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nakman
09-30-2010, 10:54 PM
thread title may be a pun, we'll see if I actually get to 100. But I've got a few immediate plans for the 100 series, though some of the most obvious I'm going to wait on. In a way this is a do-over with the 80, and I'm hoping to do the first time to the 100 what I wish I had done on the 80.. most of my regrets being somewhat electrical http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/smileys/electric.gif

So here we go

Mod 1: Remove ugly fake wood. This is easiest done in a hot parking lot, just pick at it with your fingers. If you get impatient you can use a razor blade, but be careful not to cut into the plastic. To get the sticky stuff off, use a lot of Goo Gone...

nakman
09-30-2010, 11:03 PM
Mod 2: Ham radio install. write-up in the Ham section (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=14081)

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=21149&stc=1&d=1285729915

Bighead
10-01-2010, 06:55 AM
Did you make the mic mount?

nakman
10-01-2010, 08:14 AM
Did you make the mic mount?

Yes I did.. :D

farnhamstj
10-01-2010, 01:46 PM
:puppykisses:

I have a spare OEM CV axle you are welcome to. I don't need 2 spares. I also have a 2nd spare bfg mounted on a OEM rim. Again I don't need 2 spares.

nakman
10-01-2010, 02:00 PM
sweet, thanks!! :bowdown:

rover67
10-01-2010, 02:10 PM
Yes I did.. :D

mod #3!

nakman
10-01-2010, 02:20 PM
mod #3!

Ok mod #3 can be the mic holder.. at this rate I may just get to 100. :D

60wag
10-01-2010, 07:42 PM
Yea, it's easier for us 80 guys. And much easier for the 60 and 40 guys.

nakman
10-04-2010, 09:27 PM
Mod #4: Door, map light, and dome LED's.

nakman
10-04-2010, 09:31 PM
Mod #5: new 18" Tundra rims, with new 275 65 r18 BFG's. the tires aren't my first choice, but they came with the rims in a screamin' insider deal, so what the heck- they're new, they're round, they hold air, and every lug (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=14123) is torqued to 85..

All I have on this one is a night shot.

MountainGoat
10-05-2010, 06:06 AM
Mod #5: new 18" Tundra rims, with new 275 65 r16 BFG's.

Did you use the utility knife technique to get the 16" tires to fit on 18" rims? :lmao:

I think we are likely to end up with a 100 one day, so I really do appreciate your pioneering the mods Tim. I've seen Farnham wheel his truck and it is quite impressive. The wife's 4Runner is almost paid for, so you know what that means ... is 5 Toyota 4x4s too many? :hill:

nakman
10-05-2010, 08:07 AM
Did you use the utility knife technique to get the 16" tires to fit on 18" rims? :lmao:

I think we are likely to end up with a 100 one day, so I really do appreciate your pioneering the mods Tim. I've seen Farnham wheel his truck and it is quite impressive. The wife's 4Runner is almost paid for, so you know what that means ... is 5 Toyota 4x4s too many? :hill:

Good catch, Dan thanks! I'll update that... it's really tough to get used to typing a new rim size, after living 16's for so long..

But yes I think you'd like the 100 series, it's a great way to make the 80 feel skinny again. :D

Bighead
10-05-2010, 08:25 AM
Mod #4: Door, map light, and dome LED's.

That's something I have wanted to do...where did you source the LEDs?

nakman
10-05-2010, 08:39 AM
superbrightleds.com

these for the domes http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=%2Fspecs%2Ffestoonhp_3022-xHP4.htm#photos

these for the map lights http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=%2Fspecs%2FWLED-x5.htm#photos

these for the doors http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=%2Fspecs%2FWLED-x4.htm#photos

This is the cheap route.. there are brighter and more expensive solutions if you want your truck to be super silly bright at night (like Treeroot (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=162567&postcount=680) :D) but if all you're after is the different look and lower amp draw, then cheap & easy is the ticket. My main interest is can I leave the doors open for extended periods of time and not worry about the heat in the lenses or the battery draw.. if I need to perform surgery I'll grab a head lamp.

