Made it back from our yearly trip. This year was the Arizona Peace Trail. We did the Northern half this year to see what it was all about. Super fun. Rocky in the beginning, smoothed out about half way in the mountains and the last half was a little of both. Hot AF pretty much the whole time. A little bit of mayhem but all-in-all we made it through without rolling, crashing or anyone dying. Success!!
The T-Juan at the meeting point (View Point off the 8-Freeway)
Once we hit the dirt:
First day, thought I was Ivan Stewart in the washes. Shredded my rear driver's side tire and bent the wheel. Tried to get the tire replaced in Havasu City but the wheel prevented that idea:
Found a pretty dope beer spot. There was a huge key hole opening in a rock cropping:
(going full retard)
One of our friends decided to go 'passenger' when the spotter was telling him to go 'driver!!'. Lots of swear words and choice words were expressed soon after this little predicament. Got him out and to everyone's surprise NOT A GODDAMN SCRATCH on this Rubicon. Lucky bastard.
4Runner decided to drop his rear diff in a hole soon after. More fun words were exchanged:
The purple people eater convention happened to be out on the trail that day:
Found some homos frolicking in the lake. So we decided to join them:
My friends were not too happy with my decision to "wait til after this trip to buy new tires because I don't want to get the new ones scratched up". There were at least 6 huge gouges or slashes in these 9+ year old ATs. Held up though.
Back down into the heat:
Last day, we made it down to Parker and jumped into the river. Great way to wrap up our trip. Can't wait for next year.
Looks cool. That little dent in the rim can be banged out. trick is hit it swift and hard but make sure to hit it square. do not hit with the edge of the sledge or it will split the rim. worth trying. I have bent worse back and held fine. Some use a 2x4 on the rim and hit that also. That works on smaller bends like yours. I prefer no 2x4 and the big bends.
Looks rad!! BFGoodrich started selling the ko2 a/t in late 2014 so you’re a little off on how old your tires are. Nonetheless, I’ve driven on tires in worse condition than those appear to be in. Had to cross my fingers on a few trips lol