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Austin Area TW Chapter (all gens welcome, even T4Rs; heck, just make it a Toyota and we're good)

Discussion in 'Texas' started by CaptAmerica, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. May 22, 2024 at 4:33 PM
    riz_atx

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    Today is yesterday's tomorrow
     
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  2. May 23, 2024 at 4:17 AM
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    A bunch a cool stickers, a bada ass MetalMiller Tx Longhorns grill emblem painted Hemi Orange, JBA long tube headers with o2 sims, Diff breather mod, Red LED interior lights, Fancy head unit that plays ipod n movies, Also DIY install factory stuff like, factory cruise control, factory intermittent wipers, OME nitro struts with 886x springs and toy tec top plate, JBA high caster UCA's for better alignmnet and dey beefier too, Old Man Emu Dakar leaf springs in da rear with the gear, U bolt flipper, Ivan Stewart TRD rims with 33" K Bro 2's, some bad ass weather tech floor liners so I don't muck up my interior, an ATO shackle flipper for mo travel in da rear wit the gear, also super shiny Fox 2.0 shocks back there too, all sorts of steal armor for bouncing off of the rocks like demello sliders, AP front skid, trans skid, n transfer skid, demello gas tank skid, and a tough as nails ARB bumper with warn 8k winch, I'm sure there's more
    That’s tomorrow’s problem
     
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    Drop some photos once they are installed! Dont let the procrastinator win this time.
     
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    well until then free beer on everyday not ending in "Y"
     
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    Hey everyone, got a new phone and have finally finished merging everything from 4 devices into this one. Is this group still alive, does anyone still meet up? Looking forward to doing something again after 4 years away.
     
  6. Jun 27, 2024 at 5:01 AM
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    First Sunday of the Month, Pistons at the Park in Pflugerville
     
  7. Jun 27, 2024 at 1:54 PM
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  8. Jul 10, 2024 at 6:42 AM
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    Hey, just a heads up for anyone using Toyota - Cedar Park for tire rotations. Their process, as per the Service Director, is to use torque sticks to tighten the lug nuts. Not torque sticks, followed by an actual torque wrench, but just torque sticks. Hit the Google, if you want to see why this might be a bad idea for vehicle owners.

    In late May, in prep for a trip to Minnesota, I had TCP rotate my tires, while I was in for an oil change. My choices were:

    1. Have Discount Tire do the rotation. - Free
    2. Do it myself. - Free
    3. Have TCP do it, while the Tundy was getting the oil changed. - $30.95

    Discount Tires ruined two SETS of rims when I bought tires there, so while free, I don't trust them. I could do it myself in the driveway, but my time is money, and it's hot AF. So I went the TCP route.

    All seemed well, until I started the trip back home, over 1200 miles later. I was getting off I-90 in my hometown of Austin, MN, to deliver some Electric Jellyfish to a buddy, when I heard a clunk from the driver's front wheel. I was able to get to a shop just up the road, who determined that the :censored: WHEEL WAS LOOSE! They torqued it, we checked the other three, which were fine, and I was on my way. When I got back home, I met with the TCP Service Director, and long story short, he provided a video that showed the tech using a torque stick to tighten the lug nuts, with no further use of an actual torque wrench. The SD stated that this was how the tech was trained, I replied that if I ever use TCP for tire rotations again, (not likely), I will insist on proof that they actually torque the lug nuts to spec, (100 ft/lbs), with a torque wrench, not torque stick.

    Generally, I'm satisfied with TCP, but this is a huge safety issue, IMO, so just giving y'all a heads up.
     
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  9. Jul 10, 2024 at 4:38 PM
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    Jeff -- Thanks for the Heads up. The best thing about rock sliders is that I can jack up one side of the truck, pop off tires, and rotate (front <> rear).

    I'm probably one of the few who uses a torque wrench for oil changes. Needless to say, I always tighten the lug nuts to about 60 ft pounds and then use the torque wrench to feel the turn to torque.

    I spent 35,500 on the OEM tires and got my money's worth out of them. I still went with the same size, but Wildpeak AT4 at a Discount.

    Old:

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    New:

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  10. Jul 10, 2024 at 4:40 PM
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  11. Jul 10, 2024 at 4:51 PM
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    Get 'er done before you have a crushed rocker panel.

    Caliraised Rock Slider has kept my body looking good. Ya, lots of pin stripping. It's a handy little step, too! After all, if an old guy with Parkinson's can install them solo in a day, what's holding you back? TIP Electric Impact Gun and Saftey Wire (wrap around the bolt thread, feed wire through the frame, to pull the bolt into position). I used a long 2x6 board on my floor jack to lift the slider into position, but it is best with two people to install.

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  12. Jul 11, 2024 at 5:44 AM
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    I use a floor jack on the front and jack stands on the rear, and get all four wheels off the ground. I do that mainly to freak out the Tesla owners in the neighborhood, who think I'm nuts anyway.

    I went with Yokohamas to replace the originals, and that is when the issue with Discount Tires ruining my rims started. This is the third set of rims, and they paid 4WP to mount the tires, after I told the DT manager that I didn't want his monkeys touching them. He agreed.

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