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Old 03-23-2014, 04:14 PM
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Got some new front tires a couple weeks ago due to ball joints goin out and me not taking care of it soon enough, causing my old tires be trash. NEVER BUY ADVANCED AUTO DRIVEWORKS BALL JOINTS. I had them on there for about 3 months/ 3500 miles and they were absolutely worn out. So all new ball joints, 2 new tires, and yesterday I got a side toolbox mounted, and today I fixed the loose connection on my radio speaker.
I will get some pictures up in a bit cause I cant do photobucket from my phone.
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Looking good man! You should be proud. Would you recommend this to people as a good gas saver 4x4
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Originally Posted by jaretstuff View Post
Looking good man! You should be proud. Would you recommend this to people as a good gas saver 4x4
Thanks! I have been slacking updating my build lately. I would recommend this truck to anyone, as I love it. The gas saver part? Now thats a pretty good joke!! Haha. I have got my milage up to about 14.9, and thats about it. I might be able to get 15.5 if I could keep my foot out of it, but we know that aint gonna happen. I do have a new catalytic converter to put on, as my truck dont have one, but I havent got around to it yet. I still need to get pictures of the new tires and tool box up. Also the other day I picked up a cb radio, now I just gotta put it in. Also I mounted a rechargeable "stream light strion led" in the cab and it is bright! It was expensive, but I think it was definitely worth it. Also I put new headlights, and a new air filter in a couple weeks back. (I dont remember if I posted it or not.) This week for me is spring break, but I wont be getting much done to the truck cause we are goin on about a week long 4 wheeler riding trip to the hatfield and mccoy trails. The yota will just be setting at home because I doubt it could pull our 40' box trailer! Lol. We are taking the cummins to do that.
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I know where your coming from when you say the mileage isn't great. I get about 14.5-16ish on mine but to be fair it's a bigger engine, bigger truck, with bigger tires. I haven't been doing much to update my thread even though I got an audio upgrade. Been spending my time working to buy tools to work on my T.
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Here is a small flex picture and with the new tool box in
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Here is my new front tires.
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Here is a picture of me doin a really small hill climb at hatfield and McCoy trail. We road all the hardest trails there were, and didn't really have any problems. They did recently open a new trail system recently that you can bring on road vehicles to, so I'm thinking about taking the yota down next weekend possibly
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Sweet rig man! Wish I could get a deal like that in WA, also a broke highschooler haha
Keep it up!
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Hey dude I was just down there at the IVY branch of Hatfield and McCoy in the T100. There is some crazy crap down there... I wouldn't attempt some of it lol...
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Thanks cr crowe. Yotas seem pretty popular up in Washington. Lol
And I was just down there last week, but I was riding a dirt bike. (And a 4 wheeler some) I rode all the black and most of the red/black. some of my family was wanting to go back down and ride this weekend so I was thinking about taking the yota down and just playing around on some of the green trails. Plus you have to have an external cage or whatever to do the hard ones, so id have to stay on the easy trails anyway
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Thanks cr crowe. Yotas seem pretty popular up in Washington. Lol
And I was just down there last week, but I was riding a dirt bike. (And a 4 wheeler some) I rode all the black and most of the red/black. some of my family was wanting to go back down and ride this weekend so I was thinking about taking the yota down and just playing around on some of the green trails. Plus you have to have an external cage or whatever to do the hard ones, so id have to stay on the easy trails anyway
Ehh they never said nothing to me about doing some of the blacks.. I had no cage but we wore helmets and belts. I did 2 blacks I think... check out the black and reds lol
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Here are some small ifs flex pictures, and a couple questions.
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Okay now for the questions.
1. Anyone in the Ripley wv area have a hood reasonable priced they would be willing to part with?
2. Has anyone tried the rancho quick lift loaded ifs front lift kit. It is only about $175 a side and gives about 1.75 inches of lift. Or would I be better off with 2inch coil spacers? I'm not looking to run anything bigger than the 31s I have on it now, but my front end sets a little to low for my likings on the trail. (Probably due to the years of carrying around that monsterous brush guard.) sitting on flat ground I probably have 1" of space until it hits the bumpstop. So what would be my best thing to do there? (On a high school budget?)
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Here are some small ifs flex pictures, and a couple questions.

Okay now for the questions.
1. Anyone in the Ripley wv area have a hood reasonable priced they would be willing to part with?
2. Has anyone tried the rancho quick lift loaded ifs front lift kit. It is only about $175 a side and gives about 1.75 inches of lift. Or would I be better off with 2inch coil spacers? I'm not looking to run anything bigger than the 31s I have on it now, but my front end sets a little to low for my likings on the trail. (Probably due to the years of carrying around that monsterous brush guard.) sitting on flat ground I probably have 1" of space until it hits the bumpstop. So what would be my best thing to do there? (On a high school budget?)
Hey dude I know I guy that has a brand new set of coil overs for our Tacoma's. If you interested I can give you his info. Im unsure of the name brand but I know there new.
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Do you know if the are stock height or lifted a little bit? Cause I want it to set a little higher so I don't have to worry about busting the front end off everything as much. And we need to get together again sometime mike and go see how your new taco does. Lol
Here is a picture of me having to pull my friends jeep out today from where the yota just went through.
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Do you know if the are stock height or lifted a little bit? Cause I want it to set a little higher so I don't have to worry about busting the front end off everything as much. And we need to get together again sometime mike and go see how your new taco does. Lol
Here is a picture of me having to pull my friends jeep out today from where the yota just went through.
Yeah defiantly gotta hook up and yes there lifted. Not sure how much tho
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Yeah defiantly gotta hook up and yes there lifted. Not sure how much tho
If you could get me a way to get Ahold of that guy I will see if I could get something worked out. I found a guy in Ohio to sell me a pair used for $100 with 2" spacers, but im not so sure I want spacers after reading some on here.
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Spraypaint all the orange stuff black or something.

A toyota is not a clown or a whore to be painted bright colors and stuff.
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Spraypaint all the orange stuff black or something.

A toyota is not a clown or a whore to be painted bright colors and stuff.
I like the orange myself. Whenever I was getting ready to paint it I almost painted it black, but I liked the ideal of Orange alot better. Everyone either loves it or hates it. Lol
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I like the orange myself. Whenever I was getting ready to paint it I almost painted it black, but I liked the ideal of Orange alot better. Everyone either loves it or hates it. Lol
I personally don't like it either lol.. but its yours. You do it your way lol..

I ordered a strut spacer and AAL lift kit for my Taco. Once its installed ill post some pics. Its suppose to be here friday. Im already rockin a 3" body lift so I dont want much more lift that's why Ive chosen this budget kit.
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Went on a real fun wheeling trip down to the ivy branch trail which is part of the hatfield McCoy trails. Had a great time but did tear up a few things. (None of which was really due to the trail or my driving surprisingly. ). Fan clutch went bad and hit the radiater and blew the radiater. So now about $230 dollars later I got a new radiator and fan clutch. Also now every once and a while I will have a little trouble starting. Fuel pump maybe or what are y'all's ideals? What it is doing is it will start perfectly fine for 20 times in a row then once it will set and crank and crank and crank. Then it might be start perfect another 20 times or it could be hard to start the next 3 times. Pumping the gas doesn't seem to help until it starts to hit. So any ideas? Now for the good part, pictures.
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