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Dizel 09-23-2011 1:46 PM

Tow Rigs 2011
 
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2012 MB Sports F21 Tomcat
2011 Chevy Avalanche riding on 24's

johnny_jr 09-23-2011 2:18 PM

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2001 National Islander
2007 Malibu 23 LSV (it's tied tot he dock in the background.

pennery 09-23-2011 4:06 PM

2003 Yukon Denali
2010 VLX


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ixfe 09-23-2011 10:46 PM

2012 MB F21 Tomcat
2010 GMC Yukon XL Denali (on 22's with 20% tint)

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p.../D7K_0902s.jpg

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bass10after 09-23-2011 11:54 PM

i don't wear toe rigs but a lot of girls like them. my gf has this one

http://assets.svpply.com.s3.amazonaw...all/344945.jpg

wakesnowboard 09-24-2011 5:43 AM

2008 Cadillac Escalade
 
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2008 Cadillac Escalade (on 22's)
2011 Malibu Wakesetter VLX
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nitrousbird 09-24-2011 5:57 AM

02 Chevy Avalanche North Face Edition
01 Malibu Sunsetter VLX LS1
Not as fancy as above - but 100% paid for. :) Hell, that Avalanche hasn't been able to give me a reason to replace her, and since my wife doesn't drive it and I have a company vehicle to go to/from the office she will have several years of service left in her.

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/8134/img0891w.jpg

lakesurfer 09-24-2011 6:08 AM

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2008 Denali XL
2012 Centurion Enzo 244

rdlangston13 09-24-2011 6:11 AM

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Lonestar
2008 Moomba Mobius LSV

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...3/IMG_0152.jpg

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ian_ashton 09-24-2011 7:41 AM

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Nothing too fancy here, 2005 Grand Cherokee with a 4.7 (and 2wd! - coolest set up ever) and 2008 Moomba Outback. After always having new cars, I bought the Jeep on the cheap and I can't imagine ever buying a brand new car again - I'm all for letting someone else take the depreciation hit, lol.

http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/attac...1&d=1316875267

Glaze08 09-24-2011 9:26 AM

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Originally Posted by pennery (Post 1710285)

Easily one of the sickest VLXs I've ever seen. Damn, that thing is boss.

worththewake 09-24-2011 3:24 PM

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09 F 250 and 06 Malibu V ride; before and after level kit and rims
Chris

rdlangston13 09-24-2011 8:20 PM

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Originally Posted by worththewake (Post 1710372)
09 F 250 and 06 Malibu V ride; before and after level kit and rims
Chris

i really wish ford would put heavy springs in the rear of their 3/4 ton trucks. your boat should not make you trucks ass drag that much. my girls dad has an 11 dodge ram 2500 and we hitched up 9500 lb denali travel trailer and his ass didnt even drag that much.

tnvolgrad 09-24-2011 10:45 PM

2011 Escalade and 2011 F-150 Platinum
2008 Tige RZ2

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h20king 09-25-2011 5:09 AM

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OK ill play 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie with the new high output Cummings turbo diesel and 08 Centurion Falcon V

worththewake 09-25-2011 5:41 AM

David,
I have a four inch block in the back that helped with the sagging. I agree with you, it crazy how much the rear sags especially in a truck that is suppose to be heavy duty.
Chris

tdc_worm 09-25-2011 6:39 AM

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Originally Posted by worththewake (Post 1710412)
David,
I have a four inch block in the back that helped with the sagging. I agree with you, it crazy how much the rear sags especially in a truck that is suppose to be heavy duty.
Chris

you are running a leveling kit, right?

worththewake 09-25-2011 6:52 AM

yes leveling kit in the front then had to do 4 inch in the back because it was nose up after we installed the leveling kit. I know its crazy but the guys said they had seen that before on the fords.....

