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by escapepilot » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:44 pm

Caleb, my wife asks that you stop posting pictures that make me want to do a SAS. Great looking rig. :drool3:
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by TBYODA » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:37 pm

escapepilot wrote:Caleb, my wife asks that you stop posting pictures that make me want to do a SAS. Great looking rig. :drool3:


LMAO!!!!!
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by hilljb » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:34 am

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I wanted to post this tonight. I'll make a trip report this coming week. This was taken today at 13,000 feet on County Road 277 near Nathrop, Colorado. I parked the truck just above here and climbed nearby Mt. Antero at 14,275 ft.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:59 am

That color looks sweet with the background
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by DirtyBacon04 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:21 pm

Holy hell that looks awesome! Any noticeable performance difference at that altitude?
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by hilljb » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:36 pm

I basically can't do anything unless I'm in 4LO when I'm over about 12,500 feet or so offroad. If I'm going uphill, the air pressure along with my 3.42 gearing make for a horrible combination. So, I need 4LO to climb anything offroad. Going downhill is scarier, due to a high altitude + low RPM stall issue that I've been chasing down... and mostly fixed with a new camshaft position sensor. I think the truck has only stalled once this year at altitude.

A lot of people don't realize how thin the air is up there. At 14,275ft yesterday, my barometer was saying 580mbar, which is roughly 58% the pressure of sea level.
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by DirtyBacon04 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:47 pm

Holy shit that's only about 17" hg. Nuts, man. At that altitude pilots are required to have oxygen... someday I'll wheel up there and see what happens
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by escapepilot » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:36 am

That altitude gives me headaches.
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by Jrgunn5150 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:25 pm

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by DirtyBacon04 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:29 pm

escapepilot wrote:That altitude gives me headaches.


What do you fly?
I know an AStar flew to the peak of everest and touched a skid down, but my little 22 ain't going good over 9k with me at the controls...
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by Regulator1175 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:31 am

hilljb wrote:
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I wanted to post this tonight. I'll make a trip report this coming week. This was taken today at 13,000 feet on County Road 277 near Nathrop, Colorado. I parked the truck just above here and climbed nearby Mt. Antero at 14,275 ft.


Gorgeous! You are overlooking my hometown, I grew up in Buena Vista.

I took the kids on a 5k mile road trip last month which included an overnight in Denver and a day trip up the range. We even got stuck in the forest fire traffic around Elk Mountain. It was a good time though. This was just a spur of the moment rerouted day trip, but already have plans in place for next summer my family following my mother and father out there and getting the back country scenic tour. He was an adventure tour guide and the first to commercially raft the Arkansas, so he knows all of the roads above the tree line!
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by DirtyBacon04 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:39 pm

Life off the grid and in 4lo is nothing to sneeze at. :)
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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:23 am

That is just a beautiful set-up. Nice to see you out doing some good livin right now!
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by KingBird » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:53 pm

I would kill to be able to do that for the next year or so.

These big projects are killing me!
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by DirtyBacon04 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:29 pm

I'm so proud of my new flagpole. I just wanted to show it off :)

Thanks guys for the sentiments! Glad to have the support
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by DeviousPizzaGuy » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:36 pm

Blacked out the front grille, and spaces between the side windows. Definitely not worthy of its own thread. Also got a stubby antenna. Little things, baby steps. I got a few more things coming, will start prepping it for lift over winter, hopefully spring time. Right now the plan is just 2" lift, 31" tires on stock wheels. That may change if we have a good winter, might get new wheels. Haven't seen anything I really liked yet. Anyways, here is the pic I felt like sharing.
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by Cable810 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:52 pm

escapepilot wrote:Caleb, my wife asks that you stop posting pictures that make me want to do a SAS. Great looking rig. :drool3:

:lol: :lol:
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by KingBird » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:04 pm

Got my new tires today, since I'm mall-rated, I figured I'd shoot a pic in her natural environment...

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by Anthony Hernandez » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:31 pm

Hahaha... Don't feel bad bro, I'm mall rated too. Cheers!
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by KingBird » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:55 pm

Yeah, I stopped doing book reports when I graduated. I'll get my buddy to shoot some vids with his drone so y'all can see what real mud is though...
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