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    • August 23, 2016 12:28 AM EDT

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      Megaweapon Hits The Trail

      I just finished editing and uploading a fun little video composed of some off-road clips and scenes from my 2016 Mojave/Nevada trip, and featuring my Toyota 4Runner "Megaweapon". Let me know what you think:

       

      https://www.youtube.com/embed/e4hgXMvgqS0

       

       

      This post was edited by Ray Dunakin at August 23, 2016 12:32 AM EDT
    • August 23, 2016 1:52 AM EDT
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      Looks like just the right thing for your off-road adventures.  I sure like the name "Megawagon."  Did you letter that on yourself?  Hope you get lots of good service and enjoyment from that 4Runner.  Good job on the video.  Now I have a much better idea of the territory you explore.

    • August 23, 2016 3:45 AM EDT

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      Thanks! I ordered the vinyl lettering from a place online, then applied it myself. The name "Megaweapon" is from a ridiculous truck in a cheesy Italian "Road Warrior" rip off that was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000. 

       

    • August 23, 2016 3:57 AM EDT
      • West Grove, Pennsylvania
         
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      Keep that up, Ray and Toyota will hire you for their TV adds.........

      That looks like a great adventure!

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    • August 23, 2016 8:23 AM EDT

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      Gee Ray... Gotta keep both hands on the wheel driving along that high road...

      I like the rocket launchers on the roof! 

    • August 23, 2016 9:32 AM EDT
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      Great video Ray.  The 4Runner is a very reliable off road vehicle. I'm amazed at how many structures are still standing in Nevada.  As a kid in 1958 we explored Cortez NV between Austin and Battle Mtn.  At that time most of the town and mine was intact.  My Dads "4Runner" was a 56 Olds, not exactly an off roader, but it handled it. I like you rocketry videos as well.

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    • August 23, 2016 11:16 AM EDT
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      Ray that music HAS to go, if you're going to call it Megaweapon you need the appropriate soundtrack I suggest:

       

      https://youtu.be/o5cnYJE2iCo

       

      or maybe:

       

      https://youtu.be/N5aU-MpnLBQ

       

      This post was edited by Vic Smith at August 23, 2016 11:20 AM EDT
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    • August 25, 2016 11:35 PM EDT

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      Vic Smith said:

      Ray that music HAS to go, if you're going to call it Megaweapon you need the appropriate soundtrack I suggest:

      https://youtu.be/o5cnYJE2iCo

      or maybe:

      https://youtu.be/N5aU-MpnLBQ

       

      Heh! Good choices. However, I was limited to what I could get for free and without rights issues.

       

       

    • January 3, 2017 10:38 PM EST

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      Megaweapon has a new face! I finally got my new MetalTech off-road bumper installed today:


      Unfortunately my (stock) front skid plate was so smashed up they couldn't get it back on. But I'm going to be
      upgrading the skids in a couple months anyway:


      And…I also had them beef up the suspension with King coil overs and stronger springs! It's got a mild lift,
      roughly 2 inches.


      These were the best pics I could get tonight. I'll try to shoot some better photos tomorrow.

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    • January 4, 2017 8:45 AM EST
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      Wow Ray, you are really serious about trail riding! 

       

      BTW, I LIKED the music you used.

      This post was edited by Joe Zullo at January 4, 2017 9:54 AM EST
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    • January 4, 2017 10:41 AM EST
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      Looks like something the Marines could use.................

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    • January 4, 2017 11:24 AM EST
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      Ray this needs somethin.................

      I got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • January 4, 2017 9:29 PM EST

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      Today was a good day. I got some nice shots of Megaweapon today with the MetalTech bumper, King
      coil overs, springs and lift:

       



       


      Wanted to get a good flex shot but this was the best I could do at the local park:

       


      I also came within four miles of hitting the 10k mark, so I set up a service appointment. I'd like to get
      a shot of the odometer at 10k but it's probably going to happen while I'm on the freeway tomorrow:


      And my favorite restaurant (Chili's) gave me a free meal today because it's my birthday! :)

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    • January 4, 2017 9:36 PM EST
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      Happy Birthday Ray!

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    • January 4, 2017 10:24 PM EST

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      Thanks, Joe!

    • January 5, 2017 2:21 AM EST
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      OK, where's the winch?.................

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    • January 5, 2017 3:57 AM EST

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      No winch for me. Nearly all my off-roading is in desert areas where there's nothing I could attach a winch line to even if I had one.

    • January 5, 2017 7:06 AM EST
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      I can understand that. I had one on a '79 Ford pick-up. 99% of the time it was used to haul the other guy out of a ditch..........

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    • January 5, 2017 4:57 PM EST
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      Ken, yea, you have to watch out for them "other guys".

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    • January 7, 2017 6:46 PM EST
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      Nice ride Ray!

      Ray Dunakin said:

      No winch for me. Nearly all my off-roading is in desert areas where there's nothing I could attach a winch line to even if I had one.

       

      My son is with an off-road recovery group in Colorado.  They run into situations where there are no good natural anchors and they are very impressed with the performance of the Pull Pal  http://www.pullpal.com/

      I have no interest in the company - just reporting what the off-road group has said.

       

       

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