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29 Jun 2018 15:14 #193856 by sniper
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A short ride out,



Beautiful day, spoilt a little by bikes... bloody everywhere, needs eyes in the back of your......

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29 Jun 2018 15:57 #193860 by Daniel30
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29 Jun 2018 17:17 - 29 Jun 2018 17:19 #193864 by Riccy
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push bikes or motorbikes? both are a pest :laugh: You should see some of the looks we get from the rambler types in the lake district!

J999 MNY, M16 VVT, R7me gbox & Rocklobster,
31x10.5r15 Cooper STT, 2x ARB Lockd' 3.9 diffs & twin compressor,
6.5" total lift, Zookbob HD steering shock, Ignis recaro's
Custom bar & arches, rocksliders & guards,
Snorkel, K&N, 13500lb Winchmax, Buzzweld, etc, etc

Plus ULYSSES (06' trayback project)
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30 Jun 2018 10:11 #193887 by sniper
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Lycra clad twits on road cycles, riding back lanes that are tight and twisty. Barely room for a car to pass safely, if you see them in time to even drive safely. If I was riding a cycle over the peaks, I wouldn't ride that type of road, its as bad as riding at night with no lights.

If the cars can't see you, your in danger as a cyclist. I lost count of how many times I drove round a bend at 20-30mph and met a bike that I hadn't seen.

Yes I get plenty of "looks" from ramblers but I do my best to be polite / considerate. So much so that they can't raise any objection without looking aggressive. I also check the lane reports on the county council website so that I can talk with some knowledge and confidence.

In Castleton, I did have a father pushing his toddlers into the road to hinder my progress past his driveway. I looked at him like he was a fool and he realised that to continue would show his poor parenting to casual observers and backed down. You could see the aggression in his eyes and also understand the problem once down into the quarry, there must be a lot of noise from bikes scrambling down there.

I would love to drive the lakes Riccy but have no knowledge at all, if your ever having what you'd probably call a "steady day" out there, It would be great to tag along. I've followed a few of your days on the forum and they look to be good drives but maybe a little challenging for my pretty much standard car. Breakfasts look good too...

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30 Jun 2018 11:59 #193890 by Riccy
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MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra). Worst kind! I guess they choose the back roads because the traffic on better routes is much worse.

For the Lakes have a look at Cumbria councils HOTR lists/maps here: www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/publi...of_Trails_Routes.asp

Also if you are starting to do a fair bit of green laning then GLASS is really worth joining as it gives access to trailwise, which is a mapping tool that shows where they all are and comments on them as well. its about £35 a year i think.

On one of the recent trips there was a fella called Kev who has a relativley standard jimny. he managed in all but two places no problem. Clutch did smell a bit tho! Its surprising where a standard jim can get. Some of the lakes ones are probably a bit much tho! Next run out is 14 & 15 july with Dave, Brett and co, but that will be all the tight/scratchy ones and hardcore ones (hopefully :-) ). Think we are up to the 5 car limit as well. Where are you based? the lakes is a fair drive from down south

J999 MNY, M16 VVT, R7me gbox & Rocklobster,
31x10.5r15 Cooper STT, 2x ARB Lockd' 3.9 diffs & twin compressor,
6.5" total lift, Zookbob HD steering shock, Ignis recaro's
Custom bar & arches, rocksliders & guards,
Snorkel, K&N, 13500lb Winchmax, Buzzweld, etc, etc

Plus ULYSSES (06' trayback project)

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30 Jun 2018 14:40 #193892 by sniper
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I'm in North Notts. near Mansfield. j29M1. with the peaks on my doorstep. GLASS is on the list and I'll have a look at the website, thanks.

I'm enjoying the anonymity of a standard looking car but also want to drive some more testing routes, I think I might have to go to 2" lift but I will try and avoid it. I want to see how far I can go with a standard appearance.

If you guys consider it challenging then it will definitely be beyond me, hope you have a blast, I look forward to reading about it on the forum.

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30 Jun 2018 17:05 #193893 by Riccy
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Yeah with no lift/smaller tyres there would be issues on our 2 day trip :unsure: 99% would be no problem, but theres a few that just need more ground clearance, flex and locker(s).

The trick seems to be the lockers rather than any huge lift. Bigger tyres are going to give more diff clearance, but that means gearing changes to have any power (and clutch!). Jimnys are narrow enough to take different lines to avoid ruts, after that its just traction & loud pedal :-)

J999 MNY, M16 VVT, R7me gbox & Rocklobster,
31x10.5r15 Cooper STT, 2x ARB Lockd' 3.9 diffs & twin compressor,
6.5" total lift, Zookbob HD steering shock, Ignis recaro's
Custom bar & arches, rocksliders & guards,
Snorkel, K&N, 13500lb Winchmax, Buzzweld, etc, etc

Plus ULYSSES (06' trayback project)

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01 Jul 2018 10:52 #193903 by sniper
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I'm fitting a Quaife ATB diff in the next few weeks, this will give me probably just enough confidence on the slippy stuff, to get myself in bother........

I had an old FJ that was pretty standard but fitted with factory LSD that worked well and I had much more confidence in it, than I do the jimny. I know the jimny is as good, if not better, off road but I also know how easily a puddle of mud will engulf open diffs, no matter the tyres.

The ATB isn't new to me, I ran them in mini's and escorts in the past and it's a top tarmac tool and although I've only run them on gravel, I'm sure it will be a big positive off road too. I can't wait to start putting the arse out on the jimny, seeing the little tonka drifting wet roundabouts should be a sight.....

When I see the cars capabilities once it's fitted is when I'll decide on final ride height, I'm on 15mm seats at the moment with KYB road springs.
I might go to Eibach +30mm before my final stab which would be Trailgear comfort +50mm. My desire to keep the car looking standard may have to accept a small lift.

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