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So I took last week off to move and take some vacation time. I drove across the state Thursday (July 2nd) after work and moved into my new place. I spent Friday - Monday moving in the 100 degree heat and during the 4th festivites. The new place is pretty sweet for a college house. 6 Miles out of town, 1BR + Den, lots of parking, Garage and Fenced yard for the dog.

The red pig doing what she does. When I have said the truck is multipurpose I meant it!
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The soon to be uncluttered garage. At least I can fit the red truck in the door unlike my last place.
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So after 4 days of sweating and moving stuff, I headed home Monday night. I promptly got the truck ready Tuesday morning (oil change and a bath) and headed down to Oregon. The drive wasn't too bad during the middle of the day. Aside from that, I had company; the sleepy Diesel.
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About halfway down, I ended up suffering a cracked powersteering pressure line which made the side and unerbelly of the truck a mess. I kept topping the resevour off and continued driving. Once there, I set up camp and the next day was blown thanks to going to get the PS line and installing it.

Offroad Towtrucks in Reedsport, Oregon. Sadly, they aren't used much since so many people ride quads now instead of trucks and Jeeps.
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And finally out to play in the sand.
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Jeeps. Didn't get many pictures of them since I was driving as well, but they are all smallblock chevy powered... Dad's is the black on in the first pict, it has a 383 stroker w/ muncie 4-speed and D44 axles.
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The dog had a blast. He loved to dig in the sand and swim. He ended up with the name "Digger Diesel" by the end of the trip. Still have no idea what he was digging for.
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02GMCtruck
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A few sunset pictures of the truck. I love how the colors are on the coast with the sand.
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My two favorites
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A little playing around with the Clinometer. 30 degrees feels like so much :lol:
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Overall the trip was too short and I didn't get to play enough. This was the first time I took the truck out in the sand in 2 years, and the first of it being lifted. As far as the truck goes, yeah. I had a blast. Even with 3.73s it did phenomenal. I went 99% of the place the jeeps go, had no trouble with most hills, etc. The tires do great aired down (ran 12psi front / 9psi rear) and had great traction. The suspension actually far surpassed my expecations, and was much smoother than the IFS. I even got the front end off the ground a few times, and had no issues there either.
 

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looks like a hell of a time, also never seen one of those clinometers before either. they seem interesting.
 

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02GMCtruck
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Yeah, fun to play with. This particular one is from a Japanese Nissan Terrano, AKA Pathfinder.
 

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Nice pictures dude. Hey have you graduated yet from WSU? Or do you still have another year?


I have a buddy who goes to those dunes all the time with his quads. Thats one thing I wish I would have done with my tahoe since I lived on the coast for a year
 

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No, I still have at least 2 if not 3 years left. I'm doing a double major of architecture and construction management.

And yes, the sand = awesome. Shoulda taken the hoe out there.
 

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Nice, I have buddies who completed the Architecture and the CM program. One of them is working for Lydig right now who I think is still working on the building across from Martin
 

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Yeah it's a tough program, this is my 5th year of college. I've completed 4 years of architecture and 1 year of construction management so far, hoping it will take my another 2-3 years.
 
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