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  1. iwashmycar

    Whats best year for early FJ's

    All the "issues" are very very uncommon in the grand scheme of things. Could you get an early 2007 with the over-hardened rear diff, yeah...though it is unlikely as the PO would have probably encountered the issue. Fender tears....unlikely unless offroading. Just get the lowest mileage, (or...
  2. iwashmycar

    I noticed a lack of build threads in here. Let's have one.

    Pretty sure we are talking strut mounts, not shock...hence the replacement of them. :meh:
  3. iwashmycar

    '97 FZJ80 sounds like it's haunted by whales (w/ link to youtube video)

    x2 on the brakes. Were you pressing them? My FJC does a sort of similar noise, but VERY faintly at stop lights. Sounds like a street bike accelerating far off in the distance...like a sort of pressure sound rising like yours does, but a little slower to climb. I cannot figure it out for the...
  4. iwashmycar

    Wrangler 5100 front shocks into back of fj?

    Have you read this thread on the Blueroom? superflexy on the cheap, or more expensive if you're into that :bigthumb: - Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum I think you can get those numbers you are after with FJ-specific components (if you want to). The limiting factors will certainly not be the shocks.
  5. iwashmycar

    Brake Caliper question

    I put both front Napa Eclipse calipers on my FJC. Got the "loaded" ones (ceramic pads) so it was literally a 10 minute job. Unscrew line, reattach. Done. They still seem to be working well after at least a year. Came coated black too, and am pretty sure it is holding up well.
  6. iwashmycar

    Wits end rear control arm press

    Also some of the Rent-a-tools at the parts stores might have the right size.
  7. iwashmycar

    Adding Oil Pressure Gauge to 2010-2014 FJ Cruiser?

    If you are relocating the sensor way down a line to a T, I do not know if that will give incorrect readings, but it seems like it could. As far as mounting gauges like in that photo, should be easy. That panel just pulls off and there is a lot of room behind it. I have also seen examples where...
  8. iwashmycar

    New FJ owner need lift advice

    Yes. they sell 5100s for front and rear. The fronts are struts, with the adjustable spring perches (which is what give you the ability to level it). The rears are just normal shocks...no change in lift whatsoever. When you add the bumper and winch you will likely want to get some heavier springs.
  9. iwashmycar

    What’s it worth??

    Wow, that is trashed. Assuming the inside matches the out....$7500 max. That said, you could probably drop 1-2K to fix it up, bomb the undercarriage and sell it to a sucker for 12-13K.
  10. iwashmycar

    New FJ owner need lift advice

    Easiest way is Bilstein 5100s, 3rd notch. Does retain the use of the OEM springs. I found it rode no different than stock. Really depends on your bumper choice if 5100s will be okay or not. Thinking one of those 90 lb. bumpers with no winch? Probably no big deal. An ARB with a winch? You 'gon...
  11. iwashmycar

    Steel wheels for a 80 series like a fj40 steel with caps

    o_0 Woah. Please post updated pics when theyre on!!
  12. iwashmycar

    Hopefully a quick question/fix.

    I wonder if you can "automatically" adjust the brake shoes by driving in reverse and slamming the parking brakes. This is supposed to (if working properly) adjust the little toothed wheel on the shoes and push them outward some. Now if that is just on real drum-only brakes I apologize. Figured...
  13. iwashmycar

    Hopefully a quick question/fix.

    It isnt too smooth. Likely needs adjusted outward so they have more push on the drum. They could be polished diamonds and the shoes would exert enough force to hold the truck. I am guessing your adjustment maybe wasnt quite enough. There is also typically some adjustment at the interior ebrake...
  14. iwashmycar

    Hello everyone newbie here

    Welcome!
  15. iwashmycar

    For Sale NOT MINE 96 FJ80 5500.00 IN TEXAS

    It shows up under ads the guy had posted. I guess the old ad is technically still active since he is "selling 2 items"...they just happen to be the same item lol I dont know how to link it. He then appears to have tried eBay so that probably is driving the price now: 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser...
  16. iwashmycar

    For Sale NOT MINE 96 FJ80 5500.00 IN TEXAS

    Looks like it was posted for $7000 in February. Maybe they just want it gone. Also think they'd be on here...they have a bhicks cup holder!
  17. iwashmycar

    blown engine

    Ive only ever seen reports of timing chain problem / stretch, but that usually throws codes long before throwing any metal around.
  18. iwashmycar

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System Opinions

    They also sell them that go in a switch blank, depending which size blanks you have. TPMS Car Auto Pressure Tyre Tire Monitoring System+4 External Sensors for Toyota | eBay
  19. iwashmycar

    Tire Pressure recommendation

    Ahha. I guess if the 1.1 thing was in the Toyo article I totally missed it. Good info!. Ill add a few lbs to them!
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