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    4th Cracked OEM Gas Tank on my 97 LX450

    Thanks for the replies, I didn't test those out when I went in to replace lines/etc. but will go back in if/when I notice relevant fuel tank pressures. I often like to have the parts on the shelf to be ready when time allows the work so I appreciate the extra info.
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    4th Cracked OEM Gas Tank on my 97 LX450

    @LongDuck which of the following do you think you had replaced: vacuum control valve: 90925-03192 filter gas #1 90917-10049 vacuum switching valve 90910-12043 Or something else? The filter gas #1 is cheap as you describe but the VCV that's first in the list matches the rest of your...
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    4th Cracked OEM Gas Tank on my 97 LX450

    One factor can be the tank becoming highly pressurized and then de-pressurized which causes flexing and can lead to cracks. I don't know if that is a factor here but you can add it to your list to look into. One clue would be lots of air/pressure escaping when you remove the gas cap.
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    12 & 6 wheel play

    Sounds like it was actually your trunion bearings. It was definitely not the spindle bushings/bearings causing your wheel to be loose. You could take the inner axles, birfs and spindle bushings/bearings out completely and it wouldn't make your wheel loose. The knuckle is connected to the axle...
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    12 & 6 wheel play

    Most likely, yes. Doubtful that you would have trunions so worn as to feel them like this without other noticeable handling issues/etc. Nope. It's pretty common for the factory torque procedure to lead to under-torquing of the front wheel bearings that then leads to some looseness. The best...
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    Front Diff question

    In case they aren't on your radar a good source for axle rebuild kits, spindles (with bearings or bushings), gears, etc. etc. is Cruiser Outfitters. http://www.cruiseroutfitters.com/ OE is usually the best parts source for these trucks but Cruiser Outfitters has sourced OE quality parts...
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    Front Diff question

    I prefer to run the bushings over the bearings in my spindles. My thinking is that the bushing won't fail catastrophically while the bearings certainly can. When I pulled my axle down the first time there were little rollers scattered around/etc. from abuse. I'm sure if you set them up right...
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    Front Diff question

    "It also has the sound and feel of loose shock mount but that's not the case either. Its not something I can hear with my head out the window but can just hear it inside with the windows up, like a bumping or knocking sound. It feels like a rattling in front when just driving in town and going...
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    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    Replaced the failed brake booster on my '97. The new pedal feel compared to the old pedal feel makes it's clear that the old booster has been having issues since I got the truck. I had replaced calipers, soft lines, master cyl, rotors, lspv, etc. and done thorough bleeding/etc. but my pedal...
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    Rear axle question

    @Railwelder93 That's interesting. Mine haven't leaked in a few years with just a new paper seal, maybe luck?
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    Rear axle question

    Seems like a good idea to add some sort of bearing "assembly" lube, but not too much as it will just be an additive for the gear oil once you drive it.
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    Rear axle question

    FYI, myself and others don't run the seals and just let the gear oil lube the bearings. I've got 40k miles with this setup and no issues including towing/hauling stuff, etc. and don't plan to go back to a grease/seal setup. @Tools R Us (RIP) is the mud member that first brought the option to...
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    Lift sizing.

    Totally. I've been reading about 80 springs for years now and have replaced springs/etc. on many vehicles over the decades and know that the actual lift height you get can always vary from what you expect and often settles within the first months/year as well. I love being able to slowly...
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    Lift sizing.

    Which springs gave you that amount of lift and how stock or loaded is your 80? My goal when I put on new springs is to keep overall lift under 2" and hopefully avoid needing to mess around with secondary changes besides possibly a bit of caster correction as I like slower steering anyway...
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    80 Series Knuckle Centering Tool and Shim Kit Options

    Yeah, though it's very solid mechanically now and I even still like it after the years of work it's taken to get there. The cracked frame near steering box is pretty common on these and I assume a solid percentage have or will have the same cracking. My truck was in a front-end fender-bender...
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