XR8DXJ's 1997 Cherokee SE Build...

BIGdaddy

Expedition Leader
nothin' says america like a condition 1 1911. God bless you. :)


Talked to jamie about the mount for my bumper. It comes in at a bit less than $100 shipped to San Diego. Not bad at all.

I had a chicago electric winch on my wranger and of the two times I used it in a year, it worked perfectly (and at $240.00, the "price is right").

I have to say, though, that IF I was able to procure a 8274 for cheap or free, even if I had to rebuild it, like you are doing, I might very well jump @ the chance.
 
I had a chicago electric winch on my wranger and of the two times I used it in a year, it worked perfectly (and at $240.00, the "price is right").
I have a CE and the 3 times i used it last year, it worked great! Even after i ran over the controller :Wow1:

I also have a close friend who has one; he also has never had a problem with his.
 

BIGdaddy

Expedition Leader
I have a CE and the 3 times i used it last year, it worked great! Even after i ran over the controller :Wow1:

I also have a close friend who has one; he also has never had a problem with his.
yup, anyone who's ever actually owned one that I've talked to, has had nothing but good things to say about them.

Sure, it would probably become a consumable (at least the motor) in a competative environment(camel trophy, outback challenge, etc), but with as reliable as mine was, before I had to sell it, I wouldn't hesitate to take it on an expedition.

:ylsmoke:
 

BIGdaddy

Expedition Leader
nice! I wonder if you can get new stickers/labels off ebay or something.

that would complete the look!
 

xr8dxj

Adventurer
Well I'm back from Bamako, but still in Germany. Here is the link for pics from the trip: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xr8dxj/sets/72157623287850224/show/

Well I'm back from Bamako after a cooling off for a few days in Germany. I had a blast and can't wait to go back. I want to get my money's worth out of my 5-yr, multi-entry visa!

I exchanged $100 as soon as I got off the plane (for beer money) at a 450CFA:1USD exchange rate. The next morning I exchanged $1500 at a 455:1 rate. The next day the rate jumped to 464:1 so I grabbed another $100 worth. I'm glad I grabbed all that cash because the Maxi Car's credit/debit machine was on the fritz again so they were only accepting cash again. I managed to get the same vehicle and driver from Maxi Car at a rate of 65,000CFA / day and interpreter for 20,000CFA / day. Fuel was going for 560CFA / liter and 555CFA / liter for gas and diesel, respectively.

I ate more street vendor food than my previous trip paying 2000CFA for a beef shawarma and 1000CFA for a 1.5L of water of bottle of beer. It was significantly more expensive for dinner which ranged from 12,000CFA to 20,000CFA depending on how much I drank that night.

We had a minor vehicle collision while coming back from a pub late one night. After the guy that hit us discovered that I wasn't about the pay him and that I actually wanted money from him the cops told him to scram after "taking their report." Of course that took about three hours to resolve.

This visit I was determined to see more of the sights more so than my last visit; such as the zoo, different pubs, restaurants, etc. We were able to check out the new Chinese restaurant and got to experience first hand the difficulty of ordering Chinese food in French. If you're ever in Bamako I HIGHLY suggest you check out the the Le Savane restaurant... it's my new fave.

Additionally, I had the opportunity to meet both jdayment & fifthpro. It's always fun to enjoy a beer(s) with new friends on another continent. Sad to say, but I think I'm actually used to Castel and Flag beer now... I look forward to sharing more in the future perhaps.

Here are a few pics from the trip and the link to more pics:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/xr8dxj/sets/72157623287850224/show/








 
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ezbuzzsaw

New member
What happened? Where did you go?

Ya know... I got back from Africa and it wasn't waiting for me. I'm calling the comoany for a friendly WTF.
Hey,
Did you die from the African food? I have some questions about your XJ, did you do a write up on the install of the TJ flares on your XJ? I want to see some details if you have them, I have an extra set of TJ flares and want to try this for my XJ.

Thanks,

Austin from Cypress TX
 
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