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Hondo Garage's New Thing

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by wileydavis, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    I'll bite.

    Aside from all the likes you'll get on instagram, how often are you guys getting stuck to need your maxtracks mounted on the outside of your GFC?

    I've put thousands and thousands of off road miles on my truck, and never once thought they would be very helpful.
     
  2. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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    ace7196

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    I get wanting to look #EAF, but I don't like all the shit people tack onto the outside of the rig. I wish I could figure out a hidden awning and bike rack setup on the outside, but there's a limit to low profile and sleek.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    Do you even mallcrawl bro?
    #EAF #$$$ #insta

    If we ever meet, I'll get you one of these :)
    https://overland-memes.myshopify.com/products/all-around-town-sticker
     
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  4. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:55 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    The malls around here are getting pretty rough.

    [​IMG]IMG_1690 by Brett Bjorgum, on Flickr

    I better get a spikey shovel and a fiskars axe to bolt on the outside of my rig somewhere along with the maxi-tracks.
     
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  5. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:55 PM
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    If I had a way to clean them after use I would love to put them back in the truck. Unfortunately when I use them it’s usually in thick, nasty swamp mud. A way to strap them outside the truck is nice.
     
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  6. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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  7. Oct 10, 2018 at 7:05 PM
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    Oh man don’t bring fiskars axes into this! I love those axes!
     
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  8. Oct 10, 2018 at 7:23 PM
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    Are you going to put all your GFC mods in a thread? Now that doording is gone, that thread for GFC mods is gone too and I was adding some of your stuff to my list of ideas/things to do
     
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  9. Oct 10, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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    Where I generally go the only thing that works is a yank or a winch. Tried those before and found them utterly useless if you go on smaller tight trails. Reason I saw that is cause generally on small trails the rig is not exactly level with the ground and all it takes is a high center or rear end in the air and nothing will get you out but a winch. But we go out in deep mud in the UP in Michigan, so terrain is vastly different. I would 100% upgrade to front and rear lockers before ever spending on those. Luckily I have those already ;). Only thing worth the money in my eyes is a winch.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2018 at 7:36 PM
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    I should probably do a build thread.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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  12. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:32 AM
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    I guess it really depends on where you live and where you wheel, high in the ROCK-ies maybe traction mats are not to useful at all. I’ve got 10 days coming up in November on the Cape Lookout National seashore and OBX (providing they don’t get too fucked up by Hurricanes this year) and I can assure 1000X over you’d rather have Maxtrax than a winch or anything else you could carry. The fact that people are so judgy on here is ridiculous. I mean come on we live 2000 miles apart, just because you think they’re silly doesn’t mean they don’t have an application. Jesus.... truth be told 9 times out of 10 I use them to level my rig when parking for the night but wheeling alone on sand I promise you, there’s an application.... like when your sunk in sand and there’s NOTHING to hook a winch too, I’ve heard guys bury a spare in the sand and use that, but than you need a Rad shovel mounted to your rig, and you don’t like those either, lol, not to mention digging a huge hole in the sand is a lot of freaking work. If you don’t like Maxtrax don’t carry them, but don’t tell me or anyone else on here they don’t have a purpose just because they don’t for you...
     
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  13. Oct 11, 2018 at 5:26 AM
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    Can you share where you got the knobs?
     
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    More progress. 67 campers done. Mine is finally ready to ship. Original build #58.
     
  15. Oct 11, 2018 at 5:39 AM
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    I saw that last night along with more in productions... creeping closer to my 185!
     
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    I'm a big fan of this latest leader board update.
     
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  17. Oct 11, 2018 at 6:19 AM
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    I got an email from elise, my camper snuck in before the extrusion ran out so all mine is waiting on is panels from powder coating. Im #94 on the leaderboard. Paid in April.
     
  18. Oct 11, 2018 at 6:44 AM
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    Sure thing. A few comments about them. They are smaller, and the two piece nature of them is a little concerning. 1 crack and boom, you might need an extractor or wrench/pliers. I have tools in my rig to get me out of that situation, others might not. A one piece SS knurled version might be better.

    Not trying to scare you off. When you're out in the middle of nowhere, it usually pays off to have thought of the worst case situations back home :)

    www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/123209766978
     
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  19. Oct 11, 2018 at 7:17 AM
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    It's DLX son!
    Since we're talking leader board updates (and hopefully done with the maxtrax shaming), I got an email yesterday that the GFC man would be in my hood early next week!

    I'm pretty excited.
     
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  20. Oct 11, 2018 at 7:21 AM
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    On those latch handles, some of you might not know but they are an adjustable handle so if you pull up on the handle (or back in this case) you can reposition the handle without turning the screw. If you want to upgrade or change it up we get them from this company: www.jwwinco.com They have lots of other styles. We chose the adjustable handle style because they work really well with gloved hands.

    On another note, here's one example of what "In Production" might mean. Space Frames ready for powder:

    IMG_3370.jpg
     
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