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Old 01-02-2008, 02:49 PM
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why not
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:50 PM
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No reason, just asking. You must have bigger cahunas than me
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:53 PM
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If stock fj crusiers can make it I might decide take the camry instead...
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:58 PM
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Dave the route you suggest is one I have taken and it was a easy 2 days of travel on the way back from Tahoe. Any how the reason I would suggest to go in on Wed is the extra time you will have at the spring to relax before Cadilac hill. This also provides time to take some hikes around the springs and see the area. It will also provide no pressure on you as much if you have some gung ho types that want to give you a not so nice intro into the hardcore types that wheel fast. It allows you the time to allow these types to get by you. For a group that has not been on the trail before, it will take a bunch of time to get to Buc island lake,( If you make it that far). I will be on the Rubicon this year, just have not heard if I am hired to do it yet. But I would reccommend that you go in on Wed. It will be a much nicer trip if you are not rushed, you will make better choices on your lines if you are not in a hurry. It will also give you more time to hang with people that you may not see very often. This all is MHO. Take it for what it is worth. As for Sunday, most groups will get out to Tahoe by 2-3 pm. the biggest reason for this is all the people going out in intervals. It means that Cadalic hill can be backup for a couple of hours allowing people to get by the hard obsticals. But the crew that helps you will do a great job, you basically do not have to get out of your truck as they have spotters to guide you though, not to worry about there experence, all of these guys are Rubicon veterans. In the last 2 years with this plan no one has done damage to their trucks.
Hope this helps you make the right choice for your group. Later Robbie
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:00 PM
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The only stock FJC was the one Bill B and Company took done the Rubicon. To do it with out damage was a major undertaking. The last two years we took the FJC with a 2.5 lift and 33 tires. Anything less may invite problems. Unless you are willing to stack rocks and such. But Wes is a killer driver and the 70 would have no problems.
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LOL i dunno about killer, but thank you. I'm comfortable in my truck and it's capabilities. Get me in something else and i'm outta sorts and nervous for a little bit. I should have some ~33x10 or 11's by then though. No pizza cutters Their time is passing for me. If you would like to continue the tradition with them let me know
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Ah, I was wondering if extra mods were going to follow the turbo
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WOW! I didn't notice any activity on this thread....good on ya! I have spoke with Twiddy too and going in on Wednesday looks like our best option. Robbie hit it on the casual run if we do it that way. We can overnight at Spiderlake then take another easy push to Rubie springs while still having some time to play or watch each other on Little Sluice and Old Sluice. Getting into Rubicon springs early is also a huge plus as the best sites fill up quickly. We would get home Monday night most likely (preferred). As for the slower travelers if we can just make Winimucka (10 hours from here) in one day going out and coming back we will be in fine shape as far as travel timing goes. Taking the southern route would definitely add a whole day!

So for a report to Tony and for our planning as well lets confirm a list on who's going for sure, what they are taking and if they are towing.

I and Jerry will be in my 80 w/roof top tent.

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Swap Bobbie for a non clicking set of Longs! Done!
finish my on board shower setup
install subtank
rework some of my cooling system
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better on-board air system
finish my leather replacement
move my radio faceplate from the lower console to the new upper one (when installed)
build a rear CV driveshaft and get my rear pinion roted up a few degrees
swap in OME Comp rear springs instead of the Slee 4's
possible Bilstein shock upgrade
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Huuuuuuuummmm I need to get serious If Im going to Rubicon
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My list of to do's yet is...

finish my on board shower setup
install subtank
rework some of my cooling system
3" mandrel bent exhaust
better on-board air system
finish my leather replacement
move my radio faceplate from the lower console to the new upper one (when installed)
build a rear CV driveshaft and get my rear pinion roted up a few degrees
swap in OME Comp rear springs instead of the Slee 4's
possible Bilstein shock upgrade
different front springs
more castor- bushings or plates?
front DC shaft
new roof rack for RTT
bleed brakes
Rear axle service
plugs, cap, rotor, PCV/grommet, air filter.
better OBA hoses, backup belt
hook up in cab pressure gauge
fridge?
lights, lights, and more lights.
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