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Author Topic: Off road in N GA Lots of pics!  (Read 4572 times)

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Off road in N GA Lots of pics!
« on: July 03, 2011, 10:14:42 AM »
I met up with a group of people from http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/index.php in Dahlognea, GA, Saturday morning, for a day of fun. I got there a day early and camped at Desoto Falls Campground. I had a great time and met some fantastic folks. You can see more pics at http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/63333-July-4th-weekend-ride-in-N.GA/page17



















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Re: Off road in N GA Lots of pics!
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2011, 01:12:08 PM »
Great stuff! How did the Eagle do?
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Re: Off road in N GA Lots of pics!
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2011, 01:19:16 PM »
That's freaking awesome.  the only eagle there.

Great pics!  Keep 'em coming.

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Re: Off road in N GA Lots of pics!
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2011, 02:01:49 PM »
Nice pictures, I would love to find a some trails around here and try that...

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Re: Off road in N GA Lots of pics!
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011, 04:09:19 PM »
Great stuff! How did the Eagle do?
Actually, I was quite surprised. But I think the other participants were even more surprised on it's capabilities. If it wasn't for Bill with the new Dodge Powerwagon egging me on, I probably wouldn't have tried half the stuff I did.

Some nice (stock?) rigs there, & I LOVE your spare tire holder. Modified Jeep with a custom bumper, I'm guessing? I'm hoping to do something similar, get rid of that roof rack I've got (no offense, Mick, but it loves branches & plays merry havoc with my clearance on some of the trails around here :P). Did you air down much/at all? Or did that trail not require it?
No, I made the rear bumper/tire carrier from scratch. Most of the guys aired down but I didn't. My goal was not to get pulled out of anything and I made it through everything. I did bypass one spot that I was worried about getting through without damage.

As far as mostly stock rigs, yes most were mostly stock. The Exterra had a paper tag and only had 1000 miles on it. The white Rubicon was a company vehicle for one guy. His company told him he could lease anything as long as it was a US brand so the he got a Rubicon.  ;D  I was amazed on how capable some of those stock rigs were. The Toyota Tacoma seemed to struggle with open diffs front and rear.
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Re: Off road in N GA Lots of pics!
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2011, 05:04:59 PM »
WOW!  I am impressed!   That trail looks like the terrain I took my Eagle on for the first time.  I assume you have a low range case?   It is very hard to 'wheel with the single speed case in an Eagle. The 10th photo is the best!   Try that with your stock granny wagon!
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Re: Off road in N GA Lots of pics!
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2011, 06:11:39 PM »
Cool!

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Re: Off road in N GA Lots of pics!
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2011, 12:05:19 AM »
Thats some georgeous scenery there.....By the way I love how you got the heavy duty back bumper rigged up with the swing away spare....Did you fabricat that yourself?
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Re: Off road in N GA Lots of pics!
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2011, 12:16:44 AM »
I made the rear bumper/tire carrier from scratch.

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Re: Off road in N GA Lots of pics!
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2011, 12:37:45 AM »
Thats awesome! Thats some clean work there.
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Re: Off road in N GA Lots of pics!
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2011, 09:23:24 AM »
Rollguy, I did install a low range case but didn't use the low range there. Here's a link to the rear bumper build http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php?topic=35492.0.
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Re: Off road in N GA Lots of pics!
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2011, 04:25:15 PM »
Couple more pics

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Re: Off road in N GA Lots of pics!
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2011, 05:17:28 PM »
Awesome pics Egalefreek! Looks like a very nice wheelin spot.
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