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Good Wheelin Weekend!!
Posted 21 September 2003 - 08:56 PM
You can check out the Album here Wheeling Pics!
Here are some teasers
Plus we have like 3 hours of video that Junkie is going to edit when he gets back to Cali! Oh yeah, it was a blast, more of your should have come, oh well, next time. And we'll do it during the wet season, where things are more interesting!
Posted 21 September 2003 - 09:00 PM
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Posted 22 September 2003 - 02:12 AM
And If So when you plan to be in town.....?
Call me in the Morning......John in Eugene...
Posted 22 September 2003 - 10:46 AM
And I would just like to say" NO lift, 27"s, and I kept up with every one!":clap:
Posted 22 September 2003 - 11:18 AM
It's awesome to see a group of Soobs Doing the Dirty For Real that aren't in WA or in AU!! Up till now, the only other pictures produced have been ones of a soob partially parked on a bump so it's flexed a little. . .
You've come a long way Junkie.
I'm glad as hell to see your brat in action after so long Adam. (getting uglier as time goes by :b )
Tony. For the first year or so of wheeling with Ken I followed him everywhere his 4 inch lifted hatch with 28's and a lsd in my unlifted hatches with big tires and open diffs. (viscous lsd/might as well be open) It wasn't untill I got caught up by my bumper and got stuck on the obstacle that Ken's hatch cleared because of its lift did I finally surrender and get a lift.
The BYBers used to have a cool disclaimer about the lift kits that said you'd be tempted to try crazy stuff cuz your head would swell(or something like that) once you got a lift installed.
Me and Ken did some pretty cool stuff in front of a big group of onlookers that they swore we'd have to bipass yesterday. Really made my little hatch work! Have it on video!! (tough as hell to pick a line and film at the same time) It will go onto part 5, which will be seperate from the Rubicon thing, and which is already over 40 minutes long so far.
Posted 22 September 2003 - 12:27 PM
Here's a couple, though:
outta the mud
On an old mining trail
navigating a simple water bar
I'll try to find more.
Posted 22 September 2003 - 03:32 PM
27" mud tires on pug alloys:burnout:
Made the wheelin' a blast!
Posted 23 September 2003 - 05:39 PM
Adam couldn't have picked a better spot to wheel either. It would have been nice if it rained, but oh well
Here's the pictures I took from the trip. I have to upgrade my computer alittle to get the video on here.
Posted 23 September 2003 - 11:52 PM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 12:21 AM
Next time, i'll have a diff that is properly welded.
Posted 24 September 2003 - 12:51 AM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 12:52 AM
I bet a subaru could get over this rock near the start too, really I think it could happen.
Posted 24 September 2003 - 12:53 AM
Thread hijacking is done now.
Posted 24 September 2003 - 01:28 AM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 02:05 AM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 02:11 PM
After last years big fire.... the trail isn't the same though. I've heard that it's pretty much an easy path now. The fire crews had to plow through some spots but the good areas were not harmed to badly.
How about you guys give me a date on when you'd like to run it and I'll get in touch with my "boyz" down that way and see what the deal is on the trail, open, not open or what.... I'm sure I could get a few(dozen) or so bigger wheelers to tag along for added fun too:brow:
Just let me know......
I'll dig through my pictures later tonight and post up some of the trail, I'll start a new thread in the "meet & greet" section for it.
Posted 24 September 2003 - 02:12 PM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 03:48 PM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 08:02 PM
Originally posted by Adam N.D.J.
We'll have to wait untill next summer though, cause we're going to be going into the wet season here pretty soon. And the wet season runs untill about May. Another fun area is the Prospect trail system, but that too has a closed season from October till June. But even will the closed seasons in most places, there are still tonnes of places to go in the winter.
No need to wait... I got connections in the GP/Cave Junction area FS folks. Plus there are not many trees left around the trail to worry much about what the OOHVA website makes you worry about. The trail is pretty much year round, unless the snow is too deep.
The trail isn't hard, one of the times we went we were woken up at 7:30am when this POS old ford came past our campsite running on itty-bitty 225's... for a mid-'70s ford that's tiny.
Adam.... Have you ever taken your subarus out to the White ****ty ponds, that is before they gated it shut?? Done that a few times at night when things got dull.
Yeah, that whole Southern Oregon area is good wheelin' for Soobs, it's once you build something big is when you start to run out of place to go..... I was in touch with the FS persons at the Ashland location off and on for our club, they showed us where it's legal and not legal to go as far as areas East of Ashland. I know of some good spots out that way, might be on the dificult level for a subaru though. The K-Falls Sportsman park would be a good place to hold a get together for a bunch of us subaru guys. Our club was going to hold a mini top truck challenge there but we moved it onto a members property instead, much larger area.... with 200 plus people and about 80 rigs you need lots of room to romp!
Damn.... I'm missing that area even more now. I've tried to convice the wife to move back but no go yet...... I'd like to move back and have my old job back too but get paid more $$$.
Wow, I typed too much:slobber:
Posted 24 September 2003 - 08:31 PM
This field is probably twice the size shown. There are 4 trails that I noticed heading in, and leaving this area. Only problem is giving people directions
Posted 25 September 2003 - 02:09 AM
It's an ohkay place to jes go and get a nice coating of mud, but it's not really all that fun. The Gold Ray ponds are much funner
Personally I like the technical stuff. Pickin lines, and goin slow is my game, always has been. And I think I've got the final evolution of the Brat down. Cause most stuff is still fun, without being "TOO" easy. A challenge is what makes it fun, and in a Subaru, most things are a challenge. Onion Mountain has some killer stuff, as well as Selmac, and out in Merlin. All places I can't wait for the wet season, when the Brat goes from black to brown!! I'm prolly going to go on a Chrismas tree hunt in December, SNOW!!!
Yeah, it's funny how 225's on a ford are tiny, yet 235's on a Brat are huge! I like it though. 235/75's are one of the most common tires around, makes em pretty cheap. Oh yeah, that pic that Junkie put up, is the Pleasant Creek Mud Bog, in the wet season, it's jes a big sticky hole, no fun this time of year though, it's jes a bunch of dried up ruts, but once the water starts flowing! Woo Hoo, I'm getting stoaked!! Bring on winter!
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