Build Thread Ibex remodeled

MNorby

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Dec 31, 2016
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Made a handful of short day trips all summer with a few friends getting their rigs back up and running for testing then made it to Sand Hollow for a week. Everything worked really well and was fun to hit someplace new and anticipate going back again for sure. We ran TNT day and night, Nasty, Double Sammy day and night, Joint Effort, Chain Reaction, Triple 7s, Arrowhead, Dekleined, Chutes and Ladders, Front Range, The Fallen, Plan B, and The Maze. Not a ton of pictures but here's what I got.

Arrowhead:


Nasty half / 3 monkeys area:


Somewhere above Nasty Half/3monkeys:


Made a stop to scope out TNT since a few of us did it at night for the first time, made for a cool picture. Soemthing I did this year was add a dome light that could be turned on white or red and leaving it on red worked great to see your controls but not hurt your eyes.
 

woody

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Yeah, we have a hard time getting pics when we are out there, too much fun to be in the rig and wheeling!

Looks like you hit all the 7-10 trails, now it's time for the 11-15's ;)
 

MNorby

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Dec 31, 2016
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I really enjoyed Arrowhead, that was a fun trail. Next time go back and finish the 10s and maybe see about stepping up more. Definately a learning curve for these types of trails/obstacles.

Here is a short blurb of snake pit, I enjoyed it and followed Lew thru pretty well but Joe got really twisted up and bound in it. That rig is still pretty new and he is still learning how to drive it though coming from a monster truck scout he had before.
 

woody

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Snake Pit with rear steer is just cheating....try it with a drag axle and front leaf springs ;)
 

MNorby

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Dec 31, 2016
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Very true. I try not to use my rear steer unless needed most the time and I don't recall using it thru there until getting lined up to go out the exit vs digging but I think that is how Joe got so screwed up is too much playing with the rear switch.
 

MNorby

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Dec 31, 2016
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Few updates. Installed a gearpump with the load adapter from Scott's Custom Offroad. My 9 year old P pump is starting to moan after a good long day with rear steering and front water so figured was time to upgrade. Was able to re-use some of the GoatBuilt steering pump mounting plate and build a new front plate for the new pump. Seems to work good so far.
Also built front and rear push bumpers for snow wheeling. Our plan is all our rear bumpers are horizontal and roughly 36" off the ground and our fronts are all vertical. Tested them out last week and worked good. I'll see if i can post the video of a test.
Also used some lexan for a temporary front windshield and had a local upholstry shop make some vinyl side windows using my window net hardware. Worked great out snow wheeling as well.





 

woody

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Been wondering about those pumps....so far so good??
 

MNorby

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So far, yes. Only been out snow wheeling with it twice now. First time my steering did get hot to 230 degrees once but I think was because I was letting my friend run the rear steer and he might have held the swith too much which would cause the fluid to go over relief and build a ton of heat. I have watched it a bunch since then and has only gotten to around 130 degrees even after driving on a highway for 20 miles. Hope to try out in some rocks here soon along with some new tires.