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  1. woodsman 44

    what is your engine's highway speed happy place?

    I have stock gearing with 35’s in my 96, Sweet spot for ok gas mileage is 2200-2300rpm without getting run over…any higher rpm, I get terrible gas mileage.. 2300 rpm is 71 mph gps
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    FJ80 vs FZJ80

    If you wanna go a step above the fj80 and fzj80 move up to the LX-450..way more power, killer gas mileage, lighter, there’s no head gasket, and it’s Toyota’s flagship princess …it makes one feel empowered and smarter to have the best of the lineups..😉
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    The reality of the Landcruiser Head Gasket Issue

    Yuppers, I was starting to plan for it , looking where to take it but it got me first..lol..I moved to slow
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    The reality of the Landcruiser Head Gasket Issue

    aaaaand it’s blown at 238k miles I’m glad this is over, every trip I went on i was wondering if this would be the time..lol..but mine went slow with some gurgling in coolant reservoir and rough start ups..
  5. woodsman 44

    Leather steering wheel cover?

    Lonky is what I have..good quality
  6. woodsman 44

    Cylinder head back from the machine shop! Valve stems next?

    my head gasket went out, just had my head done at machine shop...$1500...valve grind, guides, seals , decked, cleaned ect ect...runs so smooth/quite now with power back, no jumpy idle.. I didnt realize how bad it was...
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    Soft Shackles

    I’m still making softies…just made 3 from 7/16” and one from 1/2” dyneema Amstel blue..1/2” gets tough to tie and set button knot but super strong.
  8. woodsman 44

    Kenwood DDX393 - Installation Help for noob

    Toss the factory amp if you haven’t already.. it’s not compatible with aftermarket stereos
  9. woodsman 44

    WARN 8274...show what ya got!

    You can buy a new cover where the plug comes out the front..way more convenient for accessing the winch power in/out
  10. woodsman 44

    Need help finding taller gears

    2500rpm is high at 75mph which results in bad mileage and irritating on long trips My 97’ f350 with 7.3 psd has 3:55 gears ..and When I’m at 70 I’m 1800rpm ish which is nice in mileage and engine noise..lol
  11. woodsman 44

    Head gasket replacement in Sacramento

    On my 96' LX-450 head gasket finally giving up at 238k, got the sweet smell at tail pipe and lots of bubbling in return reservoir with low fluid in reservoir with hard start ups, runs very rough but then smooths out once started....no antifreeze on ground. Not able to do it myself so looking...
  12. woodsman 44

    Any know how to get in contact with Avid Off Road in Phoenix?

    I hear ya, 28 weeks is WAY to long to wait for anything with a deposit and not good communication, so frustrating! I hope u get it sorted out and u might have to threaten court, some times that’s what is needed to get them to understand how serious you are about wanting your deposit back..
  13. woodsman 44

    Help choosing winch line extension.

    I just put my extension in a bag..
  14. woodsman 44

    Help choosing winch line extension.

    I have one of these for an extension..you have to splice the end that would go onto the winch drum though…I spliced my own 😉
  15. woodsman 44

    Help choosing winch line extension.

    Yes on the same diameter like 1911 said, don’t go smaller. I have 3/8 150’ synthetic on my Warn 8274 and I have 100’ extension just in case nothing is close by.. 80’ of rope on a winch is nothing especially if u have to do a redirect, u will run out of rope really quick..extension are the way...
  16. woodsman 44

    Winch Parts Availability

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  17. woodsman 44

    My WARN 8274 rebuild part 1.....

    Oh, and the factory clutch knobs don’t limit the down travel, it’s the detent that keeps it in the right location.. I hope u get rid of that red knob..lol
  18. woodsman 44

    My WARN 8274 rebuild part 1.....

    Did u pull apart your clutch fork with spring and detent ball and Clean em up and then lube it on assembly? On my 8274’s I can go a little past the detent as well, common for most 8274’s but it has to be in the detent for proper operation..
  19. woodsman 44

    Warn 8274 9.5 XP Motor upgrade

    I have the 70865 motor on one of my 8274’s I don’t know if this is true but someone said the 70865 motor is 7hp…yes, just hearsay but Warn is the one who would know but there not coughing up the info/specs on this motor for some weird reason….
  20. woodsman 44

    Warn 8274 9.5 XP Motor upgrade

    That’s a great price! I paid just over $200 about 6 years ago or so for one.. The Warn 70865 Motor is over $400..not sure if this motor is equil or better than the 68608…I can’t find any specifications at this time.
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