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wheelnzj
01-19-2008, 06:41 PM
Hi,

I am looking at holding GSR on Sept. 5, 6, & 7, 2008.

Friday morning- Meet and enter the trail at Loon Lake, Try to drive to the Springs (Depends on breakage & people getting stuck) and stay.

Saturday- Rubicon Springs, Swim, Tan, Relax (Maybe a drink or two).

Sunday- Drive up and out during the afternoon.

Hope to see everyone on the trail,

Ron :cool:

5.9 ANDY
01-19-2008, 09:53 PM
count me in, ill be there.

AprilzWarrior
01-20-2008, 01:41 AM
We will see, Ive got Moab on my hit list, hell the room is scheduled

CrawlerReady
01-20-2008, 03:00 AM
September....I may have to make it out that way, I've always wanted to hit the Rubicon.

AgitatedPancake
01-20-2008, 04:08 PM
It's a maybe for me, My jeep may not be itself by then...shits gettin rough.

wheelnzj
01-20-2008, 05:11 PM
Cool, see ya first in Moab for GSW!

Ron

Cue-Ball
01-20-2008, 07:16 PM
Ron,

I might be able to make it, my shit should be done by then for sure.

I am also planning to ride out with AW for GSW, but would be great to take my own heep to the Con this time.

Of course time will tell.

MBATF
01-21-2008, 12:05 PM
I am in for sure.:cool: Last year when I was trying to play catch up with 6 Wranglers wasn't fun.

5.9 ANDY
01-31-2008, 11:06 PM
hey many buddy wants to come up with his YJ. any issues with that?

wheelnzj
02-24-2008, 11:37 PM
Hi Andy,

Yes, Grand Slams are for "Grands" only. Sorry.

Cody
03-06-2008, 06:27 PM
I'll put it on the schedule but my 1st priority this fall is the baja 1000.

5.9 ANDY
03-24-2008, 12:41 AM
im not shure i am gona make it. as of now, i think the engine will be in the jeep at about mid april. then i have a 3K mile break in period of not being heavy on the gas, so no off-roading for me for that time.

AgitatedPancake
03-24-2008, 02:55 AM
4 months, 3k miles aint no thang.

Cue-Ball
03-27-2008, 11:15 AM
Exactly what I was thinking you can make 3k in a few month no problem.

wonder371
03-31-2008, 06:18 PM
are their any intermediate trials on the rubicon? I dont want to bust up my daily driver yet.

What side of the lake does it enter and/or exit?

AgitatedPancake
03-31-2008, 06:32 PM
are their any intermediate trials on the rubicon? I dont want to bust up my daily driver yet.

What side of the lake does it enter and/or exit?

The Rubicon isnt trailS. The rubicon is ONE trail. There arent different trails to go on. There are a couple bypasses, but some of those are pretty difficult as well. It all happens on the west side of the lake

wonder371
03-31-2008, 06:39 PM
cool, i learn something new everyday.

So taking the easiest route possible what are the chances of coming out of the rubicon realtively untouched with a WJ like mine. I dont care much about the front & rear bumbers. But I'm not ready for a boulder to the quater panel or a flop.

AgitatedPancake
03-31-2008, 09:37 PM
It's all based on driver skill. I would recommend ATLEAST 33"s and being locked up on atleast one axle. Even then, no guarantees.

AprilzWarrior
03-31-2008, 11:52 PM
cool, i learn something new everyday.

So taking the easiest route possible what are the chances of coming out of the rubicon realtively untouched with a WJ like mine. I dont care much about the front & rear bumbers. But I'm not ready for a boulder to the quater panel or a flop.


Your bumpers will catch hell, so will you gas tank skid. Locker a must... better upgrade the front shafts if you have the funds !

Bring lots of water !

AgitatedPancake
04-01-2008, 01:58 AM
I would recommend a spare set of front shafts ($100-150), but alloys are $$$$ for WJ's, like 800 for a pair IIRC.

Like Jerod said, my rear bumper got THRASHED and my gas tank skid isnt too happy, but I have the flimsy 1/16" one, not the 3/16" they put on the overlands.

wonder371
04-01-2008, 11:59 PM
very good info. dont think i will be able to GSR this year because of the dates overlapping school, maybe next year.

Any predictions on when they will close the rubicon for good?

rtingdds
04-08-2008, 03:56 AM
Try 4XD tank skid, pure USDA beef! Anyone know any motel info over Rubicon?

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii133/rtingdds/P1020665.jpg

AprilzWarrior
04-08-2008, 11:09 AM
Anyone know any motel info over Rubicon?




Casa De Tent !

rtingdds
04-08-2008, 10:51 PM
What is the city I should search under?

AgitatedPancake
04-09-2008, 01:59 AM
the closest actual place I can think of that may have somewhere to stay would be Georgetown, but I have no idea what you're gunna find there.

