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    No real life usage of the BD soloist trigger...

    No real life usage of the BD soloist trigger mitts I bought last spring yet, but the liner is insanely comfortable. Seem like they’ll be very warm.
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    '99 4runner purchased w/110k, now at 230k. Mine...

    '99 4runner purchased w/110k, now at 230k. Mine has a hood scoop and manual transmission, which means I get approached by way more random dudes than before I owned it so if you're into that...
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    Hey your PMs are full. Also I only have one pair...

    Hey your PMs are full. Also I only have one pair of 103s available.
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    I have some catch and release pairs of MKs from...

    I have some catch and release pairs of MKs from this sale. All NWT. Price is $20/ea + shipping.

    - Original MTN Pant, 34x32, Slim Fit, Grey
    - Camber 103, 32x32, Classic Fit, Tan
    - All Mountain...
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    No idea. Myself and 2 others each bought empty...

    No idea. Myself and 2 others each bought empty cargos with ~130K prior to pandemic. AFAIK none of us paid more than $15K. I paid much less, but searched for a yr and drove to NM to buy it.
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    They are solid, and the best value full size AWD...

    They are solid, and the best value full size AWD option. Maintenance has been pretty good on mine. YMMV.



    They are built for and used by tradesmen so finding one that hasn't been beat on is...
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    Evo says 2260g/ski

    Evo says 2260g/ski
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    ^^^^Mount it slalom. Shane would've approved.

    ^^^^Mount it slalom. Shane would've approved.
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    Goal Zeros are nice for the plug and play factor,...

    Goal Zeros are nice for the plug and play factor, but you’ll get more bang for your buck building your own. GZ stuff (at least older AGM versions) have proprietary inputs/outputs and the cost of...
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    So if I'm reading this right, the aero bros...

    So if I'm reading this right, the aero bros didn't finish the camper, served the customers with a lawsuit to cover their asses, and then called in Dad because they didn't want to finish that either?...
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    If you can believe it, that company is not longer...

    If you can believe it, that company is not longer in existence. We actually did work our asses off though. When we unwound we did so...aggressively.
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    The first place I worked after college had a...

    The first place I worked after college had a Dodge Sportsman as a company vehicle of sorts. The CFO and 7(?) of his friends bought for $700 and used it for tailgating at Broncos games. Highlights of...
  13. Thread: Collegge

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    All I'll add is to be proactive in following your...

    All I'll add is to be proactive in following your interests and setting your path education-wise. I'm by nature a go with the flow type person, and traditional K-12 systems reward this (show up, do...
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    Two things it has going for it: it's not white so...

    Two things it has going for it: it's not white so it's less likely to have been used as a tradesman vehicle - those ones get destroyed. Also the paint will not fall off when you spray it with water...
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    Yes. When I bought mine in 2016(?) most empty...

    Yes. When I bought mine in 2016(?) most empty cargos in the 130K range were going for $11-$13K. My buddy sold his this summer w/175K for $34K I think - but it's the nicest express camper build I've...
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    Later model M's have it too. I think since 2009....

    Later model M's have it too. I think since 2009. Braces showed up whenever they updated the tunnel and ditched the plastic bumper.
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    I dunno. All of the hardcores I know in that area...

    I dunno. All of the hardcores I know in that area are still there. True many of them are feeling the squeeze harder than ever now - hope they can stick it out. They still give carte blanche to...
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    Bump. Looks like I'm running point on a week long...

    Bump. Looks like I'm running point on a week long surf trip/bachelor party to CR first week of November (assuming Delta doesn't crater everything). Bachelor and crew are pretty low key but I feel...
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    Warrantied my sticky Helio 180s and swapped for...

    Warrantied my sticky Helio 180s and swapped for Crests. At first glance, they seem like a better fit for my uses.
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    It's a factory option - RPO code G80. Not...

    It's a factory option - RPO code G80. Not selectable, auto engages after enough wheel slip. There's lots of info out there if you search "G80 locking diff".
    ...
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    It's mounted adjacent to the PS wheel well, in...

    It's mounted adjacent to the PS wheel well, in the vertical orientation (interior intake is above interior exhaust). Combustion intake/exhaust goes through the floor - exhaust side dumps at the...
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    Have run a Propex HS2211 in my van for 5+...

    Have run a Propex HS2211 in my van for 5+ seasons, maybe 150 nights. 20lb BBQ tank in a sealed and vented cabinet. Have never had issues with it, even in -20F on the icefields pkwy. AMA.
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    No no, the '21 version is waaaay better...

    No no, the '21 version is waaaay better :biggrin:. I need these to stick around until I can see if any custom tops are being offered on early order BGT118s..cuz if I can get flamingos on my skis I...
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    Same. Love my 138s, and I bet the L124 is pretty...

    Same. Love my 138s, and I bet the L124 is pretty fun, but DPS hasn't been on my radar in years.
  25. Thread: Trucks.

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    Buddy of mine has a THETRUK vanity plate on his...

    Buddy of mine has a THETRUK vanity plate on his Sienna mini van. Really triggers some of the more zealous truck dweebs. Most people are just confused.
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    Did a new issue just drop? ...

