Definition of an OPTIMIST: A guy falls off a ten story building. Every floor he passes, people hear him say "So far, so good,...So far, so good,...." You know what is coming, but you are still looking on the bright side!
Make my own. I was looking at the neighbors old beat up gear, its all too heavy. Sure , he has 8 of them sitting there, but none are any good for me.
I'm worried about it not having a trip blade. quads don't?
Quads do have a trip. I installed mine just now and was going to take a pic but I don't have a camera right now.
The only time it trips is when I push too hard against something that won't move or hit a rock, I have a couple of those in the driveway. Skids are more important, if the ground isn't frozen you'll end up skinning the top off the driveway.
the pads are easy to make with a couple of pieces of pipe in the press, FYI, if you need them but don't have them. I made a set once at school for my instructor's friend, used a peice of 2" pipe on the bottom, with a piece of 1/4" plate pressed down by a piece of 1 1/4" pipe. did a great job of it, and real easy.
'95 YJ. waggy d44's, custom stretched 3-link front with an astro steering box, rear stretched with SOA XJ springs, and 35" Mickey Thompson MTZ's.
front lock-right and fozzied rear. RCV's.
4.0 swapped in with 1" "MML", 1" rewelded body mount lift, boat-sides, flat belly, gas tank tucked up 5".
'95 Grand Cherokee V8 Orvis edition. '98 D44a rear, 2x4 rockers. rollin' on 235's. full of junk.