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Had some 315 Yokohama M/T's put on today. Looks really good and filled the wheel well. Going to put gears on my to-do list.

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Installed OEM knock sensors and fixed their wiring issue with new pigtails.

Also put new pigtails that connect to both temp sensors and fixed all the PO wiring job.

This rig is now running great. Fires right up and the only code I’m getting now is P0401 for the EGR system. Just ordered a pile of parts and going to redo all of that. Also going to pull the throttle body and upper intake to clean them and unclog the egr passages. Might send the injectors off to get cleaned while I’m at it. This thing is going to run great.

Once I finish with that system going to fix up the cooling system. It seems to be working fine, but there’s a small leaks. Don’t want to over heat in the summer.

Working my way through this a little at a time. I want it dependable.
 
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Took the rig on a quick hunting trip today. Wasn’t far, 1-1/2 hours each way, but furthest I’ve taken this far. To my surprise it did really well. Coolant temps stayed right where their suppose to be. Didn’t through anymore codes, other than the P0401 that I’ll be working through when the parts get here. The engine felt strong and am gaining confidence that it’ll get me where I need to go.

Didn’t do much off-roading other than a mid sized ditched and dry creeks. I was pleasantly surprised how well the suspension did. One of the ditches in a turn make me feel unstable in my Polaris Ranger, in the land cruiser it did much better. The suspension flexed great and didn’t lift a tire. However I did here some tire rub, even though it was minimum.
 
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Have a question for others with a 2.5” lift. Should I install the correction bushings, or go to castor plates? I’ve been reading and looking at plates and all but one set is for larger 4” plus lifts. I’ve read on the forum that people are saying use the plates over bushings as the bushings don’t last that long. My question is what plates should I go with if I choose to use the plates over the bushings? I can’t seem to find a good answer. While on my hunting trip, I could feel the rig move around and need to address this.
 

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