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Looks great, Kris. Now you can fit in 40´s.
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did a little shakedown run on the new lift yesterday. Chris, Sarah and myself took the Backway to Crown King...

Sarah took all these photos:












there are a bunch of alternate "play routes" on this trail, so i got to really test my new articulation.



Gadget did great! she flexed out nicely but still felt very stable and predictable rally racing down the gravel road back to Bumblebee!

my driver side front coil rubs the sway bar just a tad occasionally - i need to shorten one of those control arms a turn. beyond that i think everything is good. i'll climb under her this evening to look for any other issues and check all the bolts.




Chris & Sarah - thanks for coming with me and taking lots of photos!
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Looking Good Chris...
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It was a great time! Thanks for having us! I have been wanting to go up that route for a long time but have always been discouraged by all of the traffic, accidents and drunken antics I read about on that trail. It was rough in spots but overall a great experience that I wouldn't mind doing again some time. I think the key was doing it on Sunday when there wasn't as many people running the trail. I'd like to be able to spend more time exploring some of the mine areas like Oro Belle and Desoto. The temps were so comfortable up in Crown King for lunch that it made me want to stay there rather than come back down the hill into the heat!
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had a relaxing camping trip for Labor Day weekend!

trip report/photos here: https://offroadpassport.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5117

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i did a quick run up to The Cinders yesterday morning to pre-run a new route for our trip next weekend.


it was rainy off and on and the low hanging sky gobbled up the top of the double craters while i was there. in this shot i took before i went up to the top, you can just see the clouds coming in from the left.



the next shots are looking into the first of the double craters right after you get on top. the clouds swept in fast and it was pretty neat to suddenly be inside them.







not much visibility once the top was fully enveloped.




a few of other shots... AZ looks so much nicer in the rain!





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some minor updates...


on the way back from Flagstaff yesterday Gadget rolled over on 30k miles!




she got yet another new windshield last week - thank goodness for full glass coverage!




i noticed the insulation on my CB antenna had split at the base. Dan (JeepUniq) had shown me that his did the same thing after he'd had it only a little while. the wire wasn't broken and it still seems to work ok, so i just tripled up some new heat-shrink over it.






i also had to trim about a half inch off the front corner of my engine/tranny skid. it was catching on the side of the diff due to the increased articulation from the new lift.


and i finally installed the front camera under the bumper, right up against the factory air dam. it should be out of harm's way for the type of wheeling i'm currently doing.
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