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6 T oyte c 3" L t Ins tal if l 8 Fe ature d Rig: J f 's Buil V e f t ooDoo 10 Expe dition Pl anning 14 4x4 Nav igation Part 1: Pape r M aps 15 Of Road 101: Tire s & W h e e l f s
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Th e m ain re as on w e w ant d t l e o ift t e F w as s o t at w e can e v nt l h J h e ual y upgrade t 285 t s (Se e Off Road o ire 101, Page 15) W e alo w ant d it t . s e o be m ore aggre s s iv f off-roading. e or But at t e s am e t e , our F is a , h im J dail driv r s o w e didn’t w ant t y e o ch ange t e dynam ics of t e h h s us pe ns ion or t e ride m ore t an h h ne ce s s ary. W e de cide d t ge t in o t ouch w it Toyt c L s , out of h e ift Nort glnn, Col h e orado t s e e w h at o t e y coul do f us . h d or Doug re com m e nde d h is 3” F L K it Part #F 3-FRCC. Th is k it com e s w it OM E front coil J ift , J h s prings (prov iding appox. 2” of l ) Toyt c t pl e s pace rs (adding about an e xt 1” of l ) ift , e op at ra ift , and Toyt c “s t e ock ride ” re ar coil prings (f approx 2” of l ) W e w e nt w it t e s t s or ift . h h andard 884 OM E front s prings s o t at our ride w oul s t pre t y cl e t s t . W e de cide d t k e e p t e h d ay t os o ock o h TRD Bilt in s h ock s , s ince t e y h av e nough art at t accom odat t e l . W e init l s e h e icul ion o e h ift ial y w e re not going t ins t l h e front s pace r, be caus e w e l e t e ‘rak e ’ of t e F , but de cide d o alt ik h h J t atw e w oul ne e d itw h e n w e putt e w inch & bum pe r on in t e fut . h d h h ure Doug & K irk from Toyt c w e re k ind e nough t as s is t us w it t e ins t l W e ’re V e o h h al *. ERY gl t at ad h t e y did, as Angie & I h ad ne v r ins t ld a l be f . W it t e ir e xpe rt e , w e w e re abl t h e al e ift ore h h is e o ins t l h e k it in j t ov r 3 h ours . It w oul e gone a lte q uick e r, but I did m anage t s t alt us e d’v it l o rip t e t re ads on t e re ar cont arm bol A q uick t t re -t re ad, and w e w e re done ! I w oul h h h rol t . ap o h d rat t is ins t l ion as m ode rat . It not as e as y as an oil ange , but if you h av t e righ t e h al at e ’s ch e h t s and s om e m e ch anical it you s h oul be abl t ge tt is done in a day. ool abily, d e o h *T oyte c s e l l t parts , k its , bum pe rs , e tc. Th e y do not of e r ins tal l if s f l ation but are m ore th an w il to h e l ifyou h av q ue s tions about your ins tal l ing p e l .

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Th e s e are th e l t parts w e us e d f if rom T oyte c: F Cruis e r 3” L k it Part#F 3-FRCC J ift : J -2 OM E Front l coils prings (884 coil are t e ift s h st andard L tfrontcoil) igh s -ToyTe c Top pl e s pace rs For a ful3"frontl at l ift -6 t pl e s t op at uds -2"l ToyTe c " t ride "re ar coil prings ift s ock s T s Ne e de d ool -Fuls e t of m e t s ock e t & w re nch e s (1/4 & 3/8 l ric s Driv ) e --A rat e t w re nch s e tis V ch ing ERY us e ful -L arge & s m alh am m e rs l -Spring Com pre s s or

IF YOU DON’T H AV A H EAV DUTY SPRING COM PRESSOR OR TH E SK IL S E Y L REQUIRED TO COM PRESS SPRINGS, IT IS RECOM M ENDED TH AT YOU T E AK TH E COIL ER TO A QUAL -OV IFIED SERV PROFESSIONAL M ANY PARTS ICE ! STORES, AND AUTO SERV CENTERS DO TH IS. ICE
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W h e n t k ing w it ot e r F Ent us ias t , one nam e com e s up al h h J h s al os t re l m igious l J ff T. (CO-J ff) H is rig is a h e ad-t y, e e . urne r, a buil t V ooDoo Bl t at h as be e n f at d in h undre ds of t re ads , and ue h e ure h w as t e Fe bruary 2007 Cruis e r of t e m ont h h h on F Cruis e rf J orum s . com . J ff’s F is buil t w it s t e J to h and e v ryt ing h e can t row at it One of e h h . t e m os t uniq ue f at s of t is rig is t e s ound ins ul ion. J ff h e ure h h at e us e d Dynam at t s e aland q uie t dow n h is e nt F . H e t e n o ire J h upgrade d alt e s pe ak e rs & t e s ubw oof r, adde d an am p, and a lh h e Pione e r AV Z 1 t driv t is gre ats ys t m . IC o e h e For front & re ar prot ct e ion, J ff ch os e Fab Fours bum pe rs . W h il e e t e s e are not t e las t e xpe ns iv opt h h e e ions , t e y prov h ide t e h funct and t ion ough ne s s t h andl anyt ing. Th e front bum pe r h as a v ry ope n t f e as y o e h e op or acce s s t t e w inch , 2 w e l d re cov ry point , and prov s one of t e be s t approach angls o h de e s ide h e of any aft rm ark e t bum pe r. J ff adde d t e W arn 9 000 w inch w it s ynt e t l and a Rok t k e e h h h ic ine e fairlad f ge t ing out of s t y s it ions . Th e cools t f at of t e re ar bum pe r is t e s w ing e or t ick uat e e ure h h aw ay t carrie r. It can accom m odat up t a 40” t , and s w ings w e lout of t e w ay s o you ire e o ire l h can s t l n t e re ar door w h e n ne e de d. ilope h J ff l e d h is t e ift ruck 3” us ing a com binat ion of com pone nt . H e us e s DR CoilOv rs in t e front and s e h DR Re ar s h ock s w it cus t h om re ar s prings in t e re ar. h H e adde d t e Tot Ch aos Uppe r Cont arm s f h al rol or addit ionals t ngt , and h is re ar cont arm s w e re re h rol done by Sonoran St e l Unde rne at , is a ful s e t of e . h l cus t arm or from AlPh as e Off Road, incl om l uding t e Al h l Ph as e Diff re nt Sk id. Up t e ial op, J ff ch os e t e v ry e h e popul ar Gobi Range r w it PIAA l t and adde d Yak im a m ount f h igh s s or s k is . H is t s are t e be e fy M TZ 33/17/12. m ount d ire h 5, e on t e s t s t e l h e e l. h ock e w s Th e re is no doubt t at J ff’s V h e ooDoo F is a go anyw h e re , J do anyt ing t h ruck . You’lde finit l k now t is F w h e n you l e y h J s e e itcom ing, s o don’tf orge tt w av . o e

