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Unread 02-10-2014, 07:58 PM   #871
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Hey no rubbing it in Lou

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Unread 02-10-2014, 08:04 PM   #872
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Weight distribution I guess.
This for sure. You stretch the axle back and weight is now split more with the front springs than before. Jay's jeep immediately needed lighter rate rear CO springs after the additional 5" of stretch.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 08:04 PM   #873
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Hey no rubbing it in Lou
Well yours looks cleaner then mine though. I plan to make mine a bit more appeasing to the eye at some pt
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Unread 02-10-2014, 08:12 PM   #874
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Its not appeasing to the eyes? I must be blind
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Unread 02-10-2014, 08:13 PM   #875
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Its not appeasing to the eyes? I must be blind
That's what I was thinking.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 08:15 PM   #876
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Its not appeasing to the eyes? I must be blind
I'm referring to the frame work to compensate for the stretch. Your extending of the frame looks cleaner then my notch.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 08:15 PM   #877
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This for sure. You stretch the axle back and weight is now split more with the front springs than before. Jay's jeep immediately needed lighter rate rear CO springs after the additional 5" of stretch.
Yeah that makes sense. I've always had a slight rake but now its pretty noticeable.
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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:20 PM   #878
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Sample from yesterdays trail run
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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:27 PM   #879
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How did it feel?
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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:46 PM   #880
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Sweet poser shot. How do you like the extra wheelbase on climbs Kyle?
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Unread 02-18-2014, 10:30 PM   #881
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Tease… .you painting those corners?? Glad to see it out on the trail!
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Unread 02-19-2014, 05:31 AM   #882
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Nice ! Glad you got it out wheeling .
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Unread 02-19-2014, 06:45 AM   #883
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How did it feel?
It felt smooth no harsh rocking of the body

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Sweet poser shot. How do you like the extra wheelbase on climbs Kyle?
Actually art that was the entrance to the new trail we made. We call it "one way"

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Tease… .you painting those corners?? Glad to see it out on the trail!
Yeah in time I just got lazy and wanted to wheel


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Nice ! Glad you got it out wheeling .
It was a great time out.


I'm going to post up pictures of the run I got a little busy last night so the teaser shot is good for now
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Unread 02-19-2014, 05:16 PM   #884
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Ok trail report time. The jeep performed AMAZINGLY! After getting used to the new lines I had to take everything went great. My tank never touched ground even when it shouldve haha. The rear felt independent from everything. It used to force the body to sway on flexy climbs but this time it just floated over everything with force my body into either direction.

The trail was a new one never ran before. We walked it and figure why not give it a try. I'm glad we did it had 6 awesome obstacles with challenges for everyone. We had two rigs running 40s, two with 37s and the other four 35s. No one had an easy run but it was doable for all of us with a nice challenge to it. Thankfully after running through some brushes we were able to find a road to complete the trail

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Unread 02-19-2014, 05:21 PM   #885
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Thats a pretty rough looking entrance
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