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I am a student at UofA. I recently bought an 85 pickup. I have been to charleu gap and reddington pass. What other areas are good around tucson? Would anyone want to go on a day trip. I dont know anyone in the area with capable vehicles. Any info would be cool.

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That's about it for Tucson runs. Neither is really hard, but there's tons of 3.5 to 5+ stuff near Florence Junction and Phoenix. I have a friend who drives up from Oro Valley to ride and it takes him the same amount of time it takes me to get to Florence from Scottsdale. It's probably be about a 1.5 hour drive if you lived near campus. Check this board every week, we wheel almost every weekend near Phoenix. Ran Miners Revenge outside of Superior today.
Don't know how you're setup, but most of us are locked, dual'd, 36's+ and don't mind body damage.
 

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Pat....how was the trail. Cool canyon, eh?
Anybody make it up the waterfall?
Ran Payeat Draw today.....cool area in the pines.
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Originally posted by crawlyota:
<STRONG>I am a student at UofA. I recently bought an 85 pickup. I have been to charleu gap and reddington pass. What other areas are good around tucson? Would anyone want to go on a day trip. I dont know anyone in the area with capable vehicles. Any info would be cool.

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<IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> Hey crawlyota I too live in Tucson and am looking for people to wheel with. I just graduated from the UofA, and have an 85 4runner locked in the rear with mazdas and tons of little stuff. Lets get together some time.
 

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Jay,
The trail was alright, kind of one of those trails to do just to say you did it IMO. Kind of a long drive, but nice scenery. One of the tacoma guys sent us pics of the trail from when they went through it and it looks like it's eroded away badly. There was one spot they called the squeeze a little before the waterfall that rubbed my roof and knocked out Clifton's taillight and put a dent in the bed. I'd say at least 2-3' of sand washed out of that spot. It must have changed quite a bit since I don't know how an IFS Tacoma would make it through there without damage. Clifton snapped his ring gear on the waterfall, so we just winched him up and he pulled us up. We might have been able to drive it with a little push, but we just tugged each other up in the interest of time and the heat.
 

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Yeah....I'll bet it was hot. Did any of you try the optional side
obstacles coming down from the top of the hill? There's some
pretty steep drops. I'd like to go back some time and try coming up
some of those, including the one that looks a lot like a nasty
Double Whammy.
Jay
 

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I thought the trail would be better run the opposite direction. Except for the waterfall. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
Those big ledges in the begining look like fun. The area seems like it would have alot to offer. Aliitle far for a day trip, well at least for us north siders. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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They are two different trails, I think.
You could get a stock truck through Martinez if you do the wiener lines. Or you can take the nasty lines and maybe make it through in one piece. <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

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Originally posted by JackA:
<STRONG>You could get a stock truck through Martinez if you do the wiener lines</STRONG>
"weiner lines"!!!

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Hombrepedo, your truck will go through Martinez. It'll probably be easier than Upper Woodpecker for you. I used to hate that trail in my 96. When people come out in December, we ought to run that trail.
 

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Steve, the Oscar Meyer weinermobile was actually in town a couple weeks ago near 51 and Camelback.
Why not throw on a set of 2" spacers and 2" Downey springs on your truck before December. Easy day job and you'll make it through Martinez no problem.
 

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Oscar Meyer approach. I love it. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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>> pmurf1 says: One of the tacoma guys ..

Geez, is that all I am <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

>> I don't know how an IFS Tacoma would make it through there without damage

In a true "pirate" spirit ... "I did have 'some' rocker damage because I was running it with my wimpy 33" tires, and no rocker protection; I guess next time I should take my sway bar off too !" <IMG SRC="smilies/shy.gif" border="0">



I did have plenty of fun in a couple of spots too:




I think this is that double step section Jay was talking about ?


Did anyone try Charlie's line up the waterfall ?


Just messin with you Pat !
The trail definetly looks like it has changed a lot. Sorry to hear about Clifton's damage.

Have fun at the Hammers guys.
 

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Hombrepedo.
For my Taco I got some 7/8" cold rolled round stock and tapped the center all the way through 10mmx1.25. If you want 2" lift cut the spacers 1", if you want 3 cut them 1.5". For a 2" you have to trim the top of the stock stud before you run a new metric bolt down from the top. It works wonderful and was super easy. If I didn't make any sense let me know and I'll post a pic. It'll take you about 30 minutes to install and works well on or off road, fast or slow. With my 2" booby lift I clear girly 33s no prob.
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That looks like the double bump spot I mentioned.

I tried both lines up the waterfall, but with wet tires and
sand, none of us could get enough traction to get to the top
......crawling or romping on it.
Jay
 
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