tdc_worm 09-25-2011 9:32 AM

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Originally Posted by worththewake (Post 1710418)
yes leveling kit in the front then had to do 4 inch in the back because it was nose up after we installed the leveling kit. I know its crazy but the guys said they had seen that before on the fords.....

seems pretty typical of all brands. if you level a truck so that it sits level without a load, then when you place 350-500lbs of tongue weight on the hitch and load the bed with gear, it suddenly becomes unelevel in the opposite direction, and the weight bias shifts towards the rear axle. trucks are designed to sit tail high without a load so that they ride level with a load and dont compromise handling, braking and steering. whether it looks cool or not in stock form is a different story....

i toyed with leveling my 2010 Tundra, but ended up adding a complete 3" Old Man Emu kit all the way around to mitigate the problems associated with leveling a truck that you intend to tow/haul with...sorry for the threadjack....all the rigs posted are bad ace!

zacharoo 09-25-2011 10:03 AM

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2003 Sequoia and 2007 MC X-15

rdlangston13 09-25-2011 12:20 PM

I have rear firestone airbag helper springs on my dodge. If i load the back up I can just pump them full of air with a air compressor and level it out. This may help if you do a front leveling kit. I hauled 2000 lbs of hard wood floors the other day and it was dragging ass big time till i got to the gas station and put about 40 psi in the bags on each side. then it didnt even look like it had a load.

davez71 09-25-2011 1:51 PM

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2007 Chevy Tahoe Z71
2005 Wakesetter VLX

idaho_hillbilly 09-25-2011 10:54 PM

2011 Dodge 2500 Cummins
2008 Sanger V237

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bruizza 09-26-2011 9:23 AM

2007 Yukon Denali XL Lowered 2 inches, 22s, Brembo brakes, Yukon Hybrid front end

2010 Axis A22

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davenk 09-26-2011 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by rdlangston13 (Post 1710431)
I have rear firestone airbag helper springs on my dodge. If i load the back up I can just pump them full of air with a air compressor and level it out. This may help if you do a front leveling kit. I hauled 2000 lbs of hard wood floors the other day and it was dragging ass big time till i got to the gas station and put about 40 psi in the bags on each side. then it didnt even look like it had a load.

Why don't you just install an air pump and small tank in the back under the bed? Then you do not have to go to the gas station to get air. I saw a good install on "Trucks" over the weekend and the pump and tank were mounted up next to the frame rails out of the way and it looked real good.

davenk 09-26-2011 10:42 AM

Harold, what is that big rudder hanging off of the back of your boat intened for? Better steering, bigger wake? Sorry, if you mentioned it previously and I missed it.

lakesurfer 09-26-2011 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by davenk (Post 1710584)
Harold, what is that big rudder hanging off of the back of your boat intened for? Better steering, bigger wake? Sorry, if you mentioned it previously and I missed it.

That is a Switch Blade. That is used for ballast. It moved up and down, not side to side. Kinda works like the Malibu Power Wedge.

Fourspeednup 09-26-2011 1:28 PM

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Originally Posted by davenk (Post 1710583)
Why don't you just install an air pump and small tank in the back under the bed? Then you do not have to go to the gas station to get air. I saw a good install on "Trucks" over the weekend and the pump and tank were mounted up next to the frame rails out of the way and it looked real good.

You can't beat the convenience of an onboard compressor and tank for instant air but if you're budget ballin a 2 volt air compressor will do the job. I got a freebie with an online parts order 2+ yrs ago and it has yet to let me down.

jon4pres 09-26-2011 8:40 PM

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Here is my baby tow rig and boat. I would love to see what mine looks like parked beside the jkw's denali enzo 244 combo.

wakeborder5 09-26-2011 9:13 PM

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Originally Posted by lakesurfer (Post 1710592)
That is a Switch Blade. That is used for ballast. It moved up and down, not side to side. Kinda works like the Malibu Power Wedge.

