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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Kntr, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. Big J

    Big J Monkey

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    Hell ya… a cheap upgrade would be a 16v swap from a late 80’s Sirocco, bolts right in. In fact I think I saw a picture of one on another thread that was bristling with DH rigs & riders, one of the funniest shuttle shots I’ve seen.

    J
     

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  2. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    I can only carry 3 so far, two on the rack and one inside. If I get the T2 add on then Ill haul 5.

    Road bike and Socom loaded up.


     
  3. CRoss

    CRoss Turbo Monkey

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    You made the much better choice over an FJ.

    I haven't checked but I think the rack we made will work on my Jeep if I have the top off. Although once I get everything done to the jeep I have planned it will be a little difficult getting the bikes onto the rack. But I will be able to shuttle all kinds of nasty trails.
     
  4. ZoRo

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    Nice licence plate!
     
  5. WODIE

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    That jeep is looking very beastly. What kind of gas mileage are you getting in it? Regardless it will still look cool either way.
     
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    Dude, that Jeep is nice!
    Great shuttle rig.
     
  7. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    I am going to borrow the same principle just change a few aspects of it. I am making a set of hoops for each rear tire to rest inbetween so they dont bounce around on the roads around here, and I was going to make the whole thing swing like a door so I can still get in the bed of the truck so people arent messing up my paint and body climbing over my tires.
     
  8. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    I have a 1990 Chevy half tone regular cab long bed. I can carry 8 bikes at a time but what is the point when only 3 people can ride. Oh how I pine for a Volvo C304
     
  9. CRoss

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    I am cutting Yakima bike trays in half then using bungees or Yakima ratchet straps to hold the rear tires in place. Having things very solid is key since we shuttle on old forest roads.
     
  10. dan wask

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    volvos are for noobs. Unimogs ftw.
     
  11. Big J

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    Thrillseeka,

    Did you fab those wheel brakets for your trailer or did you find them on the aftermarket? Let us know.

    J
     
  12. ZenkiGarage

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    WORD!!!....

    ...Brabus Unimog, even better!

     
  13. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    I get about 18-19 on the hwy and about 14-15 in the city. The tires are 37x12.50 and Im running 5.13 gears so not to bad. Im lovin this thing. It has an entertainment system for road trips too.

     
  14. Superdeft

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    I believe there is a video from france shuttling with the unimog.


    Anyway, here's how I get to the top. The element is great for travel and riding because it's easy to clean. The Thule rack extension to carry 4 bikes is very tempting looking at this thread.
     

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  15. frznnomad

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    yeh it acctually raced the bike down the mountain. it should be floating around here somewhere, or on youtube.
     
  16. Percy

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    Now thats cool!:cool:

    Completely useless as a 4WD in little old New Zealand, but very cool anyway!:banana:
     
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    Why would it be useless?
    Do you mean its too bling and you would be to scared to damage it?
    I have no doubts about its compentancy.
     
  18. Kntr

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    bump for updated shuttle rigs for the 09 season
     
  19. CRoss

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    Broke our rig in last year and it is going strong again this year.


    Diesel Kawasaki Trans Mule, it can fit 5 bikes and riders.
     
  20. ALEXIS_DH

    ALEXIS_DH Tirelessly Awesome

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    not mine... but i've shuttled on it many times...
    takes 14 bikes, seats 17. little fridge for cold drinks and there is always 80s music on board. takes you (literally) from sea level to 12500ft above sea level.

     
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    Pic is from last years 330 rear wheel drive. Now we have a 4X4 550 that can pull 3 riders up no problem.





     
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    The stuff of British dreams.
     
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    I had one of those! It was fast!
     
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    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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  29. Kntr

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    I got my extension. I can finally carry 4 bikes and one inside.




     
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    dis mine
     
  33. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    You have a "Bitchen" Camero :D
     
  34. gnargnar

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    i didnt think you still rode bikes....i just thought this was a collegiate pastime
     
  35. bullcrew

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    Heres edgy outside my shuttle rig!
     
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  37. CRoss

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    For off property shuttling this is my rig. It has not shuttled any bikes in awhile but will be shuttling skiers next weekend.

     
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    Mate, I am in the UK too. Can you PM how to get ex-military Landrover? Thanks
    Sick ride btw :thumb:
     
  39. Kntr

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    New shuttle rig-02 Chevy with 38k miles.

    I always hated my Sportworks/Thule T2 bike rack on the back. Hitch racks are just hard on bikes where we shuttle. We drive a lot of gravel roads and the dust and rocks kill the bikes if you drive fast. I decided to mount the rack in the bed. I bought a universal hitch and mounted it on the one fenderwell . Then, I had my welding buddy build and mount a piece on the other fenderwell to support the other side. I then had the pieces and bed sprayed in Line X. It works pretty good. I can mount 4 bikes in the rack and one beside the rack. All the gear can go under the bikes. Ya, I could have hauled the bikes on the tailgate, but Im not a fan of that method.






     
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  40. deweydude

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    Thats pretty cool dude! I like how you mounted the rack:thumb: