First Trail Ride in my Rubi; Rausch Creek 22 December

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Took my new Rubi on its first trail ride. Went to Rausch Creek on Sunday with my buddy in his awesome Scrambler. It was the first time at Rausch for both of us. Luckily, we got linked up with a local in a built XJ that guided us. It was an EXCELLENT day with great weather. Earned all 3 BOHs. I'm on stock tires and suspension, but only needed a bit of winching to get through the gatekeeper obstacle on Crawl Daddy. I'm a "quiet" wheeler and focus more on line than skinny pedal. Roam step sliders and factory skids got a workout and I also got a little rash on right rear fender and all 4 wheels. I must say, the lockers and sway bar disco made a world of difference compared to wheeling my Sport. Anyway, words words words, here's the pics!

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Nice! Looks like a ton of fun.
 

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Took my new Rubi on its first trail ride. Went to Rausch Creek on Sunday with my buddy in his awesome Scrambler. It was the first time at Rausch for both of us. Luckily, we got linked up with a local in a built XJ that guided us. It was an EXCELLENT day with great weather. Earned all 3 BOHs. I'm on stock tires and suspension, but only needed a bit of winching to get through the gatekeeper obstacle on Crawl Daddy. I'm a "quiet" wheeler and focus more on line than skinny pedal. Roam step sliders and factory skids got a workout and I also got a little rash on right rear fender and all 4 wheels. I must say, the lockers and sway bar disco made a world of difference compared to wheeling my Sport. Anyway, words words words, here's the pics!

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Nice build! Love those rock rails!
 

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I've been wanting to run Rausch but now I'm not sure I can make it haha. My side steps are not going to fly with the boulders. Are there bypasses for the hang-ups?
 
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My rock rails/winching comments were strictly related to Crawl Daddy (and Crawler Ridge to a minor extent). TONS of trails that stock Sports could wheel without damage.
 

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Nice! Which trail did you get the rash on the wheels?
 
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Nice! Which trail did you get the rash on the wheels?
Not 100% sure. Wheel rash doesn't bother me so I don't pay too much attention.
 

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Hahahaha I rubbed my passenger rear fender on Crawl Daddy as well, in the same spot. The beginning is tight! That trail is challenging but a lot of fun!
 

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