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Old March 3rd, 2014, 10:30 AM
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I drove it...swampers are a bit difficult to handle in the snow!

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Old March 3rd, 2014, 02:33 PM
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Well, I did the vent seals.....sheeesh...the driver's side was such a PITA...the passenger side, not so much. I attribute this to two things;

1. I'm right handed. Pretty self-explanatory, you have to turn your hand essentially upside down to get the two little bolts started and when doing passenger side, it's just easier being right handed. I'm sure passenger is easier if you're left handed.

2. learning from doing one.

It's a great upgrade and I think adds to the truck. I have two observations:

1. Like Josh said, it's soooo easy to remove the roll cage bar that goes in front of the vents, much more room.

2. I was a little confused from the write-up. There is a "channel" on the back side of the seals and I thought the little rim around the vents fit into this channel. That is wrong. I would (and did) use black weatherstripping adhesive and went all around the outside perimeter of the vent and positioned the seal so its inner lip fits against the rim of the vent. Voila! Perfect fit. I then got a piece of leftover baseboard and put it between the hood and bulkhead and under the top bar of the cage, also under wiper, and this forced the vent cover closed. It is difficult as others have mentioned but keeping it closed tightly seems to be very important.

Since it has snowed here I have not had the chance to check them out but will in the next day or two and report any of my vent seal installation shortcomings.

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Old March 3rd, 2014, 02:41 PM
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I drove it...swampers are a bit difficult to handle in the snow!

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Old March 3rd, 2014, 03:03 PM
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I picked up a pickup cab yesterday and striped down my 110 today for the install. After removing the soft top & hoops took a ride and enjoyed our spring like weather. Then I removed the roll bar and put the cab in place. I still need the brackets that attach the base to the tub bulkhead so the top is not bolted in place. Mike
Looks good
The D90 in the back ground looks like it's stalking it's prey :-)
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 04:34 PM
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I drove it...swampers are a bit difficult to handle in the snow!

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Lookin awesome! Is that bumper stainless?
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 06:09 PM
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Thanks Doug and Steve! Appreciate the positive comments.

Yes, the bumper is stainless (304)
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 08:09 PM
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Yup, does look good! So what's the issue with the swampers in the snow?

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Old March 3rd, 2014, 08:35 PM
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Yup, does look good! So what's the issue with the swampers in the snow?
No siping so no traction on slick surfaces. Mud tires suck in the rain and snow in my experience.
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 09:02 PM
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Looks good
The D90 in the back ground looks like it's stalking it's prey :-)
I think the 90 is jealous that I'm spending time on the 110!

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Old March 3rd, 2014, 09:23 PM
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Yup, does look good! So what's the issue with the swampers in the snow?
The biggest issue was that the truck would start sliding to the left or the right and would require steering input in the opposite direction...then the truck would stop sliding and would start moving rapidly in the direction of the steering wheel causing me to have to steer in the opposite way again.

Just an odd tank-slappery feeling It's not so bad when alone on the road, but with other cars passing by, I was a bit concerned that I would accidentally hit them.
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 09:29 PM
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I picked up a pickup cab yesterday and striped down my 110 today for the install. After removing the soft top & hoops took a ride and enjoyed our spring like weather. Then I removed the roll bar and put the cab in place. I still need the brackets that attach the base to the tub bulkhead so the top is not bolted in place. Mike
Mike, that looks cool as hell open top like that. Love it. Hope all is well in Georgia!
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Old March 4th, 2014, 12:18 PM
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Mike, that looks cool as hell open top like that. Love it. Hope all is well in Georgia!
Things are great here, although the weather has been strange this year. If you were still here we could build the bumper you want.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 11:05 PM
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Things are great here, although the weather has been strange this year. If you were still here we could build the bumper you want. Mike
Hope the budget cuts don't affect you too much. I spent all that time in GA around you all and never had free time to do any of this stuff, sad. I did take your advice on headlamps and got the Trucklite Phase 7s finally.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 05:07 PM
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Mounted new KM2s to new tubeless wolfs... Ready to mount up to the truck in a few days. First 110-related actions in a year! Feels good
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Old March 6th, 2014, 05:09 PM
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Mounted new KM2s to new tubeless wolfs... Ready to mount up to the truck in a few days. First 110-related actions in a year! Feels good
Tasty! That'll look great on your 110. You just need to get that Exo Cage now....
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Old March 6th, 2014, 05:33 PM
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Mounted new KM2s to new tubeless wolfs... Ready to mount up to the truck in a few days. First 110-related actions in a year! Feels good
Very nice. 255s? Curious - where did you score the white wolfs? Did they come that way or did you have them painted? Is the backside of the wolfs white, or black? I've heard the genuine NATO takeoffs are actually black on the back.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 05:42 PM
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Yep, they are 255s. Scored em from draaron here on the board, NTO. They came white, but everything else is black.
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Yep, they are 255s. Scored em from draaron here on the board, NTO. They came white, but everything else is black.
Wait so is the back of the wolf rims (the inside) black, and the face of them is white?
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Old dash to Td5 dash conversion! Also with new AC system!

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Old March 6th, 2014, 07:07 PM
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