Matt Miller ('77 FJ40)
Matt Foos ('81 CJ7 (CJ7Matt))
Matt Miller (? CJ? Jeepster)
Not much to report really, except the Rock Garden bypass is harder this year than last year on the Father's Day Run. It seems that my truck (31 MT/Rs and Lockright) is about the minimum. Open diffs no unless you have taller tires, can't make it through the bypass.
I love the tractor engine chugging away at 500 rpm or so through that rocky section past the rock garden
The Jeepster (38" or so IROKs, now on 14 bolt rear with D60 front - at the Snow/Pizza run it had D60 rear with D44 front (which broke)) made really quick work of the Rock Garden until his slipjoint on the front driveshaft came undone. A few minutes later we got it back together and out of the garden. He also climbed up the first optional obstacle without too much trouble - my truck vaporlocked I think so I wasn't willing to try that steep rock face.
Carnage: FJ40 none (of course), except for running hot and it vaporlocked
CJ7 broken off shock mount
Jeepster needs new fan, longer slipjoint on front driveshaft
A TJ flopped on the first obstacle
Another TJ was on the side of the trail with broken something or other on the front driveline. Seeing a trend here?
TTORA was there, as well as a small Bronco group and maybe MHJC, which would account for the group of J**Ps we passed that were waiting for the front axle reassembly.
Good trail as always.
Rising Sun Bio
2F "Brahma" + Lockright, tach, Warn 8274, FJ60 Power Steering,
no more Sanden OBA
1FZ-FE factory lockers +
Safari intercooled turbo, CDL switch, cup holder, Metric TLC leather, heated seats, JDM switches, PUMA OBA.
Warn M12000 waiting for a bumper.
Limited TRD 2UZ-FE SOLD