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Old November 20th, 2009, 01:01 PM
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- I need friends that wheel more... the panzy-ass stuff I've been doing is just that...
- my ~34" tires are pretty much itty-bitty
- standard low seems low until you want to crawl it then it's way too high (mmmm crawler gears... I wants them)
- rock guards are your friend: I think I hit everything that hangs even slightly below the frame (and a couple things that are supposedly above the frame)
- whoever designed the link for the rear trailing arm on a defender was either a sailor or a geologists... those bloody things are either designed as anchors or rock samplers as they catch on everything and are now full of rock dust... I need to figure out some way of moving them
- while the ARB bumper looks nice it sure sticks way the heck out there and hangs bloody low
- my rock sliders are crap... (ONE bolt and a little tab to hold the back half of it... are you kidding me?! (why yes.. I did bend it up into my body panel thanks for asking))
- while a detriot rear and a trutrack front seems like a nice idea in theory... the front trutrack is complete crap when you have a manual (let's see, brake, clutch and gas at the same time... nice idea knumbnuts)
- 15 psi turns into 0 psi pretty fast when your tire keeps burping... maybe I do need those beadlocks...

quote of the trip: "body alignment on a defender is a state of mind"

MAJOR thanks to Bill and KC for letting me tag along... they sure didn't need me and I definitely slowed them down a lot... but they were very kind to a n00b
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Old November 20th, 2009, 01:39 PM
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Moab is really good at finding the weak link(s) in a truck.

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Old November 20th, 2009, 01:53 PM
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Sounds awesome. Got any pictures?
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Since you are in CO, stop by Rockware and buy a set of Frame sliders, they will protect the little ears that stick out and allow you to keep them intact. Excellent way to spend $300.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by bharris
- I need friends that wheel more... the panzy-ass stuff I've been doing is just that...
- my ~34" tires are pretty much itty-bitty
- standard low seems low until you want to crawl it then it's way too high (mmmm crawler gears... I wants them)
- rock guards are your friend: I think I hit everything that hangs even slightly below the frame (and a couple things that are supposedly above the frame)
- whoever designed the link for the rear trailing arm on a defender was either a sailor or a geologists... those bloody things are either designed as anchors or rock samplers as they catch on everything and are now full of rock dust... I need to figure out some way of moving them
- while the ARB bumper looks nice it sure sticks way the heck out there and hangs bloody low
- my rock sliders are crap... (ONE bolt and a little tab to hold the back half of it... are you kidding me?! (why yes.. I did bend it up into my body panel thanks for asking))
- while a detriot rear and a trutrack front seems like a nice idea in theory... the front trutrack is complete crap when you have a manual (let's see, brake, clutch and gas at the same time... nice idea knumbnuts)
- 15 psi turns into 0 psi pretty fast when your tire keeps burping... maybe I do need those beadlocks...

quote of the trip: "body alignment on a defender is a state of mind"

MAJOR thanks to Bill and KC for letting me tag along... they sure didn't need me and I definitely slowed them down a lot... but they were very kind to a n00b
Save the ARB bumper, they make nice snow plows.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 05:14 PM
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second that, bought them for my 90...great piece of kit.

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Since you are in CO, stop by Rockware and buy a set of Frame sliders, they will protect the little ears that stick out and allow you to keep them intact. Excellent way to spend $300.
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