|04-01-2016 06:22 AM|
Nice behind! All put back together and ready to hit the trail.
Lance Clifford and Larry McRae had an emergency to attend to on Wednesday, so I led the Greenday trail at Area BFG.
We loaded the Jeep into Spanish Trails Arena for the vendor show on Thursday and Friday.
We were showing off the newly developed TJ/LJ Spring/Shock Tower from Mountain Off Road Enterprises. This allows for a longer bolt-style shock mount, integral bumpstops, and increased strength over the stock bracketry.
Of course! We couldn't do one trail without getting into the body!
|03-31-2016 03:10 PM|
After four seasons of competition, I thought it would be prudent to get Tom Wood's Driveshafts rebuilt to ensure trouble free use. We've never had a broken U-Joint or shaft in 25 competitive events and numerous recreational outings.
We had previously suffering multiple hits in the passenger side cowl area. Last time, our body shop guy used a lot of body filler to get it straight. Now, wrinkled again, we opted to order a new cowl piece from the dealer. I think it ran me about $65.
It fit great and just gets spot-welded.
The mad dash to make it to Easter Jeep Safari 2016. This picture was taken Saturday, March 19th. We knew we wanted to make it to the manufacturer's party so Tuesday night was our goal for completion. There's really very little surface area left once it's disassembled and masked. Coating the body took 8 - 10 minutes per coat with ten minutes of dry time between coats.
After five coats of Tangier Orange and two coats of clear, we pulled masking during the wee hours of Sunday morning while the paint was still tacky. I'm pretty stoked, considering this is my first attempt at painting a Jeep myself. A huge thanks to Jack and Cody for pitching in so much time to get us to Moab.
|03-06-2016 03:40 PM|
Ever wonder what it looks like inside a Teraflex bumpstop?
This is at full bump with the new M.O.R.E. TJ/LJ Front Spring & Shock Perch tacked up. We mocked up the first of these brackets on a stock vehicle without any lift. We're going to make some adjustments to the setup to accommodate my wheel travel and lift height. I'm running 7" Clayton ZJ springs in the front.
It looks like the 12" travel Bilstein 7100s we have are going to fit nicely.
I guess I should share some wheeling pics. I got out three times this year before we started teardown.
I've also been helping a buddy build this over the winter.
Check out the build thread... Clayton Long Arms, Dynomax Exhaust, Superchips Tuning, Tom Woods Drive Shafts, Iron Rock Off Road, Crown Automotive, Four Corners 4x4 and more.
|03-06-2016 03:24 PM|
We're painting and prepping pretty hard for Moab Easter Jeep Safari right now.
What's on your to-do list?
These are the reinforced factory spring & shock mounts for the front of the LJ. They're about to be cut off in favor of something with better shock mounting and strength.
We found this to be cracked while disassembling.
Say goodbye to the front perches!
|02-28-2016 03:06 PM|
Lots of prep going on here at the shop.
Here's what we have planned for the season... see you on the trails.
Four Corners 4×4 Shifts Focus to Recreation in 2016 as it Develops a Vintage Race Jeep | Four Corners 4x4
|10-21-2015 06:23 PM|
|10-21-2015 02:36 PM|
|darkmanx||Wow! Jason! Just went through this entire build thread. It is awesome to see the progression of BessieII!! Hope to make it back to DGO sometime I will hit you and we can go get a beer!! This is Lance BTW|
|10-11-2015 07:34 AM|
We haven't gotten these mounted to the race car yet... but where did you need more bracing? Back side of the bracket to the frame?
|10-07-2015 07:24 PM|
|09-24-2015 09:00 PM|
TJ/LJ Front Spring Perch/Shock Mount
This upgrade for the LJ has been long overdue.
We're working with M.O.R.E. to develop this new part. We're developing this as a "stock" version to fit a TJ/LJ Wrangler without modification.
Taking CAD (Cardboard Aided Design) to a whole new level. Did you know that a laser cuts cardboard flawlessly?
