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Posted: 02/22/21 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP has not said where/if he will beach camp. Being near the Cape assume they will do some beach camping?

Nauset requires 4wd, 15 psi (when you leave the gate), and a matching spare and recovery gear etc.
(We run 18 psi, if you run 15 psi tire will heat up quick anyway)

Be safe and good luck with the new rig.

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It's too late for this, but I want to say thanks to all of you for the help, comments, humor.

I've got the Toyo's and Methods on along with the TL lower wedges (comments below on that process) and uppers.

Truck rides great with this combo. Standard shocks and no sway bar changes, nothing but the tire/wheel upgrade and the TL lowers (stainless steel). True judge of the ride sits in the other side while I drive and not a peep. Lots of peeps with the previous setup. I actually find the ride more comfortable loaded.

With camper on, the uppers engage just barely.

Keep trying to convince myself that I should at least put some Ranchos on but I haven't won that argument yet.

I've got one wedge engaged and just leave it engaged full time as I can't really discern any difference.

If you're going to drill for the TL lowers yourself, here's what I found.

Any good cobalt bit works fine.
Slow and even slower.
Keep it oiled.
I could only get one through by manually pushing.
Next 3, I rigged up some screw clamps. Wasn't pretty or easy especially solo.

If I were to do it again, I'd either rent the rig from TL (if it worked with the truck) or I'd spend a bit more time strategizing how to clamp things more easily.

And you can't go slow enough nor put enough pressure on it.


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cheftim wrote:

I've got the Toyo's and Methods on along with the TL lower wedges (comments below on that process) and uppers..


What Toyos did you go with? I’m glad it’s working for you!


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