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Unread 10-06-2009, 09:03 AM   #31
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It looks like the Knox Wranger Club is meeting at the Snack Shack. I presume that everybody who's going from that group has therefore gone before. I'm glad to meet anywhere from West Knoxville towards Oliver Springs. The only hard part about finding Windrock is finding the turn-off to Windrock Road. If there are Knoxville folks who are worried about getting there, I'd suggest meeting somewhere along Pellissippi Parkway, in Oak Ridge, or in Oliver Springs before you get there. Since I'm still questionable about whether I'll be there or not, I'd prefer not to be the guy in charge of organizing the Knoxville contingent. Off hand, however, I'd suggest one of the gas stations off the Hardin Valley Exit of Pellissippi Parkway (I think there's a Shell/Wendy's there, and there's something on the other side of the parkway, but I can't think of what it is). Thoughts?

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Unread 10-06-2009, 10:25 AM   #32
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That is really close to where I live, and in fact will be driving right past, if 'ya want to arrange a meeting there (Hardin Valley Shell/Wendy's) at 9am I'll gladly show the way to Windrock parking lot.
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Unread 10-06-2009, 11:42 AM   #33
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Anyone going this weekend? Ithinking about taking a ride just to ride.
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Unread 10-06-2009, 04:28 PM   #34
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Glad this is all coming together. Trail 3 looks like a doozy. As much as I would want to go over those obstacles mins gotta get me home and to work on monday. But hey i'll run all the bypasses! lol
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Unread 10-07-2009, 02:51 PM   #35
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If you take the bypasses 3 is doable by a stock TJ (seen it three times). I've only seen one jeep (non buggy with 35s or smaller) make it up lower 3. I've seen ALOT try and personally winched two of them out. However, if you don't plan on hitting the hard stuff at the end its kind of a long ride for not much excitement. Playing on the ledges going up to 3 is fun but as most of windrock, conditions matter alot - if its wet it will be rough. If we get alot of rain this week 16 might be worth running, otherwise its mostly just a dirt road now. I would put 2 and 22 in the same category. There are some decent trails in the north end of the park but its a long way to get up there.
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Unread 10-08-2009, 02:02 PM   #36
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If you take the bypasses 3 is doable by a stock TJ (seen it three times). I've only seen one jeep (non buggy with 35s or smaller) make it up lower 3. I've seen ALOT try and personally winched two of them out. However, if you don't plan on hitting the hard stuff at the end its kind of a long ride for not much excitement. Playing on the ledges going up to 3 is fun but as most of windrock, conditions matter alot - if its wet it will be rough. If we get alot of rain this week 16 might be worth running, otherwise its mostly just a dirt road now. I would put 2 and 22 in the same category. There are some decent trails in the north end of the park but its a long way to get up there.
Hey a long ride is fine with me. You guys will see im more of a watcher than a doer. I like to take a few challenges but then I really just like to watch other people. I like trail 2. Although I havnt been down it since I did a lift and tires. but thats one trail I have to hit before we leave. ha I kinda got beef with it. It claimed my brake pads and my friend turners clutch.

Does anyone know which trail leads up to the windmills? I would really like to ride that one too. Also I heard about one with a cave?

16 sounds like a good trail. I been down it on a 4 wheeler while it was raining. Mud mud and mud.
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Unread 10-08-2009, 02:12 PM   #37
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Just checked the ten day forecast. Looks like a good chance of rain at the end of the week. Sounds like trail 16 may be an option--lots of mud to play in.
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Unread 10-08-2009, 02:15 PM   #38
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The windmills are off of the main road- I believe you can do 6 (short and 2wd) for a bit of a view and then just go up the hill a bit to get to em.
The cave is off of 3. It is semi interesting
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Unread 10-08-2009, 04:00 PM   #39
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hopefully have my new axles in by then, wondering if I need to take it easy during the "break-in" miles
Axles by DTS, they say pull covers & change fluid after 500 miles... still should be fun.
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Unread 10-08-2009, 04:16 PM   #40
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hopefully have my new axles in by then, wondering if I need to take it easy during the "break-in" miles
Axles by DTS, they say pull covers & change fluid after 500 miles... still should be fun.
I would say take it easy and changing the gear oil after 500 miles is important also. Upgrade your diff covers when you do it. What kinda did ya get? New axles means time for BIG tires
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Unread 10-09-2009, 04:49 AM   #41
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I would say take it easy and changing the gear oil after 500 miles is important also. Upgrade your diff covers when you do it. What kinda did ya get? New axles means time for BIG tires
Found some made by DriveTrain Specialists on Craigslist ,up in Kentucky...Still sitting on shipping pallet, for 6 yrs. Jims off-Road instsalling next week. They already come with some thick covers by DTS. Detroit locker rear, ARB locker front w/ lockouts. 4.56 gears. Gonna stay with the 32's I currently have. Pretty stoked, hope they haven't been ruined by sitting for 6 yrs though.
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Unread 10-11-2009, 12:54 PM   #42
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Well guys looks like I won't be following you on the harder trails. My wife is going and she is little over 6 months preggo so I don't wanna get on a trail I can't get off of in a hurry for what ever reason. Plus she loves to wheel but she doesnt like the hardcore stuff I do. But I am still going i'm just sticking to moderate trails. If anyone would like to follow me that would be fine. Looks like we are gonna have enough people to split off into 2 groups if we have too. Last unofficial count I had was mid to upper 20's lol

Also another reason im staying on the easier trails is because I have a friend thats bringing his ATV. He has never been off road before so he wants to keep it kinda simple.

Anyway everyone try to sound off in the roll call thread that way we can get a good idea on who we need to wait on before leaving our meeting areas
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Unread 10-11-2009, 01:42 PM   #43
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well after begging and a 100 dollar bribe. I'm in for sure
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Unread 10-11-2009, 01:47 PM   #44
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well after begging and a 100 dollar bribe. I'm in for sure
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Well guys looks like I won't be following you on the harder trails. My wife is going and she is little over 6 months preggo so I don't wanna get on a trail I can't get off of in a hurry for what ever reason. Plus she loves to wheel but she doesnt like the hardcore stuff I do. But I am still going i'm just sticking to moderate trails. If anyone would like to follow me that would be fine. Looks like we are gonna have enough people to split off into 2 groups if we have too. Last unofficial count I had was mid to upper 20's lol

Also another reason im staying on the easier trails is because I have a friend thats bringing his ATV. He has never been off road before so he wants to keep it kinda simple.

Anyway everyone try to sound off in the roll call thread that way we can get a good idea on who we need to wait on before leaving our meeting areas
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f163/...l-call-876140/
If my TJ is not ready I might bring a couple ATV's instead.
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