Never really noticed this until this last week. Thank you, Rubicon...
(And don't flame me too much. I know I've got some rust clean up to do.)
Good call not blaming Jim. When I lift my X from the sliders, unless I put the jack directly under the crossbar, I get some flex. With enough of the vehicle's weight on the slider resting on a rock, flex is inevitable.OregonX said:I really don't blame Shrockworks for this. As far away as those tubes have to be from the frame brackets, there is bound to be a little bit of flex with enough of an impact. Obviously, some t-case gears would have been worth their weight in gold down there. I shudder to think what it would have been like without Jim's sliders.
It got pretty well toasted I'm sure. The first day wasn't too bad. It was heating up pretty good the second day. I stopped numerous times to let it cool down. And admittedly, there were some pretty harsh rock impacts near the end because I would ride the throttle a little more just to keep my momentum and avoid the clutch. It got ugly. But yes, you're right. A better clutch and gears would have made a world of difference.d-rap said:So how'd your clutch hold out? Any burning you could smell? For that kind of crawling the X needs gears AND a better clutch, IMO.
It's not your ideas that don't make sense, it's you. J/K That might be worth it. It doesn't seem like it would it make it worse, but I think no matter what you are going to have some flex. The frame itself doesn't seem as solid as you would think it should be, considering you can crush it when installing the sliders.mcampana said:Anyone following me on this or does my idea make no sense?