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Member Events / Re: Hollytree Sunday 7/2
« on: July 02, 2017, 04:53:15 PM »



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Great riding with you


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Member Events / Re: Hollytree Sunday 7/2
« on: July 02, 2017, 07:14:43 AM »
See you all in a few, may be about 15 minutes late


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Official Events / Re: July ride > Choccolocco Mountain > July 15
« on: June 30, 2017, 04:03:14 PM »
No can do. Will be out of the country.

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Member Events / Re: Hollytree Sunday 7/2
« on: June 29, 2017, 03:17:53 PM »
Got it but please now that if there are no firm commitments by Saturday night for Hollytree probably going to check out a different park. Maybe AOP or Hawk Pride.

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Member Events / Re: Hollytree Sunday 7/2
« on: June 29, 2017, 01:25:34 PM »
Clint thanks for throwing up here. I will help lead group around Hollytree on Sunday. Plan would be to meet up at the MAPCO in Gurley on HWY 72 E around 8:30. Gas up and try to be at Hollytree around 9:15 - 9:30. We will run up trail 1 to the top. Depending on downed trees, may grab trail 4 on the way down. (If anyone has a chain saw please bring it. We spent a good amount time a few weeks ago skirting around fallen trees.) After coming down 1, we can work thru the technical portion of 2, grab the easy portion of 5 and then maybe head up the fun trail on the other side to put everything together we learn on trails 1, 4, 2 and 5. If you are going and new to this type of riding, make sure you bring plenty to drinks, snacks and willingness to pee in the woods. (Rule is women pee to the right, men to the left of the trail.) If people want, I can arrange with Hollytree to fire up the grill for chow around lunch time. Just let me know. I have pretty much everything we need (minus the chain saw) but recommended recovery gear at the minimum should be:
- Tow strap
- Shackles
- First aid kit
- Spare tire and jack (Some consider optional and if you do, just be prepared to rent someone else's spare for a heft price.)

Good to have:
- Tree hugger strap
- Gloves
- Common tool set with wrenches and sockets. BAH (Big Ass Hammer) sometimes is handy but rocks work well too.
- Winch
- Bug spray (Last ride several folks saw ticks)
- Water
- Survival bag with rain gear, spare clothes, food, blanket, etc.

If you don't have any of that stuff, don't sweat it. Time to get back to work, see you Sunday

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Jeep Talk / Re: Failed Rescue
« on: June 15, 2017, 04:02:50 PM »


This morning on my way to work I spotted a couple of guys pushing on a truck that seemed to be in a bad spot. So being the Jeeper I am, busted a U and headed back to help. Long story short: F-250 diesel, 2wd, bald road tires, already in a good rut, and down to the axel in the back.

I gave it hell with my new winch, which I was beyond excited to use, however I was unsuccessful. I'm admittedly a noob and I may have learned a couple things. One is that the e-brake is not enough to hold the jeep in place when pulling someone (manual trans). I probably should have got in the jeep and tried reversing while pulling cable in.

I do have a tree saver and a snatch block, but the location prevented my use of either. Nowhere substantial to anchor to. 

Any suggestions, tips, or guidance so I can be more prepared and hopefully successful next time will be great appreciated.


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Umm, well trying to back up while winching is a very bad idea. Winching vehicle should not be moving. To increase pulling leverage you could have put the snatch block on his tow point and run the winch thru it back to your front bumper. In this case because of the difference in vehicle weights i would have tried to pull him out with a tow strap first prior to going to the winch. If that didn't work then try the winch.

Ok thanks, I'm glad I didn't try that then. I didn't even think about putting the snatch block on his truck and back to mine. Mind you, this was before I had my coffee so I wasn't firing on all cylinders yet lol. I'll keep those tips in mind in the future. I still wish I could anchor my vehicle better, and not only rely on the e-brake as I can't put it in park, it's a manual.


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Goggle winching on YouTube, there are a number of good videos out there on how to do it right.


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Jeep Talk / Re: Inner fender opinioms
« on: June 15, 2017, 04:00:53 PM »
I've heard good things about the ones from Ace. My plan is to order some soon if none show up at my house for Father's Day.
I have ACE on mine and happy with them. Have to trim for the new Falcon shocks but no other issues


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Jeep Talk / Re: Failed Rescue
« on: June 15, 2017, 12:23:54 PM »


This morning on my way to work I spotted a couple of guys pushing on a truck that seemed to be in a bad spot. So being the Jeeper I am, busted a U and headed back to help. Long story short: F-250 diesel, 2wd, bald road tires, already in a good rut, and down to the axel in the back.

I gave it hell with my new winch, which I was beyond excited to use, however I was unsuccessful. I'm admittedly a noob and I may have learned a couple things. One is that the e-brake is not enough to hold the jeep in place when pulling someone (manual trans). I probably should have got in the jeep and tried reversing while pulling cable in.

I do have a tree saver and a snatch block, but the location prevented my use of either. Nowhere substantial to anchor to. 

Any suggestions, tips, or guidance so I can be more prepared and hopefully successful next time will be great appreciated.


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Umm, well trying to back up while winching is a very bad idea. Winching vehicle should not be moving. To increase pulling leverage you could have put the snatch block on his tow point and run the winch thru it back to your front bumper. In this case because of the difference in vehicle weights i would have tried to pull him out with a tow strap first prior to going to the winch. If that didn't work then try the winch.

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Jeep Talk / Re: What did you do to your jeep today?
« on: June 14, 2017, 11:53:55 AM »
More? How many lights do you need?

I've ridden when it was too dark but I don't ever remember saying, "I think its too light out here"
Unless you are the guy in front of him on the night ride getting a sun burn on the back of your neck!

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Tell me about it!


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Not going to be able to make it. Will be driving back from work in Tampa that weekend.

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Member Events / Re: New to area ride > TBD > Saturday 27 May 2017
« on: May 24, 2017, 10:31:39 AM »
I would love to go but Jeep is still sitting on jackstands waiting for new shocks. Hope to have by the end of next week and then it will be back on the road.

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Off Topic / Re: Range contact information
« on: May 16, 2017, 07:45:14 AM »
The only place I could think of locally would be Shootrite academy.  http://www.shootrite.org/contact/contact.html

Or maybe check with Frank Proctor at Way of The Gun. http://www.wayofthegun.us/

Thanks Russ

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Off Topic / Range contact information
« on: May 15, 2017, 12:00:12 PM »
Fellow Jeepers,
I am working an effort putting people in place to work at an overseas location and need to qualify them on the M16A2 (or equivalent) and 9MM pistol using a US Army qualification format. Looking for a range that has a formal billing process that i could contract with. Please contact me via PM if you have anything. Thank you,

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Build Threads / Re: Brake Bleeding Kit
« on: May 10, 2017, 10:05:41 AM »
I have a one that I just used on mine.  Its a hand bleeder, but only requires one person.  Squeeze it to create a vacuum in the lines.  You are welcome to it whenever.
Thanks Austin. Will reach out to you when i am ready for it.

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