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Old December 1st, 2014, 08:33 PM
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The result of the head bump? Tune in next time...same D90 channel...same D90 time...

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I wouldn't have any interest in this show if it wasn't for the Landy. Even though that FJ55 is pretty cool too!
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Old December 1st, 2014, 09:36 PM
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I wouldn't have any interest in this show if it wasn't for the Landy. Even though that FJ55 is pretty cool too!
X2...Agreed that's the only reason I sat through it...
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To me the preview said "Next episode, mullet boy bangs his head and gets knocked out - be sure to see mullet boy wearing his seatbelt while getting it done going forward".
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Just finished watching...

Having had the *exact* same track rod problem down here in San Diego on Sidewinder, I felt the pain. Glad to see we both used the exact same method to straighten it out! I was surprised at how long yours held out, after I bent my tie rod it just pretzeled on every rock, it was pretty much useless.

In the end Josh (crash303) was nice enough to sleeve it with chromoly... I think I can grade dirt with it now with no problem.

It's not so bad on the "drama", it actually looks fairly real, and the producers didn't have to coach you guys too much. So either they are very good in the editing room, or they casted well and took the hand-off approach.

I'm guessing you guys are under some kind of NDA, so just say if you can't tell, but what was the production crews in? Did they drive/scout ahead of time to get the arrival shots, or did you re-run to get them? Did each truck have a dedicated production crew shadowing it? As you can tell, I am really interested in the behind the scenes mechanics on how they pulled this off.
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Old December 1st, 2014, 11:15 PM
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Cool thing is, i dont recall this much buzz here on any tv show...
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To me the preview said "Next episode, mullet boy bangs his head and gets knocked out - be sure to see mullet boy wearing his seatbelt while getting it done going forward".

But they must have been using a "WARN" winch
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 04:22 AM
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I didn't sign the NDA so I will tell you what I can without ruining Jason's show :-) .
So there was a group of rigs running behind the scenes to prep and set up stations like the camera guys locations as well as overhead drone spots . So without ruining the show for you guys I won't share to much info. but will say that the drivers where funneled into areas to make them able to be caught on film . And there was a camera guy in each rig that rode along to catch the action as it unfolded . As some of you are probably wondering how this type of event was able to take place in the wilderness . Original productions the film company applied and was granted the permits to run this event . I worked side by side with DNR and the producers a day or two in advance to help keep things flowing . Due to the fact that I was a day or more ahead I never got the chance to see any of the filming so the show is just as interesting as it is for everybody else except I recognize all the spots . That's all I can offer and I'm sure Jason can answer more but I think he's bound to contracts .
Go Jason !!!
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So it was YOU who knocked down all those trees..???
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 08:11 AM
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Yeah, staged obstacles...figures, where's the pop up Moose?...Just kidding, it's all good family entertainment. I'm just there for the D.
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Re: bent tie rod. There is an argument that a fatter one would only be more difficult to bend back into shape. Trick is to avoid the whack in the first place. Also, they're a small enough item that carrying a spare shouldn't have been much of a sacrifice.
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The fatter ones are more difficult to bend back but not too difficult for a winch cable to do. And they can usually take a pretty good hit. Nothing last forever...my RTE one was a bit banana shaped when I took it off and replaced it earlier this year. I went with the portal style jobbie. Also there are pretty effective guards that can protect them quite well.

As for the trees, it looks like most of the damage was from pushing aside trees that were across the trail. If people are going off trail and running over trees that is one thing. However I submit that any standing tree that is small enough for a truck to run over is pretty small, or dead.

Unless you're driving one of these...



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Re: bent tie rod. There is an argument that a fatter one would only be more difficult to bend back into shape. Trick is to avoid the whack in the first place. Also, they're a small enough item that carrying a spare shouldn't have been much of a sacrifice.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 10:00 AM
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Those UA videos are a great watch. Love Mieser's lowboy flatfender and the Cornbinder. But the crew cab Dodge doesn't do it for me. The tow rig is cool. Lot's of fab work on that truck.
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I didn't sign the NDA so I will tell you what I can without ruining Jason's show :-) .
So there was a group of rigs running behind the scenes to prep and set up stations like the camera guys locations as well as overhead drone spots . So without ruining the show for you guys I won't share to much info. but will say that the drivers where funneled into areas to make them able to be caught on film . And there was a camera guy in each rig that rode along to catch the action as it unfolded . As some of you are probably wondering how this type of event was able to take place in the wilderness . Original productions the film company applied and was granted the permits to run this event . I worked side by side with DNR and the producers a day or two in advance to help keep things flowing . Due to the fact that I was a day or more ahead I never got the chance to see any of the filming so the show is just as interesting as it is for everybody else except I recognize all the spots . That's all I can offer and I'm sure Jason can answer more but I think he's bound to contracts .
Go Jason !!!
That's great Ed. So cool to know you played such an important part! Glad you didn't sign a NDA. I think this show/wheeling documentary is great.

I have a few family members who are in the film/movie industry and have heard stories of how they make productions like this happen.

This is a bit off topic but since we are talking epic adventures, drones and stuff....I thought I'd share some buddies of mine and theirs. West and 'The Amazon Express' was sponsored in part by National Geographic and was very challenging logistics wise.

At around 2:20 you see one of biggest nuisances of being an endurance/distance paddler...that's a picture of my paw...

Go team Rover!

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Old December 2nd, 2014, 10:05 AM
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The fatter ones are more difficult to bend back but not too difficult for a winch cable to do. And they can usually take a pretty good hit. Nothing last forever...my RTE one was a bit banana shaped when I took it off and replaced it earlier this year. I went with the portal style jobbie. Also there are pretty effective guards that can protect them quite well.

As for the trees, it looks like most of the damage was from pushing aside trees that were across the trail. If people are going off trail and running over trees that is one thing. However I submit that any standing tree that is small enough for a truck to run over is pretty small, or dead.

Unless you're driving one of these...

Agree on both. The stock tie rods are skinny! I liked the sleeve that ECR did on some builds. IIRC, they said the whole truck could rest on it and the tie rod still be safe.

So where those criss-crossed trees "staged", where there originally or did the Super Jeep blaze new trail and take growth out? I can see being pissed about taking out trees but if they were fallen across trail then cutting them up or going thru them would be fine.
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....my man the Lorax...like Jason he speaks for the trees!!
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Watching the show it was obvious quite a few vehicles had been through the trails before the lead truck, watching it kind of detracted from the find your way across Alaska from South to North premise. I haven't seen a navigator navigate yet.
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IIRC, they said the whole truck could rest on it and the tie rod still be safe.
I actually sleeved and tig-welded my tie rod with 1.5" x .25" thick 4130 Chromoly tubing. Just for fun, I tried jacking up the center of the tie rod with a hydraulic to see if it would lift the truck, and...

no luck. The jack goes up, the tie rod bends, the truck does not lift. Even 1.5" x .25" thick 4130 Chromoly tubing will bend with the truck's weight.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 02:44 PM
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So it was YOU who knocked down all those trees..???
Nope those trees where standing when we went through . We had to get out of the rigs and hold them up while we slid under . Of course I didn't have 900lbs of junk on my roof so getting under and not "over" was easy . I had DNR with me
"Department of Natural resources" so I assure you I was on my upmost behavior .
We have a lot of freedom in this state to wheel , what Jason is bitching about is that every team agreed to not leave damage that could be used in the future by tree huggers against off-roading . As you see he loves his trees lol .
There is not really anything staged as far as I know but I didn't get to hang out with the cast much .
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