Monday, May 16, 2016

Daddy Went Wheelin at Hollister Hills SVRA

Daddy went wheelin with his girls last weekend.
I took vacation days off months ago for this trip & last week it seemed like it wasn't going to happen, but at the last minute it all lined up for us to go.
We went on a day trip 2.5 hours North to Holister Hills SVRA the event was the Molina Ghost Run. We arrived late but caught up with some work buddies mid day.
If you go to Holister Hills in an 80 series Never,  NEVER  follow a bunch of guys in full width SAS exo cage 4Runners... as @jacar has warned before not to do the Jungle trail at Holister in an 80... well it looked OK at the begining & it was not marked. I didn't know it was the Jungle Trail, but once your in the trench you can't get out. So as the trail progressed it got narrow & more rutted. My girls were scared stiff & wanted out, so was I.

Long story short the Lx made it through thanks to 4 friends standing on my sliders but not without some battle wounds due to the trench warfare it went through. The damage should of been way worse than it is , I'm very fortunate.
All together it was a great day & I was very impressed with how well my 80 wheels. The 80 series is a truly a great family haulin machine. It runs for hours smoothly down the freeway to get you there then takes a beating & gets you all the way back home with no complaints.

Here is more pics & a video.

https://youtu.be/toXKJ-Tl2Js


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I took out the 1.5" front bump stop pucks again after cutting front fenders

I took out the 1.5" bump stop pucks out after cutting the front fenders & got back 3" of uptravel. Then flexed it out on the same old stump to compair. It's definitely stuffed in there. Cutting was worth the effort. Sway bar is disco'd.
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I didn't quite make it to a flat hood like the 35"s but close.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Cutting the front fenders.

The latest project has been to remove the 1.5" bump stop pucks that I recently had to install after putting on the 37"s. I trimmed 2" up from the bottom & cut some relief sits on the inner fender to open up it up wider.