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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Nope. Just observant. The whole first day and half everyone kept yelling at me to use more pedal, or "drive it like you stole it" - I thought I was, but my floor mat had rolled over under the screw on the other side of the accellerator, so until I realized that, I was just lying when I told them I had the pedal to the floor. haha. oops.
So your defender had Toyota floor mats?

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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:38 PM
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John, isn't this video of your truck going up it backwards?

Yes Im the second truck in this video...Is this backwards? I thought it was the hard way
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Yes Im the second truck in this video...Is this backwards? I thought it was the hard way
You tookthe bypass.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 05:13 PM
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It seemed like only some of the trucks could make it up that hill. Longer wheelbase trucks seemed to get up it better and also trucks with different tires would make it up no problem. Jorge and Josh made it up with their KM2s, Jarek and Adrian with their SSRs or whatever they have. My KM1s had no chance... even when I was wearing my sombrero! But on the hill after that I made it up and they didn't. Everything was pure ice.

Lucky for me I snapped it right at the flange. took it apart and the piece was sticking out of he flange about 2 inches. popped the CV off and stuck a new CV on the axle, drank some beers and that was it.

Were you guys all aired down? My old MTRs had trouble in places where Jeff with TSLs walked up. Looking for new tires. Which ones were you most impressed with?
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 05:53 PM
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As I recall I was 3 for 3 on that hill!!
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Were you guys all aired down? My old MTRs had trouble in places where Jeff with TSLs walked up. Looking for new tires. Which ones were you most impressed with?
I was around 20psi. The rest of the guys were 20-18 I think. I felt like mine were aired way too high for that hill. My KM1s are a bit worn out too. the fresh KM2s that Josh had did great up it. They have a tighter tread pattern and better on ice like the BFG all terrain tires. I think my KM1 tread was spread too far apart for the ice. The stock series with us made it up that hill too and I think he had normal all terrain tires on!

Jorge had a fresh set of KM2s and I think he was fully locked up that hill. Josh and Adrian were unlocked like me and they made it up while I didn't. Jarek had a rear locker, Merc diesel and his tires are also like 15" across deflated.

One thing I did over the obstacles was to put it in high 1st gear just to keep my tires from spinning. too low of a gear on that shit would make you lose it right away.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 06:21 PM
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I was 15 psi and sucked on a lot of the icy roots and icy/slick mud that made up a majority of the climbs.
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As I recall I was 3 for 3 on that hill!!
2/3 Winching doesnt count. Steep ice requires momentum...or chains.. If you didnt get moving before you hit the steep part of the hill you werent getting up. Jeffs large side lugs on his tires seemed to help him. My tires are a fairly dense tread and filled up quickly and lost traction.
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As I recall I was 3 for 3 on that hill!!
2/3 Winching doesnt count.

I never took the bypass.. :-p my 38's were air down to about 10.John I would say we drive harder then most.
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The first day I had no problem with that hill. 20lbs in my 235/85/16 TrXus

See vid:



Second day I had 20lbs in the front but almksot 30 in the rears (I had a plug in a tire and didn't want to risk it coming loose) I got cocky and let off halfway up and then had to regain my momentum to get it up the hill

2nd day vid:


The Trxus did great and I'll be putting them on my next wheel/tire combo. They have a ton of siping and it does well in the wet/snow/ice


The other hill was a bit longer, and it wasn't so much the tires that gave me trouble but finding the right gearing. Low 1st and Low 2nd didn't get me the speed to make it past the "bumps", High 1st or High 2nd, didnt get me the acceleration to get the rpms up. The second day I made it up easy starting in low 3rd. Heres the vid:




Being a diesel i really had to choose the right gear, since I had less than half the HP of the other guys. That being said I was also probably 500-750lbs lighter

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I was 15 psi and sucked on a lot of the icy roots and icy/slick mud that made up a majority of the climbs.

I think yoiu may have been better off with more air. Typically soft powdery stuff you want a wide footprint (like snow shoes), hard icey stuff you want a narrow footprint to "dig" through the ice and get traction

That being said, if its a sheet of ice its gonna suck regardless unless you have chains or studs
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Adrian, what happened to you turning your camera around and taking some vid of my truck, you jerk? I took like a million photos of your truck!
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Haha - I know I know - I got a vid of yours - they are on my youtube, i even posted it on NJLR!

You have facebook? I have a couple pics of yours on there.
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The first day I had no problem with that hill. 20lbs in my 235/85/16 TrXus

See vid:



Second day I had 20lbs in the front but almksot 30 in the rears (I had a plug in a tire and didn't want to risk it coming loose) I got cocky and let off halfway up and then had to regain my momentum to get it up the hill

2nd day vid:


The Trxus did great and I'll be putting them on my next wheel/tire combo. They have a ton of siping and it does well in the wet/snow/ice


The other hill was a bit longer, and it wasn't so much the tires that gave me trouble but finding the right gearing. Low 1st and Low 2nd didn't get me the speed to make it past the "bumps", High 1st or High 2nd, didnt get me the acceleration to get the rpms up. The second day I made it up easy starting in low 3rd. Heres the vid:




Being a diesel i really had to choose the right gear, since I had less than half the HP of the other guys. That being said I was also probably 500-750lbs lighter

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I think yoiu may have been better off with more air. Typically soft powdery stuff you want a wide footprint (like snow shoes), hard icey stuff you want a narrow footprint to "dig" through the ice and get traction

That being said, if its a sheet of ice its gonna suck regardless unless you have chains or studs

Dude cool vids!
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Old February 24th, 2012, 08:51 AM
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My videos. Didn't get to take too many.

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