What did you do WITH your Jeep today.

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Tell me that's just brown slush and not rust on your driver-side rock rail.
That's just frozen mud. When it's 15°F outside, muddy water doesn't run off, it accumulates in huge accretion balls. That stuff is just the lingering aftermath. I got the big balls off, but there is still frozen mud all over the thing. Also, I lost the ability to turn left, because I had basketball-sized ice chunks on several suspension components. Driving through muddy water at that temperature is something I consider a lesson learned. Yeah, it was fun, but it's really not a great idea. I could have ripped one of those plastic brake lines, and then I would have been screwed.

I'm hoping to avoid rust. I hosed everything in Fluid Film the day before snow was predicted.

 

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It has been an eventful week. Last weekend it snowed then rained creating a heavy wet mess. A friend of my neighbor was doing his driveway and was nice enough to do mine as well. I guess he felt sorry for me. Well, I ran into the house to grab my Jeep key so I could move it out of the way. All good so far.

Monday my wife does wash and to my joy I left my fob in my pocket! Well, put it on Rice and hope for the best! I guess they are sealed pretty well as it works just fine.

Then my wife finds her latest marketplace deal, a couch! On Tuesday we take her car to go look at it and end up buying it. BUT it won'f fit in her car. So give the lady a deposit. 2 hours round trip drive.

Wednesday we take the Jeep down to pick it up. Hour drive there no big deal. Go to put the couch in the Jeep knowing it was too long to close the back but thought the height would be fine. Turns out its rises in the middle and wouldn't go in as far as I expected. So cover it with plastic sheeting, tape that down. Then tie it down to the Jeep and secure the door. On the drive home it was like playing a video game avoiding any puddles or water running across the road, remember it snowed a few days ago and now a lot of that is melting.

So a few pictures of how the couch fit!

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Those pics should make Car+Driver magazine that they show once in a while, lol.
 

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Picked up a TMAP sensor for my 2018 RAM 4500 at Don Franklin RAM; checked as to why my 09/18/21 ordered 2022 5500 Cab & Chassis is still sitting in Nashville, TN since 01/02/2022; had a great breakfast with wife and daughter at Bob Evans; grabbed some grub at Wallllly*HELLLLL; and grabbed two five gallon jugs of spring water, just to tide us over so I can fill up the remaining 6 jugs.

While I was in the parts department, I surprised my wife and daughter with some JEEP winter apparel.

Willys needs some soap and water badly.
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Went up to the mountains today with our local Off road club and played in the snow. We had a new member join with a JK and tracks. It was absolutely amazing. There wasn’t anywhere he couldn’t go. Spent most of the time pulling us out of getting stuck. But we were able to go places we wouldn’t have been able to without him.

One of my best times out with the jeep. No worries about going into a ditch……which I did do as I wasn’t sure it was a ditch, or going off the deep end. Just gas and go and if it stops, wait for Tracks to come pull you free.

He was also able to go up and around checking out trails to see if it went anywhere. It was just worth it to see this thing in action.

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You can still buy low. Check out the ordering and pricing sub forum. Lots of us paying many points below invoice on factory orders.
It's exactly what I did. I sold my '19 JLR when prices were crazy and just bought a '22 JLR for 5%-under invoice without any stipulations +$199 doc and taxes. My actual out of pocket was about $1500 all-in for the difference. Just took delivery last week.
 
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Rode Cross Bar Ranch in OK for a second time. I can't figure out if I love the place or hate it. If they'd go through and cut the trees back just a little it would definitely be love. Many of the trails start off wide but close down on you in a hurry. Unless you are willing to stick to the main roads and a couple of the major trails you will get pin striping here. The place is rough and rocky, it will test your suspension. Some of the trails will abuse your kidneys if you are rocking stock shocks.

Found a neat trail in a creek bottom and got to use the winch for the first time. Trail has a hard bottom, water depths up to 2ft+ and waterfalls to climb. The main purpose of the trip was to put the 2.5" Clayton lift through its paces and test out the up-travel it provides. Overall I'm extremely happy with the improvements it made to the Jeep. The 392 should have come with this much travel stock, no bottoming all day at any pace I wanted to drive. I didn't find a good spot to flex it all the way to the bump stops so that photo will have to wait.
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Thanks, for sharing! I'm from Oklahoma and want to do this park. Hidden Falls and Bridgeport look very similar to this.
 

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I finally got my Jeep stuck. I decided to try driving over a huge pile of plowed snow, and it was the closest thing I have yet experienced to rock crawling. I get why you want a spotter now. You can't see shit when you're up at an angle like that. Anyway, I got high centered, that that was that. Nothing before now has ever defeated this Jeep, and I am not ashamed at all. It was just geometry.

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I feel pretty good about my recovery options in this situation. I have a shovel, and I could have dug out enough snow from under the Jeep to get her going again. There were two light poles within range of my winch, although both were badly placed. If all that failed, it was only a mile back home to get my truck. It was a good place to try something crazy.

Some kids who were out playing wandered by, and I accepted their help without feeling helpless. I don't think I had anything to prove by turning down an easy shortcut.

So yeah. Fun day! That was pretty awesome. No other vehicle I've ever owned could have even started up this snow bank. I made it up and got started going over, but I just couldn't finish the job. Oh well.
 

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Yesterday.

Went wheeling on the Oregon Trail with 4LO Idaho Offroad.

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I stopped to retrieve something that was tucked up against a jersey barrier.

The last time I did that, it was furry. This time around, it was a truck wheel chock.

This is the second wheel chock that I've recovered in such a manner. It will pair nicely with chock #1 that was also retrieved from the same road a few years ago.

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