Trip Report: Gordys OHV in Socorro, NM March 29 2016
First real shakedown with all the changes. We had a fairly large group for the first two trails then lost a few who were not camping out. Mostly jeeps and one other toy
Started out on Hidden Valley trail and came upon NM 4 Wheelers group at the first big ledge. Showed up just in to time to watch a buggy flop pretty good. Everyone was ok, stuck around till they winched him over and then headed off to the trail Squeeze.
All but two of the three of the jeeps in our group attempted Squeeze. Always a fun trail, one of my favorites down there. My buddy mat with the Toy just got Treps, so beefy and take the trail with you.
We continued on to Bad Hair Day, not many photos here as we pretty much cruised through. The others in our group broke off early and the few of us headed to Doug's Dilemma. The White Jeep in our group had some trouble on the ledges but cant blame him, he was open-open. So we gave him a bit of help. First time I seen anyone open-open attempt Dougs, so I thought he did fairly well.
Just as we got to the very top of Dougs, Kaegans jeep stripped out the nut on his tierod connected to the pitman arm. None of us had a nut that fit, so we first tried some washers and bailing wire through the pin hole and wrapped around. This was essentially the half way mark on the trail as you have to go down a ravine to exit with a few moderate obstacles. Half way down the bailing wire failed, and we ended up sacrificing a allen wrench. Hammered it through the pin hole and bent it to stay in place. Made it back to camp
Overall very impressed with how my 4rnr did, the extra gearing in the tcase is amazing, can idle through most obstacles and really let the tires work. Very happy with the shocks, never knew leafs could ride so smooth. Did find out my bump stops up front are not long enough, was bumping out on the shock body itself. Was not ramping it so it survived. Need to extend the bumps about half inch or so. Might just bolt a hockey puck to the upper bump section as cheap fix, could also get longer rubber bumpstops but that costs more. Also, no leaks so far.