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Old 04-15-2013, 12:14 PM   #5881
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I'm on a waiting list for a group of 15 that are headed out this summer. I'm sure if we got enough people we would be able to find a guide.

Wow...15 is a Huge group for the Rubicon and will add considerable time/days to ur trip..
I wouldn't want to make that trip with anyone that wasn't at least locked at both ends and on at least on 35s"....
that's just me though...

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Old 04-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #5882
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I'd like to hit the rubicon this summer. What can you tell me about it? How many days to run it? Camp along the way? Anyone going this year and can I tag along?
I really like this 3 part video series about the Rubicon.

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Old 04-15-2013, 12:17 PM   #5883
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I'd like to hit the rubicon this summer. What can you tell me about it? How many days to run it? Camp along the way? Anyone going this year and can I tag along?
We spent three days two nights on it. Camped out at Buck Island and Rubicon Springs the second night. The more days you have the better. It's less stressful. All in all it was an awesome trip. I recommend everyone do it. Simply for the beautiful country. Here are a few pics.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:18 PM   #5884
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Wow...15 is a Huge group for the Rubicon and will add considerable time/days to ur trip..
I wouldn't want to make that trip with anyone that wasn't at least locked at both ends and on at least on 35s"....
that's just me though...
Dont they take journalists thru there every year in stockers?
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That is beautiful Serg.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:20 PM   #5886
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Wow...15 is a Huge group for the Rubicon and will add considerable time/days to ur trip..
I wouldn't want to make that trip with anyone that wasn't at least locked at both ends and on at least on 35s"....
that's just me though...
I don't know about a that. I mean. I only have a locker in the rear axle. And even then I only used it twice. If anything I would say 35's 4" lift and sliders. You should be golden.
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I love this video. No lockers and skinny little doughnuts. Dang I would be so beat up in like no time.
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That is beautiful Serg.
It was probably the most beautiful country I have seen as of yet.

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Peeled my diff cover open in the first 1/4 mile. Sucked.
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This is my favorite pic. 0600 and totally quiet with my coffee.
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I love how everyone says "at least xx tired and locked front and rear." Lockers are over rated. Ill do the rubicon open/open and not because I'm cocky but because I don't think they're a necessity so much as a nice to have. The same argument can be made for standard and automatic. If everyone were auto crawling would be easier!

Gunner, his procedure is today! We're really hoping for an answer today but he's pretty much as indifferent as can be when it comes to getting it some today. Pretty stoked to get outta the hospital though.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:36 PM   #5891
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Ok so yesterday i put jeep in 4 L. I put in drive and transfer case moves alot i put it in park and u can hear a grind noise but if i put it in 4h it doesn't do it. Any suggestions anyone. Oh i we noticed my motor mounts are bad.
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He's a great kid. In fact you gotta be proud of all three of them. You got some nice offspring for base brats.
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Shift linkage binding on the T/Case from the mounts moving? That way it is not shifting all the way into gear.
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[QUOTE=gonzo1308;3639399]I love how everyone says "at least xx tired and locked front and rear." Lockers are over rated. Ill do the rubicon open/open and not because I'm cocky but because I don't think they're a necessity so much as a nice to have. The same argument can be made for standard and automatic. If everyone were auto crawling would be easier!

This is really none of my bizz and who am I to tell anyone how they should setup there rig...but ur gonna be running with a very large group and depending on what portions of the Rubicon u guys run and all those drivers abilities ur trip can go from very nice and enjoyable to a long never ending nightmare in an instance ....

Ur welcome to come out wheelin with me anytime ....maybe we can change ur mind somewhat about the need for lockers and tires....
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Shift linkage binding on the T/Case from the mounts moving? That way it is not shifting all the way into gear.
So replace the mount ?
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Yeah buddy I would change the mounts. If the motor is shifting from side to side then it "Could" be binding the shift linkage for the T/Case.
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I love how everyone says "at least xx tired and locked front and rear." Lockers are over rated. Ill do the rubicon open/open and not because I'm cocky but because I don't think they're a necessity so much as a nice to have. The same argument can be made for standard and automatic. If everyone were auto crawling would be easier!

This is really none of my bizz and who am I to tell anyone how they should setup there rig...but ur gonna be running with a very large group and depending on what portions of the Rubicon u guys run and all those drivers abilities ur trip can go from very nice and enjoyable to a long never ending nightmare in an instance ....

