A Hippo ..... No More

Discussion in 'NM- High Desert Cruisers' started by Poupon, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. Poupon

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    Phase 1 of my twondy (2016 Land Cruiser) is almost complete. Here is the build so far:

    • CBI Front, Sliders, Skids
    • Slee Rear
    • Total Chaos Upper and Lower Arms
    • King Coilover & Rear Shocks
    • OME Rear Springs
    • Come Up Gen2 12.5rs Winch
    • Toyo RT 285/75R18
    • ARB Dual Compressor
    • Alu Cab 270 Awning
    • Front Runner Slimline II Roof Rack
    • FT8800 Ham (to be installed) (KG5 FHX - AKA Poupon)

    Christo did the rear and compressor and Walt Wagner of TAV did the suspension and armor. Don't ask me how it drives. I don't know because I am traveling and haven't picked up the truck yet. I plan to drive it to the xmas party. I didn't gear and lock it at this point, since I am interested in how it performs with the factory 8 speed gearbox.

    Walt says that the notorious front tire rub that comes with 35s on these trucks will be resolved once he installs a 1" spacer on the front hubs.

    Stay tuned for Phase 2.

    Larry

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  2. Poupon

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    more pix

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    Nice ride
     
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    Me Likey....
     
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    Congrats, Larry, that's gorgeous!
     
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    Very nice! I look forward to seeing it in person at the Christmas party. We might even have to pull out a creeper and slide around underneath it to check out the undercarriage!

    Are those factory wheels from Toyota?
     
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    Thanks Evan. Not sure if Toyota makes Toyo's.
     
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    Where's the leaf blower mounting system?
     
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    I'll go drive it and tell you how it is.
     
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    Sorry, I was talking about the rims/wheels, not the tires - they look like Toyota wheels?

    I'm with Ash - if you need someone to go drive it for you, we could help with that!
     
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    Yeah, they are the factory wheels. 18" x 8". The rear has 2" spacers and the front has 1.25" spacers.
     
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    You guys are so kind. That is what I like about you guys.

    Actually, you are welcome to go drive it if you want. Or just join us next time we hit the trail.
     
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    Too funny. Actually, I am trying to figure that out. If you notice on the passenger rear of the roof rack, there are two nice tie downs for a shovel that I really like. Very easy to get on/off. and if you look closer, you will see a bottle opener in between the mounts.

    Can you see it??
     
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    I see it.
     
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    That's one impressive build, Larry!! I'll ride in the backseat when Ash & Evan take it for a test drive.
     
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    Walt builds a sweet truck. He’s done a lot of work on my 100 Series too.
     
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