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Alaskan truck group

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by AlaskanTaco, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 8, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    ruslanus

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    Rear diff breather relocate, CB, weather tech floor mats, rain guards EGR, DTRL stealth mode switch, removed mud flaps, SnugTop Rebel camper shell, Airflow America snorkel
    I'm looking for a job in Anchorage, if I get one, I will be moving there. Definitely will keep an eye on this thread plus already Liked the Facebook page.
     
  2. Dec 17, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    AKTACO420

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    I'm in but I don't have a face book
     
  3. Dec 20, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    Russellstiltskin

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    Custom TRD Badged Grill, PowderCoated Black Steelies, with 285/75/16's. Studded Firestone Winter Force for Winter snow, Firestone Destination M/T for the summer mud, 2.75" Ready Lift Block kit in the front, and 2" AAL in the back, 5100 billies, TRD Cat-Back Exhaust, K&N CAI system under the hood, on a sesame seed bun.
    Another Russ. Excellent
     
  4. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    CLICK ON SIGNATURE>>>>
    Any of u guys in Kodiak
     
  5. Dec 30, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    just let me know were and when to meet
     
  6. Dec 30, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    Another Mike. Excellent.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM
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    SnowroxKT

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    Airlocker, Fox coilovers, Eibach Springs, OME rear suspension, XRC Comp 9500 winch, offroad lights, Brute Force sliders, AFE Pro Dry S filter, sway bar delete, deck plate, blinker relocate, rear dif breather extension, no carpet.
  8. Jan 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    Haha, not yet, I still have to make it up there. Looks like I will be traveling in mid-March. Right now I'm getting ready for the trip, got the block heater on the way, looking for a good all around tire that would work well on asphalt and snow. So far it looks like the Michelin LTX M/S 2 could literally walk on water. What do you guys use in Alaska?
     
  9. Jan 27, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    ffirg

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    If you'll be here a while, getting a set of studded winter tires is best. As far as all terrains for winter/summer, I am not sure. Lots of people run BFG A/T. My Cooper Discoverer A/T's seem like they would do well on snow/ice but I have not tested them because I have a set of studded tires.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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    I have studless snow tires and have no problem driving on ice or snow. They also will do good on dry pavement.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    I would love to have two sets: summer and winter. First I can't afford two sets right now and, Second, I don't have the room on my truck to carry second set with me. I am moving in March and will NOT be pulling a trailer. We are selling 99% of our belongings. Hopefully I can find a used camper shell and what ever fits in the back of my truck will be it. So I guess an all season set will have to do for now.
     
  12. Jan 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    4wd Boss

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    Damn i want those rims and tires!! :D
     
  13. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    All Seasons work pretty well, just give yourself lots of stopping distance on ice or when close to an intersection (ice too!) stay in 4wd and downshift of you feel you need too. All seasons will handle just fine IF you don't try stupid things. :cool:
     
  14. Jan 29, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    I'd like to think I grew out of doing or trying stupid things (most of the time), so I should be good. I'm looking forward to the drive, I'll try and take as many pictures as I can, but for the most part I will be concentrating of putting as many miles a day behind me as I can. Always wanted to visit Alaska and now I will live there. I'm pretty excited.
     
  15. Jan 30, 2012 at 1:05 AM
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    I believe Blizzak makes a studless winter tire that does amazing up here. Down side is they wear pretty fast if you use them on pavement a lot. But as others have said, most all terrain tires will do fine as long as you give yourself enough room to stop and know how to downshift properly. Basically, don't drive like a moron and you will be fine :D
     
  16. Jan 30, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    Yeah, that's the problem. I will be driving the first 1,000 miles on pavement and then will hit the snow. So, I need all seasons
     
  17. Jan 31, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    I've got Duratracs studded on both my trucks for winter and they are awesome. In hind sight, I think they would still be almost nearly as good w/o studs though. If I was going to do it over again & just have one set of tires it would definitely be the Duratracs.
     
  18. Feb 1, 2012 at 12:52 AM
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    Russellstiltskin

    Russellstiltskin Oldie but a Goodie

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    Custom TRD Badged Grill, PowderCoated Black Steelies, with 285/75/16's. Studded Firestone Winter Force for Winter snow, Firestone Destination M/T for the summer mud, 2.75" Ready Lift Block kit in the front, and 2" AAL in the back, 5100 billies, TRD Cat-Back Exhaust, K&N CAI system under the hood, on a sesame seed bun.
    Yea, the "to stud or not to stud" question for you is odd because on the one hand, you'll want good winter grip in march on your way up. But, on the other, your getting here damn near spring, and they'll ticket you (though rare) for running studs after April 1st. BUT, you will get away with a warning I'm sure, since you'll be new. Where in AK are you moving to? As for tires, I run studded 285s, but got DAMN lucky - only paid $160 for a set of brand new studded m/t's. I could NOT pass up that deal.
     
  19. Feb 1, 2012 at 12:54 AM
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    Russellstiltskin

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    Custom TRD Badged Grill, PowderCoated Black Steelies, with 285/75/16's. Studded Firestone Winter Force for Winter snow, Firestone Destination M/T for the summer mud, 2.75" Ready Lift Block kit in the front, and 2" AAL in the back, 5100 billies, TRD Cat-Back Exhaust, K&N CAI system under the hood, on a sesame seed bun.
    I 2nd that emotion.
     
  20. Feb 1, 2012 at 1:22 AM
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    You should check out this thread if you haven't already: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/193849-alcan-drive-2011-a.html
     
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