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June 23 Rubicon Trip info

Kejtar

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We will leave for the trail from the front of Round Table Pizza in Lake Tahoe at the intersection of Highway 89 and 50 by 2pm on June 23rd.

For those driving up from SoCal on Thursday, plan to leave from Starbucks in Burbank at 5:15 AM

For those who are going to be joining us mid trail, we are going to be using CB channel 11.

Also, please post where are you planning to join up: SoCal, Lake Tahoe, or someplace on the trail?

Following is a reminder about required equipment:
One locker or two limited slips.
31" tires
Spare front axle shafts (unless running alloys)
Spare rear shafts are a good idea for c-clip axles.
Spare upper and lower CA if running stock CA's
tow strap
fire extinguisher (easily accessible, and Mike has to carry two :D)
tow points front and rear
T-case skid
Appropriate gearing for tire size. For example: 31's could run stock 3.55's, 33's should have at least 4.11's, 35's should have 4.56's. Low T-case gears can make up for diff gearing deficiencies.
Spare tie rod and drag link if you are running 33's or larger and still have stock steering.
Stuff that is nice to have:
If you care about body damage, get some rocker skids. The 'Con LOVES to bite XJ rockers when running smaller lifts/tires.
EXTRA GAS IS A MUST
 
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does my co2 tank count as the second extinguisher? i'll be meeting at burbank starbucks remi. should interesting going thru those water crossings at the top/tahoe side during the daylight time this year. instead of after midnite...
 
I'll be waiting for you guys in Tahoe. I'll probably pass the time at the Pai Gow table. :)
 
I am hoping to be at Starbucks @ 5:15 assuming I get the Jeep back together in time.
 
Dan and I are going up wednesday night, dropping off the trailer and driving around to the other side. We will see everyone there.
 
A little of topic but just want to know for future trips. How hard of a trail is the rubicon. I have a 99 3.5" lift lockers front and back. 4.56, skids all over, Truxus MT, etc. Is this something i can do with out body damage if i am careful? I was at Jack and slegde hammer out in the Cali desert and saw a jeep with 32" go through the hammers and its not something i want to put mine through. So how bad is it? thanks
 
A little of topic but just want to know for future trips. How hard of a trail is the rubicon. I have a 99 3.5" lift lockers front and back. 4.56, skids all over, Truxus MT, etc. Is this something i can do with out body damage if i am careful? I was at Jack and slegde hammer out in the Cali desert and saw a jeep with 32" go through the hammers and its not something i want to put mine through. So how bad is it? thanks
You can do it. I have seen someone do it on 33's open open last year with about 4" of lift. Of course there are sections that can be more or less challenging depending on the route you take.
 
Kejtar said:
Following is a reminder about required equipment:

Is this Rubicon run an official NAXJA event? If so, then I must have everything on the required list in order to be allowed to go right?

Just curious, how do you think I would do on the 'Con with my current setup: ?
- '96 Auto, NP 231
-RE 4.5" lift
-SYE and CV of course
-33" MTRs
-fenders trimmed plenty
-4.56s
-open carriers : (
-steering box reinforcement plates (but stock steering setup)
-8.25 with 29 splines in back
-Beefy bumpers
-X case skid

Thanks guys.
 
Carp.xj said:
Is this Rubicon run an official NAXJA event? If so, then I must have everything on the required list in order to be allowed to go right?
It's not an official run, but some requirements are a must: tow points front and rear, properly attached battery, some spares (if you have stock linkage, spare tirerod would be nice, as well as spare front axle shafts.
Anyways it looks like you're pretty much setup nicely, but the open open is kind of a ? because of the weather and terrain conditions.
 
Kejtar said:
We will leave for the trail from the front of Round Table Pizza in Lake Tahoe at the intersection of Highway 89 and 50 by 2pm on June 23rd.


Are you guys planning on stopping to eat, gas up, etc there? I'm not going to drive down to south lake when I'll be coming up from the north side, so I'll meet you guys at the staging area/trail head, but what time? It's about 20-25 miles from that Round Table to the trailhead. 3pm?
 
BrettM said:
Are you guys planning on stopping to eat, gas up, etc there? I'm not going to drive down to south lake when I'll be coming up from the north side, so I'll meet you guys at the staging area/trail head, but what time? It's about 20-25 miles from that Round Table to the trailhead. 3pm?

Yeah, 2:45 ~3pm at the trailhead should be fine. Some will probably stop to eat, and depending on how slow will the drive be, I might be just joinng the group and going on to the trailhead.
 
In the slight chance I might make it, does anyone have an onboard welder if my new Dana 44 axle work doesn't hold up? I don't think it to be a problem but I a just thinking 'worst case scenario.'

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BrettM said:
I've got a ReadyWelder that's built half my truck, hope not to need it on the trail though

edit: do you have a beefier tie-rod? those stock ones don't last long

Oh that one. :) The one on the ground is my old stock one and the one on the vehicle (backwards) is from a waggy. It is actually keeping my wheels straight when I work on it. I haven't received mine yet. I am hoping to get it from partsmikeparts before we go. If not, I won't be there :mad:


Thanks

-Avery
 
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