Hulk
10-05-2010, 09:37 AM
Pictures are weak. How about a sweet daytime shot of the 100 with those bling 18" wheels?

nakman
10-05-2010, 12:39 PM
Pictures are weak. How about a sweet daytime shot of the 100 with those bling 18" wheels?

yeesh tough room. Well the best you're going to get this week is a phone pic, but here:

Uncle Ben
10-05-2010, 12:42 PM
yeesh tough room. Well the best you're going to get this week is a phone pic, but here:

That road looks a little rough....were you stuck? :p:

MDH33
10-05-2010, 01:34 PM
Check that Gold. Bling Bling. You need Gold rims to match that Landcruiser logo. :grinpimp:

Just kidding. Looks nice Tim. I always thought the 100's without the fender flares looked sharp. Any way to remove the door/side trim I wonder? Then it would look really clean, especially after taking off running boards and adding some real bumpers.

:beer:

DaveInDenver
10-05-2010, 01:45 PM
Any way to remove the door/side trim I wonder? Then it would look really clean
If only Toyota would sell them to us in HZJ105 form! I think they are great looking in basic white, steel wheels, simple.

MDH33
10-05-2010, 01:55 PM
If only Toyota would sell them to us in HZJ105 form! I think they are great looking in basic white, steel wheels, simple.


Yes. That's exactly what I was envisioning. Very :cool: :thumb: Even better without the roof rack, spoiler, etc.

nakman
10-05-2010, 03:03 PM
That road looks a little rough....were you stuck? :p:

Yeah I need to get some Toyos on this beast http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/smileys/thefinger.gif




Dave the 105 version is awesome.. I'll have to research what it takes to pull that side molding, though if it's riddled with holes underneath like the 80's I may need to leave it, lest adopt 60wag's white insert mod. :hill:

Bighead
10-05-2010, 03:24 PM
Thanks...:thumb:

superbrightleds.com

these for the domes http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=%2Fspecs%2Ffestoonhp_3022-xHP4.htm#photos

these for the map lights http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=%2Fspecs%2FWLED-x5.htm#photos

these for the doors http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=%2Fspecs%2FWLED-x4.htm#photos

This is the cheap route.. there are brighter and more expensive solutions if you want your truck to be super silly bright at night (like Treeroot (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=162567&postcount=680) :D) but if all you're after is the different look and lower amp draw, then cheap & easy is the ticket. My main interest is can I leave the doors open for extended periods of time and not worry about the heat in the lenses or the battery draw.. if I need to perform surgery I'll grab a head lamp.

farnhamstj
10-05-2010, 07:39 PM
I drove a 105. It was awful.

nakman
10-09-2010, 08:22 PM
mod 5: remove running boards.

Beater
10-09-2010, 09:27 PM
why??? you're going to wheel that?? really? a taco and an 80 aren't enough? ??

nakman
10-09-2010, 10:23 PM
No more taco John, the taco bought the 100.. just this and the 80. but heck yes I'm going to wheel it. :D

nakman
10-19-2010, 09:00 AM
Haven't posted in a while, quick update.

mod 6: OME lift.. "heavy (http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/100_suspension_details.htm)" kit.
mod 7: front locker (http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/products_drivetrain_gears.htm).
mod 8: dual batteries, IBS (http://ibs-dual-battery.ch/index.php?id=194&L=2)control.

Mendocino
10-19-2010, 09:17 AM
Haven't posted in a while, quick update.

mod 6: OME lift.. "heavy (http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/100_suspension_details.htm)" kit.
mod 7: front locker (http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/products_drivetrain_gears.htm).
mod 8: dual batteries, IBS (http://ibs-dual-battery.ch/index.php?id=194&L=2)control.

Pictures?

Hulk
10-19-2010, 09:19 AM
Did you go for the 2.5" lift? Did you drop the diff?

nakman
10-19-2010, 09:33 AM
Technically 1.5" lift, but with 0 weight it's more like 2.5", 866 springs. It's a little higher in back, but will drive level when loaded for camping, etc. especially with the trailer. There's more room to crank the front TB if I need to, or when I add more weight, leaving it alone for now as I just had it aligned. As long as I stay within .5" of where it's at now I won't need to get it aligned again, per the alignment dude..

Yes on the diff drop in front.. but I didn't do it I instead employed Slee's shop for the better part of a week.. which was fun, but I'm now officially out of mod money from the Taco sale. :(




Pictures? nah..

Rezarf
10-19-2010, 09:49 AM
Cool to see it come together Tim, thanks for writing it up.

wesintl
10-19-2010, 10:19 AM
get to the real mods... snackster for the 100... ;)

Uncle Ben
10-19-2010, 10:25 AM
Haven't posted in a while, quick update.

mod 6: OME lift.. "heavy (http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/100_suspension_details.htm)" kit.
mod 7: front locker (http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/products_drivetrain_gears.htm).
mod 8: dual batteries, IBS (http://ibs-dual-battery.ch/index.php?id=194&L=2)control.

