: Tm 7/13/08


howyadoin
07-13-2008, 09:07 PM
So, my buddy Gary bought a new (to him) buggy and we thought we'd go give it a whirl to see what falls off.:D Headed straight for LT and I decided "I can totally run LT with an XJ on 31's with no lockers, sliders, winch, front bumper, etc." To make a long story short, I had zero issues other than taking a strap going up the hill before "white line" for about 4 feet to keep me off a rock. "Creative line selection" was the theme of the day! I did self-clearance a little sheet metal along the way, but not too bad. I was actually pretty amazed at how well it worked in its current form. I had a great time, it's been a long time since I wheeled anything with a body to worry about. Gary's new rig ran flawlessly until I made him take the optional notch at the end. He flogged it and we noticed his pinion angle in the rear was changing way too much when he shifted so we backed him down thankfully. When they built his rear wishbone, they used welder washers to reduce the hole size in the truss, and the genious who welded it got zero penetration so it ripped itself loose. We threw a couple ratchet straps on it and drove it back to the trailer. The End.:D By the way, the weather was awesome and not too muddy at all.
Here's a couple pics, mostly of the new buggy in action...
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Put Gary on the hard line at "Z Rock", he was really close even though it's a really short rig...
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"Mike, I'm gonna roll!"...nah, you'll be fine...:D
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Spinnas
07-13-2008, 10:28 PM
Nice Mike! The XJ is for picking up the chicks cause the AC! Are those more of my elusive 39" Krawlers?

howyadoin
07-13-2008, 10:40 PM
Nice Mike! The XJ is for picking up the chicks cause the AC! Are those more of my elusive 39" Krawlers?

The AC was really nice!:D Those "reds" are 37's.

MerMan
07-13-2008, 11:41 PM
That's cool Mike.Larry,Josh,and I ran WT's Sat night.It was fun.Today looked like a good day to wheel yo.

PS.
mmm..stickies

bentyota
07-14-2008, 05:27 PM
o your stickies are overrated ask larry. just hit 3rd gear and get um smokin and they stick just fine.

MerMan
07-14-2008, 05:31 PM
o your stickies are overrated ask larry. just hit 3rd gear and get um smokin and they stick just fine.:p

Fix your drive shaft yet?

bentyota
07-14-2008, 07:24 PM
yup both of them took a whole 5 min. and now i have a hacksaw and a cordless cut off wheel in my bag. lets hit tm sat after you get me tags