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Cool Vehicle Sighting

It’s a good thing I don’t have any tire size anxiety issues.  Otherwise I may have to rush out and buy a bracket lift, or over compensate with a louder exhaust system and some kind of faux bead lock wheel.

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Trail Report – Middle St Vrain and Coney Flats


I’m happy to report that Middle St Vrain and Coney Flats are as scenic and enjoyable (and busy) as ever.  We headed up with 3 trucks, 3 adults, and 4 kids, to enjoy a day of sunshine and high mountain air.

The ‘wheelin was excellent with good challenges and no breakage.  The kids also did well, with no injuries and only 2 tumbles into the creek…

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Frontier Tinkering – Utilitrack Creativity

You may remember my Frontier Hi Lift mounting dilemma a while back.  The main concerns being secure mounting, ease of access, and preservation of precious bed space.

My original solution was to put the Hi Lift on the factory bed divider, where it would be handy, but not take up any space that wasn’t already restricted by the divider itself.


This routine worked pretty well, but as it turns out, that extra 6″ of bed space comes in pretty handy, and the Hi Lift just isn’t needed unless I’m going off-road.  So now I am on to Hi Lift mount version 2.0 (or maybe 1.5)

The bed divider has been retired and the Hi Lift will be a part-time passenger for the time being.



I modified the 4xRac brackets with a slot in the center of each end and secured them with some of the factory utilitrack hardware.  Mount is even more secure and the jack can now be carried in any of the 5 tracks.  Not sure where it will spend the most time, but it is definitely solid.

Road Trip Report – Moab

For reasons too numerous to mention, Moab is still very close to the top of my list of favorite places on earth.

I recently had the opportunity to pass through on a business trip (really, I was working) and enjoy some warm weather wheelin’.  I even had the benefit of having Spinny along for entertainment and slave labor.

We enjoyed a blurry night out among the locals, followed by a near-epic day of ‘wheelin that included Klondike Bluffs, Gemini Bridges, and a section of Gold Bar Rim.

The Nismo performed admirably and I finally got to feel the benefit of all the upgrade$.  Proof that I didn’t do it for looks.

Non 4×4 highlights included dino tracks, desert/mountain goats, blooming prickly pears, and the usual canyon country scenery.  Photographic evidence follows.