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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:
    • 1.75" lift kit (No idea which type or brand yet, looking for input)
    • 265/70R17 BFG T/A KO2
    • 4Runner TRD Wheels in gunmetal (not my wheels, just a stock photo)
    • Considering an OEM bedmat, I don't want to wear the composite bed out. Although I'm shocked that the thing was barely scratched after tossing in firewood!
    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

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    21" Antenna, Husky Weatherbeaters, OEM Mud Guards, TonnoPro Soft Tri-Fold Cover. Summer Tires: Stock Hankook Dynapro AT2 Winter Tires: Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV
    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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  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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    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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    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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    hey your 'site' link gives a 404 error
     
  10. Sep 24, 2015 at 1:13 PM
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    geekhouse23

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    Fixed thanks.
     

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