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Box Rocket - 2003 TRD Doublecab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Box Rocket, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Aug 23, 2014 at 7:05 AM
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    ToyoTaco02

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    I was wondering what your first impression of the light racing uca is? I'm interested how they will hold up in the long run. I've been running mine for about 2 years with no issues. You obviously beat on your truck a lot more than I do so keep us updated on them.
     
  2. Aug 25, 2014 at 8:36 AM
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    Just a few months. .. Just like my fenders
     
  3. Aug 25, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    Yeah, what's happening with that? When are you doing your fenders?

    on the topic of the LR arms...I know they've been discussed on here a lot lately about arms that have broken at the weld. I'll admit it's got me a little concerned, however two good friends here locally have been running LR for a long time. One was Kurt at Cruiser Outfitters and another guy that had LOTS of wheeling miles on his including two trips through the Rubicon and neither one of them ever had any issues. So I don't know all the factors that went into the ones that broke, but I'm still feeling good about them. Time will tell. I do have plans to pull them out soon and gusset the eyes similar to how the TC or Camburg arms are gusseted. Should be no worries after that.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2014 at 8:58 AM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    I was about to say. Those breaks have me worried and if I had a welder, that would be my first thing to do. Mine have been running strong since 2011 though so Im hoping there was just a bad batch...
     
  5. Aug 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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    ToyoTaco02

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    I contacted spc about the problem. They responded by saying the arms that use 4 washers per side are the arms that they are having problems with. If you have washers on the outside of the arms only. Meaning 2 per arm. Then they are the ones that are ok. If you have 4 washers per side the welds are getting pinched and breaking. If this is what some people still have then spc will send you new washers.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    If you have 4 washers you also have the old/crap bushings. SPC will replace the entire arm and ball joint with a new pair that has the poly bushings and two washer system.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2014 at 11:06 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    Interesting. I got mine used from ponethousand and they have sleeved poly bushings and the only came with 4 washers (2 per arm). Is there another way to tell whether I have arms designed for 2 or 4 washers?
     
  8. Aug 25, 2014 at 11:17 AM
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    ckeene9

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    Sleeved bushings are the old style. Pain in the ass to remove as well, recently just did mine.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    Hmm. the sleeves in the bushings on the ones I got from Paul slide out easily.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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    You have the newer revision.

    The original arms used 4 washers per arm (inside and outside washer per bolt hole). SPC swapped over to the newer revision in 2010-2011ish.

    I don't quite buy the SPC statement; plenty of UCA's since the revision. These are manufactured in China btw. Ive been a strong support of LR but know Im not too sure...
     
  11. Aug 27, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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    Just sharing an observation now that I've had enough time to confirm it. I was definitely getting better fuel economy with my Safari Snorkel. I was pretty consistently getting somewhere in the 18mpg range when I had my Safari Snorkel. Now that my snorkel has been off for a couple months I'm consistently getting mid 16's. There's no restriction in the intake and it's essentially back to stock configuration using an OEM air filter in the stock air box which is exactly how it was with the snorkel. The only real difference is the intake location and that there is a subtle "ram air" effect with the snorkel.

    So there ya go. The Snorkel increases mpg.
     
  12. Aug 27, 2014 at 4:17 PM
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    I'm buying one. Thanks for helping me justify it to my wife... Jk, but seriously that is an interesting datapoint.
     
  13. Aug 27, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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    I better leave mine on then...
     
  14. Aug 27, 2014 at 4:40 PM
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    Fernando

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    its definitely on my bucket list (down at the bottom). After one day of wheeling, my AFE is diiiiiirty
     
  15. Aug 27, 2014 at 4:43 PM
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    Drop in or CAI?
     
  16. Aug 27, 2014 at 5:07 PM
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    He said AFE
     
  17. Aug 27, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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    Jesus Christ, let's not get into semantics in Adam's build thread. It was a simple question for Fernando if he had a drop in or an open air cone-style filter (typically referred to as a CAI).

    My whole point was if Ferny had an open air filter element I was going to recommend he get a pre-filter to wrap around the filter like a condom. It's a godsend in dusty environments.

    It's people like you that have turned TW into a shit show for those who are genuinely here to learn and help.
     
  18. Aug 27, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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    My apologies. my attempt at humor was a bit misplaced.
     
  19. Aug 27, 2014 at 6:06 PM
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    Sorry guys, didnt mean to stir up a shit storm! :eek:

    Its a drop in. I almost got a cold air (only cuz they sound so badass) but i decided against it since I know eventually I will get a snorkel. I actually wanted to buy Adam's but he already had a waiting list :(

    I have seen those. Those look like they help. but as far as the drop in goes, im not sure what to do. And I havent done the deckplate mod either (dont plan on doing it either)
     
  20. Aug 27, 2014 at 7:26 PM
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    No worries man, you didn't do anything.

    Nothing you can do with a drop in. Honestly I would suggest going back to a OE Toyota paper filter. They do a far better job in filtering particulates. Not washable, but they are cheap enough to just replace twice a year. After scoring the rotors on my supercharger with the shit that passed though my high flow filter, I'm not a fan for offroad vehicles.
     
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