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Who has done the left line of Back Door (going up)? Post up photos and dates of when you did it!

Also: what is the shortest wheelbase you think could make it up today? Backdoor has changed a lot over the years.
 
I did it in 05 at the Tin Benders Jambo, 38" sx's, leaf springs and 115" of wheelbase. I don't think that truck could do it now. No pic of me going up, but I remember the approach was pretty fun back then.
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I remember a few years back a dude on a dirt bike tried to do it during the shootout, got damn close too. After the second or third attempt of falling 8ft he gave up. If you can do it, or attempt it, on a bike you have my respect.
 
I remember a few years back a dude on a dirt bike tried to do it during the shootout, got damn close too. After the second or third attempt of falling 8ft he gave up. If you can do it, or attempt it, on a bike you have my respect.

He was on a 2wd Christini, and he didnt give up. He made it. The footage is on busted knuckle. That was a hella fun shootout night. One of my favorite. We were up on the hill in the crowd with a big ol fire going.

King of the motos guys have had to run it the last 3(?) years.
 
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Slawson, Ridgeway, Fatkid, and the guy eric who hung out with Randy would be the guys who did it in a sami which would be pretty short
 
He was on a 2wd Christini, and he didnt give up. He made it. The footage is on busted knuckle. That was a hella fun shootout night. One of my favorite. We were up on the hill in the crowd with a big ol fire going.

King of the motos guys have had to run it the last 3(?) years.

I remember watching that in my RV in North Dakota, streaming on the laptop and HDMI'd to the big screen. Fucking awesome!
 
Slawson, Ridgeway, Fatkid, and the guy eric who hung out with Randy would be the guys who did it in a sami which would be pretty short

Slawson is a hell of a driver but i highly double it could be done in anything that short for the last couple years (minus when it fills in with sand after a good rain)
 
Slawson is a hell of a driver but i highly double it could be done in anything that short for the last couple years (minus when it fills in with sand after a good rain)

not arguing, but those guys spent the most time in jv back in the day and if it was done in a short wheelbase vehicle it was them
 
I did it in 05 at the Tin Benders Jambo, 38" sx's, leaf springs and 115" of wheelbase. I don't think that truck could do it now. No pic of me going up, but I remember the approach was pretty fun back then.

I dig the paint job!
 
I tried it last year in my TJ. 99.5 inch wheelbase. I stood the jeep on it's rear bumper straight up in the air. Panic reverse and side step the clutch.

Another guy in a similar TJ did the same exact thing.
 
I did it in 05 at the Tin Benders Jambo, 38" sx's, leaf springs and 115" of wheelbase. I don't think that truck could do it now. No pic of me going up, but I remember the approach was pretty fun back then.

You wouldn't even be able to get the front end up with how big the hole is at the bottom. :laughing:
 
I’ve got a pretty capable LJ that I have zero regard for it’s it’s well being. 112” wb, linked coilovered etc. tried The left side for a while on Thursday night 2019 till I got in a weird position and the steering lost pressure, dumped it over on its side. Also captured on busted knuckle vid right before a fight. Yellow LJ starting at 12:48

https://youtu.be/e69vm-Kn9_U
 
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Funny I was just thinking about this and wondering if a Willys had ever made it up there at 80-86” WB
 
14, 115 wheelbase 42s wasn't a problem then. Haven't been back in a few years. If I remember right I had more issue on the second little fall had to hit it 2 times.
 
Im thinking 110 minimum for the average driver when its all dug out now but I am sure some kickass driver with less could prove me wrong.

For KOH someone needs to line up cones, one way in, one way out. The past couple years arent nearly as fun as it was in the past IMO. A car breaks, cant get out, then parks to the side, then another car breaks parks to the side, cars coming in from all directions. It becomes a shitshow, slows the amount of vehicles that can attempt it. It would be nice if you come in on the right, make it or exit and drive out on the left but I dont want to be the guy trying to facilitate that shit show. :flipoff2:
 
If you take buggies out of the equation and think about full bodied production crawlers doing backdoor, while heavy, single cab square body trucks probably have a good chance of success. D60/14b 117-130 wheelbase can fit 40+ in tires. doubler with a stout 205.
 
If you take buggies out of the equation and think about full bodied production crawlers doing backdoor, while heavy, single cab square body trucks probably have a good chance of success. D60/14b 117-130 wheelbase can fit 40+ in tires. doubler with a stout 205.

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If you take buggies out of the equation and think about full bodied production crawlers doing backdoor, while heavy, single cab square body trucks probably have a good chance of success. D60/14b 117-130 wheelbase can fit 40+ in tires. doubler with a stout 205.

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An F350 with a 10.25 or D60 is equal or better in every way. An '05+ is better than both by a mile because you don't have front springs getting in the way of where your tires need to be to turn.
 
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An F350 with a 10.25 or D60 is equal or better in every way. An '05+ is better than both by a mile because you don't have front springs getting in the way of where your tires need to be to turn.

if somebody drives a 05+ super duty with anything close to factory suspension in the next 5 years I'll give you my kidney.
 

Just a statement based on non buggy rigs trying backdoor. Ive seen Toyota pickups and Chevy square body's tackle backdoor and I always thought the toyota trucks had the edge but with it being more dug out maybe the longer wheelbase chevys do now. Maybe a little off base but figured it could start a discussion.
 
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