Here is a picture of the Toyota's and my "Grand" Cherokee. That red truck is pretty bad a$$. Tube frame and King air shocks. Ruff Stuff hand fabricated axles, front and rear. Supercharged V6. Brand new 40" Super Swampers. He has more money in one axle than I do in my whole rig. All the Toyota's had tube frames.
The real key in a race like this is the AW4. The Auto can roll through the gears so much faster than a manual tranny. Acceleration is key.
You might of won if you were not racing in a Grand Chreokee
Haha, you're probably right. Not sure where the announcer came up with Grand Cherokee, maybe he just thought it sounded better. And I don't know where he came up with the part about the Cherokee getting a little beat up. Nothing was getting beat up at all. I was quite easy on the XJ actually. All the drivers got together before the first heat and agreed we were just out to have fun and there would be no rubbing.
Originally Posted by VegasGT
Looking good! You are hauling some genuine *** in the vids!
Your signature looks laid out just like mine, sometimes quick scrolling down I think I see one of my replies and realize its you haha.
Thanks Brandon. You know the old saying. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But like MOBBiN said, there is one very significant thing missing from my sig.
Originally Posted by tofuzeppelin
Have been hoping to find this for what feels like a while now. Solid Jeep man, looking forward to seeing more of it.
For the race last weekend I had my Nephew Cody and his son Cohen along for the ride. Cody owns the big silver JK on 46" AG tires in the videos and pictures I have posted. After the races he says to me. "Wow, this is a solid jeep man. The thing doesn't make one click, clack or clunking noise. I'm impressed." I felt pretty good about that because Cody has built some super nice jeeps over the years.
I installed my Rubicon Express RE1670 Track Bar Brace/Frame Connector today. It was a tight fit for sure as one of the bolts didn't line up perfectly but I got it on and bolted up tight. I feel so much better not that I am tying the frame together under the motor and supporting the track bar brace better. I'm kinda hard on this old girl and this may help prevent serious damage to the unibody frame.
And I just ordered the next component for my frame support upgrades. I decided on the C-Rok steering box and frame support kit. It is simple but effective and should help strengthen the frame behind the steering box. The kit was reasonably priced and I can't wait to install it after it comes in.
We just spent the last 4 days wheeling a great local spot called Zero Lake. It was friends and family with about 6 rigs total. We left home Thursday and didn't return till today. The great part is this spot is only about 15 miles from home. Lots of guys don't like this area because they think it's nothing but a winch feast. Well, it can definitely be challenging but we tore it up and had a blast the whole weekend. I am posting about 20 different videos to my YouTube channel you are welcome to go and check them all out. Here are a few showing a glimpse of what we were up against.
This is the first little mud hole. It may not look like much but some of the deeper sections are nearly 3' deep.