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Very cool buddy, I haven't taken the time to learn about the JounceShocks, now I have just learned what I need to know about them. Thanks :D Very cool, the rig does look great! :)
 

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Rep Points to ya Buddy!:D Great job on the build :)
 

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I chopped the body mounts before putting the 305's (34 inch tires) on the FJ but I do have some rubbing issues. That's one of the reasons I visited Demello Offroad today. In addition to the new stuff, we're going to do a more aggressive body chop and it's difficult to describe the way it rubs, but it doesn't look like it's going to be much work to eliminate the problem. (famous last words -- I think Napoleon said that about the British on the eve of Waterloo)
You going to post some before and after pics of the body mount chop?...I'm doing mine next week it would be helpful to know what will be the best way to do it. I will be running 34's or try 35's if I can get them to fit without rubbing with the DR. Thanks again Larry :)
 

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I think that will do it but if we need to be more aggressive, we will be. That's one thing that Jason Demello is not shy about (aggressive modification to suit the purpose).
:lol: Yeh, I have seen the pics of Todds (Air2air) :cowsmile:

Thanks buddy:)
 

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Nice write up buddy on the UCA's...I too will be going with either TC or Camberg's...I would love to stay with the all DR setup, but at double the price, ouch...I can use the money else :D Rep Points to you :D

Damn, it won't allow me to give you any points, it says I have to spread the [email protected]$% I'll try again in a day or so. :(
 

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Larry, it looks like you had a great time except for some minor problems. I see your breaking her in well :)...I wish I was out there with ya buddy, maybe sometime soon :D

P.S. While you were having fun, I spent the day working on this fuel can rack, so I can get the drawings out to Jason :(
 

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Larry the DR UCA's look great buddy, so does the Jounce shocks you installed. Your going to love the Scan Gauge. I monitor it all the time while driving. I did notice that after I installed the TRD CAI my intake air dropped from 12 -15 over amb, to 4-6 over amb. I can also "feel" the gain in acceleration. Nice upgrades, I have a very, very long way to go to catch up to you :D
 

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My next mod will be the SHADOW MOUNT if Mr. Shadow will get off his Stealth Black TRD SE FJ and get to work --- come on --- your public is demanding the SHADOW MOUNT!

The rear bumper and the SHADOW MOUNT will be the next mods --- unless those are a ways off.

:lol: I'm working on it....:D
 

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Looks like your having a great time Larry, Great pics buddy, wish I was there :(


Just to let you know, Jason is making the item for me, more info & pics to follow soon :D
 

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Ok Larry step away from the Krylon....You have been hanging around Dragon to much :D J/K

I like the red & white stripe Larry, I would keep it! You can allways go back an rattle can it or should I say "Dragon'n it" :lol:
 

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I have a very long way to go to catch up to you my friend:) Very nice Larry, I love watching your build thread. :D It's kind of funny, I started writing mine about 4:00am this morning and I'm still at it. I thought I would take a break and hit the refresh and see what's going on. I'm sitting here reading all the stuff you have and makes me want to crawl under the table right now. I won't be posting my build for another month, but yours is a wake up call on how far I still have to go. Love your thread buddy :D
 

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Shadow is gonna have an awesome build, we all know that'll be something.

Gotta get him out to Cali somehow and raise some dust with the Scorpion.

uphill, saw your rear crossmember on this new list and I'm gonna look that up to see what it's about...
Thanks Todd for the encouragement, but YOU have the ultimate build buddy! I will nowhere come close to that. But your there Todd to give us little guys something to daydream about. :) I will say this, I am looking forward to hitting the trails with you along with Larry in the Scorpion. :D I can see now, next years Summit in Ouray is going to be a blast! :D I may have to make it out to the Left coast one day and do some riding with everyone out there :cowsmile:
 

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Great pics Larry, it looks like it was hot as hell though. I like the tail shot of the rear dif armor, Very cool buddy :D
 

