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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:22 AM
    Clark27

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    Haven’t made it out to Thunder Mountain this year but it’s an awesome park and local to us which is a bonus. I used to make the trek to Highland but I’ve really gotten out of biking sadly. The Santa Cruz looks great. It doesn’t look uphill friendly like you said. I’m always there in a DJ hardtail setup. I’ve eyeballed full suspension in the past but can’t decide what style bike would fit me best. Worked at a shop for years too so it’s all fuel to the fire. I’ll get back into it eventually.
     
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    yeah I can’t bring myself to buy a 12k bike, but I sure do enjoy renting one for $100 2-3 times a year. I’ve ridden some great bikes that I’ll never afford lol
     
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    Anyone know what happened with @Chasespeed haven't seen him around in a while now.

    Maybe he just blocked me:anonymous:
     
  4. Aug 1, 2020 at 4:50 AM
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    you know what they say. Flies floats or......


    Yeah some of these new bikes are insane in cost. It’s hard for me, I came from the bmx world where a 1K bike is like, realllllly good. And now I’m getting into mtb where a 1k frame is mid range and a 1k bike is under qualified. Suspensions is expensive! I did just do new brakes though for about 125. And I have a 26 so a dropper post doesn’t make much sense. Will probably do a 1 by conversion soon though. But yeah, renting those time to time is fun but I wouldn’t want to own one. I’d be so scared of any little bit of damage. That’s why I like my 26 hard tail, I don’t spend a lot on it and if something breaks, it’s not going to break the bank to fix it.
     
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    I've been up there. It's a pretty straight forward route.
     
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    He always made comments about his work hours being pretty terrible. He might just be working a poop-ton of hours or, hopefully he actually got to take a vacation!
     
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    For sure, need to move from high speed dirt to slow it down off road
     
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    Used a black light and didn't find any leaks????? Well time will tell lol. Currently looking for the transmission thermostat....any ideas? I must be blind cause I can't find it lol
     
  10. Aug 1, 2020 at 8:25 AM
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    Is there even one? I just thought it was a open loop.
     
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    Does anybody have experience in adding extra D-rings to the bed of their truck beds?

    I have 2 in the aft part of my bed at the tailgate. I would like to add two more to the forward Part so I would have one on each corner of bed. I see I have drainage holes (3)
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    another on opposite corner. Can I use these a pilot holes? Bed is composite so I would need to start carefully if were to do this.
    Thoughts?
     
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    Yeah, it's an awesome machine. No way I'd buy a new one for what little I use it, but it still does well for its age. For trail riding, I find I don't even use 4WD all that often.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    Don't use the drain holes they are there for a reason. I used my bed bolts for the extra tie downs. This link has the part number.
    Remove the 2 front bed bolts and insert the anchors (you'll probably need to open up the holes a little bit) then just replace the bolts. Done!
     
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    Could you please define opening up the holes. Does that mean enlarging them slightly?
    I was just at the dealership and I ordered two D-rings at $33 each. going by what you said it does make a lot of sense. Seems to me that I would do great damage to my bed if I use those holes and they won’t be that effective anyway.


    Edit: I have a brand new frame also
     
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    Not a clue. On FB some guy posted about pinning it open but pretty sure he was a third gen. I couldn't find it for second gen.
     
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    When I had my 2nd Gen, I used those outer 2 drain holes at pilot holes and added 2 tie down points in the front of the bed. I added a backer plate on the bottom side of the bed also to make sure it wouldn't crack or pull through. Take a look at the bottom of the bed, it's not flat, there are raised supports for the composite bed and, if I recall correctly, we had to get creative to get the largest washer we could and avoid the ribs. I also had either a tonneau or a cap on the truck the whole time although I would have done the same with the open bed also. Understanding the holes are there to drain the bed, first time you hit the gas, any water that didn't go down the center drain hole will just go out the back anyways. I used this set up for the better part of a decade and it worked out well. Heaviest thing I had in the bed that needed to be secured was a motorcycle. Otherwise, I just sort of used it as a positioning device.

    Rob's suggestion about using the bed bolts will give you a stronger mounting point however, anything that the Tacoma is rated to haul can be managed by a tie down in the drain hole location. Rob's suggestion will allow you to maintain all 3 drain holes if that's a concern. I did like the drain hole rather than the bed bolt because it puts the tie down more forward and more toward the outer edge of the truck which was a more ideal mounting point for me.
     
  17. Aug 1, 2020 at 9:44 AM
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    When I had my 2nd Gen, I used those outer 2 drain holes at pilot holes and added 2 tie down points in the front of the bed. I added a backer plate on the bottom side of the bed also to make sure it wouldn't crack or pull through. Take a look at the bottom of the bed, it's not flat, there are raised supports for the composite bed and, if I recall correctly, we had to get creative to get the largest washer we could and avoid the ribs. I also had either a tonneau or a cap on the truck the whole time although I would have done the same with the open bed also. Understanding the holes are there to drain the bed, first time you hit the gas, any water that didn't go down the center drain hole will just go out the back anyways. I used this set up for the better part of a decade and it worked out well. Heaviest thing I had in the bed that needed to be secured was a motorcycle. Otherwise, I just sort of used it as a positioning device.

    Rob's suggestion about using the bed bolts will give you a stronger mounting point however, anything that the Tacoma is rated to haul can be managed by a tie down in the drain hole location. Rob's suggestion will allow you to maintain all 3 drain holes if that's a concern. I did like the drain hole rather than the bed bolt because it puts the tie down more forward and more toward the outer edge of the truck which was a more ideal mounting point for me.
     
  18. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:12 AM
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    Do you have any close up pics showing the texture? I’ve been wanting to linex my 1st gen but the raptor lining looks pretty close
    Thanks

    put my text into the quote :facepalm:sorry
     
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    Yeah here are two.

    I applied it at 50-55psi and my compressor claims about 6-6.5 cfm at that rate.

    It was also my first time spraying with a gun like that, so take it for what it’s worth.
    Had to use screen grab because files were too big for my slow ass internet to load
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    it should be worth noting the silver sorta look some photos have. The paint I got to tint the tintable version had metallic flakes so I’d not be like me and order it right the first time
     
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    Wow, thank you. It looks great. I think you just helped me decide. I’m going to try the Raptor lining. I’ll be sure to get the black. I know they have a lot that comes with the gun. I don’t think the adhesion promoter is included though. Did you buy it separately?
     
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