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Looks like the trip is now fully booked.  I think the 1996 Suzuki Sidekick will be our greatest challenge out of the listed rigs.



Its Brandon.  He is my Best Friend, ahhh.  Aside from my own projects we ordered up an OME 4.5 lift kit for it and it will be getting maxxis 31".   That being said it will be stock drivetrain but at least he will have more traction and ground clearance so he shouldn't need a tug ever 5minutes.  Also he is not scared of a little rubbing...
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Its Brandon Many.  He is my Best Friend, ahhh.  Aside from my own projects we ordered up an OME 4.5 lift kit for it and it will be getting maxxis 31".   That being said it will be stock drivetrain but at least he will have more traction and ground clearance so he shouldn't need a tug ever 5minutes.  Also he is not scared of a little rubbing...

He should be set for the trip and probably more.  OME has great suspension kits.  I don't see one over 1.25 inch listed on their website for a 1996 Sidekick, but I'm sure not everything is listed.  Which Maxxis tires?
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I am home with  a "sick" kid today so plan to see about getting my passenger rear shock lower bolt replaced with the correct size.  It fell out in Moab and is currently one or two sizes too small.  I'll be removing the driver's size nut to match the size and heading for the hardware store.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Correct.  It's it's OME 1.5" springs from RockyRoadOutfitters.  It also comes with 2" coil spacers and 2" body lift.  If you get too steep with lift the CV shafts up front will have too much angle and require 3rd member to be dropped which the jlx sport model has zero lift kits available like this, such as the Calmini versions...  this is the most affective and affordable way to get lift on this model with out putting Toyota drivetrain and$$$ in to it.   I believe he is set on the  maxxis bighorn tires.  He chose em to save a little $ as well

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I am home with  a "sick" kid today so plan to see about getting my passenger rear shock lower bolt replaced with the correct size.  It fell out in Moab and is currently one or two sizes too small.  I'll be removing the driver's size nut to match the size and heading for the hardware store.

Shock bolt has been replaced. I also put a lock nut on both sides to avoid a future repeat.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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 :attention: Lost a couple Rookies this week.  :smack:

#8 Russ Downs     1987 Toyota 4runner  0%  (He Is selling his 4runner to My oldest Son Myles) Doesn't want to cause any damage before sale is completed.

#9 Girlsgetdirty93     1993 Jeep Cherokee  0%. (Has to drop out for unknown reasons)

                              :think:

NEW #8 Dustin  "Team Suzuki"          1995 Suzuki Sidekick  80%

NEW #9 Jesse "The apprentice"   1991 Jeep Cherokee (Eric's old one)

Pictures coming tonight   :willynilly:
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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Update on the 96 sidekick.  Going with an Alteredegomotorsports 4.5" full suspension lift.  This thing may end up even better than initially thought. Actually a little jelly now.

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#8 Dustin (team Suzuki)
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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#9 cherry-yokie
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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 :attention:
Spot #10 is now open
We lost our white Suzuki (Betty white), lift kit is not going to be here in time for rookie run.


#1 Blackdiamond Trail boss   1989 Toyota 4runner 100%
Helipilot77 as copilot.
#2 :)Bestgen4runner Coordinator/ assistant trail boss  1987 Toyota 4runner  100%
#3 Papa smurf      Spotter #1   1993 Jeep Cherokee  100%
#4 Ezriderdanger   Spotter #2  1987 Toyota Extcab   100%
#5 James (White Knight)     1990 Jeep yj   traded it in on a 2013 Jeep JK          90% "wow"
#6 Wheeler (Yes, That's his name)     2000 Toyota 4runner   40%
#7 Eric Montgomery  1992 Toyota Extcab  75%
NEW #8 Dustin  "Team Suzuki"          1995 Suzuki Sidekick  80%
NEW #9 Jesse "The apprentice"   1991 Jeep Cherokee (Eric's old one)  100%
#10 open slot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Note: Discovery pass is required for each vehicle in Walker valley.
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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:attention:
Spot #10 is now open
We lost our white Suzuki (Betty white), lift kit is not going to be here in time for rookie run.


