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I'm leaving tomorrow for my cabin in Idaho so I threw the 19" wheels with MT/Rs on and snapped a few pics:






I'm still thinking of rattle-canning these wheels black. Thoughts?

-TJ
 

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Woah, what bro? There is a Land Rover dealership event (offroad/golf/fishing/etc.) in McCall this weekend...I'll be there on Sunday, can't do Saturday. You going to be in the area (Boise)?
 

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Woah, what bro? There is a Land Rover dealership event (offroad/golf/fishing/etc.) in McCall this weekend...I'll be there on Sunday, can't do Saturday. You going to be in the area (Boise)?
Whaaaaaaaaaaat? My Cabin is out Warren Wagon Road about 2 hours from McCall. We go right through McCall on our way in. We're planning to leave in the evening tomorrow, which means I go through McCall mid-day Sunday. I'm going to have one other vehicle (not a LR) and a bunch of people with me though so I don't know how much time I can spend messing around in McCall. I'd love to test the MT/Rs out though! :twisted:

Here's where my cabin is http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8& ... 5&t=h&z=19 (give or take a bit, but it's right on that natural beach where the sandbar is in the bend of the river).

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TripleE said:
Woah, what bro? There is a Land Rover dealership event (offroad/golf/fishing/etc.) in McCall this weekend...I'll be there on Sunday, can't do Saturday. You going to be in the area (Boise)?
Whaaaaaaaaaaat? My Cabin is out Warren Wagon Road about 2 hours from McCall. We go right through McCall on our way in. We're planning to leave in the evening tomorrow, which means I go through McCall mid-day Sunday. I'm going to have one other vehicle (not a LR) and a bunch of people with me though so I don't know how much time I can spend messing around in McCall. I'd love to test the MT/Rs out though! :twisted:

Here's where my cabin is http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8& ... 5&t=h&z=19 (give or take a bit, but it's right on that natural beach where the sandbar is in the bend of the river).

-TJ
I dunno TJ ...Idaho, bunch of people, cabin in the woods...maybe some high powered weapons and armbands?...sounds very ummm...

But seriously can you backcountry ski up there in the winter or is that on the wrong side of the mountains snowwise? Just curious.
 

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gooseyloosey said:
I dunno TJ ...Idaho, bunch of people, cabin in the woods...maybe some high powered weapons and armbands?...sounds very ummm...
Pipe down goose, this is how I recruit.


tjZ06 said:
Whaaaaaaaaaaat? My Cabin is out Warren Wagon Road about 2 hours from McCall. We go right through McCall on our way in. We're planning to leave in the evening tomorrow, which means I go through McCall mid-day Sunday. I'm going to have one other vehicle (not a LR) and a bunch of people with me though so I don't know how much time I can spend messing around in McCall. I'd love to test the MT/Rs out though! :twisted:

Here's where my cabin is http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8& ... 5&t=h&z=19 (give or take a bit, but it's right on that natural beach where the sandbar is in the bend of the river).

-TJ
Nice! On the Salmon?!

I'm only doing the off-road bit on Sunday, none of the fancy-schmancy stuff (though I'd love too). I don't think the trail is going to be much more than a dirt road, but you never know.

Here's the agenda for Sunday:
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Sunday, September 12

9:00 AM - Sunday Safari briefing at Rupert’s/Hotel McCall – arrive earlier for an available (no host) continental breakfast – complimentary for hotel McCall guests.
9:30 AM - Departing from Hotel McCall to Carey Dome Forest Fire Lookout. Join Richard Holm, author of “Points of Prominence, Fire Lookouts of the Payette National Forest” and Mike Green, the seasonal Lookout, for an educational and scenic presentation at 7,681 feet! Complimentary lunch and beverages will be served. Bring warm clothes, camp chairs and cameras.

2:30 PM - Back in McCall – end of event.
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I'll PM you my cell; if you're in the area at the right time maybe we could meet up or what not or hit a trail if you know any because I sure don't...
 

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gooseyloosey said:
I dunno TJ ...Idaho, bunch of people, cabin in the woods...maybe some high powered weapons and armbands?...sounds very ummm...

But seriously can you backcountry ski up there in the winter or is that on the wrong side of the mountains snowwise? Just curious.
We'll have the balance of the high powered weapons are with us, so no concern there.

I know there is a lot of cross country skiing that goes on in the area, as well as a full on ski resort for the downhill crowd. I've never been a skier so I don't know what the wrong side of the mountain is. All I know is that in summer the lake is a huge resort (with beach-front properties, party boats, jet skiing, wake-boarding etc.) and in winter there is a big ski resort of the typical downhill variety but tons of people also cross-country ski there.

