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Everyone seems to have strong opinions on this kit so heres mine. I wanted to research these a bit before building mine so I drove around looking for them and studying the wheel sizes in particular, I know everybody seems to not like the 1.9 sized wheels but really they are too big for a real truck in terms of scale. Real truck wheels are much smaller than you would think. The lifted Toyotas I looked at retained their factory wheels but had bigger tires in most cases so thats what I did. 2.2 sized wheels have strange aspect ratios and are too wide for my liking. These trucks are only a canvas for personalization anyway. I am not into the whole chrome surfer and tribal sticker thing so all that had to go in favor of a faded orange and stock steel wheel theme. I used to Have a Toyota and it had a 4cyl engine so the dual exhaust seems weird on a truck with only one exhaust manifold so again I copied my real truck with a single rusty tailpipe sticking out in front of rear bumper. The wheels are my favorite Hummer ones with the outer lug nuts shaved of to imply a steel wheel. I see rc4wd is now selling steel wheels so I might change to them as money allows. The tires are Rock stompers with 4.25 inch diameter so they are much larger than the high-lift tires but retain the realistic tire profile I like. I wanted a bit of extra stance so I used TG-10 wheel axles on the longer hexes to gain a bit of stability. I have a lot left too work on and a lot of weathering to. The color I used is bright orange, weathered with pastels and tamiya weathering kits and then coated in Testors Lusterless flat clearcoat. I have the extra KC decals on order. Thanks to Moondoggie for taking these pictures with his Sony steady shot camera. I hope they entertain and give some ideas.
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