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Author Topic: Sourgrass Trail Report  (Read 480 times)

KimsJeep

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Sourgrass Trail Report
« on: March 03, 2020, 11:50:31 AM »

So after much debate, I decided to go on the Sourgrass Trail with the others instead of finding some forest roads by myself. (From this thread,( http://www.norcaljeepers.co/index.php?topic=2545.0 )

I was pleasantly surprised on how will my baby Jeep did. Although, I have now ordered a 1.25" BL and 1"MML's. Around July I plan on either doing 1" spring lift or 2" spring lift. I haven't decided yet on how high I really want to go.

Anyway, here are some videos of how my Jeep did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwWx5FeA90

My first time going through water with rocks. LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIh49QJmm0Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbbUtvxnygI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhCAe8Jilm4
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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2020, 05:52:14 PM »


I was pleasantly surprised on how will my baby Jeep did. Although, I have now ordered a 1.25" BL and 1"MML's. Around July I plan on either doing 1" spring lift or 2" spring lift. I haven't decided yet on how high I really want to go.


......and this is how it starts!  :2thumbsup: :2thumbsup:$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ :high5: :cheers:
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Mase58

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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 06:12:56 PM »

Nicely done. Now you're ready for Signal Peak.  :2thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Mr.B

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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2020, 10:53:04 AM »

Wow! That looked a lot harder than I expected, and you did a great job. Now that you have the taste, you're going to do it more often. I would suggest you get some purple sliders first though. :biggrin:  :2thumbsup:
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dukcaln

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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 09:11:07 PM »

So after much debate, I decided to go on the Sourgrass Trail with the others instead of finding some forest roads by myself. (From this thread,( http://www.norcaljeepers.co/index.php?topic=2545.0 )

I was pleasantly surprised on how will my baby Jeep did. Although, I have now ordered a 1.25" BL and 1"MML's. Around July I plan on either doing 1" spring lift or 2" spring lift. I haven't decided yet on how high I really want to go.

Anyway, here are some videos of how my Jeep did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwWx5FeA90

My first time going through water with rocks. LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIh49QJmm0Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbbUtvxnygI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhCAe8Jilm4

Purple Power!!!!!

CONGRATS, SHE DID WELL!
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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2020, 07:25:12 PM »

With each video I was cringing at the lack of body protection! You gotta get some sliders ASAP.
https://trail-gear.com/armor/rock-slider-kit-jeep-tj-w-o-tubes.html
Painted or Powder Coated that awesome purple would look sweet.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2020, 07:45:59 PM by andyinCopper »
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Mr.B

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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 12:33:19 PM »

I would think Kim would prefer a good slider with a step. Now that she's caught the off-road disease, she'll be going higher.



Yeah, I know there Smittybilt, but mine have lasted 10 years. Plus they're only $200 at 4wp.
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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 03:33:11 PM »


Yeah, I know there Smittybilt, but mine have lasted 10 years. Plus they're only $200 at 4wp.

I have the same Smittybilt ones as you Mr. B, I like them, but if I was doing it all over again I might spend a little more and get the TrailGear ones, just because they are made in USA down in Fresno. They are nearly identical with the step option. But either will function the same. 
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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 04:05:52 PM »

Facebook has a site or two that have parts for sell. Rather often I see sliders on there.
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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 05:59:22 PM »

With the step that's still not a bad price on the TG ones.  Look nice too.
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dukcaln

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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2020, 08:25:53 PM »

got  set of sliders just sitting n the rail.... just say n
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KimsJeep

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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 02:20:06 PM »

Yep, that is another thing I want to get one day, sliders. So far I have the 1.25 Savvy body lift and the 1" MML put on. I also just put on new Rancho Shocks. I'm still waiting for more funds to come in and then I will put on a 2 inch lift. Sliders will be next after I figure out the lift part of it all. :D
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dukcaln

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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2020, 10:04:12 PM »

And...............  you have been bitten  :hahaha:
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Mr.B

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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2020, 08:44:30 PM »

And...............  you have been bitten  :hahaha:

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RockWoRM

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Re: Sourgrass Trail Report
« Reply #14 on: Today at 06:02:22 AM »


 I might spend a little more and get the TrailGear ones, just because they are made in USA down in Fresno.
 

Yup. Just FYI... there's a lot of stuff made down here that most peeps are not aware. Besides TG, Betts spring company makes springs for many an aftermarket seller... like coils from Metal Cloak, TeraFlex and some others I cant' recall right now. I had them custom bend me some Ubolts way back when I did my 8.8 swap. There is also Fresno drive line service who also many, many moons ago actually made the CV D-lines for Tom Woods when they first started out. I assume they make their own now days? And then there's Marlin Crawler for all you Yota guys out there. I had a nice little chat with Marlin down at KOH this year talking about my old '63 FJ40 I used to have... (and never should have sold!!!!!!!!)
 
Anywho, back on topic. If the TG sliders also come with side tubes, I would opt for those. If not, then there is Poison Spyder rockers for not a whole lot of coin more. They are DIY paint, but that's no biggie. Couple rattle cans primer and couple cans finish and you're good to go!
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