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Postby Joe Darlington » Tue May 13, 2008 1:01 pm

I figured that unlocking the "Lowriders" front hubs would have slowed him down a bit :twisted:, but apparently didn't have the affect I was hoping for :shock: ...

Bansil and Smiley did good... they and the "Lowrider" really impressed a lot of non believers...

here are the other times
#304 91 Trooper - 10.01...broke 1 shock on each side, bent tie rod, broke center leaf spring pin
#306 02 Passport - DNF... fastest time to checkpoint 1...42 sec...jumped berm...blew tire... crashed into really large mud puddle off the side of the trail.
#211 96 Passport - 9.07... no carnage
#102 50 Willys (Honorary Isuzu) - 13.10ish ... broke shackle
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Postby HCMP » Wed May 14, 2008 9:12 am

Nice job gentleman. That had to be fun. I would have loved to ride "shotgun" on that run, or ride "grooving iron" as I'm sure they will soon be calling it. :lol:
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Postby Smiley » Wed May 14, 2008 10:24 am

HCMP wrote: I would have loved to ride "shotgun" on that run, or ride "grooving iron" as I'm sure they will soon be calling it. :lol:

As soon as the race was over, I looked at Doug and said "Hell YEAH! -- Let's go do it again!!!"... and then added something about it being the most fun I've ever had outside of the bedroom ;) 8)

I'll ride 'Grooving Iron' with Doug again, any day! :twisted:


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~ 1998 Acura SLX................ 'The Chariot of the Goddess' ~ bone stock
~ 1998 Isuzu Amigo S......... "Bruiser" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 912s | Nitrochargers | 33x12.50s | Lockright [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "Old #6" ~ 912s | Bilstein 5100s (f) / Nitrochargers (r) | 32x11.50s | 3.07s | very nicely ARB'd, Indy4x'd, and DOR'd [>SOLD<]
~ 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "THUD" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 3.07s | OME HD Leaf Springs | MWM Rock Bars | Yellow 1-pc. Drive Shaft [> SOLD <]
~ 1995 Isuzu Trooper S....... "Heart of Gold" ~ MUA5 | 912s + 1" Spacer | 3.07s | 5.38s | 35x12.50s | ARB Bumper | Snorkel | Infinite Improbability Drive

ALL OF THEM for less than the cost of one brand new SUV.............................. PRICELESS!
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Postby Smiley » Wed May 14, 2008 10:37 am

Joe Darlington wrote:I figured that unlocking the "Lowriders" front hubs would have slowed him down a bit :twisted:, but apparently didn't have the affect I was hoping for :shock: ...

After the race, we were going to unlock the hubs, but they already were... I asked Doug if he'd already gotten them, but he didn't think so -- and I *know* I hadn't done it... So, either Doug unlocked them in a state of post-race 'everything's a blur', or we ran that entire course in 2WD (thanks to some smartass who must have unlocked them at the starting line, after we locked them in) :shock:

We joked, and blamed it on Darlington :P :lol:


I want to see some video of us at Stage 4 (the Ledge before the Rock Garden) that'll prove 2WD vs. 4WD, one-way-or-the-other.


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"Needs more Cow Bell!" :lol:

~ 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS..... "The VX" ~ 912s | Indy4x HD Tie Rods [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Acura SLX................ 'The Chariot of the Goddess' ~ bone stock
~ 1998 Isuzu Amigo S......... "Bruiser" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 912s | Nitrochargers | 33x12.50s | Lockright [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "Old #6" ~ 912s | Bilstein 5100s (f) / Nitrochargers (r) | 32x11.50s | 3.07s | very nicely ARB'd, Indy4x'd, and DOR'd [>SOLD<]
~ 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "THUD" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 3.07s | OME HD Leaf Springs | MWM Rock Bars | Yellow 1-pc. Drive Shaft [> SOLD <]
~ 1995 Isuzu Trooper S....... "Heart of Gold" ~ MUA5 | 912s + 1" Spacer | 3.07s | 5.38s | 35x12.50s | ARB Bumper | Snorkel | Infinite Improbability Drive

ALL OF THEM for less than the cost of one brand new SUV.............................. PRICELESS!
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Postby 5speed » Wed May 14, 2008 11:25 am

I didn't see this build until now, but I'd like to say a few things.

1.) Nice ambition
2.) Nice ideas
3.) Nice fabrication skills
4.) Nice vehicle to work with

This is pretty interesting to see you do, keep up the good work man were all watching.
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Postby Joe Darlington » Wed May 14, 2008 11:40 am

Smiley wrote:we ran the entire course in 2WD (thanks to some smartass who must have unlocked them at the starting line, after we locked them in) :shock: ...blamed it on Darlington :P :lol:


happy to assist in any way... :roll: tried to help Brian also... he said he was running 12 PSI... I assumed he meant 12 psi total... when I checked his tires he had way to much air in there...12 psi per tire... helped him out and let them down to 3 psi... which for 4 tires would equal 12 psi... :roll:
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Postby Bansil » Wed May 14, 2008 12:51 pm

heres some vid Joe checks all out we both made the ledge look easy 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57oDUbGR-Qw
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Postby Bansil » Thu May 15, 2008 6:45 am

I didn't see this build until now, but I'd like to say a few things.

1.) Nice ambition
2.) Nice ideas
3.) Nice fabrication skills
4.) Nice vehicle to work with

This is pretty interesting to see you do, keep up the good work man were all watching.


Thankyou

As for 2wd vs 4wd...............it looks like 4wd maybe in the vids.......hard to tell tho'


I washed lowrider last night,

I really used the sliders,several times they are dented but straight and still strong,guess .120 wall tube dents when you hit hit crap at speed :lol:

I got a dent on the drivers rear quarter,not sure where or how,thought it was the tree at the ledge,atho" from video evidence I have no idea where it happen'd at.