Great choice on dual battery controllers! :thumb::thumb:

nakman
10-19-2010, 12:44 PM
Here you go Jeff... self portrait. :lmao:

rover67
10-19-2010, 12:53 PM
Here you go Jeff... self portrait. :lmao:

dude, that's freakin' hillarious.

AxleIke
10-19-2010, 12:57 PM
AH! Another IFS convert. My evil plan is working...heh heh heh....

rover67
10-19-2010, 01:01 PM
hey I like the way that controller separates the charge voltage and the battery voltage.

Uncle Ben
10-19-2010, 01:39 PM
AH! Another IFS convert. My evil plan is working...heh heh heh....

Got that straight axle in yet? :rolleyes:

Beater
10-19-2010, 01:47 PM
Haven't posted in a while, quick update.

IBS [/URL]control.


wow - we're now discussing Irritable bowel syndrome here?

Uncle Ben
10-19-2010, 01:52 PM
wow - we're now discussing Irritable bowel syndrome here?

Not if you don't post! :eek: :lmao::lmao::lmao: JK John :rolleyes::hill:

Jacket
10-19-2010, 03:34 PM
Sweet. Locked and loaded.

So with the front locker addition, do you also get an upgraded/stronger (4 pinion) front diff?

nakman
10-19-2010, 04:22 PM
Sweet. Locked and loaded.

So with the front locker addition, do you also get an upgraded/stronger (4 pinion) front diff?

Yeah, the 2-pinion thing gets replaced by the new ARB carrier. Or something like that :o

corsair23
10-19-2010, 04:30 PM
Tim,

Did you install the IBS? Thinking that is what I want to go with in the 80...someday :hill:

nakman
10-19-2010, 04:34 PM
Tim,

Did you install the IBS? Thinking that is what I want to go with in the 80...someday :hill:

Yes I did. I bought the IBS thing & the battery tray from Christo and did the install myself, was very straight forward, much easier than the Hellroaring system I put in the 80. So far I'm diggin' it, but I've only driven to work today, and I was able to do that yesterday with just one battery, so :meh: :o

edit: it's cool though. ease of use, can use two different batteries, very "set it and forget it" operation, which appeals to me. Check out their web site.

Mendocino
10-19-2010, 05:00 PM
Here you go Jeff... self portrait. :lmao:


I feel much better now Tim; thanks.:)

Beater
10-19-2010, 06:03 PM
Tim,

Did you install the IBS? Thinking that is what I want to go with in the 80...someday :hill:

wow - mine just came with stress, I didn't have to install it..

nakman
10-19-2010, 07:19 PM
I feel much better now Tim; thanks.:)

You got it buddy! Here's a couple more..

Mendocino
10-19-2010, 07:53 PM
You got it buddy! Here's a couple more..

It looks great! Now you need a Christo rear bumper, and dual swing outs and a drawer set so settle down the rear end.;)

nicholasandrews
10-19-2010, 10:30 PM
Very cool!!

farnhamstj
10-20-2010, 12:30 PM
It's coming along nicely.

Rezarf
10-20-2010, 08:16 PM
It's coming along nicely.

What he said...

AxleIke
10-20-2010, 09:39 PM
Nice! Want to trade?

nakman
10-31-2010, 03:43 PM
Mod 3.1: upgraded mic holder with Ram mount (http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResults/PartDetails/tabid/63/partid/082065077045072079076045065080057085/Default.aspx) system for phone.

nakman
10-31-2010, 03:46 PM
Mod 9: fire extinguisher
Mod 10: auxiliary fuse block. Idea stolen from http://www.sleeoffroad.com/project_vehicles/UZJ100/UZJ100_main.htm :D

pictures...

subzali
11-01-2010, 07:49 AM
I see the 3rd row seats are already out...

Nice work Tim!

nakman
11-01-2010, 08:19 AM
I see the 3rd row seats are already out...

Nice work Tim!

thanks, but actually it came that way.. I'd like to get at least one third row seat :o.

