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Old April 8th, 2018, 19:48
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Re: Racing against the grain

Got all shocks valved. Took a lot of trial and error to get it down to where I like it. 40 compression 80 Rebound for the Rear and Im guessing 45-50ish compression front with 75 rebound. Flutter stack all around. Feels like it floats on air now. Valving has an absurd affect on the way your suspension feels and handles.

Wish I could post videos of the test jumping with each different valving. You can clearly tell how it changes the way it lands and handles. Mind blowing.







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Old April 15th, 2018, 14:48
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Did a video thing on our Brace. Its been awhile since I've made any How-Tos. I like how it turned out. Give her a watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDvjWxx-eAI
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Old April 16th, 2018, 06:51
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Did a video thing on our Brace. Its been awhile since I've made any How-Tos. I like how it turned out. Give her a watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDvjWxx-eAI
That green jeep in the background looks lonely. It needs some love you know.... Of course Glenn III tried to buy it back from Andy at the wedding..... Nice video by the way.....
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Old April 20th, 2018, 17:28
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Re: Racing against the grain

Saw a clip of this thing on a busted knuckle video. Peeled a tire of the rim. Looked a little bouncy! I bet the revalve will be nice.
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Old May 21st, 2018, 19:37
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Saw a clip of this thing on a busted knuckle video. Peeled a tire of the rim. Looked a little bouncy! I bet the revalve will be nice.


Yeah that was quite the ride I tell ya. She’d ready to rock now. Valving is wayyy underrated for what it can do.


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Old May 21st, 2018, 19:40
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Here we go. Round two prep near completion. Been working on putting in the new 4 link and creating more up travel, new hood, working on new fuel system this week.

Race in Kentucky this weekend!




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Old June 1st, 2018, 14:58
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Been awhile. Snagged 3rd Place at the Pro Rock Racing Survival Race up at Mine Made Adventure Park in Leburn, KY last weekend.

Only suffered a cooling issue. I blame growing pains on the build, but we still finished which is important. Next race is at Windrock August 17-19. Radiator might end up in the back of the jeep by then. In the meantime I need to bandaide it for the SEC Crawl at Harlan.

Here's a few pics of the race.







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Old June 3rd, 2018, 15:37
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That first pic looks exciting haha
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Old July 10th, 2018, 09:02
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Sent it at the crawl in Harlan. Had a lot of fun throughout the weekend. I think its time to upgrade this tire wheel combo to something more effective. Kind of have to since I cracked a wheel anyway.

Total damage assessment:
- Killed a wheel
- Killed Front Spider Gears in the Rubi Locker
- Exploded the rear drive shaft (no seriously blew the double cardon to bits and took the Tcase yoke with it).

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35s and beadlocks
New Front locker (ARB?)
New Rear Shaft

Next Pro Rock Race is August 17th at Windrock. Lets do this















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Short highlight of the rock race at lower rock garden at Black Mountain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeankxNT_wY
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Old July 13th, 2018, 16:40
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With the 4 link in, my shock mounting solution has been sorta okay enough to run but not perfect. Well with the driver link twisting up and down every time I hit bumps, i decided to just slide the sleeves forward and weld them in. No more twisty twisty. Shock angle improved too. Killed my double adjustable feature with the lowers but she’s set anyway.




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Re: Racing against the grain

New shock mounts are done. 82 degrees inward and forward. If you ignore physics, you're kicking yourself.

Fresh stickers because JK guys can't have all the mallcrawlin action.

Front two KM2s are on, 3 more get here this week. 35x12.5x15 on 15x8s steelies. Works for me.

Front ARB install next week and new ball joints, because they are beyond gone apparently. #racejeep



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Re: Racing against the grain

I see you've changed tires to the KM2. What spawned that?
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I see you've changed tires to the KM2. What spawned that?
I have almost always had KM2s paired with Boggers. Recently Ive been using those TSLs which work well but at the crawl I busted two wheels. The real problem was tire size. Everything has always been 33's. Which just doesn't cut the cheese anymore and has cost me a lot in the rocks, especially with this race stuff. So we found a deal on 35x12.5x15s and pulled the trigger.

KM2s have always work for me, just not when its below freezing..
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