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Old 02-06-2017, 07:03 PM   #61
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I bet you had to do a lot of shoveling to get where you wanted to go though.
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Old 02-09-2017, 12:08 PM   #62
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Where are all you truck lovers in this snowstorm? Was supposed to get a foot but we got like 4 hours of rain first instead, blizzard outside now though. Almost donut time!


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Old 02-09-2017, 12:23 PM   #63
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No snow here. It's a frozen wasteland of dead vegetation and incredibly cold weather. Fun story though that the temp this morning when I went to work was -1F with a -15F windchill. The high tomorrow is 46F (above). So effectively a nearly 50F temp swing in a matter of 24 hours.
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Old 02-09-2017, 01:47 PM   #64
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Wife took the truck to work today, I am working from home, just had some thunder and lightning to go with the blizzard conditions.
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Old 02-09-2017, 02:02 PM   #65
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It is a slushy mess here right now! Need to bring out the tubes. Snow has been crazy, now warming up and rainy type conditions. Avalanche warnings all over and snow is sliding off the roofs.

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Old 02-09-2017, 03:28 PM   #66
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Got about 8" by me. Had to drive in the thick of it to being the kids to my moms (no school today) so I can get work done. Winched a postal truck out of an unplowed street (their tiny 14" tires don't do them any favors) and towed an explorer cop car with a strap up a really steep hill on my way home. Snow is annoying on a work day lol
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Got about 8" by me. Had to drive in the thick of it to being the kids to my moms (no school today) so I can get work done. Winched a postal truck out of an unplowed street (their tiny 14" tires don't do them any favors) and towed an explorer cop car with a strap up a really steep hill on my way home. Snow is annoying on a work day lol
Lucky!

I've been waiting for a big snow storm in the hopes of using the new winch. Looks like the light dusting we got yesterday is the last of the snow for the year. Then again, I can't wait for the warm weather to come so I can buy a motorcycle.
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24 outside right now...high of 62 tomorrow.
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:51 PM   #69
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Just ordered my suspension parts:

Bilstein 5100 front shocks (recently installed 5100s in the rear)
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Deavers AAL for the rear (should give me 1.5-2" of lift)
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:41 AM   #70
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Finally stopped debating and picked up a SPOD System for lighting. http://www.4x4spod.com/product_p/700-tun.htm.

Current setup works but I wanted to clean it all up in the engine bay a little bit as well as finally hook up the rest of my lights. I appreciate the simplicity of the all in one box and happy to pay a little premium for it, plus the sun glass holder location for routing is a nice touch.



Have decided this summer just going to pull the trigger on a few parts to finish out the build a bit. Rear bumper from Fab Four and sliders from demello



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Old 03-01-2017, 10:55 AM   #72
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Finally stopped debating and picked up a SPOD System for lighting. http://www.4x4spod.com/product_p/700-tun.htm.

Current setup works but I wanted to clean it all up in the engine bay a little bit as well as finally hook up the rest of my lights. I appreciate the simplicity of the all in one box and happy to pay a little premium for it, plus the sun glass holder location for routing is a nice touch.



Have decided this summer just going to pull the trigger on a few parts to finish out the build a bit. Rear bumper from Fab Four and sliders from demello



The bumper and sliders are both awesome products.

I need to get some nerf bars and my truck will only get higher with the new suspension and the kids and parents/in laws have enough trouble as is getting in, leaning towards N Fab. I've thought about sliders but I have no true need for them.
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Sliders still act as a functioning step, plus the upside of use as a jack point and they can help prevent door dings when you get the lift on. I'd offer you the N Fab steps off my tundra however given they wont fit and you're on the wrong coast we're sh1t out of luck for generosity.
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Old 03-01-2017, 05:53 PM   #74
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Sliders still act as a functioning step, plus the upside of use as a jack point and they can help prevent door dings when you get the lift on. I'd offer you the N Fab steps off my tundra however given they wont fit and you're on the wrong coast we're sh1t out of luck for generosity.
Oh yeah I know all about the positives of sliders but they aren't worth the money to me, when all I need is a step.

And thanks for the offer.

Will eventually get these.

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Those nerf bars usually rot out in a few years from the salt on the east coast, at least that's my experience with them....on top of the fact that they are not cheap.
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Oh yeah I know all about the positives of sliders but they aren't worth the money to me, when all I need is a step.

And thanks for the offer.

Will eventually get these.

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These look more solid that most nerf bars I see on trucks.
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Those nerf bars usually rot out in a few years from the salt on the east coast, at least that's my experience with them....on top of the fact that they are not cheap.
Well aware of this, but decent bolt on sliders easily cost double what the N Fabs cost and in most cases come unfinished, I don't want weld on ones.
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I gotcha. I guess that's where the Jeep world shines, the aftermarket. You can get lots of aftermarket sliders for the same price as your bars. I agree about not wanting weld ons for a daily driver on the east coast.
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My N Fabs have rust spots popping up on the small weld of the step to the bar itself as well as other portions...hearing from others this is not uncommon.

Trail Gear come in at the price of the N Fabs, just have them line-x'd and not too much more out of pocket. Think they have bolt-on spots for the factory holes but not sure. http://www.trail-gear.com/product/49...b#.WLhBS2_yuUk

Not trying to talk you out of them any, just my .02
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My N Fabs have rust spots popping up on the small weld of the step to the bar itself as well as other portions...hearing from others this is not uncommon.

Trail Gear come in at the price of the N Fabs, just have them line-x'd and not too much more out of pocket. Think they have bolt-on spots for the factory holes but not sure. http://www.trail-gear.com/product/49...b#.WLhBS2_yuUk

Not trying to talk you out of them any, just my .02
Thanks, I'll have to look into these when I'm ready to get something.

Just looked these up, I am a fan, I like how they stick out more like steps rather than hug the trucks body, may have to get these instead of nerf bars when I am ready. Would most likely paint/bed line them myself.

EDIT: Amazon has them for $286 with free shipping, if I hadn't recently spent a small fortune on my truck I'd grab them how, but next up are seat covers.
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