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Northern Virginia Roll Call

Discussion in 'Virginia' started by r6hokie, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Feb 22, 2021 at 2:13 PM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos Well-Known Member

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    I had the F55 and switched to the warn ultimate hook. I greatly prefer it. As far as dragging trees, you’d have a strap wrapped around the tree, or a chain. Straps are cheap, light and pack small so I don’t bother carrying a chain. A snatch block is a must as well as a few hard and soft shackles.
     
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  2. Feb 22, 2021 at 2:22 PM
    Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Well-Known Member

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    Herndon, VA
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    Well, that certainly gives me something to think about...
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2021 at 2:37 PM
    samer312

    samer312 Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same boat, though I haven't decided between the VR 10-s or the X2O, and I'm still waiting on Joe to finish my plate bumper. Out of curiosity, what made you pick the Warn?
     
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  4. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:13 PM
    the.sight.picture

    the.sight.picture Wishes he was in the woods.

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    Blue Ridge
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    Check out my build thread (Beginning of Money Pit)

    Ive heard that if you dont want to spend money on a down stream o2 sim, you can buy 4 spark plug non foulers, drill them out they should thread right over a 2nd gen 02 sensor...
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:33 PM
    Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Well-Known Member

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    Herndon, VA
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    I ended up buying a couple defoulers from Big Daddie's Garage that install on the downstream O2 sensor bungs, worked like a charm. Haven't seen the CEL light since. Although I heard @2016Taco4Me threw a CEL code today, so maybe the exorcised demon found a new host.
    http://www.bigdaddiesgarage.com/straight-cel-fix.html
     
  6. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:37 PM
    the.sight.picture

    the.sight.picture Wishes he was in the woods.

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    Check out my build thread (Beginning of Money Pit)
    Ive been fighting ABS codes for 2 months. I know that pain.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:40 PM
    Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Well-Known Member

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    Which code(s)?
     
  8. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:43 PM
    the.sight.picture

    the.sight.picture Wishes he was in the woods.

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    Check out my build thread (Beginning of Money Pit)
    1408, 1416, already changed the harness under the bed, and the rear left sensor. Im droppin it off at toyota on the 26th, they are opening a case with corporate.
     
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  9. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:31 PM
    2016Taco4Me

    2016Taco4Me Well-Known Member

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    2016 Tacoma TRD OR DCSB AT SuperWhite
    Billstein 5100's Wheelers 2" AAL BFG KO2 295/75/16 on FJ Trail Wheels Tires and stock wheels sold 03Jan21 Toytek 1" Lift Block WT Floor Liners and Vents HID Headlight Upgrade Redline Hood Struts White Knuckle Sliders MESO Ultimate Turn Signals MESO Dome and Map Lights MESO Chrome Delete Interior Mobtown Front and Mid Skids - awaiting transfer case skid (08Jan21) Warn Rear Bumper (08Jun20) Tailgate Pop and Lock - Install TBD Mobtown Low Profile Front Bumper - Installed by @ilubtimmyhos SPC UCAs - Installed by Adam @ilubtimmyhos OME 888 front coils - Installed by Adam @ilubtimmyhos Smittybilt XRC Gen 3 Winch Synthetic - Installed by Adam @ilubtimmyhos Overland Equipped Power Auxiliary Box with Blue Sea Systems ST Blade Fuse Block Installed by Adam @ilubtimmyhos Nitto Ridge Grappler 285/75/16 - Installed Oct 2020 Awaiting DS Grab Handle Mod arrival from KTJO 4X4 - Installed 05Jan21 after much asspain! Inner fender mud guard upgrade. LCA replacement - All work done by Justin: @TacoFMS
    You cleaned your truck???
     
  10. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:41 PM
    Darkgoatracer

    Darkgoatracer Well-Known Member

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    Northern VA
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    Stock
    Something like that
     
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  11. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:44 PM
    2016Taco4Me

    2016Taco4Me Well-Known Member

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    Billstein 5100's Wheelers 2" AAL BFG KO2 295/75/16 on FJ Trail Wheels Tires and stock wheels sold 03Jan21 Toytek 1" Lift Block WT Floor Liners and Vents HID Headlight Upgrade Redline Hood Struts White Knuckle Sliders MESO Ultimate Turn Signals MESO Dome and Map Lights MESO Chrome Delete Interior Mobtown Front and Mid Skids - awaiting transfer case skid (08Jan21) Warn Rear Bumper (08Jun20) Tailgate Pop and Lock - Install TBD Mobtown Low Profile Front Bumper - Installed by @ilubtimmyhos SPC UCAs - Installed by Adam @ilubtimmyhos OME 888 front coils - Installed by Adam @ilubtimmyhos Smittybilt XRC Gen 3 Winch Synthetic - Installed by Adam @ilubtimmyhos Overland Equipped Power Auxiliary Box with Blue Sea Systems ST Blade Fuse Block Installed by Adam @ilubtimmyhos Nitto Ridge Grappler 285/75/16 - Installed Oct 2020 Awaiting DS Grab Handle Mod arrival from KTJO 4X4 - Installed 05Jan21 after much asspain! Inner fender mud guard upgrade. LCA replacement - All work done by Justin: @TacoFMS
    Incorrect sir...295/75/16 I had. And the reason for no rubbing was the installer of the lift package dialed the billies to the tip top. @ilubtimmyhos can vouch for me, he was a first hand eyewitness!

