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Old June 5th, 2004, 23:36
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Rubicon pics from this weekend

This is the earliest in the year I've been on the trail, and it was a bit more challenging than going after the Jeep Jamboree has been through. In addition, there was a ton of water crossings - particularly on the way out to Tahoe after Cadallic Hill. There was hardly anyone on the trail and we had a blast. Plan on bringing a lot of bug spray, the mosquitos were out with a vengence... Alright, now for the pics-

Here's fellow er, Denis, on the slabs.


Here I am at the Soup Bowl. Denis threw in a couple of rocks and I was able to make it up and over.


And here I am coming back for a second try, but a different line that some refer to as the "soup kitchen". Well, I christened the rig on its maiden voyage...


Here's another angle. The damage wasn't too bad. Broken windshield, broken mirror, broken rear glass, dented roof, dented front and rear door, crunched fender, bent hood, bent A pillar...


Rubicon Springs


Here's at the Big Sluice


The rig did great. Made my old CJ look silly. The auto tranny made me feel like I was cheating, but was perfect with the 4.88's. Can't wait to get back out!
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Old June 6th, 2004, 06:32
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Re: Rubicon pics from this weekend

Nice pics!
Hmmm, Soup Kitchen, I haven't tried that line and now it looks like I won't.

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Old June 6th, 2004, 09:58
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Re: Rubicon pics from this weekend

nice pics! cant wait to get all my stuff done and go out myself (sucks to be stuck in iraq!) Have fun fixin the jeep

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Old June 6th, 2004, 11:22
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Re: Rubicon pics from this weekend

Got to watch out for the kitchen......

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Old June 6th, 2004, 12:19
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Re: Rubicon pics from this weekend

Dang that brutal man. Looks like an awesome time though. Too bad for the roll bet that one made piss afterwards. Well how much lift you got 4.5???. I need to get out west and go wheelin. Here in the south yu got tellico but after a while it gets pretty old. Well looks like fun and nice pics.
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Old June 6th, 2004, 13:47
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Dang that brutal man. Looks like an awesome time though. Too bad for the roll bet that one made piss afterwards. Well how much lift you got 4.5???. I need to get out west and go wheelin. Here in the south yu got tellico but after a while it gets pretty old. Well looks like fun and nice pics.

Big rocks make lifts and tire look very small. I believe it's the Full Traction 6". Maybe 35's.
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Old June 6th, 2004, 16:37
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Re: Rubicon pics from this weekend

I'm running 35's. FT's 6" long arm with modified shackles in the rear for about 7.5" lift (in the rear). I'm not too bummed about it, I just wasn't expecting it to happen so soon. I was expecting some bumps and scrapes, but a full on sider wasn't in the plans till at least the second time out. Oh, well. Still runs and drives fine
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Old June 6th, 2004, 16:54
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Re: Rubicon pics from this weekend

were the 2 pictures following the flop taken after the flop? if so the damage doesnt' look too bad, I'm still wondering when my first flop will be. I took my truck out for it's first run in current form yesterday also, but to Fordyce. I agree, 4.88s, auto and 35s make things SO much easier, especially with a locker. There are pics of my trip at the link in my sig
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Old June 6th, 2004, 21:03
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were the 2 pictures following the flop taken after the flop? if so the damage doesnt' look too bad, I'm still wondering when my first flop will be. I took my truck out for it's first run in current form yesterday also, but to Fordyce. I agree, 4.88s, auto and 35s make things SO much easier, especially with a locker. There are pics of my trip at the link in my sig
Yeh, the pics are in chronological order. I admit, the damage could have been much worse. The only thing I need to jump on is the rear window. Since this is my daily, I need to have a little security. It's funny to see the looks on peoples faces as I drive by with my wife in the Jeep. She keeps on asking me why people are staring at us, and I just smile at her...
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Old June 6th, 2004, 21:08
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Re: Rubicon pics from this weekend

Hey, do you need the passenger side rear window? I have an old 89 XJ that is destined for the junkyard that has a few good pieces on it still. Let me know if you need one.

I heard you have been going by Happy Daze diner on Wednesday nights, maybe we can meet there if you need the window.

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Old June 7th, 2004, 09:46
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Oh man, that's crazy. There's nothin there that won't buff out...
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Old June 7th, 2004, 09:53
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Re: Rubicon pics from this weekend

The previous owner of my xj had a little too much fun with it before I got it, so I'm just putting Durabak to the exterior. This should be tough against the rocks and hid alot of the damage, constant Cali pin-stripping. Who cares, my rig is for function, not looks.
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Old June 7th, 2004, 10:27
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I heard you have been going by Happy Daze diner on Wednesday nights.
Yeah Capt. Nemo, are you comming out Wednesday?
I really want to see your rig now.

Great photos looks like too much fun!
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Re: Rubicon pics from this weekend

Jees, is this the "line" you were trying? Doesn't even look like part of the trail.

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Re: Rubicon pics from this weekend

Amen brother, I just put it on its side a couple of weeks ago...popunded it out replaced the glass and drive it till it
So I guess will see you at loon lake thursday evening?

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The previous owner of my xj had a little too much fun with it before I got it, so I'm just putting Durabak to the exterior. This should be tough against the rocks and hid alot of the damage, constant Cali pin-stripping. Who cares, my rig is for function, not looks.
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