#1 Blackdiamond Trail boss   1989 Toyota 4runner 100%
Helipilot77 as copilot.
#2 :)Bestgen4runner Coordinator/ assistant trail boss  1987 Toyota 4runner  100%
#3 Papa smurf      Spotter #1   1993 Jeep Cherokee  100%
#4 Ezriderdanger   Spotter #2  1987 Toyota Extcab   100%
#5 James (White Knight)     1990 Jeep yj   traded it in on a 2013 Jeep JK          90% "wow"
#6 Wheeler (Yes, That's his name)     2000 Toyota 4runner   40%
#7 Eric Montgomery  1992 Toyota Extcab  75%
NEW #8 Dustin  "Team Suzuki"          1995 Suzuki Sidekick  80%
NEW #9 Jesse "The apprentice"   1991 Jeep Cherokee (Eric's old one)  100%
#10 open slot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Note: Discovery pass is required for each vehicle in Walker valley.

I need to remember to get a Discovery Pass.

You should move all of the 100% participants to the top of the list.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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:attention:
Spot #10 and #7 are now open
Eric has a wedding to attend now over in eastern Washington so he is out.

#1 Blackdiamond Trail boss   1989 Toyota 4runner 100%
Helipilot77 as copilot.
#2 :)Bestgen4runner Coordinator/ assistant trail boss  1987 Toyota 4runner  100%
#3 Papa smurf      Spotter #1   1993 Jeep Cherokee  100%
#4 Ezriderdanger   Spotter #2  1987 Toyota Extcab   100%
#5 James (White Knight)     1990 Jeep yj   traded it in on a 2013 Jeep JK          90% "wow"
#6 Wheeler (Yes, That's his name)     2000 Toyota 4runner   40%
#7 open spot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NEW #8 Dustin  "Team Suzuki"          1995 Suzuki Sidekick  80%
NEW #9 Jesse "The apprentice"   1991 Jeep Cherokee (Eric's old one)  100%
#10 open slot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Note: Discovery pass is required for each vehicle in Walker valley


I would like to start working up a vehicle trail order.
What do you recommend John?
I know all the drivers and vehicles very well.
I will start adding vehicle information so you can come up with a lineup.

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SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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What specific info would you like?
Driving experience, vehicle build level?
Let me know.
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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What specific info would you like?
Driving experience, vehicle build level?
Let me know.

I guess your assessment of rig capability ranked top to bottom and the same for driver's experience/skill.  Anybody else have a winch?

My initial thought would be to have the two of us play trail boss and tail gunner so that we always have a winch equipped built rig surrounding the group.  I have no experience with the trails so don't really know what to expect. I suspect the gate obstacle might provide the best information for which rig/driver we need to be the most supportive of.
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1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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I guess your assessment of rig capability ranked top to bottom and the same for driver's experience/skill.  Anybody else have a winch?

My initial thought would be to have the two of us play trail boss and tail gunner so that we always have a winch equipped built rig surrounding the group.  I have no experience with the trails so don't really know what to expect. I suspect the gate obstacle might provide the best information for which rig/driver we need to be the most supportive of.

Winch equipped vehicles. You, Me and Easyriderdanger.
knowledge of this trail system. Me and Easyriderdanger have exact same.
Experience offroading. You, ME, Easyriderdanger, papasmurf, Dustin, Young Jesse, James, wheeler.
Vehicle capability, Mine, yours,  :joke:   , Easyriderdanger, Young Jesse, Papa smurf, James, Dustin, Wheeler
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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Winch equipped vehicles. You, Me and Easyriderdanger.
knowledge of this trail system. Me and Easyriderdanger have exact same.
Experience offroading. You, ME, Easyriderdanger, papasmurf, Dustin, Young Jesse, James, wheeler.
Vehicle capability, Mine, yours,  :joke:   , Easyriderdanger, Young Jesse, Papa smurf, James, Dustin, Wheeler

Experience:     Jon, Chris, Easyriderdanger, Papa Smurf, Dustin, Young Jesse, James, wheeler
Rig Capability: Jon, Chris, Easyriderdanger, Young Jesse, Papa Smurf, James, Dustin, Wheeler

My Highly Estimated Combined Ratings:
Level 1 - Jon & Chris
Level 2 - Easyriderdanger & Pap Smurf
Level 3 - Young Jesse & Dustin
Level 4 - James & Wheeler

