Operation Big Red Wiener Schnitzel - Page 107 - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1591 of 2795 Old 06-17-2012, 03:18 PM
Coolcatracing
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Honolulu
Posts: 844
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.


08 Unlimited Rubicon 6 speed, 315/70-16 Kelly TSR, 1.5" Spidertrax spacers factory Moab's, Rubicon Express Flex arm 3.5" lift, Smittybilt XRC front bumper with D-rings, Body Armor Extreme rock slider steps, AEV snorkel, trimmed fender flares, Hella 8" HID driving lights
Coolcatracing is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #1592 of 2795 Old 06-17-2012, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
Mol
Disclaimer: I'm Polish
 
Mol's Avatar
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Columbus
Posts: 7,630
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.





Mol is offline  
post #1593 of 2795 Old 06-17-2012, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
Mol
Disclaimer: I'm Polish
 
Mol's Avatar
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Columbus
Posts: 7,630










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

Mol is offline  
post #1594 of 2795 Old 06-18-2012, 01:33 PM
smcutter
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Broomfield
Posts: 1,207
Quote:
Originally Posted by molshove View Post
I'm so confused.

For the record, I'm probably judging you for your bad grammar or spelling.
smcutter is offline  
post #1595 of 2795 Old 06-18-2012, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
Mol
Disclaimer: I'm Polish
 
Mol's Avatar
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Columbus
Posts: 7,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by smcutter View Post
I'm so confused.
It was even more confusing from behind!






































that's what she said
Mol is offline  
post #1596 of 2795 Old 06-18-2012, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
Mol
Disclaimer: I'm Polish
 
Mol's Avatar
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Columbus
Posts: 7,630
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

Mol is offline  
post #1597 of 2795 Old 06-18-2012, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
Mol
Disclaimer: I'm Polish
 
Mol's Avatar
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Columbus
Posts: 7,630
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

Mol is offline  
post #1598 of 2795 Old 06-18-2012, 08:22 PM
DrHolliday
Registered User
2011 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Gresham
Posts: 680
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.

2011 JK Rubicon 2 door 6-speed manual, 3.5" Rock Krawler Suspension lift, 1.25" Daystar body lift, 40x13.50R17 Nitto Mud Grapplers



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DrHolliday is offline  
post #1599 of 2795 Old 06-18-2012, 08:22 PM
jrmars07
Registered User
2010 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: St Louis
Posts: 454
If you ditch the E-disco are you going anti-rock?

2010 2dr Wrangler
2.5" ProComp Lift, Front Adj Trackbar, JKS Disco's
Fox Shocks
Tera Front Lower Controls Arms, Rear Upper Control Arms, Synergy HD Balljoints
Tom Woods 1310 Driveshafts
33" KM2's on ProComp 7069 16x8's
Superchips Flashpaq
AEV Premium Front Bumper, IPF 900XSD Lights, Warn 9.5ti w/ Synthetic Line
AEV Rear Bumper, Tuffy Security Deck
D30 Front Sleeved and Gusseted, RCV's, ARB Locked
4.88 G2 Gears
D44 Rear ARB Locked, Chromoly Shafts
jrmars07 is offline  
post #1600 of 2795 Old 06-18-2012, 08:31 PM
Vin
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island
Posts: 3,472
Where are all the Rovers? How did they do at this point?
Vin is offline  
post #1601 of 2795 Old 06-18-2012, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
Mol
Disclaimer: I'm Polish
 
Mol's Avatar
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Columbus
Posts: 7,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrHolliday View Post
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

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrmars07 View Post
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!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vin View Post
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.
Mol is offline  
post #1602 of 2795 Old 06-18-2012, 08:51 PM
fratis
......
 
fratis's Avatar
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hale'iwa
Posts: 5,092
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.

-insert meaningless out-of-place political diatribe-
fratis is offline  
post #1603 of 2795 Old 06-18-2012, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
Mol
Disclaimer: I'm Polish
 
Mol's Avatar
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Columbus
Posts: 7,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by fratis View Post
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?
Mol is offline  
post #1604 of 2795 Old 06-18-2012, 09:35 PM
fratis
......
 
fratis's Avatar
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hale'iwa
Posts: 5,092
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.

-insert meaningless out-of-place political diatribe-
fratis is offline  
post #1605 of 2795 Old 06-18-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
Mol
Disclaimer: I'm Polish
 
Mol's Avatar
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Columbus
Posts: 7,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by fratis
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
Mol is offline  
Reply

Tags
aev is over rated , big red schoolbus , i've got a chubby , jk on 37s , masturbation material , poison spyder is terrible , rubicon

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Rock Slide Engineering Rock Sliders flaboater JK Wrangler Technical Forum 6 06-25-2013 04:26 PM
ACE Rock Sliders with Smittybilt SRC Rock Rails? jdog1065 JK Wrangler Technical Forum 14 04-16-2012 04:23 PM
TJ Rock Sliders W/ Rock Tubes. Still ON SALE Richd1963 Wrangler General Discussion 7 06-23-2011 02:07 AM
Red Rock Fabrication Frame Mounted Rock Rail Steps mrsig JK Wrangler Technical Forum 7 03-17-2009 12:16 AM
Rock Protection?? - Warrior Rock Barz Toasterworks TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 02-26-2003 07:47 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome