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Old 02-14-2004, 12:14 AM   #41
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They are yours. The bit necessary is a half inch I believe. Check your PM's

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I think we all are looking to be there by 10:30. Where can I find more info about Tahuya. The guys at Central 4wd said it was a very big puddle this time of year, and I should be leary without a snorkle
Are they even close to accurate?
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I think we have decided on the 8:45 boat, so we should be in Belfair 10:15-10:30?

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Where can I find more info about Tahuya. The guys at Central 4wd said it was a very big puddle this time of year, and I should be leary without a snorkle
Are they even close to accurate?


There is some deep/wide puddles but they normally have go-arounds nearby, if you have extended your breather lines and your air intake is not in the stock postion (low and behind the grille) you should be fine.
I followed bmotox last time and watch how high the water was on his rig to determine the line I was going to follow there was only one I did not go through I will try to post a link to that video shortly also here is the a link to the faith wheelers website that has trip reports to tahuya,evans creek etc..
http://207.202.208.243/faithwheelers/favorite.htm

oh and belfair safeway 10:30 correct.
If you want I can PM any of you and give you my cell so if you have problems, we willm know what is up.

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here is a vid of bmotox explorer with 6+" of lift going through the last puddle you can drive around this one if you want.
http://photocabin.com/vcontroller.php?id=138
here is the same puddle with small car (subaru 4WD) with the air intake low and behind his bumper, (mild foul language)
http://photocabin.com/vcontroller.php?id=86
but don't put subarus down my daily driver kick a** on snow and ice.
http://photocabin.com/vcontroller.php?id=96

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Call me a wimp, but i don't want any water/mud in my Limited unless it is on my feet.

I'll watch carefully, then decide.

Thanks for the pic's and videos!

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Call me a wimp, but i don't want any water/mud in my Limited unless it is on my feet.

I'll watch carefully, then decide.


Sounds like you and I may get a bit of time to finish that fishin conversation. By the way, I've been wandering around the hills a bit this weekend, and the 2500 and below are thawing (mostly) if they are southerly exposed. A lot of snow after about 3500 to 4000 feet but it's melting rapidly

My knees are sore, and the truck is muddy , but overall good times.
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10:30 sounds good to me. Are us ferry people going to meet up before hand so we all get on together? Or are we all just meeting on the other side. And what time is everyone planning on getting to the ferry?

Edit: I also forgot to add there might be a few Yota's coming with me too. Just to let ya know.




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We will be at Coleman dock downtown at about 8:20.

dremr, bring a pole and some catfish bait for those puddles, if someone gets stuck, we can 'reel em in'.




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Is the coleman dock the ferry dock? And if it is, wont it be hard to meet there seeing how they put you in the rows to get on as soon as you pay?




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Yes Coleman Dock is the ferry landing downtown.

Once we are on the boat, we can go upstairs and meet on either end.

We have an hour or so to chat and if we want to look at each others rig, we just go back to the car deck.

So we will meet ON the boat, K?




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Sounds good to me. How about the Front of the boat right before you go outside?(like the little sitting area inside by the front windows).
This may sound like a really stupid question, but without our Exs(they'll be downstairs) how are we going to know who each other are?




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joe do you have the video of the other mud pit.




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The one where your license plate IS ? (pretty cool)
I will try to edit the video and post it tonight or tomarrow, I am in the process of R&R my tranmission.
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Brian is this the video you were looking for of the mud hole .
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thanks. the funny thing is last weekend I called some friends over to help with the sas. They brought over there welder and my front license plate that they dug up with there 37 boggers 3 weeks after I lost it. good thing they foiund it and not DNR.




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Well I won't be able to make this. I got a wild hair this weekend and tore out my 3.73 Rear R&P. Started it on Sat (Valentines) and currently still trying to shim the pinion to the right depth. Bottom line is I will soon have 4.10 in the rear and 3.73 in the front, but I WILL NOT be tearing into the front EVER! I'll let someone else do the front heh. So until I get the extra cash flow, no 4by4 for me

I know, I did it to my self

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I got my new transmission installed and all put together and on the road again, so I am a go for this weekend from what I have just read the Quadrapaws and maybe the faith wheelers are also going to be at tahuya this weekend.

Siekyre- that is too bad maybe next time




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Ya I wish I could make it, sounds like much fun. I reconsider the tearing into the front 2 or 3 times a day, now that the rear is done Unfortunately I don't think I could get the front done before this weekend regardless

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Siekyre-maybe you could 2 wheel it, whats' that they say... it 20% vehicle 80% driver JK




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If I'm able to go I'm just going to 2 wheel. the the problem for me is I bought another car for a daily driver and dropped the insurance on my X and I haven't bought a tow bar yet. I have the insurance card in the X and it says it is valid, but that a little risky. I hope I see you guys there.




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On friday the 27th everyone who is going to go, please post it here, I don't want to leave anyone behind and I don't want to wait for someone who is not coming.




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Good idea.
Im getting really nervous because my ex is still torn apart and on jack stands... Me and my boyfriend have a lot of work to do the next few days...




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So who all is pretty sure they will make it?




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I think I am still game. The X developed some minor runability issues which seem to be getting worse quickly, But I'll work on it tonight and hopefully all goes well. I will post again to let y'all know. And Snow, I'll throw the tow hooks in the toolbox, but you wil probably have to remind me that they are there
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I just changed my Jet chip for the new dual Apten, otherwise, I think we are road ready, or should that be off road ready?

I can't put hooks on the fron due to the Limited's air dam so don't let me get in a spot where i would need it.

