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

  1. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:24 AM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos [OP] East Coast Conner

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    Ewwwwww!!! Great decision to clean it. I’m doing some cleaning too, just of the house.
     
  2. Aug 25, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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    Things have sure :turtleride: in here.
     
  3. Aug 26, 2019 at 3:37 AM
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    Haven’t had anything exciting happen recently with the truck. Things are coming though!
     
  4. Aug 26, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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    Finally changed my oil and rotated my tires this weekend. Now I just need to drop the skids and do the axles and transfer case. I installed the Fumoto valve the last time I changed it. It really made things easier just draining into the gallon jug. I might add one to my car too. Of course crawling out from under the truck I kicked over an open jug of oil. Luckily it was only 1/3 filled so not too much of a mess but damn I am so freaking clumsy. I had to use a pry bar to get the oil filter access panel removed. I suppose I put it back in there too soon after I painted everything. Dumb ass. That bitch was in there.

    Now I need to concentrate on some tires for those steel wheels I bought. Oh and lug nuts I suppose. I have the TPMS already. I'll be back to solicit recommendations from y'all.
     
  5. Aug 26, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    Cooper ST Maxx. /discussion. STT Pro if you need or want the beef.
     
  6. Aug 26, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    These are definitely contenders. I know a lot of you guys roll on them and they are off road approved. How are they in the Maryland snows on road though?

    When I get these wheels, they are going to be my dedicated winter set as well. I know we've been lucky the past couple of winters but I need to be able to commute from the house out in the country to the city and back. It would not be an issue if I did that with the normal traffic but when I go home at night it is usually after the evening rush. The salt take a break (they deserve it) and the roads can get pretty messy. It can be anything from fine dry snow to hard packed over a frozen layer and is mostly everything in between. So far my Ridge Grapplers have served me well. My Duratracs on the 4R and Tundra were awesome.

    I think I am also going to go with 285's so I need to plan for that too ( @EatSleepTacos , Road Trip South! ).
     
  7. Aug 26, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    I give the Maxxs 5/5 Gunshots for snowy urban weather. Mine do really well fighting the idjits on days we get snow in the SLC valley. They do well in the soup that the DMV area gets as well.

    Keep in mind the Coopers run larger than other tires in the same size category. My 265/75R16s that should be 31.6" run a smidge over 32". So it may rub more than other 285s if thats what you go to.

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  8. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    Your truck is pretty bad ass Conner! I think this is the first time I am seeing it. The scenery there though. Wow. So yea, I guess in Utah you get your fair share of deep snow. Yea, it's that soupy shit that scares the fuck outta me most of the time. Ours will be in the form of ice pellets over a near freezing roadway. Sometimes I wish they would just let it stay hard packed. However, if they do, then that freezes overnight. The only thing good on ice is ice skates. Or true dedicated winter tires with a billion sipes in them. I read a article last night that said the tread was designed to mimic the snowball effect. Meaning that it packs snow in the treads on purpose under the premise that like making a snow ball, the snow will stick to itself adding more traction.

    I've run a lot of different tires. My BFGs were the absolute worst. They loaded up so bad and would become track slicks. I had to constantly spin them just to get up my driveway.
     
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  9. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    Thanks man. It's been a labor of love to get it here.

    Yeah, the refreeze and soup between lanes is always the scariest part. We have hella dry snow generally in UT, so it packs down well for driving most of the time. That ice base that the roads build up back east really would make me consider a true winter tire. The ST Maxx do have stud holes so they can be turned into winter tires if it comes down to it, but I think they would be fine as is.
     
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    @EatSleepTacos

    I scored this from my in laws for my birthday! So stoked!

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  11. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:39 AM
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    I have the same or very similar C1. Love it. Really good resolution even at night. The parking mode sensitivity is a little wonky, but once you figure out which sensitivity setting to leave it on, it works like a charm.
     
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  12. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    @RobP62

    He ain't kidding! When snow flies here people lose their minds! I am confident in my driving ability in inclimate weather, but the morons around me scare the crap out of me!
     
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    LOL, I pack all of my recovery gear for my commute up 7th East when it snows. I prob pull 2 or 3 people into parking lots just to get them outta the way.

    When it snows is when I am reminded why I was a fan of the concept of safety inspections. So many bald tires and inop headlights now. I get why we 4x4 people hated them because theyd get you on mudflaps and little stuff, but a baseline inspection did help some.
     
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  14. Aug 26, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    Did you hardwire yours? If so, what kit did you use?
     
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  15. Aug 26, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    I did. It was an Amazon china special. I'll pull it up in a sec. Just did an add a fuse to the panel by your left knee and ran it up the a pillar and across the headliner.

    Edit:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076F9TQ8L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    Happy Belated Birthday Daniel! And Many More!!!!!!
     
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    Nice! And happy bday!
     
  18. Aug 26, 2019 at 1:03 PM
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    Well, it definitely looks great! :thumbsup:

    Yea, same here. On all accounts. I would love to see mandatory vehicle inspections. And yes, even though we get some snow every year you would definitely think to see the results that the idiots here were experiencing it for the very first time in their lives. I really like how they act surprised that it is happening.

    This was a light snow last year, one night we left the house to run to the nursing home.

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    It got really bad before we could get 15 miles so we turned around and came home. It took like 25 minutes total. This is the same road.

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    So not really bad bad but still the road is coated and the stuff under the fresh snow was starting to freeze. This is the last road before my house and I have seen as much as 6" of snow on it before the county can get the plows up there. That's rare but I need to be prepared for that.

    Like you guys I am more afraid of the idiots around me that think they are invincible and they have magic tires.

    Of course whatever tires I get also have to be able to handle anything off road I can throw at them. That's why the Cooper ST Maxx is in the running.

    I am comparing the ST Maxx to the Duratrac (because it has more sipes) and the 295/70r17's in both are nearly identical except for the weight. The coopers are 6 lbs heavier each (66 vs 60). I believe the steel wheels weigh 28 lbs without lugs. That's basically 100 lbs for the Coopers. Not sure if 6 lbs will make any difference at that point.
     
  19. Aug 26, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    Yeah, the coopers are heavy mofos, but tough as a brick shithouse over everything I have put it through.

    Snow driving is scary for me because the valley tends to be real foggy when the snow rolls in and I am in a white truck. Turn on the amber fogs, the side lights, the chase bar. No chances.
     
  20. Aug 26, 2019 at 1:37 PM
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    LOL, you sound like me! I'd rather piss someone off than wind up in a ditch trying to avoid them. Of course as soon as they see me I turn this all off.

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