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Mxt Sniper

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  1. Lots of problems seen online about faulty parts on artic cat built machines. A few tout the brand as good but the majority say they would never buy one again.
  2. If I am not mistaken Sharp timing takes more energy to run than the rest of the timings.
  3. Give some thought to have having your rig painted in bed liner of some type. Last good, covers impefections, looks good. I hear Monstaliner is the toughest, maybe a army green or desert tan would look good. DIY and save a bundle.
  4. Recently found out that Honda of all businesses is now and has been using cylinder deactivation on the V6 3.5 engine in several of their vehicles such as pilot Passort etc, same old thing, oil burning fouled plugs, eventual rebuilds on the Honda forums. I was a Honda fan for yrs, we are on our second CRV for the wife, its a 2014 it will be our last Honda, we could have bought a new 2015 at the time but they had just come out 2015 with the CVT transmission which is junk. Dodge gas trucks also are using cylinder deactivation method. Too bad. The new CRV 1.6 turbo engines are having oil dilution problems too.
  5. Well the brother in laws new 3.0L diesel F150 is working out well, he has gone on two trips from sacto area to near Mexico towing a 25 ft travel trailer, and no troubles crossing mountain ranges, etc. He loves it. Sounds like a possible new rig for nugget hunting/fishing. The mpg seems to be very good on this rig even with 4x4, been following the F150 3.0L forum for awhile.
  6. The new GPX4500 is the best deal out there for an all around nugget machine, lots of different coils available, 14x9 Evo NF will detect #9 birdshot to 3" no problem, switch to a 14" elite or 15" NF evo coil and you can hit gram size gold to 15" or so in medium soils. Bigger Gold deeper.
  7. The audio boost on the GM1000 is great, the audio boost on the GB2 is great, not so much on the equinox 800 in gold modes. Don't expect much for depth with any of the VLF nugget detectors they are all surface machines for tiny gold. Just a few pointers. I am in between vlf nugget detectors right now, my last one, a GB2 was very successful for tiny gold, but noisy. I am waiting awhile to see what new machines turn up on the open market for sale. There might be a Minelab Multi IQ dedicated nugget machine in the works dunno for sure, lots of rumors floating around right now.
  8. All of my success finding nuggets with the GB2 and small gold was with the 3x6 coil. I had all the sizes coils made for the machine, but sold the rest off after repeatedly testing each, with the smallest coil you can also track small gold in quartz veins. Its been the same for all my buddies with the GB2 over the yrs as well.
  9. I had all three coils for the GB2, ran the 5x10 quite a bit, deep bullets, but no tiny gold near the surface, large coil I didn't run much at all, sold the two biggest coils and put the 3x6 on there, then I started finding the nuggets, at rye patch, anywhere from one grainers to 5.3 grains. The 3x6 is the only coil I would use on a GB2, from experience.
  10. We got a guina pig! My wifes brother ordered one of the new 2018 Ford F150 V6 Diesel trucks, and he tows a 25 ft travel trailer. I will let you know once I find out how well it is working out for him.
  11. I recently saw pics of the new 2019 Ford Ranger supercab 6 ft bed 4x4 on the net, wow, nice looking little truck, quite a bit bigger than before, more like same size as a second gen Tacoma. Not into the eco boost engine though, a standard V6 would make this a great rig. I am back to looking at Toyotas again, maybe a 2019 Tundra TRD Pro as my next prospecting vehicle, it has everything I might bolt under a tundra if I got a standard model, lift, dual exhaust, skid plates, best suspension on the market, Fox reservoir 2.5" Shocks all around, etc. That 5.7L would tow my 17 ft Casita travel trailer like it wasn't even there, and also my Rhino sxs and trailer. I think I would rather put up with less mpg and have a rig that will be reliable with few trips to the shop if any. The late model diesels have the new emissions, DEF system to contend with and Particulate filter, which if it burns out after warranty is 9,000.00 alone to replace. I think I am gonna stick with a gas rig.
