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Title: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on September 06, 2015, 03:25:31 PM
found some flexy road

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which ended up like this

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then onto the winch line

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then my turn

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Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on September 06, 2015, 03:28:17 PM
which had a lot of this

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strap to try and help me steer onto high ground for front tires, but eventually gave up with tact and finesse and just hammered my way over

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Sept%202015%20mt%20ida%20211.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Sept%202015%20mt%20ida%20211.jpg.html)

round 2 for j53vs deactivation

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bumper and shackle buried with 2 tires in the air, not good with open diffs
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Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on September 06, 2015, 03:35:41 PM
First trail of the day was a lot easier. Just sight seeing and exploring was the name of the game today. Mt Ida is a go to as its roads start 10 mins from my house.

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But it had way to much of this off the start of the new area we were exploring
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Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: DirtyMJ on September 06, 2015, 03:50:30 PM
Nice wheeling trip.  That 'flexy road' looks fun.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: ruff19 on September 07, 2015, 01:52:22 AM
Looks like a fun trail !


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Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: Old 5 on September 07, 2015, 12:33:23 PM
Whats with all the manual wood chipper and goonspoon operatin? poke

Suposed ta drive it!  /v
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on September 07, 2015, 02:52:57 PM
Whats with all the manual wood chipper and goonspoon operatin? poke

Suposed ta drive it!  /v
https://instagram.com/p/7RS6u4web9/

We smashed and crashed what we could. Screwed up when I wound up in front somehow. Bounced over quite a few. Won more battles than we lost. Could have towed the little guy through but what fun is that. We were quite determined to drive through.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on September 08, 2015, 10:38:58 AM
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/A7B5AB3D-2DFB-461D-9BD0-9156D595ACA5.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/A7B5AB3D-2DFB-461D-9BD0-9156D595ACA5.jpg.html)

Out again today. Found a flatty with a 44 front and dual air lockers to play with today. Mild shake down run on for the flatty. Nice to size the two up.


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Also a fresh build full currie 4" short arm lift with all the bells and whistles.

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Us in the "school busses " weren't able to share in the fun today as it got to tight for us. First trail we jumped in the little guys and smashed through the trees until it was apparent it was more work than it was worth to keep going.  Like 20+ trees across the road. Found another trail we couldn't fit down either. I tried. The flatty went in a ways and came out while I was backing out. He jumped in with j53 and they went in as he wanted to see what it had in it. Got it stuck. Really needed a locker. Walked out and grabbed his jeep to tow it out but wound up winching anyways. I couldn't grab pics there.


Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on September 08, 2015, 10:40:09 AM
Couple randoms

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Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on October 05, 2015, 02:54:22 PM
well old5 made his way south while I was home so j53 joined in and found a stockish yj to join the rag tag group of jeeps. went up Queest (pronounced quest) mt in sicamous. road up starts from basically down town. went up and over the mountain and came out in Malakwa. gorgeous scenery, some rocks, mud, and one really skinny spot I needed high angle rescue from.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/Queest%20mt%20oct%202015%20034.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/Queest%20mt%20oct%202015%20034.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on October 05, 2015, 02:56:47 PM
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/Queest%20mt%20oct%202015%20023.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/Queest%20mt%20oct%202015%20023.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/Queest%20mt%20oct%202015%20022.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/Queest%20mt%20oct%202015%20022.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/Queest%20mt%20oct%202015%20020.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/Queest%20mt%20oct%202015%20020.jpg.html)
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on October 05, 2015, 02:58:37 PM
hopefully old5 or j53 post some other pics. my camera is kinda big to take pics and drive, and where I dropped a tire off the road on a cliff I couldn't get out.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: DirtyMJ on October 05, 2015, 03:15:06 PM
Looks like you had a beauty day.  cheers
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on October 05, 2015, 03:44:10 PM
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/372F68DB-DD07-461F-B6E7-0FB5652E3F76.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/372F68DB-DD07-461F-B6E7-0FB5652E3F76.jpg.html)

Here's the pic of the high angle rescue set up. Used strap and pulley on a sketchy dead looking tree way above me. Old5 winched my back end back on the road. Old5 drove across the slide no problem even before we shoveled it wider. My Detroit locker  and extra length/width wouldn't track proper.  Tried to stay smooth and I had the best line available but chicken out with the back tire almost off the road completely.

Here's a video from the guy in the yj shot after helping rig up as well as him going across it first.  Ya it's a tough grind up to the block set up so he's winded. 

http://youtu.be/QTBOskqBTDs


Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: HillBilt on October 11, 2015, 12:24:47 PM
Mmmmmmm Flatty goodness. Friggin awesome pics, I want to go wheelin now,
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on November 29, 2015, 03:35:41 PM
Well  plan for the day was a late start but take the kids out sledding and hot dogs roasted on campfire for lunch type of day. So went until we got to a hill we need to air down for and start a fire and eat while we air down. So j53 spun out on this one and I tried to pass him. True to form with lockers in every inch forward was met with another one sideways. Almost cleared him but not quite. He had to stop airing down and back up for me. We both had to air down.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/16DD544A-9034-47F0-88AB-B37DFBE08F81.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/16DD544A-9034-47F0-88AB-B37DFBE08F81.jpg.html)

