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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: Today at 07:05 AM »
Streetfocus , have you ever heard of guys putting in a T-2 Torsten diff into the front end and replacing the open front diff?

Edit; apparently the guys that do it buy a t-2 new and put it in. But that looks to be the same one we have in our rear end. So I could technically get one out of a truck in the scrap yard and put it in my front end?

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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: Yesterday at 01:44 PM »
Originally posted by jordisonjr
The chevy kit is a bit different. Just shocks, aftermarket keys and blocks for the rear. The newer sierra/silverado is similar to what you describe though.

How's the ride with that kit? Any better/worse than previously?

No difference whatsoever. MAAAAAAYBE marginally stiffer. But it's very small that I don't even remember .
He's almost 60 and he loves the ride quality to put it in perspective. I know that my ranger is a lot stiffer than his truck. I don't mind though. Makes me feel like I'm driving a truck not a car


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: Yesterday at 08:35 AM »
Originally posted by jordisonjr
Yea, rough country does, and I'm sure others do too. That was what I was leaning towards, but I think i'm going to sort out the rockers/cab corners before any more mods.

My dad put a 2.5 inch levelling kit on his truck from rough country. The build quality seemed really good on it. I'm no metal expert but those "disks" that level it were very heavy. Perhaps solid steel. His came with a 1" rear one too though because with just the front in , it sat .5 higher in the front. So with the 1" rear it fixed that.



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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:09 PM »
Don't they make a 2" levelling kit for your guys trucks or no?


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Off Topic / What is your most recent non-automotive purchase?
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:05 PM »
A new phone


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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: September 19, 2017, 03:18 PM »
They should make a ST/R. AWD with a 40/60 split. Low 300bhp. No back seats with a 4 point roll cage. Premium leather road/racing seats.
That would be a game changer.


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: September 18, 2017, 04:34 AM »
What are you gearing to? 4.56 or 4.88?


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: September 16, 2017, 05:30 PM »
Originally posted by benz88
Axle Clearance also depends on tire size. And im Pretty sure Land Cruisers came with Locking front and rear Diffs unlike the Ranger and Ram (Rears only if optioned)

Yes that is true.


I didn't know the land rovers had front and rear lockers.


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: September 16, 2017, 07:06 AM »

Originally posted by IanB
Tough to answer, too many variables.  Tires are a huge variable, say both trucks have the same brand/model tire, the size (tread width and sidewall height), and tire pressure will come into play as well.  What kind of snow?  Light and fluffy, or heavy/sticky?  Front bumpers aren't the lowest part of either truck I bet, axle clearance is the bottleneck in most cases.

With my point that this is a stupid question being made I feel, my money is on the Ram as it's heavier, has more power, and likely better axle clearance. 

And my Land Cruiser will go through more snow than either of them.  :trollface:

It wasn't supposed to be a NASA answered question just a general sense of what people think is better , a midsize vs full size. Or in the situation I created , a compact vs full size.
It was just something to get people talking lol.

PS the ram doesn't have better axle clearance.
And I don't think your land cruiser would go threw anymore snow than either of them probably just the same.

Both are equipped with good tires too.







Originally posted by #StreetFocus
Depends on type of snow. If snow is packed hard enough for the lighter ranger to not fall all the way through, it will be better.

If it's not, the heavier more powerful ram will be better.

The issue with the ranger is the front end likes to get hung up, the skid plate will float the front end up, and then front tires have no traction at all.

Unless it's super fluffy snow, then it really doesn't matter, both will go through a **** ton.

I've gone through fluffy snow that was as high as my hood, and I've been stopped by snow that barely reached the bottom of the bumper.

Just gotta read the scenario, and don't get too ambitious if your on your own without someone to pull you out lol.

That was a good answer haha. I can't believe you pushed snow up to your hood.





Originally posted by jordisonjr
Bought some new to me wheels and tires.
18x9 +12 with 265/70/18 BFG K02's

Nice!!! I hope you like those tires.
I have the BFG KO on my truck and next year I'll be going to the KM2 but I think the KM3 is coming out soon but either way one of those.




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Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:19 PM »
I don't do anymore than 6. Unless it's only 135. Then maybe 8 lol. But otherwise 225 x 6. If I do 275 then 6. Otherwise 315 x 4 probably. Then 365 x 4. 415 x 1-2. And then singles up. That's what I used to do.
Can't lift heavy now cause my car accident:( RIP gains.


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: September 14, 2017, 01:41 PM »
I want to see what everyone's take on this is. Everyone listen up. Haha.

So for those that don't know (even though it'll probably the regulars who answer this) I have a 2007 FX4 Level ii. T bar crank and AAL.

