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#26 Mr. Carb

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 05:35 AM

thats not what Austin told me, he says the whole tranny drops 3 inches as well, so the shifting linkage is 3 inches shorter, and thus harder to use, isn't it? or am I Missing something here?

#27 Mike W

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:55 AM

Oh boy another "to lift or not lift" tangent (sigh.) I guess it pertains to trails like Black Diamond (and most of what we do) so I'll let it slide.
A few years ago a stock '83(?) wagon came with us on the Kanasket trails and made it through a lot of stuff. It was entertaining to watch. Lets just say he had to use brute force and the car took a pounding. A 3" lift and even slightly bigger tires would have made all the difference and allowed him to cruise through it like the rest of us. In a nutshell, doing trails like this in an unlifted car will eventually result in the lower half of the vehicle looking like a crumpled soda can. Lift the car 3" and add 14" snow tires or 26" mud tires and it's a formible beast. Add a welded or LSD rear diff and it'll go dang near anywhere. Total cost might be less than $500 if you score a deal on the wheels and tires.
Yeah the tranny and shift lever do drop but I never even noticed the change in lever position as far as driving goes. I haven't heard any complaints from other users either so I'd say it ain't much of an issue.

Anybode else up for a run to Black Diamond on Sat 2/21? It's only about 45 min from Seattle if the traffic doesn't suck.

#28 ezapar

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 12:39 PM

Anybody else up for a run to Black Diamond on Sat 2/21? It's only about 45 min from Seattle if the traffic doesn't suck. [/B]



Tex is scared to mess up his lifted wagon w/swampers by wheeling it, so he's out. lol

#29 Mike W

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 02:15 PM

Dang and I was really looking forward to taking Tex up that SqueezeTree trail.
If we're definitely on for saturday, I'll put up a seperate post with maps and stuff.

#30 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 12:11 AM

No issues with shifting here - 3" Mudrat lift.

Wish I could make next weekend, but I went this weekend, and I'm going the weekend after next to Medford, so I can't swing that many in such a short period....

Lincoln locker for me soon too!

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#31 Mr. Carb

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 03:33 AM

ok, well that sounds good then, I don't want to lift it yet though, I want to wait until I can afford another daily driver... lol:D

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 01:00 PM

Originally posted by Mr. Carb
ok, well that sounds good then, I don't want to lift it yet though, I want to wait until I can afford another daily driver... lol:D



That's an even lamer excuse than "my girlfriend would be pissed."

What's cooler than a lifted daily driver? I've been sporting a lifted Soob, in one form or another, as a daily driver for years now.

#33 Rooinater

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 05:22 PM

lil' roo, has been a daily driver since i got her. and my only other car that's here in yuma!! get it lifted and come play in washington trails with us.




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