Thursday, August 4, 2022

39x12.5r17 Kanata Mud Hogs


No to Low Lift Big Tires on a fzj80 series is equals 2"to3" of up-travel. (38'"s,39"s,40"s)

A few years back I played a game to see just how low I could go with 37s on a 80 series. I learned a lot & will share it with you today. 37s fit with 1" suspension & 1" body lift with 1" front/1.5" rear lowered bump stops. 
(If you have a 2" suspension lift then run 2"front/2.5" rear bump stops). 

When I fitted 38s on a 2" suspension/1"body lift, I used 1" front/2.5" rear bump stops after moving the axle forward 1". 

Just to note: the starting point...stock front up travel including compression is 3" the rear is 4.5".
Front bump stop gap is 50mm/2" for fzj80 series.
Rear bumps are hard... maybe .5" of crush if hit hard enough. 
Fronts crush 1.5 if jumping.
So under normal conditions if you add the 2" up-travel plush 1" of crush the normal 80 series has 3" of up-travel in the front.

Now you know the spec, here are some 80s I found on the WWW.

This guy tubbed the inner fenders stock lift & 40"s
His up-travel is 3" front, 4.5" rear.

Builds - Project Clifford 40" Tires 0" lift | IH8MUD Forum

This rig is called HalfAss


@joez  3.5" lift
@Expo max
This rig lost a lot of weight so his up travel is more than stock.
36" bias IROKs
37" Pitbull's on 2" TJM lift
38x11.5r16 on 2" lift 30mm spacers & 1" body lift.

38x13.5r17 on 3" lift (2"+1" Body lift).

39x12.5r17 on 4' Slee LIFT
Broski has a 4" lift with gutted fenders on 39x12.5r17 Mud Hog
4"on 39s (he took out the 1" front spacer after this trip)

4bt 3" lift on 42s (3.5" 144VT/TJM 2" progressive)

Body line comparison
Above 3" lift on 38s vs. 3.5" lift on 37s


Sunday, July 3, 2022

GadgetMan Groove

Okay, hello, Gary GW Nugget.

I told you about a groove in the throttle body that increases fuel vaporization which means more complete burning of the fuel. 
In most cars 60% of the fuel goes out the pipe for the catalytic converter to finish burring up the rest.
Hmm... why is that I ask.

I bought a throttle body... gunna get the groove on it & report back.

If you curious enough to watch a couple vids here you go.

60% of the fuel goes out the tailpipe. Your car was designed to do that. 
New Technology Draws Power From Exhaust
Happy customers say get groovy.
Get better mileage with The Gadgetman Groove

78% Better Mileage on a 92 Cherokee Laredo? YES WE CAN!

Intake Mod Gadgetman Groove Ron Hatton

Monteray Granny, said she feels like Mario Andrade's Mom.

Dropping Temps on a 2001 Expedition with NO PARTS
Interview with Ron Hatton.

Pulstar Pulse Plugs (Iridium) VS NGK Iridium Spark-Plugbench test... You...

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Difference in OBD1 & OBD2 throttle bodies 1fz-fe 80 series

Toyota 22210-66030 is OBD1 (93 thru 12/94)

Toyota 22210-66031 is OBD2 (1/95 thru 97)

The (TPS #89452-22090) & the (IAC #22270-6601) are good 93 thru 97 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

(5 minute) 7 pin mod also OD in low mod in 5 minutes. 80 series fzj80 Lx450


Hello all... @shoredreamer showed me this mod back in 2018 & now I wanted to share it with you.

I haven't seen this in any other threads so I thought put it here.

The black wire with a blue stripe is the famous 7 pin mod wire. It is normally moded on the left driver side floorboard panel, but the way I did it was by removing a connecter from the top of the transfer case. The yellow wire removed allows the transmission to go into OD overdrive while in Low. Yes 4 gear in Low...

The connecter to remove is the #1 circled connecter.

This diagram is for the smart folks to read.

(My rig is a 1997 Lx450) = 95-97

93-94 might be a little different.

If you have not done a CDL switch mod you have to do this 1st before the 7 pin mod otherwise you wont be able to lock your center diff.
I did this vid back in 2015


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Paint sceme

 Been debating for years what to do with the paint sceam.

Do I keep the UCA46 cladding color or go with a white bottom & silver top?

I have debated to put on black kut snake black fenders.
I can unscrew them for serious wheelin.
Or go monster crazy.
Or some how put my broken stock fenders back on.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Back on Slinky's

The Slinky's are back on, I wanted to get another inch of up travel so I could do faster bombing runs in the desert environment where I live.
The Dobinson 146VT coils are softer & flex better for rock crawling but the Skinky's have a firmer sporty feel to them.
The Delta "3L" arms with stock frame mount bushing flex much better then the blue poly bushing I have been using.
I also installed a HD tie-rod from Slee.
Did some PMs & took a few glamor pics & even a video just for fun.