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2014 Regular Cab / 4WD / 5 spd - Pittsburgh

Discussion in 'New Members' started by rcsb jon, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Dec 9, 2014 at 6:43 AM
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    rcsb jon

    rcsb jon [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2014 Regular Cab / 4WD / 5 spd

    Purchased new in June 2014

    Only modifications are:
    -Level 8 MK6 16x8 0 offset gunmetal wheels
    -Michelin Defender LTX M/S 245/75/16 tires
    -TRD center caps
    -Intermediate wiper stalk
    -Weathertech floor liners
    -Access LiteRider tonneau cover
    -RockyMounts bike mounts
    -TPMS sensors in 10" wheel/tire
    -Over-axle exhaust chop

    New in June 2014 (removed mud flaps upon arriving home)
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    Added TRD FJ wheels within 200 mi.
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    Added Access cover in Fall 2014
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    Added intermediate wiper stalk in Summer 2014
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    Added WeatherTechs in Fall 2014
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    Added bike mounts day of truck purchase
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    Added Michelin LTX M/S 2's Winter 2014/2015KIMG1420_zpsebe507a2_b9920daf94ebdf3fa79b9f72a764a1377c755f1e.jpg
    Chopped the tail pipe Spring 2015
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    Current setup Fall 2016
    - Level 8 MK6 16x8 0 offset gunmetal wheels
    - Michelin Defender LTX M/S 245/75/16 tires
    - TRD center caps
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  2. Dec 16, 2014 at 10:33 AM
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    rcsb jon

    rcsb jon [OP] Well-Known Member

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    To remedy your TPMS light issues, from not having the sensors installed... This is a $6 fix in takes 5-10 min.

    Go to Harbor Freight and buy this wheel/tire:
    Haul-Master - 10 in. Pneumatic Tire with White Hub - 30900
    10" Pneumatic Tire

    Deflate the tire

    Unbolt the (2) halves of the wheel

    Insert the TPMS sensors between tube and the tire's sidewall
    -make sure the sensor side (soft side) is against the tube
    -make sure the casing side (soft side) is against the tire

    Reassemble wheel
    -make sure the sensor isn't touching wheel

    Inflate to desired psi...
    -Place behind or under seat in vehicle

    TPMS light should go off within moments
    -no harm to sensors or vehicle

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    I had to do this because I upgraded from my original 16" steel wheels to my 16" TRD FJ Trail Teams wheels... there are seperate TPMS sensors for OEM steel and OEM aluminum wheels. The sensors are attached to the wheel at different angle. Similar issues may arise with aftermarket wheels. This is a way to turn the TPMS light off.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wh...led-no-problem-answer-inside.html#post9581867
     
  3. Jan 12, 2015 at 11:23 AM
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    rcsb jon

    rcsb jon [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Did some hauling... (15) 50lb sheets of OSB... -10* degree

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  4. Jan 13, 2015 at 6:43 AM
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    Boerseun

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    Interesting solution to the TPMS problem!
     
  5. Jan 14, 2015 at 4:52 AM
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    rcsb jon

    rcsb jon [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thank you
     
  6. Jan 20, 2015 at 5:44 AM
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    rcsb jon

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    Picked up some gently used 245/75/16 Michelin LTX M/S2 tires from TW member, OldSkoolArcher (Great guy to work with. Gentlemen) last week. Had them mounted/Road Force balanced yesterday:

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    Differences, so far, from 245/75/16 Dunlop AT20:
    -wider tread width
    -subtle noise increase
    -smoother ride (better absorption of bumps, chassis is more settled)
    -increased steering feel (AT20's were nervous feeling)
    -increased traction while accelerating from stop, while turning
     
  7. Jan 21, 2015 at 4:56 AM
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    Some more feedback: Got to use the tires in some light snow this morning on the way to work. Nice predictable handling. Used the Auto LSD on a steep uphill turn, 15 mph, 2nd gear... just dug in and propelled me forward. The Dunlops on that same hill usually needed feathering of the throttle, on/off. The M/S 2's just let the Auto LSD do the work.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2015 at 4:05 PM
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    Good times had to and from the slopes today
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  9. Jan 28, 2015 at 10:05 AM
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    You don't see to many single cabs anymore, love the wheels!
     
  10. Jan 28, 2015 at 10:10 AM
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    thank you. appreciate that
     
  11. Feb 16, 2015 at 6:13 AM
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  13. Feb 17, 2015 at 7:02 PM
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    Before

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    After $2 wash

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  14. Mar 9, 2015 at 4:47 PM
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    Cut the tip off last night, at the 1st exhaust flange...
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    Then decided it wasn't enough, today... so cut it at the downward slope, over the axle. Can't see it all hanging down at all now
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  15. Mar 9, 2015 at 10:04 PM
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    ODNAREM

    ODNAREM MEMBER Of The Church Of @ODNAREM

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    Had to say hello!Was born in Pittsburgh PA but have lived the majority of my life in Huntington Beach CA.New member here and your regular cab with the FJ Cruiser trail team wheels looks cool!Have the same wheels on my 2012 except black.Go Steelers,Pirates,Penguins!Black and Gold for life!
     
  16. Mar 9, 2015 at 10:51 PM
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    That is what I was looking for, last June. All of a sudden, they were being discontinued, hard to get, prices jumped. That's how things like this go in Hawaii.
    I am happy with my access cab/V6, but sure wanted the simplicity of the regular cab.
    Nice job, great attention to detail. At least I have the manual trans.
     
  17. Mar 10, 2015 at 5:11 AM
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    rcsb jon

    rcsb jon [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the hello! You're not missing much here in Pittsburgh compared to CA... miserable cold, dark winter, with lots of snow this year too.

    Thanks for the kind words, appreciate it. FJ wheels are clean and simple.

    Yea, I struggled to get find them at my local dealers. Slim pickings. Access cab would have been nice but just wanted to cheapest 4x4/4cyl I could get, new.
     
  18. Oct 13, 2015 at 11:37 AM
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    Tested out the new foam cannon/lance a few weeks ago
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  19. Jun 30, 2016 at 4:22 AM
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    Was parked here, at grocery store on Sunday.
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    Someone did a hit-and-run on me
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    Got a new bumper cover and flare extension yesterday from Toyota and installed it
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    All is well...
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  20. Jun 30, 2016 at 4:33 AM
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    Nice! Cool bed cover
     

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