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Unread 07-26-2010, 01:12 PM   #181
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Heck yea do it do it. When your offcamber does ur butt pucker with that big heavy spare on there?
To be honest, I didn't even notice it back there. This trip to The Flats was the most stable the rig has felt and these were some of the toughest trails I have driven.


The Flats:

Similar to trying to capture the difficulty of Moab, these pictures just don't do this place justice.

It was tippy, off camber, gnarly, slippery, steep, and loose. My brother-in-law and I left at 7:00am and got home around 5:45pm. It was 100 degrees with a heat index of 107. I drank 4 bottles of water and 3 Gatorades (126 total ounces ), but really couldn't have had more fun.

Damage report: everything that I just had painted, got scratched . Scratches on the sliders, new corners, front stinger, rear stinger, currie steering, and both front and rear diff covers. I also jacked up my rear shocks because my springs kept falling out.... because I didn't get my limit straps installed.

Oh well. That's why we work... right?


I didn't take very many pictures, too busy driving!

Exiting Ol' Stumpy (Red trail)-



Crawling Rock Ledge (Red trail)-



Brother-in-law in the playground-





My damaged shock from the coil falling out-



Climbing the Parking Lot rock wall-



After a long day of wheeling-



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Unread 07-26-2010, 01:30 PM   #182
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How much clearance from your rear diff to the ground. Any thoughts on making ur susp. taller?
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Unread 07-26-2010, 01:32 PM   #183
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looks good man - must be nice to be able to wheel all day and still have your rig fairly clean I hate mud....

Glad to hear its stable - I cannot wait til I'm at 37s and 100+ inches
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Unread 07-26-2010, 01:44 PM   #184
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This helps to put some of the trails into perspective-

Check out this monster buggy on the exit of O'l Stumpy:

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Unread 07-26-2010, 02:02 PM   #185
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dont really see the purpose in that.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 08:57 PM   #186
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do you have any pics of where you put the limiting straps, im having the same problems with my springs in my tj.. sweet jeep man...
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Unread 07-27-2010, 09:31 AM   #187
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How do you like those Rocker radials compared to the bias? Getting new tires soon and I want the new MT/R's, but the Rockers look so sick and would be cool to have. Are they super heavy?
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Unread 07-27-2010, 11:50 AM   #188
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do you have any pics of where you put the limiting straps, im having the same problems with my springs in my tj.. sweet jeep man...
I haven't installed the limit straps yet, I didn't have enough time before my trip. I am traveling this weekend too, so hopefully I can get them on tonight or tomorrow. I'll be sure to post pictures.


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How do you like those Rocker radials compared to the bias? Getting new tires soon and I want the new MT/R's, but the Rockers look so sick and would be cool to have. Are they super heavy?
I absolutely love the Radial Rockers. They are tall, ride like an A/T on the street (unbalanced on beadlocks), and are glue on the rocks. This weekend I had guys follow my line on 40" + Iroks and they just sat and spun. Mine crawled right over. Not exactly a scientific test, but it was pretty obvious how well they were gripping.

I've run 5 sets of tires on my rig so far:
  • 33" Geolander A/Ts
  • 33" Xtreme M/Ts
  • 35" Trepadors
  • 37" Bias Rockers
  • 37" Radial Rockers

The Radial Rockers aren't in the same league as any of the others I have wheeled.

That being said, they..... are...... HEAVY! The run around 85lbs each.



I was going through some of the pics from this weekend and my brother-in-law shot this one of me coming up one of the trails. It reminded me of Jurassic Park!

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Unread 07-27-2010, 04:52 PM   #189
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How do you keep it so clean. I hate mud. Trails here are so muddy.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 11:26 AM   #190
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How do you keep it so clean. I hate mud. Trails here are so muddy.
Nobody knows how Bliggy-Jay keeps everything so Bling.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 08:24 PM   #191
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How do you keep it so clean. I hate mud. Trails here are so muddy.
There is plenty of mud here too, I just go to extremes in avoiding it . So much so that it becomes a joke on the CBs. But whatever I deal with it
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Unread 08-01-2010, 09:38 PM   #192
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Awesome rig. I love your buildup. Do you have the original sized pics in post #181 for wallpapers? I would love to have them if it's not too much trouble.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 09:36 PM   #193
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Awesome rig. I love your buildup. Do you have the original sized pics in post #181 for wallpapers? I would love to have them if it's not too much trouble.
Thanks! I'll see what I can do.





I'm working on my mod/upgrade list and until something breaks, I'm looking at:
  • Install limit straps (already purchased)
  • Paint gap between sliders and corners
  • Build CB antenna mount
  • Replace mirrors with Rubicon mirrors
  • Fix blinkers (still flashing or not working)
  • Add rear cage tie-ins (c-pillar)
  • Add front cage tie-ins (a-pillar)
  • Add rear support tubes for roll cage: b-pillar to c-pillar
  • Repaint rear cage (body match/clear coat)
  • Replace speakers while cage is out
  • Replace seats with suspension racing seats
  • Replace headlights with Deltas
  • Synthetic winchline (still on the fence, but like the light weight aspect)



Mostly small stuff, but they are finishing touches until I start the next major mod (possibly a front stretch?).


Also, upcoming trips are looking like:
  • Rock Hollar, NC (private rock trail)
  • Harlan, KY
  • The Gulches, SC
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Unread 08-02-2010, 09:47 PM   #194
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when are you plannin on going to gulches?
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Unread 08-03-2010, 07:50 AM   #195
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nice man! When you planning on getting out to Harlan? The Indy crew will be down the last weekend of august
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