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Colorado B.S. Thread

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

  1. Mar 9, 2019 at 10:14 AM
    steve2267

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    Are they your winter tire? If so, are they studded? Or are they your all-year-round tire?
     
  2. Mar 9, 2019 at 10:24 AM
    steve2267

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    Once upon a time, I had a 1988 Toy Xcab 4WD with the 4banger and a five speed. Loved that truck. Had a paper route. Figured that on some Sundays, back when the Denver Post was a big paper, I had upwards of 2000lb of Sunday papers in the back. One year in the mid '90s, a big ol' blizzard rolled through Denver on a weekend. 30-33" of white fluffy stuff. I think the Lockrite locker (which broke and was replaced by a Truetrac) came later. Well, I chained the ol' girl up on all four wheels, went and got my papers and with 2000lb in the back, damned well went where I pleased... chugging through the still neighboorhoods in 4LO to the ching-ching-ching sound of my chains. Looking back, I could see I was plowing the road. One customer even called in a compliment... and said that they could not get out of their road, until after I had delivered the paper... then they were able to get out via my tracks & plowing.

    So... in the above Jeep Rescue Escapade... if one of you geniuses had chained up... would you have been able to pull the silly jeep out with out any difficulty? Or do I have chains on the brain?
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2019 at 10:47 AM
    teamhypoxia

    teamhypoxia MichelinMan

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    Who'd you find to foam fill your "tires"?
     
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  4. Mar 9, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    Year round, not studded.

    Green with envy. :D
     
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  5. Mar 9, 2019 at 11:12 AM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    I think we talked about it but for some reason didn't chain up. Only some of us had chains. To answer the question of the possibility of pulling out with chains ... I think unlikely. That Jeep was sideways enough and dug down enough and not very helpful with the throttle enough to have pulled him out without the winch (I think).

    The videos don't show it but the jeep was pointing backward downhill at about a 60 degree angle. The videos start after we had already moved it some.
     
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  6. Mar 9, 2019 at 12:44 PM
    steve2267

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    This is how my rear suspension is currently sitting with about 450-500lb of gear in the back. Is it safe to say the rear springs are shot, or at least needing to be replaced?

    If I understand other posts about 1st gen rear suspension... Once the rear springs are frowning (concave down), you don't need an AAL, you need new springs. Am I correct on this point?

    Right rear springs:

    Left rear springs (from the back):

    Left rear springs (from front of tire):

    Left rear springs (from front of tire looking back towards u-bolts):
     
  7. Mar 9, 2019 at 1:05 PM
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  8. Mar 9, 2019 at 1:12 PM
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    Has Stig's taco crisp been recovered?
     
  9. Mar 9, 2019 at 1:13 PM
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    Getting crazy out there...found my next mod....

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  10. Mar 9, 2019 at 1:22 PM
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    What's the record for avalanches?
     
  11. Mar 9, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    Roof clearing day
     
  12. Mar 9, 2019 at 1:34 PM
    JasonLee

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    That's just how the 1st gen OEM leaf springs are. Are you bouncing off the bump stops yet? That's when I gave up and replaced the stock suspension on my truck.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2019 at 1:48 PM
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    Sliders finally BOLTED up after a year in the works. C392DD62-D273-4B5D-8FE5-111EA945F835.jpg
     
  14. Mar 9, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    How would I know if I'm "bouncing off the bump stops yet?" It does seem that whenever I hit the smallest "crack" or other road imperfection... I feel it in the back end.

    From that last pic... it appears there is maybe only about 1" between the bumpstops?

    I am looking into OME 882 in the front, with full OME Dakar + DXL43 add-a-leaf in the back, but am debating Bilsteins all-around vs Nitrochargers all around. Yeah, I know... pay once, cry once... but I have other bills to pay as well.

    It also appears Nitrochargers in front and Fox 2.0's in the back could be an option (@Squeaky Penguin apparently not being a fan of Nitrochargers either), for only $100 more than full OME.

    Another thought was that if I went 882s + Dakars with Bilstein 5100s all around..., the $$ saved could possibly pay for sliders. Hmmm...
     
  15. Mar 9, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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  16. Mar 9, 2019 at 3:40 PM
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    Should this tool work on our Taco front coils?

    https://www.amazon.com/Goplus®-MacPherson-Interchangable-Compressor-Extractor/dp/B017H1AWMK

    A fellow over on T4R.org loves this tool ( ).

    The description says the jaws only open 12 1/2". Is that an issue? I guess I kinda thought it would fit over top and underneath the entire coil, but it is not long enough for that. So I assume the jaws slip in between some of the coils?

    Was thinking when I get my suspension, would get this tool as well instead of paying Wheelers or whoever to assemble the struts. Then I'd have a tool I could loan to other TWers if/when they need to mess with struts. Good idea or bad?

    I saw this much cheaper tool on Amazon as well: https://www.amazon.com/ARES-Macpherson-Compressor-Repairs-Compression/dp/B07CDF5TKW
     
  17. Mar 9, 2019 at 3:49 PM
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    Probably two of my least favorite tools. Heavier springs will start to bend and tweak the second ones you posted.
    Will they work, yes, but it’s sketch.
     
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  18. Mar 9, 2019 at 3:53 PM
    steve2267

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    And what about the first one? Seeing as how a 4Runner wrencher seemed to like it so much... and 4runner's pretty much have the same coils as Tacos, don't they?
     
  19. Mar 9, 2019 at 4:01 PM
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  20. Mar 9, 2019 at 4:34 PM
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    Honestly, from what I can tell, you're not the type of "drive fast" and send it, your big issue is weight carrying. I would spend your money on the 882, dakar w/AAL and 5100s. Take the money you saved, pay ~$50 of it to someone to compress the coils and assemble that for you. It's not worth shooting off your head by using the cheap tools. Better yet, if you order from Wheeler's, they will assemble it all for you (you have to buy some new parts but you'll probably still end up saving money in the end).
     
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