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So I final de cide d I w ant d l y e s om e inde pe nde nce . I t ough t t at I h h m igh t s t art by fre e ing m ys e l from f de alr/m e ch anic s can t s . e ool It al ays drov m e nut w h e n t e w e s h ch e ck e ngine l t cam e on and I’d igh ge t it ch e ck e d im m e diat l onl t e y, y o find out it w as a random s e ns or abe rrat and e v ryt ing w as fine . Th e com put rs in our rigs are v ry com pl e d, and ion e h e e icat s om e t e s can be frus t ing. Th e OBDII int rface is a nice adv age s ince it al s us t im rat e ant l ow o t e cont of s om e of t e s e is s ue s . ak rol h Aft r pok ing around and l ing at s can t opt e ook ool ions , I de cide d on t e ScanGauge II by h L ar-L ine ogic ( h t p://w w w . cangauge . t s com ) Since I w as pl . anning on doing s om e int e ak m odificat ions , I w as l ing f ard t ins t ook orw o ant f e dback on e ngine pe rf ance and fue l e orm e conom y. I alo w ant d im m e diat inf at s e e orm ion about ch e ck e ngine l t code s , s o t e igh h ScanGuage II s e e m e d t fitt e bil o h l . For e v ryday driv e ing, t e ScanGauge II off rs t com put rs t at t h e rip e h rack dat from t e a h curre nt t rip, curre nt day, pre v ious day, or curre nt t . Th e inf at s t d f e ach of ank orm ion ore or t e s e t e pe riods incl s m axim um s pe e d, av rage s pe e d, m axim um cool t m pe rat , h im ude e ant e ure m axim um rpm , driv t e , driv dis t ing im ing ance , fue l e d, t fue l conom y, dis t us rip e ance t e m pt o y, t e t e m pt and fue l l )t e m pt im o y, (gal ons o y. Th e dis pl is e as y t re ad and h as s e v n (7)s t ay o e andard s cre e n col as w e las cus t ors l om col s e t ings (63 of t e m . Th e dis pl and nav ion but ons are back l f nigh t driv or t h ) ay igat t it or ing and can be s e t at l or h igh brigh t s s , or off. Al nav ion is accom pl h e d t rough ow ne l igat is h s im pl on-s cre e n ope rat us ing f m e nu driv n s oft e ys . A fift “h om e ” s oft e y q uick l e ion our e -k h -k y re t urns you t t e s t s cre e n from any appl ion. Th e dat o h art icat a-rat is alo s e lct e and e s e abl runs at e it e r s l , norm al(e v ry 2 s e conds ) or fas t (e v ry s e cond) Th e unit h as an h ow e e . aut at de l d pow e r-dow n aft r e ngine s h ut and aut at pow e r-up w h e n e ngine is om ic aye e off om ic s t e d, and can alo be m anual pow e re d-up. art s l y

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Racing lge nd Rod M il n h as s aid “Pre parat e l e ion is k e y, t e e v nt is j t a h e us f aly. Th is h ol t orm it ” ds rue f a race , a j or ob, or a l dis t ong ance t rip. Anot e r gre at h anonym ous q uot is “Th e re are no big problm s in le , j t s m alone s t at didn’t ge t e e if us l h de al w it ”. I am q uick l larning t e diff re nce be t e e n a w e e k -l t h y e h e w ong, fre e s pirit d, e cam ping t and an e xpe dit t at is t e -l de pe nde nt goalorie nt d, and m ul rip ion h im ine , e t iv h icl. J p in t e pas s e nge r s e atand com e al f t e ride ! e e um h ong or h It h ard t k now w h e re you're going and w h at you s h oul be doing al t e w ay 's o d ong h w it out a “w h y”. W h e n it com e s t a w e e k e nd t you m igh t j t w ant t ge t out of t n h o rip us o ow f a bit H ow e v r, w h e n it com e s t a l r e xpe dit s t e t t e re is us ual a goal or . e o onge ion yl rip h l y in m ind. Th at goalis your “w h y”. It coul be t t d o rans v rs e De at V ly, v it Coppe r e h al e is Canyon in M e xico, or e v n re t e race t e Baj 1000 rout . No m at e r w h at t e goal it h a e t h , infl nce s t e -l , fue lne e ds , f ue im ine ood ch oice s , w at r s uppl and m ore . Th e goalw il e y l dire ctyour pl anning and w it outa clar goalh e re is n’ta clar pl h e t e an. M y Cont nt Div Expe dit h as t e goalof gaining at e nt f Dis abld ine al ide ion h t ion or e Expl rs , s o t e re are s e v ral ore h e point t at I ne e d t k e e p in m ind. One is t cont t t e s h o o ras h st andard pav d h andicap ram p V . t e fre e dom of v h icl de pe nde nt back count e s h e e ry acce s s by t e l on dirt as m uch as pos s ibl. Anot e r is t s h ow t e be aut of t e rav ing e h o h y h back count and t e pe ace it prov s . As an adde d com pl ion, t e F Sum m it is ry h ide icat h J righ t in t e m iddl of our t Th e l s t F Cruis e r gat e ring in t e count ce rt y h e rip. arge J h h ry ainl m ak e s it a w ort y s t h opov r. M e e t e ings w it Park Range rs , m e dia oute t and 4x4 cl h ls ubs alo h av t be arrange d in adv s e o ance . Ev n if your t w as s im pl t e xpl t e w il of e rip y o ore h ds Ut , you ne e d t k now about park e nt ah o rance t e s , cam ping l ions , f e s and fue l im ocat e av abily. ail it Anot e r ch al nge of m y goal h ow t docum e nt m y t If alI pl t do is pos t h l e is o rip. l an o t w rit -ups and pict s , t e n a pock e t digit cam e ra and j rip e ure h al ournalw oul s uffice . d H ow e v r, if I pl t fil t e t and cre at re s ource s or publ aw are ne s s m e s s age s , e an o m h rip e ic t e n I h av t pl Ev ryt ing from l ions , t e s , int rv w s , pe rm it and m ore . Th e h e o an. e h ocat im e ie s goal pact you e v ry s t p of t e w ay. im s e e h Continue d on Page 17

