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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-13-2001, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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hey jeepn a maine run sounds cool it will probably be mid summer before my jeep is ready to pound on again but i have heard maine has some killer trails sounds good only about 6to 8 hours from me

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JEEPN, I'm coming back to Maine too. I'd be up for running a few trails, but I'm afraid that my truck isn't all that capable. A friend of mine's CJ should be ready this spring though. Are you thinking of the western mountains? brendan

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let's do it! I'm in Auburn
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Re: maine run

Actually I was thinking of midcoast Maine. Everything in the western part of the state is privately owned, and the clubs that run them don't want extra people on their trails. I've tried to set stuff up there before, and it didn't go over well. I run with a group in the midcoast area (Warren) that is like a phone list only, they gather and hit the trails. Kinda nice, and trails from easy to fairly difficult, but still passable with dual lockers. Might be nice to have a camping trip as well. We have been discussing a camping weekend trip in the northern part of the state as well (Moosehead Lake), wheeling and camping, how much better can it get?

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keep me informed jeepn my email is listed campin and wheelin sounds great

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Re: maine run

campin' sounds like a good idea to me too.

I can't decide what to do about lockers though. Should I throw one in my stock rear or should I try to slap together a 9" (can get one of those fairly easily, and cheap). I was talking with a guy that cuts axles and re-splines them and he that it's a ton easier and cheap to cut a 9". That and I can get discs on them.
Suggestions Jeepn?? I need to get a rear axle with gears and a locker for under $400 or so. I can get the axle probably for $100.

If I can't get my jeep locked before the ride, I'll just take my Honda Rubicon (ATV)!
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all sounds good to me Lots of camping space up here somerset county drop me a line if you decide to set up a maine run and run and camp I am intrested

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Re: maine run

Ed, don't worry about the locker, I don't think it'll be that ruthless. Besides, go with a 9" and a mini-spool and you'll be set, the mini's are only about $40 and are very common, they sell them in Ellsworth or at just about any speed shop.

Sounds like this is turning out to be a decent size. Maybe we could do more than one run, say a day in the midcoast area and a long weekend camping.

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Hey jeepin I dont know much about spools how are they compared to the locker i ran in the rear of the scrambler? Should i ge the some style as before or a spool? As you know i will be driving my rig on the street. IS east coast performance the place in ellsworth? SCRAM

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Re: maine run

East Coast Performance isn't bad and it's the place I mentioned, but good luck finding one for a D35, they don't exist. The Ford 9" and D44's are common because they're used at the drag strip in cars. As to the performance, I have never run one, but did pick one up for the Scrambler for $75, so I'll let you know. I'd stick with a Detroit as well, the mini just replaces the spider gears in the carrier, not the carrier itself like a Detroit does. You can get full spools, these are typically the same price as a Lockright, but then you have to setup the R&P again, and I'm a cheap bastard. Besides, if you don't like the action of a mini on the road, you can remove it, unlike welding the spiders, and go to a locker.

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