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TRS 2020 Round-Up / September 19th, 2020


adsm08

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1987
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Tire Size
31X10.50X15
Someone ate their Wheaties and drank the entire country of Columbia this morning 🤘🏿
No kids this weekend. I woke up at 6:30, laid in bed for an hour and made the wife scream.
 


Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: F9A1A579ACFAD1: October 1st, 2021

Jim Oaks

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2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15
UPDATE: I've had to change this date from 09/12 to 09/19.
 

bobbywalter

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woodhaven mi
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BIGGER
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4WD
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sawzall?
Tire Size
33-44
My credo
it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
Hopefully it's just the only one.
 

Lil Bronco

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Put us down as a maybe!

Work schedule is jacked up, if I can get off, we’ll be there.
 

97RangerXLT

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Total Lift
2"
Tire Size
31"
No kids this weekend. I woke up at 6:30, laid in bed for an hour and made the wife scream.
yeah, if you wipe yourself on the curtains afterwards, they tend to do that....

AJ
 

ryan

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Solid Axle Swap 4x4
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42
Big driver for me will be when Prime Day ends up.
 

85_Ranger4x4

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How is everybody else coming along since are starting to get down to the wire?

I need to get the fuel tank back in mine and a bunch of little odds and ends crap.
 

ericbphoto

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6"
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35"
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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
Theoretically, i could load it in the trailer tomorrow and get on the road. The Ranger is “good enough”. But i have a few little things i want to do as time permits. I have a small gang box i want to bolt down in the bed for storing parts, fluids, tools, etc. might install a couple rock lights or fog lights or both. Need to check the e-fan wiring. I had a connector that was melting at the relay. I think i fixed that but need to give it an inspection. Need to make sure my tie-down straps are un good shape. They took a beating last year.

I have an appointment at DMV tomorrow morning to get a permanent plate for my trailer. Something got mixed up last year and I’m currently showing an expired tag.
 

Jim Oaks

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6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15
Mines driveable. I bought some coil spring isolators I'd like to install to quiet the ride, but I'll do that later.
 

snoranger

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I like to procrastinate until the last minute... I work better under pressure.
 

snoranger

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In major defiance of my standard procrastinator ways I put the rack on my truck... I’ll put the RTT on another day.

46646
 

ericbphoto

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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.

97RangerXLT

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2"
Tire Size
31"
I am ready. I have 4 new Billstiens, a new fuel filler neck and all I need to do is load up the camping gear. I do need to remount a spare tire on a different rim.... does anyone have a harbor freight tire mounting tool they can bring? most of the tire shops around here won't mount a 10 year old tire... even if it is a spare only.

AJ
 

85_Ranger4x4

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I am ready. I have 4 new Billstiens, a new fuel filler neck and all I need to do is load up the camping gear. I do need to remount a spare tire on a different rim.... does anyone have a harbor freight tire mounting tool they can bring? most of the tire shops around here won't mount a 10 year old tire... even if it is a spare only.

AJ
They seem pretty cheap, I have been planning on picking up a couple but haven't had much reason to run out and buy them. I would kind of like to sneak up on some used ones that might be a little better quality though.

 

97RangerXLT

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Total Lift
2"
Tire Size
31"
They seem pretty cheap, I have been planning on picking up a couple but haven't had much reason to run out and buy them. I would kind of like to sneak up on some used ones that might be a little better quality though.

I actually have that tire iron... bought it for leverage in removing the non telescoping telescoping steering intermediate shaft... what I am talking about is the HF tire mounting system...

https://www.harborfreight.com/manual-tire-changer-69686.html?_br_psugg_q=tire+mounting+tools

AJ
 


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