: Shakedown TM


Kaistie
09-22-2007, 05:09 PM
Everything went well except not being able to get used to the new width. I guess that just means more wheeling! The weather was awsome....

Taco_toy
09-22-2007, 06:57 PM
Thats sweet!!:D

thenexus
09-22-2007, 09:21 PM
Nice! :xrocker:

Now bring it to Yuma.

MerMan
09-23-2007, 12:12 AM
x2 on the weather. I got some good pics,check em out...

http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/18908/2645053990100891660S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2645053990100891660qOPaHk)
thats one happy camper if you ask me:D
http://inlinethumb08.webshots.com/17927/2225150390100891660S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2225150390100891660NewQgq)
Anaconda
http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/19089/2147189540100891660S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2147189540100891660VlVxSK)
oh yeah..
http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/19584/2085250620100891660S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2085250620100891660MMyxTY)
a lil Dirty Sanchez
http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/20159/2164154360100891660S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2164154360100891660eObzQI)
Nate gettin some
http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/20091/2453764150100891660S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2453764150100891660aUiAdX)
Predator
theres more in my albums

Spinnas
09-23-2007, 12:13 AM
Hell yeah, get ready to beat some bitches! Is that Predator in the first pic and Dirty Sanchez in the second?

Kaistie
09-23-2007, 11:13 AM
Hell yeah, get ready to beat some bitches! Is that Predator in the first pic and Dirty Sanchez in the second?

Yep. We were getting ready to tackle the falls on Annihilator, but we had a small leaf spring issue. Maybe next time.

padesertboy
09-23-2007, 03:15 PM
Yep. We were getting ready to tackle the falls on Annihilator, but we had a small leaf spring issue. Maybe next time.


Nice job Nate!!!, looks bitchin!

Kaistie
09-23-2007, 05:50 PM
Thanks! The jury is still out on the full width thing though. I was getting hung up on all kinds of stuff. The falls at Annaconda were usually a pretty easy affair with the exception of the very top. Well I got all kinds of hung up at the bottom and just crawled the top??? So, I guess I have to relearn. I can remember watching guys wheel with full width and thinking "That was a strange line to take", but now I think I understand. Really though, it was a very successful day. I lost one bump stop and have a moderate inner axle seal leak. Nothing that will keep me off the rocks.

Mark in Az
09-23-2007, 08:18 PM
Nice! Sounds & looks like you did great.

Heatstroke
09-23-2007, 09:59 PM
VERY COOL Nate. TRUST me, you will adapt and LOVE the full width. Look'n good, hope to be wheeling with you soon.

ToyBoxAuto
09-24-2007, 09:48 AM
Looks good, love the full width.

BOVADS
09-24-2007, 10:25 AM
HOLY HUGE FENDERS BATMAN!!
looks like fun, wish i could have made it

Kaistie
09-24-2007, 10:30 AM
HOLY HUGE FENDERS BATMAN!!
looks like fun, wish i could have made it


They look big now, but when I get the 40's on there they will look just right.

FAUX X 4
09-24-2007, 10:43 AM
Super weeeeeeeeee...................You'll grow into the full width...........like you said, you just gotta pic lines a bit differently than before...........remember, you can just go over stuff now instead of around it! :D

TBob
09-24-2007, 10:51 AM
Looks good Nate! :kewl:

Kaistie
09-24-2007, 11:17 AM
Thanks. I am hoping you guys are right about the full width cause I was fighting that bitch all day. Things I used to walk right up were a struggle. I ended up having to take a completely different line.

TBob
09-24-2007, 11:41 AM
just out of curiosity what back spacing r u running?

TBob
09-24-2007, 11:41 AM
oh and do u have any better pics of the axles and the build up?

Kaistie
09-24-2007, 01:21 PM
just out of curiosity what back spacing r u running?

Well, I have a set of 4 wheels and tires with 3.75 BS, and another set that is 4.75. I used the 3.75 on the rear, and the 4.75 on the front. The idea was to make the outside width of the two axle the same, and it worked, but I kept smashing the hubs on the rocks. So, it looks like I have to put the other two 3.75 back on the front and add a spacer to the rear. I can't stand not have the axles the same. It kind of throws me off when I wheel also. I have pics on my webshots page of the axle build...

