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Discussion in 'Other Toyota Vehicles' started by Jimes, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Apr 13, 2021 at 9:38 AM
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    Here is the rear with all the total chaos bars. I also put KDSS sway bar spacers so it would clear. And I put full Rci skids 17C56467-A59B-445C-B155-175AA5DE4981.jpg42ED10F1-70FC-42FB-901E-77D48F5A35CE.jpgFB18B955-E0A2-4CBF-888D-7CE97BE3D7E5.jpg FD6BD92F-223D-4740-8CD1-F01E254BA992.jpg
     
  2. Apr 13, 2021 at 9:44 AM
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    It’s been fun customizing the rig. Lots of work. But I’m glad it’s almost complete. I’m done with my tundra and almost done with this rig. Thankfully. Here is a shot of all my yotas. C23DADA2-05B9-41CF-A44B-7798D9C7869F.jpg
     
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    Those items are on my to do list also..

    Balancing between my Tundra and Mongo (my 460) has slowed some things down.
     
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    I hear ya. Luckily I’ve had the tundra the way I want it for a while now. Which helped me concentrate on the GX. Parts aren’t cheap. Then finding time to install them, since I refuse to pay anyone to install parts I can do myself. That’s why I buy the expensive parts since I’ll save all the money from the install if I paid someone to do it. Well.... that’s how I justify it to the wife.
     
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    I thought I was done with the Tundra...
     
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    Ha ha. Well..... I do have to replace my leaf springs and raptor line the bed. But other than that I’m done. Ha ha ha. 3A905657-9339-483B-BC69-D8E24407D6EB.jpg
     
  7. Apr 13, 2021 at 10:25 AM
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    I want a 38 gal fuel tank, better head and fog lights, head unit and tonneau cover. I already did my rear leaf springs and PRO Cote in the bed.
     
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    I would love the 38 gallon tank as well, but I just carry two wavian Jerry cans. Even if I had the 38 gallon tank the wife makes me stop to go to the bathroom so often that it wouldn’t really change anything. I need to switch my headlights too. I want the amber DRL morimotos, but they’re too expensive so I’ll live with my retrofitted stocks for now. What leafs did you go with?
     
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  9. Apr 13, 2021 at 11:52 AM
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    I have the Dakars, been really happy with them. I usually stop every 3 or 4 hours also. I just want to be able to stop and stretch. Not get gas at every stop. Then again I suppose it doesn't matter. Because of OCD I always fuel up at a half tank. Having a 38 gallon tank will be nice.
    For the headlights I am going to replace the bulbs with LEDs, once I figure out which ones to get.
     
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    I’m the same way about the gas tank being low and not needing it, but still fill up. You just never know on a road trip.
     
  11. May 4, 2021 at 8:09 AM
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    So I finally took the GX out for a nice road trip and a few off-road trails. We drove a total of 3107 miles on the trip. No issues thankfully. Was the maiden voyage for it after everything I’ve done to it. Went to Rainbow basin in Barstow, then Joshua tree NP, then drove thru Tonto national forest to get to Flagstaff, then to painted desert/Petrified Forest NP, then to Grand Canyon NP, then horse shoe bend, then went to Zion NP, messed up and passed Bryce cause my brother was navigating in front of us so we went to grand staircase, then to Capitol Reef NP, then onto Arches NP and some lite wheeling in Moab. Saw a lot in a week. Trip was exhausting, but worth it. Here are the pics of the GX coming down baby lions back in Moab. 436E8FD1-2667-40DB-B1D2-D12F00CD5AD8.jpg38A49D2A-8F08-4D0F-816C-8D689303F231.jpg2934099D-1E66-4DDD-A93F-9C768241FF36.jpgA4F03185-23AC-4B52-B0CE-B0DE7AF8D25B.jpgF81BB840-CCD4-41B1-BC72-01E04D6CEFD2.jpg6B99DABF-ADB0-403B-AB20-E2C8CDFA7E6E.jpg
     
  12. May 4, 2021 at 8:45 AM
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    Nice! Looks like it was a heck of a good time.
     