    Did a new issue just drop?

    https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1TYiQqrsw4-Yn59meHRKhe4WGRrTlilvR
  27. 4+ season old Antero II Plus (?) in there...

    4+ season old Antero II Plus (?) in there somewhere :cool:. Just sent it in for a cuff velcro tune up! Solid gear. Probably 250+ days on mine....
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    Ren (Owls) - Awesome soft snow ski but punishing...

    Ren (Owls) - Awesome soft snow ski but punishing once things get cut up. I've been on mine in the b/c a few times and daily resort skiing Japan maybe 5yrs ago. Not nearly versatile enough as a resort...
  29. 196 Owls for sale locally for $100, 2x mounts...

    196 Owls for sale locally for $100, 2x mounts dunno mount details. Holler if you want me to track them down or put you in contact.
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    CBD? Not sure if it works for arthritis, but...

    CBD? Not sure if it works for arthritis, but cheaper/easier to try than a knee replacement.
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    No, that tracks with my experience also. I've...

    No, that tracks with my experience also. I've maybe ridden that section 4 or 5 times and only gotten in good condition 1x. It was really awesome, but it's been blown out every time I've ridden it...
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    Started via unattended campfire. We are so fucked.

    Started via unattended campfire. We are so fucked.
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    Eh. I think MTB brakes are prime YMMV territory. ...

    Eh. I think MTB brakes are prime YMMV territory. I've owned one pair of Shimanos (SLX), and they definitely did not work period. Would not hold a bleed, and when they did the bite point shifted...
  34. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Anybody have a good strategy for getting the...

    Anybody have a good strategy for getting the inside line on in stock bikes? I've noticed a few "owners" Facebook groups for specific brands where shops from all over the country will post up when...
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    Cool that's in the realm of what I was...

    Cool that's in the realm of what I was thinking/hoping. If I could get $4K I'd do it in a heartbeat but that's likely unrealistic. That $2-$3K mark really is the sweet spot. Crazy good return on...
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    Did she ask to get by? I'm happy to pull over to...

    Did she ask to get by? I'm happy to pull over to let people pass on singletrack climbs but only if they use their words. Otherwise it tends to be somebody who wants to hang but isn't certain they...
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    Got my order and all of it fits great. Those...

    Got my order and all of it fits great. Those Camber 103s are super soft. Only thing I won't be keeping is a pair of All Mountain Shorts in the Freestone color. 31 x 10. Fit is good I prefer a...
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    - I think 95% of homeowner project shit can be...

    - I think 95% of homeowner project shit can be hauled with any vehicle. Pickups (of any size, Mav included) are great for sheet goods, sure. My dad is as DIY as it gets (I'm aspirant, but less...
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    Guess I'd just say that based on a small amount...

    Guess I'd just say that based on a small amount of digging, the stated lead times from GFC and the actual delivery dates (and in some cases, item delivered) have been...consistently inconsistent....
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    So Maverick is category 3 on Chup's list, which...

    So Maverick is category 3 on Chup's list, which from my viewpoint is basically a Subaru Baja. What's the point of these car trucks? I have friends that own Ridgelines and love them but I'm not sure...
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    Lots of competition in the wedge tent space now,...

    Lots of competition in the wedge tent space now, so it's probably worth looking around a bit if you're committed to that platform. I like the idea of a GFC because it's a maggot product, first ones...
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    OK ok bike appraisers now do mine: 2017...

    OK ok bike appraisers now do mine:

    2017 Transition Patrol Carbon (Large, blue) - Brand new front triangle and chainstay included, both warranty replacements
    - 2018 Fox 36 Perf Elite (RC2, EVOL,...
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    Thank you for re-igniting my annual firm snow...

    Thank you for re-igniting my annual firm snow daily driver research project.

    - guy who hasn't purchased a resort pass in 5yrs and has only skied his Enforcer 100s 3x in 3? seasons.
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    Yep got tracking number today

    Yep got tracking number today
  45. Thread: facial paralysis

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    Stroke symptoms ain't nothing to fuck with man....

    Stroke symptoms ain't nothing to fuck with man. I'm 33, in above average physical shape etc. and checked myself into the ER for the first time in my adult life this spring after stroke-like symptoms.
  46. Thread: The Fifty One?

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    Good bump. Best thread on TGR. I re-read the...

    Good bump. Best thread on TGR. I re-read the University Peak TR and was tickled to be reminded that it was skied on Hojis and Spirit 4s.
  47. Nice! Probably saw you out there. We got a late...

    Nice! Probably saw you out there. We got a late start (forgot rope - had to backtrack) and got lucky with the wind dying and sun popping up high when we hit the ridge, making a summit scamper more...
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    What's the snow level at in Watrous/Herman Gulch?

    What's the snow level at in Watrous/Herman Gulch?
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    Not really. Got the heel piece rotated using a...

    Not really. Got the heel piece rotated using a bench vice. Blasted both heels with silicone spray, then noticed some schmutz in the ball detents. Cleaned that off with simple green and a...
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    Torque spec was "pretty dang tight," and...

    Torque spec was "pretty dang tight," and increased to "real fuggin tight" after the heel slid. I also added blue loctite to the heel fasteners. Dis-assembling in the field to flip the stuck heel was...
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