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Old 04-03-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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gus' pics from 4/2/11 JeepSkool

One of our club members on the obstacle course:



A pretty capable little Tracker with a solid axle swap:



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Old 04-03-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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There was no shortage of water:



Scenic view of a lone wheeler:


Me cresting a little rock bump:


And sloshing through the muck:


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Old 04-03-2011, 03:43 PM   #3
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Click pic to see video. I need to get it on you tube. but it's me holding the camera with one hand and steering with the other while climbing a pretty steep hill.

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Great shots Gus. I love the pic of the muddy unlimited decal.
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There should be more pics coming. There were a few people with cameras following some of the action. I hope the one guy got the one of me almost flipping over backwards trying to climb a rock wall. I was just sitting there hung up on my skid looking at the sky. Then I took a little better line an made it.

And Julie...Yep...you KNOW LJs rule!!
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Nice man! You have lots of good area to ride on,
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Nice man! You have lots of good area to ride on,
JeepSkool is huge. 1500 acres! And a real nice variety of terrain.
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That looks like a great place to go Gus, I would like to be able to do those sort of trails but not here unfortunately. Good pic's & there is a lot to be said for someone wheeling with one hand
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A few more that just got uploaded on the JS site by Aussie Chick. that's right Julie and Leish...another aussi jeep lovin girl!

This little rock hump was a little more of a challenge than it looked. Put the skid plates to good use on this one.







the first time I tried the line closer to the guy with the camera in the first pic. that's where I ended up high centered and aiming at the sky. backed off and took the easier line.
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Haha wow, that looks fun. def put the skids to good use!
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:44 PM   #13
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Do you have a low clearance Tcase skid?
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I have the UCF 3" deep skid, which is the one for no body lift. I got that even though I have the body lift because the 2" deep skid would have put me very close to the vibe zone, and I wanted to avoid the SYE/CV if possible. I still gained a little over an inch over the stock skid, and it is way, way stronger at 1/4" thick.
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yea I was gona say it looks really good. On my list for future stuff, just checkin it out. mines pretty ugly and bend up, I hit a stump with it in the winter that was under the snow haha. put a 10 inch u bend in it about 4 inches deep. I need to hammer some stuff out, and Im puttin on the zone 3 inch so I will being doing the Tcase drop anyways, so I will probably bang it out then. I was trying to figure out (without actually being under my jeep to look) if I could get more clearance without a new skid or what I had to do. since Im lowering it 1 inch, I dont know how I could undo that without needing the sye. im no pro at this so Im just trying to figure it all out.
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Awesome pics Gus!
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If you can manage the financial burden, I strongly suggest you get the SYE/CV and go with a tummy tuck. I don't think you will be happy putting in a 3" lift and then negating your clearance by doing a t-case drop. Plus if your stock skid is already bent it is weakened already and you run the risk of more serious damage if you take another hit on it.
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Yeah, I know and I plan on the sye eventually, but for now I cant afford it. Im gona try to run it without the Tcase drop first, and then if I need it I will put it on. I know Ill be dropping it down a little but, its still better than stock at this point. I know alot of people look down at it but for now Its what I can do haha.

I really just dont want my tcase and skid to be any lower than it is because its already ugly... does the drop lower both the skid and tcase or just the case. Thats what I was trying to figure out with the low clearance ones, how they work different than stock that you can get so much clearance without moving the tcase. because I would consider welding and building one once I figure it all out.
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Graet pics Gus, looks like a fun day.
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I really just dont want my tcase and skid to be any lower than it is because its already ugly... does the drop lower both the skid and tcase or just the case. Thats what I was trying to figure out with the low clearance ones, how they work different than stock that you can get so much clearance without moving the tcase. because I would consider welding and building one once I figure it all out.
If you raise the skid using a tummy tuck you raise the t-case as well. They move together. that is why putting on a high clearance skid can cause vibes since you change the drive line angle. At least that's the way I understand it.
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Got this pic taken by Ranger Joe today. this is the ledge I bottomed out on and didn't quite make. sure seemed like I was more vertical at the time since all I could see looking out the windshield was sky and birds.

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Gus, still running the dual TrueTracs ? If so, how did they perform?
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Gus, still running the dual TrueTracs ? If so, how did they perform?
As you well know...they are awesome! I tried to get stuck in that goo but they just kept pulling me through. On hill climbs that open diff Jeeps can't make I pretty much just walk right up. Best mod I've made by far.

That last pic on that ledge climb you can see how far up I got by the tracks in front of me. I would have made the climb easy if I hadn't high centered. No fault of the TTs...just not enough height.
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As you well know...they are awesome! I tried to get stuck in that goo but they just kept pulling me through. On hill climbs that open diff Jeeps can't make I pretty much just walk right up. Best mod I've made by far.

That last pic on that ledge climb you can see how far up I got by the tracks in front of me. I would have made the climb easy if I hadn't high centered. No fault of the TTs...just not enough height.
Nice . I agree the dual TTs are in my top list of upgrades. Many wheelers think that I am locked and are surprised when I tell them that I'm just running TTs .

Mahalo for the pics Gus, looks like everyone had a great time.

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