk gives me off road capability but also 120mpg and also 0-60 in 7 seconds which isn't too shabby. I would ideally have the dirtiest, loudest, petrol guzzling jeep around but im saving that for later purchase when I have more space on the drive. Wanted to say hello and see if there are any other Renegaders lurking around. I would love to do some off roading and I love Jeeps so I am sure I will find plenty to do on this site. Currently living down in Mid Sussex.
    4 points
  10. Sent booking and payment and can't wait. Really enjoyed the event last year with the addition of the Slindon Valley course and the epic Jeep convoy along the A27 to get there. I will aim not to get stuck at the top of the sandpit climb this time! Thanks to all the JOC Team for your amazing efforts in arranging these events in such a difficult year. It is very much appreciated.
    4 points
  11. I kept eyeing up those rock steps, and I'm 95% convinced I could have got down them if I'd moved just one rock.... ....but common sense prevailed. It is my daily driver and it's got no underbody protection. That's why I parked it up at the end, else I think I'd have ended up trying it!!
    3 points
  12. Many thanks to all you organisers. This was a really fun day out with lots of new folks along with old friends. It was only small and right now that suited me. An old friend of mine came along . He's a real petrol head but had never been off road and knew little about our wonderful Jeeps. He was talking about getting one now!
    3 points
  13. Thank you guys for a fab day! Really really lovely day.
    3 points
  14. Sign up now closed. Could the those attending please post any photos, videos and comments on the event here - And we hope you have a great day.
    3 points
  15. Had a great morning out, got some good ideas for future mods and advice on helping me improve the current performance and handling. Loved to see so many Jeeps and talk to Jeep owners. Don’t get the chance often and I think my friends are getting fed up off me talking about it all the time. CarNatter was good place to gather, hopefully we can make this a regular meeting place. I also talked to Buzz who gave me a quick quote on suspension so now I’m going to be selling an organ and saving for the next few months to afford it (if I can get it approved by the other half).
    3 points
  16. Thanks for a great day out Really enjoyed meeting everyone!
    3 points
  17. Excellent day out, gr8 drive across the Cotswolds ,super weather and no motorways! I saw quite a few old friends and really good to meet new ones too with some splendid Jeeps. Shame no other Yjs came but they are rare now. Hosts were lovely and Baz was an interesting guy to talk to about cars and bikes. Finally of course it was the sound of that screaming blower that capped it all! Looking forward to next week,see you all then. Ps for Spookie, there was one legal Jeep with a mask. Guess which?
    3 points
  18. First outing on the new tyres, a family camp out. Took the Rubicon up Parkamoor, no problems with the KM3s either on the trail or on the motorway on the way up. Went up nice and easy without airing down. Parkamoor is not as technical as it used to be, has had some filling and levelling done but still challenging and the viewpoint at the top overlooking Coniston well worth the drive. My Nephew was on my old STT Pros in his D3 and managed to detach one of his rear wheel arches. Still a bit of fettling to do there, some 2” shock/ bump stop spacers are on the way. It would probably help if he didn’t always take the hardest line.
    3 points
  19. Really nice getting out and meeting other Jeepers. Thanks JOC team for putting this together. Seems we all took similar photos
    3 points
  20. Never knew that you had a yellow Renegade. I always thought that it was mud coloured. Glad you all had great day out.
    3 points
  21. Thank you guys for a fab day today. So nice to be able to get out and about.
    3 points
  22. Last of the fire and hammers! The new ZJ ABS rings arrived so time to get the original XJ ones off. This involved heating the rings and cutting them, not all the way through as I didn't want to damage the shafts, but enough to bash a chisel in the cut which was enough to open the ring slightly and prise it off. Checked which way round the new ones go as they are dished and then heated them, dropped them in place and hammered them fully home. Slotted the shafts in and all fits nicely. A teensy bit of fiddling with the ABS sensor positioning and job done. Then the task of fitting the handbrake shoes. Not at all difficult unless, as I found, you're trying to fit the springs that came with the disc conversion kit.... which are for a non ABS Jeep. Damn, they don't fit. Onto Googlebay and a set of springs and clips ordered. More expense, more delay. I was hoping to have the Jeep back on her wheels this weekend. Plenty of other jobs to do though - handbrake cables, brake pipes, routing the ABS wires, and much more... maybe I'll find something that needs setting fire to or hitting with hammers.
    3 points
  23. I thought electric cars had to fake engine noise now. I think a little Leaf with the sound of an American V8 or an Italian V12 would be funny.
    3 points
  24. Nothing sounds better than that growl of a diesel. My neighbour has a Nissan Leaf *sigh*. I make sure I rev my engine a few times to let him know what he is missing out on
    3 points
  25. I have plain rubber hoses on my axle breathers run up to the scuttle panel and then down into an empty 500ml Pepsi bottle strapped up to the bulkhead. The plastic bottle is transparent and I can easily see if my diffs are spitting out chocolate milkshake after wading. Also has the added advantage of capturing oil spatter if one of my ARB lockers develops an internal air leak.
