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#11909465 - 03/19/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
Oheremicus Offline
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Registered: 03/23/14
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Loc: Ka., USA
On Wednesday, I'm having Truc-Tracs put in both diffs of my 2014 Willis packaged Wrangler. E

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#11912717 - 03/20/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
willhunt4 Offline
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Registered: 01/12/08
Posts: 1605
Loc: Nor Ca.
Put running boards/steps on so the wife and kids can climb in. To be honest, it keeps me from having to jump up.
New 2017 power wagon and it's a wee bit tall.

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#11913277 - 03/20/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
stantdm Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1831
Loc: South Dakota
I breathed a sigh of relief when my check engine light and service 4WD message went out when I started it this morning. It was on all day yesterday. I patted the hood and said "good truck".

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#11913280 - 03/20/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
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Loc: Iowa/NW Ontaio
Last Saturday we put another 630 miles on returning from a fishing trip, does that sort of thing count?
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#11913755 - 03/20/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: wabigoon]
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Originally Posted By wabigoon
Last Saturday we put another 630 miles on returning from a fishing trip, does that sort of thing count?


Of course. grin
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#11914481 - 03/21/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
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Next I need to wash the NW Ontario road salt off!

I was might happy to drive on it at the time however!!!!
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#11914955 - 03/21/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: willhunt4]
Oheremicus Offline
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Registered: 03/23/14
Posts: 1112
Loc: Ka., USA
I've often wondered if one could find a combination rock rail and step for such trucks. BTW, VERY nice truck. I got to drive and examine one last week. A little pricey..... E

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#11916090 - 03/21/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
liliysdad Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 2082
Finally got my winch mounted today.... I will probably never get stuck again..

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#11916441 - 03/21/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
K1500 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 2286
I put on some Cooper ATP's in 275/65R20. Very aggressive for an AT and so far at 500 miles they are very quiet. After running two sets of Goodyear SRA's I was ready for a change. The goodyears were fine for the highway but didn't do well off road and I finally drove a rock through one, I'm loving the Cooper's so far.


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#11917126 - 03/22/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: K1500]
tzone Offline
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Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 34668
Loc: MN
Originally Posted By K1500
I put on some Cooper ATP's in 275/65R20. Very aggressive for an AT and so far at 500 miles they are very quiet. After running two sets of Goodyear SRA's I was ready for a change. The goodyears were fine for the highway but didn't do well off road and I finally drove a rock through one, I'm loving the Cooper's so far.


I won't own a set of Goodyears, especially SRA's, for that reason. The SRA's are actually horrible on wet pavement and worse than that off road. They're put on trucks for a smooth, quiet ride. That's it. They're the softest tires I've ever had on a truck. I had 3 flats in ONE DAY on a jobsite from rocks on SRA's.
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#11920461 - 03/23/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: TheKid]
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Registered: 09/29/04
Posts: 33169
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By TheKid
New air filter element, radiator cap, and fuel filter for my 1979 Bronco today. Currently it's my fishing truck since we still have three weeks until hunting season starts back up but close enough I guess.

ND, know of any secret squirrel sources for green 73-79 Ford interior parts?


LMC?

Possibly national parts depot?
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#11921652 - 03/23/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: northern_dave]
TheKid Offline
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Registered: 04/27/10
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Originally Posted By northern_dave
Originally Posted By TheKid
New air filter element, radiator cap, and fuel filter for my 1979 Bronco today. Currently it's my fishing truck since we still have three weeks until hunting season starts back up but close enough I guess.

ND, know of any secret squirrel sources for green 73-79 Ford interior parts?


LMC?

Possibly national parts depot?



Unfortunately no dice there either. From what I have gathered from FTE I am going to have to find some OEM panels or have a set painted. Green is the only interior color that isn't reproduced aside from carpet. Like a dumbass I chucked my green Ranger XLT door panels, wood grain inserts and all, when I was in high school. Replaced them with some black LMC panels that never fit worth a crap and are now cracked too. Now after a decade in the sun I need a dashpad, and the saddle insert in all three of my seats is dry rotted.

