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  1. Re: Black Bear: Red Jeep Tumble - Manual with Parking Brake

    Turning the wheels appropriately when parking on a grade was a taught in driver ed back in the days of manual transmissions. I doubt it's even mentioned anymore.
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    Re: Everythings on fire!

    Here's a better map screenshot of the Storm Mountain area from https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6964/
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    Re: Everythings on fire!

    Here's a good website for the Cameron Fire. Looks like some of the Storm Mountain area was burned. We could see flames from our place west of Berthoud which might have been in that area.
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    Re: End Of Dispersed Camping in South Platte RD

    The same problems are in many other places too. There are now north of five million people living along the Front Range, so camping areas are quickly filled. Add in the homeless and druggies and the...
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    Re: The Gulches...what a mess

    This stinks to high heaven.

    I could see one or two jerks in the FS and county employee just wanting to close an area for their own biases, such things can happen. But this clearly involves the...
  6. Thread: 2021 Ford Bronco

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    Re: 2021 Ford Bronco

    Officially announced today

    https://gearjunkie.com/2021-ford-bronco

    https://www.ford.com/bronco/
  7. Thread: Dairy Queen!

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    Re: Dairy Queen!

    Great looking ride!
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    Re: Dinosaur National Monument

    Nice trip! Thanks for the photos. Iíve also been there and enjoyed it very much.

    Road 23 near US 40 is close to where my buddy and I used to hunt cow elk in the winter season after Christmas.
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    Re: COVID: A little something to lighten your day.

    The Simpsons do Social Distancing
  10. Re: Coronavirus-driven ban on mass gatherings voted down in Moab

    Iím bummed that I wonít get a few more days of skiing in this year. But itís just a minor inconvenience compared to just one more person becoming seriously ill or worse from this virus.

    I really...
  11. Re: Coronavirus-driven ban on mass gatherings voted down in Moab

    The huge problem is the exponential increase in the number of people infected. Currently for the US as a whole those numbers are doubling every 2.5 days, faster in some places. Without prompt efforts...
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    Bighorns with Dash Cam

    On the way to ski last week. They were licking the road (you can see the wet spots), presumably because the leftover deicer tastes salty.


    https://youtu.be/xTKSdgcIMpQ
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    Re: Got a Cheap Dash Cam for Accidents

    Yes, just a single cable for power and video for the rear camera. Plus, a power cord with 12V plug for the main unit. Two cables total.

    Itís easy to route the cable along the door seams by...
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    Re: Got a Cheap Dash Cam for Accidents

    Update:

    I installed the Crosstour CR600 in my wife's car. It's the same unit as the Apeman C500, but in a slightly different case. One thing I liked is that the adhesive pad was a dark grey which...
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    Re: Got a Cheap Dash Cam for Accidents

    Unfortunately it's in a menu, not a one button press, which would be far better. (A button costs more ... and I got what I paid for! :))
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    Re: Got a Cheap Dash Cam for Accidents

    You can set it up that way, but it would wear out the SD card in months because the entire memory would be written every couple of hours.

    In ďparking modeĒ, the unit is on standby until either...
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    Re: How They're Made: Car Tyres / Retreads

    I wonder how the reliability of the two different methods compares.

    Iím sure retreads are cost effective for large truck tires but Iím not sure about car tires.
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    Got a Cheap Dash Cam for Accidents

    With the traffic density and crazy drivers around now, I decided to get a small, cheap dash cam for accident evidence purposes (not good for documenting trail adventures). Itís an ďApemanĒ C500. and...
  19. Re: Bad Transfer Case Motor and Control Module - Expensive!

    Interesting, I didn't know the AWD could be swapped out for manual.

    But no, I really like AWD (+traction+stability control) because it adapts to rapidly changing winter road conditions which is a...
  20. Bad Transfer Case Motor and Control Module - Expensive!

    At 94K miles, my WK2 GC with Quadra Drive II and ELSD started binding up when turning left or right, forward or reverse. My local shop deduced it was a transfer case problem but couldnít read the...
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    Re: Oldest old fart here.

    Some Jeeps have V8s :)

    63 here.
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    Re: Emergency diy snow chains

    I always wondered how those worked.
  23. Thread: Jeep 1 - Deer 0

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    Re: Jeep 1 - Deer 0

    The legs of moose are so tall that the body can be at windshield height. A very, very bad day if you hit one.
  24. Re: Should I buy this 1990 Land cruiser from original owner?

    I sort of inherited one of these and kept it for a couple of years. They are tough and capable.

    The main issue I found was that the engine was underpowered for the weight and really struggled...
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    Re: Adopt a Road Sept Clean-Up

    Unfortunately Iím still fighting a bad cold so I probably wonít be able to join.
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