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post #31 of 221 Old 12-06-2012, 04:01 PM
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Subscribed. This looks like a good excuse to take a Friday off.


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post #32 of 221 Old 12-06-2012, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Subscribed. This looks like a good excuse to take a Friday off.

That's PRECISELY what I am doing! In fact I am heading out there Thursday night before! Gonna be laid back....I don't know that I will be wheelin "hard", but will definately hit some trails. I mostly need to go and relax....AWAY FROM CIVILIZATION! ( I answer phones ALLLLLLL day, lol)

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My wheelin' this trip depends on a few things, in particular, finishing up my new front Upper/Lower Control Arms. New from scratch. They are comin' along tho....just hope I get 'em finished up while I still have decent weather (not freezing) to install them and align this thing lol. Either way, can't wait to get out.

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That's PRECISELY what I am doing! In fact I am heading out there Thursday night before! Gonna be laid back....I don't know that I will be wheelin "hard", but will definately hit some trails. I mostly need to go and relax....AWAY FROM CIVILIZATION! ( I answer phones ALLLLLLL day, lol)
Sounds perfect. I'm am a total n00b riding a stock jeep, so easy is fine by me.

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post #35 of 221 Old 12-06-2012, 04:31 PM
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Sounds perfect. I'm am a total n00b riding a stock jeep, so easy is fine by me.
Not to worry, these guys will take care of you so you have a good time. Me, I've only been wheeling since March when I got my first Jeep and I can't get enough!

I am looking forward to this run as I should have my new rear bumper finished with everything attached by then!! Woo hoo lets go already!!

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"Woo hoo lets go already!!"...


You Got That Right!

There are some pretty cool trails out there that are scenic with some fun challenges but totally do-able with stock rigs, I have done so myself nurerous times. I am looking forward to it!

Also, dumpsterfish....I have a friend with a JK coming along as well, he loves his and no doubt you and he can shoot the crap once there.

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I forgot to mention to Dumpsterfish that until the 8th of last month my YJ was stock with the only exception being 31" tires. I had a BDS 2" lift put on by JPI in Yucipia and actually got 3" out of it and MAN does it work better off-road. Now I have to finish painting the spare tire carrier for my new Dirt Worx rear bumper and I'll be set!

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I forgot to mention to Dumpsterfish that until the 8th of last month my YJ was stock with the only exception being 31" tires. I had a BDS 2" lift put on by JPI in Yucipia and actually got 3" out of it and MAN does it work better off-road. Now I have to finish painting the spare tire carrier for my new Dirt Worx rear bumper and I'll be set!
Yeah, BDS makes great stuff for the YJ. I'm currently saving for my planned mods, but probably won't be putting anything on until at least next summer. In the meantime, figure I'll learn some basics and enjoy life in a "stocker"

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In the meantime, figure I'll learn some basics and enjoy life in a "stocker"
Smart thinking, that is what I did and so far so good. One thing that did help me out is I used to ride dirt bikes so line choice was a priority which has helped me make good choices while 4 wheeling.

The more you learn about what your Jeep can and can't do before you mod the heck out of it will only make you a better diver.

Damn, now I wanna go wheeling!!

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post #40 of 221 Old 12-20-2012, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Xj Anxious and Busy!

Ugh! I am still obtaining/replacing/building various parts in order to ready my Cherokee for this trip. It WILLbe done....I am just so anxious!

Anyway, for those thinking of joining us on this trip, just a reminder that although there are various cabins that are "usually" available, the one we are planning on staying at is nearly always available as I go up on Thursday night before to secure the cabin. My point is that the cabin is pretty decent with some room, although it is very simple. It has a fireplace inside. There used to be a few foldable cots. Over the years this area has been victimized and items such as cots, tables, chairs, etc. are no longer there. So, be sure to bring plenty of bedding, air mattress/cot/tent/bed of your truck! lol. Whatever works. I just don't want anyone to show up with the unfortunate surprise that there's nowhere to sleep!

Anyway, still desperately looking forward to this trip! Hope to see you there.


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Hey Dave how you doing? You better get the XJ all fixed up in time, your leading this shindig! LOL I went out with a few guys last Saturday thru LCC and even found a few trails I've never been on before which was really cool. Keep us informed.

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I just picked up my first jeep yesterday and if I can get it running better by then this sounds fun.
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Plenty of time cargo, come on down and join in the fun.

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Hey Dave how you doing? You better get the XJ all fixed up in time, your leading this shindig! LOL I went out with a few guys last Saturday thru LCC and even found a few trails I've never been on before which was really cool. Keep us informed.

It will be ready! I am making new upper and lower control arms (my design based on what's on the market with my dad's machining) and redoing my rear spring packs (bastard packs with a new leaf on it's way as I type this). I have way too long a shackle in the rear with waaaay to thick bastard packs. The shackles have the pinion angle way out and I have vibes. Redoing the leaves with a more moderate shackle will bring me back to tolerable and workable angles once I get those done and lower the t-case. Next week for the spring/pinion angle correction and then likely a couple weeks more to complete the front control arms. Can't wait!

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I just picked up my first jeep yesterday and if I can get it running better by then this sounds fun.
Two things:

1-I was born and raised in Sunland-Tujunga! That's my old stompin' ground. It sure has changed since I moved here to the Antelope Valley in 1980. But, then again, so has the AV!

2-What year-make-model Jeep did you get? This area we are heading to in Feb. has super easy to some really hard stuff. So, you will have no trouble getting to know your rig in this area. I love leading folks through some of this stuff out there for their first time! It's usally an awesime time! So, I hope you can make it.

Cargo636...here is a short video from our 2006 trip. It's the only video I can locate at the moment. But, this particular trail is known as "The Narrows", located in Goler Gulch, just a couple miles north of Garlock Road near Goler and Garlock. Take a peak. This trail is loads of fun for a couple reasons. It's difficulty varies depending on the season and the last rains it has experience. I have gone through it after rains have torn up the areas around it while "filling" in the low spots in this gulch with sand, thus making it much easier. I have also gone through it after rains have washed out the lows to a new altime low, thus providing some really fun and often tricky off camber running and the need for some good wheel travel. Either way, it's really nice because the terrain changes immensely and the soil/rock/etc. changes in compositon and color incredibly. It's great. I think you'll like it. http://youtu.be/sPIV3-GvOwE

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Catcha ya'll later!

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