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W h e n it com e s t off roading and s pe nding t e in t e w oods , pe rh aps t e m os t im port o im h h ant pie ce s of e q uipm e nt are your nav ional igat aids . Our F ’s can go j t about anyw h e re . But if J us , you don’t k now h ow t ge t t e re and back your t w ilnot be ne arl as e nj o h rip l y oyabl, and alo e s dange rous . In t e ne xt f w is s ue s , w e ’re going t cov r s e v ralype s of nav ion opt h e o e e t igat ions . W e ’ls t w it l art h pape r m aps , t e n dis cus s port e GPS s ys t m s and final w e ’lcov r in-das h opt h abl e l y, l e ions . Each of t e s e opt h ions h as pros and cons t atw ilbe cov r in de t . h l e ail A Ne ce s s ity A good s e t of pape r m aps f t e are a you’lbe w h e e l in, is an abs ol e ne ce s s it Ev n if or h l ing ut y. e you us e a GPS, t e abily t nav e w it a pape r m ap w ils av you h ours of frus t ion, and h it o igat h l e rat coul s av your le . Re m e m be r t at e lct d e if h e ronics are not 100% re l e . You can run out of iabl bat e rie s , drop your GPS in a riv r, or s uff r s om e t t e e ype of fail e v nt l It not a q ue s t ure e ual ’s y. ion of if, it j t a m at e r of w h e n. I t le v ryone , “It not t e 9 9 t e s you don’t ne e d it it t e ’s us t e l e ’s h im , ’s h 1 t e you do” w h e n it com e s t s af t ge ar. So t e q ue s t is , w it h undre ds of diff re nt im o e y h ion h e m ap product , w h ich is t e be s t s h ? Th e one pape r m ap t at I AL AYS bring is t e Gaz e t e e r, from De L e . h W h t orm I’v carrie d a Gaz e t e e r in m y rig s ince I firs t m ov d t Col e t e o orado ov r 12 e ye ars ago. I ne v r go int t e w oods w it out it e v r. If I pl on s pe nding e o h h , e an a fair am ount of t e in anot e r s t e , I’lpick up t e Gaz e t e e r f t at im h at l h t or h s t e as w e l De L e produce s a Gaz e t e e r f m os t s t e s . Th e m aj at l . orm t or at or adv age s of t is m ap book incl s inf at ant h ude orm ion on cam pgrounds , l e s , riv rs , s ce nic driv s , and v ak e e arious ot e r pl s of int re s t Th e v ry h ace e . e de t e d m aps incl Nat ail ude ionalFore s t / BL l M and, f s t roads , h ik ing ore t s , cam pgrounds and cam ps it s , m ine s , gh os tt ns , e t rail e ow c. W h il a Gaz e t e e r is an e xce l nt re s ource , t e s e m aps h av a f w l it ions . Th e y are e t l e h e e im at updat d fairl re gul y (e v ry f w ye ars ) s o t e y us ual l t at las t 5 ye ars w it prope r care . e y arl e e , h l as y e h Th is m e ans t at s om e im port h ant inf at orm ion (e s pe cial re garding t l y railcl ure s ) w il m os t os l l e l be m is s ing. As a re s ul I ne v r re com m e nd t at t e Gaz e t e e r be your onl m ap. ik y t , e h h t y Addit ional w it a s cal of 1:300,000 (W h at doe s Scal m e an? , it doe s not al ays w ork w e l l y, h e e ) w l f off roading, and ce rt y w on’t w ork f h ik ing. For t is re as on t e re are a f w ot e r m ap or ainl or h h e h re s ource s you s h oul cons ide r. d Continue d on Page 27

