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Wanted to give a up date on the motor. I am now at 5,000 miles and just did the second oil change. I have gone in the mountains and up the pass many times and on a few runs with the club. This motor has been everything I wanted it to be. just the right amount off power and I am currently getting 13.9 mpg average. Off road you notice smoother power band and the ability to power through a obstacle. On the Snow and pizza run I had no problems even in very deep snow and icy'ish hill climbs. I really think this was do to throttle control and steady power. Up the pass 65-70 on cruise control is no problem and can maintain that even up steeper section with managing the O/D button. Passing at highway speeds (75mph) is no problem. I even had a multiple car pass and when I returned back into the main lane I realized I was doing 105mph, I think the rpm's were around 4,300 cant remember for sure but I did not feel I was going that fast. This has been my best upgrade and worth every dollar.

Thank you for the follow-up - great to hear this.
Would you still say Robbie's HC rebuild is still slightly better/on par with TRD s/c setup?
Thanks again
 
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Getting ready for the 30+ overlanding days this year I put in a new Denso alternator and starter in. Was fairly easy about 3hrs with removing one of the batteries and a full greasing of all the fitting. I will keep the old ones as spares after I rebuild them. I also paint marked all the bolts that could come lose during a trip on the whole 80.
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Yes there are the longer 69" version. I did not have running board but I did keep my mud flares to cover the fiberglass mounts for the fender flares. I cut the mud flares to 2.5" just to keep the over all look balanced.
 

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