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Old 07-28-2014, 02:44 PM
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Can 40's that breath from the dark side attend?
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:51 PM
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:39 PM
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It's still a 40 (no matter how hard you try to make it into a mini truck).

I say .
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:16 PM
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We're a couple weeks away, so hopefully everyone is crawling around under their 40's and making sure it's in top condition for the run over Kingston......
Well, I *possibly* may make it after my recent melee. I crawled under the 40 when the drive shaft separated and found out why. Right rear spring mount ripped from the frame and flapping..weak...but I am working on it...50% chance right now and the possibility goes up from there.
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:16 PM
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UB put mini-truck axles under Wild Rice? Sweet! Where's the build thread?
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:58 PM
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NO! Only mini truck dif is in the front of the 80 and these days I only drive that to the mall. I guess it has became a poor mans hundy....
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:34 AM
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Sheesh. One little snow run snafu with the 80 and you're a hater now?
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:11 PM
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Hi Guys - last posted on this forum the last time I took my FJ to CO, back in 2011. My wife and I may be headed to Vail for our anniversary, I could possibly talk her into spending the day on the trail, possibly.

If I can, we'd be heading home to ND on the 10th, so wondering if there would be a truck and trailer friendly place on the evening of the 9th at a nice hotel (super nice if possible?) in the N denver metro which would be a good place for us to head out from on the 10th? I don't feel like trailering into downtown denver, but at the same time, its our 17th anniversary so if I can't find a nice hotel and great spot for dinner, I'm toast

As far as this trail, how technical is it? My wife and I were in a rollover 10 years ago in a Land Rover and she's been a bit freaked of hard core trails ever since.

Regardless of if this trip works for me or not, I look forward to hopefully joining you on trail rides next summer.

Thanks for your advice!

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Old 07-29-2014, 04:26 PM
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The trail isn't very technical at all; mostly baby-head sized rocks and a few loose climbs. It'll be bouncy for sure in the 40's. But much of the trail is above treeline, so the views are top notch!

Not sure about hotels - maybe someone else will chime in.
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:43 PM
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Thanks for the reply. If you're in Lafayette (been studying google maps) how's the Omni Interlocken Resort in Bloomfield? Looks like the area isn't too crowded so maybe trailered FJ friendly.
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