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W h il t e F Cruis e r is one of t e m os t capabl off road v h icls , t e s t e h J h e e e h ock F com e s w it a J h s ignificant l it fact TIRES. Th e Dunl t s t at com e w it m os t F Cruis e rs are good f im ing or: op ire h h J or pav m e nt driv and off r de ce nt t ad le , but t e y're not v ry w e ls uit d t h andl m os t off e ing e re if h e l e o e road s it ions . uat W h e n t e t e com e s t upgrade your t s , t e ch oice s are al os t l ite s s . It not w it in t e h im o ire h m im l 's h h s cope of t is art e t cov r e v ry t on t e m ark e t but w e can t k about t e t o bas ic h icl o e e ire h , al h w opt ions ;AlTe rrain (A/T) and M ud Te rrain (M /T) A q uick dis cl e r t ough , t e be ne fit and l . aim h h s draw back s t at w e 'l t k about f e ach t h l al or ype of t are v ry ge ne raland m ay not appl t ire e y o e v ry A/T or M /T t . Plas e re s e arch t e s pe cific t you're int re s t d in be f m ak ing your e ire e h ire e e ore de cis ion. AlT rrain's le An A/T t is us ual t e pre f rre d t f pe opl t at us e t e ir F as a dail driv r. Tradit ire l h y e ire or e h h J y e ional A/T's prov a v ry good m ix of on and off road capabily. Th e y h av aggre s s iv e nough t ad ide e it e e re t prov gre at t ion off road, ye t prov e xce l nt pe rf ance on pav m e nt Th e y com e o ide ract ide l e orm e . in v arious t ad pat e rns , and m os t h av a t ad le of ov r 30,000 m ils . W h il A/T's are v ry re t e re if e e e e good off road t s , t e y're not rock craw l grapplrs or m ud bogge rs . Al Te rrain t s w il ire h ing e l ire l t nd t s l ov r in de e p s now and m ud, w h ich w il de finit l l it t e ir t e o ick e l e y im h railus e in s om e cl at s . im e M ud T rrain's e M os t M /T t s are e as il ide nt ire y ifiabl by t e l e h arge l in t e t ad. Th e y're m uch m ore ugs h re aggre s s iv t an A/T's and prov incre as e d off road pe rf ance . M ud Te rrains w ilt nd t e h ide orm le o 's e l clan' in de e p m ud and s now , and prov e xce l nt cont are a w h e n aire d dow n and f e ide l e act craw l on rock s . If you us e your F as a dail driv r l e I do, t e re are s om e de finit ing J y e ik h e draw back s t M /T's . Firs t m any M /T's t nd t w e ar out q uick e r t an ot e r t s . M ud Te rrains o , e o h h ire alo t nd t s l around m ore on ice , and can prov ls s t ion in h e av rain. Not t s e o ide ide e ract y o m e nt ion, f t e dail driv r, M PG's are a conce rn. or h y e
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Continue d f rom Page 9 Th e gauge s e lct giv s you plnt of com binat e ion e e y ions t pl w it . Fue l conom y (m pg) o ay h e , fue l e (gph ) bat e ry v t , cool t m pe rat , int e air t m pe rat , e ngine s pe e d rat , t ol age ant e ure ak e ure (rpm ) v h icl s pe e d (m ph and k m /h ) e ngine l , e e , oad, t rot l pos it h te ion, ignit t ing, and ion im ope n/cl e d l os oop. Th e re is alo an updat av abl t at prov s h ors e pow e r (h p) and fue l s e ail e h ide t rat . Any f (4)of t e s e gauge s can be dis pl d s im ul ous l and you can cycl rim ings our h aye t ane y, e t rough e ach by s im pl w ork ing t e s oft k e y at e ach pos it h y h ion. I’m in t e h abit of dis pl h aying m pg, int e air t m pe rat , rpm and e ngine l s o I can m onit m y CAI pe rf ance and ak e ure oad or orm m y lad f . It am az ing h ow cons cious you be com e of fue l e oot ’s cons um pt w h e n you s e e t e ion h M PG dip t 2. pg w h e n you t rot l up! o 7m h te I’v al ady av e re oide d s e v ralt e rips t t e m e ch anic w h e n t e ch e ck e ngine l t h as o h h igh il inat d f one re as on or anot e r, and re al e nj t e abily t s e l l um e or h l y oy h it o f-diagnos e s im pl e problm s . Th e ScanGauge II diagnos t t re ads t e ic ool roubl code s , re ads condit e ions t at s e t h te t h roubl code , clars t e e roubl code s if you ch oos e t t e o; urns off t e " e ck Engine " l t h Ch igh w h e n code s are clare d, and t l you w h e n t e v h icl is re ady t pas s OBDII t s t e e l s h e e o e ing. You can alo m ak e and s t s ore up t t n (10) re w rit e s pe cialcode s t s e nd t t e v h icl o e abl o o h e e com put r. If you're e curious , s t andard OBDII code s are av abl h e re : ail e h t p://t rans m is s ions . t ufft com /cus t e r-s e rv /t om ice roubl-code s / e Ins t l ion is e as y w it t e OBDII pl al at h h ug-and-pl Th e incl d 6-f cord al s you t ay. ude oot l ow o re ach a num be r of m ount l ions , s uch as t e lft cons ol, uppe r das h , gauge cl t r, or ing ocat h e e us e an ov rh e ad cons ol if you ge t cre at e . Th e e e iv unit is s m al (4. W x 1. H x 1" and l 8" 5" D) l t e igh t and is e as il h e l in pl w it 3M igh w , y d ace h or V l e cro. I s t e d w it t e lft cons ol, but art h h e e am h appie r w it t e t of t e das h l ion h h op h ocat f or l -of-s igh t v ibily and e as e of ine is it m anipul ion. at
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If your dat h ungry, you w on't go w rong a w it t e ScanGuage II. One w ord of caut h h ion, if you're t ruck is h e av y m odifie d, you m ay not il l e w h atyou s e e in t rm s of M PG. ik e

