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    Front Control Arm Bushing Measurements

    I just wanted to throw this up here in case anyone needs it. I recently replaced my control arm bushings with OEM replacements. AXLE SIDE BUSHINGS the original that came out measured 2.365" OD all around. you'll notice the bushings have voids in them about 180 degrees apart. not sure why...
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    help needed with Ironman 2" front spring install

    Hi folks, this weekend i switched out my TJM "J" spring equivalents (right side of below pic) for the ironman 2" performnace springs TOY024B's. Intstall went fine until i took her for a spin and noticed a clunk from the passenger side front when braking. it seems the passenger side...
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    Brake Pad Rattle after installing Power Stop pads and rotors

    Has anyone come across this issue with the Power Stop pads and rotors? See how the pad on the right has a "lip" of unworn material? I installed new slotted and drilled rotors about 6 weeks ago but have been hearing a rattling sound coming from the front driver side. I initially thought it was...
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    Lower Ball Joints - Anyone DIY?

    I recently lifted our GX. During the install i noticed the lower ball joints were a bit loose - no major play but easy to swivel. Also, the boots are showing signs of cracking. The tapered end of the ball joint is housed in a cast or forged piece that is bolted to the bottom of the knuckle...
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    TJM 2.5" Lift Information

    Howdy, just wanted to document the TJM lift going into our GX470. I don't see much info on this kit online so maybe this will help someone in the future. My wife's GX is at 100k miles and lately she's been complaining that its too bouncy. I've noticed the rear has been on the bump stops at...
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    Aussie Locker Install Help

    Greetings Mudsters, I'm currently installing an Aussie Locker in the rear differential of my cruiser. I've run into a bit of a problem with the clearances between the cross pin and the adjacent washers. This is the 1st clearance check prior to installing the rest of the locker components...
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    1FZE lower oil pan drain plug repair

    greetings, I thought i'd document a small repair I had to do to my oil pan because the dumb F#*k PO used a self tapping drain plug (on left) and lots of silicone goop to keep the pan from leaking. :mad: Nothing too difficult, just time consuming and messy... a new pan from TOYOTA will cost...
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    80 PROOF Croozan (mercedeezel's 1994 FZJ80)

    Howdy everyone. Just thought I’d start a thread to track the build progress on my 1994 Land Cruiser. I picked it up shortly after parting ways with my much loved 1984 4runner :crybaby:. We needed something the whole family could enjoy and it didn’t take long to decide on an 80. The wife and...
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