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    Increasing Power Wagon payload

    Hi everyone, I really like the Ram 2500 Power Wagon for many reasons but we have a truck camper (2k dry) so the low payload makes this truck a non-starter. Would it be as easy as putting stock (non Power Wagon) 2500 springs and shocks on a Power Wagon to increase payload? What would this do to...
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    35" or 37" tires on a DD F350 or Ram 3500

    I'd like to hear from anyone that has 35" or 37" tires on a daily driven F350 or Ram 3500. I'd like to have bigger tires on my next truck. I would put a quality 2" leveling kit (Carli, most likely) on the truck, but I don't want to make the ride of these trucks any "worse" than they are in stock...
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    2008 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4x4

    2008 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab SR5, 4 wheel drive. One owner, 140,090 miles. 4 cylinder, 5 speed. Clean NC title, no accidents. Excellent condition inside and out. ARB bull bar front bumper, Warn winch, Old Man Emu springs and shocks w/ 2” lift. ARB air compressor and ARB air-locking rear...
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    Spring-Over question

    I just picked up a vintage Shasta camper that has very low ground clearance. Relocating the axle above the leaf springs will give me about 2" more ride height which is all that I need. Is this a safe method for some cheap lift? This camper will not be towed off-road other than some gravel...
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    Yakima Q-tower question

    I am considering the purchase of a Yakima "Q-tower" rack system for my Tacoma access cab. I do not want the rack on the truck all of the time since I will use it only 1-2 times a month. How difficult and how much time does it take to remove/install this type of rack? Thanks-
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    Tacoma soft tonneau cover in N.C.

    Lund soft tonneau for a '05-'09 Toyota Tacoma longbed. Used less than six months, excellent condition. This is the model: http:// $100 plus actual shipping from zip 28163. Actual pics available by email.
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    I can't find a pic.....

    Somewhere, some time ago, I saw a pic where someone had fabbed some bed rails on a pre '05 Tacoma. It looked like they were made of 1" square tubing, ran the length of the bed about 1" above the side of the bed and then across the bed behind the cab. Anyone remember this? I searched and...
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    Phoenix/ Mesa Repeaters

    Can someone post the frequencies for any popular 2m repeaters in the Phoenix area? Specifically looking for one that would cover the area east of Usery Pass Rd., Goldfield Mountains area. Any that are monitored by local emergency responders would be greatly appreciated. I have the '07 repeater...
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    Adding an outside thermometer

    My Tacoma does not have an outside thermometer and I know that the stock compass/thermometer mirror is pretty pricey. Has anyone added any other type of thermometer? Would a temp gauge in a A-pillar mount work? Where to mount the sender?
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    WTB: Stock TJ tow hooks

    For my 16 year old son, so price is important. If anyone has a stock front and/or rear tow hooks for a 2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ, please let me know.
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    Opinions on the 4 cyl. TJ

    We are going to look at a low mileage 2000 Jeep Wranlger tomorrow for my son. If you have or had a TJ with the 4 cyl, does it have enough power? Will putting 31" tires (narrow) be too much for that motor? This is for a high-schooler who will be off to college soon and ecomony is important. Most...
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    "08 Tacoma-What's under the plastic bed rail cover?

    Can't get to the truck right now...Does anyone know what is under the plastic covers that are over the top of the bed rails? I know the bed itself is composite but does the sheetmetal from the body wrap over the top of the bed? Are there "stake pockets" hidden under there? If so, I wonder if I...
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    Furnace in a Flip Pac?

    Daydreaming here....My wife and are close to becoming "empty-nesters" (it is bittersweet...) and are trying to decide between a pop-up camper, Flip Pac, Four Wheel Camper, etc for our future roamings. We have tent camped for years but want a little more comfort without a lot of hassle. Price is...
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    B.O.L.O-Fleetwood Neon/Coleman Colorado

    If anyone knows of a Fleetwood Neon or Coleman Colorado for sale within a few hundred miles of Charlotte, NC, or a good source to keep an eye on, please let me know. Thanks-
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    New Gary Fisher Supercaliber

    A question for the knowledgeable: I just bought a new '07 Gary Fisher Supercaliber 29er frame. How many of the components of my '08 Specialized Rockhopper 29er can I expect to swap over? Thanks- Mike
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    Toe Clips?

    I've only been riding a mountain bike for about a year and just upgraded to a Specialized Rockhopper Disc 29" from a 15 year old Cannondale. Very impressed with the new bike and I have a question for you experienced folk: Would you recommend that I learn to use toe clips? I do not want to use...
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    '08 Tacoma headlight question

    My new truck will be here next week and I am putting a set of IPF lights on it. On several of my vehicles I've wired the driving light on/off switch to my stock high-beams through the relay so that when I use the factory high-beam switch my driving lights also come on. For me it is the easiest...
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    New Tacoma bed tie downs

    I just ordered a new Tacoma :wings: and saw the there are no "sturdy" bed tie downs in the bed directly behind the cab. It doesn't feel like the rail mounted cleats are very rugged....I like the ones that are mounted on the floor of the bed near the tailgate. Is is as simple as ordering two of...
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    YJ rear tow hook

    My 15 year old son just bought his first Jeep, a 1997 YJ Wrangler-what a cool first car! When I had my Rubicon Unlimited a few years ago we went to a Jeep Jamboree and I think he was hooked. We ordered front tow hooks and as soon as the PB Blaster soaks into the front bumper bolts we are going...
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    '05-'08 Tacoma 2.7 litre question

    Is anyone running 255/85r16's on a Tacoma with the 4 cylinder engine? I was curious if that would require re-gearing to keep somewhat stock acceleration characteristics. What size recommendation for keeping the stock gears yet going with the tallest tire? Mileage guestimates with the 255/85's...