7 psi for j53

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9 for me. Still feels like they are breaking in. They were bagging a lot more by the time I aired up

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Not much snow but icy and sugary. Some washouts did provide entertainment but I missed the camera while the tow rope was out towing j53 so it didn't happen

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/3858FDDF-9081-49E0-AB02-B72FBC02738E.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/3858FDDF-9081-49E0-AB02-B72FBC02738E.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: HillBilt on December 01, 2015, 05:35:20 AM
sweet pics, the sugar snow can be tough to decide what pressures to run the new rubber looks like its doin its job though
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: PointsNorth on December 04, 2015, 05:37:15 AM
 I seen so many flattys on our trip to moab. so want one now. seeing j53s out in the snow doesnt help lol
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on December 04, 2015, 06:00:09 AM
I will say after playing with old5's flatty and the other one, I honestly prefer the Mitsubishi. The frame is a lot heavier. The diesel makes a nice even power and can do the speed limit. But it's still got the old school feel of the old jeeps. The springs are out boarded so it's quite stabile and no wheel hop at all. Watching him fight the sugary snow and didn't chatter at all. Impressive little unit
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: Old 5 on December 05, 2015, 01:58:08 AM
someone says they want a flatty? I now a guy that might have a couple...
Maybe u need another project lwb?  poke
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: PointsNorth on December 05, 2015, 06:00:23 AM
tell me where and when and ill come pick it up
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on December 05, 2015, 06:13:55 AM
tell me where and when and ill come pick it up

Lol he could deliver it. As much or as little of the jeep as you need. He's got enough to build a few more.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on December 15, 2015, 03:19:25 AM
Couple quick Instagram vids from me

https://instagram.com/p/_QYJ5CQecx/

https://instagram.com/p/_QgBOAQeZm/

Short on time with other commitments j53lunatic and i decided to smash some snow up by silverstar for a few hours. Well it started with j53 getting stuck behind a truck on its side in the middle of the road right before our turn off.  Then before we had a chance to air down the road was blocked by two trucks stuck with a  jeep compass in the middle barely moving. So first vid is me pulling the dodge out. Then j53 pulled the Chevy that was breaking trail down the hill as it couldn't back down its own ruts even. Took a lot of work to get it turned around. Jack and kick with  jackall a bunch. Then all the muscle we could get on the tow rope to drag front end around. They would have had a seriously long day/night if we hadn't showed up.  So that ate most of our time up but we did cruise up the road. The j53 at 4.5 psi and me at 7psi. He broke trail until he pushed snow with the winch then I went around him. But wound up in snow to my front high lined fenders on the drivers side.  The Detroit did what it does best. Slide the ass end off the road as soon as I went to back up. So uphill I had to go. Eventually found a tall enough gear I couldn't spin my tires and pulled until I stalled half a dozen times but moved enough forward I could punch my way out. Then we cruised until dark and the little guy bounced in my ruts and fell off the road. I'll bug j53 as he's got the better pics and vids.  Super impressed with my tire choice. Worked really well. Can't wait to see what it's got in it as i didn't push its limits much aside from a few feet.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on January 11, 2016, 02:06:16 AM
Finally got into some solid snow wheeling yesterday. One snowmobile track but it's wasn't an issue. 3-4 feet of snow. Top was packing a up as it was warm but sugary if you went through. The mitsu works super well if you don't spin the tires and he's def getting onto it. Started a 6 psi for me and 4.5 for him. But once I sunk mine i dropped to 4 and he dropped to 3 up front and 2.5 in the back.
Didnt make the climb up but slid in ditch on way up orginally so swung a little wider backing down. Mistake. Couldn't move forward or back so opened my door and problem was very apparent

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/6F687AD0-5240-4F06-91F6-5755E0004CD6.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/6F687AD0-5240-4F06-91F6-5755E0004CD6.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/671427CA-C48B-4774-ACF5-62C0FAA0AD08.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/671427CA-C48B-4774-ACF5-62C0FAA0AD08.jpg.html)

Down by proctor lake dam it was deep sugar. I pounded my way down on high rpms so advised the mitsu to take some speed and he did. Missed the corner and weeded it big time. Snow above the winch by the he stopped. Had to winch him back until I could tow him out of the ditch. Was a tough go back up out of here. I could barely make it so had to tow the mitsu out. Which was a tow rope pounding fight. At times he had 2 tires in the air high centered. 

