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[*] posted on 3-5-2019 at 10:44 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  



This looks like a vehicle close to max load. Look at all that crap hanging on the roof and back. Probably another 500 lbs hanging on the front bumper too.
What ever happened to the simple life on a camping trip, a sleeping bag and pad on the ground? Looks like that rig has a roll-out awning on it, what a silly gadget.



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[*] posted on 3-5-2019 at 11:55 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
Bent rear Toyota axle housing made the truck go SQUEEK! I'm glad the truck made it back to San Diego without a tow..

Sorry for the misfortune, David..



This looks like a vehicle close to max load. Look at all that crap hanging on the roof and back. Probably another 500 lbs hanging on the front bumper too.
What ever happened to the simple life on a camping trip, a sleeping bag and pad on the ground? Looks like that rig has a roll-out awning on it, what a silly gadget.


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[*] posted on 3-5-2019 at 01:26 PM


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[*] posted on 3-5-2019 at 09:54 PM


Cut sidewall, but tire holds air! Falken Wildpeak AT3W just after Mission Santa Maria "Mission Impossible" run.







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[*] posted on 3-5-2019 at 09:58 PM


Oval tailpipe now looks like a Catfish's mouth! On the Tweaked Toyota! :lol:





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[*] posted on 3-5-2019 at 10:01 PM


Impossible breakage! Rolling down the trail at a high rate of speed, look at what happened!?! Not due to Jeep's original design, David K. Bumpstop length didn't jibe well with final shock compression - or maybe, hit with a big rock. Let's just call it, "Trail Carnage." Yeah! That's what we live for when running a weeks worth of 'el imposible' 4WD trails!.. Haha..





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[*] posted on 3-5-2019 at 10:01 PM


Quote: Originally posted by chuckie  
Most of these things actually sound pretty trivial...NOT "Carnage Class" I mean really , busted antenna and non working frig?


Should be apparent to most, but this thread of Ken's called "THE CARNAGE FILES" is tongue-in-cheek and written with a spirit of humor and good fun. Considering the many many miles of off-roading we did over the course of a week, our mechanical problems were indeed trivial.
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[*] posted on 3-5-2019 at 10:04 PM


Don't blame the engineers at BFGoodrich for the damage to these fine, new tires. The BFGoodrich KM3 is a fine Mud-Terrain tire - one of the best there is! But, when you run a week-long worth of black diamond trails in Baja, damage is likely going to happen! Not on a stock Jeep vehicle, David K. This happened while housed on a TOYOTA axle! Once again, bumpstop length wasn't set properly. Those sheetmetal rear fenders came into contact with these KM3 lugs, and now you have a modified Mud-Terrain! Hahahaha!!!





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[*] posted on 3-5-2019 at 10:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  

Would it be fair to say "It's a Jeep thing"?

LOL... remember, I am not a hater, just a former Jeep owner.


All but one vehicle on 'el imposible' were Jeeps. Breakdowns were consistent with sample size. Just my take for a former Jeep owner. ;)




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[*] posted on 3-6-2019 at 07:44 AM


True that...
On our Mission Impossible (Santa María) run of 2010, we had no Jeeps and of the six 4x4 vehicles (3 Tacomas, 1 4Runner, 1 Dakota, 1 custom van) two had tire issues (one rock cut on a new tire and one popped off the bead twice), one needed a pull in the bog (he had no locker), and one blew up his differential (Neal Johns) and required a pull out.

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[*] posted on 3-6-2019 at 09:31 PM
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[*] posted on 3-6-2019 at 09:43 PM
NOT Baja-related


File under: THIS TOYOTA DON'T GET BABIED:o





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[*] posted on 3-7-2019 at 05:27 AM


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[*] posted on 4-16-2019 at 04:57 PM


Add to the list: Winch controller mount. Either the washboard or the rough Hwy 5 north out of Laguna Chapala destroyed one of the corners holding down the winch controller. I will include a photograph for better illustration.



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