Continue d f rom Page 10 Once I h av corral d m y goal, rout pl e l e s e anning is t e ne xt be as t t w re s te . I can’t de cide m uch h o l unt I k now w h e re I w ilbe and w h e n. Sun Tz u s aid in t e Art of W ar “k now your e ne m y and il l h k now yours e l and you ne e d not f ar t e re s ul of a h undre d bat ls ”. In t e e xpe dit w orl f e h t te h ion d t at t h rans l e s int “k now your rig, yours e l and your com panions , and you ne e d not f ar a at o f, e j ourne y of h undre ds of m ils ”. Som e k e y q ue s t e ions t as k yours e l are : W h at is your re al t o f is ic t m ilage ? W h at is your l e l ood of bre ak dow n? H ow l can you driv and s t l s h arp, rail e ik ih ong e ilbe aw are and not crabby? W h at doe s e v ryone l e t e at Anyone h av m e dical s ue s ? Alof t is e ik o ? e is l h goe s int your rout pl o e anning. In m y cas e , t e Cont nt Div h as be e n t e ld f ye ars by h ik e rs , bicycl t and h ine al ide rav e or is s dual port m ot s orcycl t . I w as e v n l y e nough t s core t e w aypoint and t is s e uck o h s rack f t e rout or h e from M ark Sam ps on of w w w . bigdogadv nt s . e ure com , w h o did an e xce l nt j docum e nt h is l ob e ing t rip. H ow e v r, t e re are s t ldiff re nce s t at h av t be fact d in. Fue ls t , cam ping e h il e h e o ore ops l ions , s ide -t ocat rips t Gl r, Ye l s t o acie l one and ot e r nat ow h ional park s alh av t be cons ide re d, l e o not t m e nt t at m y F Cruis e r is a w e e bit w ide r t an a cycl. I h av t e inf of h ow m any o ion h J h e e h o m ils a day and h ow m any h ours of driv t e t e cycl guys m ak e , but t e q ue s t is , w ilt at e e im h e h ion lh be t e s am e f m e ? h or A s ubs e t of rout pl e anning is w h e re t cam p, re fue land re s uppl L il t e re are plnt o , y. uck y h e y of t ns al t e w ay, but w it t e goalof be ing on dirt as m uch as pos s ibl, I’m t ow ong h h h e rying t o m inim iz e t n cont . Alo don’t f ow act s orge t t at rout pl h e anning h as an im port ance not onl t you, y o but t your l e d one s s h oul anyt ing h appe n on t e t . Th e y ne e d k now w h e re t l f o ov d h h rail o ook or Continue d on Page 28 you.

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Continue d f rom Page 15 Tire Siz e Th e s t ock F Cruis e r t s are a v ry good s iz e f m os t s it ions , it v ry rare t at you'lne e d J ire e or uat 's e h l t s l r t an 32” in diam e t r. H ow e v r, t e re are v ry good re as ons t upgrade t e s iz e of ire arge h e e h e o h your t s . L ire arge r t s incre as e ground clarance , prov ire e ide m ore t ion, and e nh ance t e ract h l of your v h icl. Th e y'l h e l you craw lov r and t rough m ore difficul obs t e s , and ook e e l p e h t acl ce rt y giv your F t at 'cus t iz e d' l . Th e s e be ne fit do, h ow e v r, com e at a cos t W h e n ainl e Jh om ook s e . upgrading t 33” or l r t s , your gas m ilage w ilce rt y s uff r. Th e cos t of t s goe s up o arge ire e l ainl e ire dram at l w it t e l r s iz e s as w e l ical y h h arge l . Wheel s W e coul w rit an e nt is s ue of F C M agaz ine cov ring t e diff re nt w h e e l ions av abl. d e ire J e h e opt ail e Al , s t e l s , be ad l e rs , and cus t l oys e ie ock om w h e e l al h av be ne fit and draw back s . W h e n s l e s ch oos ing an aft rm ark e t w h e e l you h av t m ak e s ure de t s l e offs e t back s pacing, and e , e o ail ik , v h icl clarance are al w it in s pe cs . Once you'v f e e e l h e ound w h e e l t at w il fit you h av t s h l , e o de cide w h ich one s w ill t e be s t w it your F . Tire s , l k it , and ot e r m ods w ilalaff ct look h h J ift s h l l e w h ich w h e e lyou'l ch oos e as w e l For m ore inf on w h e e ldynam ics , v it t is t re ad on l l . o is h h F Cruis e rForum s . J com : h t p://w w w . cruis e rf t fj orum s . com /f orum s /w h e e l-t s /47207-w h e e l s ire -back -s pacing-offs e t e xpl d-il t e d. t l aine l rat h m us Tire Pre s s ure Anot e r t h opic t at can be confus ing t indiv h o idual ne w t off roading is t pre s s ure . s o ire M aint aining a prope r s t e t pre s s ure is j t as re us im port ant as airing dow n w h e n on t e t . h rail W h e n you upgrade t A/T or M /T t s , t is o ire h im port ance is am pl d. Pre s s ure t at is t ifie h oo h igh or l w il caus e your t s t w e ar ow l ire o une v nl and w il ne e d re pl d m ore oft n. e y l ace e Prope r pre s s ure alo e ns ure s t at your s h s us pe ns ion and driv t e rain are w ork ing prope rl y, and k e e p your gas m ilage up. L e ring your e ow t pre s s ure , or airing dow n, on t e t al s ire h rail l ow your t s t conf ire o orm t t rrain re s ul o e t ing in gre at r t ion. L e r pre s s ure alo h e l t e ract ow s ps o abs orb s om e of t e bum ps on v ry rough roads h e t h e l s m oot t e t ride . o p h h rail Ch oos ing t e righ t t and w h e e l f your F h ire s or J w il not be an e as y proce s s . H ow you us e your l t ruck , h ow oft n you'lbe off road and your l e l ocal cl at w il al de t rm ine t e s ol ion t at im e l l e h ut h 's be s t f you. H ope ful w e 'v giv n you s om e or l y e e inf at t h e l in your de cis ion. orm ion o p

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5.T m ak e th ings e as ie r, re m ov th e tw o o e l e r balj ow loint bol .Th is w ilal th e ts l l ow h ub to f oat f e l s o you can re m ov th e l re y e coil e r w h e n it’s l e . Be care f not -ov oos ul to e xte nd th e h ub outw ard e nough to pulth e inne r CVaxl j l e oint apart.

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11.Re m ov s h ock f e rom th e coilrom th e bottom f 12.Care f l re las e coilrom th e com pre s s or ul y e f 13.Pre pare th e top pl ate a. Pl ace th e pl ups ide dow n in a v ate ice be tw e e n to bl s ofw ood, or us e a s ock e t. ock b.T th e ol s tuds out ap d c. Fl th e top pl ov r & tap th e ne w s tuds in. Ens ure ip ate e th e s pl s on th e ne w s tuds l up prope rl on th e pl ine ine y ate

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25.Sl th e ne w coil ide into pl . ace You m ay h av to rais e th e e oppos ite s ide m ore and/or pry th e s pring onto th e bum ps top. Once th e s pring is in, rais e th e axl and e ns ure it s e ats prope rl e y on th e top s ide ofth e coil .

