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    RedHead Steering Gears (Rebuild)

    It appears that new steering gears are available from Toyota for a somewhat reasonable price of $1600. I think the P/N is 4411060212 and it requires pitman arm 4541160360. I will probably go this route because a worm/valve assembly and sector shaft will cost about $1000 on top of the rebuild...
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    RedHead Steering Gears (Rebuild)

    Caster has been corrected and the truck drives well in most situations. Ruts cause vehicles of all kinds to change course and it's really hard to manage with 1.5" of free play. When I say free play I'm talking about zero resistance to turn the wheel. I've yet to drive a Jeep Wrangler (JK) that...
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    RedHead Steering Gears (Rebuild)

    I don't know the caster angle but steering wasn't an issue until years after the suspension work was done. No alignment setting will compensate for 1.5" of void in the controls. It does seem that a majority of people have had good experiences with RedHead. I think I will try that out if I...
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    RedHead Steering Gears (Rebuild)

    It's about 1.25-1.5" of free play. This might technically be within spec but it is very hard to drive in urban areas with ruts and congestion. It was installed with the wheels pointed forward and the box centered by ATSCO. It actually drives pretty well on smooth less congested roads. The...
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    RedHead Steering Gears (Rebuild)

    Couple things: - The box play is not adjustable, at least not externally. You can adjust how the cross shaft meshes with the ball nut but backlash of the input shaft is not externally adjustable. The cross shaft can be adjusted to the point where the vehicle will not self center but play in the...
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    RedHead Steering Gears (Rebuild)

    Does anyone have experience with rebuilt steering gearboxes from RedHead Steering Gears? My rig had a bunch of steering free play so I replaced the steering gear with an ATSCO rebuilt unit and there was not any improvement. TRE's are brand new and I checked the fasteners on the plate that holds...
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    FREE: Stock Springs and Shocks from 94 Landcruiser in WA

    Free for local pickup. Front shocks are recent Napa units. Located in Ballard. Please email, I may not check in here very often. [username].deguzman@gmail.com
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    WARN M8000 won't Freewheel

    Thanks guys, the cruiser did sit in muddy water up to the winch a few months ago. It has been working fine since then though. I'll take it apart and see if I can clear the gunk out of there.
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    WARN M8000 won't Freewheel

    Went to do a winch pull today and I could not get the freewheel lever to move to the freewheel position. It gets stuck about 1/3 of the way down. Fortunately it can be moved back to engage drive and the winch can be used. Does anyone know what the problem could be or what the best approach is to...
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    The Ala Carte Lift - TJM Coils, MAF Spacers, Doetsch Shocks, Slee Caster Bushings

    Thanks, that helps a lot, I'll be sticking with the 8350. Currently running 285s but am looking to go to 35s in the near future.
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    The Ala Carte Lift - TJM Coils, MAF Spacers, Doetsch Shocks, Slee Caster Bushings

    So, it appears the right rear shock has blown. Based on the pictures below should I adjust the lengths at all when ordering a replacement? The right rear is off the ground and I think the left rear is rubbing slightly. 8368 is the next size up at 29.50 open 17.0 closed versus the 26.50 open...
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    Noise From Rear Drivertrain

    There was no visual damage to the bearings. My theory is that one of the pinion bearings gained some extra radial clearance causing the improper mesh of the ring and pinion. The noise was likely due to the poor mesh.
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    Noise From Rear Drivertrain

    The job wasn't too difficult, getting pinion depth correct could be troublesome if you have to keep pressing the Inner Pinion Bearing on and off a few times. It looks like you have E-Lockers so the carrier bearing process is slightly different for you. Your carrier bearings are adjusted by shims...
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    Noise From Rear Drivertrain

    Changing the Pinion Bearings and cleaning out the old fluid did eliminate the really bad noise. There is still a bit of whine/howl but nothing worse than before the mud puddle.
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    Noise From Rear Drivertrain

    I don't think I can stand to drive it a couple hundred miles, so I ordered a pinion bearing kit and dropped the third member. I've studied the relevant sections of the FSM and I think I'm starting to understand the job. Does anyone have a good idea for a tool to push the new inner bearing on...
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    Noise From Rear Drivertrain

    There were metal shavings on the drain plug magnet but no chunks. The noise happens only under load accelerating or maintaining speed, does not occur while coasting, sometimes occurs under decel. It doesn't get much louder with speed and doesn't start until about 7-10mph. Does not make noise...
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    Noise From Rear Drivertrain

    I managed to get my cruiser stuck in 3-1/2 foot deep muddy water over the weekend and it developed a very noticeable howling/buzzing noise on the drive home. The next day I changed all the diff fluids and lubed the drive shafts but the sound remained. I drove it in RWD and FWD and the noise...
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    The Ala Carte Lift - TJM Coils, MAF Spacers, Doetsch Shocks, Slee Caster Bushings

    The ride is at least as good as it was with the stock components on roads. A stock ride was my goal so I'm happy with it. I haven't ridden much in the OME Cruiser as both lifts are fairly recent and the owner is out of town often so I can't really compare them. Hopefully we'll be able to get...
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    The Ala Carte Lift - TJM Coils, MAF Spacers, Doetsch Shocks, Slee Caster Bushings

    I've been deliberating on a lift for some time but was ready to pull the trigger after seeing a few posts on the TJM coils. The 30mm MAF spacers have been on the truck for some time so I left them on the truck to get around 3" of lift. It was also mentioned in a few posts that OME L's are in...
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    Thoughts after a newbie's first offraod trip

    greentruck - Thanks for the tip with the mudflaps, the damage to the flares was caused by the obstacles on the side. With the flares compromised a bit now they probably could do with less abuse from the flares. How is the ride with the OME 862s compared to stock? Are they a progressive rate...
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