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As my wife knows, I have had a $500.00 budget to build up the FJ and I've stretched the pennys with group buys, coupon clipping and so forth to stay within my budget. She's consented to another $50 for the Wet Okoke Seat Covers because of the group buy discount...:indifferent:
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SHADOW WARRIOR (Mike) is very kind to me -- but I will never have a stealth black FJ the way his is with all of the cool stealth black stuff on it no matter how hard I try.
I don't know about all that, you should have been a politician the way your spreading it around there, but thanks anyways buddy :cowsmile:

The cool thing about modified FJ's is that we are ALL DIFFERENT. AIR2AIR's rig, MISSFJ's rig and BECHTOLD's rig (while different in concept) are UberFJ's and there is no way most of us can do anything but dream...
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A truer statement has never been said than that! :)

However, I do enjoy the (SCORPION), crush rocks with it -- and sometimes the rocks crush back. I hoped that the rear differential armor painted to match the Don't Tread On Me Flag would have made the rocks fear my FJ, but it made no difference at all.:silly:
I'm sure all the rocks Tremble when the Scorpion is coming down the path :D
 

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Since there is a detailed "sticky" on this particular mod by SHADOW-WARRIOR, I won't go into details except to say that I followed his mod example.


Thus SCORPION has earned the right to wear the (coveted) SCUBA DRIVER sticker.
It Looks great buddy. Wear it proud! :D
 

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Good to see you around again Mike. We missed ya around here the last few days. :)

Sean
Thanks Buddy...I checked out your build thread a little, I haven't had a chance to go all the way through it yet. It looks like you did a very complete job, very nice Sean. :D I've got to hit the road again in the morning to LA. I'll be back on tomorrow night. :) Just needed a little brake from it all the :silly:
 

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I'm thinking of painting it A2A Blue. I hear that there's an overstock on the color and that Jason is arranging a discounted group buy.

Actually I'm greatful that you didn't post pictures of me getting my hair cut. Maybe I'll stick with the Titanium color.

Thanks for posting the "I spotted you pictures!"
Ok Todd, break out the pics of Larry getting a hair cut, I want to see him with that little bib:cowsmile:
 

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SCORPION'S LOAD-OUT LISTS




It's a combination of prudence and personal preferences. Your preferences will differ.

Standard Survival Load-Out

(loaded in Scorpion every day)

American Red Cross First Responder First Aid Kit
Respirator
Night Owl Explorer Pro 10x Night Vision Scope w/IR Illuminator
Flint
Water-Proof Matches
Cyalume Chem Lights (10 red/10 green)
Parachute Flare Illuminating Rockets (1 white/2 red)
Flashlight and Batteries
Magellan GPS
Plastic Tarp
2 x Severe Duty Water Filtration Units
100’ Parachute Cord
Rigger’s Tape
Military Lensatic Compass
Bushnell 20x50 Binoculars
Knive(s)
Firearm(s)
3 Days of Rations and Water for one.

Standard Camping Load-Out

(Over-night or Expedition Basic)

North Face VE25 Expedition Tent (Summit Series)
North Face Nebula Sleeping Bag(s)
Folding Camp Chair(s)
Coleman Quickbed/Pump
Coleman Roadtrip Grill/Propane Cylinder(s)
North Face Summit Series Jacket Shell with Medium Duty Liner(s)
Cooking Kit (pans/utensils)
Toilet Supplies/Personal Care
(Does not include personal clothing)

Standard Tool Load-Out

(Loaded in Scorpion every day)

List in Progress
Nice list buddy. I too keep a survival pack in my vehicles.

