EDIT: Pics didn't show here, but the links work. I'll see if I can fix it later, it's late.
So, back from the trip. Nice place, but definitely aimed more at Razors and such. Lots of hill climbs, tight trails, and tree limbs to scratch up paint. Definitely not for those who dont want to scratch, and possibly dent their rig.
That said, it was a fun shake-down run.
Things learned on my shakedown run...................
she ran good, better the more we drove.
The off road mods on the Edelbrock do work, no issues other than whats listed below
Went everywhere I tried........... up hill/down hill, tilted, even played in the "Rock Garden"
Mods to suspension flexes good for my needs.............with one snag below..........
Rear bump stop "Cans" are mounted solid
......again, more below
New wiring and motor on winch work good as well.
customized sending unit (VDO gauge dont match stock)failed right off the trailer.....and resulted in about a mile walk to camp for the gas can I dont have a spot for yet.
We where on our way back for that reason, just not soon enough. OOps.
VAPOR LOCKED....TWICE. Its fine as long as you dont shut it off and go to fire it back up for an hour or so. Will be fine as soon as I get the TBI in.
Fire it up with a bit of starting fluid and its fine.
Rear suspension mods (F150 springs+ shackle flip in sig) flex, but WAY soft.
Custom rear bump-stops need swapped for something a bit softer, they have no give when they hit.
Blew something in the drivers rear brake last evening there. Haven't opened it up yet too see whats wrong yet.
Thats about it.............am I forgetting anything?
Oh, you want pictures?
View of KY lake on the outer trail
playing in the rock garden, bump-stops are nearly perfect for 37"s
.......no flex here.....move along
Couple of young Army boys had a bad evening the night before
Yep, that washout is a bit deep for a stock Wrangler
Surprisingly for how hard it was sitting on its side, the damage was almost all plastic
The picture really does not do this hill justice, and its one of the "tame" ones. No way you would go up this on foot...........or on all fours. Steep, loose, and tilted to the passenger side.
Sorry I didnt get more pics, I was a bit busy driving and having fun. Most where taken by my navigator.