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Forum: GX - First Generation 12-10-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By NR04
I have KDSS and I have lifted my truck about...

I have KDSS and I have lifted my truck about 2.5". There are no issues in terms of ride characteristic or functionality of KDSS with the lift. Someone mentioned that if you lift over 3", you will...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-10-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,073
Posted By NR04
470SNC, if you're looking for a reliable mechanic...

470SNC, if you're looking for a reliable mechanic nearby, try this guys out. Rob is a friend of mine and he owns the shop. ...
Forum: GX - First Generation 10-27-14, 11:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,142
Posted By NR04
Thanks for the write up! Perfect timing because...

Thanks for the write up! Perfect timing because I'm ordering the springs and the kit this week.

Share with us what your opinion is on the ride quality difference between the air bags and the...
Forum: GX - First Generation 10-27-14, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By NR04
Great looking truck! The SS bumpers look great. ...

Great looking truck! The SS bumpers look great.

It looks like you have KDSS sway bars. Which rock sliders did you use? Did you have it custom made?

Thanks!
Forum: GX - First Generation 10-08-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,142
Posted By NR04
Thanks for the information! I think GX has the...

Thanks for the information! I think GX has the same gear ratio (3.73) as the FJ so it's good to know that I might not need to re-gear after going 285s.

I know Lexwoody (when he had his GX) went...
Forum: GX - First Generation 10-07-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,142
Posted By NR04
Glad to see another member using the truck as it...

Glad to see another member using the truck as it should! I went with Rola roof rack myself because of the low profile look.

Let me know how the gearing changes when you change your tires to 33"....
Forum: GX - First Generation 08-26-14, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By NR04
My off-roading friend drives a 4runner. When I...

My off-roading friend drives a 4runner. When I compared our trucks, his frame rails are identical to ours.... down to pre-drilled holes. I'm almost certain any 4runner bolt-on sliders will fit our...
Forum: GX - First Generation 08-22-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By NR04
Keep me posted! I will eventually upgrade mine...

Keep me posted! I will eventually upgrade mine with a direct bolt-on. I'd like to see how the Baja racks look on our trucks. Thanks.
Forum: GX - First Generation 08-18-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By NR04
I have the Rola rack with the extension. I'll...

I have the Rola rack with the extension. I'll post the pics a little later. Do a search and many people are satisfied with Rolas.

Yakima is better made (prettier welds), but Rola sits a lot...
Forum: GX - First Generation 08-12-14, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,294
Posted By NR04
A thought to consider

Are you specifically looking for KDSS for its off-road prowess? I did the same thing 18 months ago. I looked several months and when a 2006 sports with KDSS became available at a local dealer, I...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-19-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 51,897
Posted By NR04
Which part did you use to convert to springs? ...

Which part did you use to convert to springs? This is my next mod. Mine is raised 2" with airbag but the ride in the back is sometimes unbearable. Plus, I don't like the idea of airbags popping out...
Forum: GX - First Generation 05-13-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 51,897
Posted By NR04
Sethro, looks like a Safari snorkel. Which model...

Sethro, looks like a Safari snorkel. Which model did you get? SS186 or SS181? This is on my list of mods but haven't got around to figuring out with Prado model works with our V-8. Thanks.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-26-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By NR04
2002til, I might be of help. I purchased my 2006...

2002til, I might be of help. I purchased my 2006 with KDSS last year with the same intention of light off-roading / expedition. I am actually taking it out this weekend to Death Valley.

- I...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-20-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,027
Posted By NR04
I'm running BFG AT 265/70/17 on mine. I had them...

I'm running BFG AT 265/70/17 on mine. I had them installed at stock height and they rubbed only when the wheels were fully cocked. Since then I raised the ruck 2" and I could probably go 285...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-17-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,551
Posted By NR04
GX470Fan, Not to hijack this thread but since...

GX470Fan, Not to hijack this thread but since you take yours off-roading, I wanted to ask you if you have installed rock sliders. Looks like I can use 4-runner bolt on sliders on the passenger side...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-11-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,859
Posted By NR04
Toyota doesn't make any alternators, nor do they...

Toyota doesn't make any alternators, nor do they rebuild them. The primary OEM manufacture for Toyota's alternator is Denso. The unit I bought from RockAuto was rebuilt by Denso.

You can buy a...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-10-14, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,859
Posted By NR04
I had to replace my alternator at 63K miles (2006...

I had to replace my alternator at 63K miles (2006 model) about a year ago. I agree with others that it is really rare to hear an alternator failure these days. I'm not sure if Denso made a bad...
Forum: GX - First Generation 02-28-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,551
Posted By NR04
What will you be using the vehicle for? That...

What will you be using the vehicle for? That might determine what type of options are important to you.

I purchased my 2006 with 60k miles last year for the purpose of expedition/camping. I...
Forum: GX - First Generation 02-07-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,053
Posted By NR04
To the OP, did you get new tires? When I...

To the OP, did you get new tires?

When I purchased my 2006 GX last year, it came with Michelin LTX tires. Light, soft and fuel friendly tires. I average about 16 MPG overall.

Since I bought...
Forum: GX - First Generation 01-15-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By NR04
Yes, many people have reported that tapping the...

Yes, many people have reported that tapping the key worked for them. I tried that method to no avail. I had to remove the lower portion of the dash and give the cylinder a good whack in order to...
Forum: GX - First Generation 01-13-14, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By NR04
It was for ES300. I was baffled at first and...

It was for ES300. I was baffled at first and searched the internet. Many people have reported the same thing when they accidentally used a wrong Lexus key.

I called a local locksmith and he...
Forum: GX - First Generation 01-13-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By NR04
Careful! Don't use the wrong key!

Yesterday started out great. I changed all my differential fluids (Thanks Mann777 for washer part#s). Went to start the car but accidentally used a wrong Lexus key. No problem, I'm thinking, and...
Forum: GX - First Generation 11-20-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,790
Posted By NR04
Thanks everyone. Great information. Mann777, I...

Thanks everyone. Great information. Mann777, I was able to find the doc you noted after I posted my question. Looks like Lexus changed the fluids to synthetic beginning MY 2008. However, at...
Forum: GX - First Generation 11-19-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,790
Posted By NR04
Thanks for your replies. So I am fine using...

Thanks for your replies. So I am fine using either the regular or LS version of the gear oil on all three differentials, correct?
Forum: GX - First Generation 11-19-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,790
Posted By NR04
Gear Oil Question

I'm getting ready to replace all three (front, center/transfer, rear) differential fluids and would like a clarification on the oil type. I'm planning to use Mobile 1 75W90 synthetic, but there is a...
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