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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2012, 09:08:11 PM »
Ernie - that's the color I was looking for when Rubicon shopping - I love the yellow (and easy to see on the trail) :P

When we had our yellow Xterra (ol' yeller), we were always tailgunner at QZ, Moab and other off-road forum rallies. The ride leader was always able to spot us at the rear. Boy we miss ol' yeller. The attached picture has Ron Ruward spotting for me.
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2012, 09:14:05 PM »
..so the Vue goes with us and the Avi finds a home that will hopefully appreciate such an awesome truck! We did have good times with it since 05 though.

We don't have any snow clearing experience at the ranch and I hope it stays that way :D.  I can't imagine life without my pickup truck.

The old TJ. Notice the yellow skid plate idea that I stole from one of John's posts....Thanks John...! ;D

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!  Actually I'll have to give credit to DW - I gave her a choice of black, white, or safety yellow for the skid plates since I had those colors in Rustoleum available 8).

Here's a picture of Rubi on the trailer today at Tom Sawyer's RV Park on the Mississippi River at West Memphis, AR.
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2012, 09:18:05 PM »
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!  Actually I'll have to give credit to DW - I gave her a choice of black, white, or safety yellow for the skid plates since I had those colors in Rustoleum available 8) .
I love it when fate steps in to make our decisions. ;D
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2012, 06:09:39 AM »
Here's mine in a poser shot the day I brought it home.  A '12 Nissan Xterra Pro4x 6MT.  Compared to the base, this one comes with upgraded suspension, thin skid plates(as opposed to none) and rear locker. I don't wheel much, I just wanted something offroad worthy in its stock form as once in a while, I like leaving the pavement sometimes driving across a ditch or over an embankment to go onto an old fire or logging road.  Those old roads are often washed out and have some mud.


If I was a serious wheeler, I'd replace the bumper, add thicker skid plates and sliders.


A Jeep was not a consideration for a few reasons:  local dealer burnt me when I had a Jeep and I hold a grudge, an unlimited Ruby is more expensive than a Pro4x due to financing rate, and the lower towing capacity.  The first reason was the main one.


Only upgrade I did to it was ditch the BFG Rugged Trail(pavement only tire even if the name says otherwise) in exchange for GoodYear Duratracs.
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« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2012, 07:53:11 AM »
Nice looking ride Marc!  The Xterra was my first choice when we were shopping for our first toad.  Two things steered us away - DW didn't like the visibility over the hood and the auto tranny model wasn't authorized to tow 4-down.  I had to have an auto for the trail so we never bought an Xterra.

We ran into a large Nissan group at Moab last year - I think they had a couple of hundred participating on trail runs in the area.
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2012, 08:02:44 AM »
It's GONE Moab (Gathering of Nissan Enthousiast).  I've seen pictures and videos of it, but never went.  It would take me several days and lots of gas to go there. 
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2012, 09:13:20 AM »
having fun around Page Az, stock Jeep Wrangler.

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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2012, 10:46:48 AM »
OK I'll play, here is mine a 98 Jeep Cherokee Sport from a recent trip to Moab, UT.
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2012, 10:51:11 AM »
My new 1 week old toad!    :)

I'm not wanting to get another front bumper (for now), so I've ordered the Currie Baseplate (for my existing Blue Ox Tow Bar), and the Cooltech harness wiring setup, and will install these soon. 

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« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2012, 11:16:41 AM »
Beautiful Mark! I love the red......
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2012, 11:29:32 AM »
On the Dalton Hwy, AK.  :)
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2012, 04:03:28 PM »
Great to see a few more pictures!!  Nice rides everybody (gotta' love the older Cherokees!)  Mark - you need some pinstripes on the new Rubicon - that's what the off-road crowd calls scratches.
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2012, 04:10:40 PM »
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...you need some pinstripes on the new Rubicon - that's what the off-road crowd calls scratches.

LOL John. There's a narrow wash at QZ, en route from the RV Forum rally site to the RV show; It's usually dry that time of year, so it's just soft dirt. The overhanging brush on both sides is known as a "brushless car wash". Don't ask me how I know.
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2012, 04:16:49 PM »
Just a bit larger than the other fun 4X4's.... However what we have!
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2012, 04:24:13 PM »
Just a bit larger than the other fun 4X4's.... However what we have!

I would love to see that dually on the Fins 'n Things trail in Moab - not joking.  You would be like a mountain goat on that trail.
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2012, 04:25:55 PM »
Yea John, the 400hp / 800 torque does not get that kind of workout very often!
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2012, 05:17:22 PM »
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2012, 05:21:47 PM »
Well, this is our "4x4" - it may not have 4WD but it sure can go a lot of places, just ask the group that did the Ridge Run in Quartzsite :)
 
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2012, 05:23:10 PM »
It's really small Wendy, so small that the file is 0 bytes.  Might need to re-attach it.
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« Reply #49 on: June 19, 2012, 05:34:19 PM »
It's really small Wendy, so small that the file is 0 bytes.  Might need to re-attach it.

I know. Took me several tries before I could get it to attach.
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2012, 06:09:38 PM »
Well, this is our "4x4" - it may not have 4WD but it sure can go a lot of places, just ask the group that did the Ridge Run in Quartzsite :)
 
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2012, 07:22:14 PM »
And  this is a photo of Terry spotting ( that's 4x4 talk for directing) Mike driving Miss Sunshine up one of the Ridge Run challenges.  Wendy was also shouting directions but that is a whole 'nuther thread.
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2012, 07:53:44 PM »
This bug has nice ground clearance, that combined with a RWD with the weight of the engine makes it very agile.

I remember doing trails as a kid in the backseat of my uncle's bug.
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #53 on: June 19, 2012, 07:54:23 PM »
What Wendy was shouting can't be posted here :)  Too bad there aren't any pictures of Miss Sunshine on 2 wheels before Terry and Mike decided the driver's side route was the better route. One of the reasons not to go alone 4-wheeling is so you have a trained spotter along. Thanks to Terry for spotting and to Betty for taking a picture, because I was completely unable to take pics :)
 
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #54 on: June 19, 2012, 08:46:38 PM »
Oh my gosh - LOVE the bug!!
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2012, 12:08:19 AM »
Some pic's of our 2011 Silver Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JKU having fun.
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« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2012, 07:20:06 AM »
Nice Frank!  That pix of Steel Bender looks familiar, is that the other line on the waterfall?
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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2012, 10:43:41 AM »
I don't think I'll second the dually on Fins and things. You can high center a 2 dr. Rubicon on some of the ledges (don't ask how I know) and that long wheelbase would almost guarantee big problems.

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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2012, 01:47:11 PM »
Betty:  I'll bet that the shot of Miss Sunshine was taken on the trip to the Ridge.  I believe that was the area where Jim Dick lost his 4 wheel drive several years ago.

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Re: Let's see pictures of your 4x4!
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2012, 09:51:59 PM »
Nice Frank!  That pix of Steel Bender looks familiar, is that the other line on the waterfall?
Good catch, John!
Here's a pic of the other line on the waterfall, not the preferred one this day.
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