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Wow, Is all I got to say!

Sunday Oct 7, 2001 somewhere about 85 miles south of Columbus Ohio. We fully got it! You have to check out the pics. This is the EAST coast at its finest.

Carnage report:
Fried Mass airflow sensor Toyota Tacoma
Fried Alternators 2 Both Toyota Tacoma's
Blown Bead Toyota Tacoma
Blown up Birfield Toyota Tacoma
Stuck in mud All but one Toyota Tacoma's
Yea I got stuck but it was an optional spot.
Winch, Strap, Jumpercables, Highlift, Air, onboard wash system, More air, Airtools, hand tools, flashlights, Switched batteries, in two toys, we used Jeep batteries,
One and 1/2 rolls, One CJ 5 on its side.
My TJ on the right rear hoop of cage.

When the 5 went over I finally got to PIRATE SURF! I felt like lance I tell ya!
It was way sweet. the 5 went over on the passenger side and I jumped on the drivers side. Grabbed his strap, wrapped it around the cage and began to surf. Then since I dont weigh that much another helper/spotter jumped on too. With 2 of us Pirate Surfing the CJ5 we were able to balance it on only the right 2 tires. He was then able to drive it out without any rescue tools. What a blast Simply the coolest thing I have been a part of. And I have LANCE and BOB to thank for it!

Check out the pics.
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=448472&uid=167985

and here http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1553059&a=13851897&f=0&sp=1&showall=true

My new Tahoe towed the Jeep with no complaints at all. I love it! Looks like a trailer is next. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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Sweet pics belly, were did you find this place at? Gotta go check it out when I am done!!

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Good friend that I met in Wellsville. He rocks. So far I have seen him roll 3 times <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

We are planing a trip to the BADLANDS in Indiana coming up. ARE you in too?
 

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Hey Belly were you down near Athens or McCarthy? Thats about an hour away for me. Dude if you guys are into mud come on down to WV, I will take you to Hell Hollow, or Dozer Hole, maybe the Frog pond, dont you just love wheeling with StuckOta's, its nice to here the a rev limiter at work <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Dude I think we were near mccarthy, or athens. I remember seeing signs.

REV limiters are fun! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

We all got to hook up there again. I remember a red light? does that help? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Looks like the heeps were the only ones w/o problems <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> silly yotas <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> IFS is for kids...
 

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Other then the deep mud I don't see any tough spots... Hell we even have crap like that here in Nebraska (ok not the trail but a few mud pits) am I missing something?
 

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I wasn't in charge of the camera's and all the really hard spots only the 2 Jeeps could make it up. The toys had to go around and they had the camera's. the go arounds were not close to the obsticals and noone got any good shots of the tough stuff.
there was one brave Toyota that stuck with me. Marc is the man, Open open and he just made that toy do it! Its not all the vehicle, but sometimes the driver. And he can drive. Actually the first time I ever saw Thornbirds work. I was truely impressed.

Too bad he didn't have a camera either.

But you are correct there was alot of mud. some of the mud go arounds were tougher than the mud. there was this one off camber up hill climb around a mud pit and it was one of the hardest obsticals. Marc's toy had the left rear tire flexed down and still about 2 feet off the ground. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> and then we jumped on his rock slides and it at least touched the ground. But it was a wild ride to say the least.

I was hoping someone would have gotten a shot of us hanging on the CJ 5. That was totally cool.

[ 10-10-2001: Message edited by: BellyUp ]
 

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rev limiters what are they ? my toy redlines at 5500 and I've had it at 6500 more than once. Maybe thats the reason for the spun rod bearing <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> . If you remember BellyUp my toy didn't get stuck in mud at wellsville only the ifs toy did. It sounds like all the problems were with the taco's. You didn't mention any real toy's(solid axle).
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Flimmy, Marc said he was already in the process of going full front end.

And they are all getting onboard air too <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Oh yea the club was

The Toyota Tacoma Off Road Enthusists. Nice bunch of guys. And they were all Geeked on Heather too!... Heather was my copilot. They thought it was cool that I let her drive part of the trail.

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belly, what makes a jeep battery better ? i better go get one for my ifs toy . you never seem to mention how built the other toys are in comparison to the jeep. its always rip on the toys. whats up with that? as for real toys flimmy ive seen you crossed up plenty, anybody can get there going 60 mph! try your real toy open and see iF its as useless as ifs at slow speeds . <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by launch_it:
<STRONG>belly, what makes a jeep battery better ? i better go get one for my ifs toy . you never seem to mention how built the other toys are in comparison to the jeep. its always rip on the toys. whats up with that? as for real toys flimmy ive seen you crossed up plenty, anybody can get there going 60 mph! try your real toy open and see iF its as useless as ifs at slow speeds . <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>

For one a Jeep battery is better because it says OPTIMA on it
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As for riping on the Toys, No I don't. Them guys tried every single mud puddle. I went around most. I give them lots of credit. I just had to find some reason to jack them. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I am in the process of settin up a PA trip to either Altoona or Johnstown with them guys. And you are more than welcome to attend. They will stay over at my house the day before and we will all go up together. The more the Merrier. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> Unity 4x4 for All!
 

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just messing with ya but they all looked pretty stock to me. it looks like a good place for mudding how long did it take to get there. i would be interested in going i havent been out in awhile , the fall runs are always fun with all the wet leaves. <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0">
 

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4 hours towing to get to Columbus then at least one more hour to the trail head.

I couldn't find that spot again without a guide. It was in the middle of nowhere. No ladmarks nothing. Just abunch of County road signs.....
 

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i didnt know that you were towing now days. that would be good if you clutch would explode <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> i think thats why i dont venture that far from home, but that was my first totally screwed break down. where are you going in altoona, we went to a private offroad park there in january. it was 2 inches of snow then all ice it was a long slow day draggin cable! we wanted to get back there but his web page is gone and ilost his email

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Originally posted by launch_it:
<STRONG>i didnt know that you were towing now days. that would be good if you clutch would explode <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> i think thats why i dont venture that far from home, but that was my first totally screwed break down. where are you going in altoona, we went to a private offroad park there in january. it was 2 inches of snow then all ice it was a long slow day draggin cable! we wanted to get back there but his web page is gone and ilost his email

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i just saw , dave, the guy who owns that property... it is closed at the time and he said he would let me know when it was back to normal there.... unknown why closed at this time and i didnt ask.......but hopefully hell get in touch with me .....
 

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launch it, Check out my home page. It has a pic of the tow rig and jeep on the first page. Tell me what you think.

Just click on the little house in this post and it magicly takes you there. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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