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Island wheelin

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sope, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. sope

    sope 1/2 ton status

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    I thought I'd post a few pics of me and a buddy on a moderate run with our kids on southern Vancouver island. Pics are from last week end. This is probably all covered in snow now.

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    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    man samys are tiny (that is what it is right?)lol but dude they can do some amazing stuff.
     
  3. sope

    sope 1/2 ton status

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    Lots of big storms here lately. We came across this early in the trail. There is probably about 25 big trees down here. We had saws but it was pissing rain and I doubt out kids wanted to wait. We turned around and headed for snow.

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    Found a little snow, kids did some sleding. All and all a good day. Here's my spotter.

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    sope 1/2 ton status

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    Yup. I've riden in the one in the pic a few times. It's fun but if you can fit a full size on the same trail and have comparable mods. The full sizes tire size and wheel base will out do it. Both the trucks in the pics are running TSL's, mine 38's and the sami 31's I think. Both are locked front and rear. If I can fit I figure I will outdo it. He may say different.:D
     
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    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    my old superviser had one on 36 TSLs w/ wrangler springs at all 4 corners. it was a beast.
     
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    Ive seen them with big tires on yota axles and I hate to say it but they are impressive.
     
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    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    i wanna see one w/ 1/4 eliptic rear. i heard they droop damn near 2 1/2-3 ft
     
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    Lord help you if he had to pull you out.:eek1: :D
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Holy crap, you guys have nothing for snow!! I figured you guys got as buried as we did, but I guess not...

    We got almost a foot on wednesday, and the only roads that are reasonable are the main roads. Everything else is now hardpack...which i haven't seen since I lived in Alberta as a kid.

    Cool pics!

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    That was from Jan 6th. There's snow there now.
     
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    I have wheeled there...actually used to live in Victoria.

    wow sure miss the option to just point and go.

    Down here in California it’s all rules and lines.

    Im exaggerating but still....nice to see the pics. Have anymore pics or video so I can remember the old days?

    Once I am done with my 75 I plan on a trip back up.

    Ever wheeled by Durance Lake?
     
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    Wow that's an old thread.
    Yea that's the Jordan River power lines and the snow pics were up East Main almost to Bear Creec Reservior. Never wheeled durrance lake didn't know there was anything there. I've fished it a long time ago. Victoria / Sooke isn't what it used to be. Hourborview got shut down and turned in to a park by local government (CRD). Butler and Boneyard are shut down by Timberwest. Rumors are that Jordan river is soon to be shut down by Western Forest Products. Leachtown area has been locked up for the watershed. If you haven't been here in a while you'd be suprized by the calliber of rigs here now. A lot different than to 80's and 90's. Most of the wheelin now is Cowichan and Shawnigan. I just posted last years Morningside Tough truck competition in the lounge. I'll try to get some more. I don't usually bring a camera when out and I really don't get out that much anymore. I'm working on that though. I'll see if I can get some more links to local stuff. Check out Island 4x4.com and Black Flag 4x4 for Island stuff. You might even recognise some people. By the way how old are you and what's your name. Mabe I know you.
     
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    Just posted some more Island stuff in the Lounge. These Vids are nothin to do with me. Just on another sight.
     
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    I rode in a heep with 1/4 eliptic rear springs....man does that suspension setup look funny when you look at it. It did have some major flex though.
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