Jump to content

Trooper in Sand


Recommended Posts

I played in some sandy rolling hill this past weekend and was pleasantly suprised at how well the trooper did. I climbed some pretty steep stuff. It wasn't real tall (about 50 ft) but it was steep and the trooper powered up it. I also thought the weight wasn't real noticeable in the sand. I had the rpm winding high but it did what I asked it. My wife actually had to back down the same hill in her wildcat because it got stuck just at the crest of the hill. That may be blamed on driver skill, tires, or both.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

I recently took mine to glamis (finally!). It did alright there, most issues where with driver error.....oops!

I did have paddles on the rear that are too big/aggressive for our troopers. I'm thinking of stager cutting the paddles to drop the load on the engine, get more wheel spin, and try again. With the big paddles I wouldn't have been going anywhere if it wasn't turbo charged.

As for the weight of it and ride, it performed better than I thought it would. The only issue I had with its weight is when I got it stuck. In super soft sand, that you sink halfway up your shin into, I had a hard time finding someone with a big enough rig to pull the troopers fat a$$ out

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How is that turbo working? Did you get it tuned? I am thinking of doing one, but I don't want to lose the low end torque if I remove the fuel controller. I need as much low end as possible for rock crawling between 500-1500 rpms.

That's what I like about the cams I got from silver bullet they gave me better low end I didn't want to turbo.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How is that turbo working? Did you get it tuned? I am thinking of doing one, but I don't want to lose the low end torque if I remove the fuel controller. I need as much low end as possible for rock crawling between 500-1500 rpms.

The turbo still needs tweaking and tuning. It performs alright, definitely better than stock, but I know there is more power theret Han what I'm getting. As it is right now, I have to gently feed the gas pedal just right to match the turbo spool. I'd love to have some better tuning on it so you could just put the pedal in and let the computer do its thing. I haven't noticed that I've LOST low end power, but certainly no gain (with or without fuel controller).

That's what I like about the cams I got from silver bullet they gave me better low end I didn't want to turbo.

I would have loved a set of cams in this thing. I may not have turbo'd it if I actually got the damn things, but as it stands I payed for a Set and never got them. Just hearing them talked about rips open old wounds.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If SilverBullet took your money for the cams and never got them for you, those on this forum should boycott them until your made whole on it. This forum is the top Joyner forum with lots of followers including many that follow it but don't post. Seems to me that Silverbullet would rather get you your cams then to have this forum tell people to stay away. I had all the specs for the cams. They came from Schneider Racing Cams http://schneidercams.com/ and they used a standard torque grind for something like a particular Toyota or something. You guys might want to give them a call, I would think they would love to have your business. The specs I had went to the person who bought my Trooper. My cam was also advanced 5 degrees (Maybe 3 degrees) also by rotating the belt pulley. This required rekeying which is easy. With My Trooper, I could slew the back end around in sand when at about 1200-1300 rpms in third gear. I would turn and push on the pedal and it would just start to pull hard breaking traction. The last time I had it dynode I asked him to forget more hp, even though he got 10 more out of it, and go for all the torque he could get down low. Also my supercharger would generate boost even at idle so there was no spooling up. If I were to do it all over again, I would definitely do a supercharger but go to a small Eaton unit which would be a lot quieter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Similar Topics

    • By lozomex
      After a few days of heavy rainfall I got in my Sidekick and noticed that the belt seemed to be slipping as I was making my way out on a large property.  I turned around and could barely make it back to my shop.  After removing the cowelling I noticed about a quart of water drained out.  I dried the area, the cover and checked the belt.  No signs of dammage, belt looks great and no foreign debris other than water in the area.  I put it back together and there was a definite improvement.  The Sidekick is driveable now but the belt still slips but only at a higher speed and only when the throttle is punched.  I'm wondering whether I may have inadvertently damaged it while it was wet and have ordered a new belt.  I have looked on line to see if there is a guide or procedure, specifically for the CVT belt removal and replacement for the 850 but can find none.  Does anyone have experience with this?
    • By Greg In Iowa
      Folks, The guy that did the walk through at Bass Pro really didn't want to tell me a lot about how to install accessories. I asked him where I could find the accessory wiring. He pointed at the LCD display and said it was behind it. Can anyone tell me how to get behind that display? I can do the wiring, I just don't want to break anything .....yet. If there's any other pointers you could share with regarding wiring accessories, it would be greatly appreciated.
    • By HighSon
      Haven't posted in a while since solving the excessive cabin noise issue, so I thought I would share a few upgrades to my Sector... Realize that this is driven daily on the street, so some of the mods are to make it more streetworthy.

      Locking gas door.

      Rear view mirror.

      Modified windshield for better airflow in cabin.

      Lowered and modified headrest bar for improved rear view.  Tailgate protector.

      Folding armrests.

      Overhead utility rack.  Keeps the interior cooler and dryer, too!

      Folding rear seats.

      Dust cover and seat protector.
      If anyone wants links to the rear view mirror, seats, or arrests, let me know and I will post.  But know that everything requires some level of fabrication.  The utility rack was all custom built.  Cheers!
    • By papillion22
      I'll start by saying i'm learning as i go & have come a long way, but there are some maintenance issues on my mule sx that must be addressed & i've got nobody around with experience & cannot bring it to a shop.
      I've got rolling resistance when i jack up the front wheels. Months ago i thought i was possibly a brake issue but didn't yet have the equip. to pull the wheel hubs or press them back on... but the noise/friction seemed to resolve itself. I just checked up on it because i've got the tools for dealing with the brake system now and i noticed the wheels dont really spin... theres a lot of resistance and i can hear it coming from the front diff. I can't remember if it used to do that before, but i dont think it did. Its not the drive shaft or u-joints, but i've yet to pull them to be certain. it really sounds like its in the front diff. just where the drive shaft connects.
      Should the front wheels - when in neutral and in 2wd and no diff. lock - spin freely? Theres too much drag for mine to even go once around. Can anyone point me in a direction? Otherwise its trial and error with cv axles, ball joints, brakes, etc. and i dont have the $ or time for that. 
      I'm in over my head and really hoping someone can help. I'll try to make a video of whats happening, hopefully the sound will come through well. Maybe that will help diagnose it. Thanks.
    • Get More For Your Device
    • By juan
      Ball joint for joyner or parts in general 
  • Gallery Images

  • Create New...