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New here from big spring texas to fairbanks ak
#1
New to the fairbanks area. My family and i just moved up here at the end of may. We are still working on getting settled in. We were members of the wrst Texas crawlers and the rock hard jeeps club in west texas. We moved up here to be closer to my family that lives up here. We brought along both our jeeps on the move up

Im running a 1993 jeep wrangler yj and my wife has a 1997 jeep wrangler tj.

The 93 has a sbc350 for the power plant thats been bored .030 over and running a torque cam and 9:1 compression. Needing to change for carb to efi when i get the chance. Has a 700r4 trans with a 231J transfer case with sye kit installed. Ford 8.8 rear and front tom woods drive shaft. Running 4" procomp leaf springs on all 4 corners with bilestien shocks with M.O.R.E long travel mounts and SRS setup. Has body protection plates, and custom front and rear bumpers. Warn winch for recovery and always carry kentic ropes. Running 35's. Have the front roll cage hope waiting to be installed along with a axle brace for the rear axle.

My wifes rig is a 97 jeep wrangler tj it has 4.0L cold air intake and basic bolt on mods. It has the automatic with 231j transfer case (sye waiting to be installed) 4" rough country lift. Has custom front bumper and a procomp rear bumper. Has bolt on full roll cage by smittybilt.

The tow rig is a 2009 ford f250 basic bolt on with tuner our toy hauler is a 40' gooseneck with a 26' camper secured to the deck with room for 1 jeep and then also have a 30' enclosed trailer used to haul both jeeps.

Looking forward to doing some wheeling and meeting other people.
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#2
Welcome to AK and welcome to our little corner of the web wheeling universe. Be sure to look around at the gallery and the website. Any of our meetings and trail rides are planned here. Look forward to meeting you. Wheeling slows down a little due to hunting starting.
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#3
Cool. Add chains and you are ready for Alaska.

Next meeting 1 September so you can start to meet folks.
We wheel a lot...and you can see that from the gallery.

Welcome.
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#4
Welcome, sounds like cool toys! Hopefully I can finish my V8 swap in my Landcruiser and see you guys out on the Trails.
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#5
Thanks for the welcome and will definitely plan for the meeting.

On a side note anyone know or have a tire change equipment. I have some rim swapping to do. My wife likes my jeep rims and i like the old ones i had so needing to swap my tires to my old rims and then swap her tires to the rims im currently running cause shes still on stock rims.
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#6
Welcome to the north! Check out the forum and see when the next run is. The next meeting is 1 Sep @ 6:30 PM. More information will be posted about the meeting soon, so keep an eye out for that.
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#7
Welcome to the last place on earth! Hope to see you at the next meeting.
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#8
Fun pictures of Texas....our Texan (Jorge with the orange JK on 38s) can tell you how different wheeling up here is! We really broke him in a couple weeks ago.
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#9
Not all my wheeling has been in texas but none of it has dealt with permafrost thawing ground either. I found out the hard way what not to do in sand while in texas! Haha ive got pictures from up here already at my place and my tow rig luck so far stupid heavy trucks! I used to have pictures of my mishap in texas with my old truck.
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#10
Welcome to " the real big state ". Sorry could resist lol. Welcome to FAIRBANKS and Arctic Offroad. Alaska is definitely its own animal when it comes to wheeling. Sounds like you have a pretty sweet jeep. I hope to see it on the trail!
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#11
Welcome to Fairbanks! Hope to see you at the meeting, or a run soon.
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#12
Looking forward to it

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Figured id finally get a picture posted and the tapatalk helped me be able to. So expect more pictures as i get time to take some. Needs some work completed before its completely ready to go back out. First trip out this spring or rather texas spring every where else winter i tried to catapult my front driveshaft thru my transfer case haha had the drive shaft ordered to handle my jeep without the SRS installed slight oversight on my part.

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#14
It was good meeting you today. Look forward to seeing you on the trails sometime.
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#15
Sorry i missed meeting you today at the Meeting. today was my youngest's son's 5th birthday. hope to see you out with the group one of these days
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#16
Definitely was good to meet ya, looking forward to some runs. Got some minor details to iron out on my rig but getting it there.

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#17
It wasn't at the meeting. I didn't go to it either. Turns out he is the brother of one of my old NCO'S in the Army.
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#18
Whats good steps for winterizing a diesel up here? I picked up the block heater. Wasnt sure what other steps to take.

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#19
Battery tender rather than other types of blankets/plates, winter front, oil pan heater, some put heaters on auto tranny

Caveat I am not a mechanic!
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#20
Thanks, been looking for information on best steps to take. Already got the oil so i can change to the winter blend and then just need to do my fuel filters

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#21
What Doc said works. If an auto a heating pad is definitely a good idea. I have 2 oil pan heaters on mine. Also test and mix coolant to as close to -60 as you can.
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#22
Which pads are yall using and where do i get the plugin block that mounts on the truck that you hook up all the elements at? Looking at my wifes winterized vehicle we bought it has a 4 plug to single for plugging into your house or place of work

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#23
All the auto stores have them. Walmart probably does too even.
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#24
I wanna say the pads are 150 watt. I know they make bigger ones.
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#25
I was looking at them at autozone. Wasnt sure if they were right

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