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Re: Trail Damage on last week\'s run on Holy Cross
Great pics guys. Looks like you had excellent weather again. Now I'm envious, that looks like you had a great time, tough trail.
Dave, French Creek looks pretty difficult rockwise so I wouldn't worry if you couldn't make that. What tires you runnin' again? With the trails you have just run, you really need to be on 35" and a mudder or swamper, something fairly agressive. You locked front and rear? Have you watched what lockers will do for a rig...you watch Shilo on any of the more difficult areas...where maybe he actually had to lock front and rear? Nothing like lockers working for you.
Get your fabbin' goin', cut the rear bumpers, move the tailpipe, skid the tank. Cut the front bumper while you're at it! [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] Take it from me, with a 4" lift, even with 35's the bumpers just get in the way. I finally added that extra inch to the 4" lift as well. Although I have not done it YET, the mind is cooking up the plan for "trimming" the lower rear quarters as well. It's funny, 4" and 35" seemed pretty big, but once you get in front of obstacles like that, it just isn't big enough anymore.
If you take your tcase skid off for repairs, look at my site (I think I have managed to repost these)or talk with Shilo on a way to gain a bit of extra clearance with the skid plate.
Looks to me like you're having a heck of a lot of fun now!!!
Unfortunately for me, the local state forest I normally go up to has been closed for over a month due to fire danger. And I have no Broncoprojects. Can't do the winch yet, and rear fender trimming, well maybe a couple more beers, and I'll think on it some more. Maybe if I have too much beer, I will just wake up the next morning, and I've cut the heck out of it!!! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
EDIT: by the way, I think I've also reposted the gas tank skid project, no worries now. guess I'll spend a little time this weekend and try to repost everthing back on superford, can't remember what I've done at this point.