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Old 08-09-2010, 08:25 AM
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I ended up between 40s on this run.





After a year, the rattle can paint job is holding up nicely.


The cloud cover looked ominous as we were dropping down into the lake. Thankfully, we did not experience any thunderstorms. While we were at the lake it seems like the cloud bank moved back and we had some sun shine for a while.


While not really trip report related, I snapped a couple of photos of the new Rising Sun stickers. The first is before staring the trip back down and the second is after getting home.

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Old 08-09-2010, 08:27 AM
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I guess we should all spend a moment a check/torque our knuckle studs, and make sure we have at least 4 studs and nuts in the spare parts drawer. Thanks for the report.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:30 AM
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Both the Spring Creek and Bill Moore runs met at the "bk n dvil" and at 9:30 sharp the ten rigs doing Bill Moore were on their way. While on the trail we were joined by Barry (sp) and Brandon. Here are the 10 rigs as we were airing down for the run.

"Mobile Husky Rescue Team" (TBD)
I found him in the trip planning thread for this run:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...3&postcount=12

He said he learned of the run from this site. It says he's been hanging out here for almost 2 years, but that was his first post. Welcome Chris!
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:35 AM
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I found him in the trip planning thread for this run:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...3&postcount=12

He said he learned of the run from this site. It says he's been hanging out here for almost 2 years, but that was his first post. Welcome Chris!
Thanks Jeff, I updated the line up.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:59 AM
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awesome. Nice work. I just ordered 80 knuckle studs for my trail kit. Seems like a good item to have in the tool box on the trail lately.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:10 AM
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awesome. Nice work. I just ordered 80 knuckle studs for my trail kit. Seems like a good item to have in the tool box on the trail lately.
I think we should order some locks of Robbies hair and clone him, too. It might be hard to fit a Robbie in a trail kit, however.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:37 AM
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Thanks to Jeff for leading this run as it definetly got interesting near the end (sorry Kevin!). And thanks to everyone for the encouragement on my first time driving on the trail. Had a great time, great scenery and great friends!
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awesome. Nice work. I just ordered 80 knuckle studs for my trail kit. Seems like a good item to have in the tool box on the trail lately.
Don't forget cone washers, split washers, and nuts. If the studs shear those parts may either be missing or non-usable. In Kevin's case, two of the studs (and their attendant hardware) were simply missing. Who knows how long they had been gone? It is entirely possible that he had been driving on only 2 studs for a while.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:51 AM
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Idelle it was great to have you along with us. I would suggest you get your man to remove the mudflaps if you are going to be wheeling it much. When I was stock I lost a mudflap on a rock and it pulled the fender-flair.

FYI I called CruiserOutfitters. Kurt looks to be running a special on 80 axle rebuild kits. I am ordering two. He must have heard about my problem on the trail.

Romer please pm me a list of parts I need to replace of yours. I know you are traveling today. With my anxiety level being so high yesterday afternoon; I don't remember everything we used.

I'm off to look for tubes of grease that begins with the letter "P". Palladium®, not to confused with platypus.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:42 AM
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Boy everyone must know about my misfortune. I ran to CarQuest and got 20 tubes of the Valvoline Palladium® Grease. The Valvoline Palladium® Grease is on sale and is cheaper than the multi-purpose and even the moly-grease for fords product. This should cover me for 3 axle rebuilds and a couple spares for my new axle rebuild trail-kit.
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