No more epic trips, or, the Decline of DWeb

the deputy

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When l first joined this site and posted pictures of my rover...the very first comment was..." what a f'n piece of s***". Well, this f'n piece of s*** has been driven 30K over the last two years...without leaving me stranded once.
 

jastutte

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When l first joined this site and posted pictures of my rover...the very first comment was..." what a f'n piece of s***". Well, this f'n piece of s*** has been driven 30K over the last two years...without leaving me stranded once.
those trips all look like a lot of fun. love to see you taking your grandson out with you on some of those jaunts. he'll have great stories to tell his friends and maybe even get bitten by the offroad/overland bug.
 

CORover

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When l first joined this site and posted pictures of my rover...the very first comment was..." what a f'n piece of s***". Well, this f'n piece of s*** has been driven 30K over the last two years...without leaving me stranded once.

That's DWeb for you. The last bastion of free speech, no matter what.
 
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jymmiejamz

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Did a day trip to the Mojave Road yesterday. We were going to camp but weren't feeling it so we just decided to head home. At one point we had to pull over and wait for a group of 19 Jeeps to pass which felt like an eternity.







Had a bushing come out of one of the rear sway bar links, so I just pulled the whole bar off. I really should have done that before as last time we had this truck off road the sway bar links ended up the wrong way round which wedged them against the spring perch and brake line. I can't wait to get rid of this lift.

 
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jymmiejamz

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Getting rid of your lift... going lower, overlander? What changes are you making, anything for sale? What do you have now?
Going lower and putting on smaller tires. I'm switching to an OME 2" and doing Michelin XZL 7.5R16 tires. The truck is just way to tall. If I had to guess it is probably a 4"-5" RTE lift (new arms, Fox shocks, ect.) with 33x10.5 BFG All Terrains. I really can't understand why anyone would go through all of that trouble to put tires that big on with lockers and then install all terrains. I thought about keeping the lift and just switching to 8.25R16s, but my wife drives this and it wouldn't fit in her parking garage at work if it were any taller.

Here you can see how tall it is parked next to my D90 with has 8.25 XZLs and about a 3" lift.

 
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CORover

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I might be able to make a case for 33 inch ATs, I think there is a geographic component to it and how much on road v off road you really do. I probably would not do it, but I might be able to make a debate argument if I had to.
 
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chris snell

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It was also a pain in the ass dealing with the clean up. That's one of the rookie moves on my coworkers part. They all had huge nasty trash bags to lug around the next day. When my wife and I go out we usually get by with just a grocery bag that we dump when we get fuel.
That's what the campfire is for. I bring a chainsaw on trips now and we cut deadfall cedar for firewood. We build a huge bonfire every night and burn the day's trash. Anything left the next morning gets hauled out but that's not much.

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