What have you been doing with your Toyota?

JohnnyOshow22

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Doing some camp evaluations before summer really hits. I've decided I need to add two support poles to the CVT black Butte tent because it sags when wet and starts leaking through the roof after a few hours of pooling. If it could shed it then life would be very dry inside
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It's been a busy few weeks.

Rebuilt the transmission (H150):
new 1st and 2nd gear syncros.
5th gear ratio change (terrain tamer) for reduced rpm's on the highway,
new clutch.
new heavy 2.5in old man emu for front and rear w/ Bilstiens.
And a bunch of rewiring.

Then went on a test drive down to The Maze in canyon-lands in UT.

The old girl performed flawlessly! I can now shift into 1st and 2nd without coming to a complete stop which is awesome when on the trail. The 5th gear has really transformed the truck into a long distance traveler... Before the 5th gear change, it would max out at about 73mph with the engine was screaming (not sure the exact rpms... my tack is not correct). With the 5th gear change i can cruise at 80mph and i am not close to where i was before with rpms. My initial mpg's fully loaded w/ rooftop tent is 23mpg's... I need to do a little more testing on this. I am stoked!

Thanks to @bagochips76 & ben (don't know your mud handle) for all your help!

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It's been a busy few weeks.

Rebuilt the transmission (H150):
new 1st and 2nd gear syncros.
5th gear ratio change (terrain tamer) for reduced rpm's on the highway,
new clutch.
new heavy 2.5in old man emu for front and rear w/ Bilstiens.
And a bunch of rewiring.

Then went on a test drive down to The Maze in canyon-lands in UT.

The old girl performed flawlessly! I can now shift into 1st and 2nd without coming to a complete stop which is awesome when on the trail. The 5th gear has really transformed the truck into a long distance traveler... Before the 5th gear change, it would max out at about 73mph with the engine was screaming (not sure the exact rpms... my tack is not correct). With the 5th gear change i can cruise at 80mph and i am not close to where i was before with rpms. My initial mpg's fully loaded w/ rooftop tent is 23mpg's... I need to do a little more testing on this. I am stoked!

Thanks to @bagochips76 & ben (don't know your mud handle) for all your help!

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Love those pictures. I am going to have to head out to the maze. Do you have a map that shows your route?
 
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Love those pictures. I am going to have to head out to the maze. Do you have a map that shows your route?
Thanks @rc51kid ! There are three different tracks... (you do need permits to go back in there, so make sure you get them before hand)
#1 from road near Hite UT to Sunset Pass camp site (missing the 1st bit, forgot to hit record)
#2 from Sunset Pass camp site to the Doll House camp sites (there are 3 Doll House sites)
#3 from The Wall camp site back to the road near Hite UT.

#1 - GaiaGPS - Road to Sunset Pass Camp Site (missing 1st part from road)
#2 - GaiaGPS - Sunset Camp Site to Doll House
#3 - GaiaGPS - The Wall Camp Site to Road (Out Track)

On the way out we were going to go out the Sunset Pass track, but it started raining and we ran into some trouble, so we went back out to Hite. Also, on the Sunset Pass trail you have to cross the Dirty Devil River and we were not sure how high it was.

-mike
 
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Thanks @rc51kid ! There are three different tracks... (you do need permits to go back in there, so make sure you get them before hand)
#1 from road near Hite UT to Sunset Pass camp site (missing the 1st bit, forgot to hit record)
#2 from Sunset Pass camp site to the Doll House camp sites (there are 3 Doll House sites)
#3 from The Wall camp site back to the road near Hite UT.

#1 - GaiaGPS - Road to Sunset Pass Camp Site (missing 1st part from road)
#2 - GaiaGPS - Sunset Camp Site to Doll House
#3 - GaiaGPS - The Wall Camp Site to Road (Out Track)

On the way out we were going to go out the Sunset Pass track, but it started raining and we ran into some trouble, so we went back out to Hite. Also, on the Sunset Pass trail you have to cross the Dirty Devil River and we were not sure how high it was.

-mike
Thanks!

Any chance you or anyone else will be back down there for Cruise Moab? I see a less than 1% chance i will have time to swing byMoab on my way out to WY but i can always dream. The timing would be perfect to stop into Cruise Moab.
 
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