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  1. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    The easy adjustment for air shocks is oil. I added 10cc to each rear, installed the valve core and didn't add any nitrogen...then "dropped" the rear with the engine hoist. The shocks stopped with about 1/4" of shaft showing, which is perfect. 30# nitrogen left 2" of shock shaft (competition...
  2. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    Today, air shock tweaks... Glenn with Radflo told me to run these "as is" for a while to be sure they needed adjusting. Honestly, he was about right. They worked well, had "ok" oil fill and allowed the nitrogen pressure to stay low. With 2.5-3" of shock shaft showing (depending on temps), I was...
  3. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    I should check them out....haha ;)
  4. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    Ironman, Stage1 - complete :) This was my view Sunday afternoon....we had already run Sandthrax (10) and DeKleined (10) and the buggy successfully ran all but the signature DeKleined crack....I was SO close, but just didn't quite figure it out. Hopefully when the tires are burned in a bit more...
  5. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    Did a few trails today....breezed thru Arrowhead in about 10 minutes (rated 10....barely) and then jumped onto a newer trail called Shotgun. The final climb (no pic) has only been completed by a handful of rigs thus far, and both John and I cleared it with little issue. Tough since the bottom...
  6. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    It is the new JT rig, and it's already sold....so James was being nice ;) The DOT versus Black Milestar is marginally different....not night/day like a red/blue label BFG. Two days of wheeling have surprised me, will be back out on Saturday (today was too windy). Never enough test time ;)
  7. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    And, we have lights! Cleaned up the switch panel, and am finally happy with the whole dash layout. 6 rock lights installed, one 6LED bar, and a small amber rear facing light should arrive today. Haven't done a night run yet, but they look good in the shop...lol Rock lights (I won these at an...
  8. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    Working to feather the tires....coming along nicely 😎 Also decided to bump water to top of wheel... However, they worked perfectly today....made one line I have never cleared and a few others with much less effort and wheelspin.
  9. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    42's for a 17" wheel will be coming in 2022. Personally, I feel there is too much sidewall with a 17" wheel and the 42. Far better trail handling/control with the 42/20 combo. But, that added expense of new wheels isn't fun either.
  10. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    This is not a black....the sticky version is coming in 2022. It IS a DOT. This carcass/rubber combo is the same as what is on my FZJ80 in a 315-70-17. I never ran water in my old FToy, the axles and drivetrain would not hold up....but no worries with the current setup. Plenty strong for that...
  11. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    First day testing.... SUPER impressed. WestDesertWheeler was out for video, will post the link when it hits. Side note: I was the "expert" for the new Milestar Patagonia MT02....my input on the tread compound, carcass and more was part of what brought this new design to fruition. Messages...
  12. woody

    Sand Hollow Trip

    Views for days out here....great pics!
  13. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    top bulge is 85" and backspacing on the wheels is 5" There is just over an inch of "space" in the rear at full lock between the tire and the upper link.
  14. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    So, this happened... First set of 42" Milestar Patagonia MT02s ready for testing....fresh off a SEMA build. Testing commences this afternoon 😎 Last pic was 7psi with no water in front....I've already filled them to 60%ish and have bumped the fronts to 9psi and the rears to 8psi. Details...
  15. woody

    Sand Hollow Trip

    Did you make a list of the trails completed? I see a few in the pics I recognize :)
  16. woody

    Short videos from the Sand Hollow trip

    Video does no justice to trail obstacles :) Was that on Sliplock Gulch?
  17. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    The ClusterF*ck obstacle....4 rigs tried, one broke, two succeeded, I was SO close!
  18. woody

    Pics from SH Nov 13/14

    Slip-n-Slide
  19. woody

    Pics from SH Nov 13/14

    Sunday we ran the Boom Boom Room and War Machine, followed by Stage 1 of Slip-n-Slide BBR and WM:
  20. woody

    Pics from SH Nov 13/14

    ExWife
  21. woody

    Pics from SH Nov 13/14

    Ran a few trails this past weekend.... Saturday included Nasty Crack and The ExWife. Tyler killed it on both with his non-rear-steer buggy. Nasty Crack
  22. woody

    Hello from Elko Nevada

    You have a thing for green :) Love the CJ8 - always such cool rigs!
  23. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    It's really that simple...Jesse claims he does his "machining" with a hand grinder. I'm not that skilled, so the lathe kept them actually round and ensured I didn't take WAY too much off.
  24. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    Video from some TNT optional lines from November 1 :)
  25. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    at this point, PCV intact....working on removal however...on the list :)
  26. woody

    Build Thread JHF Trail Chassis

    Dash update...well, the top panel anyways.... Cleaned up the gauges and some other stuff....relocating the fuses a bit drivers-side helped with space underneath for wiring....and the 3 original holes for the gauges were a FAIL since there was no room behind for the gauges to exist....removed...
  27. woody

    Build Thread #SteerAndStuff Buggy

    Are you running a check valve? I'm told it's recommended, but haven't done it yet myself... https://www.pscmotorsports.com/motorsport-specific-products/offroad/psc-miscellaneous/psc-cv100.html
  28. woody

    Cutting brakes

    I started planning mine about a year ago....and ended up all in. My original plan was "bulletproof" D60/D70's and front/rear steering...the $$ change to portals was negligible. For a "trail" rig, portal JHF 9's with the D60 birfs and 45 degree steering is about as bulletproof as you can get at...
  29. woody

    Cutting brakes

    both :) Cutting brakes is nothing more than a rear selectable locker, plus $200ish in additional plumbing and the cutting brake levers. Rear steer is $$$$$. I will say, I rely on my cutters much less now that I have rear steer, but both are useful tools depending on the circumstances.
  30. woody

    New member from Templeton CA

    It's odd....when we moved, I had never been to Sand Hollow (it's :30 away) but intended to make regular trips to JV to wheel....I haven't made one yet :) You'll love SH, and it's a great time of year here!
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