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Running the Rubicon on IFS

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by Bawlzdeep, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Sep 29, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    Bawlzdeep

    Bawlzdeep [OP] I'm dropping the hammer

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    We hit the Rubicon from Loon Lake around noon on Friday and made it to Buck Island Lake (about half way point) by 8:00. Old Sluice took a while to get down. There were two rig in front of us and the lead one snapped his front drive shaft. Took about an hour per rig to negotiate the three big boulders in the middle of the trail. I did an entire 360 with my winch to get lined up right. The trail is amazing and very strenuous. My poor little rig looks like it was in a war zone!

    Damage: broken window, rear body smashed and scarred, tail light, stock skids are toast, sliders got a ton of love and now I'm down to one single center cap for my wheels!

    Before I ever go again: window, full length skids and bump stops.

    Other than that, the truck did great. Gonna shoot for a full run next time.

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    Top of Old Sluice
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    This is where it gets nasty!
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    Took the bypass around Old Sluice on the way out.
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  2. Oct 4, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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    otis24

    otis24 Hard Shell Taco

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    Nice pics, sounds like fun. Are there bail outs, or easier options than the routes you took? Or were those the easier options?
     
  3. Oct 4, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    Cool pictures! That would be scary on stock skids.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    TacomaTSP4

    TacomaTSP4 Go Big or Go Home!!

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    looks fun...cant wait to be there next summer!
     
  5. Nov 6, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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    Pdugan6

    Pdugan6 Well-Known Member

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    31570 R17 procomp mt2 on procomp alloy wheels trimmed fenders 2" out of rear 3" out of front Rear suspension:63"chevy springs mounted with ruff stuff chevy swap kit, 12" bilsteins ,All pro U-bolt flipkit extended brake lines and abs sensor tab Front suspension: pro comp 3" coil over lift Snugtop Snug Pro camper shell ATO high clearance bumper
    So sick i cant wait to get out there next year with my IFS. Great pics
     
  6. Nov 6, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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    NW4RUNNER

    NW4RUNNER Well-Known Member

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    Bad ass. Truck looks awesome.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2013 at 9:54 PM
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    Pdugan6

    Pdugan6 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. It's great to see some IFS rigs out there. I like the matte black paint job on your rig. Looks Tits.
     
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