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Continue d f rom Page 14 L ocal aps M I re f r t m aps w it a s cal of 1:100,000 or s m al r as ‘l e o h e l e ocalm aps ’. Th e s e m aps are ge ne ral t l opograph ic, and us ual cov r j t a port of a s t e , and s om e t e s j t one y l y e us ion at im us count or Nat y ionalFore s t Dis t . Th e gre at t ing about m aps of t is t rict h h ype is t at t e y h h prov e nough de t t re al figure out w h e re you are and w h e re you w ant t go. I gue s s ide ail o l y o t e w e s t rn s t e s h av an adv age in t is re gard w it s o m any prom ine nt f at s , it h e at e ant h h e ure ’s e as y t de t rm ine l ion bas e d on t e f at s around you. Th e s e m aps us ual incl o e ocat h e ure l y ude m ore de t e d t s as w e l Roads , dirt roads , 4x4 roads , and h ik ing t s are us ual v ry ail rail l . rail l e y e as y t dis t o inguis h . Th e re are s e v rals ource s f m aps of t is t . One of t e m os t e or h ype h popul is t e Nat ar, h ional ograph ic Trail Il t e d s e rie s . Th e s e Ge s l rat us m aps are av abl f popul are as of t e m aj y of t e w e s t rn ail e o ar h orit h e s t e s , and s e v ral e as t rn s t e s as w e l Unf unat l t e at e e at l . ort e y, h m iddl of t e count is notcov re d v ry w e lby t is m ap s e rie s . e h ry e e l h Anot e r opt f l h ion or ocal aps is t e US Ge ol m h ogical Surv y (USGS) e . M os t of t e dat us e d t cre at e v ry ot e r m ap product com e s h a o e e h from t e USGS. USGS Topo m aps alo cov r e v ry inch of t e US, h s e e h and al t e m aps are av abl f purch as e . Addit lh ail e or ional USGS l y, dat can be dow nl a oade d t cre at cus t m aps (s e e our s pe cial o e om “Buil Your Ow n M ap” f at d e ure at fj ag. c-m com ) A q uick t t t e . rip o h onl USGS s t ine ore w il al you t purch as e a coupl diff re nt l l ow o e e t s of m aps . Th e 1:100,000 (100k )s cal m aps cov r a fairl l ype e e y arge are a, ye t incl v ry ude e good de t f off road driv ail or ing. Th e 1:24,000 (24k ) m aps cov r a m uch s m al r are a, and e l e incl M UCH m ore de t . Th e re are ov r 400 24k m aps f Col ude ail e or orado al . Us ual 24k one l y m aps are ‘ov rk il f off road driv e l or ’ ing, butI pre f r t e m f h ik ing and back pack ing. e h or A final ion f l m aps is onl re s ource s . Th e re are doz e ns of w e bs it s t at prom is e opt or ocal ine e h t de l e r cus t o iv om print d t e opo m aps of t e s pe cific are a you l e . W e ’v t s t d a f w h ik e e e e diff re nt s e rv s , and re com m e nd e it e r h t p://w w w . e nt s t ion. e ice h t adv ure at com or h t p://w w w . yt t m opo. com . Th e fulde t s of our t s tcan be f l ail e ound atfj ag. c-m com .

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Th e ne xt be as t from t e pl h anning j ungl t at I m us t at ack is t at m ons t r e h t h e nam e d “budge t Al ough s h ort in ”. t h nam e , h e put up a l figh t and can s ong , st op you in your t rack s anyt e . im Sum m e r fue l price s are h igh e r t an h w int r, re gional price s range alo. e s Sm alt ns oft n garne r a pre m ium f l ow e or fue land f ood, not t m e nt o ion t at w e h w il be cl e t m aj nat l os o or ional park s (w it as s ociat d t h e ouris t pricing) Th e . cos t ris e s w it in-t n m e al, but t e h ow s h bul of s uppl s and ne e d t re s t k ie o ock is gre at r w it m ak e -your-ow n cam p m e al. Fue l e h s range h as t be re al t and bas e d not on o is ic m y h igh w ay m ilage , but on m y t av rage s . In addit e rail e ion, ge t ing your budge t in orde r e arl t y giv s you a ch ance t cov r cos t of pre -t s e rv and m odificat e o e rip ice ions w h il you s t l av e ilh e t e t bank a f w paych e ck s . W it out prope r pl im o e h anning I coul find m ys e l in a s m alt n d f l ow ata W e s t rn Union office , paying h e ft f e s j tt ge tback on t e road. e y e us o h Of cours e t e re w il be ge ar t ch oos e and finding t e be s t w ay t s t it Sh ort h l o h o ow . w e e k e nd t rips h e l w ork out t e k ink s and t at t e s t e . Driv r abily h as t be up t p h h ak im e it o o t k as w e l e s pe cial if you w ilbe cov ring t rrain t at is unus ualor you, s uch as s now , as l , l y l e e h f m ud or s and. Th e re is plnt t do be f you ge tt t e act t e y o ore o h ualrip. H av ing a l arge e v nt l e t e F e ik h J Sum m it in t e m iddl of m y t is bot a h e rip h h e l and h indrance . It h e l by giv p ps ing m y s on’s and I a h ot lf 4 nigh t t re fre s h e or s o and re l prov ax, iding a s h ort bre ak from t e h road. It is a h indrance be caus e I h av a e fixe d arriv dat and t e , s ince m y w if al e im e w il fl in t m e e t us f t e Sum m it Alo, ly o or h . s t e re is t e ris k of t h h rail dam age w h il e e nj oying t e Sum m it Th is conce rn w il not h . l k e e p m e off t e t s , but it w il k e e p m e h rail l from obs t e s t at I w oul at e m pt unde r acl h d t diff re ntcircum s t e ance s .

