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My LJ78 build thread...

Discussion in '70-Series Tech' started by Jarrat, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. JimmyPrado

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    Hey Jarrat, what's the thinking on wrapping your air pipe between turbo and intercooler? Trying to keep the post turbo air from taking on more heat ? Why not wrap post intercooler?
     
  2. Jarrat

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    I plan on to.. just haven't had time..
     
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    Cool, thinking about trying an IC after I do a bigger exhaust. Maybe a Spring project ?? Thanks!
     
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    Yes, I think POSTOY is going to be doing the same pretty quick.
     
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    thanks for the pic on spacer front springs Jarrat.

    I'll look at the back and see what I need to do there as well...

    so many machine shops here should be fairly stress free getting it made up...
    thanks again
     
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  6. Jarrat

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    Sorry, didn't see this until today... those are just thule roof mounts... pretty basic ones, I have a set I found at a local garage sale. Won't be using them for the rack as I have a different idea of what I'd like to do.
     
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    If and when I get to putting a rack on, and you still have them, we might swing a deal. It's down the list a ways!
     
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    This information here is great. I just got a LJ78 a few days ago, and my dash light started flashing, scaring the s*** out of me. I readl all the post I could on the subject, and followed all the steps. Connections, grounds, terminals, etc. Nothing worked, and it was obvious my regulator was starting to fail. The corolla alternator parts work perfectly, we're readily available, and affordable. It worked perfectly. My wipers are much faster, all dash lights, brighter, window go up and down much quicker as well. These forums are amazing, Thank you, all! - Mike
     
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  9. Jarrat

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    Thats awesome, and yes.. so thankful for this site, it has saved me lots of money and headaches also..
     
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    hey 2 more noob questions:
    1.I understand the spacer setup fro the front springs to lift it abit- what do you do for the back suspension?
    2.what's the reason for the oil dump blue line thingy :) that was one of your first mods?

    thanks!
     
  11. Jarrat

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    With the OME lift for our trucks, the back sits higher then the front. The only reason I and other people have added the spacers is to level the truck a bit better.

    The blue oil dump thing? I think your talking about the oil catch can? Just youtube a oil catch can video and they will explain. My main reason I did it was to catch the oil vapors in the can instead of just sucking them directly back into the intake and gumming it all up.
     
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    ...ok I'm going to youtube that...thanks!
    ...my truck site almost dead level-even with the bulbar that is in front.
    it has brand new Toyota shocks so I was going to keep them for now... ...I'm going to have to figure out a similar spacer for the back...all I need around here is 1-2 inches

    take it easy
     
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    Just stumbled across the OME spring rate info for the springs we have put in our trucks.

    (Front) OME872:
    Coil Specifications
    Bar Diameter
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    14
    Free Height (mm)
    400
    # of Coils
    9.0
    Coil weight (lbs)
    3.9
    Spring Rate (lbf/in)
    190
    Spring Rate (N/mm)
    33
    OE Spring Rate (lbs)
    170

    (Rear) OME873:
    Coil Specifications
    Bar Diameter
    (mm)
    16
    Free Height (mm)
    455
    # of Coils
    8.3
    Coil weight (lbs)
    5.7
    Spring Rate (lbf/in)
    200
    Spring Rate (N/mm)
    35
    OE Spring Rate (lbs)
    160
     
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  14. Jarrat

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    Hmmm...... I don't mind my setup at the moment... just the truck leaning to one side is driving me crazy. I gotta do something soon.
     
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    Exactly same issue happened with my Ironman +2 lift kit.. after about a year the truck started to lean to the driver's side (rhs) so I fabricated spring spacers (similar to the ones you did) for the rear and for the front (only one side obviously) to level it out. Now my truck sits level and still rides very good! Actually might bolt another 10mm to my current rear spacer as it leaned abit more now... But thats just my OCD kicking in :bang::D
     
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    Adventure Copan Drinking coffee & driving a Land Cruiser... SILVER Star

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    Great work on everything! I plan to read through your whole thread, but I've got a question first since I'm getting ready to redo our exhaust on our '96 one. Do you have any pics of everything installed underneath? Was is real loud, would you do it again and do any fumes come in the cab? Thank you!!!
     
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    I can take pics of it all installed.. I need to pull it all out again and redo the paint this year again as most of it has come off. The exhaust is a little louder than stock..still quiet inside while driving. I haven't had any fumes come inside the truck. The rear tire does get a little darker from the exhaust though.
     
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    Great, yes please! The interior on these are surprisingly quite and I'd like to keep it that way so I can hear my wife and kids...lol! Thank you!!
     
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    Yes... on vacation at the moment.. ill update soooooon!
     
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