Recent content by DaveInDenver

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    Thinking of going from Tacoma to 4Runner

    If the itch hasn't been scratched driving a pickup by now it won't ever. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool pickup person but I think for most people they make no sense. More comfortable inside an SUV, fully enclosed space.
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    LiFePo4 pricing vs AGM

    If you could know something would drop in price and by how much you should probably be investing in the stock market rather than worrying about batteries. My guess is that they should continue to drop in price, most things in technology do. That's the usual assumption because R&D is recovered...
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    Updated 2021 Colorado images released

    I don't know what the approach is for Chevy but I think it's pretty much understood how Toyota deals with it on the Tacoma and 4Runner. There's a cab mount behind the front wheels which years ago on Pickups and earlier 4Runner was just a cab mount. The location is slightly unfortunate when you...
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    Fuel Cans: Scepter or Valpro?

    We used to be able to buy real Scepter MFC, both new and military surplus, but they are no longer legal to sell in the U.S. So the price for the now all used ones remaining has increased, about double now what they were ten years ago. I like Scepter cans but definitely not if they cost 3 times...
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    Fuel Cans: Scepter or Valpro?

    I wouldn't be concerned about good steel cans.
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    Fuel Cans: Scepter or Valpro?

    I think ValPro is the actual manufacturer for Wavian (e.g. I believe the real deal contract supplier) NATO cans, so either Scepter or ValPro would be of similar quality, e.g. actual military fuel cans. The question is whether your preference is for steel or plastic. I converted completely to...
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    Winch thimble abuse

    I run a plain Winchline thimble personally, cost being a factor. Factor 55 stuff is nice, just couldn't justify $150 worth of nice.
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    Winch thimble abuse

    Didn't say you were wrong. Just presenting a different opinion. Thimbles aren't rated, I was referring to the soft rigging you alluded to for weight. I prefer a rated shackle that can be tested over soft shackles.
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    Winch thimble abuse

    We're always going to disagree on several points here, so suffice to say my belief is the fewest connections that are properly rated is the safest rigging system. Fewer or inappropriate parts isn't safer just because there's less mass. The safest rigging is the one that doesn't fail. I know...
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    Winch thimble abuse

    It's a matter of opinion so what you or I think along with $5 gets you a coffee at Starbucks. I run a safety thimble personally because I like the reduced risk of losing a finger and prefer a shackle over a hook. If that means some theoretical increasing risk on a fairlead then fine. I think...
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    Winch thimble abuse

    I don't see how this supports your dislike of safety thimbles one way or the other. Seems like there's plenty of poorly conceived winch mounts that look to me like they're waiting to damage something.
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    LiFePO4 Install

    I'm an Atom convert, from Vi too. The Ellisys BT tracker is expensive but it's actually about typical for commercial grade. Being able to sniff concurrently all 40 channels (mainly the 3 advertising channels simultaneously means multiple front ends) of Bluetooth spectrum with a noise floor of...
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    Fraud/scam attempt via this forum.

    LOL, I usually use "Best Regards" for professional correspondence since its neither too formal nor too personal. Just the right amount of noncommittal. For forum business I'd probably just go with "best," though.
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    Which Ball Joint?

    There's tremendous value in doing the legwork to track down a part and offer it for sale. Just saying that information travels across the Internet easily and quickly so if there is a reason to pay the asking price it is worthwhile saying so.
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    Which Ball Joint?

    Profit motive is fine but in the Internet Age when inevitably the circle is closed trying to do 1400% margins doesn't project a good image.
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