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Independence Day wheelin' at Brown's Camp(56k stay the hell away)

Hey...went wheelin' today up at Brown's Camp in the Tillamook National Forest here in Oregon. Finally got to test out the double lift and 35's. And I must say, i'm very impressed with it for what it is. Open front and rear and good tires.

But....

I have confirmed my fears...wheelin' in 4low effin' sucks with the following combo: 4.0L SOHC, 5spd manual, 35's, and stock 4.10's. It's just geared WAY too high......absolutely sucks on the rocks espicially. That being said, yes, I'm going for a gear swap...also explorer rear swap as well.

Went up with a few buddy's of mine, ones got the tow rig, the other has the wheeler......Datsun with a chevy D44/D60 combo, small block chev, th350, locked front and rear, full hydraulic steering, more....broke down alot.......this was pretty much kind of a shake down run, as was mine.

Mine was a beautiful runner...no problems except you'll find out what happend if you scroll down.... The datsun on the other hand....alternator issues, radiatior hose issues, the normal ujoint issues, was running 1 wheel peel for a while. Broke a front axle shaft. Normal crap.

Lots of other rigs up there....

LOTS of pics....

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passenger side outer ujoint cap coming out on us....eventually snapped the shaft
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This thing was COOL! Buick GNX Turbo6 w/ power goodies, and 4whl steering...
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Check out that leaf.....
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This is where it gets weird....just driving along, hitting potholes like normal, but one of them made the air bag decide to go off! Weirdest thing. It got it on my nose and breast plate. Lil burn on the backside of the wrist(near the veins). No biggie, but just seriously freaked me out! Pulled the driver pretensioner as well...so.....$$ here i come. lol.
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Me in my temporary state of shock.........but i held in there, immediately after it happened, whipped out the toolbox, got hte 8mm and pulled the bag.
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And parting with my new bumper ornament...
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looks like a lot of fun shane. it definately sounds like you need a regear lol. good thing you werent closer to that bad when it went off.
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Got some vids up too yo...






FYI, Disturbed is my listening choice while wheelin. And yes, bumpin' it too...



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looks like a blast Shane but time to invest in killing the airbags on offroading there
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Some of the trails were just TOOO tight....but i made it though them without a scratch. 5 trees set just far enough for a yota or jeep........ranger is long and kinda fat. Was a pita. Almost lost both mirrors. lol..but just the norm wheelin' round here.
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looks like a blast Shane but time to invest in killing the airbags on offroading there
Yea....gotta look that up. Griggs has got to have something in regards to that somewhere. lol.
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Yea....gotta look that up. Griggs has got to have something in regards to that somewhere. lol.
Which Griggs? I have yet to set my bags off (knocks on wood desk)

That Yota's badass! Reminds me of my buddy Cassidy's old Yota that he totalled on Jenny Creek/Rollins Pass last summer. He had done a D44 swap running 35's and 4.56 gears. It was pretty sweet, and actually got me thinking about an older Yota prior to looking for a more solid DD/trail pig in my Ranger

Shane, like I mentioned earlier over AIM, I'll call Western Auto Recyclers and see if the bag is popped on that 01 I pulled my window off of. If so, I'll get my boss to help me pull it one day as to not pop that one while pulling it.
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great pics and love the bumper sticker where can I get one ?
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Who the hell still wears velcro sneakers? (Guy in buggy)

Looks like cool place.
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Cool pics. Like I said earlier I would have shat my pants if my airbag randomly went off.
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Nice pics. Looks like you had a good time

Where can you get the bumper sticker?
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Nice pics man glad u didn't get to screwed off from the bag
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nice pics, sucks about your bag blowing off.
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Thanks guys for the compliments. Unfortunately, there wern't many wheelin' pics taken. Some of the trails were just sooo damn tight. Remember austin powers with the buggy in the hallway? well...that was me in between alot of those trees. lol.

I will be going back, but i'll be locked and geared properly, likely 4.88's. Now I REALLY can't wait for the winter snow trips!



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Nice pics. Looks like you had a good time

Where can you get the bumper sticker?
RightWingStuff.com is where i picked up those decals. Also got theses....



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Looks like cool place.
Haha....he was an old dude...like 60. lol.
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good stuff, truck looks good
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Which Griggs? I have yet to set my bags off (knocks on wood desk)
John Griggs aka N3elz. Lol...i forgot you were a Griggs too. lol.
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It is a good thing the air bag went off there and not going 60 mph down the highway. You could have gotten seriousely injured. Looks like a nice place to go wheeling though.
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John Griggs aka N3elz. Lol...i forgot you were a Griggs too. lol.

LOL and as far as I know, John Griggs and I aren't related so...
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Nice pics Shane, Sux about the air bag tho
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nice we did a little rock crawlin and sand wheelin too i got a chance to test out the new BFG M/T 33's and stock 4.10's It did great ill get pics and stuff up soon hopefully
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awesome pics man
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nice we did a little rock crawlin and sand wheelin too i got a chance to test out the new BFG M/T 33's and stock 4.10's It did great ill get pics and stuff up soon hopefully
Yea...I loved my 32x11.50 BFG Mud's.......i'm gonna get another set when these MT/Rs are done. Either those are the MTZ's after I hear how they do in the snow....cuz i'm a snow wheeler.
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sweet...looks like fun.

with those ugly rigs..looks like you were wheeling a Mercedes lol
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sweet...looks like fun.

with those ugly rigs..looks like you were wheeling a Mercedes lol
I found it quite HALARIOUS that there were all these hacked up yota's, all solid axle, all locked, some dual cases, and here i was in this shiny new ranger. lol....keeping right with them too! Except for those big *** rocks....ranger DEFINATELY wouldn't have been able to do it. Other than that, I was keepin' up with them. Very suprised in the double lift and mtr's.
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