AprilzWarrior
04-09-2008, 11:10 AM
the closest actual place I can think of that may have somewhere to stay would be Georgetown, but I have no idea what you're gunna find there.


There are 2 bed and breakfest's and 1Hotel, 1motel in Georgetown. There are a couple more motels in Placerville. I went to school in Georgetown when I was a kid, my dad lives up there.

rtingdds
04-09-2008, 11:28 PM
How far is it from the trail? are you guys all stay in the motels?

AgitatedPancake
04-10-2008, 12:05 AM
I don't know, 20 miles? The trail takes 2 days to complete, in which time you WILL be camping.

rtingdds
04-27-2008, 03:42 AM
Camping with public restroom or bathroom type of camping or bring your own water & crap in the grass kind of camping?

AgitatedPancake
04-27-2008, 09:37 PM
basically...the campgrounds = the flattest spot you can find to pitch a tent on the side of the trail. there are no structures at all out there.

Reebles
04-30-2008, 12:52 PM
I would love to make it with a bunch of Grands but the Cantina is the weekend before and I just don't think I can make it up there two weekends in a row.

5.9 ANDY
05-05-2008, 01:45 AM
ok, well...the engine should be going in next weekend, wich gives be about 3.5 months to do engine break in.... i will go if i can, i wana make it out to the rubicon at least once in my life, and the sooner the better.

AgitatedPancake
05-05-2008, 06:30 PM
ok, well...the engine should be going in next weekend, wich gives be about 3.5 months to do engine break in.... i will go if i can, i wana make it out to the rubicon at least once in my life, and the sooner the better.

Yeah, considering at this rate its not gunna be around long :mad:

WJChris
05-19-2008, 01:27 PM
If I cant get the wife to agree to more dents in her WJ, are there any seats available? I dont think our rig will ever be up to wheel it. Also, I just want to see the beautiful scenery.

cahotrodboy
06-01-2008, 08:09 PM
Well I just moved to Valley Springs (Calaveras County) from vegas so this would be a local run now so count me in!

Any other local runs or good trails around here? Don't know the area that well yet but it sure it beautiful around here and would love to get off road.

napajeep
06-01-2008, 09:53 PM
Not to take this off topic (GSR), but you have an abundance of trails within an hour of where you are.

rtingdds
06-02-2008, 12:58 AM
If I suggested to camp at a place without bathroom, my wife will totally kick my ass. Don't know what to do. :axe:

Reebles
06-05-2008, 12:05 AM
If I suggested to camp at a place without bathroom, my wife will totally kick my ass. Don't know what to do. :axe:

Get a PETT!

wheelnzj
07-06-2008, 11:30 PM
The PETT works great, its the only way I can get my wife to go.

I am going on vacation and will be back the first week of Aug. when I will post more info.
Please start thinking about going or not. I would like to get a list together of how is in.
Min. of 4 1/2" lift, 33" tires, rear locker, winch, tools and extra parts.
Don't forget camping gear (tent, sleeping bag and warm clothes) food & water (and beer) for a least 3 days.

We will meet Fri. morning around 800am at the loon lake overspill and will try to make it to Rubicon Springs (2/3 of the way through).
Sat. Camping/swimming at Rubicon Springs.
Sun. leave between 1000-1200 and drive out, coming out at Lake Tahoe around 3pm.

Thanks and hope to see ya on the trail,
Ron

rtingdds
07-10-2008, 04:38 AM
PETT??

wheelnzj
07-10-2008, 02:49 PM
Plastic portable toilet!

goldensd
07-10-2008, 04:02 PM
Hey Ron,

I'm planning on making it up there again.

Shawn

wheelnzj
07-10-2008, 06:20 PM
:smt023 Sounds good Shawn, I had fun wheeling with ya last year. Looking forward to seeing you again this year.

Ron

rtingdds
07-13-2008, 09:31 PM
need some help here. Since this is my first real camping, I have a lot of questions.
1. Is 10'x10' tent good for 2 people & a small dog?
2. What are your shower suggestions & recommendations at Rubicon ( bath simply in the river or else?)
3. What kind on portable potty should I get for my wife? do I set it up in the bushes??
4. is it cold at night by the river?

Israel
07-18-2008, 08:47 PM
need some help here. Since this is my first real camping, I have a lot of questions.
1. Is 10'x10' tent good for 2 people & a small dog?
2. What are your shower suggestions & recommendations at Rubicon ( bath simply in the river or else?)
3. What kind on portable potty should I get for my wife? do I set it up in the bushes??
4. is it cold at night by the river?

I'm not going, but I'll answer your questions if no one minds.

