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Hey y’all been a super loooong minute.

I’ve owned Mae Pearl now just 2 months shy of a year! We’ve kept those Goodyears rolling since the day I picked her up!

No real issues to complain about. I do have a passenger door rattle, but piece of weather stripping it be good to go!

Also think would be wise for @Ford Motor Company to get with Goodyear and narrow the Sasquatch Tire tread pattern between 2-5mm just to keep the rocks from sticking in the tread!

(Goodyear Territory)
My flat was because I didn’t not clean the rocks out before hitting a trail. So I had a rock jammed into the tread pattern..then boom ran over another rock and it stabbed straight through the Tread package. So now I keep a screwdriver in the door to clean out rocks before and after the trail!

Also been asked how my MIC has held up. It’s been fantastic. I do have a picture of the inside of my MIC where they reworked a spot. It’s no biggy tho.

Also right now I’m running the Sunrider on my bronco. Love it. It can be noisy on the interstate, but that’s to be expected. Also I was flying 80 into the wind. It holds up like a champ.

Also I do run he 4WP flare deletes I’ve had no issues kicking up rocks expect for one time! I do now have a small chip. Also was out in Wyoming this past holiday. We were the filthiest rig bc of no flares after crossing the creeks, but I’m not to worried about that. Nothing little washing doesn’t fix.

Also few weeks before was out running about Utah with the Curt Hitch Tow Basket. Wasn’t my favorite..it was more a pain. I did end up cracking the weld on it as well. Few pictures to show the few things I mentioned.

I love all y’all’s adventures as well. Great community to be apart of. I really enjoy seeing so many broncos out and about now. This past trip I saw so many! Wyoming and SD def has a good number of Broncos on the road.

Also forgot to mention I bombed a door. I ended up loading them up and taking them to my parents and my dad helped me. We didn’t use the door bags. They actually were no help to us. So I’m going to pass mine on. Also going to be building a hydraulic cart like they use at Ford for the assembly line.

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Current Mileage. I get free oil changes for 2 years. I’ve been wholeheartedly changing the oil every three months. 😂
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My door rattle is on the edge of the door we’re the panel meets the window. Already foam in that area. I just got to add more. Easy fix!
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Area where I stabbed a rock thru the SW.
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Cracked weld. Btw I put this thing thru the paces. I had it loaded down. I also drug it over a lot of spots. Departure angle is not great. Live and learn. Hoping to see someone rig up a half rack for a two door in the future. Also looking at different racks.
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Reworked area in my MIC.
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Day I bounced my door off concrete.
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Twow doors do fit in a two door! 😂
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Cart I’ll be building for my doors based off a cart from Ford and from the Jeep Wrangler forum.
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Small wrinkle left after we bent the corner back! No thang barely see it.
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WY
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My best fill up to a tank of gas. 487 miles. I was shocked. I never get that hood in the low lands of IL.
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UT with the Tow Basket.
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Capitol Reef Cathedral Valley Loop.
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Hells Backbone One Lane Bridge.
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Swing Arm City. This is where I broke the weld. I gotta little frisky and missed a whoop and bottomed out. Sent every thing flying out of the basket. 😂
My tater chip ripped a little to much! 🥔
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Top of Kelly’s Grade Smokey MT Road. Big Water UT.
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Smokey Mountain Road. End of this where I got the flat!
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Mars Discovery Area. Drive the road, but off limits for Government Research..turn around at the end!
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Moonscape Overlook near Factory Butte!
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Sego Canyon Road north or Moab.
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Sego Canyon Shelf Road.
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San Rafael Swell area
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Mae and my friends JL.
Just a few pics from recent adventures. I’ve got so many tho.
Miles per smiles! 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤠🤠

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Mae with Ursa and Gary. My friend from WY, Toyotas.
What a fabulous summary of your time with Mae Pearl on the road, Ashley! Thanks for taking the time to post this. The photos and captions are wonderful. I admit I am surprised that this adds up to only 22,000 miles, with all your trips west. Much love, Debbie E-F


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What a fabulous summary of your time with Mae Pearl on the road, Ashley! Thanks for taking the time to post this. The photos and captions are wonderful. I admit I am surprised that this adds up to only 22,000 miles, with all your trips west. Much love, Debbie E-F
I always say I’m about to slow down..then I take off rack up 4K in a week. I’m really trying to slow down! 😂😂
I’m not ready for extended warranty calls! 😂😂
 

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Awesome post.
I recently took "Tango" on a 19 day road trip from Oregon down to East Texas.
I was looking for common places we stopped in. I only found one. "Hole in the Rock"

Love your attitude.
Happy Trails!
 

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You've been missed on the forum, but glad I've been able to follow along on IG
 
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You've been missed on the forum, but glad I've been able to follow along on IG
I’ve been trying to get on more..sometimes I’m just a creeper!! Been working and traveling a ton! Miss y’all too! ❤❤ Thanks so much for checking out the Gram. I’m not the best at it! 😂
 

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Are you talking about the meetup in Brandon,FL? I hope to see many there!
Yes that one. Apparently my post got deleted due to politics? All I said was Let's Go (Name of Town that it is in). If it was in Tampa I'd have said Let's Go Tampa! I didn't know showing support for the town that is supportive of Broncos is considered politics. Weird!
 

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I figured out if you stand between the door and the Bronco, when putting them on, it works much better than on the outside of the door looking down.
Doesn't matter with the passenger door takes paint every time raised the surrender flag and bought touch up paint 🎨 white is easy to touch up.
 
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Doesn't matter with the passenger door takes paint every time raised the surrender flag and bought touch up paint 🎨 white is easy to touch up.
I also bought touch up paint. Not used it yet. But I got it. 😂
 

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Also think would be wise for @Ford Motor Company to get with Goodyear and narrow the Sasquatch Tire tread pattern between 2-5mm just to keep the rocks from sticking in the tread!
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Also few weeks before was out running about Utah with the Curt Hitch Tow Basket. Wasn’t my favorite..it was more a pain. I did end up cracking the weld on it as well. Few pictures to show the few things I mentioned.
Generally, you want the tread blocks further a part with ejector spots to keep the rocks from sticking in. But the wider tread block spacing adds road noise.

That "cracked weld" looks more like a weld problem. It looks like maybe it was too hot when welding making the area more brittle than it should have been, cracking just the other side of the weld. It was just welded wrong.
 
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Generally, you want the tread blocks further a part with ejector spots to keep the rocks from sticking in. But the wider tread block spacing adds road noise.

That "cracked weld" looks more like a weld problem. It looks like maybe it was too hot when welding making the area more brittle than it should have been, cracking just the other side of the weld. It was just welded wrong.
Yeah I figured they would not make them wider for the fact of wouldn’t want ppl to complain about the road noise.
What you’ve said about the weld I’ve heard now few times! So maybe I just need to get rid of it.
 

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Awesome pics. I feel your pain on overloading those hitch baskets having owned a lot of small SUVs. Who would have thought that the doors do fit in the 2-door!
 

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Hoping when I go to AK to make some stops in MT. Shooting for July of 2025!
I am on I-15. You have my email, let me know when you come through, I have a finished basement with a bedroom.

Ill be at KOH again. You coming?
 
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I am on I-15. You have my email, let me know when you come through, I have a finished basement with a bedroom.

Ill be at KOH again. You coming?
I wish I was going to KOH, but I decide to hold out for SEMA and desert exploration that time of year. I’m not sure the next year I’ll go to KOH. Probably 2025 too.
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