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Cowracer
11-28-2014, 08:28 PM
Had our annual Black Friday run today. This was our first 'hard' use of the Dominators. They did EXTREMELY well. I'm finding that if you can keep the wheels on the ground they go like hell. In the sloppy mud, the were fantastic, but they didnt want to turn unless you used 4wd. They just pushed the front end in 2wd. Hillclimbs really impressed people. I got hung up twice. High centered both times. I had to winch off once, (winch pulls good, but is pretty slow) and the other time I knew that I didn't have enough ground clearance, but I tried anyway.

We had exactly zero mechanical issued. Both Odes ran flawlessly. We both managed to break the corner of our top in exactly the same place, on the same tree. The tops are pretty flimsy and fragile, but what the hell. I also managed to outrun a 800 rzr on the flat area. Dunno if they are really faster or if the other guy didn't push it that hard, but he sure looked like he was trying.

Anyway... On to the pics!

The gang

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Slightly high centered

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Waterfall

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My broken top

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My buddies broken top

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Trying one last time (video)


http://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=909301292426950

Cleaning the windsheild (video)


http://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=909302295760183


More pics to come!

Tim

sedo 800
11-29-2014, 10:42 AM
Looks like a lot of fun,i can't wait till the break in period is done on mine.I will be taking it to Cloudcroft, NM in a month for fun in the snow and mountains.

bacoj
11-29-2014, 12:10 PM
Looks like a lot of fun,i can't wait till the break in period is done on mine.I will be taking it to Cloudcroft, NM in a month for fun in the snow and mountains.

I've got 30 miles on my 4 door so far and a lot of them have been in deep (12"-20") heavy snow. It's done great and hasn't been stuck yet. After my break in period we'll really see what it can do in the snow.

TommyH
11-29-2014, 11:14 PM
Looks like you had a great time. Where was this at? I spent my free time making my new roof, grab bar, and redoing a few things. Wasn't able to get it out this weekend but maybe next.

DarMar
11-29-2014, 11:56 PM
TommyH, what thickness of steel are you using for your roof? Are you using the original bolt holes to secure the new roof and are you attaching the windshield to it?

TommyH
11-30-2014, 03:38 PM
Got a sheet of 18 guage. 4x10 for 65 I have family in the local sheet metal union. I mounted it to the same top holes, but used all 8 insinstead of the 4 that it came with. I then took the bar clamps off the windshield and used them on the 4 corners of the roof. I cut the roof so it does not over hang on the side and did a radius style bend for front and bac . Then I cut the windshield down to size as I extended the roof further down up front to act as a visor. I plan to half the windshield and hinge it so I can fold it down. We also put a passenger grab bar in. I'll grab some pics tomorrow as it'll be too dark by time I get home today.

DarMar
11-30-2014, 08:01 PM
Tommy,
Looking forward to the pictures. Going to be on vacation over the Christmas/New Years Holidays so plan on doing a new UHMW skid plate and metal roof. I've got the 4-door so I will need a couple sheets of 18 gauge sheet metal. Was checking out the Texas Outdoors website to get some ideas.

TommyH
11-30-2014, 10:08 PM
Ya I want to see the skid plates you do. Those will be next on the list for me as well. You can probably get away with a 4x10 sheet if you plan to section it. I know it was 58" wide and we cut it short of that so it fits on without needing side plates. so if you got them to cut it so you get 2 5x4 sheets, it will be wide enough to go from driver to passenger side and trim off the sides. They you could weld up the seam so it's 8ft long. I know mine from front to back was just over 36", so I would think yours would be maybe 72" at most. Now if you can find one sheet that would fit front to back that would be ideal.

DarMar
12-01-2014, 10:05 AM
Cowracer, sorry to hijack your thread with the metal roof discussion. Would like to see more pictures of your Black Friday run. Wish I had some good mud and soil like that to run in around here in central Texas.

TommyH
12-01-2014, 05:16 PM
cowracer, can you post the videos to youtube, or pm me your FB profile so we can friend each other would like to see more photos as well as the videos.

Darmar, I started a new thread with photos of the roof, to avoid hijacking this thread anymore lol.