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Blazer Bash 2022 It's TOO late for Last Minute Thrash

fastazz81

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I feel like you’ll get it and the food trucks and countless other jobs done , you really should look up the meaning of retirement. Lol
 

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I take mine to a shop to break the back side bead. The rest is time consuming.
I got a bead hammer and some 3' spoons. S-10 on the lift, drop the lift down onto the hammer and shove the bead off, sketchy but fun and way easier than using a high lift jack! Took us about 4 hours to dismount 4 tires, clean up the wheels and bolts, remount and re-install on the S-10.

24 bolts per wheel, 3 steps in torqueing = lots of clicking
 

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We got started on BB2022 prep early! Mainly because we're going to trail hero (leaving this Saturday).

The radius arms were 2" .250 wall Chromoly, but that's apparently unobtanium right now so we decided to go with 2.25" 3/8 wall DOM. This should be about 40% stronger than the Chromo so we'll see how it holds up.

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The Baileigh tube notcher and Ameribrade belt sander make notching easy!

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Fully welded and painted and ready for reinstall.

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We replaced the tube I cut to get us off the trail too.

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Now everything's back together and it's loaded on the trailer for Sand Hollow!

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We got started on BB2022 prep early! Mainly because we're going to trail hero (leaving this Saturday).

The radius arms were 2" .250 wall Chromoly, but that's apparently unobtanium right now so we decided to go with 2.25" 3/8 wall DOM. This should be about 40% stronger than the Chromo so we'll see how it holds up.

IMG_20210925_095240935.jpg


The Baileigh tube notcher and Ameribrade belt sander make notching easy!

IMG_20210926_092718970.jpg


IMG_20210926_092652388.jpg


IMG_20210926_101245628.jpg


Fully welded and painted and ready for reinstall.

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We replaced the tube I cut to get us off the trail too.

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Now everything's back together and it's loaded on the trailer for Sand Hollow!

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Mmm, Beefy...
 

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Totally would agree, but for this truck a 205/magnum isn't needed, but neither is half the crap on it...

The 241 has been great when it works, I have all the low range for everything I have tossed at it.
 

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Totally would agree, but for this truck a 205/magnum isn't needed, but neither is half the crap on it...

The 241 has been great when it works, I have all the low range for everything I have tossed at it.
You like to go fast right? Put a Magnum in it and you can run higher axle gears.
 

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You like to go fast right? Put a Magnum in it and you can run higher axle gears.
40/50 offroad is plenty fast enough, I don't have the safety equipment I need. At one point I draw the line and the combo works fine.

I need to build another truck to push the limits I want.
 

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I believe that was the most common answer from the office pool at Moab
Pretty sure you are correct on it. Needed to research pictures today and dry assemble the case to put the shaft in line with the case to confirm.
 

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You should try a 205. They’ll run for years without snap rings before they won’t shift. Just sayin
 
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