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Unread 08-13-2013, 12:59 AM   #30301
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Power how's those fox shocks working?
Can't really complain. They are a little on the stiff side, but I kinda like that. I haven't found a nice wash board road to try them on either.

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Unread 08-13-2013, 07:54 AM   #30302
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I haven't found a nice wash board road to try them on either.
Head down knight ranch road in Jean to the lake bed. The road makes a slight left down by the lake bed. Continue around that left and then a couple hundred yards past will be a graded road off to your right. Follow that to the fenced in area. At each end of the fenced in area though is access to the road on the other side of the fence. It's got some nice wash board to test the shocks on. I'd suggest hitting it about 55-60mph, after all, your name is powerjunkey!
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Unread 08-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #30303
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Unread 08-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #30304
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Ugh, I'd never seen the video of that great white fire 10 years ago in that small club where 100 people burned to death. Insanely hard to watch but holy crap, talk about eye opening! I never would've imagined a situation where the exit to a building would end up looking like that with the people literally stuck just inches from escape. Really eye opening on making a point to check out where exits are in places like that. The whole video is just insane and hard to watch at the same time.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 03:50 PM   #30305
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Just watched it myself, pretty nuts seeing it stack up like that. To bad Jack Russel has been such a dick about it.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 03:51 PM   #30306
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all that talk and not a single link to the video...
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Unread 08-13-2013, 03:52 PM   #30307
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It's not exactly a hard one to find. LOL Especially for an IT guy I'd think...

And yeah, the people piled up in the door way is just insane! I wouldn't have ever imagined it ending up like that. You hear about people being trampled when in a panic'd escape but I guess I just never pictured that in my mind. I'm actually glad the dude walked around the backside of the building when the front actually finally burned thru cause that footage would've been beyond rough to watch!
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Unread 08-13-2013, 04:01 PM   #30308
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all that talk and not a single link to the video...
probably not the best thing to post here, anyway
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Unread 08-13-2013, 04:09 PM   #30309
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^^^ That's partially why I didn't. If you want to see it, go find it. It's not an easy one to watch!
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"if" you're running the fine line on a GA of wire for a device and say you leave it running for 20 minutes. If the wire is only getting warm at best is it safe to say that's the hottest it will ever get even if left on for hours or days? Or is it the type of thing where if it's getting warm, heat will continue to build and eventually it'll cook? Anyone know?
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Unread 08-13-2013, 04:54 PM   #30311
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"if" you're running the fine line on a GA of wire for a device and say you leave it running for 20 minutes. If the wire is only getting warm at best is it safe to say that's the hottest it will ever get even if left on for hours or days? Or is it the type of thing where if it's getting warm, heat will continue to build and eventually it'll cook? Anyone know?
It won't likely build heat further, but it's drawing more amperage than it ordinarily would, which causes fuses/breakers to pop easier. After time goes by, the insulation on the wire will deteriorate and can split or fail causing shorts which is bad. I wouldn't chance it.
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I'd listen to Powr on this, after all he is the guy that took two weeks to figure out where to mount a power hub or whatever that thing was! Haha
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heat increases resistance, so as the wire heats up the resistance will increase. As resistance increases voltage will drop if the current stays the same. Not only that but it really depends on what you are using it for. If you are powering a light, fan, or something trivial then who cares. If you are running something with electronics than that can spell disaster. Also if you have anything with a relay/contactor that added heat can cause the relay coil to heat up, start chattering, or possibly start melting.

Basically whatever you use it on will lower the life of that product due to added heat and stress on electrical components.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 05:18 PM   #30314
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It won't likely build heat further, but it's drawing more amperage than it ordinarily would, which causes fuses/breakers to pop easier. After time goes by, the insulation on the wire will deteriorate and can split or fail causing shorts which is bad. I wouldn't chance it.
Edit: Greg said it better than I could.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 08:50 PM   #30315
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Good start to an offroad trailer!

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