First mods???

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by AU Kruzr, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. AU Kruzr

    AU Kruzr

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    OK here's what I'm thinking....

    F&R bumpers - custom build or are there aftermarket available worth my time? I thought the "brush guards" I'd seen b4 buying my LC were cool. 5 minutes on this site taught me better.

    safari basket vs full roll cage? if the later, custom build or aftermarket?

    Oil? I'm using Mobil 1 full synthetic. Is there anything better?

    Pads/rotors - is this a 12/24 month replacement or are there aftermarket available that last longer and work better?

    THANKS!!!
     
  2. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Here's one thread -- there are others. Start searching...better yet, read all the threads in the 80s tech forum, starting with the first earliest one and don't stop until you reach this one again...then read the rest...seriously...there's some good threads covering all of this.

    My advice is as follows:
    Front bumper -- Slee front or ARB front bumper.
    Rear bumper -- Slee, Hanna, or 4x4Labs.
    Slider -- Slee or Hanna
    Full Roll Cage? WTF -- keep at least 3 wheels on the ground...full roll cage... :rolleyes:
    Roof rack -- Outback (from Slee), Tradesman (from Man-a-fre), Hannibal (from wherever you can find it), Inti (if they ever make it to the USA from VZLA).
    Mobil 1 -- Many people use it. Good stuff. Search for oil threads if you're a real oil geek.
    Pads/rotors -- I like to stick with OEM (Toyota) pads and rotors. Get them from CruiserDan (you'll find his contact info in the vendors section).

    What? No lift? No bigger tires? Aux gas tank? Snorkel?
     
  3. LX_TREME

    LX_TREME

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    :D Here exclusively 80-s roll cage pic for newbie :D
     
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  4. Land Speeder

    Land Speeder InstaH8R

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    Hey, you in Auburn? We are doing sliders on Saturday. Join us, and we will do yours too... maybe not this weekend but soon enough!

    PM me for details...
     
  5. Land Speeder

    Land Speeder InstaH8R

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    Oh yeah, and your first mod is actually not a mod to your truck... it's a membership to TLCA
     
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    And a star next to your name!
     
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    Hey Eric,
    Keep me posted, cant make it but send me pics / costing if who ever is fabbing them is interested in more.
     
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    Land Speeder InstaH8R

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    Will do.
     
  9. Uncle Ben

    Uncle Ben SILVER Star

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    I have to agree wholeheartedly with NorCalDoug.....he's right on target! The only things he left out Land Speeder and OZCAL addressed (TLCA membership and the star). Get that stuff squared away and "come on back now...ya hear?" ;)
     
  10. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    I'd add another rear bumper choice - Kaymar, however, since you're talking roll cage, it's probably not stout enough for you. Doug is right on with the choices.
     
  11. Biff

    Biff

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    Before embarking on any mods, make sure you are good mechanically, and mainteance wise, such as baselining all fluids, front axle service, brakes-- things like that. I would hate to spend $700 on an ARB bumper and all suden you have to drop $1000 on a major maintenance item. After you have everything done, then its time to play around with the mods. just my .02 cents


    Also stick with OEM parts as much as possible, there is a reason why these rigs last 250k miles plus, due to the quality of oem parts. Contact (Cruiser Dan do a search under his name) for all your OEM parts needs.
     
  12. fzj80kidpen

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    Well said Biff.
    best advice he received yet
     
  13. AU Kruzr

    AU Kruzr

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    Biff wins the prize for best advice by far....

    I'm not a great mechanic by any means so I'll be on hear begging for help when I do hit a snag.

    THANKS!!!!!!
     
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    I'll plug my own product and ask how tall you are? :rolleyes:
     
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    Are you a graduate of Auburn University?

    -B-
     
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