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    Default Trailing with the Trail Honcho

    I always wanted the original Trail Honcho but could never afford one. When the latest version came out I ordered one at my next trip to the local hobby shop.

    Shout out to The Treasure Chest of Missoula Mt. I am there nearly every day. Great people!

    She came in Wednesday the third and when I got home from work, I unboxed her and drooled over the Tacomaish body, bed cage and tiny axles. The Falken tires suprised me with how soft they were.

    The bad...

    I did not like the fact that there is no room for a spare tire in the bed, The front bumper is to low, the tires to big, and the truck sat to high.

    I watched Harley's video, and he suggested swapping springs. But before that. Time for a base line run.











    It was a nice short run In the yard, not a lot of rocks, or mud, but lots of snow!
    Tis the season in western Montana.

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    After the first run she was much to stiff. So to soften her up I swapped the springs front to rear, putting the soft spring rate up front. I also swapped the shock towers side to side, and laid down the rear shocks, effectively making them softer.

    Another trail run and...

    Lots of pictures.


    Location: Kelly Island, Missoula Mt.

    Temperature: 45 F

    Distance: 1 mile

    Time 2.25 hours.

    Trail conditions: Poor, packed snow, slush and holes.







    Monolith?









    Giant tree.











    Dissapearing tracks.



    Dangerous conditions.





    Lets go around that.



    The hillclimb out.




    Airing back up to hit the highway home.


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    Awesome! Ever since the new honcho came out Iíve been having a more than normal amount of drive to modify my original honcho. Can wait to see where this goes!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan Boening View Post
    Awesome! Ever since the new honcho came out Iíve been having a more than normal amount of drive to modify my original honcho. Can wait to see where this goes!


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    Thanks, I always wanted the original, but could never justify the cost.

    I am now a bit more financially stable, and pulled the trigger on this one.

    The big tires were bugging me, and I have been sitting on these Proline Tsl's for a few years now....
    Same with the fenders.




    I also made a rough bracket to raise the front bumper...



    An mounted a "bulldog" winch.





    Filling up the bed...


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    Light bar, and highlift jack mounted up.






    And laid down.




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    And another run, This time with my buddy Cory, and his old school Bronco...














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