What did you do to your Land Cruiser/Toyota/Lexus 4X4 this week?

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  1. TexAZ

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    yeah, I just cleaned and scuffed the paint and taped off the sunroof. I rolled the first coat Saturday morning. I didn't start early enough and it started to dry as I was rolling it on. i sanded the parts you can see beyond the roof rack and applied the second coat Monday morning at 6.
    the cooler temp and rolling over the first coat made it much easier. i rolled the 2nd coat much thicker too.

    it is hard enough to sand without gumming up the paper, but soft enough, 320 grit knocks down the texture left by the roller.
    i used sponge rolls. not sure if a different material roller would have worked better or worse.

    all in all, probably 2.5 hrs for prep and two coats.
    one can will do 2 cars. the website says pigment can be added to color match, so I'm thinking about adding silver and coating the wife's gx470.
    the improvement in rear ac is just awesome.
     
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  2. Dimples

    Dimples I owe my soul to the TRD store.

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    I wonder how it would do on floor boards as a an additional heat barrier :hmm:
     
  3. murf

    murf Lifer Supporting Vendor SILVER Star

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    My truck now sits a little higher so I needed to add the F&R diff breather kit under the hood

    Also changed some brake and suspension items

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  4. medtro

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    Yes, mini truck. For gasoline engine, it is every 2 years if they can run the dyno or connect to OBDII connector. I paid $17 for the emission test which is good for 2 years. How much is your registration on five years tags?
     
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    Do tell, what new suspension ? Details on brake changes? I was speaking with a guy about swapping newer calipers from a Tacoma to the 80 for better clamping force.

    Pictures too, please
     
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    When I use to register my 68 FJ40 in the valley it required emissions every year including a Dyno test. As I remember each was ago $17. My 89 FJ 62 believe was every two years. Not sure when the switch from one to two years. 68 is no longer road Worthy with a bad clutch but my 70 FJ40 is right at $60 for five years. The 89 is about $65 for five years. My 99 4Runner was $99 for five years. I remember Claudia posting up she had just passed emissions in her 72 FJ40 and it was every year. Believe this was 2012-2013 time frame. If they changed to every two years now I don't know. When my 68 turned 25 years old I ran historical plates not to avoid emissions which wasn't a option then. But at $25 extra a year that didn't last long. The main reason I hated going thru emissions wasn't because it wouldn't pass but the fact the only time I used my 68 in the valley was to drive thru emissions. Towed it up north. Wasn't until my 89 became a third vehicle is was moved north in 2004. It hasn't been in Phoenix since.
     
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    Land cruising...

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    brakes are still under development :hmm:

    removed the old suspension and put a newer one in.

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    ^^^^^^pretty┬░!!!!!
     
  10. Rusty 1970 FJ40

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    That is a tease photo, need to open up the tire and really get in there...
     
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    @murf , details man...I gots to know.
     
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    Installed a rear panhard lift bracket by Delta. Very nicely made product to address the on going 80 series problem of rear side to side movement when hitting bumps along with keeping the axle centered. I was so excited with design and quality we jointed Delta and LCP will be carrying/stocking the Delta panhard brackets. If interested PM we can save you some shipping $$.

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    Another addition to the LCP products stable ~ put me down for one LCP, I'm a fan of proper suspension geometery!

    I would like to get away from the rear end "wiggle" that happens in certain situations! PM coming your way.
     
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    OK...I took off the OME lift and went with them Icon stage 3 with the beefy 2.5 reservoir shocks and the CDC valves to adjust and tune the ride (1-10) for soft to hard depending on terrain. The springs are the dual rate "slinky" springs that ride better on the road yet step up on whoops. I gained just about an additional inch in ride height. Been playing with the different adjustments and really like the true range of difference. LOoking forward to getting out for extended off road driving to continue playing with it.
    All the reservoirs were installed where the adjusters are easy to reach and adjust quickly.
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    Very nice!
     
  16. Dimples

    Dimples I owe my soul to the TRD store.

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    Do they have a front panhard lift bracket as well?
     
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    No if you change the angle of the front panhard without addressing the drag link all it will do is induce bump steer.
     
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    Nice change here Murf, just in time for the August ROTM that is being led by @LandCruiserPhil. There should be ample opportunities to test the new suspension and allow most of us to ogle your modifications. Thanks for the details and pictures
     
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    Made a new door card from scratch. I now understand why paying someone to do this sort of stuff is expensive.

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    Got my gas tank back today from the cleaners...
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    And the inside is soooooo much cleaner..., now for the KBS coating process.
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