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Alabama thread!

Discussion in 'South East' started by Davtopgun, May 18, 2009.

  1. Mar 25, 2019 at 3:32 PM
    tweakit88

    tweakit88 MOBTOWN OFFROAD AMBASSADOR

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    If you get bored this week come on out to that feild in tnf we found and hang out bud.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2019 at 3:34 PM
    JBTacoma

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    I was wondering if that is where you where, You have the address?

    fld.jpg
     
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  3. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:02 PM
    InfernoChalupa

    InfernoChalupa Using CRAWL control on Bunny Trails

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    Child booster seat, spilled glitter slime, chicken nugget crumbs, spilled milkshake in cupholder, and many more courtesy of daughter.
    I know I’ve had my fair share of bad experience with this tire, but I also know tons of others have proven it worthy. Anyways to whoever was looking at buying this tire soon, Amazon has them cheap right now!
    Falken Wildpeak AT3W all_ Season Radial Tire-265/75R16 116T https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C53COJ4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_zUwMCbJHH40AM

    IF ebay put out any discount codes in the next few days, and DTD price matched it, this would be a great deal.
     
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  4. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:29 PM
    InfernoChalupa

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    @Jerneyman do you buy all your hardware (nuts and bolts) in bulk for your projects or just as needed? If in bulk, where from?
     
  5. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:31 PM
    Jerneyman

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    **Armor** CBI Offroad Moab 2.0 Home Fabbed Rock Sliders Home Fabbed IFS Skid Plate Home Fabbed Mid Skid Plate Home Fabbed Transfer Case Skid Home Fabbed High Clearance Rear Bumper **Suspension** ADS Front Coilovers (Extended Travel, 700lb coils, Remote Resi) Total Chaos UCAs 1.5 inch AAL Rear Bilstein 5100s COMING SOON: Chevy 63 Swap **Wheels/ Tires** Spidertrax 1.25" Wheel Spacers Front/Rear TRD Rock Warrior Wheels 255/85/16 Cooper STT MAXX **Electrical** Pelfreybilt Auxiliary Fuse/Relay Panel Blue Sea Fuse Box Bussman 100 AMP Breaker **Recovery** Smittybilt 9.5k Winch **Lights** 20 Inch Single Row LED Bar Rigid Side Shooters (Flood/Pair) w/ CBI Offroad Ditch Light Brackets Rigid Duallys, Amber for fog lights **Miscelaneous Mods** Rear Diff Breather Relocation RAM Mount A-Pillar Mod w/ Garmin Power Cable Ammo Can Bed Rail Tool Box Cab Mount Chop Pinch Weld Mod (Mini Sledge Special)
    I buy from fastenal. It’s a bit more expensive than some stores but they have the quantity and sizes I need on hand. Also, the hardware is backed by fastenal so you know it’s not garbage.
     
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  6. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:33 PM
    stronghammer

    stronghammer it's not a porn name

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    Man I want to buy freaking mountain bike stuff..
     
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  7. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:38 PM
    tweakit88

    tweakit88 MOBTOWN OFFROAD AMBASSADOR

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    Top one, then make that right.

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  8. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:41 PM
    InfernoChalupa

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    gotcha! A buddy here in Springville swears by https://www.boltdepot.com/Default.aspx
    He does some high quality stuff forreal (http://www.v8wrx.com) He's the one that built the bumper for my subie. He built the first k20 swap into a civic in AL, has LS swapped literally every car he's owned, from s2k, rx7, to wrx lol. Dude pumps out some great stuff. (I would've used him for my taco needs to try and support local, but he's pretty much a one man show as well, so building taco stuff would require me leaving my truck with him. Supporting you is next best to me.)
    But if you've got a place that's reliable and meets the needs, stick with it! Just wanted to share bolt depot with you if weren't already buying in bulk. Seemed like an easy way to cut some costs (for you) with the reoccurring orders!
     