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/904D49DF-2031-4C77-B2A1-179FFD70FB0B.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/904D49DF-2031-4C77-B2A1-179FFD70FB0B.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: HillBilt on January 11, 2016, 03:53:06 AM
No problems with beads at 2.5? I tried it once, 2 blown beads lol, soon as I'm under 5 I lose one. Sweet pics, I gotta get out
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on January 11, 2016, 03:59:45 AM
I think part of the truxus mt's snow magic is the 2 ply radial sidewalls. They are heavier plies but still only 2 so tire flexes easier and adds less stress to the bead area. He's got less than 20% tread left too. Amazing really. Never popped a bead all day on either rig. When I mounted them I also tried the wd-40 trick too on 3 of his 33's. 4th one got to sticky before I could get it mounted. He's also pretty light which I think helps a lot. 3000 pounds on shipping report.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on January 11, 2016, 04:51:53 AM
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/D9486AFA-96DB-4A78-B427-CEAA526B0502.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/D9486AFA-96DB-4A78-B427-CEAA526B0502.jpg.html)

4 psi in my 35" trxus mt's taken when airing back up
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on January 11, 2016, 05:43:41 AM
https://youtu.be/_cAxL-eCFKM

This is the climb the mitsu struggled with and I started breaking trail. I burried it just over this hill on the next one.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on January 11, 2016, 08:15:35 AM
Here's where he hit the rhubarb

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/B0D14B0B-4C56-44A9-8CC7-A652ABD3C306.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/B0D14B0B-4C56-44A9-8CC7-A652ABD3C306.jpg.html)

Proctor lake

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Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: HillBilt on January 11, 2016, 09:53:22 AM
I think part of the truxus mt's snow magic is the 2 ply radial sidewalls. They are heavier plies but still only 2 so tire flexes easier and adds less stress to the bead area. He's got less than 20% tread left too. Amazing really. Never popped a bead all day on either rig. When I mounted them I also tried the wd-40 trick too on 3 of his 33's. 4th one got to sticky before I could get it mounted. He's also pretty light which I think helps a lot. 3000 pounds on shipping report.

Makes sense, I think the beef side wall lugs on my mickeys really stiffen up my sidewalls, I don't see sqaut till I'm under 8, prob why they come off easy.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: snowracer on January 13, 2016, 03:28:40 AM
you guys are really making me want to fix my Sh$t and get out in the snow  /?
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on January 26, 2016, 01:19:02 AM
http://youtu.be/ovHKF5oYsAc

Nice little trail we played on.  Close to home as spent most of the day trying to get the tj-6 to start instead of wheeling. Good day anyways. Super warm, after 5 days of rain it's like spring wheeling conditions.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on February 21, 2016, 02:04:21 PM
Beauty warm day snow wheeling.  Went back up by silverstar. Lots of snow still and most of the up is paved so us small tire rigs can go not bad on the flat.

First intersection. Got rejected both ways. I couldn't make it up so had to go back and retrieve the mitsubishi
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/F5D23EF0-415F-43C1-9376-56F9E866E7B5.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/F5D23EF0-415F-43C1-9376-56F9E866E7B5.jpg.html)

Take two at the other way up at the intersection didn't end well. Tested the new 30 foot recovery rope thoroughly though.  I've got video of the mitsubishi pounding on it trying to drag me with my tires not touching the snow. Bad sign when the spare tire is pushing snow.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/2A96207D-1CCD-4E93-A2A2-E91923F54090.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/2A96207D-1CCD-4E93-A2A2-E91923F54090.jpg.html)


It was a slow and not spin a tire kidna day. Very cool. I thought I filmed a bunch with me at idle in first gear 4psi, made about a km climbing through a switchback. Had to work the steering wheel at an idle right at a crawl and worked well. First time I've been in snow like that.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/2EBE4C1E-C790-4544-96F0-48DF82DCB074.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/2EBE4C1E-C790-4544-96F0-48DF82DCB074.jpg.html)

The 4psi squish. If we would have had more time I'd have let more out to see what it would have gained. The mistu was at 3psi again

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/A7E4520C-D95B-4CEA-8911-38BC6A7ACFFE.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/A7E4520C-D95B-4CEA-8911-38BC6A7ACFFE.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/297F871D-A99A-492A-A536-956F60E3594B.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/297F871D-A99A-492A-A536-956F60E3594B.jpg.html)
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: HillBilt on February 21, 2016, 04:27:29 PM
Nice. I've done barely any snow wheelin this year. Seeing these pics make me want to go out right now /v
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on February 22, 2016, 05:03:42 AM
http://youtu.be/AjiJopu3_0c

Little out of time on a couple hits but worked well enough. Little guy really had to giver. New rope tested successfully
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: DirtyMJ on February 24, 2016, 06:01:24 AM
Where did you get that funky coloured rope?  Looks like you guys had fun.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on February 24, 2016, 06:37:56 AM
http://www.gemstoneoffroad.com/products/7-8-x-20-kinetic-recovery-rope-28-600lb

He's a local guy to okanagan as well so i thought I'd give him a try. Got synthetic line and fair lead as well.
He can get different colors if you don't mind waiting for an order. He orders about every three weeks or so.  I just missed the order and didn't feel like waiting longer otherwise my winch line might have matched my jeep(mall crawler style)
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on March 06, 2016, 03:46:32 PM
This was the end shot of another amazing day in the snow.  Took kids had hot dog roast( it's their fav part of wheeling. )

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/66DB992E-0155-4878-BF0C-458D494A84D4.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/66DB992E-0155-4878-BF0C-458D494A84D4.jpg.html)

Another on the way home. 

