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#1 VaporTrail

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 11:51 AM

mostly aftermath....

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link to the album...
http://www.ultimates...ery.php?cat=924

in the later pics, where the mud is scraped off....
I used a ice scraper donated by Chef Tim :lol:

#2 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 11:56 AM

Looks great! Did you go through any low hanging trees?Noticed the lights on your rollbar are a little off kilter.:)

#3 A DOG

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:03 PM

Kewl pics. So how did those tires do in the mud.:burnout:

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:05 PM

I'm jealous Mick. I haven't got to play in some good mud for a while. . .

Hoping for lots of rain between now and Oct.7!

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:24 PM

Looks great! Did you go through any low hanging trees?Noticed the lights on your rollbar are a little off kilter.:)


yeah, lots of branches :)

I washed off the top layer of mud last night in my front yard, but it needs a serious session with a high pressure sprayer.

the tire size was actually pretty decent. I figured I'd lose more oomph with the 30s but I guess the engine and IGN mods are doing their jobs correctly....
though I rubbed a lot in the rear. rubbed front, back, and top of the wheel well :) and since I don't want to cut, when I do get new MTs I'll get some 29s....

the tread (All-Terrain) pretty much sucked. if it had been a normal dry weekend, they would've been fine. with the stickey gooey mess, I was on slicks the whole time. I found a lot of ruts to slide into :)

having the welded rear diff help out the tread situation too....

well, at least until the diff blew :) on a hill climb. the rear started to bounce, and !CRACK! no more power to the left rear...

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:58 PM

Looks like you guys had a blast! sorry I couldn't make it...but it's just too crazy this time of year.

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 01:45 PM

the diff blew :) on a hill climb. the rear started to bounce, and !CRACK! no more power to the left rear...


what part gave out? how was it welded

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 03:09 PM

I'm not sure yet what gave out. I still drove it out of the woods, just no power to that side. axle is intact, so it's either the welds, or the axle stub sheared off cleanly (doubtful)...

I didn't pay much attention to how it was welded. it was done by a guy in WA who used to be on the board. (I bought it welded already)

what part gave out? how was it welded



#9 VaporTrail

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 03:40 PM

here's a vid of the first Hill climb on Sunday. the second one one (not on video) is when I blew the diff....

http://s44.photobuck...gAnch=imgAnch21

and more pics/vids from the place...
http://www.ci4wi.org...9e1d59f78bdf727

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 10:01 AM

Holy sheeeit.......what kind of gearbox does this guy have??! I thought I had OK low end for a Subaru, but this crawler's gearing is off the charts.

http://s44.photobuck...gAnch=imgAnch27

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#11 VaporTrail

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 10:52 AM

Holy sheeeit.......what kind of gearbox does this guy have??! I thought I had OK low end for a Subaru, but this crawler's gearing is off the charts.

http://s44.photobuck...gAnch=imgAnch27

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that rig used to be a full size Chevy truck. after the cab was smashed beyond repair, he tubed it out. not sure what he's running for a t-case...

Chef Tim and I were the only soobs there...

#12 BeefaRu

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 12:12 PM

....not sure what he's running for a t-case...
Chef Tim and I were the only soobs there...

You've got some guts following those monsters around! You know, I passed through Des Moines just a couple weeks ago coming back home from working in Minnesota. Would've been cool to see your rig, and you could've seen mine. I saw ElCaminoKurt's rig that morning. My favorite thing about subes is how light they are compared to regular offroad rigs.

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#13 beataru

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 09:50 PM

About the rear... Nothing a little welding and JB weld and Ducktape and a few zipties wont correct!




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