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Well, easy day easy run.

2 FJ's and one jeep. mattmainster, Jeepers, me and MudlovingFJ.


We did the hardest of everything up until this one bypass that i believe only mir207 has done in an FJ. Jeepers was the only one with enough guts to try it. Got a 1/4 of the way, then hopped once, hopped again, hopped a third time and kaboom! Diff blows up (spider gears).


3 hours later of watching MudlovingFJ dissasemble the differential (he was the only one that knew what he was doing) and almost getting crushed in the process we finally got the jeep back to the freeway.. then the mcdonalds and onto a flat bed.

Why did Mud almost get crushed? Well, we had two hi-lifts, and needed to have both rear wheels off to remove the diff assembly....

Yup.. what your thinking is what i said.. "Oh s*** this is going to end up bad".



The tires were setup underneath the rear axle (not like the picture), then the wind blew as Mud turned a wrench, and the jeep slowly started to move to the right, people started yelling and everybody was jumping back getting the hell out of the way of the jeep falling to the earth.

KIA: ZERO





and then blah blah blah we played some before and after this event:

(spot matt!)













 

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Re: Cleghorn 8-2

DominicG said:
We did the hardest of everything up until this one bypass that i believe only mir207 has done in an FJ. Jeepers was the only one with enough guts to try it. Got a 1/4 of the way, then hopped once, hopped again, hopped a third time and kaboom! Diff blows up (spider gears).
Myself and 2 other J's made it up that spot too if we are thinking of the same spot, large hill with a bronco jumping rock garden at the very top?? I'm so freaking surprised I didnt blow up something.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuHQbva_K4M



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Myself and 2 other J's made it up that spot too if we are thinking of the same spot, large hill with a bronco jumping rock garden at the very top?? I'm so freaking surprised I didnt blow up something.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuHQbva_K4M

Nope that is not the same spot.

Hope fully matt will post up some pics or video of it so you guys can see it... my camera is on its last leg and was only working when i didn't need it :D
 

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Re: Cleghorn 8-2

yeah thats it Tony! (the very first part of the video)


except Jeepers picked a good line right off the bat lol
 

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Just some stranger... :D

That path one of the hardest spots of the Cleghorn Trail (Pucker is harder imho). It's tight and the chance for damage is quite high. Lots of flops and breaks in that area. It's a trail that have not attempted. It's fun to watch, but scares me every time. When I no longer care about my FJ, I might try it.
 

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OOH if it's more fun than that I gotta try it!! before the warranty expires of course ;D
hi mike, tried PMing you but your box is full...wanted to know how the AP rear shocks are working for you?

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Re: Cleghorn 8-2

i found another picture of Mud working on a car. Obviously he does this in his down time.
 

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It's manual.
Wouldn't an automatic have been better for this situation because you can do left foot braking and ease the power up to the powertrain? I thing popping the clutch and allowing the gear tines to slam each other on every hop is what causes it to fail. What is the word I'm loking for, lash? In a manual, I guess you could let the clutch out slowly but this always leaves an all to familiar smell that I frequented back in the days of my lowered bugs with large motors. Fryin' the clutch!
 

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You're debunking the old argument that real man drives manuals. ;D Autos really do make it much easier.

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Wouldn't an automatic have been better for this situation because you can do left foot braking and ease the power up to the powertrain? I thing popping the clutch and allowing the gear tines to slam each other on every hop is what causes it to fail. What is the word I'm loking for, lash? In a manual, I guess you could let the clutch out slowly but this always leaves an all to familiar smell that I frequented back in the days of my lowered bugs with large motors. Fryin' the clutch!
 

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I wasn't trying to start the Auto vs. Manual discussion, believe me. I do not have a death wish. I'm gurious how you overcome that issue in a manual though. Is that what these crawler boxes are all about?
 

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The crawler gears are great because you can completely take your foot off the clutch when in a low gear. It'll literally walk itself. Mir207 in action in the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh25XywF_OI

Marlin Crawler

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFk9yVwVLrE&feature=related

FJ-Piper said:
I wasn't trying to start the Auto vs. Manual discussion, believe me. I do not have a death wish. I'm gurious how you overcome that issue in a manual though. Is that what these crawler boxes are all about?
 
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