On this action packed episode, Gary and Gary discuss a wide variety of things that can go wrong on the trail. They cover drive lines, sector shafts, axle shafts, hydro assist, axle shafts, and more, and what they did to get off the trail. Being prepared for breakages is helpful for keeping a bad situation as good as possible. These guys use their jeeps and have seen and experienced nearly everything that can go wrong while wheeling. And listen all the way through for the ultimate in what can go wrong which happened the weekend of this recording. Gary also discusses some work in the Mechan-hack Shack including the Poison Spyder Brawler Rocker installation and some vent selector maintenance. Check them out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @nwjeepcast, and start your Amazon shopping at nwjeepcast.com/amazon to help support this show.
Dan and Aimee join Gary and Gary for this Baker's Dozen episode. They discuss their weeks - TJ head gasket replacement, tie rod end replacement, JK alignment, transmission drain plug, stereo install and more. All four play a fun round of the Jeep game with a surprise ending where a Gary always wins… or does he? They then discuss running the Baker Creek, Baker Ridge and Ball Ridge trails in the Liberty West trail system. There are a couple big obstacles on the West side, one of which even required some winching… guess who? The Mechan-hach Shack was fully operational this weekend helping Dan with an ARB twin compressor install. They all discuss the process of mounting the compressor and wiring it up. Find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @nwjeepcast, and at http://nwjeepcast.com. Click our Amazon banner to start your shopping experiences to help support this show. And shop for all your jeep needs at Northridge4x4.com with coupon code nwjeepcast. See ya on the trails.
Gary and Gary recap the week of recovering from a week's worth of wheeling in Norcal. How long does it take a body to recover from such an event? They discuss the work they did on their jeeps to make sure everything was still in good working order following the stresses the Rubicon and Fordyce Creek put on their jeeps. This episode, Gary and Gary give their experiences of the top shops in the Puget Sound area. Northridge4x4, Auburn Car Repair & Offroad, and Olympic 4x4 are the three shops they've used or have heard from others are the best shops to get jeep work done. Let us know in the comments about shops in other areas like Oregon and Central and Eastern Washington. And as always build it, wheel it, fix it, repeat it. And we'll see ya on the trails!
Gary and Gary are livin' the dream and discuss their trip to NorCal to run the Rubicon and Fordyce Creek trails. They bring Shawn and Roberto for a three day and two night camping trip on the Rubicon. This trip, they run the original Rubicon Trail entering through Wentworth Springs Road. Most people enter the Rubicon from Loon Lake which bypasses the Devil's Postpile - a difficult boulder field. After the postpile, they continue on and do the optional Soup Bowl obstacle. Next, they do Little Sluice and finish the Indian Trail as it gets dark. They pull into Buck Island Lake campground after dark and set up camp. In the morning, they backtrack to run the Old Sluice uphill - extremely challenging! Then after breaking down camp, they proceed through Big Sluice and a bunch of boulder crawling. They arrive at Rubicon Springs early enough to play in the pools and waterfalls of the Rubicon River, then camp at the Dirty Dozen campground. Cadillac Hill and Observation Point marks the end of day three. After a day off, Gary and Gary next run Fordyce Creek Trail. This is their second time running Fordyce so they invite the High Sierra 4x4 guys, Jeff and Forest to join along and show them the trail. They find all the hardest lines in the 6 winch hills and do some crazy climbs at the Committee playground. A great day with some good buds gave this trip a perfect finale.
Gary and Gary bring back Shawn and Roberto into the on-the-road version of the Funny Moon Studios. They catch up on the week of preparing to run the Rubicon Trail in Northern California. They all play the Jeep game with a shocking ending that has never happened before. A little more talk about the Rubicon and a great discussion on a couple great areas in the Northwest. First, a walkthrough of a day Roberto spent at Tillamook State Forest in Oregon. Then a full report on the Jeep Jamboree out at the Naches area. Visit us at nwjeepcast.com and use our Amazon affiliate link. Hop on over to iTunes and give us a rating and some feedback. Thanks for your support!
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Gary and Gary talk about their week of preparing for the Rubicon trip. They review the Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest Motorized Travel Plan and provide their thoughts on the suggested changes. A new segment this week covering the Amazon Purchase of the Week; listen to see if you are the winner. Use our Amazon link on nwjeepcast.com for all your Amazon purchases. They discuss all the details of the NW JK BBQ run at Funny Rocks with some of the member interviews. This week was the Northridge 4x4 Open House in Silverdale, Wa. Gary and Gary are your guides with a recap and vendor interviews with ARB, Poison Spyder, Dynatrac, KMC Wheels, VisionX, Grenadeacorp, and more. Head on over to northridge4x4.com and use coupon code NWJEEPCAST. And wrap up the jeepcast with a trail report of the improved Trail 55 at Tahuya State Forest with new rock gardens and all. Looking forward to getting your feedback and iTunes rating.
Gary and Gary have Shawn and Roberto join them in studio. They all discuss their last week of work leading up to the NW JK BBQ, with a teaser for the excitement at Funny Rocks. They discuss some listener feedback and make a correction for the last episode. Shawn and Roberto share some info on their jeep build up. They are all running the Rubicon Trail in mid-July, so Gary and Gary share their experiences with planning for a big out of state trip. They discuss the options for where to stay before hitting the trail and how to plan for gas and water needs. They share their itinerary for the three days and two night on the Rubicon. They discuss the camping gear and recovery gear and ways to shares tools and spare parts. Please give us a rating on iTunes and share your feedback on nwjeepcast.com. Visit northridge4x4.com for your jeep gear and use coupon code nwjeepcast for up to 10% off (conditions apply). Share this podcast with your jeep friends.
Gary and Gary get together with their buddy Andrew in the Mechan-hack Shack to do a JK clock spring replacement which we discuss in detail. Andrew tells us about his rig and the process he took to build it up. Andrew joins us as we play another fun round of the Jeep Game with a shocking ending. We give a trail review of a wet and slick day on Summit(4W694), some play time at Funny Rocks, out Milk Creek (4W685) and Lily Pond (4W617), and down FS-1901 to Little Naches Rd. Find us at http://nwjeepcast.com to submit your questions and feedback.
This week, Gary and Gary talk about Jeep etiquette for on and off their trail. They discuss the thread of the week about the Getting Started event they hosted with John. They review some listener feedback and play a riveting round of the Jeep game. Guess who'll win this one! They discuss some situations you're sure to encounter on the trial and the considerate ways of dealing with them. Everyone is just looking to have fun and here are some tips to keep everyone safe and having a great time.