    Edit: Should have said @ilubtimmyhos saw this was the case when he redid my front suspension. He's the one who called it out to me.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021 at 8:36 AM
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  12. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:47 PM
    ilubtimmyhos

    ilubtimmyhos Brewer

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    4x4 Conversion w/ FJ T-Case, King 2.5 Extended Travel Coilovers w/ JBA UCAs, King 12" 2.0 Smoothies w/ BAMF relocate in the rear, OME Dakar leaf pack, 4.56 gears w/ ARB air locker, Archive Hammer Hangers w/ crossbar brace, ARB Snorkel, Custom Bed cap w/ Roofnest Sparrow XL, Retrofit Headlights, Wrapped in 3M Satin Perfect Blue
    Was I? Lmao
     
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  13. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:55 PM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos Well-Known Member

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    Real solid eyewitness you’ve got there lol
     
  14. Feb 22, 2021 at 6:13 PM
    Greg.Brakes.Tacos

    Greg.Brakes.Tacos Don't Feed the Animals

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    Between Richmond and Virginia Beach
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    wanna be mods
    So I've always been a 'buy once, cry once' type guy with gear, etc. It has proven worthy in terms of "depreciation" as far as durability/functionality, but now
    Having a toddler has changed this dynamic on things...
    I started at two extremes:
    1. Warn models that check the buying American Made/Made in USA box (and really have to pay for it.). They also seem like the industry standard/what others are judged against.
      • I was looking originally at the M8000S*
    2. HF/Smitty etc. - foreign made and affordable, but dependability and durability questions/issues came up more in research (subjective evidence).
    My research was obviously biased based on the reviewers experiences, other brand experience, etc., but after all the research and youtubing, I just took @EatSleepTacos insights and decided that the Warn VR foreign made, USA QA'd options seemed to fit:hattip:.

    In all seriousness I asked Randy about the Warn M8000s, and only mentioned the HF 12k alternative. Sorry for the longwinded response...
     
  15. Feb 23, 2021 at 4:43 AM
    virginiamarine

    virginiamarine Well-Known Member

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    So I'm no expert, but I've done a lot of winching and have taken training in winching simply because I don't want to be that guy who has one and can't get himself out of a mess. I applaud you're research and willingness to learn for sure. Some of these companies like Warn have a winch bag that has pretty much what you need. But the number one thing I honestly think you should start with is a good preventive/corrective maintenance plan to ensure the winch works when you need it. In other words, get a cover to protect it from UV and salt, after winter unwind and flush all the salt off the barrel and mechanics, properly roll the line with tension (maybe use a tree and let it drag your truck), grease, and protect. Because no matter what the companies say, it will all fail if you don't care for it. other than that, get a second line to extend your reach. You would be surprised how quickly you realize how "short" you are in reality.
     
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  16. Feb 23, 2021 at 4:48 AM
    virginiamarine

    virginiamarine Well-Known Member

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    Same price for a supercharger too! These are pretty big drops! lol
     
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  17. Feb 23, 2021 at 5:14 AM
    ilubtimmyhos

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    Haymarket, VA
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    4x4 Conversion w/ FJ T-Case, King 2.5 Extended Travel Coilovers w/ JBA UCAs, King 12" 2.0 Smoothies w/ BAMF relocate in the rear, OME Dakar leaf pack, 4.56 gears w/ ARB air locker, Archive Hammer Hangers w/ crossbar brace, ARB Snorkel, Custom Bed cap w/ Roofnest Sparrow XL, Retrofit Headlights, Wrapped in 3M Satin Perfect Blue
    A supercharger is $5300 brand new with a tuner. A struggle I have been having. Lol
     
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  18. Feb 23, 2021 at 6:32 AM
    samer312

    samer312 Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff. I was originally leaning towards the Smitty due to it being nearly identical in specs but $250 cheaper. However, prices for the X2O have gone up while the Warn has become more affordable =the price gap between them is negligible.

    This being the case, I think I'll join you in grabbing a Warn. Thanks for the input!!
     
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  19. Feb 23, 2021 at 6:38 AM
    ilubtimmyhos

    ilubtimmyhos Brewer

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    4x4 Conversion w/ FJ T-Case, King 2.5 Extended Travel Coilovers w/ JBA UCAs, King 12" 2.0 Smoothies w/ BAMF relocate in the rear, OME Dakar leaf pack, 4.56 gears w/ ARB air locker, Archive Hammer Hangers w/ crossbar brace, ARB Snorkel, Custom Bed cap w/ Roofnest Sparrow XL, Retrofit Headlights, Wrapped in 3M Satin Perfect Blue
    Warm weather this week boys! Who is getting some mods done?!
     
  20. Feb 23, 2021 at 7:19 AM
    Honda2Toyota

    Honda2Toyota Your Local Long Bed Enthusiast

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    -Leer Camper Shell -Bilstein 5100 in the front and Bilstein 5100 in the rear with Icon AAL -TRDPro Front Grille -FJ Cruiser Steel Wheels with BFG AT KO2 Tires -MESOCustoms PTS Button -Prinsu Roof Rack with 40" LED Bar -ARB Awning -ARB Summit Front Bumper -ProComp front Spotlights and Cree Dual Beam combo bar -ARB skid plates -OVTune Trans Reflash
    I'm currently waiting on my sliders to come in from All Pro; hopefully be throwing those on this week if not this weekend. Really hoping to pull the trigger on the Taco Garage DMM this Friday too; I keep eyeing it and think, for the price, it looks perfect.
     
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