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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:03 pm

Nick that truck is starting to look awesome...i have always like your tacoma...but its getting beastly now...i think im gonna have to start cutting some of my plastic off...
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:31 pm

They must like you over at the tire shop
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:18 pm

Crazy Hube wrote:
Christ, Brian I am returning the 255's Very Happy
No Problem, but there is a 70% restocking fee.

Nick, the truck looks good. I have dibbs on the wheels/tires when you decide they are too loud! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:51 pm

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Nick, the truck looks good. I have dibbs on the wheels/tires when you decide they are too loud! Very Happy

Ha! That's why I kept the Falkens too Smile

They are definitely loud when compared to the Falkens. And definitely not as smooth, so they could end up being trail run only tires. We'll see Mad tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:01 pm

I just chuckled a bit. You know the kind, a deep inner chuckle. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:15 pm

When you have these things on, your truck will be a beast on the trail. It will be hard to keep up with you now.

I approached the "regearing & front locker" issue with Adrienne on the way home today. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:05 am

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When you have these things on, your truck will be a beast on the trail. It will be hard to keep up with you now.

I approached the "regearing & front locker" issue with Adrienne on the way home today. bounce

Did you liquor her up beforehand? Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:11 am

In a sense. Ask me in person. I can't say on the forum, she reads through the threads when she gets bored. pale
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:15 am

You didn't take her to the Red Lobster before hand did you?
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:31 am

Gears and locker were definitely the best money spent for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:25 am

Nick I loved your truck before but it keeps getting better!
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:47 pm

Thanks Derek.

I was able to get out on the highway today. They're actually smoother, and quieter at highway speeds. I've gotta get it to Gulches though to find out where I'll need to trim more Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:04 pm

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Thanks Derek.

I was able to get out on the highway today. They're actually smoother, and quieter at highway speeds. I've gotta get it to Gulches though to find out where I'll need to trim more Smile

I had two sets of the old (non-kevlar) MTR's on a Rubicon. Drove from Spokane WA to Fayetteville with them...never really wheeled them. They rode city/highway great, and were fairly quiet...until they hit 40K+/-, then it was like someone turned the volume to "11." So loud that even though they still had miles on them, they had to go.

That was in '04 and '06. It will be interesting to see how they do now when they roll over 40K.
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:01 pm

40k. Ha!

That's funny right there, I don't care who you are!!

My tires are gone before 5k Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:12 pm

That was funny Paul.

Like I said, dibbs on the 35 MTRs.
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:28 pm

Question Whats so funny, I got 40K out of two sets of MTR's...the ones that came on the Rubicon new, and a second set I bought...hell, I've got 25K on my Duratracs right now and at this rate, they'll hit 40K as well? Someone help the clueless... Question
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:26 pm

Oh, I have no doubts the tires will last that long - on whoever's truck they end up on.

There seems to be some rumor going around that I've never owned a tire for more than 5k miles.... Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:07 pm

if the shoe fits...nick!!
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:35 pm

I'm keeping the MTR's this time Smile

Not sure the wife will let me keep the set of Falkens though. Probably wasn't a good idea stacking them in the middle of the garage confused
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:41 pm

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I'm keeping the MTR's this time Smile

Not sure the wife will let me keep the set of Falkens though. Probably wasn't a good idea stacking them in the middle of the garage confused
lol!
Get a camper top for your truck bed. Hide them in there.
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:29 am

I have two spares too.... Basketball
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:19 am

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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:24 am

That looks awesome! When will it be mounted?
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:28 am

Wow that is sweat.
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