CAMO BACKPACK
DESCRIPTION LOCATION QTY
230' Nylon line Outside Pocket 1
Small Tea Lite Candle Lantern Outside Pocket 1
Tea Lites Outside Pocket 6
Military Compass Small Black Pouch attached to outside of Backpack 1
Signal Mirror Small Black Pouch attached to outside of Backpack 1
Large S.S. Frying Pan w/ Lid Inside Large Outside Pocket of Backpack 1
Water Purification Tablets Inside Large S.S. Frying Pan w/ Lid 50
Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid Inside Large S.S. Frying Pan w/ Lid 1
Small Brunton Compass Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
Leather Boot Laces Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 2
Hand Wire Tree Saw Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
12" Clear Drinking Tube Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
50' Duct Tape Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
Small Dimaond Sharpener Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
P38 Can Opener Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
Small Fishing Kit Inside Metal Water Tight Container Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
Cotton Cloth Patches Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 20
Folding Sling Shot Inside Large Pocket 1
Leather Pouch With Steel Shot Inside Large Pocket 1
Small Bible Inside Large Pocket 1
Collaspable Cooking Grate Inside Large Pocket 2
Gerber Game Knife Inside Large Pocket 1
Plastic Poncho Inside Large Pocket 2
Auto Fishing Reel Inside Large Pocket 1
Magnezium Fire Starter Inside Large Pocket 1
50' Duct Tape Inside Large Pocket 1
Screw Hooks Inside Large Pocket 4
Mediam Silva Compass Inside Large Pocket 1
Knife Sharpener Inside Large Pocket 1
Platapuss Water Container Inside Large Pocket 1
Container Survival Tabs Inside Large Pocket 180
100' Para Cord Inside Large Pocket 1
100' Green Nylon Cord Inside Large Pocket 1
12 x 25 Binoculars in Pouch Inside Large Pocket 1
Small S.S. Folding Shovel in Pouch Inside Large Pocket 1
Folding Diamond Sharpener Inside Large Pocket 1
50' Roll Galvinized Wire Inside Large Pocket 1
Gerber Small Camp Axe Inside Large Pocket 1
Gerber Folding Tree Saw w/ Bone Blade Inside Large Pocket 1
Small Gerber Folding Knife in Sheath Inside Large Pocket 1
Plastic Saw Handles Inside Large Pocket 2
Gerber Camel Back Water Drinking System Inside Rear Zippered Pocket 1
Pocket Magnifying Glass Inside Large Pocket 1


CAMO BUTT PACK
Military Camo Wet Weather Poncho Outside Under Butt Pack 1
Black Military Canteen W/ Metal Drinking Cup Outside Side of Butt Pack 1
Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch Inside Canteen Pouch along the Outside Of Butt Pack 1
4" x 4" Sterial Gauze Sponges Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
3" x 3" Sterial Gauze Sponges Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Adhesive Bandage Large Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Adhesive Bandage Large Buterfly Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Adhesive Bandage Med Buterfly Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Adhesive Bandage Small Buterfly Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Adhesive Bandage Mediam Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 10
Adhesive Bandage Small Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 10
Adhesive Strips Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 4
Tounge Depressor Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Alcohol Prep Pad Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 4
Antiseptic Cleansing Wipe Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 6
Towelette Wipes Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Ammonia Inhalant Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Excedrin Extra Strength Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Extra Strength Non-Aspirin Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 4
Aspirin Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Ibuprofen Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Neomycin Antibiotic Ointment Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Triple Antibiotic Ointment Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Large Candles Outside Side of Butt Pack In Black Pouch 2
Gerber Head Lamp Outside Side of Butt Pack In Small Green Pouch 1
MRE Peanut Butter Outside Side of Butt Pack In Small Green Pouch 1
Black Head Bandana Outside Side of Butt Pack In Small Green Pouch 1
Military Medical Pack Outside Side of Butt Pack In Mediam Green Pouch 1
Anthihistamine Inside Military Medical Pack 21
Trioxane Heating Fuel Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Triple Antibiotic Ointment Inside Military Medical Pack 3
Q-Tips Inside Military Medical Pack 7
Razer Blades Inside Military Medical Pack 5
Sewing Needles Inside Military Medical Pack 6
Small Sewing Kit Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Extra Large Bandages Inside Military Medical Pack 6
Adhesive Bandage Large Buterfly Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Towelette Wipes Inside Military Medical Pack 2
Small Sewing Kit Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Thera Flu Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Alcohol Prep Pad Inside Military Medical Pack 2
Triple Antibiotic Ointment Inside Military Medical Pack 2
Adhesive Bandage Large Inside Military Medical Pack 7
Adhesive Bandage Mediam Inside Military Medical Pack 6
Adhesive Bandage Small Inside Military Medical Pack 4
Green Plastic Military Medical Box Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Chap Stick Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 1
Water Purification Tablets Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 50
Bottle of Betadine Solution Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 1
37" x 37" x 52" Camo Muslin Compressed Bandage Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 1
4 x 6 x 7" Camo First Aid Dressing Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 2
2" x 6 yd Camo Compressed Gauze Bandage Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 1
3/4" x 3" Bandage Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 18
Military Waterproof Bag Inside Butt Pack 1
Auto Fishing Reel Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Compact Chain Saw in a Can Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Fire Cloth Can Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Camo Face Paint Compact Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
56" x 84" Olive Drab Survival Blanket Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Chem Hand Warmers Inside Military Waterproof Bag 4
Pair Of Black Boot Socks in Zip Lock Bag Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Black Wash Cloth w/ Soap In Zip Lock Bag Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Bic Lighters Inside Military Waterproof Bag 3
Small Bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Small Bottle of Benadine Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Small Compact Fishing Kit inside Film Canister Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Small Cold Steel Knife w/ Sheath Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Multi-Spice Shaker Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Snake Bite Kit Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Bottle of Aleve Caplets Inside Military Waterproof Bag 150
Instant Chem Cold Pack Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Roll of Gauze Tape Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Tube of Max Strength Triple Antibiotic Ointment Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Bottle of Repel 100 Insect Repellent Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Emergency Blanket Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Tube of Ichthammol Ointment 20% Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
2" x 6yd Gauze Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
MRE Tolite Paper Inside Military Waterproof Bag 5
Brass Fire Starter w/ Flint & Fire Cloth Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Military Surgical Instrument Kit Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Assorted S.S. Instruments Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Alcohol Prep Pad Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 2
Povidone-Iodine U.S.P. Prep Pad Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 2
Chromic 00 Sterrial Surgical Suture Gut 27" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Chromic 0 Sterrial Surgical Suture Gut 36" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
3-0 Sterrial Surgical Suture Black Silk 30" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Dermalon 5-0 Sterrial Surgical Suture Blue Nylon 18" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Plain Gut 5-0 Sterrial Surgical Suture 12" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
6-0 Monosof Sterrial Surgical Suture Nylon 18" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Sterile Surgical Blade Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 2
Ultram Tramadol HCI Tablets 50 mg Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 4
U.S. Army Survival Manual 1992 in Large Zip Lock Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Thompson Self Locking Steel Snare OS-20 Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Thompson Self Locking Steel Snare OS-30 Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Pack of Assorted Heavy Duty Sewing Needles Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Pocket Deer Skining Guide Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Small Pocket Rand Mc Nally Road Atlas Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1


