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Houston BS Thread

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

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  1. because_minitruck

    because_minitruck pantie droppin'

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    bought my bitch some new kicks for our anniversary ;)
     
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  2. BulletToothTony

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    Looks good! What size tires you get?
     
  3. because_minitruck

    because_minitruck pantie droppin'

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    thanks 265/75r16
     
  4. Mike0341

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    Yea i agree that at speed that its good to have it low and a wide stance. I just cant afford a LA kit at the moment and cant justify the expense to my wife lol. My budget is about 4k but i would love to stay lower and still be able to wheel the crap out of the truck with minimal breakage.

    I have looked into Icon and the price seems to be around the same as fox. After i lift i then need to save for armor and i already know im buying rock sliders first and then the front/back.

    Wouldnt mind at some point getting everything setup with a rooftop tent and all. The added weight will turn the 3" lift into a 2 1/2 inch lift (give or take a 1/4) .

    I look forward to seeing it all come together though. My last truck only got 9-12 mpg so it sucked as a camping/hunting vehicle. Hopefully this will be a nice medium.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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
     
  7. BulletToothTony

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    Very informative Colin... Glad you're posting in here good to see a different perspective in things :)
     
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    Agreed^^

    Im enjoying these. Learning something for once lol
     
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    Anyone have the spare tire tools they want to give away?
     
  10. BulletToothTony

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    Amazon or eBay perhaps??? If not time for some redneck custom shit brah :p
     
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    They aren't $300. I'll get you a link when I get to work.
     
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    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

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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
     
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    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

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    about the same price at 4wp and you can avoid shipping costs doing their site to store ordering.
     
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    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

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    I think... call the trdparts4u folks to find out.
     
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    There's a coupon on here for them also.
     
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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
     
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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?
     
  19. LEX

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    That's what I ordered when I got my bumper and it does not come with the bezel.
     
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    lame. where do you get the bezel?
     
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