So with the Torsten bar crank. My bumper is actually within an inch higher , than my dads Ram 1500 with a 2.5 inch levelling kit. He was shocked that my bumper was higher. He has the chrome bumper not the plastic sport one that hangs even lower. (We measured bottom of bumper. Mine has nothing under it. His does have a plastic piece that hangs lower but for argument sake we measured bumper to bumper)

So IF both trucks are equipped with the same tires. Which one do you think goes threw more snow? The lighter one that could hover over the snow or the full size that has the weight and traction advantage? How much of an advantage does a full size have? NOT INCLUDING TIRES.

Some people say the small truck could have the advantage others say the full size.

Thoughts? K GO.


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Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:41 PM »
Originally posted by benz88
saw a couple guys get a talkin to at goodlife today for deadlifting heavy.

Is goodlife the new planet fitness?


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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: September 04, 2017, 03:04 PM »
Originally posted by cluelessk
Oil never fully dries. It's designed that way. They use a very porous fibre that doesn't catch much and the wet sticky oil is supposed to catch the rest.

Filter oil gunking up MAF's is a common problem.

Like I said. It's not worth the hassle. I'd rather lose a tiny amount of flow to no have to deal with oil. Plus the dry flow filter does a better job at catching particulates.

Just take the filter box right out and put chicken wire over the intake tube .


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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: September 04, 2017, 02:24 PM »
Originally posted by cluelessk
I don't like them. Oiling and cleaning sucks. Plus my MAF is sensitive so any oil particles mess with it.

I now have a AEM dryflow. Can still be cleaned but doesn't need oil.

You have to let the oil dry on it before you put it back in .
I usually wash it and oil it in the summer on a hot day and leave it outside in the sun and if I need to go somewhere throw my regular filter in


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: September 03, 2017, 07:31 PM »
I'm thinking about bed lining the bottom half my truck , the dark grey part. Still dark grey. But just bed liner. Thoughts?


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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: September 02, 2017, 08:14 PM »
What he said ^


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Originally posted by Gavin
113, no demerits.

To be honest, with the fact that it took them 4 months to ticket me and I passed so many cops. I'd be 100% okay with paying 30$ a month to have no front plate on.

Yeah 4 months is actually pretty fast. Usually it's once a year. Maybe less. Maybe more.


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Originally posted by Gavin
No front plate. cop told me how to fight it, then asked some questions about the car. Also said I can just keep it off if I want as the ticket isn't very pricey, but that they are generally very picky around McPhillips casino.

$107 I believe and no demerits.


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Originally posted by Canadian CD9A
Kicked it a bit sideways through a yield and general speeding, cop chased me down and handed me a ticket for disobeying a street sign [no demerits in Ontario since it's a bylaw]  = $65  8-)

Wow that's pretty sweet.
In Winnipeg you'd probably get a reckless driving charge = 6 demerits lol

When it was raining last week I made a left hand turn and kicked the truck sideways accidentally and a cop was there, I thought he was going to do something for sure but I guess he was distracted and didn't see it.


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 29, 2017, 03:32 PM »
I feel like for all the work it would be easier to do a supercharger kit


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 29, 2017, 10:42 AM »
Originally posted by IanB
Gear ratio is unchanged in 4x4 unless you put it in low range, but you are spinning more driveline components so that may well suck up some additional power, you'll only really feel it if you don't have a lot of power to start with.  On a V8 truck you'll barely notice for example.

Yeah that's kinda what I was thinking .

I only drove my dads Ram before and in 4x4 you don't even notice a difference . Yet my truck you can feel it's in 4x4 so I just wanted to make sure everything was okay.


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 28, 2017, 01:17 PM »
Is it normal for the truck to feel slower in 4x4? I'm assuming it's changing your gear ratio and also you're feeding front and rear tires so you basically have 50% power. I was down a gravel road yesterday so I used it. Felt really solid at 90 down it. But from a dead stop taking off it didn't have that pick up it usually has .


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 27, 2017, 12:04 PM »
Oh yeah. Like when they say something takes 2 hours to install. 2 hours on a brand new truck. Not a 8 year old truck lol.
My dad got his mechanic to put a levelling kit in his Ram. Took him over 8 hours of fighting with it .


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 23, 2017, 09:31 PM »
Yeah, I respect your opinion, but I've never changed inners.
Moms old van had 300k on it. Never did the inners either.


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 23, 2017, 01:08 PM »
Well that's the thing. I tried to dial it in the best I could to make it drive straight till I took it to them, and when I got it back, it was worse.


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