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Colorado B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Kappes03, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:26 PM
    crolison

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    I’ve been looking at the gb40 for the noco.
     
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  2. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:29 PM
    303tacoma

    303tacoma Bad Karma is a Bitch

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    I have the smaller one jumped @YamaDirtrider a couple of times, and still had 3/4 charge. charged my cell phone too during power outage:thumbsup:
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:31 PM
    Stig

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    https://www.amazon.com/Weego-JS12-12000mAh-Starter-Batteries/dp/B00N9XVPAE

    I had this one that i used a few times and it worked great. Although on the third time using it over a month or two period (without charging in between) it wouldn't fully jump the vehicle. But as long as you just make sure it's topped off between uses they work amazing.
     
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  4. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:36 PM
    YamaDirtrider

    YamaDirtrider Custom bumpers @FORT-ifyRigs

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    What hasn't been modified?
    Your not gonna let me live that down will ya? Lol well I’ve got duals to now to allow self jump :p and wife got one from Christmas
     
  5. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:40 PM
    teamhypoxia

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    Might be a stupid question....
    Do these things need a battery present to work? Would disconnecting my battery and hooking this to the cables be a valid test?
     
  6. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:42 PM
    303tacoma

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    Hahahaha just proving it works well
    And I had to jump Jakes rig too!
     
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  7. Feb 20, 2018 at 7:15 PM
    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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    Colorado! Where else?
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    A small handful of select mods.
    Thats must be the smaller model I saw at Batteries Plus. Same price on Amazon.

    NOCO Genius Boost Plus GB40 1000 Amp 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015TKUPIC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_TqoJAbZWY7H7M
     
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  8. Feb 20, 2018 at 8:19 PM
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    At Groove we have had 4 of those jumper packs blow up. In all 4 cases they were trying to jump start a completely dead (less than 4volts) v6 or larger. I think 2 were on 4.0l Tacoma and 2 were on 5.7 Tundra. I was there for 2 of them as we were comparing those new ones to my monster Snap-on jump box. The 2 that blew up with me there were the same brand at different times (same owner as the 1st one was warrantied). The Snap on jumper box was able to jump the vehicle that blew up the lithium without issue. One of the 3 blew up while driving a truck in without a battery, just the jumper box (I think there are instructions that state don't leave connected to the vehicle once running so it could be operator error)

    +compact
    +lightwight
    +alternative USB power source (most)
    +alternative flashlight (most)
    +USB charging (most)
    +not stuck in the vehicle (compared to 2nd battery)

    -deep discharge is very difficult for the unit to jump start on larger engines
    -additional charging maintenance if only stored in a vehicle
    -can't be used as an additional power source should main battery completely fail

    So, If I was buying one of those I would make sure it has overload protection and reverse polarity protection. It looks like that NOCO does

    *disclaimer* I said blow up, I mean the soft case battery on the inside went through rapid expansion and broke the casing of the jumper apart. The unit ceased to function, there was no fire but it was hot to the touch.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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    :rofl:Have you seen the announcer for Olympic figure skating? :rofl:

    Are they serious? :laugh:
     
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  10. Feb 20, 2018 at 8:41 PM
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    What was the brand of the ones that you had blow up? And are you saying the NOCO is ok?
     
  11. Feb 20, 2018 at 9:09 PM
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    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    It's the hunger games
     
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  12. Feb 20, 2018 at 9:26 PM
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    Thanks! :D It was kind of like a “why not?” Kind of thing. I wanted to do long travel and I’ve always wanted to try my hand at racing, so I figured no better time than now. Haha
     
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  14. Feb 20, 2018 at 9:42 PM
    teamhypoxia

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    I thought I was watching a Saturday night live parody or something. I still can't believe that's real.
     
  15. Feb 20, 2018 at 10:21 PM
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  16. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:37 PM
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  17. Feb 21, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    saw a lot of talk about RSG and sliders in this thread.. noticed that RSG Metalworks is starting to sell these online!! sick! 5th gen 4runner sliders available now and from what i saw on their facebook page, tacoma sliders are in the works as we speak!!! dope,rsgmetalworks and rsgoffroad, you guys KILL IT! (I snagged this photo of the tacoma sliders off thier facebook)taco_sliders.jpg
     
  18. Feb 21, 2018 at 9:58 AM
    Madjik_Man

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    Oil change interval question:

    Since I drive the Tacoma so little now I do not reach the 3000 mile interval until 6 or 7 months. It's always recommended "3000 miles or 3 months which ever comes first."

    The date I "should" have changed my oil is 10/15/17. It's now 2/20/18 and I'm still only 2000 of 3000 miles into the interval.

    Should I change the oil based on the calendar moving forward or mileage?
     
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  19. Feb 21, 2018 at 9:59 AM
    Martyinco

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    You're supposed to change it :confused:
     
  20. Feb 21, 2018 at 10:04 AM
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    IMO... and endless discussions online are that the 3k mile/3 month oil change is from days past. You should follow the interval in your owners manual... for light use, there shouldn't be any reason 5-6k intervals are bad. You can also look/smell the oil and get a good idea of how worn it is.
     

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