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    2020 State of the Cheap 12v Air Compressor

    Welp, the Puma is sold so that's out. I mean really, I'm thinking I'll use this maybe 4-6 times tops a year on all four tires. Again, I really don't want to carry something in the bed. I sleep back there and space is at premium. It's gotta fit in the engine bay or under a seat.
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    Hard-sided wedge style pop-up camper shell currently in development/testing in the mountains of Wyoming

    Jumping in here to say I love any new hardside popup ideas that use terms like "lightweight" and "simple". I loved what (that other hardside popup design) was onto before they decided to get into it full-time. I asked lots of questions early on when the first one was just finished...back in...
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    2020 State of the Cheap 12v Air Compressor

    I'm thinking of selling my PUMA. I've used it once or twice outside the house in the two years I've owned it. I might air down my tires 6 times a year tops. It fills floaties pretty good! Instead, I'm thinking of getting a quieter, bigger 120v unit for the garage and more of backup/emergency...
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    Converting Soft-Side Pop-Up to Hardside Panels

    I, like many, was enamored with Haitus campers hard-side pop-up topper for their hardside, lightweight, still-functional-as-a-daily-bed-storage-cover camper, until the prices crept up to crazy. Out in here in high-desert, winds can keep you up at night, especially if the canvas sides of your...
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    ViAir 400P-A, Air Zenith OBD2, or Puma PD1006 Air Compressors

    I use air for a lot more than just tire inflation. We go to the lake regularly and I use a compressor to fill floaties. I ride MTB, so use a compressor on the truck to reseat tubeless tires. And 9/10 when I'm on the trails with the truck I'm not airing down (although last week's trip I was...
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    ViAir 400P-A, Air Zenith OBD2, or Puma PD1006 Air Compressors

    Following up on this ages old thread: I picked up a PD1006 last year and have been using it occasionally. One thing is for sure, it's a power hog. It'll kill batteries pretty quick if they aren't being recharged while running, especially anything smaller than a big truck battery. I've also...
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    1st Gen Tundra vs. 80 Series Land Cruiser

    I had a 2nd Gen Tacoma, Jeeps, a brief stint with a Trooper, and currently I've got a 06 DC Tundra that just surpassed 200k (27k miles in my ownership) The first thing I noticed about the 1st Gen Tundra is how it is the odd child in Toyota's offroad support lineup. While there are parts for...
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    Swing Up Awning Bracket / Mount

    Interesting idea. I see a similar use case: A smaller awning that can get stored "up" when driving, but swing to a lower position when in use. I see some awnings that are mounted extremely high, and unless the sun is directly over the vehicle, they do very little.
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    Falken Wildpeak AT/3W - anyone running them? Opinions?

    Anyone running these in 275/70R17? I was all hell bent on the 255/80R17, but I realized I'd rather have a slightly shorter tire that fills out the wheel well a bit without spacers than a narrow tire that's very inset. I currently run pizza cutters with spacers and I'm over spacers. Plus, the...
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    Chairs for men of substantial dimensions?

    Here's some things I've noticed as a 240lbs guy who rooches (squirms) and can't sit still: Sliding mechanisms suck. Any chair that has a piece that slides is going to inevitably get gunked up with grit, stop sliding, and be a bitch. The fewer parts the better. I've got a GCI Outdoor Low...
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    Falken Wildpeak AT/3W - anyone running them? Opinions?

    Ahh correct - the Silica compound provides better wet performance, but makes no mention of its role in being "Snow Rated". Good to know - back to wanting 255/80R17s!
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    Falken Wildpeak AT/3W - anyone running them? Opinions?

    It's my understanding that the AT3W is only snow rated in NON-LT sizes.
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    Falken Wildpeak AT/3W - anyone running them? Opinions?

    I'm curious about snow performance of the AT3W. Can anyone compared them against the Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx? It's a shame nobody makes a "snow rated" (even if not a true snow tire) in 255/80R17.
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    2006 Tundra DC Build

    Likely 17x8 -10 FN Countersteer Type-X. If they're Six Shooters they are 17x8 -0, so either way they are 17x8. Trailbikerider, did you have issues with the spacers? The 4Runner wheels you had previously were roughly the same offset as stock +15 vs +18. 1st Gen Tundras have the lowest offset of...
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    Custom Steel Wheels (for Toyota)

    Uh...that's a snorkel. I'm looking for wheels.
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    Custom Steel Wheels (for Toyota)

    Has anyone had custom steel wheel made for their rig? In my case, I want an oddly sized 17x8 with 3.5" (or lower) backspace for my 1st Gen Tundra. So far, the prices seem pretty steep. Cheapest I've found is from US Wheel ala Summit at around $110 per wheel. Any other sources that might be...
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    Falken Wildpeak AT/3W - anyone running them? Opinions?

    First bump for 2019! Are the AT3W still competitive as far as tall/skinny tires are concerned? I can find 255/80R17 for under $170. Nothing else, at least from reputable brands in that size, is anywhere close to that price.
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    Tire Air Compressor?????

    I think the thing I struggle with on the inverter topic is that unless your a full-timer on the road, many people seem to struggle with finding a use for them. You can't power an electric chainsaw. A smaller inverter will run a computer. I guess you could run a hotplate or maybe a small...
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    255/80r17. THREE OPTIONS.

    I'm curious about 285/75R17. Yes, technically it's a 33.8x11.20, but I wonder if many 285's are really 11.2" wide on the tread. It's far cheaper than 34x10.50, with prices ranging between $200-$300 per tire for the 285's. With the Falken in the mix and the Cooper 255's becoming more common, I...
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    Tire Air Compressor?????

    I'm curious, how big of an inverter is needed for a 110v hotdog air compressor? I've got an old harbor freight compressor that needs some new capacitors and I just can't get rid of the thing. I hate to junk it when I could get new caps for $30. If an inverter to run it costs $100...I'd rather...
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