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    NHTSA regulations basically say that its OK for...

    NHTSA regulations basically say that its OK for the speedo to read a little fast but that it may NOT read slow. Most mfgs err on the fast side to ensure compliance. Either GPS it (smart phone app)...
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    If you want or can deal with a bike that old, it...

    If you want or can deal with a bike that old, it may not be bad, but if you just want a dual sport to ride, I'd keep looking.
    Check the "thumpers" forum on ad rider for more info.
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    The catch to your view highdesertranger is that...

    The catch to your view highdesertranger is that not having the caster set to factory specs or sometimes outside factory specs CAN cause problems. Jeeps and Dodge trucks can have death wobble. ...
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    This is the one I've used quite a bit: ...

    This is the one I've used quite a bit: http://spcalignment.com/index.php?option=com_spc&task=part_description&pid=91000

    It does camber and caster. They'll also tell you it does toe if you buy...
  5. Rya, you're correct that cold is a relative term,...

    Rya, you're correct that cold is a relative term, but the "cold" side of the radiator should NOT be at the same temperature as the engine thermostat... The engine thermostat keeps the coolant coming...
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    Nice clean XR! Mine is starting to show it's age...

    Nice clean XR! Mine is starting to show it's age in terms of cosmetics, but it's still a spring chicken as far as mileage and reliability. :)

    That is a pretty nice rack... Is it aluminum or...
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    Yes, the compressor and truck will be happier...

    Yes, the compressor and truck will be happier with the truck running but you still can't power a fast compressor off the lighter socket. :)
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    AGM is nice if you want to pay for it. I have...

    AGM is nice if you want to pay for it. I have been putting SuperStart batteries from OReillys in my stuff. They are made by Deka here in the us. I've had great performance from the AGM version and...
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    Lift only really helps if you are dragging and...

    Lift only really helps if you are dragging and need more clearance or want to run bigger tires.

    I have a super flow knockoff from HF that does OK. As a general rule, if it runs off a cigarette...
  10. Your van definitely thinks one wheel is locking...

    Your van definitely thinks one wheel is locking as you come to a stop.
    Get the scan tool back in there and drive VERY slow, so all sensors read zero. Then go slightly faster until you see three...
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    If I recall correctly, Big Bend is a bit sandy in...

    If I recall correctly, Big Bend is a bit sandy in places. A 2wd truck might not be ideal if you want to do any solo exploring... And 2wd is the reason your truck didn't come with front tow hooks. ...
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    How about this, from the folks at OJ: ...

    How about this, from the folks at OJ: http://expeditionportal.com/cooper-discoverer-a-t3/

    I think the rumor you heard is specific to certain sizes, as many complain that the ST Maxx in 255/85R16...
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    According to an inflation calculator, $2,800 in...

    According to an inflation calculator, $2,800 in 1967 would be $20k today. Your grandpa got a pretty good deal. If only a similar new truck today was $20k. :)
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    Sorry. My BS comment was for humor, but tone is...

    Sorry. My BS comment was for humor, but tone is hard to convey in words.

    Those numbers were just too good for me to believe and I'm used to people trusting and posting the DIC numbers blindly...
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    Responding to the OP's quote of "Approach and...

    Responding to the OP's quote of "Approach and departure of over 30 degrees". Always makes me scratch my head... Good approach and departure with terrible breakover makes it still pretty incapable...
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    Indeed on all accounts. :) I am a Mechanical...

    Indeed on all accounts. :)
    I am a Mechanical Engineer. (You know, the only real engineering degree...) :)
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    When I was a starving college student at Michigan...

    When I was a starving college student at Michigan Tech, one of my buddies bought an ancient Scout. On the back was a well weather bumper sticker that read:

    It's hard to be humble when you
    own a...
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    Actually, I believe all the low range equipped...

    Actually, I believe all the low range equipped t-cases can lock the center diff. That would be the normal 4wd symbol. The squiggly symbol is for the unlocked 4wd position, which also keeps...
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    If you're all about treading lightly, you...

    If you're all about treading lightly, you probably shouldn't read any threads that are about trips in Alaska. Compared to what's in the lower 48, those Alaska trips are going to give the image that...
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    27mph city eh? I'm tossing the BS flag. :) If...

    27mph city eh? I'm tossing the BS flag. :) If you're getting that number from the DIC, be aware that it's usually fairly optimistic, and that real mileage will be lower. Either that or your...
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    You're not the first to say the trailer bearing...

    You're not the first to say the trailer bearing style spindle had issues... It seems like it would be solid, but the top bearing (The smaller one) often doesn't last... Strange, eh?
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    I think JScherb has pointed it out, but the the...

    I think JScherb has pointed it out, but the the reason the stock setup "fails" is that people go to wheels with much less backspacing than stock and take away the stabilizing effect of all those...
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    Good point! The million dollar highway is not...

    Good point! The million dollar highway is not difficult at all, but it is fairly technical in areas by virtue of needing a driver's FULL attention.
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    Easy there Phil. I more or less agree with you...

    Easy there Phil. I more or less agree with you about the relative ease of doing black bear. We took a bone stock Jeep Liberty down it several years ago and didn't really have any problem. The...
  25. Am I the only one who shudders at the subject of...

    Am I the only one who shudders at the subject of this post, which starts "Limited Slip Faceoff:" and then specifies a Locker and a Limited Slip?? Differential faceoff is what I'd call it. I...
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