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

  1. Nov 14, 2022 at 7:54 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    What's the lesson though? That no name pre bent tubes suck?
     
  2. Nov 14, 2022 at 8:13 AM
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    crashdb I break chainsaws

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    Rollin' hydrocarbons!
    The sources of these products in my experience. These could be fine, hence my use of "questionable." But my times of disappointment have involved poor material usage; descriptions that aren't true/correct. And a lack of customer service after the sale. And it's especially true in automotive-related parts. It's a crap shoot as far as quality. I mean, if it doesn't work for exhaust, you can use it for railing according to the title.

    The lesson is that you often get what you pay for.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2022 at 3:56 PM
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    Listen, this was the best idea I’ve ever had. Zero setup or tear down at camp and being protected from the wind was money. It was low 30s and I didn’t even need my sleeping bag. The electric blanket on the lowest setting and the comforter was all I needed. Plenty of room to stretch out too.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2022 at 4:12 PM
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    Rollin' hydrocarbons!
    I'll need pics for proof. Holding a recent newspaper as verification.
     
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    This is why I love sleeping in the back of the 4runner too. No setup or tear down is sooooo nice
     
  6. Nov 14, 2022 at 4:48 PM
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    It was really awesome. All I want to do is make setting up the platform itself easier but that’s not too difficult. I may even make a second platform just for sleeping versus using the one I already have back there and shimming it with storage totes and medical books.
     
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  7. Nov 15, 2022 at 4:31 PM
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  8. Nov 15, 2022 at 4:32 PM
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    One or two things modded... Check out the build thread
  10. Nov 15, 2022 at 4:37 PM
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    I like that first one, seems pretty solid. Brown plugs, metal tools, other supporting tools, soft sided case.
     
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  11. Nov 15, 2022 at 4:39 PM
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    One or two things modded... Check out the build thread
    Seems the harbor freight one is pretty close to the same but with a hard plastic case and double the plugs.... but the hard plastic case may take up a bit too much space.
     
  12. Nov 15, 2022 at 4:45 PM
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    My first plug kit was the arb one and had a similar case. It was just unnecessarily large for what it was carrying. I like the soft case, could probably shove it in a glovebox or something.
     
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  13. Nov 15, 2022 at 4:46 PM
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    One or two things modded... Check out the build thread
    That's what I was thinking as well...
     
  14. Nov 16, 2022 at 4:37 AM
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    That’s the kit that I had and plugged the sidewall with. Along with the help of Randy’s gasket sealer it almost made it all the way home before I swapped in the spare.
     
  15. Nov 16, 2022 at 4:47 AM
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    It was literally perfect timing when it finally failed.
     
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    Yeah, no kidding. @TacoFMS I usually drive past this rest area that Randy stops at and this time I decided to stop. It’s only about 20 min from my house. It literally must have just started leaking and we swapped the spare on.
     
  17. Nov 16, 2022 at 1:11 PM
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    Nice. Glad it ended well and not disastrous.
     
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  18. Nov 16, 2022 at 2:45 PM
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    Pieces are starting to arrive. Waiting on a 4’ straight section and muffler (arriving tomorrow) and then all the fancy parts from Dirt Skum. B98E8BF2-52D2-4ED5-AB7C-F695131B3C21.jpg
     
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  19. Nov 16, 2022 at 3:15 PM
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    One or two things modded... Check out the build thread
    Hope you have fun with this project! I know I actually enjoyed doing mine.
     
  20. Nov 16, 2022 at 3:17 PM
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    I am really looking forward to it as well. It’ll be like a fun puzzle project getting all the different cuts where I want them to route it up and out.
     
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