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The Getaway...Crom's build and adventures

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Crom, Feb 11, 2015.

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  1. Dec 21, 2016 at 10:10 AM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 1/2 way thru. I'll be back AUG 31, 2021

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    Thanks Eric! Welcome.

    Member of the year? lol

    Would be nice to win something for all my efforts.

    In the grand scheme of things the contest are kind of silly but the prizes are nice. I looked at it as a shortcut to finish my build, and really it's just a popularity contest, and I've never done one of those and don't expect to win now.

    :)
     
  2. Dec 21, 2016 at 10:12 AM
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                                                                                        CBI Moab 2.0 front bumper CBI Trail Rider 2.0 rear bumper B.A.M.F. sliders Exhaust crossover relocate Icon 2.5 front and 2.0 rear Camburg balljoint UCAs Welded stock alignment tabs Dakar Leaf Springs and 14" x 650 lb. coils Wheeler's SuperBumps (front) Icon Hydro Bumps with U-bolt flip Relentless Fab tailgate plate Total Chaos Bed Stiffeners 265/75R16 BFG T/A KO2 on black TRD faux beadlocks PTR18-35090 Custom Double Cardan Driveshaft from South Bay Driveline 2.5" dia .134" wall front, 3.0" dia .125" wall rear. Spicer 1310 joints, Spicer CB
    Double Crom vote might be a bridge too far for me. I still have to live up here. :D
     
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  3. Dec 21, 2016 at 10:17 AM
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    Sloth Baby Ruth?

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    You get vote too. Interested in your feedback on the poly LCA bushings after you get them in obviously. With ~160k on my FJ it's probably about time they get replaced.
     
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  4. Dec 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 1/2 way thru. I'll be back AUG 31, 2021

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    Gonna smoke these Bilstein 6112's next!

    Bilstein told me that the 6112's are 40% more firm on rebound and 20% softer on compression vs. a 5100 paired with stock coil. I conclude that they are valved differently.

    BILSTEIN B8 6112
    Manufacturer Par no. 46-241627

    Designed for the serious off-road adventure seeker, the all-new B8 6112 kit is the ultimate suspension solution. The B8 6112 kit optimizes off-road and on-road capabilities with a 60mm digressive piston for increased damping control. This kit features an adjustable spring seat which allows vehicle leveling, larger tires, and increased ground clearance. Kit includes (2) front 60mm shocks, (2) spring seats and (2) springs.

    Features and Benefits:

    • Large 60mm monotube for increased oil capacity, cooling, and long-term durability
    • 60mm digressive piston for improved ride comfort and control over rough terrain
    • Custom engineered cold wound linear springs for enhanced vehicle control
    • Monotube design for consistent, fade-free performance
    • Application specific for maximum performance
    • Reuses OEM top mount and rubber isolator
    • Made in the USA
    • Kit includes (2) front 60mm shocks, (2) spring seats and (2) springs

    IMG_20161221_103833.jpg

    That's a much better idea, lol. :D

    My apologies. Have not had time to peruse the other award threads.

    You can count on it. Just got the pass side assembled.

    Definitely harder to assemble with the loose washers. Pry bar was helpful.

    IMG_20161221_103409.jpg
     
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  5. Dec 21, 2016 at 11:02 AM
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    2ndGenJonny

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    How did the burn process go? Was it a pain?
     
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  6. Dec 21, 2016 at 11:09 AM
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    Are going to run the lean spacer?
     
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  7. Dec 21, 2016 at 5:39 PM
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    Just the basics
    There you go switching things up again.
     
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  8. Dec 21, 2016 at 5:51 PM
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    I need these in my life!
     
  9. Dec 21, 2016 at 5:56 PM
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    Wow those look great. Some kits require more back spacing on the wheels to fit their spindle reinforcement kits. I know you have more offset?(or less BS?) with your 4runner wheels, would gusseting like this work with stock wheels?
     
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  10. Dec 21, 2016 at 6:50 PM
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    bski22

    bski22 Shaka Zulu \000/

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    Crom I'm dying over here wondering if I should go with the AAL or not. If I've got constant load of 300lbs (Hc swing out w/ spare) I'd hate to put on the Dakar pack and add .5 inches to the truck lol. I can't visualize the outcome. I thought the AAL to the OEM pack would hold up a bit better than it did after I put the swing out on. Fail there.
     
