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Rausch Creek wheeling from 3/28/2010

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by mjp2, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    mjp2

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    Went wheeling at Rausch Creek yesterday with a couple of buddies. Had a great time, the Tacoma performed much better than I expected, and I left with only minor breakage.

    Known carnage at this point is:
    . UCA mounting bolt. This is the second time I've bent one so it's time for a double-sheer setup.
    . Deaver leaf pack. I figured this would be an issue since the pack is now under the axle. Bent the bottom 2 leafs backwards.
    . CV boot tore. Typical, and time for another rebuild.
    . Possible wheel bearings. I think they're just shot from too much abuse/water/sand/salt/etc.

    I'll just post a few videos for now and will update this first post with pictures after I have a chance to go through them.

    Bob's Jeep doing some crawling.
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    Jeep in the Fire Pit.
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    Me in the Fire Pit. I'm a little more BANSAI!!! about it when compared to the Jeep. The long travel suspension really softens things up when going through rough terrain.
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    Me struggling.
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    Me succeeding! :D
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    Definitely a good day. I'll get the mud off the truck and investigate the breakage this week and will get some pictures posted as I have time.
     
  2. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    Great Videos! I love how much you can stuff those tires with those fender flares! Looks like fun..
     
  3. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    bansai!!!
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    glassworksunlimited.com has nice fenders as well
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    nice work keep it up on those trails
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    These are the Glassworks fenders and bedsides. I'm running a Camburg long travel setup in the front and Giant Motorsports long travel setup in the rear.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    It's the full suspension that allows the wheels to stuff. With the setup I have in the rear I can have my rear bumped sit on the ground before the suspension bottoms out.

    I tested that by hooking up the draw bar from a wrecker and having the hydraulics push down on the rear of the truck until the suspension bottomed out. Hit the ground before the axle hit the frame. :)
     
  8. Mar 29, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    Sweet! Patiently waiting for more pics. :popcorn:
     
  9. Mar 29, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    great videos mike thanks :D
     
  10. Mar 29, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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  11. Mar 29, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    wat?
    do that w/ a mid travel setup w/ no downtravel or uptravel, the call me :D
     
  12. Mar 29, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Subd to check the vids later; thanks NMCI
     
  13. Mar 30, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    Stole a couple pictures from other people's cameras. I'll go though my own pics tonight. :)

    Light water crossing.
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    Nice, big, stupid stuck. Dumbass me managed to drive right into a huge wash out that I knew was there. At speed.
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    A winch tug backed me out of the spot and I thankfully never tumbled down the big drop. This one mangled a couple parts and rattled Martie pretty good.
     
  14. Mar 30, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    Those are great pics and videos. I thought your truck didn't run..?? lol
     
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    You'd be rattled too if there's a huge drop-off and the truck was leaning to your side. :p
     
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    Thanks!

    After that trip, once again my truck does not run. I was able to limp back to the trailer and that's about it. Lots of replacement parts currently on order as of yesterday.

    Wait until you see the carnage pics. ;)
     
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    Snorkel Next?:D

    I would think it would also help keep the filter cleaner in the desert instead of sucking from the wheel well.
     
  18. Mar 30, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    Everyone was sportin' a huge cheesy grin that day. :D
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    Eric flopped on his side.
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    Good chance to check out the undercarriage. :p
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    Self-recovery is always a cool thing.
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    Rubber side back down.
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    Bob's Jeep was crawling over everything that day.
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    A couple of poser shots. I don't have many pictures of my truck because I spent most of the day in it. :)
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    A little more crawling.
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    The aftermath. 2 bent leafs on the driver's side.
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    Bent UCA mounting bolt.
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    The truck's stance at the end of the day.
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    Parts are already in transit to get this stuff fixed up. I'll get those UCA mounts strengthened and will be back at it again soon!

    It was just a great day of wheeling. :)
     
  19. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    you can see the stance in both

     
  20. Mar 31, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    It was not yet broken in that first picture. Just on uneven ground. :p
     
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