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/E53BA896-F9B5-4784-97FD-17AA8FE24894.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/E53BA896-F9B5-4784-97FD-17AA8FE24894.jpg.html)

One of several stucks on the little j53 diesel.
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Another stuck, wound that wee little turbo right up in 4th low range and booked a rut. Tried driving it through the ditch and back but came up short
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/C285184A-337C-4B5A-AC65-7404D1807BD9.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/C285184A-337C-4B5A-AC65-7404D1807BD9.jpg.html)

Heck of a run.  Hidden lake, up mountain above Mable lake.  Tried for top of the mountain but simply ran out of time. I went to 4.5-5 psi and then when j53 got suck 3/4 way up I couldn't get around him in a big clearing. So i dropped to 2.5 psi like his one front tire seems to burp down too.  Well what a difference. Tires bagged right down. 22" on the ground. Like riding on pillows. Went from 1-2 gear low range idle to move to cruising in 4 low. Still got stuck turning around but hey that's how it goes.  Lots of snow, 4 plus feet on the road. After running that low of pressure I think my tires finally broke in. Aired up a tiny bit for way down and even 7psi was bagging out more than 4.5 was on way up. 

Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on March 06, 2016, 04:25:47 PM
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/EE7B57DB-88CB-4592-A670-3EFC72F2C0DA.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/EE7B57DB-88CB-4592-A670-3EFC72F2C0DA.jpg.html)
3.5, pressure climbed, orginally dropped to 2.5 psi but after climbing half an hour was higher.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/C82EE021-FA54-4FA9-9C59-E007B8F243EC.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/C82EE021-FA54-4FA9-9C59-E007B8F243EC.jpg.html)

And that's what it was looking like on flat ground


And j53's one tire kept burping when he stopped.
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/505EFBEC-A71A-4C49-841D-6EFCBFB35AC0.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/505EFBEC-A71A-4C49-841D-6EFCBFB35AC0.jpg.html)


He went measured his jeep and the snow line is 37" up his jeep as it sits in his driveway. No where near bottom either.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/EE0DD0F3-F41E-40EB-9A64-E4426A2A7BC4.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/EE0DD0F3-F41E-40EB-9A64-E4426A2A7BC4.jpg.html)


Issue with open diffs. Stuck on flat ground. With 2 tires near hanging in the air

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Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on March 21, 2016, 01:34:46 PM
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/363F4764-A40A-4B02-A48B-EF25C7472D00.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/363F4764-A40A-4B02-A48B-EF25C7472D00.jpg.html)

Well this was the last run as me owning the tj-6. I was really sick so I didn't take many pictures. Well I didn't take any. J53 took a few that I stole. Being last chance to wheel for a while I wouldn't miss it even sick. Pretty good day. Decent crust but sugary snow under it so if you break through you're done. Couldn't use strap as usually wound up with both of us stuck so winches got used, a lot

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/643166D2-173E-4A4E-930B-550D793311EF.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/643166D2-173E-4A4E-930B-550D793311EF.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/0AF0C917-F592-45A4-9F24-E3DE61714369.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/0AF0C917-F592-45A4-9F24-E3DE61714369.jpg.html)

This is where the fun began. We are both stuck and nothing to winch too. Took a while of winching rigs back and forth then eventually I passed j53 and got stuck.  He managed to get turned around only to get stuck again. 

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/53FE605F-2FFE-460E-802D-EBCB8C201C86.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/53FE605F-2FFE-460E-802D-EBCB8C201C86.jpg.html)

Then this happened to my winch while trying to get turned around.  Ran long enough that with some shoveling I drove out turned around and passed j-53 so he could winch off me.
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/4AC6C36D-1BEF-4090-BF6C-E71D22EEF7A6.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/4AC6C36D-1BEF-4090-BF6C-E71D22EEF7A6.jpg.html)



Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: HillBilt on March 21, 2016, 02:08:18 PM
Holy snap! That shouldn't break like that. wtf. Always look forward to your snow wheelin trips and pics, gonna miss the updates....so hurry up and get another rig watchu
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on March 21, 2016, 02:19:31 PM
Ya the weld on the winch drum let go and the case was cracked by the time I seen it, and figured it was toast anyways. Pulled until it wouldn't pull no more.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: DirtyMJ on March 21, 2016, 04:14:52 PM
Oof.  Time for a new winch.  But it looks like you guys had fun!
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: PointsNorth on March 22, 2016, 01:50:48 AM
What brand of winch is it?
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on March 22, 2016, 01:54:43 AM
It was a tmax 10,000 pound.  I had a 12k tmax on my rubicon and it was good. Used lots in a lot of heavy recoveries. This one was used a handful of times.  Not to impressed.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: J53lunatic on March 23, 2016, 11:01:07 AM
Can you believe 4 33x12.50 baja claws fit in the back of this thing?
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: J53lunatic on March 23, 2016, 11:03:13 AM
Getting tired of being stuck, time to have some tread.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: HillBilt on March 24, 2016, 02:16:20 AM
Can you believe 4 33x12.50 baja claws fit in the back of this thing?

