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Unread 06-17-2012, 03:18 PM   #1591
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There's no way I could drive my jeep there. Lol I've been to the wilds before though since I grew up out there and most of my family still lives there. Maybe next PCS will be somewhere with more offroad areas than out here. There is so much potential out here but it's all off limits.

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Unread 06-17-2012, 06:56 PM   #1592
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Haha, yeah a drive from HI would be pretty tough

Here are the pics from the camera...

This is next to where all of the rovers had to winch themselves out (all but maybe 3 that I saw go through). We had already been up the section they had to winch up several times, and we decided to turn out a different way and make our own path that was a little bit tougher.





















I kept trying, but couldn't get my knuckle out of the mirror while driving







This water crossing was just below the door sill line before all of the rovers got to it and did what they did best...stomp on the gas and spin their tires. When we came back to it at the end of the day, it was a good 8" deeper, if I had to guess. Had to pull the plugs and will be removing the carpet when I can get to it, amplifiers filled with water.





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Unread 06-17-2012, 07:02 PM   #1593
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This is up the easy part I mentioned in the previous post, where they all winched

















This is what most of the trails through the prairie land were...some deep ish ruts that could be messy if it were wet, and some excavated trails with off camber areas. All of the trails that have the little off camber sections also have a trail directly next to them with flat ground. So again, the stock guys that are aprehensive can decide whether they want to drive on a road that is less flat than a paved road.








Theres that damn knuckle again

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Unread 06-18-2012, 01:33 PM   #1594
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Unread 06-18-2012, 01:47 PM   #1595
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It was even more confusing from behind!






































that's what she said
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Unread 06-18-2012, 01:58 PM   #1596
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I eventually take the time and effort to muscle my steering wheel to the right and climb out the easy way...was being stubborn about it on account of I'm lazy as hell

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Unread 06-18-2012, 08:04 PM   #1597
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12:22ish is why I'm heavily considering chopping off my front cross member and bringing the bumper back several inches, losing the under bumper skid, and ditching the e-disco


I back out of this about a minute after the video ends by the way, and the TJ comes in and immediately finishes off the root that was holding me up, and crawls right out I got back in it later, after the engine cooled down and I added power steering fluid, and managed to crawl out of it in short order.

Here's the TJ...would have been nice if we had put the cut swampers on for the day...the muck packed the MTZs up pretty well

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Unread 06-18-2012, 08:22 PM   #1598
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I was on some similar trails out here 2 weeks ago, just mud, ruts and no traction. Made the hill climbs harder. Looks like fun though.
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Unread 06-18-2012, 08:22 PM   #1599
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If you ditch the E-disco are you going anti-rock?
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Where are all the Rovers? How did they do at this point?
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Unread 06-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #1601
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I was on some similar trails out here 2 weeks ago, just mud, ruts and no traction. Made the hill climbs harder. Looks like fun though.
It was fun The actual way out wasn't all that tough, but in these two videos, we decided to make it more interesting and make our own way out

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If you ditch the E-disco are you going anti-rock?
Yeah I think so - several priorities I have added to the list and only so many dollars...gotta get them in order!

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Where are all the Rovers? How did they do at this point?
They didn't, so much...the long rut you see me drive through, before I turn to the right to make my own trail out, the Rover did their best to drive through at full throttle, before hitting the wall and getting stuck and winching out. I believe two to four managed to avoid the wall and make it out.
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Unread 06-18-2012, 08:51 PM   #1602
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ive got a jk PSC steering gear in my jeep and the whole reason for it was so i could crop the front tighter. mix that with a 5" front stretch and the overhang gets small.
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Unread 06-18-2012, 09:18 PM   #1603
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ive got a jk PSC steering gear in my jeep and the whole reason for it was so i could crop the front tighter. mix that with a 5" front stretch and the overhang gets small.
That would certainly do the trick! I'm going to try to bring the frame and bumper back before resorting to bringing the axle forward...the axle sits pretty far forward as it is

Edit - I'm assuming the JK gear is a remedy for the terrible location of the steering gear in the stock CJs and YJs? Where did you relocate it? Or is it some position just better clearance?
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Unread 06-18-2012, 09:35 PM   #1604
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relocated the main body if the steering gear to just behind the grill flush with bottom of frame rail. 8" pitman goes down and around frame rail. if i wanted i could chop the frame at the grill. but ill keep 7.5" for the winch which can now sit lower between the rails.
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Unread 06-18-2012, 09:43 PM   #1605
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relocated the main body if the steering gear to just behind the grill flush with bottom of frame rail. 8" pitman goes down and around frame rail. if i wanted i could chop the frame at the grill. but ill keep 7.5" for the winch which can now sit lower between the rails.
That's the biggest obstacle I think I will face...dropping the winch between the frame rails. Not sure if it will interfere with my air tank
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