With all due respect, as Sean said, you will need a seriously STRONG drive train to handle your definition of "moderate amount of wheel spin". From what I heard on the video, it sounds like you were banging up on the rev-limiter.At this point I have three options. I refuse to continue a vehicle that has twice attempted to strand me in the middle of no-where, Alaska.
1) I can fix it, and just not wheel it. (not gonna happen)
2)I can find an upgrade and be happy
3)I can sell it and get something that can handle a moderate amount of wheel spin.
I hate to do it but I am thinking the latter is most likely to happen.
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You probably wrote this while I was typing out my second response....so please read that....Flaming you wasn't my intent.I was not aware the first one had broken, If I did, I obviously would have stopped right then and there. when the second one broke, the truck stopped moving. Only then did I realize there was a problem.
This is my daily driver that I use off road every once in a while and for a rescue rig. A majority of alaska is mud and in order to get through mud, you need wheelspin to clear the tires. Thus the revving of the engine.
Going full size is over kill and I dont need to do that. Just before I went in, a cherokee fully locked went through the same mud hole and he is locked, geared and running 35;s like me. He also has a dana 30 that did not break. after him, a little toyota pickup locked and tired, no gears went thru. I think he is running a dana 30 as well. after him, a 92 jeep (xj?) went thru, tires, no gears, 34's. no breaky-breaky. big wheel spin all around in order to get thru.
Flaming me for doing what three other rigs just did is pointless. I dont insist on driving that way, but if you putter, you will get stuck,and overheat and fry your winch because you will always be stuck.
I also have a built 43 gpw with all the bells and whistles, but wanted to run this because of the mission. As far as i could tell, the second one broke not because I had contact with solid ground, but because I had the tires turned too far over.
Thanks for understanding. I tend to type quickly and it doesn't always come across the way I intend.Agreed, Sean.
I think I just need something a little less off road to reduce the temptation to drive it off road, then only the gpw will go off road..
The vehicle I am thinking of is midsize, fourwheel drive, can haul the gpw or two snowmachines and good on gas. I am thinking ford f-150 4 door shortbed, cherokee, or grand, maybe another jeep. Diesels work fine up here, just have to plug them in when it gets cold, no biggie, the gas mileage is definitly an attraction.
Agreed. These did not clear very well, which let to the spinning faster issue. I am running boggers on the GPW and am impressed with them. The CRAPplers are definitly a dissapointment. I think they are made to look cool and probably do well in the rocks. I bought the rig mostly built the was it is. If I was to do it myself, I would have only went with 33's and 3inches.Get rid of the Terra Craplers also, they are not the best for mud. Get a set of Super Swamper LTBs or Boggers, tire choice can make a huge difference.