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New Guy Alert! Lowell, MA

Post  dongalonga on 3/21/2012, 10:55 pm

Hey everyone. My name is Shaun and I'm from Lowell, MA. I bought my first Jeep last year. Its a 2005 RME 4.0L, 6 Speed. I bought it already lifted (unknown manufacturer) with 33x10.5 BFG ATs.

So far all that has been done is upgrading to 33x12.5 Goodyear Duratracs and adding an iPod adapter. The fun begins April 3rd when I drop it off for the OX locker install.

My plans for the Jeep are to stay on 33s, savvy/currie 3" lift, savvy under armor, and all necessary associated mods.

I have only gone wheeling once as I found out my rear spider gears were severely pitted. Apparently the diff fluid had never been changed before I brought it in to have some work done at Elias 4wd. They found leaking axle seal and subsequently the bad spider gears. Suffice to say I won't be beating on it until the locker goes in. I do look forward to doing some more serious stuff once that is complete.
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Post  saxmanclay on 3/21/2012, 11:01 pm

Hey Shaun. I'm just next door in Tewksbury on Rte. 38. You've probably seen my Jeep in the driveway of my house. Looking forward to hearing about your OX locker and how you like it. Have you heard about Domenic's Jeep in Hampstead, NH? That's where I go for all my Jeep work. He did and awesome job on my frame over the winter.
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Re: New Guy Alert! Lowell, MA

Post  dongalonga on 3/21/2012, 11:07 pm

He was supposed to get back to me with a quote but has been out of town. I have had some work done at Elias 4wd and feel very comfortable with the shop. They are very knowledgeable and have actually talked me out of spending money when it wasn't necessary or worth it.
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Re: New Guy Alert! Lowell, MA

Post  PrinothPro on 3/22/2012, 1:15 am

another Lowell local! We already have couple of guys from lowell including myself, you may have seen my red/black YJ driving around. Welcome!
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Re: New Guy Alert! Lowell, MA

Post  dongalonga on 3/22/2012, 1:33 am

I believe I may have. I will keep an eye out. There are a ton of local Jeeps but few seem interested in the culture behind their vehicle choice. Oh well more fun for us!
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Re: New Guy Alert! Lowell, MA

Post  Ryan McKee on 3/22/2012, 10:02 am

dongalonga wrote:...but few seem interested in the culture behind their vehicle choice.

So you've run into this problem as well, huh? Makes me feel a little better about the repeated let-downs I've experienced with the uninterested Jeepers.

Welcome, Shaun! Look forward to meeting you on a run or at a meet & greet!

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Re: New Guy Alert! Lowell, MA

Post  dongalonga on 3/22/2012, 1:27 pm

I would love to meet up with you all in the future. Hopefully there is a Sunday meet sometime or a Mon-Wed meet. I have a very odd work schedule. Thur-Sat overnights.

As far as the uninterested Jeepers. It used to really bug me, but now I just don't bother. No use in getting frustrated.
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Re: New Guy Alert! Lowell, MA

Post  JaFra on 3/22/2012, 2:55 pm

Welcome, also from Lowell!

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Re: New Guy Alert! Lowell, MA

Post  dongalonga on 3/22/2012, 7:57 pm

Apparently there are a few of us Lowellians.
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Re: New Guy Alert! Lowell, MA

Post  CrawlingForward on 3/26/2012, 11:44 am

Wow, and Jarret's doppelganger Jeep is often in Lowell as well, as his wife works there.

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Re: New Guy Alert! Lowell, MA

Post  Raffy on 3/28/2012, 7:38 pm

Lowell here as well haha. I live off Gorham St near the old 1400 dealership.
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Re: New Guy Alert! Lowell, MA

Post  dongalonga on 3/28/2012, 8:24 pm

Nice. The Jeep goes in next week for the OX locker. Once thats done I will be able to wheel again. Hopefully we can do a weekday run sometime as I work nights/weekends.
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