|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!
|11-21-2014 02:38 AM|
As for stretching, our 3" stretch was accomplished by moving the rear link mounts & spring perches rearward. Stretching the front is very difficult with a pitman arm/drag link setup. You generally need full-hydro steering to get much stretch in the front.
|11-19-2014 09:00 PM|
|Provelogear||He's not running a stock gas tank.|
|11-19-2014 07:32 PM|
|txwheeler||I'm not sure if I overlooked it and missed it but can you please show some pictures and information7 of what all it took to move the rear axle back 3 inches to clear everything as far as gas tank mounting the frame side brackets and any other clearancing this entailed thank you love the build thread btw and is splitting the difference as far as inch and a half in the front inch and a half in the back a option to get a better weight balance or is the amount of work to clearance everything not worth it|
|11-18-2014 07:08 PM|
I had someone ask me... so what all have you done to your Jeep?
• 4.0L I-6 Stock Engine
• 42RLE Stock Automatic Transmission w/ B&M Transmission Cooler
• NP231 Transfer Case w/ Tom Wood’s Heavy Duty Output
• Moser Dana 60 Rear Axle – 35-spline Chromoly w/ Spool & Ford Disc Brakes
• Dynatrac Pro-Rock Dana 60 Front Axle – 35-spline Chromoly with Yukon Grizzly Locker
• 5.13 Yukon Gears, Superjoints, & Drive Flanges
• 35x13.5-15” BF Goodrich KX Krawler Tires
• 15x10 TrailReady Beadlocks
• Clayton Offroad Manufacturing 5.5” Pro Long-Arm Suspension with Skidplates
• Teraflex Bumpstops
• Currie Anti-Rock Swaybars
• Four Corners 4x4 Racing Cage, and Front & Rear Bumpers
• Superchips Traildash Vehicle Programmer and Monitor, & Trail Jammer Intake
• Tom Wood’s Custom Drive Shafts & Spares
• M.O.R.E. Motor Mounts, Block Brackets, Frame Tie-Ins, Dead Pedals, & 1” Body Lift.
• Savvy Off Road Aluminum Doors, Corners, Sliders, Tail-lights, and Rocker Rails.
• PSC Steering Pump, Gear, & Cooler
• Letzroll Offroad Custom 1 ¾” Solid Aluminum Tie-Rod w/ 7/8” Heims
• Bulldog Alpha 9300# Winch w/ Olympus Off Road Arachni Synthetic Rope
• Bilstein Remote-Reservoir Shocks
• 5lb CO2 Powertank
• Artec Industries Rear Axle Truss, Fuel Cell Bracket & Quart Crate
• RuffStuff Specialties Trick Tabs, Limiting Straps, & Rear Diff. Cover
• JAZ Products 22-Gallon Fuel Cell
• Corbeau Baja SS Ultrawide Seats
• RCI 5-Point Harnesses
• PRP Window Nets
• Hinchman Racewear Firesuit
• Pyrotect Helmet w/ Comm & Blower
• Coolshirt Blowers
• Lowrance Baja HDS-5 GPS
• Olympus Off Road Zeus LED Lighting
• Siren/PA System
THANKS TO ALL OF OUR MARKETING PARTNERS!
|11-17-2014 10:46 AM|
Quantity of Events Vs quality of Events. That is always a debatable factor.
|11-17-2014 07:02 AM|
|11-16-2014 02:45 PM|
We have a winner!
But seriously, we surveyed our fans and our marketing partners about what events we should consider for 2015... and they don't care.
I mean, they care; they want impressions, they want photos, they want us out there. But, I think if I can do five Dirt Riot Events or one KOH EMC, the greater value is participating in more events in more locations over a greater period of time.
|11-16-2014 07:37 AM|
|kurnal||I don't see koh on that list|
|11-15-2014 08:47 PM|
Crazy! It's been almost three months since updating the thread!
Not a lot happening with the rig lately, but we've pretty well got our short list of events decided for next year.
As far as work in the shop; we have her torn down for a SEMA paint job, but then ended up not having a spot. She's still sitting unpainted for now while we plan our other upgrades before our first 2015 event in March.
I still need a TJ/LJ windshield frame... anyone have one? Color/glass condition doesn't matter.
I also finally got around to installing my new 62mm Superchips Trail Jammer Throttle Body this weekend.
|08-23-2014 05:52 AM|
Has everyone checked out our new team website?
Four Corners 4x4 | Jeeps, RAM Trucks, Rockcrawling, Off Road Racing
Keep up with our press releases, race photos, wheeling videos, and more.
|08-22-2014 06:33 AM|
Bingo! I think this is previous damage from the Colorado Springs race. In prepping for Cortez, we found leaking axle tubes in the rear with the bearings actually broken.
Guess I missed the crack.
|08-22-2014 05:25 AM|
|inphobic||Wow! That is a cool break. I'd recon the flange was a little bent for a while?|
|08-21-2014 09:40 PM|
We competed in our last racing event of the 2014 season last weekend in Cortez, Colorado. It was an important race for us and we were hopeful for a good finish to help bolster our Southwest and Mountain Series points in Dirt Riot. It didn't happen.
During our second lap of pre-running, we started to experience some type of computer-related or electrical issue we were unable to diagnose before starting the race. This limited us to a maximum of 2400 RPM. We ended up taking the start in high-range 4WD to keep our RPMs down and attempt to still earn some points in the series.
We ended up passing Cody Folsom in the pits and Kevin Krocker after he tore out his front end in a bar-ditch crossing. We were pretty excited to be running in 3rd place with a limping vehicle. Only one of six trail class cars that started behind us had passed...
... right before we lost a rear wheel.
We ended up breaking a nine-year old Moser axle shaft. Here's a video of when the wheel finally broke off.
2014 Cortez Axle Loss - YouTube
I've never seen a break like this, but don't fault the axle shaft construction in the slightest. I've had this rear end in two different vehicles since 2005 and it had run 39.5" tires, been flopped or rolled over 20 times, and jumped more times than it should have been.
Next build we'll do a full floater, but for now we'll just order up a new shaft.
|08-18-2014 06:47 AM|
|FC4X4||Sometimes... things just work out.|
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