The Steps-Seahampton Trip Sat 30th Jan

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Postby Wu1F3N » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:32 pm

geez thats no good g unit. well it started out as it was going to be a good trip but it was a pity it took us 5 hours to get up the steps. it was just bad luck for adam and simon. we got adams tie rod pretty straight up the top after i drove over it several times and then stuck it in a tree. he was lucky not to have any problems driving back to town. will post vid up shortly.
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Postby jeepers » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:55 pm

Oh no G unit.Was the clutch slipping on the way home? We actually got the tie rod back to pretty much straight,you can hardly tell except for the scratches on it.Ordering a heavy tie rod tomorrow to eliminate that problem.Still was a good run just shame with the carnage that we didnt even make it over to Seahampton.Never had to do so many recoveries!Triple strap ups winching,it had it all!

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Bent tie rod(harbour bridge) and Steering Dampner
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Postby G Unit » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:03 pm

yeah was slipping heaps on the way home. thought maybe this morning it might be better after cooling right down but still slips under load in 2nd and 3rd gear.

looking back it was probably slipping a lot up that last climb. i was watching the tacho take off a fair bit and just thought i was from losing traction but maybe it wasnt.

I guess 4 wheel burnt outs with 35's at 23psi up that hill will do that to a OE clutch!

been looking at heavy duty ones today and looks like about $700 plus labour. Any one need a kidney? i have one for sale...
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Postby Wineandmud » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:15 pm

5HRS? Hmm. Perhaps you guys should have started on the other side! Maybe rerun it Ads from seahampton. Good tracks there. sorry to hear about ur damage but hey, that's our chosen sport. :D
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Postby jeepers » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:24 am

G Unit wrote:yeah was slipping heaps on the way home. thought maybe this morning it might be better after cooling right down but still slips under load in 2nd and 3rd gear.

looking back it was probably slipping a lot up that last climb. i was watching the tacho take off a fair bit and just thought i was from losing traction but maybe it wasnt.

I guess 4 wheel burnt outs with 35's at 23psi up that hill will do that to a OE clutch!

been looking at heavy duty ones today and looks like about $700 plus labour. Any one need a kidney? i have one for sale...


Coudlnt tell,there was a bit of smoke coming from your tyres to go with the revs :D :D
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Postby jeepers » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:17 am

Heres the photos Chris took with my camera.Vid to ocme soon!


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Postby Greylux » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:26 pm

I'm unsure if the damage to me is the diff or the cv's now as thinking back the remaining bit of track to drive i did in low range just with the hubs unlocked so diff would still be turning but no crunching. Still after Adam showed me the good prices on 4.56 diff centres and a front lock rite from the U.S. i want to do that now but might have to add in some heavy duty cv's :D
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Postby Greylux » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:43 pm

A few pics from the ill fated day :D
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Postby Greylux » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:53 pm

some of the JEEP :shock:
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Postby Greylux » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:03 pm

And Josh's Patrol hung up on the rear diff :D
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Postby to_easy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:07 pm

good pics sounds like you's had a interesting day :lol:
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Postby G Unit » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:25 pm

rang around for a few quotes today.
As i have a dual mass flywheel i cant just whack a heavy duty clutch plate on it. i need to get the new clutch plus HD flywheel and if im unlucky a clutch booster to move the pedal without stomping on it. All up about $2700 - $3000 for the Exedy Safari clutch kit.

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Postby jeepers » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:52 am

I might take you up on one of those kidneys one day :D Rang about a new beefier tie rod from Wooders today.They are out of stock and will have a rubicon express one in a week at $267 plus i'll need to get a new steering dampner as mine is rooted.Tie rod adjusting nut gouged the crap out of tthe side of it and its emptied all the oil out of it.Expensive days wheelin for some of us :D :D
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Postby jeepers » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:50 pm

Righto its showtime.Here's the link to the footage from this trip


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Postby OGJON » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:16 am

nice vid
hmm :?: I wonder how EL MONSTRUO ROJO would go on the steps :twisted:
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