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Unread 09-09-2010, 03:28 PM   #61
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Where are Wheeler's Pass and Rocky Road Pass? I'm a newb to Vegas and four wheeling for that matter.

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Unread 09-09-2010, 06:28 PM   #62
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yeah, i only heard good about bilstein. i might get the same shocks, or mx-6 if theres enough cash.
feels good to drive there, for i have never did those(i always wanted to). it'll be nicer when it rains(with larger tire ofcourse). there is a part there where little small stream passes thou. feels good getting away from the plains of the desert.
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Unread 09-10-2010, 03:42 AM   #63
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Where are Wheeler's Pass and Rocky Road Pass? I'm a newb to Vegas and four wheeling for that matter.
Rocky road gap (potato ridge) is located in the red rock canyon scenic loop. About 3/4 the way in. There is a turn off to the right which is paved, then youll pass a picnic area and the road turns to a dirt road. Take that all the way and your on it. I'd say you need at least 32's and a little bit of a lift to make it all the way out to trout canyon.

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yeah, i only heard good about bilstein. i might get the same shocks, or mx-6 if theres enough cash.
feels good to drive there, for i have never did those(i always wanted to). it'll be nicer when it rains(with larger tire ofcourse). there is a part there where little small stream passes thou. feels good getting away from the plains of the desert.
Yea thats why I liked wheelin in vegas, get away from the strip and the lights.
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Unread 09-10-2010, 11:07 AM   #64
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I don't know if I'd try Rocky Gap alone, especially your first time. I bent my tie rod up like a taco my first time through. Luckily somebody had a spare...

Then again, I was coming up through the Lovell Canyon way and then out through Red Rock.
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Unread 09-10-2010, 11:12 AM   #65
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Rocky road gap (potato ridge) is located in the red rock canyon scenic loop. About 3/4 the way in. There is a turn off to the right which is paved, then youll pass a picnic area and the road turns to a dirt road. Take that all the way and your on it. I'd say you need at least 32's and a little bit of a lift to make it all the way out to trout canyon.
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I don't know if I'd try Rocky Gap alone, especially your first time. I bent my tie rod up like a taco my first time through. Luckily somebody had a spare...

Then again, I was coming up through the Lovell Canyon way and then out through Red Rock.
Thanks for the info. I'll wait until I get my 3" lift and a friend before attempting this one.
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Unread 09-10-2010, 02:59 PM   #66
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Honestly, a stock Rubi would be just fine rolling through both of those places. Ive seen a Subaru up at Potato Ridge before. Ill go up this weekend if you guys want to.
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Unread 09-10-2010, 07:26 PM   #67
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NickSully, you got a 2010 Wrangler. That means your parts are still new. My 10yrs old WJ held enough trough some rocks. Im sure yours will...

By the way, Im installing new tie rod ends from MOOG. both inner and outer. $28 from amazon. cost 40 in checkers. they look beefier. mines rubber boot's all busted.
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Unread 09-13-2010, 11:25 AM   #68
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Anyone up to go wheeling this weekend? Logandale (easier stuff), Potato Ridge, or where ever...
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Unread 09-13-2010, 11:31 AM   #69
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NickSully, you got a 2010 Wrangler. That means your parts are still new. My 10yrs old WJ held enough trough some rocks. Im sure yours will...

By the way, Im installing new tie rod ends from MOOG. both inner and outer. $28 from amazon. cost 40 in checkers. they look beefier. mines rubber boot's all busted.
I'm not so sure about that. My jeep is in the shop for a third time. It has a oil leak that they can't seem to track down. They have replaced my main seal and my timing cover so far.
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Unread 09-13-2010, 04:31 PM   #70
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Already, oh snap.
urs is 2010 right. could be a lemon. good luck
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Unread 09-14-2010, 02:55 PM   #71
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Im going up to Potato Ridge this Saturday morning (18th). Meet up is at the Chevron acrossed from the Red Rock Casino at 0830. The plan will be to roll out by 0900 and be up and back down by around 1300 (at the latest) for lunch or something. This isnt a hardcore trip by any means. Just a nice, light 4x4 trip up the mountains to get some cool, fresh air.

Anyway, who's in?
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Unread 09-14-2010, 05:49 PM   #72
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Im going up to Potato Ridge this Saturday morning (18th). Meet up is at the Chevron acrossed from the Red Rock Casino at 0830. The plan will be to roll out by 0900 and be up and back down by around 1300 (at the latest) for lunch or something. This isnt a hardcore trip by any means. Just a nice, light 4x4 trip up the mountains to get some cool, fresh air.

Anyway, who's in?


Are you going in thru Lovell canyon side?
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Unread 09-14-2010, 07:21 PM   #73
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Its up to you guys if we want to do that. Doesnt matter to me.
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Unread 09-14-2010, 08:03 PM   #74
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if you enter through lovell canyon you dont have to pay the red rock entrance fees.
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Unread 09-15-2010, 03:08 AM   #75
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if you enter through lovell canyon you dont have to pay the red rock entrance fees.
LOL. Its only $5. And its for a good cause???
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