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How to build a T Rex

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by chipnoreo, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Nov 29, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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    You are gana like the tires
     
  2. Nov 30, 2013 at 8:21 AM
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    Nice! Do you find that you need chains very often?
     
  3. Nov 30, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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    chipnoreo [OP] Where is the snow?

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    Never actually had to chain up :D.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo [OP] Where is the snow?

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    Got some custom decals for the AK tacomas :D

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  5. Dec 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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    I guess there's no point in springing for the tungsten-titanium chains if I will never need them. :woot:
     
  6. Dec 2, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo [OP] Where is the snow?

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    :D

    wouldn't hurt to have them but i find 4wd and good tires go a long way!
     
  7. Dec 2, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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    1. bought it... 2. Mud flap delete 3. BHLM 4. AUX input on factory stereo 5....... Check the build
    Sub'd on an awesome build! Some awesome pics and ideas for when I get the money to really start my mods...
     
  8. Dec 23, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo [OP] Where is the snow?

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    Couple of shots from our snow wheelin trip last weekend :D

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  9. Jan 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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    chipnoreo [OP] Where is the snow?

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    Gah just got back from the tire shop for the third time. Love the traction of the Duratracs but not loving that off-balance shake I get on the highway that started when I got them.... Pretty reputable shop and they seem like good guys and that know what they are doing....

    Said they put 12.5 oz on one of the tires to try to get it in balance this time :eek: They are thinking I might have a bad tire or two.... If it isn't better now, looks like I am going to try to find somewhere with a road force balancing system to verify the bad tires... and then take advantage of that manufacture defect warranty in the near future...
     
  10. Jan 10, 2014 at 3:18 PM
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    So after the 4th attempt to balance my tires it now shakes even worse. At least it is the tires causing the problem and not something else and I can get the bad ones replaced under warranty. Bad news is the Duratracs are on back order in town with no definitive date for them to be available... At least it will be taken care of in the forseeable future :)
     
  11. Feb 3, 2014 at 1:58 PM
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    chipnoreo [OP] Where is the snow?

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    Bent my stock antenna on some trees while wheeling :( I was worried that it might snap since the metal had been weakened to I got an aftermarket. I was looking for one that was stock length but didn't see any. I like the "clearance gauge" feature since i am lifted. :p I have to get out to fold down my 4' CB antenna anyway though so I guess I can just check when I am doing that.

    anyway, I got a 15" antenna. (from here) Reception seems a little less on some stations when out of town. (it's alaska so I don't expect much though) Overall, pretty good reception. Not so sure about the claim of "spring stainless" but I guess I will find out at some point when I mob through some trees :)

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  12. Feb 6, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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    Finally got my warranty replacement duratracs on :D Much better. Still a slight vibe around 50 mph that i dont remember though... :( gonna take a look at the driveshaft/u joints/etc this weekend when i do my oil and radiator flush.

    Oh, and I hit 100k :D
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  13. Feb 11, 2014 at 7:03 AM
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  14. Feb 19, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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    chipnoreo [OP] Where is the snow?

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    Snowwww :D

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    Went for a drive. Hadn't plowed yet :D

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  15. Feb 20, 2014 at 4:54 PM
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    I was so happy to see that shit over the last few days! Hopefully there will be plenty for us on Sunday
     
  16. Feb 20, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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    chipnoreo [OP] Where is the snow?

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    I sure hope so :D
     
  17. Feb 21, 2014 at 11:39 AM
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    Took two days since I fucked up a new U joint at about 11 pm the first day and the parts store was not open anymore... but got three new U joints on the rear drive shaft. The middle one had a fair bit of play in it. When we removed it, the bearings were definitely in bad shape. The front and rear were still in good shape but for $20 each, I figured I would just replace them while the drive shaft was out and not mess with them again for a lonnnnggggg time.

    Never done U joints before so it was a good learning experience.

    Dragging the drive shaft out from under the truck. Took about an hour of banging on it to get the front and rear to separate

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    All the shit that fell out of the middle one when we took it apart.
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    Using the press. This made it way easier than using a hammer.
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    Pretty new u joint
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  18. Feb 21, 2014 at 12:03 PM
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    Nice build! I am super jelly of these pics. I love Alaska. Last time I was there I didnt want to leave. When I go back I fear I may become a resident.:D
     
  19. Feb 21, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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    chipnoreo [OP] Where is the snow?

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    this was our first snow storm after our month and a half of all the snow melting and 40-50 degree weather... it was like spring came in January. Really put a damper on all the fun winter activities.
     
  20. Feb 21, 2014 at 12:42 PM
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    I know how that goes. I havent had to plow at all this year. Lame.
     
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