VEHICLE EXTRAS
Cold Weather Poncho Liner 1
Military Shelter In A Bag 1
Gerber Survival Knife 1
Glock 40 cal 1
Tactical AR-15 1
.223 ammo 1000
.40 15 Round Mags 6
AR-15 30 Round Mag 6
Safariland .40cal Tactical Leg Holster 1
Miltary Pistol Belt 1
AM/FM Shortwave Radio Radio - Handcrank 1
Small Roll-Up Hammock 1
Small Roll-Up Sleeping Bag 1
Small Pack Tent 1
Large Black Backpack 1
Delorm State Maps for AR, LA, MS, OK, MO 4
Miltary Map Case w/ Marker & Night Light 1
Trioane Fuel Bars 10
MRE's 6
Cold Steel Tanto Knife 1
100' Heavy Duty Cord 1
Long Burning Candles 6
Gerber Camp Axe 1
Military Folding Shovel w/ Case 1
Survival Cards 1
Salt 16 oz
Fahitia Seasoning 1
PUR Water Filter 1
Knife Sharpener 1
Spam 2
Mag Light 1
Hiking Boots 1
Compact Folding Tree Saw 1
Gal Bottle of Water 2
 

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Is the FJ towing a boxcar?
Wait a second Mike and Larry. But especially Mike. Now that is unreal. I have to X2 FJamming on this one. I will just make sure to always go with one of you and I won't have to bring s**t.
Hey, Guys. All my stuff fits in a small back pack and Military butt pack. Not much room at all. I tried to have a well thought out kit that is compact. It's not all that bad :D

You should see my my Standard Home Survival List, I think you guys would freek out. I compiled my items over the years for that one. I did think about posting it on Mountainman's thread of survival, but decided not to freak everyone out :)
 

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You all should see his freakin' closet, what a mess. I know you all would freak out:rofl:
Haha....:)
 
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