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Old June 13th, 2016, 01:57 AM
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Pics and video from the Rubicon this weekend

One of the things I think defender source has always been missing is an area to post trail write ups and trip pictures. So I thought I would throw up some video and pictures from this weekend...

3 of us were supposed to run the fordyce trail but the river was too high so we ran the rubicon instead. As always, trail is beautiful and in great condition. Thanks to all who work to keep it open (we saw many working this weekend).

The group included my d90, a 2003 tj, and an international scout. We went in from wentworth springs and made it about 1.5 miles before our first break. Climbing the granite slab the defender tore it's driver side engine mount and the motor hopped a good six inches which yanked the throttle cable and jammed it open so the motor was pinging off the rev limiter. For our trail fix we Ended up unbolting the passenger side mount and used a bottle jack off the top of the diff to lift the entire drivetrain up so we could remove the engine mounts. Drilled 4 holes in the broken mount and ran grade 8 bolts thought it to sandwhich the mount back together. Reinstalled everything, lowered the motor back down and it fired right up and held for 300 miles to get back home! Later on the trail I came down on my slider so hard that the rear view mirror and my third brake light fell off the glass. Also the driver door is now out of alignment as a result. Sigh. All easy fixes..Anyway, we didn't take too many photos but thought I'd post what I have.
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Combatting my leaking valve stem..
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Traffic!
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This unimog is used to pump out the vault toilets on the trail and was donated to the Rubicon trail foundation.
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There was a death on the trail last week so sheriff was enforce this weekend
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The TJ..

And here are some videos from me coming down big sluice. They aren't edited so don't expect cut scenes and annoying heavy metal music





As for the other trucks, the TJ was rock solid, the scout blew a power steering line and blew a pinion seal on the way out of the trail(which was only noticed when the diff grenaded from lack of lubrication) so it's coming home on a flatbed but everyone got off the trail! Beautiful place and an awesome trail. Recommend it to anyone!
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Old June 13th, 2016, 06:59 AM
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How did the Mog do?
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Old June 13th, 2016, 08:57 AM
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Nicely done! Always wanted to run the rubicon.
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Old June 13th, 2016, 09:40 AM
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Looks like an awesome trip! Oh btw the section just under "Misc Chit-Chat" is a section called "Trips Trails and Events" where you can post awesome trail videos like yours as well. Thanks for sharing!
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We just had a group from our club (Nor Cal Land Rover) run the Rubicon including a LR3 which made the whole trail. If people are interested I'll get the trip report posted here.
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awesome job! love these videos...very motivating
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Looks like an awesome trip! Oh btw the section just under "Misc Chit-Chat" is a section called "Trips Trails and Events" where you can post awesome trail videos like yours as well. Thanks for sharing!
I see that section as more for a place to post event dates and organize trail runs. What the site needs is a trip reports section. I'll post more when I get the photos off the other phones..

The unimog did great. Painfully uncomfortable though. there was actually two of them on the trail and I was able to get a closer look at the second one. Seats are bolted almost flush with the floor so all the occupants were happy to get out. However whats a little discomfort when 40 inch tires, portal axles, diesel, snorkel, coil springs, and no body work...
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Man that looks like a fun trail. Great spotting work too.
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More video from another section of the trail. This was just passed the granite slab..

As for my line.. I was not convinced my axles would clear that rock with only 33s so I was trying to get a tire on top of it. Oh well
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Repairing the engine mount..
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