- May 15, 2005
Took the Cruiser out for the holiday. Everything went great. Couldn't be happier. The paint is no longer spotless. Hopefully, a little buffing will take out most of the scrapes and scratches. Got the CDL locked up as well as the front diff. The rear kept blinking, but it acted like it was locked. By that I mean the inside wheel in tight turns acted like it was keeping pace with the outside wheel (chirping on rocks/spinning in mud). Didn't take long to figure out that the mud flaps had to go. Also figured out about how top heavy the Cruiser is while trying to make room for two vehicles on a single track road. Didn't roll it, but came as close as I would ever want to in a daily driver. If anybody knows what the maximum lean angle is for an 80 please let me know. BTW, I'm getting anywhere from 14 to 17 mpg out of an engine w/137k. From what I've read that isn't bad right?