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Walker Valley Run Jan 14th


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#1 one eye

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 02:47 PM

Scott in Bellingham has a post out there for a Walker run on Jan 14th but not to many people have seen it maybe. So I figured I would Make a big post for it.
Any ways you have probably figured it out already, there is going to be a run up to Walker Valley on January 14th. Come along if you want.

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 03:28 PM

I plan to tag along in my jeep for this run.
And, just to let you all know, I live right outside of walker valley, on Lake Cavanaugh road, If you want we can meet up here, I have plenty of room for parking. And if anybody is bringing a trailer there is room for them too.
We also have a prety good fire pit if anyone wants to have a party afterwords too.
Let me know if anyone wants directions and i will post some here along with a map.

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 10:55 AM

I would like to come along, but I'm going to need a ride with someone. Neither or my subaru's are lifted

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 07:58 PM

take plenty of pictures and post'em. if i was in country i'd be there!

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 12:59 AM

I'm planning on being there. I'll be bringing my Toyota. It's open still, but I'll manage.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 01:48 AM

I've got my two buddies talked into bringing their rigs. More toyotas.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 02:04 AM

I talked to Todd M and he said he might take the Green brat or the hatch and brian said he might come too. He has the lifed hatch brat. One other buddy might come too, andrew, with his s10 honda. It's pretty custom.


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Posted 27 December 2005 - 03:36 AM

So, its looking like this will be a fairly well mixed group of subarus and non subarus, I am interested to hear from the subaru crowd about what kind of cars they will be bringing.
How much lift do you have? What size tire are you running? Do you have any lockers?

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 10:34 AM

So, its looking like this will be a fairly well mixed group of subarus and non subarus, I am interested to hear from the subaru crowd about what kind of cars they will be bringing.
How much lift do you have? What size tire are you running? Do you have any lockers?


If I can get it together by then

88 GL Wagon (Scott's old Soob)
6" SJR Lift
27" SSR's
Rear Lincoln Locker (if I have enough time)

Very little offroad driving experience.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 11:57 AM


Very little offroad driving experience.

Rollie


If you're good with a clutch and able to listen to a spotter, you should be able to do ok.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 02:02 PM

sounds good Rollie, I would definatly try to make time for that lincoln locker though.
Last time I was through walker, a general guideline for rigs was 31" tires and one locker. if you were running a biger tire - about a 35" you could get through without a locker.
With as many rocks as there are at walker valley there will be times when you have at least one tire off the ground in a rig with limited articulation.
And I cant wait to see that lift and tire combo, thats about what I have planned for the wifes car.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 02:35 PM

Are the factory "tow hook" connections adequate, or do I need to add something more for this run? My long term plan is to build some bumpers with good tow hooks, but that is not going to happen that quick.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 02:45 PM

The factory tow plates should be ok as long as you are still running. Subarus dont weigh too much and anything you cant get over by yourself should only require a little bit of outside help. Just pay atention to your spotter (the guy franticly waiving his hands in front of you showing you where to point your wheels) and you should do fine.
Walker valley is all about driving over or through things that you shouldnt be driving over or through with a bit of dirt road between stretches.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 02:54 PM

I will be there

EA82 Wagon 87 SPFI

3-1/2" high clearance SJR lift
27" SSR Swampers on pug alloys
locker in rear

mayden vouge for the car:banana:

no carnage....................................yet

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 08:43 PM

I dont know if I'll have much for tires by then, I hope to at the very LEAST have my lift done by then... I plan on going if i can make time, I dont know where it is so I'll probably have to find someone to follow from the area up there. if i dont have my soob ready I think I'll either go untill I get stuck and then ride with someone else, or I might take my jeep or my nissan... my nissan is stock height and tire size, but is tougher than nails so it might make it, my jeep is lifted w/ something like 32" tires, but they are more of a street a/t type tread, and its also, well, a heep of crap.

who all from the portland/vancouver area plan on going?

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 01:12 AM

I'd like to make a request or at least a suggestion.
If there are trails available at Walker Valley that are not so extreme, could we choose them over the more difficult runs? I'm feeling somewhat intimidated by the thoughts of negotiating huge rocks and getting my body banged up. I'm also thinking my preferences for offroad driving are probably not so extreme as to require locking up the rearend as I've been contemplating lately. I'm thinking now of pursuing an LSD later, but not to go as far as welding up the rear and doing the removable axle thing.

I've grown up around lots of offroad vehicles, but this would be my first time being on a run with that seems like it may include a few hardcore wheelers. I do look forward to seeing what experienced wheelers using well setup rigs can do, I'm just hoping there is room for less extreme wheelers like myself to come along without being a hindrance to those who want to go for it.

Just some thoughts I've been having.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 12:24 PM

I for one am planning on some crazy trails. I dont' think there's too many easy ways thru WV. The last time I went I was wtih a group of Soobs, varying in size and capability. We all broke or dented something, it was enough to make me wanna write off wheeling Soobs. We patched up our wounds and our pride and now it's 3-4 years later. Made for some pretty entertaining video.

Weld up your rear, you'll be fine. Don't let a little body damage intimidate you. :brow:

Send me a pm with your address, I'll mail you a free vhs copy of one of my Soob vids to let you see them in action.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 03:59 PM

I say weld it too. If you do it right it is totaly reversable, all you would need to do is replace your spider gears. And if you plan to go with a lsd later any way, it wont be in there forever. It will however be a great asset at walker.
As for easy trails at walker it has been about a year since I have been through there but I dont think there are any easier trails.
On the body damage thing, The worst you should get would be some scrapes to your rocker panels from them sliding over a rock.

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 12:13 PM

on the 14th of Jan 05 I will meet anyone that wants to go to walker valley , will be at the Sunset Shell station in Bellingham at 9:00 am in the Morning will be driving a white Soobie ,we will drive South and meet up with others , Location to be determined , min have a lift and good tires should be a good day channel 2 on the CB SJR



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Posted 31 December 2005 - 09:10 PM

I'll be there.
Well, here anyway, I live right outside walker!

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 03:02 PM

I think a good place to meet for the guys coming from up from down south and the guys coming from up north would be Karttrak indoor raceway. It is located at 3302 Cederdale rd In Mt. Vernon. If you take exit 225 and go east and take a right to cederdale rd you'll only have to go about a 1/4 or 1/2 mile and it will be on you left. From there we can just head up little mountian rd and be right at big lake. I think thats a good Idea.

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 09:33 PM

I think a good place to meet for the guys coming from up from down south and the guys coming from up north would be Karttrak indoor raceway. It is located at 3302 Cederdale rd In Mt. Vernon. If you take exit 225 and go east and take a right to cederdale rd you'll only have to go about a 1/4 or 1/2 mile and it will be on you left. From there we can just head up little mountian rd and be right at big lake. I think thats a good Idea.

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Jeff,
Is that the track right close to the freeway that you can see easily as you drive by on I-5?
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Posted 03 January 2006 - 02:34 AM

Thats the one Karttrak indoor Raceway. It's on south MV.


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Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:39 AM

lots of pictures please! some of us have no way to make it right now!!

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 11:49 AM

Ken's gonna be riding with me. I'll make sure he takes lots of photos. Weather permitting, I'll bring my video cam too.




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