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Unread 12-27-2011, 10:50 AM   #2911
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I keep on hearing about the dunes but I have never been, personally I don't know if my JK would be able to maintain speed out of the valley towing our 12ft enclosed trailer w/ 2 quads in it. That plus I only have one set of paddles
Ive towed my car with a 16' trailer. But, my car only weighs in at 1490 lbs... Total weight towed, (over the hill to go to Pahrump-Spring Mountain Race track) was 3450. Down shift on the hills, and drive at 65 instead of 75 on the interstate. Shouldn't have any problems.

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Unread 12-27-2011, 10:59 AM   #2912
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Wait!!! A 1490 pound car???

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Unread 12-27-2011, 10:59 AM   #2913
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You guys can go 65 uphill? That road leading up to Mt. Charleston makes me feel so weak. On the approach to the uphill, I can get it around 75, but once that hill starts I'm lucky if I can maintain 50.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 11:01 AM   #2914
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Hitting a few mines south again in about an hour. Anyone else? Post it up within the next half hour if you want to go. Guests left this morning, so it'll just be me and Mrs. StupidBunny
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Unread 12-27-2011, 02:43 PM   #2915
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Wait!!! A 1490 pound car???

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Unread 12-27-2011, 02:46 PM   #2916
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You guys can go 65 uphill? That road leading up to Mt. Charleston makes me feel so weak. On the approach to the uphill, I can get it around 75, but once that hill starts I'm lucky if I can maintain 50.
I have zero problems cookin' uphill at 65+, even when my 5500 pound heep is loaded down for that matter.

We just went shooting out by nelson yesterday, loaded with 4 people, tons of ammo and guns, by far the most weight i've ever had in it. It was like riding a couch down the highway.

But then again, I have twice as many cylinders (assuming it's a day when they all decide to fire).

My old 2.5 was turrabul. i was on 32's, it did GREAT on the trail and around town, but on the highway I'd be stuck going 50 in the truck lane. Driving up mt. charleston was a 3rd gear affair, cooking at like 4000rpm, because i couldnt maintain 45mph if i jumped to 4th gear.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 02:56 PM   #2917
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So where are some good junk yards that I could source a yoke and drive shaft for a ZJ around here? The one I was gonna order was 400 bucks. No thanks. That's 200 bucks more than I was willing to go. That's also 200 less that I can buy beer with.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 03:01 PM   #2918
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The 2 I like are the pic a parts one on losee rd near nellis and there is one on boulder highway near boulder choppers. They usually have a decent amount of zj's.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 03:07 PM   #2919
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lemmie know if you find any full size cherokees or wagoneers or j-trucks!
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Unread 12-27-2011, 03:18 PM   #2920
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Ok thanks, I remember you telling me about that one near Nellis. It's in the classy part of town. I need to make it to the roulette table and see if I can't scare up some bucks. I also have never swapped a yoke before. I know there is precision required to keep the proper pre load on the bearing but I'm unsure about whether or not I will need a new crush sleeve. I will cross that when I get to it. If I find some full sized Jeep's I'll be sure to give you the intel. For a price that is muhahahahaha. J/k
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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:39 PM   #2921
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So is any one up for some shooting on the 1st?
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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:43 PM   #2922
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quite possibly. I've got a new gun in the mail and we need to try shooting the Mle1886 Lebel that was built in 1917 when the ammo arrives.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 09:17 PM   #2923
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Yeah, I think we were going to try to do some trails in the Nelson area maybe and then some shooting. Not set in stone or anything though.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 09:19 PM   #2924
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Hey doc, are you on one of those memberships like they used to do with movies, books and CDs in the 90's, but only this ones for guns? You seem to be gettin stuff in the mail all the time!
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Unread 12-27-2011, 09:24 PM   #2925
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The JKs are running Copper cache and gold mine trails in Nelson on the first. Will post later if they are down for shooting too or if we need to do something else.
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