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4x4tographer

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About 4x4tographer

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    Amateur Traveler

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  • Rig
    2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JL
  • Location
    Peoria, AZ, USA

My Details

  • First Name
    Ryan
  • Experience Level
    Intermediate
  • Preferred Trail Rating
    Moderate
  • HAM Call-sign
    N/A - Studying!

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  1. Wanted to share this great storage solution by MPS (Molle Panel Solutions). They make panels for a wide variety of vehicles to mount molle pouch’s, or other items. I’ve currently got my CB mounted to their Jeep JL overhead panel along with a molle pouch, and their rear drive panel with a hard mounted Rugged Ridge fire extinguisher mount and a larger molle pouch for my first aid kit. Their website is pretty terrible, but I have received all of my orders the same week I bought them, and I’m really happy with the build quality. https://www.molle-platform-solutions.com
  2. Hi guys! I’ll be the first to admit I know next to nothing about radios (took me years to troubleshoot my CB into submission). I’ve tried to find a “definitive HAM in the Jeep” article, but there is a lot of confusing stuff out there. Looking for suggestions on your favorite hard mounted radio options in your vehicle! Easy to use and easy to install are my hopes! Thank you!
  3. Ha! That’s where I bought mine. Not the most pleasant experience. Only had to go in for my free oil changes and tire rotations so far. I always have to get on them to do a FIVE TIRE rotation, not just 4 tires.
  4. Cool thread on the trials and tribulations of trying to snag a lucky shot! https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/538755-whats-your-setup-to-capture-good-pictures-of-the-iss/?p=7246094
  5. Nope, haven’t tried yet. It’s SUPER difficult. A lot of people calculate out when it’ll transit the sun or moon and try to grab it then for easier aiming. I’ve seen some insane photos of it from some of the Astro forums I follow. #goals
  6. Another consideration is their heavy scoring emphasis on a bunch of electronic/technological doodads, such as obstacle avoidance. 90% of the cars driving today ain’t got that stuff.
  7. MASSIVE thanks to everyone that came out. I had a great time and I hope you did too! Grabbed a couple of snaps here and there and wanted to share. Hanging out at a cool 55 degrees most of the day was pretty darn refreshing. @Ladybug's cookies, of course, did NOT disappoint! (pssssssst, I need that recipe!) Also happy to meet @mynr1 on his birthday weekend! Views leading down into Bagdad did NOT disappoint! Boulder Wildhorse Basin is extremely beautiful and dotted with history. Everyone trying to figure out if there was a UFO down in the valley. We ended the day in Bagdad, opting not to complete the full planned route back up 89A into southern Prescott due to time constraints and the fast fading daylight. Overall, we covered about 60 miles off pavement and flirted with 6,000ft a good chunk of the day.
  8. Home! Had a great day out with ya’ll! I really appreciate you guys hanging out with me. Beautiful weather! Photos coming soon.
  9. What wrench tool roll are you using there? Looking for one just like it.
  10. Count the fam and I in! We’ll take buns. We’ll also bring a table and pop up shelter. Probably do a side, but I need to consult my cookbook.
  11. Oh lawd! The weather is looking awesome for this Sunday, but it’s gonna be chilly for my thin blood. Looking forward to seeing everyone for the run!
  12. Interested in how that Raptor Liner adheres to the wood/primer you laid down. Looking great!
  13. Saturday, December 7, 2019: Back Way to Crown King, 4x4 Moderate-Difficult How about a little pre-holiday CK action? Grab your coffee, a camp chair, a lunch, and some snacks for the road. We'll aim to be in "town" for a late lunch/early dinner. If you care to stick around, the CK Annual Holiday 4x4 Light Parade is that evening, followed by a visit by the jolly old elf himself at the Crown King Saloon! TRIP INFO: Meeting Location: Alongside Castle Hot Springs Road here (map) 33°54'11.4"N 112°19'32.1"W 33.903277, -112.325595 Timing: 7:00am meet up. Air down and depart by 7:30am. Sunrise is 7:21am for reference Trail Duration Time is approximately 6-8 hours Trail Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult This trail "changes" all of the time depending upon wear/weather. There are multiple (7) obstacles, all but 1 (to my knowledge) have a bypass. My stock JL Rubicon ran the trail fine in 2018 with a few rock rail hits, and a skid touch or two. Prior to that, I've run with groups of current generation 2015+ Cherokee KL Trailhawks, but with extensive use of skids, rock sliders. Extensive trail information/description and map track downloads can be found here: https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/1411-backway-to-crown-king-arizona Additional Considerations: Dress for the weather (layers). It's 20-30 degrees cooler at the top (6,400ft) Consider wearing an ugly Christmas sweater! Bring a chair! Bring a lunch and plenty of water Bring a camera! Recovery gear/traction aid Emergency supplies / Med kit VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS: Vehicle Minimums: All vehicles are required to meet state legal requirements, (i.e.: current registration and insurance) Have functional seat-belts for each occupant Must have suitable recovery points front and rear Each vehicle must have a CB Radio or a Ham Radio in good working order High-clearance 4x4's with low-range 30"+ aggressive all-terrain or mud-terrain tires Vehicle Recommendations: Skid plates on important areas such as transfer-case & gas-tank, rock-rails, aftermarket differential covers, high-clearance metal bumpers, trimmed wheel wells, low axle gearing, upgraded axle shafts, 4:1 transfer case, 33"+ tires, custom roll-cage. COMMS: CB Channel: 4 Ham Frequency: 146.46 MHz SIGN UPS: Rig Limit This trip is limited to 8 total rigs. Once the limit is reached, anyone asking to sign-up will be placed on the standby list. Please don't hesitate to sign-up as a standby because people often do drop-out so you may get to still go. Post a reply in this thread saying you'd like to go and I'll put you on the roster! Attending: 4x4tographer (Ryan) - lead AZRNintheJeep242 Redrock Tonihawk Rubicon 18 On Stand-by
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