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    • bloc
      I think this means my rig can finally buy booze for itself… When I get back from this trip I’ll add posts with details about how a 200k mile 200 is holding up. Short story: incredibly well.
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    • bloc
      This is the stock fender liner and plastic wing. I’m betting yours got cut down to avoid contact with the tires.
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    • bloc
      As a data point I have to clean my fuse block out every 20k or so or my OCD flares up. It gets plenty dusty in there even when closed up properly.
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      bloc replied to the thread How to clean throttle body on LX?.
      That’s interesting.. I know the air box and intake piping is a different diameter for 4.6 vs 5.7 based on someone’s factory snorkel install. Also in the video the 4.6 didn’t have mesh integrated into the gasket.. but that doesn’t mean the TB...
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      Settling after being put on the ground doesn’t impact the rear because of the solid axle. I haven’t heard about later ones siting more level.. in fact one of the rear springs didn’t change from 2011 all the way to 2021, though the other did...
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      Have you pulled it out of the garage yet? Due to the LCA angle the front suspension binds when setting it back on the ground. It’ll settle quite a bit once you drive it a few feet. The factory 10mm spacer should level a rig on stick springs nicely.
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      bloc replied to the thread Rear bearing.
      It’s not a small job. I personally found the brakes very easy, but I have almost no corrosion. The tough part was juggling all the parts and adapters into and out of the press. And wondering whether the 20t press had the cojones.. it wasn’t happy...
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      Yeah I forget I’m the only person that refers to the lower part as the ball joint “bridge” Worst case bring the whole LCA to the parts store to see what they rent..
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      A pitman arm puller works great for the UBJ, I can get the size and part number of the tool I use, no love taps required. On the lower we’re fortunate in that the bridge separates from the knuckle giving plenty of room to work. I’d have to see...
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      I could easily see the lower suspension crossmember making contact with the ground with a lost wheel, and that’s work most shops won’t want to touch, given it’s a part of the frame and can’t easily be replaced. Also the lower ball joint, LCA...
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      You’re missing more than just the plastic splash shield extensions. There are some formed plastic parts that extend down from the wheel well liner then bend forward to support the extensions.
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      bloc replied to the thread Cruise Control stopped working..
      Probably not the clock spring, as on/off function is the same circuit as the rest of the cruise functions, it just uses a different resistor value for each of the functions. You'll need to get access to techstream or other good diagnostic...
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      bloc replied to the thread Cruise Control stopped working..
      What's your model & year? (if you put it in your sig it'll help avoid some back and forth)
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      bloc replied to the thread How to clean throttle body on LX?.
      Gasket for a 14LX is 22271-38010 and note that it has a built-in metal mesh screen to catch foreign objects before they enter the manifold. It uses a formed silicon gasket that can often be reused.. I did once at almost 200k, but yes it is better...
    • bloc
      The M6 stuff listed should be all you need, if the plastic guards are still in place. My plastic guards are cut up now for an aftermarket skid, if you get a good picture looking upward at the plastic guard and post it I can list the hardware...
    • bloc
      I’d expect wallowed out lug holes, a shoulder in the wheel where it fits around the hub centering ring, etc. All of which could go unnoticed I guess.
    • bloc
      Thanks for the data
    • bloc
      I just wouldn’t expect a wheel to be loose enough to damage the studs without other evidence the shop should have found. But then maybe I’m putting too much faith in their abilities.
    • bloc
      Keep in mind some people’s “no problem” is unacceptable rubbing or squirreliness under braking (read into scrub radius) for others. It can also come down to caster settings, stock front bumper or not, etc.
    • bloc
      Same studs, different lugs.
    • bloc
      Funny you use that anecdote, that's actually one of the things I do with sawzall blades. We have two diablos on the ladder truck and I have two or three in my personal tools at home. We bought those diablos on the truck with personal funds...
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      Have used Diablo blades, they are legit, though expensive. But I definitely still have a big variety of different blade pitches and profiles in more basic blades because it really just comes down to what I’m cutting. Cutting at the red line...
    • bloc
      I’d have to be 100% sure my mounts are completely fragged and not be able to get Genuine Toyota or Aisin or whoever makes them for big T before I’d consider installing knock-offs in this application.
    • bloc
      My guess: the studs were already tightened past their yield point in the past, pothole stretched them further, subsequent inspection and torque stretched them yet again, wheel falls off. You owe it to yourself to have every stud on that vehicle...
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