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Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by concretejungle, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. concretejungle

    concretejungle SILVER Star

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    My rig has been a great learning experience for me as far as wrenching goes. I’ve had it for about three years. I have tried to do most of the work on it myself. I purchased it with 110,000 miles and it currently has 167,000. It’s a 1995 FZJ80, no factory lockers :confused: , green, 1FZFE. All fluids have been baselined with Mobil1 synthetic, with Amsoil moly grease in the knuckles and driveshaft zirks. 99% of my parts have been purchased through Cdan, thanks again. :grinpimp:

    Mechanical Repairs:
    • New front rotors/pads
    • Front axle overhaul, twice (didn’t replace the inner oil seal the first time, VERY stupid; not so stupid second time around)
    • Front pinion seal (mechanic fixed, not me)
    • PHH
    • Sunroof jumped off track once

    Modifications:
    • Slee provided me with an OME 2.5 medium lift
    • Stainless steel extended brake lines
    • Caster plates with new OEM bushings
    • Extended front and rear diff breathers
    • ARB ¾ roof rack
    • Dynamat in the front floorboards and under center console
    • Custom george’s design sliders
    • Sawzalled front bumper (thanks to a couple of perfect kisses at Uwharrie at each corner)
    • Center diff lock button

    Future Modifications in order of future purchase:
    • Front ARB bull bar with Warn 12,000 or 8274
    • Front/rear ARB lockers
    • Rear 4x4labs or slee rear bumper
    • Snorkle
    • Sell my 2inch lift and install Slee’s 6 inch lift
    • MAF turbo kit or TRD supercharger with MAF upgrade kit.

    I do wheel this rig. It has been a great daily driver and weekend warrior. I hope to soon have another vehicle so I can really start playing with the 80.
     
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    Couple of shots showing the castor plate install:
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    Couple of pics of the sliders. I plan on adding an outter hoop some time soon to the slider.
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    4x4... sticker :ban:
     
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    couple poser shots.
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    I almost totally forgot about that damn thing......first and last 4x4mistake.com i made.

    Here, i balanced the bad out with good. :grinpimp:
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    Nice rig. What made you decide to do the Castor plates with only a 2.5" lift?
     
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    how do you like having installed the dynamat? do you have a pretty noticable improvement over road/engine noise?
     
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    Hey your medium OME lift springs are yellow, did you painted them or do they come from the manufacturer in yellow? I thought springs are painted black. Nice looking rig though.
     
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    Did you paint the spring yellow, or did they come that way?
    HOw about a few pics of the roof rack.

    -Sam-
     
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    Arn't everybody's OME springs yellow????? :confused:
     
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    Because the CC bushings (and they were installed properly :flipoff2: ) brought my caster to zero degrees according to the dealer's alignment machine. She was wandering all over the road.
     
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    I painted the springs yellow to go with the OME theme. I guess i had a little extra time on my hands.
     
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    I have enjoyed the dynamat. Especially over the wheel wells where road noise is at it's most. When i put new speakers in the doors i will also dynamat them as well. I have noticed around the center console that the dynamat seems to keep the heat down a little also. I think there is some cheaper stuff out there that gets the job done at a little less coin.
     
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    Ask and ye shall receive.
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    Nice rig. I hope I can afford to buy your lift when you upgrade.

    Any wind noise from that rack?
     
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    Only with the sunroof open. Honestly, the rack basically makes the sunroof non-usable because the wind noise is so loud. That's why during the warm months, if i know i'm not going to be using it any time soon, i'll take it off so i can enjoy the sunroof.
     
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    Mine were plain old black. yellow would be cool though.
     
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    I almost forgot, i anti-blinged my front grill using hammer silver spray paint.
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    What are your castor measurements now after the Slee plates? I had the same situation with my OME bushings (brought castor to .1 and 0). I am thinking about going this route.
     
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