CTB Windrock Ride Pics/debrief

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  1. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    They are doing great, it's a happy medium between good on the trails and having good hwy speed. Drove it there and back, 4 tanks of fuel and 700ish miles round trip.
     
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  2. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Kenneth telling ME "I said HUG the bank, not KISS it"

    (I'm paraphrasing of course) :D
     
  3. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    One of the best trips ever, new door dent, about flopped it and about hydro locked it , so far on its side for a long time ran oil in the head, we had no Skeeter's for a while!
     
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  4. Lankford

    Lankford Well-Known Member

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    Something in my 70 let go. Pulled the diff cover to check the weld and all looks fine.

    I'm pretty sure it's the shaft. It makes noise out near the wheel when you spin it.

    I have conical washers soaking in pb blaster with hopes to pull it tomorrow.
     
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  5. DJ318

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  6. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Dang Chris, that's a monster axle to break a shaft in, just odd.
     
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  7. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    Good luck, Toyota guys know your pain. The trick is to shock them out with a solid hammer hit or a chisel hit on the side.
     
  8. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  9. DJ318

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    Here's a few pictures from Sundays ride as I decided to stay a extra night to get some "mild" wheeling in. Me and a friend set our goal to make it to the back of the park to a cemetery. And since we were alone and it had been rqining all morning we wanted to take the easiest route possible so we planed a route consisting of mostly gravel one blue trail and a short connector single black Diamond. Somewhere along the line we took a wrong turn and wound up on a atv only trail that was unmarked. The pics I took were just barely wide enough for the truck and more off camber than the pics show.

    After this we proceeded to another obstacle that we measured out and was one foot shy of the width of the truck. We turned around there and made it back to camp safely. 20160313_130252.jpg 20160313_134004.jpg 20160313_134550.jpg 20160313_134627.jpg 20160313_134634.jpg 20160313_170831.jpg
     
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  10. CasterTroy

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    Dang Dylan, those are GREAT shots!!!
     
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  12. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Y'all have me thinking about trying to make the August ride to Harlan. I will be in Harlan in May but as a passenger. I'd have to drive my heep there, which is kind of nerve wracking to think about.
     
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  13. Lankford

    Lankford Well-Known Member

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    PB and a dead blow seem to be working so far.
     
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  14. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Haha, our camp got molested by a possum sat night, we seen it that night, ran it off and figured it was gone. Woke up Sunday morn and it had ate a whole family size bag of Oreo cookies, half a box of fudge rounds, my spatula, and a pack of hamburger buns. I hope he had the screaming Hershey's all day.
     
  15. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    So, you ventured out alone, & found some Interesting places. Those pics Scare me! One Hundred "What-Ifs"??????? Glad you had fun & came back Safe!
     
  16. ncsutj

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    @rodney eppes
    What kind of mpg did you get with your truck? I got 12. Just curious to see what the newer Silverado got.
     
  17. CasterTroy

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    HAD to be pretty low, as he passed us like we were sitting still as we were going 75 up the mountain :D





    TWICE :eek:
     
  18. rodney eppes

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    Only got to check the return trip, after figuring out the "DIC" [I called it a Lot of words!] By the computer, I got 12.2 - 12.6. If that's right, it's Awesome!
     
  19. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    Somebody needs to get their speed check thing checked! I'm usually on cruise control, & was running 60, through Knoxville. The second time I passed, I was either 65 or 70. I was watching the mpg, & it actually showed better at 70!
     
  20. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    3 out of the 4 in our convoy were running gps so I think our speed was spot on lol.
     
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  21. CasterTroy

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    See...you've got that winning charm, and charisma to get yourself OUT of those potential "performance awards" so you can CLAIM mechanical error like that and get away with it.

    We kinda look like the rejects from an audition for extras in an episode of "Sons of anarchy" (except Dylan....he could pass for a Justin Beiber backup dancer :D ) so we HAVE to obey the law or face stiff insurance premiums :cool:
     
  22. Lankford

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  23. Lankford

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    Broken axle shaft on the 70 is confirmed.
     
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  24. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    Dayum! Were you in hard or bound up when it broke?
     
  25. Lankford

    Lankford Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Taking it fairly easily. I must have fractured it somewhere else.
     
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