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Re: rubicon must haves and parts list?

I'm hoping to not damage my fj. After I come back I will hit some rocky spots to freshen up and test out the new mods to make sure I'm good before I have to drive 200 miles round trip just to get theRe and back. Still afraid if the 35s. Any suggestions on tires? I was think goodyear kevlars.
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rubicon must haves and parts list?

Those are the tires I ran/am running and they served me well. I've also seen Duratracs, Nittos, and KM2s do well there. Honestly, there aren't a lot of sharp rocks on the Rubicon, from what I remember. You're way more likely to slip a bead or bust a tire stem on this trail, so I would study up on what to do in those situations.

If you're really worried about 35s grenading your axles/diffs, you can do the trail on 33s...it will just be a bit harder. In any case, what Voight Kampff has said above about throttle control is paramount.

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Axles don't just snap - you've got to help them along. A steady, measured approach - think "finesse", even if that doesn't come easily - is the way to go.

What usually happens is you gas it, a tire spins, then it hooks up, and the axles are the weakest point.

Rocks in the area are primarily granite, diorite, and peridotite. Not sharp. Don't worry about punctures.
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Re: rubicon must haves and parts list?

Not worries about punctures. As far as beads I will habe either and a airtank with me. Valve stem idk about that. There any tools to help fix that?
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Re: rubicon must haves and parts list?

The only way to fix a valve stem is to replace it. Honestly, I don't know too many people who carry spare valve stems or have any intention of replacing one on the trail so you can probably just forget about what I said there.

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If you run rubber valve stems, there's a tool to yank out the old one and pull the new one in, that's about five dollars. Bring extras if you're concerned.

The metal stems just need an open end wrench to install.

Steel rims and forged aluminum rims bend. Cast aluminum rims break. Know the difference.

For your Hi-Lift, there's a whole bunch of accessories that are mostly pretty useful.

Bring jeans, boots, and leather work gloves. Clothing in layers - it can get 80 during the day and 35 at night during the summer.

Maybe try Fordyce or another trail first?
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Re: rubicon must haves and parts list?

Having an 07 may help with the valve stem things...no need for the aluminum ones that the TPMS trucks have....The good old rubber ones dont seem to shear off as quickly as barely touching a metal one does. Depends on the rim / tire too, obviously

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It will be just rubber valve stems. Idk about wheels. Maybe just stock wheels and spacers. And then 35x12.5x17 kevlars mtr
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Re: rubicon must haves and parts list?

I have rubber valve stems in all my wheels and a TPMS bomb to keep the light off.

I have broken down/popped the bead using a strong board/4x4 and the weight of the vehicle to replace a valve stem. I have the spin on tool for the stems, but you can also use a pair of dikes if you have finesse.
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Re: rubicon must haves and parts list?

I drove in for Rubithon in 2008, and there a couple of things that are helpful..

1) Accept that you will likely get some body damage. Maybe you come out unscathed, but don't let a little bent sheet metal ruin your trip.

2) I put new Hankook DynaPros (295/70/17) on stock steelies. Two of the tires got side wall cuts bad enough to retire them. One of the steelies was trashed beyond (my) repair, and all of them were bent and gashed. I have since added weld-on rim protectors, and they are worth every penny.

3) A spotter that likes to work. With 33's, your shotgun will be jumping out to spot quite a bit. Bring someone who's both a good spotter as well as enthusiastic. It's a long 14 miles.

4) A hat with mosquito netting. The hat makes conversations where your not slapping
yourself in the face possible. We never saw bears, but the mosquitoes will drain you anemic.
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