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Old 10-17-2011, 08:18 PM   #1351
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Video highlights the need for tummy tuck and lockers [/quote]

Oh man I miss that. Most everything down here is Muddin'.....not that interested. I thought you were going to roll off that first entry there!
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:06 PM   #1352
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Got my AEV Procal today!
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:02 AM   #1353
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^share your thoughts when you start using it. im curious how well it works.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:54 PM   #1354
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ok, apparently Ive been chosen to do the homework for my buddies Jeep
2008 Sahara Unlimited JK
he wants to beef it up a lil- after some digging around the jeep forums Im at a loss- my best suggestion was to sell his 18s and buy some rubicon 17s
he wants to raise it just a bit but not enough where gearing, shaft length etc.... start coming into play....
its his daily and hes planning to plow this winter but doesnt want 2 sets of wheels
the General Grabbers look good for dd and snow but what kind of lift setup would you recommend?? and Im guessing 33 is the max height I should consider??

so Ive narrowed it down to a spring + shock kit from either Rough Country or TeraFlex...any thoughts one way or the other??
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:18 PM   #1355
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TeraFLex is a much better product.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:19 PM   #1356
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Is there anything rough country makes that's worth buying?


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Old 10-20-2011, 03:50 PM   #1357
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that settles it!
thanks for the help guys
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:58 PM   #1358
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Went out again with Damon to do more exploring around where we went last time. Got our first pin striping(the sound the branches were making was terrible!) and also damn near got stuck in nasty mud when I fell into some deep tracks on one side. It took a few tries going back and forth but once I started turning the wheel side to side the KM2 mud-terrains dug in and I was able to back out of it. I completely filled up the inside of my wheels with mud and afterwards I wasn't able to go over 40mph without the front end shaking violently. It took $12 in quarters just to get the mud out from under the truck and out of the wheels. The passenger side wheels had good ground underneath them and I wouldn't have had to try so damn hard to get out of it had I had lockers. I'm hoping to have an ARB at least in the rear before the year is over.

Here's a few of Damon's Rubicon flexing on a little anthill.













Hills like this always feel really steep when you're driving them but once you get out and look you realize how puny it was.

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Old 10-20-2011, 11:41 PM   #1359
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^share your thoughts when you start using it. im curious how well it works.
Awesome! The Jeep drives better now, the transmission doesn't feel confused as to what gear it should shift in. Tpms light shut off, daytime running lights are set, and speedometer is actually dead on. It took all of 5 minutes to do.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:29 AM   #1360
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sounds like its a winner then!
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:35 AM   #1361
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Went out again with Damon to do more exploring around where we went last time. Got our first pin striping(the sound the branches were making was terrible!) and also damn near got stuck in nasty mud when I fell into some deep tracks on one side. It took a few tries going back and forth but once I started turning the wheel side to side the KM2 mud-terrains dug in and I was able to back out of it. I completely filled up the inside of my wheels with mud and afterwards I wasn't able to go over 40mph without the front end shaking violently. It took $12 in quarters just to get the mud out from under the truck and out of the wheels. The passenger side wheels had good ground underneath them and I wouldn't have had to try so damn hard to get out of it had I had lockers. I'm hoping to have an ARB at least in the rear before the year is over.
I hate mud personally.

I am mdoing an Eaton E locker I'll let you know how it turns out
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:12 AM   #1362
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Mud Sucks.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:24 AM   #1363
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Oh man, the local hickville place is clay. It's AWFUL to get off.

I made this mistake when I got the TJ, took me 5 cleanings to truly get the undercarriage clean-



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Old 10-21-2011, 11:27 AM   #1364
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I think most of what we went through was clay as well because it was pretty fiving difficult to get off even with the pressure washer at the car wash down the street which has a good bit of power. I tried to follow the line that Damon did but I got too far over and fell in. I'd definitely prefer to stay away from stuff like that in the future. I've heard on other forums that soaking it down really well with a garden sprinkler helps to get the undercarriage cleaned out.

Didn't know that Eaton made an e-locker, that looks pretty nice but no love for the toyota crowd. Others swap in the e-locker from new trucks but you have to modify the housing and just looks to be more work than it's worth. I've found ready to drop in 3rd members with an ARB for $1250 which will likely be the route I go.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:37 AM   #1365
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I think most of what we went through was clay as well because it was pretty fiving difficult to get off even with the pressure washer at the car wash down the street which has a good bit of power. I tried to follow the line that Damon did but I got too far over and fell in. I'd definitely prefer to stay away from stuff like that in the future. I've heard on other forums that soaking it down really well with a garden sprinkler helps to get the undercarriage cleaned out.

