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Pics from Ocala
Posted 12 December 2004 - 11:01 PM
These are ones I took myself.. theres another camera that was on the ride that hasnt posted.. and he's got plenty of action shots of me & the brat gettin down.
Surprisingly enough, I only got stuck once...and it wasnt even that bad. If I had a set of M/T tyres I most likely would've come right out. I did, however, go through some seriously nasty stuff that took some clutch and steering finesse. 4000rpm and between 1st low and reverse.. got right through. This ride kicked rump roast! On the downside, I wont be able to get home without swappin a pair of fresh axles up front. I drove down with torn doj boots, and the mud and grit has clogged them up somethin fierce. Its bad enough now that one clicks bad goin straight, and the other produces a low growl that I can feel in the seat. Fortunately, I'm still in Ocala, and I'm gonna stop by CVO and buy a fresh pair before I begin the 200mi trek home.
I'll post up the other pics when they come in.
Posted 13 December 2004 - 12:28 AM
Let me know when you want to do it again. Shortbus was telling me today that he wants to get the jeep dirty before he sells it. Maybe he would let me ride shotgun... Sound good????
Posted 13 December 2004 - 09:37 AM
Posted 13 December 2004 - 12:19 PM
Anywho.. the entire group was standing at the end of the run watching me. When I startedthe climb back out of the hole everybodys jaw dropped. Supposedly theres another handful of shots Larry snapped of me giving it hell in that hole. Hes gonna post up on FSB (the site I linked to) later tonight. I cant wait..
Posted 13 December 2004 - 12:22 PM
That jeep was a trip. It hadnt been off the trailer for 15 minutes before he snapped that rear driveshaft.
Looked pretty sloppy out there! Need some more Brat action shots next time! Oh and that Jeep's tires were WAY too narrow... he should get some WIDE ones :-p
I later learned why it broke... the mofo has a 454 Chevy and a turbo tranny in it coupled with stock drivetrain parts. Damn Jeep Dana 35 axles trying to turn those 48" turf tyres.. god. Waay too much engine in that beast. It was fun to watch for the 15 minutes though.
Posted 13 December 2004 - 08:11 PM
Posted 13 December 2004 - 09:05 PM
Posted 13 December 2004 - 10:06 PM
Screw it!! A pair of rockwell Dueces!! With pinion brakes!! Thats what I'm talking about!!!
What was he running for a TC? Gears?
Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:28 PM
Posted 14 December 2004 - 01:08 PM
OKay so which wussies wussed out on that wuss hole? I'd hit that in a stock subaru.... were they scared of getting stuck or something? Looked like there were plenty of rigs to pull anyone who got stuck.
Love that desert camo by the way. Looks good in that light with mud splater all over it!
Posted 14 December 2004 - 07:09 PM
Hell.. I'd prolly attack it myself in something smaller. Yes we did have plenty of rigs to pull each other out. I know I wouldnt have made it.. but yeah. BANZAI! heh.
It was a great ride. Now I was the scrawny puppy flopping along trying to keep up with the big Broncos.. and it took a bit of balls and a lot of wheelspin to keep up, but I did it just fine. I was told that most of the holes I floated on okay, and if I had some mud terrains, I'd run circles around the Broncos instead of barely clinging to not being stuck in the deep stuff.
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