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Discussion in 'Georgia' started by GATacoRookie, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Mar 5, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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    GATacoRookie

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    Toytec Fronts. 18x9 Fuels on 285/65/18 TerraGrapplerG2's. LEDs everywhere.
    Bump...
    Updated the OP with dates/times and details.

    Who wants free beer and bacon?
     
  2. Mar 5, 2020 at 12:39 PM
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    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    Do you have new bushings for the leafs?
     
  3. Mar 5, 2020 at 12:41 PM
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    Yes and fresh u-bolts
     
  4. Mar 5, 2020 at 5:02 PM
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    Georgia Native

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  5. Mar 10, 2020 at 6:58 AM
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    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    Has no one stepped up to help you yet?
     
  6. Mar 10, 2020 at 7:11 AM
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    Toytec Fronts. 18x9 Fuels on 285/65/18 TerraGrapplerG2's. LEDs everywhere.
    No sir.
    Been trying to do chip away at some of the simpler stuff tho.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2020 at 8:05 AM
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    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    I'm honestly surprised that no one has stepped up to help you here.

    My weekends are pretty well packed for the next 3 weekends. How do you feel about doing it during the week after work? and what time do you normally get off work?
     
  8. Mar 10, 2020 at 8:38 AM
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    MAG GRY TACO15

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    Same crap everyone else got
    Do you have the tools? Honestly replacing whole leafs in easier than doing just an aal . If you have a jack, jackstands, and the right sockets you can do it in less than a couple hours I bet. An extra set of hands makes it easier but not needed. I've been super busy the last month and this weekend doesn't look any better b/c I have to work Saturday. I'm in Gwinnett and if you can't find anyone to help you or don't want to do it alone, drive over to my house and I'm sure we can get those installed after work some time.
     
  9. Mar 10, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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    I think I have everything I need, just having a second set of eyes/hands/skills would be most valuable to me. I really don’t want to fuck anything up. Trying to avoid learning the hard (expensive) way. :)
    Really appreciate the offers for a weekday. Believe me, I know weekends are short and tight.
    I’m open anytime at or after 2pm on 3/12, 3/16, and/or 3/18.
     
  10. Mar 12, 2020 at 5:16 PM
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    Last bump... for now....
    Got some time on Sunday? Check the OP for details.
    And I bought a box of Corona for whoever wants to hangout and/or help.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2020 at 5:59 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    Check Out My Build
    I wouldn't advertise that :rofl:
     
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  12. Mar 13, 2020 at 6:21 AM
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    MAG GRY TACO15

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    Same crap everyone else got
    Right....That is not the way to get us to your house haha.
     
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  13. Mar 13, 2020 at 6:48 AM
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    Technically it’s corona light :notsure:
     
  14. Mar 13, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    Same crap everyone else got
    So then we get COVID-19 light! hmmmmm
     
  15. Mar 13, 2020 at 7:29 AM
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    With a lime wedge!

     
  16. Mar 13, 2020 at 7:44 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    Oh that's fine we'll only get a little of the flu then. I wish I could but my dad is in town all weekend or else I would help out.
     
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  17. Mar 13, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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    5100/885 w/ 1/4 lean spacer, Icon RXT w/ B110’s, 255/80/17 FWP, AP Apex Sliders, SSP, ADD W1, BD mirror riser
    Toyota LF 75w transfer case oil is proprietary (expensive!) and has snake-oil ingredients for keeping some of the internal parts from corroding. Kinda like the WS auto trans fluid scenario. Probably not needed but if you have issues before your 60k warranty’s up and you aren’t running it...

    Royal Purple claims to have an equivalent, IDK if it really is.

    If it makes you feel any better, unless you’ve been fording deep water or driving in 4wd a substantial portion of your 30k, it’s a waste to change in the short interval. I checked mine (loosened the drain bolt and let it drip a couple times onto a paper towel and it was perfectly clear, so I immediately closed it back up. Most TW threads also claim their Tcase fluid looks new @ 30k change.

    The diffs are spinning all the time and a different story. Wish I had changed those earlier. Here’s a relevant thread on the Tcase fluid for whatever it’s worth...
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/transfer-case-service-on-the-2016.497574/

    I’d help but I’m out East for a while
     
  18. Mar 13, 2020 at 5:19 PM
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    Great info, thanks!
    I changed the rear diff (with Mobil1 75W-90) and it was nasty. I’ll do the front diff soon for good measure. Maybe I’ll hold off on the TC.
     
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  19. Mar 18, 2020 at 8:11 PM
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    First time installing OME leaf packs... all thanks to @CowboyTaco offering up some help! Thanks bro!!!
    The ride quality back home was noticeably improved over those blocks.
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  20. Mar 19, 2020 at 5:57 AM
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    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    Just went back and looked at OP. I didn't realize rotating tires was on the list. We should have done that since we already had the two rear off and the front tires were off the ground.
     

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