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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2002, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Flying Sammy

Check this out! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Our buddy yesterday...

This shot is taken of one of the first jumps.
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Re: Flying Sammy

We put lines in the dirt to see how far he could go...

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Re: Flying Sammy

Really high jump..

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Re: Flying Sammy

After this one.. you can see the lines beneath him, this was *far* even though the picture is not of good quality.
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Re: Flying Sammy

There was carnage..

OUCH!

Bent front axle shaft.

He had lots of fun, and lots of air though.

To see more.. visit the website!

www.off-roadhams.com

and look for the pictures of Lucky Peak and Mores Creek.

(if not up now, will be up in a little bit)

Heather
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Re: Flying Sammy

Nice one, That was some sick air. Never give up until you break something. Keep up the good work!!!!!
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Re: Flying Sammy

Shortly after I got my YJ shackle reversal installed, I was out playing on the sand dunes and accidentally flew off a dune because the low contrast of the sand on a foggy day looked deceptive. I wound up flying about as high and far as in those pictures, and I sure wished someone could have caught it on film. I'd jumped my Samurai many times in the past, but never had such a tremendous landing as that one. I did a triple-bounce when I landed, leaving quite some interesting tracks in the sand. I immediately got out to check to see if I'd bent my axle housings, but thankfully the long-travel suspension and trussed housings did the trick and prevented any damage.

When Rick Rogers from Mild to Wild Suzukis built his Tuff Truck Samurai, he found that no amount of trussing could prevent the front axle housing from bending on all those jumps. He wound up building his own dead front axle out of some real heavy-guage tubing when he converted it to 2wd for the races. But with trussing, his hybrid Samurai/Sidekick rear axle didn't have a problem bending.

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Re: Flying Sammy

Maybe if you had put that mattress underneath your landing spot you'd have broken less!
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Re: Flying Sammy

Looks more like a bent axle housing than a shaft?????
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Re: Flying Sammy

bent housing.. shaft.. yah. bent housing.
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