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L t and pe rh aps m os t im port as ant is t s t t ink ing about m y “e xpe dit h abit ”. o art h ion s Th e s e are t e dail rit s t at w il k e e p m e in m ot h y ual h l ion, on t rack and e nj oying t e t as h rip m uch as pos s ibl. Th e s e incl e ude as s igne d t k s f al of us re garding cam p as or l se t up/t ardow n, cook ing, claning, nav ion, bat e ry ch arging, v h icl ins pe ct e e igat t e e ion and s uppl m anage m e nt In addit y . ion, it im port t s e t as ide t e f t e s e ch ore s . Th e re ’s a ’s ant o im or h h uge diff re nce be t e e n ch e ck ing t e v h icl ov r in t e e v ning w h e n you h av t e f e w h e e e h e e im or pos s ibl re pairs or l ing it ov r be f e ook e ore you pul out of cam p in t e m orning. Not t l h o m e nt t e s t s s re l f of going t be d k now ing your pl ion h re ie o anne d rout and e v nt f t e e e s or h ne xt day ins t ad of pul out of cam p and not k now ing w h ich count road t t e or w h e n e l ing ry o ak t e nat h ional park cl e s . M os t im port t m e is e ach pe rs on h av a t k , t e n no one os ant o ing as h is l ounging around incurring t e w rat of ot e rs ! h h h By t e t e t e act t arriv s it s h oul be j t a s im pl driv dow n t e t . You h im h ual rip e d us e e h rail are re ady f any unpl or anne d bre ak age , road cl ure , s t ion out of gas or ot e r lte os at h it l problm , be caus e you’v t e n care of alt e big is s ue s be f you e v r lfth om e . e e ak lh ore e e I l f ard t m e e t you on t e t and s e e ing h ow e ach of our pl ook orw o ing h rail anning e ff s ort paid off, or t e cons e q ue nce s of notpl h anning w e le nough . l

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As t e be l e d F Cruis e r h ov J cont inue s t gain popul y, t e num be r of F Groups & Cl h av be e n s t adil grow ing o arit h J ubs e e y (Se e F Cruis e r Groups & Cl , Page 30) One of t e firs t and ce rt y m os t act e F cl J ubs . h ainl iv J ubs cal t e e as t coas t h om e : t e F Bruis e rs . Th is gre at group of pe opl as k e d us t h e l s pre ad l h s h J e o p t e w ord aboutt e ir upcom ing annual v nt Th e Spring M ud Fl h h e e : ing. W e as k e d J h (t e Tre as ure r f t e Bruis e rs ) if h e coul prov ph ot and s t s os h or h d ide os orie from t e firs tSpring M udFl h ing. Firs t t e ph ot , h o:

Th e s t ory: V augh n Riply (AK A: Rip) w h os e rig, Bl Be aut can be s e e n in t is m ont 's e , ack y, h h Re ade r's Rig s e ct ion, w as lading a l of a doz e n F 's t rough t e Dry Riv r Run s e ct of e ine J h h e ion t e Ge orge W as h ingt Nat h on ionalFore s t Aft r paus ing m om e nt y be f . e aril ore one of t e de e p h m ud h ols t at can be f e h ound s cat e re d alaround t is s e ct of t s , Rip de cide d t h av a t l h ion rail o e go att e bog. h H e s t e d out s l l s m oot l rol t rough t e ne arl 3-f art ow y, h y l ing h h y oot de e p s e ct ion of s w am py w at r. As h e progre s s e d t rough t e m oras s , w h ich w as about 100 f e t l e h h e ong, Rip s t e d re al ing t at t e e nd of t e bog w as ge t ing de e pe r t an t e e arl r s e ct art iz h h h t h h ie ions . Appl ying m ore gas , Rip at e m pt d t finis h t e bog off and f t e o h ound t at h is ch as s is w as grounding in t e h h m uck t at l be l t e innoce nt s urface . Aft r onl a f w s e conds , it w as appare nt t at Rip's h ay ow h e y e h Bl Be aut w as s t ack y uck and unm ov e . Be caus e h is rig is a m anualt abl rans m is s ion, Rip de cide d t s t figh t t e back -and-f h m ot f f ar of s t l w h il h is e xh aus t w as o op ing h ort ion or e al ing e s ubm e rge d. Continue d on Page 35

