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raw video from Crown King test run

Maniak

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I went out to Crown King last weekend (sorry Rick, I couldn't find your number and by the time we figured we were going I didn't have 'net access) for a test/tune run.

We ended up taking the back way to the back way to crown king.. We ended up going near castle hot springs to bypass the lake pleasant entrance since there was a bike race going on there.

Here are the videos from my camera (we had 2 cameras).. The was the first time out for the person in the disconvery (he had never been on any trail like this before).. and this was the first run with the new suspension for the person with teh jeep. This was my first run with the 700r4 (I need a lower stall converter)...

I tried to take harder lines and of course my tires had 30k miles on them... they are in really rough shape now...

Disconvery video... http://mark.legendz.com/trip/2005/crown-king-10-2-05/ck-ken-disco.wmv
Damage.. rear bumper when he almost stood it straight up. He has open diffs, and it looks like an open center diff. The built in traction control stinks. He is putting in a positive lock (like the brown wire mods on x's).

Jeep video.. http://mark.legendz.com/trip/2005/crown-king-10-2-05/ck-kyle-jeep.wmv
Damage.. Front left tire hit the brake line mount.. just bent it.. Ripped apart the drivers side motor mount..

Explorer video.. http://mark.legendz.com/trip/2005/crown-king-10-2-05/ck-mark-1.wmv
Damage.. Bad u-joint (very bad vibration when under load at 60mph+), steering box sector shaft is very sloppy now.. Bent (slightly) tie rod, tires are pretty ripped up (already had 30k miles on them).. lots of new character (body damange under the doors.. I really NEED rock sliders).. I'm definatly getting more confortable with the truck.. last time I went to CK there is no way I'd even think of doing this..
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Once I get the video/pics from the other cameras I'll post them too.

~Mark
 




CodePoet

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looks hella fun man! Can't wait to get my junk built so I can get back on the trail :(

you get that "oh shit" feelin on that part pictured hahaha
 




j602

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Cool vids! That was a helluvan air time on that tire!
 




Positive Vibes

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Nice vids! Thanks for sharing!
 




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