Carnage ... on that particular run I started to lose a u-joint. I've become familiar with the sound of one cracking and was able to catch it and pop the c-clips back in before it failed (2x). Finally at the end and not pulling cable the whole day I winched the last rock in order to save the shafts.
Overall: Myself for the 3 days:
Both front axle shafts
A boogered rear driveshaft
left outer tierod
blew a tire off the bead 1/10th mi into the trail on the first day :tonka:
a couple of stub shafts
rear Rubi locker ... and I think that's it.
Sweet video. It doesn't do justice to the difficulty of the trail unless you see it in-person. Seriously, though, how long did it take you to get all the way up Rattle Rock? I was there in June riding with a bunch of radically-built Scramblers, and it's slow-going. I only rode along for the first leg of Rattle Rock, though.
That was the second half in the video ... we had three rigs that did that trail in the morning. If you total the time we spent actually driving and not waiting on the group in front of us it took us around 2 hours. All on video.
Don't get me wrong, I am NOT bragging, but the three of us have wheel together before, know each others rig, driving style, what each other is willing to do and move quick.
The "buggies" that we let go aroung us, because someone else broke a stub shaft (not mine :tonka: ) took them 4 hours to move up just the second half. Needless to say, we weren't impressed
By the time their last guy finally reached the top, all three of us were up in less than an hour. By the time I was half way up and they figured out my XJ was near stock ... they walk away. :sonicjay:
Jiri in the green TJ in the pics in my build thread drove the second half in @10min. Yes, he was moving, we only had time to video him from the bottom.
They told us it was an all day 6-8hr trail from top to bottom, depending on breakage.