Emergency winter gear for people that have to deal with snow and ice like I do. In this video we just take a look at the survival gear that I keep in my Tacoma – much of it is gear that I hope you don’t have to use – but it’s all stuff that you should definitely keep with you in the winter. This gear will help you either get to where you need to be, or survive in your car if you absolulutely cannot make it to your destination. Now I know much of the U.S. (and the world) doesn’t have extreme winters like I have here in Colorado – but also there are a lot of places that have worse winters than I do!
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Items in this video:
Jacket I was wearing –
Plano Tub –
Boot Ice Spikes –
Wool Blanket –
Ice Melt (pet friendly) –
Tire Chains (cam style) –
Mechanix Cold Weather Gloves –
Keen Boot –
Wool socks –
Cooper Discoverer M+S –
Tow Strap –
Hand warmers (i like these, because they are bigger, warmer, and last longer) –
Orange reflective vest –
Pop & Lock – (this one fits 2016+ tacoma)
SOG Prophet 33 Pack –
Mini stove / fire starter –
Yellow Pry/Wrecking bar –
Fiskars Axe –
Folding bolt cutters –
Jump starter / compressor –
Flashing LED Flare –
ACU Jacket – military surplus store
Snow Pants –
Floor Mats –
Music – dizzy by Joakim Karud
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Dan the Tire Man will show you how to measure your truck, Jeep or SUV to figure out what is the largest size tires you can put on it without a lift kit, leveling kit or sawzall. Whether you’re looking for an all terrain or mud tire, Dan can show you how to get the right size so that you don’t rub. Of course this isn’t an exact science since the vehicle manufacturers want you to keep the original equipment (OE) size on there. But grab a tape measure and sit back while Dan explains how to go up in tire size.
Dan will also give you a list of the most popular trucks and SUVs on the market and what the largest size tires you can fit on them.
(Disclaimer: If you change the OE tire size, you do so at your own risk. This is just a guide of what is most likely to fit based on our experience and that of others in the tire industry. But suspension sag and other factors may make these sizes irrelevant.)
Dan will also discuss a really cool little gadget called a Superchip. This is an electronic device that will help keep your speedometer on track when you size up. It will also help your engine perform much better, too. And can adjust for any gear ratio changes you’ve made.
Dan also discusses a very helpful tool called a tire size calculator offered by Tacoma World.
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We hope you enjoyed our video about how to put larger tires on your vehicle. Have fun and be safe!