Thursday, December 24, 2020

If I won the LOTTO

Every one has dreamt at one time or another about winning the Lottery, haven't you? 

I have lost many hours of sleep dreaming of striking it rich & thinking "If money was no option I would..." Well I would of course do what most would by paying off the mortgage or buying a newer home that's a no brainer right? Well after most needs have been met & all my teeth repaired what is next? For me, this is where it gets fun. Fun, yes fun, this is were the begins.

My dream has been to get in a RV & travel to all the places I learned about growing up in the USA. Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls, Statue of Liberty etc... & of course hit the Land Cruiser Museum in Utah along with the bigger Land Cruiser shops across America. Intersecting with Ih8mud members & larger 4x events. I would also have a few dream rig projects built. At this time I have to many thoughts on what to build 1st. but some dream builds on the list is a Fj55 crawler, Fj45 extracab Overlander & finish my Lx450.

It might look something like this:


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Dusy Ershim 2020

I had on my bucket list one of the toughest trails California has to offer called the Dusy Ershim trail situated up high in the Sierra Nevada Forest near Courtright Reservoir. The trail is 31 miles & generally can be completed in a fast pace 3 day journey. 4 other friends with 80 series rigs like mine did it in 2 days because of the Big Creek fire started the 2nd day so we had to bug out 21 miles in one day. Crazy.

Got lazy & tried to push a few tress over. The tress won.

The undercarriage took most of the carnage.
the muffler took a big hit toward the drivelive.

The rear lower control arm hangers took a lot of big hits.

Front arm drop hangers took abuse also.

Rear sway self clearanced itself.

Tierod hit a rock & is bent very slightly.
I used every bit of uptravel shown by yellow zip tie.
Rubbed front portion of fenders.
Barley touched exhaust.

Friday, April 10, 2020

ARB Twin Air Motor Replacement Warranty & Witts End Quarter Panel Mount fzj80

37" inch tires on a 2" lifted fzj80 series with minimal lowered bump stops.

Just having fun with a game I call "HOW LOW CAN I GO" with my Lx450. It turns out the 1" suspension works well, but needs a little bit more bump stops which will limit up travel so we will end up with a 2" suspension & a 1" body lift to get the up travel I want of 4" up travel. I was running a 3" suspension and 1" body lift previously.

Monday, January 20, 2020

I lowered my Lx450 80 series

I lowered my rig. 
I don't know, just playing a game called "How Low Can I Go"
In the front is the stock coil plus 2" coil spacers. In the back are a new set of 1" lift Tough Dog dual rate 220/280 coils. 
The uptravel is only like 3" so this is only a temporary thing.
It only sits about 2" lower, but look like more than that compared to the pics below.
1st pic is 2" of lift & others are with 4" of lift.