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Scat's GX Build

Discussion in '120-Series Toyotas' started by Scat Adams, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Scat Adams

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    Thanks, I came from a 3rd gen 4Runner with the same setup, so no complaints as a daily driver. Might move up to a 34" down the road.
     
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    Hello Scat. Did you also put rubber seals on the middle of the ARB where the hood opening is? Mechanic said that he can not install the seals in that gap because that will impede opening the hood. thank you for sharing your tips.
     
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    Hey Nic, I let the large rubber seal follow the hood line and cut them before they reached the center of the hood, tucking them back under the bumper lip- Leaves a small gap but its hardly noticeable. Im currently going to redo this portion to support it better, might back it with styrofoam this time. Let me know what you end up doing.
     
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    interested in following this about the front bumper. I am going back and forth between the ARB and MetalTech, like the ARB best, but like the MetalTech just mount up. looks like Sept will be the ordering time for me
     
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    What sort of alignment numbers did you get with the TC UCAs?
     
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    Whats you overall height from ground with and without your rack? Garage clearance is in mind.
     
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    Great looking GX, Scat! I love the GOBI rack. I noticed that you painted your grille sometime in 2016. I've been thinking about doing that to mine. How did you do it? Plastidip or rattle can?
     
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    Here ya go! This is an alignment after inner and outer tie rods were installed, ignore the tire psi;

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    About 76" to the roof and another 8" to the top of the GOBI. Hope this helps

    Rattle can, used the duplicolor graphite wheel paint and some clear coat. Held up good so far but eventually will drop it off at a body shop for a permanent solution.
     
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    Changed out the oil in the differentials & transfer case, brake fluid flush, drive belt, new inner & outer tie rods (OEM), and greased the U joints & driveshafts this past weekend. Truck is driving great, planning on installing a new fan clutch and working on getting my ARB air compressor hooked up along with the roof rack lighting this week. Big trip coming.
     
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    Where you headed for this big trip? Let the jealousy begin.
     
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    Zion>Moab>Telluride

    Leaving next Saturday :steer:
     
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    The year long prep begins for my Moab trip next year! Enjoy!
     
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    That rear ladder looks sick with no spoiler on the back. The Gobi rack set up is really looking nice also. Great work man. Have not seen any pics of the splash guards on the front of that ARB. Any reason??
     
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    They are sitting in my garage, plan on putting them on this Friday before I leave.
     
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    Long shot - but do you still have a link for the depo headlights? Need to ditch my worn out, green tinted set on my new GX. Thanks!
     
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    Search on amazon for sport headlights GX470 and you should find a Depo supplier.
     
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    Splash guards installed;

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    Also added grip tape to my rear ladder;

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    Last small mod was replacing the weak rear cargo door handle with a paracord handle (Khaki colored) from Bartact. Backed with a stainless steel plate, really happy with the results, much more stable than before.

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    I may have to get me one of those handles. Thanks
     
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    Really, really appreciate the follow up!

    Great to see in spec. caster and even negative camber like it has from the factory. I bet it drives great!