Haha Awesome. Love me some claws, cant wait to see them mounted up /?
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on March 24, 2016, 04:53:04 AM
Ya. They will look good. Should hook up pretty good. I foresee finishing the fender flares and maybe some modified steps to keep the mud out of the cab.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: J53lunatic on March 25, 2016, 11:13:26 AM
Considering the amount of mud that flies into the cab off my bald tires,  ya.  Things need to get finished.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on August 21, 2016, 10:55:09 AM
J53 tracked the route on his phone. Nothing hardcore aside from a couple ditch obsticals.



(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/one%20more%20time/9C30C028-6F1A-4EAE-8514-9D012030DADE.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/one%20more%20time/9C30C028-6F1A-4EAE-8514-9D012030DADE.jpg.html)

Full flex test. Eyeballing what needs to be done for his new baja class to fit, considering his worn out bald swampers hit pretty good.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/one%20more%20time/83EC4E9A-AFF8-4CD2-9CC1-9D7EAE09F9DE.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/one%20more%20time/83EC4E9A-AFF8-4CD2-9CC1-9D7EAE09F9DE.jpg.html)

And they hit up front still.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/one%20more%20time/D1845039-DCCF-4748-A162-DCEB963396EC.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/one%20more%20time/D1845039-DCCF-4748-A162-DCEB963396EC.jpg.html)

Dust mask is standard equipment without doors and windows these days.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/one%20more%20time/AFE91927-7053-41A6-B0E6-EF7BF699AF08.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/one%20more%20time/AFE91927-7053-41A6-B0E6-EF7BF699AF08.jpg.html)
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on August 21, 2016, 10:59:57 AM
Minivan flex. I'm missing close to an inch of up travel due to fender contact up front. Rear has a ways to go to flex out. 

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/one%20more%20time/021CC8E1-E9E4-4795-982F-D6934AACDC33.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/one%20more%20time/021CC8E1-E9E4-4795-982F-D6934AACDC33.jpg.html)


Firmly wedged in.  It's looking like my washer fluid bottle might get modified or swapped to as it's hitting on the front. Although this is passenger side without it.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/one%20more%20time/41F3B3CA-39B7-4C38-B362-44D9546204E5.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/one%20more%20time/41F3B3CA-39B7-4C38-B362-44D9546204E5.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/one%20more%20time/21433581-1680-4C2A-AC1B-A4D19FBF7788.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/one%20more%20time/21433581-1680-4C2A-AC1B-A4D19FBF7788.jpg.html)


Well my approach angle is fantastic. In fact I run way out of angles everywhere else long before it touches. I scraped the center up pretty good and tore the back bumper loose again. 

Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on August 21, 2016, 11:06:32 AM
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/one%20more%20time/095CA3EE-FADF-49C4-A95E-071E77225CEB.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/one%20more%20time/095CA3EE-FADF-49C4-A95E-071E77225CEB.jpg.html)

The Rock the mitsu is on is straight up and neither one of us could properly get on it with open diffs and little tires. The he bounced the diesel off it a bunch of different angles.  Best he could do.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: myblackheep on August 21, 2016, 03:20:58 PM
Looks like a blast
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: ruff19 on August 23, 2016, 11:48:09 AM
Looks like fun ! Glad you guys shared the trip
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on August 23, 2016, 12:22:55 PM
We've both got a few things to do before the serious wheeling starts again. He needs a little fender room before the baja claws go on. And prob toss the overdrive into it.  I've got a few things as well mentioned in the build thread. Late sept,oct the good wheeling starts down here so in the summer months it's more about beaches and nice views and camping. 
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on September 04, 2016, 01:45:18 PM
Well we put down 112km loop covering hunters range. Something in the neihbourhood of 1750 vertical meters covered. Long day and wound up on the one trail I was trying to avoid.  More stuff coming. Short version is coming back down this climb I tested the winch mout and rad skid. Smashed it hard on a turned over rock which went down the center and lifted the rear tires a foot off the ground as it dented the spare tire wheel well. More coming later tonight.

https://instagram.com/p/BJ6qzAdjQKe/
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on September 04, 2016, 03:12:27 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BJ63xRbjKiK/

He tried this climb first and hit all 4 shackles and the bumperette at the same time and gave up. So after I made it, he hit it a little more committed. All for not. The road we were trying to make had a cat parked across. Trying to find a way around we tried a shortcut to the power lines and was close but not there. Wound up doubling back to the end of the power lines and making it.

Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on September 04, 2016, 03:26:25 PM
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/7FFCADFC-AE4E-4ACA-BFB8-59638C975E47.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/7FFCADFC-AE4E-4ACA-BFB8-59638C975E47.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/8B7F5B9D-F951-48FD-91DC-43AEB557E962.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/8B7F5B9D-F951-48FD-91DC-43AEB557E962.jpg.html)

Found a nice creek for a walk and some waterfalls. I didn't get any pics of that. My phone ran out of storage so I went light on the pics. But I've got a few.

