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Old November 21st, 2015, 07:53 AM
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How Jonathan Ward's photoshoot of his FJ-40 ended.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 07:55 AM
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That's a very clean undercarriage.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 08:00 AM
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No apparent oil leaks. It would seem easier to photograph the undercarriage by putting it on a lift...just say'n.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 08:02 AM
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Old November 21st, 2015, 08:10 AM
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Vertical turn signals look like smiley faces?! Handy for trails like Black Bear...
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Old November 21st, 2015, 08:16 AM
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There must be a backstory on the front d/s.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 08:25 AM
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There must be a backstory on the front d/s.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 08:38 AM
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Toe alignment looks a little off....
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Old November 21st, 2015, 08:47 AM
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What he needed was bit of shoring before beginning work...
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Old November 21st, 2015, 09:59 AM
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that wasn't the intended way for an undercarriage inspection

Damn, that sucks. We were just discussing at HH how none of us has actually been in an LS conversion and would like to feel it. But I don't think anyone of us had this in mind!
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Old November 21st, 2015, 11:36 AM
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I'm assuming he was doing donuts and hit a soft patch or something like that? Looks like pretty flat territory.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 12:48 PM
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Old November 21st, 2015, 01:09 PM
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Old November 21st, 2015, 01:45 PM
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I'm assuming he was doing donuts and hit a soft patch or something like that? Looks like pretty flat territory.
If you are donut in and your driveshaft breaks like it did, you are going over like he did.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 04:10 PM
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Old November 21st, 2015, 04:46 PM
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This reaffirms my mature decision to stick with 300ish HP. Not to say anything negative about 550hp....I am just saying I lack self control with power. Figured the LC9 with 325hp was more than enough in my build. Sad to see them on the side like that....been there.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 07:12 PM
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Even 300 is quite a bit... A friend just finished dropping a LQ9 in a 109 hybrid and that will lift a tire in second (did a manual th400)
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 02:30 AM
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 12:00 PM
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I don't think the DS broke--looks like it just separated--bet the axle drooped too much during the flop and it just pulled out of the yoke. I can totally understand flopping on its side. I have been in Moab and drifting the 90 in the sand, going a little too fast, had me smiling so hard my cheeks cramped. Not that I could, but bleeping the throttle in such conditions with unlimited power could result in amazing fun and quite frankly, a very bad possibility of crashing. Good for him--looks like he had a blast.

When you build your own stuff, these things just mean less. Maybe expensive, maybe a PITA, but really not a big deal... you can always fit it...again...
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 03:38 PM
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I don't think the DS broke--looks like it just separated--bet the axle drooped too much during the flop and it just pulled out of the yoke.
That sounds like a poorly thought out build if the suspension has enough travel to allow the drive shaft to separate.
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