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What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by rolliges, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Box Rocket

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    Did you also get rid of the resonator? I have the same setup and the resonator makes a big difference in noise levels. FWIW, I don't have a resonator. The noise is louder than stock for sure but doesn't bother me.
     
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    After a weekend of helping a few peeps with their hurricane prep I was able to sit down and relax a little today. Then this all arrived from @reevesci .....

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    I had to hide it away as I wont have a chance to install it for at least another month or maybe 6 weeks. My garage faces east and is above 90f by 8am. Should start to cool off in late October.
     
  3. NateMob

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    After mounting priming/painting/mounting my new White Knuckle Off-Road sliders last week, my best friend and i met up near Woodland Park to run the three "Gulches trails" in that area; Hackett Gulch, Longwater Gulch, and Metberry Gulch. We had a great time wheelin, camping, and breaking in the 80 on her maiden voyage. My wife and I are shocked at just how insanely capable these trucks are in near stock form. Rethinking my entire build now...

    Special thanks to @LandCruiserPhil and his awesome front disconnects for helping unleash the factory flex.

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    Toy-yotas!
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    The family. :cheers:
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  4. LandCruiserPhil

    LandCruiserPhil Peter Pan Syndrome Supporting Vendor

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    Wow looking good lucky there Nate, flex included:D
     
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    That tilt shift photo is so crazy, everything looks so fake.

     
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    I have 4x4labs rear bumper so no resonator. Only drove it for 10' so far but the noise over oem cats/muffler is very noticeable. Not complaining... Happy to shed a couple lbs off my 7000 lbs truck. Hoping the new better flow cats will net me better mpg...like someone here claimed.. The clearance is greatly improved. Dont have to worry about dragging on my cats/muffler and break the mounts anymore. Need to weld on a new cats protection after I cut the old one off.
     
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    Drove from Pagosa to Carbondale via highways 160, 550, 92 and 133. Stayed in a sweet cabin at the KOA outside CDale right by where we used to live, went to a wedding and then 2 nights in a condo in Ouray on the way back and finally completed Imogene. Last time I tried it was still snowed in. Even Dez gave it 2 thumbs up after a lot of coaching on exactly how to do it. Desmond thumbs up.png
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    Added oil to my 93 (she's a thirsty little bugger!). Shut the hood and she won't stay latched. Awesome. Been working 16 hr days. Looks like the 92 will be getting to stretch her legs a little bit tomorrow and Friday...

    Never had this issue before. Need to look it up. Is it an easy fix?
     
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    Make sure the cable is all the way back in. Sometimes when you pull on the hood release latch in the interior the cable won't release all the way back.
     
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    It may just need a little lube. I occasionally have this problem and silicon spray works. I do sometimes have to pry open the latch.
     
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    Awesome setup! Ordered one myself to follow your lead :beer:

    Is the wood tray easily removable? I saw on FR's site that they don't recommend mounting it on the exterior of the vehicle because it's not waterproof and am hoping to just take the wood panel out (looks just like a retaining hex bolt?) when not traveling...
     
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    Happened to me about a year ago, a little gun oil and some motivation and it's been like new ever since.
     
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    Hit it with a generous amount of WD40. Worked like a charm! Thanks.
     
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    Did you use Phil's disconnects on stock suspension? Flex is impressive.
     
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    Just don't forget to hit it with an actual lubricant. WD-40 is not a lubricant. Its like a bike chain, hit it with wd40, itll stop creaking for a little bit and then rust to hell shortly after.
     
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    Thank you and that's right, only mod to the suspension so far has been front disconnects. Stock coils with stock length bilsteins on 285s, I'd like a set of 1" wheel spacers but not sure how much, if any, complications with wheel to sheetmetal contact they might cause.
     
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    Should be fine in the design phase of our disconnects we cycled the 80 series suspension with no springs to check clearances. With that said ALL Land Cruisers and set up are a little different and should be cycled to check clearance, binding, and any wiring or brake line being compromised. This is a safety item check that should not be overlooked.
     
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    I didn't check for clearances before the weekend of extended testing and upon repinning found the outboard ears of each of the axle-mounts had been slightly bent out, not allowing the pins to go all the way through. A quick squeeze with a set of channelocks and I was back in business. I'll be pulling the springs next week to figure out if any "fix" can be found other than limiting uptravel.
     
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    You may be compressing your factory inside coil bump stop enough to making slight contact. If that is the case a 1" inside bumpstop coil spacer will correct that. Most LC owner dont twist there stock mall cruiser like you.:cheers:

    Do keep me posted on any our your finding in testing.
     
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    Yeah, I did it this morning before I left for work. I grabbed the WD-40 because I knew I could wash it off easily if I got it all over me.
     
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