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Old 04-16-2013, 08:25 PM   #31
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Yeah you had a hell of a time with your front end on that experience. I give it to you though, you did more in 2wd that most can do in 4wd! I would love to make it to the west coast and do a fraction of the trail you all do. By the way great singing at the end of that video!
I told my boss not to do that trail..... he blew up two chromo shafts and took out stock ball joints.My brother learned a lot about front axles that trip, not being a wheeler. We got the Dynatrac ball joints in in and ran some janky stuff in the axles (read pretty much welded in the u-joints as when they blew up they wallowed out the ears) on the last day... then got RCV's all good since then.
And my singing, well I do have passion.

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Old 04-17-2013, 04:21 AM   #32
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That was Ali from Petersen's (now Diesel Power) I ended up doing Black Bear Pass in 2WD rear low... both front axle shafts were snapped.

PS that is also me singing "Every Rose has It's Thrones" at the end of the video.... giddy up.
I have to admit I don't even know if I have the courage to do Black Bear Pass. The guy at the video says it all, "I don't like shelf roads, steep shelf roads and steep shelf roads people have died on."

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I have to admit I don't even know if I have the courage to do Black Bear Pass. The guy at the video says it all, "I don't like shelf roads, steep shelf roads and steep shelf roads people have died on."
It would be a bit nerve racking, that's for sure...but once you get there, there's no turning back
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:25 AM   #34
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Once in a lifetime experience. I hate heights and I kinda wanna do it lol
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Once in a lifetime experience. I hate heights and I kinda wanna do it lol
Ya definitely if we did Black Bear pass it would only be once in my lifetime. Something about overcoming fear that makes me want to do it.

There are some other incredible trails around there also from what I hear.
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From a planning perspective, would we be able to do this in July or early August? With kids in school possibly until late June and going back in late August the time frame is not as big as I might like.

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From a planning perspective, would we be able to do this in July or early August? With kids in school possibly until late June and going back in late August the time frame is not as big as I might like.

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It will be on the warm/hot side....

Also I know a guy out there who is a good guide, if you are interested PM and I will give you his number.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:58 PM   #38
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From a planning perspective, would we be able to do this in July or early August? With kids in school possibly until late June and going back in late August the time frame is not as big as I might like.

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I'm flexible, so we'll have to see what others can do too.

I'm gonna put up a website for organizing information. I can see we'll start losing stuff here in this thread.

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It will be on the warm/hot side....

Also I know a guy out there who is a good guide, if you are interested PM and I will give you his number.
We're in the early stages of planning. I think if we find no one that is familiar with the area, we'll want a guide. I know one person that use to go several times a year, but no longer owns a jeep.
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I'm from Delaware and this sounds really interesting. Did I read correctly that you're talking about next summer?
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I'm from Delaware and this sounds really interesting. Did I read correctly that you're talking about next summer?
Yep, sometime next year. Just starting to plan it. Probably we should make a NE trip. Would be cool to get a large group to go.
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Ya definitely if we did Black Bear pass it would only be once in my lifetime. Something about overcoming fear that makes me want to do it.

There are some other incredible trails around there also from what I hear.
Yeah... That's why I wanna do it!
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Started a website and I mean started. I'm a backend guy so bear with me on this. Any suggestions, where to start?
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Started a website and I mean started. I'm a backend guy so bear with me on this. Any suggestions, where to start?
Looks great so far!

You have a rough draft of what we want to accomplish already...
I would say let's start developing a more detailed plan for the trip (ie.the activities for the days we're not wheeling.. cities we'd be stopping in .. etc...) .
I would post the rough draft on the site so people can get an idea of what we want to do..
Next would be to figure out who's interested.
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Dan I most likely wont be able to attend but I can help with the planning if need be.
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Also it is highly recommended to by this book.

Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails (Whatever the newest edition is.)

It will aid you with whatever trails you decide to do out there.
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Dan I most likely wont be able to attend but I can help with the planning if need be.
Thanks. I know you're good at this stuff. Hey if we do a good job, this could be an annual trip. You know me, I can't say no to a jeep trip.

Been watching all the Wayalife videos this weekend for ideas. Is the JK experience open to anyone? Seems to be an annual trip they do. Now we just need to get some good video people. lol

BTW, after seeing how his 40" tires eat of the trail, I'm thinking 35" may not be enough.
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Looks great so far!

You have a rough draft of what we want to accomplish already...
I would say let's start developing a more detailed plan for the trip (ie.the activities for the days we're not wheeling.. cities we'd be stopping in .. etc...) .
I would post the rough draft on the site so people can get an idea of what we want to do..
Next would be to figure out who's interested.
Thanks! Need all the encouragement when I do front end work, spent my life being the man behind the curtain. Will see how I can put up an outline of what we've talked about.
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Thanks. I know you're good at this stuff. Hey if we do a good job, this could be an annual trip. You know me, I can't say no to a jeep trip.

Been watching all the Wayalife videos this weekend for ideas. Is the JK experience open to anyone? Seems to be an annual trip they do. Now we just need to get some good video people. lol

BTW, after seeing how his 40" tires eat of the trail, I'm thinking 35" may not be enough.
The JK-Experience is not open to everyone. You have to sign up and pray they pick you frim what I understand.

As for tires you'll be fine with 35". Most the guys on the videos are running 35". Eddie just has one bad-ass jeep!
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Thanks! Need all the encouragement when I do front end work, spent my life being the man behind the curtain. Will see how I can put up an outline of what we've talked about.
Doing better than I could do lol
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Thanks! Need all the encouragement when I do front end work, spent my life being the man behind the curtain. Will see how I can put up an outline of what we've talked about.
Dan it might be more beneficial to run a linux box with mybb installed. It is forum based software. I have been toying with it here and there. Could be really helpful and I could give you a hand with it.

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