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Old 02-03-2014, 12:10 PM   #21
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Thanks! It is less complicated most of the time! Being an older truck there is always more quirks and preventative maintenance is kinda always in the back of your mind. Its like: Do I rebuild the axles or buy a lift? Lol But its well worth it for me.
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I'll definitely be following this. I'm interested in seeing how those OME springs work out for you. I'm still tossing up ideas on the lift for mine.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:53 AM   #23
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:11 PM   #24
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Nice lookin leafs
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:40 PM   #25
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Thanks! As much as I paid for them they better be!
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:06 PM   #26
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Nice! looks like fun, I wish I had trails by me
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:42 AM   #27
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Those are just some powerlines and rock quarries that we ride in sometime just to break up the monotony.

I will have tires this week. I found a used one that had never touched the ground so I swept it up for about $80 cheaper than new. I'm about to buy the other three as soon as my taxes come in. They're 33x10.5 BFG A/Ts
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:49 AM   #29
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Thank you! It's getting there.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:55 PM   #30
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Blew my freakin headgasket today. I'm just gonna replace all the leaky seals and wait to actually do a full rebuild after I finish my suspension.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:12 PM   #31
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Blew my freakin headgasket today. I'm just gonna replace all the leaky seals and wait to actually do a full rebuild after I finish my suspension.
Dang, is that just from wear and tear?
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:29 PM   #32
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Sweet truck man! I think just like anybody else here i'm a sucker for the old Yota solid axle pickups

Bummer about the head gasket though..
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:04 PM   #33
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Yeah just old.. It doesn't look to have ever been opened up before but I haven't tore into much at all.. I changed the valve cover here while back and couldn't find any markings on the cam lobes or anything like that.. I should be changing it Tuesday. My brother and I have fixed a bajillion 22r series motor so we should knock it out in an hour or two
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And thank you Shipps! I'm a sucker also!
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Dwill817,

I found a few threads you might be interested in. I, like you, have been trying to find people that have used OME springs as a lift. I'm not sure if you're still trying to go that route, but I found someone who used 79-83 OME rears up front with high steer and loved it.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/79-95-toyota...lling-grm.html

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=59093.0

I've also been looking for someone who has used 51" rears off later model pickups in the rear of a 1st gen. In the second link, there is only one person who said his friend used 51" springs F/R and said he liked them. That was enough convincing for me. I went ahead and ordered OME 47" and 51" two inch lift springs for mine. So I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Awesome truck!
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:34 PM   #37
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Dwill817,

I found a few threads you might be interested in. I, like you, have been trying to find people that have used OME springs as a lift. I'm not sure if you're still trying to go that route, but I found someone who used 79-83 OME rears up front with high steer and loved it.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/79-95-toyota...lling-grm.html

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=59093.0

I've also been looking for someone who has used 51" rears off later model pickups in the rear of a 1st gen. In the second link, there is only one person who said his friend used 51" springs F/R and said he liked them. That was enough convincing for me. I went ahead and ordered OME 47" and 51" two inch lift springs for mine. So I'll let you know how it turns out.
That MarlinCrawler thread is where I got my info about the 51" rear springs.

BUT I rode in a truck like mine today that was 3-linked up front and 4-link in the rear. I may just have to drive it stock for awhile and go links when I graduate next year. We talked for several hours and he's been through every setup out there and has wasted tons of money to get where he's at. Links+coilovers=heaven!
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:28 PM   #38
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Just realize I never updated, but I got the truck back together and running pretty good. Gonna readjust the valves one day this week, but she's doing fine.
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Sub'd...truck looks great in the challenge thread!
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Thank you!
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