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Clarke
October 11th, 2013, 03:28 AM
Here's some videos from my most recent Colorado trip...

I have a '98 TJ Wrangler with 35" tires, 6" long arm lift, 4.56 gears with lockers, 5 sp, 4:1 crawl kit and a bunch of other stuff.

In one video you'll notice a couple of old Dodge Power Wagons that are cool! I followed these guys up the trail. Now, those guys can crawl.

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tommyduncan
October 11th, 2013, 05:52 AM
Nice vids... and they never really do the obstacles justice! Where in Colorado was that? I always wanted to wheel there but I never made it past Moab.

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Clarke
October 12th, 2013, 07:28 AM
Nice vids... and they never really do the obstacles justice! Where in Colorado was that? I always wanted to wheel there but I never made it past Moab.

Funny... I've always wanted to try out Moab, but that's a long way to tow from KS. I've been there on the bike a couple of times; it's hot and dry. Both times I really missed my JEEP because there's so many running around there. Cool town.

This year in CO, I was near the Mt. Princeton area where the recent rock slide killed five people. I was out there the week before. Very sad! It's a popular area with the hot springs, hiking and 4X4 trails. There are many old mining towns and plenty of trails. We've wheeled in that area for many years. The Alpine Tunnel (or what's left of it) is near the area too. Iron Chest is one of CO's oldest hard core trails with the rock garden. At the top, there are a couple of old cabins and remnants of the old mill. Lots of history.

BarryGMC
October 13th, 2013, 03:47 AM
Nice !!! Those old power wagons look interesting to. I have gone small tire lately on the wrangler. My son has been learning to drive in the steep and rocky Selkirk mtns . The Detroit in the rear saves his butt most of the time. But I want him to learn to pick his lines. We are heading up next weekend and I will get some pics of him in the rocks.

Clarke
October 15th, 2013, 04:09 AM
But I want him to learn to pick his lines.

I ran for several years with open diffs; I agree, you do learn to pick better lines. Then, I got into the hard core trails, so I added one locker; then a few years later, added one in the other axle. I can't remember the last time I used my winch since I'm locked up; I use it often to assist others.