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Old August 3rd, 2018, 09:05
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Re: Racing against the grain

Dropped her off at Carolina Axle to install a new ARB and a set of Rare Parts Diamond Series Ball Joints yesterday. I didn't know ball joints good look so good!

I was also informed that whoever geared my axle (about 3 years ago) did some sketchy stuff that should not have left the shop. Explains why my seals leaked almost immediately in retrospect and who knows if their hands lead to the diffs demise (D44 Rubi Locker). So I advise stay away from Jacksonville 4x4 in Jacksonville NC. Differentials are too expensive to risk it. But maybe they've changed.







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Old August 13th, 2018, 20:53
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Made some additions to the cage. Needed to go from B pillar straight back to help tie in the rear. Then threw in an accent piece with our A Arm bracket wing for the WJ we make.

Also got the rear tail light housings in. They are JCR and they didn't fit well at all. Lots of grinding to fit a 6" oval light on a housing that is made for a 6" oval light...

Pro Rock Race at Windrock this weekend. Gotta keep landing a top 3 finish to guarantee a top 3 overall for the series. Finale is next month. Im just assuming the point system, I really have no idea how they keep track lol.

Lots to do this week. Raceprep is in full swing. Lots of late nights and pizza.





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Old August 16th, 2018, 17:47
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Final piece has been installed and we are ready to turn and burn tomorrow at Windrock.

Check out this awesome driveshaft by The Driveshaft Shop. This is a one of a kind CV High angle driveshaft design for 4x4 applications. Proud to be the first ever to take their final design into to the field for some real world abuse.

Also discovered and prevented an absolute front locker failure. Air line would of crashed at full compression. First jump would of been it for our fitting. Thanks to this high speed banjo style fitting, we did a sharp 90 on this guy and we're good to go.

Every single bolt has been checked and marked with a paint pin. Tools and recovery gear inventoried and race equipment checked. We need to bring the heat this weekend if we plan on taking this series. Its gonna be a huge event and qualify starts tomorrow evening. Shake n Bake







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What kind of angles can that drive shaft support?
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What kind of angles can that drive shaft support?
35 degree 113mm CV is what they say. More than what I need. The main benefit is that there is zero bind so its constant uninterrupted torque being applied to the wheels. So you don't get that tire speed up and slow down thing from the joints binding.
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I'll be interested to see how that driveshaft holds up.

Good luck at the race!
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Old August 17th, 2018, 14:43
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I'll be interested to see how that driveshaft holds up.

Good luck at the race!
I was asking Adam @ The Driveshaft Shop about that. He was telling me they build for drag cars and drift cars etc.... I am also interested to see how it holds up to off road racing.
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