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Old 01-04-2017, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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is it feasible?

is it feasible to take an extended cab long bed rig up the Rubicon?

I will be doing suspension mods and bigger tires accordingly
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Huge suspension lift and tires.

I'd still expect body damage.
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how big of a suspension lift and tire size are we talking about?
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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is it feasible to take an extended cab long bed rig up the Rubicon?

I will be doing suspension mods and bigger tires accordingly


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Dave did a great job driving that thing, and still did damage to the rockers on both sides...

He did make it through though!
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Rob did a great job driving that thing, and still did damage to the rockers on both sides...

He did make it through though!
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thats impressive he took a quad cab up there, mine will be an extended cab
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Saw the truck posted in this thread on the trail with lots of body damage.

Saw a full-size Dodge extended cab make it to the springs years ago, and it experienced massive amounts of body damage. That guy really destroyed that truck.

Also saw an old-school crew F250 on 40s go to Buck island and experience very little damage, but he never braved the ledges and big sluice to go any further than that (essentially did half the trail).

The trail has been made significantly easier over the last few years though, so its a maybe.
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Saw the truck posted in this thread on the trail with lots of body damage.

Saw a full-size Dodge extended cab make it to the springs years ago, and it experienced massive amounts of body damage. That guy really destroyed that truck.

Also saw an old-school crew F250 on 40s go to Buck island and experience very little damage, but he never braved the ledges and big sluice to go any further than that (essentially did half the trail).

The trail has been made significantly easier over the last few years though, so its a maybe.

Thats what scares me is I wont make it out without some significant body damage
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Thats what scares me is I wont make it out without some significant body damage
You won't make it out without significant body damage.
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how would a regular cab long bed fair through it?>
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is it feasible to take an extended cab long bed rig up the Rubicon?


I would put on STRONG Nerf bars and rear quarter protection. That is where most of the body damage will be. IE Surf the Nerfs! Most long rigs pivot around rocks on the Nurfs or slam down hard on the rear/ rear corners coming off ledges. Don't worry too much about going with a tall lift. Keep the vehicle with a moderate lift and just plan to use your steel for protection. Just my opinion. Cheers!
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I would put on STRONG Nerf bars and rear quarter protection. That is where most of the body damage will be. IE Surf the Nerfs! Most long rigs pivot around rocks on the Nurfs or slam down hard on the rear/ rear corners coming off ledges. Don't worry too much about going with a tall lift. Keep the vehicle with a moderate lift and just plan to use your steel for protection. Just my opinion. Cheers!
FYI, the synergy megacab did not have nerfbars and that's where the majority of damage was.
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