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Ontario BS Thread

Discussion in 'Ontario, Canada' started by tacoma16, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Nov 1, 2019 at 1:05 PM
    3JOH22A

    3JOH22A Large Member

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    Depending on the vendor it may take a while to fabricate and ship the skids. Order after US Thanksgiving to take advantage of Black Friday sales and you'll be in a position to install them come spring...

    Skids may not be compatible across brands due to the attachment scheme. RCI engine skid likely won't work with an All-Pro transmission skid without modification, for example. Once you buy one piece from one brand, you may be committed to that brand. I had to notch the BudBuilt T-case skid crossmember to fit next to the CBI slider flange.

    I've taken hits to my front skid, engine skid (which in the BudBuilt design also covers the transmission), and T-case skid in Ardbeg and VMUTS. The South Trail offshoot where I cracked my rear bumper shell first gave a good hit to my T-case skid. IMO all 3 pieces are necessary. The T-case in particular has no frame support, so a hit can crack the aluminum casing and strand you on the trail. I did the exhaust reroute and I'm an advocate for it. The crossover pipe is at apex of the truck's breakover angle if you look at the truck from the side.

    IMO LCA skids and rear diff skid are not necessary, because both components are jacking points and can take the weight of the truck with no issue. 1st/2nd gens had a vulnerable E-locker motor that benefited from armor, but 3rd gens changed from a motor to solenoids which don't protrude much from the diff carrier. I haven't hit the fuel tank plastic shield over the past few years. Unlike the 4Runner, FJ, and Jeep JK/JL, the Tacoma fuel tank is flush with the frame, so it is less likely to be hit. I have the BudBuilt fuel tank skid but hesitated to install it due to the weight - it's the heaviest skid out of all the pieces due to area.
     
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  2. Nov 1, 2019 at 2:02 PM
    Therby

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    indeed it is that easy, oil change in 15 min or less though.

    jeeps are probably one of the easier vehicles to work on id say
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2019 at 2:29 PM
    Tridet167

    Tridet167 Not an Overlander, or am I?

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    That's because you have to more often than other trucks.
     
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  4. Nov 1, 2019 at 2:31 PM
    daks

    daks Juzt for Shitz

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    Told ya not to go to the Hamilton Strip for $2 Hot Dog day... Better get to the clinic for your shots!
     
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  5. Nov 1, 2019 at 2:36 PM
    TeecoTaco

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    Modified the level of gas in the tank
    Have we discussed the Billie Rose before?
     
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  6. Nov 1, 2019 at 2:45 PM
    Tacotim0321

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    I could do that but I cant find my 10 millimeter Lol
     
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  7. Nov 1, 2019 at 3:41 PM
    daks

    daks Juzt for Shitz

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    Lol no ratchets required...

    Ready, set GO!


    Mind you, for how they put that together (no water in the rad, finger tight U-joints and body mount bolts...) glad it only has to run 20' forwards and backwards.... :)

    Shows that the Jeep delivered though, for the ease of field serviceability. Lol that video really put it in perspective!
    Wish carmakers had kept that thought process for all vehicles!

    That video reminded me of two things,

    Stripping and reassembling rifles and sidearms while someone is screaming out the time with a stopwatch...

    And I guess it was possible.... that Radar mailed one of those things home piece by piece, and the Mailman did get a retroactive hernia.
     
  8. Nov 1, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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    SCS rims 285's OME lift
    And fuel mileage down :anonymous:
     
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  9. Nov 1, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    Modified the level of gas in the tank
    We don't need to round the gear ratio :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Nov 1, 2019 at 7:57 PM
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    home brew skids, sliders and front bumper on 285's
    All 3 skids, my ifs and transfercase take the most hits
    And DO THE REROUTE!!!! i constantly get hung up on my exhaust

    anything else isnt really needed imo but a gas tank skid would be nice for piece of mind
     
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  11. Nov 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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    Wouldn't be a problem with 35s or 37s...:sawzall::welder:
     
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  12. Nov 1, 2019 at 8:01 PM
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    home brew skids, sliders and front bumper on 285's
    Good things come in time :ballchain:
     
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  13. Nov 2, 2019 at 1:59 PM
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    Did some arts and crafts today thanks to everyone who came up with this.
    IMG_2101.jpg IMG_2102.jpg
     
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    running with @ODSC1 and a fellow Jeeper that has a JK, i got to see how easy it is.
    Last time i ran with him in a group of 5 or 6 trucks (2 tacos, JK, JKU, frontier, one of the canyon twins), at some point i think it was his sway bar or something that had gotten a bit loose and started to squeak pretty bad to the point where i could hear it while i was a head of him. Pulled up off to the side and after 5 minutes after looking under and figuring out what it was, fixed it with an adjustable wrench :thumbsup:

    As much as the other Taco guys give Jeeps flack, they are good in my books.

    Sadly i'll probably never get one (or my dream subi WRX) since i gotta transport stuff around, y'know unlike half the guys here;

    where i use the truck as an actual truck :anonymous:
    (moving around a bunch of chairs built in the late 1800's/ early 1900's today)

    IMG_20191102_154333.jpg
     
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  15. Nov 2, 2019 at 2:04 PM
    Shveet

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    that looks mint brother :D
    what material did you use?

    Just in time for the Ganraska forest meet and greet in 2 weeks!
     
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  16. Nov 2, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    Gotta work so won't be able to make it but hoping to get out to something to meet some people.
     
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  17. Nov 2, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    @nobescare you're from guelph? There's a couple of Waterloo-ians, Waterloo-ites, waterwoos near you...and sweet Jurrasic Park looking FJ cruiser
     
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  18. Nov 2, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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    Does anybody have any 16 inch Steelies laying around in their garage? I want to have them on my trailer and would like to carry 2 spares. That way everything matches.... truck and trailer.
     
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  19. Nov 2, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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    @Norilsk @pete37 might?
     
  20. Nov 2, 2019 at 4:49 PM
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