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Unread 05-05-2013, 01:13 AM   #61
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And we're back! Crazy times, pix and maybe vids forthcoming. Ran 6 trails in 4 days, managed no breakage, and had another great experience. It's very rewarding to see a vehicle that I got to piece together myself work to flawlessly in so many situations.

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Unread 05-05-2013, 08:30 AM   #62
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And we're back! Crazy times, pix and maybe vids forthcoming. Ran 6 trails in 4 days, managed no breakage, and had another great experience. It's very rewarding to see a vehicle that I got to piece together myself work to flawlessly in so many situations.
What trails did ya'll hit?
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Unread 05-05-2013, 03:33 PM   #63
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What trails did ya'll hit?
Ran cliffhanger day one. Insane right from the git-go and doesn't let up! On Thursday we hit poison spider and ran half of golden spike. Would've done the whole thing but we had to get back to town for a guy in our group to work on business. Ran half of fins after he was done.

Friday we did dome plateau in the morning and hells revenge in the afternoon. Saturday was Bartlett overlook and we were on the road by noon. Still organizing pictures. Last night was date night so I couldn't do anything jeep related.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 03:36 PM   #64
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Oh and after we did hells revenge I made it up potato salad hill with a strap. Probably won't try that again with the current set up. Haha!
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Unread 05-05-2013, 11:03 PM   #65
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Video from Cliffhanger. Glad I had enough flex!

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Unread 05-05-2013, 11:13 PM   #66
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A few pictures. I need to get most of them off of other cameras. But these are a few that I had handy.







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Unread 05-06-2013, 08:53 AM   #67
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Great video and pictures . I thought for sure you were going to slam your rocker on the way down . Whether it was luck or good driving it worked out nice .
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Unread 05-06-2013, 12:19 PM   #68
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Great video and pictures . I thought for sure you were going to slam your rocker on the way down . Whether it was luck or good driving it worked out nice .
Definitely a combination of both I'm sure. It was my favorite obstacle on the trail. Very technical, but not much of a chance to flop the vehicle or anything like that.
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I love Moab, I have a picture in my mind standing next to my jeep overlooking the Colorado and I can almost taste the air... This keeps me going until I can get out there again, Nice video thanks for sharing.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 01:01 PM   #70
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I love Moab, I have a picture in my mind standing next to my jeep overlooking the Colorado and I can almost taste the air... This keeps me going until I can get out there again, Nice video thanks for sharing.
I hear ya, there really is nowhere in the world like it. The Texan we had with us kept calling it God's country. He's been going every year after his accounting firm is done with tax season for the last 16 yrs.
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My "new" Savvy rear bumper came in this afternoon! Anybody have any good ideas on how to get it up to brand new status? There is a difference in color around the areas that were welded. I don't like the look at all and assume that if I sand it all down and cover the whole thing with clear coat this will stop it from happening again. Thoughts?
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Unread 05-06-2013, 06:39 PM   #72
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Savvy goodness :



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The whole bumper could honestly use a little TLC, but I specifically want these areas gone. They don't look good at all.
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Cliffhanger looks awesome. That's on my trails list for next year!
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Unread 05-07-2013, 08:31 AM   #74
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Cliffhanger looks awesome. That's on my trails list for next year!
Do it! If you go and nobody has been before you'll spend a lot of extra time picking lines. This is what we did and so the book that we had as a guide did not give an accurate time for the trail. It said we'd be done in 2-3 hrs and it actually took us 5. But that's all part of the fun!
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Frustrating night with the Jeep last night! When I came home from Moab I noticed I was getting wheel shimmy and it would sometimes lead to DW. Took it and got the tires rotated and balanced. This made it worse. I figured ok, my tires are tough to balance so I'll take it back. When I did they dry-tested the steering and found that my pitman arm was reamed out on the hole that attaches to the steering box. Replaced it yesterday with a stock pitman arm, did a homemade alignment job and set toe in. Took it for a ride and had death wobble precisely at 40 MPH. Back to the garage and more dry steering... Found that the track bar was moving and popping in the lower track bar mount. Tightened that SOB up and there is no movement anymore. STILL get DW at exactly 40 every time. Ball joints are good, rod ends are basically brand new and also look good. Everything looks tight. I'm going to go through my entire suspension and tighten every bolt I can find, but can anyone see what I'm missing? I'm also going to go get the tires balanced again on my lunch break... But that doesn't seem to be the problem this time around.
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