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Post by Reloaderguy » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:51 pm

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Looking fantastic with the man tires! You notice much difference in drivability from the 37’s?
The truck drives fine but the big tires mute out a lot of the road feedback you're used to. I can't feel rumble strips anymore and speed bumps feel like expansion joints. The truck feels 3" taller too. I think the biggest change, however, is the width...it's WIDE!

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The truck drives fine but the big tires mute out a lot of the road feedback you're used to. I can't feel rumble strips anymore and speed bumps feel like expansion joints. The truck feels 3" taller too. I think the biggest change, however, is the width...it's WIDE!
How's that feel in terms of turning in parking lots and stuff? I feel like the bump to 37's was pretty noticeable originally. I've gotten used to it. How about the 40's?
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Post by Reloaderguy » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:22 pm

The big change is -32 offset wheels. It steers fine though.

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Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:18 pm

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Since I began this build thread, as well as other content related threads here and elsewhere, members have saved my images and posted them elsewhere without giving me credit. I've always thought the practice was shabby but mainly ignored it. Recently a vendor on one of the Facebook groups took one of my images, edited with his watermark, and shared it as his own. Unfortunately this was the final straw and has caused me to reevaluate how I share my content.

I do not make a living working on cars ,or monetize any of my content, I'm just some guy in Nowheres-ville, USA. However, I spend a lot of time and effort on it. I feel like the least someone can do when using my images is to give me credit. I've never once seen someone giving me credit while sharing my images that originated here on other forums. Since I can't control how my images are used once I put them on the internet I am simply not going to share them unless they are with my own watermark or in a place I can control. That's an awful lot of effort so I probably just won't contribute images anymore. It's a shame really but probably better for my professional life anyway. So, I guess this is my "taking my ball and going home" post.

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Post by Bill2014 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:59 pm

This is a big loss!

This was probably the best - well documented build for the 4.5 gen trucks on the site!
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Post by EasyDoesIt » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:38 pm

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Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:18 pm
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Since I began this build thread, as well as other content related threads here and elsewhere, members have saved my images and posted them elsewhere without giving me credit. I've always thought the practice was shabby but mainly ignored it. Recently a vendor on one of the Facebook groups took one of my images, edited with his watermark, and shared it as his own. Unfortunately this was the final straw and has caused me to reevaluate how I share my content.

I do not make a living working on cars ,or monetize any of my content, I'm just some guy in Nowheres-ville, USA. However, I spend a lot of time and effort on it. I feel like the least someone can do when using my images is to give me credit. I've never once seen someone giving me credit while sharing my images that originated here on other forums. Since I can't control how my images are used once I put them on the internet I am simply not going to share them unless they are with my own watermark or in a place I can control. That's an awful lot of effort so I probably just won't contribute images anymore. It's a shame really but probably better for my professional life anyway. So, I guess this is my "taking my ball and going home" post.

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That's shit. Why don't you call out the douchebag or douchebag company that's posting your pictures as there own?


I've been following your build for a bit and it's a shame the actions of one idiot will remove your drool worthy pics from this thread/future threads.
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Post by olyelr » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:16 pm

There must be another way to go about it. We simply can not be deprived of realoadermans pics of his progress.

Cant you upload your images to a host that will not allow photos to be copied?

And honestly, whats the big issue? Its a picture of a vehicle... just post on the facebook page calling the guy/company out, make him look like a fuckwad, and also get credit for your image :cheers:
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Post by Low_Sky » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:50 pm

I saw an awfully familiar looking blue truck on facebook. That’s a bummer they didn’t ask your permission or give you credit.


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Post by Bill2014 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:57 pm

DID YOU READ THE POST?

“...members have saved my images and posted them elsewhere without giving me credit...”

