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Old 01-02-2014, 12:08 PM   #13111
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It's an auto. But I wrecked my quad years ago. Complete summer salt off a razor in dumont. So if I over do any thing it flares up. When I went to the chiro the first time I was so out of wack that my right leg was longer by about 2-3 inches. I could barely walk for about 3 weeks. I went 2-3 times a week for a month and was back to normal. I have an inversion table that helps a lot. Just need to get on it and hang for a few and usually does the trick.
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Caleb just finished his scrambled eggs, handed me the bowl and asked to please have pancakes & sausage now. Lol, I got him to settle for a couple crackers since Grandma doesn't have his requests this morning.
Kid eats like a man. I'm stuck with fruit, yogurt and granola. How I envy the young.

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Kid eats like a man. I'm stuck with fruit, yogurt and granola. How I envy the young.
He's a chow hound, must be growing. He ate two hot dogs for lunch with Mike the other day, Mike was shocked, lol.

It would be nice to be able to eat like that again
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Lol agree. The jeep is much more merciful than a quad. Lol. Unless it was the jeep that had hit me in the helmet and almost landed on me then maybe not lol
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I hear you. I've been selling off toys left and right just because my house is up for sale.
We've been selling a bunch of stuff too. I think getting the Big Bear place helped, I convinced Mike to clear out a couple containers of furniture and stuff that we've inherited and gotten given to us over the past couple years. When we bought my daughters house it was a short sale and we had to buy the guys furniture in order to get him out. It will be nice to be rid of all the random stuff.

Then I can go shop and buy all new stuff for the house, haha.

I decided to sell my road bike, I figure a mountain bike is more practical and I can keep it up at BB. I'm hoping to get 1,200. - 1,500 for it. I paid 2,800 for it and it's in excellent shape. I'm taking to a shop next week, my boss is good friends with the owner
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:44 AM   #13118
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We've been selling a bunch of stuff too. I think getting the Big Bear place helped, I convinced Mike to clear out a couple containers of furniture and stuff that we've inherited and gotten given to us over the past couple years. When we bought my daughters house it was a short sale and we had to buy the guys furniture in order to get him out. It will be nice to be rid of all the random stuff. Then I can go shop and buy all new stuff for the house, haha. I decided to sell my road bike, I figure a mountain bike is more practical and I can keep it up at BB. I'm hoping to get 1,200. - 1,500 for it. I paid 2,800 for it and it's in excellent shape. I'm taking to a shop next week, my boss is good friends with the owner
It's funny how much bikes go for. I sold my mountain bike for 3k and it wasn't even posted for a day. My jeep I only payed a thousand more. Just to give a relative cost. Funny how the world works.
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Going to buy a new jeep

Warning! Overlong boring post ahead. Enter at your own risk!

It looks like money will be coming in late this month and for the last few months I've been going back and forth on getting an old LJ or a new JKU.

*Thanks all for helping me decide*

It's gonna be a new JKU Sahara. It will be for work and play so I can off load two jeeps and a car.

Must haves are light color (Prefer silver) with matching top because light colors and roofs are wise in the desert. Auto with 3.73 gears. Leather with climate control so I can get a cabin filter. Heated mirrors are a must as we are above the snow line, anti slip axle and finally the Admiral is insisting it has Bluetooth and the unlimited warranty. She's a cruel demanding woman

And when she is looking the other way... The jeep fairies will provide new wider rims, tires, winch and spare tire and fuel can holder.

I'll also be taking it over to my Buddy who restores Airstreams and we'll build a sleeping deck in back with locking storage underneath.

Picking the Sahara as it is better suited for my desert wanderings that a Rubi. Anti slip axle and 2 to 1 tranny are more practical than 4 to 1 and lockers for what I do.

So far in my internet shopping it seems like Huntington beach jeep Chrysler has the biggest selection and lowest prices. I bought a Suburban from them a few years ago and they treated us well.

Thoughts and opinions are welcome as I have probably missed something.
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Talk to RadarRob2012... I have read threads that he sold people jeeps at pretty good prices.
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Talk to RadarRob2012... I have read threads that he sold people jeeps at pretty good prices.
He hates his job so you may get a great price to spite his boss.
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I have to agree, check with RadarRob, everyone that has purchased a Jeep through him has been very happy.
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Milo,
Your not going to wait for the diesel?
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Anyone wheeling Sunday? Trying to get a quick little run in.
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I'm thinkin something close to home.. Marble canyon, 2n17x.
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I'm gonna still try for Death Valley. Even that I'm more on the just maybe wrench on stuff kinda mood.
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Milo,

If I may recommend that when you look at JKUs you check out the Dune color since you want a color that is light and agreeable with the desert. I've seen a couple driving around here and it's looks good.

