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It's not really a TTORA run...but I figured I might as well share my trip with you all. Been only a day and I've taken a bunch of videos mostly of Potato Salad which I will work on getting uploaded. One or two nice and built Toyota's have been spotted.

We arrived at around 1pm today. Got checked into the hotel early and decided to go check to see if the previous Taco owner was at his booth at the arena, and he wasn't yet. So after some random cruising we decided to go up Moab Rim a little ways to test the taco. We got to the entrance only to find that it was guarded by a Red Rock 4Wheeler guy. Let me mention that it was well PAST 3 pm and they still had it closed. (Even though they are supposed to open at noon?) Annoyed, we headed down to Pritchett.

It handles pretty good. A lot softer than our 4Runner was. Of course we only went a little ways in and went about 1 mph over a few obstacles to avoid damage. Amazingly, it never rubbed once! Lots of 'star fishes' later, we made it out alive.

Good news though. I guess Red Rock 4Wheelers got in trouble for closing all the trails, so this year they are only allowed to close Moab Rim and Steel Bender for their use.

Here are some teaser pics. Took more videos than pics.

Huge 4Runner :D


Friends with the above guy. Wish I got a side picture. He had is front end stretched super far forward. It looked awesome.


Ginormous Jeep 49'' tires! Talk about putting ours to shame. :lmao:


Thats all for now. Ill work on uploading videos and also record some more tomorrow.

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I also have some hilarious footage of some guys from Arkansas that were trying to jump start their Tacoma by taking another battery out of a different vehicle and trying to hold it upsidedown and touching the post together. About 5 different people asked if they wanted a jump start but they refused, so we all just sat back and watched.
 

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nice pics!! any action pics?
 

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I also have some hilarious footage of some guys from Arkansas that were trying to jump start their Tacoma by taking another battery out of a different vehicle and trying to hold it upsidedown and touching the post together. About 5 different people asked if they wanted a jump start but they refused, so we all just sat back and watched.
Post that stuff first :rofl:.
 

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Post that stuff first :rofl:.

Alright here it is! Sorry if any of our comments offends anyone, but it was just too funny. :D

How it started...the owner of the Tacoma tried to start it, heard the clicking of an obviously dead battery. Some nice guy walks over and offers him a jump start with some cables. The owner responds with "No, its not the battery." Puzzled, the other man wanders off. About 10 minutes go by with them still staring at the engine. A few others offered jumps but they still refused. Then they had the battery idea... :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBXFnhe0mCA
 

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nice pics!! any action pics?
I'm more of a video taker than a picture taker. I have a bunch of great videos.

I also got a video of a vehicle rolling in one of the hot tubs that I need to upload. :D Youtube is painfully slow.

Also, does anyone recognize this guy? (Sorry for quality, screenshot from a vid)


He had a TTORA sticker and a Colorado plate.

We found a set of nice sliders at one of the booths today. We were able to hold them up but they were too short. x.x They were priced right too! Would have snatched them up and got them welded on the spot.
 

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that vid was hilarious!!!!!!!
 

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The people taking the vid were just as big ass hats as the guys with the truck trying to jump start with the upside down battery. Just another reason you wont see me out there over EJS
 

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The people taking the vid were just as big ass hats as the guys with the truck trying to jump start with the upside down battery. Just another reason you wont see me out there over EJS

Uh.. I think the OP was the one taking the video...

I disagree tho. It's great footage of the redneck out in the wild.
 

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here we have the wild redneck. lets see if we cant see em performing their ritualistic redneck stupidity. here, wait, I think i see them now. if you look carefully under the lid of the beast you can see one of the dumber rednecks placing highly electrified leads to one another. careful, whats the other one doing? he's looking this way. dont startle the redneck of moab. they are known to be armed and very dangerous when approached without a beer in offering. :rofl:
 

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Our Moab trip is officially completed! :D Back in the room for the night currently.

We did Hells Revenge twice (we went to see Hells Gate for the first time in our 11 years, didnt know it was on Hells), the beginning of Pritchett Canyon, beginning of Moab Rim, Metal Masher, went and checked out Gemini Bridges, drove into Bull Canyon to see the bottom of Gemini, and checked out Potato Salad Hill twice. We tried to go on Poison Spider, but they had it closed until 3:30-4:00 pm. We tried to outsmart them by going the backway onto Gold Bar, but they had that blocked too. We know some guy who knew a secret way onto Gold Bar, so we wandered around trying to find that but failed.

And guess what? ZERO body damage! :xrocker: I even got some driving in myself on Hells Revenge. Nothing too difficult for me yet, but you have to start small right?

The closest we came to actual body damage wasn't even from a trail. Some moron in a jeep turned onto an embankment and as we were going around behind him, he randomly stopped and reversed. At that point we were committed so dad floored it. I don't know how we missed him, but the rack he had on the back would have been like a can opener on ours.

The vendors were fun to look at also. Not much Toyota stuff obviously but the Longfeild booth had some nice sliders for a cheap price. They let us go hold them up but they were too short. We were bummed about that.

Also finally met up with the previous owner of our truck to show him and he was amazed at how it looked. We did a lot of talking to him and his brother (owner of Superior Axles) as well as their father and a close friend that was working the booth. We got the entire history of our truck because the guy who owns Superior bought it for his dad and gave it to him as a gift. Great group of people if you ever get to meet them. We ran across them again on Moab Rim so I did get a video of them going up that first hard obstacle.

My Dad and I are both amazed at how well the whole front and rear spring set up worked. Especially the rear All-Pro system. Dads next project is going to have that set up front and rear. It flexed like crazy, kept it so level, and soaked up every bump.

Ill work on getting all my pics and vids up for you all to see. Overall, it wasn't nearly as crowed as usual. Must be the economy.
 

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Anyone know if the jeep that fell off the Gemini Bridges is still there?

I was doing some research and found this picture but the site seemed to be last updated in 2002.



I didn't know what killed the man at the time of looking at the memorial, so I didn't go look from that angle. It's too late to go look now. :mad:
 
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