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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. Nov 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Thanks man. And it was great meeting you and wheelin with you.

    I guess I never posted this either. Had a lot of fun last weekend at Chinaman's Gultch. Probably about the hardest trail I've tackled with my rig. Report starts about here:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/south-west/250254-colorado-trip-reports-22.html#post7720292

    Not too many pics of my rig, but I stole a couple from Eric (teamhypoxia).

    DSC007721024x768_zps82d56cc2_1689c823094e03173bd44722758e3f4c1db9afb5.jpg

    DSC007821024x768_zpseb64e781_e3fc90cb9304de650255d8bcdb849ad6ffefe217.jpg

    And my kickout sliders saved me, rusted up real quick on the drive home in the snow though:

    IMAG0474_zpsdde34237_3e7eddc83e712c3458324ac4e7d20ea89c6c521b.jpg
     
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  2. Nov 26, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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    Winter wheels/tires

    IMAG0485_1_zpsa3c1aded_9c8637ef0294e92d016ccf2888f272d913606a7a.jpg

    Little tires look a little goofy, but man are they amazing on snow and ice!
     
  3. Nov 27, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Well, I just did in and bought a used set of 255/85 KM2s. I'll be drooling over them all winter until I put them on in the spring.

    I've got some plans for the winter, so we'll see how big of a pile of parts I can accumulate :spy:
     
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  4. Nov 27, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    Winter wheels look good! Also, nice job getting some 33s.
     
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  5. Dec 3, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    Great looking build Brett!
    Looks very similar to what I have in mind. :)
     
  6. Dec 3, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Thanks man, its getting there. I'll be interested to see your rig with that addicted offroad bumper. I really like that one, and probably would've got it over the Apex had it been available at the time. Could have saved a bunch in shipping.

    Oh, and I guess I have to update my future plans in this build, being I already have a winch and the 255/85s. I really don't know what's next on the list though.... I don't have a ton to spend and it seems like the mods keep getting more expensive.

    We'll see how it handles the 33s with 4.10s, otherwise I'll be looking into a set of 4.56s. I would love a rear bumper with a swingout too, but at this point that's way down the road.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2013 at 7:47 AM
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    The bumper is being built at this very moment, there was a small "snag" due to the flat front end of the 96 but the guys at Addicted are making changes as needed and should be done in a day or two.

    255's are a TALL 33" tire. 4.10's will pull it but where you live there will be a noticeable lack of hp, especially pulling the hills. It might be liveable, depends on how big a hurry you're in :)
    4.56 would be about right, 4.88 will be better and then you can go to 35's later :D
     
  8. Dec 4, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    I'm use to going slow. I don't think road driving too much of an issue.

    I'm more worried about going slow enough off-road and not stalling all the time. That'll be the real test.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    I'll be interested to know how it does, I have the same gears. Running modest 265/75 16 and no problems. It's gonna look awesome regardless, If I were you, I'd throw 'em on just to see what they look like...:D
     
  10. Dec 4, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    The tires got delivered, and are in storage in Fort Collins, and will stay there till spring.

    If I find myself with a free day and some nice weather down there, we may try them out. I don't know if they'll fit my truck how it is though, hence the plans for this winter.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    Oh, and I ran 265/75s all year with lots of wheeling and had no issues.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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    eh you'll be fine on stock gears and 33s.

    Just takes adjusting of the driving style a bit. but does just fine. I have been on 33x12.5r15s and 4.10s plus weigh like 5500-6000lbs when wheeling for 2 years now and do just fine.
     
  13. Dec 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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    My turck made a few funny noises firing up at -20* this morning, but did all right. I was laughing at my ultragauge reading an intake temperature of -15. Cold air intake I guess :cool:

    Oh, and change of plan 255/85s are on their way up here tonight. If it ever warms up I'll grab a BFH, finish off my pinch welds, and give 'em a try just for fun.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    Yes it was friggen cold today!
    And sorry for being a bad influence about the tires:p
     
  15. Dec 5, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    You're gonna need a lot of popcorn. Between trying to finish up the semester, and the cold weather, they probably won't go on until next weekend at the earliest.

    While they're on though I need to find a place to do some snow bashing to test them out. Problem will be finding a place without too much snow.
     
  16. Dec 5, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    They'll only be on for a bit. Probably not enough to generate a great opinion on them. There's a reason I bought winter tires.
     
  17. Dec 6, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    It was -10 this morning, but I still got you guys a few pictures.

    255/85s compared to my 245/75s

    IMAG0486_zps97b847bd_af73e97e766ce8617d7952a9b067297f225f815d.jpg

    IMAG0487_zps1bb39880_64a4f77d6733bedb0a9b50078c0e66480bb195eb.jpg

    265/75s got donated to my Montero:

    IMAG0489_zps8c926570_5ed1e1481c40cb4e5fd988b4fbca46fd915028e0.jpg

    And compared to the 265/75s:
    IMAG0488_zpsaa99eefa_9548a316bcc7751430de70543243f2c5f7be656d.jpg
     
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  18. Dec 14, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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    Well taking a quick break from hacking up my fender and pinch weld. I've got one side down. I probably did more than I had to, but that's less clearancing I'll have to do later.

    Decided to cut off the majority of the pinch weld, versus just hammering it:

    IMAG0492_zpse88156f8_4d3a1feffcd3797c1d91082ff7a6491acc76b04e.jpg

    After finishing it off with a BFH:
    IMAG0493_zpsa1b61ce4_6d93062b461e6d24f069d6f990d112362ebc87da.jpg

    Quick coat of paint:
    IMAG0494_zps67765ef8_f2b393c11b2f56a8c4e713ec862de8ab21727865.jpg

    Replaced the flare screws with these so they sit more flush:
    IMAG0495_zpsad26efa3_a1bf7f616ce092ec680189164f4a69d6db3c8b4f.jpg

    IMAG0496_zpsfe9cc081_520cbac89050c982e573f13710d7841b06c57003.jpg

    Its a tight fit:
    IMAG0497_zpsa18be558_d7b1463ab086e6297070fa4a5cbd9642610b4c2b.jpg

    Finished the side off by taking out the corner of my flare and a bit of the fender behind it:

    IMAG0499_zps4d18e422_1b6d8ceee98e0a1b06c50a875cfdc663a99d2d93.jpg


    Should be able to finish it up this afternoon, so be prepared for pics :spy:
     
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  19. Dec 14, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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    good thing they self clear as time goes...sorta..haha
     
  20. Dec 14, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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    :popcorn: Lookin good
     

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