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  1. FireAce

    JDM Toyota Dyna 4x4 Build Thread

    I actually live in Alberta. I used Zen Autoworks out of Calgary, zenautoworks.ca Highly recommend them! Sent you a PM as well. [emoji4]
  2. FireAce

    Camper Build for JDM 4x4 Toyota Dyna Truck

    So turns out that you can’t test for a Torsen lsd differential by raising the wheels and turning them as there has to be power applied to the driveshaft in order for the lsd to engage. It will act like an open differential when just turning the wheels. Other than taking the differential apart...
  3. FireAce

    Camper Build for JDM 4x4 Toyota Dyna Truck

    Yeah, only thing I can think is the internals may be the same? From the forum posts, it sounds like the Supra differential is also an 8” LSD with a 5:1 ratio which I’d be pretty happy about! I have noticed that the truck drives very well when when not in 4WD but chalked it up to the weight on...
  4. FireAce

    Camper Build for JDM 4x4 Toyota Dyna Truck

    Yeah, I’m confused, the pictures I found of the Supra differentials look nothing like the truck. It’s definitely a solid rear axle and not Independent. Front is IFS Looked up the part diagrams and a LSD option is listed: Still don’t know how to tell which differential I have though, I guess I...
  5. FireAce

    Camper Build for JDM 4x4 Toyota Dyna Truck

    The wheelbase is 232cm and the track width with my current 3rd gen 4Runner wheels and 245/75R16 tires is 169cm Ok, so the Trans/Axle code is listed as: R351F B03B Does that mean anything to you? Edit: Did some googling, looks like an ASIN transmission and seems that the differential is...
  6. FireAce

    JDM Toyota Dyna 4x4 Build Thread

    Got my new summer/adventure shoes on today. Hoping road trips are still going to be possible this summer! [emoji51]
  7. FireAce

    Camper Build for JDM 4x4 Toyota Dyna Truck

    Yes, truck cabin on 1.25t truck chassis. I’ll check on the rear axle, not sure actually.
  8. FireAce

    Camper Build for JDM 4x4 Toyota Dyna Truck

    Nice! I’m west of Cochrane! I’ll check on the wheel base and track width and let you know!
  9. FireAce

    JDM Toyota Dyna 4x4 Build Thread

    Not sure what you mean by easily removed? Like lights, etc? Lights were easy to remove, these trucks were retrofitted as fire trucks so most everything can be ‘undone’. I had a big rack and pump platform on the back of mine, cut all of the racks, off and basically returned the box to a...
  10. FireAce

    JDM Toyota Dyna 4x4 Build Thread

    With spring around the corner I have been trying to get going with work on the truck again. Finally got around to installing a 1/2” body lift to eliminate rubbing on the front tires. I made bushings out of UHMWPE and ended up having to buy longer bolts as well. The OE bolts are class 8 but...
  11. FireAce

    Wall construction and insulation

    Following your progress, great info here. I have an aluminum truck body that I’m converting to a camper and have been debating how to insulate. I have been leaning toward no vapor barrier at all and just letting moisture condense/evaporate as it likes. Such a tough call. I have been avoiding...
  12. FireAce

    JDM Toyota Dyna 4x4 Build Thread

    So time to start adding info on the mods so far and some questions for moving ahead. Really haven’t done much mod-wise. The main progression so far has been bigger rims and tires which not only has helped increase clearance but also give a smoother ride and lower rpm’s at highway speeds. The...
  13. FireAce

    JDM Toyota Dyna 4x4 Build Thread

    Sorry, was thinking you meant payload, GVWR (Or GVM as they put it in the spec sheets) is 3500kg It’s a 1.25t payload, I think this is due to the quad cab, without the quad cab, payload is rated at 1.5t
  14. FireAce

    Camper Build for JDM 4x4 Toyota Dyna Truck

    I used a company out of Calgary to import it called Zen Auto. It’s a guy who imports vehicles as a side-gig and it was pretty painless. Totally worth the money in my opinion. He even came to the registry with me to make sure there weren’t any issues registering the truck. Total cost of the...
  15. FireAce

    Camper Build for JDM 4x4 Toyota Dyna Truck

    Haha, you’re not they first to almost wreck while checking out the truck! We get some pretty funny looks everywhere we go. Guessing this was in SLC? We were on our way to the desert for some sun and off-road adventures.
  16. FireAce

    Show us your Toyota 4runner, tacoma or truck.

    Thanks! Fuel economy is quite good, economy doesn’t actually seem to change a lot if the truck is empty or loaded down. Pretty much a steady 23-24mpg. Pretty comfortable to ride in, a bit noisy, but have done a few 10h plus drives and not bad at all. The bigger tires made a big difference.
  17. FireAce

    JDM Toyota Dyna 4x4 Build Thread

    You are correct, it is a 150 series. And yes, shares many parts with similar era Toyota trucks/4x4s. And yes, it’s a torsion bar IFS. I think the GVWR is 1.25 tonnes, I actually need to weight the truck itself to see what it weighs on its own. I live in Canada, and anything over 15 years is...
  18. FireAce

    Camper Build for JDM 4x4 Toyota Dyna Truck

    Here’s a few pictures with the camper on the truck, truck drives great with the camper on. Actually smoother with the suspension settled a bit. I wanted to get it on and try it out before proceeding with the build to make sure it was going to work ok with the truck. So far very happy with it...
  19. FireAce

    Camper Build for JDM 4x4 Toyota Dyna Truck

    I’m in Canada, after 15 years it’s pretty much free-reign on importing vehicles. I’ll post up a few pictures of the camper on the truck, the camper is an old utility body, built by Nortruck in Calgary Canada but the company has gone out of business. It’s 100% aluminum so a reasonable weight...
  20. FireAce

    JDM Toyota Dyna 4x4 Build Thread

    Well being as there’s no thread for show us your weird JDM Toyota, figured I’d post up here. The details on the truck: The picture above is from the day I picked up the truck. I imported the truck from Japan just over a year ago, it’s a retired fire truck. Came with lights, sirens and all...
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