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Unread 05-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #16
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Matt, Gotta learn how to weld someday....

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Unread 05-13-2013, 06:09 PM   #17
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I mean totaled totaled not insurance company totaled haha
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Unread 05-13-2013, 06:34 PM   #18
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You keep referring to the DS like it's the end all. A DS from a JY is cheap. I understand why you don't want to do it but if it would net you a Toyota in fair condition you better believe I'd be hunting down a DS.
I told him and he said no problem. His cousin works at a junkyard...

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Drive shafts are like 30 bucks at the JY. Maybe less.
Junk yards must be cheap down there... up here you're looking at $50 minimum.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 07:13 PM   #19
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either off roading stuff is way to easy where you are or you are not looking hard enough for a challenge. while these rigs are capable even with slight mods, there were many things my old ZJ simply could not do, even with me driving it like a rock bouncer in some cases, WFO on the rev limiter sawing the wheel like a mad man.

I would keep it, build it, and beat it. sounds like nothing is that hard of a fix. and with a MIG welder, anyone can weld with some practice.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 07:34 PM   #20
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either off roading stuff is way to easy where you are or you are not looking hard enough for a challenge. while these rigs are capable even with slight mods, there were many things my old ZJ simply could not do, even with me driving it like a rock bouncer in some cases, WFO on the rev limiter sawing the wheel like a mad man.

I would keep it, build it, and beat it. sounds like nothing is that hard of a fix. and with a MIG welder, anyone can weld with some practice.
Much of the wheeling up here is fairly easy. That's because anything LEGAL are "Class VI Roads" which are old town roads that maintenance has been discontinued on, but are still public roads. Therefore they're pretty well-used for the most part and have a fairly packed road base. I also have very high standards of what I consider difficult.

If I wanted to wheel illegally, there are all kinds of nasty trails that people trespass on and run all the time. I'm not doing that.

If I travel about an hour west out to the NH / VT border the Class VI roads start getting more interesting because of the numerous hurricanes that area has seen in recent years. But that's too far for me to go all the time. Wasn't so bad when my best friend lived out there but now I have nothing else to do out there and don't have anybody to go with. Everyone else says its too far too.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 08:21 PM   #21
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Got ya. we only have a few unmaintained roads around here, the majority of wheeling is all in private parks so the difficultly level is much more than what i would expect you would find up there.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 01:59 AM   #22
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Much of the wheeling up here is fairly easy. That's because anything LEGAL are "Class VI Roads" which are old town roads that maintenance has been discontinued on, but are still public roads. Therefore they're pretty well-used for the most part and have a fairly packed road base. I also have very high standards of what I consider difficult.

If I wanted to wheel illegally, there are all kinds of nasty trails that people trespass on and run all the time. I'm not doing that.

If I travel about an hour west out to the NH / VT border the Class VI roads start getting more interesting because of the numerous hurricanes that area has seen in recent years. But that's too far for me to go all the time. Wasn't so bad when my best friend lived out there but now I have nothing else to do out there and don't have anybody to go with. Everyone else says its too far too.
I'm will hopefully be wheeling northern part of vt this year. We got some class 4 roads that the little stream bridges washed out on.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 07:50 AM   #23
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Got ya. we only have a few unmaintained roads around here, the majority of wheeling is all in private parks so the difficultly level is much more than what i would expect you would find up there.
We've got over 1000 miles of them in NH. Just the majority of them can be done in a stock vehicle with A/T tires and good line choice.

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I'm will hopefully be wheeling northern part of vt this year. We got some class 4 roads that the little stream bridges washed out on.
Vermont seems like the total opposite of NH. I'm just over an hour from Brattleboro and I bought my new ZJ about 10 miles south of there. Went looking for some Class 4 (Equivalent to Class 6 in NH) and couldn't find ANYTHING down there. But you hop the border into NH and the Keene general area has some of the best wheeling in the state. 2 weekends ago I was staying in Thetford VT and found a bunch of class 4's right around there. Not difficult but much different than NH. You cross into Lyme NH and there's a few, but anywhere north of Lyme I haven't had any luck. It seems like in VT there are more class 4's up north, whereas in NH once you get north of Concord and especially past Plymouth, they start getting few and far between.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 02:14 PM   #24
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Ya up my way if you plan your route you can jump from class 4 to class 4 with minimal dirt roads in between. Some rocks but mainly mud.
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