Ur welcome to come out wheelin with me anytime ....maybe we can change ur mind somewhat about the need for lockers and tires....
I'm old, fat and lazy. I get on a rocky trail and i'm in 4 low with the lockers on. I just want to make it over the obstacles without beating myself up too much. This last time out we did Gold Mountain, then John Bull and finally Holcomb Creek. The Jeep most likely would have done it open but I would have worked a lot more. I was still beat up from the day. Just not as capable as my jeep is.
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I'm old, fat and lazy. I get on a rocky trail and i'm in 4 low with the lockers on. I just want to make it over the obstacles without beating myself up too much. This last time out we did Gold Mountain, then John Bull and finally Holcomb Creek. The Jeep most likely would have done it open but I would have worked a lot more. I was still beat up from the day. Just not as capable as my jeep is.
Exactly ....its not to say an open/open diff rig on to small a tire wouldn't get through it...its more the fact that u'll have to beat the crap out of it and if it breaks ur now a lot longer of a ways from home....trail repairs suck and trall recovery is very expensive ....
Just say...
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You guy sound like a close group. Lol
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You guy sound like a close group. Lol
Serg, I have not met but a few on here, but can say these people are becoming an extended family. I have not run into a better group than those posting in this thread. I would help anyone of them if they had something I could help with.
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I have gotten the same feeling. I hope to wheel with this group one day if they will have me along. As like you, I would help anyone if the need arise. It's tough to find good people. Jeeps tend to help weed out the bad ones.
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Sometimes guys like you who have been doing it for so long and have built your jeeps up to where they will do amazing things, well you go out on really tough trails and then us beginners who look at a Rubicon as something really tough "I believe Fordyce is tougher" we still have to learn the ins and outs of the sport. It is gonna take us a while to get to where you and Jerry and others like you are at. My jeeps last trip to the Con was very expensive for the owner. He lost the front locker air hose and hit the gas to climb out of Cadillac hill. Well he broke the left rear axle. It took a tug to get him over the top . But he drove it off the trail. The disc brake kept the axle in place and he removed the rear driveshaft. He's lucky. He owns a tow service and had one of his trucks pick him up and bring him home. would have cost him a lot more. I got the jeep at a discount because he didn't know what was busted and he was disgusted.
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That's what sliders and skids are for! And with the right spotters and driving any body can do any trail. I don't see my mind being changed about lockers any time soon. Pretty sure the guys that started the rubicon trail never dreamed of 35 inch tires.


Yeah gunner I'm pretty proud of all my kids. Kyra can nag like a grown woman and Ryan can eat boogers like nobody's business! Haha
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Yeah we're all pretty close. It's more then a trail group, a lot of these folks helped me through my deployment and have been incredibly supportive since I came home. I am very happy to call these people my friends! I can't wait till we can finally make another camping trip with everyone, but this past weekend would have been the last opportunity for a while. Baseball will go till the summer then it's off to moms for summer vacation. You guys are stuck with only me till August!
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Yup were a tightly knit and finely tuned machine of a group LOL we are just a bunch of Jeepers some experienced like Steve and some like me just beginning. But we all love jeeps and don't like drama. Thats about our only rule. No Drama. Life brings enough. Like Gonzo's kid in the hospital or Elmos jeep having teething pains. But we swap parts and get together and have fun. Thats what it is about. Your more than welcome to come out on any trip we take and you don't have to ask if you can. Just say your coming.
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That's what sliders and skids are for! And with the right spotters and driving any body can do any trail. I don't see my mind being changed about lockers any time soon. Pretty sure the guys that started the rubicon trail never dreamed of 35 inch tires.


Yeah gunner I'm pretty proud of all my kids. Kyra can nag like a grown woman and Ryan can eat boogers like nobody's business! Haha
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Yup were a tightly knit and finely tuned machine of a group LOL we are just a bunch of Jeepers some experienced like Steve and some like me just beginning. But we all love jeeps and don't like drama. Thats about our only rule. No Drama. Life brings enough. Like Gonzo's kid in the hospital or Elmos jeep having teething pains. But we swap parts and get together and have fun. Thats what it is about. Your more than welcome to come out on any trip we take and you don't have to ask if you can. Just say your coming.
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Kyra would make a great Gunny and Ryan is just doing what most little buys do. Imitate dad.
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