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    warn m8000 rebuild

    Lol! Ohh man, so true Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Help with rust

    I use a needle scaler on an air hammer to knock off all the rust scale first. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Winter driving with 4x4 lift and knobby tires.

    305’s are just too wide for slush, snow and ice. I wouldn’t recommend running anything wider than a 265. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Honda/ Subaru/ Toyota

    All three of them have fairly low tow ratings, I’d suspect in the 1500-2500lbs region. The new generation RAV is available with a 3500lbs rating depending on certain options. Not sure about the Subaru but the CRV and RAV are timing chain engines so no belt to change... I think the RAV still has...
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    Expo-Capable Airplane Hauler | Seeking Design Advice

    Again, the unnecessary weight of a 24’ enclosed trailer.... If camping is required, there’s lots of 4th Gen T4R sleep platform or RTT setups to be referenced here, that simplifies the trailer needs/build some more. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Expo-Capable Airplane Hauler | Seeking Design Advice

    I think that the OP is set on trailering and not hangering, so there’s little help in repeating that suggestion. The goal from what I understand is to keep cost down due to a limited budget so buying a 3/4 ton diesel pickup to “properly” haul a 24’ enclosed trailer around also seems a little off...
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    2001 Jeep Wrangler 5.9L Magnum Swapped **Price Dropped**

    Good looking jeep, clean factory looking install too. GLWS! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    3rd gen 4Runner potential buyer. Advice needed

    ...loading the suspension yes, but unloading the lower balljoint at the same time. Give it a try, I double dog dare ya...[emoji482] If you’ve got access to a ramp hoist with a pneumatic centre jack, lift the front end with the centre jack arms stretched as far under the front control arms as...
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    Redhead steering gear. Still have some wheel play 1995 e350

    Right! I did read that. I got distracted by the video showing you wiggling the wheel while driving down the road. Well if indeed there is a worn component you should be able to easily identify it using your method. Good luck sir and let us know what you find. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Redhead steering gear. Still have some wheel play 1995 e350

    That looks completely normal/perfect for a steering box. Curious what size tires you’re running? The taller the sidewall the more flex they have and will contribute to that soft or delayed steering feel. Cheers, Simon Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Ram coming out with split tailgate?

    [emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Most affordable, fuel efficient 4x4 set up

    Lol! Exactly Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Most affordable, fuel efficient 4x4 set up

    We seem to be focused on brand new vehicles, $40,000 goes a very long way outfitting something used. I do love the idea of the well equipped Canyon and it’s cool 2.8 D-max option but the box might be a bit small... In my experience, two people and a small dog can fit cozily on the bench seat of...
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    3rd gen 4Runner potential buyer. Advice needed

    ....yes, I totally agree you can check it like that if you are supporting the weight of the vehicle from the lower control arm, like with a floor jack and not letting the control arm just hang as when raised on a hoist. I also agree that there’s no worries running jobber rads, I have used them...
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    Clunk clunk clunk

    I’d be looking at your rear control arm bushings. Sometimes they’ll get bad enough on one side that it feels like the asss end will shift to one side on accel and then back again in decel. Good luck Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    3rd gen 4Runner potential buyer. Advice needed

    If the price is good and it isn’t a rust bucket buy it, the rest is just parts as long as you are mechanically inclined enough to do the repairs yourself. I have three of them and love them all. The lower ball joints are not really a “weak” point but are typically overlooked because they’re...
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    1st Gen Hilux 3RZ build thread - Stoffregen Motorsports

    No more and den! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Not So Subtle E350 Shuttle - 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Coil Build

    I think it’s actually a 5/8” pin... [emoji51] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Simon’s Iveco Daily 40.10 4x4

    Beauty! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Guidance needed: ZJ or GMT360? (Jeep vs. GM)

    Ground clearance is an issue with Envoy/TBlazer platform. Very low slung frame. Also not a fan of the front axle running through the engine oil pan. IFS vs. SFA age old argument. As far as the Dana turdyfive goes, it’s more than reliable enough to stand up to a 31” tire. I ran one open with...
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