Mendocino
11-01-2010, 08:57 AM
Looking good. It looks better "in the flesh.":thumb:

farnhamstj
11-01-2010, 09:54 PM
Sweet ram mount. Is that an insert like the 80 plugs or part of the triangle. It also looks like you made it puffy to meet the contour of the dash. Cool

nakman
11-01-2010, 10:05 PM
thanks Farnham, yeah it came out about like we talked about. This was just an experiment, you could do the same all bolt-on with the one you've got, just get one of these
http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResults/PartDetails/tabid/63/partid/082065077045072079076045065080057085/Default.aspx
and one of these
http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResults/PartDetails/tabid/63/partid/082065080045066045049048052085/Default.aspx

Like a lot of things, I made this one way too complex.. :rolleyes:

1loudLX
11-04-2010, 02:28 AM
I'll have to research what it takes to pull that side molding, though if it's riddled with holes underneath like the 80's I may need to leave it, lest adopt 60wag's white insert mod. :hill:

dont know if you ever looked into it, but yes, there are holes behind the molding.

nakman
11-04-2010, 08:07 AM
dont know if you ever looked into it, but yes, there are holes behind the molding.

I did, thanks man.. kind of turned against it because of that.

nakman
11-06-2012, 01:31 PM
Holy cow, 2 years went by somehow. Will try to get this up to date..

11. MetalTech sliders (http://www.metaltech4x4.com/p-475-metal-tech-4x4-100-series-land-cruiser-sliders.aspx)
12. TJM T13 Outback front bumper (http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/bumpers/tjm_t13_front.htm)
13. Gamiviti Expo rack (http://www.gamiviti.com/html/products_roofracks.html#anchor_racks) :D
14. TJM Airtec Snorkel
15. Dirty Devil Chris fridge platform, Norcold 45 qt. fridge
16. Tripp-Lite 1000watt inverter
17. 285 75 r16 Goodyear Duratracs
18. Doug Thorley headers (http://dougthorleyheaders.com/)
19. Asfir aluminum skid plates (http://www.asfir.com/international/index.php?route=product/category&path=678_723_727)
20. ARB awning (http://www.sierraexpeditions.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2926)
21. ARB rear bumper (http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/bumpers/rear_bumpers_100series.htm)

Ok I think those are the main ones..

CardinalFJ60
11-06-2012, 01:38 PM
I hadn't seen the bumper and snorkel....looking goooooood!!!!:thumb:

nakman
11-06-2012, 01:46 PM
I hadn't seen the bumper and snorkel....looking goooooood!!!!:thumb:

Thanks, Shawn. But yes you have, I've had the snorkel for at least a year, bought it last fall along with the front bumper after I sold the 80. In fact you drove it, with snorkel, this year in Moab. :D


But one of the big reasons I went Airtec is how low profile it is, you almost have to look for it to see it... in fact I have NEVER been approached in a parking lot by someone asking me "what is that thing?" But more or less the same benefit as any other snorkel.. here check it out in this pic:

nakman
11-06-2012, 01:50 PM
22. Drilled/slotted front rotors, Power Stop pads. (http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/products_drivetrain_brakes.htm)


ps- I tried to link this stuff to the place where I bought it in most cases. Only exceptions are the snorkel, awning, and skid plates, I also got those from Slee but they're not on his site, either because they're discontinued or more likely because I have a history of making them special order oddball accessories they'd never stock. :D

CardinalFJ60
11-06-2012, 02:13 PM
:hill: I must have been so concerned that it was running and I was driving it but couldn't tell it was running! ('cuz it was so smooth and quiet compared to the 60)

either way...it's lookin' good! maybe it's time to drill a giant hole in my fender!?

Caribou Sandstorm
11-06-2012, 02:52 PM
more bumper pictures....please:thumb:

nakman
11-06-2012, 02:59 PM
more bumper pictures....please:thumb:

All the cool kids are doing it :cool:

http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-cruisers/617849-arb-rear-bumper-question-2.html

nakman
12-24-2012, 02:47 PM
23. Added a switch for the daytime running lights. Should have done this 2 years ago... ah well, at least I won't blind you next time I roll into camp after sunset... :cool:

here's the how-to http://tlcfaq.com/main/2011/04/adding-a-switch-to-control-daytime-running-lights-drl-mod/

nakman
03-11-2013, 01:00 PM
24. drawers.

rover67
03-11-2013, 01:41 PM
whoa. that **** looks nice.

60wag
03-11-2013, 01:43 PM
Is the fridge sitting on a slide?

