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where do you all offroad?

where do you all offroad around here... and do you all ever get together and drive?
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:24 AM
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While I have a f250 4x4 99% of the time I go with my 94YJ. I've been on all the trails up in Big Bear, and most of the ones in the desert from HWY 10 south to the border. I have also done the Rubicon, Dusey, Swamp Lake and others as well as most of the trails around Moab, UT. If you are intrested and have the equipment and want to go off road let me know.
I am a member of Tierra Del Sol 4x4 club and we are having our annual Desert Safari in March on 6,7,8. It will be held in the Truckhaven area just south of HWY 86 and S 22.
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well my budies and i have done Big Bear (always fun) calico (always fun) been down to truckhaven (to far to do it again) and we also hit he local trails in Santiago canyon (holy Jims and what not) it is right in our back yard. we do some tuff stuff that your F250 wouldnt fit very well just because of its size, but we also do some trails that with 4x4 and some half way good tires you would have a blast on, if you dont mind getting a few dings in your truck.

most of my friends have jeeps as well but we got one guy who runs a 1971 K10 pick up, but he is on 35s with body armor all around and limited slip front and rear(i think).
 
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dang i didnt realize there was that much this close to me.
as soon as i get my lift, my tires, and a winch. i will definatle be up there. and no i dont mind dents in my truck, its a truck.

my rear dif locks in 4wd, but i still need to put a lsd in the front oneday soon
 
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If you are intrested and have the equipment and want to go off road let me know.
I am a member of Tierra Del Sol 4x4 club and we are having our annual Desert Safari in March on 6,7,8. It will be held in the Truckhaven area just south of HWY 86 and S 22.
George

my tuck is all stock right now
 
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If you plan on using it on other than a graded dirt road I would start with bigger tires and some method to adjust the computer for the increase. I think you can go to 285's with just a leveling kit. A little more info on your rig would help.
 
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I don't do alot of 4 wheeling in the truck, mostly to pull the toy hauler through the dunes. But down south I have been to Corral Canyon, Lark Canyon, not alot of truck trails but close to me and fun for a weekend. Mostly go out to Glamis, I have a couple sand rails for the wife and I that we drive. I'm not into f ing up my ride home.
 
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Big Bear in the winter (trip in a couple weeks) Azusa canyon just about every weekend.
Johnson Valley when rocks fit the bill. Cleghorn trails, Gorman, heak there are plenty of areas here. Not much of a drive either.
TDS will be the next big run.
I am in Claremont, so we are just about neighbors. Join me on a local run. My guys are nice to hang out with, and we get some wheeling done just about every weekend.
 
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Big Bear in the winter (trip in a couple weeks) Azusa canyon just about every weekend.
Johnson Valley when rocks fit the bill. Cleghorn trails, Gorman, heak there are plenty of areas here. Not much of a drive either.
TDS will be the next big run.
I am in Claremont, so we are just about neighbors. Join me on a local run. My guys are nice to hang out with, and we get some wheeling done just about every weekend.

that sounds like fun but my truck is still all stock so i cant do much in it... but as soon as i get some tires and a little lift im down
 
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Originally Posted by narcolepticpug View Post
that sounds like fun but my truck is still all stock so i cant do much in it... but as soon as i get some tires and a little lift im down

Dont let that keep you from getting your feet wet, or getting a little dirty. Azusa can be driven in two wheel drive and unless you go looking for trouble, you can stay clean.
The girl takes the Range Rover once in a while. If she decides not to ride with me, or she wants to leave early, she takes the other car (yeah, the rover is a car, lol).
Stockers are welcome. Believe it or not driving a stocker can be a challenge, and can test your driving ability. I often take my big old trucks with lockers for granted.
Drive it stock, and get it dirty.
 
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I live in Big Bear and I love hitting the trails around here. I also go down to Johnson Valley and hit the lakebeds and dunes down there. Nothing like teahing my boys how to drift my truck and learn how to throttle steer it down on the lakebeds. Good times.
 
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Azusa can be driven in two wheel drive and unless you go looking for trouble, you can stay clean.
Everyone I know goes looking for trouble.
 
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El mirage (a dry lake bed), Cal city (if im going for more than a day), Johnson valley, Gorman (real close to me) never been to azusa canyon, here its pretty cool though
 
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Up along the 15 is plently of places to take you truck. Silverwood Lake and the surrounding area is a good place to start. Cleghorn fireroad is another and close to 138 and 15 junction.
 
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Cleghorn was the place to be this last weekend. Pretty nasty, and cold. Nice for muddy trails. had plenty of tires off of the bead, and had a rollover. Even the high dollar rigs find some problems with gravity.


And a short video of the recovery:

YouTube - Cleghorn Jeep Roll Flop Feb 21, 2009
 

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