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Old June 19th, 2010, 17:14
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Spring creek 6-19!

Well I just got home. That was an AWESOME day everyone. Little longer then expected but well worth it.

I didn't get any pics as i don't have a camera and my phone was already dead by the time we got up there.

Anyways, I have to say this is my favorite trail to date... I am sure ill have another new favorite pretty soon. Not too much carnage if you really want to call it that. Almost everyone but me got a dent in the passenger side door from the first rock. Guess i kinda dug it out for everyone . The electric fan makes a HUGE difference in how hot the jeep runs. So thanks to Zith for wiring up a ghetto rigged E-fan to keep it cool all day. Stayed under 210 the rest of the day! Then in the middle of the rock garden the group ahead of us had a rig with a bent stock tie rod. Solution was bend it back and "sleeve" it with a High lift jack handle. Worked pretty well.

I can't wait for pics. Great to meet more people and wheel with everyone again!
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Old June 19th, 2010, 18:08
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Re: Spring creek 6-19!

Can't wait for pics
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Old June 19th, 2010, 20:18
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Re: Spring creek 6-19!

It was a great day with a really good group of people. No body in our group had any major issues. I posted a some of the pictures I took here: http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/e...pring%20Creek/
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Old June 19th, 2010, 20:28
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Re: Spring creek 6-19!

Pics look good. Lotsa flexy shots. Who was Rollin the mtr's mounted backwards? I know it doesn't really matter but they ARE inside out
Wish I coulda made it
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Old June 19th, 2010, 20:39
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Re: Spring creek 6-19!

I tried to weed out the shots that didn't turn out well or seemed a little dull... I guess that left me with lots of flexy shots. That's Beezle with the MTRs. Maybe we should have made him run everything in reverse?
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Old June 19th, 2010, 20:41
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Re: Spring creek 6-19!

Haha. They are just inside/outside tires. But like I said it doesn't ultimately matter. How's that trail compare to stuff like eagle rock or penrose?
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Old June 19th, 2010, 20:45
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Re: Spring creek 6-19!

He might have been able to actually get through the rock garden better then.

No real flexy shots of my rig in your album but great pics none the less! Cant wait for all of J-9's pics!
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Old June 19th, 2010, 20:50
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Lol what pressure was he running. There was a HUGE difference for me in performance from pressure >10psi and when pressure<10psi.
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Re: Spring creek 6-19!

The wait is over! Here they are.

A few samples:













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Old June 19th, 2010, 20:57
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Re: Spring creek 6-19!

IMO it's reasonably comparable to Eagle Rock. Similar in difficulty and both are pretty fun. Spring Creek has some long stretches of easy shelf road in between the obstacles. Both times I've run it it's been much more crowded than I've ever seen Eagle Rock. I've never been to Penrose, so can't make that comparison.

Crimzon - I dunno why I don't have any pics of you flexing. It does flex, right? I didn't get any pics of that awesome efan mod either!
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Old June 19th, 2010, 20:59
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Re: Spring creek 6-19!

Mmmm fair enough. Zith, seems like your rigs always works flawlessly for you


(and it's white )
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Re: Spring creek 6-19!

Great pics J-9... Great to meet ya. I think you out wheeled most of us!
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Re: Spring creek 6-19!

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Lol what pressure was he running. There was a HUGE difference for me in performance from pressure >10psi and when pressure<10psi.
Think he said he was down to 15ish? Not sure though.

These AT's did a lot better then i thought they would. I had the jeep moving in 1500 to 2000 RMPS most of the day. Just cruising with my foot barely on the gas in 4lo.
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Re: Spring creek 6-19!

Looks like you guys had a great day! I see some dented doors and some "clearanced" fenders.....

The rock garden sure looks a bit more challenging now - lots of dug out areas between the big rocks....

Sure woulda rather been up there than taking apart that POS truggy-thing.....
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Re: Spring creek 6-19!

Had a great day everyone!!

Learned a few things today:

1. If you show up late, you will be holding up the group the rest of the day.
2. J-9 will remind you that you are holding up the group every time you finally catch up.
3. Quote "Do you mind if we try a different line with your jeep?" -David
4. Quote "Don't listen to him" - Matt
5. Frame stiffeners don't look like such a bad idea now.


I was at 15psi for the first half then at the boulder garden I went down to 12psi. Yea I know they say "This side inward" on the side of them but I'm a rebel without a cause.

All in all it was a good day!
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