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I love the Northwest! And my new shackles too! (56k is a No No!)

Good ol Beltech 6400's! Installed, and looks great! Just need to get a new leaf pack x2 and get rid of that factory block under there.


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And onto some random photo's.. a bit of flexing, and the reason I love the northwest! So damn beautiful out here!



I believe this is how you're supposed to stuff a 33

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This is the Duff Traction Bar under full flex, you can see that it really doesnt affect it much at all, feels great on the accel pedal though!

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last but not least - The insanely beautiful NorthWest! This is looking West down the Columbia towards Portland/Vancouver - Up at the top of one of the mountains up here. This is mid-sunset, bunch of cloud cover so I couldnt get quite the shot I was hoping for... another hour after this was taken it got quite dark!


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Wow dude your truck looks amazing... I need some of the JD traction bars...
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truck looks nice! and yeah nice country out there for sure. I need some too
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Dude nice pics. It's pretty sweet up here in AK the weather is the same as in Seattle! Other than the extra crap like glaciers and what not we have, the trees and land look the same.
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I keep forgetting to pull the filter off my camera so I can get the proper colors back - slightly blurred due to it.. oh well though!


You won't look back if you order up some JD Traction Bars - They really are pretty darn nice, let you dig in when your stompin the gas - I had to yank out a 4 ton utility van the other day at work (No photo's.. sorry!) that idiotically high-centered itself on a rock, after its engine died, after we pushed it down a hill so the guy could clutch dump it to get it started. The bars really really let me dig in deep when I'm pullin weight like that, better then just skipping your tires across the gravel - I started digging holes more then skipping around
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Beautiful scenery

What camera do you use?
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Using a Canon Powershot S5 IS - not much - just a mid-range body with a 52mm adapter, some filters, and a sun hood I use from time to time.. Really really wanting something a bit more - but this works pretty well for now
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Looks good... but I'm fussy, you should have had the bolt head facing out instead of the nut facing out at the bottom of the shackle in the leafs.. no biggie though
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looks sick, nightshade your tail lights
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Looks good!
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Can't wait to get my shackles, truck and pics look damn good.
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very nice pics. truck looks good too, like every one else I need the JD traction bars too, badly. haha
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Lookin good dude!!!! i LOVE extra flex i got with mine too!! and i like that setup too!!!
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We should do some wheelin when I am down for the meet. It looks alot like my area in BC lol.
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Great pics!!
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I use that same camera. Dude you need tint.
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Nice truck.
I miss Oregon.
You do need tint.
No niteshade.
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Tint for sure! Jsut havent gotten aroudn to it.. I'm planning on a 15% little windows, and a 20% on the rear, with 20/25% on the side driver/passenger - I still want to be able to see out the back window at night
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Mike...you should go the same all around. Stock privacy like mine is 18%. My fronts are like 20% and they match pretty well.

Oh...backing up a non-tinted truck the other day...WHAT A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!! lol.
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I use my side mirrors primarily, never had a single problem with the sport trac with 15% and 5% over factory rear tint.
But if it's a big concern for you, go with 15-20% all around.
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shoot....Mike you remember my parent's silver car? it's got 35% all around. If you are concerned about it, and dont want it retarded looking(differing shades on all the windows), I'd stick to 20 or 25 or even 30% all around.
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what is with all you PNW guys not having tint lol
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Truck looks great
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what is with all you PNW guys not having tint lol
Backing up in the woods at night with a 15% tint is ill-advisable Thats why I havent done any tinting yet - most of my adventuring comes after the sun is down, I use my mirrors 99% of the time, but if I need to back up a quarter mile because I miffed a turn or somethign fell across the path - I find it muuuuch easier to just lean back, throw an arm over the passenger chair, and stomp the gas for that 1/4 mile backwards :-P




I'll probably go with a 25% tint all around most likely, Have been needing one for ages - and it really is pretty cheap to get the best tint material installed, between 75-120 bucks give or take
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Looks good... but I'm fussy, you should have had the bolt head facing out instead of the nut facing out at the bottom of the shackle in the leafs.. no biggie though
Was actually reading up a few things on them - for some reason everyone advises to point the bolt outwards - not sure why exactly.. the suck part is - you can see my U-Haul hitch there, that plate was 100% in the way of getting the bolt pulled out.. I had to wedge a 5 foot piece of wood in between the frame and the leafs and pry them down about 8" to get the bolt out.. and reverse to put the bolt back in again.. pain in my royal ****
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