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jsexton

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I have not run it yet either. We've walked it probably 5 times thinking about it. Same story, most of us are usually pretty tired by that point on 13 and think it's not worth it. One of these days I want to run it downhill and then do 13 backwards. Maybe next time we wheel together

I'm sure we wouldn't have to twist Keith's too hard either
 

Bklyn.X

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I've never gone "down" that trail but I'm sure it's still tough.

I've always been told by folks more hardcore than I ever hope to be that going down a trail is just "falling". Yeah, maybe in your buggy but that crap is still a challenge for me.

There's a Red off "J" that I "fell down" by mistake once following a guy that made a wrong turn that is supposed to be "up only". We got halfway before realizing our mistake and turned around. That crap was crazy.
Flirting with catastrophe, injury or death is just not my idea of a good time…I've only seen one group on it in all my years and they were stuck.

I've run "13" backwards...that crazy ledge you drop off of near the end is a different animal when you climb it. I broke both front CV's doing that back in the day. There's a video of it somewhere and you can hear them snap. The guy who made it put an "OH SNAP' graphic on it. I gotta see if I can find it.

If we run down it we should still walk it first. There really isn’t any place in it to turn around so we’d be kinda committed once we started.

Sounds like fun…
 

jsexton

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Yep yep yep. I’ve ran 13 backwards several times now. I actually prefer that direction. Such a great trail either direction, except when the Jeeple decide to make it a parking lot.
 

Bklyn.X

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Made it up "16" without stopping on 11-14-2020!

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Bklyn.X

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Thanks brother. Yeah, it’s kind of a money pit but it’s fun. I’ve met some of my closest friends through it and learned a lot over the years
 

Bklyn.X

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Damn, haven't been to this thread since January! What a slacker...

On the recommendation of a guy on a different board (mtnbiker49) I purchased a Midland MXTTB MicroMobile® GMRS two-way radio. and hard wired it in the truck.

It was a great deal (no longer available). Radio. Mount with Hardware, Detachable Antenna with Magnetic Mount, Microphone, Microphone Holder, 12V Power Cord with Car Power Adapter and FREE LXT500 Walkies! $100!

Walkies are great outside of the truck but I wanted a mobile to go with my CB so while I’m in the truck I could talk to the more popular handheld FRS without having one bouncing around or hooked in some unreachable and/or cumbersome spot.

It fit nicely bolted on top of my little out of production Cobra 19Ultra III CB.

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I haven’t had it out on the trail yet but it seems to work okay around Brooklyn.
 

JeffPro4x

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Damn, haven't been to this thread since January! What a slacker...

On the recommendation of a guy on a different board (mtnbiker49) I purchased a Midland MXTTB MicroMobile® GMRS two-way radio. and hard wired it in the truck.

It was a great deal (no longer available). Radio. Mount with Hardware, Detachable Antenna with Magnetic Mount, Microphone, Microphone Holder, 12V Power Cord with Car Power Adapter and FREE LXT500 Walkies! $100!

Walkies are great outside of the truck but I wanted a mobile to go with my CB so while I’m in the truck I could talk to the more popular handheld FRS without having one bouncing around or hooked in some unreachable and/or cumbersome spot.

It fit nicely bolted on top of my little out of production Cobra 19Ultra III CB.

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I haven’t had it out on the trail yet but it seems to work okay around Brooklyn.
We've switched to primarily gmrs. It's works really well in rausch and aoaa
 

Bklyn.X

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As some of you all ready know, I managed to scrape a hole in the bottom of my h233b and was leaking diff fluid on the last day of ECXC 2021.
My friend, Joe was able to patch it with RTV so I could add some fluid and get home.

It seems pointless to try and repair it so I picked up an unwheeled h233b out of an '04 from a local junkyard; $100, no "core charge". It was a bit rusty but seems to have never touched the ground while in a truck.
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I cleaned it up a bit with a wire wheel and sprayed with PB Blaster
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Then was able to pull the third member out without trouble...even saving all 10 of the now discontinued part# 38321-06J1A "Bolt-Final Drive" studs!
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Though my current one has held up to my abuse for years my friend Dave wants to try reinforcing the bottom of the housing by welding a “diaper” made for a Toyota on it. Then we'll check the shape of my axles and maybe swap them (there is debate among my buddies as to whether they are somewhat twisted or not)...
Then I'll put my modified (5:13, ARB) 3rd member in and swap...
Anyways, that's the plan, thanks for looking.
 

Prime

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100 isn't bad for an entire axle. Sound like you've got a reasonable replacement. I'm amazed you managed to blow the housing though. I abused the shiat out of my 233 and it was always solid.
 

Bklyn.X

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I've never seen or even heard of this happening. I did have one of those differential skids from 4X4Parts.com back in the day but kept ripping it off, losing the hardware and bending the crap out of it on the trail. It lasted about a year before I couldn't get it back into shape and on the truck. I scrapped it and was told by a few folks that I didn't need it. I continued to abuse my poor, unprotected 233 and it finally wore through.
 

Bklyn.X

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Beat the crap out of my tie-rod in May running trails with Dennis;

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My Tie-Rod was pushed up against the diff cover and I turned it over so I could continue to drive it.

I tried to straighten it out with a bottle jack:

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Ya can't straighten 1/4" wall DOM tube like dat ya idiot...

Anyways I hit something else later on in the day that kinda straightened out the toe enough to drive home and to wheel ECXC in July where I beat on it some more...
I needed to double up on the jam nuts to keep the heims from backing out.

Anyways, I ordered a replacement from Ruff Stuff Specialties and Dave from Bandit4X4 welded it up for me (thanks Dave). Swapped it in on Labor Day.

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