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Re: October 18th-20th
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2013, 10:56:42 PM »
Love it! Hope y'all are having a blast!


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Re: October 18th-20th
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2013, 08:02:02 AM »

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Re: October 18th-20th
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2013, 08:55:54 AM »
Cool!  :P  Looks like y'all had a great trip!

It was good to run into you guys at the overlook. Always good to see old friends and meet some new faces. We'll join you all again soon!

Summer and the dog and I had a great weekend too. Just some leisurely cruising through the hills up towards Ponca. Ended up hitting 5881 along the Piney which is one spot I've been wanting to cover for a long time. Even though we were keeping it easy I did manage to use 4hi a couple of times and got the rig nice and filthy.  8)

Can't wait to see more pics and trip reports...  :P
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Re: October 18th-20th
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2013, 05:47:21 PM »
Dave it was great to meet you the other day too.  Nice looking truck!  Looking forward to another trip with you actually on it  :D

Cool!  :P  Looks like y'all had a great trip!

It was good to run into you guys at the overlook. Always good to see old friends and meet some new faces. We'll join you all again soon!

Summer and the dog and I had a great weekend too. Just some leisurely cruising through the hills up towards Ponca. Ended up hitting 5881 along the Piney which is one spot I've been wanting to cover for a long time. Even though we were keeping it easy I did manage to use 4hi a couple of times and got the rig nice and filthy.  8)

Can't wait to see more pics and trip reports...  :P
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Re: October 18th-20th
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2013, 11:45:35 AM »
Sooo.... this thread needs more pictures.
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Re: October 18th-20th
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2013, 04:47:29 PM »
Sooo.... this thread needs more pictures.

This man speaks truth.
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Re: October 18th-20th
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2013, 06:51:37 PM »
Well I got home and found my powersteering rack was spewing fluid from the input seal. You can't buy just the seal. I can find seal sets for the s-runner and 2wd tacos. Reman rack locally is 331 plus tax. Found a private rebuilder using Toyota parts that I can't seem to find for 299+ shipping...

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Re: October 18th-20th
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2013, 08:44:23 PM »
Dang Jayston sorry to hear that.   You think its partially from the mud or just age?
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Re: October 18th-20th
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2013, 08:50:31 PM »
Both.

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Re: October 18th-20th
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2013, 09:12:36 PM »
Well look at the bright side. It got you home.

Original rack?
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Re: October 18th-20th
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2013, 10:34:16 PM »
Original.

Also had to do valve cover gaskets, again. I went with the midgrade ones on rockauto the first time, new set was felpro. Which happens to be reboxed Toyota. Intake gaskets are another story. They are subpar from the Toyota ones but were here in a day.

Found a few 'new' racks in the -300$ range.

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Re: October 18th-20th
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2013, 10:03:42 PM »
Well, I ended up doing some maintenance after this trip as well. I had been feeling some slop in the steering for a few months but really seemed to noticed while being aired down and on rough roads while on this trip. Being at around 115k I figured it could be a few things: wheel bearings, tie rod ends, or control arm bushings. I wasn't noticing abnormal tire wear, but knew something was up. After looking through everything, the passenger wheel bearing was shot, and had a lot of play in it. The control arm bushings also need to be replaced, but I'll save that for another day.
After I replaced the bearing, the steering is amazingly tight and precise, much like you would expect a Lexus to be. I can only imagine what some new poly bushings will do.
Tie rod ends look good and still are holding grease, and it looks like my zip tie cv boot job is holding up. I'll be replacing all the clamps next week.
(Thanks to jayston)

 

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