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  1. jrm223

    Fifty150's Truck

    Nah, there's too much sidewall on those tires, haha. Here's a good example of a Chevy bro truck. My van has more mud on it right now than this Chevy will ever see in it's life, lol.
  2. Those are both amber/white split and they're wired directly to the reverse lights, so they come on when backing up. They're cheap Chinese ones and the passenger side light doesn't have a 'memory', so it changes flashes patterns every time I go into reverse, haha. The driver side one does have working memory, so it's the same pattern each time. Not a big enough issue for me to worry about, especially since they're screwed & siliconed 100% to the filler panel. After 3-ish years, the lenses have yellowed some, so I may eventually replace them with better ones at some point.
  3. Is that a taxi window or something? Aftermarket? I haven't seen any TC windows like that before, lol.
  4. I'm running General Grabber AT2's in 215/65R16 and haven't had any rubbing or traction issues with them. I've gotten through mud that the original Conti's couldn't dream of getting through - I've even got stuck in my own yard several times with the OEM Conti's! There's no rub that I've noticed, but it is getting fairly tight at this size. And yes, I have spike lug nuts, haha. I need to get some better looking wheels to go with them, though. The second picture shows the clearance with the wheels turned, not straight ahead.
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    I have the RhinoRamps 12K from Walmart. I've used them on the back of the van to install my hitch, but I can't remember if I've used them on the front at all. But I can say that the 12K has no problem with my 7.3L Powerstroke F350 4x2 trucks on concrete or gravel. Even left one of the trucks on the ramps in gravel for a couple days last fall.
  6. I've got a 10ft hammock hung 100% inside my van, but I pulled out the front headliner (cargo van, so no rear headliner); hangs passenger front corner to driver rear corner. A 9ft would be a lot better, but I wasn't about to buy a 4th hammock just to use in the van, lol. I use rubber straps to hold up the front part of it while driving, since I don't have headliners in the way.
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    Changing seats.

    Changing seats will require moving the airbags & sensors over from your current seats. Otherwise, as far as I understand it, the entire airbag system will be disabled. That even applies to removing the passenger seat if you wanted extra space over there. Although, some people have fooled the computer into thinking the passenger seat is still there by using specific resistors. Our second gen TC's also have a sensor that tells the computer how close the seat is to the dash and I haven't heard of a way to fool/simulate that part of it.
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    Fifty150's Truck

    Some of the requirements for a bro truck is 8+ inch lift kit with small 33-35" tires on large 20-22" diameter rims that are 14" wide. Lift kit isn't really an option on a TC, nor are 33" tires or wide wheels. Maybe some 15x12" wheels with the shortest & widest tires you can find would make a Bro TC that could turn around in 40 acres? But it would look more like the stance crowd than bro truck, IMO.
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    Looks like a Cali plate on that gold one, so we shouldn't be too surprised that he (or she) is bonkers, lol.
  10. jrm223

    Tire size settings in Forscan

    I just took mental note of the main speed differences, lol. Like 66 MPH on the dash is actually 70 MPH road speed (posted speed limit between my house & work is 70MPH). Since it's a percent change, you can't really say "Oh, it's off by 4 MPH" - at 66/70, yes. But at 40 MPH indicated, I'm doing like 42-43 MPH road speed. One thing I did early on was drive a designated route where my GPS said how long the trip was and then I compared that to the trip odometer to figure out the difference in ratio. Online calculators show something close to 7% difference in tire size, but my actual test trip showed my speedometer to be off by 5.9%, so 100 miles on the trip odometer is really 105.9 miles.
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    I haven't done any live data with it, but I do have a ScanGauge II hooked up in my van. My four current parameters are MPH (because my built-in digital display does NOT show MPH like some other members say theirs does), I think RPM maybe, voltage & coolant temperature. I have my SG2 in the little cubby hole above the radio since mine is an XL.
  12. jrm223

    Hello from Florida!

    Since that other one had the 1.6L Ecoboost, it was a SWB instead of LWB - you would have lost roughly a foot in length (I forget the exact amount now). The 1.6L only came in the SWB versions. Good job on the cleanup of your new van! I'm not a carpet fan, but that looks pretty spiffy now, lol.
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    Fifty150's Truck

    Paddles and mudders - it's like that Camaro can't decide whether it should play in the sand or the mud, haha.
  14. I've never had any trouble seeing things in my "small" mirrors (same as pictured above), although I would like to upgrade to the "large" ones. No windows at all behind the front seats and mine is an XL, so no cameras, sensors, doodads, thingamajiggers & whatchamacallits, lol. But, I've also previously had F150's & an F350 that had camper shells, so I couldn't really see through the back on those, either. But it's good that you were able to get what you need for relatively cheap, at least! Looks like a clean install, too.
  15. Where in the Southern plains are you? Maybe another member that already has the equipment can help out? I'm in north-central Texas, myself - right in the middle of the Ft Worth/Abilene/Wichita Falls triangle.