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What Happens When You Balance The Entire Weight of Your Truck on an ATO T-Case Skid?

Discussion in 'Armor Tech Offroad' started by jandrews, May 7, 2011.

  1. May 7, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    jandrews

    jandrews [OP] Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    Not too much at all.

    Damn nice work Kevin :thumbsup:

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    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 :laugh:

    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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  2. May 7, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    Slimwood Shady I love your mom!

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  3. May 7, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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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...
     
  4. May 7, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Did you think you actually broke something?
     
  5. May 7, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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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.
     
  6. May 7, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    Great quality stuff clearly!
     
  7. May 8, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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    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...:D
     
  8. May 10, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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  9. May 10, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Impressive. I wish he'd start making some skids for us first genners though
     
  10. May 10, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    You could get some stuff one-offed...but it'd be pricey...top quality though.
     
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