Peter Stewart on April 18th, 2009

Destination: Phil’s Trailhead – Phil’s Trail, Ben’s Trail, Kent’s Trail Location: Bend, OR Mt Bike Trail Map: Posted at trail head Difficulty: Easy to Black Diamond [vimeo clip_id="4220145" width="585" height="439"] Phil’s Trail is one of my favorite Mt Biking destinations in Bend, Oregon.  It’s only 8 minutes from downtown Bend and has much to offer.  [...]

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Peter Stewart on April 12th, 2009

Leaf spring suspension is one of the oldest forms of vehicle suspension.  You’ll find leaf springs on the first production of Jeeps, Land Cruisers and Scouts.  Today, most trucks and many SUVs still use leaf spring technology. It’s good to understand the basics of leaf springs when it comes time to modifying or lifting your [...]

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Come Join us on our upcoming 4wheeling Trip to Reiter Trails in Washington. Date: April 25, 2009 Meeting Location: Reiter Trails Meeting Time: 10am Who: Anyone! Some quick ground rules for all events:  ensure your vehicle is in safe, reliable condition; no drinking or drugs on the trail; responsible care and respect for others. [...]

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Peter Stewart on April 1st, 2009

A solid axle swap is one of the best modifications for extreme off road adventures.  I purchased my 1986 Toyota 4runner with the factory IFS (independent front suspension) swapped for a 1983 Toyota solid front axle.  Unfortunately, it was not done properly including: the springs, shackle angle, shackle location and front cross member.  I decided [...]

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