post #1 of Old 06-25-2013, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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2nd offroad trip

well, saturday morning i grabbed my 3 kids, loaded them into the ZJ and headed out to azusa canyon. my buddy took his bone stock '13 wrangler (this thing actually wheels pretty good). i was able to take alot of the smaller trails i could not do in my truck, it was a good time for sure. i climbed a few sand and dirt hills, then hit the mud, my favorite (because i love the sound of a revving V8). i was more than impressed with the capability of my stock ZJ (minus the 231 swap). speaking of the 231, i am so glad i did this, it is such a pleasure to be in control of 2wd or 4wd. here are a few pics, no action shots, my son wanted to be in the ZJ as we wheeled it, can't say i blame him.











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post #2 of Old 06-25-2013, 10:07 PM
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I haven't been there in years. Friend of mine had a 97 ZJ, and decided to drive it through the river bed entrance with the water up to the doors, hydro locked that engine real good and flooded the inside up to the seats...
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looks like a cool wheelin spot

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post #4 of Old 06-26-2013, 12:34 AM
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Glad you had fun with your ZJ ! That looks like a great place to play, too.

When you REALLY want to get into some mud, take a down here to Louisiana and we'll introduce you to authentic gumbeaux mud. Rumor has it.... that there are Broncos, Scouts, Land Rovers, Forerunners, Chevy and Ford trucks down under that stuff that never made it out.

Have fun with your ZJ, they are amazing !

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I haven't been there in years. Friend of mine had a 97 ZJ, and decided to drive it through the river bed entrance with the water up to the doors, hydro locked that engine real good and flooded the inside up to the seats...
yeah, i hate water crossings, never know what what you could fall into.

there is a lot more regulation now, they shut it down if the river is flowing rapidly or the level is too high. still a fun place to try various terrain.
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Glad you had fun with your ZJ ! That looks like a great place to play, too.

When you REALLY want to get into some mud, take a down here to Louisiana and we'll introduce you to authentic gumbeaux mud. Rumor has it.... that there are Broncos, Scouts, Land Rovers, Forerunners, Chevy and Ford trucks down under that stuff that never made it out.

Have fun with your ZJ, they are amazing !
i'm in, you got to some duck hunting over there as well

we have some decent mud over here as well, this is my now dedicated hunting/fishing rig.



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looks like a cool wheelin spot
it is, a lot of hill climbs with off camber stuff, mud, sand and a little rock here and there, good stuff!
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Nah...we ain't got no duck huntin' in Louisiana. So, save your fuel and dont make the drive, 'cuz 'dere ain't no ducks down heah, Cher...I guarrrronteeee.
Nope, no ducks in Louisiana.... (At least dat's what Phil Robertson told me to say...... )

Seriously, I was fortunate enough to have been taught how to "properly" call ducks by the man himself, many years ago. Phil isnt an actor. What you see on TV is what you get. He walks the walk and was a heckuva QB at LA Tech, too. Better than TB, some say. Never met the boys...only Phil.

I also know Rod Haydel from having chaired our local "Friends of NRA event" for 2 years. Dont tell anyone , but I prefer Phil's duck calls over Rod and Eli's calls.
Good guys, all of them, though. Rod is a heckuva Turkey hunter too.

Duck hunting is what made my ZJ headliner come down early. Wet decoy bags in the cargo area. Duh.

But we aint gotz no ducks down here..so stay home !

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I've been wanting to head out there and check it out. I think I might make that happen in the coming weeks, it's only a little over an hour away for me.
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I've been wanting to head out there and check it out. I think I might make that happen in the coming weeks, it's only a little over an hour away for me.
PM me, we could set something up if you are interested.
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Nah...we ain't got no duck huntin' in Louisiana. So, save your fuel and dont make the drive, 'cuz 'dere ain't no ducks down heah, Cher...I guarrrronteeee.
Nope, no ducks in Louisiana.... (At least dat's what Phil Robertson told me to say...... )

Seriously, I was fortunate enough to have been taught how to "properly" call ducks by the man himself, many years ago. Phil isnt an actor. What you see on TV is what you get. He walks the walk and was a heckuva QB at LA Tech, too. Better than TB, some say. Never met the boys...only Phil.

I also know Rod Haydel from having chaired our local "Friends of NRA event" for 2 years. Dont tell anyone , but I prefer Phil's duck calls over Rod and Eli's calls.
Good guys, all of them, though. Rod is a heckuva Turkey hunter too.

Duck hunting is what made my ZJ headliner come down early. Wet decoy bags in the cargo area. Duh.

But we aint gotz no ducks down here..so stay home !
LOL! hint taken, i will stay away

yeah, i met phil as well, it was about 11 or 12 years ago (i loved him before he became the trend) he came down to a Turners Outdoors over here in cali. i had him sign two shirts, one for me and one from my unborn son. still have the shirts but the sigs have since washed away. i will never forget what he said to the group of about 7 hunters, "i have been here for two hours, and the best advice i could give you guys is to grab your gun, grab your dog, and get the hell out of california". cool dude to say the least.

we blow a few of Phil's calls as well, i'm no expert but have had my share of ducks light the deekes, i love that ****!
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"Call only at their butts...'cuz if they are coming towards your decoys anyway....there's no sense in spooking them.."

You are welcome in Louisiana anytime, my friend.
( just leave your anti-gunning neighbors there in Cali, ok ? It aint safe for them here.)

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"Call only at their butts...'cuz if they are coming towards your decoys anyway....there's no sense in spooking them.."

You are welcome in Louisiana anytime, my friend.
( just leave your anti-gunning neighbors there in Cali, ok ? It aint safe for them here.)
right on! thanks Oldfrog.

and regarding the anti-gunners, i stay as far away from them as possible, those people are off.
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