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Old 04-01-2013, 09:16 AM
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Yeah the control arm's supposed to bend to protect the zirc, that's by design. It's a feature
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!
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:29 AM
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Default Zirk/100 MODS

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.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:34 AM
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Default Duh!

I just saw the "needle zirk" post#89.
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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.
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^ I'm still not sure why they would build them with the zirc hanging down?? That's kept me away from those.
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^ 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?
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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
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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.
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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.
The last set of factory bushings? Yes, they don't need lube, however that joint in there does.
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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.
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