Dreamr, you gotta be there.

What is going on with your rig?

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Edit: We're going to almost for sure get the lift done tonight, So I'm still planning on still going tommorow. I will only have 2wd though, but I really want to go so I'll deal with it. I'm going to be at the ferry around 8:15, and for those of us riding the ferry I think we planned on meeting in the front(of the boat) sitting area inside(once we get on). If I'm the only ferry person going please call and let me know. I'm probably not going to have access to a computer the rest of the night. Other than that I'll see you on the 8:45 ferry, or at safeway at 10:30!
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Please call if you need to.

So as of last night, I'm not sure i'll make it. Here's the deal:

Over the past 3 weeks, me and my bf have been working on my ex. Since last saturday we have been lifting it. (also my 4wd is broken and we were going to take the front diff off of his ranger) Well last night we figure out that his rear axle housing is smaller than mine, so we need to bend the U-bolts. big problem because we have nothing to bend them with. my rear shocks were mis-stocked at les schwab so we are waiting till today to put them in, along with my extended brake lines. And then my battery went dead from sitting in his garage for 4 days. So EVERYTHING had been going wrong and last min. Then, to top it off, the a**holes at ford told him the wrong thing about his front diff. His is a D28 and mines a D35, obviously its not going to work. So now, even if we get my truck put back together from the lift, I'm 98% sure im going to be 2WD.
Not quite sure what to do now. I guess I'm going to try my hardest to make everything work out and if worst comes to worst I'll run it with 2WD... So, If I'm not on the ferry with everyone else, its because I didn't get it fixed, so don't wait for me.




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All right, I think that we are all repaired, Going for a test drive, then I will post back.

Good luck getting it all back together Snow, hope you can make it

2 of us basicly stock, and one with 2wd guess that is positive for me who is a newbie to wheelin'. Now I don't have to worry about gettin in too over my head

Lastly, so who is really going other than Me, Snow, Albino, and jrgaylor?
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I am loading and ready to go, should the need arise here is my cell number 360-451-2725.




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All righty then. We are packed and ready. See you all in the morning. Albino and Snow I guess we will be seeing each other on the boat. I'm the young guy in the fisherman's hat with the long blonde pony tail I suppose my kid will announce our presence much more loudly though
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Fun had by the three of us.

1 rookie got stuck

1 rookie has some body damage

The veteran kept the carnage to a minimum.

Thanks jrgaylor for hanging with the two young families/rookies.

I'm gald it's dark now so I don't have to look. The gap between right front fender and the door is thinner at the bottom than the top.

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What a day!! I really had no clue that my truck could do the things it did today.

Thank You jrgaylor for leading us rookies around, and keeping the trail rash down. I think I am unscathed except for scrathes (hmm new buffer coming up).

Albino it was also good to meet you. Zaira forgot to say good bye, so she sends her love.

I NEED LIFT AND 32 OR 33's

The nexi few posts are the pics. (I got lots of Albino's trucks rear )

Enjoy, And I can'twait to see jrgaylor's videos
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Albino 94Ltd stretching a bit



Dreamr sliding off the road (rookie)



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The group at the trailhead



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Well today was alot of fun and everyone made it home safe, I was impressed by how the "stockers" were able to keep up and only had to bust out the recovery gear once, This little adventure should give you more confidence in your explorer, just think what you could do with a little more lift and a traction device, but you know this will lead to more lift,more tires, more traction devices etc..
The thing about the video is it does not capture the moment, so most of all the video I got looks like "ya big deal" and the times when the wheels were off the ground and the rig is rocking I missed it, the only video that came out ok was the little mud puddle I set the tripod up for.
I will post that video here and maybe some more later.




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heres the videos

Nothing to big, I wish the video had depth perception(sp?) the video are of medium quality because I have a 2MB file limit.
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The three of us at the bottom of a ravine

Although not from this trip, this picture of the way down of the ravine.


These photos and videos show the terrain typical of Tahuya.




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Bummer, sorry I didn't come. Looks like it could of been done in 2wd with my clearance Oh well, I'll be rdy next time!

Well it looks like ya'll had fun!! See ya there next time




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Talking

Gee, you had to pick the only hill I didn't make That was a nasty little stump. dreamr didn't even try that one. otta love that turning radius, that was my biggest suprise.

I don't know if you could have made it with 2wd , even locked Siekyre. I wouldn't have even tried it but you probably have better skills than I.

I'm going to get a set of those handhelds, then we can pick the best photo ops. I know we went through some stuff that would have looked pretty good on tape.

Just finished cleaning my Pavement Princess. Damage is really minimal. The worst was a hard hit on the front of the passenger side running board. I have a softball sized dent in the rocker panel but it's covered by the tupperware so if you didn't know it was there, you couldn't tell.




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Clean??!!

I am afraid of all the scratches and scrapes I know are under there.

I did discover a couple point of damage. Nothing too bad though.

Drivers side tupperware is pretty ruffed up and doesn't fit very good any more (bye bye i need rock sliders)

passenger front wheel has a big gouge in the edge, Also a 2 inch slash in my sidewall, still holding air though(Shiloh warned me about that rock, but it was that or the tree on my side) I did this on the very last hill coming out.

Passenger leaf pack, The bottom leaf doesn't line up, and there is a half a plasticy lookin spacer hanging there. (time for the search feature)

Man my carefully detailed engine is such a mess What do I need to cover to just hose it down, and i need a water proof box for my coil pack.
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In fact that evil tire eating rock is right outside the driver door of Jr's rig in the pic of him coming down the hill.
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