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Unread 04-05-2008, 08:54 PM   #31
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Marn and I ran Potato Ridge today from the Lovell side through to Willow Springs. Trail is in pretty good shape and Marn had no problem on 32's with open differentials...then again, Marn is very good behind the wheel.

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Unread 04-05-2008, 10:26 PM   #32
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from Lovell side is the rock garden section, which is pretty easy once you've done it.

I did it the first time all stock...open/ lsd, 30s, mudflaps and sidesteps....it's not that hard if you take the right line and have a spotter.


(btw, we started my 8.8 install today, and it's going spectacular....that's one beefy frickin' axle compared to my Dana 35). gonna finish tomorrow, hopefully.)
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Unread 04-05-2008, 10:41 PM   #33
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from Lovell side is the rock garden section, which is pretty easy once you've done it.

I did it the first time all stock...open/ lsd, 30s, mudflaps and sidesteps....it's not that hard if you take the right line and have a spotter.


(btw, we started my 8.8 install today, and it's going spectacular....that's one beefy frickin' axle compared to my Dana 35). gonna finish tomorrow, hopefully.)
pictures!
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Unread 04-05-2008, 10:56 PM   #34
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got a few crappy cell phone pics. was too busy helping to get any real photos.

oh, wait let's see here....I forgot Phil from the group got some good ones.

http://good-times.webshots.com/album/563003534MKFjlb
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Unread 04-06-2008, 01:03 AM   #35
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from Lovell side is the rock garden section, which is pretty easy once you've done it.

I did it the first time all stock...open/ lsd, 30s, mudflaps and sidesteps....it's not that hard if you take the right line and have a spotter.


(btw, we started my 8.8 install today, and it's going spectacular....that's one beefy frickin' axle compared to my Dana 35). gonna finish tomorrow, hopefully.)
Well maybe I will give it another shot sometime soon. Just ordered my AtoZ rockers yesterday and buying a DPG kit on monday. Also going to buy an engine/oil skid, so then I should be good to go!
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Unread 04-07-2008, 12:09 PM   #36
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do you have disconnects?
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Unread 04-08-2008, 07:45 PM   #37
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Wow! I only got through the 1st 2 pages if this thread and I already know more about where to go to get work done and where to take the jeep for fun than I ever expected.

Is there a meetup.com jeep group? That would be sweet. I am on there for a mt. bike group and a couple other groups...haven't looked for jeep meets yet.

Looking forward to breaking in the new Jeep soon after I take delivery.

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Unread 04-09-2008, 02:31 PM   #38
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there is a Las Vegas jeep meetup group, but quite frankly, you take your life and your Jeep's life into your own hands with that one. I'm sure they're all very nice people, but that group has been known to leave people behind with a flat while the rest forge ahead.

the group I'm in and the one I'm in the process of joining have MANY excellent mechanics and a "leave no on behind" camaraderie.
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Unread 04-10-2008, 08:02 PM   #39
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do you have disconnects?
No, not yet, but my DPG ultimate kit that is on the way does!

Can't wait to get it on there.
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Unread 04-10-2008, 09:43 PM   #40
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there is a Las Vegas jeep meetup group, but quite frankly, you take your life and your Jeep's life into your own hands with that one. I'm sure they're all very nice people, but that group has been known to leave people behind with a flat while the rest forge ahead.

the group I'm in and the one I'm in the process of joining have MANY excellent mechanics and a "leave no on behind" camaraderie.
Well, that sounds good then. Since this is the first off road capable vehicle I've ever had, and I plan on taking it off the road with my 3 year old for Dad/Son bonding time, I'm going to play my chicken sh** card for a while and keep it easy! LOL

How often do you guys meet up?
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Unread 04-10-2008, 11:19 PM   #41
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just go to the website and intro yourself, and the club directors can get in touch through there with you and give you more info.

www.nevadabackroaders.com


this is the group I am most active with and it's an AWESOME club, with amazing people. a learning club that does mostly scenic/ historical stuff. One club run a month, except for December when it shuts down. and all club business is done on the trail during the club run during lunch. usually nothing too detailed. MANY runs happening during mid-weeks and weekends by people who just wanna hang and have fun. Fun runs can be anything, and are not technically club runs, but you are expected to do a write-up for the newsletter, so everyone can see what you did and where you went and what issues you ran into, if any.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 04:53 PM   #42
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Ram Canyon, Tierod Canyon, Beer bottle pass, Packsaddle Loop, Coliseum Mine, excelsior Mine, Titus Canyon, Lucy Gray mine, lewis Holes, table Mountain, Spirit Mountain, Clark Mountain, el Dorado, bitter Springs, Carpenter Canyon, Trout Canyon, Wheeler Pass, ora Plata Mine, Riley's Camp, old mojave road, camp Rock Springs, Gold Butte....stuff out of Beatty like bare Mountain, McCullough Pass, Johnnie Mine, Bonanza Mine, Yellow Pine mine, Lanfair Valley, Christmas Tree pass, Cima Dome, Knob hill, Keyhole canyon, Picture Rocks, Cottonwood Valley/ Mount Potosi, Juan/ Hart Mine, Area 52....

Can someone tell me where these places are:

Riley's Camp
Keyhole canyon
all the mines
Picture rocks
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Unread 04-12-2008, 10:24 AM   #43
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I don't have any GPS tracks for those, I know how to get there. Picture Rocks I have no clue, since I haven't run that trail.

the mines are too numerous to detail for you. they're everywhere.

get in with the local clubs. there are people that have the GPS tracks for lots of stuff. a wealth of info through the clubs.
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Unread 04-12-2008, 02:54 PM   #44
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Cool - yeah maybe i will see about meeting up with that club NVB sometime. Never done it before so I feel kinda silly but whatever.

Anyway I think me and my buddy are going to go do either Wheeler Pass today or do Lovell thru to Trout Canyon. If anyone is out, maybe we'll see ya. Im in a white TJ and my buddy has a black JK unlimited.
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Unread 04-12-2008, 03:03 PM   #45
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don't feel silly with the NVB. It's only the largest club in Nevada. everyone starts out a newbie, and no one is competition to see who's jeep is bigger. we have all levels of drivers and is a family oriented club.
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