Does that thing work?? If it's well designed and has a significant, positive effect I wouldn't be surprised, it just looks like from its size that it could work too well and anchor the boat

h20king 09-27-2011 4:35 AM

Does it work?? of course it does or I would not have installed it. it is equal to about 1200 LBS of ballast and relay helps the wake and the wave get a barrel when surfing and a clean wake with no wash out when wake boarding.Here is a link im sure it will explain how it works better than I can http://switchbladewake.com/

ironj32 09-27-2011 5:12 AM

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The truck is a 2011 Silverado LTZ with the 6.2L engine and max tow package. I hope to get some rims for it next spring.
I'm trying to convince the old man to let me take to the 44 foot, quad slide, Travel Supreme on a cross country trip.
Both boats are 2011 Super Air Nautique 230's.

brett33 09-27-2011 5:38 AM

damn that white 230 is clean!

wakecumberland 09-27-2011 5:44 AM

Why do you have two 230's?

ironj32 09-27-2011 6:02 AM

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Why do you have two 230's?

LOL, yes, I should clarify that I'm not the true owner of either boat. My buddy has a sponsorship with Nautique/MarineMax and I am the "keeper" so to speak. I have the garage and the tow vehicle...not a bad gig :D The black one was the one he had up until last week. MarineMax sold that one, so now we are using the white one (for sale if anyone wants a good deal!) until his 2012 comes.

rawB 09-27-2011 6:04 AM

Jay, are you going to max out the hours on the white one before year end?

ironj32 09-27-2011 6:17 AM

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Jay, are you going to max out the hours on the white one before year end?

No, we should be good...this one is only at 80 hrs.

brett33 09-27-2011 6:37 AM

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Originally Posted by ironj32 (Post 1710762)
I am the "keeper" so to speak. I have the garage and the tow vehicle...not a bad gig :D

Yeah to say the least!

Man, I think all white with tint and z5 is the way i'm going to go when it's time to upgrade. Just looks so fresh.

migs 09-27-2011 8:40 AM

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wakeborder5 09-27-2011 9:21 AM

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Originally Posted by h20king (Post 1710755)
Does it work?? of course it does or I would not have installed it. it is equal to about 1200 LBS of ballast and relay helps the wake and the wave get a barrel when surfing and a clean wake with no wash out when wake boarding.Here is a link im sure it will explain how it works better than I can http://switchbladewake.com/

I meant no offense, just having never heard of it and looking at the size oif it, its hard not to be a little shocked and skeptical of it. Are there any videos of it in action around? I browsed the website briefly and found one instructional video with some clips but nothing significant showing before/after operation.
It looks like they are independent of any boat maker, but is there a boat that they are working particularly well with or are being installed on the most?

migs 09-27-2011 9:27 AM

^ mainly on Centurions

ironj32 09-27-2011 2:24 PM

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Originally Posted by brett33 (Post 1710771)
Yeah to say the least!

Man, I think all white with tint and z5 is the way i'm going to go when it's time to upgrade. Just looks so fresh.

No doubt. Everytime I see it sitting in the truck/boat hooked up I think of how bad ass a white tower would look. I won't complain about a black tower though!

mjfan23 09-27-2011 2:39 PM

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Originally Posted by jon4pres (Post 1710729)
Here is my baby tow rig and boat. I would love to see what mine looks like parked beside the jkw's denali enzo 244 combo.

jon do you have any issues towing with your jeep? Ill be in a similar situation soon, hopefully.

phatboypimp 09-27-2011 3:03 PM

I can't believe how many gasser GM's are pictured. Based on all of the "must have a ford diesel" conversations around here - GM is certainly the most popular choice on this thread.

helinut 09-27-2011 3:17 PM

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Originally Posted by phatboypimp (Post 1710933)
I can't believe how many gasser GM's are pictured. Based on all of the "must have a ford diesel" conversations around here - GM is certainly the most popular choice on this thread.

Nah, they are just the ones without anything else better to do than take pictures of their sparklin' equipment and post them to the interweb!

