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    Pulsing/droning vibration at highway speeds

    Sounds like you damaged something. Sadly, my vibration is still there, and I'm fairly certain it's not a driveshaft thing. When I get the driveline angle wrong I feel a pretty constant high frequency vibration. What I feel is somewhat lower frequency and fades in and out. I know it's...
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    Missed out on Hundreds in the Hills? Lets talk (Ideas for Southeastern 100 series event)

    I'm also trying to get to GSMTR this year. Wanted to go for years but have never made it. Trying to convince my wife now!
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    What's in your junk drawer? Cruiser Mcgyvers inquire within.

    Zip ties. Why does no one have zip ties? My racecar is 40% zip tie by weight.
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    Christmas Break Plans?

    Anyone got any trail riding plans for the holidays? Family and I will be out of town from 12/21 - 12/28 but I'd be interested in joining anyone going out around the new year. Camping and trail riding would be great! I've been considering going across to Citrus/Richloam/Green Swamp area and...
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    I think i need a little help? Blown head gasket

    Huh. Today I learned. Makes sense but never thought of that. Thanks.
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    New to me LX470

    Thanks for the heads up, I was afraid of that =( Guess I'll go for reindexing first and see how that works out, then. Was hoping lower AHC pressures and lower preloaded LC bars would work out better. I definitely found that less AHC pressure meant softer ride, but could feel the difference in...
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    I think i need a little help? Blown head gasket

    Interesting. Seems like there's a lot of confusion on whether it's interference or not - read some posts that agree with you, and others that say it's interference. I haven't had one apart, so I can't really weigh in either way. Short of a broken cam inside a journal, I'm not sure what could...
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    I think i need a little help? Blown head gasket

    I'm not sure how it could be bound up, honestly. If the valves are up against a piston, it won't move. You are definitely in an interesting position with regard to getting the engine timing back in the right place. Prior to getting the head off, you should have set it to TDC. Now, I'm not...
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    New to me LX470

    Nothing much going on lately - busy trying to get my driveline to be smooth. I messed around and around with the rear lower control arms and finally got the angles into a pretty good spot. I definitely feel some driveline vibe still but it's not terrible. Maybe upper links will help? We'll...
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    I think i need a little help? Blown head gasket

    Not sure what you mean by won't turn at all? You trying to turn it by hand? That won't work. Maybe a breaker bar on the end of the cam, but you'd better be careful that the valves don't extend down against the pistons as you crank it around - this is an interference engine. As mentioned...
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    Rocky Road Rock Sliders

    I'm curious if something has changed from about 10 years ago. I bought a set of sliders for my R50 pathfinder from rocky road that I used for four years before I sold it. I kept the rails and stored them until recently when I cut the pathfinder mounts off and welded on new brackets to fit my...
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    Wanted CFL: OEM (non-ahc) Torsion Bars

    Bump - still looking for a set of these! Current torsion bars are cranked to max.
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    Pulsing/droning vibration at highway speeds

    Obviously not the best thing to use but all I have right now. Did this about five times to make sure it was close. Driveline vibe is mostly gone... Very subtle now, which is good enough for me. I'll eventually get the upper links to truly fix this (I hope) but it's at least 70% better now...
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    Pulsing/droning vibration at highway speeds

    Yeah, the angles are weird because I was on a downward sloped driveway. I concentrated on the relative angles vs the absolute. I included the propshaft slope because that allows for the relative measurement to be made. Glad you mentioned the weird angles, I'll re-measure in my garage tonight...
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    Pulsing/droning vibration at highway speeds

    What a pain in the ass. I went out and adjusted it all today and had fun with the whole relative angle thing - if I extend the lower links to twist the nose downward, it increases the angle at the diff, but also increases the angle at the transmission (of course, right? Pulling the nose of...
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