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    ******** cepek extreme country

    I'd forgotten about the Centramatics; the price isn't unreasonably greater than Dynabeads and they certainly look easier to install. I'll have to ask them if they have anything that will fit.
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    New PRG Aluminum Coilovers - Buyer Beware

    I've usually marked mine with paint pen to speed along inspections. Along with quite a few other fasteners.
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    ******** cepek extreme country

    They are. So is Mickey Thompson; if you dig into the tire specs you can see which lines from the three brands share the same general technology, although I don't doubt the manufacturing origin and materials will vary between them. I chose the Extreme Country because it had a lighter sidewall...
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    PSA regarding vehicle service

    Free oil changes from the Jeep dealership eventually ran out; got to the next oil change interval while temporarily homeless (2020 being what it is), and had to do a gravel driveway oil change - Someone put the drain plug back on with an impact and I rounded it off trying to remove it...
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    Nissan Frontier as family expedition vehicle?

    The all plastic interior is a lot more weather resistant and dries faster, I wouldn't trade it for fabric. The only regret I have about my short bed is that I didn't get a cargo rack over the bed (Frontrunner, in my case) sooner. Short bed with a rack will hold much more stuff for trips than...
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    ******** cepek extreme country

    Well I can now say that these work fantastic in mud as well. Got horrifically stuck, but only because I was comically high-centered. You can't even tell - comestically - that I was spinning the sidewalls against tree roots. No damage on the lugs from spinning on Maxtrax either. I have a...
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    So many possibilities for vehicle storage solutions, here's another option

    Sliding or not, a cargo platform over top of the bed is a whole different world in terms of cargo space.
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    Animal strikes and brush bars

    I am now impressed with the ability of stock JK bumpers to launch coyotes into the next county without taking any visible damage.
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    PSA regarding vehicle service

    As depressing as this all is, at least it helps create a more comprehensive list of stuff to keep an eye on.
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    PSA regarding vehicle service

    This seems to be the most general wrench-turning subforum here, so I figured I'd call out some recent experiences. I typically do all of my own vehicle maintenance, other than brake flushes and major warranty work. It's a rule I've had for 10+ years now. The exceptions have been tire work...
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    Animal strikes and brush bars

    Still haven't hit an animal yet, (knock on wood), but did have my ARB shrug off a tree stump that would have obliterated an OEM bumper. Had to unbolt one side and re-tweak its alignment a bit and it's scuffed up, but otherwise OK.
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    "New Technology Rage/Hate/Praise Thread"

    My grandfather owned his own repair shop for decades; several of his sons - my uncles - turned wrenches with him for decades. 60+ years of working on vehicles and his unambiguous opinion was that love for carburetors was nostalgia and rose colored glasses, and that fuel injection was better in...
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    MaxTrax, are they worth it?

    I always carry a little 1.5 gallon pump sprayer; ended up taking a cold shower standing in the snow in my flipflops before getting back in the vehicle. The rest of the trip was carried out wearing a primaloft parka, gym shorts, and flip flops. 🥶
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    MaxTrax, are they worth it?

    I've had Maxtrax since 2014; currently have 2 pairs (4 ramps total). They are one of the single most important pieces of recovery equipment I carry, and if I could pick one single non-OEM piece of recovery gear to bring, it would be Maxtrax. I do not have a winch, but I do have a locking rear...
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    Nissan’s “Tired Old Styled “Frontier Continues to Surprise Reviewers

    I see a lot of complaints about the interiors being "dated", but I just don't see it. They're well designed, functional, durable, easy to clean, and don't have 11 million crevices and styling details to accumulate dirt and grime. You get in a lot of newer trucks and it's like sitting in a...
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    Animal strikes and brush bars

    Sadly, the issues I'm having aren't in the third world. 😕
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    Animal strikes and brush bars

    With the number of people darting out in front of my vehicle because they think crosswalks negate the laws of physics - not to mention the increase in the number of pedestrians deliberately trying to attack my vehicle - it's an easy call to protect the occupants and keep the vehicle running...
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    The Trans America Trail in a 2019 Ford Ranger

    Re: the traction boards; I also drive a midsize pickup without a winch, and the sort of snow you've encountered was always the bane of my existence with AT tires, even with Maxtrax. What I found as a solution for us was mud terrains with a passable amount of siping (the Coopers should be...
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    ******** cepek extreme country

    As an update, I've been slowly creeping up my tire pressure on these for pavement - 40 up front, 36 rear, while "empty", with driver + everyday tools at 5250 lbs. Tires are wearing a bit faster than I would like, but evenly, with no major increases in noise or the common "woob-woob-woob"...
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    Mod Xterra or Sell for Jeep?

    Owning a JKU and being familiar with Nissans, another +1 for keeping the Xterra for your purposes.
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