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Offline ERT

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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2011, 03:30:53 am »
I should have been taking pictures of you guys working on getting the tire off the other week LOL.

Not gunna lie- I give you and Jake mad props for working on this thing lately. It's been friggin cold and miserable and in that garage! ;)

Welcome to western washington.  You have 10 more months of this weather.


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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2011, 08:45:36 pm »
I should have been taking pictures of you guys working on getting the tire off the other week LOL.

Not gunna lie- I give you and Jake mad props for working on this thing lately. It's been friggin cold and miserable and in that garage! ;)

Welcome to western washington.  You have 10 more months of this weather.

I swear I just heard that... AND- It is apparently also going to be dark, cold, and rainy. Such a happy sounding place. Good thing I have a closet full of down jackets, vests, and boots!

So- hurry up and get this truck done so we can play in the snow! The MINI isn't going to get us very far...
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2011, 01:04:57 pm »
...... As for the Irok's, years ago I had a '84 CJ-7 with 36" Super Swampers (this was back when they only made one style tire). Excellent tire, absolutely sucked in the heavy snow and ice.....

After thinking about it, I stand corrected. It wasn't the Swampers I had problems with, but Mickey Thompson Baja Belted at 33"x12.5"x15".  Excellent trail tire, loose dirt/sand, good pavement wear, moderate in the mud. Really sucked on ice and snow. The Swampers (called TSL radial now I think), sized 36"x12.5"x15" were excellent off-road tires, excellent in the mud, not bad on the street. I got rid of the Jeep before I had a chance to run these in the snow. Man I miss my heep...  :pout:


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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2011, 02:11:07 am »
The new shoes arrived today



Tomorrow we'll find out if it clears the garage door withthese high heels

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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2011, 05:11:52 am »
not much goin to be stoppin ya now... nice tire choice
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2011, 11:30:27 pm »
not much goin to be stoppin ya now... nice tire choice

Cant wait to see how it does in the snow.














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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2011, 11:41:45 pm »
you put the tires on in the garage... have you checked to see if you can get out yet?


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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2011, 12:01:32 am »
Sweet lookin rig you've built yourself, I'm lookin to do some more work to my jeep. After Friday I'm ordering a new lift for it. Also keepin my options open for finding a new motor for it. The old 258 is all worn out in it.

...... As for the Irok's, years ago I had a '84 CJ-7 with 36" Super Swampers (this was back when they only made one style tire). Excellent tire, absolutely sucked in the heavy snow and ice.....

After thinking about it, I stand corrected. It wasn't the Swampers I had problems with, but Mickey Thompson Baja Belted at 33"x12.5"x15".  Excellent trail tire, loose dirt/sand, good pavement wear, moderate in the mud. Really sucked on ice and snow. The Swampers (called TSL radial now I think), sized 36"x12.5"x15" were excellent off-road tires, excellent in the mud, not bad on the street. I got rid of the Jeep before I had a chance to run these in the snow. Man I miss my heep...  :pout:

Not to go off topic here, but earlier this year you suggested that it was the rear axle shafts spinning out in the hubs that caused my 81 CJ-8 to stop going, well just wanted to say that last weekend my brother and I finally finished up the new axles and brakes on the rear, and now it's back on the road drivin around. Thanks for the heads up on that.
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2011, 12:05:40 am »
niiice, id drive that

it aint low till it scars asphalt

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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2011, 12:08:02 am »
you put the tires on in the garage... have you checked to see if you can get out yet?

I was measuring drivelines and forgot to check.  It looks like it clears, but with only about an inch to spare.  Should be plenty of room if i drop the tires to 10psi.


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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2011, 12:12:16 am »
niiice, id drive that

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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2011, 12:14:38 am »
Why not beadlocks?
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2011, 02:55:02 am »
Some day it may get beadlocks but when they're 4x the cost of black steelies, I couldn't justify them atm.


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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2011, 03:38:30 am »
im not that damn short lol

it aint low till it scars asphalt

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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2011, 04:20:55 am »
It looks AWESOME!! Can't wait til you can hit the snow with it! I might take shot gun with you ;)
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