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banks316 10-12-2012 10:47 AM

WOOT RAIN...TSF (Nov 3 or 4)?
 
So now we gots the rain shouldnt be long for TSF to open. I want to go out and play here soon. Wanting to do a TSF run either Nov 3rd or Nov 4th. I plan on running Power Line trails to FB5 (blue to single diamond) up to Crusher doing the upper section of Crusher. Then heading too Airplane Hill. Both the Crusher and Airplane Hill are labeled triple diamonds. Anyone intrested, if not I goes it alone.

Heres section that leads to Upper Crusher
http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...23386806_o.jpg

scoobyjeep 10-12-2012 05:16 PM

i would if i could take the weekend off

DrHolliday 10-12-2012 05:54 PM

Think a mostly stock rig can make it? If so I'm in! We all know anything under 42" tires might as well be stock, lol

banks316 10-12-2012 06:51 PM

42's the new 31's

141 10-12-2012 07:05 PM

A bit off topic, but how do you think the Iroks perform compared to the MTR's Chris?

scoobyjeep 10-12-2012 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 141 (Post 2884909)
A bit off topic, but how do you think the Iroks perform compared to the MTR's Chris?

i haven't ran iroks before but so far i find the mtr's very capable on and off road

banks316 10-12-2012 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 141 (Post 2884909)
A bit off topic, but how do you think the Iroks perform compared to the MTR's Chris?

Ive only had one trip on my MTR's so i cant say but running Iroks I loved them they were awesome but they didnt last long after 5k miles i was down to 60% tread.

141 10-12-2012 07:15 PM

Ouch! I didn't realize they were that soft. Makes me lean toward the MTR's more. I've never heard anything negative about MTR's.

banks316 10-12-2012 08:00 PM

Ill always be a swamper fan but there just too soft to run on a DD

banks316 10-13-2012 12:57 AM

So Chris lets plan on Nov 3rd

IslandTJ 10-13-2012 10:04 AM

Schedule allowing - I am hopefully in :)

DrHolliday 10-13-2012 10:15 AM

3rd sounds good. Hope ya can make it ken.

IslandTJ 10-13-2012 10:35 AM

Yup, it's been a while.

banks316 10-15-2012 11:27 AM

Hope you can make it IslandTJ I went up there yesterday and it was nasty slick. Beat up my armor pretty bad trying to do the upper crusher.

banks316 10-16-2012 07:54 AM

So the date is set....Nov 3rd, Gales Creek Shell station 8:30 am meet and 9am depart time.

141 10-18-2012 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by banks316 (Post 2891695)
Hope you can make it IslandTJ I went up there yesterday and it was nasty slick. Beat up my armor pretty bad trying to do the upper crusher.

So how did the MTR'S do compared to the Iroks?

banks316 10-18-2012 04:45 PM

They did very good but I think I had too much air in them. I had them at 8psi next time ill be at 6psi. Next run ill be useing my military Goodyears

banks316 10-20-2012 07:55 PM

Due to some personal issues I will be unable to do this run on the 3rd so ill be doing the run on the 4th.

lovecomplex 10-22-2012 03:06 PM

Would it be much of a drag to have a stock TJ along for the ride? I'm itchin' to get out with some fellow jeeps.

banks316 10-22-2012 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by lovecomplex (Post 2914851)
Would it be much of a drag to have a stock TJ along for the ride? I'm itchin' to get out with some fellow jeeps.

Your more then welcome to come. Since your stock you will be taking a few by passes. After a few bad groups ive had in the past I got a few rules.

1) You must air down to a min 12 psi. Dont want to air down thats fine but I will sit there drinking my coffee and watch you beat your jeep trying to up trail. I always have my air system and will gladly fill your tires if you do not have one. Airing down is the best way to gain traction.

2) Stay as a group no one wonders off. If your stuck or broke down the whole group stops unless one person is sent out for parts. Before the run begins I will state the route and tails we will be taking. If you have CB channel 22 is the normal unless other wise stated.

3) Only one person spotting. Driver doesn't need 10 people telling him/her different things to do.

4) Im easy on the skinny pedal if you are not and like to Baja up the trail and you break something. Ill be there drinking my coffee watching you fix it. Im not crawling in the mud AGAIN to work on someones jeep cause they didn't wheel smart.

/rant off

DrHolliday 10-22-2012 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by lovecomplex (Post 2914851)
Would it be much of a drag to have a stock TJ along for the ride? I'm itchin' to get out with some fellow jeeps.

We will be doing some trails that will be a lot of fun in a stock rig to get out to the trails that are hard. There are by passes like Banks said, and if you have never been out there before we'll make sure you don't get lost.

My passenger seat is open as of right now, so if you'd like to ride along on the hard trails you're more than welcome too.


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Originally Posted by banks316 (Post 2915206)
Your more then welcome to come. Since your stock you will be taking a few by passes. After a few bad groups ive had in the past I got a few rules.

