So I risked johnny law, drove 6 miles to the trailhead. day went absolutely great, truck ran just about 4 hours straight without a hiccup. cooling system is working terrific, carb seems happy with me, axles didn't complain at all. I welded up the rear diff before this run, got tired of not making it up my junker cars because one rear tire would get in the air. this is on public land, wheeling allowed, no rocks were injured in the filming of this movie (ok, so theres no movie). Really cool shoreline, perfect rock crawling area. Everything from flats w/ bowling ball sized rocks strewn around to 4+' ledges. Gunna be a good playground once I find someone with a truck that'll keep up here. Seems the shortbus got capable out of nowhere. I keep doing mods, although lately its been more about "comfort" than anything. The tube dash w/ new gauges, back seat, rewired so the electrical works, crap like that. Best mod yet was taking off the cap. I picked up definate seat of the pants improvement in sidehilling. Anyway, heres a couple pics of the shortbus on the beach messing around.