• Off Road Trips

    23rd ORT in The Lone Ranger โ€“ Moonlight Racing 3-15-14

    Itโ€™s been way too long since Iโ€™ve had the chance to go out and play (9/13 was the last outing). Kiddo is taking up quite a bit of time so the truck doesnโ€™t see much in the way of play time anymore. But hey, It was nice to get out into the woods again! When was the last time you saw a Mercury Wagon on the road? We showed up with a huge crowd and wound up splitting off into…

  • Off Road Trips

    22nd ORT in The Lone Ranger โ€“ Stocker no Locker at Moonlight Racing 9-22-13

    While Iโ€™m far from being a stocker, and I definitely have lockers, I rounded up a noob driver to chaufer me around during this local even put on by Mo4wd. We wound up having a blast on the easy trails in the morning, and in the afternoon I graduated my noob to a few of the harder trails We managed to cover a little over 5 miles of trails: I didnโ€™t take too many photos, but hereโ€™s what I got:…

  • Off Road Trips

    21st ORT in The Lone Ranger โ€“ Interlake 9-21-13

    I like this park, I like it a lot more when itโ€™s dry. Sadly though, it rained about 1.5โ€ the day before we headed out to the park which made getting around to some of the parts we wanted to get to impossible as the hill climbs would have just been a winchfest. So in spite of being denied early in the day, and with a little U-joint carnage, we still managed to cover about 10 miles of the park:…

  • Garage Projects

    The Lone Ranger โ€“ Team Grand Wagoneer Replacment Springs

    When I bent my front springs, I tried to find a replacement OEM type pack. After a little searching, I was seeing nothing but good things about BJโ€™s off-road. Unfortunately, they wound up being a wee bit irritating. Iโ€™d placed my order on 8/2/11 via the interwebz. One week later, my order was still โ€˜pendingโ€™. Several phone calls later (and lots of, โ€œweโ€™ll ship them now!โ€ phone calls). I wound up canceling the order when they finially told me that…