Front skid plate right after it got beat. Never thought I'd hit it, but put it just in case. Took solid hit. Minor tweak in it. But all good

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/BA30F0B9-C69D-457C-8096-E32CFEDBC001.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/BA30F0B9-C69D-457C-8096-E32CFEDBC001.jpg.html)

No hurt feelings here either.  It'll prob get cut out all together at some point. But it held me up but didn't stop me any. Same rock as the front. Rattled the center and right out the back
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/E6776926-2C9F-437D-98A0-B15D9C0ECF29.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/E6776926-2C9F-437D-98A0-B15D9C0ECF29.jpg.html)

Stopped for lunch.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/777CD2E1-C667-4329-ACF5-B7275A4105BE.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/777CD2E1-C667-4329-ACF5-B7275A4105BE.jpg.html)

This trip I hit both diffs.  Front very hard right off the cover. Both drop brackets for control arm, tcase twice.  One rocker. The trail we wound up on is one of the tougher trials in the area. I didn't really want to break my jeep in on it. But after 5.5 hours into the loop which i didn't exactly knew where it came out, when we realized it, it was the shorter way out. Fun times anyways. Beauty day and country.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on September 04, 2016, 03:29:15 PM
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/F17C6895-E34A-4313-BE03-903E7E88DF04.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/F17C6895-E34A-4313-BE03-903E7E88DF04.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/55F03734-3787-4EBE-885D-8CAAF5430B0C.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/55F03734-3787-4EBE-885D-8CAAF5430B0C.jpg.html)

Almost at the top and time to start around and down.  Except for the over the top a second time.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/5199EA1C-54AB-4C41-B538-A1BA5B153D0F.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/5199EA1C-54AB-4C41-B538-A1BA5B153D0F.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/B629E055-AFE6-49D8-9A32-FA54AA283850.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/B629E055-AFE6-49D8-9A32-FA54AA283850.jpg.html)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/6EB5C0C1-D66F-4EB2-8F9D-1F4E94FCB5F6.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/6EB5C0C1-D66F-4EB2-8F9D-1F4E94FCB5F6.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on September 04, 2016, 03:31:11 PM
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/87171929-E78A-42F0-AE16-4298D1A451B1.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/87171929-E78A-42F0-AE16-4298D1A451B1.jpg.html)

Ran out of storage at the good part of the trail. And it was snowing raining and hailing and were quite late in the day so not much got taken. But j53 does have some and I'll try and steal them pics and vids if I can.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on September 04, 2016, 03:39:29 PM
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/435C2BFA-0DFA-4E8D-BE42-9F1F77DF69A5.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/435C2BFA-0DFA-4E8D-BE42-9F1F77DF69A5.jpg.html)

Got rejected on that line. But did make it over the rock on a lesser line and one rock stacked.  The mall and supermarket tires really held their own but I want a dedicated hardcore based tire for wheeling.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/CE35D802-750B-4C32-B37D-5C79E06C536B.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/CE35D802-750B-4C32-B37D-5C79E06C536B.jpg.html)
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: myblackheep on September 04, 2016, 04:58:38 PM
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Nice duder
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: PointsNorth on September 05, 2016, 12:48:40 AM
Sweet pics
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: HillBilt on September 05, 2016, 04:45:02 AM
Awesome
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: snowracer on September 07, 2016, 06:23:19 AM
always look forward to your wheel pics  cheers
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on October 22, 2016, 05:14:24 PM
http://youtu.be/5CQLQW7US_k

Keep in mind what we went down in the video we did drive up first. But between the dark and spotting no video taken.
Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: broken on October 23, 2016, 03:37:51 PM
http://youtu.be/vEeDJm4NsHc

What a day. Up at 7 am scrounging parts for my Jeep. Managed to get mobile around 2 pm thanks to facebook coming through with my driveshaft.  Anyways since we were at my house j53 and I ripped up mt ida. I knew a short  section of trail that was fairly gnarly or enough to test her new tires out anyway so we get up there to find an F1 50 that's bone stock stuck. No way up ,no way down trail blocked. These guys were in way over their head so J53put on his big boy panties and managed to squeeze by them with most of his Jeep hanging over a big bank and pulled them out three near flops it was an exciting couple hours but we managed to get them out
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Post by: broken on October 23, 2016, 03:39:23 PM
I can't really reinforce this enough but he really put on a clinic with this recovery my minivan was just way too big to do anything in there he squeezed by and even on open diffs and all  the stuff that he's lacking he really was a hero.
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Post by: HillBilt on October 23, 2016, 05:39:29 PM
Nicely done boys cheers, myself and many of my wheeling buddies have been put in this situation, all you can hope is that the recipient of the rescue will " pay it forward" and help somebody else having a poopy day, but most of the time that doesn't happen and us wheelers go about as unsung heros..
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Post by: broken on October 24, 2016, 01:50:22 AM
They were super nice guys. The passenger I ran into a couple years back when I first got the tj6. He had a nicely done bj42 cruiser on 33x10.5 and was super nice back then.  Simply put they took a wrong turn and then the road slowly deteriorates until you can't back out or turn around.  They were also super lucky as we passed them but i took a wrong turn. Had. Had my map open they would have had a very long cold walk. 
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Post by: broken on October 24, 2016, 02:48:51 PM
Well this has been a great weekend for wheeling. 3 solid trips. Wrapped up today with a trip up hunters range .  My Jeep worked well. Took a massive beating. Broke trail 3/4 of the way. Even first up the summit after a Tj rubi on 35's couldn't make it. Lots of rpm in my Jeep.  Tried time lapse in my phone. Didn't work well but it's all ya get. 

