Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by Four0Sport, April 16, 2015.
Where did they ride in Tennessee?
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Sorry I haven't updated.. I was literally working on getting the vehicle ready for the trip up until the morning of the start day. Luckily I was only 2 hrs away from the beginning point.
This trip was amazing.. there aren't any words to describe it. Even with rain EVERY SINGLE DAY, 3-5 hrs of sleep per night and a total of 2500 miles driven in 9 days I would do it again tomorrow! Lots of great wheeling, conversation, trail repairs and just an all around awesome time. Made some new friends, saw some amazing places and beat the snot out of the truck and drove it home without any major issues.
The locker blew out very first trail day, we were up till 2am in the hotel parking lot tearing the diff down and installing and welding spider gears. The first road day we made a stop at Clay Valley Dirt Park and I rolled it on its side.. twice. The rh quarter is kinda beat from that and the lh door and quarter got up close and personal with a rock at Adventure Outdoor Park on the last trail day. Came down hard on a rock with the rear cover and it started to leak.. had to put 2 quarts of fluid in at a gas stop, but no noises or issues.
Being around all those people with years of offroading experience and making connections with people in the sport was the highlight of the trip for me. You just can't get that anywhere else.. it is invaluable.
There are a few things I want to do to the truck for future expeditions and camping trips.. first will be a 5.0 swap that I have been putting off, then we will see about some axle upgrades. The narrowed 44 did great, and the 8.8 performed well also but there is always room for tons, i mean improvement.
I'm working on getting pics and vids up, easiest thing to do though is search #ua2015 on fb and isntagram or friend me on facebook, Jack Sloan.
..Be sure to post some pictures here as you sort them out....anxiously waiting..
a lot of the pics i stole from fourwheeler.com came out blurred on photobucket, so for all the pics visit their site and look under events for all the UA day threads, pics, and vids.
I'll post some of my favorites though..
..This just popped up.
you like that? I did lol
That mud hole musta been miserable for the shorter trucks
best. time. ever.
That's awesome! Looks like you had a blast
serviced the front wheel bearings and hubs, and removed the welded spiders and put in a lunchbox. still on the fence of going bigger so i didn't want to buy a full carrier locker only to have to buy another for a 60. I think I'll wheel this setup until something breaks, it lasted 2500 miles in a week hitting some hard trails and pavement so it must be up to snuff.
I watched this on YouTube a few days ago and then saw your pictures on the photo lottery thread. So awesome you were a part of that trip. Glad to see an explorer in the group. When I was watching it I just thought "man that's the wrong trip to have no windows on". I'm sure it was still amazing.