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    Post 17 of this thread has an attachment with the handbrake adjustment procedure. https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/diy-how-to-adjust-handbrake.487092/page-2
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    Yes, most automatic transmissions will raise the oil level substantially when shut off as fluid normally necessary for opration drains back to the pan from the clutch packs. They usually have you check level when running, with warm fluid, to...
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    Unlike disk brake pads, the inner diameter of the parking brake drums determine the radius of a pad worn to those drums. Say, hypothetically, your drums have worn to be a half inch larger diameter than new. Pads in those drums would be worn to a...
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    These do use shoes for the parking brake but do not self adjust. Since they are only used for parking they barely wear and really don’t need adjusting once they are set correctly.
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    bloc replied to the thread land cruiser crash safety?.
    Keep in mind this thread started with the question of how a 200 would do in a serious accident, and with concern over what happened to the family in the original story. Yes a bull-barred 200 is probably still safer than a 40, but likely not as...
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    bloc replied to the thread Car Website Valuations.
    Eric, if you aren’t already, you need to be consulting with other dealers about their strategies. None of the experiences I have had seem to align with how you conduct business. Unfortunately for me I’m usually seeking a somewhat rare used...
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    bloc reacted to Eric Sarjeant's post in the thread Car Website Valuations with Like Like.
    A few points to hit on. 1) You can’t make trade-ins a “fixed price” because no two are the same. Mileage, condition/recon costs, accidents, documented issues, etc... So even if you had new vehicles on a fixed price model, you would still have...
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    bloc reacted to GBman's post in the thread Do these TRD tundra wheels look correct? with Like Like.
    Thanks all. Seller has agreed to take them back and pay for return shipping.
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    bloc reacted to luke27617's post in the thread Lease Takeover with Like Like.
    Don't remember exact number but it was below 30K. So low for the year. Definitely helped with resell value a little. Key, the truck looked brand new as I really took care of it.
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    bloc replied to the thread Lease Takeover.
    Out of curiosity how many miles on that 16 when you traded it in?
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    bloc replied to the thread 2019 TRD Tundra Pro Suspensions.
    To my knowledge nobody has tried it yet. I’d expect the front spring rate and possibly valving to be wrong with our suspension arms being shorter. The rears likely won’t work at all since our suspension is so different from a leaf-spring Tundra...
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    bloc replied to the thread land cruiser crash safety?.
    I’ve been to dozens of serious accidents involving modern vehicles. It is STUNNING what people walk away from these days, very often totally unharmed other than seatbelt or airbag burns. I have pictures of wrecked cars with unharmed occupants...
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    bloc reacted to GBman's post in the thread Do these TRD tundra wheels look correct? with Like Like.
    Thank you everyone who took the time to help me. So these are definitely NOT TRD pro wheels. I realize it’s a small distinction but it’s what makes the eBay listing false advertising and as such will be my reason for return.
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    bloc replied to the thread Rotors warping very quickly?.
    IMO the biggest relevant issue is stopping from high speed then sitting still in traffic/at a stoplight, foot on the brake to keep the vehicle from rolling forward. This keeps one spot on the rotor hotter than the rest, also transferring more pad...
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    bloc replied to the thread Car Website Valuations.
    Here’s the thing: Eric is selling a ton of landcruisers specifically because he isn’t shady. I’m sure it has taken years but through his hard work and honesty, especially in contrast with most dealers, word of mouth spreads and buyers with $100k...
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    bloc reacted to Eric Sarjeant's post in the thread Car Website Valuations with Like Like.
    Some of these tools are HIGHLY advanced. For example, KBB ICO and TrueCar Acutrade ICO, both compile their data from every major auction in the US (Adesa, Mannheim, etc.) They are so accurate if the input is truthful, they even guarantee the...
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    Very common. Lots of people seem upset about this but IMO it’s very easy to track, always fails in the same place, and between this and the short list of other common problems there is still very little we have to worry about on these trucks...
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    bloc replied to the thread Small Dealers.
    I’ve checked out a handful of cars at Texas Direct Auto since I am so close. Most were acceptable, but a few left a lot to be desired. I’d put them a notch below Carmax in the average quality department. But yes, along the same lines. It’s an...
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    bloc replied to the thread Small Dealers.
    Your BS filter needs to be set on high alert with cargurus. I helped someone locate a good 4Runner a while back and the number of obvious scam listings on there was staggering.
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    bloc reacted to FJ73Texas's post in the thread Do these TRD tundra wheels look correct? with Like Like.
    It is hard for me to elaborate but in my job, I deal with Tundra and Tacoma OEM wheels at the factory every day. The casting mold appears correct and all the proper ID markings are there from what I can see in the photos. The only thing that I...
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    bloc replied to the thread land cruiser crash safety?.
    They were probably trying to emulate the crash performance of a plastic cover and aluminum crash bar.. that often pops back out like a Rubbermaid trash can after a minor accident, even if there is damage to the crash structure. Nothing to hide...
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    What would we look for to identify knockoffs?
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    Unfortunately I’d suspect Chinese knockoff at this point. That market springing up kinda ruins buying OE wheels anywhere but the dealer now.
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    bloc reacted to GBman's post in the thread Do these TRD tundra wheels look correct? with Like Like.
    Interesting guys thanks. They were all bagged up and boxed looking like new which had me thinking that’s odd. Almost like they were ordered from China and then reshipped by just tossing in another larger box. Hmm paid 900 shipped with tax so a...
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    bloc reacted to ceb's post in the thread Rotors warping very quickly? with Like Like.
    ...but it is far easier for the dealer to say "your rotors are warped. That'll be $1200 please (my boss needs to make a boat payment)"
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