Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Chit Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-08-2013, 10:48 PM
kurtnkegger's Avatar
kurtnkegger kurtnkegger is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Denver Burbs
Posts: 266
Default A little tale

I have always had a little battle with Stella (my 40) about her temperamental transfer case shifter. Usually would shift in to 4WD easy enough, but would fight me getting back in to 2WD. The clean-up run Matt led the other weekend was no exception, except Stella fought in both directions but she eventually relented.

This last Saturday, we took visiting family from Sweden 4 wheeling for the first time, and thought Argentine Pass would be a fun trail, with plenty of Colorado history.

My Brother-in-law just bought a 3/4 ton "bad-ass" Dodge truck...put some meaty 33's on it, and was ready to show my little 40 that his new testosterone on wheels could tear this trail up!!

Upon exiting the first water crossing heading up the trail, he got stuck pretty good on the embankment All the Hemi managed to do was spin those new tires...

I backed Stella up, and attached a tow strap to him and gave him a quick pop out of his jam...We made it up the rest of the trail fine, up the steep rocky road to the upper trail, and on to the Waldorf and Santiago Mines with out incident.

We went back down the trail entirely on the upper road, as he would have smacked the tail of his new baby hard on the same steep piece embankment that stopped him on the way up...

Upon getting to the Visitors Center in Georgetown, I noticed I ran the entire trail in 2WD LOW (I don't have the gate to prevent getting in to that gearing combo) I don't have the heart to tell my Brother-in-law...He was more humiliated about me pulling his butt out of trouble than when I had to pull his Rover out of a mud bog...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-08-2013, 10:50 PM
kurtnkegger's Avatar
kurtnkegger kurtnkegger is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Denver Burbs
Posts: 266
Default

Sunday, I got under Stella, and looked at her shifter linkage. Greased up some pivot points...She has never shifted smoother...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-08-2013, 11:05 PM
Hulk's Avatar
Hulk Hulk is offline
Cruise Moab Committee
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Side!
Posts: 11,433
Send a message via AIM to Hulk
Default

Haha, that's an awesome story! You'll have to tell it to him... next year.
__________________
Matt Farr, Centennial, Colorado | Webmaster: TLCA.org
1996 FZJ80 TLCA #4189 WRDY
www.rustybrain.com/cruisers my Rising Sun bio Facebook Twitter Need satellite Internet? Check out: Exede Internet

If you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-09-2013, 10:18 AM
Squishy!'s Avatar
Squishy! Squishy! is offline
Cruise Moab Committee
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 1,142
Default

Super
__________________
-Justin Morgan,

"Squishy"-1988 Red Hilux Standard frame, X-tra cab, locked F&R, 5.29's, 35" tires and a SAS. In Moab STOLEN

"Apollo"-1988 Hilux, 1999 3.4L, Supercharged, 2.1" URD pulley, URD 7th injector, 2 1/2" Magnaflow exhaust, TO DO: lift, locker.

"RedChili"-1987 Super Beast

"Did you know the IFS was designed by Hitler himself to make the life of 4WD owners tough? Yeah, it's true, he saw a vision of the Devil and he told him to do it." -DaveInDenver
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-10-2013, 10:38 AM
nattybumppo's Avatar
nattybumppo nattybumppo is offline
Rising Sun Secretary
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Northwest Denver
Posts: 1,152
Default

I love those cheap fixes!
__________________
Sascha Steinway TLCA # 20217
1977 FJ40 "Ripper" (because it shreds!) (What is a "shread"...Steve Crase)
1988 FJ62 "Dino" OME, now in the hands of my daughter
2013 F-150 "Black Ops"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.