  12. Just go to any chevrolet forums and read about the cylinder deactivation setup, lot of unhappy campers out there. Excessive oil consumption, fouled plugs, etc.
  13. Check the ribbon cable that plugs into the lcd, might be an easy fix.
  14. I wouldn't drive my travel trailer out that road, I would stay at Star Peak RV, with the trailer or stay at the lake campground and drive back and forth during the day with the 4x4. Some do take trailers out there but it will be hard on it. It is thick with claims out there so make sure you know where your detecting.
  15. I read online where there is a possibility Toyota will be putting the 5.0L Cummins turbo diesel in the Tundra, that could be a good combination. I know Nissan is using that engine for their Titan XD.
  16. I found an interesting ATV UTV tire that may pan out to be one of the better tires for all around use especially in desert rocky terrain. The ITP Bajacross XD tires. I am about to replace the stock maxxis tires on my 2008 rhino 700 soon. Going to stick with stock tire sizes and stock rims, these tires are 8 ply so should hold up well in rough environment. Customer reviews are very good on this tire.
  17. I also am a Toyota long time fan, am on my 4th tacoma 4x4 at 170K now, but the newest generation Tacoma is just not the best for towing, 3.5L lexus car engine, with teething troubles, transmission constant shifting, vibrations, etc. has driven me away from a new Tacoma, the Tundra is a bit thirsty on gas, so I been looking at F150's in different configurations, the 5.0L 2018 model has new tech, spray in cylinder liners, which makes me nervous for long term ownership. I think Ford is switching their V6 twin turbos to this spray in cylinder liners as well instead of the tried and true steel liner inserts. So the 2017 F150 5.0 V8 was the last of the steel cyl liner aluminum blocks. The new 3.0L diesel has a cast iron block and aluminum heads so is pretty standard in that respect, only neg I have come across is it has a rubber timing belt, probably kevlar, rather than chain timing, I don't think the rubber timing belt is much of an issue. One of my other negs about most modern truck mfgrs is they went back to the 1950's cartridge insert oil filters, talk about regressing. I remember changing those darn things, was always a mess. To top it off they now use a plastic outside cannister element cover. So the search goes on for a new truck eventually.
  18. My vote is for very old ivory tusk due to center being solid.
  19. I been watching for this exact vehicle since 2005, when I finally gave up on dealer promises and bought my 2006 Tacoma 4x4, this new Ford will be on lots by spring, I bet this rig is gonna be hard to find to buy on lots for a long time it should be very popular. I will watch the reviews awhile, but probably will buy one. This is competition for the chev colorado diesel and dodge eco 1500 diesel, with 440 ft lbs torque it should be a good one. I want a Supercab XLT 4x4 6.5 ft bed. Perfect for prospecting and camping. https://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1114627_under-pressure-ford-f-150-diesel-aims-for-big-towers-bigger-cruising-distances
  20. Well, I ended up with a 2008 Yamaha Rhino 700 with 1100 miles on it, looks like it will work well for nugget detecting.
  21. The back of my truck is used for sleeping and some food storage when camped on the gold fields, I have a camper shell with pad and carpet for comfort. I am planning on buying a decent size trailer to tow a utv. I do know what you mean about a narrow atv to fit the trails, that is what peaked my interest in the Polaris Ace 570 w/45hp, same width as a larger quad yet is a sit in machine with full roll cage. It has a top speed of right at 60 mph on the flats, the new Ace 900 is 11" wider than the 570 and fuel consumption can be a problem with the Ace 900 if traveling long distance. The older Razor 800's are 50" machines when stock so for a two seater its very narrow.
  22. I recently with great regret sold my 86 ct110 for a tidy sum due to health concerns, and now I am interested in finding a EFI Rhino, or a 2009-2010 Razor to detect with next summer, anyone been detecting with a single seater Polaris Ace 570? Looks a might tight for cargo but maybe doable. Can't spend too much as on limited income since retired. Maybe a max of 6500. The single seater Ace 570 interests me since I could pick up one of those for 6K or less in a 2015 lightly used.
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