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  1. riffman12

    Help diagnosing front end noise

    I think the axles would have to be in pretty terrible shape to make those noises. Unlikely. Have you checked the sway bay end links and bushings?
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    How concerned should I be?

    Since you have an LX470 (assuming the suspension is original) those are not conventional shocks, but rather hydraulic rams that push fluid into the globes that dampen the AHC system. Sounds scary but it's a robust system if taken care of. My original system has 250k miles on it, doesn't leak...
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    Newbie question..Cheaper to repair/maintain?? LC or LX?

    yeah I'd say unless you're taking your 15+ yr old SUV to it's respective dealer for service (I hope not) then the maintenance cost is the same. LX are cheaper to get into, and more readily available - at least in the SF bay Area
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    98 - 2000 100 owners - Is your Transmission Original or Replaced?

    2000 LX with 234k miles, original trans
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    Gas tank building excessive pressure & fuel smell. Dangerous for sure! Why does this happen?

    If it were my car I would only buy an OEM fuel cap
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    I took her to the scale today....

    geesh that's heavy. do you have oversized brakes or just new pads and rotors? I remember a guy in the 80 section who was touring South America and kept cracking rear wheels because of how much weight he had over the rear axle.
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    Gas tank building excessive pressure & fuel smell. Dangerous for sure! Why does this happen?

    I had this happen in my 80 series once. The 80 guys all replace the factory charcoal canister with an OEM unit or a cheaper AC Delco unit that looks similar enough. It seemed to fix mine, but there were plenty of high altitude guys who still had issues after the replacement. I've never had...
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    Any other warning signs / precursors to brake booster failure?

    You will hear the sound of a dying seagull coming from around your booster. It will be very audible from inside the car. On top of that you will get a very loud buzzer inside the car. Once you hear that stop as quickly as possible as it basically means you have 5-6 more brake presses until it...
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    what to do? - PS front shock bushing (w/AHC)

    Is it necessary to take all the preload out of the torsion bars before disconnecting the bottom of the ahc shock?
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    LX470 Beer Connoisseur

    Cliff notes tho?
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    The ABCs of AHC - How to Measure, Flush, and Adjust all in one place

    A H C Eeeeaassy as A B C
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    The ABCs of AHC - How to Measure, Flush, and Adjust all in one place

    Nice work! Often difficult to dig this info out of the big thread
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    Rock rails

    I guess I'm just confused on why this is better than a frame bolt. Just lighter weight?
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    Rock rails

    Why not just bolt to the frame like everyone else does? I feel like the pinch weld mounts don't look very sturdy...
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    Definitive list of AHC maintenance items

    Should be no issues with it talking to TechStream as long as you follow the TechStream in 5 minutes thread and download the virtual machine software. Also make sure you set the vehicle to LX470 and not Land Cruiser once it connects.
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    ARB 50 qt fridge on factory rear 12V plug

    Woah I see what you mean! that thing isn't cheap. If you're running the car, would the car first fill up the battery pack and then charge the fridge? Or would it run the fridge while charging the battery pack?
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    Not tech

    I stubbed my toe walking to my desk today
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    ARB 50 qt fridge on factory rear 12V plug

    Thanks. Definitely seems like it would be easier. Would you mind sharing what power station you use? Did you use the factory 12v outlet or did you run new wiring?
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    ARB 50 qt fridge on factory rear 12V plug

    Casual 3 year old thread bump here but better than making more threads I guess? What are the general thoughts on running a "power station" in line between the car and the fridge as an alternative to a second car battery? I'm thinking a fridge like this: and a power station like this: My...
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    2006 LX470 Locker Questions

    Geeeeez that's rough. We need to get a little NorCal 100 series get together soon
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