CardinalFJ60
03-11-2013, 02:14 PM
whoa. that **** looks nice.

yeah...what he said!!

nakman
03-11-2013, 02:41 PM
Is the fridge sitting on a slide?

Yes, that top plate slides out, which also reveals the contents of the drawer behind it if you don't have the drawer slid out. I went with the low drawer on the fridge slide because I like easy fridge access while driving, or while stopped without having to slide something out onto the tailgate. Plus it's less intrusive to my rear view mirror view, I can still see over the top of the fridge.
http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=735448&stc=1&d=1363028199

The only thing I need to figure out now is how to modify the side covers on the low side, since they were designed for the taller drawers and have L-brackets that need to be cut down, etc. There also aren't any attachment points on that low side either.

wesintl
03-11-2013, 04:35 PM
who's set up is this Christo's?

farnhamstj
03-11-2013, 05:37 PM
That counts as 24. Drawer and 25. Sweet fridge mount.

Romer
03-11-2013, 06:16 PM
who's set up is this Christo's?

ARB's. Bought through Christo

I have the same set, but I went the fuill hight on the fridge side

http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=549838&stc=1&d=1314068731

Uncle Ben
03-11-2013, 06:26 PM
I love the short drawer slide! Very cook Nakster! :thumb:

nakman
03-16-2013, 05:52 PM
Ok got my trim pieces modified... the low boy makes the trim pieces too close to the wheel well, so even with some bracket trimming they'd need to be trimmed further to flatten out over there.

So I ended up putting them up high, as a wing off the higher drawer. I like this better actually, in that I've got a much larger platform for tubs of gear, and the fridge still fits on the slide. In fact those big tubs that I always take camping, etc. can actually fit sideways now. :cool: here are your pics:

FJCDan
03-17-2013, 08:45 AM
Those drawers look great. Very nice.

Rezarf
03-17-2013, 09:19 PM
Looks great Nak!

nakman
03-31-2013, 08:18 PM
25. MetalTech upper (http://www.metaltech4x4.com/p-637-metal-tech-100-series-lc-rear-upper-links.aspxand) and lower (http://www.metaltech4x4.com/p-631-metal-tech-100-series-lc-offset-rear-lower-links.aspx)links for the rear axle.

I like the beefier than stockness, also the Johnny Joint on the front one. The grease zircs are kind of neat, although the front one on the lower link seems like it's waiting for a rock to take it out. But if I flip it around, then it's completely inaccessible and useless. Other than that, was fun to spend a half day under the truck again..

rover67
03-31-2013, 08:30 PM
25. MetalTech upper (http://www.metaltech4x4.com/p-637-metal-tech-100-series-lc-rear-upper-links.aspxand) and lower (http://www.metaltech4x4.com/p-631-metal-tech-100-series-lc-offset-rear-lower-links.aspx)links for the rear axle.

I like the beefier than stockness, also the Johnny Joint on the front one. The grease zircs are kind of neat, although the front one on the lower link seems like it's waiting for a rock to take it out. But if I flip it around, then it's completely inaccessible and useless. Other than that, was fun to spend a half day under the truck again..

when they shear off on rocks they are super easy to take out with an easy out. the head shears off and they are "loose" and they have a hole to put the tool into.

Caribou Sandstorm
03-31-2013, 09:24 PM
Nice Links and drawer system!! How did I miss the drawer up date?

corsair23
03-31-2013, 09:43 PM
Nice :thumb:

Can you put a less prone to rocks "plug" in there, like a flush allen head plug? Then when you need to grease the joints put in the zirc? Sort of defeats the purpose of being able to "easily" grease the joints but it shouldn't take but a couple minutes to do the plug to zirc swap and back and how often will you grease them?

Just a thought...

nakman
03-31-2013, 10:40 PM
Yeah, I was thinking I could just stick a small screw in there if I need to. My plan at this point is to actually wheel and aim for stuff. I'm not worried about a zirc repair, but curious if these are even in harm's way? Would have to be the perfect rock that was somehow small enough for me to drive over, let low enough to clear the slider, then suddenly high enough to hit the UCA. I know those hangers get dinged up, but even still I have a feeling I will drive all summer and never even kiss a zirc. we'll see.. I've got duct tape if one gets popped off.

