What's new? Well, I decided that I was tired of the giant A-pillar blind spot and top-heavy look with the window vent shield thingys. So I pulled them off and spent 3 hours getting the double-stick tape off the driver's side doors. Then my buddy loaned me an "eraser wheel" which goes in the drill and took 15 minutes for the passenger side. Handy! I'm definitely glad they are off.
Today was a wheeling day at Tahuya State Forest which is one of the few places that is open at the moment, most of the mountain wheeling I enjoy is closed due to snow. The snowmobilers take over! The wheeling was good, nothing new for equipment but the steering stabilizer. Super Trail Boss did great, actually noticeably better to wheel with, no harsh impacts to the steering when I caught roots or a rock with a single tire.
Wheeling... WOW. LOTS of water at Tahuya. Also... a munched passenger side. On one tricky section I've done several times before, the ruts were washed out a lot by the winter's rains. I slid right into a dirt wall, munching the passenger fender, mirror, and both doors. Popped my cherry! It was only inevitable with wheeling this thing 6-8 times a year that body damage would happen. What I'll do next I have no idea. Considering fender cuts, bedlining the lower half, fixing it outright, don't know.
VariLoks worked flawlessly today, there was nothing that they couldn't handle in the twisty off-camber stuff where the Disco had to take several runs (open/open). I'm still thrilled with the WJ's performance off-road.
Here's the pics! (and video)
Video of that hill climb
Oh Shizz! Where's that snorkel when you need it? Maybe relocating the intake to the cowl is in order.
Discovery on 32s in the same sippy hole. Deeper than we both thought!
The offending section that claimed my fender + doors