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post #5716 of 8099 Old 10-31-2013, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Mud is teh debil !
Yes. Yes it is. I'm already stocked up on Simple Green™ and lots of car washing soap.

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I absolutely loathe mud... but URE is a friggin' blast when it's muddy!
I don't know, man...mud really is teh debil. There's no arguing that fact. I will probably spend most of Saturday removing it...either that, or removing mangled metal.

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I just don't understand you guys's irrational fear/hatred for mud.....if you just get some tractor tires and give up that whole LCOG drive it on the street idea/thingy...you would find that tho mud may hate your difs and joints and bearings, it doesn't hate you.......cant we all just get along???
To be perfectly and offensively honest: in this little corner of the Wasteland, mud destroys parts and attracts a lot of low-watt bulbs. Sure, it's fun to play in, but for me - personally- there are too many downsides to actually enjoy the experience. If I'm thinking "F***, this is going to be a pain to clean up" the entire time, then I'm not really having much fun; conversely, thoughts like "Well, I'm going to have to fix the _______ now" don't seem to bother me. I suppose I'd rather spend time repairing/improving than cleaning...even though - in point of fact - I do a lot of cleaning.

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Are you freelancing ?
I wish; if I was, I'd probably be making more caps than I am at current.

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Seeing as how I recently returned from a week long Appalachian trail hike & depositing fecal matter in the outdoors is a popular subject while trudging mile after mile every day. That thing would dig a sweet poop hole in root ridden ground in no time flat!!
And when you're wandering about the less-trodden paths in the outdoors, every little bit of comfort helps. Between this and one of those cool Fiskars folding saws and a decent axe, one could create a pretty livable latrine. Speaking of those things, I probably need to get them packed up: Today's Jeeping will be going through a thorough checklist to make sure that Greta is as ready as she can be for a bit of non-paved action tomorrow afternoon. I suppose I need to get my a** in order and make up an actual checklist and get some progress made on my Trail Gear and Repair Parts load-outs, because - and this is brutal honesty, here - I really suck at driving off-road. I'm likely to tear up something expensive and pretty.


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Today's Jeeping, Updated: Greta is pretty much packed and ready; she's freshly-bathed, all of her fluids are topped off, the gas tank is full, and everything seems in order. I've got a couple of gallons of water and a full change of vital liquids packed alongside the first aid kit, the TJ Toolkit and Judgmental Chicken, and I'll probably throw an axe and a folding saw and Small-Time Shovel in there somewhere, as well. Having all of this stuff crammed underneath the hard deck - and when I say "crammed" I really mean "lovingly placed into unobtrusive corners" - highlights the need for some sort of containment system that will prevent gear from getting jostled and unintentionally moved around; what that will end up being, I don't know. I almost think that something like a soft-sided tackle bag would work; I could stuff all of the oil and coolant and what-not inside it and then use the outer pockets for other stuff that doesn't seem to fit anywhere else...tire gauges and plugs, zip ties, etc. Thoughts?

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A soft sided bag with lots of pockets and a hard bottom sounds like a good idea. Glad to see you're finallly getting out there for some wheeling fun. Going any place in particular, or is it a covert op somewhere in undisclosed wasteland territory?

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Yes. Yes it is. I'm already stocked up on Simple Green™ and lots of car washing soap. I don't know, man...mud really is teh debil. There's no arguing that fact. I will probably spend most of Saturday removing it...either that, or removing mangled metal. To be perfectly and offensively honest: in this little corner of the Wasteland, mud destroys parts and attracts a lot of low-watt bulbs. Sure, it's fun to play in, but for me - personally- there are too many downsides to actually enjoy the experience. If I'm thinking "F***, this is going to be a pain to clean up" the entire time, then I'm not really having much fun; conversely, thoughts like "Well, I'm going to have to fix the _______ now" don't seem to bother me. I suppose I'd rather spend time repairing/improving than cleaning...even though - in point of fact - I do a lot of cleaning. I wish; if I was, I'd probably be making more caps than I am at current. And when you're wandering about the less-trodden paths in the outdoors, every little bit of comfort helps. Between this and one of those cool Fiskars folding saws and a decent axe, one could create a pretty livable latrine.
If you want a sweet lightweight compact saw check put the Sven saw.

