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    Oh, dear god...original post was mocking I-70...

    Oh, dear god...original post was mocking I-70 bros.

    And 22's on a truck? :nonono2:
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    Just picked up a Chevy Silverado High Country. ...

    Just picked up a Chevy Silverado High Country. Love the heated steering wheel and ventilated leather seats!

    Question is what all-terrain tires should I get for Saturday trips to ABay?

    I want a...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Anyone have a 25% off code they could share? ...

    Anyone have a 25% off code they could share?

    Thanks!
  5. Thread: Snow Tire help

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    Nice! Glad to hear they are working out. And...

    Nice! Glad to hear they are working out. And yeah, tread depth and lug spacing make LT tires perform really well in slush, 3d, etc.
  6. Thread: Snow Tire help

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    First off, no experience with this tire, but... ...

    First off, no experience with this tire, but...

    You mentioned not being impressed with past winter tires. Unless you are driving a 3/4 or 1 ton then these most likely won't impress you either. ...
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    A new headlight assembly that actually provides a...

    A new headlight assembly that actually provides a quality beam is going to be pretty pricey...like others said read up in other forums.

    If you want something that works well particularly for...
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    Hah! If that video is particularly ancient then...

    Hah! If that video is particularly ancient then could have been my dad flying one of those things:)
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    Hah, that's absurd (and I am a toyota fan). Not...

    Hah, that's absurd (and I am a toyota fan). Not saying someone won't buy it because "it's a Taco" but 227k is quite a few miles.
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    Here is what I have done and been pleased with...

    Here is what I have done and been pleased with the results.

    On a 2004 4runner I did the 3m kit. Did this around 2009. Really took my time with it getting the headlight housings polished. Made...
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    So Cooper A/TW and AT3 4S are completely...

    So Cooper A/TW and AT3 4S are completely different tires. I am pretty sure Cooper has discontinued the A/TW ( I just bought 2 sets) and they are no longer on Coopers site and only a couple of shops...
  12. Thread: Snow Tire help

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    Haha, yeah, but pretty sure he's towing with a...

    Haha, yeah, but pretty sure he's towing with a grocery-getter, not a 1 ton:)
  13. Thread: Snow Tire help

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    Hakka 8 or 9 studded (or not)...you already have...

    Hakka 8 or 9 studded (or not)...you already have the wheels. Wouldn't want to tow in the winter with all seasons:eek:
  14. Thread: Snow Tire help

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    Relatively dry conditions and desire for good...

    Relatively dry conditions and desire for good performance in unplowed? Hakka 8 is what you want.

    If you want better ice traction get the blizzaks but most likely less usable treadlife and not...
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    I largely agree with Makers on these. I have run...

    I largely agree with Makers on these. I have run 2 sets on 2 vehicles. I don't run them now (currently use Nokians).

    Not the best winter tire but very decent all purpose winter tire when you...
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    So, no, you cannot run an E tire at a lower...

    So, no, you cannot run an E tire at a lower pressure than a C rated tire. May need to change "not wrong just an asshole";)

    Here is the link:...
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    Again, sort of... A 4runner doesn't need...

    Again, sort of...

    A 4runner doesn't need anywhere near a 116 rated tire to carry the load required. It's nice that it comes stock but is unnecessary based on the weight/load capacity of the...
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    That's the general idea but that is not quite how...

    That's the general idea but that is not quite how p-metric tires are rated. Also, p-metric tires get de-rated by 10% when used on an SUV/truck.

    Couple of links to explain:
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    Those blue states support the the rest of the...

    Those blue states support the the rest of the country (and don't get much in return):

    Federal Income Tax Paid per Capita:
    297837
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    Banning MtnGirl is really lame. Don't like her,...

    Banning MtnGirl is really lame. Don't like her, ignore her.



    If you think that please go educate yourself about mental health.

    Lastly, IIl-Advised: missed what happened in your thread...
  21. So, a lot of the recommendations you are getting...

    So, a lot of the recommendations you are getting are great for the ocean...

    Since this is your first boat, and as you point out you'll want to use it largely in lakes and be able to trailer it: ...
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    Bumping this... About a week and half ago the...

    Bumping this...

    About a week and half ago the wife and I spent some time at Mt. Lodge. Vendul is a fantastic host and I highly recommend staying with him!

    He hooked us up with great hiking...
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    From the NYTimes: ...

    From the NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/sports/semenya-xy-chromosomes.html?searchResultPosition=2

    This article makes the new rules sound much more nuanced?
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    Awesome, thanks for that link. Those should...

    Awesome, thanks for that link.

    Those should come in handy at some point.
  25. Bumping this thread with pretty similar trip...

    Bumping this thread with pretty similar trip plan.

    Flying into Zurich mid-July plan to stay 10 days or so. Wife and I, budget minded. Mostly interested in small towns for hiking. Maybe a 2...
  26. Thread: Smith Optics

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    I totally get the skepticism. I have lots of...

