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"Wheeler's Anonymous"

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by SlipperyTaco, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Nov 3, 2016 at 8:04 PM
    Mike likes Tacos

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    I'll take a copy.thanks. Sounds like your set for a great trip. Gonna have to share some pics.:thumbsup:
     
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  2. Nov 3, 2016 at 8:06 PM
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    Couple of us might mess around at Rowher Flats next Friday cause we got Veterans Day off. Come put em to work.:mudding:
     
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  3. Nov 3, 2016 at 8:27 PM
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    Haha if I don't work I'm down. What time are u guys gonna head out there ?
     
  4. Nov 3, 2016 at 8:35 PM
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    uhplifted The Hopfather

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    Morning ish. We usually meet around 9
     
  5. Nov 3, 2016 at 9:02 PM
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    You don't need the skid to reroute. It's very easy to tell what is high enough to clear any skid
     
  6. Nov 3, 2016 at 9:05 PM
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    Cool. Good to know. That's just some info I read on the site or was emailed to me from the Pelfreys. Cheers.

    Edit: although some companies make those comments to cover their asses from dummies. My TC spindle gussets called to remove the cv boot before welding the gussets. That wasn't necessary. All that's needed is a welding blanket draped over the boot so it doesn't get damaged. But there's people out there that won't do that, burn their boot, and blame Tc.
     
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  7. Nov 4, 2016 at 12:04 AM
    Nicklovin

    Nicklovin Just Keep Swimming Swimming

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    You can rewire & move the turn signal bulbs to where the orange little reflectors are next to the headlights
     
  8. Nov 4, 2016 at 6:35 AM
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    I am diggin the blinker relocation mod. Works well on my truck and simple to do. No rewiring necessary. https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/01-04-blinker-relocation-mod.305152/

    https://youtu.be/esnGEWquYnI
     
  9. Nov 4, 2016 at 9:31 AM
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    eon_blue got boost?

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    So I can't do Drinkwater/Rowher next Friday :( Gotta help with my little bro's wedding stuff.

    Looking at doing those trails tomorrow (Sat.) with @btu44 if anyone else is interested
     
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  10. Nov 4, 2016 at 2:59 PM
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    I can't make it either.

    Just got scheduled for a 3 day training on ITIL
     
  11. Nov 4, 2016 at 3:00 PM
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    Ordered some sliders from Pelfreybilt.

    Fucked up though and ordered long bed instead of short bed so I will have to call them on monday to fix that.
     
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    @Mike likes Tacos looking like it's just going to be us King brothers out there.
     
  13. Nov 4, 2016 at 3:05 PM
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    Nobodies gonna slow us down on this trip:devil:
     
  14. Nov 4, 2016 at 3:14 PM
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    Would anyone wann hit Miller her trail next sunday
     
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  15. Nov 4, 2016 at 4:21 PM
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    Lucky...mine was 5 days :facepalm::boom:
     
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  16. Nov 4, 2016 at 11:46 PM
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    Maybe someone here can help me. I saw these and thought "cool, mitigate side rattle and paint chips." But after looking at them I'm thinking inconvenient? In the event I have to, you know - use my shackle, would I have to remove these washers (2 per shackle) to loop a strap eyelet? I typically don't shackle up until I need them but I'm gonna buy these and tinker with them on the mojave to test what kind of sound dampening and powder protecting they actually provide. Anyone have experience with them?


    https://www.amazon.com/Daystar-KU71...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=NB5YR4WYGYRPFCGPKW0S
     
  17. Nov 5, 2016 at 2:24 AM
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    I have those as well as the "D" shaped sound isolators that fit in the hoop of the shackle, there is also play in the shackle pin/hole it slides through itself that I wrapped a layer of electrical tape to help minimize noise. You could also make some with a sheet of rubber and a set of hole punches, or buy some rubber washers from the bolt/hardware area at Lowe's or home depot. About the inconvenience, you may not have to take them off if you leave the hook on your winch or as long as your travel companions have hooks on theirs. As far as straps, you could just leave them on and use an extra shackle between the shackle and strap. Also "inconvenience" really only factors in if you use them a lot, how much do you plan on using them?
     
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  18. Nov 5, 2016 at 2:47 AM
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    I hear what you're saying. A sheet of rubber and 3/4" punch is a good call. As for inconvenience, I don't plant to be stuck often. But in wet conditions such as mud or snow, off camber, and shin deep in some non-sense I don't want to be juggling Amazon washers. I like your idea of the punch method. I have a huge sheet of 1/8 rubber. I'll be going that route. Thanks. Also, as for those half moon doohickeys that slip onto the shackle itself. How do you like them? I presume, but could be wrong, you have to remove those when actually using the shackle?

    And good call on the electric tape. Never thought of that. Albeit, as I mentioned I don't keep my shackles on all the time. Used them all the time in the Navy rigging heavy valves out of spaces. What I do know is to never tighten all the way down on them. Always back off a half turn. Which is why bailing wire or at the minimum, a zip tie is good to keep them from vibrating out on the trails.
     
  19. Nov 5, 2016 at 4:44 AM
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    I actually put blue thread locker on mine, it stops clowns from stealing them off the truck on the rare occasions when I DD my truck and all it takes to loosen them is a crescent wrench. I think the "D" shape isolators probably help a bit, since the shackles can slap around up and down when off road. If I ever lose the ones I have or they go bad I'll just make my own with some rubber and a 1in and 3/4in hole punch. I don't think the rubber/plastic on the "D" isolators would handle much pull, so yeah you would have to remove them to use the shackle, but you can pull those out without removing the shackle itself. Another advantage to making your own is you could get the exact thickness of rubber you need to take up all the play to help keep down any extra noise. I don't think the Daystar ones take up all the play, after the sun comes up I'll take some pics and post them.
     
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  20. Nov 5, 2016 at 6:28 AM
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    A couple photos, also you'd think their location would make them unable to get rock rashed....IMG_20161105_061840.jpg IMG_20161105_061816.jpg IMG_20161105_061754.jpg
     
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