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Unread 10-28-2013, 09:46 PM   #466
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Sounds like good advice. Thank you. With the open center would there be a spot or room in the front for a winch? I like the idea of not messing around with ramps too. That kills my back.
Yes there is a solid crossmember on most of them that runs across the front. The other good thing about the open center is that you can sit in it and work on the drivetrain , which comes in handy sometimes .

As to the tow rigs , I vote for diesel power .

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Unread 10-29-2013, 09:31 AM   #467
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Yes there is a solid crossmember on most of them that runs across the front. The other good thing about the open center is that you can sit in it and work on the drivetrain , which comes in handy sometimes .

As to the tow rigs , I vote for diesel power .

The diesel truck thing has been a battle I have had with myself since I sold my 3/4ton Ram. The problem with that is for under $30,000 I'm getting a truck that has about 100,000 miles on the odometer and I will be fixing crap like I did on my 59,000 mile Ram. I'm guessing the new truck will only tow to MOAB once every other year and maybe 4-5 times during the summer up to Gilbert which is an hour away. I would rather have an almost brand new truck that I know I'm not going to have to repair every month.

I wont be driving the truck everyday to work since my wife tele-comutes I take her car. (4cyl Fusion) 23mpg in town and 36mpg hwy is hard to beat!
So the saving gas and getting better mpg of the diesel doesn't win here either.

If the Tundra doesnt have enough power I can always toss on a TRD supercharger. (probably NOT)
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Unread 10-29-2013, 01:47 PM   #468
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**** you snow!

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Unread 10-31-2013, 10:34 AM   #469
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ksilovich sent me some images of what my dash will look like.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 11:00 AM   #470
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Dang! A custom dash and everything? You're going all out with this thing!
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Unread 10-31-2013, 11:29 AM   #471
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Dang! A custom dash and everything? You're going all out with this thing!
Might as well at this point right?
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Unread 10-31-2013, 12:02 PM   #472
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Might as well at this point right?
You betcha!
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Unread 10-31-2013, 08:14 PM   #473
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You betcha!
Now I need to figure out which of the Autometer series gauges I want to run and then find the right ones. lol
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Will that clear all the HVAC stuff ? Looks cool , and it will be nice to have some more knee room .
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Will that clear all the HVAC stuff ? Looks cool , and it will be nice to have some more knee room .

All the HVAC is gone.
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All the HVAC is gone.
Well you do live in a moderate climate ... for polar bears
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Well you do live in a moderate climate ... for polar bears
This Jeep is not being driven in the winter. Same as owning a buggy except it will have a full top.

The salt on the roads here would destroy it in one winter. I don't like winter wheeling either.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 09:25 PM   #478
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This Jeep is not being driven in the winter. Same as owning a buggy except it will have a full top.

The salt on the roads here would destroy it in one winter. I don't like winter wheeling either.
I gotcha , call me a wuss but I love having AC and heat .

If ya'll head down to Minneapolis over the next 8 weeks give me a holler as thats where I will be starting Sunday . Worst case I may head up there and pick up a package o' goodies from you .
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Unread 10-31-2013, 09:27 PM   #479
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I gotcha , call me a wuss but I love having AC and heat . If ya'll head down to Minneapolis over the next 8 weeks give me a holler as thats where I will be starting Sunday . Worst case I may head up there and pick up a package o' goodies from you .
I won't be making any trips until February. Busiest time of year for me. Working a little over 50 hours a week. Let me know what you want and when your on your way an I will have it ready.
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I'm thinking these will look good in the dash and go along with the slight Military theme. All the switches will be a green back-light so the green LED in the gauges will flow well with it. Anyone know the resistance value of the stock fuel pump?
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