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AZ BS Thread 5.0

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by Brian007Taco, May 12, 2016.

  1. Aug 15, 2019 at 8:53 AM
    asuchemist

    asuchemist I Plead Da FiF

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    Didn't take a negative approach. As Govt worker who writes citations all the time I knew to use my blinker.

    In Texas you can left turn into any lane legally as long as turn lane isn't marked for a certain lane. I know AZ rules are different but I did use my blinker and there were zero people or cars in the area. it was like ghost town.

    Officer was really cool and we even had some BS dialogue like buddies would do. I was wearing my government "uniform" so it wasn't like i was a cartel member. First thing he walked up and said this is just a warning stop I wanted to remind you of AZ traffic rules, school is back in session so be mindful of kids entering the intersection.
     
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  2. Aug 15, 2019 at 8:56 AM
    asuchemist

    asuchemist I Plead Da FiF

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    yeah maybe I needed to "establish" myself in the lane next time.

    Guess I will rethink turning left then right into a cvs or gas station located in corners of intersection.
     
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  3. Aug 15, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    Just installed a Ring Floodlight camera to cover the RV gate side of the house - was $50 off at Costco and the boss couldn't pass it up.

    So freaking easy to install and set up, I love the Ring products.

    Now we need one for the other side of the house and maybe the garage front since the doorbell camera only get part of the driveway.
     
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  4. Aug 15, 2019 at 11:31 AM
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    llibrm OH NOOOOOO!

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    I have installed numerous ring products for people over the years and I really like them. At the time, they didn't integrate with anyone so I chose Nest as they already worked with Google. I've been happy with Nest, but the Ring is very user-friendly product.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    ^^^
    Does Ring have a security system now?
     
  6. Aug 15, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    Damn normally I would but I am going to be stuck in a MRI tube tomorrow after work


    My former self and likely reason my body is breaking down now lol
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Aug 15, 2019 at 12:31 PM
    GT7

    GT7 One piece at a time

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    Looks like 7pm. I was checking out their website. looks so great
     
  8. Aug 15, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    Nothing like getting the meat before the actual date!!! :eek:
     
  9. Aug 15, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    Yes it sure does, I am actually going to install one at the in-laws this weekend!
     
  10. Aug 15, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    Here is a shot of the doorbell and floodlight:

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  11. Aug 15, 2019 at 2:51 PM
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    Chipskip N7MCS

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    I have Ring covering my whole house. I like them. I just wish they would get HomeKit or Google integration, but seeing Amazon owns them, I think 3' of snow in downtown Phoenix is more likely.

    I saw a video this week about how easy the SimpliSafe alarm is to bypass, only requires a $5 UHF transmitter from amazon. Becareful with the wireless alarms. I read a good piece of advice, always place an alarm system sign for a DIFFERENT alarm than you have. This cheap mod might trick someone into thinking they know how to bypass yours.
     
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  12. Aug 15, 2019 at 3:17 PM
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    I think I know what my next mod is going to be:
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    but of course I would put on fender flares, i'm not an animal.
     
  13. Aug 15, 2019 at 3:23 PM
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    [​IMG]
     
  14. Aug 15, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    it's gotta be just for the Gram

    I doubt anyone would actually build that for a purpose.
     
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    IDK man, 5th wheel with an small expo trailer would be next level broverlanding
     
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    Oh cool. We're on the brink of ditching our alarm system in the near future. Do you install the systems for your job? I will check out Ring.
     
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    :rofl:
     
  18. Aug 15, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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    Negative ghost rider!

    It’s pretty simple, I will report back after I am finished.
     
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    Man of Steel TRD Ignorance is the new normal

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    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    Finally getting around to posting pics from the Rubicon. It was such an awesome trip.
    Sorry for the photo dump.

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    One of two pups that got to ride along during the trip.

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    And the trail begins.

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    The gate keeper gets you started through a boulder field and tight turns to make sure you know what you are getting into.

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    A couple of fun little climbs.

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    Top of the Granite Slabs.

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    Bad Ass Samurai that was basically a full Yota underneath (22re, trans, transfercase, axles...)

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    Taking Toyota Hill out of Little Sluice.

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    And the first trail breakage on what was supposed to be the best built Jeep in the group. Everything on this thing is built super well except the front trac bar bracket which they moved on the frame and apparently used a crappy welder to relocate. This would be the major failure on our trip.
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    Someone with Crawl Magazine loaned us a trail welder since they were going to be spending a few days at Rubicon Springs so we could return it whenever we got there. Too bad none of us had ever used one and could not get a good weld for the fix. multiple passes and we decided to keep moving.

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    Lots of water on the trail from snow melt.

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    Buddy was brave in taking his brand new (less than 6 months old) JLU on the trip with us. A 2" lift and new 37" tires and it did damn well actually. Biggest thing was his fear of body damage which is totally understandable.

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    After a long day one, 8.5hrs on the trail thanks to our trac bar breakage, me getting hung up a time or two, and mostly traffic (probably cost us 2hrs) we made it to Buck Island Lake late on day one and called it a night. Since we had had such a long day we decided to wait for everyone else to leave so we could steal a good camp spot and just relax there for the day. It was amazing and absolutely beautiful.

    Water was about 45* and air temp in the mid 80's. Didn't stop us from some crude baths to clean up and hanging out playing catch in the freezing water. Sorry for all the whiteness.

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    Day three and we left camp and headed down Big Sluice towards Rubicon Springs which would be our final camp spot before finishing the trail.

    Apparently we did a lot of this and not just on this obstacle, but the whole trail. Everyone waiving their arms and telling the group what their line would be and how their vehicle would handle it.

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    End of day three and we made it to Rubicon Springs shortly after the first trac bar fix failed. We had already given back the trail welder and had to resort to batteries and stick welding. We couldn't get it going but our neighbors had a "professional" pipe welder that was accustomed to using a stick welder and came to help us out. He had issues as well.

    Notice the sweet welding glasses composed of 4 taped together pairs of cheap sunglasses.

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    Wrench for extra gusseting. Not my welds, we knew they were terrible, but figured it could get us off the trail and to a real shop in town.

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    And about 3/4 the way up Cadillac Hill the weld failed ripping the bracket off and snapping that wrench in half. Didn't bother trying to fix it again and just threw some ratchet straps in place to try and hold things together. It worked and the guy that all the Jeeps were storing their doors and tops at was luckily home when we finished the trail and was able to clean it up good and put some actual good welds on it to hold for the drive home. Pretty sure he ordered a 1/4" bracket during the drive home to replace the crappy stock one that caused so many issues.


    And Success as we got to the top of Cadillac Hill and to Observation Point signaling the end of the trail (lies, there was still like 8 miles of wheeling far tougher than say Broken Arrow in Sedona).

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