:D

h20king 09-27-2011 5:54 PM

Ray no offense taken sorry for the quick response was just trying to answer your question on the way out the door to work sorry if it came off wrong.As for video just do a quick search in the surf section for Jd Jamesz threads he has one installed on his boat and his pics and videos are always awesome

nautiboy230 09-28-2011 7:03 AM

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2010 F350 diesel
2009 Cadillac Escalade
2008 Chevrolet Avalanche z71 with 24" rims
2009 SAN 230 TE

jonyb 09-28-2011 9:01 AM

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06 2500HD LBZ Duramax - 6", 33X12.50, 22X11 Diesels
07 Launch 24SSV Gravity Games <--For sale

nautiboy230 09-28-2011 12:05 PM

What are you asking for the boat ? Have a buddy looking for a supra !

jonyb 09-28-2011 7:39 PM

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Originally Posted by nautiboy230 (Post 1711122)
What are you asking for the boat ? Have a buddy looking for a supra !

Sending you a PM. I'll be for sale on the classifieds here and OIB soon.

chriscno 09-28-2011 8:11 PM

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2010 Tundra 5.7 with a 3" Leveling Kit!
2012 MB Tomcat!

h20king 09-29-2011 5:26 AM

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Originally Posted by phatboypimp (Post 1710933)
I can't believe how many gasser GM's are pictured. Based on all of the "must have a ford diesel" conversations around here - GM is certainly the most popular choice on this thread.

Was mine as well till I learned the error of my ways.Cant see myself ever going back to a gasser.Here is a pic of the last tow rig an 08 sierra with 24's

newmy79 09-29-2011 8:03 AM

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Originally Posted by chriscno (Post 1711209)
2010 Tundra 5.7 with a 3" Leveling Kit!
2012 MB Tomcat!

Good to see another Tundra owner! What level kit did you go with and how is the ride, towing and not towing?

Here's mine, I went with the Bilstein 5100's front and rear instead of a level lot (arrives today) .

2008 Tundra DC 5.7L Base
2008 Supra 21V

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...1_115735-1.jpg

Sent with my Droid Incredible using Tapatalk. Please excuse any typos.

motogod77 09-29-2011 8:35 AM

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chriscno 09-29-2011 9:17 AM

"@ Harold. I went with the Toyec 3" in the front and a 1.5 in the back. ( http://www.toyteclifts.com/ )I added the 2.5" in the back so the truck would be level when towing and hot sagging in the back. The truck rides just good just like factory. I went from avg 16.5 mpg to 13.5 once the kit was put on with 33" tires. I wish I would have went with a bigger lift so I could have fit 35" on the truck.

dusty2221 09-29-2011 1:03 PM

2005 F250
2006 Supra 24 Gravity Games

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...2221/truck.jpg

hatepain 09-29-2011 1:22 PM

TQ, love the 550 and V226 set up! Company rig?

motogod77 09-29-2011 4:22 PM

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I could only wish it was a company rig! Talk about a setup! No I just use the ol' 7.3 it does just fine.

Here is our (the store's) company rig - 2009 Jayco Seneca Duramax Hauler (pictured with the v232 behind and a custom Yamaha Rhino in the garage)! This thing is awesome - two big flatscreens, directv, two bbq's, sound system, enclosed 12' garage, room to sleep six, and tows the boats up anything at 55+ (a lil help from Edge performance, etc).

nautiboy230 09-29-2011 5:07 PM

thats legit !!! Very nice set up I need one of those in my future !

motogod77 09-29-2011 5:39 PM

It's awesome - note the built CRF50's, our surf boards, longboards, plenty of ice chests, and of course the Maherajah classic single ski for when the cut off jean shorts get out!

nautiboy230 09-29-2011 6:07 PM

ha ha ya nice little pit bike to zoom around on ! gotta love the classic ski always nice to take it back old school now and again !

jon4pres 09-29-2011 9:46 PM

No trouble towing with the jeep. BUT . . . I live 5 minutes from the lake and when it gets there it sits on a lift all summer.