    I totally get the skepticism. I have lots of Smith gear and like how their company does business (US manufacturing, etc.)

    Finally have the managers contact info.

    Once I get the managers...
  27. Thread: Smith Optics

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    Of course, I completely forgot...PMing him...

    Of course, I completely forgot...PMing him now:biggrin:
  28. Thread: Smith Optics

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    Yep, definitely, issue is with one person. It's...

    Yep, definitely, issue is with one person. It's absurd really.

    Have used lots of their stuff for the last 25 years and never had a reason to contact them about a product until now.

    Just...
  29. Thread: Smith Optics

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    Smith Optics

    Hey All -

    Anyone work at or have a contact at Smith?

    Had a rather surprising interaction with a customer service rep over an incredibly mundane request.

    Willing to share story but rather see...
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    It's not just your town. It's become the norm. ...

    It's not just your town. It's become the norm.

    I've spent a fair amount of time on campuses over the years and it's gotten to the point where they don't even bother to look as they know you'll...
  31. Thread: Westcomb

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    They make great stuff. I've been surprised they...

    They make great stuff. I've been surprised they haven't become a bigger presence over the last 10 years.

    Oh, and made in Canada is sweet.
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    I'm going to judge him based on his fetish for...

    I'm going to judge him based on his fetish for illegal (and fucking moronic) use of a firearm (that infamous vid from years back).

    Looks like he's still hasn't learned...
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    These look like they could be good. Too bad they...

    These look like they could be good. Too bad they only have chunkster sizes left...

    Backcountry Dead Tree Zip-Off Knickers...
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    So a woman is struggling to load her children...

    So a woman is struggling to load her children onto a lift. You are watching from behind with your kids, right?

    Choices for dealing with this include:

    a) wait an additional 30 seconds for...
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    yup, hard to see getting enough flex to make that...

    yup, hard to see getting enough flex to make that happen
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    Jon, unfortunately you are incorrect regarding...

    Jon, unfortunately you are incorrect regarding the change in distance. When a ski is flexed all binding mounting hardware is on the inside radius of the flexed ski. If you measure in a straight...
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    I agree and should have stated that as well in my...

    I agree and should have stated that as well in my post.
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    It would be nice to see a longer slot channel in...

    It would be nice to see a longer slot channel in there along with a smaller entry hole (can't see the purpose of such a large entry hole). Reduced issues due to mounting inconsistencies and a...
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    I have bought 3 sets of OEM take-off alloys for 3...

    I have bought 3 sets of OEM take-off alloys for 3 different vehicles on Ebay. Never had to wait more than a day or two to find what I needed. Do have to be careful though and know what you are...
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    It's been discussed before on here but the idea...

    It's been discussed before on here but the idea with Duratracs in the winter is that they are great at clearing slushy snow so they get down to the road surface. Their ice and packed snow traction...
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    "HRMITAGE" Seen on Mercedes GL at dental...

    "HRMITAGE"

    Seen on Mercedes GL at dental office in CT.

    Which one of you dentists owns it?
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    You sure they weren't the A/T3? The A/TW's...

    You sure they weren't the A/T3?

    The A/TW's seem pretty well regarded.
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    Perhaps take a cue from Warren Buffet. He...

    Perhaps take a cue from Warren Buffet. He regularly points out that the tax code gives him a better deal than his secretary. He takes every break/exemption etc. but is self-aware enough to bring...
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    Your tax sheltering just transfers the tax burden...

    Your tax sheltering just transfers the tax burden to those who, unlike you, are not wealthy. It's understandable to use the shelter but to revel in it seems a bit perverse unless you are a die hard...
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    that was amazing

    that was amazing
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    I have one of these in nice shape I've been...

    I have one of these in nice shape I've been meaning to post up.

    https://www.the-house.com/qgtzask2020pw13zz-gt-bikes.html#!#product-details

    In NE Ct.

    Will post in gear swap once I take...
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    Suburbs/exurbs of hartford, ct. The quote from...

    Suburbs/exurbs of hartford, ct. The quote from Stalefish pretty much describes the market I'm seeing.
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    In the Northeast but my house is down 10% since...

    In the Northeast but my house is down 10% since purchase one year ago. Other houses in my neighborhood have been hit even harder. Houses below $300k seem to be doing just fine.
  49. Thread: Trucks.

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    Looks like L Track Dunno which brand that one...

    Looks like L Track

    Dunno which brand that one is but plenty of stuff you can attach to it. Probably not OEM. Hah, sure enough it is OEM:o
  50. Thread: cool homes

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    Blown away that place hasn't sold. Knowing what...

    Blown away that place hasn't sold. Knowing what some people in that general area paid for their shoddy mcmansions makes that place an incredible deal (if you have the means).
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