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Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas

Discussion in 'South East' started by Thepcdoc, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Apr 15, 2018 at 12:40 PM
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    Bannerman

    Bannerman Can make minute rice in 58 seconds.

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    So I wheel but only occasionally and drive a fair bit for work. I’ve not dug into the pros/cons of ball joint vs uniball...
     
  2. Apr 15, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    ovrlndkull

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    Ball joint is more like factory, uniball/heim joints originated from racing where having as rigid of a connection as possible is key. The uniballs on avg. won't last as long as ball joints and can be prone to squeaking. The dustier/dirtier uniballs get the more often they will need rebuilt. Since most of the UCAs come with poly bushings this is a mute point but all hard mount joints like a uniball are a "harsher" ride. I put harsher in quotes because it is a compromise for a tighter feel that you can feel the road better so to speak. If you are obsessed with being able to service a joint you can grease the ball joints but can't with uniballs they come pre-lubed. This is just a quick synopses of the 2. The camburg, icon, and JBA are all high angle balljoints and allow just as much flex as a uniball.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2018 at 12:59 PM
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    Bannerman

    Bannerman Can make minute rice in 58 seconds.

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    Thanks for summarizing that. Definitely sounds like the JBA is the right choice. According to their website I can’t run them with 255/85R16 without 4.5” of backspacing. Anybody know how much the stock OR wheels have?
     
  4. Apr 15, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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    ovrlndkull

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    There is much more than just backspacing for clearance like your wheel width. If you only have a 7.5" wheel which I believe is the stock OR wheel width and run 4.5" of BS then your wheels will be pulled in closer to the UCA where less BS or -offset sets the wheels outboard away from the hub. There is always the test fit and check method or you can mock something up to check to see if you need spacers or not. Tires have no affect of what rubs it's all about the wheel it's width and then BS or offset that locates the tire in relation to the truck and possible rub points.
     
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  5. Apr 15, 2018 at 1:29 PM
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    Bannerman

    Bannerman Can make minute rice in 58 seconds.

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    E3AC8402-956E-4150-B60F-CE700379EC61.jpg
     
  6. Apr 15, 2018 at 1:42 PM
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    All they are saying is you need to check your clearances. If you have more BS then they'll hit if you have less BS then don't worry about it they kind of made that confusing. A better way of putting it would of been you need a max. of 4.5" of BS to clear less and you are golden. Also their BS is taking into account an additional 1/2" of lip that the wheel weights hammer onto this is not an industry std and some wheels don't have those lips. Offset is based on the centerline of the wheel and IMO a much better way of doing wheels because of that lip issue I spoke of earlier and IMO more accurate (bc metric system!).

    You can easily measure your BS by taking your wheel laying a straight edge across it and measure from the mounting surface to the straight edge.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2018 at 4:03 PM
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    Bannerman

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    I forgot to bitch about this last night: I took the wife to get ice cream in South End and parked in the Ferguson plumbing parking lot for maybe five minutes while we ran in to get our cones. Came back and the truck was gone. Saw the tow truck driver going down the street and chased him down (on foot, in flip flops) because my dog was in the truck. Driver was cool and dropped it for $100 cash ( had to go find an ATM). Apparently the owner of Ferguson has nothing better to do than sit in the parking lot on Saturday nights and called as soon as I parked. So fuck that guy.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2018 at 4:18 PM
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    Dude....WTF
     
  9. Apr 15, 2018 at 6:41 PM
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    Check the build thread, yo
    They probably have a “deal” with the tow company. They have a driver stake it out and Ferguson's owner’s getting a cut of those tow fees.

    Seen it and know of some small business owners who do it.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:13 PM
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    Same
     
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  11. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:09 PM
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    •LINE-X Spray In Bedliner •Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch •Curt 4-Way Trailer Connect •Toyota Green Fan Clutch, Tow Package 08921-04950 •Redline Tuning QuickLIFT Plus System •Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 265/70R16
    Towed with the dog in it?! Beyond fucked up. Not sure when I’ll ever need plumbing parts but they won’t come from Ferguson. Glad you caught him before your dog went to the tow yard.
     
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  12. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:17 AM
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    I am generally not "that guy" but check the B/S/T rules :thumbsup: need 50 posts to list stuff for sale, you are close

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/buy-sell-trade-rules.166075/
     
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  13. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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    3rd bedrail on the way..lol..hopefully skid plate and sliders in the next couple months. A new, slow work in progress..
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  14. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:51 AM
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    Check the build thread, yo
    OMG your cluster is dirty AF

    Be careful cleaning it, the plastic scratches VERY easily.
     
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  15. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:52 AM
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    3rd bedrail on the way..lol..hopefully skid plate and sliders in the next couple months. A new, slow work in progress..
    Yeah I know..very dusty the other day! Going to Uwharrie the 28th so waiting till after to dust it off!
     
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  16. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:56 AM
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    3rd bedrail on the way..lol..hopefully skid plate and sliders in the next couple months. A new, slow work in progress..
    I guess I will take it down and repost later! Maybe I can chime in on the midlife crisis thread on my meal break or something and then repost this afternoon!
     
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  17. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:04 AM
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    Third gen. 2nd gen cluster is diamond coated.
     
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  18. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:06 AM
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    Check the build thread, yo
    I did URE once with my windows down...never again.

    You will NEVER completely get rid of the dirt/dust.
     
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    URE is dusty AF, but fun, from saturday
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:08 AM
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    Check the build thread, yo
    FIFY
     
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