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Post by Reloaderguy » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:42 am

http://www.winchline.com/FL716-GTT/

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Post by FirerescuePW » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:58 pm

I really like that setup. Are you able to draw straight out of the holster, or does it try to pivot at the ball? I worry about the pivoting motion slowing the draw.

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Post by Reloaderguy » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:33 pm

The 1" Ram balls are rubber coated, once the arm is tightened down the holster does not move. The rubber coating provides some slight dampening but the arm does not rotate on the balls. It's very secure.
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Post by FirerescuePW » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:38 pm

Nice. I may need to try this...

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Post by TwinStick » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:40 pm

I have pondered doing something similar for a while now. but my gut instinct says "DON"T DO IT, YOU LIVE IN NY State", & I may get shot if some scared to death-(STD) rookie sees it before i have a chance to tell them it's 100% legal. What a f-ed up world we live in. :lol:
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Post by DamageWagon » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:53 pm

TwinStick wrote:I have pondered doing something similar for a while now. but my gut instinct says "DON"T DO IT, YOU LIVE IN NY State", & I may get shot if some scared to death-(STD) rookie sees it before i have a chance to tell them it's 100% legal. What a f-ed up world we live in. :lol:
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Post by Reloaderguy » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:15 pm

TwinStick wrote:I have pondered doing something similar for a while now. but my gut instinct says "DON"T DO IT, YOU LIVE IN NY State", & I may get shot if some scared to death-(STD) rookie sees it before i have a chance to tell them it's 100% legal. What a f-ed up world we live in. :lol:
I'm not worried. The next match I shoot I'll ask the attending deputies how they like my new holster.
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Post by Low_Sky » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:37 pm

Reloaderguy, does it stay cool enough in Oregon that you won't have problems with the kydex getting soft? I nearly ruined a kydex holster in my car when I lived back in Oklahoma.
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Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:48 pm

Good question. It gets over 100 in the summer and will probably soften the Kydex if I leave it in the truck.
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Post by TommyG » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:14 am

Are you keeping an extra pistol in the truck full time or switching from belt to truck holster and back to belt when you get in and out?

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Post by Reloaderguy » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:24 pm

The pistol doesn't stay in the truck full time but it is specifically for roadtrips. I have other holsters for the G20 though.
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Post by yellowranger1 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:50 pm

Could have missed it when skimming through the previous pages, have you measured your RTs on and off the truck? I'm curious how they compare to my 35" RT (34.5" @ 40psi off the truck)


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Post by TommyG » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:58 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:The pistol doesn't stay in the truck full time but it is specifically for roadtrips. I have other holsters for the G20 though.
Gotcha. I would love to have a full time truck gun but I think those days are past. I miss seeing a full gun rack in the window of almost every pickup that you saw.
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Post by ljn21 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:56 am

Reloaderguy wrote:
adeluca73 wrote:How are you liking the r/t's? I'm leaning 35/37 in those of the At2's, or the new BFG KO2 (killer deal at Sears on the 35's right now), or the Nitto's, or the Hankooks that Neal ran on his diesel, or the new red label Grabbers--decisions. I think I've softened on the SSR's, too damn expensive .
I wish I had bought 37/13.5 but other than that, yeah, the RT is pretty great. I mean, aside from the wheel tech's obvious cranial rectal disorder.

My short list is Toyo and Cooper, I can't say anything on your list really lights me on fire.
Hi Reloaderguy - love your truck, new PW owner and wanting to go with 37"s, wondering about your comment about the x13.5 vs x12.5 - would the wider x13.5's have fit the same as the x12.5 or would more trimming have been required? I like the way the wider tires look, a friend at work as the x12.5 on his truck and I think they look a little narrow (he also has a 6" lift).

Also, I am a complete newb when it comes to backspacing and offset...I really like the AEV Katla wheels which AEV shows as being 6" backspacing...would that size backspacing bring the wheels/tires further in or out from the wheels you choose? Do you think the 6" of backspacing would create more or less trimming required? Ive trimmed plastic finder liners before but never metal/pinch welds...a little intimidated.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Post by Reloaderguy » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:15 pm

ljn21 wrote:
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adeluca73 wrote:How are you liking the r/t's? I'm leaning 35/37 in those of the At2's, or the new BFG KO2 (killer deal at Sears on the 35's right now), or the Nitto's, or the Hankooks that Neal ran on his diesel, or the new red label Grabbers--decisions. I think I've softened on the SSR's, too damn expensive .
I wish I had bought 37/13.5 but other than that, yeah, the RT is pretty great. I mean, aside from the wheel tech's obvious cranial rectal disorder.

My short list is Toyo and Cooper, I can't say anything on your list really lights me on fire.
Hi Reloaderguy - love your truck, new PW owner and wanting to go with 37"s, wondering about your comment about the x13.5 vs x12.5 - would the wider x13.5's have fit the same as the x12.5 or would more trimming have been required? I like the way the wider tires look, a friend at work as the x12.5 on his truck and I think they look a little narrow (he also has a 6" lift).

Also, I am a complete newb when it comes to backspacing and offset...I really like the AEV Katla wheels which AEV shows as being 6" backspacing...would that size backspacing bring the wheels/tires further in or out from the wheels you choose? Do you think the 6" of backspacing would create more or less trimming required? Ive trimmed plastic finder liners before but never metal/pinch welds...a little intimidated.

Thanks in advance for the help!

