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    Inexpensive vs. Expensive Winch

    I went with the Warn VR to split the difference between expensive and cheap and known and unknown. I also knew it fit in my limited space application. I have been happy with it so far but it has lead an easy life mainly winching trees off of trails. But so far so good FWIW.
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    Ronny Dahl's Recovery Mat Torture Test

    With all those brands I would have liked to see the differences in normal use. I also would have liked to see how easy the nubs wear off. If the same wheelspin kills the nubs on all the boards the same or not would have been nice to know. Everyone knows Icons are a better shock than OME's...
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    2020 Gaia Topo Map

    The Gaia topo layer still absolutely sucks for having road names. I use the US topo layer the most because it has most names. Sometimes locals or forum guys refer to everything by the text name of the road instead of the number designation. Sometimes you are trying to stay on a certain name of...
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    Brown Davis Long Range Transfer Tank Group Buy

    That is an extremely valid point about being it being just a transfer tank. Not really going to stop the main tank from working. But the heat from the rail was sort of what I was thinking about in that it is constantly heating up the fuel system anyways. I had a vehicle heat soaked in the...
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    Brown Davis Long Range Transfer Tank Group Buy

    [ Your plastic tank isn't enveloping the exhaust and water does not have a flashpoint of - 45F that gasoline does and plastic doesn't conduct heat like metal.
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    Brown Davis Long Range Transfer Tank Group Buy

    Why put that much heat into the fuel? I don't think it's going to explode or anything but it sure seems like vapor lock would not be hard achieve. It looks like there is zero heat shielding and lots of enclosed areas. If it works and is industry norm I guess I stand corrected. With diesel I...
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    Brown Davis Long Range Transfer Tank Group Buy

    That looks sketchy AF.
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    Ronny Dahl's Recovery Mat Torture Test

    Using them in the field or realistic tests? Why would anyone want that? 😂 Comparison in a use case that resembles nothing anyone would ever do with them. Everyone knows (if you are not a complete noob or moron) the MT's are made of better plastic and are more durable. So this was an expensive...
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    Ronny Dahl's Recovery Mat Torture Test

    Normally love his content but it was a letdown they went right to destruction testing. So much possibility for a cool comparison wasted.
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    Best *mid priced* Kinetic Recovery Rope?

    I was just thinking this to myself the other day. I watch a lot of off road and recovery content. I have never searched for it but I have never seen it happen vs kinetic straps I have seen many failures. Could just be a function of the ropes are more expensive and more likely to be looked...
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    recommendations for a portable air compresor

    I actually mistakenly ordered 400P thinking it was a 450P. But I have been happy with how it works. Mine accidentally got left in a dry bag that had an unknown to me leak for a month just heat cycling in the sun with 100% humidity. Most of the metal had oxidized on the surface and I thought it...
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    HELP! Did I buy the wrong truck? GVWR Concerns (02 Frontier CC LB V6)

    This thread has me looking at Frontiers now in Mexico to leave here as my out of country adventure vehicle. Haha. I mean they were in the mix already but they have been elevated a peg or two.
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    HELP! Did I buy the wrong truck? GVWR Concerns (02 Frontier CC LB V6)

    Also keep in mind suspension component life is also a function of environment as well as weight. I live in Detroit and with our quasi 3rd word roads and salt and snow and rain and freeze thaw cycles I have a stock truck and FWD car that get destroyed ball joints and tie rod ends just about...
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    HELP! Did I buy the wrong truck? GVWR Concerns (02 Frontier CC LB V6)

    You are already "winning" by being aware of your GVWR and making choices to try to stay under it and meet you needs. Couple that with a slow as possible fast as necessary driving technique and you should be fine even if you are over it a bit. I see people break stuff 100 times more by being...
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    Using water heater to heat camper shell?

    Radiant heat is terrible without a ton of insulation. Seems like you would be doing a better job of keeping the truck bed warm compared to the air inside of the truck. Chinesium diesel heater would work better and be 10 times less effort.
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