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Capo Valley 4 Wheelers
Capo Valley Four Wheelers

2004 Jeep TJ Rubicon Wrangler "Rubicon"

OwnerJeep Daddy
Participation35 events attended
ExperienceVeteran
Vehicle ColorShale Green
Vehicle WeightHeavy

Driveline

Engine4.0 liter
Transmission42RLE 4 speed auto
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Transmission Gears4
Transfer CaseNV241 Rock-Trac 4:1 fixed yoke
Axle Ratio5:13
Front AxleDana 44
Rear AxleDana 44
Front LockerRubicon
Rear LockerRubicon
Engine ChipNo
Other Driveline1330 U-joints
JBA headers
aFe cold air intake
reinforced track bar mounts (welded)

Suspension

Front TrackbarRE long arm
Rear TrackbarRE long arm
Front Springs/LeafsRE 5 1/2" Coil
Rear Springs/LeafsRE 5 1/2" Coil
Front ShocksFox Racing Shox 2.0 Smooth Body Reservoir Adjustable Series
Rear ShocksFox Racing Shox 2.0 Smooth Body Reservoir Adjustable Series
Front Control ArmsRE long arm
Rear Control ArmsRE long arm
Quick DisconnectsYes
Suspension Height5 1/2"
Body Lift HeightNone
Gross Clearance5 1/2"
Wheels15x8
Tire BrandBFG
Tire TypeM/T
Tire Size35 inches
Tire MiscSpare on tire carrier
Other SuspensionRE 5 1/2" Long Arm
Currie Currectlync heavy duty tie rods and drag link.
Welded reinforced track bar mounts

Armor

Front BumperSmittybilt Stinger
Rear BumperUnknown swingout tire carrier
Rock SlidersUnknown rock sliders
Oil Pan SkidSkid Row Skid plate
Transfer Case SkidRE Long Arm replacement skid
Gas Tank SkidWarn
Front DifferentialYes
Rear DifferentialYes
Evap Canister SkidNo
Other ArmorPoison Spyder steering box skid

Tools

Winch BrandSmittybilt 8000lb
Winch Capacity8000 lbs
GPSGarman
HAMYaesu FT-857D and BTECH UV-2501+220 Triband
Air CompressorSmittybilt 4.5CFM portable
Roof RackSmittybilt Defender
LightsHella on front bumper, 50" dual row light-bar up top and 2 A-pillar LED's
Other ToolsSmittybilt 4.5CFM 12vdc compressor
Smittybilt auto air down things
Shovel, Hi-Lift, Straps

Electrical

BatteryYellow Top Optima
AlternatorStock
SwitchboxNo
Remote StartNo
FuseboxStandard
12 VoltsYes
Power InverterNo
StereoAlpine
Trail ControllerNo
Other ElectricalSuperlift TruSpeed Speed Sensor Calibrator
Old Buick 4 note horn

Recovery Gear

Snatch StrapsYes 30' 20,000lb
Snatch BlockYes
Trunk SaverSmittybilt Security Storage Vault
D ShacklesYes
Winch LineStainless steel
Winch Line ExtensionNo
First AidYes
HiLiftYes
Jack BaseStandard
Fire ExtinguisherYes
Sand MatOf Course
Other Recovery30' 20,000 lb tow strap

Fun Fact


I've added 2 five gallon gerry cans for gas to the back of my rig.  Came in handy when we wheeled in Death Valley for 260 miles without seeing civilization or a gas station.  



 

Notes


I finished installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities and a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities.  I've mounted my FT857D under the drivers seat and it's been in use for a while now.  I built a bracket above the console for the remote head.  It's in a very convienient place now.



Finished installing a 50" LED lightbar and 2 42 watt lights on the 'A' pillars and my 4 note Buick horns under the hood.  Sounds like a train now.  No whimpy single note horn.  Removed these horns and installed a new "Air Horn".  It's loud!!!



Installed a new BTECH Mini UV-2501+220 triband FM ham tranceiver with a triband Diamond antenna. 



First weekend of Aug 2019 we took to Big Bears Gold Mountain trail.  The first difficult part was a shelf that was almost 4 feet high and wasn't easy to get over.  I got over on my first try after seeing Spo Daddy's difficulty.  I hit it a little too hard and ripped the left rear tire sidewall.  Had to stop and change my tire.  Then about a 1/4 mile away we hit the second difficult part that took me several attempts to get over.  After getting over it my rig was making a lot of niose from the rear.  I stopped and found the rear diff driveline angle pointed as high as it could go putting a bind on the driveshaft.  It sheared off the frame bolt on the drives side upper control arm and broke the passengers side upper control arm bracket completely off the diff tube.  I had no upper control arms connected.  The only thing holding the diff in place was the gas tank skid plate and the shocks.  I removed the rear driveshaft and wheeled it out in 4 wheel drive with front wheels locked.  Most of the way it was up hill and the trail was loose rock so I had to be strapped out by at least one rig, Spo Daddy's rig, Mike Spinelli, and at one place we had to add a strap from "Desert Guy" Doug Kings rig to Spo Daddy's rig to get me up the hill.  I went home the next day and started work on my rig.  

To-Do List


 



 

Event Participation

Trail Rating 2

Summer Fun Run-Big Bear

August 2nd 2019

Summer BBQ

July 13th 2019

Trail Rating 2

Anza Borrego

March 15th 2019

Club Christmas Party

December 8th 2018

Trail Rating 2

Death Valley

October 18th 2018

Off Road Expo

September 29th 2018

White Elephant Party

June 16th 2018

Trail Rating 2+

Dove Springs

March 30th 2018

Trail Rating 2+

Death Valley

March 8th 2018

Trail Rating 2+

Little Lake

February 23rd 2018

KOH

February 9th 2018

Club Christmas Party

December 9th 2017

Trail Rating 2+

Anza Boreggo Moon Run

October 7th 2017

Poker at the voodoo lounge

August 19th 2017

White Elephant Party

July 22nd 2017

Ontario Truck & Jeep Fest

June 10th 2017

Trail Rating 2

Mojave Road

April 7th 2017

KOH

February 9th 2017

Christmas Party,Save the Date!

December 10th 2016

Trail Rating 2

Anza Borrego

November 19th 2016

Shooting Fair

June 3rd 2016

Trail Rating 3

Golar Gulch

May 14th 2016

Trail Rating 3

Death Valley

April 15th 2016

King of the Hammers race

February 4th 2016

Trail Rating 2

Anza Borrego

November 20th 2015

Trail Rating 4

Anza day run

November 20th 2015

Trail Rating 3

Turkey Track

October 24th 2015

Off Road Expo

October 3rd 2015

Trail Rating 2+

Moonlight Run

September 26th 2015

Trail Rating 4

Jeep Jamboree Rubicon Trail

August 6th 2015

Trail Rating 2+

Cleghorn

April 11th 2015

Karen King's memorial

January 31st 2015

Trail Rating 1

King of the Hammers race

January 31st 2015