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Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by SamCarroll, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    Had a leaking diff oil seal and then my AC compressor grenaded on me. So this weekend i swapped out my compressor and pulled the CV axle more time and replaced the oil seal. Refilled the diff oil and put the skids back on. Getting the AC recharged tomorrow. Thank god because im headed for 4 days through the Mojave Desert on Friday.
     
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  2. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    Spent 4 days in the Mojave Desert with a bunch of friends.

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  3. Dubyagee

    Dubyagee Dork

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    What kind of light is that in the back of that truck? Y’all open the ark of the covenant?
     
  4. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    It’s a lighted whip. Keeps the bugs away from the fire.
     
  5. slicksierra

    slicksierra Feel some type of way

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    Damn that last set of pics is pretty epic. If we had desert near by I’d want an off-road rig but trails and mud bogs just tear shit up not my thing but overland open country out there looks dope!


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  6. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    went and inspected the suspension and gave everything a once over a few weeks ago and discovered my brake lines were bent and went to replace.

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    While bleeding the system a rear extended brake line burst. Looks like it was rubbing the gas tank when at droop. 6 years of offroad i guess killed it.

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  7. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    swapped my rear damaged lines out and replaced with Crown Performance coated braided lines. These should do the trick. Braking feels a little improved.

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  8. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    Removed and sold my CVT tent.

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    Made room for this little addition.

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    Total Chaos 3.5 Race kit with heim uppers
     
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  9. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    Started installation of my Total Chaos 3.5 Long Travel kit.

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    Thing is with the Tacoma CV axles that i'm using for this install since they're the same ones just slightly different internals. I have to cut the axle shaft flush with the CV cradle, then remove the cradle from the CV end and press out the shaft with 15-20 tons of force to break the internal snap ring so i can insert my +3.5 axles and put the axle back together to throw in. What a pain in the dick.

    I also added Poly Performance lock out alignment tabs since now i can adjust my alignment from my upper arm, permanently.
     
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  10. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    So damn awesome. I love your updates.

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  11. Ginger

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    didnt you used to have total chaos before for your mid travel? or am i thinking something else?
     
  12. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    I had their race stock length arms at one time.
     
  13. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    finally got the axle shafts out of the joints to be able to extend and put this bitch back together. What a huge pain.

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  14. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    Finished up the install this weekend and dialed in my alignment with the new tabs and my toe plates. Finally a nice alignment.

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  15. Tiki

    Tiki Well-Known Member

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    Suh Bruh, where’s the TerraCrew walk around vid?
     
  16. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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  17. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    installed two 50w solar panels on the roof inset in the rack. Using it for battery tender and also to replenish while im off the grid and using my fridge. Panels are Renogy as well as the 20a waterproof solar controller.

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    I have since painted the brackets black to blend better. I wanted to have it flush mounted which i could have achieved if my roof of the runner wasnt arched.
     
  18. Ginger

    Ginger Bubbles

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    hows the ride offroad with the new long travel?
     

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