Initial thought for Convoy:
(1) Jon - 4Runner
(2) James (level 4 follow level 1) - ???
(3) Young Jesse - ???
(4) Chris - 4Runner
(5)  Wheeler (level 4 follow level 1) - ???
(6) Papa Smurf - Cherokee
(7) Dustin (level 3 follow level 2) - Suzuki
(8) Easyriderdanger (winch at the back) - Extended Cab
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

Moab Tested & Rubicon Approved

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Chris - Can you fill in my missing vehicle info?  I tried to scroll through the thread and ID them but couldn't find them all.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

Moab Tested & Rubicon Approved

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(1) Jon - Best Gen 4Runner
(2) James (level 4 follow level 1) - Jeep JK
(3) Young Jesse - Jeep Cherokee
(4) Chris - Best Gen 4Runner
(5)  Wheeler (level 4 follow level 1) - 3rd Gen 4runner
(6) Papa Smurf - Cherokee
(7) Dustin (level 3 follow level 2) - Suzuki
(8) Easyriderdanger (winch at the back) - Extended Cab

Looks great!  :turtle:




I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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Eight more days till the Rookie run  :driving: Starting final countdown.
Should find out in next few days what the final line up will be.  :hammerhead:
Anybody who might be on the fence about going with  :toilet:

   
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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Eight more days till the Rookie run  :driving: Starting final countdown.
Should find out in next few days what the final line up will be.  :hammerhead:
Anybody who might be on the fence about going with  :toilet:

   

You mean to tell me that my many seconds of hard work figuring out a preliminary convoy order may have been in vain?  Tell anyone thinking about bailing on you that they need to check their egos and have some respect for my time. I will never get those few few seconds back!

I have my :eye: on them...
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Looks like James with the Jk will have to miss our event. His family had a dog emergency. Emergency surgery used up all money set aside for tires.
He has pledged to come to the next event He is invited to.
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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My Highly Estimated Combined Ratings:
Level 1 - Jon & Chris
Level 2 - Easyriderdanger & Pap Smurf
Level 3 - Young Jesse & Dustin
Level 4 - James & Wheeler

Here's a revised convoy order in response to the canine catastrophe:

(1) L1, Jon - 1st Gen 4Runner (winch)
(2) L3, Young Jesse - Jeep Cherokee
(3) L1, Chris - 1st Gen 4Runner (winch)
(4) L4, Wheeler - 3rd Gen 4runner
(5) L2, Papa Smurf - Cherokee
(6) L3, Dustin - Suzuki
(7) L2, Easyriderdanger - 2nd Gen Ext Cab (winch)

Thoughts?
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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(1) L1, Jon - 1st Gen 4Runner (winch)
(2) L3, Young Jesse - Jeep Cherokee
(3) L1, Chris - 1st Gen 4Runner (winch)
(4) L2, Papa Smurf - Cherokee
(5) L3, Dustin - Suzuki
(6) L2, Easyriderdanger - 2nd Gen Ext Cab (winch)

I talked to Wheeler, He says that He will let Me know if He is coming on Wednesday. I expect that if He is still on the fence He most likely is a no go.
I did put out a couple additional invites to a few more guys I know.

Openings available if any Marlin friends would like to come along.
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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I would like to go, but it's the one weekend a month I have to work.

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I would like to go, but it's the one weekend a month I have to work.

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Its only Sunday bro.
Day trip. Maybe next time.

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SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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I talked to Wheeler, He says that He will let Me know if He is coming on Wednesday.

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1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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And then there was 6  :turtle:
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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And then there was 6  :turtle:


He was our last "rookie"!
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

Moab Tested & Rubicon Approved

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Dustin has never been on an actual organized Offroad adventure.
And young Jesse had one day trip under his belt.
We still have rookies just no virgins.
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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Dustin has never been on an actual organized Offroad adventure.
And young Jesse had one day trip under his belt.
We still have rookies just no virgins.

Where was the day trip to?  Dustin made it up that one hill so...well...maybe that means we need to teach a slightly less throttle demanding driving style.

The more stock their rigs the more necessary it is for them to learn proper use of throttle and momentum...assuming they don't have trashing their rigs as a goal.

1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

Moab Tested & Rubicon Approved

 
 
 
 
 

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