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February 26, 2020

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coolest tube bender EVER

Check out this Nissin 3D tube bender. I've never seen anything quite like this before.

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February 26, 2020

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Where have we been?

Busy! After moving to Bend, Oregon...

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February 26, 2020

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Better than Bushings

Deaver has introduced their new Baja Bushings. These rebuildable Teflon-lined spherical bearings can be used to replace any 1.5" diameter by 2" wide leafspring bushings. We've got PICTURES of the INSTALL-

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February 26, 2020

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All-Pro Johnson Valley Tacoma Trail Run Wrap-Up

Just got back from a run down in Johnson Valley led by All-Pro Off-Road and participated in by members of TTORA. By all accounts the run was a success with everybody making it through more or less unscathed. We ran Fissure trail which by Johnson Valley standards is fairly tame but that's not to say there weren't a few obstacles worthy of the term "rock-crawling"....

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February 26, 2020

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How to Set-Up a Ring & Pinion

Check out Billavista's most recent tech article on Pirate4x4.com.

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February 26, 2020

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Trails Less Traveled is Moving to Bend, Oregon

That's right. We're moving (further) north. Bend is located in central Oregon, so we'll be about 20 minutes away from Mt. Bachelor to the west and 20 minutes away from hundreds of miles of high desert to the east. We're not leaving until the last part of December and expect to be up and running in the beginning of January.

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February 26, 2020

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Tacoma Rollcage Progress

We switched to automatic hubs/spindles and have installed Total Chaos spindle gussets. We also welded the uniball adapter into place. We won't have any more major progress to report until after the 1st of the year. We've got to get it back on 4 wheels and hauled up to Bend.

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