Bighead
04-01-2013, 05:24 AM
Nice :thumb:

Can you put a less prone to rocks "plug" in there, like a flush allen head plug? Then when you need to grease the joints put in the zirc? Sort of defeats the purpose of being able to "easily" grease the joints but it shouldn't take but a couple minutes to do the plug to zirc swap and back and how often will you grease them?

Just a thought...

I did that on my departed 4Runner. Just kept the zerk in the truck toolbag taped to a 7mm wrench.

Uncle Ben
04-01-2013, 06:09 AM
I did that on my departed 4Runner. Just kept the zerk in the truck toolbag taped to a 7mm wrench.

How about if you put a needle zirk in them. they might still get smashed or deformed but less likely. You'll probably cave in the Metal Crap closet rod before you kill the needle zirk anyway.

http://i49.tinypic.com/4grqyv.jpg

nakman
04-01-2013, 08:48 AM
Yeah the control arm's supposed to bend to protect the zirc, that's by design. It's a feature :scold:

Uncle Ben
04-01-2013, 09:16 AM
Yeah the control arm's supposed to bend to protect the zirc, that's by design. It's a feature :scold:

Pretty smart eh! I'm sure Mark patented that feature so if any others on the market bend he has the right to sue them! :rolleyes:

L43dean
04-01-2013, 10:29 AM
The grease zircs are kind of neat, although the front one on the lower link seems like it's waiting for a rock to take it out.

I found M10x1.0 grease zirks that have a very slim profile. They protrude only 1/8". And look like a hollowed out, shallow nut with the ball and spring recessed in the center. Part #D3405. From AAA METRIC SUPPLY. I will bring one to the meeting this Wednesday.

L43dean
04-01-2013, 10:34 AM
I just saw the "needle zirk" post#89.

Caribou Sandstorm
04-01-2013, 10:50 AM
I think you are going to nail that often, at least my driving would.

I beat the heck out of my LCAs on the FJC and 4runner, I bought really nice boots to cover the forward LCA mount, but no one makes them for the 100.. Crazy..

I am going to call John at All Pro again and see if I can talk him into a set. The one's he makes for FJCs/4th Gen 4runners are the corcect angles they are just about 1/2 inch to narrow.

Anyway, slightly off topic but related to the area of interest. The boots don't cover the zirc but might provide enough slide to minimize any damage.

I like the zirc screw UB posted.

Fishy
04-01-2013, 11:06 AM
^ I'm still not sure why they would build them with the zirc hanging down?? That's kept me away from those.

Caribou Sandstorm
04-01-2013, 12:12 PM
^ I'm still not sure why they would build them with the zirc hanging down?? That's kept me away from those.

I was thinking why not install it upward and when time to add grease just lower it?

sleeoffroad
04-01-2013, 12:23 PM
Using a johnny joint or heim joint type setup in the position is a solution for a problem that does not exist, especially on a 100 series. Let me know when they start squeeking or loosen up :)

nakman
04-01-2013, 12:38 PM
You can install it zirc up, but to access it you're essentially removing that end. that's a lot of work to add some grease.. the last set went 15 years without any added lubrication, so not that worried about it. I realize there's more moving parts now, so maybe I'll shorten that to 10 years. :hill:

sleeoffroad
04-01-2013, 12:45 PM
You can install it zirc up, but to access it you're essentially removing that end. that's a lot of work to add some grease.. the last set went 15 years without any added lubrication, so not that worried about it. I realize there's more moving parts now, so maybe I'll shorten that to 10 years. :hill:

The last set of factory bushings? Yes, they don't need lube, however that joint in there does.

Bighead
04-01-2013, 03:49 PM
Using a johnny joint or heim joint type setup in the position is a solution for a problem that does not exist, especially on a 100 series. Let me know when they start squeeking or loosen up :)

I was using the Rubicon Express joints on the 4Runner and went back to the OEM bushings after a couple of years worth of noise and joints going bad. Hopefully Nakman has better luck with his.

nakman
04-01-2013, 04:27 PM
We'll see how it goes. I guess I could always swap out those ends for normal bushings later on, and still retain the adjustable length and biggerness benefits. But we all know I'm just a web wheeler anyway, so these will likely be fine indefinitely. :)

Crash
04-01-2013, 05:14 PM
We'll see how it goes. I guess I could always swap out those ends for normal bushings later on, and still retain the adjustable length and biggerness benefits. But we all know I'm just a web wheeler anyway, so these will likely be fine indefinitely. :)

Web wheeler? Right! :thumb: