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Default Richland Rd. Lenoir NC 6-4-11 Revisited

Hopefully we don't get flooded out this time!!!

Also, Richland Rd. is apparently not too difficult in itself, it has lots of 'bypasses' that are where the 4x4 action is had.

So, open invite to any and all out there, if you don't think you can do it, don't take the bypass.

Lenoir, NC WallyWorld (Wal Mart) 10am.

Again, in the event of more flooding, back up plan to head to Brown Mountain.
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I MAY go. Do you have any pictures of some of the funner parts of Richland Rd?

EDIT: I just watched some of the vids you posted on the trip reports thread from your last trip and REALLY would love to get up in them thur woods.

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I MAY go. Do you have any pictures of some of the funner parts of Richland Rd?

EDIT: I just watched some of the vids you posted on the trip reports thread from your last trip and REALLY would love to get up in them thur woods.
The trip report you read may be a bit confusing, that was Brown Mountain where we went because Richland Rd. was flooded out. I have not been to Richland Rd. before so I don't know what exactly to expect.

This Thread has some videos of Richland Rd. My understanding is that it is a gravel forest service Rd. with some 4x4 bypasses. Let me check with the guy who is leading the trip about Subie compatibility on the main Rd. If all looks good, would be great to have you along.
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Don't forget to mention it's raised a couple inches. It's got 9" to the front y-pipe and 9 1/4" at the rear diff.
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Don't forget to mention it's raised a couple inches. It's got 9" to the front y-pipe and 9 1/4" at the rear diff.
Cool, I've only seen a 1" lifted Foz to date. Waiting to hear back from our trip leader, but I think you'll be fine.

What sort of lift do you have???
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Cool, I've only seen a 1" lifted Foz to date. Waiting to hear back from our trip leader, but I think you'll be fine.

What sort of lift do you have???

It's just a strut lift. King Springs with KYB GR-2 struts. I have half inch spacers for the front and 3/4" for the rear but I think I'm just going to stick with the rears (haven't installed any of the spacers yet). Those front axles are looking a bit strained already.
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Trip leader says you should be OK. Hope you can join us.

I can post up the address of the Wal Mart we're meeting at if you need it.
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Trip leader says you should be OK. Hope you can join us.

I can post up the address of the Wal Mart we're meeting at if you need it.
UPDATE: Ball-joint giving me trouble (brand new ) and an axle started clicking so maybe I'll bring the Touring wagon. It'd be better for the real trails anyway. And I should be fine when it comes to finding the Wal-mart as long as there's only one in Lenoir.
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UPDATE: Ball-joint giving me trouble (brand new ) and an axle started clicking so maybe I'll bring the Touring wagon. It'd be better for the real trails anyway. And I should be fine when it comes to finding the Wal-mart as long as there's only one in Lenoir.
Cool, I'd love to see that touring wagon.

935 Blowing Rock Blvd. Fairly sure there is only one, but just in case.
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I tested out the Outback today in Pigeon Forge. Followed a 6" lifted Cherokee with 33s on it and did fine. The only problem I had was the rear end dragging going up steep inclines. Approach angle seems good. I could go anywhere he could EXCEPT for the really sharp breakovers, got high centered once but wasn't stuck enough to need help. Otherwise, he was very suprised and so was I. Now add maybe a 3" body lift and low range AND skid plates... I honestly can't contemplate what the car would be capable of.

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