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    Default National Forest Run, Memorial Day weekend

    I've got nothing majorly broken that will keep me in the shop all weekend, and 2 friends with brand new jeeps that want to try them out, So. I'm going to go out into the GW sometime this weekend.

    Looking for interest and suggestions here.

    This trip will be open to anyone, Member or Non-Member.

    Depending on where we go, there may be park usage fees associated with the trip.
    John


    2015 JK Unlimited Sahara (Wife's True Mall Crawler)
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    1999 TJ (Wheeler/Driver)
    1990 SJ (Wheeler)
    1989 XJ (Plow Truck)
    1980 Scout II Traveler (Under Going SLOW full frame off Resto-Mod)
    1976 Scout II Terra (Bone Stock Driver)
    1972 Scout II (Cheap Truck)

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    Depends on what day and where, I might be interested. I'd like to get the little CJ out and stretch its legs before it goes under the knife again and some GW trails might be just the right opportunity.
    Rich...
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    I could make it Saturday. Sunday I have to take my daughter and some of her friends to Baltimore.


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    So I'm thinking 2 runs,

    Saturday to Edinburg for a Peters Mill/Taskers Gap run, which is a closer run for NoVa folks. You have to get a pass to use this area, $5 per operator, and we can get them right there in Edinburg.


    Sunday or Monday, for the Souther Crowd, a run to Massies Mill to pickup Meadows Lane south to Shoe Creek, then Shoe creek Trail all the way south to the end, at that point people could bail to go home, or turn around and go back to Massies Mill
    John


    2015 JK Unlimited Sahara (Wife's True Mall Crawler)
    2008 JK Unlimited (Wheeler/Daily Driver)
    1999 TJ (Wheeler/Driver)
    1990 SJ (Wheeler)
    1989 XJ (Plow Truck)
    1980 Scout II Traveler (Under Going SLOW full frame off Resto-Mod)
    1976 Scout II Terra (Bone Stock Driver)
    1972 Scout II (Cheap Truck)

    Binder Planet

    Rock Crawlers for the Presrvation of Future Access
    Central Virginia Jeepers

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    Of course my CJ's battery was dead as dead. After slow charging overnight it seems pretty solid. Started almost like it was run yesterday instead of not having run for like 6 months. Cleaned it up and checked the fluids. Put the safari top on. Took it for a quick test drive and she feels like I'm on square wheels above 25 mph. Guess those tires took a set by it standing so long. I'll switch them out maybe tomorrow and see how she goes. If she shakes like that with the other tires, there is no way I'm taking her anywhere over the weekend.
    Rich...
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    Last count have 3 Jeeps. A CJ, TJ & a XJ. Also got a ChevYota.
    Gotta have a backup for the backup when you drive a Jeep.
    I Live in a Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots.
    (Clint Eastwood: “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,”)
    ("Get yourself a Glock and lose that nickel plated sissy pistol." U.S. Marshals (1998) - Tommy Lee Jones)
    ("People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." - Isaac Asimov )
    ("Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." — Doc Brown in Back to the Future)

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    Those are Radials aren't they? I Wouldn't have expected them to flat spot that bad...
    John


    2015 JK Unlimited Sahara (Wife's True Mall Crawler)
    2008 JK Unlimited (Wheeler/Daily Driver)
    1999 TJ (Wheeler/Driver)
    1990 SJ (Wheeler)
    1989 XJ (Plow Truck)
    1980 Scout II Traveler (Under Going SLOW full frame off Resto-Mod)
    1976 Scout II Terra (Bone Stock Driver)
    1972 Scout II (Cheap Truck)

    Binder Planet

    Rock Crawlers for the Presrvation of Future Access
    Central Virginia Jeepers

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    Actually I'm not sure they are radials. I do know all the balancing weights are gone. I should check the wheel spacers too. Maybe I got a loose spacer.
    Rich...
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    Riggory
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    Last count have 3 Jeeps. A CJ, TJ & a XJ. Also got a ChevYota.
    Gotta have a backup for the backup when you drive a Jeep.
    I Live in a Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots.
    (Clint Eastwood: “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,”)
    ("Get yourself a Glock and lose that nickel plated sissy pistol." U.S. Marshals (1998) - Tommy Lee Jones)
    ("People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." - Isaac Asimov )
    ("Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." — Doc Brown in Back to the Future)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autotraker View Post
    Actually I'm not sure they are radials. I do know all the balancing weights are gone. I should check the wheel spacers too. Maybe I got a loose spacer.
    Yep they are radials and they "look" round. LOL Spacers and wheels are nice and tight but I do seem to be missing all the wheel weights. I'm sure they are way out of balance cause those tires never would balance well. Probably wouldn't matter on a vehicle that wasn't sprung so damn tight. Maybe later I'll have a chance to switch out tires and test again.
    Rich...
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    RCPFA
    Riggory
    AutoTraker
    Central Virginia Jeepers
    Last count have 3 Jeeps. A CJ, TJ & a XJ. Also got a ChevYota.
    Gotta have a backup for the backup when you drive a Jeep.
    I Live in a Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots.
    (Clint Eastwood: “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,”)
    ("Get yourself a Glock and lose that nickel plated sissy pistol." U.S. Marshals (1998) - Tommy Lee Jones)
    ("People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." - Isaac Asimov )
    ("Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." — Doc Brown in Back to the Future)

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    OK, for tomorrow's run I'm going to leave my shop around 8am tomorrow morning, Which will put me in Edinburg right around 9:30, If anyone is planning to meet me there...

    Sunday and Monday are still up in the air, i haven't received much interest here, and don't think I have anyone outside of here going either, So i may or may not be going anywhere, I'll keep this post updated on that....
    John


    2015 JK Unlimited Sahara (Wife's True Mall Crawler)
    2008 JK Unlimited (Wheeler/Daily Driver)
    1999 TJ (Wheeler/Driver)
    1990 SJ (Wheeler)
    1989 XJ (Plow Truck)
    1980 Scout II Traveler (Under Going SLOW full frame off Resto-Mod)
    1976 Scout II Terra (Bone Stock Driver)
    1972 Scout II (Cheap Truck)

    Binder Planet

    Rock Crawlers for the Presrvation of Future Access
    Central Virginia Jeepers

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    I was interested but looks like baby Jeep just isn't gonna cut it on the road. Tires are better but still too much vibration. I think the rear driveshaft is just too wobbly. Really needs a CV shaft and the new gears put in.
    Rich...
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    RCPFA
    Riggory
    AutoTraker
    Central Virginia Jeepers
    Last count have 3 Jeeps. A CJ, TJ & a XJ. Also got a ChevYota.
    Gotta have a backup for the backup when you drive a Jeep.
    I Live in a Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots.
    (Clint Eastwood: “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,”)
    ("Get yourself a Glock and lose that nickel plated sissy pistol." U.S. Marshals (1998) - Tommy Lee Jones)
    ("People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." - Isaac Asimov )
    ("Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." — Doc Brown in Back to the Future)

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