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Ultimate Adventure 2015

#1
So I was able to go on another UA trip this year. It was very last minute.
As in 6 hours of prep, then hit the road for 550 miles. In those 6 hours was taking my 40" MTRs off and mounting 37"(well used, so 35" now) Falkens.
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Arrival Day 550 miles from SC-NC-VA-WVA-Ohio. Rained most of the way, no wipers, TJ Fog lights aren't driving lights, Radiator puked black goo in a Wal Mart parking lot.


Day 1 St Claisville OH, Powerline Offroad park



Day 2 One hell of a road day. 600 miles, 22 hours. Hit another park in Ohio. 2 beadlock bolts broken.

Day 3 Harlan Ky Brand new PSC pump quit on the low side. Had to run 1100 RPM to turn it.
Day 4 Road day

Day 5 Tellico NC

Day 6 Road day NC-GA-AL-TN 300 miles 10 beadlock bolts
Day 7 AOP Chatanooga TN

Return Home 256 Miles 6 beadlock bolts


2086 Miles Averaging 14MPG at 60 MPH with the stock 4.0/ 6 speed turning 2500 rpm.
2 ferry rides, a PS pump, 24ish beadlock bolts broke, lots of mud rain everyday

Moral of the story- Take a chance, get out there even if you have "issues".
Put an application in for the UA next year, it is an awesome trip.
In the mean time, I plan on running a couple of these trips in our local area.
Hope to see you out there.
 
#3
Thats awesome Ken. I'd love to one day be able to do something like that, need another jeep first.

How'd your rig do on its maiden voyage? Whats your wheelbase?
 
#7
I was up at Harlan and chatted with some of the guys there looked like a lot of fun. Really surprised that they only ran Rail Bed and Lower Rock Garden. I figured Mason Jar would have been high on the list. I didn't realize UA was about back roads travel until I meet those guys and chatted with them some. Congrats! My heap would never make the road days!
 
#8
Brooks, As I learned last time, the road days are the hardest.
After deep mud and banging driveshafts on rocks, the majority of issues were U-Joints, driveshafts, lockers, vibrations from mud in wheels, blown ps or transmission lines and overheating.
Not too bad for several hundred miles in a day. On the last road day, 8 out of 25 dropped out.
 
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