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Alabama thread!

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

  1. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:06 AM
    whitedlite

    whitedlite Insta @loadedtacos.. budget built

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    i would love to have something like that. I like that the inside is that caramel color, it's manual, and is decent on fuel.
    My biggest complaint with BMW would be parts and insurance costs. If you don't mind me asking what is insurance on that thing?
     
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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’m joking. Obviously I use nitrile.

    Really though, I’ve got some cut resistant gloves that are disposable that work much better than the nitrile gloves when wrenching.
     
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  3. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    Some how boxes and boxes of gloves fall into my back pack and end up at my house from work all the time :anonymous:





    Aaaaaaaaaannd I just submitted my paperwork for position of fire fighter at the personnel board. I guess now I just wait :notsure:
     
  4. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    About the same as the Taco and parts are reasonable, as long as you shop around.

    The key with older BMW's, is DIY. Labor on any repair can get very expensive. If the transfer case wears out, a rebuild can run roughly $2.5k. Most problems are with the drive chain stretching and the upgrade replacement is about $89 on eBay. This doesn't include fluids or if a bearing needs replaced as well, but do the math...

    Also, the transfer actuator repair is several hundred, but the plastic gear that wears out every 100k, sells for $10 on eBay.
     
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    :anonymous:
     
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  6. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:24 AM
    whitedlite

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    repairs would be similar to my TDI if I didn't maintain it myself.

    however I've got a great shop in Montevallo that did a clutch and timing belt, I bought parts and they did the labor. Whole ordeal costs $1200. And I now have timing belt tools.
     
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  7. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:26 AM
    tweakit88

    tweakit88 MOBTOWN OFFROAD AMBASSADOR

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    Lots of stickers and go fast things
    My axle will be here friday
     
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  8. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    I considered going with a TDI or GTI, but I owned a 325i for over 10 years and learned a thing or two about them along the way.
     
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  9. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:31 AM
    stronghammer

    stronghammer it's not a porn name

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    ok, y'all help me out here. I think we've discussed it some just want some opinions.

    ground tent.

    what I want:
    • instant setup/teardown (similar to the gazelle, don't want to be looping rods through the tent)
    • tall enough to stand up in
    • rainfly or waterproof
    • good ventilation
    • large enough for 2 adults + 2 dogs
    • would like a small space aside from the sleeping space to store items, but not as large as the T4Plus was that Matt had. this isn't a necessity just a desire

    the leader right now is just the Gazelle T4 Hub Tent, but it is lacking the extra space I'd like for storing things. it may end up being the winner just want to know what you all have seen out there.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    https://coolofthewild.com/best-pop-up-tents/ :notsure:
     
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  11. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:37 AM
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    I have a friend with a 2018 X5D and it's a blast to drive.

    you could get an older one fairly cheap, I believe at 100k miles their about half off no matter year.

    Diesel vehicles make sense in the nicer tier of cars since they usually require 93.
     
  12. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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    I run 93 in the taco and try to buy it at Costco as much as possible.

    All gas BMW's require 93 octane, IIRC. A "d" BMW doesn't come in a manual, unless it's Eurospec.
     
  13. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    stronghammer it's not a porn name

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  14. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:43 AM
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    I've heard good things about the Coleman from the scouting dads, but will do more research before I buy my next one
     
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  15. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    If you go with the T4, give us a complete review. Now that Kyle is becoming a WEBELO, I need to upgrade my field ops.
     
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  16. Jun 3, 2019 at 10:57 AM
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    I will for sure, prob give it a good test run in the backyard first, see how my dog does sleeping in there kinda thing too.
     
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    Child booster seat, spilled glitter slime, chicken nugget crumbs, spilled milkshake in cupholder, and many more courtesy of daughter.

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