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Old 08-09-2004, 05:32 PM
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Moab Recon

Well folks, we just got back from spending a couple of days in the HOT Moab sun. I have published a few pics on my site, if you're interested.

We ran the combo trail: Poison Spider - Golden Spike - Gold Bar Rim in just a little over 6 hours. A failing spring bushing really slowed us down at the end.

We also ran Fins and Things, which was pretty cool. Be sure you have your gear tied down! There are a lot of very steep ups and downs when you are climbing the fins and dropping off them. We did this one in about 2.5 hours. Pretty easy stuff.






and by they way, in these shots you can get a glimpse of a partially finished new front tube bumper I'm working on. ABQJim was gracious enough to lend me his winch as a backup when touring these trials. This new bumper will hold the 8k or 9k winch nice and tight against the front grill. Actually, if you look real close, you can see how the front grill was notched to allow the winch to sit up higher.

Its a work in progress, but when its done, It'll be really strong and very tight!

Here is the link for the latest Moab trip.
http://www.hunt4steve.com/excursions...t_augrecon.htm
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Old 08-09-2004, 06:56 PM
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STOP IT! I'm really getting jealous that I haven't been there yet











j/k Nice pics..... I'm going stir crazy to go wheelin with ya'll.........
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fun in the sun

lots-o-fun


Now If I can just get those bumpers finished.
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Sweet pics Steve, awesome flex shots on the crack!
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Originally Posted by ursidae69
...awesome flex shots on the crack!
I never thought I would actually here that phrase used in a sentence in public.

But those are some nice pics!

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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet !!

Are those Leaf springs in the back of your Runner ?
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Originally Posted by 4Hummer
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet !!

Are those Leaf springs in the back of your Runner ?
Yup. They work very well too. The shackles are set with a pretty good lean so the ride is awesome. I recently built a track bar to keep the axle wrap down when climbing the tuff stuff.
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Originally Posted by waskillywabbit
I never thought I would actually here that phrase used in a sentence in public.
oops, I should read what I type...
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Nice pics rig Steve. Wish I was there.

Question: I'm curious if your rig is a bit on the tippy side at that altitude. Looks like a long travel kit for the front and a wider axle in the rear are in order.
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Old 08-10-2004, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Birdman
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Question: I'm curious if your rig is a bit on the tippy side at that altitude. Looks like a long travel kit for the front and a wider axle in the rear are in order.
Indeed, it can get a bit tippy, as did happen this past trip. We almost rolled it with both of us in the rig. However, we kept the rubber down at nearly 40 degrees. Both of us were sucking up to the leather seats. The right front tire dropped off a ledge and the entire rig quickly pitched to the right, at which point, we both froze and held our breath for a moment. The right front tire was on the ground, so I drove it on through, but definitly a scary deal. Again, nearly 40 degrees, and it didn't roll, so I would say, its pretty stable. Indeed, I would enjoy a wider stance, and maybe one day in the future, after a roll-over, I'll have the dough to put in a wider stance.
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Very nice!
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Looks great as usual Steve.

Was this a just because trip?
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Great pics, that is one mean looking RUnner you have!!
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Originally Posted by SteveO
Indeed, it can get a bit tippy, as did happen this past trip. We almost rolled it with both of us in the rig. However, we kept the rubber down at nearly 40 degrees. Both of us were sucking up to the leather seats. The right front tire dropped off a ledge and the entire rig quickly pitched to the right, at which point, we both froze and held our breath for a moment. The right front tire was on the ground, so I drove it on through, but definitly a scary deal. Again, nearly 40 degrees, and it didn't roll, so I would say, its pretty stable. Indeed, I would enjoy a wider stance, and maybe one day in the future, after a roll-over, I'll have the dough to put in a wider stance.
Was that the spot on Poison Spider - Golden Spike just beofre the crack?
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tippy

Flygt, we did the trip to recon a couple of trails for the Oct Moab trip.

Jim, If you were to take your rig, turn it counter clockwise so its facing the photographer, and put the driver's tire on the high ledge (where your front drivers side tire is coming off) and the passenger tire on the low ledge, this is how we were taking this line. It was definitly not a good line, and a bit scary. The rig was leaning big time towards the passenger side, pretty scary. We wouldn't have rolled too far, but I'm sure it would have been a total....

and then I would tube it out!

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Originally Posted by bulldog-yota
Great pics, that is one mean looking RUnner you have!!
thanks.....appreciate the good comments
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Originally Posted by SteveO
Jim, If you were to take your rig, turn it counter clockwise so its facing the photographer, and put the driver's tire on the high ledge (where your front drivers side tire is coming off) and the passenger tire on the low ledge, this is how we were taking this line. It was definitly not a good line, and a bit scary. The rig was leaning big time towards the passenger side, pretty scary.
That's where I thought you were, we'll have to remember that spot. It's definately a place to stop and spot people through, especially when we have a big group.

Thanks Adrian for not letting me roll here!
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About 100 feet up the hill from there is another place to easily mess up and drop a tire in a hole. Here's a pic from 3 years ago that shows that spot. You have to hug the tree to avoid the hole.
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steve-o, what size lift and tires you running? on some of the pics your runner looks very high in the sky! awesome photos.
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