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Forum: Meeting, Trail run and Expedition planning 10-19-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By Dealmaker
One of those places on my short list to visit...

One of those places on my short list to visit ever since you guys did the first 120 trip there way back when.
Unfortunately this month wasn't viable due to work and truck needing some upgrades.
...
Forum: Maintenance 10-19-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By Dealmaker
Regarding gas caps, the wife's LX470 recently had...

Regarding gas caps, the wife's LX470 recently had P0456 code (one associated w/gas cap no longer working as it was intended to - happened to all three of my Toyota's over the past 5 yrs.

I'd take...
Forum: Suspension and Tires 10-19-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By Dealmaker
275/70/17 bfg k02

All the threads on 275's are 5+ years old so I figgered I'd start a new one.
Does any one else run these in this size?
Are you happy? Any regrets on the extra weight and stiffness with the E rated...
Forum: Outfitting 10-04-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By Dealmaker
Roof rack option

Has anyone seen this aftermarket crossbar insert for the factory roof rack? I've been looking for a way to carry extra fuel, and it seems.that without a rear bumper and carrier that I'm limited to...
Forum: Meeting, Trail run and Expedition reporting 09-26-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By Dealmaker
Nice photos. Need more with the GSD!

Nice photos.
Need more with the GSD!
Forum: Maintenance 09-20-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Dealmaker
Mike, you think it's from his 215k miles worth of...

Mike, you think it's from his 215k miles worth of flexing in the front?
Are extended lines something we should think about for the front?
Forum: Maintenance 09-20-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Dealmaker
ahhemmm....!:wavey: Jon, I have some extra...

ahhemmm....!:wavey:

Jon, I have some extra bands if you want to try that first, when it gets to that point. I did a few yrs ago, but ended up replacing the boots a few months later.

That brake...
Forum: Communications 09-20-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By Dealmaker
Ya I know. What I mean is that I'd like to get a...

Ya I know. What I mean is that I'd like to get a new Ham radio, and dump my JBL for a new, simple, single DIN AM/FM/bluetooth receiver, and put both the Ham and the new receiver in the factory JBL...
Forum: Communications 09-15-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By Dealmaker
Hey Robert, did you mount this in to the factory...

Hey Robert, did you mount this in to the factory location?
With how far smart phones have come the past 10 yrs, I'd like to yank out my double DIN OEM CD/AM/FM and replace it with a good comms radio...
Forum: Maintenance 09-15-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Dealmaker
Mark, I've replaced two sensors so far on my 4th...

Mark, I've replaced two sensors so far on my 4th gens, but can't remember if they were just O2, or fuel/air sensors..
Bought both on Amazon, believe it or not!
Both were Denso's, which I believe is...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 09-15-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By Dealmaker
One thing I've noticed about apps is that you...

One thing I've noticed about apps is that you getting the influencers who are trying to build a following, most likely to monetize their position. A few photos go up and all the newbies want the...
Forum: Suspension and Tires 09-15-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By Dealmaker
Finally sprung for new suspension

After 12 yrs I finally decided to pull the trigger on replacing my old Donaho CO's and Bilstein 7100's/Deaver CS's. They have not been serviced since I had them installed in 2006, probably 80k miles...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 05-24-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Dealmaker
Three teeth broken on the ring. Mechanic...

Three teeth broken on the ring.

Mechanic said he can't find anything that would've caused this, but he'll still repair for cost of the parts only. (The backstory is that this same mechanic did a...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 05-21-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Dealmaker
First AT750 failure?

2006 2WD V8 SE, 3rd owner, 106k miles. Owned 18 months.
Has anyone had or heard of the 5-peed auto failing? Or am I the first one to experience it :mecry:.
Our 2WD is dead, parked on the side of...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 01-29-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,284
Posted By Dealmaker
Crap...I have this same thing going on, too with...

Crap...I have this same thing going on, too with my '04. Been at least a year now. Sounds like something transmitting in Morse code behind my glove box. Also have to replace two door lock actuators...
Forum: Maintenance 01-29-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,744
Posted By Dealmaker
I just went thru this a few months ago, see here...

I just went thru this a few months ago, see here http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29321.

I ended up having a local transmission shop do a rebuild with an OEM kit.
Cost me $1,200...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 01-29-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,478
Posted By Dealmaker
No more aftermarket wipers for me. Couple yrs ago...

No more aftermarket wipers for me. Couple yrs ago I went back to factory wiper inserts and will remain with them. I also wipe down the blades every month or so, especially during the dry season.
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 01-15-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,532
Posted By Dealmaker
Hey KDubz, how are you liking those new KO2's? ...

Hey KDubz, how are you liking those new KO2's?
How's the new suspension holding up?
Did Jason spec out the new equipment, or did you already have an idea of what you wanted?
What did you have for...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 10-27-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,733
Posted By Dealmaker
...still waiting...supposedly my dash year and...

...still waiting...supposedly my dash year and style is less common according to Them. Maybe the center speaker? Torrance Toyota says there's still 5 ahead of me.
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 08-28-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,733
Posted By Dealmaker
Whatdya do to expedite it, Mark? I've been on...

Whatdya do to expedite it, Mark? I've been on waiting list since February or March of this year. I called in a couple weeks ago and at least they confirmed I'm still on the list.
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 08-25-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By Dealmaker
Wow, thanks for the education, Robinhood. That...

Wow, thanks for the education, Robinhood. That makes sense, but not sure why they didn't just call it Rear A-TRAC instead.

Thanks Staceman. I actually saw that carrier listed in Wilmington,...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 08-21-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By Dealmaker
It has a button on the dash that says Auto LSD,...

It has a button on the dash that says Auto LSD, so I guess its electrically activated to become operable if turned on. The hub-to-hub means complete rear end, easier to swap the entire rear end...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 08-21-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By Dealmaker
Opinions requested on best approach to repair whiney rear end

Unfortunately our new-to-me '06 4Runner has a noticeable whine at the rear diff that I didn't notice when I bought it.
Trusty Toyota/Lexus mechanic here in Redondo Beach gave me three options:
1....
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 11-14-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By Dealmaker
Ya carfax is only as good as the data that's...

Ya carfax is only as good as the data that's voluntarily piped into it. For this runner, the carfax informed me that the PO bought it as a certified used car from the original owner and did a pretty...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 11-13-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By Dealmaker
Database of maintenance & repairs?

So I bought a used 4Runner for my kids to share.
2006, 102k miles, I'm the 3rd owner.
The XREAS shocks all look new (in fact, so does the dash), but the Carfax doesn't show them in the history, and...
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