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  9. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:50 PM
    InfernoChalupa

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    I'm realizing you and I are more similar than I thought. I see you posting in the mtn bike thread trying to cram all the info you can about it before making a decision lol We can't settle for just going and buying average stuff to get by (in most areas) lol. For what its worth, I bought a $500 new Trek Marlin 5 (I think) to get my feet wet into mtn biking. It suits me perfectly. After riding some buddies nicer bikes, the added features were nice, but it didn't change my ability to get the bike up and down some hills. My bike feels super basic to me right now because I'm out of shape, but it felt like a nicely tuned machine back when I was in shape. Make sure you're honest with yourself and don't buy a $1-2k bike if you're only gonna ride it on the weekends. Don't buy all the gear unless you're gonna commit to riding all the time. Invest in decent padded underwear/shorts, some gloves, some "recovery gear" (bike pump, spare tube, etc), a water bottle, and call it a day man. Check CL and FB daily for used bikes. You can get yourself an awesome upgrade in the $4-800 range that would exceed your current needs.

    This is all amateur out of shape biker opinion to another lol Take it super lightly hah

    Oh, and from everything I've ever seen since when I first bought my bike, go with a 29'er for what your want to do!
     
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  10. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    Never heard of them before. I’ll take a look at em. Thanks!
     
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  11. Mar 25, 2019 at 6:03 PM
    InfernoChalupa

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    I've never personally used them, but would stand behind anything he built. I know that doesn't necessarily mean anything to anyone else, but figured its worth a mention in case you weren't already buying bulk! Their pricing looks pretty decent from what I can tell, but then again, I don't work with any of this crap regularly. He raved about their quick 2 day shipping on a 60 lb order of just bolts lol.
     
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  12. Mar 25, 2019 at 6:04 PM
    stronghammer

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    Yeah I think a 29er will be the best upgrade I can make. Gotta find the right one. And also some good riding shoes. I like my bike a lot I just havent ridden anything better so it makes me wonder if it restricts me at all. Like how much easier would some stuff be with a better bike or with better gear?
     
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  13. Mar 25, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    Use Co Rd instead of NFS
     
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  14. Mar 25, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    If I get done with my project I may come find you
     
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  15. Mar 25, 2019 at 6:10 PM
    whitedlite

    whitedlite Insta @loadedtacos.. budget built

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    There’s no comparing a cheap hard tail, cheap being under $1k, and a carbon full suspension. You can rent the nice bikes at shops for a pretty penny.
     
  16. Mar 25, 2019 at 6:12 PM
    stronghammer

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    I disagree. I dont even like full suspension. I've ridden one and didnt like the feel. I'm a hardtail fan.
     
  17. Mar 25, 2019 at 6:16 PM
    InfernoChalupa

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    "Only a little" would be my best guess lol. While some components run more smoothly than others, there's still a very common denominator for what gets you up a hill. I learned that real quick trying out my friends' different bikes before buying one. Visit a few bike shops and get "fitted" for a bike. If you didn't know already, bikes come in different frame sizes for different heights of people. I went to a couple bike shops and shopped around. First shop, dude made major commission selling "Giant" bikes and tried to put me on any colored bike I made eyes at. I test rode some, and wasn't happy with how they felt. Went to another shop, and a dude put me on the correct frame size. He put me on a really ugly colored Trek to test out in the parking lot, and being on the right sized frame felt so much better. From there, I knew how to start shopping, and he helped me make educated decisions about which "features" I truly needed and didn't for the type of riding I planned to do. Find a salesmen that will refuse to put you on a $3k bike for what you likely wanna do.
     
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  18. Mar 25, 2019 at 6:18 PM
    whitedlite

    whitedlite Insta @loadedtacos.. budget built

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    You talking about how it flexes when peddling hard? That’s the biggest complaint when going uphill. Newer bikes are better and have a shock lock to stiffen the whole bike.

    I’ve never read people disliking them on trails or descents, only uphill peddling.
     
  19. Mar 25, 2019 at 6:21 PM
    whitedlite

    whitedlite Insta @loadedtacos.. budget built

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    I like to shop the used market. I know at 5’11 I’m a large frame as most of them are for 5’10 to 6’1. I know every manufacture is different though.

    I try to buy the bike most closely to fair value on the bicycle blue book that way I’m more likely to be able to buy another bike and sell the current one for what I paid. It’s a game of patience. I used to do the same thing on PBnation when I played paintball for hobby/sport.
     
  20. Mar 25, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    I didnt like it on flat either. I hate all bikes pedaling uphill haha. I just dont sit very much so the "comfort" of it isnt necessarily appealing to me. Plus I havent done many drops but I've read hard tails have advantages on drops too
     
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