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Moving to Anchorage Upgrades Advice

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by RuthlessINXS, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Nov 20, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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    kryten

    kryten Well-Known Member

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    I have a soft roll up tonneau cover for 4 Canadian winters now. No problems whatsoever. Just don't leave 2 feet of snow on it. Only takes and extra minute to brush of fresh snow every morning after scraping windows.

    I also have Bridgestone Blizzak studless winter tires on a second set of wheels. This is my first set of winter tires ever and they definitely perform better than all seasons. Unfortunately can't compare them to anything else.

    If I was having only one set of tires in a snowy climate I would go for Duratracs based on excellent reviews and recomendations.

    You already have 4x4, maybe thow 200lbs of weight in the back, bring a shovel and drive according to conditions and you'll be fine.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    benbacher

    benbacher Purveyor of Fun Vendor

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    Too many to list now.
    Gotcha, well you've still got some time yet. That will be absolutely gorgeous driving in. Fall colors all through canada and AK
     
  3. Nov 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    Smokey11

    Smokey11 You Can't Fix Stupid !

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    OME 881, 10MM top plate spacer,nitros,wheelers 5 pack, 1.25 Daystar Shackles,265-75-16 Duratracs on 16X8 Pro Comps,leer shell, husky liners, sway bar removed, X-runner badges, tint, auto start, BPV relocate, extended rear brake line.
    Like Ben said the drive will be amazing your coming at the right time, I just did the drive the last week of Sept and it was great.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2012 at 11:49 PM
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    Russellstiltskin

    Russellstiltskin Oldie but a Goodie

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    '09 TRD Sport, DCSB
    Custom TRD Badged Grill, PowderCoated Black Steelies, with 285/75/16's. Studded Firestone Winter Force for Winter snow, Firestone Destination M/T for the summer mud, 2.75" Ready Lift Block kit in the front, and 2" AAL in the back, 5100 billies, TRD Cat-Back Exhaust, K&N CAI system under the hood, on a sesame seed bun.
    I only have a 2.75" inch lift in front and running 285/75. So you should be good. Enjoy the drive!!!
     
  5. Nov 25, 2012 at 1:49 AM
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    Tmill

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    I moved up here last summer and have been running Michelin LTX M/S2 and haven't had a problem. I would recommend weight in the back but I don't out anything at all. I hardly use 4WD, I just don't drive aggressively. I purchased the Trifecta soft tonneau cover which I love because it keeps the bed usable but also comes off in about 3 minutes.

    I will follow this up with the fact I bought studded tires for my wife's Rogue AWD because she isn't the best driver and I will tell you that it handles a lot better than mine does in the winter. I just can't justify it when my truck doesn't get a lot of driving time because of my job.
     
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