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Hidden Falls - August 3 (Marble Falls, TX)

Discussion in 'Demon4x4-Wheelin' Demons Texas Explorer Club' started by Randall, July 18, 2013.

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    1. Randall

      Randall Demon4x4 Member

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      A couple of us are planning on hitting up Hidden Falls on August 3, 2013, as a Central Texas get-together.

      Anyone else that is interested is free to join as well. :D

      A little about the venue:
      http://www.hiddenfallsadventurepark.com/

      CLOSEST TOWN:Marble Falls
      DISTANCE FROM HOUSTON: 208 Miles
      DRIVING TIME: 3 Hours 8 Minutes

       
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      Randall Demon4x4 Member

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      ...Did you have to come back and get your X or did it make the whole trip?











      :p:
       
    5. Randall

      Randall Demon4x4 Member

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      Haha, it did okay, and I got out under my own power. ;P
       
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      ..I saw you had a capable Ranger in the group so I knew you were taken care of..:biggthump

      ...Who all was on this run with you and can you put some handles with which vehicles?..:scratch:..I think I recognize 3 including your vehicle, but did your Bro in Law get an X yet?

      Did you ever send them stickers?
       
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      Randall Demon4x4 Member

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      I'm guessing by that last line that you haven't receive them? No worries, I'll send out another batch.

      The green Mountaineer is Kris Guilbeaux. The off-white second gen is Nice59FordF100. Mine the the big black ugly one. Some local guys, Peter in the Ranger and Justin in the Ford Raptor. Other than that, some jeeps from an affiliated club (Southern High Rollers).

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      ..You need to get them other guys signed up on here too...Would like to know some details on the Ranger and the Raptor..

      ..PM being sent..;)
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      How is the rig working Randall? Got the bugs all sorted out??

      Looks like a good time out there:chug:
       
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      Randall Demon4x4 Member

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      Not exactly, still sorting through some brake issues.

      When I adjust the rod in between the MC and vacuum booster, all seems well, then not too long afterwards, a mile or two, the brakes are locked up. I then remove the master cylinder from the vacuum booster, and the brakes release when I get the MC about half an inch away from the booster, adjust it in some more, same thing a mile or two down the road. I've tried 2 different MC's, and replaced the vacuum booster with a new one for a 91. Initially I had a 2000 Dodge 2500 Diesel MC in there, hoping to compensate for the one ton discs. I thought maybe there was a compatability problem, so I tried swapping it out for a 95 Explorer MC, since those are discs front and rear, same result.

      I've bled them out a few times, thinking that might be it, and took the MC back out and bench bled it, same thing.

      I was reading about how older calipers are non-quick take up, and when combined with a quick take-up (aluminum master cylinder with plastic reservior) that the calipers might have trouble unloading. I seem to be having this issue, so I'm also looking to see if I can find 'quick take-up' calipers or calipers + brackets that will bolt on to either my existing caliper brackets, or just onto my spindles but still be in line for my rotors.

      Found this:
      The 80-84 still uses the old style MC, so looks like I need to figure out if 8th gen F-Series (87-91) calipers/brackets will bolt on and line up with my rotors.

      Also:

      I'm also going to try bypassing the stock ABS this weekend, using James T's post regarding bypassing the ABS unit, and currently searching for the 12 mm blakeline T-block.

      I'm probably going to throw the Dodge MC back in there, along with a 2000 Super Duty hydroboost unit and go from there, along with bypassing the ABS, and perhaps upgrading the calipers. Hopefully that all makes some sort of sense. Haha
       
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      Ditching the ABS controller will be a good start. That could very well be the source of the problem.
       

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