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Old 11-04-2005, 04:45 AM
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Picture proof that *gasp* I do wheel my rig

Finally made it to Paragon last saturday. Had an awesome group (a 1st gen 4Runner, two 3rd gens, an FJ40, and an 80 series (I think)), ran some good trails, had a great time. Here are the pics of my rig - I'll let the other yotatechers post the pics of their rigs. I didn't have my camera with me, so thanks to greg and tim for the pics. Also - a HUGE thanks to greg for the spotting.

Whompum - Blue 2


Whompum - I love this pic


Whompum - using the sliders


Headless Horseman


Headless Horseman


Headless Horseman


The Slop (not sure what trail it was on)... nasty run of about 100 yards - 1' deep water with another 8" or so of nastyness at the bottom. The water actually helped keep the tread clean.


The Slop - didn't do this on purpose... a little too much skinny pedal when the tires suddenly found traction. Here's the video (wmv, 2mb) - some profanity, so keep the volume down if at work.


The Slop - unfortunately, there's no more water, just the nastyness


The Slop - this is what I mean by nastyness

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Old 11-04-2005, 04:50 AM
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Sweet pics! I can't wait to go back to Paragon!
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Looks like you had a good time! haha.. that is some nasty mud in the last pic.
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great pics.. is it me or is that drivers side slidder bent ?
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wow those pics are great!

any damage?
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Originally Posted by Ric
great pics.. is it me or is that drivers side slidder bent ?
Both of them have taken LOTS of abuse. If you look close in the last pic, the slider flexed up far enough to put a little ding in the sheetmetal.
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Originally Posted by Ric
great pics.. is it me or is that drivers side slidder bent ?
wondering that myself
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Originally Posted by lee
any damage?
Nothing much... more abuse to the sliders, and a couple of small digs (one from rubbing a tree, one from a slider flexing up into the sheetmetal).

Oh, and a trashed bushing on my upper a-arms... not sure how much of that was from the wheeling or just general wear and tear, but I noticed it after wheeling.
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sweet.

looks like your TJM has moved on the brackets or something. i'm seeing about a 1" gap b/w the bumper and the trim on the Pass side but 1.5"-2" on the driver side. you may want to check that out. could be loose mounting bolts. don't want to have it flopping around and moving on ya...
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Originally Posted by bamachem
sweet.

looks like your TJM has moved on the brackets or something. i'm seeing about a 1" gap b/w the bumper and the trim on the Pass side but 1.5"-2" on the driver side. you may want to check that out. could be loose mounting bolts. don't want to have it flopping around and moving on ya...
I had assumed he put a body lift on and never moved the bumper up...
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Nice pics. thats a great looking Runner you have.


I love the shot of the tire in the air..
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Originally Posted by bamachem
sweet.

looks like your TJM has moved on the brackets or something. i'm seeing about a 1" gap b/w the bumper and the trim on the Pass side but 1.5"-2" on the driver side. you may want to check that out. could be loose mounting bolts. don't want to have it flopping around and moving on ya...
Yea, I think it has slid down some over the last year or so... but I think it's just the constant vibration, not really loose bolts. I do have to re-align it, just haven't gotten around to it.

With the 2" BL, it never really looks "good".
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Originally Posted by jacksonpt
Yea, I think it has slid down some over the last year or so... but I think it's just the constant vibration, not really loose bolts. I do have to re-align it, just haven't gotten around to it.

With the 2" BL, it never really looks "good".
http://ttora-ne.net/newsite/TJM/tjm.htm

This might interest you, modifying the TJM for a body lift.
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Originally Posted by Intrepid
http://ttora-ne.net/newsite/TJM/tjm.htm

This might interest you, modifying the TJM for a body lift.
yea... I plan on doing something... just not sure when. Because of the added height, I want to make sure I don't lose any strength.
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Originally Posted by 4Hummer
I love the shot of the tire in the air..
Here's the video (wmv, 2mb) - some profanity, so keep the volume down if at work.
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Originally Posted by lee
any damage?
oh yea... also have some serious pounding to do on my gas tank skid - that baby is totally mangled.
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oh yea... also have some serious pounding to do on my gas tank skid - that baby is totally mangled.
Rocks = Carnage.
Great pics!
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great pics! great vid! the slo mo is friggin funny! yeeeeeeeeaaaahhh juuuuuuump thaaaaaaat biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii*** haha that was great!
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Originally Posted by jacksonpt
Here's the video (wmv, 2mb) - some profanity, so keep the volume down if at work.
yea that slow mo voice is hilarious!

nice vid bro. especially like the squeaky wet belt!
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You all have TStango to thank for the vid!

Hey Tim - got any more from the run?
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