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jdemonto
04-02-2009, 10:11 PM
I will start posting pictures here on 04/04/2009. With snow and rain in the forcast I hope to hit a warmup trail, not with snow on it! Last years media coverage of EJS was lame, with lots of new concepts and product releases for those sitting at home had to wait weeks after EJS to see pics.

That being said I will update pics as I see them Live on facebook and upload pics dailey to webshots.

Here are few new products I will be looking for:

AEV's new JK rear bumper/tire carrier

New 2010 Jeep grand cherokee

In general new Jeep concepts

I hear of some big announcemnets......

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2009281&id=1202259629&l=23e5761059



Day 2

http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/62/662/9/57/0/2837957000090072657dLXiuP_th.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/album/570830786)

Great day of wheeling, we hit Dome Plateau. Check out the photos and vids on webshots.

Jason


Day 3..Live REALLY!

http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/66/766/2/48/20/2362248200090072657xHYqQu_th.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/album/570844700)

Ok, I have the Live deal figured out! Check the link above as it will be updated live through out the day. We are running Poison spyder/golden spike/crack and gold bar rim and more cool jeep concepts!

Jason


DAY 4

OK, I finally figued out why the photos were not Live as they happen providing I have service. Ryans's rubicon broke the rear locker yesterday on the way back to camp. So he's riding shotgun the rest of the trip providing we can find a group to go out with.

http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/66/766/9/43/33/2714943330090072657etksiG_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/album/570866603)


DAY 5

Today we have plans to see the all new 2010 grandcherokee and run hells revenge. We also will sit at the jeep engineering roundtable if anyone has a question they want answered please post up before 3pm today.

http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/66/766/0/64/67/2668064670090072657UvhBME_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/album/570876130)


Day 6:Vendor show and cliff hanger

http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/75/75/0/80/78/2819080780090072657xhKHEl_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/album/570891099)

We will get Ryans jeep back together, looks like the wheel stud backed out and took out the e-brake assembly. He is running alloy usa shafts.

Jason

Day 7

http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/66/766/5/34/88/2990534880090072657ugdixV_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/album/570929071)


There's not going to be much of a day 7, however the guys at AEV have some sort of test drive they want me to go on. I will send pics in a few, then I am back to Phoenix :(.

Jason

yoda13
04-02-2009, 10:13 PM
cool, I can't wait to see pics...

I am not going to EJS, but I am going in August...:grinpimp:

jdemonto
04-02-2009, 10:36 PM
cool, I can't wait to see pics...

I am not going to EJS, but I am going in August...:grinpimp:

Cool, I probably will not attend EJS in the upcoming years....So I hope this one tops the cake!

Jason

JR
04-03-2009, 08:42 AM
From what I've noticed I think this EJS is gonna be smaller than previous years.

I leave tomorrow morning and arrive on Sunday!

jdemonto
04-04-2009, 09:32 AM
We had a nice trip over here....ran into a little snow and made great timing. Check out our pics, if you're on your way buy a sled.

Be carefull guys.....

Jason

jdemonto
04-04-2009, 01:36 PM
Well, Ryan slept in his tent only to have to take it down since you can not have tents near cabins. It cleared up and now its snowing again....Looks like its time to start drinking......

Jason

Dr.Dirty
04-04-2009, 02:18 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y268/szmartin7401/kitty.gif

jdemonto
04-04-2009, 02:41 PM
http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/66/766/8/33/44/2751833440090072657TsROmp_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/album/570784761)

I just uploaded a video!

Mr.RonGilbert
04-04-2009, 06:14 PM
First off :thefinger: for getting to go!! I am glad that someone is representing!

Thanks for the updates.

scrogg
04-05-2009, 12:19 AM
Are you guys going on organized trail runs or just playing on your own? And if on your own, what is your plan for Tuesday?

jdemonto
04-05-2009, 09:30 PM
Are you guys going on organized trail runs or just playing on your own? And if on your own, what is your plan for Tuesday?

We are doing our own thang! Call me Jason 602 751 7382

BTT


DAY 2

http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/62/662/9/57/0/2837957000090072657dLXiuP_th.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/album/570830786)

Great day of wheeling, we hit Dome Plateau. Check out the photos and vids on webshots.

Jason

scrogg
04-05-2009, 11:38 PM
My brother and I and looking to play hooky on Tuesday and drive down that morning. It's about a 4 hr drive form here so I'd figure we could easily be there by noon, but hopefully around 10 am.

He's gonna let me know Monday evening if he can get away and I'll have to check my work load as well. I'll get back to ya Monday evening after I know for sure if we're gonna make the run.

jdemonto
04-06-2009, 07:44 AM
http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/66/766/2/48/20/2362248200090072657xHYqQu_th.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/album/570844700)

Ok, I have the Live deal figured out! Check the link above as it will be updated live through out the day. We are running Poison spyder/golden spike/crack and gold bar rim and more cool jeep concepts!

