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TRS 2021 Fall Off-Road Round-Up


bobbywalter

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sawzall?
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33-44
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it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
Jim was on a rock wall/waterfall with trs 2, that I totally was bummed out I did not have the presence of mind to video. I thought he was going to back flip several times...we were having difficulty maneuvering the bypass ....it was literally straight up and on the rear hoop... actually airing off the transmission to the point it delayed engagement and trapped him....so when he was at the precipice of flipping he could get out of it ...it worked the first couple of times...and then nothing... Crazy shit for no cage.
 


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bobbywalter

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it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
This was probably ol 466s last TRS trip .....


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She carried home her replacement today.







GODZILLA. 501


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Even know it was a gm.....it was a good rig... Not too sure about these new Ford's lately.
 

85_Ranger4x4

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bobbywalter

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sawzall?
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33-44
My credo
it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
I don't like pulling a loaded trailer untill I have a few hundred miles on the diff....I stop and check pinion temps and hub/carrier every 50 or so... the 2500 gm weighs about 2300 more then the ford with the gear that is in it.

But if the temps stay good Then I look at some fluid.

If it's good it's good.

If it's not good....it goes very very bad fast.

No one available to haul me out to it to drive it back.....3.5 hrs away


Our powerboost at least made it two months before the screen and dash started blacking out. So far it's not quit....and left her stranded. It's much nicer then this 250. But the 250 is my assigned shop truck. If it chucks an ac unit in the first year....it's getting shit canned for a dodge.
 
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alwaysFlOoReD

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I don't like pulling a loaded trailer untill I have a few hundred miles on the diff....I stop and check pinion temps and hub/carrier every 50 or so... the 2500 gm weighs about 2300 more then the ford with the gear that is in it.

But if the temps stay good Then I look at some fluid.

If it's good it's good.

If it's not good....it goes very very bad fast.

No one available to haul me out to it to drive it back.....3.5 hrs away


Our powerboost at least made it two months before the screen and dash started blacking out. So far it's not quit....and left her stranded. It's much nicer then this 250. But the 250 is my assigned shop truck. If it chucks an ac unit in the first year....it's getting shit canned for a dodge.
I have a friend owns a small hot tap company. He swapped from ford to dodge about a decade ago.
 

bobbywalter

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sawzall?
Tire Size
33-44
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it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
I do not have to do too many hot taps..... But been in some bad situations dealing with em ... so those guys got some brass
 

Jim Oaks

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6-inches
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33x12.50x15

snoranger

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Robertmangrum.rm

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2.5 level kit
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Uncle Gump

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Lead, Follow or get out of my way
You bringing pizza?
 

Robertmangrum.rm

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You bringing pizza?
If you cook it I will find the stuff some how haha. Damn sure dont want to do with out it. Was one of the weekend highlights. Would have been maybe tops but Lil Bobby had to go show you up haha
 

Uncle Gump

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There's always that one guy that wants to steal the show...
 

fastpakr

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Yeah, and he set the bar really high. If he's that committed, the show is his as far as I'm concerned.
 

PanteraGT5S

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Hmm, now who would that be?????
 


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