https://youtu.be/LBO2ABy-x5g
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Post by: HillBilt on October 25, 2016, 02:17:55 AM
Awesome, looked like some good snow bashing. I laughed when the sledders passed you  rofl
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Post by: broken on October 25, 2016, 02:37:36 AM
Haha. Ya the sleds were going pretty good up too. Bunch of them. Stole a few more pics from j53's FB

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(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/9595EF6D-C921-4470-9436-2909FB5D5C25.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/9595EF6D-C921-4470-9436-2909FB5D5C25.jpg.html)

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The white Jeep was a bone stock 2016 rubicon. He got pulled out a lot but did make it.
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Post by: broken on October 25, 2016, 03:07:17 AM

I was up at 6 am and the odd snow flake was falling i knew it would be white stuff up top but didn't expect that much but it didn't surprise me either. I was figuring on more mud at the bottom instead straight snow aside from 4 or 5 mud holes I fell through with 3-4" of ice on them. One the chunks of ice came up over my bumper and shot onto my hood as they brought me to a stop.  Thought I may have punched something out in my motor but all was good. The climb up is steep and washed out. It was the big challenge I was after to test my new rig. I really impressed I broke trail most of the way on 33's and open diffs. Jeepcity broke trail after I got a little over exuberant and burried my Jeep and the snow was deep and i couldn't quite get on top. His 35's and less weight and driving skill got us within 300 yards of the summit. Last climb everyone slid off sideways. Eventually having an auto and taller gearing I got a bunch of speed up and knocked down the wall of snow he pushed up. Then got a good second gear run in low range. Lazy trans won't shift back down out of second and the lack of avail torque was what i needed to stay on top all the way to the summit. The bottom section was a large part brute force and Ignorance as I let the Bajaclaws dig hard and they went good until I couldn't touch bottom. Now I've got to reprogram my driving style back to the no spin easy going style I had with the Tj-6. The claws work so damn well when placed on kill though.

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Post by: snowracer on October 25, 2016, 03:20:04 AM
wow you guys have lots of snow already  /?
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Post by: kimmer on October 25, 2016, 10:26:51 AM
sweet
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Post by: broken on October 31, 2016, 03:14:51 PM
Short test run with the powerlock in the punisher. Made quite the difference.  I can't out climb him anymore.  That's it I need skid plates. Trying to tip toe and not belly the minivan out isn't working. Got really stuck with the crossmember broke a rock and wedged in. The punisher had back tires in the air trying to winch me out.

https://youtu.be/ztGuPvxP8Wk
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Post by: DirtyMJ on October 31, 2016, 03:36:35 PM
It's amazing how well that fake flatty works.
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Post by: broken on January 24, 2017, 01:00:44 AM
Well j53lunatic finally on instagram. Same user name. Here's vid from yesterday

https://youtu.be/l_tkf5KFSo0

Well tough day.  Both of us pretty much burned all the fuel we had. J53 pushed the minivan for a way bumper to bumper. Worked alright. May need to build a push pad as my plastic is wearing quickly. Fun day snow wasn't deep but sure damn put up a fight.  Over temp my trans. Hate autos in the snow. Thinking more and more I need a dedicated snow rig.
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Post by: broken on February 21, 2017, 02:25:17 AM
With my Jeep apart and cleaned out getting ready for Utah in April decided to maybe exercise the quad and let the kids play a bit.  Atvs and snow suck a lot. But kids had fun. J53's youngest daughter 10yrs old was killing it on the quad. I kept sinking it. She ran circles around me. His oldest 12, she rode quad a bit but also ran the Jeep for a stretch icluding towing her sister up into the trail. Didn't make it very far today. But found and cleaned up a good section of trail for spring. Coming down it and cleaned it up. J53 slid sideway into a tree and split his roof wide open and tore a window. Good sign when you're winching down a steep hill.


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Dad had to help Kyra across this sidehill a bit.

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The tree on left of pic is what he hung up on. Skid 3 feet sideway into it. Had to run winch off snatch block to roll bar and remove the top to get free and still have what's left of a roof for trip home

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/rubiconnorth/Jeep%20trips/80E3E300-57CF-4B42-97FD-6F91D77BC149.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/rubiconnorth/media/Jeep%20trips/80E3E300-57CF-4B42-97FD-6F91D77BC149.jpg.html)


This last one was right after the roof incident. Something sticking out of bank so winched over around it.


