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Old February 19th, 2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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Went out in Larry's group today. Had a great time for my first Sno*Blind until I twisted my front drive shaft.
Thanks to 5 star Mike and all the others who helped get it out!
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Old February 19th, 2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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Stock JK?
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Old February 20th, 2011, 08:05 PM   #3
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3" lift, but stock tires. Had the sway bar disconnected. I have since read on the internet that I may have contacted the drive shaft on the tranny skid plate causing the failure. I will check it out on a hoist this week.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 09:30 PM   #4
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anyone with more pictures?????
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Old February 21st, 2011, 09:51 AM   #5
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I have more and some video... just have to get them all loaded! Probably by the end of today. We had a great time though, I thought the trail leaders did a good job of keeping it fun and challenging even though there wasn't much snow. We traveled a lot of ground this year!
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Old February 21st, 2011, 06:21 PM   #6
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Here are my pics:

Stock WJ, it got hung up a few times but did pretty good overall





Some bigger jeeps playing on the tubes at St. Helen:









Stopped for lunch at St. Helen:



Really icey hill, fortunately I missed the tree by about a foot after sliding backwards down the hill. The next two pictures are of two guys that weren't so fortunate:



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Thanks alumitub78

ouch to the Last picture..
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Yeah I have video of both guys sliding down the hill into the tree! I'll get them on here in the next couple days.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:33 PM   #9
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Went out in Larry's group today. Had a great time for my first Sno*Blind until I twisted my front drive shaft.
Thanks to 5 star Mike and all the others who helped get it out!
ive never seen a drive shaft do that!
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 07:14 AM   #10
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I will take my drive shaft over sheet metal damage like that any day.
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Here is my first attempt at that icey hill that caused all the damage. You can hear me tell my sister to hang on when we start sliding backwards


Here is the cherokee, just listen for the "bang"


And here is the red TJ sliding into the same tree


More videos to come!
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 07:17 PM   #12
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In the video, you definitely get a better view of what happened to the tailgate on the red TJ...ouch.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 07:25 PM   #13
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My first attempt at Big Money I tried 4th gear which ended up being way too high. I shifted down to third and almost made it to the top


My second attempt, 3rd gear this time and a lot more right foot!


The second day we hit Big Money again, this time I tricked my sister into staying in the jeep You can see me pick up a tire about halfway to the top

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The second day we hit Big Money again, this time I tricked my sister into staying in the jeep You can see me pick up a tire about halfway to the top
It's not uncommon to catch a little air at the top of big money ... seen plenty of rigs get all four off the ground.

Here's an old skool one..
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I will take my drive shaft over sheet metal damage like that any day.
yeah thats very true
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Heres a few pics.....











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Got hung up on the Tcase......




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where the hell is the snow?
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where the hell is the snow?
What are you Blind?



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I heard a couple of vehicles made it up the tubes.
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