2018 GMC Canyon MTB/Overland/Adventure Rig

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I opted for a wireless remote unit to control my four lighting circuits. The unit is rated for 20 amps per circuit but I added a relay for each. My thinking is reducing the wireless to 1 amp or less should give my longer life. The unit has been 100%, only drawback is I do not have a indication when lights are on...unless it's dark out.
I like the idea of those units but the price is more than I can afford. I need UCAs firts, and leaf springs next... lol
 

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Something I've been thinking about recently and Ronny just posted a video about it.


Yep. Lots of wisdom there, I hope others can see that and maybe make some changes to their own rigs.

Gears/tires/brakes/lowest possible lift for the tires were the main things in mind when I built up my jeep for a reason. Its so easy to get way overboard weight wise on our rigs, and then when people start throwing 35s on with out gearing or doing any brakes or anything...
It always makes me wary.
 
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Yep. Lots of wisdom there, I hope others can see that and maybe make some changes to their own rigs.

Gears/tires/brakes/lowest possible lift for the tires were the main things in mind when I built up my jeep for a reason. Its so easy to get way overboard weight wise on our rigs, and then when people start throwing 35s on with out gearing or doing any brakes or anything...
It always makes me wary.
You got it right. While it may not be the coolest setup for "the Gram" it's sensible, safer and well, cheaper. :)
 

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This is what it looks like when you go wheeling solo and you're trying to work slow and safe but gravity keeps tugging you off your preferred line. It's not flashy for "The Gram" but it keeps me moving forward and from breaking parts. Sure, a heavy right boot could have made that section just outside of Poker Flat look easier but when you start bouncing under heavy throttle your CV shafts are likely to break. Uncontrolled momentum in rock gardens is just asking for trouble.

I meant to put my passenger tire on that flat rock but I couldn't move any further to driver and then I slid off another rock. And that's why we buy skid plates.

 

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This is what it looks like when you go wheeling solo and you're trying to work slow and safe but gravity keeps tugging you off your preferred line. It's not flashy for "The Gram" but it keeps me moving forward and from breaking parts. Sure, a heavy right boot could have made that section just outside of Poker Flat look easier but when you start bouncing under heavy throttle your CV shafts are likely to break. Uncontrolled momentum in rock gardens is just asking for trouble.

I meant to put my passenger tire on that flat rock but I couldn't move any further to driver and then I slid off another rock. And that's why we buy skid plates.
Dude, nice! That trail is a fun one! Glad you're getting out there, i bet you could make it out to gold lake and to do the A tree and stuff. There are a lot of cool roads and trails out there.
 
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Dude, nice! That trail is a fun one! Glad you're getting out there, i bet you could make it out to gold lake and to do the A tree and stuff. There are a lot of cool roads and trails out there.
Thanks Jules!

I was going to head out on Foresthill Road and come out to 50 near Ice House Res then do Strawberry Pass Trail but I'm pretty wiped after yesterday. Next time I head up to Gold Lake area I'm doing Snake Lake Trail! Need a friend to tag along though....
 
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Thanks Jules!

I was going to head out on Foresthill Road and come out to 50 near Ice House Res then do Strawberry Pass Trail but I'm pretty wiped after yesterday. Next time I head up to Gold Lake area I'm doing Snake Lake Trail! Need a friend to tag along though....
When are you thinking...? :P
 

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Before it snows? :smilingimp:
hahahaha, I'm down kind of whenever. Pete is doing his Rubicon thing sometime, maybe in October, but I'm pretty much down whenever. esp if its a weekend, I do need to like, plan so if you want to start figuring out a date or something....
 
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I was watching one of Tyler Thompsons videos and his dad broke his front diff giving a little too much right boot for too long on a hill climb. The terrain doesn't look too bad but like I said above, it doesn't take much. :)

Start the vid at 17:30
 

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Played around in sand. The stuff reminds me of deep snow. If you run too high of a gear and or let the trans upshift you'll bog down and you're doomed if you leave the traction nannies engaged. I couldn't get it to throw giant rooster tails but I had fun nonetheless. :D