Joe did great in his black FJ but he will have to comment on his set up. I want to say that the tire size was ~34Yes, two. I saw Michael's yellow one quite a bit, it did very well. Did not see how the black one did. They will have to chime in on how they were outfitted, but I know control arms took a beating.
I spent a good bit of time with the black one. I don't recall what suspension he was running, but ~ 3" lift and 285/75/17 tires (34" tall). He went through without much trouble. I think he bumped the driver's door on one of the rocks going down the rock garden below the big sluice. It's a tight squeeze through a few spots. I was in a 5th gen 4runner - which is basically the same thing with a little longer wheel base. The only change I think I'd make to his FJ Cruiser - and my own 4runner too - is to have wider hoops on the sliders to keep a little bit further away from the rocks in a few spots. Having bump out sliders really helped this year on mine compared to last year in terms of keeping the rear fenders off the rocks. Also I had 33" tires last year and was so overloaded that I was probably near stock suspension height and I struggled a lot. This year riding about 2.5" lift net of all the added gear and 34" tires - it was a lot better. I also knew what to expect a little more. So that helped.Howdy folks, was there any FJ cruisers that went out and played on the wagon run ? How was the rig / rigs outfitted and how did they do ?
Registration this year opened up at the end of January, so it will likely be about the same. Keep an eye on the site rubithon.com , thats where you will register, and when you'll see updates on next years event.
Yep, it's safe to assume that we won't be reinventing the wheel for next years Rubithon. You can expect the overall schedule leading up to the Rubithon to be pretty much the same. I certainly plan to follow in Eric's (@Bad Coco) well-traveled footsteps as I learn take the helm. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the usual trail-dusted faces, and as many new faces as we all can encourage to come join the fun.Registration this year opened up at the end of January, so it will likely be about the same. Keep an eye on the site rubithon.com , thats where you will register, and when you'll see updates on next years event.
It was about 3 days of trail riding, but a few days in between, depending on what you sign up for. For the wagon run, it started on Wednesday, goes from Loon Lake to Buck Island, camp for the night, then continue on to Rubicon Springs on Thursday. There are other runs that come in on various other days, with everyone stopping in Rubicon Springs. Leaving via Cadillac is on Sunday, and takes about 1/2 a day.
Negative on Sierra Trek.CruiserDrew - there is no build thread because I didn't do the work - it's physically and emotionally beyond my abilities. It was done at WFO. The front ended up pretty weird - the way the engine had been put in (to one side) forced us to do kind of a custom install and slightly outboard of the frame rails. I can take pictures if you tell me what you are particularly interested in. Are you going to be at Sierra Trek?
Getting some repairs finished. The TRD Pro skid I put on this year turned out not to be very strong. After the Rubicon trip it had both broken both welds on the sides, caved in some in the middle, and also started to deform around the mounting holes. I liked the look so I made a replica in steel. Hopefully this one will last a bit longer!