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Old February 10th, 2010, 09:29 PM
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Ugh.

Cable chains might go on both.

I need to buy a couple 235 85 R16 tires asap so I can run four ruds or if e90 miller PMs or calls me back I can buy her set of 265 75 R16 tirechains and call it a day.

Ron

edit: I might be ok, this website lists chains like mine and they are the same PN for 265 75 R16 and 238 85 R16

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Old February 11th, 2010, 08:14 AM
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Hey Guys - Have fun!
Hope to be back next year...
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Old February 11th, 2010, 08:55 AM
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I have a set of four (4) chains I am bringing and one fellow has expressed interest in them - but may have them for sale still. "RUD Grip" and they fit a bunch of sizes, I used them last year only and on my 255-85-16's. Not 100% sure what else they fit though.

Oh - and Ron I may still like a ride for sure depending how things go........... but I did just agree to purchase Jeff Aronson's red '66 2a Series truck so Rover Gods willing I will have that for the Romp.

Keep your fingers crossed for me in the old girl. Still need to head out to Vinalhaven to pick it up and ferry it to the mainland.

What have I done?!

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Old February 11th, 2010, 01:26 PM
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If they fit 265 75 consider them licked roving beetle.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 04:19 PM
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doug congrats , put some good tires on it and you will go anywhere.

------ Follow up post added February 11th, 2010 09:23 PM ------

here is a write up of jeff's experience with the 2a hope he doesnt mind the lifting of the post
My II-A is quite stock and I've been able to get through the course several times without damage. All the trails have bypasses built into the route - you don't have to do sections that make you uncomfortable. The videos posted of the event are often taken on the most extreme trails, which are identified in advance so Rompers can choose their preferred experiences.

I've seen fully restored Series Rovers particpate, completely stock, and be quite successful. Since their owners did not want to trash their cars, they chose the simpler but challenging trails, with far less chance of damage. No matter what the trail, you're going quite slow in woods, so body damage is far less likely.

I've also gotten stuck several times, to the delight of enthusiasts who either have towed/winched me out or watch the proceedings. It's part of the Romp experience and a great way to improve your own skills. Sometime the trails get so rutted up that your Rover gets "high centered" - the frame rests on the snow/ice as the tires spin in the air. Except for maybe a lift kits, there's no "fix" for high centering, It can happen to any Rover, regardless of how it's kitted out. Someone gives your car a yank with a tow rope or a haul out with a winch.

If you have a solid frame, then you have "recovery points" at your front spring hangers and at your rear crossmemeber [the PTO hole} Mounting rings on the front bumpers or a pintle hitch at the rear makes the recovery task easier, that's all. If you have a high lift jack of any sort, and a tow strap and shackle, then you're all set. Lots of participants have winches and straps and they'll be happy to help you. Many have helped me in the past, too .

Tires are the biggest help. If you have only "all season" tires on your Rover, then you'll have more problems, regardless of the other equipment you have on your car - unless you have chains. You'll want an agressive mud and snow tire, and you're going to air down the tires to 10 - 15 psi anyway. There's an air pump at Bruce Fowler's shop to bring the tire pressure back up at the end of the day.

A CB and/or handheld radio makes things more fun, but if you don't, you'll be put in a convoy with people who do so you're not out of communication.

Trails that have the potential for damage are identified as such in advance. The entire convoy is broken up into smaller groups that travel trails based on your experiene level and equipment level. Listen at the drivers meeting on Saturday morning and you'll find the group right for your equipment and confidence level.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:05 PM
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If they fit 265 75 consider them licked roving beetle.
They will certainly fit a 265-75 and i do recall that size being listed.

I am sadly not going to be in a 2a..... long story but I trekked out to Vinalhaven today and the Rover Gods simply didn't want me to have a Series truck at this point.

I will be in a new to me Rover (or i should be!) though - don't think the chains will fit the 245-75-16's so i won't need them.

I posted them for sale @ the Romp website "bootsale" area.

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Hey, just wanted to say how much of a good time I had and will be there next year for sure....thanks go out to bruce and everyone who helped out!

I'd love to see everyone's pics and vids too so post up
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an errr......"hey y'all watch this" moment due to having a little more traction than anticipated
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new expansion complete. Not only are we the only Rover shop in Eliot Maine...now we're also the biggest.

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Old February 15th, 2010, 08:25 AM
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Yikes. Is that a fast shutter speed, or just no front wheel spin?
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Damn Matt - getting a Rover to manual - that's definitely a rad pic!

Wish I could have gone but I was getting my snowboard fix on in VT.
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Yikes. Is that a fast shutter speed, or just no front wheel spin?
1st gear low range......probably not much wheel spin. Was sort of all in sloww motion. Didn't even spill the coffee. Was only running 6psi tire pressure and they seemed to hook up rather well.
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1st gear low range......probably not much wheel spin. Was sort of all in sloww motion. Didn't even spill the coffee. Was only running 6psi tire pressure and they seemed to hook up rather well.
That is at that little creek crossing right? that is impressive!
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great pic Matt......i would have loved to run that trail but not with the 10 spl i had.......... next year for sure with my toy stuff!
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great pic Matt......i would have loved to run that trail but not with the 10 spl i had.......... next year for sure with my toy stuff!
you can run that with 10spline.....never let gear stop you from having a good time!.....then again being able to drive home is sometimes important.
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As long as no pictures from me at the Bob Inn make it out I think everyone will be happy.
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More pics please! How was it out there?!
I ran the bunny trials without chains in a bone stock D90.
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how deep was the snow? Did you get up the power line hill?
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I ran the bunny trials without chains in a bone stock D90.
Ron was that you that i saw in the yellow d90 just before the toll in maine? i was in the white rrc with steelies

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you can run that with 10spline.....never let gear stop you from having a good time!.....then again being able to drive home is sometimes important.
ya Matt next year for sure but it is nice being able to drive home the 4.5 hr drive not broken! i did have fun though no worries
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