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  1. lugueto

    Air Hose Reel?

    I realized that was your question, and I read the thread hoping to learn of an alternative as well. But I guess there aren't many... As far as placement goes, side hatches on canopies/campers/toppers seem to be the most common places. I'd love to know if someone has installed them under the...
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    Air Hose Reel?

    FWIW, the Apex unit is absolutely impressive. Build quality, fit and finish is impressive. As are their tire valves. Highly recommend them if you air down and up frequently.
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    Disc brake conversion for FJ40

    I did see those threads but I have not dealt with the company aside from the actual purchase, which was ok. The kit went on without a hitch. The 40 is used on the street and highways, although I rarely go over 50mph. It was definitely an improvement, I can't compare it to the 60 brakes as I...
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    Disc brake conversion for FJ40

    I personally installed the JT Outfitters kit, which is custom, includes everything you need (brackets, lines, rotors, calipers, brackets and hardware) and I think it works just fine. I believe the calipers are Chevy of some kind, pads are easy to get (they're also included). Stopping power is...
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    Why are torsion bars so vilified? And were Land Cruisers ever designed for recreational off-roading

    That applies to all third world countries (or lower). Roads are usually bad enough, transportation is hard enough. Travelling from A to B may be harder at times than wheeling.
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    Why are torsion bars so vilified? And were Land Cruisers ever designed for recreational off-roading

    Nothing wrong with torsion bars, but as every other system it comes with pros and cons, one just has to accept the compromises of whichever option they take. As far as LC's being made for "North American Wheeling" (ie Rock Crawling), well, they're obviously not. Very few vehicles appear to be...
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    2m HAM (Dual): Monitor two 2m frequencies?

    top right button on the mic changes sides!
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    2m HAM (Dual): Monitor two 2m frequencies?

    Well both the Mic and the faceplate have a button to change sides. I don't prerun or drive anything over 50 on somewhat flat dirt roads, pressing the button on the mic has always been super easy for me ! It can be a little bit confusing to know what side you're receiving and what side you're...
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    2m HAM (Dual): Monitor two 2m frequencies?

    As mentioned, yes dual VFO radios will listen to two frequencies at the same time and only be able to transmit on one side at any given time, which you select. You can move freely between both sides. It could be VHF/VHF, UHF/UHF or VHF/UHF (and viceversa). You can toggle between transmit sides...
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    Roaming Lost: x3 Locked 1990 Toyota HDJ81 (80 Series)

    Awesome. Thankfully I'm skinny. I have the Sport model seats on my FJ40 but would like something more appropriate for long distance travel on the Hilux and the GTS2s with the lumbar adjustment might be good enough!
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    Roaming Lost: x3 Locked 1990 Toyota HDJ81 (80 Series)

    How do you like the Corbeau GTS 2s? I've been eying them for a while..
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    How many of you ACTUALLY overland with your 80s or 60s

    The US may be a different market but 80s do fetch a pretty penny in the third world as well. Land Cruisers are legends and that carries a price with it. This doesn't mean people won't still use them as travel vehicles, all the opposite, even when some people use them as collector's items (and...
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    Diode Dynamics on ARB Bumper - Pics Wanted

    Those kits look awesome but I can't find anyone running their SS5 pods or bars as their main lights (like your BD LP9s) on ARB bumpers anywhere. Wondering how they look. I personally prefer big lights over light bars as main lights up front, just for mere aesthetics, but the Diode Dynamic SS5...
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    Diode Dynamics on ARB Bumper - Pics Wanted

    IS anyone using these lights on an ARB Bumper? Specifically the SS3 pods as main lights? All I can find online are stockish setups or low profile bumpers. I'd be interested in seeing your setups. Looking to run these! Thanks Luis
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    Long Range America replacement tank for 80 series

    This is very true. You won't save time unless you're driving solo or driving with people who have the same range as you. You will, however, reduce the risk of filling up poor quality gas from far-out gas stations that the other's will be forced to use, so that may be a plus depending on where...
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    Long Range America replacement tank for 80 series

    Well 16 extra gallons does go a long way. Its about 75% more fuel and subsequently that much more range. With an 80, I'd say you go from doing about 250 miles per tank to about 450 with a replacement tank. I've always said extended range is, at best, extremely convenient. At worst, its a...
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    Long Range America replacement tank for 80 series

    I havent used the Long Range America tank per se, but I've had both aux tanks and long range main tanks in a few vehicles now and there's definitely a few pros and cons to each. Fuel shortages down here make modified fuel tanks almost a necessity for travel, so we usually have a LOT of fuel on...
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    Best engine for Land Cruiser Troopy

    Where exactly will you be driving it?
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    Do we really need a spare?

    There are a few downsides to this. Weight is something of an issue, pinch flats are super common and removing tires requires a super long awkward allen wrench not everyone carries. Plus, if you have a flat and run on the runflat (heh) you'll destroy the tire after a while. I can't understand...
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    Double Fridge slide?

    tiltslides wont work without a drawer system, I don't think it'd clear the tailgate in order for it to tilt. And if he adds a drawer system to the already tall vehicle, he'll further add to the problem.
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