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Had a great time today! Nice meeting everyone, and can't wait to do it again. We also got some video footage I'll try and get up here soon.











Couple of 180's done on this hill.....sketchy to even watch lol.



























The perfect day for weather, awsome views too!



The only time i needed a tug the whole day.



 

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Dude record picture posting time. You're hired! And I didn't realize what a cluster you guys had to go through down by the jeep. Or how aired down Nate's tires were. LMAO!

Did you guys find some air in Idaho springs?
 

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Sure did! I went to the Shell and the guy wouldn't make change. So i went to the station behind it and he had free air anyways. Now that i think about it, i think that was the "second station" they were talking about with free air up on the trail. I even stopped on the way home and sprayed out my undercarrage and ran it through a car wash :D I don't waste anytime!
 

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Great Shots Ben!! Nice to meet you today. I will get mine up tomorrow as we haven't even had dinner yet.
 

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Sure did! I went to the Shell and the guy wouldn't make change. So i went to the station behind it and he had free air anyways. Now that i think about it, i think that was the "second station" they were talking about with free air up on the trail. I even stopped on the way home and sprayed out my undercarrage and ran it through a car wash :D I don't waste anytime!
Dude you have got to slow down and have a beer. That has to be some sort of record between making a mess of your truck and cleaning it. :D
 

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Dude you have got to slow down and have a beer. That has to be some sort of record between making a mess of your truck and cleaning it. :D
You've never met Jeremy (Spindleshanks) have you?
 

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Nice pics! What a cluster.... Who is the SAS Taco? ...and why is his bumper falling off?
 

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Had a fun time today guys, thanks Brian for setting this up!

Hope to get out again soon. We'll see what my next paycheck will allow for, hah.

I only got 8 or 9 pics before the battery in my camera freaked out and went from full, to dead. So i'll get those up here probably tomorrow or something.

Looking forward to some vids, i know there are a few good ones floating around.


Also, kyle. A cluster?

Hardly, compared to Rollins. Today was great, we made progress, we played in GOOD snow that didnt just suck you in up to your frame and leave you SOL.

All around, a great day of snow bashing.
 

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Fun run everyone, we were able to travel a long distance over snow. Very little malfunctions. No major stucks for the day. I hope everyone had a good time.
failures:
1. Nate's e-locker motor was inop, could be a ground issue
2. Sean's chains didn't fit right and took too long to install
3. Justin had a major tire failure that was repaired with plugs in the sidewall
4. Troy about 30seconds later hit the same rock with worse sidewall damage
5. Nate's e-locker again (didn't have full engagement)

I ended up bringing up the rear to try to space out the winches. It was fun back there encase you didn't get the chance to join us :D. I had a hard time running behind Sean after the trenches he cut when he was stuck.

I still have no clue how we found those keys. Buried in the snow, we were digging around and just about given up. I was dragging my feet and somehow kicked them to the surface.:confused: Lucky find for the day I guess.

The snow was changing fast as the sun went down. Our trip back was slowed by the Ford and Land Cruiser getting stuck in front of us. They were digging up the trail so bad, it was getting very soft.

I know I'd like to have newer tires for the next trip I take for better traction and so I don't have to use the chains.

Who is the SAS Taco? ...and why is his bumper falling off?
That is a guy I work with, Lars. 97 4cyl, LC80 e-locked front axle SAS, Marlin duals. A sweet TJM front bumper that when you push against a rock it does that, you just best to leave it that way till you can get a real bumper. He is waiting on removing the body lift before he builds a new bumper, should be this spring now that he has a DD.
 

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MMM Beer! I wanted a Hefeweizen so bad after that run. Had to wait till after Costco and we got home..


Here are some pics! All of them live here: http://cottora.shutterfly.com/ (First Album)







"Stupid freaking rear locker" - Nate


"Stupid Freaking Economy" - All of us


"Stupid Freaking Attack Rock!" -TC and Justin










"Stupid Freaking Snow Bank!" -Nate


"Yeah that snow bank is pretty dumb.... A great place to lose your keys though ;)" - Molly


"Stupid Freaking Winch job...." -Molly Troy and Ike


"Sweet ass winch setup though!" - Everyone


"Stupid freaking wet shoes...." -Nate


"Awesome time wheeling though!" - Layla


When folks post up more pics (or links to pics) I will start on an official "Not Fit For Public Consumption" -TM Video... :D
 

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I think im also going to work on hard-mounting my air-compressor under my hood this week. So it wont ever get forgotten again :eek:

It'll have to do with just the compressor, until i get around to buying a tank/fittings/etc. for full on-board.
 

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It's all good I hope... It was awesome that Scott (JadeRunner) Hooked you up though!
 

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so how many of the vehicles used tire chains?
 

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Also, kyle. A cluster?

Hardly, compared to Rollins. Today was great, we made progress, we played in GOOD snow that didnt just suck you in up to your frame and leave you SOL.

X2. It was hella better than Rollins.... :rofl:

 

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so how many of the vehicles used tire chains?
2, and with the type of snow it was, i think the chains hindered more than they helped.

I skipped chains and just ran @ 2.5psi R / 3.5psi F

as seen here:


Im still amazed the tires held together without issues.
 

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Also, kyle. A cluster?

Hardly, compared to Rollins. Today was great, we made progress, we played in GOOD snow that didnt just suck you in up to your frame and leave you SOL.

All around, a great day of snow bashing.
That was more of a reference to the big group.....Didn't really mean "clusterfuck" like rollins.
 

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2, and with the type of snow it was, i think the chains hindered more than they helped.

I skipped chains and just ran @ 2.5psi R / 3.5psi F
...so chains weren't needed after all? How much tugging and winching was there going on?

...and to think, I just ordered some chains, coming next week. :rolleyes:
 
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