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    That looks really good! Will the color hold up well? Had some color matched Line-x fenders and the color faded. Would love a durable coating that holds it's color. Tried of worrying about scratches.
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    Monstaliner is UV stable. My old Montero still looks good after about 3 years. My Taco coating is less than a year old but still looks the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H3slate View Post
    That looks really good! Will the color hold up well? Had some color matched Line-x fenders and the color faded. Would love a durable coating that holds it's color. Tried of worrying about scratches.
    Quote Originally Posted by venturer View Post
    Monstaliner is UV stable. My old Montero still looks good after about 3 years. My Taco coating is less than a year old but still looks the same.
    Peter's experience is one of the reason I went this route. Didn't realize you had also done the montero.
    Monstaliner has one of the better reputations for this sort of coating. I had used a rattle can liner on the Trekker and it was crap. I ended up painting over it was some regular desert camo rattle can.

    Putting the wipers, spoiler etc back on I got side tracked and decided to play with laying stuff out on the roof rack.* *The only permanent fixture I think will be the small storage box up front.**
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    Putting that much gas up on the roof could be problematic. Had ten gallons up on the roof of my 4Runner and it got a bit top heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luinil View Post
    Putting that much gas up on the roof could be problematic. Had ten gallons up on the roof of my 4Runner and it got a bit top heavy.
    Thanks for the heads up

    Got some fiberglass flares installed yesterday that I had bought a year or so ago .
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    Looking good! I heard something about some spacer studs??
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsrebiff View Post
    Looking good! I heard something about some spacer studs??
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    Yep. One of my 10-12 year old wheel spacers sheared a couple of studs. Can't complain since it had been on both trucks.
    Had to dig in the garage for the spare.
    A 1.5" spacer is need to help make the 79-85 front axle width match the 86-95 rear axle WMS to WMs width
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    What do you think made them snap? Did you strong arm them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsrebiff View Post
    What do you think made them snap? Did you strong arm them?
    Dunno, I always hand tighten lugs 1st when putting them on just because I crossthreaded some back in my VW high school days.
    Driver's side came of no problem. These were the first 2 on passenger side.
    No clue..
    I had rotated the tires around Christmas and don't recall any issues..
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    A week or so I notice a few drops of oil under the 4runner, not enough to be really worried but I had an idea in the back of my head of what the source could be. popped the hood, engine pretty clean, no smoking gun.

    Looked at what i was afraid it could be and sure enough it was from the high steer steering rod hitting the oil pan.
    oilpan leak by ocdropzone, on Flickr

    On late 1st gen and all 2nd gen 4runners or 3rd gen trucks with the 3.0 V6 you are supposed to swap to a 96-98 T100 2WD 3.4l rear sump oil pan...Unless you push your axle forward. I used a frame brace that had the IFS box mount integrated in the stock location so the axle couldn't really be pushed forward a whole lot before I would end up with the steering rods binding when flex.
    I had sort of rolled the dice even though I had been sitting on the all the parts for a year.
    Anyway sure enough the source of my leak was a small crack in the oil pan
    oilpan crack by ocdropzone, on Flickr
    stock 3vze oil pan clearance
    oilpan stock clearance by ocdropzone, on Flickr

    started the swap on sunday, all is going well
    bottom end with 205k on it
    oil pan removed by ocdropzone, on Flickr

    got the deep rear sump and windage tray installed
    oil deep rear sump installed by ocdropzone, on Flickr

    slap some RTV on the new oilpan...and crap it doesn't fit. Look at the part number, it's for a 2WD 3.0 oilpan, it isn't deep enough. Fudge.
    start looking online for the correct 96-98 2wd 3.4L T100 pan...it will be at least a week to get or longer...nobody local has one in stock.
    Crap..decide to throw the part number in Amazon...whoohooo.
    They have it
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    boom with Prime shipping i get the correct pan late tuesday
    oilpan t100 by ocdropzone, on Flickr

    get the thing installed the morning of 4th of july..no leaks etc, Oil pressure actually running a little higher.
    tons of tie rod clearance
    oilpan t100 installed by ocdropzone, on Flickr

    lame driveway flex shot
    flex test by ocdropzone, on Flickr
    oilpan clearance post by ocdropzone, on Flickr

    i have a set of shorter bump stops on order that will swap out with these Energy Suspension Progressive bumps
    progressive bump stop by ocdropzone, on Flickr

    it was also a good time to replace the old Trail-Gear wheel spacers with some new Trail-gear spacers
    wheel spacers new by ocdropzone, on Flickr
    wheel spacers installed by ocdropzone, on Flickr

    so last big thing so I can get this POS on the trail is to swap the transfer cases...the way I work that will probably be sometime in 2020
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