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WILL E last won the day on August 28

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    '82 Jeep Cherokee/2019 Colorado ZR2.

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  1. Sounds good! I run this about every other weekend. It's a fun trail with lots of scenery and because it's close it doesn't take up the entire day.
  2. I am open either day. See my other post from last week on how it normally goes: This is kina last minute so I won't post up all of the details until someone says 'Yeah lets do this'.
  3. October!. That must be one heck of a hang over. : ) No worries mate, I do this run a dozen or so times each season. PM me if you have a free day and I can probably make it work. Watch for other postings. Take care!
  4. Never let a hangover stop you from having fun! I've got ya down. I can bring some breakfast burritos to help with the HO. Let me know if you are interested.
  5. Subscription only. But I am sure it is a sad story too. Edit: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11218751/Nurse-28-aunt-60-killed-driver-jeep-plunged-cliff-edge.html Found this one. There is a question on if he had his seat belt on. I am sure he did. I've been on that trail dozens of times. I am not going to speculate on what happened but I always tell myself that if some idiot comes flying around the corner just take the hit, don't swerve. There are a LOT of people that drive way too fast on those trails.
  6. SIgn up in the thread if you want to join! Information and signup:
  7. Hey! Thanks for Appreciation Award. It's very nice of you to do this. I wish I was able to make the gala! It looks like a lot of fun. I will keep posting up Bulldog (and a few other) runs!
  8. Working on replacing some blown out speakers in my doors. (Apparently you can't get away pushing 75watts through a 40 watt rated speaker). This time I decided to go for component speakers that include separate tweeters. My old speakers were 6 1/2" but I went with 6x9 for the replacement. Still a work in progress. I have a buddy that used to sell 6x9 speaker mounts for these old full size jeeps. He sent me a pair for free. Stainless steel so they won't rust. Here is a test fit. But while I was at it I did some reading on improving the stereo sound for door speakers. Apparently holes are not good and the metal shell is horrible for sound. The solution is to use some kind of sound material. So I put on some dynamat. I also put a bit strip of it inside the door. Pain to get in but it is supposed to help. The new speakers show up on Monday. I've got a bit more work to do including figuring out where to mount the tweeters.
  9. This trail is out by Saguaro Lake so it's pretty close to town. Great trail for stock rigs and newbies too! Typically the run is about 2 to 3 hours. I run this trail several dozen times each season. We will enter in on 3554 and exit out Fr10 on Bush. If things are going well and it's not too hot maybe run back through 3554. A permit is required, it's $6, lasts 6 months and is specific to the Bulldog Canyon area: https://www.recreation.gov/vehiclepermits/3332401 Technical Rating: 2-3 (easy) - Great for newbies! REQUIREMENTS: A stock clearance 4x4 with a low range transfer case option, suitable front OR rear recovery point (trailer hitch is fine), stock tires. Rigs & drivers must meet all the typical state/federal legal requirements for on-highway vehicles (license, insurance, registration, seat belts, lights, etc.) $6 permit per vehicle. Each OPERATOR must have a permit, families can share a permit This is a great trail for people with little to no experience. Everyone must stay on the designated trails Radios: Not required (I have a spare). Ham on 462.700, CB or FRS all work for me. Trail finding is easy and we'll keep you in our mirrors. Itinerary: Meet up time will be 9:00 am at fr3554 trail head off of Usery Pass. We'll air down (optional) and chat a bit. https://www.google.com/maps/place/West+Gate+to+Bulldog+Canyon+OHV+Area/@33.505559,-111.6126836,16.25z/data=!4m9!1m2!2m1!1sbulldog+canyon+3554+entrance+map!3m5!1s0x872bbba068b5c437:0xe103b51b92f8ed81!8m2!3d33.5047988!4d-111.6172384!15sCiBidWxsZG9nIGNhbnlvbiAzNTU0IGVudHJhbmNlIG1hcJIBEG9mZl9yb2FkaW5nX2FyZWE We'll stop at least twice to enjoy the view and chat. At FR10 we will head south to a little picnic spot and have a snack (I will make Cheese crisps!) And then North to Bush Highway exit or back out 3554. The trail is about 7 or 8 miles long to Bush. Bring the kids, the pets, Grandma. Bring something to snack on. We'll stop for a snack under the shade of some mesquite trees. Attendees: Will E (1) English Al (1 or 2)
  10. I put together a 4 tire inflator (and perhaps deflator) system. Pretty easy since I already had a compressor and tank mounted as well as a quick disconnect on both the passenger and driver sides. I've been moving from one side to the other and filling each tire one at a time. There are lots of videos on how to do this as well as some premade kits. I didn't need or want a premade kit because the hoses were going to be way too long. I knew I was going to use Haltec H-5265 Standard Bore Lock On Air Chucks. They are expensive (about $10 a piece) but every video that used them just loved them and I do to. They are only 'open' when attached and they attach quickly and very solid. So I can fire up the compressor before starting, I don't have to wait till all 4 tires are connected. I tossed together a spread sheet for different options. hose and connector options. The hose and connectors (T connectors or manifolds and hose ends) were surprisingly expensive, especially the 1/4" NPT male connectors for 3/8" hose. And hose typically came in 25 feet (too short) or 50 feet (too much hose). Poking around I found that Harbor Freight sells 'remnants'. These are 8 to 15 feet long (most are closer to 8 feet) but come with the male ends already attached. They're just 7 bucks each. https://www.harborfreight.com/38-in-x-8-ft-15-ft-rubber-air-hose-remnant-60356.html I picked up 4, cut them down to size and used these brass barbed fittings. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C26JJR2?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details So overall I got away pretty cheap and the hoses are easier to store since they are just the right size. A quick test in my garage has me believing this is a few minutes faster than filling each tire one at a time. Deflating I am not so sure, I used one of the deflaters that removes the valve from the stem and those work really quick. When it cools off a bit I will do a comparison and write a thread with lots of details and pictures as well as the comparison results.
  11. If my google map search was accurate that spot is way before the ranch that is just past the first crossing of Cherry Creek. I wonder if it will eventually be made passable again? Or do you think the folks in the ranch head out North?
  12. Let me know if you wanna do a quick test run with it through BULLDOG. I could head out pretty early in the morning. We can stop for a quick snack and get the heck out before it gets too warm.
  13. Howdy from Mesa! I post up a lot of runs out at 'Bull Dog Canyon'. Watch for them as the weather cools. Scenic trail with no 'rock climbing' but still a lot of fun! Welcome aboard!
  14. Very cool pics. I've hiked the corridor trails probably a dozen times. I don't recall seeing a RAM that close ever.
  15. That seems like a really good size for a trailer.
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