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  1. grizzlyblake

    Jeep Cj7

    Nice! Details... Year, engine, etc?
  2. grizzlyblake

    Cross country trip rifle?

    I personally would only take a concealed pistol. If something crazy happens I'd rather abandon the vehicle and hoof it with my pistol than have to worry about some long gun in a bag or left behind in the truck.
  3. grizzlyblake

    1964 F350 4x4 Camper

    This thing is totally rad. This and Dr. Marnaus's Wagoneer are my favorite vehicles on this forum. So much cooler than all the brand new rigs with RTTs, race suspension, and more electronics than a space ship. Keep up the good work!
  4. grizzlyblake

    ROXOR: The Willys CJ3 Reinvented

    I just don't really get it. If it was street legal, maybe. But it's still just a strangely proportioned Indian counterfeit Jeep CJ3 that costs twice as much as a basic Honda or Polaris side-by-side.
  5. grizzlyblake

    Adventure Jeans Review

    As far as jeans go the 5.11 Defender Flex Straight have been good for me so far and I have three pairs. I bought them at the grand opening of a local 5.11 store so I got them pretty heavily discounted. I actually prefer the fit and function of the 5.11 Stryke pants but the jeans fit pretty...
  6. grizzlyblake

    Adventure Jeans Review

    I'll spend money on pants and shoes/boots that fit well. Nothing worse than uncomfortable feet and man parts. 5.11 Tactical now offers jeans and I've been pretty pleased with them. Nice and stretchy too.
  7. grizzlyblake

    Is a Land Cruiser the right choice

    Sounds like a candidate for an E250 with good AT tires to me.
  8. grizzlyblake

    Show us your Toyota 4runner, tacoma or truck.

    Thanks! Actually that's stock size 265/70/17 in Load Range C; all stock suspension.
  9. grizzlyblake

    Show us your Toyota 4runner, tacoma or truck.

    Great looking truck. I'm curious about your beach driving with 235s though. Wouldn't a wide tire be better for that?
  10. grizzlyblake

    Trade my '14 4Runner for an '09 unicorn 4Runner?

    Yes I would break even on the 14 and then either write a check for the 09 or take a very short term loan. Ultimately the 14 will cost about $36k and the 09 about $17k.
  11. grizzlyblake

    Trade my '14 4Runner for an '09 unicorn 4Runner?

    Currently I have a 2014 4Runner Trail Edition with 30k miles that I bought this April. I basically owe what it's worth in trade. Great, beautiful truck. Today I found a 2009 4Runner Trail Edition with 115k miles listed for $17k. Yes, a real 4th gen Trail with e-locker and A-TRAC. It is in...
  12. grizzlyblake

    buying a new jeep

    Yeah, the slightly used dealer market is a different set of circumstances altogether. Most people vastly prefer a brand new vehicle over a 2-3 year old one when they see that it only "costs" 40-50 bucks extra per month on the payment. Also, the new car interest rates are generally lower, which...
  13. grizzlyblake

    buying a new jeep

    That's interesting. I've bought several Toyotas from my local dealer and they seem to prefer the financing discussion. I think that's where they make most of their money by folks who end up paying 4-5k in interest on big loans. My experience has been that it makes no difference when talking...
  14. grizzlyblake

    SR5 Tacoma 2014 - Tire questions

    What is the advantage or going C-range LT over P? I see in the case of the Toyo Open Country A/T II that the C-range LT is 45lb and 15.7/32" tread depth, while the P is 34lbs and 12.9/32" tread depth. So you gain a bunch of weight and a slightly deeper tread. Is it the sidewall strength that...
  15. grizzlyblake

    SR5 Tacoma 2014 - Tire questions

    Ok. Yeah, I don't want to remove the mud flaps. It looks like the stock size 245/75R16s will be the best option for now until I do suspension modifications. The truck only has 10K miles on it so far so I don't want to do any "hard" modifications like that yet. The Toyo Open Country AT2 looks...
  16. grizzlyblake

    SR5 Tacoma 2014 - Tire questions

    Can you turn lock to lock with no rubbing on the front mud flaps?
  17. grizzlyblake

    SR5 Tacoma 2014 - Tire questions

    Two trucks ago I had a Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 and ran Michelin LTX M/S 265/75r16s and it was amazing in the snow. That experience led me to think that the Michelin AT2 would be a great choice for my Tacoma 4x4 since it's mostly a highway rig but with the need for good traction here and there. My...
  18. grizzlyblake

    SR5 Tacoma 2014 - Tire questions

    Yes I am, which is why I was thinking I needed new tires. I have read nothing but bad press on the OEM "Dunflops" on several forums from guys who seem to put these trucks through their paces. They've worked fine for me on the highway and mild dry forest service roads, but I don't want to risk a...
  19. grizzlyblake

    SR5 Tacoma 2014 - Tire questions

    I am looking to replace my factory 245/75/16 Dunlops and am looking into options. At this point I don't want to lift the truck so I'm looking at the different OEM offered sizes. Starting with sizes, I see there were OEM options for 245/75/16 and 265/70/16. The 265 is only 0.14" taller, but...
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