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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nwgs, May 20, 2007.
That trail is pretty easy to get down now. There are remnants of that bridge left but not much else.
I have to wonder if we are speaking of the same trail. One is the main road to the rocket range which everyone uses now, and has for the last twenty years or so, and the other is only on an old USGS Topo map that we believed, for some reason. That trail was so overgrown that we were smacking large limbs with the windshield all the way in, and all the way out.
The next time we went, we found the real road, and it is pretty okay, the creek crossing there was much, much more mellow. Didn't even have to use four wheel drive.
So I found a four door JK in Texas, needs a whole new front clip, otherwise ok. Will probably go for about five thousand though. We are really going low dough this time, with wrenching required. Keeping my eyes peeled for a TJ, Unlimited. Four door would be nice, but with our budget in mind, we can settle for two.
Hopefully this photo came up right. This is my toy. Stock engine, stock 231 transfer case, 4.88 gears, D44 in the rear, Ox locked front and rear on 35's. 4" lift with slip yoke eliminator, homemade swing out tire carrier, homemade rock sliders and front bumper. The bumper is quite a bit different now as I have added a Warn 8274 winch. I'm getting ready to add new seats. Thinking of going with Corbeau... Also getting ready to take off the stock front sway bar and add a Currie Anti-Rock front sway bar.
Edit: I guess the picture didn't come up... I suck at this... Sorry.
Oh the bushy way in. I have taken that trail once and that was 7 years ago since it was on my GPS as a road. I don't remember any bridges on that one but I was also pretty hungover. I still have the map with that trail on it so maybe I will get up there this fall with the bike and give it a shot again.
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Pulled this beastie home today. 78 (maybe 77, not sure) Wagoneer. It's rough, but all there and restorable. I've got my work cut out!
Nice! I was just reading that thead on IFSJA, can't wait to see what you do!
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Short video of some trails from Saturday. It has finally cooled off here in Rooster Poot TN to where top down wheeling is enjoyable.
</P>And that is how we do it.
If they'd have used an Iltis, they could have just folded it up and chucked it in a recycle bin.
The proper way not to cross a mud hole:
Guessing you didn't see that perfectly fine trail to your right
Looks like the Charlie and Ewan school of off roading.
Why use a perfectly good dry trail when you can use a mud and water filled rut and take pictures of how "tough" the conditions are?
obviously you have not wheeled in the TN backwoods. Lots of trails around these holes are much too narrow for a jeep, and was made by a 4wheeler...
This one however may have involved a dare.
What's wrong with that way? Looks to me there were 3 mistakes:
1) afore mentioned nice path right next to where you that is non red-necked
2) lockers are nice
3) winches are even nicer- especially on big bumpers designed to have them
I remember how many countless times I put mine in the same situation. It got old quick- especially when I moved places that had rock crawling.
What fun is taking the perfectly good trail anyway. Theres plenty of that before the hole and after it (see my stuck picture a page or two back)
...especially when I moved places that had rock crawling.[/quote]
Sounds awesome post some pics.
Watched a guy barrel into a hole like that. Some dickweed put a big ass rock in the middle. After that I'm never first through the mudhole.
Yeah and I only do mud if it's in the way of some perfectly good rocks.
That looks painful on the front driver's side. Need to turn passenger pretty bad... Where's your spotter?
As soon as the drivers front is on the rock in front of it I need to go hard left. It took 4 of us 7 hours to do this. No carnage and we made it out before dark. Spotter is stage left. Don't know WTF I was looking at.