View Full Version : Local Rock Crawl

10-11-2004, 11:32 AM
there was a local Rock Crawl october 2nd in calgary here, down at federal metals in the SE. I showed up to this thing... expecting to be one of the smaller trucks.. as i was, but i never imagined the course to be so brutal to look at. turned out i made it twice as far as expected and had a blast getting there. I did break how ever, but it was worth it for how far my little jeep made it!



and yes due to i being a organize compitition i did have to wear a helmet, as might some of you point out,



10-11-2004, 11:32 AM




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10-11-2004, 11:34 AM
well in a nut shell
1987 Jeep Cherokee
4.0l - rebuilt bored over .030thou 45,000km's, Aw4 np231
dana 30 / chrysler 8.25 (welded)
Rubicon Express 5.5 Extreme Duty Kit. Part# 6200
2" Coil spacers on top of 5.5" Coil's
1 1/2" Blocks added after 4.5" Leaf Springs with 1 1/4" (drop shackles as supplied with kit
Advance Adaptors Slip Yoke Elimenator kit - Allows for a CV Driveshaft
Drop Pitman Arm
Raised Steering Stabalizer Mount,
Chopped Front and Rear Fenders
35" Goodyear MT/R's

That hole... brutal, comming back out i broke.. and broke good, heres the aftermath of my driver side axel shaft in the rear, luckly i had a buddy with a tow rig and trailer, and he was nice enough to haul me back into airdrie :)

Because of the brakeage, i bought some new stuff to do some serious upgrading, Locker, New gears (3.55 to a 4.56 - lowers better ;)) and 2 new axel shafts




10-11-2004, 08:08 PM
Cool pictures. Some rigs are designed so the half-shaft will go before the diff frags. Do you run the welded diff in town or is this just a trail rig?

Locked diffs put great stress on the axles. Looking at that "mark" in the center of the shaft, I won't be surprised if your axle had already twisted quite a bit before it finally broke.

Have you looked into Superior Axles?

10-11-2004, 09:23 PM
nice pics, got any more of the other truks?

10-11-2004, 11:27 PM
killer xj man!! i wish i could have brought mine out there!! great pics too...:thumbsup:

10-13-2004, 06:42 PM
wow, nice truck man. Do you have any pics of any other trucks that were there?

10-13-2004, 11:11 PM
Superior = over priced
went with yukon gear

yah it was welded daily driver 40km round trip every day. wasn't to bad once you get used to the chirping.

yah check out www.whiteknight.ca go under updates to further pictures
www.hardcoreoffroad.ca for some more..


10-14-2004, 01:49 AM
Originally posted by arised
yah it was welded daily driver 40km round trip every day. wasn't to bad once you get used to the chirping.

Nice pics...

I curse my welded rear in the city, but man is it amazing offroad!
Just killed my new tires on the street.. good thing I don't drive it daily now!

10-14-2004, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by arised
Superior = over priced
went with yukon gear

superior is expensive because it's both through and induction hardened. Also, their splines are rolled, not hobbed like everyone else.

on semi-floating axles, it really sucks to have an axle break on the trail. sometimes it's nice to add a little extra insurance.

10-15-2004, 06:03 PM
its not so bad on the semi floating axels if they are flanged.. but because the diff in my truck is a 'c-clip' axel they just walk the tire out.