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  11. Dec 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    Are these going to be offered as a kit? They look great!
     
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  12. Dec 21, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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    X2 on :fingerscrossed: a kit, then I could have you weld 'em up for me!
     
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  13. Dec 21, 2016 at 7:36 PM
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    Crom [OP] 1/2 way thru. I'll be back AUG 31, 2021

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    Thank you.


    The 4runner have less BS, 4.5". The stock TRD off-road wheels are 5.25". So 4runner wheels stick out .75" more, which I needed to solve a mirad of tire fitment issues.

    The truck shop spindle design has been around a long time, but not well known among overlanders. It's offered by a specialty shop here in San Diego. You might be able to ship your spindles in, don't know, you'll have to ask. Talk to James if you call.

    The design retains sway bar, and can run stock wheels AFAIK. Best feature IMO, is super strong. All the benefits and no shortcomings when compared to other aftermarket spindle gussets. In my opinion it's the next best thing to a fully fabricated spindle. Maybe it's even better, since it retains factory spec part. Right now I'm super glad to have them.

    I like Dakar. They take weight well. They were nice and flexy when I had the overload pulled. That might work well for you.

    The stock leaf pack was sad. I ran them for 55K miles, and they were shot out. I'd bottom out over speed bumps every day hated it.

    Love the Dakar's, especially now since they are silent.


    Thanks. See notes above.
    [​IMG]

    Got pass side all done except brake pads. Had to do some minor custom alterations to the wheel speed sensor bracket and brake line bracket. Also had to modify dust shield a little bit. Came together real nice.

    Got started on driver's side assembly. Got LCA in and the new axle in, diff filled, no leaks.

    Ran out of time today.
     
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  14. Dec 21, 2016 at 7:56 PM
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    Crom [OP] 1/2 way thru. I'll be back AUG 31, 2021

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    Which burn process are you referring to? I don't follow. Thanks.

    It's a fine part. Machined well.

    Because my rig is built for overland travel, with an edge for performance, I was gonna go without, and pay it forward to someone that wants it.
     
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  15. Dec 22, 2016 at 7:23 AM
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    bski22 Shaka Zulu \000/

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    Did your camburg boots rip on you? Both of mine have been seeping right after 1k. Definitely ripped/cracked... Very disappointed. Wheelers sent me out boots for $14 but they don't feel that flexible. They actually feel fairly stiff like they will crack. :notsure:
     
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  16. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:32 AM
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    Crom [OP] 1/2 way thru. I'll be back AUG 31, 2021

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    I wonder what Wheeler sent you. Doesn't sound like mine.

    The Moog ball joints are good, the boots however are fu**king terrible. They are really soft and easy to puncture. They are also too tall. My passenger side ripped in short order after install. I've talked to Moog many times to complain gave them my contact info told them to have a design engineer call me. No call. All they had to do is copy the factory boot design. So stupid.

    I talked to Camburg twice. They don't care and tell me to call Moog.

    I took precise dimensions of a desired boot was gonna talk to energy suspension to see if they can make a replacement boot from silicone, poly, or whatever. They have some universal products but none that would work.

    Anyways, Moog will send you replacement boots for free under their lifetime warranty. Installing them is a pain in the ass. After much frustration trying to get new boot on I cheated by cutting the internal metal band, so it could fit over the BJ base, then wire wrapped it tight for retention.

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    Such a stupid boot design. The folds ruin the boots.
    [​IMG]

    My driver's side boot is okay. It's wrinkled pretty bad because it's too tall, but is still intact.
     
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  17. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:37 AM
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    Been lurking all year.. and just voted. Keep up the Great Work Crom!
     
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  18. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:47 AM
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    Nice twist, safety wire pliers?
     
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  19. Dec 22, 2016 at 9:08 AM
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    Voted for you in BotY because I have so many plans for my GF's Taco, and my future Gen 1 Taco or Gen 3 4Runner and I hope to have a thread that's even a quarter as useful as yours when I get to it. I have a lot of the same goals from my vehicles as you.
     
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    Agreed on stupidity. Definitely would be Amazing to get another company to make a replacement...

    Also when I called camburg they made no mention on lifetime warranty on the boots...nor did they offer to send new ones. Weak
     
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