1. Yes
2. Dunk in the river. I went with some friends the weekend before the 4th of July and the water really wasn't that cold. There are no showers there that I know of so your only other option would be to pack one of those black shower bag things.
3. PETT for the trail. You can also buy an "outhouse" type tent that is around 3' x 3' and tall enough to stand in to house your potty for some privacy. Keep in mind, there are port-a-potties and outhouses at Rubicon Springs, but they look and smell like something out of a horror movie.
4. When we went, it wasn't too bad. Get a bag rated to 20 degrees, bring an extra blanket and you should be fine.
5. You didn't ask, but an air mattress or thick foam pad to sleep on is critical for 1st time campers. I prefer a 2" or 3" foam pad since it doesn't deflate and it insulates better beneath you. If you bring an inflatable mattress, don't forget the pump and patches just in case.
6. One more thing, I like to use frozen water bottles in my cooler since ice will melt and create a mess in the jeep when going up or down steep grades. You can buy gel packs that you freeze and throw in there, but you can't drink them (I haven't tried anyway) so they only serve one purpose while the bottles keep your food cold and you can drink them.
7. I lied, this is the last one. Get a clear plastic tote from wal-mart to keep your food in. It will keep everything organized and protected from getting crushed by your firewood and whatever else is packed around it.

rtingdds
07-18-2008, 09:58 PM
Thank u for the answers, great help for me!:yawinkle:

JohnDeere
07-30-2008, 12:30 AM
Hi,

I'd like to participate in GSR, I'll be there with my new this season ZJ, I believe it is capable. Went up Fordyce in June to the committee trail.

http://i35.tinypic.com/2luxdox.jpg

http://i35.tinypic.com/vcyzq9.jpg

goldensd
08-22-2008, 11:26 AM
Haven't heard much lately. Is the trip still on? How many are going to be there?

wheelnzj
08-23-2008, 12:25 AM
Yes, GSR 2008 is still on !!!

Who is all in ???

John Deere- cute little zj, I think it MIGHT make it! Nice Jeep, Hope to see ya there.

Any questions?

I would like to get a list of who's going.

Thanks,
Ron

AgitatedPancake
08-23-2008, 05:29 PM
I'm a maybe right now, I'm supposed to be running a trail (undecided; fordyce con or barret) this weekend, if the jeep makes it out alive i should be able to go but the carnage from this last trip kept me down for a long time so we will see.

goldensd
08-24-2008, 10:02 PM
Unless something happens between now and then, I'll be there.

JohnDeere
08-24-2008, 10:31 PM
Thanks, I'll be there and look forward to meeting all.

MBATF
08-28-2008, 03:17 PM
I won't be able to make it...:mad:


I am at Moab right now with my jk,:supz: and I don't think I will have time to drive back home and pick up my wj and then drive back to Rubicon.

cosmo88
09-01-2008, 11:17 PM
Hello,

I am Very New to this forum and am trying to fit a Rubicon trip in before I go back to school in October. I know it is pretty late notice, but i just got back from Moab and saw this trip on the Pirate Rubicon calendar. I have a 2000 Jeep TJ. About the only thing stock on it is parts of the body and the engine, got to love the old inline six. I had shaffers help me out with the work and i have been wanting to test it out on rubicon ever since it got out of the shop about a year ago. Dana 60s, coils, 37" I think it should go through alright. Is it to late to join the trip? I live in Reno so the drive is no big deal. I also have a Nikon D200 and would be happy to take photos of everybody's rigs. Wasn't sure if this was an XJ specific run, but i thought i would try anyways. Sorry for the late reply.

Here is my jeep if you want to check it out.
http://www.shaffersoffroad.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40

wheelnzj
09-02-2008, 07:56 PM
Only 3 day's left till GSR 2008, So who's all in ???

See ya at Loon Lake overspill at approx. 0800 on Friday.

wheelnzj
09-02-2008, 08:03 PM
Cosmo88,

Thanks, I am glad you want to wheel with us, But- All Grand Slam's events are for Grands only, Sorry.

On the other hand- The Rubicon is a public trail and open to all, Maybe we will see you on the trail if your up there.

Thanks,
Ron

5.9 ANDY
09-03-2008, 04:46 PM
i cant go, sorry guys....

goldensd
09-03-2008, 06:19 PM
I'll probably be flying solo but planning on seeing you there.

I'm in Sac now, and am planning to go home tonight to get my ZJ, then be in Sac on Thursday and head up from there on Thursday night or Friday morning.

wheelnzj
09-04-2008, 02:15 AM
That's OK its all good. Maybe we can meet up on Friday morning again ???

:D

goldensd
09-04-2008, 12:51 PM
That's OK its all good. Maybe we can meet up on Friday morning again ???

:D

Sounds good. I'll be coming from the south side of town so how about we meet after getting gas in Georgetown? What time will you be coming through there?

Anyone else coming????

wheelnzj
09-05-2008, 03:57 AM
Yes, I think there will be others but not sure. If that clears it up.
Georgetown sounds good- 0700-0730 in the am on Friday.
I'll call your cell in the am, I think I still have your number.
Ron