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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. May 12, 2018 at 8:22 AM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos [OP] MOBTOWN OFFROAD AMBASSADOR

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    I really like the TRD SEMA style wheels as well. It's like OEM but better!
     
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  2. May 12, 2018 at 8:32 AM
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    Meat for dinner today.
    Yes that's 3 racks. One each for each daughter and the wife and get to split one.
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    And hydration:
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  3. May 12, 2018 at 8:42 AM
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    It's that deer that you least expect that comes out of nowhere.
     
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  4. May 12, 2018 at 9:04 AM
    BravesRunner

    BravesRunner “Exploration is curiosity put into action”

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    @Subway4X4 how did you like that front hitch mounted winch?
     
  5. May 12, 2018 at 9:17 AM
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    I liked it a lot. I used it several times at Rausch Creek. I used it up front AND rear mounted, which is one of its best uses.
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    Pros:
    Portability, can be stored in garage or in bed, able to use front and rear.

    Cons:
    Portablility (Heavy and PITA to move), takes up space in garage or bed.

    Retired it once I got my plate steel bumpers.
     
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  6. May 12, 2018 at 9:23 AM
    BravesRunner

    BravesRunner “Exploration is curiosity put into action”

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    Being able to mount it on the front and rear is what's appealing to me. Just looking for a winch option without having to get steel bumpers because I don't do any heavy off roading and like the stock look.

    Currently looking into the @Mobtown Offroad recovery bar so I can get shackles as well as winch capability.
     
  7. May 12, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    Joe Mobster’s recovery bar is what I had. Easy install. Beefy as hell.

    Used the Warn 26370 Multi Mount Winch Carrier Kit.

    SmittyBilt X-20 12k synthetic was mounted in the carrier. Make sure you get synthetic if you’re going portable because a winch + steel cable is HEAVY and a bitch to lift and try to insert the mount into the receiver hitch.

    When I retired the portable cradle, I retained the 2 gauge wiring front and rear. Front connects to my winch. Rear supplies ARB fridge and ARB twin. All connected by Anderson connectors, which I can disconnect and reconnect a heavy gauge jumper cable
     
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  8. May 12, 2018 at 10:09 AM
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    BravesRunner “Exploration is curiosity put into action”

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  9. May 12, 2018 at 10:17 AM
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  10. May 12, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    Take look at this one:North East CraigsList finds , not sure who makes it, might have to contact Steve about it
     
  11. May 12, 2018 at 12:21 PM
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    EatSleepTacos [OP] MOBTOWN OFFROAD AMBASSADOR

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    I'm a big fan of the low profile bumpers. There are a few companies, but my favorite is SSO

    https://www.southernstyleoffroad.com/product/2012-2015-tacoma-slimline-hybrid-bumper/
     
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  12. May 12, 2018 at 12:28 PM
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  13. May 12, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    :notsure: Looks the same to me, minus the small gap above the winch.

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  14. May 12, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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  15. May 12, 2018 at 1:01 PM
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    It's not a HUGE difference. It'll only save ~15 lbs or so. The overall weight of the 9.5k with steel line is 77 lbs

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  16. May 12, 2018 at 3:29 PM
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    You're buff :benchpress:

    Carrying 77 pounds of unwieldy weight and trying to shoot the 2" hitch into the 2"receiver is harder than 60 pounds of the same.
     
  17. May 12, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    ovrlndkull STUKASFK-HC4LIFE

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    I use to Ref soccer from U5 all the way to college and I would much rather ref the boys and men than the Girls. Man those girls are sneaky when it comes to fouling you have to have eyes like a hawk. But yeah until they reach at least 7 if not a little older it's swarm ball. The younger ages as refs. we also tended to help coach the kids with the play of the game.
     
  18. May 12, 2018 at 3:35 PM
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    I’m used to putting heavy, 2” things into holes :rimshot:
     
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  19. May 12, 2018 at 4:40 PM
    BravesRunner

    BravesRunner “Exploration is curiosity put into action”

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    Also looking at the streamline from SOS but I feel like I’d like the winch in the rear for when I’m alone and might need it. Just weighing all my options and doing research at this point.
     
  20. May 12, 2018 at 5:05 PM
    ovrlndkull

    ovrlndkull STUKASFK-HC4LIFE

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    More often than not the winch mounted to the front will be a better option just get enough blocks to change angles or double it up.
     

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