Mutt Evolution

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Mutt Evolution

Postby GARETT0439 » December 11th, 2011, 1:36 pm

My dads had a mutt since he was in highschool(stock a1) However, the stock mutt didn't meet his offroad needs. Here are some pictures of the mutt that evolved from Johnson Valley's Hammer trails back in the early to mid 90's.
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TDS
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Top Truck Challenge 1995 4th place finish overall (next tire size up from his mutt was 35, he had 32's. And he was running open diff at the time. That's where he discovered the suzuki samurai locker fits in the mutt diff.)
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Johnson Valley Dune back in the day
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Oops! Miller Jeep trail, cottonwood camp.
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Rubicon Trail
100$ Bet against a hummer H1 owner(first h1 over the rubicon) that he could twist the rock... he rolled the first time, 2nd attempt was successful. The bet was called off, good times... he says "no alcohol involved"
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rubicon trail
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Local Riverbottom
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Testing Fording Kits
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Panamint City Mine
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Surprise Canyon, drove down 7 waterfalls, no winch
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Moab, Utah
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Twisting Avalanche Engineering's Sniper Prototype
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Deuce Ershim Trail

MODS:
2" drop on all suspension points, 2" square steal in between the body and front suspension
longer shocks, longer springs, home built drop pitman arm and 3/4 ton chevy idler arm drop 2 inches,
tierods reinforced, rear wheel camber adjusted and rear shocks replaced with rancho 9000's and moved to under fender, dual stock transmissions, dana 44 rear diff narrowed to stock mutt specs with an ARB air locker, cutter brakes, air compressor(powered by mutt starter motor),warn 24v 9000 lb winch,32 10.50 15 TSL swamper radials,stock front diff with sammy locker,custom u joints. Lots of other mild changes like turning rear bumpers upside down to increase departure angle, front bumper cut, CB radio, radio, etc...
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+ main jet drilled, dual exhaust outlets connecting to a 2"
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Re: Mutt Evolution

Postby SEABEE62 » December 11th, 2011, 1:57 pm

Nice.....enjoyed the pictures. Seabee
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Re: Mutt Evolution

Postby rickf » December 11th, 2011, 3:01 pm

Do you still have the info on the Suzuki locker? I lost that procedure years ago and always wanted to try it.

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Re: Mutt Evolution

Postby GARETT0439 » December 11th, 2011, 8:15 pm

rickf wrote:Do you still have the info on the Suzuki locker? I lost that procedure years ago and always wanted to try it.

Rick

Yes, i put on in my jeep a few months back. Will this link help?
http://www.muttmotorpool.com/locker.html
If not i can explain
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Re: Mutt Evolution

Postby rickf » December 12th, 2011, 7:23 am

That was the link I was talking about but do you have the spewcifics for the modifications? How much to machine off the side gears and where are you getting the replacement axles? Ron had some really neat stuff but he dropped off the face of the earth so none of the stuff can be duplicated.

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Re: Mutt Evolution

Postby GARETT0439 » December 16th, 2011, 2:32 pm

I don't think there's an exact amount of metal to grind off, its kind of just a grind&check. I just ground a little, then secured it in a vice and turned the yokes while peeking in to see if the locking mechanism had enough room on each side to expand. I used a new brand of locker(spartan lockright) which has teeth that are shaped a little bit different from the older traditional lockrights, so I had to round the teeth of my yokes in order to get it to disengage.
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Re: Mutt Evolution

Postby GARETT0439 » December 16th, 2011, 11:06 pm

All I have done to strengthen my front drivetrain so far is put spicer ujoints on the outsides, where the gnarly angles occur.
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Re: Mutt Evolution

Postby rickf » December 17th, 2011, 9:30 am

It mentions in the post a modified spider, what is the modification? And do those axles come with the kit and work without modification?

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Re: Mutt Evolution

Postby GARETT0439 » January 14th, 2012, 12:01 am

I don't know what they are talking about with that kit. I got the spartan locker and i didn't have to jack around with aftermarket axles, all we did was round the teeth of the axles shafts in order for the locker to disengage more freely when in 2wd.
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Re: Mutt Evolution

Postby MUTT Vet » September 21st, 2012, 10:45 am

Which Spicer U-Joints did you use? Was there any modifications necessary?
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