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  • Birthday 02/16/1963

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    Reno (Fallon) NV

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    Does it have sand?
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    if it has wheels.....

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  1. Seems the weight is similar to Big Block and LS series, and RPMs similar to Honda/Subaru; cost is about the same as a nice LS built motor. Curious
  2. Am looking to get a new toyhauler. Going bumper-pull again, since I want to use it in mountains and not always be worried about tree branches. Will haul one SxS. Have been looking at Sandstorms, the 28’ models. But am also looking for it to be “all season” treated. Saw the new Attitudes have an “all-season” tag. So GD.com crowd..... opinions on the two lines?? Thoughts on all season (wish you could order at factory with better insulation and weatherproofing)
  3. Cool. Got his contact info? NM..got it
  4. Hi y’all, I used to un Wired Whips on my buggies, loved how strong they were. I am looking for something equally as strong for my Wildcat XX. Want to run 6’ whips, that are very durable and don’t bend easily. I don’t care about all the guccie light controls, or changing LED colors. Ability to withstand abuse, and lighted, fits my bill. So which are the strongest whips out there now?
  5. Why is that so many small shops are chargng double the price of OEMfor half the labor and materials? Don’t give me the blah blah about R&D, jigs, etc. Rockers for $500; small front or rear bumpers for $500; etc. You attract customers by offering quality for a little bit more. I wouldn’t mind paying 300-350 for some of these parts, but twice as much for half the work n material?? People will stick with OEM
  6. Can’t make it to the Sand Sports Show, I assume there will be some stuff there for the XX that is new. Post pics and links. Want to see what’s out there
  7. Exactly! If you buy a $23K car, and then have to spend $2k to get a SAFE cage, what's the point? Everyone who has taken the XX for a ride, with an open mind, walks away impressed, and saying it rates 5 stars. Even Shock Therapy points out that it rocked the Baja compared to other SXS, even turbo and full race versions. (youtube it) Sandhos will always want more juice, but I'm pretty sure the XX will be a good ride in the dunes even without the turbo. I ordered mine, and look forward to getting it
  8. Excellent post! So I drove one today, and it was grrreat!! Since I am not a sand-only guy, no turbo is okay. True, I will miss the LS, but Northern Nevada has ZERO support for any true buggy like SoCal does. Summit Racing looked at me funny when I told them I wanted to root around in their AN fittings shelves. Sold the buggy two years ago. Anyways, after comparing to what’s out there, the XX has my vote, and may indeed get the cash. I wish Honda had delivered, but I am tired of waiting, and based on the photos, the Talon doesn’t look all that sporty. Only issue I had was that the brakes were sooooffffttttt!!!! When I told the service manager that the brakes needed bleeding, he tried to tell me “they are set up that way so you don’t get wheel lock-up”. Guess I’ll getmine from another dealer. Am looking at an early November purchase, one of the 19’s when they get here. Thanks for all the input
  9. Let’s here em. I am considering stepping away from the LS-power and Quad world.
  10. Slow as mud and frozen molasses. Thought they would roll it for SEMA and the 50th anniversary of Baja....nope. Xmas......nope. Waiting for Hilary to get elected President or the Air Force to admit aliens are at Area 51?
  11. thought I'd share. Had Superduty regeared in 2013 at Four Wheel Parts. $3200 job. Since then, only $40,000 miles and light towing. Changed fluids with Royal Purple every year. Started getting ABS errors and kept finding flakes (a lot) on the rear diff sensor. Pulled diff cover, ring and pinion were eating themselves. Pinion bearing was only put in halfway, one of the large bolts for the carrier was stripped, rear axle nuts were all marked from using a chisel to loosen and tighten (proper tool is $25 at any auto parts store) and both rear hubs have gouges in the inner surfaces from when the bearings were pulled. And a shiat ton of red locktite. $2600 to repair this "upgrade". Gotta looovvveee it
  12. Now that may just be the ticket to my problems. Of course the carb was thoroughly cleaned out in carb cleaner. However....I took it all the way apart. And it's not a FCR

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