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A soft sided bag with lots of pockets and a hard bottom sounds like a good idea. Glad to see you're finallly getting out there for some wheeling fun. Going any place in particular, or is it a covert op somewhere in undisclosed wasteland territory?
I was thinking about you when I firmed up this trip. I said to myself, "Self, Bob is going to be happy about this. Well done." Although I usually disappear to Premises Heretofore Undisclosed, tomorrow I'll be at Uwharrie National Forest doing a bit of practice-driving, and I predict - you heard it here first - that by 2:00 in the afternoon Jankoid is going to be thoroughly fed up with coaxing me over obstacles.

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If you want a sweet lightweight compact saw check put the Sven saw.
I was rocking that baby back in the day in the BSA.

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I was thinking about you when I firmed up this trip. I said to myself, "Self, Bob is going to be happy about this. Well done." Although I usually disappear to Premises Heretofore Undisclosed, tomorrow I'll be at Uwharrie National Forest doing a bit of practice-driving, and I predict - you heard it here first - that by 2:00 in the afternoon Jankoid is going to be thoroughly fed up with coaxing me over obstacles.



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I do agree with the low wattage attraction to mud...and I do not and will not ever understand the whole "lets play in the hole in farmers johns field" theres no fun in that...my idea of what you would call mud riding would be a good mixture of terrain just with some twisty nasty wet stuff to navigate....most "mudders" simply block and body lift and add big tires.....its simple cheap and requires little or no actual thought in order to get out there...but some of us do actually build well thought out rigs and ive found its really more lack of due diligence and laziness that causes most failures on my rigs that and the sudden stop syndrome when you finally hook up a tire at 5000rpm....when I remembered to clean and repack my bearings and change my fluids the day after a particularly sloppy ride my rig would last, if not I had to replace them...but at less than 15$ a side it never seemed to bother me...and my JJ's have been impervious to it...as far as clean up goes I agree it blows monkey chunks...but then I rarely ever cleaned anything but axles and links and tcase....I rode almost every day of the week so I would have spent a seriously large small fortune...personally I would love to have 2 sets of tires for the big DJ, the tractor tires I have now for the mud and a set of 42" pitbull's for everything else...btw the dead monkey sticker looks awesome on my little dj....truly im not offended by your take on mud nor am I attempting to sway your views I just like getting everyones input.....im sure once I get to a place where I get to regularly experience a cleaner wheeling environment that causes white knuckles and pucker factor ill prolly despise mud too...lol...but until then ill enjoy what I got and try to keep rubber side down....and once again ubber thanks for the stickers

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I predict - you heard it here first - that by 2:00 in the afternoon Jankoid is going to be thoroughly fed up with coaxing me over obstacles.
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If it all works out I am bring a newbie with me too . Jake is going to lose it
Oh trust me, I'm veeeery good at coaxing people out of their comfort zones. A couple of my wheeling buddies (who I believe Beasley refers to as my "fanboys") refused to hit Daniel until I passive aggressively insulted their manhood enough that they relented.
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...but until then ill enjoy what I got and try to keep rubber side down....and once again ubber thanks for the stickers
Sound logic across the board, but you summed it up right there: you enjoy what you have and you do your best to keep on truckin'. And you're most welcome for the sticker; post a picture of it if you get a chance.

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Oh trust me, I'm veeeery good at coaxing people out of their comfort zones. A couple of my wheeling buddies (who I believe Beasley refers to as my "fanboys") refused to hit Daniel until I passive aggressively insulted their manhood enough that they relented.
I'm counting on it, man...just remember that my alignment is Neutral Evil: well-timed insults and taunts are my stock-in-trade when I'm not on good behavior...and when I haven't slept in four or five days (and I haven't) I'm usually NOT on good behavior. I also start living fast and taking lots of chances; today, when I was bathing Greta, I started looking at the front fenders and I thought "You know, if I crumple one of these with a tire or a rock or something, that's going to be a really good excuse to replace them." Hopefully, I'll calm down with a solid three hours of rest and some Outpost Taters around lunchtime, but...no promises.

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Today's Jeeping: Uwharrie.

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I can probably manage both.

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I can probably manage both.
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Saw this and thought of you...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5DBpzoKIMo

Saw this and the rusty gears in my head started grinding...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iVsRXHZ_OY

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Ever wanted to see what a ball joint looked like when disassembled? Well, now you know; you're welcome. Full coverage of this breakage - and others - will be posted tomorrow.

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