wmorrisiii wrote:I'm parking next to you so my overly pampered truck can learn something from yours about what a stock truck can do.
These little, old trucks are insane, air down to 12psi, pop into 4-Low and they seem to go almost anywhere!!
As promised, here are some pictures of the more notable items. New winch:
Steel cable for now, I'm going to switch over to synthetic rope once I save up enough money. New tires:
After spending way more time researching than any human should I chose to purchase a set of Nankang Mudstar MTs, 32x11.5x15. A friend of mine had been doing tire research and hit me with an interesting concept, he spent the majority of time studying opinions and reviews from people in places like Australia and South Africa where the terrain is unforgiving, the Nankang brand surfaced as being a fairly popular choice. They don't have much brand recognition here in the US, but if they do as well as people say they do I'll be psyched... especially since they're 50% less than BFGs!!
Last but not least, the modified hand and throttle controls. The concept for the throttle control came from Chris Cole (president of I4WDTA), I had the unique opportunity to cross paths with him on a trail ride a few weeks back and got a lot of neat ideas from the insanely cool, 80's Toyota he was in. Step one was to make a small bracket out of angled aluminum:
Step two involved modifying a throttle control that I got from a farm supply store for $15:
Step three was installing the wiring to the gas pedal, this round I took the time to get this and the original hand throttle connected with proper fittings vs. the ghetto setup I did originally. Here are a couple shots of the end result:
While I'm sure I'll be happy to have everything squared away for the fall ISUZU gathering, what I'm gearing up for even more is the trip I'm planning on taking the week after... a 390 mile off-road excursion across the state of Georgia. It's almost 1,000 miles when all is said and done... yeah, I'm both excited and completely freaked out at the same time! LOL!!