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Old 01-14-2004, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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baja's on the rubicon

has anyone seen a baja run the whole con end to end?
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Old 01-15-2004, 02:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: baja's on the rubicon

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has anyone seen a baja run the whole con end to end?
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Old 01-15-2004, 09:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Aren't there pictures of buggies on the Rubicon on this site under the old photo section?
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Old 01-15-2004, 09:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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We ran into a group of VWbuggies (2wd of course) a few years ago up around Ellis Creek. My opinion is that they aren't trail friendly! In order to clear an obsticle, they relied upon momentum, a lot of tire spinning and, eventually, making bypasses! This one group caused a lot of damage

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Old 01-15-2004, 01:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with rubicrawler... they DON'T belong on the Con!

yeah I'm sure they could make it... but one hahabug spinning tires from 10,000 rpm clutch drops is going to do more damage than a weekend worth crawlers.

I have nothing against the hahabugs... but use them for what they're for. We have TOO MANY issues to deal with on the Con already... please don't create another one.
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Old 01-15-2004, 01:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: baja's on the rubicon

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has anyone seen a baja run the whole con end to end?
HHSVRA is more baja friendly If you want rocks they got small doses there.
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I have never seen a baja bug up on the con, but about 15 years ago went on a trip with my dad and a guy showed up to do the run in a Kharman Ghia....

He didn't make it very far and turned around
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Old 01-16-2004, 03:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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thank you

those pics are old though, and the con was more friendly back then, but I dan't wanna be in the way, that is why I asked. I don't care about breaking my car, it's the aggrevation factor I'm trying to avoid. thanx
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Old 01-17-2004, 07:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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In the late 60's and 70's, duneshooters weren't uncommon on the 'Con . . . they could make the whole trail. Don't know about the 80's and 90's 'cause I was overseas. Today, I don't think so.
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Old 01-17-2004, 08:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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has anyone seen a baja run the whole con end to end?

i'm up in UC, do you have a blue bug w/ a scoop on top?
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Old 01-17-2004, 11:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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no, it's primer w/ red flames

it was a lowered car that I saved form a fate worse than death ...
........low rider!!! now it sits nice and high, and it loves mud. as soon as I get my pics compressed I'll put them up.
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Old 01-18-2004, 10:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I see alot of those(VW buggys)around the hundreds of miles of trails around the rubicon area, that are more user friendly but still offer a good challenge, especially in a buggy, I have seen some awesome hill climbs and fun jumps, but not on the rubicon, not only would it be miserable from being stuck, breaking, and holding other people up, but its also very hard on the trail
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Old 01-18-2004, 01:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I was going to take my Baja on the Rubicon back in 1990. I decided not to because the front end is to heavy. I have taken my rail up ther a few times and it does good. it is alot lighter and it has gear reduction boxes (portals ) .
You wont have fun in a Baja on the Con, not saying it cant be done.
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Old 01-19-2004, 01:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
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oh really now

I am sure I could make it but I would not want to be a road block, last time I accidentally went during the jeep jambo, talk about freeway, by the time I got to little sluice the rocks were stacked up so much I was in 4-hi, at some points I actually put it in 2-hi just to see, I don't wanna be that guy in the way, I hate that guy.
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:50 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Bajabug,
You sound like a smart man.
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ps. have you cruised all the baja sites? There's some good ones out there now. Some clubs too.
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Old 01-22-2004, 09:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I know but.......

most of those guys only go on dune and trail runs, I also like rocks and hills, I like 4x4's too, so I come here, there is alot of good info here, I like the entertainment too.
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Old 02-03-2004, 01:09 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well I don't know about Baja Bugs but I have seen sand rails go up all the way to the slabs 2 years ago, they relied on a complete skided bottom and momentum, but it was so rough that they broke shock hoops and clutch broke and they ended up towed all the way out.
Not the nicest thing to have, we dragged them out for a few miles and then some friends of theirs picked up afterwards.
It can be doen but I don;t think you want to, especially for the looks you will get when not if you break.

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