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Old 05-07-2011, 05:05 PM   #1
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What Happens When You Balance The Entire Weight of Your Truck on an ATO T-Case Skid?

Not too much at all.

Damn nice work Kevin




For those wondering, 3 wheels were completely off the ground. The 4th was churning loose soil and not supporting any significant weight. The truck's entire mass was being held up by a square-foot of rock pressing into ATO steel.

I don't even need to beat it back to shape

If you're going to seriously wheel your truck, just stop shopping around and call ATO now. Just do it. No need to "shop". Just get the good shit.





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Old 05-07-2011, 05:35 PM   #3
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I was seriously surprised when I looked under the truck. I've been high centered on stuff before, but usually it was stuff with a lot more area, like a log or berm. This was just a boulder tip trying to come up through the floorboard...
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:06 PM   #5
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No, I just thought a lot more surface area was holding me up. Then I was surprised that so little surface area *was* holding me up without deforming more.

Got winched off, backed up a bit, took a slightly different line, hakuna matata.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:45 AM   #7
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I was expecting to see more than a scratch

Where were you?

URE, Rocky Mountain Loop, Double Ledges, the hard side.

Yeah, the plate really didn't care. The add-in crossmember now has a little arch to it, but it's not interfering with clearance for anything, so I'm probably just gonna clean, paint, and leave it like it is. Way I look at it, it's more clearance...
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:03 PM   #9
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Impressive. I wish he'd start making some skids for us first genners though
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Impressive. I wish he'd start making some skids for us first genners though
You could get some stuff one-offed...but it'd be pricey...top quality though.
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