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NCOR
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Yet another BlazerFest has passed by and I'm happy to say it was a resounding success in my opinion even though we had last minute organizer changes and quite a scramble to get it setup.

The carnage list as far as I know for the group includes:

Broken D60 35spl outer ear
Broken D-60 u-joint
1310 drive shaft u-joint
Broken D-44 u-joint
Possibly a broken 10 bolt stub shaft
Cut stainless brake line
7/8" SAW coilover shaft
The driver side body of an 80's K20

The only picture I've got of carnage is my coilover shaft I broke:



Truck cage got worked over a bit, but it worked like it was supposed to and let me slide along the canyon wall in Tank Trap:


I'll have action pictures, video and group photo's this evening.
 

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NCOR
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Alright pictorials, in order.


Jason getting through frame twister.


Frizz doing the same.


Jeff hanging out behind Travis after a small noise.


Said small noise.


Kevin having some issues after having to back down the trail a little.


Congregating as Frizz finishes backing up from winching Kevin and taking out his poor FJ55 side view mirror.



Clustering before the Poker Run.




Poker Run Pictors


Me stuck on Tank at the first waterfall with no gas at my fuel pickup.

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Tank Trap.


Group picture.

Short of the group picture and some assorted ones, my friend Kevin Cam took all the images and footage.
 

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Bayou Surface Drive, LLC
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I would like to wheel there. Great pics man. Is SAW going to warranty the sheared shaft?
 

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NCOR
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I think it was a combination of the lower psring sagging and letting off the preload on the stack at droop allowing the coil cup to misalign when locked passenger due to a little interference with a kingpin stud and then side loading the coilover and resulting in snappage.

I've been running the coilovers for a year now without breakage until now. I ordered a new shaft from PolyPer for $58 out the door, cheap fix.
 

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NCOR
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Yea, that was definitely the toughest part of the trail.

Kevin and I both made it up it without winching up, but I had to borrow 5 gallson of gas to keep the motor running to do so. I had to pull cable after the second video, I just couldn't keep from wedging against my cage in the driver and my belly pan on the my passenger.

The Rocker's rock in my opinion, they realy seem to conform well and bite into everything. I really need more HP to make them cleanout a little better, but that's not happening anytime soon.
 

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What tires are on Kevin's Blazer?
 

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If you're getting caught up on stuff underneath, you may want to devise a belly pan/skid plate that allows you to slide up and over things. Really all you need to make are some sort of ramps or wedges for the cross members. I can see it in my head, but I don't know how to say it very well.
 
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