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Old 03-26-2008, 07:42 PM
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how funny it would be to put it up for the cruiser guys.
I dunno what you're talking about My range is 500+ miles with a 23gal tank


Nice Pics! While I like moab.. I love the surrounding areas more.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:11 PM
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Funny part is, pulling into the gas station, I was almost laughing out loud while thinking about taking that picture, thinking how funny it would be to put it up for the cruiser guys.

Good times.

Just think of how great of mileage you would have got if the brake wasn't on!
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I dunno what you're talking about My range is 500+ miles with a 23gal tank


Nice Pics! While I like moab.. I love the surrounding areas more.
True. You definitely have us all beat with the diesel. I looked at a conversion for my truck, as the 2L-T is a direct bolt in, but its so expensive, and so is diesel fuel, i figured I could hold on to gasoline for a while longer.

I think what I love most about a trip like this is that it's exactly why I have a modified 4wd. Don't get me wrong, I love driving on trails, and being able to say, "I did such and such". For me, the real thrill of wheeling is doing this. Showing up to a road with nothing more than a map, and a good attitude, and having no idea what to expect.

Black Dragon easily could have been a 4 out of 5 if you took the hard lines, but as you can see, we had 2 bone stock trucks up there.

I love that sense of adventure when exploring areas you don't know anything about.
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Just think of how great of mileage you would have got if the brake wasn't on!
Hardy har har.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:32 PM
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I think what I love most about a trip like this is that it's exactly why I have a modified 4wd.
Dude, you have seen the faint flicker of what the plan for my truck has always been. I may be (OK, am) still clinically certifiable, but at least more people are starting to understand my reasoning for building it the way it's been. That is to say like a dull ol' boring traveling mule and not a dedicated rock truck.

The point is to go here:
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Your truck has a big topper, which would be a real damage worrier for me, as I don't like to damage stuff, but other than that, it could play in the rocks probably a lot more than you'd imagine.

As I'm sure you're beginning to notice, mini-truck IFS is a lot more capable than most give it credit for.

I've been told my truck wasn't up to fairly moderate trails like Kane Creek, despite the fact that it has 3/16" plate covering the front, the front diff, and 3/8" covering the belly. 2 lockers and 2 transfercases. Go figure right? I laugh it off, and nod. Most have to see it to believe. There is just so much internet garbage floating around, and people get caught up in it.

You aren't crazy, you are one of the few sane ones. Crazy is thinking you need to cut off the entire front end, and hang an axle just to go in the dirt.

There are a great many who really do need to hang the axle. They have a need for very strong parts, and big tires. You simply cannot get that without a SAS. But for 95% of the trails you can get a truck up without body damage, IFS does just fine.

Anyway, I'll get off my soapbox now.
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:27 AM
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Nice pics Isaac...looks like fun.
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You aren't crazy, you are one of the few sane ones. Crazy is thinking you need to cut off the entire front end, and hang an axle just to go in the dirt.

There are a great many who really do need to hang the axle.
It isn't a matter of need. I've been to Jamaica, they have needs.

Nevertheless you can do almost all the wheeling with an IFS (modified, and beefed) that you can do with a SAS.

It just depends on how you want to do it.

So it has been said you couldn't do Kane Creek? Sheesh...
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It has been said. I wasn't trying to whine about it, but simply point out that the views of IFS are very ignorant, because of internet hoopla.

Is a SAS truck going to be stronger, ride better, and out perform an IFS of similar build? Yes, every time.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Apologies for the digression.
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It has been said. I wasn't trying to whine about it, but simply point out that the views of IFS are very ignorant, because of internet hoopla.

Is a SAS truck going to be stronger, ride better, and out perform an IFS of similar build? Yes, every time.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Apologies for the digression.
I guess thats why we have so much apathy towards letter writing to keep trails open as web wheelers really only need a keyboard and an audience!
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