Thursday 26 May 2016

Throwback Thursday

What the hell, let's have a throwback to my YJ days. Just some random shots of the original Pavement Sucks and I out having a good time.

This was up in Ardbeg Ontario. Doing a small climb off the main trail. Just messing around really. Ardbeg was great for that. Easy, stock friendly main trail, and 0-10 side obstacles to try your luck on.

Up in Ardbeg still. This climb had a rather violent toss to the right, and it's where I managed to dent my cowl pretty good. Fun times though. Good place to stop for lunch as well

This was shot out in Minden, Ontario. Can't remember the trail name now, but we came across this rather mucked up bridge that was barely capable of foot traffic. I like, it could handle quads and skidoos. The indicators were that the route for heavier vehicles was down beside it through the small stream. 

And one of my favorite shots. Up on top of Greens Mountain in Ontario. Just north of Bobcaygeon. It was a pretty serious trail back in the day. Inspired fear among rookies. Now it's just a moderate run. The view from the top is awesome

Monday 23 May 2016

Stopping the Splash (aka Avoid Johnny Law)

Last year I installed wider rear fender flares on my TJ. It was to keep the "Excessive Road Spray" down, as our Highway Traffic Act (HTA) refers to it. Starting this year, changes were made to the vehicle inspection standards requiring full tire coverage. Not that I was overly worried about being pulled over for my front tires sticking out, but I was actually getting tired of the road spray up the side of the Jeep and onto my elbow when the roads were wet. It was time to put on the matching front wide flares.

Care of:
It should've been an easy job. 10 bolts per fender off and on. Unfortunately three body mounted bolts were seized up. I had to cut the bolts off, fix a little body rust, and install new nutserts. Went from an hour job to a 4 hour job. Such is Jeep Time, eh.

In typical "I want to work on the Jeep" fashion, I forgot to snap a before picture. However, my Jeep looked like any other TJ with stock flares and 33x12.5 tires on it.

Should keep the road spray to a minimum