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    What do real land cruiser owners think of the FJC?

    I had to laugh at your timeline. I too have owned two FJ40s and agree completely that they are like driving a tractor. If I lived out west it would make sense as there are plenty of cool places to trail ride, but here in Charlotte NC you have to drive a while to get to someplace that you can...
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    Sticking with Denso-OEM coil packs from now on

    They say that the coil packs last the life of the vehicle, but I say nay! I have come into the habit that when one coil pack gives trouble ALL are replaced with OEM units. You would be surprised about the increase in performance just by doing that. Money well spent in my opinion.
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    LED Headlight Conversion on the CHEAP

    UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE You guys are 100% on the money. The LED WILL NOT WORK on a 1987 Toyota without special wiring provisions. Now the rest of the story: My truck has just got back up on it's feet after an extensive mechanical...
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    LED Headlight Conversion on the CHEAP

    I think that there may be some construction differences in what you mentioned and the lamps that I was recommending. Not sure how sensitive the COB chips are to current switching, but as I mentioned I have had them in my Yota for about a month with no adverse affects. Here are the...
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    LED Headlight Conversion on the CHEAP

    On further research I see that the constant 12 volts to the LED circuit board in the sealed version of the LED headlight causes a constant "on" condition even when the light switch is in the off position on a Toyota. The LEDs will have a faint glow to them in the switch off position, and will...
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    LED Headlight Conversion on the CHEAP

    Interesting - Can you elaborate on what issues you had with the LED and switched ground?
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    LED Headlight Conversion on the CHEAP

    I wonder if those Hella H4s will work in old school KC housings like I have on my Dodge... Any thoughts?
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    LED Headlight Conversion on the CHEAP

    I agree with your comment about the beam pattern. What I did was to adjust the beam pattern relatively close to the front of the truck to illuminate the road surface directly ahead. Then I added the KC Slimline LED spots to give me a better long view when I need to augment the weak bright...
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    Readers Rides, for pics and specs on your Toy(s).

    Couldn't agree with you more!
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    LED Headlight Conversion on the CHEAP

    Here is a link that may work for a while: https://www.ebay.com/itm/H6054-H6052-H6014-Head-Light-Glass-Housing-Lamp-Conversion-Chrome-7x6-B/222173573800?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
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    LED Headlight Conversion on the CHEAP

    To find the housings on ebay do a search on the following: H6054 / H6052 / H6014 Head Light Glass Housing Lamp Conversion Chrome - 7x6 (B) Cheers!
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    LED Headlight Conversion on the CHEAP

    The conversion looks completely stock until you turn them on. I glued a piece of rubber on top of the housing just to keep water intrusion.
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    LED Headlight Conversion on the CHEAP

    What you can do is to take out the H4 lamps which are held in by a small retention wire. Then you substitute LED lamps in the housing. Instant LED conversion. You just plug them into your existing harness and call it a day. There is instant improvement of light intensity and color, along...
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    LED Headlight Conversion on the CHEAP

    Hello All Wanted to post a trick I figured out working on hotrods that will work on the beloved Yotas. You can purchase on Ebay halogen conversion headlights that use an H4 lamp. They are only about $40 a pair shipped to your door, and are made of glass.
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    Will 15x7 offset 8 fit on an IFS 1988 Pickup?

    It appears that they are 8 backspace with 11.50 x 15 tires. There are no spacers or modifications that I can see to make this work. It does look like the torsion rods are cranked all the way up as it sits pretty high. Curt
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    Will 15x7 offset 8 fit on an IFS 1988 Pickup?

    Noah, I bought the truck with this set up so had to check to see what it was. Curt
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    Camper Top for Standard Cab Conversion

    I am probably making it a bigger project than it needs to be. Thanks for the insight!
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    Camper Top for Standard Cab Conversion

    Looks like you had the exact same situation that I have. Did he cut the entire front and lean it back from the bottom or did he just modify the top portion? I was thinking to cut it in line with the top of the window hole on the camper top that faces the cab, and just lean that part back...
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    Camper Top for Standard Cab Conversion

    I think I will keep an eye on it and see if I get some rubbing. If I do I am not ruling out cutting the front of the fiberglass camper shell to gain some clearence.
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