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  1. MOAK

    Solar wiring

    Forgive me, I hope I’m not asking a question with an obvious answer. I searched and could only find answers about everything but this: I’m using a Renogy PWM 30 amp controller; two panels, one mounted on the racks and one portable totaling 220 watts. I have a #6 Hotwire from the house battery...
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    LX450

    I’ve researched quite a bit over the years and cannot find how many LX450s are still registered in the USA. It’s pretty common knowledge that only 14,000 were imported. Does anyone have a clue? Thanks !
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    Am I nuts?

    My 80series/LX450 has 318,000 miles on the odometer. I’m running 285s so add another 6% to half that number. Maintenance? I’m definitely anal retentive about that. The valve stem seals replaced at 289,000. The valve train was all good and well within spec. Compression is great. When I change...
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    Chevy Colorado / Technical Ability

    Hello all, My brother-in-law is delving into our hobby head first and went out and bought a Chevy Colorado 4x4 diesel. On my recommendation he has added sliders and raised the nose of the truck 1.5”. This fall he will be heading west with us. 2 years ago my son-in-law traversed Elephant Hill...
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    96' LX450/80 series aftermarket seats.

    Hello all, It's been quite some time. 42 years ago I bought my first Landcruiser. Five years ago I bought my 2nd Landcruiser and will not make the same mistake I made with the 40 series. That would be, selling it. In five years I have driven it nearly 90,000 miles and along the way have...
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    Using a Yeti backwards?

    Next Monday we are headed west to visit relatives and on the way home explore the southwest deserts, both low and high. I want to bring my brother-in-law a case of local brew. The ambient temps are going to be below freezing for most of the 3,000 mile trip to California. I'm thinking that...
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    Interior storage for my 80

    Not long ago I stumbled upon a storage system that would be perfect for our 80. It is a flat bag with many pockets and is bolted into the existing third row grab handles. I don't recall if they were marketing a pair of them or not. I've searched high and low to no avail. Has anyone else seen...
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    Foxwing Awning brackets

    We are extremely pleased with our Oz Tent, Jet tent 25x and plan on purchasing a Foxwing 270 degree awning. We have a Frontrunner Slim line II rack, which we also are extremely pleased with. All the diagrams I've looked at on line show that the Rhino Pioneer (slotted) racks are very much like...
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    Haven't backpacked since the mid 70's.

    As the title states we haven't backpacked since the mid 70's and now upon my retirement we are getting back into it. Just to get ourselves ready for our next trip, we go out every other day and hike, fully loaded, at least 3 miles of rough terrain. And I'll tell you, it feels great !! I do...
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    rattles and squeaks-- coolant fan? , FZJ80

    My cooling fan turns smooth as silk when the engine is off, just about 3/4 to 1 full turn before it will stop and it isn't loose or wobbly at all. So, I've done the stethoscope test on the alternator, the water pump, and the brand new A/C unit and all bearings smooth as silk, sooo,,, it must be...
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    Timing chain cover

    I'm getting ready to fix the only oil leak I have on my LX450, the timing chain cover gasket. My only apprehension about this project is the removal of the phillips head screws. I've heard some nightmarish stories about these machined phillips head screws. My plan is to use an old fashioned...
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    Frontrunner upright water tanks

    Hello everyone,,, I'm hoping you can help I just recently received a pair of the Frontrunner 10.5 gallon water tanks that I will be mounting to the inside walls of our trailer. I'm very excited about this water storage solution and have wanted to do this for years. However, I've...
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    Roof Racks

    I'm torn and need some input----- I've narrowed my roof rack choices down to either the Frontrunner Slimline II or the Baja Rack. With free shipping on the Frontrunner the price is close to equal. I like Frontrunner's light weight and overall modular styling. I like the Baja's simplicity...
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    Engel MD14F

    Recently it became necessary for us to have available, 24/7, ice packs for my wife's neck, so I purchased the MD14f (15 qt) fridge freezer. It is now our dedicated freezer unit for her ice packs, and ice for vodka tonics, and rye on the rocks. I've been searching the web, and cannot find a...
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    Dual Battery: not rocket science?

    Hello all. I have done a lot of reading up on dual battery systems lately and since we now have a fridge freezer, I'll be installing mine this month after I get all my parts together... First off I'm using AGM batteries, 34R, 750 cold cranking amps, and 55 amp hours, perfectly paired in...
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    Adjustable pan hard rod?

    Hello all, I've been doing a lot of research about our new to us 96' 450, and have found little definitive information about the necessity of installing a rear adjustable pan hard rod to complement the 2.5" OME suspension.. I installed the same lift on my old Rubicon and used the supplied...
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    Engel Versus Dometic

    Hello all, I'm having a very tough time deciding which fridge freeze to purchase. The Engel MD14F or the Dometic (Weaco) CF-025.. We will be using our new fridge freezer strictly for frozen goods,, making ice, keeping ice cream, frozen yogurt, and ice packs to sooth my wife's occipital...
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    great tire size debate

    I just picked up our, new to us, LX450 back in November. It is in great shape, flawless body, new leather on front seats, front axle rebuilt at 202,000; head pulled and rebuilt, along with water pump, etc, etc, at 160,000; all new rubber under the hood, (hoses/belts) at 202,000; engine...
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    04' Rubicon

    Location: pennsylvania 04' Rubicon Color Khaki---- NO RUST ---- 5 speed manual, 105k miles +/- Here are things installed within the past year. New OME 2.5" with sport shocks installed in June (with 1" Prothane Body lift,, installed 6 or 7 years ago) New track bars, front and rear August New...
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    Sad news today

    Today we just learned that my wife's cronich headaches and neck pain are the result of improper treatment after a crash on her bicycle some 25 years ago. After our last overland journey her pain became unbearable and she is now in physical thereapy.. We certainly don't want to give up our...
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