I have to assume it’s a member of our forum? Someone had better fess up and apologize! And then make it right.
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Post by RustyPW » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:07 pm

I feel for you. That is a shitty thing to do. Tell us who it is. And maybe we can give this douche bag some lovin'. When i got my Alumness bumper. There was only 2 of us that had it. Alumness asked if they could use our pictures. My PW was on their website for a couple of years.
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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:41 pm

Hmm... honestly that shit doesn’t bother me anymore. My trucks famous on Instagram across various pages a lot of the time I’m
Not even tagged or mentioned and there can be a groups logo put on my pictures or even fake stickers endorsing their brand but in all reality I have a nice truck and I enjoy people enjoying it and don’t really care who steals and edits my pictures. After all what’s the point of pictures if you aren’t going to see them


I can see how this may be frustrating when you’ve dumped a ton of work into a vehicle (like I have as well) but I wouldn’t lose sleep over it....


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Post by Bill2014 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:33 pm

2wagons1driveway wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Hmm... honestly that shit doesn’t bother me anymore. My trucks famous on Instagram across various pages a lot of the time I’m
Not even tagged or mentioned and there can be a groups logo put on my pictures or even fake stickers endorsing their brand but in all reality I have a nice truck and I enjoy people enjoying it and don’t really care who steals and edits my pictures. After all what’s the point of pictures if you aren’t going to see them


I can see how this may be frustrating when you’ve dumped a ton of work into a vehicle (like I have as well) but I wouldn’t lose sleep over it....


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That’s an interesting perspective...

But it was still a SHIT thing to do!
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Post by Mule » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:09 pm

Have you contacted the vendor? Some small mom-and-pop operations don't know a thing about copyright, "if it's on the internet it's free and we can use it", right?

Explain the situation... "When I visited your site on 22 November 2018, at http:/goatse.cx/products/hugebuttplug.html, the product image is a copyrighted photo of mine." A screenshot of their page, along with a reduced-size copy of the photo (like 640x480, small but "this is mine, and these photos are the same" is all you need), also helps.
Remind them that a copyright is secured by the photographer when the photo is taken, and that they don't have permission to use your copyrighted works at the time the site was accessed.
Offer a solution - you have some leverage here. Payment? Product? Take it down? Up to you. Follow up if you don't hear from them in a reasonable time. Next step is a cease-and-desist letter.
A copyright, much like a patent, is only worth what you're willing to put forth to protect it. Legit companies know copyright claims are expensive and they're unlikely to win them, so again, you have some leverage here.

I'm pretty lenient with my photos - especially online forums stuff. I almost never post anything larger than 800x600, and everything "worth protecting" I have watermarked. Have called out a few forums I'd rather not associate with for posting my photos - they do get taken down. One company that used my photo in their product catalog is now a sponsor of mine. All it took was an email, "I appreciate that you like it, but that photo isn't free... what are you going to do about this situation?"

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Post by RPS1030 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:04 pm

Was it Sinister sending a C&D for having a Blue Truck?

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Post by OffroadTreks » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:43 pm

I'm really getting tired of seeing my shit reposted to other peoples accounts too. Especially the photos I take in Moab. Especially by people who are selling stuff. At least freaking ask me. A bigger problem for me on Instagram than on FB though.

There is one weirdo dork on FB in that other big PW group who literally has my truck as his profile picture. WTF dude. And then there is that AEV guy who is ALWAYS reposting pictures everywhere, that aren't his. I've told him to stop, he still does it. Weirdo.

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Post by AlaskaTRX » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:27 pm

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A bigger problem for me on Instagram than on FB though.
I have had that happen a lot with my scenic flying pics. Occasionally I lock my account and boot followers I don’t know, then a month later reopen my account. I’m not sure it’s really worth the effort, but I was going to develop a watermark.

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Post by Low_Sky » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:02 pm

AlaskaTRX wrote:
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A bigger problem for me on Instagram than on FB though.
I have had that happen a lot with my scenic flying pics. Occasionally I lock my account and boot followers I don’t know, then a month later reopen my account. I’m not sure it’s really worth the effort, but I was going to develop a watermark.
The thing about watermarks is that they only keep honest people honest. Put your watermark in the corner? Great, I can crop that out. Put your watermark real big across the middle of the image? I can take it out with Photoshop.

