So I never posted the pics from my last trip I did with my dad right before leaving! We had been trying to hook up and hit Pancake Rock for a while, but it never worked out until now (a couple months ago ) I don't have very many pics, but there are some good ones.
Airing down at the base
Getting up the rock
At the top
Then we were in a hury to get back to the house which caused a little delay. I took a bad line and came VERY close to kissing a rock with my door! You can't really tell from the pic but the Jeep was sliding to the side into the rock with each inch I moved. By the time I realized the situation I was in it was too late, there was no manuevering out of it. So my dad used his winch and pulled me back and away from the rock. It was a close call, but I JUST made it out without any damage.
All and all it was a good time, just too bad we had to be rushed. It's hard to enjoy a scenic trail like that when on a time crunch.
Wow cool pics. What a close call! Like..really close
Oh ya, it was a pucker moment!
Originally Posted by wanabxtrm
-contemplating a gobi rack (have one on my JK) and was curious if you noted an MPG drop hwy (JK was a good hit) and wind noise increase. Not willing to take a big fuel/noise hit as its my wife's DD.
Also did you look into the ladder?
Can you post some pics a little closer up from the side/top THANKS
I love this rack! It did ad some wind noise over the stock rack, but nothing too annoying. It was definitely more noticeable when I had the 4 Hella FF75s up there. If you look at my first post in this thread you will see a list of my mods which are hyper-links. Check out when I added the rack and then the 42" Tough Light, there are lots of pics there. If you need anything further let me know.
I thought about getting the ladder and even had someone offer me one for cheap, but I don't like them. The roof is easy enough to get up on without one and having a labber bolted to the rear hatch means you can never again use the rear glass which I do all the time. Not to mention it just looks goofy on the WK!
Originally Posted by K9SAR
Looks like a great trip! Would have gotten ugly if your dad hadn't saved your bacon....uhhh your bison, I mean
Ya it could have been bad. I keep meaning to pick up a couple of large plastic cutting boards for times just like this!
Originally Posted by LilOmelet
I'm soooo jealous... I can't wait to get my jeep back next to yours! U know we should just figure out a way that they can see each other more often oooooooh military!
I know! One of these days we will actually live close again.
Originally Posted by Y0ungGunZJ
Thats what you get for driving the soccer rig out of its mallcrawlin territory. :P might have set up some shopping carts for you practice your turning.
Did you guys hit the rock garden too? Or too much of a time crunch?
Oh ya look who's talking Mr. ZJ! No we didn't get back to the garden, time was too short. The plan is to get back there next time. I actually haven't been back there since my first trip up Pancake a couple years ago.
I have thought about it but I don't think it's for me. All I ever played with before this was solid axles. Having IFS on a Jeep is different. Yes it is a little less capable then a solid axle Jeep, but the challeng is what makes it fun. Anyone can over build a Wrangler or Cherokee until even the hardest trails are easy! And at that piont all you have it a beat up rock buggy. With this Jeep I would prefer to keep some type of IFS. That way I can stick to the more moderate or slightly difficult trails and still have them be fun and challenging without building a monster Jeep that is all beat up and is not road friendly. This is still our family vehicle and my wife's DD, so until I can afford a new 2014 Grand diesel this one has to stay road friendly. Now having said that, at this piont I don't see myself ever doing a SAS on this Jeep. Not because I don't want greater ability down the road, but because I am having fun with the IFS. So even though I don't see myself doing a SAS doesn''t mean I'm not planning big There is a guy here who did a TTB on his WJ (I don't remember his name) and I thought it came out great. So I am leaning more towards a TTB than a SAS! Not in the immediate future though.