I'm not sure how AEV calculates their backspacing but +27mm offset on a 17x8.5" wheel is 5.3" of backspace. The KMC XD's I am running are 17x9" with +18mm offset (5.2" backspace). Your question really depends on the the tire you choose; 13.5" wide Toyo MT's are actually 14" whereas Coopers STT's are 13" wide. The AEV wheel will require less plastic and metal trimming but only because they are narrower. The 12.5" Toyo RT's mounted on a 17x9" wheel with +18mm offset do not rub the radius arms or sway bar and there is enough clearance for 14" wide Toyo MT's. If and when I decide to go to a wider tire I will probably need to take a little more out of the pinch weld. I don't see much of a performance difference with the AEV, it's just .5" narrower.
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Post by ljn21 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:52 am

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I'm not sure how AEV calculates their backspacing but +27mm offset on a 17x8.5" wheel is 5.3" of backspace. The KMC XD's I am running are 17x9" with +18mm offset (5.2" backspace). Your question really depends on the the tire you choose; 13.5" wide Toyo MT's are actually 14" whereas Coopers STT's are 13" wide. The AEV wheel will require less plastic and metal trimming but only because they are narrower. The 12.5" Toyo RT's mounted on a 17x9" wheel with +18mm offset do not rub the radius arms or sway bar and there is enough clearance for 14" wide Toyo MT's. If and when I decide to go to a wider tire I will probably need to take a little more out of the pinch weld. I don't see much of a performance difference with the AEV, it's just .5" narrower.
Thanks for the info reloaderguy! I'm thinking about the Coopers over the Toyo MTs as I don't really need a full MT tire. I think I remember from your build thread (but might be remembering incorrectly) that you trimmed the pinch welds? I've never done that before...how do you do that? Dremel or grinder? Since I have never done that, it's a little intimidating :) I haven't looked around for all the 37x13.5 options yet either so might be other or better choices than the Coopers.

Your truck looks great!

I'm not sure about the wheels yet, I just like the AEV Katla look but if there are other sizes that for better, open to that.

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Post by ljn21 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:58 am

Forgot, do you happen to know the backspacing or offset of the stock power wagon wheels?

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Post by olyelr » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:10 am

ljn21 wrote:Forgot, do you happen to know the backspacing or offset of the stock power wagon wheels?
8" wide, with 6" backspacing iirc.

If you are looking for a 13.5" wide tire, the toyo rt has that size (12.5 too).
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ljn21 wrote:
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I'm not sure how AEV calculates their backspacing but +27mm offset on a 17x8.5" wheel is 5.3" of backspace. The KMC XD's I am running are 17x9" with +18mm offset (5.2" backspace). Your question really depends on the the tire you choose; 13.5" wide Toyo MT's are actually 14" whereas Coopers STT's are 13" wide. The AEV wheel will require less plastic and metal trimming but only because they are narrower. The 12.5" Toyo RT's mounted on a 17x9" wheel with +18mm offset do not rub the radius arms or sway bar and there is enough clearance for 14" wide Toyo MT's. If and when I decide to go to a wider tire I will probably need to take a little more out of the pinch weld. I don't see much of a performance difference with the AEV, it's just .5" narrower.
Thanks for the info reloaderguy! I'm thinking about the Coopers over the Toyo MTs as I don't really need a full MT tire. I think I remember from your build thread (but might be remembering incorrectly) that you trimmed the pinch welds? I've never done that before...how do you do that? Dremel or grinder? Since I have never done that, it's a little intimidating :) I haven't looked around for all the 37x13.5 options yet either so might be other or better choices than the Coopers.

Your truck looks great!

I'm not sure about the wheels yet, I just like the AEV Katla look but if there are other sizes that for better, open to that.
I used an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel and then smoothed it out with sanding discs. I painted the exposed metal when I was done. My truck was about three weeks old when I did it. My neighbors were driving by as sparks were flying of my brand new truck, they must have thought I was insane. I like the AEV wheels well enough, my understanding it they are made by Wheel Pros (KMC's parent company). They should stick out about a quarter inch less that the XD's on my truck.
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Post by ljn21 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:56 pm

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I used an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel and then smoothed it out with sanding discs. I painted the exposed metal when I was done. My truck was about three weeks old when I did it. My neighbors were driving by as sparks were flying of my brand new truck, they must have thought I was insane. I like the AEV wheels well enough, my understanding it they are made by Wheel Pros (KMC's parent company). They should stick out about a quarter inch less that the XD's on my truck.

Got it. So just to confirm, the 1/4 difference that the AEV would be in towards the truck center would still clear the 13.5s?

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Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:42 pm

All things being equal, an 8.5" wide wheel with 27mm offset will clear the body by .25" more than a 9" wide wheel with 18mm offset. You're going to have to trim but they should fit. Caveat Emptor.
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Post by ljn21 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:12 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:All things being equal, an 8.5" wide wheel with 27mm offset will clear the body by .25" more than a 9" wide wheel with 18mm offset. You're going to have to trim but they should fit. Caveat Emptor.

Thanks! Greatly appreciate the info!

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Post by Reloaderguy » Fri May 26, 2017 2:15 pm

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The factory sway bar in this truck is ridiculous. I'm not sure if I'm going to buy an aftermarket bar or just leave out the link permanently but I doubt I'll ever go back to factory. The side to side harsh slingshot is irritating beyond belief.
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Post by DamageWagon » Fri May 26, 2017 3:41 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:Swaybar Mod 1.0

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The factory sway bar in this truck is ridiculous. I'm not sure if I'm going to buy an aftermarket bar or just leave out the link permanently but I doubt I'll ever go back to factory. The side to side harsh slingshot is irritating beyond belief.
Isn't is nice when you pull the swaybar? Soooo much better.

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Post by olyelr » Sun May 28, 2017 10:48 am

How is it dding without the bar?

I think i know what you are referring to with the side to side slingshot thing... i have felt that numerous times. Very annoying, and sometimes unsafe feeling. I thought the thuren rear trackbar setup helped with that, no?
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