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post #12046 of 41847 Old 06-05-2012, 09:37 AM
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I knew the first set of rocks where narly but as far as I could see ahead it looked fine. I saw an easier line then the one that got the other guy stuck so I figured I'd work way thru the first part and be fine up ahead. It was also a misunderstanding on my part. Someone walked the wash up ahead and said it was clear up ahead. I thought they meant the rest was like what I could see up ahead that was like what we had previously done in the other washes. What they meant was just that there was a way out up ahead, they where not reflecting on the difficulty of the rocks ahead out of sight. Once I was committed i had to bash my way thru, there was no where to bail out. Next time I'm staying out of that wash!!

Don't be knocking the low center of gravity build. Once I get locked and high clearance skid plates that I can slide on this type of obstacle will be a different story!!
I hope the best of luck on that build. Im looking for a lift for my Junk right now for a decent price, but it looks like im going to drop a grand to get what I want. Plus I need to lock the rear diff. Damn expensive hobby.

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post #12047 of 41847 Old 06-05-2012, 09:40 AM
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I hope the best of luck on that build. Im looking for a lift for my Junk right now for a decent price, but it looks like im going to drop a grand to get what I want. Plus I need to lock the rear diff. Damn expensive hobby.
I though you were selling it?
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I though you were selling it?
For the right price. Im still going to use it. That and I dont want to ride with some one cuz my **** is too low or not locked.
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post #12049 of 41847 Old 06-05-2012, 09:55 AM
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potato ridge and rocky gap are the same thing polka. for the big wash, when I am heading west I will always take the right at the first fork, then cut up on the brim by the tree. From there it is pretty straight forward. Last time the only thing that I really hung up on was my rear lower shock mount. my 90% stock jku rubi has made it through the wash on 5 different trips over the past year. I have an annual pass for redrock so I have never done it from the Pahrump side though

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potato ridge and rocky gap are the same thing polka. for the big wash, when I am heading west I will always take the right at the first fork, then cut up on the brim by the tree. From there it is pretty straight forward. Last time the only thing that I really hung up on was my rear lower shock mount. my 90% stock jku rubi has made it through the wash on 5 different trips over the past year. I have an annual pass for redrock so I have never done it from the Pahrump side though
I only went up as far as where the blazer went off the cliff. We stopped and had lunch there. Nice view. I guess that's up the switch back from where the old cabin foundation is on the left.
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yeah, there is one small wash then it clears up for about a mile, then the big wash. The big wash is a 1/4 mile long at the most. There are some tricky spots, thus the reason that I just lock both diffs in 4l and let the wife drive while I spot. Power made it through with his TJ, which did not look like it had anything bigger than 31's if I remember correctly.

That was the run that we all got to watch puck get in the back seat of a TJ... it was something that he will never live down!!

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yeah, there is one small wash then it clears up for about a mile, then the big wash. The big wash is a 1/4 mile long at the most. There are some tricky spots, thus the reason that I just lock both diffs in 4l and let the wife drive while I spot. Power made it through with his TJ, which did not look like it had anything bigger than 31's if I remember correctly.

That was the run that we all got to watch puck get in the back seat of a TJ... it was something that he will never live down!!
There are washes all the way up the side of the trail on potato ridge, some with massive boulder that some people now know their jeep can't go through.
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I have nothing to prove, I always just get through. Not really big on the whole my jeep is bigger than yours. I just like getting off of a paved road and up in them there hills!! I guess that it does not help that we normally have our kids with us, so I am not going to do anything too crazy.

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yeah, there is one small wash then it clears up for about a mile, then the big wash. The big wash is a 1/4 mile long at the most. There are some tricky spots, thus the reason that I just lock both diffs in 4l and let the wife drive while I spot. Power made it through with his TJ, which did not look like it had anything bigger than 31's if I remember correctly.

That was the run that we all got to watch puck get in the back seat of a TJ... it was something that he will never live down!!
Yeah, that was interesting trying to squeeze my fat arse in and out of a spot made for kids.
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That was the run that we all got to watch puck get in the back seat of a TJ... it was something that he will never live down!!
It did a wheelie.

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Been trying to figure out a clunking noise coming from the rear. If I hit something like a speed bump straight, no clunk, but at an angle it clunked. The rear driver side upper control arm had about a spin and a half to tighten. I think I got it.

Now I just have that front clunk. I know that's coming from my Zone sway links. It's coming loose in the threads. Other than replacing, not a lot to do there.

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post #12057 of 41847 Old 06-05-2012, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Damn expensive hobby.
ha!

Dude, you want to know how much money I have into my Waggy? The crazy thing is that it was a driven when i bought it, aside from not passing smog, i didnt actually "have to" do anything to it.

I'm probably about 6x your original purchase price now if i tally everything up including what i paid for it.

Yes. Expensive.

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Which is a used early jk!

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Which is a used early jk!
as long as you do not buy from a jeep dealership. I laugh when I see the prices of some of the used cars at Prestige when I drive by. They had a 4 year old JKU with a lift on it for 3k less than what I bought my 2011 for brand new. Not sure if they just hike the prices up to try to get people to buy new or what.

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Which is a used early jk!
Right?

But I've got so much style!

Also its not like I went out.and bought a 7000 dollar jeep. I slowly pumped money in over the past couple years and it just happened to add up to that much. I wish I had like 7 grand to drop on a toy at the time!

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