: Hey TBob, here's what I'm gonna do with 15" shocks... max them out


Spinnas
09-04-2007, 10:17 AM
Like every year, me and a couple buddies from school go up to my parent's place in Pinedale and go out and watch the Snowflake Whiplash race and then do some wheeling. Here's the pics from the weekend, which would be the first/shakedown run on Mike's rig and my rig since their builds that were sort-of completed Friday right before we loaded them on the trailer. All in all, a great weekend with no real problems and put alot of miles and 4wd time on the rigs. Might not be exciting pics, but here they are, maybe they can help you think thoughts of cool weather.

Figured I better get a pic first thing Saturday morning before we headed out cause who knows what was going to happen

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Made it out to the races, so that was good for step 1, shot from the back

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Flexing the rig out for the first time to check everything out

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Flexes WAY more than I though it would, actually pulled the front driveshaft apart

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Mike flexing his rig

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Mmmmmmmmmmmm 4-link

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Another shot

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Later Saturday we took some FR roads in a loop from our place towards Lons Canyon and went to Lons Spring

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Next day playing around and wrapped the axle too much trying a climb and broke a rear u-joint

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More playing around

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Sunday afternoon we took a few other roads in less traveled canyons and found this spot to play in, here's Mike

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Another

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One more

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And me

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Again

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A little ways up the trail taking a break

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Monday we headed out to Mortesen Wash and played around, here's the whole crew, right to left, Mike, me, my Dad and his Willys, Brian in the 4-Runner, and Chad in the TJ

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Poser shot

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Cruisin up the wash

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Mike cruisin

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More playing around

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From there was headed back towards a different area next to Lons Canyon, really green up there

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Comander Ace
09-04-2007, 01:00 PM
Looks like it was a fun time Nice rigs by the way :kewl:

TBob
09-04-2007, 01:12 PM
Hey Miller - saw it on UT allready and replied...btw your not using the full 15 :rolleyes:

Spinnas
09-04-2007, 02:18 PM
Hey Miller - saw it on UT allready and replied...btw your not using the full 15 :rolleyes:

Bob's hattin' again. The front is maxed out in the flex pic from in the V-notch. The rear since they are triangulated would almost be inpossible to max out. And it's 15.5" travel BTW:D

TBob
09-04-2007, 02:41 PM
Not hatin' - looks great!! but I don't believe that front shock is maxed at 15"
I'll bring my tape next time we run. :D

Bob's hattin' again. The front is maxed out in the flex pic from in the V-notch. The rear since they are triangulated would almost be inpossible to max out. And it's 15.5" travel BTW:D

Spinnas
09-04-2007, 02:44 PM
Not hatin' - looks great!! but I don't believe that front shock is maxed at 15"
I'll bring my tape next time we run. :D

Just to give you a comparison, you can't see the top of the shock, and the body length of the shock(just the body, not the eye on the end is 19.25" long). The tucked side is totally bottomed out and smashing the bumpstop and shock bushings. They might not be totally maxed in the pic because when I pulled forward from there, it went a little more down and that's when the front driveshaft pulled apart and when the tire started to lift off the ground.