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Houston BS Thread

Discussion in 'Texas' started by wrxRome, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. Jun 11, 2013 at 6:39 PM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    Low is the way to go. obviously, a 3'' lift will suit some better than a 1'', and vise-versa. you just have to judge your driving style and ability and the situations you may encounter.

    here's the general breakdown for low versus high lifts (high meaning 3'', not 6''), for crawling and prerunning.

    Low lift
    Rocks: tons of drop to keep all of you tires on the ground longer
    prerunning: Low COG keeps you safe and yields great handling

    high lift
    Rocks: slightly better ground clearance
    prerunning: you have more compression to soak up the really big hits.

    my take on it:
    Rocks: a higher lift may be better for a newer wheeler, because the extra inch or two of clearance will help getting hung up on certain places while the driver is learning the truck. just make sure to be extra careful on off camber trails. once the driver becomes more advanced, i prefer a lower sitting truck (to a point obviously.....you do still need ground clearance). a more experienced driver will know a lot about line choice and various offroad driving techniques. and with the lower COG, a more advanced driver can manipulate the truck in a way that may be dangerous with a higher COG truck.

    Prerunning: this is a lot harder to lay out than rock crawling. It's harder to generalize, because crawling is all about clearance, travel, and COG, while the type of suspension you have really doesn't matter. now with high speed driving, it 100% matters what style suspension you have and how it's set up.

    as for the mileage, if you keep the roof free of any racks (other than the OEM), and keep the roof top tent level with, or below the cab, your mileage really won't change. wind resistance is the enemy of these trucks and their mileage far more than weight is. weight just affects the acceleration.

    sorry for all of these long posts in y'alls thread. i hope the're informative, and not just me rambling on.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2013 at 6:46 PM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    Jon and Kase, your trucks are looking good.

    I've always loved the newer toyota wheels on the 1st gens
     
  3. Jun 11, 2013 at 6:51 PM
    BulletToothTony

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    Very informative Colin... Glad you're posting in here good to see a different perspective in things :)
     
  4. Jun 11, 2013 at 7:25 PM
    IndigoTac07

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    Agreed^^

    Im enjoying these. Learning something for once lol
     
  5. Jun 11, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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    Anyone have the spare tire tools they want to give away?
     
  6. Jun 11, 2013 at 9:53 PM
    BulletToothTony

    BulletToothTony Gold Member

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    Amazon or eBay perhaps??? If not time for some redneck custom shit brah :p
     
  7. Jun 12, 2013 at 4:41 AM
    bakerla

    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

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    They aren't $300. I'll get you a link when I get to work.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2013 at 4:56 AM
    bakerla

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  9. Jun 12, 2013 at 5:00 AM
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    F...M...L... for real. I can't sleep, it's like my brain is trolling my body

    *Yawn, yawn, yawn.. lay down.. wide awake*

    *Yawn, yawn, yawn, lay down, wide awake, play with phone for 2 hours..*

    I am gonna make a CL ad for some sedative so I can tranquilize myself tonight
     
  10. Jun 12, 2013 at 5:02 AM
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    about the same price at 4wp and you can avoid shipping costs doing their site to store ordering.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2013 at 5:07 AM
    bakerla

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    I think... call the trdparts4u folks to find out.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2013 at 5:32 AM
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    There's a coupon on here for them also.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2013 at 6:06 AM
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    Shit!! I knew that was it! My truck is like 7 foot tall with the rsck and basket! Might have to change that now
     
  14. Jun 12, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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    Make your own, the ARB lights break all the time. ARB is nice enough to send me replacements whenever I call, but at some point you just get tired of replacing them because cold mud hit them when they were on and they cracked.


    New ones are supposed to be improved, but my wife cracked them grocery getting. not sure how?
     
  15. Jun 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM
    LEX

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    That's what I ordered when I got my bumper and it does not come with the bezel.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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    lame. where do you get the bezel?
     
  17. Jun 12, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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    They came with the bumper. The lights I had to buy separate which didn't make sense.
     
  18. Jun 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    Lucky you!
     
  19. Jun 12, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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    Not bad for $300
     
  20. Jun 12, 2013 at 1:47 PM
    BulletToothTony

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    damn he knocked off 300 bucks for kase because of the ZJ? Good job kase :cool:
     
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