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Old June 16th, 2010, 11:43 PM   #69
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Originally Posted by SimpleManLance View Post
looking forward to seeing it get some air time.


Me doing a baby jump in my new tow rig:



Then he got a little more than he bargained for after taking a different line due to a rent-a-buggy getting stuck right in our normal path. There were lots of people taking pics and vids so he went a little bigger with each attempt.....
The final launch:


Keep in mind those are 40" tires under an 8' tall truck....the front tires are a good 7' off the ground!





The magazine-worthy shot


The aftermath:


Both axletubes bent and the driverside tube is tearing out of the diff casting. I'm pretty pumped that all the suspension and bracketry I built took it like a champ though! There's a slight bend in the panhard bar but that and the steering will change with the new axle anyway. Next up is a kingpin 60 with a truss from hell and some coilovers. The old truss could only be run to the inside of the huge coil buckets and it bent outside of that, this one will be knuckle to knuckle and possibly top and bottom. It'll get launched again, you can count on that! We're also gonna regear at the same time.
Good times!!
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