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#11922681 - 03/24/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: Oheremicus]
Oheremicus Offline
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Registered: 03/23/14
Posts: 1112
Loc: Ka., USA
For any who are interested, Eaton's Truetrac does not fit the diff on my 2014 Jeep Wrangler. Apparently they come for either 3/8th's or 7/16ths bolts, but mine needs 1/2 inch holes..... None of the local machine shops can drill it out unless they order a special $150 drill bit.....
Luckly, the Willis Wheeler Package comes with a posi/clutch pack style limited slip. Mine is in good shape. When it wears out, it will cost $500 to rebuild it.
So, I had one installed in the front. $887.50 with tax.
Just had the alignment checked because it started pulling to the right on the way home yesterday. Seems one of my tires has developed a problem, possibly a ply separation. Nice. Got less than 20,000 miles on the OE tires. Same tires they put on the Rubicons. Well, they have spent lots of time bouncing around in the desert. Not much tread left on them. E

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#11923474 - 03/24/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: Oheremicus]
222Rem Offline
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Registered: 01/27/05
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Not very glamorous, but I just paid six months' insurance on two of mine. eek
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#11924309 - 03/24/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
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Posts: 2962
Loc: High Desert
Flushed the power steering fluid on the F-350 today. Pretty darned easy and only took 30 minutes or so.
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#11924342 - 03/24/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
222Rem Offline
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Registered: 01/27/05
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I did that to my Tacoma a couple years ago. Felt good to do so much good for so little effort. smile
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#11925452 - 03/25/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: 222Rem]
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Registered: 06/21/01
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Loc: Southern Kolorado
Washed the last of the elk blood out of the bed and cab of my truck from this year's hunt.

Didn't want to wait until the blood had really dried out, and would be hard to remove........ laugh laugh
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#11925897 - 03/25/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
TheKid Offline
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Registered: 04/27/10
Posts: 1452
I bought mine today. Been looking and finally found a regular cab Super duty that was 4wd and wasn't a 6.0 diesel. Ended up finding a clean 02 F350 gasser with 144k on the clock. All new steering components 2k ago, 8 new plugs and boots 2 weeks ago and a spanking new set of Toyo MTs. Six speed manual trans, true dual exhaust, airbag overloads and a nice sound system. Seems like it's going to be a pretty good rig and it was cheap enough I didn't have to borrow a nickel on it.

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#11926374 - 03/25/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
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Posts: 2962
Loc: High Desert
Very nice, Kid. The ZF6 manual is a great transmission and should last forever behind that gasser. Always wondered how the V8 did in the Super Duty as I've never driven one.
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#11926380 - 03/25/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
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Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 7120
Loc: Not from Maryland
I can tell you what I did with Nate's

I voted and voted and voted some more!


http://www.lmctruck.com/march-mayhem/index.htm
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#11926490 - 03/25/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
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Registered: 06/26/12
Posts: 2962
Loc: High Desert
Replaced the flimsy factory rear bumper on the F-350 today. I wanted something more stout for my overhead camper, but wanted to retain the factory receiver hitch. After looking at a bunch of offerings, I decided on the Steelcraft Elevation bumper. I couldn't find a lot about this particular model, but know folks who have used some of their other products and been happy with them. Installation took about 4 hours or so including the time it took to reinstall my backup camera. I also modified the trailer wiring bracket a bit, as this bumper has a cutout for 2008+ Super Duty trucks. I like it so far and think it will hold up fine.

No glamour shots here, I'm not going to wash my truck just to make it pretty for the interwebs.






Edited by SockPuppet (03/25/17)
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#11926917 - 03/26/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
TheKid Offline
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Registered: 04/27/10
Posts: 1452
I had an 04 F250 reg cab gasser with the 5.4 and the ZF6. It was the best truck I've ever owned. The 5.4 isn't a powerhouse, you have to use that six speed, don't be afraid to shift. But my old one got great mileage and I never had to do anything to it except replace an alternator.

I have a little work to do on the new one. Has the standard 5.4 exhaust leak on the passenger side manifold, the driver door panel is a little loose on one corner, and for some reason he plastidipped the chrome grill and worst of all the taillight lenses. I have to get that off there before I get rear ended.

Aside from that I put 200 miles on it yesterday bringing it home and taking my wife out to town for her birthday and everything seems tight as can be. Though I think this one may be thirstier than my old one, of course I may have had my foot in it a little more too.

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#11927028 - 03/26/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
liliysdad Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 2082
I had a 99 F350 SRW Crew Cab 4x4 with a 5.4 2v and an auto...it was in no way a drag racer, but it was a damned good truck.

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#11928448 - 03/26/17 Re: What Did You Do to Your Hunting Truck/4X4 Today? [Re: SockPuppet]
EdM Offline
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Registered: 11/27/02
Posts: 14843
Loc: Either Texas or Idaho
I checked the fluid levels, aired up the tires and hitched up the trailer. We are heading south for the week.

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