MOAB 2018!!!

TeddyBoy

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Trail day 1 to 2: Recover Steve's broken junk

go to Woody's shop for a new knuckle about 8:00


mill with a 4 inch grinder to fit Steve's steering arms, wrapped up this little project while Bill was on the lift until nearly 10PM. Arby's for dinner in Hurricane UT that night sucked.


TRail day 2 started like this, take to stuck rig on trail next morning and install.


while Bill supervises


drive back to camp late afternoon


bend highlift back into shape.
 
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TeddyBoy

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Trail day 4

My power steering pump and water pump bit the dust on Day 3 so into town for a replacement. These sand dunes are hard on rigs. Bill, Woody and Steve took off for the trails.






I finally got my junk fixed so went night wheeling


Hurricane Ut lights in background
 

TeddyBoy

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Moab Day 1:

First Trail of Moab


First obstacle:


stupid Jeep pose




shortly after this pic sh!t started to go downhill literally!


Rolled the rig on day 1 so got that out of the way and this is also about where Spanky's rig quit running.
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Moab Trail day 2:

I needed to address some engine issues and drop the skid plates, good thing I did. Found a few issues that took me out of the wheeling picture until later that afternoon.

With Spanky's rig still on Golden Spike trail from the day before on we opted to split into 2 groups. Spanky in F-ing Jeep guys Jeep, Roger, Elvi and Hendog took off for the 3 hour trip to Spanky's rig around noon, 2 or 3 hours later Roger broke a birfield and a rear axle shaft rendering him useless.
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Meanwhile Spanky and F-ing Jeep guy opted to continue on solo with supplies while the others started repairs and amking phone calls for support. Obviously this was going the wrong direction.

By that afternoon I was back up and running and we started formulating a 2nd expedition for both Roger and Spanky. That went about as well...
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With Steve broken that left 3 rigs broken on a single trail. Now down to me and Bill we chose to try to chase down Spanky in the Jeep, it got dark and we lost our way and was forced to U-turn it but not before soaking in some of the full moon beauty....


By midnight we had patched Roger and Stve back together which now left Spanky and F-ing Jeep guy out on the trail all night alone.
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Moab Trail day 3:

With all but Spanky and F-Ing Jeep guy back in camp we chose to split up. Spanky's rig is heavy so me, Steve or Bill can't tow him out and there was no since in risking more breakage so we chose to go to Moab Rim Trail instead. That left Elvis and Hendog with their V8 power to do the job, which they did. :steer:

Meanwhile across the river on Moab Rim Trail. We were close enough we could keep tabs on the progress via HAM radio

Around 7:30 Spanky was back at the trail head and we were just across the river and wrapping up ourselves so we sent Bill in with his trailer.
 
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Epic trip
Broke and fixed lil truck
Broke my tow rig tree times(melted the boost hose at the wastegate, and lost some injectors)
Looking forward to 2020.
Pictures soon

Thanx for the invite ..
 

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We just got off a trail and a black sky with super deep thunder rolled in. In the mile from the tunnel staging area to the campground it went from sunny to full on hurricane conditions with hail. In 60 seconds I went from a sunny parking lot to my seat being full of ice and water. Went for about ten minutes, now it's clear again. One of the clearest rainbows I've seen in a long time too. And it was complete end to end AND had a full secondary rainbow above it, just not as clear and colorful.
 

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I tried but my phone is on its last legs. Won't charge unless it's off and if it's below 40% charge the camera app will shut it down saying "0% charge". :(
And I can't find my normal camera anywhere; don't think it made it on the trip.
 
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Late yesterday saw a wall cloud form, and dissolve 30 mins later...


My tow rig is down until Henry sells me his tuner so I can do a balance test.

I feel a new (different) turbo, a swap/reprogram to enable 5th gear to 6 speed for the Allison ECU, 4:11 rears and 8 new injectors are on my plate.. towing 20K up the grades I did show why the newer Duramax evolved ...
 
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