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RootBreaker finally hit the mud...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RootBreaker, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    RootBreaker finally hit the mud... movies pg 2

    Ok so we went out today... Still got stuff to work out... but the truck didnt let me down..

    I met up with 3 guys from work... 2 driving and one as a camera man co-pilot.. which was good because I was in such a rush I left the camcorder and video camera at my house!!!!
    So he will be providing movies and pics this week...

    Vehicles:
    Jeep - stock 4.0 NEW
    Jeep - stock 4.0 NEW - leveling kit / rear bumper with hi lift and tire mount (nice)
    RootBreaker - we all know about this one


    Ok so these new jeeps were doing good.. hittin puddles and the sort.. as I was doing it all in 2wd... bit bumpy... well the water holes were getting bigger and bigger.. to the point of them going around them... I still attacked the puddles in 2wd... We get to a point where the trail turns left... I was in the back.. I could see the rear of the first jeep..... as I was behind the second one... well I saw the brakes get released and he floors it... there was trees in my way and I was figuring that he was going to attack the hole.... well my eyes panned to the left through the trees and thicket to where I suspected he would have come out but I didnt see him.... well the jeeper in front of me gets out with this look... so I get out.....DOH!!!! he water logged it... he opens the door and yells... IM TAKING IN WATER... I returned and said... what you want to be pulled out???? Ok so I was nice... I brought my truck up.... walked into the water to my knees and hooked onto him and pulled him out....

    We took the drenched air cleaner out and he cranked it over... SO MUCH GUNK came out... was kinda funny..... he kept cranking and taking a break.. then cranking... and finally she wanted to start... once started I told him to back it up as it was my turn... I KNEW THEY WOULDNT BE ABLE TO PULL ME OUT... but what the Hell I didnt go back there to watch them....

    So I lined up... put it in 4 low.... 1st gear (Not Low so technically 2nd gear) and gave it hell... Man .. what he got stuck in was not that deep at that point... I went in and my tube bumper went under... I kept on the throttle and got through the other side... the camera man cought this on video as he walked around it to get me coming at him.... He said it was a tsunami when I went through....So I turned around to go back through as there was no way around it.....for them of course ...
    camera man went and got the digital camera and stood with the group to get me coming back.... I hammered it back in... and I laid onto it but for some reason... the truck died.... not too sure why and we didnt get this on film... but he took a few pics... so here I am with steam coming out of everywhere (he said it is a nice pic) and I cranked it over.. once started I dropped the clutch and hammered it and got out.... PHEW!!!!!!
    so we went around some more through other trails.... we found an area where we could flex to take pics... All I can say is my truck flexes like a motha!!!!


    I pulled my front right tire onto a incline and had my truck teatering... so I got out and looked.. my front right tire was wedged in so far it was hitting the cab!!!!! and the top of the fender well... so I have more to cut
    the drivers side was WAAAAAY low.. just hanging there... so I am pleased...
    p.s. dont forget I will have more pics and some movies later...

    here is my night shots as I just.. and mean just got home..... truck is fricken frozen as a gigantic ice sickle.... plus a quick night shot movie to show some of the gumbo....


    also I got the snorkel hooked up and it did good.. not totally waterproof yet.. I will finish that up and take some pics..... works good.... but not perfect....

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    Bigger pics
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/FirstTimeOut1.jpg
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/FirstTimeOut2.jpg

    Night video - shows how dirty but dark out...
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/FirstTimeOut2.wmv
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2005
  2. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    nice pics! sounds fun!
     
  3. RootBreaker

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    here is some more...

    aight... here are some pics... at the bottom are the bigger pics in the same order....
    now there are only a few as the other guy took 53 pics and the video and he is out of work tomorrow... so by the end of the week I should have them...

    I had the truck flexing more... it even was rocking as I had the drivers side tire in the air.. but I let it down some...
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    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/RootFlex.jpg
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/RootFlex2.jpg
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/DougFlex.jpg
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/RyanFlex.jpg
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/RyanFlex2.jpg
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/GroupShot.jpg
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/GroupShot2.jpg
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/GroupShot3.jpg
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/GroupShot4.jpg
    oh yeah and a lil movie too of the Jeep that tried... open diffs suck!!!
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/Ryanm-1.wmv - Right click and save as 1.2mb
     
  4. boggerless

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    grizzly,:waytogo: :waytogo: i love it,just one question, why did you hook up when he got himself stuck? man i can't wait to get out.
     
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    the last pics are great, your truck eating at the kiddy table:grin: :grin:
     
  6. RootBreaker

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    that wasnt the stuck pic
     
  7. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    looks good man, tough-looking truck... i was surprised at how mild the ramp looked in your pics for the stability test.. i thought ya actually did a RCI ramp test...

    whereabouts did ya wheel? i heard yesterday of a pay-to-play offroad park down off of rt 70 i need to check into...
     
  8. RootBreaker

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    across from Atco raceway in atco of course.... also known as Wharton state forest...

    we will have to get together one day ... when it is warmer and wheel a bit.. :D
     
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    You mean RTI ramp test. Its a Ramp Travel Index rating.
    -Harrison
     
  11. RootBreaker

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    Movies added

    Please right click and save as...

    getting back there....
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/Splashin.wmv - 12mb

    here is where Ryan got stuck in the hole....
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/RyanTry.wmv - 7mb

    Startin the Jeep up..
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/starterup.wmv - 17mb

    RootBreaker gonna play in the wooder (JerZey Accent)
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/RootsFirstHole.wmv - 15mb

    Comment about RootBreaker
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/RootIsABeast.wmv - 1.6mb

    Tool that All JerZey Rednecks need. I forgot mine...
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/RootNeedsSawZaw.wmv - 8.8mb

    Xover steer was such a nice Chebbie steering fix
    http://rootbreaker.no-ip.com/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/1_17_2005/xoversteer.wmv - 3.2mb
     
  13. Drey

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    "That thing is a beast"...my sentiments exaclty:grin: nice truck man. How do you like those tires? They are groundhawgs right?
     
  14. RootBreaker

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    thanks for the compliment... yeah ground hawgs... I love them... these are my first real big tire.... they do measure a bit small.. partially because new they are 39" on a 9.75 rim. I put them on a 12" wide rim and they are 38.8" which is great because NJ only allows a 38 max now... they passed them....

    what I like is how much wider they are than 38's..... a bit bumpy since they are bios until they warm up.... :grin:

    one of the jeepers on these posts... he has 1.5" lift is going to 3.5" lift and 33" ground hawgs....he loved how they looked and performed.... they are an awesome sand tire too.. which is what is around here and mud too... :cool1:
     

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