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Updated on May 06, 2012
SUMMER WHEELING 08 continued.
The next trip out after the radius arm failure/rebuild started out like this. I didn't see a hole covered by some stick.... and. Then things were on an angle.
The hood is up because I had to button up the rear winch cable to my battery, I rear winched out cause we found a better path.
Mudhole. Mudhole + Bronco
Contemplating how best to make it throught the slop and up the hill. It proved to be a good challange, front locker would have been nice. Bronco sounds like a boat when it's underwater.
Almost made it through the first mudhole on the way home, found a stick that wanted to poke at my brakelines, fuel pump, and fuel lines in the mudhole. Luckly no damage.
Home safe with nothing broken. Wootwoot.
How far can you go?
Remember this is a 'static' test. If you have a Inclinometer do not go all the way up to the numbers we have when on the trail!
We never even loaded the chain at 38* with the Toyota! He decided to stop there.
I had to go until the chain got tight, I had to know. The chain didn't get tight even at 45*!!! I had to go past where my meter measured! (just barley)
(not me in the seat, Toyota pilots little brother) The door barely opened before meeting the ground.
So, that is pretty cool. I feel comfortable going up to 30* now.
ANOTHER TRIP WITH THE TOYOTA
I tried it, didn't make it, backed up to try it again, and plugged my exhaust solid.
We dug it out and made our way up the hill.
This is how you recieve trail rash, lol. Go where the isn't quite room. Horray for two vehicles!
Just crawling logs.
Found a nice little creek. The toyota lost a mirror comming out from the creek valley.
This is how to bend your exhaust into a pretzel. Just have it about 4" too long and back over some trees that have a grudge.
The end of that trip.
I proudly say there is no pics of me and this puddle because I commited to the center of it and shreded through it. The toyota was not so shred-like.
But, we together we did shred things.
But, we got out and kept on truckin'. Until I met this stick.
And this much of it went in my sidewall.
On the way home, we came back to the hole where we ripped the bumper apart. Toyota was in the lead and wanted to teach the hole a lesson. He was doing quite good, delayed, but still fighting and moving around in the hole, until. PISHHHHHHHHH a familiar noise. A tire airing down quite rapidly. There was a largelarge rock hidden in the hole and it rubbed his valve stem out of the rim. So that sucked.
We both had a flat that trip, my tire (nearly new) was destroyed, luckly his was fine. Just a new valve stem.
I torched the rear axle of the TownCar out and got rid of what was left of it.
Then I discoverd a broken head bolt on my 5.0L. LET THIS BE A LESSON TO YOU, DO NOT RE-USE HEAD BOLTS. lol. $325 later I have that fixed.
I have a deposit on some Explorer axles with 4.88 gears in them, spool in the back, and an ARB in the front. I'm very excited about them. I even have some 35" rubber to run. Now all I have to do is swap in axles and have a chit-chat with the fenders about making space for my cutom grooved 35"s.
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Nice build up. Was fun to read.
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