Didn't know that Eaton made an e-locker, that looks pretty nice but no love for the toyota crowd. Others swap in the e-locker from new trucks but you have to modify the housing and just looks to be more work than it's worth. I've found ready to drop in 3rd members with an ARB for $1250 which will likely be the route I go.

$1,250 before install just so you can go selectable? Seriously? Is that even worth it for a 3rd gen T4R? Just do a rear lunchbox Aussie locker for $300 and call it a day. No lines to run, no compressors to deal with, install in a few hours using regular tools, and they are pretty well mannered on the road.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:40 AM   #1366
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I am using an Aussie up front.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:57 AM   #1367
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$1,250 before install just so you can go selectable? Seriously? Is that even worth it for a 3rd gen T4R? Just do a rear lunchbox Aussie locker for $300 and call it a day. No lines to run, no compressors to deal with, install in a few hours using regular tools, and they are pretty well mannered on the road.
Why wouldn't it be worth it?

I'd much rather be able to easily get out of situations like that than have to struggle like I did or possibly get pulled out by someone else. I've read what others have said about lunchbox lockers and I don't want to deal with one on a daily driver that my wife drives around with our kids in as well. I'll get an Aussie or Spartan for the front along with a manual hub conversion so I can enjoy the cheap traction they provide but not have to deal with the quirks of driving with one on the front on a daily basis.

By the way, mine is a second gen.

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I will too eventually.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:02 PM   #1368
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:48 PM   #1369
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Why wouldn't it be worth it?

I'd much rather be able to easily get out of situations like that than have to struggle like I did or possibly get pulled out by someone else. I've read what others have said about lunchbox lockers and I don't want to deal with one on a daily driver that my wife drives around with our kids in as well. I'll get an Aussie or Spartan for the front along with a manual hub conversion so I can enjoy the cheap traction they provide but not have to deal with the quirks of driving with one on the front on a daily basis.

By the way, mine is a second gen.



I will too eventually.


Sorry 2nd gen.

From everything I read on Mud, nobody has any regrets on the rear Aussie locker including members that daily drive their LC. Search Aussie on there and plenty of reviews should pop up. Best bang for your truck and easily reversible when time to sell (not to mention they have great resale value).

The only "quirk" people mention is a ratcheting sound during parking lot crawling. I much rather pocket $950, use that torwards armor, than an ARB air locker. That's just me.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:45 PM   #1370
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Sorry 2nd gen.

From everything I read on Mud, nobody has any regrets on the rear Aussie locker including members that daily drive their LC. Search Aussie on there and plenty of reviews should pop up. Best bang for your truck and easily reversible when time to sell (not to mention they have great resale value).

The only "quirk" people mention is a ratcheting sound during parking lot crawling. I much rather pocket $950, use that torwards armor, than an ARB air locker. That's just me.
I've read a few on Pirate and Yotatech and none of them regret installing an Aussie but they do mention having to adjust their driving style slightly and also the occasional tire chirp around a corner. This isn't a big deal for me but with my wife driving it around with the kids sometimes I want something that is completely transparent to her. I'm sure it would be just fine but it would make me feel better about letting her drive it with a selectable in the rear.

As far as pricing goes, the assembled third is near the top of my list but I found a vendor recently who sells just the locker it for $815 which is at least $150 cheaper than anyone else I've found. For that price I might just try and install it myself. But with the prices of some of things I want to do to my 4Runner this will be one of the cheaper ones.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:48 PM   #1371
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The wheels arrived on Thursday, but I was out of town until last night. Here are some photos:









I'm reticent to say they turned out "bronze," but rather a light version of such or, possibly, tarnished aged-gold. Either way... I think they are going to look great. Now I just need to wait until I have time to procure the lift and tires (and get everything installed, of course).
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:54 PM   #1372
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what's up with the Home Depot hardware?
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:02 PM   #1373
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what's up with the Home Depot hardware?
Grade 8 bolts with washers... I'm not sure what else you would want/expect with this type of an application. Using F-911's wouldn't change the look. I could use domes to smooth/round-out the look, but you really can't cover up the fact that bolts are used in beadlock applications.
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:22 PM   #1374
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:dunno: yellow chromate plated gr8 might would look better.

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Old 10-22-2011, 02:22 PM   #1375
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The wheels arrived on Thursday, but I was out of town until last night. Here are some photos:

I'm reticent to say they turned out "bronze," but rather a light version of such or, possibly, tarnished aged-gold. Either way... I think they are going to look great. Now I just need to wait until I have time to procure the lift and tires (and get everything installed, of course).
Wow, these look great! Can't wait to see them installed.
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