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PostSubject: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSun Aug 21, 2011 12:29 am

Closing day at Uwharrie... go ahead and ask off for it.

Anyone interested in a closing day ride at Uwharrie let me know. I have gone on one every year i have been on this side of the country and you have the whole trail system to yourself. Cant imagine anything better than a Toyota Takeover closing day at Uwharrie.
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSun Aug 21, 2011 12:47 am

Would a stock FJ make it through the area ?
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSun Aug 21, 2011 12:53 am

yes... My traditional end of year run is to start at the eay trails and run till we hit every trail. That way if at any point someone beccomes uncomfortable with what we are doing they can hop a ride with someone else and ride along the rest of the day or bail early and head back home.

If its dry a stock FJ can run everything at URE... if its wet... all bets are off, should be able to run everything but daniel in that case.
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSun Aug 21, 2011 8:42 am

Cool thanks !
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSun Aug 21, 2011 10:40 am

Last year we hit it in the snow around the first of Dec........now that was fun.
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSun Aug 21, 2011 12:31 pm

that wasnt snow... it was heavy frost... lol
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSun Aug 21, 2011 7:56 pm

Suspect



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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 22, 2011 2:37 am

lrgrnr wrote:
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I seent it

that wasnt snow...

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this is snow... if URE ever gets this much while its open I will be there till it melts.
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 31, 2011 8:37 am

Lets see...Dec 14th is a Wednesday...I'm gonna go ahead and mark my calendar..i should be able to do it so ill just go ahead and commit to it...not to sure if there will be a great turn out since it is the middle of the week but 2 trucks is better than one and anything over that is a bonus...hopefully I will have upgraded tires by then...
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PostSubject: beem thinkin about this...   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeThu Sep 15, 2011 8:57 am

Been thinkin about this one...and I know now for sure that i wont be able to go as it is in the middle of the week..would u consider doing it the weekend before? I mean things coyld changr for me between now and then...but I'm pretty sure i won't be able to make it...
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeThu Sep 15, 2011 12:03 pm

i'm in for closing day toyota take-over at URE!
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeThu Sep 15, 2011 12:04 pm

Where and when was that snow picture Chad?
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeThu Sep 15, 2011 12:13 pm

i might do the weekend before but closing day is something special.... I wont miss it for anything.

The snow picture was on the way to Lonesome Lake just north of Mount Ranier in Washington state. The trip was in may of the last year.
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Definitely thinking about this one. I can take the day off if necessary Smile
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSun Sep 25, 2011 12:23 am

I put my time off request in and got it approved today... Im set.

I would love to see most the forum there
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PostSubject: hope to be there   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSun Sep 25, 2011 12:18 pm

i hope to be there...being that it is a "school" day..dont know if ill be able to "cut" class...but i just may be able to swing it..
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeFri Oct 21, 2011 4:10 pm

New guy here, I would like to join up with this ride. I am usually off on Wed.

Crogers6569, You posted that a stock Fj should be able to do any trail when dry. I have not tried any difficult trails, I have had no problem with any of the easy or moderate trails, including the side trip up Kodak. My wife is my spotter & we have often wondered how difficult the difficult trails actually were.
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeFri Oct 21, 2011 5:28 pm

If you have 4wheel drive and possibly a rear e-locker with some spotting you should be fine on all the trails out there. Just as long as you use good judgement and have a good feel of your vehicles capabilities. Most of the difficult trails have a bypass that can be used. I have made it through all the trails with my stock 4Runner no rear e-locker only center diff lock and A-Trac. I have a longer wheel base then the FJ's so you have an advantage over me Smile A lift sure would be nice though!
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeFri Oct 21, 2011 10:45 pm

You will be fine. See you then
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSat Oct 22, 2011 6:16 pm

Thanks, Definately want to try more of the trails. I do need to fabricate some skids though. The rock sliders were doing thier job last week. But I want more protection before I hit the difficult trails.
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSun Oct 23, 2011 12:09 am

you got the factory skids dont you? they suffice... my factory skids look like someone beat them with a 5lb sledge hammer.

Once again I dont go out to let people damage thier trucks... Im out to make sure everyone has an enjoyable trip
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSun Oct 23, 2011 8:30 am

Yes I do have the factory skids. The one I really would like to add is for the Transfer Case & Y pipe. This seems to be the one point that scrapes occasionlly. Although my engine skid has long lost the plastic oil drain plug cover & is slightly damaged. Nothing damaging to the Fj itself though. My biggest concern is a unsuspecting rock being bigger than I think it is & causing some major damage. I am currently working on a new set of roof rack crossbars. Next project is the skids.

I appreciate your concern for everyone enjoyment & safety. It says a lot about the type of upstanding person you are.
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSun Oct 23, 2011 6:38 pm

I'm gonna try to make this. I have yet to make it to URE and pretty much control my work schedule, so I should be in. I'm not sure if I'll have new tires on or run my quickly balding current set. I guess I'll watch the weather forecast and decide as the time gets closer.
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeSun Oct 23, 2011 6:52 pm

Dsbike,

Ride with us on the Richland Road ride in two weeks. Stop off at Budbuilt while we are there and buy a set of skids! Its win-win!
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PostSubject: Re: clear your schedules Dec 14 2011   clear your schedules Dec 14 2011 Icon_minitimeWed Oct 26, 2011 8:29 pm

I would love to buy some skids from BudBuilt, but it just isn't in the budget right now. I think the Richmond ride is on the weekend???? I work Fri-Sat-Sun every week. Odd schedule, but it works for me, 40 hours in 3 days.
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