We left the bay of RVD and headed for the nearest dirt for a shakedown run. Initial impressions: The stock Wagoneer leaf spring choice, combined with 12-inch-stroke Rancho shocks, was right on. And it fit the 35-inch Baja Claws well (with the fiberglass fenders we have). The ride feels OK, but we haven’t gone very fast yet. A track bar will likely be needed in the front. The brakes feel like they could use some work, too. And we still need a front driveshaft. All things to address next time.