After months of work, painting, modifying, fixing, etc, I finally got to test out my Samurai in the wild. Here are some pictures of wheeling on sand dunes:
This is as stuck as I could get, with those big tires
Since then I received my ARB bullbar and OME steering stabilizer, and here's a picture with them installed:
During my test drive on the dunes, I faced a couple of problems. One of my transfer case mounts, the upper left one, got ripped off, causing the T/C to hit the underneath of my car body everytime I move on forward, which sort of ruined the fun. I replaced all four with new stock mounts. Are they strong enough to handle the extra load from the 6.5:1 gears? Or should I go for Aluminium custom mounts?
I also got diff oil leaking from the right side of my front axle housing, where the spherical shape is; probably a broken oil seal, but I have yet to open it up and have a look. You can see the oil spot on the floor in the picture, which depicts where the diff oil is leaking.