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Discussion in 'Lexus GX Builds' started by Grumpy Uncle, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. Jul 14, 2021 at 6:49 AM
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    Grumpy Uncle

    Grumpy Uncle [OP] Pushing string down the hall SSEM #10

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    Been meaning to start this for a while now. The Mongo Build Thread.

    Mongo, 2010 GX 460

    When I bought it already had the front and rear bumpers including the winch. It also had the wheels and tires.

    I replaced the front and rear suspension.

    Bumpers
    Coastal Off-road

    Sliders
    Coastal Off-road

    Winch
    9.5k Smitybilt

    Wheels
    Vors

    Tires
    BFG AT KO2 285/70/17


    Front suspension
    OME Nitros
    OME Heavy coils
    SPC UCAs

    Rear suspension
    OME Nitros
    ICON Progressive Overland coils
    Rokmen UCAs
    Rokmen LCAs
    Rokmen panhard bar

    Treaty Oak KDSS Spacers

    Maintenance:
    HID ballasts replaced
    HID bulbs replaced
    Hi beams replaced with LED bulbs
    Spark plugs
    Rear brakes
    Rack and pinion replaced because it had blown seals
    A/C high pressure line because a hole had rubbed into it from the front bumper.
    Started to put rust reformer on the undercarriage. Then treating with fluid film.

    Upcoming Maintenance
    Front output seal on transfercase
    Fluid replacement in transmission- Done, made a world of difference.

    Things to come

    4.56 or 4.88 gears
    Eaton locker
    34" tires
    LFD Cross bars
    Full skid plates
    Additional lights
    MTS Module
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2022
  2. Jul 14, 2021 at 7:01 AM
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    Awesome! Gonna have to get some pics in here at some point.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2021 at 7:03 AM
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  4. Jul 14, 2021 at 7:45 AM
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    That'll happen maybe this evening.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2021 at 7:49 AM
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    Danimal86 What's a Dickfir?

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  6. Jul 14, 2021 at 9:41 AM
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    Suspension
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  7. Jul 14, 2021 at 10:44 AM
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    jewsNbrews SSEM #8 level 3, Lab tested, Lab approved

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    Wouldn't you like to know
     
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  8. Jul 14, 2021 at 2:31 PM
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  9. Jul 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM
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  10. Jul 14, 2021 at 3:00 PM
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  11. Jul 14, 2021 at 3:09 PM
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    TheBeast The Beach

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    very nice ! how many miles on it ?
     
  12. Jul 14, 2021 at 3:13 PM
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    When I got it last year it had 117k miles and some change. It has around 124k miles now.
     
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  13. Jul 15, 2021 at 5:21 AM
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    :eek2::bananadead:
     
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  14. Jul 15, 2021 at 6:01 AM
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    Had to post that one...
     
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  15. Jul 15, 2021 at 6:05 AM
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    :yes::fistbump:
     
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  16. Jul 20, 2021 at 7:01 AM
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    ShreveportTSS Huh?

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    Mine is not quite manly enough yet. But she is a goat. :oops:
    going to do the Alpine loop sometime this week and then Black Bear before I go home. 8AF970B8-5931-4FD9-81C3-4FBB63E37109.jpg
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  17. Jul 20, 2021 at 7:10 AM
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    Nice

    I haven't done those yet. Make sure you are in lo range going down hill. These things are heavy! My brakes got really hot on this last trip. Even in S1 and S2 I couldn't get the right ratio on the downhills. Had to put the transfer case into lo a couple of times. This last trip was the only time I had to use the brakes as much as I did.
    Once I regear I should be good to go.
     
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  18. Jul 20, 2021 at 7:19 AM
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    I ran in 4lo all the time. Not a fan of listening to DAC either as it sounds like a bunch of dildos in a dryer.
    I did Ophir Pass from Ophir to 550, had lunch in silverton, then went to Animas Forks and out California Pass.
    I had my 90yo Mother with me so we didn’t do anything crazy.
     
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  19. Jul 31, 2021 at 6:31 PM
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    4 cans of rustoleum rust reformer. Now I need to order or find locally some black Fluid Film before winter and the undercarriage will be good to go.
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  20. Dec 26, 2021 at 8:58 AM
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    If I knew then what I know now, HID headlights aren't that great. Then again, maybe this will improve my opinion. Need to replace the HID bulbs, I went with Diode Dynamics. I also need to replace the ballasts, those are on order. I'll be replacing everything thing this coming weekend.
     
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  21. Dec 26, 2021 at 9:34 AM
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    I have 4.88s in mine and u will still need to put it in 4lo on steep terrain. Shit my tundra has 5.29s and I have to do the same there as well. Otherwise ur gonna burn up the brakes. It’s already happened to me on each vehicle and will not try to do that again. I don’t use the downhill assist cause once it’s in lo there is no need for it.
     
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