1) You must air down to a min 12 psi. Dont want to air down thats fine but I will sit there drinking my coffee and watch you beat your jeep trying to up trail. I always have my air system and will gladly fill your tires if you do not have one. Airing down is the best way to gain traction.

2) Stay as a group no one wonders off. If your stuck or broke down the whole group stops unless one person is sent out for parts. Before the run begins I will state the route and tails we will be taking. If you have CB channel 22 is the normal unless other wise stated.

3) Only one person spotting. Driver doesn't need 10 people telling him/her different things to do.

4) Im easy on the skinny pedal if you are not and like to Baja up the trail and you break something. Ill be there drinking my coffee watching you fix it. Im not crawling in the mud AGAIN to work on someones jeep cause they didn't wheel smart.

/rant off

I couldn't agree more. You going to have a passenger? Might offer up on the face book page that some one can ride along if they want to. I think it might help some of the people that are nervous about airing down to see how it helps first hand.

lovecomplex 10-22-2012 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by banks316 (Post 2915206)
Your more then welcome to come. Since your stock you will be taking a few by passes. After a few bad groups ive had in the past I got a few rules.

1) You must air down to a min 12 psi. Dont want to air down thats fine but I will sit there drinking my coffee and watch you beat your jeep trying to up trail. I always have my air system and will gladly fill your tires if you do not have one. Airing down is the best way to gain traction.

2) Stay as a group no one wonders off. If your stuck or broke down the whole group stops unless one person is sent out for parts. Before the run begins I will state the route and tails we will be taking. If you have CB channel 22 is the normal unless other wise stated.

3) Only one person spotting. Driver doesn't need 10 people telling him/her different things to do.

4) Im easy on the skinny pedal if you are not and like to Baja up the trail and you break something. Ill be there drinking my coffee watching you fix it. Im not crawling in the mud AGAIN to work on someones jeep cause they didn't wheel smart.

/rant off

Those all sound like good tips for sure, I've been lacking a bit in the traction department when I've gotten out, I'll try airing down next for sure. Stupid question: 12psi sounds really low.. My tires aren't going to fall off? :nonono:
l'll also try and pick up a CB before November.

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Originally Posted by DrHolliday (Post 2916151)
We will be doing some trails that will be a lot of fun in a stock rig to get out to the trails that are hard. There are by passes like Banks said, and if you have never been out there before we'll make sure you don't get lost.

My passenger seat is open as of right now, so if you'd like to ride along on the hard trails you're more than welcome too.

Cool, that sounds like it could be fun if I too am passengerless.

Thanks for the warm welcome guys, I'll try my best to drag my butt out of bed early enough to make it. :angel:

DrHolliday 10-22-2012 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by lovecomplex (Post 2916398)
Those all sound like good tips for sure, I've been lacking a bit in the traction department when I've gotten out, I'll try airing down next for sure. Stupid question: 12psi sounds really low.. My tires aren't going to fall off? :nonono:
l'll also try and pick up a CB before November.



Cool, that sounds like it could be fun if I too am passengerless.

Thanks for the warm welcome guys, I'll try my best to drag my butt out of bed early enough to make it. :angel:

Yes you can pop a tire off the bead. Its not likely to happen to at 12 psi, and its a very easy fix on the trail. I run 6 psi in my tires without bead locks and haven't lost a bead yet. I wouldn't go that low with a tire smaller than a 37 though.

lovecomplex 10-22-2012 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by DrHolliday (Post 2916422)
Yes you can pop a tire off the bead. Its not likely to happen to at 12 psi, and its a very easy fix on the trail. I run 6 psi in my tires without bead locks and haven't lost a bead yet. I wouldn't go that low with a tire smaller than a 37 though.

Okie-doke, well maybe I'll start with 15-20 and go from there.

banks316 10-22-2012 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by lovecomplex (Post 2916427)
Okie-doke, well maybe I'll start with 15-20 and go from there.

Start with 12psi and go from there. Resetting a bead is very easy. Just a ratchet strap and compressor. I dont see you popping one off the bead. I wheeled my stock XJ out at TSF lower psi to 10 on stock highway tires did very well on FB5. Ive been off roading for over 10 years I know what Im talking about. Ill be sitting around 3.5-4 psi.

If things go as planned my passenger sit will be filled.

lovecomplex 10-22-2012 11:01 PM

ok, I guess I'll have to take your word for it. Sounds like I need to get an air tank sooner than later..

banks316 10-22-2012 11:14 PM

I use a Vair 400p pump. It exspensive but fills my 37's up pretty qik. You could go the Smittybuilt pump its decent for tires up to 35's

lovecomplex 10-23-2012 12:54 AM

These necessary farkles are adding up fast :hide:

scoobyjeep 10-23-2012 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by lovecomplex (Post 2916843)
These necessary farkles are adding up fast :hide:

it does add up fast, i have spent alot in the last 2 years going from stock to 4.5. tires gears, air pump. its a healthy addiction. i think

banks316 10-23-2012 10:06 AM

In the past year and a half I spent 19K on my jeep, not including the price of the jeep. I know it adds up fast.


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