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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by Thatbassguy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Jun 24, 2024 at 4:05 PM
    Stoney Ranger

    Stoney Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I knew there were 'lil details. I never considered the brake lines.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2024 at 4:12 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    Gotta love supper clubs!
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  3. Jun 24, 2024 at 4:18 PM
    rubbersidedown

    rubbersidedown Well known voider of warranties

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    ^^^This. @Camerasandcoffee helped me install mine and everything went fine. I agree with the advice of getting it together, but then tightening and torqueing once all support is removed. And then recheck after a couple drives.

    As I've said before, I definitely got more than the advertised 2.5" at first, but it settled down after a while. I believe Ironman says give it 1500 miles. I know I noted my lift measurements somewhere and I feel like I should check again now after a year and a half and around 30,000 miles.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2024 at 4:19 PM
    OldSchlPunk

    OldSchlPunk A legend in my own mind!

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    Ishnala?
     
  5. Jun 24, 2024 at 4:22 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    That was quick!
    You are truly a man with class, distinction and sophistication beyond belief!
     
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  6. Jun 24, 2024 at 4:43 PM
    rubbersidedown

    rubbersidedown Well known voider of warranties

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    Happy Monday afternoon from California. Delicious afternoon beers tend to happen when I'm with my brother.

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  7. Jun 24, 2024 at 4:43 PM
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    Before you torque everything down measure, those centering pins are not a tite fit.
     
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    Camerasandcoffee

    Camerasandcoffee 900hp short of 1000hp

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    Relentless Fab hybrid bumper, 2.5” Dobinsons IMS lift, RCI skids and sliders, block heater. Rola rack. Painted FJ Steelies. Was trying to keep it stock, now slowly building for the Wisconsin trails.
    I never shimmed mine and I believe most don't need to. I would start without and look to add a shim only if you have driveline vibrations.
    Ideally the new springs should bring the truck back to level-ish so the diff will be in the correct normal position.
     
  9. Jun 24, 2024 at 5:10 PM
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    If you have a motorcycle/ATV jack that works great for supporting the axle and to raise and lower it.
     
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    Gents, I've been searching as best as I can but can't find anything. Wondering if anyone can recommend any shops around Madison or Waukesha area that can help me with some lift kit options. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
     
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  11. Jun 24, 2024 at 5:16 PM
    OldSchlPunk

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    Do it yourself, it isn't hard. Save the money for more mods...we're experts on helping people spend their money! :spending::rofl: What are you planning on doing?

    Madison and Waukesha...they're right next door, right? :rofl:
     
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    I’m in Madison and am planning to do the same soon. Group buy!
     
  13. Jun 24, 2024 at 5:52 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    Nice!
     
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    Hey all have a safe couple weeks! I am off to the wilds out west. Making Tigerton stories…
     
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    These boys have been around for a long time. Don't let their run-down shop conditions fool you.
     
  16. Jun 24, 2024 at 7:04 PM
    Pixeltim

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    How is the Elder as a beer?
     
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    Pixeltim

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    My local garage suggested using them for off road stuff
     
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  18. Jun 24, 2024 at 7:12 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    I've seen that stuff mentioned in the drinking thread on the 4Runner forum. It's supposed to be really good.

    Edit: yes, we have a drinking thread over there. I'll give you 3 guesses who started it. ;)
     
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    CygnusX191 Gangster of Boats

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    So. Many. Stickers.
    Took the whole ass axle out eh?
     
  20. Jun 24, 2024 at 7:18 PM
    Pixeltim

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    But is it as good as Dragons Milk?
     
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