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Old 01-28-2014, 08:23 PM   #1
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Dont miss the snow!!!

I don't want to miss the snow again. So I want to do a Friday night run up Mt. Hood. If snow levels get down low enough we can do Lolo Pass, if not then we will go up to White River. I figure we can all meet at Shortys Corner outside of Sandy around 7 or 8. I will keep an eye on the snow level and conditions. Open to all makes and models. I can't wait to play in the white stuff. :-)

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Old 01-29-2014, 03:43 PM   #2
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How long are you guys going to be out? Is you dad going to?

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Old 01-29-2014, 07:48 PM   #3
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Ya dads going. Not sure on how long we'll be out. Its a kind of play it by ear type of run. I have to work Friday and do does dad. So we'll see how fatigued everyone is.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:56 PM   #4
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The snow level is supposed to around 2500' tomorrow with up to 8" of the white stuff and dropping down lower on Fri. with a couple more inches. Should be able to find something to play in. Looks like it should be fun.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:12 PM   #5
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I don't know if its required but I would recommend to anybody that wants to come to grab a snow park pass
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:19 PM   #6
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Update: were gonna meet up at Shortys Corner at 730 and leave at 745. We'll head up to the White River area on Hwy 35. Shouldn't be out later than midnight, but we'll see how things go. I'm expecting there to be about 12" to 18" of fresh snow. So far I have 3 rigs coming.
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:45 PM   #7
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Well it was an interesting night last night. Awesome snow, and it was snowing all night. We had a broken axle shaft that took a while to get sorted out. First time I've ever left a rig in the woods overnight. We all got home off of the mountain around 530 this morning. We headed back up this morning with some really great guys from Jeeps West. Got the jeep put together and brought it back home under its own power. Great run guys.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:37 AM   #8
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I can't thank the guys from Jeep West enough. Not only did they let me use an axle shaft to get back home, they also went back up with us with all the tools and Dave replaced it. Great people that helped a fellow jeeper in need. They will definitely get my business in the future!
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:58 AM   #9
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Wow rusty1, good to know your Jeep is back up and running . I broke my driver's side front axle last month on Waterfall. I managed to shear both the inner and outer yokes when I had my wheels turned full locked towards driver and I gave the Jeep throttle.

The new replacement axle is still sitting in my garage until I have the time to replace it...

I won't be able to do it this Superbowl weekend... too much partying going on

It's a good thing, the replacement process is easy and quick, especially since I won't have to bother with u-joints (the replacement driver's axle comes completely assembled,u-joints and all).
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:00 PM   #10
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The front is a bit easier, you don't have to open the diff. I,ll be at least be upgrading the shafts, or depending on the condition of the other parts,adding the Trutrac. It did bend one of the tabs on a brake shoe and I blew out the brake cyl. as well. Spent Sun. replacing the rear brakes. Got it buttoned up just in time for the game. Just need to get in in to Jeep West for the final repair, Nick and Dave went way above and beyond what I could have ever expected from anyone. We would have been there all day without them, they had to pull the spline end out thru the diff.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:49 PM   #11
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Dave is the man for sure. He lives and breathes Jeeps, not just a bolt-on shop with him there.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:11 PM   #12
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Was a very interesting night! But believe it or not I had a great time! When's the next run?
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:52 PM   #13
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:14 AM   #14
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Looks like it was a fun time (minus the mechanical issues)!
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Ohhhh, it was the rear axle. Yup, can't drive that home. I was lucky mine was a break in the front axle as I could still drive.

My rear axles are 27 splined Yukon Alloys.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:03 PM   #17
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Mine should be going in to see Dave next week for some Alloy USA shafts and the Trutrac.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:14 PM   #18
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Nice, with my Jeep - you've seen what the TrueTracs are capable of . I'm sure you'll enjoy...
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:37 PM   #19
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I also had a TruTrac in the front of one of my Riggs, i was very happy with it!
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The front Trutrac will have to wait for another day unfortunately.
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I do have a D35 for sale for $75 bucks! If any of you want it for the spare shafts???

If not I might just keep it and carry them with me for others

But it does take up a lot of my limited garage space lol.

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