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#1 one eye

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:11 AM

So Andy and Brian came over, and Tex came up, for the weekend and we went wheeling...... image that huh? :) here are the pics

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Thanks for takin pics Tex, And just remember Ranch goes on anything!! :)

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Then things went south a little, I broke my control arm, then my axle and bent my Raidius arm, about an hour later we where all good to go.........home lol, could have been worse.........

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:07 AM

Just WOW never seen a control arm break, seeen em bend but WOW was it a little rusty or ??? Swampers, were they the Best ? or ?

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:57 PM

Here is the days photos that i took.

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#4 one eye

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:07 PM

The control arm was making noise all day, I think it was on its way out but the longer radius arms where the Icing, as for the Swampers...... amazing, they bit so hard I couldnt belive it, the hooked up so good that I need and EJ swap, the ol' EA81 just dont have the power to really even spin them. I was very impressed with them, but my clutch thought otherwise Im sure...lol

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:57 PM

The control arm was making noise all day, I think it was on its way out but the longer radius arms where the Icing, as for the Swampers...... amazing, they bit so hard I couldnt belive it, the hooked up so good that I need and EJ swap, the ol' EA81 just dont have the power to really even spin them. I was very impressed with them, but my clutch thought otherwise Im sure...lol

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so what exactly broke on the control arm? I haven't paid much attention to ea82 control arms, just ea81, and I can't see how something like that would break.... I have seen a radius rod bust off at the rear mount before from rust though...

I like the ratchet job... :headbang:
straps are invaluable to soob wheeling...

terrain looked nice and sloppy :)

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 04:41 PM

ive had something similar happen on white river in enumclaw

I hit a BIG rock goin through small section of the river. Kept truckin ignoring the clunking. continuing to the sand bar. I went to back into a spot and my subaru dropped on the sand the control arm was twisted and my wheel/strut flopped out to the side.. it was epic

i was by myself i stayed with my subaru for 2 days till i fixed it by jacking it up digging holes cutting logs to the right height to put in the holes and support the subaru. i ended up pulling another control arm off of one of the two subarus that were out on the trail littered with bullet holes and flipped upside down..

What luck

good times on the trail:grin:

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:11 PM

i was by myself i stayed with my subaru for 2 days till i fixed it by jacking it up digging holes cutting logs to the right height to put in the holes and support the subaru. i ended up pulling another control arm off of one of the two subarus that were out on the trail littered with bullet holes and flipped upside down...


Dude, that is awesome.
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:27 AM

Yeah, you get points for that fix, man.

I'm having computer issues but my photos are all safe. Hope to have them up by the weekend.

Jeff, thanks to you and Tami a bunch for your hospitality! (did I spell her name right?)

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:58 AM

ive had something similar happen on white river in enumclaw

I hit a BIG rock goin through small section of the river. Kept truckin ignoring the clunking. continuing to the sand bar. I went to back into a spot and my subaru dropped on the sand the control arm was twisted and my wheel/strut flopped out to the side.. it was epic

i was by myself i stayed with my subaru for 2 days till i fixed it by jacking it up digging holes cutting logs to the right height to put in the holes and support the subaru. i ended up pulling another control arm off of one of the two subarus that were out on the trail littered with bullet holes and flipped upside down..

What luck

good times on the trail:grin:



Pretty good reason not to go wheelin by yourself. I'd say you were real lucky. Could've been worse.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:36 AM

I dont like to use these these new fanagled terms. But man that was epic.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:07 AM

i kept the parts for memories it was nice out and fun.

i was prepared i had 2 mre's and 2 gallons of fresh water along with a nice tool set and a tactical AK47 that went onb all of my trips

anyways i dont wanna hijack just relating to good time on the trail

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 06:55 PM

EPIC?you people need to get out more.............:lol:

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:15 PM

Break that ************ jeff man when you break you break

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:13 AM

tactical AK47


Sooooo, was this particular AK47 versed in, and skillful at military actions? More so than other particular AK47s? Otherwise that's redundant, and ridiculous.

Kind of like my killing noose, or underwater snorkel, or nighttime pajamas.


Get it?:banghead::brow:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:56 AM

Sooooo, was this particular AK47 versed in, and skillful at military actions? More so than other particular AK47s? Otherwise that's redundant, and ridiculous.

Kind of like my killing noose, or underwater snorkel, or nighttime pajamas.


Get it?:banghead::brow:


I put a full quad rail on it with bi-pod fore-grip and collapsible 6 position stock also had a 4lb trigger job and a green laser mount on the barrel for bore to dot accuracy.

