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Colorado B.S. Thread

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

  1. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:20 AM
    Wulf

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    Yeah, that's correct. If everything is painted up then you want to apply fluid film.
     
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  2. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:25 AM
    Wulf

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    Kind of at a crossroads with my projects. I have the rusted out 85 4runner with a bubba 4 link rear suspension that I was planning on parting out and then picking up a clean 85 4runner from a buddy to build instead. I have a 1UZ for said 4 runner as well and would probably make more of a resto-mod cruiser out of it than anything serious.


    I'm not sure if I should ditch both and just focus on the taco or pull my CJ7 out of storage and fix that up instead. It's all just seeming kind of meh right now

    I know, first world problems :luvya:
     
  3. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:33 AM
    CO MTN Steve

    CO MTN Steve Well-Known Member

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    Lifted, Armored, needs more lights.
    Sounds like a Lexus is in your future. :brianr:
     
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  4. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:36 AM
    Wulf

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    ehhhh I understand the appeal for something that serves DD duty and goes wheeling but I have a econobox for those commutes :luvya:
     
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  5. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:38 AM
    CO MTN Steve

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  6. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:39 AM
    Wulf

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    what about a 4runner with a 1UZ lexus motor in it? does that count? :luvya:
     
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  7. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:55 AM
    johntoyota

    johntoyota "I'm higher than you'll ever be." -Treetop

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    Yes: 85 Runner build of any kind.

    No: CJ7 build of any kind.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2019 at 8:18 AM
    xxTacocaTxx

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    RCI skid plates Mobtown sliders Lots of patches
    I have a set of RCI skids in the garage waiting for installation. Went with steel for the engine, trans, and transfer case, and aluminum for the gas tank. Beefy for the driveline, and try to save a few pounds where I could. They all seem stout, and the work looks great.
    Still trying to figure out how I'll do bumpers when that time comes.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    RCI skid plates Mobtown sliders Lots of patches
  10. Mar 12, 2019 at 8:54 AM
    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

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    parts and stuff
    Same amount as I have in mine :notsure:
     
  11. Mar 12, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    Wire brushing the rust and painting aside... is pressure washing the dirt off sufficient, or do I need to wire brush and/or sand the whole frame before applying paint and then fluid film?

    Perhaps a better way to phrase the question: Obviously, where there is dirt, it needs to be removed. Is pressure washing then letting it thoroughly dry sufficient in those areas where no surface rust exists? Or should the surface be further prepped for paint and/or fluid film by mechanical abrasion or "chemical etching/priming" ?
     
  12. Mar 12, 2019 at 10:46 AM
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    Is this OBD2 scanner any good? Is it worth $31? Or are there better ones out there? Or less expensive ones?

    Generally, you get what you pay for... but I've also seen adverts float across Facebook for shit, that when you do some checking, you find is a knockoff or clone for twice as much as what a simple Google or Amazon search shows up.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MB8XH6Q
     
  13. Mar 12, 2019 at 11:37 AM
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    bot102 The guy who ask a lot of questions

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    Not trying to sound harsh but along with many things you have asked, it's all personal preference. I asked a shit ton of questions when I first got on the forums too and many here will say I still do, :luvya:, but eventually you are just going to have to send it on some stuff and figure out for yourself how it works for YOU.

    If all you are going to use it for is to read the occasional code, something cheap like that will suffice. I have one like it, paid $20 for it, read a code or 2 with it, other than that it sits in my glove box.
     
  14. Mar 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    This and that...
    Get one that works with the app you'll be using. Its bluetooth vs wifi. Most readers are the same unless built for their own app. The app is usually where you'll spend the money depending on how much you want the scanner to tell you and control you'll have to disable/enable certain things.
     
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  15. Mar 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    Will second the RCI products. Have their Skids, Sliders, and rack. Only complaint it their sliders are a bit short for my liking, but that's personal preference. Can't beat the local pickup either.

    The thing with the sliders is 3rd gen frames are split. Some of the earlier 3rd gens used 2nd gen frames, so mounting points for sliders are not all the same since RCI developed their sliders for 3rd gens off the "2nd gen" frame that most early 3rd gens had. You will most likely have to drill your frame if you get RCI sliders to be able to use all the mounting points. @YamaDirtrider and I have been planning to drill my frame but just waiting on the right time and a mag drill.

    I'd also get your exhaust reroute before you buy your skids. I didn't and regret it since my stock exhaust skids drags on almost everything since it sits so much lower than a reroute would.

    Will also second the steel, IMO, better to go aluminum on a bumper where you won't take as many hits with casual wheeling. Also IMO, Skids/sliders that protect the important stuff should be as strong as possible, so steel.
     
  16. Mar 12, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    In steamboat for a couple days. Any recommendations on places go eat or brewery's?
     
  17. Mar 12, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    This and that...
    My buddy owns the Barley, so I'm a bit biased... Its a great place and solid selection.
     
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  18. Mar 12, 2019 at 11:48 AM
    In4aride

    In4aride west-slope armor & recovery

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    Yeah the left over 2nd gen frames have waaaaayyyyyy more factory holes. It’s something crazy like additional 7 factory holes PER SIDE. The newer frames really leave a lot to be desired as far as options are concerned. Most usage will be ok with out drilling, but for really putting weight on them consistently, drilling to use more holes is recommended.
     
  19. Mar 12, 2019 at 11:49 AM
    Voltron4x4

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    This and that...
    Plus he just sold his Jeep and bought a 2015 Tacoma.
     
  20. Mar 12, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    Haha might have to check him out. Lots of tacos here in steamboat I'm noticing
     

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