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18 April: Location Reiter Pit. Codename: Rubi Recovery.

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by ForeRunner, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    ForeRunner

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    So, Saturday headed out with a coworker and another friend, they were both driving Jeep Rubicons. My coworker just picked up a 2009 Rubicon about 3 weeks ago and just got his plates the night before the run.

    We headed out around 9am and got to the staging area around 1015. I aired down they did not, hit up the powerline trail where the new Rubicon experienced it's very first tractionless unable to move predicament. Of course who is there to unstick said Rubicon? Yep, me and Gina.
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    Continued on and hit up the Lake Isabel trail until we got to a point that would require more skill than any of us had. We doubled back, on the way back I experinced aome 3 wheel teetering motion requiring some additional weight on the passenger rear corner.
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    After finishing up Issy we tooled around until we found a monster puddle. Being aman of reason I decided against fjording the puddle but the new Rubi was more than confident. Well that cost him. Had to be recoverd by Gina once again.
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  2. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    lol, you should charge a recovery fee.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    Sadly I couldn't. In the last picture what you don't see, none of us saw was his manual transmission gulping up the muddy water and toasting his clutch. I had to tow him out and to a diner where he was met by a tow truck and the Jeep delivered to the dealership for a new clutch.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    good pics man!!! you shoulda seen the chick in the brand new rubicon at uwharrie this past weekend.....destroying the shit outta that thing!!! it was friggin crazy.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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  6. Aug 6, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    Still looks like you had a good time? :)
     
  7. Aug 7, 2009 at 4:18 AM
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    C'mon - it's not the jeeps fault. It's the dumb ass driving it thinking he can go everywhere with it.

    But hey, he's lucky enough that Jeep will repair it under warrantee.

    Would Toyota do the same?

    (sorry, I hate the Jeep bashing)
     
  8. Aug 7, 2009 at 4:47 AM
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    Unfortunately Jeep did not cover the pressure plate replacement.

    Granted the Rubicon is a very capably rig, lockers front and rear, electronic swaybar disconnects, extended breathers on both axles. However the open transmission is something both he and I did not expect.

    He's been wheeling for years but in this case he was overconfident in his and the Jeeps ability and it did cost him both money and a shitload of good natured ribbing.
     
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