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    Goodyear Duratrac or BFG KM2?

    MT tires are great in deep, soft snow. Not so great when that snow gets packed down and turns to ice sheet. That's where the siping of a dedicated snow or tire designated as such with the Mountain Snowflake symbol comes in handy. Duratrac has this rating. KM2 does not. I just purchased...
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    To do or not to do headgasket as PM

    no. you have enough trucks in the driveway to get away with having the 80 down if/when you need to do HG. I drove mine with a failing gasket for 8 or 9 months, then had it rebuilt properly by one of the really good guys in Denver who does work out of his house garage when the engine finally...
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    9 MPG on long road trip

    put in a can of BG 44k fuel system cleaner with your next full tank of gas.
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    Need Easy to Install Good Replacement Headlights

    I bought new OEM housings for the headlights (low beam and high beam), installed whatever bulbs Slee Off Road had at the time, and installed the headlight wiring harness from Slee. I am super happy with the light that this set up throws, especially with the high beams on. The "parking lamps"...
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    I need Help with my tires :(

    I agree with Pin_Head on this one
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    Can I use a 30" spare tire with my set of 33"s?

    I got flamed a couple years ago on here for letting it rip on someone who wanted to use a different spare, so I've learned that lesson. I'm with retrofive that it makes the most sense to track down an inexpensive, worn tire that matches the size of your 4 driving tires for the spare. It's...
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    Engine implant - Tundra or Diesel?

    Arm chair opinion here as I've yet to get to the point of seriously considering an engine swap. I can't imagine going through the hassle of an engine swap in an 80 and not going diesel. But then by the time I can do an engine swap, my 80 won't be a daily driver and I'll appreciate the...
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    60 Guy with a Value ? For the Experts

    for that type of mileage with lockers, I think you're in the ballpark. Others may disagree with me, that this is awfully high. I've paid that or more for mine with similar mileage, with and without lockers and was fine with it. It's all about your comfort level with the dollar amount going out...
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    What first? Bumpers/winch or Headgasket as PM

    To answer the original question...don't replace the HG until it goes. In the meantime, make sure you are not leaking oil and that your coolant system is working properly. It seems that a lot of older vehicles you see on the side of the road are there because basic PM is not taken care of...
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    Please help, buying a 96 LC tomorrow..

    that photo had to have been inadvertently added to the photo upload...that dash is not from a Toyota, and other pictures show the stock dash is in the truck. good luck with your purchase.
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    Daily Driver Snow tires

    ...you have quite the conundrum here! You use the truck seldom, and you need something that will do well in Tahoe snowstorms AND during the summer for light off roading. Tough combo. Here's some perspective to help you out with this. I live in the central Colorado mountains. When it snows here...
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    I love Jeep (but I want an FJ80 on the side)

    1. The FZJ has a more powerful engine, and the late-95+ flavors have a larger transmission (debatable about which is better) 2. Black is available, however it is rare and after all these years not many of them are in great shape. The other colors hide scratches/dent way better. 3. No idea...
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    How much of a difference in ride quality does suspension really make?

    when I added my OME 2.5" medium lift to my most recent 80, I was surprised at how much body roll was reduced in corners. What a nice benefit! Off road, I really like the additional travel and overall "firmer" (more stable?) yet more compliant ride I get from the extra travel. Rolling over...
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    285/75R16 vs. 305/70R16

    Amen - it would be great if Goodyear had produced the 255/85 flavor for the Duratrac. Oh well. Goodyear has abandoned that size, they don't even make the MTR in 255/85.
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    315/75/16 road tire advise

    I would have for sure mentioned the Goodyear Silent Armor...but alas it does not come in the 315/75 flavor. With what Pinhead said, however, I'll throw in the Michelin LTX AT 2 in 285/75/16 as my most likely candidate for dedicated road use. The Michelins wear forever and get phenomenal gas...
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