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Old 04-07-2012, 11:14 AM   #176 (permalink)
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I can't believe it has been a year since I got the call. Time goes quick!
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:42 AM   #177 (permalink)
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I think I'm good on all the points, other than executing a PETT kit. I've seen that you can get crap bags from the places that sell kits. I'm thinking a few of those and a kitty liter bucket will be my kit...
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:47 AM   #178 (permalink)
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Oh, oldschool....when I posted about tim having bigger ballz that 'this man' I was referring to me.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:08 PM   #179 (permalink)
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Ua

I do not doubt tim or you. After seeing his raisend up rig, you know hes not afraid to put it through its paces. As long as i dont have to see or smell them, i dont care whos got the bigger set of cods. I hope to let my little yota speak for herself. I hate waiting game. This thread may be one hundred pages long by the time we find out. Being we are on the subject of cods, id give my right to get in. My left takes up too much room as it is.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:45 PM   #180 (permalink)
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Being we are on the subject of cods, id give my right to get in. My left takes up too much room as it is.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:53 PM   #181 (permalink)
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I do not doubt tim or you. After seeing his raisend up rig, you know hes not afraid to put it through its paces. As long as i dont have to see or smell them, i dont care whos got the bigger set of cods. I hope to let my little yota speak for herself. I hate waiting game. This thread may be one hundred pages long by the time we find out. Being we are on the subject of cods, id give my right to get in. My left takes up too much room as it is.
Whats left for someone like me, still running 36" tires
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:53 PM   #182 (permalink)
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I hope you all get in. I did the UA in 2008 and had a ton of fun!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #183 (permalink)
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Whats left for someone like me, still running 36" tires
You rig seems to make up for 36" rubber with ponies just fine!
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:40 PM   #184 (permalink)
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I'll do it one of these years soon, kinda built my rig based on what works there, but still need some HP
You don't make sense. Where's "there" exactly?
It's def not Hollister Hills... Wrong event. Wrong magazine.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:54 PM   #185 (permalink)
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I realize this isn't TTC.
Ever seen a video of his rig? It's pretty awesome. His tire size and available hp seem like a great combo for a run that will be somewhere, anywhere, on who knows what terrain.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:14 PM   #186 (permalink)
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I wonder what the rest of the prospects are? I hope they put them up like last year.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:38 PM   #187 (permalink)
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When I talked to Rick he said they were going to put up a finalist page again this year. I haven't seen it yet though.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:17 PM   #188 (permalink)
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Im also waiting on the finalist page...


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Old 04-09-2012, 05:59 PM   #189 (permalink)
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They should just make this the finalist page!
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:06 AM   #190 (permalink)
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True, seems that everyone is already here!

Only thing that I'm lacking on the rule book is a rollbar/rollcage. That is being taken care of though.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:43 AM   #191 (permalink)
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It seems like maybe only half have identified themselves on this thread so far. I wonder who / where the others are...
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:23 PM   #192 (permalink)
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You don't make sense. Where's "there" exactly?
It's def not Hollister Hills... Wrong event. Wrong magazine.
i meant something streetable, simple, has a w/s and heat, a/c, and easy to replace and find parts, nothing exotic.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:44 PM   #193 (permalink)
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I guess I still don't understand. My jeep has a lot of non stock parts, but they are all pretty easy to find, and it's very steetable. The only 'adapter' part I can think of offhand is my transfercase input shaft. I'm sure I could get one in 24 hours just about anywhere in the lower 48. Maybe I'm missing something....
As far as a windshield, heat, and AC, just more stuff to break!
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:31 PM   #194 (permalink)
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I just looked through this thread quickly. I went on the UA trip last year. It was a great trip. I have the Toyota FJ60. I just rebuilt the transmission which I'm sure was mostly cooked on the UA trip.

Good luck to everyone one who applied.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:03 AM   #195 (permalink)
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I've been very lucky and have attended the UA 4 times. It's a great trip but it is WORK. The road days were toughest for some. Very few rigs have been tested with 300 miles in one day. Gremlins frequently occur. Rolling into camp at midnight (and tenting it) is tough when you know you have repairs to make and have to be up early for rollout. There's not always much (if any sleep).

From my experience, many participants suffered from the same issues: not enough test time before the rig hit the trailer for the event. Too many guys finished up last minute changes then roll their rigs on the trailer. Many people have had to fix major items that could have been small had they found them earlier during a little test time before the event.

Radios are also always a PITA. Along with the UA I've done many similar events and CB radios are always a real pain. Remarkably, many guys have never used them and have no clue how to work them. Antennas get broken and frequently radios just quit. With this event, a working radio is REQUIRED to stay with the group. Just missing a stop light can cause major heartburn. You might also consider a remote speaker. Hearing a message at 60 MPH in an open top rig is tough.

Rick does a great job in taking people off the beaten path. You'll see things even locals may not ever see. The man has serious contacts. Take plently of bug spray, SPF1000 sun screen, a tarp (protect the inside gear during mud runs) and plenty of baby wipes. You'll be dirty for a week but it will be a trip you'll never forget.

Oh..I almost forgot...If you leave your tent to go wheeling, make sure your have a rain fly and things inside to prevent it from blowing away in high winds. Finding your tent when your return at 9PM 100 feet from where you left it, upside down and filled with water sucks. Ask me how I know.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:12 AM   #196 (permalink)
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All good advice, thanks!

I've declared a moritorium on mods to my jeep. From here on out it's going to be 'practice' by DD'ing it when it makes sense, taking some weekend trips up north, etc.


Any more words of wisdom from vets?
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:35 AM   #197 (permalink)
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Practice packing. Pack it for bear and go for a day trip. Get your co driver on the same page now. The more he knows about your rig, the better team you guys will make and the better time you will have. Looking forward to see this years UA unfold.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:50 AM   #198 (permalink)
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Whats the law for VHFs in the US ??
It seems that everyone is using only CB.
I have both on my MB plus the military PRC 77
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:56 AM   #199 (permalink)
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Here in the states we have three bands that non-licensed folks can use. CB (citizen band @27MHz), 49MHz for cordless phones and FRS (UHF radio). All the other stuff requires a license of some type.
Oh...and our CB's power output is restricted as well...
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:57 AM   #200 (permalink)
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Not sure what the law is, but I doubt you will need it. I'd say leave it at home so you don't have to worry about it. Double check with Rick to make sure.
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