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Discussion in '120-Series Toyotas' started by kbahus, Mar 21, 2016.
How do you like the Falkens so far?
They only have about 75mi on them so far, but the short answer? I don’t. I mean, the tire itself is totally great, I just knew going to a light truck tire the ride was really going to take a hit. And man, did it. But they’re surprisingly quiet, and look awesome. The ride is going to take some getting used to though, that’s for sure.
Ah. I'm sorry to hear that. Too bouncy from the stiffness, too heavy, or both?
Ya, just real stiff. You feel everything it seems like. They weigh around 90lbs each with the rim. The weight doesn’t really concern me too much, I drive like a grandpa anyways.
I hear ya. I ran 33" E range A/Ts on my TJ Wrangler and it felt like the tires were made of solid rubber for the first couple weeks. On the other end, I ran Cs on my Tacoma and they felt like marshmallows.
You'll have to let us know how the Falkens perform off road. I really like the look of them and they're at a great price point.
No matter how hard I look elsewhere, the Falkens always end up at the top of my list due to price.
Out of curiosity, how much air pressure are you running in these?
Right? I was going between them and Coopers, but these were $75/ea cheaper! I have 38psi in them.
I camped in Sheep Canyon in Anza-Borrego and the most difficult part of the trail on Lower Coyote Canyon was this section called Boulder Alley. I wanted to compare the performance of the 2003 GX470 to the 96FZJ. Unfortunately, the section that was Boulder Alley was graded and filled with sand, so now a Prius can go up that hill...what a bummer.
I ended up trying the Trasharoo without a spare. It worked pretty well, but I was only carrying a small trash bag.
Yeah and the epic water crossing is pretty much gone as well.
This was my 80 before the lift.
Yeah the “jungle cruise” section had been closed for years. Trail was re-routed to prevent contamination of the drinking water for sheep and other animals. Too many 80s with oil leaks! Lol
Another two day trip to the Mojave Desert. Camped in some area near Huskey Memorial. The memorial is big now. Lots of artwork there. Took a 4x4 road to shortcut the distance from Scout Cove to Inscription Canyon. Lots of petroglyphs there at Inscription. Then headed to the XB-70A bomber crash site. Ended up eating a great satisfying dinner at Jenny's Grill in Barstow. Great Mexican food there.
Medium OME all around with JBA uca's
suspension upgrade by James C posted Feb 19, 2018 at 7:21 PM
Next up, wheels and tires!
Nice! I'll be going with OME nitros when I lift. What front coils come with the "medium" kit? 885? Did you happen to do a before and after measurement to see how much lift it gave you?
Had the Yodateq engine compartment lighting kit on my 80 and loved it so I just installed one on the GX.
Yeah I think it was the 885, but I already recycled the box so I can't be sure.
I also didn't take "before" measurements, but currently the lip of the fender flare sits 23" above the center of the axle, front and back.
Finally got around to installing all my LED interior lights, front marker lights and license plate lights. I also installed my Scangauge and got the trans temp readout to work.
Your LED interior lights look great. What was your source for them?
What bap said and what exactly did you buy...ish looks good
To those who are curious about the LEDs I used, I bought all of them on Amazon:
Front map lights: Ba9s 3014 30smd LED 360LM from LUYED
Inside middle and cargo dome lights: 48 SMD LED panels with festoon adapters from Grandview
Front marker lights, license plate lights and door lights: Yorkim 194 LED 5th generation