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Glad atleast someone is watching this thread. lol




Tried it out on some mild trails today. Videos to come soon.

Didn't do much a bone stock vehicle couldn't do but they were good trails to test for rubbing and such.

No rubbage but the clearance is tight in the rear at the front of wheel opening. Built up alot of mud. Think I will ha e to trim the lip off to let it clean a little
 

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Going to cut the lip off where the rock and wheel opening meet so that there is nothing to catch the mud and let it build up.

I'll get photos once I wash it
 

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some low quality video of the only "rough" section of trail. This little hill wasnt tough by any means but it had some small rock ledges which was a good test of the suspension, quality is just too poor to see it

http://youtu.be/jJB-PoOxcbo

http://youtu.be/NLgqdICJ-fg
 

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Got 8" of snow fall by 630am saturday so we took it out on some mild trails that the snow made more interesting.





Sunday after a "after wheeling" inspection I noticed I had broken the plastic "skid" and the y pipe. So I cobbled the y pipe for now so I can drive it to work this week until the one I ordered from rock auto shows up.

Also made this to replace the plastic skid. I just took what was left of the original laid it down on a piece of sheet metal, outlined it in chaulk and used a cut off wheel in my grinder to cut it out. Drilled some drainage holes and bolted it on.



I plan to take the front metal skid off and use this same metal to copy it and "double" them up for extra protection and I may make one for the transmission too.

Here is a video from my dash came of a few of the trails we ran. WARNING there is one clip with some foul language!!!
http://youtu.be/4wm0VS5bk3U

This link contains all of my photos from the ride
OffRoadOhio.com ? View album - Expedition Mcarthur 2-21-15
 

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Thanks for the pics...... looks like your puttingbthe kia through some good field testing.
Whens the winch getting added.....
 

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The winch may be on hold. Found oUT we are 8 weeks pregnant.

But maybe I'll get one during the baby shower.

Gonna hit the woods again sat and then March 14th in my toyota and that will likely be it for awhile due to the lil peanut
 
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