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  1. Michael Kinnett

    Wanted Overland Expo East Pass

    Hello all, I'm looking to buy a pass for Overland Expo East that allows for Weekend Camping with a Vehicle pass. Anyone selling?
  2. Michael Kinnett

    2018 TRD pro VS 2018 Chevy ZR2 for overlanding

    And it's not about bashing people for having differing opinions. Some people don't really get that, or the ability to have civil discourse and disagreement.
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    2018 TRD pro VS 2018 Chevy ZR2 for overlanding

    Speaking of being defensive, you should take a step back and re-read the things you've said, and the fact you just spent all of that time quoting several of my posts that had nothing to do with you.
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    2018 TRD pro VS 2018 Chevy ZR2 for overlanding

    Closer to the wheel isn't bad, but that's not the case with the Colorado like it is with the Jeep due to the different suspension setup. As I said before, if not for that it'd be much more desirable for its intended capability (off road). This isn't a complete killer, but it's not helping it...
  5. Michael Kinnett

    2018 TRD pro VS 2018 Chevy ZR2 for overlanding

    So what you're saying is, what I'm saying are opinions but what you're saying are facts? So you use the word "feel" but quote it as a fact.... How is that quantifiable? And you end that whole statement with "...wasn't a good fit for ME." Just as you stated, many tall people drive Tacomas, just...
  6. Michael Kinnett

    2018 TRD pro VS 2018 Chevy ZR2 for overlanding

    I have to disagree on two points. I'm 6'3" tall and the Tacoma fit is just fine. I haven't driven the Colorado but I have ridden in one and they definitely had a different feel, but the Tacoma is just fine, you just have to accept it's a shallower floor pan. On the smooth ride, my Tacoma was...
  7. Michael Kinnett

    2018 TRD pro VS 2018 Chevy ZR2 for overlanding

    I think you misunderstood my point about Toyota having a diesel. If the Tacoma had a diesel, people wanting the option wouldn't buy the Chevy. I've personally spoken to more than half a dozen owners of a Colorado who went Chevy for the diesel powerplant and for no other reason, so call that...
  8. Michael Kinnett

    2018 TRD pro VS 2018 Chevy ZR2 for overlanding

    I don't own the company, Toyota, so I don't care. Do you understand context of speech, because I had 3 people read what I said and they all understood I was making reference to the company. I didn't say, "I don't own A Toyota" I said "I don't own Toyota".
  9. Michael Kinnett

    2018 TRD pro VS 2018 Chevy ZR2 for overlanding

    Calling me a fanboy and accusing me of making negative comments, that's attacking. You didn't answer me, what experience do you have with either vehicle? You haven't refuted anything I've said, merely called me a fanboy and dismissed my opinion and accuse me of just making negative comments like...
  10. Michael Kinnett

    2018 TRD pro VS 2018 Chevy ZR2 for overlanding

    You do realize you're attacking me now for just giving an informed opinion based upon what I've seen on the trail right? How much experience do you have with either vehicle on the trail?
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    2018 TRD pro VS 2018 Chevy ZR2 for overlanding

    Ground clearance is more than just a number. Example, a 79 Series Land Cruiser has an offset diff housing, so you can align obstacles in order to clear that gap without hanging up or getting damage. The Tacoma has a centrally located diff, so same thing, just a smaller gap to align with. The...
  12. Michael Kinnett

    2018 TRD pro VS 2018 Chevy ZR2 for overlanding

    If I remember correctly it did the Rubicon, with full support and a professional driver. Hell a Kia Sorrento did Hells Gate with a professional driver and PLENTY of built vehicles have failed that being driven by amateurs or weekend warriors, does that mean that a Sorrento is more capable? Not...
  13. Michael Kinnett

    2018 TRD pro VS 2018 Chevy ZR2 for overlanding

    I own a 2013 Toyota Tacoma Limited DCLB. I would prefer a diesel, I would've preferred lockers, but so far I've done fine without. I've been on trials with 2 diesel ZR2's so far, and they both got hung up on obstacles I didn't that required them to use a locker or two while I don't even have one...
  14. Michael Kinnett

    WARNING!!! PELFREYBILT MAY BE IN TROUBLE....UPDATED ...FILED BANKRUPTCY!!!!

    This is absolutely sickening. There are people who paid CASH two days before they filed bankruptcy and the Pelfreys accepted their money. There are many people completely out the money they paid, either cash, ACH, or with credit card companies telling them to kick rocks. I was a proud supporter...
  15. Michael Kinnett

    Solar Setup

    Flipper is pretty much on point here with choices, price, and assessment of needs. You need to decide on a fridge first, IMO, then you will know what your power needs will really be. I built mine from my Dometic CFX-50, did some testing, lots of math, and decided on 2 x 100aH AGM batteries in...