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Unread 11-17-2013, 06:43 AM   #46
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We're talking North America here, and if the SOB fails here it wont matter what they call it in Uruguay.
Do you realize what a global economy is? Do you realize some vehicles are produced solely because they sell well in other markets? Buick for example sells very little vehicles here in North America but its on of the most popular brands in China.

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Unread 11-17-2013, 11:05 AM   #47
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That looks like it would last a few minutes in the rocks.
I checked out your videos on your profile page. I didn't see you climbing any rocks. I did see you get stuck in pretty shallow water that he would have no problem with. Just sayin'
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Truly Bad A**! Thanks for posting.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 11:09 AM   #49
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Well, since I retired as head of customer service for a Chrysler competitor I have a pretty good idea what a global business model looks like. What's at play here is the core of the Jeep brand, which IS NOT badge-engineered Fiats barely capable of crossing a muddy parking lot. Fiat screws with the core elements of the brand at their own peril. Chinese Buicks are one thing, Fiats posing as Jeeps are another.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 11:16 AM   #50
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Well, since I retired as head of customer service for a Chrysler competitor I have a pretty good idea what a global business model looks like. What's at play here is the core of the Jeep brand, which IS NOT badge-engineered Fiats barely capable of crossing a muddy parking lot. Fiat screws with the core elements of the brand at their own peril. Chinese Buicks are one thing, Fiats posing as Jeeps are another.
Seriously? I wouldn't tell anyone I had anything to do with customer service. They piss on your leg and tell you it's raining, then blow smoke up your ***.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 12:54 PM   #51
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I checked out your videos on your profile page. I didn't see you climbing any rocks. I did see you get stuck in pretty shallow water that he would have no problem with. Just sayin'
No need to get upset that someone spent a ton of money on a rock crawling downgrade. It's cool and maybe they use it for other things so that's fine.

I guess I need to check out these videos you speak of.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 05:20 PM   #52
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No need to get upset that someone spent a ton of money on a rock crawling downgrade. It's cool and maybe they use it for other things so that's fine.

I guess I need to check out these videos you speak of.
No need to turn passive on me. You were knocking the guys awesome build. The videos are the ones you posted on your profile from Rausch Creek. It looks like that rock is kicking your a**. I just commented that his build would probably not have gotten stuck. Guess we covered your idea of rock crawling.
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Seriously? I wouldn't tell anyone I had anything to do with customer service. They piss on your leg and tell you it's raining, then blow smoke up your ***.
Not worthy of a response.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #54
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Lol, that thing would last about 50 yards on the rocks around here. WTF? LMAO!
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Unread 11-17-2013, 07:27 PM   #55
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No need to turn passive on me. You were knocking the guys awesome build. The videos are the ones you posted on your profile from Rausch Creek. It looks like that rock is kicking your a**. I just commented that his build would probably not have gotten stuck. Guess we covered your idea of rock crawling. Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MpuWphbjhI
Not passive, just reasonable here. Yeah, I knocked it. Tons of money for a downgrade is knockable.

And don't knock my hardcore rock crawling!
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Unread 11-18-2013, 12:34 AM   #56
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Not passive, just reasonable here. Yeah, I knocked it. Tons of money for a downgrade is knockable.

And don't knock my hardcore rock crawling!
I wanna know what makes you think it's a downgrade. Do you see the length of those arms? That suspension will travel ridiculously far. I'd wager it's equivalent to at least a 6" coil lift over the factory suspension, only the wheels stay within the same space relative to the wheelbase of the vehicle as they travel. Either type of suspension will see track change drastically, but this maintains the same wheelbase whereas a leading/trailing arm solid axle's wheelbase changes as the suspension travels. I couldn't say for sure, but theoretically, this is more predictable than a similar-size lift with a solid axle.

This very obviously cost the owner thousands of dollars, but I have no idea how you could possibly call it a downgrade over the factory suspension. Also, I really want to know what your experience with IFS 4-wheelers is. Having owned one myself, I'd say the only disadvantage is high-strength CV joints are a touch more expensive than cardan joints of similar strength, which is the real limiting factor in IFS lifts and tire choice. Fabricating control arms is cake, frankly.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 07:40 AM   #57
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My statement was only directed at its durability. It looks like the arms came off an f1 car.

I'm certainly not knocking custom independent suspensions. I think the ifs on Ultra 4/KoH buggies is awesome.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 11:42 AM   #58
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They aren't the thickest, but they probably have fairly thick walls. I for one must withhold judgment on its durability until I see it in action, or speak with the owner on what all comprises the modification.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 12:17 PM   #59
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I'm mostly curious how they got a driveshaft to that differential.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #60
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I'm mostly curious how they got a driveshaft to that differential.
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