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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Megarun v2.0

screw it, i'm wheeling it with a dana 30 and 44 tomorrow.   if it can make it around the block by itself, it can make it out there. going to bolt on the rear bumper and skid plate and tow hooks and just go for it.

Pre incident. just got done running some 3 diamond trails, the narrow wheelbase
is a big plus cutting between trees, but the manual steering eats that up.
Got so off camber on politician trail that a guy had to push on the passenger
corner of the roof to keep it upright until the jeep got to where it could right itself.
Wheel base and lift height are excellent.

Rocker knocker.  
The jeep covered 3/4 of the rock garden
without any dings except for a shock just driving it slow. 
One time during competition though and poof- insta dent!
  I obviously didn't get the side plates on, but in a way its good.
The plates would have been dragged off by the rear tires hitting the corner of the
wheel flares.  So now I know what to trim.

The previous test run on the rock garden proved that the shocks weren't up to the test.
It flexed the eye and upper mount off the shock, and the shock was dangling
by the 3/4 mark of the course.
Everybody couldn't believe that 36" tires were shoved up that
 far into the wheel well

See whats missing from the previous posts pics.
All I can say is re check everything before going out. 
Oh BTW- I installed a Clarke 180 (very rare option ) posi locker
in the rear.  Worked awesome.

Heres what stopped me dead on the rock garden during competition.  The front end flexed farther than the driveshaft
would allow and ripped the yolk from the shaft.  An in-situ weld kept it going for the rest of the day.

 The "mighty" dana 30- still in one piece after being bashed on boulders.  Still can't
wait to get the d44's on ....

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