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In this thread, there are no stupid questions. Ask whatever question you need to know about your truck, wheeling, etc. without the stress of being judged or trolled.

For those answering: Give a no-bullshit proper answer/advice to the questions. I don’t care if they’re asking why their push-to-start won’t work. Just tell them that they need their foot on the brake.
 

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Does anyone know how to “help” the rear locker engage when it’s struggling? I generally try to roll a little for it to lock, but often times on uneven terrain, it’s very hard to have it engage.
 

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Does anyone know how to “help” the rear locker engage when it’s struggling? I generally try to roll a little for it to lock, but often times on uneven terrain, it’s very hard to have it engage.
The one time that mine didn't immediately engage, I just gave a little gas and creeped forward a tad bit and it engaged
 

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If I remove the rubber boots from my 5100’s, will they be fine? I ask because one of them came permantly warped/twisted and it drives me insane.
 

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Is it a must to get a 3” lift kit with AAL to clear 33s? Or do you just need a set of 5100s and set them to the highest setting?
 

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Is it a must to get a 3” lift kit with AAL to clear 33s? Or do you just need a set of 5100s and set them to the highest setting?
A set of 5100’s in the front and stock rear? It will work for 285’s and road driving. With any flex though, you’ll rub like hell. I have the lift and still rub off-road.
 

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A set of 5100’s in the front and stock rear? It will work for 285’s and road driving. With any flex though, you’ll rub like hell. I have the lift and still rub off-road.
Thanks Tyler! 5100s front and rear. Guess i’ll be looking into coils and AAL then. :)
 

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I have never kept a fire extinguisher in my personal vehicles, looking to get one for the Taco, what does anyone recommend?
 

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I have never kept a fire extinguisher in my personal vehicles, looking to get one for the Taco, what does anyone recommend?
I used to have a small kidde in my vw bug. Thankfully i never had to use it. From what i remember, It didn’t seem to hold pressure for a long period of time and i never bothered to get it refilled/pressurized.
 

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If I remove the rubber boots from my 5100’s, will they be fine? I ask because one of them came permantly warped/twisted and it drives me insane.
I had 5100s in my previous 3rd gen and then same thing happened. Looks terrible. But they did stretch out a bit when I installed the OME springs. Do you plan on getting aftermarket springs? If so, it’ll go away and won’t look as bad.
 

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I had 5100s in my previous 3rd gen and then same thing happened. Looks terrible. But they did stretch out a bit when I installed the OME springs. Do you plan on getting aftermarket springs? If so, it’ll go away and won’t look as bad.
This one is in the rear so no spring. I tried stretching it out and stuff but it just ends up a bunched up twisted ugly mess. :(
 

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is a 1.25" lift on the front end really going to make my needle bearing fail?
 

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is a 1.25" lift on the front end really going to make my needle bearing fail?
I believe it won’t. There are plenty of people that don’t even know about this/the ECGS bushing with more lift than that, and they’re ok. But I’m not saying they shouldn’t do the bushing cause they should if possible.

With 1.25”, I can’t see that causing failure. I have 2.25” in the front and think I feel some vibration, but it could be placebo. I plan to do the bushing anyway for mine though. Do you feel vibration?
 

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I didn't even know about the issue when I put a 2.25" level kit on. I don't think I had gone a km from the shop when I noticed the problem and thought the shop had f'd something up. The ECGS bushing solved it immediately.

I sure wish I'd just done a full 3" lift now though because my 33's def rub on minor rough terrain....
 

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I believe it won’t. There are plenty of people that don’t even know about this/the ECGS bushing with more lift than that, and they’re ok. But I’m not saying they shouldn’t do the bushing cause they should if possible.

With 1.25”, I can’t see that causing failure. I have 2.25” in the front and think I feel some vibration, but it could be placebo. I plan to do the bushing anyway for mine though. Do you feel vibration?

I haven't put the lift in yet. Looking like June before I can get in at my cousin's garage. That is unless I can find a shop that'll do it for uder $400

I didn't even know about the issue when I put a 2.25" level kit on. I don't think I had gone a km from the shop when I noticed the problem and thought the shop had f'd something up. The ECGS bushing solved it immediately.

I sure wish I'd just done a full 3" lift now though because my 33's def rub on minor rough terrain....

Interesting. I don't mind spending the money to get the bushing and puller tool, but I have zero knowledge base on that process. The lift is even a stretch for me, but I'm going to have help.