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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 1:43 pm

We took an hour break to help get one of the FJs into drivable condition. We also did some trail scouting for the future. Rains hit us about 2:30.
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 1:49 pm

I see...isn't Rebel Blvd the last trail we did with the slick downhill at the end? Is that where the damage was done? pics?
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 1:51 pm

NC FJ Driver wrote:
I see...isn't Rebel Blvd the last trail we did with the slick downhill at the end? Is that where the damage was done? pics?

Yea thats the trail. The damage wasn't done on that one...but everyone did slide down it, it got slicker and slicker with each truck sliding down
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 1:53 pm

That last drop/ledge could be fun with no brakes! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 2:25 pm

Crazy Hube wrote:
NC FJ Driver wrote:
I see...isn't Rebel Blvd the last trail we did with the slick downhill at the end? Is that where the damage was done? pics?

Yea thats the trail. The damage wasn't done on that one...but everyone did slide down it, it got slicker and slicker with each truck sliding down

Yeah, and we had poor Adam with the All-terrains in the back! Looked like a luge from the winter olympics.
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 3:19 pm

I'm still waiting to see some pis of it lol!

This was the FJ problem, on 56 I think it is? ...tie rod bend. It happens!

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On a side note, after a little research it seems some Tie Rod sleeves may very well have prevented this. They essentially just make the little tie-rod lock nut into a 4" long pipe over the tie rod. (Not an FJ tie rod below...cant find any for it.) Or maybe it would have just snapped at the rack Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 4:12 pm

so the tie rod in question bent at the "lock nut"?...
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 4:19 pm

it bent where it changes diameter we bent it almost straight with a bottle jack and ratchet strap
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 4:55 pm

working on uploading some pics and i have a video of adams trip down the blvd should have the link in a bit
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 5:43 pm

DirtyRed wrote:
it bent where it changes diameter we bent it almost straight with a bottle jack and ratchet strap

Yeah it bent right in the middle there, which would be right in the middle of those sleeves (if we could find them for an FJ!)
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 6:34 pm

hell im gonna make my own now...
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Adams run down The BLVD



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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 11:29 pm

Just a few
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSun May 05, 2013 11:40 pm

Sweet pictures. Thanks for taking the time to upload them and share!
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMon May 06, 2013 6:54 am

Yeah, really great pics! Just wish it wasn't so far from URE or I would have made it after the night ride! Especially like the vid of Adams "slippery slope," knowing the vid just doesn't capture how steep it looks from the drivers seat! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMon May 06, 2013 8:37 am

Great pics! The one from inside looking down Rebel does a decent job of showing how steep it looked!.
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches First Weekend in May   Gulches First Weekend in May - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMon May 06, 2013 9:00 am

iwashmycar wrote:
Great pics! The one from inside looking down Rebel does a decent job of showing how steep it looked!.

Yea it does that is one of the rare photos that captures the terrain in all its scary glory
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