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Title: Re: broken and j53 out and at it some more
Post by: J D on February 21, 2017, 01:52:03 PM
Ah a little damage is all part of the fun haha. Important thing is y'all had fun lol
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Post by: broken on March 22, 2017, 03:01:53 PM
https://youtu.be/aYVsDSU1wy4

With tank tuck done we managed to get out. Super tough going. Thick icy crust with sugary snow underneath. For some reason if j53 broke the trail and I drove over it, it would pack in a bit. But my heavy pig sunk a bunch. Wishing I'd have installed my front tow hook but I'm not used to following.  J53 was down to 2.5 psi, I was 3. Met a Cherokee who followed our tracks in. Didn't fair any better than me where we turned around j53 got stuck breaking trail. I got stuck trying to get to him. Mark in the xj gave me a tug backwards and burried himself with my kicketic strap tight.  So we winches forward off j53 then winched him out. But j53 had to turn around and drive around both of us in the ditch and pull us both out to turn around. In the video where j53 sunk and was ripping back and forth I had to gently tip toe by him to pull him out. Then I got stuck going down hill and j53 had one battery not charging so he couldn't winch me back or tow me backwards. So while he swapped his batteries around i winched downhill. Snow piled under neath me until i stalled the m8000 winch out. Battery cables got real hot. Pulled one tree out of the ground. Kind of a mess of a trip.
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Post by: DirtyMJ on March 22, 2017, 04:15:05 PM
Snow like that is really hard to do anything in.  You're fighting it even more than usual.
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Post by: HillBilt on March 23, 2017, 02:40:50 AM
At least you got out. We went out the other weekend and snow was the same, but I turned around before the trail got more challenging and a full winch fest ensued
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Post by: broken on March 29, 2017, 10:58:38 AM
https://youtu.be/RpEgX2yJO40

360 test video on YouTube.
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Post by: broken on October 02, 2017, 03:59:47 PM
https://youtu.be/KUB4rQlifnY

Out scouting roads preparing for winter season we stumbled across this washout. About 40" vertical drop into it definitely made us work. J53 wound up going the wrong way when he got into it and unable to steer the right way so he went the wrong way and backed through it. We stacked rocks for both of us. My open diffs blow in this type of stuff. Amazing it still moves hanging a tire and it's got some good flex for a minivan. No winches or tow ropes used. His powerlocks helped him a lot. Although it's still not a locker but prob not a bad thing as his axles are pretty light.
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Post by: broken on November 01, 2017, 01:02:04 PM
https://youtu.be/id-tRNeM6Ec

This ledge doesn’t look like much but in the rain the tj-6 on mtr’s couldn’t climb it. So the fact I got up it on open diffs with sugary snow and ice on it blows me away. The video kinda sucks but it’s all I got.  Was t expecting to make it. Just wanted revenge since I got rejected when I had my nittos on so I tried. I can’t say enough about the Bajaclaws.  They’ve pulled me up some stuff on open diffs I had no business making.
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Post by: kimmer on November 03, 2017, 05:22:10 AM
sweet man, were is that down south.
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Post by: broken on November 03, 2017, 07:25:45 AM
This was hunters range. It’s the best spot I’ve found so we try and make a yearly pilgrimage to it. There’s a couple loops up there we’ve found and it’s amazing views and closest thing to a wheeling trail close by. If you’re ever coming down in the summer/fall and want to go up I’m more than willing to take you up or give directions.
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Post by: broken on November 03, 2017, 08:54:43 AM
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Post by: broken on November 13, 2017, 03:11:16 PM
https://youtu.be/r__yu9qDlrs

This  weeks trip. Too much rain beat the snow pack up.  Not enough to be a work out. Had a big snow ball fight with the kids and everyone after repacking my Jeep after fixing my tire. Popped the bead on a stupid line trying to show up j53. No damage. Nice having dual valve stems though as it wasn’t in a great spot to work on it. Pushed enough air we got it on fairly easy.  No damage aside from ripping off stereo antenna in a tight spot. 
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Post by: DirtyMJ on November 13, 2017, 09:12:26 PM
What app or device did you use to log your trip like that?
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Post by: broken on November 14, 2017, 01:02:23 AM
Brian(j53) uses the backroads map book app. It’s really good. He downloads the area we head into and logs it. I really like it. I use avenza maps and just have maps of the areas we frequent but it doesn’t log the data and it’s a pain when you are on the edge of the maps as we do in a few areas.
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Post by: broken on January 15, 2019, 12:32:30 AM
https://youtu.be/GRnsNn85pBs

https://youtu.be/zaRJff5V3gs

Just brian and I out this weekend. No family in either rig. Just the two of us flying solo. Went up silverstar to our old stomping grounds. 3-4 feet of sugary snow.  Really tough going. It was a good trip for my iroks to really start breaking in. They are starting to bag out prettty decent at 3 psi and I needed all I could get. The little guy struggled with my ruts all day so let him break trail In the final bit. But on the way out the snow never set at all so eventually we left the rope hooked up and he drove most of it but all the holes we (me)punched out I’d drag him through or if he bounced off the road. Come to find out above 5000rpm my camera mount shakes pretty good. Anyways I’m surprised how well my rig is working. Pretty tough conditions and I could cruise pretty good.
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Post by: broken on January 15, 2019, 12:44:05 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsmmoMKjBzm/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1wux6x63xyyi4

Here’s Brian’s ig.  Couple vids of me chewing. The one I nearly ditched it and I’m chewing back to the road in deep.
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Post by: DirtyMJ on January 18, 2019, 05:45:24 PM
I always love that feeling of the strap pulling tight and launching you into the steering wheel.  rofl