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A small group of us ran the Rubicon from the Tahoe side because we had always heard it was more tough that direction. It did not materialize, going up the Big Sluice was easier than going down it. All the way to the Old Sluice was fine. I walked right up when I noticed my son was not behind me. I walked back down, and noticed that he was having a little trouble. It seems he was intent on hitting all of the rocks. Then he managed to break a ujoint and take out the inner and out axles with it. He has ordered the Dutchman Alloys that are Warn 4340 Axles cut to length. I told him it would be cheaper to raise his Jeep six more inches and stay in the parking lot. What do you think?
 

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he should learn drive what he has, not to be a dick but thats just the way you make it sound. Teach him right or tell him you will stop helping every time he breaks <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> tough love baby. maybe point him in the direction of some easier but fun trails he can learn on
 

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Hey easy buddy I'm working on it. Mcdonalds in San Jose is tougher than you think
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Maybe the Rubicon is too tough for him, he has only done it about fourty times, plus the Dusy, Fordyce, Barrett Lake, etc. Maybe we should slow down a little. I think I will take him on the Fort Churchill Road as the next training run. Yea, thats the one, Fort Churchill. Wear a mouth piece.
 

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I think Ive heard of this kid. I think he rolled on the Rubicon on what I remember to be the most flat section out there. It reminded me of Hwy 50. Think it was yellow. Oh yeah but I at least saw fenders on it.
 

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Originally posted by Pigpen62:
<STRONG>I think Ive heard of this kid. I think he rolled on the Rubicon on what I remember to be the most flat section out there. It reminded me of Hwy 50. Think it was yellow. Oh yeah but I at least saw fenders on it.</STRONG>
It's a myth.......never happened. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> Hey man that section was TOUGH
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It was Yellow and it did have fenders, that was the problem. The aero dynamics was incorrect. Of course the question is: 'at 1mph how did he catch enough wind to turn it over?'. It was not on Hwy50, that road has pavement, banks, and turns. This road had no pavement, no turns, and was not banked. Rolling it where he did was akin to falling out of the bed while sleeping on the floor. If you think that is odd, you should have been on another trip, some years ago. This guy had just purchased an older jeep. It was in marginal condition. We made it as far as Stockton before having problems. After eating dinner, it would not start, the points were trashed. We ended up driving to an all night auto parts, got the parts, installed them, and got going again. Then we hit some hills. Heck, they were not actually hills. More like raises in the ground. With all of the awsome power that this vehicle had, he slowed. Made us really anxious to get to some real hills, more or less the mountains. Being dark, we almost lost him several times. His lights were about as bright as a one year olds birthday cake. A month later we finally made it to Wrights Lake, where we camped for the night. Saturday morning, this 'Thing' would not start, dead battery. Alternator - charging, what is that? I sacraficed the battery from my CJ so he could at least run. I installed his dead battery in mine so that it would charge. Then we headed to the Barrett Lake gate and the beginning of some fun. I am so glad that I was not his passenger, whom had to push this jeep from Wrights to Barrett Lake. His dad, who pushed, should donate his lungs to the Mayo Clinic some day. Between the engine smoke and the dust he raised, it had to be like breathing under water. RckRatz, you remember this guy dont you?
 

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Of course it had fenders it didn't go through the fender folder(TREE) at Barrett. By the way you forgot that someone had to be pushed up hwy 50 being completely reassured that once off-road that the f-head hurricane would produce tons of torque and be just great. Yeah, tons of torque... thats what I remember. or was it start/gas until clear/pop clutch/move ahead 3 feet/repeat.
This next one should be a little better for the first trip.
 

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Hey, off road, in low range the 4 banger fhead can be unstoppable. Delivering power down to 2 rpm. Of course, I did forget to tell you that the engine had to have piston rings installed and be running on more than 1 cylinder, alternator was optional. Next time I say be at my house at 6pm, thats when we are leaving. That means, be there with the transfer case installed on the vehicle, not in the back of the van.
 

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and don't forget to bring a spare driveshaft for the Captain
 

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Hey don't listen to these guys, they will tell you anything. Stock CJ no problem for the Rubicon 3:73's sure-10" brakes sure--2.3to1 transfer case sure. My mistake I did.
 

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Hey, in your own words, hold on there buddy. I was deeply involved in a product research project involving the longevity of driveshafts installed on 4wd vehicles when driven by the mentally handicapped. Who else would attempt the Rubicon Springs mudhole (when full) in 2wd? I recently made one whole trip thru the Rubicon, with the same driveshaft, and it was not even bent.
 

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Originally posted by mudratz:
<STRONG> I walked right up when I noticed my son was not behind me. I walked back down, and noticed that he was having a little trouble. It seems he was intent on hitting all of the rocks. </STRONG>
A statment like this makes me jump to conclusion of a poor driver, when one person walks right up and the other is "hittting all the rocks" obviously one assumes the secon vehicle would be poorly guided. Sorry if I made any mis interpritations, also a bunch of trips across the rubicon doesnt meen anyone is a good driver, just to dig myself into more of a grave, I've seen many people with years of experiance who can't drive worht a damn.
 

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We are just havin fun here. Try to drive the Rubicon without hitting rocks. I dont mean head on, just without hitting rocks. After all aren't rocks what the Rubicon is all about. Just ask the rock stackers.
 

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Originally posted by mudratz:
<STRONG>We are just havin fun here. Try to drive the Rubicon without hitting rocks. I dont mean head on, just without hitting rocks. After all aren't rocks what the Rubicon is all about. Just ask the rock stackers.</STRONG>
I'm just having fun too thats why I made such a rude first statment <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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