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Old September 10th, 2017, 23:28
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Barret Lake 10/6 ?

Does anyone want to wheel Barret on the weekend of 10/6? I still need to do some exhaust work on the red jeep before this trip and I wont have time to touch it until 9/29 more than likely.

We could be a little flexible on dates possibly but I was thinking of going in Friday night after work and maybe camping near the trial head.
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Old September 11th, 2017, 10:12
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Old September 13th, 2017, 12:37
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Re: Barret Lake 10/6 ?

I am interested in doing barrett. I need to check my schedule. ..
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Old September 17th, 2017, 15:36
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Re: Barret Lake 10/6 ?

Anyone else down to go? So far its just me with josh jenson as my co pilot
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Old September 18th, 2017, 09:51
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Re: Barret Lake 10/6 ?

Come on people. Let's go have some fun
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Old September 18th, 2017, 10:59
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Re: Barret Lake 10/6 ?

Is this a caged rig on 35's , lockers and winches type trail? Will 33's, truetracks F&R and some rock armor suffice. Never been up there but meeting some new XJ friends sounds like a good time.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 11:56
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With at least a front locker you would do fine. I would say it depends on your driving. It is a rough trail with the first 100 yards the worst.

What trails have you run? What armor? Spare parts?
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Old September 18th, 2017, 12:33
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I mostly play all over off of MET since its pretty much the back yard. Did Slick Rock over in Stanislaus National Forest not to long ago. Made it through fine no issues.

Armor so far is 2x6 rocker replacement, Iron Rock gas tank skid. The front recovery points and hitch also seems to protect the front bumper a little and ruff stuff stiffeners don't seem to mind rocks either. Spares for the usual things. Dana 30 shafts, U-joints and a driveshaft. Don't have a spare yet for the 8.25 but its 29 spline so I don't usually worry about it.

I'm not a throttle junkie and I typically prefer to find a clean line rather than bang and slide off of everything.

I understand if you guys are like "This might not be the one for you dude" Id rather listen to experience and be humble than be a boat anchor on the trail.


Heres a clip from our slick Rock trip. Im spotting, my buddy Ralph is driving 1st, then my 'ol lady and Im the blue one at the end. This was in my opinion the most complicated part of the trail.

https://youtu.be/tv1KCNKGSB0

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Old September 18th, 2017, 13:14
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Re: Barret Lake 10/6 ?

We had a member break a 29 spline 8.25 chromo recently up there on Deer Valley . Not likely, but Barret is supposedly harder than DV/SR so it would be so spare shafts would be a good call for a stock 8.25.

what gearing are you running? Chromos front/rear? what tcase are you running ? a 4:1 ? Do you bring plenty of trail tools and spares other than D30 shafts ? (A good jack, driveshafts, I joints, impacts, all proper sockets for your rig , axle nut sockets, etc etc) for yourself as well ?
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Re: Barret Lake 10/6 ?

4.56 gears and stock shafts all around. Haven't had the experience of breaking anything yet other than the occasional U-joint. Those were more failure from being old than broken from wheeling. Currently a stock 231 t-case so no 4:1 or anything fancy.

As far as tools go, yea I think I bring everything I would need to fix anything that might come up. I don't have the ability to weld on the trail or anything like that but usually anything I would need to perform any repairs. Yep, battery impacts, special sockets rtv, spare belts, additional fluids. Generally I like to think Im pretty prepared but Murphy has a way of knowing the one tool you forget. haha.
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4.56 gears and stock shafts all around. Haven't had the experience of breaking anything yet other than the occasional U-joint. Those were more failure from being old than broken from wheeling. Currently a stock 231 t-case so no 4:1 or anything fancy.

As far as tools go, yea I think I bring everything I would need to fix anything that might come up. I don't have the ability to weld on the trail or anything like that but usually anything I would need to perform any repairs. Yep, battery impacts, special sockets rtv, spare belts, additional fluids. Generally I like to think Im pretty prepared but Murphy has a way of knowing the one tool you forget. haha.
I would definitely acquire spare shafts before running Barrett Lake, especially if you are running lockers.
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Re: Barret Lake 10/6 ?

just did Barrett 2 weeks ago, trail is in great shape but yes you will need at least 1 locker, and 33"s will be sketchy. The rock garden is pretty dug out which makes the rocks pretty big. Be careful coming off the bridge on the way in, it can get real tippy, stay to the left and go up the rock face instead of toward the tree which looks easier, but is not. You will definitely need upgraded steering, Barrett has lots of tight technical turns with big rocks that will eat stock tie rods.
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Re: Barret Lake 10/6 ?

Thanks for the info.. Running curry steering but no lockers, and truetrac LSD front and rear instead. Ball joints are full metal G2. Axles are all stock otherwise, so its probably best to wait till you guys are running an easier trail for me to tag along.
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just did Barrett 2 weeks ago, trail is in great shape but yes you will need at least 1 locker, and 33"s will be sketchy. The rock garden is pretty dug out which makes the rocks pretty big. Be careful coming off the bridge on the way in, it can get real tippy, stay to the left and go up the rock face instead of toward the tree which looks easier, but is not. You will definitely need upgraded steering, Barrett has lots of tight technical turns with big rocks that will eat stock tie rods.
Thanks for the trail report Jeff. I might get motivated to fix my locker and I'll just bring my rig too.
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Thanks for the info.. Running curry steering but no lockers, and truetrac LSD front and rear instead. Ball joints are full metal G2. Axles are all stock otherwise, so its probably best to wait till you guys are running an easier trail for me to tag along.
If I can get my locker fixed you could ride with me to see what you avoided and meet some new folks.
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