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Day of wheelin'

Went out with a buddy of mine through some back woods. I ended up puncturing a hole in my front differential, noticed after I got home...which sucks because I was driving through creeks and what not.

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My buddies Jeep. Water ended up going into the interior, little Ranger to the rescue and got him out first try. I also went into that hole before him, and I didn't make it through either.


Oh and this is how we tested the depth of the creek. Drive into it backwards.
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Nice pics... looks like a good time! How far did you drive it with no gear oil in the front diff?
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The hole was actually on top of the case, so it filled up with water. I drove home about 50 miles, and today I pulled the fill plug and water gushed out, then pumped out all the old gear oil and filled it with new oil. I also patched the hole with JB weld for now.
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Looks like a good time.

So I guess you are now in the market for a new front differential?
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It was a blast. And currently I am just going to drive it till Christmas time and hopefully nothing got damaged from the water. I want to do a solid front axle up front but I don't have the time with school.
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looks like a fun time...where in PA are you?
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I am in Oxford, but I am at school in State College.
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I am in Oxford, but I am at school in State College.
no ****...i have a friend that lives in oxford
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Does he drive a truck? Haha.
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no lol...he drives a purple plymouth grand voyager lol
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There are a few of those around.
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yea he lives right off of 472..i think its either little elk creek road or elk ridge road
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Nice pics! Looks fun!!
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It was a lot of fun.
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There are a few of us in the State College area. Does it have a dana 35 or a 28 under it?
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28 I believe, not 100% sure. I know it has the 7.5 rear so I assume it would be the 28. You've probably seen me rolling around.
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I dont make it down the mountain to State to often. I tend to stay up here in the woods away from city life lol
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I wish I was up in the woods, I hate living here in the city area. Low speed limits everywhere, idiotic kids driving Audi's and what not that mommy and daddy bought them. I want to be on a back road, or in the woods tearing it up.

P.S. I go home almost every weekend, so I pass over the mountain often. Going up the mountain from Harrisburg gives the 4-cylinder a work out.
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looks fun man.

state college meet? haha im only an hour and a half away
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Your in state? I live 15 minutes from there and work for the pennstater. We'll have to meet up man
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Yup right in State College. Definitely should have a meet up, I want to go wheeling around here but no idea where to go legally. If you guys set something up on a weekend I'll be there.
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There's an amazing place up in ginter, and it's legal. You free this weekend? I'll pm you my cell number
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