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Discussion Starter #283 (Edited)
So last week I got the front driveshaft made. I went down to a local shop that has built a ton of 4x4 shafts and had them take a look at my angles etc. They were very unconcerned with any crazy driveline angles and said that a 1350 with 4 inches slip would be fine. I did go with 2 1/8th .188 wall tubing. Can rest my truck on it!

We then loaded up the family and headed up to the Sequoias for a weekend. We were staying at a lodge with childcare so the wife and I took the opportunity to do a little snow wheeling. Well, I took the opportunity and made her come along. We drove to a trail and did a little snow shoeing.

The drive in around 10 was uneventful and pretty simple.



I did get a little stuck driving up some hills but was able to get out fairly easily



When I finally got stuck, we decided to go snow shoeing and I would deal with it when I got back



Well, by the time we got back the snow had got a lot softer and I was burying the truck every ten feet. Then began the winch marathon.



The stinger does double as a nice storage for the winch rope. I am airing up my tires with the compressor at this point



Truck, cruised all the way back on the freeway. Getting between 10-14 mpg, it was eating up the freeway until.......



something on the road that I never saw just took huge slice out of my sidewall. It was only losing air when the slice was down, so I decided to drive and air up with the compressor every thirty minutes or so.



At the bottom of the grapevine I decided that I needed to swap the spare on. Prob was the spare is a 37, they don't make a 38 x 17 anymore so I had to pull the good front tire, move it to the back, remove the bad rear tire and put the spare on the front.



At least I know that my bumper works as a lift point like I intended



Never go on a road trip without my impact. This thing is awesome.
 

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So, on my way back from my sierra trip, I picked up some road debris as detailed above. As BFG decided to discontinue this tire (the 38 KM2) and people who had 1 decided they wanted $1k for a tire it was in my best interest to just get four new. I wasn't too stoked at the sudden bill but can't be helped. I am gonna save two of the KM2's and use them on a M101A3 off road trailer build and keep one for a spare and sell the 37
















 

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Took the truck down to Baja for a week of beach camping, spear fishing, wheeling and hanging out. The wind was crazy fierce but we had a good time and truck rocked with over 1200 miles, half of those in Mexico. Kids and wife slept which is saying a lot when you consider the noise of the flow masters.




Some cool driftwood I couldn't pass up



My kids are rock stars











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Dude wtf is that creepy fish skeleton/fossil thing with the teeth?!?
 

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Painted the trans tonight. Still need to do the pan but it is coming together. I am mocking up all the lines as I want to run -AN and braided wherever I can.



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