Now how did you know about the new tranny? Lurking over at Marlin? Ya, new Marlin R151F for starters. I have a pair of 2.28's.Any updates besides finally getting your new tranny? And do you have dual 2.28's or a 2.28 and 4.7?
You will not be disappointed with the KO2s. I'm not finding a need for MTs anymore. The KO2s will make a maiden voyage to Baja in a month and I'm optimistic they will work better (overall) than the MT/KMs. I already know they work great in the snow and sand. Even though they are the same size as the MT/KMs, they are wider at the tread by about 1/2 inch.Good to hear about the KO2's. I'm looking at them to replace my KM2's when they're gone.
I've heard many internet rumors that the bellhousing that goes between a 2trfe and a r155f will bolt a 3rz to a r151f. It would be worth doing a Google search on.No updates on the 3RZ. I have the conversion engine mounts, and that is it. I keep visiting our local u-pull for an engine, but all they ever have is the 2RZ, or the 3.4 V6. As soon as I see an engine it will get pulled and stashed in the garage. Then I will start moving on the other parts I need for the conversion (oil pan, oil pick up, etc).
I also have a philosophical issue with the transmission. I currently have a R151F which I would not be able to reuse because the 3RZ bellhousing fits a W-series. Marlin used to have a conversion bellhousing to run a R-series transmission behind the 3RZ, but he stopped making them. I really don't want to go backwards. The decision to reinstall a W-56 would be a hard one. Especially since my tax refund is going to rebuild the R151F this spring.
Yep. I heard the same thing. It appears this bellhousing is taller than the R151F bellhousing, but folks have had them machined to fit.I've heard many internet rumors that the bellhousing that goes between a 2trfe and a r155f will bolt a 3rz to a r151f. It would be worth doing a Google search on.
As we all know, this sickness leads to change. Our trucks are never static, they are never "finished."
Well, this truck has been used for "overlanding" before the term was made popular. Improvements I make are always made around my ability to get down to Baja and back … and my amenities have changed over the years. There was a time when I would toss my backpack into the back of my 82 Hilux with a jug of water, and an ice chest, and that was it.What ever I bolt on the truck has to improve the trucks ability, and it needs to stay within the mission of being an expedition truck.
The nice thing about J60's and J80's is they are taller in the back. I borrowed a buddy's (FZJ80 owner) fridge long time ago when I was on the fence. His was the Engel 45, and it was too tall. I couldn't open the fridge lid in the back of the 4R. My Engel 35 was not a problem with the fridge behind the seat and I could get inside through the side window. Right now I can't open the lid all the way at the back of the truck without opening the gate and sliding it out. I can get it open enough for quick access without dropping the tailgate.I keep my fridge there in my fj62, but have a lift gate which probably makes life easier than the roll down glass.
Have the same jug and cheesy valve. Where did you pick up the brass boiler valve? And does it just thread in? Thanks for any info.Another quick overlanding update, before the big update in a few days.
As I said this fridge slide was the extended version. It has this spot behind the fridge that can hold what ever you want, but it's the perfect size for a Scepter water can. So, I had a thought. I bought the 20L container from Front Runner that has the spout on the bottom. I removed the cheezy spout, and installed a brass 1/4 turn boiler valve. I then bought some silicone tubing and a hose end to barb fitting and ran the hose to the tailgate. Now I can access water without having to dig out the containers from the back.
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