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  1. KellyC

    Looking for exhaust parts source - any recommendations?

    I ended up ordering the downpipe with cat, and the secondary cat from Magnaflow. I have the cat back set from Borla “hopefully” on the way. It’s been a few weeks now. The shipper says it will still be a while. Both of the Magnaflow cats came with gaskets. I plan to get stainless hardware from...
  2. KellyC

    Looking for exhaust parts source - any recommendations?

    That’s very helpful! Thank you!
  3. KellyC

    Looking for exhaust parts source - any recommendations?

    Unfortunately, I have zero welding or bending skills (or tools). I can hold my own turning a wrench, but not with a welder. Maybe it's time to learn...
  4. KellyC

    Looking for exhaust parts source - any recommendations?

    Living in the rust belt, my ‘96 80 is slowly going back to the earth. The exhaust system included. Getting under the rig and shaking the exhaust pipes, I can clearly see the pipe below the manifold is toast. Then it gets to the cats, more rust breakage. The O2 sensor is held on by a hose clamp...
  5. KellyC

    Help Diagnosing Knocking Noise

    Oh that’s an interesting idea!
  6. KellyC

    Help Diagnosing Knocking Noise

    I need to swap out my radiator. The new unit arrived today. Maybe I’ll remove the fan shroud temporarily as a test.
  7. KellyC

    Help Diagnosing Knocking Noise

    The thing is though that the knock definitely has the same frequency as the engine RPM. So not likely anything at the hub.
  8. KellyC

    80 Series Sliders Suggestions

    +1 for Mike at Bump it Off-road. I have the step sliders and have put them to the test over and over on big rocks. They take a beating, and make it easy for my wife and kids to climb into the 80. Also, looks mostly stock, if that’s a concern.
  9. KellyC

    Help Diagnosing Knocking Noise

    Hopefully not rod knock. But I’m an amateur, I’m open to opinions. Here’s the strange thing. This knock seems to happen only when turning to the right. The knock frequency is directly linked to engine speed. I can’t replicate the sound at idle or when the rig is NOT in motion. Only when I’m...
  10. KellyC

    Weirdest modifications on a 40

    I’m not sure this would qualify as weird, but I’m not sure I’d be willing to sit under those beams.
  11. KellyC

    Our 1976 FJ40 - "Tonto"

    WELL worth the watch. Nice vid!
  12. KellyC

    Builds My 66 FJ45 Build Up

    They look great! If you come across the brand or style name, I’d love to know! Thanks! Were they plug & play with the stock wiring?
  13. KellyC

    Builds My 66 FJ45 Build Up

    Good luck on the BaT sale! Amazing rig! So much want... What headlights did you use?
  14. KellyC

    Our 1976 FJ40 - "Tonto"

    Standing by....
  15. KellyC

    Our 1976 FJ40 - "Tonto"

    Reading these pages and watching that excellent bonus vid were FAR mor exciting and interesting than anything I could have binge watched on Netflix! This was so great. The scenery you’ve tracked down is EXACTLY why an FJ40 first appealed to me all those years ago. Thanks for documenting and...
  16. KellyC

    Rear Diff Lock Testing … Let’s Start with the Basics

    Thank you! Very helpful! I searched through and read a lot of posts, but somehow didn’t find these. This helps a lot!
  17. KellyC

    Rear Diff Lock Testing … Let’s Start with the Basics

    Is there a way to manually engage the rear diff lock short term? I could see just leaving it on all weekend during a wheeling trip, then disengage and buy me time to do the fix properly later.
  18. KellyC

    Rear Diff Lock Testing … Let’s Start with the Basics

    Bummer about the high likelihood of it being the motor. I guess wheeling with an open rear diff isn’t the worst thing in the world. At least until I can find some time to tear it apart and prove Toyota wrong about not servicing it.
  19. KellyC

    Rear Diff Lock Testing … Let’s Start with the Basics

    Yes - there’s definitely a subtle click noise from the passenger side foot area when the switch is engaged.
  20. KellyC

    Rear Diff Lock Testing … Let’s Start with the Basics

    Hello All 1996 Factory locked FZJ80 My rear diff lock has gone into retirement and I’m trying to bring it back. Front and center diffs both lock without issue. The dash light just blinks for the rear, and the diff does nothing. Both rear wheels off the ground at the same time … they spin...
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