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Soon-to-be New Transplant From TN

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Offline Battlewagon

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Soon-to-be New Transplant From TN
« on: May 09, 2016, 05:45:53 AM »
Hello everyone,

Battlewagon's the name but most people call me Logan in real life. I'm a wheeler from down south but I'll be moving to Rochester in early June to start a new life. I'm really hoping to get in some wheeling with you guys!

Little about me - I'm a board member for a Knoxville, Tennessee-based club called Titan Offroad. We put together monthly club rides, meet-and-greets, 50/50 raffles, a yearly crawl event with sponsors, tech days, and generally talk 4x4s. We're family friendly too! I'll be sad to leave them but I'm looking forward to the move.

My rig is a 99 Cherokee with a 4.0, factory AX-15, NP231, HP Dana 30 and 8.25 rear. Currently, I'm running 31x10.5x15 Mickey Thompson MTZs and about 3.5" of lift in the front and 4" in the rear on short arms. Before I move, I'll be swapping in 4.11s to run 33x10.5s, leveling the front with 4" JeepSpeed springs, and improving handling with Bilstein 5100s. The truck has a lot of parts on it and has a lot of trail mileage, but it's still running strong.







Looking forward to meeting with you. I won't be able to make the May meet, but the June one I can do for sure. I'd also like to wheel with some people as I don't want my truck to become a mall crawler!

Online MrMindless

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Re: Soon-to-be New Transplant From TN
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 07:56:58 AM »
Welcome to the site, look forward to meeting you!
Michael Maskalans
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Offline Wingman

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Re: Soon-to-be New Transplant From TN
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 08:26:51 AM »
Welcome!

Offline Battlewagon

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Re: Soon-to-be New Transplant From TN
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2016, 06:12:16 AM »
Thanks fellas! Looking forward to the move, but not the rust prevention! Any tips on that would be helpful haha!

Online MrMindless

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Re: Soon-to-be New Transplant From TN
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2016, 09:06:04 AM »
The only fully effective method is not to drive in the salt.

If you do drive it in the winter, get an unlimited car wash membership and wash it weekly at the very least during the winter.
A member here had his then-new daily driver Titan undercoated at Ziebart and has kept up with it. I'm not sure what sort of results he's seeing now that it's 5ish years old.
Michael Maskalans
#571 Last Minute Motorsports
High Miler: 07.5 Ram 6.7 6sp 4x2, ARB, 19.5s
98 TDI beater
Road Block: 98 Dakota Lockright HP 60/Welded 10.25, 5.38s, 203/205 triple stick, 42" SXs
Dumpbus: 97 Ram 24v P-pumped, RoadRanger 13sp
'87 AMC Eagle Wagon

Offline etk300ex

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Re: Soon-to-be New Transplant From TN
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2016, 01:29:00 PM »
Try 9 years and 120k.  Time flies  :o

The rear bumper has a few spots and the hitch is getting bad but other than that, no significant rust.  Body, fenders, doors are solid as can be.  I would defiantly do it again if I had a vehicle worth saving.  I would probably try Krown though, dealing with the salesmen at Ziebart is especially frustrating to say the least.

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Offline Wingman

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Re: Soon-to-be New Transplant From TN
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2016, 01:44:26 PM »
Buy a winter beater and put anything you care about into storage for 4-6 months...  :(

Offline Battlewagon

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Re: Soon-to-be New Transplant From TN
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2016, 10:34:47 AM »
I figured I'd be washing it a lot. I'll definitely check out the undercoating. The rig won't be the daily - just a weekend warrior. I might have to check out the undercoating for the daily though too haha!

Rig changed a bit on the weekend. Locked/locked should be TONS of fun in the snow...  ::)


Offline rejeep

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Re: Soon-to-be New Transplant From TN
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2016, 03:12:47 PM »
rust prevention is like a STD

abstinence is the only fool proof measure.. garage it