RedRunner's 2016 SR5 Build and Adventure Thread

RedRunner87

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Rainbow Falls/Rampart Rd.

I went to a local Overland Meet Up and a few of us decided to do a "quick" run through Rainbow Falls. This trail is mostly a fire road but had some decent snowfall on Thursday night.

The Group(minus the 5 lug Taco):

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For the most part the trail was pretty easy but covered in snow. This was a good test for my new Pizza Cutter Falken Wildpeaks. They performed awesome and I had absolutely zero issues them. I aired them down to 20psi.

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The turn around spot was an old Query
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3 of us decided to continue to Rampart Road instead of taking the highway back into town. The others had to leave early for other obligations. We happened upon a pretty stuck XJ. The tires on this XJ were pretty bald, the winch barely worked and he ended up breaking the winch cable off the spool. I ended up having to get my recovery gear out and we had the guy with the 2nd Gen 4Runner pull him out.

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After we got him unstuck we debating going up the hill. The two XJ's tore it up pretty good and exposed a ton of ice underneath the snow. We decided to let the 2nd Gen up first to gauge how bad the hill was. We all made it up with no issues at all.

Once we got onto Rampart Road this Ford CUV got stuck in the rut on the side of the road. He also didn't have very good tires either. It took us awhile to get him up and out of the rut on the side of the road. The "quick" run ended up taking 2-2.5 hours longer because of the recoveries.

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RedRunner87

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Ran 4 Mile in Buena Vista, CO with a Facebook "Colorado Off-road Crew" today.

Ran into a couple 5th Gens making the same event:
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Meet Up Point:
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Time to Air Down:
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5th Gen couldn't quiet make it to the top:
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Collegiate Peaks
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Saw two Moose:
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We had a truck loose its bead so we hung out while they figured it out:
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Final stop on our way out:
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Was definitely dragging the skids in the deeper snow sections
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Time to Air Up and hit the road
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ukrboy

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Did you need to trim anything when installing these?
I got a set, just haven’t had time to install them.
 
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