Heatstroke
09-24-2007, 02:08 PM
Well, I have a set of 4 wheels and tires with 3.75 BS, and another set that is 4.75. I used the 3.75 on the rear, and the 4.75 on the front. The idea was to make the outside width of the two axle the same, and it worked, but I kept smashing the hubs on the rocks. So, it looks like I have to put the other two 3.75 back on the front and add a spacer to the rear. I can't stand not have the axles the same. It kind of throws me off when I wheel also. I have pics on my webshots page of the axle build...

:confused: ??? WUT ??? :confused:

No mfg makes the front and rear widths the same. They are pretty much always 1"-2" different. Having the rear narrower makes the truck turn and track a lot better. If you were running the full width front with the stock Taco rear I could see the dilema, but what you have shouldn't be all that noticable or make a difference. Did you take 2 different spares too?

FAUX X 4
09-24-2007, 02:11 PM
:confused: ??? WUT ??? :confused:

No mfg makes the front and rear widths the same. They are pretty much always 1"-2" different. Having the rear narrower makes the truck turn and track a lot better. If you were running the full width front with the stock Taco rear I could see the dilema, but what you have shouldn't be all that noticable or make a difference. Did you take 2 different spares too?
At least he didn't use a wheel spacer on just one side to push the pumpkin to the right location! ;)

Kaistie
09-24-2007, 02:51 PM
Yep, you might have noticed two spares in the bed. It really is just a mental thing I guess. I hate not being the same width. Also, when I bought the second set of tires whith the funky BS I really didn't care since I was getting a smoking deal on them. Anyway, they won't work so it looks like I am going to have to deal with it. I am going to need to track down one black steelie for the spare though. I will just have the others dismounted. I might be able to take them to one of the tire stands and trade for the right size wheel.

Heatstroke
09-24-2007, 03:12 PM
At least he didn't use a wheel spacer on just one side to push the pumpkin to the right location! ;)

:rolleyes: Don't get me started on that guy again. :D

FAUX X 4
09-24-2007, 03:16 PM
How'd you like having the crawler??? :D

TBob
09-24-2007, 03:19 PM
Hey Nate how do u like the crawler? - did u get a clutch?

Heatstroke
09-24-2007, 03:22 PM
Yep, you might have noticed two spares in the bed. It really is just a mental thing I guess. I hate not being the same width. Also, when I bought the second set of tires whith the funky BS I really didn't care since I was getting a smoking deal on them. Anyway, they won't work so it looks like I am going to have to deal with it. I am going to need to track down one black steelie for the spare though. I will just have the others dismounted. I might be able to take them to one of the tire stands and trade for the right size wheel.

I couldn't imagine carrying 2 spares as my bed space is already severely limited, so no I didn't notice. It won't be long and you'll probably have some new dents or scratches to think about and that inch or two will be a distant memory. ;)

FAUX X 4
09-24-2007, 03:23 PM
Hey Nate how do u like the crawler? - did u get a clutch?

Hey Nate, did you get a clutch? :rolleyes:

TBob
09-24-2007, 04:17 PM
don't be a jackass!! I need one but my shit still drives..maybe you don't know that cause you rolling :supergay: auto style :flipoff3:


Hey Nate, did you get a clutch? :rolleyes:

FAUX X 4
09-24-2007, 04:27 PM
don't be a jackass!! I need one but my shit still drives..maybe you don't know that cause you rolling :supergay: auto style :flipoff3:

My shit drive too Jackass................Front wheel burns in the driveway!!! :D

..........I was giving you shit cause you asked the same damn question I did in the post before yours..........learn to read shit before you go getting all happy fingers with the keyboard sir-mops-alot! :flipoff3:

Spinnas
09-24-2007, 06:10 PM
Run the same backspacing front and rear and let the rear track. Slightly narrower in the back will be good, which in your case should be about 2 1/4", so 1 1/8" per side.

Kaistie
09-24-2007, 07:49 PM
Yes, I got a clutch. I couldn't wait for the ACT so I just went Toyota.

I love the crawler. I was giggling like a little school girl on the first obsticle I climbed. No throttle, just idling and it climbed with no problems. I was showing Jovan my rear wheel burns on my street the otehr day. I can't believe I waited so long to add it.

I am already getting used to the idea of having two different widths. It really is just a mental thing I guess. I was just more concerned with not having the rear tire track where I expect it to, based off the front. I know 1" is not that much, but sometimes an inch is the difference. However, I think I have more things to worry about, like wheeling a rig with full width axles. Now I just need bigger tires:D