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    Eagle Rock Gotten Harder?

    Ran egale rock on sunday 4-30-06 solo, and it was pretty wet, I was just wondering is it me or did this trail get a little tougher? I did not have the digital camera for my trip, but on the way up there were several bags of trash, and a old box spring on the side of the road that someone took the time to clean up, so I took the time to take it into the city for proper disposal. Thanks to who ever picked it up. We need more like you.
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    We were up there on the saturday adn there were a bunch of kids that got droped off by a bus. Saw the bags on teh way down figured they were picking up trash guess then never came back for the bags. I thought eagle rock a little rough for my stock rubi but that wast mostly the slick conditions and my lack of clearance
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    It did seem a bit harder when I ran it...... I think more people know about it now!!
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    The trail is in bad condition and yes is harder. I noticed that there are now a lot of "bypasses" that were never there before and really wish people would stay on the trail and take there trash out. Great job picking stuff up I know there was a lot up there.
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    Bravo, van! Where is Eagle Rock???

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    Eagle Rock has gotten more difficult especially about half way up the trail where the hard left turn leaves rocker panels destroyed and damaged. The dirt has been dug out and thrown down the trail and has made it much more difficult if you dont have good flex. I have been up there 3 times and on the fourth I was not able to get around that corner without getting some damage done to the truck so I did not go up it. I have a IFS so it has made things a little more difficult.

    You can see here that my friends stock full size could not get around it.

    He ended up breaking a tie rod and we had to go back up there and get his truck down.

    Now my truck made it through there that time but now when I go back up there alone its impassible without a winch or tow rope. I am not destroying my new truck just to get around some rock.

    This is the trail tha eventually leads to that rough corner.


    Here is that corner that ruins people body panels. That rock right in the center is the culprit. Doesnt look like much but wait till you try and go around it.


    You can see the rear of my truck flexes well with 33's but in the front it hardly moves even without sway bars.


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    Eagle Rock

    On the turn you just put your d/s tires upon the rocks and drive up it. It's relativelly easy if your vehicle has really good flex. It does feel like you might roll but I have yet to see anybody do so on this trail.

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    There's a one-word solution - lockers
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    I have seen that corner destroy more stock steering components on Jeeps than any where else on Eagle Rock. I don't see what all the trouble is since I agree with Bronco
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    Quote Originally Posted by Br0nc0
    There's a one-word solution - lockers
    Maybe for a Jeep there is a one word solution.
    My truck has this new C205mm front diff. They only make gears for it nothing else. So my one word solution has turned into I need a SFA and Gears and locker and money and ... oh well you get the point.

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    funrover put up this pick on a past thread of the corner in question. i think it really shows how much leaning is needed to stay to the left and straddle the inside rocks

    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...WAYFARLEAN.jpg

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    here you go


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    The way fun rover did it, is the way I do it evertime . This last trip, I made it up first try. Not bad for my little yota

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    Quote Originally Posted by van7559
    The way fun rover did it, is the way I do it evertime . This last trip, I made it up first try. Not bad for my little yota
    When did you do this I have not attempted it becuae i thought for sure my larger tires and larger truck would roll if I did it. Before I would just gun it up the far right side and cut hard left to make it around that corner but now its all dug out and if I were to try it that way now I would nail a rock that has pertruded from moving all the dirt from so many vehicle passes. This was on the 23rd of april when was the last time you were there?

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    nevermind about the date I just reread the post.

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    Well... I went and did it again!!!! Followed close to my same line..Just turned to the right some...I didn't lean near as much........no damage either...... That last time was fun...I have not been that far sideways since Emerald valley...which is now closed!!!

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    (same day same place as rover)

    That curve is not too bad as long as you plan your lines according to your vehicle's capabilities.

    Oh yeah and know where your pumpkins are. I may have scratched mine up a little, but it was the first trip with new BIGGER axles.

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    Yeah its nice to see the wider vehicles have an easier time on some parts of the trail. You also had a dry day , when I was there a few weeks ago we had 2 inches of snow there. But I am definatly going to give her another go and use that route.

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    I was up on this trail on the 6th. I thought it was rather easy.

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    I made that corner pretty quickly every time I've been up there, its the real rocky part after the creek that catches me off-guard. last time ripped a crossmember off the frame while I was running my mouth and not paying attention.[IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
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    I'm pretty sure I saw your S10 on Nevada the other day. It was probably Monday around 4:30 or so heading north. You don't see too many of those built to off road. Nice job. I was in my 2wd S10 heading to school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmule
    I was up on this trail on the 6th. I thought it was rather easy.
    I would have to agree. My little sister drove the whole thing in her 96 XJ with open diffs and 31s in the Dark last wednesday night with no problems- she only backed up for a different line twice! I was a little bored with it in my rig...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peanut
    The trail is in bad condition and yes is harder. I noticed that there are now a lot of "bypasses" that were never there before and really wish people would stay on the trail and take there trash out. Great job picking stuff up I know there was a lot up there.

    that sucks Tyra. Hard to see a good trail go to crap.

    sad.


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