Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Wildomar, CA
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
well... i got some beadlocks on the tires and fixed a few other things on the jeep before heading out to the hammers on friday.. got there and friday night we did a night run... went to do sledgehammer but someone had broke a knuckle off their axle so we went to clawhammer and did it.. was a good trail.. a little easier than jackhammer.. it had one good waterfall on it.. only problem we had was one of the toyotas that was with us poped a bead..
saturday we headed out for clawhammer again, that was the ride we had signed up for.. and on the way out i started having electrical issues.. jeep wasnt running right.. then not at all.. so i left it at the start of clawhammer.. i didnt want to hold the whole group up... i ended up riding with a guy from venture county axle snappers.. he had a tubed out jeep with a 401.. coilovers.. the works.. and we were the tail gunner for the ride.. so my camera was in a rig towards the front.. so no pictures.. i am waiting on getting some from a few peeps that were there...
took us about 6 hours to do that trail.. came back to the jeep and found a loose connection to the ignition module and got it running again....
got back to camp and waited for dinner.. the benders cooked up nice dinner for folks who had paid and had a raffle.. i didn't win anything.. but they gave away all really nice prizes.. nothing really small.. the big prizes where 3 axles housings from diamond axle and a transfer case from marlin crawler..
saturday night came around and we rolled out to do wreckin ball... got about a third of the way into it.. and my alternator had fried... so the battery ran dead.. jeep is dead.. i was able to atleast get down out of the trail under my own power.. now this trail is badazz... it was getting really knarly fast.. the two toyotas i was with had some trouble getting turned around on the trail.. but didnt break anything major.. (oh also let me say one toyota and myself had no lights at all, so we had led maglites taped to our bumpers).. so they get down and brian has to tow me back to camp.. and about half way back.. nick's red toyota ran out of fuel.. so he hooks up to me.. and now we are both entow.. got back around 3 am..
but it was a good time.. did some hanging out with the Total Karnage crew from las vegas.. good group of fellas..
that's pretty much it for this season.. it was pretty hot out there saturday.. but i did roll past F.O.H., which starts half way through clawhammer.. and that trail looked pretty knarly also.. (Full of Hate).. will definetly need lower gearing for that trail... so that one and wreckin ball will be at the top of my list for next season..
Survival is instinct, Living takes guts!