It's 8F here right now. I can just hear the bottles in my last 6 pack breaking out in the garage. I'll have to make another run to the border when it warms up to get more, uh, supplies.guinnessjim wrote:it's 34F outside now...ideal temp for some here (i live in las vegas....too HOT here in the summer to fully enjoy guinness year round )
You'll be happy with the PF. The one thing that's been hard for me to deal with, which I'm partially blaming on the crappy stock tires, is that it simply does not like to move forward when one wheel is in the air. The clearance has also been an issue a couple of times. I would have destroyed my underbody had I not parked on the side of a trail & grabbed a ride from a lifted Toyota pickup last year in Death Valley. So, what did you think of the Yokohamas? And what is your opinion of the Coopers? The Aussie forum is full of happy Cooper owners.traded in a '92 T4R lifted to accommodate 33" yoko geo II+s and a '97 F-150 XLT, stock off-road pkg w/ cooper discoverer ATs. hope the new Path will kinda take their place once i make some mods.
All the credit goes to Blink, as he was the first to install the kit & post some great pics.guinnessjim wrote:hey NVS:
i think one of your posts re: OME is the hit that led me to this forum. i owe you a debt as i was getting a little frustrated w/ the lack of info re: after market equipment for the 2005+ pathies (esp. w/ respect to pics).
I really like it, especially compared to stock. It handles so much better, even in the city. I haven't been off road since September, and I was only able to try out the OME for about 30 miles of rough stuff. The local 4x4 shop that installed my lift left off a key component when they did, so one of my front shocks kind of popped out, which meant that I had to restrict myself to pavement until it was fixed. I'm still running the stock 265/75/16 BFG Rugged Trails, but am deciding on what to replace them with as we speak. They are simply not suited for off roading, and definitely not for snow or ice. Clearance-wise, I'm not sure yet. I'm planning on testing that out in Death Valley in a couple of months, but I do believe it should work fine on 95% of the roads there.how do you like your emu kit? do you still have clearance issues? what are you running for tires and wheels?
I was hoping someone would offer some aftermarket skids in the US, but I haven't seen anything yet. The Nissan skids will protect against flying rocks & so forth, but they won't stand up to an impact. If I get really ambitious, I might just yank one or more off the truck and see if I can get a welder to make some for me.that is definitely one of my major concerns (esp. since i am used to being off road w/ significantly more clearance than the stock SE has...and a full set of skid plates; that is another concern)
Yeah, the Nittos have great reviews. If I go up to a 285/75/16, that's what I'll put on. Thanks for the info on the tires.i guess the telling tail for both sets of tires is that i will be looking at putting either the new geolandars (AT/S i think), the cooper ATRs, or the nitto terra grapplers (they have received great reviews, and they look cool 2 boot) on my truck post OME.