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NE FJM e e t – By Dan & J f e f Th e s t ory be gan l t ye ar w h e n I w e nt t buy part from as o s J nne w york and h is SFA proj ct W e s t e d t t k about oh e . art o al m e e t up f s om e w h e e l and aft r t k ing about h ow ing or ing, e al t e f k s on t e Nort e as t part of t e cont nt w e re re al h ol h h h ine l y l it d f t runs , w e de cide d t m ak e t is an ope n e v nt im e or rail o h e f alF ow ne rs . or l J Eas t r w e e k e nd final arriv d and Friday, t e firs t day at t e park , w e h ad about 20 e l y e h h t ruck s s h ow up, incl uding t e Toyot Trail am . Th e day w as s unny and 35F but t e w ind h a Te , h w as bl ing h ard on t e m ount ow h ain. H av ing t e TrailTe am on s it w as gre at Th e y h ad h e ! prov d gre at ls s ons in off roading t e v ryone . Th e y t e n ld groups out int t e fie l t ide e o e h e o h d o put int pract w h at t e y j t larne d. W h at be t e r t an larning on t e t s ? Re t o ice h us e ’s t h e h rail urning h om e from your firs t day of off-roading and h av a BBQ by t e Trail am and raffl priz e s ! ing h Te e Our s pons ors prov d us w it al t s of ge ar: s l rs , s pace rs , l s , s ubs cript ide h l ype ide ift ions , rim s , bum pe r dis count , and t e m os ts ough taft r priz e , t e E-Tool s h e h ! Th e s e cond day rol in, and t our s urpris e t e re w as s now on t e ground! Pe opl l s o h h e as s e m bld on s it and t e F ’s s t rol in. Th e t al e ad count w as 48 t e e h J art l ing ot h ruck s ! Pe opl e arriv d from as far aw ay as Que be c, M ich igan and M aine t part e o icipat . Th e s now not onl e y adde d t t e plas ure , but alo adde d a bit of ch al nge . W h il t e TrailTe am s ld m ore o h e s l e e h e e xpe dit ions w it t os e t at h adn’t m ade t e Friday ride s , t e re s t of us groupe d t t e r h h h h h oge h bas e d on our e xpe rie nce and v h icl’s capabily. W e de finit l got t pract again w h at w e e e it e y o ice larne d t e day be f : rock re cov ry, m ud puddl f e h ore e e ording, and h igh ce nt r av e oidance (a. . k a. running j ps ) Once w e algotback s af l itw as on t dinne r and m ore raffls . um . l e y o e On Eas t r m orning t e s un w as out again and t e Trail am t e h h Te ook out t e re m aining h part icipant t do bl runs . Fift e n t s o ue e ruck s h ad t e plas ure of h av t e e nt park t h e ing h ire o t e m s e le s . Th e final e nde d w it s om e good t runs . h v day h rail
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W e e xpe ct t at t is w ilbe com e an annual v nt W it t s f e v ry lv l driv r h h l e e . h rail or e e e of e and a gre at bunch of pe opl, it w as fun t s e e t e cam arade rie and s m ils . It w as ce rt y e o h e ainl w ort h te h t e im put int o organiz ing t e run, and be s t of h al w e rais e d ov r $2,000 f l , e or t e M ak e A W is h Foundat h ion. I w oul l e t t ank t e Trail d ik o h h Te am , te h s pons ors , te h Com f Inn (ak a part ce nt ) ort y ral , and m os t of al l te , h part icipant : w it out you t is s h h Nort e as t F Run coul not h av h J d e h appe ne d. It w as a plas ure t e o m e e te v ryone . e

Continue d f rom Page 27 L ty, I do w ant t m e nt 4x4 Guide Book s . M any book s h av be e n publ h e d cov ring as l o ion e is e off road t s in s e v ral t e s . Col rail e s at orado h as 5 or 6 diff re nt 4x4 guide book s . W h il t e s e e e h are gre at re s ource s f t inf at and are re com m e nde d, t e y s h oul not be your or rail orm ion h d s ol re s ource f nav ion. It com m on f t e s e book s t incl de t e d inf at e or igat ’s or h o ude ail orm ion s uch as GPS coordinat s , l e andm ark s , and point of int re s t H ow e v r, t e y m ay not al ays s e . e h w incl accurat m aps . ude e In t e ne xt is s ue of F C M agaz ine , w e ’ldis cus s s e v ral h J l e GPS opt ions . I’l be cov ring bas ic h andh e l unit , l e d s m apping h andh e l unit , and port e unit from d s abl s s e v ral anufact rs . e m ure

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Continue d f rom Page 31 L ing dow n at h is fl Rip re al e d t at t e re w as no w at r cre e ping in. Th is ins t ld a ook oor, iz h h e il e s e ns e of re l f as Rip re ach e d f h is door h andl. W it out any w arning, t e s e cond h is door ie or e h h ope ne d, Rip's t ruck fil d w it f or m ore inch e s of m uddy w at r. Appare nty, t e F Cruis e r l e h our e l h J is cons ide rabl m ore w at r t t t an any of pre v y e igh h ious rigs ! L ong s t s h ort Rip f ory , ough t t ge t o h is door cl e d, butnotbe f fil t e e nt t os ore l h ing ire ruck 's fl w it a m uddy m e s s . oor h At e m pt t q uick l m ount a s alage ope rat t re s cue t e fl t ing o y v ion o h ounde ring Bl Be aut Be n ack y, M e ddow s (h is rig can alo be f s ound in t e Re ade r's Rig s e ct t is m ont , coincide nt l h ion h h al y) pul d h is t l e ruck around t e bypas s and pos it h ione d h is rig f re cov ry. One problm re m aine d or e e - w it Bl Be aut re cov ry point w h ol s ubm e rge d be ne at m ore t an t re e f e t of m ud h ack y's e s l y h h h e and w at r, s om e one w as going t h av t div in and h ook up t e s nat s t e o e o e h ch rap. W it t e e xh aus t bubbl and t e cabin fil w it m ud and w at r, t e re w as no t e t h h ing h l ing h e h im o cons ide r t e m uck y cons e q ue nce s - Bruis e rs m e m be r J M aie l h oe l s e le s s l and h e roical ano fl y l y pl unge d crot -de e p int t e m uddy de pt s . W it t e s un gl ing off h is s w e at brow , J ch o h h h h int y oe anch ore d t e re cov ry s t h e rap, and dov out of t e w ay, ont t e m uddy bank , s h out t e al e h o h ing h l clar. M om e nt l e r, Be n yank e d Bl Be aut fre e from t e m ire . e s at ack y h To t is day, Rip h appil re m e m be rs t at day in t e m uck as h e cl bs int h is rig, w h ich s t l h y h h im o il s h ow s s igns of t e fl h ooding. Fe l F Bruis e rs l J ow m e m be rs alo ne v r lt h im f s e e orge t t at fat ful h e s t l t e m ud. rolin h Th e v os f t is e pic e v nt can be f ide or h e ound l e d at w w w . c-m ag. ink fj com /v os /inde x. p ide ph and on yout . ube com , s im pl s e arch f " J y or F BRUISERS" . Th is s t giv s you j t a t t of t e t ory e us as e h ype of fun & frie nds h ip you can e xpe ct from t e F h J Bruis e rs at t e 2nd AnnualSpring M udFl h ing. V it t e F Bruis e rs f is h J orum s f or m ore inf at and t s ign up. orm ion o

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