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Unread 01-10-2017, 04:40 PM   #1
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Edit: This was a from a while ago but didn't get any advice so, instead of starting a new thread i'm adding to this one with whatever.

So I thought I would try my hand at 3/8" HDPE aND..... I suck. The problem i'm having is that this stuff is way to flexible and expands and contrast in temperatures So, the next one will be made of wood. being my first box attempt I knew it wouldn't be long until it went in the trash. So with that being said, should I keep the same style? If not, what would you change?
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Ha! going SW from Yankee Hill, a Sequoia w/ a first timer behind the wheel had been distracted by something. From what I don't know but I can only imagine . (I didn't see it happen I was just the first one there) The Sequoia saw very little damage. However, this was a steep downward grade with loose dirt and occasionally would slide forward, especially if the FJC (Scott) was to begin getting the Seq back on all 4s. So there I was, sitting on my ass as usual making sure nothing went down the trail that wasn't on 4 wheels. at the end of the extraction, the Seq struggled to turn over but eventually did. Pouring white smoke like Boulder on 420 or more appropriately, a steam engine on a cold night. The young frightened Seq scampered down the train and around the corner. I watched from the trees as the white cloud bobbed and weaved until I could no longer see it. Days latter I received notice that the Seq did make it home to its natural habitat in north Denver. and that's all I know.
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Thanks, looks like the Sequoia just went up on the bank on the side of the road and jerked the wheel to flop. Not really sure of that though. Innocent looking spot but Yankee Hill has some interesting stories. Glad the driver got home, suspect he's going to stay on the pavement going forward!
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New kicks. Don't like them very much so i'll probably go back to a 255 on a 7.5"
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Any movement on the new storage setup? I'll start building mine when I get back from this work trip I have coming up No fridge for me, and have different plans than yours, I may remove the stock side panels on the bottom and build a big multi level storage with two or four pullout drawers for when the gate is up, and then have a nice large lift up area for when I have the window down to access my gym clothes and shoes etc... I will be building a "wooden dowel" hanging rack for my towel and clothes to dry off as I workout either in the morning or at lunch and sweat my ass off then hang them via some 550 cord I have ran across the rear right now.

Anyway will be watching and thanks for testing the material out
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New kicks. Don't like them very much so i'll probably go back to a 255 on a 7.5"
What are they and what don't you like about them?
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Man bahndrve, That seems like a smelly PT setup. no progression on the storage yet. However, the sides have stopped bowing inwards. It doesn't help that the weight of a fully loaded fridge strapped down to it on a hot day has begun to have its effects on HDPE. I think if this was done with something like 7/8 it would hold up to the temperature changes better. Unfortunately that makes it heavier and not as easy to take out when I need the space for the dogs.

As for the tires Wanderer, Let me just start by saying "I do Not hate this set" I would just appreciate the multi use function of an A/T. The tires are from a company called Treadwright and they make Bead to Bead remolds (a lot different than a Re-Tread) for a really good price. However, I will take this set off of the 4runner but leave the 35's on the FJ60 because of how well the tire do on the trail and here are some reasons i'm going back to some 255's (maybe 255/80R17 cooper ST maxx) The Treadwright 285/70R17 that are on the 4runner now are wicked heavy at 73lbs a tire plus the 29lb alloy wheel equals 102lbs a corner. Now that might be good for off road to keep the center of gravity lower, the heavy setup can influence a lot of things from acceleration, braking and obviously MPG because you know, that's what i'm worried about when I drive my '85 60 series and then my '04 4runner V8..... yup that what I really care about... MPG. (joke) The supper soft lugs help really well on rocky trails but tend to fold at speed on the freeway making for a somewhat exciting ride. The large open voids will grab and hold small pebbles while on the trail and simultaneously unleash these little buggers on your way home on the interstate 50 miles from the trail like an older brother pelting you with rocks at the playground when you attended elementary school bringing back emotions you've tried so hard to forget. Then there's balancing. while it not a huge concern, around 80 Mph the tires do seem to hop a little bit. Not like its going to fly off but it does get annoying. I have balanced them twice now and both times the tires came out good for 285s (within .5 oz) but after about a week (550 miles) it starts doing the same. Again, not a problem for an OHV.
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