  13. May 4, 2021 at 8:49 AM
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    I'm ordering my KDSS spacers and Rokmen rear upper and lower control arms and track bar this week. I'm also going to sneak in the MTS module
     
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  14. May 4, 2021 at 11:05 AM
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    Very nice. So a bit of bad news on my end. Went to change oil this morning and sure enough there were multiple oil spots. First thing I did was did my finger in it to smell it. Sure enough it was diff fluid. Can’t mistake that smell. Looked under the GX and oil everywhere. I tried my front locker just to check it and the compressor kept on cycling every 2 seconds. Dropped the skid and the fitting was loose. Tried the locker again and no cycling besides to activate it. The Teflon tape on the fitting that goes into the diff turned yellow from the oil. Not sure if it was leaking from the fitting or somewhere else. My brother told me to check where the diff and yolk meet. Doesn’t seem like it. Can the fitting being a little loose cause leaks like that? Here is what I found on my skids when I removed them.

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    Dude, that sucks. I can't give an accurate or honest answer because I never ran air lockers. From the leaks that I have heard or read about have been internal. Pinched copper line, or a separation where the copper line goes into the fitting on the locker. Maybe there is a leak on the inside causing pressure to build and it was forced out of the location you are talking about? Sorry I am not much help on that one.
     
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    No worries. I cleaned everything and I’m waiting to see where it leaks from. Good times. I’m just glad I made it home without the front diff breaking. I’m going to drain and fill the diff to see how much leaked out and see if there is any metal shavings.
     
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    Hopefully it was just the loose external fitting and nothing else or at least a simple fix.
    When my baby boy comes home in late June we have plans on hitting a couple of places here with a couple of buddies.
     
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    At least you don’t have to go far to go wheeling. I live in the Bay Area and closet decent wheeling is like 5-8 hours away. Tahoe or down south. Nothing in the Bay Area.
     
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    So I drained the front diff and only 1 quart came out when it’s supposed to be 1.48. This is the third diff change since the new gears. I looked inside the drain hole and the gears that I can see look ok. It drove fine the entire way home. DEE08266-F123-4AE4-9BB1-046017400E3E.jpgAEB9650B-6D52-48CB-9F71-E710B5E2290F.jpg
     
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    Thats one of the reasons we love it here. We can be in the mountains and trails within about an hour or so.
     
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    Sure does look like there's a lot of copper coloring in there.
     
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    Yes it does.
     
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    That was one hell of a shake down run!!!

    Bummer on the front diff. That kind of crap gets old real quick. I may have missed it, but have you been doing the gear sets?
     
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    To answer your question, no I didn’t do the gears. It sucks cause this is one thing I have yet to learn how to do. I will learn how to do gears myself one day. I’m going to try and replace my arb locker’s seal housing when I get some free time in my tundras rear end. Only going to try it myself cause it’s been replaced two times from two separate shops and the second one got hit by the ring gear as usual and no longer works, again. I’d rather fix it myself cause I know I’ll put more care and time into it than anyone else to make sure it’s done correctly. Everything else that I’ve done to either of my vehicles hasn’t had issues so far. I make sure to torque everything correctly according to the service manual I use online. Then after the first time I do any install I drive it around for a few days and retorque everything again just to be safe. Then before every long trip or off-road trip I retorque all suspension parts and wheels, just in case.

    The shop that did the work warrantied the work and checked the gears and said the gears were ok and couldn’t find a reason why the gears were leaking from the seal. They ended up just replacing the seal and so far so good. Only time will tell. I’m just glad it’s fixed.
     
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    As for the trip. Ya it was quite a journey. It’s the second time I’ve made that trip, but the first time I did it with my tundra and was a three week journey that started off at Yellowstone national park and worked my way down to all the other parks mentioned except for Joshua tree. I also went to Toquerville falls and after the petrified forest national park we drove all the way to Miami to visit my family. Then drove all the way back to the Bay Area. That trip was 7500 miles long.
     
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