TripleE said:
Nice! On the Salmon?!

I'm only doing the off-road bit on Sunday, none of the fancy-schmancy stuff (though I'd love too). I don't think the trail is going to be much more than a dirt road, but you never know.

Here's the agenda for Sunday:
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Sunday, September 12

9:00 AM - Sunday Safari briefing at Rupert’s/Hotel McCall – arrive earlier for an available (no host) continental breakfast – complimentary for hotel McCall guests.
9:30 AM - Departing from Hotel McCall to Carey Dome Forest Fire Lookout. Join Richard Holm, author of “Points of Prominence, Fire Lookouts of the Payette National Forest” and Mike Green, the seasonal Lookout, for an educational and scenic presentation at 7,681 feet! Complimentary lunch and beverages will be served. Bring warm clothes, camp chairs and cameras.

2:30 PM - Back in McCall – end of event.
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I'll PM you my cell; if you're in the area at the right time maybe we could meet up or what not or hit a trail if you know any because I sure don't...
By the time I do the shopping I need to in McCall it will probably be 2 or 3 before I leave out for my cabin. If you're around you're more than welcome to link up. It's not hugely impressive as a building. It is a true, old cabin. But the setting is amazing. Be aware we will be drinking and BBQin' heavily that night. You're welcome to hang, we have plenty of sleeping porches.

-TJ
 

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tjZ06 said:
I'm leaving tomorrow for my cabin in Idaho so I threw the 19" wheels with MT/Rs on and snapped a few pics:






-TJ


That is how every RRS should look like. :thumb:
 

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That and the total actual width of the tread blocks on the MTRs don't seem to be as wide as a street tire; more of an illusion maybe. I think partially because the alternating outside tread blocks - some don't go out as far as others.
 

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tjZ06 said:
gooseyloosey said:
I dunno TJ ...Idaho, bunch of people, cabin in the woods...maybe some high powered weapons and armbands?...sounds very ummm...

But seriously can you backcountry ski up there in the winter or is that on the wrong side of the mountains snowwise? Just curious.
We'll have the balance of the high powered weapons are with us, so no concern there.

I know there is a lot of cross country skiing that goes on in the area, as well as a full on ski resort for the downhill crowd. I've never been a skier so I don't know what the wrong side of the mountain is. All I know is that in summer the lake is a huge resort (with beach-front properties, party boats, jet skiing, wake-boarding etc.) and in winter there is a big ski resort of the typical downhill variety but tons of people also cross-country ski there.
Thanks TJ. :thumb: I was just curious as ID is one state I've never skied, and other than Sun Valley does not get much attention(although I hear Schweitzer is interesting). One day I will have to get out there and go skiing as it seems relatively people free, and I hate people :D . The Google map you included looked like interesting non-avalanche prone terrain as you go east from your camp. And regarding snow, the west side of some of those mountain ranges can be a bit iffy with snow cover, but it usually improves eastward into the middle of the range.
 

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love the tires on the truck looks great...take some pics while your out at the cabin and post them up testing out the tires

as for rattle canning the wheels i would keep them the way they are i think they work real well with the color of the truck looks just perfect
 

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yea, i have them on my truck too. but they're loud. annoying loud and not a good choice for those that prefer a quieter ride. but they are great off-road. cannot feel a bump like with most other tires.
 

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tjZ06 said:
I'm still thinking of rattle-canning these wheels black. Thoughts?
Yeah Buddy... All the cool people are doing it! :wink:
Just do them in flat or matte and you'll never have to clean them.
 

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yea, i have them on my truck too. but they're loud. annoying loud and not a good choice for those that prefer a quieter ride. but they are great off-road. cannot feel a bump like with most other tires.
Are you using them as your primary tire? How has the wear been on them?
 

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So - i'm digging the set up here, but thinking that tire might be a little too "offroad" for my needs and not the best choice for onroad conditions? - any thoughts about the pirelli scorpion ATR - it appears to come in the same size and might be a better "all around" choice - ? just thinking... really racking my brain to find the best 19" option for the driver who does 90% on road but likes a little more aggressive tire capable of hitting the dirt and rocks when needed...
 

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really racking my brain to find the best 19" option for the driver who does 90% on road but likes a little more aggressive tire capable of hitting the dirt and rocks when needed...
Just get a set of 20's for 800 bucks and use the LTZ's like many of us. Keep the 19's for long road trips, summer time, or just sell 'em.
 
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