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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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The Mounds of November

Anybody up for a few hours out at the Mounds? I'm thinking Sunday - 6th or 13th of November (it's almost NOVEMBER!?!?). I can make it on a Saturday, but couldn't get out there until around 1:30 or so.

Commander Chaos may make an appearance with his wheels (Hopefully one of these days works out for you, Gabe!)..

GP? wmjacobsjr? Detroit Maurader?

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Looks Awesome, how far North from STL

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I can do the 13th. I'll be in Ohio down Cico's way the weekend before.

I don't have any tow points on my XK (yet). Think I'll need them?


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$14 bucks for a reese tow hook, $20 for a a hitch reciever tow point. Best just to have them I would think

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Looks Awesome, how far North from STL
Only about a nine-hour drive... http://mapq.st/t1vdms

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I can do the 13th. I'll be in Ohio down Cico's way the weekend before.

I don't have any tow points on my XK (yet). Think I'll need them?
If I recall correctly, last time we were there, GPintheMitten got stuck in a mud hole and had to get yanked out. I think you'd be OK if you played a little conservatively, but then, what fun is that?

Holaday07 4.7's got a point - get the hitch hookup with a clevis hook and you're good (as long as there's always someone with another hook that can get at your rear-end). That's how I ran until I got my big steel bumper. I still have that on my back-end..

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$14 bucks for a reese tow hook, $20 for a a hitch reciever tow point. Best just to have them I would think

I have a bull bar on so no place to put the Reese hooks and I don't have a hitch installed but its on my list to acquire over the winter.


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I have a bull bar on so no place to put the Reese hooks and I don't have a hitch installed but its on my list to acquire over the winter.
I put my hitch on by myself (with my Father-in-Law's able supervision); I don't think it took more than 90-120 minutes, and only that long because I took my time trimming the bumper. There are some threads on the forum about taking the bumper off (the instructions that came with the hitch, IIRC, were not helpful or even accurate in that respect). You'll want a torque wrench.

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I put my hitch on by myself (with my Father-in-Law's able supervision); I don't think it took more than 90-120 minutes, and only that long because I took my time trimming the bumper. There are some threads on the forum about taking the bumper off (the instructions that came with the hitch, IIRC, were not helpful or even accurate in that respect). You'll want a torque wrench.
I'm not concerned with the installation, I'm fairly handy and my close friend is a very good mechanic. Its the $200ish for the hitch and bezel, it getting here, and installing it within 2 weeks. I'm going to crawl underneath the front to see if I can somehow attach the reese hooks.


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The 13th would more than likely be best Alan. I'll let you know for sure.

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