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My new Toy's

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Romer, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    As I posted earlier, I sold my FJ40 so I could build up my LX450 into the rig I always wanted.

    So far I have added:
    SuperCharger
    Boost and Temp Gauge
    Outback Drawers
    Engel Fridge.

    Worked great wheeling on Red Cone and Rdaiacl Hill. Supercharger was great at low torque and on the Highway.

    First Full tank was 14.8 MPG and that was about 75% highway driving 75

    Temp sender was not hooked up yet and used OBD II scanner to monitor temps. 92 deg humid day brought 210 deg F at high speed usesing lots of boost up hill near Golden. Turned off AC and turned on rear heater and it cam down to 195 deg pretty quick. Intake max was 154 deg F
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  2. cruiserdan

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  3. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    These drawers are sweet! All my crap was in piles in the back. This gave me lots of places to organize it and put it.

    It was great having really cold drinks and lunch on top of Red Cone Pass.

    Turned the switch up and had Ice Creme Sandwiches at the Rally.

    Had to remove my CO2 tank from the welded seat bracket I was using and mounted it to the drawer setup:D
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  4. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    The temp sender is in the battery tray and when we were wheeling I noticed it crept up to 150 deg F. On the highway it never breaks 100. In stop and go city traffic it is 120 deg to 140 in low 90 deg weather
     
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    Count me jealous of your mods :mad: :)
     
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    Very sweet Romer! BTW....Thanks for the Fat Boy at the Rally....really hit the spot!
     
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    So was that about the same MPG you noted before the supercharger? I assume you still have the stock gears with the 285's, correct?

    Also, what is the take here about the supercharger toasting the clutches for the 1st-2nd gear change. Seems I read a lot about 4runner guys having to upgrade the valve bodies on the a343 because of the "soft" 1-2 shift.
     
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    You are correct. My charged 80 is soft in 1st and 2nd. I sometimes shift into 2nd during traffic to get a better stop and go.

    I'm currently looking for a valve body for my 97 LC. Once I find one...I will send it off to the land down under for modification..

    -bull


    ps. Romer..I'm not sure how I survived driving an 80 without a supercharger...

    I'm now going to charge the 100 series...
     
  9. Sackman

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    Aww man cant wait to get a SC in mine!
    I bet it really tares up the road.


    ...by the way i like the hula hoops in the background :cool:

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    Looks real nice Romer. How much to the AO drawers weigh?

    I just noticed your power steering resv is gold colored and mine is black
     
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    Doc

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    I really like that set up. Doesn't the CO2 bottle need to be mounted at an angle though?
     
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    It's part of the Lexus package, mines the same gold color.:flipoff2:

    Jack
     
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    Just curious if your mileage improved, went down or stayed pretty much the same.

    Jack
     
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    Yep its gold color double these :flipoff2: :flipoff2:
     
  15. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    On the mileage, I usually don't drive that much highway so its not really apples to apples. I will post up on the next tank which is directly comparable. I have stock gears and 285's

    Don't know anything about the gear issue you mention


    Not sure on the weight of the drawers, I would guess about 80-100lbs. Christo could tell you for sure.

    I am sure you could buy a gold one if you really want it:D


    Why does the CO@ Tank need to be mounted at an angle?? I have never done that. You don't want to use it when it is lying down.
     
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    I was under the impression it was like the nitrous bottles, had to be at an angle....
     
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    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Nope.
     
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    Romer, where are you hooking up your temp sensor?
     
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    I know from my many years paintballing on the cheap that you want to mount the C02 bottle as vertical as possible, or have some sort of expansion chamber to allow the liquid to boil and turn to gas, because with C02, its the gas you want.

    For nitrous, correct me if Im wrong, but I believe you want almost the exact opposite, the liquid state, not the gaseous state.
     
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    Where is the carpet for the drawers.............:eek:

    Did you get the extra panel to convert the rear to a bed?

    Nicely done :princess: .
     
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