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  1. Rocket-scientist

    February NRA special

    This month you can become a life member of the NRA for $300. The lobbying is a big part of the NRA but don't forget the NRA is the supporter of collegiate shooting teams, ranges and police and civilian safety training. Preserve our sport! Disclaimer: I do not work for the NRA in any way. I...
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    Questions for anyone running the ICON rear add-a-leaf

    I noticed on my last trip that my rear is starting to sag a lot with all the extra mass I've added. Also, the truck springs are sagging too :) I want to add a full set of custom springs to better hold the weight, but I spent all my extra cash on booze and guns, so I can either wait another...
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    Tacoma bed can and tool storage

    I was tired of my fuel and water cans being strapped to the wall of my bed and my tools and recovery gear drifting around in my cab so it was time to come up with something better. Huge thanks to Roverchef for doing pretty much all of the work on this project. If it hadn't been for him moving...
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    Topomaps App problems?

    After too much consideration I finally bought the Topomaps App this weekend. It installed with no issues, however I have been unable to download any maps. I checked the website for the app developer and it is down. I am guessing that the server for the developer is on the East coast and is...
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    Northern Arizona trip: June 8-10

    I took 10 days of leave to spend some time exploring the Arizona strip and the high country. I used to live in Prescott before joining the Corps so it was not exactly terra incognita to me, but it had been 15 years since my last real trip. I had intended to leave from San Clemente on the 8th...
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    Anyone using a Thule Xsporter rack in a 2nd Gen Tacoma?

    I'm thinking about getting one for mounting an RTT. This would theoretically allow me to lower the tent below the cab when moving to reduce drag and lower the CG, while still putting the tent above the level of my forehead when set up. From what I have seen though the rack will not lower all...
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    Dutch oven Peach Cobbler Recipe

    This is the recipe I used at the Desert Rendezvous. Enjoy! 3 Cans no sugar added peaches in syrup 1 Sugar free cake mix 2 eggs 3/4 cup water 1/4 stick butter (chilled or frozen) 1-Dig a 6 inch deep pit and fill with charcoal. Light coals and allow to redden. 2-Dig 3 inch deep hole the size...
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    Is 70cm worth the extra cost over 2M only?

    I'm getting ready to take the plunge into HAM (hopefully make it to the exam thursday) and have been looking for a radio. I primarily want the extra range of the 2M (over my CB) especially with the ability to use repeaters. I have been over this section of the forum for a while now and still...
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    2010 Tacoma Dual Battery system installed

    My 2 month long dual battery install is finally done (as done as it gets with this stuff anyway). The system consists of a Sears Die Hard Platinum (Odyssey battery re-badged), a National Luna Intelligent Solenoid, and a Blue Sea Systems 6 circuit fuse block along with associated wires and crap...
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    Vehicle 1st Aid Kit, what am I missing?

    Sitting around my house in a self quarantine hoping whatever cold bug I got doesn't get named after me and decided to do some shopping. Time to upgrade my 1st aid kit! I was going to add to some threads on this section but they were pretty old. My scenarios are: 1st responder on vehicle...
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    1GR 4.0 engine and premium fuel, anyone use it?

    We all add weight and air/rolling resistance to our trucks and decrease the performance accordingly. The 4.0 engine produces more power on higher octane fuel and may help account for this. So, does anyone run the good (expensive) fuel? If so, do you notice better economy (MPG) or a real...
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    My 2010 Tacoma escape vehicle...

    I figured it was time after lurking for so long to actually post up my vehicle. I purchased a 2010 Tacoma Access Cab with the TRD Off-Road package to replace my 06 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon. The Jeep had been modified so much it was no longer a practical everyday vehicle unless every day was a...
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    My back seat storage/fridge shelf in 2010 Tacoma

    I was never really happy with the back seat in my access cab. The stupid center console sat up too high to allow long items to sit flat (like my rifle case) so that had to go plus I needed to build my subwoofer box. Then I got my ARB fridge and things had to change. After week of planning...
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    Second battery on the passenger side of a 2nd Gen Tacoma?

    Like it says in the title, has anyone installed a second battery in the empty space on the right (passenger) side of the engine? Not up by the radiator but back at the rear of the engine compartment. Post up some pictures of how you did it! On the 2010 there is nothing there. I know that...
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    47L ARB Fridge/Freezer

    I'll start this thread about my new ARB fridge and add to it as I use it. To start off, I want to thank Sierra Expeditions for great service. I ordered the fridge online since they had the best price when you include shipping. I got a call to explain why the fridge was back ordered before I...
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