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by Mirage » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:02 pm

bljis123 wrote:How do you like those breaks? I need to upgrade soon, I have Napa adaptive one on both cars and after a year they suck. Don't like them.

I changed oil and did the VVT valve just in case. You do have to take off power steering pump to pull all the way out. Simple 1 bolt on VVT.

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Noticing some vibration, may be my offroading, will need to look at motor mounts over holidays.

So far I love them. I think I may still have a little air in the rear from when I did the callipers. Not quite happy with pedal feel.
There is a huge difference in stopping ability. I'm worried I'm going to spin my tires on the rims if I stop hard enough lol.


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by NC_IslandRunner » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:03 pm

HARDTRAILZ wrote:My tires said 8-12 weeks

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Dropped the rig off today, all fluids front to back changed, rebuild front diff/disco, fix ac actuator, O2 sensor, etc. Ordering parts online for the black friday discounts!
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by HawkeyeC25 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:57 pm

Love the blacked out look, Mirage!! The steelies make it look like a military black ops truck :) Very tough!
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by Anthony Hernandez » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:23 am

Where did you get those ?
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by NC_IslandRunner » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:21 pm

Anthony Hernandez wrote:Where did you get those ?

Thomas tire, $145 each. Suretrac M/T.
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by Melaronius » Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:00 pm

Just finished today a project I thought would never end. Welded the bumper 3 weeks ago then decided it would be a good idea to paint the whole truck. I'll never do that again but I love the result. I used 1 liter of black raptor liner for the bumper and roof rack and 12 liters tinted to Jeep's "dune" color for the rest of the truck. I plan on spraying the mirrors next weekend.

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by hayes » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:20 pm

I dig that color. Painting is a pain in the ass, but can be worth it. I skimped out on the tape job when I painted my old 4runner. The glass ended up getting hazed pretty bad and I had to take a razor blade and scrape for days... Lesson learned.
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by bljis123 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:00 pm

Just put in order for PCM of NC mail order tuning. Off this week, will be shipping in overnight and return overnight.


EDIT: Shipped overnight!!!
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by rScherzer » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:18 pm

Its been way to long since I posted a picture of my TB. I got Marks 3" lift and the set of spacers install along with a set of 15 Silverado wheels. I went with a set used 265 70 R17 Goodyear wrangler AT/S to test fit. Overall looks good. Maybe in a year or three I might swap some axles.
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by bljis123 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:28 pm

Got the bumper, radiator skid and oil skid on...

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by bartonmd » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:47 pm

Looks awesome, man!
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by bljis123 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:57 pm

Yeah man, it is sexy. Was painless to get on with 2 jacks holding skids.
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by escapepilot » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:44 am

Took all weekend, but replaced the power steering lines (due to a leak somewhere) and replaced front springs with Moog 114s I got from Navigator. First impression is that the springs helped w/the sagging due to the heavier bumper/winch/skids.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:30 pm

I pulled a power steering pump and the lines off a junker last week and realized I may never install them after seeing the cluster removal was. Not so much fun.
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by DirtyBacon04 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:22 pm

Listen here, boys and girls.
Always be sure to loctite and torque you caliper bolts.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:35 pm

Regulator had similar few years back..Bad news bears!
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by Anthony Hernandez » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:55 pm

Damn bro.
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by Trail X » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:58 pm

Mirage wrote:Image
Here is a pic for you James


Badass, love it!

Melaronius wrote:Just finished today a project I thought would never end. Welded the bumper 3 weeks ago then decided it would be a good idea to paint the whole truck. I'll never do that again but I love the result. I used 1 liter of black raptor liner for the bumper and roof rack and 12 liters tinted to Jeep's "dune" color for the rest of the truck. I plan on spraying the mirrors next weekend.

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Looks like a whole new truck! Really a shame it didn't get it the calendar this year. You'll have to be sure to get a great shot of it for next year. I want something EPIC!

bljis123 wrote:Got the bumper, radiator skid and oil skid on...

bumper skid close.jpg


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That looks great! So much good stuff going on lately. It looks good with that blacked out grille.

DirtyBacon04 wrote:Listen here, boys and girls.
Always be sure to loctite and torque you caliper bolts.


We've seen that a time or two. From the wear inside the wheel it looks like you'd been riding with it broken for a bit - or maybe the aluminum just wears down that fast.
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by mason10198 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:20 pm

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by HARDTRAILZ » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:17 pm

Nice!
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