I have really only had it out on the highway at speeds one time and it was a 15 min drive. It performed plenty well for me. If I were to do it often I might add trailer brakes. My biggest complaint is the lack of power. The motor in these jeeps is junk. There is a new motor for 12 that is supposed to be much better if there is any way to swing it I would try to buy a new one.

timmyb 10-02-2011 10:02 AM

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Hooked up my little bro's '07 Tahoe on 24's to my RZ2 this weekend...

Kjkimball 10-02-2011 6:43 PM

2011 Titan Pro 4x with 2011 Supra Launch 242
 
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2011 Titan Pro 4x and 2011 Supra Launch 242.

1sikkvlx 10-03-2011 9:34 AM

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2001 silverado 2500HD. solid axle with the 8.1

dusty2221 10-03-2011 9:41 AM

Buddies Rig:
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/...uckandboat.jpg

Ours together
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...57500780_n.jpg

tyler97217 10-03-2011 9:50 AM

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I gotta show some love for LON.....

99 Hummer towing 2010 Supra

Then my parents motorhome towing

ixfe 10-03-2011 10:19 AM

^^^ Nice, Tyler! I'm not sure if the RV was your inspiration for the sandrock accents on your 21V, but it sure looks like the boat and the RV were built side-by-side! Very handsome combo.

With that said, I still miss your 2010 21V. All black on that boat is the sickest boat I've seen. And I'm not usually a fan of the "murdered out" look.

kybool 10-03-2011 11:22 AM

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1970 International Crew Cab & a 2006 X1

hatepain 10-03-2011 11:30 AM

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I gotta show some love for LON.....
Nah brother H1's and H2's have nothing in common, H1's are still legit in my book.

1niceharley 10-03-2011 11:33 AM

2004 Excursion 6.0 and 2008 Centurion Avalanche
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x...MTg4LmpwZw.jpg
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x...MTg5LmpwZw.jpg

tyler97217 10-03-2011 12:20 PM

Brendan,
Love that international. Those are sweet. On a side note if you watch Chasing Classic Cars wayne was sporting a 1967 dodge power wagon (similar to your international) that was completely pimped out and bad ass. Here is a link to it http://velocity.discovery.com/videos...wer-wagon.html

kybool 10-03-2011 12:45 PM

Thanks for the link, certainly how I hope my truck looks over the next couple years.

idaho_hillbilly 10-03-2011 8:41 PM

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Originally Posted by tyler97217 (Post 1711982)
Brendan,
Love that international. Those are sweet. On a side note if you watch Chasing Classic Cars wayne was sporting a 1967 dodge power wagon (similar to your international) that was completely pimped out and bad ass. Here is a link to it http://velocity.discovery.com/videos...wer-wagon.html

$150,000 into a old Power Wagon! That's just stupid! Nice truck, but REALLY?!?!

Cool looking International above!

watersun 10-08-2011 6:59 PM

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H2 SUT and 210...

durty_curt 10-08-2011 8:48 PM

For a 150k I would have dropped something better than a hemi in that beast. Like a bad ass Cummins!

idaho_hillbilly 10-09-2011 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by durty_curt (Post 1712921)
For a 150k I would have dropped something better than a hemi in that beast. Like a bad ass Cummins!

For $150,000, it should have something that would normally go into a car from NASCAR.

kybool 10-09-2011 7:25 AM

A Cummins/Allison swap is hopefully in the 2 year plan for the International

idaho_hillbilly 10-09-2011 9:13 PM

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Originally Posted by kybool (Post 1712931)
A Cummins/Allison swap is hopefully in the 2 year plan for the International

Talking about the best of both worlds...Cummins with an Allison! That would make it one of the most powerful International around.

val_cal 10-10-2011 3:34 PM

I think a good size chunk of that 150k had to go in to the leather on that GM seat lol


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