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Forum: GX - First Generation 04-15-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By IanB2
To fit a 285 you might have to deflate it some,...

To fit a 285 you might have to deflate it some, and carry a compressor should you ever need the spare. I'm not sure how much extra room is down there.
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-14-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By IanB2
I bought my FJ Cruiser wheels with tires, so I...

I bought my FJ Cruiser wheels with tires, so I left one mounted and used it as a spare (I bought a set of 5 wheels/tires). FJ Cruiser stock tire size is 265/70/17, so it's the same size as my new...
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-13-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 67,574
Posted By IanB2
I used the rearward cross pattern. ...

I used the rearward cross pattern.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=43
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-13-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 67,574
Posted By IanB2
Rotated the tires on the GX on the weekend, it...

Rotated the tires on the GX on the weekend, it was finally some nicer weather and was nice to be out in the garage with the overhead doors open!
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-09-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By IanB2
I've heard to use thick weed eater line to clean...

I've heard to use thick weed eater line to clean out the drains, good luck!
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-09-15, 07:01 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 67,574
Posted By IanB2
^^Jesus that's a lot of really nice hardware!!!^^^

^^Jesus that's a lot of really nice hardware!!!^^^
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-08-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 67,574
Posted By IanB2
Factory fitted on Canadian trucks, so dealer? ...

Factory fitted on Canadian trucks, so dealer? Alternatively, I'm sure Zerostart/Phillips & Temro will have something for this application, and you can find those units on Amazon among other places....
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-08-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 67,574
Posted By IanB2
Last night I did an overdue oil change on the GX,...

Last night I did an overdue oil change on the GX, after 10,000kms (~6,000 miles) the Motomaster Formula 1 Synthetic (rebranded Shell sold at Canadian Tire as house brand) oil was still a golden hue...
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-07-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By IanB2
That's really weird, how much do you need to use...

That's really weird, how much do you need to use your CDL to burn out the bulb in the switch?!?

That's all I got, haven't had that part of the interior apart yet, sorry.
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-06-15, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By IanB2
With the sunroof closed, sunshade open, if you...

With the sunroof closed, sunshade open, if you look up into the sunroof opening, along the sides there are black plastic trim pieces on each side. If when you hear the rattle, you reach up and...
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-05-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By IanB2
That mount/placement is very functional, nice...

That mount/placement is very functional, nice work! What brand mount did you use?

I've seen lots of cheap vent mounts, and have been using RAM mounts recently which I'm really happy with, but I...
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-05-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 67,574
Posted By IanB2
Did you use Lamin-X or similar to tint the...

Did you use Lamin-X or similar to tint the lenses? When I get a burnt out bulb to give me a reason, I'm going to put yellow bulbs in the fogs, rather than tint the lenses. That way it's only...
Forum: GX - First Generation 04-02-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By IanB2
I found the black plastic cover on the sides of...

I found the black plastic cover on the sides of the sunroof can rattle under the right conditions, confirm this is your issue by touching them when you hear the rattle, if it stops, you'll know you...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-31-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By IanB2
I have a mix of OEM and aftermarket, I'm honestly...

I have a mix of OEM and aftermarket, I'm honestly tempted to pull all the plastic covers off and stick them in the attic for when I eventually go to sell this truck, all they do is get in the way...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-31-15, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,300
Posted By IanB2
Try the ES forum, you're in the wrong section...

Try the ES forum, you're in the wrong section entirely.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-26-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By IanB2
Lots of spacer lift options for the front,...

Lots of spacer lift options for the front, mechanically the same as a 4th gen 4Runner, so include that in your search. Let's you use the factory struts still too. Check out Ali SC3's recent post in...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-26-15, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By IanB2
Are you wanting to raise the front, or lower the...

Are you wanting to raise the front, or lower the rear? Both can be done.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-24-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By IanB2
Looks good, how does it ride with the rear...

Looks good, how does it ride with the rear airbags tricked into lifting that much higher?
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-23-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By IanB2
Another guy here that's had to replace a front...

Another guy here that's had to replace a front caliper, and our GX looked to have had the other replaced already when we got it. Very common failure point on these trucks and will lead to warped...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-20-15, 06:53 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 67,574
Posted By IanB2
Plastidip is really cool stuff to work with! I...

Plastidip is really cool stuff to work with! I need to redo the rear badges, and paint that rear chrome strip on the tailgate on ours this summer. The grille is holding up really well.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-19-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 67,574
Posted By IanB2
Hmm, apparently I'm out to lunch, not sure where...

Hmm, apparently I'm out to lunch, not sure where I got the idea they were all 8" wide on the FJC's.:egads:

Good info, thanks for the correction!
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-19-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 67,574
Posted By IanB2
Just to clarify, FJ Cruisers have 17x8 wheels...

Just to clarify, FJ Cruisers have 17x8 wheels from factory, 1'2" wider than other Toyota 17" wheels. Wasn't talking about Land Cruisers here.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-18-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By IanB2
The electronic locking diff is the center diff,...

The electronic locking diff is the center diff, not the rear. The rear, as stated above, is an open diff with ATRAC (which is not really part of the diff, but rather a system that actuates the...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-18-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By IanB2
You don't need to add any additives to the gear...

You don't need to add any additives to the gear oil in the rear diff.

Should be the same as a 4th gen 4Runner Ltd, right down to the rear air suspension mounting points if you're replacing the...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-17-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 67,574
Posted By IanB2
FJ's have a few different style wheels, and I...

FJ's have a few different style wheels, and I believe they are all the same 17x8 (1/2" wider than stock GX, 4Runner, and I believe Tundra as well), +15mm offset.
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