Apposed to the standard non scope-able wood grain classic

i just happen to be an expert shot so says the army:rolleyes:

what exactly were you trying to do make me look dumb or did you really not know what tactical meant?:banghead::brow:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:06 AM

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Jeff, thanks to you and Tami a bunch for your hospitality! (did I spell her name right?)


Any time, you guys are welcome to stay anytime you feel the need to come over here to the swap..... :) and yes you spelled it right, you are the only one in the world to get it right. :)


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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:09 AM

so what exactly broke on the control arm? I haven't paid much attention to ea82 control arms, just ea81, and I can't see how something like that would break.... I have seen a radius rod bust off at the rear mount before from rust though...


It snapped right behind the the eye by the crossmember, and I really dont know how it happened, it just went....................... no noise or anything.....


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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:02 PM

I put a full quad rail on it with bi-pod fore-grip and collapsible 6 position stock also had a 4lb trigger job and a green laser mount on the barrel for bore to dot accuracy.

Apposed to the standard non scope-able wood grain classic

i just happen to be an expert shot so says the army:rolleyes:

what exactly were you trying to do make me look dumb or did you really not know what tactical meant?:banghead::brow:


I think you need to read the definition of tactical rather than accept what is now termed as "tactical" by Soldier of Fortune Magazine and other shooting magazines.
I don't care if you're the Wizard of Oz's jarhead scout sniper brother, redundancy is redundancy. An Ak47 was tactical right out of the box. Draping it in black plastic bits, and lasers doesn't mean it wasn't from the get go. It's just a pet peeve of mine, but, it's ridiculous for people to call weaponry designed for military use (and really, what weapon wasn't?) "tactical" because it has a quad rail, and a fore grip. Hell, a Ruger 10/22 is downright tactical in capable hands, even "non-scoped, and all "wood grainy"".

By your reasoning here my 1911 isn't "tactical" because it doesn't have a laser, or other BS on it? Nope, it's still tactical. Even if it had Walnut grips, and iron blade sites. The same goes for a black powder cannon, a trebuchet, or an indian's arrow head. All of these weapons were designed for military action, and therefor are tactical. Doesn't matter how much black plastic, or lasers you drape on them. Being devoid of that stuff doesn't make it any way less tactical.

Get it? :banghead::brow:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:43 PM

Looks like a great day of wheelin guys:headbang: That control arm is crazy. I wish I wasn't so far away so I could wheel with you guys more often:banghead:
Jeff those tires/wheels look awesome! When did you get those and what size are they?

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:46 PM

Jeff those tires/wheels look awesome! When did you get those and what size are they?

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I got them about 2 weeks ago the are amazing!!! I Just need more power.......


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:22 PM

As for the subaru run, dang, seeing a control arm bust like that is amazing. Makes me want to put an added support on the sides of mine.


Coming from Ret. SSG Wagener (me), IMO tactical means it's designed to go indoors and outdoors without compromising the ability of the weapon. A benelli tactical pump action shotgun has a shorter barrel and pull, and of course weaver mounts to add a flashlight whatever crap you want. Often they have a rifled barrel to allow the use of sabot rounds. I could still hunt with my benelli, but the shorter pull and shorter barrel make it more versatile and tactically advantageous indoors.
Yes, any gun is a tactical advantage over someone else, this is true, but a tactical weapon is more versatile than my Remington 700 300winmag with a 26" barrel and 48" of overall length. I could never clear a house with a 700, but i could pick off a target at medium to long range very effectively. With my AR15 i can take it from being short and compact, able to move around the inside of a house with ease and engage targets accurately, then go outside, extend the stock in half a second and fire to 400+ meters. That to me is tactical, it's a weapon designed for versatility thus giving a tactical advantage to the user in multiple situations, not just the one situation the weapon is tactically advantageous in.
You may not like the fact people use the word this way, but you can blame the military for that since they define tactical: of, or relating to military operations that are smaller or more local than strategic ones; adroit, skilful or ingenious.

Plus, tactical operations starting in WWII were conducted with smaller weapons like the german mp44 or the Thompson m1a1. Tactical civilian forces further cemented this terminology, as they are doing work in and out doors and need a weapon that can be tacticaly advantageous in both situations. Heck this is why the US is finally copying the styer-AUG and making m4 varriants that can swap uppers very easy from 5.56x45 to a 7.62x51 to allow them to reach out and touch targets much further away after clearing a nest.

However to me a tactical AK47 is one those guys kept under their pajamas with a folding stock that allows them to completely hide the weapon. That is what is tactically advantageous to them when they went to blend in with the population, and then open fire on coalition soldiers, then disappear again... though i never understood why a lot of them put on masks, it was very obvious that they were bad guys when they did that.

As for the subaru run, dang, seeing a control arm bust like that is amazing. Makes me want to put an added support on the sides of mine.




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