It's intended to increase shock travel and also convert the pin-style shock mount to a conventional 1/2" bolt. Also, the strengthened front coil bucket will have an integrated bump-stop can.
|08-24-2015 09:43 PM|
We wrapped up the Dirt Riot season with a first-place finish this weekend in Grand Junction, Colorado!
See the photos and full report here:
FC4x4 Wraps up Dirt Riot Season with 1st Place Finish | Four Corners 4x4
|08-15-2015 05:09 PM|
The last race event for this season is the Dirt Riot in Grand Junction, CO. I just finished up race prep today; we trashed another rear axle bearing and also a rear driveshaft U-joint.
After our last race; we still plan to participate in two Jeep Jamborees and some shows to round out the year.
|08-13-2015 11:09 AM|
Nice! Looks like you guys had fun and probably learned alot of communication skills at the WEROCK events.
What events are left for you guys this year?
|08-12-2015 07:07 PM|
Big Drop in Engine & Transmission Temps thank to Griffin
It's been a while since any updates. Remember when we added these Griffin Thermal Products earlier in the season?
Event engine temperatures have dropped from 240 to 210 degrees.
Event transmission temperatures have dropped from 240 to only 150 or 200 degrees.
A new aluminum radiator.
Rear-mounted, fan-operated transmission cooler.
|05-01-2015 07:38 PM|
It has been a little bit of a rough start to the 2015 season. This year, we're doing WEROCK and Dirt Riot. At the Congress event, we managed a first place finish, but had a broken steering gear and were unable to compete in the Dirt Riot event on Sunday.
We had a great week at Moab seeing lots of friends and doing a lot of wheeling at Area BFE. We did the Crawl Magazine Reader's ride on Tuesday, the BFGoodrich run on Wednesday, along with the usual visits to Grandpa's Garage and the vendor's show. Friday we focused on last minute race prep, but unfortunately broke another steering gear and were unable to compete on Saturday, pretty well blowing our chances of a Mountain Series title.
I just got a new steering gear installed today and have finally put a M.O.R.E. steering gear skis plate on it. I don't know why I never did this on the original build.
|03-26-2015 12:20 PM|
My co-driver works in instrumentation, so he had us a custom fuel pressure gauge made up.
|03-03-2015 10:35 PM|
We've been running Clayton's engine & tcase skids since the beginning. Three seasons of racing took a toll on even the finest 1/4" skids. We got a new set and added some gussets while everything was still nice and straight.
A couple of angle irons getting welded in to stiffen the bottom.
Stiffening the engine skid plate.
|03-02-2015 08:15 PM|
Griffin Radiators a new partner
We are very exciting to have Griffin Thermal Products on board.
A new aluminum radiator.
Rear-mounted, fan-operated transmission cooler.
|03-01-2015 05:14 PM|
Almost ready for the 2015 season!
We've slowly been picking away at our prep list over the winter. One of the bigger projects was repairing the frame cracks and installing a fresh set of frame-side link brackets.
We cracked the rear link brackets. We're hoping the gussets we added to tie the upper mount back into the frame will help.
The frame had cracked above both front link mounts.
I sold a set of 37" stickies that I never really used to get this!
What a time-saver.
|01-20-2015 04:53 PM|
|01-19-2015 06:55 PM|
|lwt002||What's the axle width?|
|01-19-2015 06:16 AM|
Congrats guys! I was hoping to catch you at Rangely this year but looks like scout camp won't allow that. Best of luck this year and excited to see how you guys do crawling!
|01-16-2015 01:48 PM|
M.O.R.E. commits to primary sponsorship again in 2015.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Durango, Colorado - Mountain Off Road Enterprises & Four Corners 4x4 team up for the 2015 WEROCK rock crawling & Dirt Riot 4x4 Endurance Racing Seasons.
