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Old 04-11-2012, 03:59 PM
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You should put some of those aluminum rails in through there. The milled one's with the slots with adjustable rings. "L-Track" I saw those cheap somewhere, and now I can't find where. They usually run .50 cents/ft, so there must be some serious patent price fixing going on with that stuff. I wanted to put those in the 40 since lashing is such a pain and oh so necessary.
http://www.uscargocontrol.com/Ratche...Logistic-Track

this crap looks cool, I need to order couple lengths of this

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Old 04-12-2012, 01:01 AM
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Another 100. I used to have a '60 so this has been a big step up. Pictures below are from when I bought it last fall. Since then I've pulled off the roof rack and tail light guards. Next steps - cranking down the torsion bars to get back some rake and replacing some things like the skidplates (missing entirely) and front bumper (of suspect quality) that Robbie pointed out earlier this week.



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Old 04-12-2012, 07:42 AM
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Welcome to the forum Mister Bean.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:46 PM
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welcome! nice color!
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:08 AM
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Welcome! Let me know if you want/need some of the stock skid plates.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:04 PM
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Thanks everyone, it's been a great truck and I look forward to spending more time around here.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:38 PM
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Well after dropping my Slee 100 series belly plate on my toe a few weeks ago, I decided to bring in the big guns last weekend..

Thanks again Guys! The best line of the day was from my wife (as usual), "Why are they doing all the work and you are just standing around talking?"




But then I started looking at how low the front skids looked to the ground.



I remembered wheeling with 8" rims and 285s in the FJC and how I felt I was touching down a lot more than when I had 285s on a 7" rim...

Before I had bought the 285s a few months back, I kicked the idea around of the 255s again like my 4runner but decided to go 285s..Anyway, I thought about it this week and decided to go back to the 255s, regardless if it looked odd.

The width difference between the 285 and 255 seems really minimal on the 100 series rims.

I gained almost .75 additional lift, plus the 255s have a reinforced sidewall so less bulge..especially when aired down. I know this will lead to more wheel rash..

I think the tires are a great fit though and should also help with better mileage. With gas prices trending upwards and my style of wheeling moving to more overland stuff, I am really happy with the results.








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Old 04-19-2012, 10:50 PM
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Looking great, Chris!

curious how you figure better mileage though.. my results with bigger diameter (255 or 295) have been exactly the opposite- much more sluggish off the line, requires more gas up grades, and rarely did I get up and cruisin' for long distances to recoup the difference. Maybe the 100 will be different? hope so.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:57 PM
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Looking great, Chris!

curious how you figure better mileage though.. my results with bigger diameter (255 or 295) have been exactly the opposite- much more sluggish off the line, requires more gas up grades, and rarely did I get up and cruisin' for long distances to recoup the difference. Maybe the 100 will be different? hope so.
You know that is a fair question for sure. I assumed wider was worse for gas mileage. I didn't think about off the line as much as long distance I70 stuff.

My knowledge is limited on this, got my info from OJ article where a guy tested 5 or so tires and got best results with these exact tires. His rig was a white V8 4runner. I think Scott Brady has also done a bunch of 255 testing.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:23 PM
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hey check it out, we're world famous now. http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/..._t13_front.htm
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