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Well, I made it home with a few new trail trophies and a few more friends. I just have to say that running the 'Con for the first time with a bunch of zuks was awsome. The trail was much rougher than I expected and the zuk faired well with minor damage. I did miss some Santa Rosa boyz(poppy,scwafish,tusker????) Did you get lost??? <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG width=424 height=318 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/gatekeeper.jpg"> <IMG width=424 height=318 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/conrear.jpg"> <IMG width=424 height=318 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/con3.jpg"> <IMG width=424 height=318 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/spiderlake.jpg">
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Next phase of modification:
front missing link YJs
front locker
axle truss and pumpkin skids
On board air
5.12 gears
 

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I did see a tan convertible with stripes on the backside of the lil sluice as I was pulling out on Saturday. Since I was tagging behind a few others I didn't get to stop and see who it was.

If you didn't see the other post, I have pics posted at http://members.home.net/mmartinez
 

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I didn't get any pics on my digi of me actually wheelin'. They are on my buddies cam. and he's back on the trail with his Comanche until next week. I'll post some wheels up shots then.
 

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The tan rig was me and scwafish. Sorry I missed you guys, but my wife broke three toes just before we were going to leave so I was delayed <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> . We didn't get in there until noon on Saturday, just when everyone else was leaving. I did get to talk to a few folks, but missed you guys. Oh well, there is always next year.

Hey Marvin, how is your brother doing on his rig? In answer to his question, you do not have to redrill the front perches and relocate the front axle with his set up (like you do on the rear). He was scaring me the other night with his welding story <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> . I hope he got those front missing links re-done. Tell him he can call me tonight if he still has questions.

Zuk88, I have your steering rag joint. We will hookup again someday.
 

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Fatkid. Where do we get info on the Frostoberfest? Sounds like a possibility, as long as it doesn't conflict with my annual application of firearms against various horned and hairy critters....
 

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Let me ask the what the final word is for the Hammers, I know that it's still in the month of October and it's at Johnson Valley. As far as the dates, I've heard a few so I ask some questions. I also thought It would be cool to wheel with some Zuk's, the Carnage on the Con was fun but there was only 2 Zuks in the whole bunch. As a matter of fact I only had the chance to wheel with the guy formerly know as Rokzuki, and that was only on the way to the box.
 

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I didn't leave until Sunday morning (8:AM)! Where did you Camp?? I was just above Glenn on the granite slab.

Fatkid
YES!! I'll start the tear down soon. My next mods are:
1. Remove and toss the crappy Calmini shackle reverse(does not belong on the rocks at all)
2. Buy Trail Toughs new YJ missing link front end kit
3. Add pumkin caps and/or axle trusses
4. front locker
5. 2" backspaced wheels
6. on-board air(mine burned up on the second tire at the Dam, Big thanks goes out to WAZUKS for airin' me up)
7. Did I mention a front locker?
8. Power steering or knuckle over steering
9. 32" BFG mud T/As
and last but not least a f*&%in' front locker!!! I had to pull the seat cover out of my ass more than once on this ride.
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Ever thought about doing the Toyota SOA? Sounds like you haven't spent too much on you axles now to start over on some Toy's. Suzuki axles will always be Suzuki axles, get out of them before you really spend money.You'll be happier with the a stronger running gear in the long run. Just my .02
 

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Originally posted by Tusker:
<STRONG>Fatkid. Where do we get info on the Frostoberfest? Sounds like a possibility, as long as it doesn't conflict with my annual application of firearms against various horned and hairy critters....</STRONG>
Going over shortly to talk to the orical(Krusty) to find out the date for the Frostoberfest. Should have sumpt'n soon.....
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If not a toyota SOA, go with a D44. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Hey FatKid, Any reason to go with the toy axles over the chevy's??

[ 08-13-2001: Message edited by: toyzilla ]
 

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I thought that might have been you.

I haven't talked to my brother about his yet, but I think he has it done except for driveline spacers and the front shackles (UPS left him a note because he wasn't there).
 

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Originally posted by fatkid:
<STRONG>Let me ask the what the final word is for the Hammers, I know that it's still in the month of October and it's at Johnson Valley. As far as the dates, I've heard a few so I ask some questions. I also thought It would be cool to wheel with some Zuk's, the Carnage on the Con was fun but there was only 2 Zuks in the whole bunch. As a matter of fact I only had the chance to wheel with the guy formerly know as Rokzuki, and that was only on the way to the box.</STRONG>
haha, "the guy formerly known as RokZuki?!?! <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> I still have my Zuk... For a while. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by fatkid:
<STRONG>Ever thought about doing the Toyota SOA? Sounds like you haven't spent too much on you axles now to start over on some Toy's. Suzuki axles will always be Suzuki axles, get out of them before you really spend money.You'll be happier with the a stronger running gear in the long run. Just my .02</STRONG>
Excellent Advice. I would take it if I were you. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by fatkid:
<STRONG>Ever thought about doing the Toyota SOA? Sounds like you haven't spent too much on you axles now to start over on some Toy's. Suzuki axles will always be Suzuki axles, get out of them before you really spend money.You'll be happier with the a stronger running gear in the long run. Just my .02</STRONG>
This thought is the biggest thing that is keeping me from doing anything to my stock axles. I just haven't decided what to do just yet, so they are remaining open with stock gears.

I may upgrade to the Toy axles and will probably go spring over at the same time. The only thing I will have to have redone is put to put some adapters on my driveshafts that I picked up from Asian Auto.

I was pretty surprised and happy with how the zuk performed up there with YJ's and 31's still being spring under and opened front and rear.
 

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The official dates I got from the Krusty Tin Bender is October 13 and 14, However I'm sure the freek show will start by about the 10th or 11th. If anyone is interested in going there is always room at the Tin Bender camp.. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by toyzilla:
<STRONG>If not a toyota SOA, go with a D44. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Hey FatKid, Any reason to go with the toy axles over the chevy's??

[ 08-13-2001: Message edited by: toyzilla ]</STRONG>
The only reason that I would go 44's over Toy's is the width, if you plan on sticking with the full width I'd do it. If not I'd go with the Toy set up, my reasons;
keep it as light as possible
Toy third member (there is only one)
parts are cheap and readily avalible
the brake lines even hook up
all steel housing
all pro hy-steer arms
on the trail every other rig is a toyota, parts
Birs are easy to change
more ground clearence than a 44
Bla,Bla,Bla
there is a school of thought behind the 44 vs. Toy swap
who knows these are some of my reasons <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by RudeZuk:
<STRONG>Fatkid...this may be a good trip for me to take!!! Ill have to look at my schedule, but i think it is pretty open!! Is it for all or just zuks?? I could have a pretty good crowd to go with me!....jeeps,bronco's, and toys!</STRONG>
I'm sure it's open to all who wheel, it's just a big jam at the Hammers. You need to go. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by RokZuki:
<STRONG>Excellent Advice. I would take it if I were you. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Rokzuki/Rokjeep has seen what I run, it works well. I even think I had him sold on the Toy set up if he hadn't bought Suicidal Frankistien. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 
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