120 Series General Tech and Classified

HoneyBear

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@jynx am I correct that those are the aluminum RCI skids? Is that what you had on before? What tore the old ones up? I'm looking at buying some for my 4Runner and having a hard time deciding if I'm going to spring for aluminum or not.
 

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@HoneyBear we were running stock skids at GSMTR and rode them down a few rocks, so these are replacing the banged up stock skids. If Erin was going to wheel the GX like @BMThiker does dig-dug, I'd probably go steel (because they can be banged back out if needed) but for the light to moderate wheeling we are gonna be doing the aluminum should be more than enough.

We just did front and gas tank for now as that's what is under there in stock trim. Will likely do the trans and t-case in the future as I noticed some scrapes further back when I was under there this weekend.

The weight difference was worth the extra $$ for me. The front alone is like 34# in Al vs. Nearly 80# in steel. That's the difference in installing by hand or needing a floor jack or extra set of hands.
 

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Unfortunately the lowest vulnerable point on the truck (tcase) is right at the breakover point. I highly recommend some sort of skid there, if you're going to drag it over any kind of rocks.
 

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Heading to Florida (0530) with a buddy to pick up this 05, 130+K, non-NAV GX.

Has lift/tires/sliders and Grogan-edition Bronze Wheels.

My friend’s been looking for a while and I found this one within a half-day of it being posted on Mud.
 

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This GX was added to a 2016 TRD Pro 4Runner and a built-ish 1st Gen 4Runner...so it wasn’t between the GX and an 89-n-older Land Cruiser...it was between the GX and a minivan.

This VVTI 2UZ in such a small/light truck feels like a rocket. (Compared to my entire fleet).
 

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Last minute crawl prep.
  • Double checked spacers on all 4 corners
  • Oil change
  • Installed RCI gas tank skid.
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Finish packing and head out tomorrow evening after work for 1st leg, then finish up Thursday. Should be there around lunch. Looking forward to it.
 

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Had an awesome time AT SSS '18, but it seems my penance for not bringing the Pig has been established...

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Nothing like the smell of gear oil wafting into your nostrils at 1:00 AM after a few hundred miles on the road.

Headed to the parts store to get seals cause the parts dept ain't open on Sundays, then I will tear into it this afternoon. Hopefully the bearings are ok, but probably need to order some and find a shop that can press those bastards on.
 
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