Thursday, April 21, 2016

Day Run to Pismo/Oceano dunes.

Last Sunday I just had to "Get out of Dodge" as some would say... I took my girls to Pismo/Oceano dunes it's a great place to go & drive on the sand.
My 9 year old shot a video for me, I just have to laugh from a father's heart... its definitely an narrative from her veiw point. At least it made me laugh.
BEWARE IT'S SHAKY
Enjoy.
Oh yeah I also got stuck... then I twisted that dial on the dash & back right out. Elockers are the best thing ever.
Here is long version.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2" Rear Bump Stops a installed.

I made some 2" rear bump stops out of some square tube. It was to big of a jump up in size. Meaning going from 1.25" bumps to 2" was to much. After getting them on & making measurements it lowered the tire by 1.5" wild Eh? Here is some pics to show. Just .75" difference did this. I also found just drink around town through dips & speed bumps, it was hitting the rear bump quiet offten.
Just to show how close these 37"s are to everthing. Here is more pics.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ARB Twin Air Compressor temp set up.

I've had several people connect with me about my ARB install, so I decided to put the update here.
Wellllll, it's not in the rear quarter panel just yet... for now it's in a milk crate, but it's works like a champ. I need to purchase the proper landing terminals & finish my dual battery set up.
The 1st time I used it the air coming out was so HOT that it softened the hose enough that it slipped off the clamp. Since then I put together a steel braided hose to help with heat distribution.

Monday, April 4, 2016

New 1.5" Bump Stop Pucks up front for the 37"s...

I installed the 1.5" Bump Stop Pucks up front for the 37"s... I had them on before the body lift, but took them back off.
I also did some fender bashing with a hammer to make room for these huge tires.


Above is before hammer.
Below is after.
I need to trim a bit more.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Tires 35" vs. 37" on same 80 series

Hey there, just posting up some pics to compare what 37s look like compared to 35s/315s on my Cruiser. Same lift etc...

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Test Flex Fitting new 37" ST Maxx tires on 4runner wheels with the Lx450 Cruiser

I had a little bit of time to streach her legs out yesterday in the creek bed. I went to my favorite spots as usual.
All I have to say is if it doesn't rub then it's about .25" away from doing so, EVERYWHERE! These pics are with the sway bar on, it does flex much better with it off. Way better. At this point I dare not disco the sway until I cut the front fenders or better said, gut the insides of my front fenders. Yes, I will retain the front flares & clading. Only one other rig I've seen has done this.
Here are some poser shots.

Can you say one stuffed 37?
The side wall tread is completely in there.
My right rear (RR) only rubs the top of the fender.
The left rear (LR) is a different story... it rubs in three spots.
The fronts will need bump stops pucks or some inner fender gutting... I'm definitely going to eventually  cut & here is how.