Jason

finishlinewest
04-06-2009, 08:10 AM
We are leaving today for Moab. we will have our trailer set up outside so anyone who is at EJS please come by and introduce yourself, its always great to put a face with name.

Andy & Kristen Cohen
Finishlinewest

jdemonto
04-07-2009, 12:04 PM
OK, I finally figued out why the photos were not Live as they happen providing I have service. Ryans's rubicon broke the rear locker yesterday on the way back to camp. So he's riding shotgun the rest of the trip providing we can find a group to go out with.

http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/66/766/9/43/33/2714943330090072657etksiG_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/album/570866603)

jdemonto
04-07-2009, 01:25 PM
BTT

Fixed broken links

Jason

JeepThing
04-07-2009, 02:27 PM
We will be getting there late tomorrow afternoon. Anyone interested in an evening run tomorrow ... 5'ish or so? Hell's Revenge or somewhere close to town?

jdemonto
04-08-2009, 10:19 AM
DAY 5

Today we have plans to see the all new 2010 grandcherokee and run hells revenge. We also will sit at the jeep engineering roundtable if anyone has a question they want answered please post up before 3pm today.

http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/66/766/0/64/67/2668064670090072657UvhBME_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/album/570876130)

jdemonto
04-09-2009, 09:54 AM
Day 6:Vendor show and cliff hanger

http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/75/75/0/80/78/2819080780090072657xhKHEl_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/album/570891099)

We will get Ryans jeep back together, looks like the wheel stud backed out and took out the e-brake assembly. He is running alloy usa shafts.

Jason

jeepik
04-09-2009, 11:53 AM
everything looks awesome except for that picture of Edwina's jeep, i think you should remove that pic from the album :)

jdemonto
04-09-2009, 04:13 PM
Sorry guys no more wheeling....Ryan's splitting early and this is not the place to jeep alone. Tomorrow we will get more pics of the aev hemi install. Did I miss anything?

Tonight is Genright party.......

Jd

jdemonto
04-10-2009, 07:38 AM
Day 7

http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/66/766/5/34/88/2990534880090072657ugdixV_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/album/570929071)


There's not going to be much of a day 7, however the guys at AEV have some sort of test drive they want me to go on. I will send pics in a few, then I am back to Phoenix :(.

Jason

a-squared
04-10-2009, 04:18 PM
Thanks for doing this jason...you fed me exactly the pics I needed...

It looked pretty uncrowded...I always thought it'd be a total **** show...

thanks again.

jdemonto
04-10-2009, 10:21 PM
Thanks for doing this jason...you fed me exactly the pics I needed...

It looked pretty uncrowded...I always thought it'd be a total **** show...

thanks again.

Thanks, I hope this was better than what I experienced last year!

There seemed to be less jeeps likely 15-20% which made the week nice for eater out and carwashes etc. If this continues I will be back next year, even though its challenging to dodge the safari runs.

Jason

Jason @ Warrior
04-12-2009, 03:58 PM
Well, here's my trip report....

Sunday - Today I arrived and settled into the Hotel. Ran into a bunch of guys that are local close to the WP plant, and my Buddy Matt from Crawl Mag. We decided to run Cliffhanger, but after waiting for quite a while for the entrance for the trail to clear, Matt and I decided to bail out and get some eats and such.

I left there and gained an instant brake squeal. Was really annoying.

Day 2 - I met up with Mike West and the guys from Superlift, and Dynatrac for their run. Superchips was supposed to run with us too, but they hadn't yet arrived. We ran steelbender in reverse up to the big ledge. Everyone that wanted to play on the ledge had a chance, then we headed out the other direction. All in all it was a great trailride.

Day 3 - We had no plans for this day, so I took the boss and ran Fins n Things. It was his first Moab trip and we were alone so it was a good trail to run on our own. We finished up the night at a great party that Superlift put on. Catfish and Venison FTW!

Day 4 - Rancho hosted a run up to Hell's Revenge. FYI the Jeep is crazy capable even on 35's, it was a great day!

Day 5 - Show day, no trail runs.

Day 6 - Show day, ended up playing a little at Area BFE with Matt again. Ran a couple obstacles, but mostly just watched.

Day 7 - Driving home, made it back to Boise.

Day 8 - Bad Day...The Story....



So here I sit in La Grande, Oregon in a Super8 motel room when I could be driving home.

In leaving Moab, I aired up and immediately noticed that the wheel was ****ed to about 11 o'clock going straight down the road. Upon visual inspection, it appeared that the draglink may have had a slight bend in it, which was surprising cause that stuff is pretty beefy on the JK.

So I made it to Boise in great time, grabbed a hotel room, a steak, and a couple beers, and crashed for the night. This morning I woke up, fueled up, and hit the road again.

