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    So I just got back from Ironclads with Josh and Cameron, they decided to hit up rock creek but I decided to head back since I have to study for finals.

    Pretty uneventful day, not much snow, no breakage.




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    Cameron trying to trim fenders a little bit.


    The rock that Josh's driveshaft ground into a fine dust.


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    Looks like a good time!

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    Beautiful day for it!

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    Dang dude, you are quick with the report. I shot a few pics and we got video of me doing the rock thing. Thing I might be replacing a zirk on that driveshaft. Good news is its still balanced so it should be fine.

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    So did you guys go do Rock Creek?

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    Looks like a fairly easy trail from those pics. Glad you guy had a good time with no damage

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    I think Josh and Cameron went to Rock Creek, but I just headed home. I'll let them chime in

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    Yep, we did Rock Creek afterwards. It was pretty easy going on there, but that is since you guys busted trail for us a couple days ago. We tried going a bit further up from where your guys tracks ended, but it was slow going and it was getting darkish. We decided to go back down, and ended up doing the Miller Rock trail. It was a bit more challenging, but not much snow on it. Kinda funny, since it essentially starts in some guys driveway.

    I got a few pics at the top of Miller Rock, but not much else. Cameron's mom (who rode along with him) took a bunch of pictures and he said he would either post it here or send them to me. EIther way, more pics for you picture fiends later.

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    Looking forward to more pictures!

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    looks like the perfect day for it so where are the rest of the pics guys?

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    haha......here are a couple pics....

    Our rigs at the top of Miller Rock...


    Cameron peeking out from between the rigs....


    Video of me crawling a rock on Bunce....


    Thats all I have. I'll get more up when Cameron sends me his pictures. Not sure when that will be.

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    Nice Josh! Looks like the Rig is working great!

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    I need to try that trail, thanks for the report.

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    Josh I see the Yota lost something since we ran together the last time. How is the ride w/o all that extra weight now?

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    1freaky1 previously posted:
    "Josh I see the Yota lost something since we ran together the last time. How is the ride w/o all that extra weight now?"

    Its rides a bit more harshly, but taking a bit of pressure out of the rear tires seems to help. I would say I only lost 150-200 pounds in the bed delete, so its nothing huge. I'm thinking about getting a Ford f-150 fuel tank, since it mounts between the frame rails almost perfectly just behind the rear axle. That would make room for a 4 link if I ever wanted to go that route, and would also move some weight towards the rear and make for better weight distribution both for traction and for stability going downhill.

    I do really like having the visibility back there though. Its so much easier to see where you are going and what you are going to hit without the bed blocking the view. The approach angle is a ton better too. In the middle future (i.e. a year or two) I'd like to get rid of the leaf springs so I can go even shorter. Right now, the first point of contact with the ground is my leaf spring shackle. I have the long 63" springs out of a Half Ton Chevy Pickup, so they go back pretty far.

    I have a 3 link kit on the way, and am going to be ordering coilovers after the New Years I think. If you watch the video again, you can see the front axle wanting to crawl out from under the rig and the shackle move past where you would ever want it to go. Links will negate this and make for more stability and better "on road" handling too. I'm going to try and drop it a couple inches to lower the COG and make it easier to get into. That will let me take the blocks out of the rear too. It will be nice and I won't get so nervous on off camber stuff.

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    Those are all good points, and yes it is great being able to see more stuff w/o the bed, I think it is one of the best things I did so far on mine.

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