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Toyman01 MegaDork
4/13/19 6:38 a.m.

I never did make it past the third episode of season 1. 

I'm going to have to revisit this I guess. 


Indy-Guy UberDork
4/13/19 7:25 a.m.

In reply to Toyman01 :

Skip to season 2 or 3 and pick it up there. Then go back to the earlier season and skip the Dumb American test rided and celebrity brain crush segments. Oh and the entire episode of the one they try to repeat some military exercises.

Slippery SuperDork
4/13/19 8:15 a.m.

Just watched the Mongolia one last night. Ezcellent. 

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
4/14/19 5:47 a.m.
stuart in mn said:

They had me going for a minute there at the end...

I may be allergic to JC crying.

Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/14/19 7:14 a.m.

We watched the Mongolia episode as a family last night. 

Best episode we've ever seen.  Wow. 

The caption for the next episode says last of tge series. That sucks. I luke the new direction they're taking. 

Rodan HalfDork
4/14/19 9:28 a.m.

It looks like they will continue with 'specials', but no more tent, track, or 'conversation street'.

The specials are always the best of the show, so that's great, but I will miss the car segments and the track... it was always nice to see the cars displayed with such amazing cinematography, and the comparisons between cars that aren't regularly tested by major auto media.  Some of the interaction with the audience was pretty good as well.

It was very obvious how much the show has meant to them, and with the overwhelming pile of 'reality' garbage on TV these days, it was nice to see that.  I'm looking forward to seeing more of these three as they continue to travel the globe and meet up with the people who "haven't been insulted"!  cheeky

edizzle89 SuperDork
5/13/19 2:50 p.m.
Cooter said:
Brett_Murphy said:

That Mongolian episode was one of the best of all times.

They had a diff lock. Why didn't they use it to stop the hopping?

Because they wanted it to hop.  

If you look closely, there are times when only the front tires are spinning.  So they either did it on purpose, or there was a failure in the rear driveline.

so i watched that episode again last night and i caught something i didnt catch before. The car they made is mid-engined, so drivetrain behind their seat. What I'm guessing is they have the drivetrain in backwards and what i'd think is some custom transfer case that reverses (or with the backwards drivetrain 'corrects') the rotation of the driveshafts. But what that also would mean is that what would be considered the 'rear' driveshaft would be powering the front axle. that would explain why when in 2wd they were only getting the front end to spin, also with the drivetrain toward the rear and lack of weight on the front also explains the hopping.


Also with having a central driver seat, no trans tunnel (probably has the hump under the seat coming in from the rear), and the intake snorkel in the rear it's more believiable that's what's going on.

Like i said im not positive but i'm pretty sure that's the layout. The hopping was also probably 90% just for laughs, in 4wd i'd imagine that thing would climb pretty easy.

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