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Brett's average build thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Deathbysnusnu, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Jun 28, 2015 at 9:40 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    Changed out the soft rubber milk toast rack bushings today.


    On the stands, driver wheel removed


    Pulled the passenger U shaped bushing first, no pics pretty straightforward, remove one nut and one bolt, remove the bracket, throw the rubber pos in the yard for the dog to chew on.
    Next, the main bolt on the driver side. Almost thought the diff drop was gonna screw me as the bolt does not clear the diff.



    But with a little pulling and prying, it will clear and hang just below that protruding bolt.

    Next I "pressed" out the center bushing, prolly could have poked it out with a hammer and screwdriver, it was not tight.


    There's friggen dirt in there




    Both bushings out. I used a fat punch and hammer and the big one popped right out. Didn't even cuss.


    Prepped for install


    They went right in, no trimming, no fuss, much tighter but not so much that it was difficult. Long bolt and a couple washers made it easy.


    Large bushing installed, don't forget to install the large supplied washer FIRST before you put the rack back on


    The kit came with 3 different sleeves, one is obviously different, the other two have a slightly different inside dia.. Mine was the center one. Just take the original bolt and see what it fits.


    Went together the same as the big one.


    Boom. Done. Can't move the rack by hand anymore.


    Nice little kit, it did come with instructions, very simple install.
     
  2. Jun 28, 2015 at 9:45 AM
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    303tacoma

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    Made quick work of that ...
    Good job!!! :)
     
  3. Jun 28, 2015 at 10:03 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    I had Archer to help. ;)
     
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  4. Jun 29, 2015 at 5:47 PM
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    Big :thumbsup: Brett. I know I need to do it too.
     
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  5. Jun 29, 2015 at 5:54 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    It made a HUGE difference in the way the steering felt. I feel connected to the road again.
     
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  6. Jun 29, 2015 at 5:55 PM
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    I need to do that soon... as well of replace my steering rack itself... joy
     
  7. Jun 29, 2015 at 7:42 PM
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    Thanks for the write up. Going to check out mine soon.
     
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  8. Jul 8, 2015 at 3:22 PM
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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    New tires today, same metric size of 285/75 R16 but with Toyo MT's
    Truck mileage is at 234,259.


    Somewhat taller.


    Out with the old.


    Siping the new.


    And an alignment check, needed some toe tweakage but otherwise was fine.
     
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    I've read through this thread probably four times because your truck is beautiful. Good job man, you've inspired this lazy college student to finally start throwing more money at my truck.
     
  11. Jul 8, 2015 at 7:16 PM
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    Thanks! :) Rainy days make it look good...it's really pretty scratched up.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2015 at 9:07 PM
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  13. Jul 9, 2015 at 5:46 AM
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  14. Jul 9, 2015 at 6:47 AM
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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Took the tires for a drive last night.:burnrubber:
    I really liked the old Iroc's, they were quiet when new and handled excellent off road. Did pretty good for a mud tire on the streets, balanced well, rode fairly soft aside from the knobby growl, They were cheap af and wore quick af, yada, yada, yada...

    So this is my first time with an E rated mud tire. It is stiffer. I'm running the same PSI of 30 pounds in all four.
    But man, they are REALLY quiet, and ride very smooth. Too soon to say if they will get noisy after the new wears off, but reports from the tire guys say they should stay quiet for the life of the tire. We'll see.

    They are heavier, I noticed some lag in my trip up my favorite canyon, but still pulled the grade in 4th with lots of pedal left.

    I can feel smaller road irregularities that I couldn't feel before, or maybe just didn't notice over the Swamper drone, hard to say really. To be honest, not uncomfortable, just feels like a truck as opposed to a car.

    I might drop PSI to 28, play around with it to see what happens. So far though looks like the tread is getting full contact on the ground.

    Can't tell any difference in handling on curves, feels the same.

    Definitely a little taller, I get more frame rub now at full steering lock. But prolly won't do anything about it.
     
  15. Jul 9, 2015 at 12:13 PM
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    For drooling/fapping purposes only.
     
  16. Jul 16, 2015 at 11:42 AM
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    Pulled the Warn 9K off my old Scout and decided to clean, re-grease the gears and re-paint the drum. It's going on the Tacoma. The Smittybilt has performed as advertised but the Warn is better in every aspect. There may be a Smittybilt for sale real cheap here soon.
     
  17. Jul 17, 2015 at 12:45 PM
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    Cleaned the planetary gears today between jobs.




    And proceeded to grease everything with wheel bearing grease. After getting it back together, I realized that wasn't going to work as the grease is too stiff for free wheeling the drum.:facepalm:

    So I cleaned everything again and found the right grease. Warn recommends Aeroshell 17, which is discontinued, so the substitute is Aeroshell 33MS, which is hard to come by and ridiculous expensive. It's also recommended for the slide assembly on your average AR15 and helicopters, but that's for another thread.
    I found Valvoline full synthetic molybdenum EP was close enough. It needs to be EP (extreme pressure) , heat range is not critical, and the moly stuff is kind of important as it makes for a lower viscosity mix.
     
  18. Jul 17, 2015 at 1:23 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    The gasket is torn but all the pieces were still there. I just lightly greased the gasket and it should keep dust and moisture out just fine.
    Now to put it on the truck.
     
  19. Jul 17, 2015 at 3:46 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    So this part pissed me off. I knew it would be close but thought it would make it with a little grinding for clearance. Not so.
    The Warn has a longer motor housing plus the heat sink. I missed the holes by 3/4". fuck.
    Even with the heat sink off, it's the actual bearing housing that hits.
    I though about raising it up, and ended up with a little over an inch of rise in order to have the holes line up. No good.
    Mounting it offset is an option but not a very aesthetically pleasing one.




    I think I might "tub" the bumper where the motor housing sits. But not today.
     
  20. Jul 17, 2015 at 3:50 PM
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    at_olw

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    I'd notch it ("tub"). Offset doesn't really work unless you modify the fairlead mount.

    Truck's looking good these days Brett! :thumbsup:
     

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