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Mud NY


In keeping with trying to bring to the forefront all of the available off roading groups around the state, I bring to you today MUD NY located in Central New York. The MUD NY group was suggested to us by David Lane. If you know of a group that we haven’t featured yet, please let us know and we will add it to our list. Please provide the URL with your suggestion. If the site does not have a current website, give us some background information on it and address and we will get it posted.

Here is some information about MUD NY from their official website: www.mudnyclub.com.

MUD NY is a family friend club that is based out of Central New York. Any kind of 4×4 is allowed and there are members who have Jeeps, Chevys, and everything in between. The club’s purpose is to promote safe, sensible operations of the stock and modified 4 wheel drive vehicles on and off road as well as to provide activities that are recreational, educational, and social for members. It does not cost anything to be a member.

The club was founded January 11, 2010 by David Lane. It is designed for both casual and die hard off roaders. It will be organized as a non-profit organization and participates in and supports activities that will better the community. On their website you can find a list of required and recommended equipment, the links to the group’s Facebook page, Facebook group, and Twitter page, as well as affiliates, resources, news, and a forum. There is even a calendar where members and visitors can keep up with the upcoming events. The forum is a great place for members to get to know each other and discuss technical issues, land or trail issues, and to buy or sell parts for their 4×4.

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David Lane

I would like to introduce you all to David Lane.. David Lane is the founder of MUD NY out of Central New York, a Marine, a Student, and a Jeep Off Roader! Read on to learn more about David Lane, the man.

David Lane

We asked David to tell us a little about himself… here is what he shared:

My name is David Lane. I am 23 years old and hail from Candor, NY. I spend four years in the Marine Corps as a tank mechanic and served two tours to Iraq. Now I spend almost all my time working on school work. I am attending Broome Community College working towards an Associates of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. I am engaged to a wonderful woman who I actually met when I was stationed in North Carolina, her name is Zeina, and she supports my off-road addiction. We are set to be married in May of 2011. That is also when we both graduate from college and as soon as possible after that I plan on starting my own off-road fabrication business.

David Lane

XtremeTerrain: What type of Jeep do you run?

David: I have had a few Jeeps over my life. My first was an 88 XJ that was bone stock and was a reliable daily driver that could handle the abuse I put it through. I also had an 81 CJ7 with a 360 V8 on 33″s. That was a beast for sure but needed a lot of attention that I could not afford to give it. Both of those were when I was in high school and before I went into the Marines. I did no off-roading while in the Marines, other than that in the M1A1 and M88A2 vehicles.

A few months after I got out of the Marines I bought a 98 XJ Sport from North Carolina; that was the best part of the Jeep as up here in New York everything is rusted. It is a 4.0L and 5 speed with the AX-15 transmission. The Jeep came with a Rusty’s 3″ lift and 32″s. Since then I have done a lot to the XJ. Being a 5 speed it had 3.07 gears and this was absolutely horrible on any sort of hill. I decided it was time for a gear change, but if I was going to do that sort of work I would go all out. Here are the list of mods I have completed so far:

1. 31 Spline Ford 8.8 Axle w/ Disc Brakes swapped from a 2001 Ford Explorer
2. Superior’s Super 88 kit w/ Chrome Moly Axle Shafts and C-clip eliminators
3. Had a Auburn ECTED locker in the rear that caused some problems, in the process of replacing it with an OX locker.
4. Advance Adapters Slip Yoke Eliminator and Tom Woods Double Cardon rear driveshaft
5. EATON 31 spline E-locker up front
6. Superior’s Super 30 axle kit, with axle tube seals
7. Iron Rock 8″ Long Arm suspension
8. 4.56 ring and pinion gears
9. OR-Fab Bumpers
10. Smittybilt XRC8 with a 10,000lb synthetic rope

David Lane

XtremeTerrain: Favorite spot to off road?

David: I like wheeling any place that is legal and free. It is sad that a lot of places are getting shut down and turned into hiking only trails here in New York. The trails would not even exist for hikers if the off-roaders hadn’t made the trails. But, I do not have one single place that I could choose, as a favorite; as there are always new places to be discovered and wheeling the same thing over and over can get boring.

XtremeTerrain: Favorite off roading quote?

David: “I’ll make my own trail” I say this all the time, jokingly, when people are stuck on the trail if front of me.

David Lane

XtremeTerrain: If you could have any modifications done, what would they be?

David: Number one priority is getting my rear axle fixed up with the OX locker. I plan on making a custom center console to make the OX actuator look like it belongs instead of just bolting it to the side of something. I’ll also be moving my row of switches to the center console and have a cutout for a CB radio.

I am also in the process of designing my own 4-link front and rear suspension system. When I have the design phase completed I will have the parts made up and I will install them. It will be a good chance to test the design for my future business as well.

Sometime in the future, I would like put some 1-ton axles under it, and a stoker motor. That is more work than I am willing to do right now though.

David Lane

XtremeTerrain: What was your best/worse modification if any?

David: The gear change was by far the best modification. It put my crawling speed right where I want it with 35″ tires. I can just put it in 4 lo and just let the Jeep crawl.

The worst mod I have done is install the Auburn ECTED locker. The design on the locker is probably one of the worst on the market. On the right side of the locker there are two sets of splines, about a half in wide each, which hold the axle shaft. When the axle is locked the inner most set of splines is all that is turning the axle shaft. As one might imagine that is not a good idea to have all that torque transmitted on such a small section of the axle shaft. It is sure to shear the splines of axle shaft. I would not recommend for anyone to buy the ECTED locker; I found out the hard way.

David Lane

XtremeTerrain: Do you belong to any off roading organization, if so which one(s)?