I was again making good time and was starting to head over the pass to drop into Pendleton. As I was turning into a left curve in the passing lane, a semi truck on my right, the steering wheel suddenly let loose and jumped from about 10 o'clock to past 9 o'clock without turning. I was doing about 70mph too. Scary.

I managed to get slowed down and exited off the freeway in perfect time. As soon as I got down the off-ramp, wham! The death wobble started in hard. I got pulled over, inspected, and found that the draglink was fine, but the trackbar mount had sheared clean off of the axle right at the welds. Teh only thing holding it together was our relocation bracket, which happens to tie that bracket into another.

So I ended the day like this.

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/79/l_b4af00748b164a4499893fd8c1b43341.jpg

Since its easter, and Sunday I can't get it fixed today, so it looks like I am spending the night in La Grande.

SDMF
04-12-2009, 04:15 PM
What a crappy way to end the week huh.

Steel bender is fun. That ledge is wicked...I hit my fairlead on the ground going down it last year. :beer:

Jason @ Warrior
04-12-2009, 08:42 PM
Yeah, I really liked steelbender. Though, I didn't try goin up the ledge.

jdemonto
04-12-2009, 08:44 PM
Day 8 - Bad Day...The Story....



So here I sit in La Grande, Oregon in a Super8 motel room when I could be driving home.

In leaving Moab, I aired up and immediately noticed that the wheel was ****ed to about 11 o'clock going straight down the road. Upon visual inspection, it appeared that the draglink may have had a slight bend in it, which was surprising cause that stuff is pretty beefy on the JK.

So I made it to Boise in great time, grabbed a hotel room, a steak, and a couple beers, and crashed for the night. This morning I woke up, fueled up, and hit the road again.

I was again making good time and was starting to head over the pass to drop into Pendleton. As I was turning into a left curve in the passing lane, a semi truck on my right, the steering wheel suddenly let loose and jumped from about 10 o'clock to past 9 o'clock without turning. I was doing about 70mph too. Scary.

I managed to get slowed down and exited off the freeway in perfect time. As soon as I got down the off-ramp, wham! The death wobble started in hard. I got pulled over, inspected, and found that the draglink was fine, but the trackbar mount had sheared clean off of the axle right at the welds. Teh only thing holding it together was our relocation bracket, which happens to tie that bracket into another.

So I ended the day like this.

WOW, that sounds scary! The only bad that happened to us was I bent a LCA mount on the axle and drove home fine just a offcentered steering wheel. Checked it on the allignment machine and the toe/in was off since I fooled arround trying to recenter the wheel and the Caster was knocked back by 2* on the drivers side. My buddy lost his E-brake and decided to leave early, we wheeled 4 out of the 6 days not too bad.

Jason

jdemonto
04-14-2009, 10:28 AM
Hey guys thanks for viewing my pics! I just recieved notice that I had 11,664 views this last week! Thats the most views I have ever recieved on webshots! I also Have organized a bit if you guys want to view my other albums.

http://community.webshots.com/user/metlmnstr1?vhost=community

Jason

Moose512
04-14-2009, 04:48 PM
Back in Florida. Had a great time and met a lot of cool people. Here are a couple of photo's....
My wingman on Kane Creek tackling the ledge. I am waiting down below.
http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/Moose512/Moab%202009/IMG_3462.jpg?t=1239733536
A little after the ledge climbing out of the canyon...
http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/Moose512/Moab%202009/IMG_3467.jpg?t=1239733697
Tackling the trails in a stock TJ on 31's/open diffs makes things a lot more interesting....
http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/Moose512/Moab%202009/IMG_1959.jpg?t=1239733917
Coming out of the wedge on Poison Spider..
http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/Moose512/Moab%202009/IMG_6030.jpg?t=1239733748
Offroad Evolution's/Mel's updated rig painted red and now with 42's
http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/Moose512/Moab%202009/IMG_1905.jpg?t=1239733814
My wingman on Poison Spider was Jeepthing. His JK is almost a twin to mine. The climb up to the mesa..
http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/Moose512/Moab%202009/IMG_1983.jpg?t=1239734055
Another one of the big ledges on Poison Spider..
http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/Moose512/Moab%202009/IMG_1989.jpg?t=1239734227
One more picture of Jeepthing...
http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/Moose512/Moab%202009/IMG_2037.jpg?t=1239734404

JoeT
04-14-2009, 04:57 PM
Hey it was great to run into you at the Jeep display!

RubiJK
04-14-2009, 05:24 PM
Jason, we need to go back again for sure. I'm with you and could avoid going during EJS though...

Joe T, good finally meeting you face to face at the brewery with Jason!

jdemonto
04-14-2009, 09:53 PM
Jason, we need to go back again for sure. I'm with you and could avoid going during EJS though...

Joe T, good finally meeting you face to face at the brewery with Jason!

Yes/No.....

The EJS was not all that bad just a challenge selecting runs. I had a lot of fun seeing old faces and hanging out with some of the manuafactures. I may return next year!

Jason