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I assume you trailered this out there, was the drive worth the wheeling? Some day I will make it out for this, but I hear a lot of people say it's so busy the wheeling isn't that great so you would be better off flying and getting a rental.

It looks like you got some business exposure by bringing the roxor which is totally understandable. If that wasnt the case would you make the drive out there or fly?

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I assume you trailered this out there, was the drive worth the wheeling? Some day I will make it out for this, but I hear a lot of people say it's so busy the wheeling isn't that great so you would be better off flying and getting a rental.

It looks like you got some business exposure by bringing the roxor which is totally understandable. If that wasnt the case would you make the drive out there or fly?

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There is plenty of wheeling and from what I could see, all the big trails were open when they weren't racing. Just be cautious of the racers pre running. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday alot of people were out wheeling the rocks. None of them seemed overly busy in the morning. Plus, people will wheel them all night long, they seem to get pretty wild then.

It is a long boring drive. Having 2-3 drivers would be a big help.
 

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I assume you trailered this out there, was the drive worth the wheeling? Some day I will make it out for this, but I hear a lot of people say it's so busy the wheeling isn't that great so you would be better off flying and getting a rental.

It looks like you got some business exposure by bringing the roxor which is totally understandable. If that wasnt the case would you make the drive out there or fly?

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Is the wheeling worth the drive? Without a doubt.
Is there enough wheeling during race week? I've heard conflicting answers.
 

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Haven't done much with the Roxor other than use it around the house.

I did add Ruff Stuff pinion guards and Yukon drive flanges up front.



Also took it out to the mounds for a quick trip. Didn't take many pictures. Had a great time on the rocks and exploring all the trails. Been a long time since I've been there. The rocks have really gotten grown over. Next up is the Detroit 4 Fest this weekend.



 

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:rock: Looks like an awesome time!
We had a lot of fun out there. We used to go to the mounds every weekend as teenagers. Now we go once every 5 years :sonicjay:

Any progress on the tune for more power. She roll coal? Lol
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No tune yet. Seems to have plenty of power for the crawling i've been doing. It will need a stronger clutch at some point though.
 

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It does quite well. Just have to find the right gear (it has 10) to keep the rpm up for the sand.
It's amazing that little 4 cylinder has as much power as a Silverado did back in 1999, and 6 more gears.

(Ranger = 270hp 310tq - 1999 Silverado 5.3 = 270hp 315tq)
 

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I had 12 days off for the holidays and decided to use 11 of them swapping the suspension of the roxor over to a Radius arm front and 3 link rear. On day 12 we took it to the Mounds to test it out.






Since time was limited with only 11 days, I decided to start with a TJ Long arm system from Rough Country. I also took very limited photos, but will get more of the finished product after a wash.

Why Rough Country?
We are a dealer for them and I'm able to get their parts for a good price and almost next day delivery. Ideally I was only after the frame mounts but figured I can reuse their control arms for now and save some time and money there. Generally I was pretty impressed with everything I got and most of the boxes said "Made in US" on them. We'll run the control arms for now and upgrade to 2" DOM and heims later.

Next I ordered Artec Shock towers, lower control arm mounts, one upper mount and lower track bar brackets, along with 4 FOX 2.0x12 air shocks.

Here are the limited pictures that I took during the build.

The rear shock towers are tied into the cage and the fronts are tied together.








Overall I'm pretty happy with it. We crawled over everything we could find. Stayed out of the big rocks until I get some rock sliders. I need to add some more nitrogen to the shocks and raise it up a smidge. Also, if you know most TJ long arm kits share the same pivot point for the frame side rear control arms. Not ideal, but didn't have the energy to change it in this short time. I really didn't feel much negative effects from it until climbing a ledge. You could feel the rear end trying to lift the body instead of climbing the ledge. That's an easy fix with a new upper mount though. Will get rid of the radius arm up front in favor of a true 3-link when I build new links.
 

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I had 12 days off for the holidays and decided to use 11 of them swapping the suspension of the roxor over to a Radius arm front and 3 link rear. On day 12 we took it to the Mounds to test it out.






Since time was limited with only 11 days, I decided to start with a TJ Long arm system from Rough Country. I also took very limited photos, but will get more of the finished product after a wash.

Why Rough Country?
We are a dealer for them and I'm able to get their parts for a good price and almost next day delivery. Ideally I was only after the frame mounts but figured I can reuse their control arms for now and save some time and money there. Generally I was pretty impressed with everything I got and most of the boxes said "Made in US" on them. We'll run the control arms for now and upgrade to 2" DOM and heims later.

Next I ordered Artec Shock towers, lower control arm mounts, one upper mount and lower track bar brackets, along with 4 FOX 2.0x12 air shocks.

Here are the limited pictures that I took during the build.

The rear shock towers are tied into the cage and the fronts are tied together.








Overall I'm pretty happy with it. We crawled over everything we could find. Stayed out of the big rocks until I get some rock sliders. I need to add some more nitrogen to the shocks and raise it up a smidge. Also, if you know most TJ long arm kits share the same pivot point for the frame side rear control arms. Not ideal, but didn't have the energy to change it in this short time. I really didn't feel much negative effects from it until climbing a ledge. You could feel the rear end trying to lift the body instead of climbing the ledge. That's an easy fix with a new upper mount though. Will get rid of the radius arm up front in favor of a true 3-link when I build new links.
Nice!
 
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