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by Trail X » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:15 pm

Sometimes you have a picture of your rig, but maybe it doesn't warrant it's own thread.

So, post your random rig shots here.

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This was from my local "Proving Grounds".

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However I quickly realized that the ground is still way too saturated. This was a 30' mud hole... and I got stuck about 15' in. Luckily I worked myself loose after a few reverse/forward cycles.

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So, deciding the ground was way too soft right now, I headed back home.

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Post up your own random rig shots! :lurk:
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by gotspeed1 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:35 pm

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I know it's got one of those "other" GM's in it, but i've always thought it was a cool pic. Taken at "The B" in Belen, New Mexico.

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Pretty sure I've put this one up sometime before, but anywho... Phantom Canyon Road near Victor, Colorado.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:51 pm

I love the pic with the H3 in it. I almost bought one, but found the TB and do love it. I love getting out on the trails and seeing hummers and fj's and jeeps hanging out where the Trailblazer is playing.

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by Mooseknuckle » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:30 pm

I agree I like the picture of the H3 with the Trailblazer in it. Gotspeed I like the way the TB looks! Also looks like an awesome place to drive around in.
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by OregTrailBlazin » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:10 pm

Went out to the mining claim last weekend. I don't have many pics, I'm still trying to get them out of my friends wife. She had some good one's of a couple creek crossings, but they have slow speed, so I'll have to get a CD from them soon.. anyways, what I've got so far!


Turning around in a TIGHT spot.. You wouldn't know it, but there is a 200FT drop off infront of the truck leading to the creek..
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And a bit of fun in the creek..
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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:12 pm

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by 03trailblazer4x » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:24 am

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not really doing any thing off road but hey there random lol :finger:

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by Philberto » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:19 pm

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Pics from some bushwhacking on overgrown trails.

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by The Roadie » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:55 am

Sorry haven't had time to post up about a few recent trips, but here's a couple of teaser shots, including some flex right at the limit.

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The recently washed out trail (Rockhouse Canyon - Borrego) was about three miles of these rocks pushed by a flood into the trail

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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:14 am

Swaybars connected or disco'ed?
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by Trail X » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:00 am

That's some serious flex bill... I think you sold me on the BDS shocks just now. :finger:
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by irishboy02 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:29 am

JamesDowning wrote:That's some serious flex bill... I think you sold me on the BDS shocks just now. :finger:


:Iagree: Why couldnt someone post those pie in my shock thread :poke:

Those are just the plain ol 9500's bill?
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by The Roadie » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:00 am

Front bar disco'd - rear connected with SMAXX links. Didn't think I'd be doing that until the rock presented itself and I saw tire tracks on it. :excited: You just can't perch on that sort of rock with a stock bumper.

Those are the 9500s with the new upsized shock body. The "plain old" BDS shocks I used to have were retired.
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by irishboy02 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:05 am

:hijack:

So would a new purchse of new bds 9500s be the same setup?
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by The Roadie » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:08 am

Yes. New BDS purchases (either hydraulic or gas pressurized) would get the upgraded cylinder. Sized for being able to handle the Tahoe Z71 springs that are now very, very highly Roadie-and-Teebes recommended gear. (edited)
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by irishboy02 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:45 pm

Thanks

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by fishsticks » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:40 pm

I got to test out my new radiator skid on this one... it passed.




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by bgwolfpack » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:45 pm

You have gone up that right? Did it scrape going down?
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by fishsticks » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:54 pm

bgwolfpack wrote:You have gone up that right? Did it scrape going down?



It did when I dropped the front left into that hole.

I cheated when I went up it and avoided the hole altogether.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:15 pm

Looks like fun.
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