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Unread 05-02-2011, 06:31 PM   #571
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Is that a tree saver attached to a grab handle on a cage while Blaine stares off in the distance pretending not to notice? This requires a story...
Below is the other view of that shot, but yes, around a rock with a snatch block connected to the winch of the rig behind me.

...Blaine or Gerald can correct me if I'm wrong, but I was kind of stuck in that hole, on my diffs and long arms all over the place. My driver side was leaning hard against the body in front of my door hinges, The strap on the side was supposed to keep the body off the rocks, while I winched forward to get unstuck off the rocks... well, during the flexing, my body moved enough to have the body seam at the firewall slice 2 of the 3 wires of my Crank Positioning Sensor, so it wouldn't start at all. It also chewed up the bottom 1/2 of my Fan Shroud in the process.

Luckily Blaine had a spare but it was a total PAIN in the BUTT to replace because of where we were in the rocks and because of the Long Arms and front Drive shaft, etc. Anyhow, long story short, we finally got it yanked back a bit, Blaine crawled under (cause I was too lame) and replaced the CPS without the tools we needed (a swivel socket) and after dropping the front drive shaft, it started up, we winched it up the hill and went along our way.

Took some damage to my door hinge and had to loosen the lower hinge at the body to get the door back on to get it home. I'm glad he told me to remove the doors or they would have been trashed as well.





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Unread 05-02-2011, 06:41 PM   #572
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Great pics. Add a full cage with at least 4 frame tie in points to the list before I hit JV.....roger that.

Any interest in front tub armor like TNT uses?
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Unread 05-02-2011, 07:42 PM   #573
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Thats great dude, wish I could have been there to see all the fun.
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Unread 05-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #574
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OMG...this is absolutly the sickest, gnarlyist, most horrendus and awesome wheeling you can imagine in you dreams..
Awesome pics man. Also, love this initial post I hope it's the same feelings I have whenever I am fortunate enough to make it out there
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Unread 05-02-2011, 09:16 PM   #575
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Awesome pics man. Also, love this initial post I hope it's the same feelings I have whenever I am fortunate enough to make it out there
I actually got pissy and whiny by the end of the day... I was ready to leave the rig there... I felt like the weakest link and holding everyone back... my steering was probably the most frustrating and when I blew a bead in a kinda crappy spot at about 3/4 of the way, I was ready to quit... being the lowest common denominator is something very frustrating to me.

I know that I was with experienced people that I trusted and knew they would get me out, but it had been about 7 or 8 hours at that point, and I (or my rig, or both) was the reason we weren't back at camp BS'ing around the campfire.

So it was incredible, it was hard, it was humbling, but I'd do it exactly the same way again if I could (minus the *****ing and moaning at the end).

Blaine asked me before we left camp if I'd ever been wheeling before, I said "sure, of course I have"... about 50 feet onto the trail, he said "Wade, you f'in lied to me, you've never been WHEELING before"... I think he was right!
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Unread 05-02-2011, 09:25 PM   #576
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lol. Sounds like a *****in experience. Seldom do guys admit to some of the things you did - sounds like you learned a lot. Man I can't wait to get out there.
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Unread 05-02-2011, 09:36 PM   #577
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lol. Sounds like a *****in experience. Seldom do guys admit to some of the things you did - sounds like you learned a lot. Man I can't wait to get out there.
I don't mind admitting it... I was at the end of my rope...literally and figuratively...Everyone was very patient and It was all me and nothing that Blaine, Gerald, Chris or Phillip said or did that implied this was troubling to them (I'm sure they found it amusing to see me implode a bit).

The other guys with my club that we went down with (who didn't wheel with us that day) were all a little shocked that I made it through without busting anything major... although they don't know Blaine. But I earned some 'cool' points with them in that I ran a fairly challenging trail on my first day ever at JV, with a comparatively is a pretty mild/smallish rig.
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Blaine asked me before we left camp if I'd ever been wheeling before, I said "sure, of course I have"... about 50 feet onto the trail, he said "Wade, you f'in lied to me, you've never been WHEELING before"... I think he was right!
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Glad I could help!
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Unread 05-02-2011, 10:20 PM   #580
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Wade you did just fine. Just need a little more seat time in the rocks. Your Jeep performed well as I was driving out the last part of Outer Limits it did well. I have bead locks for you when you are ready. The condition of OL was made hard as KOH rigs with 40s made big holes everywhere so you did it at it's toughest.