David: I actually started an off-road club back in January, about the same time as I bought my Jeep. The club is called MUD NY and we are out of Central New York. We allow all types of 4×4 vehicles. For more information on our club you can visit our website. www.mudnyclub.com

David Lane

XtremeTerrain: How old were you when you first started off roading?

David: I was 16 years old when I first started off-roading. My first vehicle was a 2WD 1993 Ford Ranger, which I hit mild trails with. I had that for about 6 months and the transmission blew. That is when I got my first Jeep and I was off-roading everyday.

XtremeTerrain: Why you love Jeep Off Roading?

David: There are many reasons I love off-roading. It is an escape for me. When I am on the trails, I can forget about all the stressful things in life. I also love nature and being outdoors and I don’t think there is any better way to spend time outside. Now that I am part of an off-road club, I enjoy it even more because I know I have people I can count on if something ever happens on the trails.

David Lane

XtremeTerrain: Any off roading story or incident you would like to share.

David: I will first say that this is back when I was young and stupid, I am now a responsible off-roader. When I was in high school, it was raining a lot one day. Knowing the trails would be muddy, me and a 2 Cherokees full of my friends got crazy. For some reason we were on a trail and decided to turn around. I attempted to turn around at some guy’s cabin and I backed up in the opening, when I hit the brakes I just kept sliding, all the way down this guys hill. It was so rainy that you would sink into the ground just by walking on it. I tried to get back up the hill on my own but it was too muddy for a stock Cherokee. So there I was at the bottom of the hill and my friend in the other Jeep was still on the main trail. I told him not to come down but he didn’t listen. Once he got down close enough to hook up a chain he realized that he was stuck too. He finally got his Jeep moved out of the way of mine, and there were 4 or 5 people pushing on the back of my Jeep while I was rocking it back and forth trying to get it moving. For at least an hour, I did not move but maybe 2 or 3 inches back and forth. So everyone pretty much was just standing around trying to call people who might be able to pull us out. However after being stuck for so long I got incredibly pissed off. I rocked it back and forth, this time with as much gas pedal as possible. I think I even bent the pedal a little. After a few rocks, I finally started making progress up the hill. I did not let off the gas until I made it make to the main trail. At that point, I got out of the Jeep and went back down to help my other friend get unstuck. I looked up at my jeep and the Catalytic converter was glowing red-hot and my friends told me flames were coming out of it. My buddy made it up the hill okay by just staying in my ruts.

At another point during that night we were on another trail where there was another cabin not far off the trail. I ended up spinning my tires on the trail and it slung mud all over the side of this guy’s cabin. The funny thing about that is the mud is still on the cabin today, 7 years later.

Today, I am a much more responsible off-roader and would never purposely damage another person’s property, and the club I started promotes safe and sensible off-roading.

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MudNY

Last week I posted a blog about an off roading club called Mud NY . Well, they have a couple events coming up and are extending a warm invite to any who would like to attend. The first is not a trail run but rather a group of off roaders getting together to create a new trail. Here are the details to this event:

Making New Trail will take place August 21 • 10:00am – 5:00pm
At 42.289278, -76.021442 Maine, NY

For directions please go to the follow url: Google maps or here: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.289278%2C+-76.021442&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl

Those participating will meet at 10 AM and if not present at that time, the group will have to start. Concern for late comers is that it may be difficult for everyone to meet back up.

Please bring tools to help make trails. Anything you think might be useful.-Chainsaws, Tow straps, Long Ropes, etc. Bring some friends. MudNy is looking forward to making this a fun event despite the hard work that is involved in creating new trails.

The next event is “MUD NY running with Xterra’s”. All 4×4’s are welcomed to this event. It is being held on September 18 at 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM. The location of the event is Dragon’s Gorge (42°38’13.70″N 75°11’31.10″W), 203 Kenneth a Harrington Rd. in Garrattsville, NY.

At the current time this is all the information I have on this event but more information will be added to the MudNY Facebook Fan Page. MudNY states that “There are plenty of trails for everyone! Please invite all your friends to this event, it would be great to have a lot of people show up.”

If you have an upcoming event you would like for us to give a shout out to, send us a message on our Facebook and we will do our best to help out!

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Mud NY

Mud NY Logo

I really enjoyed looking through the Mud NY website that was brought to my attention by one of Xtremeterrains Facebook Fans – David Lane, also founder of this group.

You can tell by the Mud NY website that they took a lot of time in its creation and you can see their love of off roading throughout. This group does not discriminate against what you drive but does have some by laws in which your vehicle has to meet requirements. (Nothing unreasonable.)

Here is some information David so kindly shared with me regarding this terrific off roading group:

“We are a family friendly off road club based out of Central New York for the die hard or casual off roader. We allow any type of 4×4.

MUD NY is organized to provide social, educational, and recreational activities for its membership. We promote safe and sensible operation of our stock and modified four wheel drive vehicles, both on and off-road.

Monthly meeting are on the last Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted. The meeting location is usually in Maine, NY. The exact location can be found on our website. For any other information please visit our website.

Our next meeting is Saturday August 28th, the details can be found on the website or On the MudNY Facebook FanPage.

I hope all you off roaders in the New York area check out this group and even become part of their family. I would also like to thank David for sharing his group with us and for the shout out he gave XtremeTerrain on the clubs resource page. Thank you David, and Keep us posted of any upcoming off roading events we can help you promote through our blog.

Every day we help Jeep Enthusiasts across the United States find the Jeep Parts and Accessories they need. With a selection of over 10,000 and climbing Jeep products, you are sure to find just the item you are looking for.
XtremeTerrain
1192 East Draper Parkway
Suite 302
Draper, UT. 84020
URL: http://www.xtremeterrain.com/
Telephone
Toll Free: 1-888-358-JEEP
Local: 1-801-649-4240
Email
service@XtremeTerrain.com
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