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Old August 7th, 2013, 07:47 PM   #181
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Old August 7th, 2013, 07:58 PM   #182
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woohoo! go toyotas! Its pretty neat you still have the 22re in it even though you're thinking of switching it. Keep it up. Nice Work.
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Old August 7th, 2013, 08:54 PM   #183
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I kinda like that motor lol

Yea it doesn't have tons of power but i have enough gearing that it doesn't really matter...plus i can wheel for like 3 days on 10 gallons of gas lol
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Old August 12th, 2013, 08:42 PM   #184
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My headlights / headlight buckets/ grill were all fuct up....and the tires rubbed all three....so i removed the outer grill sections/ lights/ buckets and some Hella lights in their place....was able to recess them back flush with the core support....pretty happy with it.

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Old August 13th, 2013, 07:57 PM   #185
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looks angry. I like it.
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Old August 16th, 2013, 08:55 AM   #186
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Old September 5th, 2013, 02:29 PM   #187
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Beat on it for three days at Windrock.....worked ok....somethings i am happy with, some things i am not but overall it does work....didn't get any pics....got one video of me failing on a nasty climb.

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Old September 23rd, 2013, 07:56 AM   #188
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Had a great time at rocks and valleys yesterday....did most all of the more difficult trails with no issues at all....i am starting to get the truck sorted out and it is really becoming very capable.

I am still torn on what to do with the engine....for here in Michigan it needs no more power....it works great as is.....get down south and it comes up a little short. I really don't think i want to go to a v-8.....i don't want all the associated headaches....thinking about maybe a more powerful 4cyl or a v-6

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Old September 23rd, 2013, 08:25 AM   #189
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Talk to tonka toy. He has a toyota with a 4.3 that is getting pulled for a 5.3L.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 02:45 PM   #190
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If i do a v-6 it will be a Toyota 3.4....i have owned both it and 4.3's and was far more impressed with the 3.4.

My thoughts are Toyota 3.4, Toyota/Aisin A340 auto with Aw4 Chrysler/Aisin tail housing/output shaft, and a 4:1 dana 300
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the 22re makes fart sounds, makes it easier to find you
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Old September 26th, 2013, 03:01 PM   #192
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If you would just keep up you wouldn't have to find me
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Old October 7th, 2013, 08:59 AM   #193
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I think i am pretty set on a 3.4 Toyota v-6....they make decent power, are extremely reliable, and there are parts out there to make it a plug and play swap....now i just need to find one cheap lol.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 07:08 AM   #195
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Ran across this rig the other day and fell in love....it's got me thinking about chopping everything on either side of the cab off and starting over.



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Old October 19th, 2013, 07:48 AM   #196
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I've been thinking of doing the same.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 08:28 AM   #197
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I am for sure sold on the rear. The front, i don't know....if i could keep the stock frame and make it work i would keep it. I know part of it has to go since it is preventing me from running high steer but that's only the front 12" or so....i guess time will tell.

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Old October 19th, 2013, 08:48 AM   #198
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How is it preventing you from going high steer? Just not enough up travel?
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Old October 19th, 2013, 09:12 AM   #199
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Yes.

I would have to cut my up travel in half or lift it....i am not willing to do either
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Old October 19th, 2013, 09:43 AM   #200
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glad to hear it is coming along well man thats awesome. the 22re can make a hell of a power run with a small turbo upgrade... just a thought lol. im picking up my new ecu so that the xj runs again today so we will have to go out wheeling soon.
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