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Latest Wheeling Trip Pics...The Pumpkin's Final Run

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mikey_d05, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Was a great weekend. Went to Gilbert ORV in northern Minnesota. Tackled everything from mild to just shy of wild. It was my birthday on Sunday so I convinced my girlfriend to come with for the weekend and she LOVED it. :laugh: Let her drive for a little less than a half day and I have a feeling that when I get my new rig built she's going to be contesting me for the driver's seat.

    Only real new mod I made before this trip was DIY4x's beadlocks and damn did they make a difference. Went to 8 psi on Saturday morning and did pretty well. Went to 5 psi after lunch and wow did it do well. Hats off to Kert at DIY4x for making an awesome product.

    Some pictures...

    Entrance to Gumby's Rocks
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    Getting jammed up pretty bad at the exit...of course I had to take the hard line. After a couple near flops and 45 minutes or so we got it right. In my own defense nobody else even considered running this trail.
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    Boggers flex pretty well at 5 psi.
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    We went to an easy play area so some of the smaller rigs could mess around for a while...I got a little bored so....
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    Me giving Anna pointers on driving. Second one is her coming out of a mud pit. (sniff) I'm just so damn proud.
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    Everything worked pretty well this weekend. The body however is now literally coming apart at the seams. I'm going to tear it down this summer and try to get the cage and suspension of a frame based buggy completed. I'll probably be out of the game for a year or two but after I'm done I'll have something I can wheel for a long time.
     
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  2. 78Suburban

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    DUDE, you rock! :bow:
     
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    Nice, what size boggers you got goin on there?
     
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    I believe he's rolling on 39.5's :wink1:
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yup, 39.5's on 15" rims.
     
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    Sweet pics dude. I love the look of your rig..don't build a buggy:crazy:
     
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    I heart chicks that love wheelin!!!
     
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    me too :D
     
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    Shwing!!!
     
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    where in minnesota do you live??
     
  12. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    New Ulm, roughly 2 hours SW of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Why?
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Dang gilberts a pretty far haul for you . I grew up in Silver Bay about an hour north of Duluth . I'm wanting to move back towards the end of the year.
     
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    Great pics!!! :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah, Gilbert is a ways, racked up a little less than $200 in diesel on the trip. Let me know if you do and want to go wheeling, my junk is gonna be down for a year or so because of a major rebuild but I know the park fairly well and I'd be more than willing to co-pilot.
     
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    nice air there, just one question...but chance does she have a sister living in iowa
     
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    thanks I'd appreciate I'm building a new rig also .A lot less mudder and way more crawler than any thing I've built before I'll keep in touch . P.S. If you'd like to retub your blazer I can get them very cheap and could meet you in K.C. which is about 12 hours for me no mark up either just my cost of the tub and maybe a little for fuel (my wife has faimly there I might be able to convice here it's a "Vacation" )
     

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