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New Firewood transportation vehicle. Need input on lift kit & wheels/tires.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by RangerRic, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. Sep 22, 2015 at 1:30 PM
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    RangerRic

    RangerRic [OP] Member

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    Picked up a 2013 TRD Sport DCSB last Friday. 44K on the clock and looks like it's never had a hard day in it's life. Drove off the lot and transported a cord of wood the same day. Just a hair over 1/4 cord per load!

    To start the modifications off I'm thinking:
    Opinions on C vs E rating for the BFG KO2? I'll be carrying at least 16 loads of wood a season & tow a 6' Landscape-style trailer when transporting a quad or other toys for trips. I do some OR 2x year in up-state NY.


    Hoping to at least get the tires before winter. I have a long stone driveway on a hill and I'm too far out for the county slow plows!
    Carrying Wood.jpg
     
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  2. Sep 22, 2015 at 1:35 PM
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    js312

    js312 Well-Known Member

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    For a 2" lift that doesn't make the ride dramatically stiffer but does allow for better load handling, I did:
    -General 90-297HD leaf packs
    -Bilstein 5100s (all four corners--fronts set at 0)
    -OME 884 front coils

    I am very happy. Around $1000 total.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2015 at 2:04 PM
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    RangerRic

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    Appreciate the advice. The amount of info TW is overwhelming, I could spend weeks reading about all the options.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2015 at 2:07 PM
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    geekhouse23

    geekhouse23 The "Liftman" - @DrFunker

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    I spent a year reading before I got mine :rolleyes:
     
  5. Sep 22, 2015 at 4:28 PM
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    Black Taco

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    No mods whatsoever!
  6. Sep 22, 2015 at 4:32 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Get a real headache rack , and airbags
     
  7. Sep 23, 2015 at 5:32 AM
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    RangerRic

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    Great advice. Last thing I want to do is toss a log through the rear window, or worse, hit the brakes and take a log to the head.
     
  8. Sep 23, 2015 at 7:22 AM
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    js312

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    The latch strike for the back window is fairly weak too. It's held on by two almost microscopic screws and some adhesive. Mine fell off and I reattached it with more adhesive and slightly larger screws.

    I love my OEM bed mat. @OZ-T spoke highly of his, so I bought one. Worth every penny.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2015 at 1:10 PM
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    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    886/5100s/AAL/UCAs/360 armor/RTT/295 17s
    hey your 'site' link gives a 404 error
     
  10. Sep 24, 2015 at 1:13 PM
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    geekhouse23

    geekhouse23 The "Liftman" - @DrFunker

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    Fixed thanks.
     

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