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Offline clark123456

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Re: Hale Mountain OHV April 7-9
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2017, 07:29:20 AM »
True, that last trail was epic, but there's always next year

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Re: Hale Mountain OHV April 7-9
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2017, 10:44:32 AM »
True, that last trail was epic, but there's always next year

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I'll be okay. I'm sure I'll see pics from this trail soon. I haven't seen my small roommates in a week, so wanted to eat dinner with them.
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Re: Hale Mountain OHV April 7-9
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2017, 11:19:00 AM »
Do you mean the left handed Alabama metric socket set?

Nope. Haven't seen it. LOL
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Re: Hale Mountain OHV April 7-9
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2017, 12:21:00 PM »
Had a good time.  Mark was a great lead and even got us through a black diamond (with liberal use of winch and tow ropes).  His son was taking pics, so there should be some pictures up on the forum soon.

In terms of carnage, nothing from Hale.  Seems my cruise control found a gremlin - engine light came on and codes states transmission control.  I lost everything but second gear.  Freaked out a little.  Reset the computer last night and took a test drive.  Worked fine. Figured if I didn't use cruise control I had a chance of getting home.  Avoided the interstate and babied it.  Almost made it.  Got through 204 miles before lost everything but second gear again.  This time it was when it downshifted while braking.  Was able to limp the last 7.5 miles home.    Looks like AS gets to keep it for awhile.

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Re: Hale Mountain OHV April 7-9
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2017, 04:18:26 PM »
5 speed swap?

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Re: Hale Mountain OHV April 7-9
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2017, 05:47:31 PM »
5 speed swap?
Yeah, the entire way home I was thinking that I wouldn't be having this problem with a manual. 

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Hale Mountain OHV April 7-9
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2017, 06:20:35 PM »
True, that last trail was epic, but there's always next year

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That last trail Saturday afternoon really was a good one. We crawled the heck out of it for sure!!  And, I got redemption on the one ledge that I bounced so hard on 2 years ago and blew out my rear ring gear. It was Black Trail 1 - TC 0 but now it's 1-1!!

No pictures Jay. Too busy wheeling.


Really great weekend.  Absolutely perfect weather, trail conditions were very good and the Gatr crew, as always, was nothing but good times. 

The rock garden was really fun and cool that we found a line for our group to conquer. The waterfall was pretty fun as well, I gave it all I had but just wasn't there.
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Re: Hale Mountain OHV April 7-9
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2017, 06:46:56 PM »
Like everyone said, epic weekend wheeling. I decided to get I it this trip and take on the hard trails. I was able to get through almost all of it with only a couple bypasses.

The first trail we hit on Saturday we weren't 20 minutes out and a log took out one of my valve stems. Tony and Clark had the amazing tool to insert the stem from the outside of the rim. Got a new one installed and we were on our way.

I really need to get those 37s and beadlocks and I should be set for a while.

Thanks to Don for the awesome pig roast Friday night.  The man was exhausted and still came through for everyone.




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Re: Hale Mountain OHV April 7-9
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2017, 06:48:17 PM »
i had a great time also, still getting used to wheeling with the new shoes, but lots of really really great trails.   got some door damage, pass side soft door got bent, so trying to figure out how to bend it back.  :(  besides that, some great scaring on the new wheels and the tires held up nicely, a few marks and trail rash but all in all they held up very well.

thanks to all those that lead groups, its a hard job.  we did a cool river bed and some narly downhill crawls. 

looking forward to the nxt ride.

i have some pic, i will post them up tomorrow.  need to get them off my phone.
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Re: Hale Mountain OHV April 7-9
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2017, 09:57:13 PM »
i had a great time also, still getting used to wheeling with the new shoes, but lots of really really great trails.   got some door damage, pass side soft door got bent, so trying to figure out how to bend it back.  :(  besides that, some great scaring on the new wheels and the tires held up nicely, a few marks and trail rash but all in all they held up very well.

thanks to all those that lead groups, its a hard job.  we did a cool river bed and some narly downhill crawls. 

looking forward to the nxt ride.

i have some pic, i will post them up tomorrow.  need to get them off my phone.
I still have those soft lowers if you need them

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Offline Greysducky

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Re: Hale Mountain OHV April 7-9
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2017, 11:39:05 PM »
I had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone that I got a chance to. This place was more challenging for me than AOP but I found that new challenges in a Jeep can be real easy. My son was so excited throughout the weekend that he is talking about getting an old TJ of his own.
   We went with Mark and he found ways to challenge us at every turn and always was making sure we felt good about doing it. He took a short black diamond trail and I decided to try it also, got up the most of it but had to be winched up the very end. Finally broke some of those quality plastic fins on my rims and just missed taking a part a fender off.  Definitely need more time on challenges like that to learn better throttle control.
    So, if anyone is selling 35's anytime soon I'm in the market. I thinks it's time to put my old 17" stocks rims to work with 35's on them. Needing a lift of some sort too so I can fit new shoes on it.
  Thanks again to everyone and thanks to Chris for giving the encouragement to do the black diamond trail.


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Re: Hale Mountain OHV April 7-9
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2017, 05:31:16 AM »
i had a great time also, still getting used to wheeling with the new shoes, but lots of really really great trails.   got some door damage, pass side soft door got bent, so trying to figure out how to bend it back.  :(  besides that, some great scaring on the new wheels and the tires held up nicely, a few marks and trail rash but all in all they held up very well.

thanks to all those that lead groups, its a hard job.  we did a cool river bed and some narly downhill crawls. 

looking forward to the nxt ride.

i have some pic, i will post them up tomorrow.  need to get them off my phone.
I still have those soft lowers if you need them

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