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COMPLETED: Keystone Gulch, Keystone Ski Resort

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by hilljb » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:35 am

Nobody has posted a trip report from Colorado in a while, so I'll go ahead and do just that.

The road up to Keystone's Wayback and Outback lifts isn't challenging in any sense, but it does allow me to drive around a place that I'm otherwise familiar with from snowboarding. Plus, my right side front suspension has been having all sorts of issues lately and I just wanted to throw enough at the suspension to try to diagnose what is going on. (I figured it out... one of the control arm bushings is junk.)

I haven't posted much in a while. In short: I totally reworked my front end (bigger springs, new control arms, new inner/out tie rod ends, new CV axles, new shocks), got my bumper (bartonmd) and skids on, got some proper tires (Nitto Trail Grapplers), and some other small things done to the truck. My next project is lights.

Anyway, I drove up Keystone Gulch today, stopping to take photos at the ski lifts that I've only ever been to during the winter.

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by cpyonker » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:35 am

Looks awesome! Is that an MDB fab bumper?


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by bartonmd » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:42 pm

cpyonker wrote:Looks awesome! Is that an MDB fab bumper?


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It is.
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by cpyonker » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:50 pm

Dang it! MDB fab bumpers are awesome, I was hoping it wasn’t.

I really want one of the MDB fab ones, but that’s not really in a highschoolers budget.


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by bartonmd » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:28 pm

cpyonker wrote:Dang it! MDB fab bumpers are awesome, I was hoping it wasn’t.

I really want one of the MDB fab ones, but that’s not really in a highschoolers budget.


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A $300 kit is closer to a high schooler's budget than anything else made for us. You could always hack on a Jeep bumper if you want "just something" up there, that doesn't have to match perfectly.

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by mason10198 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:07 pm

3" BL winch kit worked in my HS budget with a little tweaking, lol
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by cpyonker » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:28 am

Yeah, but I don’t have a welder yet.
So I have to factor in either the cost of a welder, or payin someone else to do it.

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