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Unread 08-14-2017, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default Gold Mtn / John Bull test run

It's been nearly a year since I've been able to run the truck thru its paces. Several mods took a looong time to get right, but all went well on this run, that I did solo. I was all keen taking pictures for the first few hrs., but then just wanted to wheel and see that the truck was able of what I needed. I took a ton of spares and all my tools but none were needed.

New mods
- 37" STT's
- RockSolidToys.com FJ Cruiser transfer case twin stick conversion
- Tacoma front axle conversion with auto disconnect
- Double cardin joint driveshaft
- RockSolidToys.com rear four links - move the rear axle back about 2". Required new link mounts on the axle also.
- Remove body mount and weld a new one 3" further back
- New front wheel bearings and hubs
- Extended rear bumpstops
- Firewall cut (behind front tires) and replate 2" further into cabin
- Heavy duty CV boots
- Power steering cooler
- 1.5" spacer on top of AllPro coils
- 1.5" wheel spacers


Need to do (until the solid axle swap)
- re gear to 5.29's
- move rear bumpstops back 2"
- limit straps on front


Picture time...

https://www.snapfish.com/photo-gift/...19060/SNAPFISH


(Oh...the first two pictures in the album aren't from this trip.)
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Unread 08-14-2017, 04:36 PM   #2
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Wow, looks great! I need bigger tires
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Unread 08-14-2017, 11:08 PM   #3
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Wow, looks great! I need bigger tires
Don't do 37's and IFS. Too much hassle.

I needed new tires and was hoping to do a solid axle swap at the end of the year...until we got hit with a giant tax bill!
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Looked like a really nice day to be out there. Hope you had fun and too much stress :-)

Can't wait to see your SAS in the future.
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Truck is looking good, Mark!
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The new links prior to painting and before greasing. I removed the grease nipples and replaced with blanks after greasing the joints. Beefy!

Thank you Wyatt at RockSolidToys.com

https://www.snapfish.com/photo-gift/...04060/SNAPFISH
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Unread 08-16-2017, 01:05 AM   #7
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Your Runner looks great Mark!
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Those 37's look proportionate on your truck! Looks good man, can't wait to see the sas progress.
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