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Old July 16th, 2011, 10:33 PM
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Baptism by fire!

Hit the trails again today! Who would've thought that one could expend so much energy while sitting for a few hours!!!. 'Evans Creek' was extremely technical by my standards - but probably boring for the rest of the guys - felt like I went from kindergarten to high school in one day. BeastLee suffered minor injuries - she no longer has a passenger side door handle (anyone have a spare lying around they wanna sell?), the front bumper has a small corner ding and my hand prints are forever etched into her steering wheel. Would love for some local Rovers to join us on the next run!!! Once I know when and where I will post under the trails section.
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Old July 16th, 2011, 10:38 PM
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Love that first pic - looks like a tasty trail. Roots, mud, and rocks - a lot like the trails I've done in the Northeast which I love. Glad you had a good time and nice seeing rigs getting used.
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Old July 16th, 2011, 11:36 PM
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Looks like a lot of fun. Are you in the Seattle area?
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Old July 17th, 2011, 12:28 AM
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yes I am in Seattle. And YES is was a lot of fun. Nail biting to say the least and despite the truck injuries, and my "i want to go home now" moments, I am so glad I went. If ever you are in this neck of the woods, let me know and we'll hit some trails.
Evans Creek is very beefy and beyond my abilities but NOT beyond what our trucks can do!! I was in very capable hands...or should i say wheels I am so proud of my truck!! I have to give credit to the jeep guys. they are very patient and kind, coaching me through the tricky spots and yes, hauling my sorry butt out of the sticky ones. for them it's all about enjoying the outdoors and wheeling. As long as the truck is capable and you have the required equipment, they don't care what 'brand name' you are sporting.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 09:01 AM
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Love that third pic: between a rock and a hard place!
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Old July 18th, 2011, 12:03 AM
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yeah it was a really tight squeeze in so many spots, steep climbs and big rocks. I'm still exhausted. Attached is a pic of my re designed aerodynamic stubby door handle.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 08:46 AM
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Old July 18th, 2011, 09:34 AM
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Need to get rid of those side steps they will always hook ya when you dont want them to. On a side note you might want to get some sliders with the tube step and tree sliders lol.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 12:09 PM
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yeah it was a really tight squeeze in so many spots, steep climbs and big rocks. I'm still exhausted. Attached is a pic of my re designed aerodynamic stubby door handle.
how does that happen to a door handle?
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Old July 19th, 2011, 12:29 PM
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Rocks?
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Old July 19th, 2011, 02:50 PM
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Phillip, my truck is my pride and joy but no, not heartbroken! It's the loss of a door handle, not my truck or a life.
It was a very tight squeeze between 2 tall tree stumps and, on a tight corner. To make matters worse, the corner was on a tilt so when i took the turn my truck leaned over and....crunch. I'm currently researching rock sliders with tree bars. Have read lots of threads regarding this topic over the last few days. One thread in particular turned out to be quite a read if not entertaining!!!
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Old July 19th, 2011, 03:09 PM
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The tree sliders are square tubes of aluminum that fit between the body capping's and the roll in the body panel.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 04:21 PM
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any pics of the tree sliders installed? i've seen plenty of photos of the rock sliders but was wondering how the tree slider fits into the picture.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 09:15 PM
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how does that happen to a door handle?
They're made of plastic. I broke one when I pulled too hard when I thought the door was unlocked and it wasn't. That's why I went to lift handle doors.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 09:16 PM
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Id be heartbroken
I think people fall into two camps - either you are heartbroken (and should in that case not wheel their truck), or you realize it's just body panels and worth the risk of damage to keep enjoying the truck wheeling!

I don't think tree sliders would have helped you there but rock sliders might have. Rock sliders are a good idea in any event.

Great to see you out there enjoying your truck, and your son too. I have been letting my daughter drive my trucks for years, but this month she'll get her provisional drivers license and hopefully start wheeling more with me.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 09:19 PM
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any pics of the tree sliders installed? i've seen plenty of photos of the rock sliders but was wondering how the tree slider fits into the picture.
These.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 10:39 PM
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Got a set of door handles. PM me.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 12:19 AM
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Tony, LOVE the sliders. Where can I get a set of those? Haven't seen anything quite like it in my search so may be custom? The technical trails in the NW have many challenges that will leave a newbie like me 'stump'ed at how to get around those damned trees and rocks!! Also, I haven't forgotten....it is my neighbour that is looking for a Defender or Series truck. Will keep you posted if he wants to come take a look!!

Sadly Charles, to touch on a sad note, I lost my brother who was also my best friend. A door handle or body panel is but a very small price to pay for a lifetime memory. Except for this last run, I have enjoyed each trip with my 18 year old who leaves next week to volunteer overseas for 6 months and then travel for 3 before coming back to (hopefully not squander his time and our/his money) on college. Said 18 year old suggested I swap out my doors with series 3 doors with the lift handle?? I sense a "series" drop in the bank balance!
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Old July 20th, 2011, 04:33 AM
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These.
How are these attached/mounted?
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Old July 20th, 2011, 07:52 AM
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Replacing the handle will be cheaper, but D90 soft tops have the two piece doors with recessed handles as well if you want to go that route.

Sorry to hear about your brother. I agree our trucks are a source of great memories. Without rovers if you asked my kids what dad did, they would say he sat in front of a computer all day. But instead when asked they will tell you I sit in front of a computer all day, or lie under trucks swearing a lot!
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