Recent content by Shovel

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    Keeping your vehicle cool

    It's not a contest :ROFLMAO:
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    Keeping your vehicle cool

    Definitely use some caution on how you affix it - there's likely some value in letting air under it but don't underestimate the force an airfoil like that can generate at highway speeds. Those Rover roofs look like they're intentionally contoured to allow the minimum amount of air to get under...
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    1/2 ton decisions

    With the caveat again that 4th gen 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is different from 5th gen 2019 Rams (always weird when they overlap production like that..) - the 4th gen uses 5x139.7 pattern while the 5th gen uses 6x139.7mm pattern wheels. For 4th generation, 17" take offs are dirt cheap. Later...
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    Looking for AT Tires

    :ROFLMAO: Every premium brand makes a tire that's easy to love and to date I haven't seen a tire rating poll designed to put the products head-to-head in bulk while factoring out sales volume and other irrelevant biases. (sell 10 sets of something and 90% like it? That's 9 positive...
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    1/2 ton decisions

    If you're looking at the Ram Classic (the 4th gen Ram still being made alongside the 5th gen) the Mopar lift is really quite nice but benefits from aftermarket upper control arms to return the camber adjustment cams to a neutral position. I found that on the stock upper control arms my...
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    Show us your Active Off-Road Bumpstops!

    You might find the chart I posted here interesting: https://expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/timbren-ses-suspension.204175/post-2612645
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    New trucks and 4low...

    I don't think it really has to be difficult. If the speed limit on a given freeway is 80 then the prevailing speed in good weather/visibility will be around 80. That's not a debate topic, it's just the acknowledged reality in which we live. If the prevailing speed on a given route is 80...
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    New trucks and 4low...

    Let's all acknowledge the reality here is if/when people start trying to force "overland" electrics to be a thing the only way they're going to function is if the thousands of small towns like Arapahoe and Zortman and Lund all put in those diesel powered shipping container EV charging stations...
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    New trucks and 4low...

    Do you know about any good EV's though? I mean like the Benz EQC or Volvo XC40 .... SUVs made by real companies not some libelous charlatan who had to sue for fake rights to call himself "founder" of a company who hired him after they already existed. I simply can't take off-pavement travel...
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    New trucks and 4low...

    Thankfully we can do both - meaning, pursue EV improvements and fuel improvements - but one positive side effect of recognizing that biofuels are short cycle solar energy is that a switch to biofuel retroactively converts all of the equipment already in service. It's a bit of an...
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    New trucks and 4low...

    I ran through a thought experiment on this some time ago, if you care to follow along. It's way off topic but this thread's all over the place so why not? The setup: Fossil fuels are driving unwanted climate change and EV's have a range problem. The proposal: We have semi-autonomous...
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    New trucks and 4low...

    This part's kind of difficult really.. motors are already vanishingly close to their theoretical maximum efficiency. Low hanging fruit was plucked decades ago, we're in giraffe-in-a-space-suit territory now for plucking fruit on the prime mover side of electric cars. Similarly for...
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    New trucks and 4low...

    I think comparing "adequate" horsepower from yesteryear with today has too many dimensions to it for the comparison to be much more than a fun conversation piece. Example is that now highway speeds are higher, it's legal to pull a trailer 80mph in some places in the USA; aerodynamic drag...
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    1/2 ton decisions

    On the 8 speed Rams the park pawl is electrically actuated and there is an emergency (dead battery/tow?) release strap behind a panel to the left of the steering wheel.
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    1/2 ton decisions

    I don't think anyone's really arguing against the knob in concept. My personal beef with the way Ram implemented it is that they could have improved it for zero dollars and zero effort by simply putting a reference shape on the knob itself. My job happens to include a UX design component...
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