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Rubicon- Fordyce- Bald Mtn PICTS of trips

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by xtrmjoe, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. xtrmjoe

    xtrmjoe 1/2 ton status

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    Well I finally decided to post up some stuff from this season. It was a short season for me I had to save for a crate motor but I still got some wheeling in for '06.
    First trip out with new eng was to Fordyce, we started at the lake at the top and wheeled down then back up.
    Sunrise at the lake about 10,000 and low 20's
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    Blew a bead testing how I could go. It was at 8 psi so I now run 9
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    We were going to meet these chico guys. My Heep buddy knew the scout guy but they had some issues and had to piggy back that thing out. To see more go to
    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=510668
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    Rubicon in the snow

    We drove in to the little sluce got there 3am. High and dry but then we woke to this beautiful scenery.
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    my little carnage
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    Took ma and pa to Bald mountain, an old fire lookout with 360 view

    I installed some rear seats for the first time. This is my old stoping grounds beautiful view not very great wheeling it is stock trucable. There are a few fun things on the sides. It was a blast to let them all drive and spectate for once.
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    View of shaver lake
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    lunch on top of the world
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    lol, thats some funny stuff there...

    Oh and he has a Fresno State hat...do you guys come here for games ever?

    -Avery
     
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    My parents live in shaver lake and go to all the games, season tickets for the last 15 or so years. I however do not. I usually am only back to visit family and wheel of course. The Dusy Ersham, Swamp, and the trails off of red mountain trailhead are my mavorites. Jose basin is a fun one to, you can actually drive on backroads from white bark vista, one end of the dusy, to mt tom through big creek then jose basin, all the way to auberry. It takes you from 9000+ ft elevation to about 1000 ft in a half a day or so. You travel through and over a lot of powerhouse maintance roads for SCE, beautiful views.
     
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    cool...once I get my rig more trail worthy we'll have to go sometime and let you show me how its done...

    -Avery
     
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    Dude, those pics are awesome, thanks for sharing, I am fired up!
     
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    Thanks I wish I would have taken more but we did a lot of video that I am editing and will learn how to post soon.
     
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    Good job on the pics, looks like a lot of fun.
     
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    Great pic's and AWESOME K5! I really like your setup. What kind of shocks are you running?
     
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    Believe it or not, I made it out of Fordyce lake, not the creek trail, in a 2 wheel drive, open differential Dodge Durango. It was quite a frightening experience to say the least. To maintain momentum, I had to drive at full throttle without any slowing down. At the real rocky places, all four tires were off the ground and the vehicle was jumping over anything that stood in its path. I thought for sure something was going to break, but the vehicle came out unscathed with the exception of some minor body damage. Those three treacherous miles seemed like an eternity. Fordyce lake intrigued me so much beacause it is claimed to have trophy trout fishing. To my dismay, I didn't catch a single fish.
     
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    Shocks

    They are the 5125 Bilstein's, they are simmilar to the 5150 but have a self adjusting valve and no reservioir. They are the longest ones they make with 14" of travel. In the front I have the furd mounts and in the rear some hoops through the cab.
     

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