Recent content by Shovel

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    Features and annoyances of your 2017+ RAM 1500 or 2500

    MDS has never annoyed me, can't even tell it's there. One day I would love to drive a truck whose MDS annoys its owner so I can see what the big deal is. Mine is silent and seamless.
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    98 Gen 2.5 front LSD

    From Russia and new! One of the dudes on another forum got one and the photos looked legit. They're on ebay just search pajero front lsd helical
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    98 Gen 2.5 front LSD

    There's a Torsen available for the front
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    Interesting Rig!

    Heh, if you were quite serious and pragmatic about excrement intersecting with fans & bugging out you'd have a horse and a buggy not some antique delivery truck on dry rotted gov. surplus tires that drinks eight gallons of diesel per hour.
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    RAM 1500 - Limited Diesel

    Cool to see a half ton around here - seems like all the fullsize domestic talk is heavy duty trucks!
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    Gas can storage

    The cans seal and won't be in the cabin with you while you drive and won't be in direct sunlight and you're not sleeping in there so can you just put regular cans in the canopy? Something I'm missing here?
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    What's your ideal RAM with mods for overlanding with ~2000lbs payload?

    Something else to consider, since we're talking about taking the back roads (else.. get a danged van or RV already...) - here in the USA there are bridges rated 16k lbs on rural roads; I know that first hand from driving CDL with a 26k GCW truck/trailer 48 states & Canada. I think the...
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    Well that's disappointing! Ford has dropped Rivian.

    Ford probably has an engineer on staff who didn't fail high school math classes.
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    Perfect off-highway tire = LTX? What?

    Did somebody say Big Oats?
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    What's your ideal RAM with mods for overlanding with ~2000lbs payload?

    Yeah this is something that seems to always get missed, well the same thing happens in the tuner scene. People do all these furious modifications to their car but when I watch actual racing where the clock is king, those cars don't look anything like tuner cars. So we see all these REI coffee...
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    What's your ideal RAM with mods for overlanding with ~2000lbs payload?

    The easy answer is just get a Power Wagon that's basically set up how you want already - but those are rated for 1600lbs payload which is shy of what you stated. You'd still be way inside its GCWR so the braking/pulling/heat probably won't be a big deal and I'd imagine you could get away with...
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    Gen2.5 2000 Montero factory rear locker install

    If you can't find a Mitsu locker air pump you can use the vacuum pump from a Montero cruise control, it's the same assembly with a different bracket and a hose on the suck side instead of the blow side.
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    New Vehicle, new to all of this.

    Hard part is everyone interprets this whole lifestyle differently so it's not easy to hand you a template and say go for it. Well, that's part of the fun too. If your objective is to travel one continent and see as much as you can see, for the most part size won't help you there. Size can...
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    Why are other full size SUV's not used in overlanding/offroading as often as Forerunner/Landcruiser?

    Man I moved away from the Southwest last year and all this taco talk is getting me all triggered into fits.
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    Why are other full size SUV's not used in overlanding/offroading as often as Forerunner/Landcruiser?

    eh, nobody wins in a contest that involves poopin' on each other.
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