    3 points
  26. All booked and making a long weekend of it camping as well. Can’t wait will be the first proper outing for our Jeep.
    3 points
  27. So here’s an update on this thread. I did not end up getting the Grabber X3s in the end even though I did like them and in an ideal world where I could have any choice of size or spec I probably would. However since we aren’t in an ideal world and COVID ( and to a lesser extent Brexit ) has reduced the availability of 4x4 tyres I had to go with what was available. As previously mentioned I was all set to go with the X3 with red lettering........until I saw the lettering. Lesson 1: always try to actually see the tyres you are thinking of buying, try them next to each other an next to your vehicle to get an idea of size and how they look. Didn’t really fancy the Toyo open country and the Radar R-7 was almost ( but not quite) impossible to get hold of. In the end what decided it for me was size. I was looking at 295/70R17 or possibly 305/70R17, however you can get 285s in a 75 profile on a 17” rim although it’s much less common, in fact BFG seem to be one of the few that do it. I know this because it’s the tyre that Jeep fit as the stock tyre on the JL Rubicon. I managed to find a set of 285/75R17 KM3s that were only slightly over budget and after a bit of a delay shipping had them fitted last week. Lesson 2. Ignore lesson one and buy the tyres off the internet without seeing them first because they are the the biggest tyre you can get away with without more lift or fitting flat fenders. I like the KM3. I’ve not read a bad word about them. As far as I can see there are only 3 minuses for me: No OWL....it’s a personal preference but actually I’m warming quite a lot to the way they look. They are top of the price range.......well I guess you get what you pay for. They are, in reality, actually quite a long way off what they should be going by the numbers, they should be just short of 34”:, actually they are a 33” tyre, taller than my old 285/70 Cooper STT Pros by about 1/2” but also about 10mm narrower even though they are both 285s .....see lesson 1. Pluses for the KM3 , they are BFG, have a massive rep and everyone seems to think they are a top tyre. I think they look great even without OWL and actually the fact it is a bit smaller than the labelling turns out to be a good thing, a 33” tyre is exactly right for my 2.5” lift and the spare carrier, 33.8” would have been too big. A tough tyre with triple ply sidewall and all the latest “tyre technology” ...whatever that is but it’s probably good. Apparently performs really well when aired down. So far reasonably quiet on the road and handles well. Doesn’t seem too throw up as much water as my Coopers ( maybe that 10mm width makes all the difference ) Will be taking them to N.Yorks and Lakes in June and hopefully Wales in July to give them a good workout, I fully expect to be impressed , although to be fair my Coopers never let me down....except that one time at Aldermaston but that was just stupid! Here’s a pic of what they look like:
    3 points
  28. Just wanted to say thanks to JOC and everyone at the event. We had a awesome time. Here’s a few photos IMG_0350.MP4
    2 points
  29. Us too and the bravery of taking it up and down some of the trials. Hats off to both the car and @Fireman Iain
    2 points
  30. Apparently there is another grand tour in the offing. clarksons farm is a very good watch. I hope he uses his voice to highlight the issues farmers experience
    2 points
  31. Great, many thanks to both for swift action, see everybody there -you can always rely on Lastminute.com. Don Roje
    2 points
  32. Hi and a warm welcome to the club Not sure about all this new fangled electricery thingy (die hard petrol head with a V8 Wg ............ and an empty wallet) but the most importent thing is IT'S A JEEP Like Raakhee I would be interested to find out how it gets on in the real world
    2 points
  33. No. I have replaced it quite a few times since then. I'm amazed you remember where we were, i just remember doing the mod.
    2 points
  34. It's nothing fancy, just some breather hoses stuffed into a bottle. It was a roadside fix for an overfilled rear diff back when I had my rear axle built. I have a CV rear propshaft so my pinion tilts up to run in the same axis as the shaft. It was a bit of trial and error to get the diff oil volume right so that the pinion bearing stays lubed. Overfilling a little and measuring what gets spat out helped find the maximum capacity. I found a photo from the day of the roadside fix, the first iteration...
    2 points
  35. I'm in! So glad I can make the full weekend this year. Can't wait.
    2 points
  36. The weekend's job was to get around to finishing off the rear disc conversion by drilling the holes for the ABS sensors. No fire or hammers, but some careful measuring and drilling. Having established just where the hole should be by looking at images online and measuring the relative distance between the sensor hole and the hole the axle shaft goes through, then scaling it up to 'real size'. Put a pilot hole through the mounting bracket and backing plate whilst they were bolted together, so they will line up properly when reassembled, then drill out using hole saws - 19mm in the mounting bracket and 22mm in the backing plate. Enough wiggle room/adjustment to get the gap between sensor and ABS ring correct. Also drilled and tapped a hole in just the mounting bracket for the small bolt that holds the sensor in place. Then I had to mark out and cut a chunk from the flange at the end of the axle tube, to make room for the sensor. All bolted up and fits nicely. I popped in one of the axle shafts to check the sensor to ring gap and broke into a cold sweat... There is a gap of about 1 centimetre! Aaagh! Some frantic Googling and I found a previously unknown requirement for doing this conversion on an ABS Jeep - I need ABS rings from a ZJ. More unexpected expense and hold-up, but at least it's a solution.
    2 points
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    2 points
  38. Spookie, no one can say I haven't spent on the car. Its had the best of the best everytime, and then its had what Jeep want you to have The Jeep has had a considerable amount spent on it. If its still behaving when Whitecliff comes around i'll be there
    2 points
  39. Add me to the Attendees as well. PS @Volant165, let me know if you need help setting up on Sat/Sun.
    2 points
  40. Hi everyone we bought our first jeep a 2002 WJ crd in march 2020, joined JOC with a view to getting muddy and then lockdown! Really looking forward to the event and saying hi! Cheers Ol
    2 points
  41. Booked and paid, had such a blast last year, did'nt want to miss this year!
    2 points
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