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  1. chris777

    How do i protect my rear stabilizer brackets?

    well, if you had to drive from Dallas to Utah every year, I think you would notice how much easier it is to drive a 60 WITH rear sway bar. For 30 years, I drove my 60 on highway without swaybars in the rear and every time a big truck passed me, or I hit some rough spots in the road at 65 or 70...
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    How do i protect my rear stabilizer brackets?

    Thanks for the replies. If I lived in the 4 Corners area I would definitely remove it. But I have to drive 900 miles on the highway for each of my trips to that area for some trail riding. removing the sway bar would leave the axle mounted sway bar brackets. It’s those brackets and their...
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    How do i protect my rear stabilizer brackets?

    Most times that i go off road, with my FJ60, over rocks, i find out that one of the two brackets that holds my rear stabilizer become so beat up from rocks that i have to replace them. And sometimes they start making clanking noises when off road until i do get them replaced. They are mounted to...
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    Suggested alternator replacement FJ60

    RGB Cruiser, did you ever reach any conclusions about that 145 amp Quality Power Alternator you bought last year? I am eager to hear if you are happy with it or not.
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    H55f mated to 3FE or 1FZ-FE engine, possible?

    Great thread. What are the list of parts i would need to find in order to convert my 2F to a 2FE? I assume that all of them would have to be used. There are no aftermarket parts, right?
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    The future of off road vehicles...

    And i look forward to it.
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    100 series starter replacement

    I have read, in the iH8mud series 200 forum, on another thread, that the replacement starter is smaller and is easier to replace. Any confirmf this?
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    Replacing the starter on the trail.

    Wow, thanks everybody. Great thread. So glad to learn that the new starter is smaller and easier to swap. When i get a used 200, someday, i will do just that, replace the old one with the smaller one. Thanks again.
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    Replacing the starter on the trail.

    So am i. I am optimitic too. But i am 67 years old, and many times over the yeafs, i have had that sinking feeling you get when you realize something has broken on your vehicle, and you arent going to get to where you want to go until after you fix your vehicle. You are very dissappointed, and...
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    Replacing the starter on the trail.

    yeah, well, I once had a brand new OEM Toyota fuel pump fail on me one week after it was installed. Even new, and especially rebuilt parts, can and do fail. Glad that pump failed on the highway between Dallas and Austin, and not on some remote trail in Utah.
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    Replacing the starter on the trail.

    OK, thanks, I think I see a good plan. If I buy a used 200, replace the starter myself with the smaller one, carry the one I took off as a back up. And according to Kurt you don't have to take off nearly as much stuff as the Toyota manual says you have to take off. And also, it is important to...
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    Replacing the starter on the trail.

    i am just telling where i am coming from. My experience is with my 33 year old Landcruiser. It is the only thing i have ever taken on overland expeditions. It has 400,000 miles on it after you adjust for the oversize tires on it. It has its disadvantages, believe me. It is slow on the highway...
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    Replacing the starter on the trail.

    well, if it takes a Toyota shop 6 hours, according to their book, to replace the starter on a 200 series Land Cruiser (they have lifts, special tools, etc), I seriously doubt that my friends, tools, and manuals would be enough, like they are with my FJ60. I was hoping you guys might say...
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    Replacing the starter on the trail.

    Well, I am sorry if my tone came across as condescending. Perhaps I was. I am sorry. I am not looking to make any enemies here. I was just very surprised and taken aback by the bravado that Land Cruisers don't break down, and if you do, someone will come by to help you. I have been so glad, on...
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    Replacing the starter on the trail.

    You dont think Land Cruisers ever break down? They do. Believe me. They do. And you will find out one of these days, if you you keep it long enough and use it they way it was intended to be used.
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    Replacing the starter on the trail.

    . I disagree. There are very remote places in this country. I think I go places where no one else comes by for days. We go to seldom used trails, or, when it is too hot or too cold for most people. And it can be 8 hours off road, 2 hours on highway to get to a garage with a working truck. If i...
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    Replacing the starter on the trail.

    That works sometimes. But can you even access the starter well enough to tap it with a screwdriver? I get tue impression it is too well hidden.
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    Events/Trails Trail Recommendations in Big Bend, TX

    Ore Road and Black Gap gravel trails/roads are pretty easy, but i enjoyed them and did put my FJ 60 in low range a couple of times. There are more challenging trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park. I wrote an article about it in Toyota Trails about 3 years ago.
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    Replacing the starter on the trail.

    FJ200 owners, what is your plan if you are on a multi day trail ride, in a remote part of Utah, the White Rim trail, the Hole in the Rock Trail, or the Maze, and your starter goes out? Ive taken the ‘85 FJ60 Ive owned for 33 years to such places, and know that if my starter went out, i could...
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    Alternator rebuilds

    Yeah, all they do is wind more copper wire, winding the same amount of copper wire is one of the main things they do when rebuiding it. Wind MORE than specs ask for increases the amps.
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