on Saturday a few friends and I put on a snow driving and recovery class for our local overland forum. we had a good turn out and were still able to find some snow.
the group (lots of variety)
the views were pretty good
we went to a nice open area with some snow drifts and washouts
here I demonstrated how to cross a deep ditch
the rover and toyota followed and got stuck on the first attempt. with some driving tips and a recovery strap we pulled them through.
showing how to use maxtracs , winch and ****** block to get up a loose powdery drift
me talking on the radio
Otis (name of the Porsche) had a bit of a clerence issue here but a little plastic trimming and a tug backward and he was all good
last demo of the day was loose powdery snow, showed how to use traction ramps and then how to winch up a long grade using an off angle pull and a ****** block to double the power.
airing up at the end of the day
fun time in the snow for sure!
then Sunday was Deaver install day. I unistalled my explorer springs, drop shackles and blocks. and installed Kartek 1.5in inverted shackle drop hangers, custom Deaver G50 leaf packs and new u bolts.
old expo spring compared to new deaver
old spring hangers removed from frame (darn rivets were fun to remove)
deaver mocked into place
excited to get the rear springs out in the dirt this weekend and see how they do. now I just need to get my front end sorted out.