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Not the best pics, but it is all I had. The thing I really like about the color is it doesn't ever look dirty. It looks clean for months. It hides all the scratchs from trees (4 wheeling) very well. I have been super happy wiht the color... but I also just like the looks of it as well.

first photo was from a early April, the last 2 are from 3 weeks ago.





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I have a MT OR Granite, 2006
285/75-16 BFGs
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Yeah I was going to get black or night armor but the ended up not having one so I got granite. I like it better now, it also seems like that color would be more forgiving.
 

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JAdams8239 said:
That looks great I think I like that color better than the Night Armor. What size tires do you have and do you have any lift? Thanks for the info.
He's running a 285 tire which is bigger then stock size and no lift. Youl'll be able to run the same size as well without any lift.
 

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Here are some shots of mine. Its not an OR, but it will give you a good perspective on color. I couldn't decide between Armor or Granite. I would have been happy with either, but hiding dirt was the deciding factor.







And this does shows how well Granite blends with muddy water!
 

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Definitely a great dirt hiding color. It's almost the same color as the dirt in the Sierras.

I love black cars in general but they are like a hot girlfriend, High Maintenance!



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Yeeee Haaaaaw! That's the dealership I got mine from. Once you break it in you should get it dirty over in the Boca/Stampede Reservior area. You can actually get all the way from Verdi to Truckee on dirt roads. :headbang:

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Here are some shots of mine. Its not an OR, but it will give you a good perspective on color. I couldn't decide between Armor or Granite. I would have been happy with either, but hiding dirt was the deciding factor.

Is your neighbor back there jealous and getting rid of his Cherokee for a new X :happy11:
 

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Is your neighbor back there jealous and getting rid of his Cherokee for a new X :happy11:
His former girlfriend use to drive that and there is no way I would touch it after her. Both of them (the Cherokee and the girlfriend) looked like they had been ridden hard and you know the rest. He did offer me a really good deal but I just could not justify it over a brand new X!

He ended up getting a Liberty for a commuter car. He pushes dirt around all day with a bulldozer so I forgive him since he spends his entire day off-road on a Caterpillar!
 

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:clown: --A caterpillar???

--Hell, I'll bet they got more options then we do!!!

--SHROCKbearers unite--

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Okay... I've always wanted to know this <and I suspect others want to know as well>... exactly WHY do you want a manual transmission?
 

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AZ.X.Man said:
Okay... I've always wanted to know this <and I suspect others want to know as well>... exactly WHY do you want a manual transmission?
This will be my daily driver as well as my weekend warrior machine so I would prefer the manual. I have always rowed my own gears, I prefer to use a manual transmission over the put it in gear and forget it approach.
 

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This will be my daily driver as well as my weekend warrior machine so I would prefer the manual. I have always rowed my own gears, I prefer to use a manual transmission over the put it in gear and forget it approach.
Same here... I prefer to have control over my vehicle. One only reason I didn't even look at the toyota 4 runner is it only comes in auto, which is typically a major eliminator for me when picking cars.
 

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Spicoli said:
JAdams8239 said:
This will be my daily driver as well as my weekend warrior machine so I would prefer the manual. I have always rowed my own gears, I prefer to use a manual transmission over the put it in gear and forget it approach.
Same here... I prefer to have control over my vehicle. One only reason I didn't even look at the toyota 4 runner is it only comes in auto, which is typically a major eliminator for me when picking cars.
I like manual transmission because I pay a lot more attention to the road. With an auto I can put it in drive and then not worry about anything else, except wheres my phone, water bottle or that change I put in here the other day (yeah maybe a little ADD). With a manual I have to pay attention to traffic and the roads to be in the correct gear so I don't really mess with anything else.

I also like having that extra gear for a little better mileage on long road trips.

Isn't 1st in a manual geared a little lower than an auto as well?

It boils down to being safer for me and whats safer for me is safer for everyone around me on the road. Although I will admit with a sprained ankle or bum knee it's hard to get to work :blackeye:
 

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lostboy said:
Spicoli said:
JAdams8239 said:
This will be my daily driver as well as my weekend warrior machine so I would prefer the manual. I have always rowed my own gears, I prefer to use a manual transmission over the put it in gear and forget it approach.
Same here... I prefer to have control over my vehicle. One only reason I didn't even look at the toyota 4 runner is it only comes in auto, which is typically a major eliminator for me when picking cars.
I like manual transmission because I pay a lot more attention to the road. With an auto I can put it in drive and then not worry about anything else, except wheres my phone, water bottle or that change I put in here the other day (yeah maybe a little ADD). With a manual I have to pay attention to traffic and the roads to be in the correct gear so I don't really mess with anything else.

I also like having that extra gear for a little better mileage on long road trips.

Isn't 1st in a manual geared a little lower than an auto as well?

It boils down to being safer for me and whats safer for me is safer for everyone around me on the road. Although I will admit with a sprained ankle or bum knee it's hard to get to work :blackeye:

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:clown: Well to make a short story on MT vs Auto--

--I've found auto pleasant on rocks and snow---

--I've found MT's make the vehicle more controllable-
--gear chg's optionable
--if batt fails and you're alone--with auto you're sunk, with stick, you're on the road again--
--I have repaired and juryrigged a stick off-road--can't with the auto--
--extreme descent is controllable with stick, not quite so much with auto--
--You can easily tow the stick xterra and NOT the auto--

--nuff said--

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Spicoli said:
Not the best pics, but it is all I had. The thing I really like about the color is it doesn't ever look dirty. It looks clean for months. It hides all the scratchs from trees (4 wheeling) very well. I have been super happy wiht the color... but I also just like the looks of it as well.

first photo was from a early April, the last 2 are from 3 weeks ago.





Jack

I have a MT OR Granite, 2006
285/75-16 BFGs
Shrock works sliders
all else is stock

spicoli, i have the exact same truck, color and all. do you have any problems with the front tires rubbing at all with that bigger size you have? can you turn the wheel all the way and move w/o scraping?
thanks
 
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