Jason Kaminsky is pleased to announce that Mountain Off Road Enterprises (M.O.R.E.) has stepped up and committed to an additional year as a primary sponsor of the team’s racing efforts. Something new for the team in 2015, is the addition of several WEROCK rock crawling events. Jason’s co-driver, Richard Jenkins, has extensive rock crawling experience and has both competed and judged WEROCK events in the past. The team is known for going fast, now they are going to slow it down and do more technical competitive rock crawling as well.
After all, that’s what their 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was built for. Back in 2011, when the build was just getting started, M.O.R.E. was one of the team’s first calls for parts. “We knew we couldn’t build a vehicle fit for this kind of abuse and not include some products from the guys at M.O.R.E. Their Bombproof Block Brackets, and Bombproof Motor Mounts were an absolute necessity for the build. Once M.O.R.E. was on board, we added some other items like a 1” body lift, dead pedals, frame tie-ins, and tube clamps to round out the build even further,” commented Kaminsky.
M.O.R.E. and Four Corners 4x4 have had a successful partnership over the last three seasons, garnering fifteen podium finishes in 20 events, along with multiple regional & national titles.
In addition to the team’s 2015 racing events, they have also planned a number of recreational four wheeling events such as the Moab Easter Jeep Safari, All-4-Fun, local club events, and Jeep Jamborees. You can find more out about the team’s schedule at 2015 Schedule | Four Corners 4x4.
Lastly, be on the lookout for Four Corners 4x4 newest project vehicle, a 2014 4-door Wrangler JK. We are excited to be getting this build off the ground in 2015. We’re going to start by installing every product M.O.R.E. makes for the JK including front & rear bumpers, complete skid plate system, body lift, dead pedals, ARB compressor mount, & more!
For more information on Mountain Off Road Enterprises, visit their website at Mountain Off Road- M.O.R.E. Manufacturer Direct Pricing on Jeep parts for Jeep YJ, Jeep CJ,Jeep TJ,Jeep JK and Jeep XJ models, quality jeep off road bumpers.
|01-08-2015 01:34 PM|
January 7, 2015
Superchips Renews Partnership with Team Four Corners 4×4 for 2015 Season!
Team Four Corners 4×4, led by Jason Kaminsky in his 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is getting ready to start their fourth season in 4×4 Endurance racing this March, 2015. Kaminsky and his co-pilot, Richard Jenkins, are excited that this year in addition to racing in the Dirt Riot Southwest and Mountain Series, they will also be rock crawling competitively in the WEROCK Western Series.
In 2014, the team ended with five podium finishes out of seven events, including their top ten finish at The King of The Hammers Everyman Challenge.
2013 was a great year for the team, when they earned the title of Dirt Riot National Champions in their class. They hope to return to the top spot on the podium in 2015.
2012 was the first year of competitive rock sports for the team which started with a fifth place finish at the first King of the Hammers Everyman Challenge, followed by a Mountain Series title in Dirt Riot.
In all, the team has earned 15 podium finishes and six titles and Superchips has been there every step of the way. “They are critical to our success. As a primary sponsor of our team for the fourth year now, Superchips has sustained their commitment to the off road community by supporting racers like us, events like Moab Easter Jeep Safari, and land-use issues nationwide. That’s not to mention the great products that we use to increase performance in the race vehicle, tow rig, and other support vehicles,” commented Kaminsky. “We’re very happy to be involved with a company so important to the off road community.”
The team’s first event of the season will be a double-header, where Kaminsky will compete in both WEROCK rock crawling and Dirt Riot Endurance racing events the same weekend in Congress, Arizona on March 7th & 8th. Be sure to keep up with the team’s schedule at 2015 Schedule | Four Corners 4x4
If you can’t make it to a race, make sure to see the team go recreational wheeling at a number of events from Moab to Ouray to Aspen and all over the southwest region.
Superchips Renews Partnership with Team Four Corners 4×4 for 2015 Season! | Superchips
|12-31-2014 05:30 PM|
Happy New Year Everyone!
Stayed tuned for some exciting updates about our sponsors and vehicle plans for the 2015 racing season!
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