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Old 06-12-2017, 01:49 PM   #21
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Sweet! Looks great, and that temp gauge you've got on there is new to me. It isn't on mine but the comp is pulling it from a sensor somewhere as I can get it to read on my Edge CTS.

If you get a chance, do you mind posting a measurement from the top of your wheel arch to the ground? I'm curious to see how much higher you are than mine.

Pretty sure he has Quigley lifted IFS, which basically adds 3in to stock IFS 4x4.
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:46 PM   #22
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Now these 16x8 American Racing wheels look good...

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Old 09-09-2017, 02:28 AM   #23
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Someone once said... "Four Wheel Drive only gets you more stuck."

But having a set of "Maxtraax" traction devices will get ya unstuck! And when its a race against the tide coming in, it will also provide a great workout!

Took us four hours traveling three feet at a time and digging a lot of sand, but we got out. The trick to using these in deep sand is to not drive further than the device once ya feel the tires digging in. At one point we had to travel up a sand bar to get back to solid ground, and we were burried up to the frame rails! But we got out.

MaxTraax, expensive? Yes, very. Worth it? -Every cent! I will never travel without them.

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Sweet express,here's my 2004 2x4, just wondering what tire pressure you had in sand? It's a pain to fill up when done wheelin but the most important thing for sand wheelin is to "air down" wider footprint/less sinking even with stock wheels/tires,thx
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When we are out at glamis or dumont dunes my buddies in their diesel dodge trucks just drag my van/trailer out to remote camping since I have 24" wheels/low pro tires cant really air down
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Sweet express,here's my 2004 2x4, just wondering what tire pressure you had in sand? It's a pain to fill up when done wheelin but the most important thing for sand wheelin is to "air down" wider footprint/less sinking even with stock wheels/tires,thx
Good advice brother, and nice rig yourself! Was not sure how stock tires and rims would perform aired down; there were no tire shops open (late Sunday on a Labor Day weekend), so I chose not to air down. -Did not want to break the bead, and or spin the tire against the rim and lose the static balance.

I own a rock crawling Jeep Cherokee currently, and have been four wheeling 35 years in various types of rigs, but this is my first 4x4 van, and first time in the sand with "stock tires/ rims" and no spare. It was bad judgement on my part going out in that sand, but it was a great workout digging in the sand.

-Next time I'll be better prepared.

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I hear you ! I only speak from experience as well after getting stuck and hassled by my buddies for having having 24" wheels/low pro tires but I have surprised em a few times making it to some camp spots with my aluminum trailer just takes a little longer than just bouncing over e-thing
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