Interested in what responses you get.
Please post the part number for the rebuild kit.
There’s a few alternator rebuild places around the LA area and I have my stock oem Lexus alternator (Denso) sitting in a box.
I kept it when I got a reman denso alternator as preventive maintenance 6 years...
Bought my 2003 GX470 in March 2007.
Lexus battery was in bad shape, but still was under warranty. I went to Lexus dealer and they changed it for $100 under partial warranty. This was in March 2017.
December 2017 I changed the alternator as preventive maintenance with a reman Denso alternator...
Right, after a while…I’m just going to go out and enjoy the rig.
Just gonna do the Taco Tabs to fix the alignment and the eimKeith lower link skid bracket. And that’s it until I start breaking stuff! Lol
I was tracking all my expenses to the penny and I eventually stopped once I got past $25k including purchase price of $8k.
I was trying to categorize my costs into 3 areas:
However, sometimes a repair turns into preventive maintenance (while you are in...
On the rotopax mounts for the Gobi ladder, I used a heavy duty mount from overland equipped to strengthen the Rotopax lok pack mount. It feels very solid.
I only made the Gobi ladder crossbars myself. I bought everything else.
Power Tank sells ladder crossbars but they are like $160 with tax and shipping. So, I made my own crossbars for $52 including the hardware from Home Depot.
Just bought 1 1/2” flat aluminum bar (1/4” thick) and I cut to...
Correct. The electronic shock functionality for sport, normal, and comfort is separate from the height adjustability of the rear air bags.
I ran with stock oem rear air bags and aftermarket non-electronic Bilstein shocks.
The result was that the sport, normal, comfort dial for the shocks no...
SMOG checks in California for 1996+ model years only require ODB2 checks. They plug their computer to the ODB2 port and run a diagnostic check.
Open hood and visually inspect. At least that what they did on my 2003 GX470 last week here in LA.
No longer stick anything up my exhaust pipe that I...
I’ve been buying custom parts or gear from small businesses for over 15 years since I started building my 80 series back in 2004.
Your experience is not at the level that requires posting on here. In the scale of small business issues this is small peanuts.
You should have worked with the...
Good point. And love your MT4x4 YouTube videos. You explain things really well for us doing driveway work.
The only thing I will add is that removing the rear to allow all that flex in the rear makes the rig lean sideways more in the front. This was the counterintuitive findings from Kai’s...
My rear icon shock is at 20.25” from top of the shock body to bottom mounting eye (center).
This is with my gx470 70% loaded and sagging about 1/2” in the rear.
Ideally I should be around 21” to 22” to be about 4” to 5” from the bottom.
I tried to measure and do calculations and project travel distances…but I’m not as precise as Kai from Thinkerers Adventure.
I’ll try to measure again in my driveway. My previous calculations and measurements lead me to believe the 1” hockey puck is needed to protect the shock and a 1” rear...
Yeah a little adjustability on the rear coils is a great option to have. Ironman did good with that feature. It mimics the front coilover adjustability that some manufacturers have in the front.
The rear weight changes more often than the front due to acquiring more camping/overlanding gear!
The issue is that I have long travel icon 56550 rear shocks which are 17” compressed and 28.5” extended.
So, I fear removing my 1” hockey puck could result in my shocks being the bumpstops.
Also, the timbren bumpstops are 5” tall (compared to the hard oem 4.25” gx470 bumpstops)...