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May 23, 2020 - Half of Mud Springs Trail, near Fountain Hills, AZ - 4x4 Difficult

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We're running Mud Springs trail, but only going as far as 'the big hill' where we'll break for lunch and anybody who wants to challenge themselves can go up 'the big hill' and back down again. Then we'll head back. It'll still be a full day of fun wheeling and gorgeous scenery.

 

Bit of Trivia: Back in the day when the Offroad Passport team were noob's, 'the big hill' was as far as we ever got on the Mud Springs Trail, so in a sense it was the end of the trail for us then.

 

Meet-up: 8:30 AM - Depart for trail 8:45 AM (or when everyone is ready)

Baja gas station (Chevron) on Hwy 87 and Fort McDowell Rd:  MAP

 

Additional Info:

No permit is required for this trip.

CB Channel: 4

Ham Frequency: 146.46

 

 

Driver Requirement:
This trail is for experienced 4x4 enthusiasts only.

Vehicle Minimums:

All vehicles are required to meet state legal requirements, (i.e.: current registration and insurance)
  • Have functional seat-belts for each occupant
  • Each vehicle must have a CB Radio or a Ham Radio in good working order
  • Must have suitable recovery points front and rear
  • High-clearance 4x4's with some lift and a low-range
  • 33"+ aggressive all-terrain or mud-terrain tires
  • Full skid plate protection & rock rails required
  • A locker is highly recommended

Vehicle Recommendations:

Low axle gearing, upgraded axle shafts, 4:1 transfer case, 33"+ tires, custom roll-cage.

CB Channel: 4

Ham Frequency: 146.46 MHz

 

Trail Leaders:

@Number7  & @dzJeepChic

@theksmith

 

Attending:

@scottL 

 

 

Post to this thread that you'd like to go and we'll add you to the roster. 

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Love to go but the jeep is torn apart......have fun!  :)

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See you tomorrow.Ariana Grande Rain On Me GIF by Lady Gaga

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On 5/20/2020 at 7:19 PM, gearhead said:

Love to go but the jeep is torn apart......have fun!  :)

 

What are you doing?

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On 5/23/2020 at 4:23 PM, GRUNT said:

 

What are you doing?

You might regret asking that question.  It started as replacing the leaking exhaust manifold and valve cover gasket, but of course it didn't stay that way!  :| 

 

I figured I would do the crank position sensor also because there is plenty of space with the manifolds out.  I then noticed that the lower steering column bearing needed to be replaced and ended up having to replace the lower steering column shaft also.  

 

I must of been leaning on the top of the radiator too much because the seam between the top plastic tank and the core started leaking, so I pulled the radiator for replacement.  If I have the radiator out I might as well do the water pump, thermostat, and thermostat housing at the same time.  

 

Needless to say the Amazon delivery vans have been coming non stop.  :)  

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