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1BLKJP 06-16-2008 05:55 PM

Shake Down run in the AZ Rocks
 
So Saturday Hackle, Joe (Absolute Offroad), and Lance headed out to hit some trails so that I could test my stretch and Hackle could test his new 10.3:1 4 Speed Atlas. All rigs performed up to and beyond expectations. Unfortunately I dumped my rig with Joe's step mom in there, but she was a good sport.

The stretch is amazing. I was able to crawl all of the climbs that I either had to be winched up before or had to use the skinny pedal and hope nothing broke.

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1BLKJP 06-16-2008 05:57 PM

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And then comes the FLOP. :D

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And yes that is gas leaking out. Yes I didn't put my gas cap on. Yes I'm a retard. Yes it was all cleaned up. And finally yes I've been catching hell from the boys about my gas cap since it happend.

Overall it was another great day to wheel in AZ.

MR.CLIFFORD 06-16-2008 06:19 PM

Light a match. Cleans up the gas in a hurry. :D

ygohome 06-16-2008 06:32 PM

awesome

4point 06-16-2008 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 237947)
And yes that is gas leaking out. Yes I didn't put my gas cap on. Yes I'm a retard. Yes it was all cleaned up. And finally yes I've been catching hell from the boys about my gas cap since it happend.

Overall it was another great day to wheel in AZ.

I'm guessing you don't want to hear about it anymore. :D:flipoff:

4point 06-16-2008 06:37 PM

OBTW Nice job on the jeep :cool:

1BLKJP 06-16-2008 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 237958)
Light a match. Cleans up the gas in a hurry. :D

I said it was cleaned up. Didn't say how. :D

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Originally Posted by 4point (Post 237960)
I'm guessing you don't want to hear about it anymore. :D:flipoff:

Um, not really. :D But there still isn't a gas cap on it. :punk:

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Originally Posted by 4point (Post 237961)
OBTW Nice job on the jeep :cool:

Thanks boss. It was fun and works very well. :blunt:

4point 06-16-2008 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 237965)
Thanks boss. It was fun and works very well. :blunt:

Do mine next? I just need.................................everything. :rolleyes::D

cherokee980 06-16-2008 07:11 PM

Very nice Jack!

distortedtj 06-16-2008 10:08 PM

nice bud.

silvergoat 06-16-2008 10:17 PM

Looks great, I like the idea of no gas cap to save weight.

distortedtj 06-16-2008 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by silvergoat (Post 238031)
Looks great, I like the idea of no gas cap to save weight.

wow i never thought of that one...with no cap you can spill out the gas saving weight and it can evaporate too.:rofl:



naw not such a good idea. that crap ain't getting no cheeper :zap:

AzTJ 06-16-2008 11:13 PM

That looks like it was a pretty big flop. I think your next upgrade should be seats and harnesses.... and a new locking gas cap. :flipoff:

MR.CLIFFORD 06-16-2008 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 238059)
That looks like it was a pretty big flop. I think your next upgrade should be seats and harnesses.... and a new locking gas cap. :flipoff:

seats and harness? I think a nasty cage would suffice. Why didn't I see you in any of the pictures??

RatherBNarizona 06-17-2008 01:52 AM

great pics!
I cant handle that... yet lol

AzTJ 06-17-2008 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 238060)
seats and harness? I think a nasty cage would suffice. Why didn't I see you in any of the pictures??

Because I work on the weekends, and that would have been a 100+ mile drive.

1BLKJP 06-17-2008 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 238059)
That looks like it was a pretty big flop. I think your next upgrade should be seats and harnesses.... and a new locking gas cap. :flipoff:

Nah, the stock seat belt held me in until I took it off because my smoke flew out of my mouth when we hit and I had to find it quick because of the little gas scenario. :D And it didn't get stolen. :D It got broken by me and I've just been lazy and switching the caps between the ZJ and TJ. :D

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 238060)
seats and harness? I think a nasty cage would suffice. Why didn't I see you in any of the pictures??

Yessir, that is next. We'll start bending some tube here soon.

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Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 238215)
Because I work on the weekends, and that would have been a 100+ mile drive. Ummmm, and we'd have to leave my rig at the bottom of the trail because it would P'OWN me. :wavey:

Fixed it for ya. :D

Hackle 06-17-2008 06:34 PM

Do not let Jack's flop let you ignore the fact that he drove up the 3rd waterfall on C/D for the first time. That is a big deal!
Jack your rig worked great!
BTW I loved the new 4 speed Atlas the gears worked great for me and I no longer need to istall an auto tranny.
I did crawl one waterfall that I have never made before without bumping it. It is so cool being able to count the tire lugs as you go up an obsticle:D
Jim F.

4point 06-17-2008 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 238251)
Nah, the stock seat belt held me in until I took it off because my smoke flew out of my mouth when we hit and I had to find it quick because of the little gas scenario. :D And it didn't get stolen. :D It got broken by me and I've just been lazy and switching the caps between the ZJ and TJ. :D

:eek:
This is funny but freaking nuts at the same time. You could have torched Joe's mom. I'll bet you could have smelled the fear. :eek::rofl:

1BLKJP 06-17-2008 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by 4point (Post 238260)
:eek:
This is funny but freaking nuts at the same time. You could have torched Joe's mom. I'll bet you could have smelled the fear. :eek::rofl:

Yeah, not the coolest thing I've ever done. I knew the gas was leaking down hill and behind me, but I really needed to find that real fast. :D Needless to say I'm going to get a new gas cap before I got out next time. :doh:

4point 06-17-2008 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 238262)
Yeah, not the coolest thing I've ever done. I knew the gas was leaking down hill and behind me, but I really needed to find that real fast. :D Needless to say I'm going to get a new gas cap before I got out next time. :doh:

No harm, No foul............ It'll make for a good story at the camp fire. :D

ygohome 06-17-2008 08:09 PM

other than the gas cap are there any fine tuning things needing to be done or is it good right out of the box? everything worked okay with the shocks, coils and stuff?

AzTJ 06-17-2008 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 238251)
Fixed it for ya. :D

Yah that too... I think the turd would explode in the driveway with me just mentioning a CD run. :D

1BLKJP 06-17-2008 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ygohome (Post 238277)
other than the gas cap are there any fine tuning things needing to be done or is it good right out of the box? everything worked okay with the shocks, coils and stuff?

Ben, yes there were somethings that needed to be worked out. Understanding that this is not a production suspension system or an upgrade yet will make that easier right now. We had goals we wanted to get to with shock lengths and coil height. I feel we are there with it and it is working as expected. Right now as it sits the pinion angle is a tad high in the rear, but not enough to mess with until the next time I need to do anything with it.

jherrin215 06-22-2008 09:32 AM

Jack Looks great!! seems to work well too!! Congrats!!

stinger124 06-22-2008 05:37 PM

Rigs look great, and the trails look awesome.
I saw that you said you stretched your wheelbase... What is it sitting at now ??

1BLKJP 06-22-2008 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by stinger124 (Post 239509)
Rigs look great, and the trails look awesome.
I saw that you said you stretched your wheelbase... What is it sitting at now ??


Thanks guys.

Stinger, I'm now sitting right around 104 inches. All in the rear. Not really wanting to mess with the front yet. All in good time. :D I think with this rig if I can end up around 106 or 107 over the next year that will be perfect for what we do. :D

stinger124 06-23-2008 12:16 PM

I hear ya, I am at 105 right now, and it works great, but here, I need alittle bit more. Think mine will be around 115 when I am done..
Great work though and a clean looking rig.:cool:


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