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Author Topic: 9th Annual NorCal Jeepers Rubicon Trip  (Read 524 times)

The Bear Whisperer

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9th Annual NorCal Jeepers Rubicon Trip
« on: January 06, 2020, 08:58:24 AM »

Is there a date for this years event?
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Re: 9th Annual NorCal Jeepers Rubicon Trip
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2020, 08:05:22 PM »

I don't know if anyone has mentioned it yet.  It's typically mid July, I think.
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Re: 9th Annual NorCal Jeepers Rubicon Trip
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2020, 10:59:30 PM »

Bring on the good weather. :2thumbsup:
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Re: 9th Annual NorCal Jeepers Rubicon Trip
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2020, 12:20:41 PM »


Is there a date for this years event?


Well looking at the Rubicon calendar, The Jamboree has the weekends of July 24th and 31st taken already. The 16th through the 19th sounds good to me. But we can start talking about it now, before the other groups start thinking about it.

 Doug why don't you plan your family time during the Jamboree?
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Re: 9th Annual NorCal Jeepers Rubicon Trip
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 10:55:23 AM »

this year if i can get the steering worked out on my 53 ill be up there. if anyone that knows about steering and is every near georgetown or placerville and would give me advice , i would be in your debt
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Re: 9th Annual NorCal Jeepers Rubicon Trip
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2020, 12:48:17 PM »

I might of found the problem ,my caster is at zero degrees! Should be around 6 I think. That's top ball joint turned  back 6 degrees I think
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Re: 9th Annual NorCal Jeepers Rubicon Trip
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2020, 12:51:50 PM »

Aren't you using a D30 from a YJ?  I didn't think those were adjustable except by relocating the perches.  I don't know for sure though.
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Re: 9th Annual NorCal Jeepers Rubicon Trip
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2020, 01:54:11 PM »

It's a d 30 out of a Cherokee I made sprung over. When we did yours I copied what you did with a level. But it didn't work for me . Spring perch mounts in a different location I guess. I have some steel 6degree shims , I'll weld them to the top of the perches. Hope putting the springs higher doesn't do where stuff with wrap. Not sure how the front is effected by doing that. I will probably need a double Cardin driveshaft. The angle will change  the pinion 6  degrees as well. How long before Ben shuts this tech down in the trip thread ?!!?
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Re: 9th Annual NorCal Jeepers Rubicon Trip
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2020, 08:29:23 PM »

Eh, he'll let it ride a few more posts probably.  :biggrin:

Everyone says not to run shims on the front axle, I don't really understand why or if that's just internet myth like beadlocks are illegal type thing.  My D44 front wouldn't return to center and I wasn't going to cut the C's off so I put shims in to correct caster and have run it that way no problem for several years now.
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Re: 9th Annual NorCal Jeepers Rubicon Trip
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2020, 08:54:06 PM »

good to know thanks. it sounds weird but i was happy when i found the caster was off. i hope thats it
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Re: 9th Annual NorCal Jeepers Rubicon Trip
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2020, 07:03:44 AM »

Eh, he'll let it ride a few more posts probably.  :biggrin:

Everyone says not to run shims on the front axle, I don't really understand why or if that's just internet myth like beadlocks are illegal type thing.  My D44 front wouldn't return to center and I wasn't going to cut the C's off so I put shims in to correct caster and have run it that way no problem for several years now.

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