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Sunday: Labor Day Weekend Bridgeport Trip!

Discussion in 'Texas' started by ItalynStylion, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Aug 31, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion [OP] Sounds Gooooood

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    I'm wanting to go out to Bridgeport on Sunday. A friend of mine with an FJ wants to go too. If we get his breather mod done on Saturday he's in for sure.

    Anyone else want to do some wheeling on Sunday?
     
  2. Aug 31, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    achirdo

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    Thinking about it. As long as I'm not sick anymore by that time ill be down :D
     
  3. Aug 31, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    Sounds good. Looking to try out the Derpatracs!
     
  4. Aug 31, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    Derpafails*
     
  5. Aug 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    Derpalltrails?
     
  6. Aug 31, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    Interesting proposition.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    I might be game for this. What time are you wanting to be out there?
    Don't worry about the diff breather mod on the FJ. There needs to be water for it to make a difference.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    <<< has to pay a speeding ticket. No playing for me.
     
  9. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    I'm hoping to get out there by 12:30. I have church till 10:30 in Dallas and the people I'll be bringing are likely to be slothful.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2011 at 2:57 AM
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    So, any pics from the trip?
     
  11. Sep 5, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    Have pics and videos, but have to upload them from my dad's camera. Went down that trail, the Minos trail, that you took the tree in your bumper, and came back out of it in one piece, cool trail.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    It was an interesting trip. It was SO dry out there that there was a lot of loose dirt which made traction an issue for myself and a lot of others. Looked like there had been some deep ruts dug in some areas which made my low center a bit of an issue in some spots.

    I that being said, I managed to find the ONLY mud hole in the whole place...and almost get stuck. The lake bottom was BONE dry and had deep cracks in it. So we were rolling around just getting the layout of where the water usually is. That way when there's water in it we know where the deep spots are without finding out the hard way. Long story short, it went from bone dry to SUPER deep mud almost instantainiously. We were going about 10mph and all of a sudden.....stopped. I looked at my friend Robert and said, "I'm pretty sure I know what just happened, and I think the chances of us making it out of this mess on our own are slim to none."

    We rolled down the windows and looked out at the front tires and they were BURIED up to the hubs in mud. The rear's weren't much better. After some agile rocking and then nearly redlining the damn thing we made it out on our own. I'm giving credit to the Derpatracs.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    Sweet
     
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    I'm still waiting for the videos from last wheeling trip! :p
     
  15. Sep 5, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    I wouldn't mind going back to that trail and see how I fair now. If I remember right; the trees and I on that trail are 1 for 1. One of them tagged me and I tagged on of them. :D


    It is amazing that there is that little water out there now. Barely over a month ago when we were out there the place was full of water all over the place.
     
  16. Sep 5, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    I'd say on that trail where the boulders were, would be 4" lift minimum :eek:
     
  17. Sep 5, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    Yeah, that set of trails is one of the few full length level 5 trails. I'm interested to find some longer trails and do some wheeling on them. I'll probably walk the Minos next time and see if I can find a line that will get me up them.

    Did you go up or down the trail?
     
  18. Sep 5, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    We took the trail down, then back up and around.
     
  19. Sep 5, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    I almost got pinched in a REALLY tight trail when it was just Jason (guy in the FJ) and I. We went and did a single diamond trail right under the power lines on the south side. It wasn't that hard in terms of terrain but holy shit my long wheelbase couldn't make those turns. At one point I had half an inch between the left side of the truck and a tree; the right side had another tree on it but had about 1 inch. Shit was TIGHT in there. I almost didn't make it out.
     
  20. Sep 5, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    I did that trail with the 4Runner a couple of trips back. The shorter wheel base was real nice in there... :D
     
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