Glad you made it out. JV is no joke the obstacles are hard and trails can be long as you witnessed first hand. You can see why we build the Jeeps and Buggies like we do. It is a lot more fun to try all of the optional lines.

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Great pics. Add a full cage with at least 4 frame tie in points to the list before I hit JV.....roger that.

Any interest in front tub armor like TNT uses?
You don't need a cage out there and why would I ever build steel armor?
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Unread 05-02-2011, 10:50 PM   #582
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Wade you did just fine. Just need a little more seat time in the rocks. Your Jeep performed well as I was driving out the last part of Outer Limits it did well. I have bead locks for you when you are ready. The condition of OL was made hard as KOH rigs with 40s made big holes everywhere so you did it at it's toughest.

Glad you made it out. JV is no joke the obstacles are hard and trails can be long as you witnessed first hand. You can see why we build the Jeeps and Buggies like we do. It is a lot more fun to try all of the optional lines.

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Thanks for the kind words Gerald, I did have a good time and I appreciate all that you guys did to help a newbie through!

We will need to talk about the Beadlocks for sure soon... I've been needing something else, running the stock rims with spacers now for 12 years, and now they have lots of chunks and gouges...

Also have a list of other stuff that needs some tweaks before I play down there again, starting with the steering. All of the Savvy armor did exactly it's job, even where I was a little mean to the sliders!
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Wade, you need to revise you savvy wish list, number 3 to be exact.
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I actually got pissy and whiny by the end of the day... I was ready to leave the rig there... I felt like the weakest link and holding everyone back...
Well, that's because you were the weakest link. But, we knew that going in and having done it hundreds of times before, it was just not a problem. You did fine, your rig did fine and it was a great day. You noticed I hope that you were the only one without a smile on their face at the end of the day.

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my steering was probably the most frustrating and when I blew a bead in a kinda crappy spot at about 3/4 of the way, I was ready to quit... being the lowest common denominator is something very frustrating to me.
You've seen me post numerous times about making sure your steering works. But, again, it's always the same reply, "My steering works just fine".

Sure it does. Now you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that stock steering does not work just fine and we can get you tuned up a bit for your return engagement.

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I know that I was with experienced people that I trusted and knew they would get me out, but it had been about 7 or 8 hours at that point, and I (or my rig, or both) was the reason we weren't back at camp BS'ing around the campfire.
A lot of folks think we have no regard for body damage and as you witnessed first hand, I don't think you'll find any group that will work as hard as we did to keep the damage to your rig as minimal as it was.

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So it was incredible, it was hard, it was humbling, but I'd do it exactly the same way again if I could (minus the *****ing and moaning at the end).
Oh trust me, I'll get to witness the same sniveling from you at least once more, but I do wish you had your title with you and I had 500 bucks in my pocket. I know at least at one point right after you blew your bead, you'd have traded me that title for the money in my pocket as long as you didn't have to get back in the rig.

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Blaine asked me before we left camp if I'd ever been wheeling before, I said "sure, of course I have"... about 50 feet onto the trail, he said "Wade, you f'in lied to me, you've never been WHEELING before"... I think he was right!
Tell the whole truth Wade. I didn't say that until after you got hung up in the sand wash before we even got to the trail.
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Unread 05-02-2011, 11:32 PM   #585
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I know that I was with experienced people that I trusted and knew they would get me out, but it had been about 7 or 8 hours at that point, and I (or my rig, or both) was the reason we weren't back at camp BS'ing around the campfire.
You should have come out with us on Saturday. I took your place as the lowest common denominator. I must have used my winch 12 - 15 times. Had several cases where my sheet metal was fractions of an inch away from granite. The same spotter who got you through Friday got me through Saturday with zero body damage (but my skids sure have less paint).

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I actually got pissy and whiny by the end of the day... :
Wade - I have to give you credit for one of the funniest comments I've ever heard on the trail. This was at one of your more off-camber "stucks".
Spotter to Wade: You're fine
Wade to spotter: I'M NOT FINE, "Fine" is way the F--- over there. I'm here.
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