TLCA Cancelled! - 32nd Annual Rubithon Wagon Run Official Thread, Date Change - August 19-23, 2020

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Its the news that none of us wanted, but most of us expected. As this was being my last year in California, to say that I was looking forward to this trip was an understatement. But its all good, still going wheeling, still have 13 days taken off to explore. Big shoutout to the people behind the scenes that worked their asses off to try to make this happen. There is always next year, assuming the murder hornets don't get us.
 
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I got very close but backed out since i had no spotter . i then spotted the Blue FJ up , there is a video on instagram . I was also on my 4th CV in a week and really did not want to push is at that point . RCV axles have been ordered and a set of Beadlock wheels .
 

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I got very close but backed out since i had no spotter . i then spotted the Blue FJ up , there is a video on instagram . I was also on my 4th CV in a week and really did not want to push is at that point . RCV axles have been ordered and a set of Beadlock wheels .
did you carry that many CV spares?!
 
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did you carry that many CV spares?!
No. I put 2 new CVJ axles on just before i left and had 1 new oem . I broke 1 cvj doing nothing Then had a sway bar link take out the boot of the other . I then bought a Import direct from Orielys It lasted about a hour on Fordyce . They exchanged it no issues . When i started in on the Rubicon i had 2 new spares just in case and i broke 1 . I have never broke a cv up until this trip and i am not hard at all on the gas . When i broke on the Rubicon it broke at the tire side on a oem cv . when i got home i pulled it all apart because it took out my wheel speed sensor . What i did not know was it took out my front wheel bearing as well . still drove fine and no looseness or anything but the bearing was destroyed . All fixed now and RCV axles have been ordered .
 
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I did get up Widow Maker in Moab and that was a 4 wheel burn with no issues . I think when i broke all 4 i was at full drop and they just did not like the drop .
 

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I have OEM axles now that are probably 2 years old, with one OEM spare in cargo (previous take-off). Got a CVJ on the way for extra insurance on this trip.
 

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We'll be leaving GA Aug 14/15th... likely getting to Loon on the Tuesday, 18th. Then heading out Cadillac on Sunday. Anyone else planning around that same week?
 

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Gonna meets some folks at Loon on Tuesday and start in, likely after noon. They're going in earlier and coming back out to escort us in.
 
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Gonna meets some folks at Loon on Tuesday and start in, likely after noon. They're going in earlier and coming back out to escort us in.
Tuesday is a little early for me. My kids B-day is the Monday, as well as their "first day of school" hence the later departure for me. I am thinking I could get to Loon Lake Wednesday and then head in on Thursday. Anyone else have that timeframe. This will be the first year through the Rubicon for me, but not for my rig.
 
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