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Old December 29th, 2014, 09:29 PM
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I hope the Series runs with everyone next week, it will be nice to get a break from Toyota. I hope the 10 splines have been swapped to anything else though…

I know the editing is crap and we only get like 10 minutes of wheeling out of an hour show, but I still really like it! Id rather watch TV off roading over anything else on these days. . .

Go Rover! Go War Wagon!

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Old December 29th, 2014, 09:39 PM
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Black Ovals rule !!
I agree with that! It was great to see an old Series pop up at the end of this last episode. That is exactly what I was hoping for.
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Old December 29th, 2014, 10:55 PM
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My wife was sitting next to me while I was watching last night and she said "why did the jeep go right into the mud when it's clear on the left side?" Lol! And I could swear I heard the sound of Rover1's Tdi dubbed over one of the 4runners at one point. It's definitely entertaining!
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Old December 29th, 2014, 10:58 PM
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And I could swear I heard the sound of Rover1's Tdi dubbed over one of the 4runners at one point.
Yep.

I still don't understand why Mullet Man freaks out when there's a slight drop off on one side of the road. He'd freak proper if they were in Bolivia!
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Old December 30th, 2014, 12:14 AM
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What do you guys do for fuel? Is it cached or what?
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Old December 30th, 2014, 02:40 PM
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Exactly what I think every episode...no fucking way they drove 9 hours.....unless it was 9 hours re staging getting stuck or putting on makeup is part of that. No offense rover1, you were great, the rest..ehhhhh not so much

No make up needed here.!! I'm all natural rugged handsomeness.

Some trails took 12+ hours to complete each section. Yes there was time spent waiting on camera placement and production details. All in all there was no re staging of the trail events. All that was happening in real time and that I think is a reason for the poor editing. They just couldn't get all the action and have to chop up the editing to create the story.
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Old December 30th, 2014, 02:51 PM
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I hope the Series runs with everyone next week, it will be nice to get a break from Toyota. I hope the 10 splines have been swapped to anything else though…

I know the editing is crap and we only get like 10 minutes of wheeling out of an hour show, but I still really like it! Id rather watch TV off roading over anything else on these days. . .

Go Rover! Go War Wagon!

~Steve
Upgraded 10 spline shafts and a rear Detroit Locker. Same 35" BFG KM2 tires that were on the D90. Very, very old clutch and a wicked, scary and indispensable Keonig PTO winch

I should have started the race with this rig!!
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Old December 30th, 2014, 03:32 PM
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What do you guys do for fuel? Is it cached or what?
We drove from trail to trail on the road. No way to drive across Alaska on trails only, just plain impossible. We drove our rigs the entire way. No trailers and very little outside assistance. It was up to the cast to keep their rigs going and that was a heroic feat in it's itself.

I had never driven the Series on 35's and had no idea what was going to happen with it or how it was going to perform. I had wheeled it a lot with 33's and smaller tires with chains and knew it was up to the task but with an extra 200 lbs of camera man in the back and 200 lbs of gear and spare parts I also knew I would have to run in 2nd - 3rd gear low with my foot firmly planted on the floor board quite a bit.

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Old December 31st, 2014, 03:08 PM
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Knowing how Jason drives ! I was not surprised how well the series did in the hands of him .
I still haven't seen any of the footage but I'm looking forward to seeing something other than a Defender getting all the attention .
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Old January 1st, 2015, 01:47 PM
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The editing is bad for sure. I'm not going to pretend it's not. It really bothers me that the editing has taken away so much of what this was about and what the teams really accomplished. Many, many hours of footage was taken of very positive moments that were inspirational and very believable because they really happened that way.

Hours were spent around the campfire reliving the days events and guessing about what the next day would bring. Rigs were worked on daily to be able to keep going and all teams helped each other many times whether it be getting unstuck, a mechanical issue, or lending gear. Every team had to deal with breakage, attitudes, and the stress of being kept very on edge and uninformed on a daily basis. In many ways it was very much like a CT event...at least that is what I will always tell myself. In a very sick twisted way it was a very unique and challenging event.
The last thing American media will be accused of, especially insofar as reality tv is concerned, is being inspirational.

I started watching the show "hoping" it would be more documentary and less American media, thereby highlighting the very things you mention above. THOSE types of shows are worth watching and sadly missing today. It doesn't surprise me at all that there was a lot of those inspirational type moments tied into this event. And it surprises me even less that the production team saw fit to convey, well, abolutely none of that.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 03:31 PM
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Old January 4th, 2015, 03:52 PM
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So, how are they doing it? Are you guys starting where you dropped off?

The show really needs the balance Rover1 team gives...

Good luck!
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Old January 4th, 2015, 05:58 PM
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Very nice... Looking forward to seeing a series truck (my drive!) on tonight's show. Those are some big tires for a 2 & 1/4 petrol to push! Agree - would like to see more details on what you are running.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 06:58 PM
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Betcha some people are going to start falling in love with series trucks. I know when I first saw one I did..
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Old January 4th, 2015, 07:14 PM
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Betcha some people are going to start falling in love with series trucks. I know when I first saw one I did..
I really hope it blows up and everyone makes fun of it on the show. It's already hard enough to get one for a good price
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Old January 4th, 2015, 07:22 PM
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I really hope it blows up and everyone makes fun of it on the show. It's already hard enough to get one for a good price
Bahahaa!!... shut the front door! ...Good luck in your search. You'll find one But yeah... Sshhhhh!! Let's put a sweet one, looking all BA on national television and the internet...no one will figure it out then
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Old January 4th, 2015, 09:45 PM
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I'll do the registry later tonight. Build thread in a few days.

This is pretty much the breakdown.

Stock 1969 Series IIA.
Upgraded 24 spline rear shafts and a rear Detroit Locker. Same 35" BFG KM2 tires that were on the D90. Very, very old clutch and a wicked, scary and indispensable Keonig PTO winch.

Homemade extended rear shackles and trimming to fit the tires. Tightened the steering, went through all fluids, and packed it with gear and spares. Drove out of the driveway.

I had owned it about a year prior to filming and had gone through the bits to keep it running and used it quite a bit on trails and driving it around town just because.

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Old January 4th, 2015, 10:09 PM
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OMG... love how mouthy you are Jason! You tell em!!...
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Old January 4th, 2015, 10:31 PM
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Sorry but this is getting a little annoying with the constant mud drama. At least the meth brothers are entertaining.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 10:49 PM
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I don't know about you guys, but that series definitely has an air of class. I can't think of a better comeback in the history of television except for maybe the rebirth of the Stig.
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