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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by Thatbassguy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Mar 28, 2024 at 9:00 PM
    McSpazatron

    McSpazatron Well-Known Member

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    I needed “laughing with milk spraying out of nose” emoji on that one. :laugh:
    :101010:
     
  2. Mar 28, 2024 at 9:01 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    One of my reasons for bolt ons is to avoid having freshly exposed metal on the frame and the possibility of not getting it properly repainted, given the history Toyota has with frames... It just seemed a great way to avoid causing side effects.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2024 at 9:02 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    Hey Carlos! Are you coming out to play next weekend in Wyalusing?
     
  4. Mar 28, 2024 at 9:06 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    I could have used that emoji when I heard "oh, it's a boy" as a clump of mud shot out of my tailpipe at Tigerton! I still laugh about that. :rofl:
     
  5. Mar 28, 2024 at 9:09 PM
    OldSchlPunk

    OldSchlPunk A legend in my own mind!

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    Small lift, slightly oversized tires, well...
    Understandable, that's why I went with bolt-on. Fluid Film/Woolwax would protect the recently welded area just fine, though.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2024 at 9:10 PM
    WiscoPat

    WiscoPat One does not simply purchase a Ridgeline

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    Agreed, you've done stuff a lot of 4x4s haven't...without you even selecting 4x4.

    Also, burgers are my vote.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2024 at 9:11 PM
    McSpazatron

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    Nope, I’m missing the season opener this year. You guys have fun. And hopefully you have good weather.

    Although, it’s always fun in some manner regardless of the weather. Last year it was beautiful 70 and 80 degree beginning the weekend, and a massive beautiful snowstorm on the way home. It was crazy weather, but at least very memorable!
     
  8. Mar 28, 2024 at 9:12 PM
    WiscoPat

    WiscoPat One does not simply purchase a Ridgeline

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    We'll raise a glass for ya!
     
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    CygnusX191

    CygnusX191 Gangster of Boats

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    So. Many. Stickers.
    Fify :D
     
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  10. Mar 28, 2024 at 9:19 PM
    Taco-Grinder

    Taco-Grinder It's all part of the adventure.

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    Taco-Grinder

    Taco-Grinder It's all part of the adventure.

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    The occasional oof moment. That's the reason I got sliders. At least, that's what I told my wife.
     
  12. Mar 28, 2024 at 9:36 PM
    Pixeltim

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    I'm not planning on telling her... lol
     
  13. Mar 28, 2024 at 9:42 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    In the spirit of poor financial planning, I decided to order a battery for my future solar setup. It's a little late now to ask for opinions, but does anyone have experience with these batteries? Opinions?

    I'm pretty sure I've seen some of their power packs.



    Renogy Deep Cycle AGM 12 Volt 100Ah Battery, 3% Self-Discharge Rate, 1100A Max Discharge Current, Safe Charge Appliances for RV, Camping, Cabin, Marine and Off-Grid System, Maintenance-Free https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RFXHYK
     
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    Pixeltim

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    I’ve heard they make good stuff.
     
  15. Mar 28, 2024 at 9:53 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    I suppose it will match the solar panel and controller I got from @taoist . I doubt I'll be able to use it next weekend. But, maybe it will be set up by summertime.
     
  16. Mar 28, 2024 at 10:17 PM
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    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    Renogy makes good stuff. Should be good to go. Plus side: CHEAP and likely quite reliable, can handle cold temps better than lithium. Downside: lower depth-of-discharge versus lithium (50% DoD), low max charging current (30A), heavy. All depends what your usage plans are for it but for the basics I see no problems. Nice find. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Mar 29, 2024 at 3:27 AM
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    I told mine they were a stronger step, before I got my sliders.
    After they were on I got a bit of a o_O from her, then I went with the protect from door ding thing. :D
     
  18. Mar 29, 2024 at 5:22 AM
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    I wonder how that WW Hard-on would be on sliders?
     
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    Snowy Is neither here nor there

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    In order of ascending durability by type in my experience:

    Rattle cans - Rustoleum professional grade in the silver cans. Steel-it is overpriced and half the cans don’t work out of the box. Warm in a hot water bath before application for best results.

    Brush on - Rustoleum pro grade again but thinned down a bit so it will lay flat without brush streaks. Seems to dry harder than the rattle can and cares less about surface prep. My go to on the Tacoma so I don’t have to fight overspray.

    Spray gun - Eastwood 2k ceramic chassis black. It’s expensive but a true pro grade 2-part urethane paint that holds up insanely well. I used it on the back half of the truck a couple years ago and it’s held up better than anything I’ve ever used before.
     
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    So. Many. Stickers.
    To add to this, Ace hardware flat black enamel/paint/primer combo is ridiculously sturdy as well.
     

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