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Thread: The United States Of StanceWorks - 2009 Cross-Country Tour

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    Chapter One: Two Takes to Get it Right

    We had originally planned to leave last night; however, storms and tornado watches made us decide to stay home and give it an early start.
    After waking up at 5am, and packing, we were ready to roll at 7:30.

    On the open road, we made it all of 4 miles before pulling over and removing the wheels, trying to come up with a quick solution for the new-found rubbing from all of the weight.
    After beating it with hammer, we decided to head back to the house and do it the right way.



    We clearanced both sides by a solid inch... two fingers easily... so fitment is no longer an issue. After rolling both sides and re-hanging the exhaust, we decided to give it another go.

    So what goes on the trailer you ask?



    From left to right, top to bottom:
    5 Gallon tank of water
    Oil, ATF, Coolant
    Cooler
    Tool box
    5 Gallon tank of gas
    Radiator
    2x4
    Jack stands
    Jack
    4 "Ammo" boxes full of spare parts and useful items
    Spare tire
    Light stand case






    Gee, that looks kinda low. How low is it?



    Low enough to lean a quarter against.

    Anywho, we were off, rolling strong for a few hours, when about an hour before we got to memphis, the car started to overheat.
    Of course it would happen, it was inevitable.. it was only a case of "when" it would happen...



    So we threw the hood on the roof, and we were ready to go. She's been running cool the entire day since.

    We stopped for gas (many times actually) and pretty much every time, people had to come look at the car.



    They asked if we needed help.



    Ground clearance, cross country.




    So there was a lot more driving, and of course it was hot as hell. You have no idea.

    I dare you to go drive around with your heat on full blast all day.



    We were originally going to drive 40 to 30 through little rock, however, we quickly found out we'd never make it through with the condition of the roads... So we had to go the long way, down to Jackson, MS and over through Louisiana.



    Gas at the LA border.

    As soon as we crossed in to LA though, we got hit with the ultimate suckage:



    Rain.



    After killing about an hour waiting for it to pass, we finally got back on the road. We've been driving since, and we're finally just outside of Dallas. We wanted to keep going but we're absolutely beat.

    We grabbed some waffle house and called it a night.



    And now we're at the Marriott.



    Tomorrow we plan on making it to Tucson. The desert may kill us though.

    <3 you all, and thanks for the motivation so far!

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    You didn't bring an extra oil pan?

    Love the gas station pic rofl.
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    There's a spare pan in the trunk.

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    Sweet. Looks good so far.

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    Time for my pictures.

    This whole time I've felt like a little fan boy asking Mike many, many pointless stupid questions. It almost feels like I'm interviewing him for my first article in the school paper. So I decided to take some photos as well, only I'm using my iphone, so heres my view of the trip so far.

    Tub


    Emergency fender rolling


    The trailer touching the ground


    The only wheel gap you're going to see in this thread, trailer tires lifted off the ground when we jacked the car up


    Legit fender rolling


    Right when we pulled over to take the hood off


    My leg


    Mike


    Right before the rain


    The trailer, sitting lower than any car I've ever had, we had to raise the fender a little, It was rubbing too hard, like actual rubbing


    Rain, we literally almost died, had to dodge pot holes while in the pouring rain, we made a mad dash form our under pass hide out to a rest area, scariest mile of the trip


    more rain
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    I love your story threads!
    So I-40 was too rough for your car make it?
    And your car's ventilation is stuck on full heat? God your fucked once you hit the desert

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    DuWerk i want those fuckin glasses.....lol



    looks like a pritty epic trip thus far...standing by for chapter 3

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    Good fuckin god i dont know whats worse your leg or Mike face....




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    'scuse me, but we're in the middle of rolling hard. Manly men have grizzly beards and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Burroughs View Post
    'scuse me, but we're in the middle of rolling hard. Manly men have grizzly beards and such.
    Yea, and because I can't grow facial hair, I make up for it with my legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Burroughs View Post
    Manly men have grizzly beards and such.
    truth.
    Quote Originally Posted by csmiths
    that go kart has damn near as much tq as my b16 FML

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    You guys are stupid.....no brave.....no stupid. Well whatever you are, this is bad ass and keep the action coming. Most importantly stay safe.

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    damn you guys are making good time for all these stops. see you guys soon

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    it's supposed to over a hundred here in tucson tomorrow. I'm going to be driving back to cali with the GF so maybe we'll see you guys

    best of luck to you.

    And the hair in this thread (leg and face) gave me a raging boner

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    I have oakley frogskins too

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    Excellent update to an interesting start. This thread is going to be epic.

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    Rain must have been scary.... your car is going to rus....... nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pswirley View Post
    Rain must have been scary.... your car is going to rus....... nevermind.
    bwahahahahaha.... i love how you guys brought a legit fender roller with you....

    its all about planning ahead.


    be safe guys, look forward to the update... mainly the iphone pics...
    -ben
    ...fake splits for days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuWerk View Post
    Yea, and because I can't grow facial hair, I make up for it with my legs.
    Quote Originally Posted by da3bous View Post
    I want you to photoshop a giant penis down the side of my car

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    Good luck dudes...this should definitely prove to be one interesting trip.

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    This is probably the most epic trip ever. Hairy faces and hairy legs FTW!

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    Win

    good luck going threw the desert
    Chris-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris@MemoryFab View Post
    Win

    good luck going threw the desert


    This looks like it's turning out to be a pretty sweet trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Burroughs View Post
    'scuse me, but we're in the middle of rolling hard. Manly men have grizzly beards and such.
    you do know i was just fuckin with you right?

    You know what i just realized, Tub is stanced it appears.

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    About to get out of bed and get on the road

    "This is the worst fun I've ever had" - Mike

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