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post #1 of 18 Old 08-24-2010, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Rausch Creek Trail Ride 8/23 Picture & Video Thread

Headed up to Rausch Creek yesterday morning to meet a few guys for some trail riding, we had a pretty good time except one of the guys had to leave a few hours early because his wifes car got hit pretty bad in a parking lot, so he had to head home to deal with that.

There was 3 of us total, 2 WK's and a YJ we went on mostly green trails but in some areas the trails are worn so bad they could be considered blue (moderate) I did a good bit of hill climbing and gave the QT1 a good workout, got hung up a few times on one very steep hill and had to back or rather skid back down it, I think one of the other guys got a video of it. So far only a few pictures have been uploaded I'll put up the videos on youtube and post the links here.

I think this trail ride gave me a little more of an idea of how far QT1 can go and what its limits are. I rubbed the Belly Guard twice and when cresting over one hill I scraped the plastic rocker covers. Overall tho I'm happy with with how the Jeep did

Anyway here is some pictures that I have uploaded so far there a lot more are coming!







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post #2 of 18 Old 08-24-2010, 11:44 AM
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I hope you aren't pulling the Jeep out from the center strap in the middle when you get stuck. Its a good way to bend and tweak the tow hook brackets.

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That is a 6 foot strap (folded up in the pic) "when" I get stuck I will pull out, hook an additional shackle to the center and connect my 30 foot snatch strap so the shackle... it will basically look like a big Y

When the time comes to need it to get pulled out I highly doubt anything will get tweeked or bent. The shackle mounts where custom built for me by Saguaro 4X Components and are solid 1" steel welded top and bottom to 3/8" plate that are then bolted in 3 places to the frame and front cross member by 1/2" bolts. CAD programming rated these at 14,000 lbs break strength which is almost 4 times the weight of the Jeep, and all the shackles being used are american made alloy steel rated at 4 3/4 WLL.
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Soooo, they shouldn't bend then? LOL

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Soooo, they shouldn't bend then? LOL
Ugh... NO over built and mounted the way they are they shouldn't. They are not the light weight factory tow hooks which are cast and rated at less then half of these. I have seen the factory hooks break right off. If I'm stuck enough to even think that they could bend or cause damage... chances are I'm not gonna get yanked out with a strap anyway and not without having a whole lot more damage to worry about.
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I still recommend only using one at a time, just for the angle it is being pulled at vs a straight pull with the single one.

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Creepin_Jeeper & Zero Gravity,
You guys gonna get any of your videos and pics posted?
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I'm just getting my photos uploaded onto my computer. I should have them hosted & posted by tonight.

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Cool. I was just checking in.
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ROMAN WE WERE THE GROUP WHEELING THEIR ALSO...we wheeled later with zero we should of all wheeled together lol....nice job guys...il post mine up soon we got a bunch on fb but il try n get them up on one thread here also

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I'm having difficulty uploading the pics

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"I wonder how deep it is..."



Front driver breaking loose



I can go up hills in reverse too






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The water is actually 5 ft deep right here


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