What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

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Thanks! its actually probably a bit less than stock since the springs are original from 94' and have put in their time. I'm looking at the Dobinsons 1.75" lift to bump it up a bit while still looking good with the 285/75/16's.
I am thinking to go this route too. I am guessing there is no need for caster correction with this lift? Would be nice to replace 20+ year old springs!!!
 
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How do you like those General Grabbers? I haven't seen many people run them yet.
As reported above, went out to Anza Borrego with @Dan2722 , @bushdoctor, and a...ahem...Nissan. Always a good time!

Camped in a spot not accessible to the ~1.5 million suburbanites out looking for flowers


@bushdoctor had a friend bring some of these 80 KPH stickers from Kenya. They are meant to indicate the max speed of commercial/heavy vehicles. If you're behind my HDJ81 going up a long mountain pass, consider yourself warned.



@Dan2722 getting his flex on


Camera tilted slightly for that hard core off road effect (you're welcome, @bushdoctor )


Some pranksters put a sticker on my truck. That'll be fun to remove.


Even had a chance to take some drone footage. Exceedingly uninteresting video here for those interested.
 
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I’m not going to start a thread for my build but I had a killer trip in my new 80 last weekend. I’ve had it for a couple of months and got it to a place where I can enjoy it. No rooftop tent, no big bumpers. Everything but the shocks are Dobinsons. I’m blown away by the ride on and off road. Went with the 4” progressive springs. Delta arms for caster. Fox 2.0



Check it out I slept in a tent! Remember those??
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I’m not going to start a thread for my build but I had a killer trip in my new 80 last weekend. I’ve had it for a couple of months and got it to a place where I can enjoy it. No rooftop tent, no big bumpers. Everything but the shocks are Dobinsons. I’m blown away by the ride on and off road. Went with the 4” progressive springs. Delta arms for caster. Fox 2.0



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Haha!!! someone dared go out wheeling and camping without:
Rooftop tent, front and rear bumpers with swingouts and all the fixings, no roof rack, no slideout drawers, no fridge, no LED lightbar, no winch. etc, etc, etc.......
Amazing! Props!
 

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Haha!!! someone dared go out wheeling and camping without:
Rooftop tent, front and rear bumpers with swingouts and all the fixings, no roof rack, no slideout drawers, no fridge, no LED lightbar, no winch. etc, etc, etc.......
Amazing! Props!
There's plenty of us out there that "dare" to go out without that stuff, but if I've already got it I'm sure as hell gonna use it. :) Heck, when we go down to Baja for the 1000 and have to drive back up the peninsula after the race we have two nights of camping just to get back to the border. We just throw a pad down in the dirt and crash.
 

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There's plenty of us out there that "dare" to go out without that stuff, but if I've already got it I'm sure as hell gonna use it. :) Heck, when we go down to Baja for the 1000 and have to drive back up the peninsula after the race we have two nights of camping just to get back to the border. We just throw a pad down in the dirt and crash.
I use what I need when I need it. Nice to have the flexibility.

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And now for something completely different... anyone with a 3fe ever have your idle race? Run high that is? She comes down every now and again. I have checked for a vacuum leak and she’s tight. I did notice that the CSI when removed leaked under gravity so I am thinking that might be a part of the problem? I unplugged it and the idle stayed pretty high. I have inspected the ISC and it’s in great shape (19 Ohms across all contacts) I need to do a fuel pressure leak test and that might tell me more but that’s this upcoming weekend... just wondering if anyone has ever had this issue.
I've been chasing the same intermittent problem. My hunch is the coolant temperature sensors based on threads i've seen. I'll be changing both my sensor and sender and seeing if that solves it.
 

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How do you like those General Grabbers? I haven't seen many people run them yet.
Good eye, @Wrencher93 !

The General Grabber X3s are pretty solid and with around 14,000 kilometers on them feel about like they did after my initial impressions (read a bit more here). They make some noise on the road, maybe even a bit more now with a bit of wear, but nothing terrible, especially with the wind noise, 1HDT noise, various squeaks, etc.

Speaking of wear...nothing noticeable at all. No chunking, no serious tears or obvious damage despite subjecting them to Death Valley, Anza Borrego, Baja, the mall...

On dirt/sand/the fun stuff, they do very well. I haven't spent a ton of time with other tires on the truck, so it could be this truck is simply super-capable. Aired down, with lockers, and in low range this thing feels unstoppable and just gets up the hill without a fuss. I'm sure some of that is from the tires, but certainly not all.

As seen a couple weeks ago in the wilds of Anza Borrego State Park
 
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I ordered one of these magnetic cell phone mounts and didn't like it very much. MagicMount Elite Removable Phone Mount | MagicMount™ Elite
I was able to peel the rubber off the magnets and unscrew the two magnetic pads. Then I cut a piece of sheet metal 3" x 5" and bent it roughly 45 degrees in the middle. Than I glued both of the magnets I removed from the mount to the sheet metal. Painted and installed in the truck with double sided tape inside the cubby below my head unit. Now it works great. It is super solid with two magnets and it fits perfect.
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