Post by bigpoppag on Sept 22, 2009 18:12:54 GMT -5
Kudos to T4W for another great time hanging with friends and wheeling. This is always a fun time of the year and every year it is a blast.
There are so many people who put in their time to make this event a success and I would like to thank them for that. If not for your efforts, we would not have been able to have the amount of fun we did this weekend.
I got to meet folks I have only talked to online and that was a treat in itself.
Winning 2nd in the poker run made the trip free for me which in "These hard economic time" meant alot.
As always I look forward to going again next year and if you guys need anything........just let MPJAI know. More then happy to help.
My Jeep is Always....ALWAYS a work in progress. 1998 Wrangler Sport 4" Superlift, 1.25 BL/MM, Trailgear Rockers, Warn Steering skid, JKS Discos, Rustys Engine skid, 33" BFG.
One little disclaimer - although I was spotting for V notch, Dave picked his own line, and didn't let my suggestions influence him at all. I'm glad the carb stumbled a little when it did, and let the front end settle back down. One of the most exciting runs up V notch I've ever seen.
I try not to use spotters. I like trying to pick my way through by knowing where everything is under the rig. Going from the skinny XJ to full-widths is a little learning curve! You helped me a bunch that trip! I totally was going to use the "normal" line we had talked about. But when I got up to it and it just kept crawlin' I went with it. Hey no better way to check out the stability of all that width and weight down low! At no point did it seem like it was going to do anything other than keep going. When the carb stumbled I was thinking "ok hit starter button let starter push me the rest of the way" but it caught again and motored out. I would love to play around the Trail 3 and Quarry area some more!
1966 Bronco 1-ton's, stretched n stuff
89 Bronco Deuce
04 Ram 2500 H/D
79 Kruger 14k deckover tag, refurbished
Losi MRC,Losi micro (Alex's learning aids besides 1:1 Bronco!)
1978 Honda XR75 resto-mod
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Had a grand time there and enjoyed the turn out. Toward the end of the last day in/on the Quarry Trail my jeep was making a strange sound. Popping and jerking through the steering wheel. I had just replaced the steering gear and stabilizer before this trip. Sometimes I would go to turn left (mostly) and the steering would seize up not allowing me to complete the full rotation of the wheel. Actually at times it would resist the turn and apply reverse pressure to the wheel. Letting go of the wheel would result in the jeep turning in the opposite direction! On occasion, I had to stop, back up and then go forward. Chris toke the time to examine my situation briefly but had his hand full with a fella that was stuck on a rock. We took out jeep out of low range and everything ran fine.
I couldn’t find anything wrong anywhere. Decided to drive it back to SC as the problem never happened with the wheels rolling at a higher rpm. It was just the slower turns.
Turns out, I blew a few teeth off both spider gears in the front differential. Of course, that chewed up some of the driver side axle gear teeth too.
All’s well now and repaired. To all those that helped, “THANKS” for the assistance. More experience, always a better thing…