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Unread 03-23-2012, 08:31 PM   #31
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Ok, so yesterday I didnt get anything done, but today I knocked a few things off the list. I got the evap canister skid on there, got the diff cover on and plastidipped the gas cap cover





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Unread 04-22-2012, 05:28 PM   #32
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Well ive finally got some time to upload the EJS pictures. This year didnt go as smoothly as last year, we had constant breakdowns the entire trip, but everyone still had a great time!

The first problem, was when we rolled into the gas station, my buddy's (Kyle_Craig) radiator drain plug broke and poured all the fluid out, so after about an hour and a half we got that all fixed up and we were on the road.

Then the next one was when bot caliper bolts walked out and I lost my caliper at about 75mph...


A few minutes later when I tried taking off the wheel to move the caliper the locking lug nut shattered and had to be removed with a hammer and chisel. The lug was wrecked in the process, but we got it set up well enough to limp to Moab and get parts to fix it.


The next break down came in Pritchett, my buddy convinced me to run 12psi instead of the usual 15psi, after burping some air on the way back to the entrance I tried a bump to get over the ledge, but as soon as I hit the ledge I bent the rim. But I did get over the ledge haha


Here are some pictures from BFE







Kyle_Craig doing some gnarly wheelstands and possibly a flop, its still up for debate haha



And his 2nd attempt at the obstacle, it ended in the same way as the 1st attempt did





The next day we ran Metal Masher, we showed up just in time to get stuck behind about 30 Jeeps from Texas, but it turned out to be ok since our buddy had his fuel pump go out in his Yota and he had to run to town to get one.



The view from the top of Metal Masher


Our buddy with the yota caught up with in time to hit some obstacles


The obstacle that made the ranger a 2wd vehicle for a while.





Widow Maker


The next day we ran Moab Rim, before leaving.

Our group of rigs.





On the way back to Steamboat
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Unread 04-22-2012, 06:00 PM   #33
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Word. Have you ever run Poison Spyder or Gold Bar? Those are some sick trails with a few views for sure! Love Moab, hoping to move there someday.
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Unread 04-22-2012, 06:15 PM   #34
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Word. Have you ever run Poison Spyder or Gold Bar? Those are some sick trails with a few views for sure! Love Moab, hoping to move there someday.
Yep, this was the first trip that we didnt run the trifecta, I love both of those trails, we just didnt have time to do them over Easter.
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Unread 04-23-2012, 07:11 PM   #35
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Trying to go back mid May.
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Yep, this was the first trip that we didnt run the trifecta, I love both of those trails, we just didnt have time to do them over Easter.
Yeah I love those three as well. How was metal masher/moab rim? Looking to do these when I move out to CO for the summer.

Edit: Btw have you ever run Holy Cross?
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Yeah I love those three as well. How was metal masher/moab rim? Looking to do these when I move out to CO for the summer.

Edit: Btw have you ever run Holy Cross?
They are really fun trails, Metal Masher has some crazy lines for the built rigs but also has some good lines for rigs like mine. Moab Rim is a trail I usually run every time, its a fun one, it gets real tippy in some spots, the only thing that I recommend is to not run the full thing, it gets kinda boring after the first look out at the top of the cliff. And yea I ran Holy Cross in like October last year when I still had 33's. It was a fun trail for sure and having 33's made it difficult getting through French Creek. We only ran up to the huge wall(I dont remember the name of it) just past the mining town up top. I would like to run it again though.
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Trying to go back mid May.
Haha yea I try to go every chance I get, which is about 3 times a year, soo much fun every time
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can you take a picture up close around the hitch? I wanna see what you cut and how it fits! thanks!
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can you take a picture up close around the hitch? I wanna see what you cut and how it fits! thanks!
Yep, I posted a reply in the other thread
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good looking Jeep and great pics
I wish I lived closer to Moab.
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good looking Jeep and great pics
I wish I lived closer to Moab.
Thanks! But yea the drive to Moab from Bama would be quite the trek. Its definitely a fun place though, even if your just riding along in someone else's rig
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Well after getting the Jeep back from the dealer for about $3300 worth of warranty work being done, Im told that my ring and pinion in the D30 are missing a chunk, so I figure this is a good as time as any to regear, So I talked to Iron Rock Offroad the other day and looks like Ill be rolling 5.13's by the end of next week. Also while they are installing the gears, Im going to have them sleeve the axle. Im excited, but my wallet isnt haha
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They are really fun trails, Metal Masher has some crazy lines for the built rigs but also has some good lines for rigs like mine. Moab Rim is a trail I usually run every time, its a fun one, it gets real tippy in some spots, the only thing that I recommend is to not run the full thing, it gets kinda boring after the first look out at the top of the cliff. And yea I ran Holy Cross in like October last year when I still had 33's. It was a fun trail for sure and having 33's made it difficult getting through French Creek. We only ran up to the huge wall(I dont remember the name of it) just past the mining town up top. I would like to run it again though.
Well I'm moving out to Gunnison for the summer so I would definitely like to run it because I couldn't last year and if you do run it, hit me up. You seem like you know what's going on.

Edit: Thanks for the info on the other trails as well, heading out there again this summer.
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