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Thank you for the great trip yesterday, Kris.

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Gadget camping on The Rug Road:

 

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and a shot from @4x4tographer:

 

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That one that Ryan took is def a fave!!

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got a wild hair and went to get Gadget weighed again...

 

last time she was on 35's with factory wheels and came in at around 5,750 lbs with a full tank of gas.

 

so now with the 37's and black rhino wheels, a full tank of gas, all my normal trail tools and spares (including a hi-lift), but an empty fridge and empty water tank:

 

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just over 6k!

 

i also managed to get pretty centered on the front/rear platforms this time so the individual axle weights would be more accurate. the split seems about right, i usually air down the front tires 3 more PSI than the rears to get the same "pucker".

 

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Which scale house do you go to?

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Just now, Stacey and Scott said:

Which scale house do you go to?

 

i went to the Love's off I-10 and i think it's 83rd ave-ish

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Beefy

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the steering shimmy i've had for a couple months got bad enough (actual death wobble a couple times) that i could finally find what was loose... the upper trackbar bushing was destroyed.

 

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this is a second gen Synergy track bar with their DDB (dual durometer bushings). it's only been a year and a half since i put this bar in, so i'm not currently impressed with those bushings. since it was over a year, Synergy wouldn't replace the forged end / bushing for free, but did give me a discount on it at least.

 

i like the track bar otherwise, it's beefy and i really appreciate that it can be adjusted while in place thanks to the clamping end instead of a jam nut. if it wears out again too quickly, i may see if i can replace it with this Johnny Joint forged end. it has the same 7/8-14 left-hand thread, 9/16" bolt hole, and 1.6" width. the synergy one is bent at a 12* angle and that one is not. however, the Johnny Joint supposedly has 30* of misalignment, so even if the bushing is always sitting at 12*, it should still have plenty of pivot left - if it doesn't hit the bracket.

 

 

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NOT DEATHWOBBLE NOOOOOOO!!! 😵

 

death will GIF

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