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Squeaky Penguin's (Trip Reports) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Oct 23, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    17"

    Trust me, I know by now....
     
  2. Oct 24, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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    yote

    yote Washington State University

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    lol, thanks. I'll give that a try cause mine are streaky as a mofo
     
  3. Oct 24, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    To be perfectly honest. I think this is set 6 or 7.

    I remember being pissed off driving up I-70 in a snow storm the day I bought the truck. The wipers were so terrible I could hardly see. Had to stop and buy a set before I even got it home.

    So far I've tried

    Super cheap Ancos

    Mid grade Bosch

    Cheapest Rainx

    Mid grade Michelin

    and a few others. Out of those the basic Bosch were the best.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Tweeters installed. Too lazy to improvise a snazzy mounting bracket, so I just flush mounted them. The little shell thing they include actually fits perfect in the hole with no trimming, meaning I can possibly change it in the future if I want the stock cover.

    My super delux wiring:

    IMAG0455_zpsd943f451_78b86ea272fb842eeb0cb2fd0eb3bb36e62c7675.jpg

    And how it looks:

    IMAG0456_zpsdea9b60d_46c899e4ccc49997c3b8a384649186e1cc2da520.jpg
     
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  5. Oct 26, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    Did some touch up painting on the skids and sliders today. While doing that, I decided to do my rear bumper too. I don't hate chrome like everyone else on here does, but it just looked a little out of place after the front bumper.

    IMAG0457_zpsb939c577_8f0ad64fa2a4db1816ab44cc6f42605461609a7c.jpg

    Mall crawling pic for the rear bumper:

    IMAG0463_zps148ee644_02ae4acc5b79f83b44de5fa8c84d588e11042326.jpg

    Also started to make me wonder if I'm beginning to push the 5100's length wise:
    IMAG0464_zps31444fea_9a0987b13366e6cf6df34f26ae6149213940af38.jpg
     
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  6. Nov 3, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    After a bunch of time searching craigslist, I got an amazing deal today on a brand new set of 245/75/16 BFG Winter Slalom's today. I'm thinking the perfect size for a winter tire would've been 235/85, but I got the set for $400 + a 3.5 hour round trip drive to Meeker. Hopefully will be able to get them mounted on my set of 2nd Gen TRD OR's this week and toss them on. Great timing being were up to about 6" of snow tonight :eek:

    They look a little small though:

    IMAG0465_zpsa624c984_7819700df4bb3741345b37a0a45ee2a36c564045.jpg
     
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  7. Nov 3, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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    BDBSoCal

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    Did you have problems with your BFG A/Ts in the snow?
     
  8. Nov 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM
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    Yeah, as far as I am concerned they were down right scary last winter. I ran them under 30psi all winter, but they still didn't perform very well at all.

    There's a lot of factors to consider though. I spend several months driving through snow, if I only had to make a few trips I could probably put up with them. I assume the fact they are load range E didn't help either. And I have also read that BFG ATs are famous for getting really stiff in cold temperatures. Most times I couln't get the truck to move in 2wd, and 4wd only helps with starting from stop. I also don't have ABS, and could lock the wheels easily whenever I wanted.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    Oh yes - 1st Gen. I had to use 4wd in heavy rain to not fishtail here - in part because I had no weight in the back. I had a cap like your picture shows.

    The BFG A/T have the little Alpine symbol which makes them "officially" equivalent to snow tires for regulatory purposes (when CalTrans designates chains required except for 4x4 with snow tires).

    I was hoping they would perform well, but I recognize that they are an all-around tire, so probably not as good as special-designed snow tires. I might only drive up to the snow once or twice a year though - not frequent enough for a 2nd set of snow tires.

    My 2004 had ABS though I think.
     
  10. Nov 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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    Nice find man! Should've told me, instead of wasting all that gas I would've went and got them and then you could've met me in Hayden or somewhere. I bet one of my friends was in meeker today and came to town too. Ah well just send me a PM if you ever need help man. I would be more than happy to help:thumbsup:
     
  11. Nov 5, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    I appreciate it man, but I'm not much of one to ask too many favors. Especially fronting that kind of cash.

    But I'll keep it in mind If I ever need anything else out that direction.
     
  12. Nov 15, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    Set of 4 spidertrax spacers went on today to help with rubbing issues with my BFG ATs, and make my winter tires look less goofy.

    IMAG0467_zpsf745200f_83a2f5f827f9ea0eb535ec52e7feb390de25fb00.jpg


    Good thing I never took a picture of the truck with the little tires on the 2nd TRD ORs and no spacers. Looked goofy as hell. Summer tires back on for the last wheeling trip of the season tomorrow, and then going right back to the winter set.
     
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  13. Nov 15, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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    needs 33s :D
     
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  14. Nov 15, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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    Thinking about it. I'll get back to you soon.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2013 at 9:14 PM
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    Got this today. Used XRC10 w/synthetic line. It came with extendent power lines to mount the solenoid under the hood, and wiring to mount a permanent switch. Gonna be spending some time cleaning it up before it goes in the truck.

    IMAG0473_zps819fe176_a416d1bb1149c78ffdc6aa3bf378f724d78a9433.jpg
     
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  16. Nov 18, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    Nice!

    Id look into tearing it down and repacking it with grease. Think its common that the grease from the factory for these isn't great..

    i have an XRC8 and has worked great so far. guy before me repacked it.
     
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  17. Nov 18, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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    Already pulled the drum, and the grease is as tacky as hell. I plan on cleaning it the best I can, repacking it with good grease, and making sure its sealed up nice.
     
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  18. Nov 18, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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  19. Nov 24, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Spent the weekend cleaning up and installing my winch.

    Started off by opening up and cleaning all of the synthetic line.

    Then it was off into the all the gears. Glad I did, that grease was in need of replacement.

    IMAG0477_zpsb246777d_957ebf4e64779494f3a29ff27f1aab796d9c9f05.jpg

    IMAG0479_zps71825930_313c3095aa415c06b50029caf089383aa24bb88b.jpg

    One Clean

    IMAG0480_zps95ee9ac9_6aeb84c110c8fdf56b2b61cebaccdeb58960d102.jpg

    All cleaned up:

    IMAG0481_zps3ed036b2_0da1826fccc36cecce509b84918826d86a903478.jpg

    As good as I felt like getting this:

    IMAG0482_zps898ad36b_61de2d143e0aea13b7ec7d29e265ef720e79d1d6.jpg

    And installed:

    IMAG0484_zps5b0b6f27_1cc5c677ee35cc3d5381f448b2287f1833f4e843.jpg
     
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  20. Nov 25, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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    ^Looks good, Squeaky!
     
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