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Cat be gone was first step in my desmog. Chain stores didn't want anything to do with it. Local shop was maybe too excited to cut it off! they get a good price selling used cat guts, so usually happy to do it
 
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Кстати, крутой крейсер
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спасибо за поддержку!
браузер переводит для меня с английского
Awesome, yeah I didn't know if it needed to be translated or not, my end isn't translating for me, so I figured that I would need to translated so you could read it
 
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3FE owner here, ‘92 vintage, 100% unmolested, 281k as of today and still runs great. Fixin to do a part-time conversion on the t-case. Absolutely despise full-time 4wd’s.
I would keep the full time 4wd, because I have 2 friends with the part time conversion and they have issues with them spinning out in the rain, these are very tail happy , just posting my 2 cents man, Toyota engineers put it there for a reason, mine vs my friends cruiser, mine drives 10x better in wet weather, also why do you not like it, if it's bad mpg there are other things that can help to bring it up to 12-14 mpg without removing full-time 4wd, also post a pic
Happy Cruisin'
 
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I would keep the full time 4wd, because I have 2 friends with the part time conversion and they have issues with them spinning out in the rain, these are very tail happy , just posting my 2 cents man, Toyota engineers put it there for a reason, mine vs my friends cruiser, mine drives 10x better in wet weather, also why do you not like it, if it's bad mpg there are other things that can help to bring it up to 12-14 mpg without removing full-time 4wd, also post a pic
Happy Cruisin'
Thanks for the note, but I know how to drive 😉
 
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Thanks for the note, but I know how to drive 😉
That's cool, but just curious why you don't like the full time 4wd? I do understand that you want to do the conversion, also my friends are damn good drivers, but my buds and I live on a mountain and they both have had theirs sideways going down the mountain in the rain, but anyways I respect your decision and what are the benefits of the part time conversion? Maybe you could change my mind ... Honestly I have never done research on the part time conversion, because of my friends cruisers, is there benefits to the longevity of drivetrain components or gas mileage?
 
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rghouse

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:worms:PT/FT again...

I would keep the full time 4wd, because I have 2 friends with the part time conversion and they have issues with them spinning out in the rain, these are very tail happy , just posting my 2 cents man, Toyota engineers put it there for a reason, mine vs my friends cruiser, mine drives 10x better in wet weather, also why do you not like it, if it's bad mpg there are other things that can help to bring it up to 12-14 mpg without removing full-time 4wd, also post a pic
Happy Cruisin'
I would like to know what else I could do to bring up the mpgs? Im in CA so de-smog non option
 
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:worms:PT/FT again...



I would like to know what else I could do to bring up the mpgs? Im in CA so de-smog non option
So I'm consistently getting 12 now, honestly desmog didn't improve my gas mileage, I was getting 6½ mpg and the new O2 sensors brought it back up to 12 again, it had the original Toyota O2 sensors on it , but in my county in Tennessee we still have emissions and she still passes w/o cats and smog delete, do they inspect under the hood in Cali?
 

rghouse

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Avg. about 12 give or take, get 14 every blue moon. I do about 80/20 hw/city. Bone stock

(Edit) 31x 10.5s
Yes in CA full inspection, and 2 good coughs
 
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Avg. about 12 give or take, get 14 every blue moon. I do about 80/20 hw/city. Bone stock
That's not bad, I do 30% hw and 70% in city and get 12 average bone stock, so you could improve it a bit, but honestly as long as you are in double digits I would be happy, but first check your spark plugs and see if they look normal or if they look like the motor is running rich, if it's running rich I would replace O2 sensors and go from there, go off this guide and see which one they look like
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That's cool, but just curious why you don't like the full time 4wd? I do understand that you want to do the conversion, also my friends are damn good drivers, but my buds and I live on a mountain and they both have had theirs sideways going down the mountain in the rain, but anyways I respect your decision and what are the benefits of the part time conversion? Maybe you could change my mind ... Honestly I have never done research on the part time conversion, because of my friends cruisers, is there benefits to the longevity of drivetrain components or gas mileage?
If you ever drove one with the conversion the first thing you would do afterwards would be convert yours. These things drive down the road like they have a brake dragging. As soon as you make the conversion that feeling is eliminated and they feel like they gain 50hp. I’m not going to argue with anyone about why I’m doing it. To each their own.
 
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If you ever drove one with the conversion the first thing you would do afterwards would be convert yours. These things drive down the road like they have a brake dragging. As soon as you make the conversion that feeling is eliminated and they feel like they gain 50hp. I’m not going to argue with anyone about why I’m doing it. To each their own.
Hey man I wasn't trying to argue, but I could see why it would feel more powerful, I'll ask to drive my friend's next time I see him, his already had the conversion when he bought it so he's never driven a full time cruiser so we'll swap trucks for a bit and I will see what he thinks and what I think,
Thanks
Happy Cruisin'
 

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Well if anybody’s got a P/T stock or near stock 3FE within 100 miles of Oroville/Sac or Bay Area I’d love to drive it!

100% power to one axle Instead of 2 sounds nice, and my driving conditions do not merit Full Time. but I hate to mess with OEM specs...
 
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