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Old November 30th, 2005, 01:11 AM
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Jack's On the Road photos

hey Jack,

your trip looked like fun...nice and intimate.

but i have to admit, my favorite photo involves neither rovers nor food.

http://www.expeditionexchange.com/on...5/100_4552.JPG

it's my understanding that the 1st step in any addiction recovery program is accepting that you are powerless over your addiction, so with that.

"hello everyone, my name is Marc, i am a canyoneering-aholic"

whenever your drag your ass to utah, i'll get you hooked on the good stuff

oh man it's good stuff.....
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Old November 30th, 2005, 07:18 AM
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Indeed. Looks like it was a fantastic trip!
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Old November 30th, 2005, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by marc olivares
hey Jack, your co-wheeler in the Taco, i imagine he was able to keep up ok, was it a TRD?


It's a Tundra actually and TRD but it's not much of an off-road truck. The TRD taco with a rear locker is pretty damn capable. The LSD on the Tundra does virtually nothing. Actually, the guy I brought is a total newbie and he learned a ton. He's in paramedic school and I think he's just so accustomed to that sort of field hands-on training that he retained an impressive amount. Bill and Chris had him simultaneously winching and driving in the manual-tranny 90 the very first morning out and we had a three day session. It was very cool to see him progress so much over the trip, especially because his vehicle was sort of a limitation.

As always I learned plenty of new tricks myself and I had as much personal attention as I wanted from Bill and Chris because it was essentialy a private lesson.

Chris is a great addition and the combination of Bill leading the trails and spotting while Chris gives in vehicle direction is very comprehensive.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 12:36 PM
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Sounds like a really great trip!

Is Chris training with Bill with the intent of going out on his own? Or is he a long term addition?
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Old November 30th, 2005, 12:40 PM
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my understanding is that he is a long term instructor with BB4WA.

...but he's a LandCruiser guy.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 12:42 PM
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my understanding is that he is a long term instructor with BB4WA.

...but he's a LandCruiser guy.

No one is perfect!
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Old November 30th, 2005, 03:03 PM
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BB's Tires

Jack,

Great pics! Those are some nicely siped, hidden Krawlers on Bill Burke's D90. Do you know what size they were?

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Old November 30th, 2005, 04:37 PM
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The first thing I noticed was BB's tires. They say Mud Terrain so I take it those are the new design. So what's the deal with them Jack?
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Old November 30th, 2005, 04:38 PM
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I think that is the new "prototype" tread for the BFG mud terrain. rumor has it they'll be out early next year. Essentially a siped krawler tread with a harder rubber compound... but like i said, rumor.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 04:46 PM
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Those are the prototype MTs that Bill is testing out for BFG. He says he's very happy with them and they seemed to do well. Bill runs them in (shudder) 285.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 04:50 PM
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Cool, thanks Jack. From what I see, they look pretty sweet.

Nice photos as usual.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 07:03 PM
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I spoke with Bill today.

Bill says that BFG has finalized the design and begun production on the new Mud-Terrains. Interestingly, the Bill said that the new Mud-Terrains will not have the rim protectors like the current MTs and AT-KOs. Apparently, some people were getting small stones between the rim protector and rim, and this was causing the current MTs to deflate inadvertently on the trail. So the rim protectors are now gone according to Bill.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 05:51 AM
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I've got some marketing pic's of the new tire on my Home PC. I'll check with my buddy and see if it's ok to post them on the Internet yet. He did tell me the tire would hit stores by the end of summer. I'll see if I can get a size chart, too.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 01:11 PM
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Well, unless you want a 315/75/15, you'll be out of luck with the KM2. Looks like most of there tires will be in the 17"+ wheel size. I guess that's good news for the newer Rover owners, though.

....stay tuned for another new tire from BFG, an AT this time.
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