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Brett's average build thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Deathbysnusnu, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Dec 17, 2016 at 9:33 AM
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    SilverGhost

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    Hey tow strap guru. I need to start looking for a decent strap. For recovery bs. It doesn't need to be top of the line but not shitty either. Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 17, 2016 at 10:14 AM
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    You're asking what kinds of straps he's been pulled out by the most?
     
  3. Dec 17, 2016 at 10:26 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    2" Common width
    20,000 pound, anything bigger is like being on the end of a chain. no bueno.
    20' length, this is a good all around length.
    Any brand.
    Absolutely no hooks on the ends, loops only.
    Somewhere in the description, it should say "recovery", not just "tow".
    Tow is for static loads. Like towing 2nd gens home after using a recovery strap to rescue them. As an example.



    Over time you should have at least a half dozen straps collected in various lengths for various jobs.
     
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  4. Dec 17, 2016 at 10:39 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    This one is advertised as both. It's on the lower end as far as quality but would be adequate for a starter strap. Prolly last a lifetime if treated right.
    http://www.4wheelparts.com/Winches-...p.aspx?t_c=18&t_s=190&t_pt=5083&t_pn=S/BCC230

    This one would rock because it reflects, and says WARN on it. Prolly the same strap with different dye.
    http://www.4wheelparts.com/Winches-...spx?t_c=18&t_s=190&t_pt=5083&t_pn=H/LSTRP-230

    You have a 4wheel parts in your area, go down and fondle them. You'll recognize the quality.

    Anything over 20,000 pounds again will be stiff as shit and have no stretch. It will cause more damage than it will save.
     
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  5. Dec 17, 2016 at 11:03 AM
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    :rofl::infantry::fenforcer::D
     
  6. Dec 17, 2016 at 11:06 AM
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    Perfect! thank you
     
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  7. Dec 17, 2016 at 11:52 AM
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    Hey Brett! To piggyback onto Ray's question:

    What do you consider to be a bare minimum recovery kit, both without a winch and with a winch? Thanks!
     
  8. Dec 17, 2016 at 12:36 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    A strap will go a long way if there are two vehicles and the drivers use common sense. Two straps can actually save your butt if you're alone and have a High Lift or a Come-a-long. The High Lift/Come-a-long will prolly not pull you out but it should create enough strap tension to assist your wheels. I would not rely on them as they are a bitch to operate and recovery is slooooow.
    A High Lift is must have imo. Come-a-long not so much but i have one anyway.
    A shovel. Durable is key. Throw a snow shovel in the back for winter, keep a regular dirt digger in there year around.
    D-rings.
    A winch and a strap are the most powerful pair you could ever have. These two items if nothing else if you plan to wheel alone.
    Snatch block is nice to have. Requires it's own strap and D-ring to use.
    More straps, really can't have enough of those. I have several. :)

    "Tree straps" are another "item" you should have when winching but don't bother with the advertised ones that are only 3'-4' in length, they are never long enough. I have one, it's useless.
    Use another 20' or 10' recovery strap for going around trees. You can do multiple wraps to adjust the length as needed.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2016 at 1:16 PM
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    Gotta love using a high lift as a come along haha. It is possible to move a vehicle but not fun.

    I never understood why a tree strap is so short. I've never seen any reason not to just use a normal strap.
     
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    Thanks a bunch, Brett!

    It'll be awhile before I have a winch, so I want to make sure that I have a good interim recovery kit before spring comes. This helps a lot with that! Thanks again!
     
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  11. Feb 9, 2017 at 9:54 AM
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    Hey @Star-Lord, nice build! Just ran into you in a thread I posted about the 285/75/17's. Skimmed through a decent portion of your build and I must say, I like what I see.

    This thread looks like a Colorado Tacoma fan club, but I hope you don't mind an Oregonian being subbed for good info and cheap entertainment.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2017 at 10:31 AM
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    I'm from Georgia and he doesn't mind. Well I guess it is Colorado since I was born there... carry on :hattip:
     
  13. Mar 9, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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    Brett...Im gonna follow your write up for the LSPV delete this weekend along with doing my Tundra brake upgrade. Quick question, when you went back and removed the long return line that still had some fluid left, is that the line that exits the back of the T fitting on the frame next to the drivers side soft brake line? Also did you remove the rest of the LSPV stuff off your axle in the rear? And thank you so much for this write up!!!!
     
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  14. Mar 10, 2017 at 3:50 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    Yes, that line exits the back of the T fitting. It's clipped along the frame and can be persuaded out of there with some effort, watch the dirt in your eyes.

    And yes, I removed everything associated to that LSPV off the rear frame and axle. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Mar 10, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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    I need to pick up one of those valves as my current one is hanging by the lines and I plated over the mount.

    Without going back and reading your whole writeup, is there any reason you didn't put the manual valve in the back of the truck? Seems like there would be much less line bending and stuff if you just mount it where the old one was.
     
  16. Mar 10, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    To keep it clean and easily accessible. You can certainly hang it off the back if you want. :thumbsup:
     
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  17. Mar 10, 2017 at 10:41 AM
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    Have you ever adjusted it after your initial setting?
     
  18. Mar 10, 2017 at 10:44 AM
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    Yes. Several times after the initial install, then just a few times after that.
    The last time was about mid winter when I realized I had just a bit too much going to the rear, they would lock up just slightly before the front. On dirt it was the opposite. so I did actually dial it down about one turn.
     
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  19. Mar 10, 2017 at 7:44 PM
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    Thanks bro!!! Truly appreciate you doing this write up, takes all the thinking out of the process
     
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  20. Mar 13, 2017 at 6:37 AM
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    Brett which locker you have again? Do you have the Detroit truetrac?
     

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