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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

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

  1. Sep 5, 2022 at 2:44 PM
    SJ87

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    Yeah Perfect
     
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  3. Sep 5, 2022 at 5:14 PM
    OldSchlPunk

    OldSchlPunk A legend in my own mind!

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    Small lift, slightly oversized tires, well...
    Got a bunch done on the shelf, not enough...measure about 100 times, cut once. Too worried I'm going to cut something wrong when I don't have plastic to spare.

    Did get the stripes done. Driver side came out just about perfect. Passenger side, I had a bit of a problem. I'll let it sit for a couple of days to see how it settles down, I may have to replace the red stripe...impatience got the best of me. It may turn out OK but I'm not holding my breath at this point.

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  4. Sep 5, 2022 at 6:21 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    Did the stripes have to be installed one color at a time?
     
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  5. Sep 5, 2022 at 6:26 PM
    OldSchlPunk

    OldSchlPunk A legend in my own mind!

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    The fender stripes were ganged on backing paper, the door stripes were singles. The passenger side had double paper on half of it, which kept pulling the red stripe up and eventually wrinkling it. Then I tried to pull some more of it up to re-adjust but it was getting too dry and stuck down, which stretched it.
     
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  6. Sep 5, 2022 at 6:31 PM
    Pixeltim

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    Interesting. I guess if I was making those decals, I’d have it all on one backer that would do both the door and fender all in one application. I wonder why they did it the way they did.
     
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  7. Sep 5, 2022 at 6:47 PM
    OldSchlPunk

    OldSchlPunk A legend in my own mind!

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    I was wondering the same when they arrived. Would've been easier to keep it all aligned. I ended up using masking tape to give me a reference line.
     
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  8. Sep 5, 2022 at 6:48 PM
    LarryDangerfield

    LarryDangerfield One Larry a day keeps the money away ™ Moderator

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  9. Sep 5, 2022 at 6:53 PM
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    Looks good! Like that a lot.
     
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  10. Sep 5, 2022 at 6:55 PM
    OldSchlPunk

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    Thanks. It does look good on silver, nice contrast. Now we'll be waiting on yours...
     
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    Pixeltim

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    I’m tempted to order some vinyl and see what I can come up with. Hmmm
     
  12. Sep 5, 2022 at 8:24 PM
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    Cool pic.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2022 at 9:02 PM
    wi_taco

    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    Question for anyone with a fridge: I'm about to buy one, concerned about running it while offroading. What's the way to do this? Ultimately I'd probably put a dash switch in and run to relay to cut the 12V. I have notes on this somewhere but can't find it, too much other crap going on. Not a big deal, just planning ahead so I don't instantly kill a new toy.

    Stripes look good! I'm not a fan of stickers much but those are pretty sweet.

    Also looking very nice!
     
  14. Sep 5, 2022 at 9:13 PM
    Shellshock

    Shellshock King Shit of Turd Island

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    just get one of the hardwire kits

    https://www.dometic.com/en-us/outdoor/food-and-beverage/coolers/accessories/dometic-hwk-dc-222471

    or build your own with a blue sea panel

    https://www.amazon.com/Exterior-Panel-12VDC-Socket-USB/dp/B07PP1TML3

    I ran mine direct to the battery (with a fuse in the kit) and its been that way for years now. pretty much all the fridges have a low voltage cut off so they'll shut down before they drain your battery down too far to start your truck.

    with the stock battery you can get like 12-24 hours of run time.. with an 27f AGM its like 48+ (all pending temperature)

    I was usually moving every day, so I wasn't parked more than like 12 hours most of the time. I did eventually add a hood mounted solar panel (cascadia4x4) so I could stay parked for extended period and not worry about it

    also fwiw - don't cheap out on a fridge. get a dometic / arb / snow master / engel / national luna. The compressors are much more efficient and they do a better job regulating temperature. some of the cheap ones will consume 2x the power or more.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2022 at 9:19 PM
    Shellshock

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    Also not sure what size fridge you are thinking.. but I typically use a cfx35. Plenty of space for a couple people for nearly a week. More people or longer trip, I’d goto a 45-50. Anything bigger than that is unnecessary unless you have a huge group or it’s like half beverages
     
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  16. Sep 5, 2022 at 9:24 PM
    wi_taco

    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    Thanks for the info but I'm good on the wiring/power aspect. Just curious about the tilting factor from offroading. Some have ratings of how much they can tilt but I don't trust any of that marketing wank. Thinking if you are going to do some crazy offroad obstacle it's probably best to temporarily shut it off to avoid damaging the compressor. But like everything else I'm probably overthinking things. I like bombproof whenever it's attainable.

    I am going with an Iceco VL45ProS and time will tell if that's a good idea or not, but I did tons of research and it seems like the best choice for my application (all of them have compromises in one way or another). Starting with the Tigerton event I'll be wandering for 3+ weeks straight and I'm tired of dealing with a cooler/ice. It will be replacing a 30qt Engel rotomold. Should be plenty for just me.

    12V power I'm not going to get into right now but suffice to say my setup is going to be far beyond most people's needs. Unreasonable is probably the best word. I'll share more on that later but I have to go abuse my credit card first.
     
  17. Sep 5, 2022 at 9:30 PM
    Shellshock

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    Depends on the compressor. Most of the higher end ones are danfoss compressors (if I remember right) and totally fine with angle/vibration/etc. i just plug it in and it doesn’t get shut off til I get back home.

    really no reason to cycle it on off.. and about the first time I did I would forget to turn it back on..
     
  18. Sep 5, 2022 at 9:35 PM
    wi_taco

    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    That makes sense too. Mine will have a Secop compressor with I think 40° tilt rating and I don't expect to get that nuts (Secop now owns Danfoss, both good). Meh, I'll worry about getting fancy with switches later.
     
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    Hey there!! Nice to meet you!
     
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  20. Sep 6, 2022 at 2:43 PM
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    Thinking about maybe doing the stripes but using the dark shades. 43ED5834-2C40-4D94-95D5-2D705102CE14.jpg
    My truck needs something to break up all the Silver Sky.
     

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