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    Front Brake Caliper Replacement - Napa Eclipse NLA? Options?

    Can you provide a link to where you’re seeing this price? I’m looking at *a* McGeorge Toyota and I’m seeing calipers for apx $250 a pop. https://toyotaparts.mcgeorgetoyota.com/auto-parts/1993/toyota/land-cruiser/base-trim/4-5l-l6-gas-engine/brakes-cat/front-brakes-scat
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    Replacing All Soft Brake Lines - Tips?

    I just got done with this (and am dealing with follow-on BS like finding out my caliper piston boots are torn). x2 on all the above. I went through about a gallon of fluid with the Motive bleeder, but I was being super careful to bleed every tiny little bubble. I didn’t touch the LPSV which...
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    Stainless Steel Line/100 Series Pad Install - Notes and Questions

    Confirmed that the brake fluid is at the correct level and that the DS front wheel spins “freely,” (as freely as these can spin given the drivetrain) so I’m going to say it’s probably just drag from the new pads. To your point about the 100 Series pads, I just assumed it was a common drop-in...
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    Stainless Steel Line/100 Series Pad Install - Notes and Questions

    Thanks for your input! I chased the threads with a spare bleeder nipple (same diameter and pitch) and it worked fine. I couldn’t identify any manufacturing defects or damage to the threads, so I’ve chalked it up to voodoo at this point. You’re right, the line has one female and one male end...
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    Stainless Steel Line/100 Series Pad Install - Notes and Questions

    Hi all, Did some searching to help with my Wit’s End stainless steel line install on my 1993 80 Series. I couldn’t find much so I thought I’d jot down some notes that may help others with their installs now that I did mine. Also, I have a couple questions for those more familiar with the brake...
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    80 Series Front Axle Rebuild - Birfs Seizing

    Figured it out. The Star was upside down. The cage orientation appears correct. We get full articulation with both the Nitro parts and the OE parts with the star flipped
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    80 Series Front Axle Rebuild - Birfs Seizing

    ...not well. We flipped the cage and it also didn’t flex well. Gonna put the OE ones back in.
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    80 Series Front Axle Rebuild - Birfs Seizing

    Here’s what I’ve got, removed from the truck and wiped off. This is the passenger side.
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    80 Series Front Axle Rebuild - Birfs Seizing

    Agree on all fronts— those images are just from Google, I was referring to the shape and orientation of the cage. Those may not even be Toyota Birfields. I’ll see if I can’t follow up with images of what I’m actually working with once I yank them back out of the truck. Worst case scenario, I’ll...
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    80 Series Front Axle Rebuild - Birfs Seizing

    The more I'm reading about this, the more I'm thinking that's the case. I had thought they were compatible because Nitro's website says it's a direct replacement, but because they're shaped differently than OEM, that might not be accurate. I was initially skeptical of putting aftermarket...
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    80 Series Front Axle Rebuild - Birfs Seizing

    This is from Google Images, and is how we installed them. I'm confused.
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    80 Series Front Axle Rebuild - Birfs Seizing

    Thanks for clarifying. Note to self: do not rely on the first YouTube video you find for mechanical advice :bang:
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    80 Series Front Axle Rebuild - Birfs Seizing

    To be clear, from y'all's perspective, was the cage from the youtube video we used installed backwards? We used this as a reference since the cages we installed looked just like the ones from the video (with one tapered, dome-like end and one flat end). We installed the cages with the dome side...
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    80 Series Front Axle Rebuild - Birfs Seizing

    Thanks everyone for your replies. Glad to know I'm wrong about the hot spots, and that they're normal. Looks like we must have installed the new Birf internals backwards. As sad as I am that we have to do this over again, I'm happy to at least have an explanation of where we screwed up.
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    80 Series Front Axle Rebuild - Birfs Seizing

    Aloha all, This is my first post after lurking on Mud for tech help for a couple years. In short, my friend and I did a front axle rebuild on my 93 80 this weekend and ran into a couple snags after following the FSM and the FAQ thread for this job. The job went smoothly, despite using about...
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