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Old 07-15-2018, 12:00 AM
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Oh, they probably are... but, there's no kill like overkill
True dat, but I think I'll save the overkill for the greasy bits!
Speaking of which, how do you like that Hellwig? That's one of the things I plan on doing to mine.
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Speaking of overkill, I'm sure you can mount a Q siren in that front bumper! Looks good! My wife is driving the exact same explorer, but in magnetic. Sounds like your wife is a little more accepting of modding your truck. I've already spent $1,500 on parts and won't even get my truck for another 2 weeks and she's going crazy, lol.
Don't tempt me... it'll already have a dual-tone siren, air horns, and I'm considering a Howler/Rumbler/etc. low frequency siren.

As far as the wife, she leaves the finances to me. Details are on a need-to-know basis As long as she has what she wants/needs, the credit card works, etc., she's good with it. And, at the end of the day, this stuff will be cheap compared to what else will go in the truck.
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True dat, but I think I'll save the overkill for the greasy bits!
Speaking of which, how do you like that Hellwig? That's one of the things I plan on doing to mine.
The Hellwig makes a huge difference. Obviously, it limits articulation off-road... but, if I'm going to tear something up off-road, I'm doing it in a brush truck (or a 2,000gal tanker/pumper, but that's a whole different story). It makes the rear end much more stable, and, in hard cornering, the truck remains very nearly flat until traction is lost and the rear end goes sideways.

Highly recommended. Start it on the tightest setting, it's not worth messing with the others. For best effect, pair with a set of upgraded rear shocks (Bilsteins being the usual suspects).
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Speaking of overkill, I'm sure you can mount a Q siren in that front bumper! :.
I think you could put my little RCSB on that bumper. Looks great... The interior of the cap looks amazing. Well done!

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I think you could put my little RCSB on that bumper. Looks great... The interior of the cap looks amazing. Well done!

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Oh, it's just getting started. Next will be a wall up front for equipment mounting, a false front, substantially enhanced interior lighting, 6 antennas in the roof, 100Ah battery, etc. The pic is pre-vacuuming... it's a little cleaner now!
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Originally Posted by tvsjr View Post
The Hellwig makes a huge difference. Obviously, it limits articulation off-road... but, if I'm going to tear something up off-road, I'm doing it in a brush truck (or a 2,000gal tanker/pumper, but that's a whole different story). It makes the rear end much more stable, and, in hard cornering, the truck remains very nearly flat until traction is lost and the rear end goes sideways.

Highly recommended. Start it on the tightest setting, it's not worth messing with the others. For best effect, pair with a set of upgraded rear shocks (Bilsteins being the usual suspects).
Good to know, since mine rarely leaves pavement and I'll probably end up wrapping 305/50s around my SEs.
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Good to know, since mine rarely leaves pavement and I'll probably end up wrapping 305/50s around my SEs.
When these wear out, I'll probably go a little bigger. I wish I could get something in the 285/65R20 range without going to LTs... I don't really want to add that weight and MPG hit. I get horrible fuel mileage as it is (I think I'm showing 13.8 right now). I will at least go to 275/60R20. So far, I'm actually very pleased with the Hankooks (I'm usually a Michelin guy)... based on the wear, I may just stick with them.
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When these wear out, I'll probably go a little bigger. I wish I could get something in the 285/65R20 range without going to LTs... I don't really want to add that weight and MPG hit. I get horrible fuel mileage as it is (I think I'm showing 13.8 right now). I will at least go to 275/60R20. So far, I'm actually very pleased with the Hankooks (I'm usually a Michelin guy)... based on the wear, I may just stick with them.
Mine has 275/65R18 Wranglers on the factory HD wheels and gets around 18mpg with the 3.73s. If I pussyfoot it, it'll get 20 or so highway. (RCLBs are a bit lighter.) Picked up the SEs without tires so I could put Nitto 420s or Toyo Proxes on it, but they won't do my payload capacity or off roadability any favors, so I'm keeping the stock set just in case.
I had Hankooks on my '13, and they weren't bad.
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Mine has 275/65R18 Wranglers on the factory HD wheels and gets around 18mpg with the 3.73s. If I pussyfoot it, it'll get 20 or so highway. (RCLBs are a bit lighter.) Picked up the SEs without tires so I could put Nitto 420s or Toyo Proxes on it, but they won't do my payload capacity or off roadability any favors, so I'm keeping the stock set just in case.
I had Hankooks on my '13, and they weren't bad.
I can get 20-21 highway if I stay at 68-70. But, in Texas, that will usually get you run over. The bumpers, topper, mirrors, etc don't do much for my aerodynamics either!

I want to keep mine somewhat off-road capable. That's why the Hankooks interest me. They seem to have some off-road capability while being quiet and well-mannered on the road. If I go KO2, they're heavy and loud. With Michelin, I can choose basically car tires (LTX M/S) or the noisy/heavy AT2s.

I do know the Hankooks are light years ahead of the Goodyears on my 2016!
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275/65 KO2's really aren't that loud compared to the stock tires IMO. When my wife didn't even notice the difference, I took that as a win.

Q siren and Power Call...... That is all.
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