The sad fact is that once you put your pictures online, they’re basically gone. Anyone can save them and share as they please. The effort of going after someone online for copyright infringement of a photo where no financial harm has been done is a juice not being worth squeezing.

In those cases where someone has stolen your image AND is making money with it, the juice STILL may not be worth the squeeze if the other party wants to fight it out.

The answer? Only share online what you’re comfortable giving away for free in a quality that someone else isn’t going to make money on.


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Post by OffroadTreks » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:49 am

You can send dmca takedown notices. But it's annoying.
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Post by Reloaderguy » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:01 am

BoldAdventure wrote:
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You can send dmca takedown notices. But it's annoying.
The vendors that reposted my images didn't seem interested in sharing my original image so I asked for them to be removed, which they did. It seems shitty that I have to ask.

At any rate, I saved all of the posts I deleted and I put them back on page one.

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Post by Reloaderguy » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:07 am

Here's an update: Don is make custom outers for my bumper to fit the AEV flares, they will hopefully be done in a few weeks. If you're considering AEV flares but are reluctant because there aren't any bumper options aside from AEV, call Thuren. When we talked a few weeks ago he said he was probably going to make a few sets to test the waters. I don't know if he plans on making them long term so if you're on the fence don't wait.

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Post by TankerZak » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:34 am

Reloaderguy wrote:Here's an update: Don is make custom outers for my bumper to fit the AEV flares, they will hopefully be done in a few weeks. If you're considering AEV flares but are reluctant because there aren't any bumper options aside from AEV, call Thuren. When we talked a few weeks ago he said he was probably going to make a few sets to test the waters. I don't know if he plans on making them long term so if you're on the fence don't wait.
I could eat the price of the flares... and the bumper... and the tires... and even the wheels. It's the gears on top of all that... and i was looking at 40 tire selection and most seem to be C's...

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Post by Reloaderguy » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:49 pm

TankerZak wrote:
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Reloaderguy wrote:Here's an update: Don is make custom outers for my bumper to fit the AEV flares, they will hopefully be done in a few weeks. If you're considering AEV flares but are reluctant because there aren't any bumper options aside from AEV, call Thuren. When we talked a few weeks ago he said he was probably going to make a few sets to test the waters. I don't know if he plans on making them long term so if you're on the fence don't wait.
I could eat the price of the flares... and the bumper... and the tires... and even the wheels. It's the gears on top of all that... and i was looking at 40 tire selection and most seem to be C's...

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To get an E rated 40" tire you have to switch to a 20" wheel. The price jumps up $1k if you stick with a Maxxis 40x13.5x20. I found MTZ P3's on sale for $450ea and they're rated for 3900lb.

To do 40"s correctly it runs about $10k. Gears, truss, hydro, wheels, tires, flares or glass, bumper, etc.

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Post by OffroadTreks » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:57 pm

So, I just borrowed a photo yesterday. And it was pointed out to me.

Honestly, I didn't realize that I was the perpetrator. In my mind, I was thinking about people who repost others stuff to boost themselves up or promote their brand with others content.

And what I was doing, was trying to help someone else by referencing something I know I've seen over here on this forum. In my mind, the intentions were different. And thus not at the forefront. As you know we judge others by their actions and ourselves by our intentions. Never even crossed my mind that I was being a hypocrite. Just zero thought.

But I'm still taking someone else's content and reposting it. And I am clearly in the wrong.


I think we can agree on how anyone would have a sense of ownership to that since it's their content. Especially after having invested a lot in their truck as Ian has.

So I wanted to apologize to ReloaderGuy for my total lack of self-awareness and carelessness and for being flippant.

Also, it's pretty easy to do this without thinking about it. Maybe we should all give it some thought. I knew exactly the image I needed and popped over here without even a second thought. It would be better rather than posting the content, to link the person directly to the content, because it gives credit where it's due and still informs.

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