No dents under the rig and all the pcs are still there,so carnage was limited to a small dent, 1 cut tire ,(maybe on the ledge) lot's my fire extinguisher and a cd :roll:

It was cut when I did rockymount rock garden,you can hear the air squishing out,I finished the race with a flat,pretty cool.

Lot's of mud in the truck
overall the two Isuzu's in the B class suffered the least amount of damage,go isuzu 8)
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Postby rodeo guy » Fri May 16, 2008 7:46 pm

Sexy new pics and video added! 8)

Flex testing in the campground
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I took a little ride in the cargo area, and got some in ride pics/vids
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My view.
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View of the driver/ spotter
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Doug, your tire is showing!
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Last 2 vids are lower quality because I took them on my cell phone
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Postby Bansil » Mon May 19, 2008 6:55 am

8)
thanks mikey
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Postby Bansil » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:52 pm

It's been awhile,I basically have just beat on the ol' girl for the last 6months and decided to add some more tube'
This is prep for more work over the winter,just getting ready for the race this weekend.

back of hood showing dimple die'd holes

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hood on 1

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front view of tubes

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front braceing tie'd into stock framework

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tied into body

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from the front

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isuzu sticker

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I am preping to cut out the inner fenderwells and tie the front tubes down into the frame,beside engine etc.

going to widen her front and rear,maybe move radiator to back etc.
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Postby Bansil » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:56 pm

and the holes in the hood help out 100% on the heat being forced thru the tranny tunnel ........no more burnt legs(no carpet of insulation)
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Postby isuzufool » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:36 pm

COOL!!! So when are you starting on mine???? :lol: :lol:
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Postby Starchild » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:26 pm

I'm digging the front tube work and the dimpled hood 8)

It looks better than I pictured it when you were describing it to me :P

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Postby Smiley » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:23 am

I'm ready for another ride... any time, Baby! :twisted: 8)



isuzufool wrote:COOL!!! So when are you starting on mine???? :lol: :lol:

Get in line! :P :lol:


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~ 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS..... "The VX" ~ 912s | Indy4x HD Tie Rods [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Acura SLX................ 'The Chariot of the Goddess' ~ bone stock
~ 1998 Isuzu Amigo S......... "Bruiser" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 912s | Nitrochargers | 33x12.50s | Lockright [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "Old #6" ~ 912s | Bilstein 5100s (f) / Nitrochargers (r) | 32x11.50s | 3.07s | very nicely ARB'd, Indy4x'd, and DOR'd [>SOLD<]
~ 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "THUD" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 3.07s | OME HD Leaf Springs | MWM Rock Bars | Yellow 1-pc. Drive Shaft [> SOLD <]
~ 1995 Isuzu Trooper S....... "Heart of Gold" ~ MUA5 | 912s + 1" Spacer | 3.07s | 5.38s | 35x12.50s | ARB Bumper | Snorkel | Infinite Improbability Drive

ALL OF THEM for less than the cost of one brand new SUV.............................. PRICELESS!
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Postby Bansil » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:08 am

isuzufool wrote:
COOL!!! So when are you starting on mine????
Smiley wrote:
Get in line!


:wink:

Andre it was hard to discribe on landline that's for sho'


Theres another URE race in may Smiley(at the stable track),all I need is another tow vehicle...........

your names still still on the door,altho' it has a thin stripe of sticker thru it with my next expendable crew members name below it(for this weekends race)
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Postby tOnKaTrAcKeR » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:00 pm

Wow I just read this wholw thread and while I am a year to ate I wanted to say that that build is awesome!
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Postby Bansil » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:14 am

thanks she's still prowling the trails,I'll have her at Callalantee for the toyrun
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Postby 89Amigo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:34 pm

I know i am posting on an old thread, but man Bansil I love that cage set up..i have no shame in saying i want to steal that idea :D

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Postby Bansil » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:36 am

go for it :wink:
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Postby DASZU » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:08 pm

I may steal your idea for the rear cut :D
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Postby Bansil » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:16 am

off_road_4_me wrote:I may steal your idea for the rear cut :D

you can only dent metal so much,then it gets cut off :lol:
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Postby Smiley » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:09 pm

Bansil wrote:you can only dent metal so much,then it gets cut off :lol:


That might just be the Quote of the Month! :thumbup: :lol:


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~ 1998 Acura SLX................ 'The Chariot of the Goddess' ~ bone stock
~ 1998 Isuzu Amigo S......... "Bruiser" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 912s | Nitrochargers | 33x12.50s | Lockright [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "Old #6" ~ 912s | Bilstein 5100s (f) / Nitrochargers (r) | 32x11.50s | 3.07s | very nicely ARB'd, Indy4x'd, and DOR'd [>SOLD<]
~ 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "THUD" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 3.07s | OME HD Leaf Springs | MWM Rock Bars | Yellow 1-pc. Drive Shaft [> SOLD <]
~ 1995 Isuzu Trooper S....... "Heart of Gold" ~ MUA5 | 912s + 1" Spacer | 3.07s | 5.38s | 35x12.50s | ARB Bumper | Snorkel | Infinite Improbability Drive

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Postby jaydubya2003 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:49 pm

I'm brand new to the site, had a love affair with the Amigo's for a long time though since my mother's best friend rolled up in one 14 or so years ago with the top off ;-)

I've never even considered the Amigo for what you've done here...I went through all 10 pages skimming all the pics and such. AMAZING!! Amigo man...very cool ;-)
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Postby Bansil » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:31 am

Thank you

It was built for Planet Isuzoo members to enjoy
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