Rubithon 30th Annual - June 19 - 24, 2018

Discussion in 'NM- High Desert Cruisers' started by slimbuddha, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. slimbuddha

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    I've decided that I am going to take my Hundy to the Rubithon this year, time to start prepping. I'll be going on the Wagon run, anyone else in?
     
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    This sounds fun. Is there a link you can post up?
     
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    If you two can run trails like Mt Blanca & Holy Cross trails in CO w/o issues, then Rubicon might be up your alley.
     
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    Sounds like good shake-down runs
     
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    I assume you have front and rear lockers Ron?
     
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    Yes, I have factory rear, and an ARB front. As prep for the trip I will be:

    - Adding a 1" body lift (already have it)
    - Getting 35" tires on 18" rims (picked up a set of Tundra wheels). Going with the 18", to get a skinnier 35"er
    - Adding a winch
    - Adding Slee body plates

    Spares: CV's, Axles, Starter (already have all of these), and will be adding a few other bits in addition to the normal backups I usually carry.
     
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    Daddy likes!!!
     
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    hmmm, I promised the wife she can plan the big vacation this year. but this looks like a good one. I MAY be able to get Brock's truck done and mine ready in time, if I can swing it as an extra vacation...famous last words. I've been dying to get back and do that one again. the good thing is, if it's still the same, as an HDC member, and living out of state(Cali), registration should be free.
     
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    If anyone is planning on going, the registration just opened up. I am officially registered for the Wagon Run
     
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    The new Nitto Trail Grappler 285/75/18's were installed today with the Tundra rims. Next up is a winch in a couple weeks. Most of the maintenance items have been completed.


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    Is that with or without the body lift?
     
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    Without, several people have had these work without the body lift. I noticed its slightly rubbing on the inner fender plastic, which I can adjust. I'll be testing how it handles on turn/compression soon. I may be adding spacers to bump the tires out, as right now they are inside the fender well.
     
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    Looks great - keep us posted how it wheels!
     
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    I made it through the Rubicon in one piece. More pictures and video to follow ina couple days. 530E0134-98DA-4AEA-BDE2-AA7725C1A6FE.jpeg
     
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    Oh man, can’t wait for the pics. Congrats dude!!!
     
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    You made it! Can't wait to see the pics and hear your stories!
     
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    First video I have , the obstacle is Big Sluice.
     
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    Holy cow! Nice job getting though that. What was the carnage report? It looks like you had a scuff on the left rocker behind the wheel.
     
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    isn't it a fun one! I need to get back for that event again.
     
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