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Squeaky Penguin's (Trip Reports) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Aug 29, 2016 at 7:31 AM
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    Cohbsteq

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    its amazing how hard they are to find. i managed to get a broken one for free but i had to fix it. haha i looked around forever!
     
  2. Aug 29, 2016 at 7:33 AM
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    Wish I could find somebody semi local looking for a CAI that we could straight trade haha
     
  3. Aug 29, 2016 at 7:34 AM
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  4. Aug 29, 2016 at 7:47 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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  5. Aug 29, 2016 at 8:32 AM
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    i have a brand new afe cold air intake i havent been able to give away either. hahaha
     
  6. Aug 29, 2016 at 8:42 AM
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    Sorry for starting the thread jack, Brett, but maybe you can chime in as well!

    Thanks for the input, Austin! I have a little more budget for my build, and it may have to go toward a new air box and a snorkel. Are there any other supporting parts that are required?

    Also, is it still possible to run a SC with a snorkel? I'm sure it is, but I haven't heard that confirmed.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2016 at 9:19 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

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  8. Aug 29, 2016 at 9:47 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Bummed you couldn't make it. Always next year.

    You say incredible trip, I say just another weekend in Colorado. I just try to enjoy the summer while I can.

    @thefatkid was thinking there might be a restriction, and went with a Safari, but I haven't heard anyone having issues though. :notsure:

    Just make sure you double check the template when installing, and look back for my posts regarding making the connection from the snorkel to the airbox.
     
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  9. Aug 29, 2016 at 10:28 AM
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    Thanks, Brett!

    Sounds like my summer window is closing, but I can't wait to do some of these trips next year.
     
  10. Aug 29, 2016 at 11:55 AM
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    Wishbone Runner

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    Get through everything on HC pretty easily? Any winching? The spot we had the most trouble with, and where Cat smashed her finger, was the obstacle after French Creek.
     
  11. Aug 29, 2016 at 12:23 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Cruised right up to the city pretty easy with no winching or straps. Leo needed just a little tug at the creek, and that obstacle you just mentioned.


    French Creek was much easier than I anticipated, so I need to try a harder line next time, but that obstacle after it surprised me. Harder than the creek IMO. None of the other obstacles gave us any trouble. Overall, I thought it was easier than expected.
     
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  12. Aug 29, 2016 at 12:31 PM
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    It was really muddy on that obstacle, and really most of the trail, when we did it. But I agree not as hard as i thought it was going to be, I even made it UP, open, unassisted (but not back down).
     
  13. Aug 29, 2016 at 12:43 PM
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  14. Aug 29, 2016 at 12:50 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Yeah, it had rained the night before for us. Lots of mud on that obstacle for sure. I didn't get any pictures, but we went up as far left as you could, which seems to be the current popular line. I tried turning into it and going up in the middle of the rock face, but didn't get anywhere.

    :anonymous: I only used it like two times on that trail. Actually, three times, but one time it just made it worse.
     
  15. Aug 29, 2016 at 3:19 PM
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    Huh. Disappointing to hear it was not hard. Oh well. Looks fun. I'll be down some day to do it.
     
  16. Aug 29, 2016 at 3:33 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Easier than I expected is not the same as not hard. I was just expecting it to be even more challenging than it was.

    Still a very difficult trail.
     
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  17. Aug 29, 2016 at 3:35 PM
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    Good. Then I'm coming down..someday
     
  18. Aug 30, 2016 at 7:56 PM
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    Hey did you custom order your leaf springs from alcan and later add chevy leafs? Just wanting some incite on alcan as i am getting on the "sort of" group buy because my dakars are too saggy and pissing me off. What did you order them to be like, if you did order them yourself. Thanks man!
     
  19. Aug 30, 2016 at 8:13 PM
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    My springs started as Wheelers 5 packs which used to be made by Alcan. Thinking they're due for a re-arch or might add one more leaf this winter.

    Not sure exactly what I would ask for if ordering custom packs. One thing I've noticed is that people order packs with something like 3" of lift and plus 500lbs and then are somehow surprised when they get 5" or 6" of lift with an empty bed. I'd probably buy a pack based on where I was under a normal trip, and then not worry about what they're like unloaded. Performance when I'm offroad is what's important to me, but may not be to others.

    That now makes me wonder about getting a pack with a slightly longer main spring, and running a slightly longer shackle to match, to net some more travel. SUA crossed my mind the other day, but definitely doesn't fit my application. Regardless, rear suspension is first project I'll be taking on this winter.
     
  20. Aug 30, 2016 at 8:20 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    Between this and the BS thread, it makes me wonder what people are thinking with throwing as much weight as they can in the bed.
    Better to travel light and svelte. You are possibly the most frugal I've seen when it comes to packing for camping.
     
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