Also, if you are working a tire/fuel can carrier into your budget, you should check this one out:

Jeep | SWING AWAY TIRE/CAN CARRIER JK (UNLIMITED) 2/4 DOOR | 85207

I've been eyeballing that tire carrier forever and it's the one I'm getting when I can afford it.
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Milo,
Your not going to wait for the diesel?
Nope, I am afraid it will come with IFS and since they are in the Grand Cherokees now I can retrofit one in a few years when the transplant kits have been proven and the diesels are in the junkyard.

JoeBot, You have posted the exact one I have picked! You are clearly a man of excellent taste and distinction. Dune is my second choice. I like the white but when you color match the top. It's just way too much white. Giant marshmellow kind of thing.

I have talked with RadarRob in the past.
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Nope, I am afraid it will come with IFS and since they are in the Grand Cherokees now I can retrofit one in a few years when the transplant kits have been proven and the diesels are in the junkyard.

JoeBot, You have posted the exact one I have picked! You are clearly a man of excellent taste and distinction. Dune is my second choice. I like the white but when you color match the top. It's just way too much white. Giant marshmellow kind of thing.

I have talked with RadarRob in the past.
Do it!! Then you can get a license plate that says: JET PUFF You know, like the marshmallow creme you make fudge with

Lol, don't mind me, afterall I drive a big pumpkin
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I don't have enough to justify its own post, but I still want to share with everyone here. So, here is my contribution to long post day:

With my little bit o' lift I've been feeling a little extra ballsy. I've been wanting to get out to check out Stoddard Wells since it's so close to home (fifteen minutes down the road from Calico), but there is very little posted up about this place so I've never ventured out there. So, being in his backyard, I asked Steve (WOKNROX) to show myself and a buddy around out there.

Verdict? Calico is beautiful and fun, but Stoddard Wells is far superior for wheeling and is literally down the road from Calico. I've pushed my Jeep harder today than I've ever pushed it and this was just the "easy" stuff.

We did a number of unnamed trails, all washes upon washes of rocks and waterfalls. Passed by El Diablo and Pumpkin Eater, wide eyed. Climbed up and down sketchy hills, ran a portion of Achey-Breaky and ended up on top of Watkins Peak. Large, loose razor sharp rocks made what little we ran today more challenging in my opinion than Doran/Odessa. And may I remind you that this was "easy" comparatively speaking to the other trails in Stoddard Wells. Even still we had a little carnage, two tires and two steering stabilizers.

We were out there for 6 hours and barely scratched the surface of what that place has to offer. There is something for everyone, from stocker suitable to omg you've got to be kidding me I'm only on 40s. Definitely would need multiple weekends to hit everything, and as Steve said this place can grow with you. There is always something harder.

Recommendation? Stop short of Calico and give this place a try. Grab someone who knows the area because it's massive and not very well documented. Better yet, CA4WDC High Desert Roundup is back at Stoddard Wells this May!

Some photographic evidence, pictures don't do these rocks justice:









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Nice.. I recognize most of those places in the pics. Stoddard Wells is definitely cool, I was thinkin about going there this Sunday.
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I've mentioned this to Mike a long time ago, when I said I refuse to take my pumpkin on any trail called the Pumpkin Eater But, not we have the TJ I think we definitely need to check it out, thank you for the write up and great pictures
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Hey Joe, We actually did the best of both and camped at Calico and drove down to Stoddard for the day I think we may have even hit the trail in your pics, we ended up at the highest point (as far as we could tell) and it had great views of both sides. It was a past tower location ( the footings were still in the ground) Dan had done it in the past with Steve. I agree that it was a blast and I need to get back out there ASAP with Stevo as I'm sure he knows that place like the back of his hand. I know there also must be tougher stuff because I didn't do anything that was tougher than Calico. Very cool place for sure!
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I'm thinkin something close to home.. Marble canyon, 2n17x.
Hey JC ...you might wanna do something other than 2N17x....a dozer was ran right down the middle of the hill climb. It had to be down...to many incidents.
There's no more challenge to it anymore.
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Nice.. I recognize most of those places in the pics. Stoddard Wells is definitely cool, I was thinkin about going there this Sunday.
Unfortunately do to someone getting a flat tire I was only able to take you to what's in the first 2 pics. We were just getting started that day...
We'll have to do it again soon.
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I don't have enough to justify its own post, but I still want to share with everyone here. So, here is my contribution to long post day:

With my little bit o' lift I've been feeling a little extra ballsy. I've been wanting to get out to check out Stoddard Wells since it's so close to home (fifteen minutes down the road from Calico), but there is very little posted up about this place so I've never ventured out there. So, being in his backyard, I asked Steve (WOKNROX) to show myself and a buddy around out there.

Verdict? Calico is beautiful and fun, but Stoddard Wells is far superior for wheeling and is literally down the road from Calico. I've pushed my Jeep harder today than I've ever pushed it and this was just the "easy" stuff.

We did a number of unnamed trails, all washes upon washes of rocks and waterfalls. Passed by El Diablo and Pumpkin Eater, wide eyed. Climbed up and down sketchy hills, ran a portion of Achey-Breaky and ended up on top of Watkins Peak. Large, loose razor sharp rocks made what little we ran today more challenging in my opinion than Doran/Odessa. And may I remind you that this was "easy" comparatively speaking to the other trails in Stoddard Wells. Even still we had a little carnage, two tires and two steering stabilizers.

We were out there for 6 hours and barely scratched the surface of what that place has to offer. There is something for everyone, from stocker suitable to omg you've got to be kidding me I'm only on 40s. Definitely would need multiple weekends to hit everything, and as Steve said this place can grow with you. There is always something harder.

Recommendation? Stop short of Calico and give this place a try. Grab someone who knows the area because it's massive and not very well documented. Better yet, CA4WDC High Desert Roundup is back at Stoddard Wells this May!

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I had a great time with you guys today Joe. Thanks for letting me show you around out there..I had a blast. We need to do it again soon....there's a lot more to see bud.
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You are the one that should be thanked Steve! Like I said, outside of Achy-Breaky there is not very much written up about these trails, so it takes someone who is willing to give up the secrets.

Bill, Steve took us up a couple waterfalls that were between the size of the lower waterfall on Doran and the waterfall on Odessa, and a couple side canyons that you would never guess were roads! We also hit a v-notch that was pretty fun. Hard to see them if you didn't know they were there, I guess a lot of the trails have fallen out of use and were a little overgrown.

I also asked him to take it a little easy on us so we didn't attempt the really challenging stuff, but he did point out some really choice trails. It was a little harder for me than Calico because the rocks behaved differently. Very fluid. It seemed like the guy behind you was running a different trail than you because the rocks moved all over the place.

But that is really the awesome thing about Calico and Stoddard Wells. They are only a few minutes away from each other so the both could really make for a fun weekend!
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Yeah a newbie run to there would be a fun day trip. Maybe someone would make that an option at the Turdfest in March.
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You are the one that should be thanked Steve! Like I said, outside of Achy-Breaky there is not very much written up about these trails, so it takes someone who is willing to give up the secrets. Bill, Steve took us up a couple waterfalls that were between the size of the lower waterfall on Doran and the waterfall on Odessa, and a couple side canyons that you would never guess were roads! We also hit a v-notch that was pretty fun. Hard to see them if you didn't know they were there, I guess a lot of the trails have fallen out of use and were a little overgrown. I also asked him to take it a little easy on us so we didn't attempt the really challenging stuff, but he did point out some really choice trails. It was a little harder for me than Calico because the rocks behaved differently. Very fluid. It seemed like the guy behind you was running a different trail than you because the rocks moved all over the place. But that is really the awesome thing about Calico and Stoddard Wells. They are only a few minutes away from each other so the both could really make for a fun weekend!
Sounds like a great time! I look forward to getting out there more before summer and was surprised there was as much as there was. It looks like desert from the highway. I need to check out Achy - breaks etc. We were thinking a weekend in the area might be what we need for starters!
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Yeah a newbie run to there would be a fun day trip. Maybe someone would make that an option at the Turdfest in March.
Well if it doesn't happen for Turdfest, there is always High Desert Roundup in May. They are moving the event back to Stoddard Wells this year.

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