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jwest2sh last won the day on January 24 2019

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About jwest2sh

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    "Brotherhood of the Slap"
  • Birthday 09/09/1974

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    El Cajon, CA.

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  • Campsite
    Glamis, Superstition, Plaster City, Ocotillo Wells
  • Your Ride
    2006 Desert Dynamics 416 LS3, PBS S5

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  1. Thanks J. I'll check out the latest rage stuff. I looked on your site and saw the RBP rack. Is that any good? His rack didn't really get damaged other than the bolt holes. The bolts sheered off because there are no stops on the rack and the Charlyn is putting a lot of pressure on them at full lock. Is there a way to adjust the stops? ~jw
  2. My buddy has a Gear One rack with a Charlyn booster on his car. When he turns all the way to the stops the belt squeels and it's putting a ton of pressure on all of the hardware. He was out last weekend and sheered all the bolts off the rack. Is there a way to adjust the stops on either the Charlyn or the rack? I have a Howe ram on mine and I was able to have the internal stops adjusted so it won't press on the external stops or heims. Just wondering if there's a way to do that with the gear one rack? thanks, ~jw
  3. What servo would that use? I have a buddy that just broke his rack off last weekend. He had a Charlyn though.
  4. I just did the swap on my car a couple weeks ago. I swapped because my cage was hitting the ground with the 33's. I went to the STU 36x17 #2 on an 8" wheel. I got the 8" wheel to give me just a little more height and so they would fit in the trailer easier. I haven't driven it yet because of the Covid crap, but I have two buddies with BFD's that run the same setup and love it. I have an S5 in mine and it's geared for 35's. The 36's on 8" wheels stand 37 3/8 to the carcass...not the paddle. My gearing should be fine because I used to be in 3rd most of the time in the small dunes, and 4th and even 5th in the big dunes. I used to have 33x15 #1's and the cage would slam really bad. I went to the 33x17#2's on an 8" wheel last season hoping that it would help but it didn't. It' only gave me 1/4" of height. I did notice a lot less traction on the 8" wheel even though the cups were #2's. They have a lot less surface area touching the sand that the 12" wide wheel did.
  5. I had the throttle on my Honda stick wide open one time with just the stock spring....scared the SH%$ out of me! I put another spring from the pedal back to the throttle cable mount on the floor. ~jw
  6. 5 years on mine...no issues at all. I pull it out and clean it by hand every two years. Hasn't been that dirty. Just a little foam stuck to it is all. ~jw
  7. Can you PM me a price on 36x17” #2 STU? thanks, ~jw
  8. Here's what I use: https://www.kartek.com/parts/cbr-radiator-weld-on-mounting-kit-with-urethane-pads-will-also-fit-pwr-and-ron-davis-radiators.html I can't speak to the quality of these but they are cheap and narrow. You could probably keep it pretty low on the cage? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0829NN8TP/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B0829NN8TP&pd_rd_w=svI4O&pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&pd_rd_wg=4zLxD&pf_rd_r=7KSNTKD38446GZJJPAXD&pd_rd_r=3300e87d-0e28-43e8-8a0b-4815a3d5d978&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyRU5XMlVRUzVMTE45JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzA5MzUwMlJUQTRCWTBXM0gyVCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjUwMjk0Mk01S1UxUjFJUlAxNCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= ~jw
  9. Kartek sells some nice radiator mounts to put it on the rear cage behind the seats. It come with rubber pads and won’t crack the radiator when the chassis twists. I’ve used them on several cars. One of the board members on here did a couple VW to Honda swaps and used replacement jeep Cherokee radiators from amazon or eBay. They’re pretty cheap and come with three fans. Also, I use all silicone instead of rubber elbows and aluminum tubing for my coolant lines. They last forever and allow the radiator to move around in its mount a little. Rubber gets hard and brittle over time.
  10. Just got mine last week. Looks awesome. Haven't had a chance to put it on yet but very high quality. Thanks Jeff! ~jw
  11. I wouldn't. The spiral clips are super cheap on McMaster Carr.
  12. The sway bar was a game changer for my car. So much better. Would a sway bar that the arms come forward from the rear of the car work? Like a lot of the Ultra 4 cars or TT are running?
  13. Nope...he didn't buy it. Wanted way too much money for it.
  14. Two of my buddies have the new F150 ecoboost 3.5 w/ tow package. One tows a small toyhauler 10K loaded. The other tows a 22' enclosed w/ a 4 seat X3 in it. Both say powerwise, it pulls no problem with the 10 speed trans but it does sway quite a bit, especialy in the wind. They both run weight distribution hitches with sway control. I looked at replacing my 7.3 with one a while back. The 3.5 ecoboost is rated 13,200, and the 5.0 is rated at 11,500. I think if your towing less than 10K you'll be fine with the Ecoboost. They do make the 2.7 that tows quite a bit less.

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