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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey all, I was wondering if anyone else has had problems eating huge clouds of sand while jumping their rhinos, and if anyone has found solutions (short of a windshield (or not jumping)).

The front end seems to dig in on the base of a jump, scooping a few shovelfuls up in the air for passengers to fly through. I could live with this, but my wife is, well, considerably less forgiving of catching sand in the face.
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Hey all, I was wondering if anyone else has had problems eating huge clouds of sand while jumping their rhinos, and if anyone has found solutions (short of a windshield (or not jumping)).

The front end seems to dig in on the base of a jump, scooping a few shovelfuls up in the air for passengers to fly through. I could live with this, but my wife is, well, considerably less forgiving of catching sand in the face.
Find a take off without such a quick transition to it....

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Less rebound in the rear shocks to keep the attitude flatter?
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Find a take off without such a quick transition to it....
This is the best answer in general for sure.

i have found that when i stiffen my front suspension i can hit harder without digging into the sand. The stiffer my front suspension, the harder I can hit a quick transistion jump.

Also thottle control helps, dont preload your suspension before a hill. try to work the gas so you can ge the suspension on an up swing as if you want to wheely into a uphill. the line you choose is also important try to keep your tires up and in the highest part of a whoop or bump if possible. Dont go straight on will help in some cases.

Sorry for the long answer, i could just say practice alot.

also how far does your front bumper stick out? Seem like Rhino's with big bumpers dig more?

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Cool, thanks guys. I'm not too bad at finding good transitions I think, but maybe some more practice with throttle control might help.

I have WERS on it, with the preload cranked, and rebound cranked as well on the front. Bumper is stock.

It sorta looks like maybe the winch mount is the part catching the sand, wondering if maybe a guard could be fabbed up that might keep that from happening...
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Or remove the winch mount? If you do ride the dunes most of the time you dont need it. Or is that for loading on your truck?

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Sorry, I guess it's not technically a winch mount, just the part of the stock SE front bumper down low where the lip with the mounting holes are.
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get a front guard, that will help a bunch. Mine is the one on the right with the guards all up the front and a Balls Deep Sticker on it.

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Sorry, I guess it's not technically a winch mount, just the part of the stock SE front bumper down low where the lip with the mounting holes are.
That is the issue. Cut the front "wedge " out of the chassis and replace it with a 2" tube. You will have to do some fab work. It makes a huge difference. HRT Motorsports does this to their race car chassis too. Even in the dirt, the stock front wedge will auger into the ground.

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