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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:48 pm

Did you follow a write up for your CB install? That is exactly where I would like to put a CB but wiring isn't a strong suit of mine.
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:57 pm

Are the after measurements post alignment?
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:58 pm

FJ Derek wrote:
Looks great man. The spacers definitely help out!
Thanks, Derek

yota15 wrote:
Did you follow a write up for your CB install? That is exactly where I would like to put a CB but wiring isn't a strong suit of mine.
Check out THIS PAGE its the basic write up I used for mounting. Then I used
THIS PAGE for wiring it to the battery using the coax method. Hopefully those will help.
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:01 pm

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Are the after measurements post alignment?
No, I have not had an alignment yet. actually the post pics are only around 35 miles after install. I guess there will be some settling and the after the alignment some minor differences? Probably gonna wait and let toyota cover the alignment when I go for my first service in march.
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:06 pm

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yota15 wrote:
Did you follow a write up for your CB install? That is exactly where I would like to put a CB but wiring isn't a strong suit of mine.
Check out THIS PAGE its the basic write up I used for mounting. Then I used
THIS PAGE for wiring it to the battery using the coax method. Hopefully those will help.

Thanks for the links. Looks like I might as well throw a HAM up there too while I'm at it ha.
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:08 pm

planemechFJ wrote:
paulwardinc wrote:
Are the after measurements post alignment?
No, I have not had an alignment yet. actually the post pics are only around 35 miles after install. I guess there will be some settling and the after the alignment some minor differences? Probably gonna wait and let toyota cover the alignment when I go for my first service in march.

I'm going tomorrow for my alignment. Now I'm ready for wheels/tires!
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:31 pm

For those of you that have come to my garage in the past, you'll have to appreciate that we did the front Bilstein/Toytec lift, rear Toytec springs, rear Bilstein shocks, front diff. drop and four Spidertrax spacers all in less than four hours from the time he rolled in until everything was cleaned up, test driven and talked about for a bit afterwards. It certainly helps that planemechFJ has some wrenching skills of his own!

You got a before picture shot from the side?
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:39 pm

Speedrye wrote:
For those of you that have come to my garage in the past, you'll have to appreciate that we did the front Bilstein/Toytec lift, rear Toytec springs, rear Bilstein shocks, front diff. drop and four Spidertrax spacers all in less than four hours from the time he rolled in until everything was cleaned up, test driven and talked about for a bit afterwards. It certainly helps that planemechFJ has some wrenching skills of his own!

You got a before picture shot from the side?

Best shot I have for comparison plus its Day 1 vs Current!
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After:


and yes we definitely put in some work. but don't forget we also aimed headlights and most importantly we installed stickers!
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:46 pm

Well it helps I'm sure if you only had to install the springs once!!
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:50 pm

FJ Derek wrote:
Well it helps I'm sure if you only had to install the springs once!!
Yes the preassembled fronts speed up the process alot.


also another comparison shot,
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:22 pm

lookin great man...Ryan is good people...definitely a great help...
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:36 pm

bigdogdewey2 wrote:
lookin great man...Ryan is good people...definitely a great help...
Thanks, and yes ryan was a huge help.
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:59 am

Page 1 updated with a " Spec Sheet ".
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:46 pm

Addition to the Recovery gear department, came in today.


48" Hi-Lift xtreme, handle keeper, and offroad base.
Thanks to Steve, over at Southeast Overland.
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:54 pm

Any plans on mounting it yet?
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:06 pm

Speedrye wrote:
Any plans on mounting it yet?

I really like when they are mounted on the front bumper like so...

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But seeing as how I currently do not have a after market bumper I guess this method will have to wait.
I am leaning towards THIS mount as of right now.
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:29 pm

looks great with an ARB...roof rack is the only other real option..problem is that darn jack is heavy...and you are almost assured to scratch the roof at some point...
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:06 pm

Mike, can you fab an ARB set like above (but for less than the $60+ price tag they sell for online)???
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:37 pm

i might..need to look at it...
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:22 am

bigdogdewey2 wrote:
i might..need to look at it...

Yea, to be honest, I don't even know which model those are.
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:03 pm

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bigdogdewey2 wrote:
i might..need to look at it...

Yea, to be honest, I don't even know which model those are.

THIS is a link to a thread about the setup one of those rigs is running.

The basic Idea is something similar to this option.


You can get them
HERE.
Hopefully that will help Glasgow.
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:38 pm

Ahhh thank you good sir! Those look pretty bulky!
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:39 pm

Anyways, I got off topic... this thread is for your build, which is lookin NICCCCCCCCE!
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:09 pm

yeah those mounts are probably the top end of mounts as far as mounting you HiLift to your bumper or anything else for that matter...if seen simpler made but as effective and cheaper...
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PostSubject: Re: planemechFJ's Build   Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:42 am

Just a minor update.
Ordered THIS, and the spring for it. Plan on running it in place of the factory one. Hopefully get the adapter made up at work this week.
Also contacted ASI and scheduled an appointment for a BMC on the 22nd.
and last but not least...
I finally got the ROCKCRUSHERS on order tonight.
So within a couple weeks the truck will be ready for new tires, the wallet is on a different schedule. Very Happy

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