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post #1 of 43 Old 11-11-2006, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Do-It-Yourself Modifications

Lowering Block Install/Shock Install/Middle Leaf Removal

Engine Mount Change

If you guys post some links to other good DIY threads here I'll take em and add em all to this first post and make big list. Post links in this thread, then I'll clean up the thread after the main list is completed.

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some dingleberry once acted like he knew a thing or two about a thing or two and posted crap about idler arms. what a douche.

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t171454.html


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this one I did on my place, but is open to the public for perusal:
http://www.dirtyworldoffroad.com/for...topic.php?t=11

And this one was useful to novice electicians adding lights to their toys:
http://www.dirtyworldoffroad.com/for...opic.php?t=112

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I know I'm new but I found this while searching, hope it can help someone

DIY body drop
http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/...d.php?t=134808
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none to show me how to swap the stereo to a new one ?

Im stuck as to how to get the old one out.
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you talkin about tryin to take the factory radio out?
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any help on installing a front air locker in a 92 4x4,thinkin about it or goen to a straight axl any coments?
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any help on installing a front air locker in a 92 4x4,thinkin about it or goen to a straight axl any coments?
what is the intended use?
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as long as you have a welder and a torch doing a sas swap only takes a fiew hours. so i would recommend doing that.
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powertrax lock-right

I did a locker install on my 93 2WD 22-RE 5-Speed Reg. Cab Short Bed. I figured since I couldn't find any info here on it I would do a write up.

The locker is a Powertrax Lock-Right by richmond gear.

THIS IS HOW I DID IT! NOT HOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TELL YOU TO DO IT.
(so proceed with caution)

drain differential gear oil, reinstall the drain plug

block the front wheels, jack up the rear by the differential, use jack stands

unbolt the brake line hold down clamp closest to the hubs on both sides (12mm)

unbolt the 8 (four on each side) 14mm nuts that hold the hub/brake assembly/wheel onto the axle housing, pull the wheel/hub assembly/axle shaft as far out as the brake line will let you.

crawl under the truck and unbolt the drive shaft from the differential flange 4 bolts and nuts, I cant remember what size. they're either 12mm or 14mm, probably 14mm

You can either take the drive shaft out, or to prevent leaking from the transmission output shaft you can tie it up to the chassis. I used some tie-wire. remove the 10 12mm bolts that hold the third member onto the axle housing and pull out the third member, be careful, it has a good bit of weight to it.

If the carrier doesn't come out, the axle shafts aren't pulled out enough.

i used a angle grinder with a wire brush wheel to clean up the gasket surface

the locker comes with decent installation instructions.

some of the things I had to figure out myself despite having locker instructions and a Haynes manual

the ring gear has to be removed, mark its position on the carrier (silver sharpies work well) the retainer clips that prevent the ring gear bolts from coming loosened can be bent down with a screwdriver and a hammer then with the 17mm socket and a hammer the rest of the way, after reinstallation bend them back with some channel locks or other pliers. also line up the bolts and retainers in a line on the floor starting where you marked the ring gear/carrier position going clockwise so they all go back in the same hole. use a brass punch to get the ring gear off.

when removing the pinion shaft. the retainer pin has to come out of the hole in the "back", the one that isn't round you'll have to use a tapered punch to make the hole round so the pin can come out. then just punch the pin out from the other side.

I hope this helps someone be not as frustrated as I was while installing my powertrax

Driving! = I cant even tell it is there unless I am idling in a clockwise circle with my head out the window because thats the only was i can actually hear the ratcheting. and when I take off from a stop in the rain the rear end kicks out a little if I am too heavy on the throttle
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Hey guys, new guy here. Any ideas or preferences on a push/bull guard on a (my) '89 pickup. Not sure where to look or what looks sharp. Ideas?
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3rd Generation smitty built

I have a 89 yota to and i just bought a Smitty built front bumper and it looks bad ass, i got the front and back for $150
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Hey guys. Just bought this '90 pick-up 4x4 for my son and it came with 4" body lift. I want to do away with this and go with more of a traditional lift. I still want to get about 4" but want the body to get re-aquainted with the frame. Any tips?
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Kloks, im looking for a push bar-ish type with the ability to add lights and eventually a winch? any detailed thoughts/ places to go?
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3rd Generation

go to 4wheelparts.com and look under the ARB push bars
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