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by lukestoyzx
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Vigo auto door lock
Replies: 12
Views: 968

Re: Vigo auto door lock

No need to be smart! Thats why I asked the question! I stand corrected.

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by lukestoyzx
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Vigo auto door lock
Replies: 12
Views: 968

Re: Vigo auto door lock

Necessity for what! Making sure your hostages don't bail out the door!

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by lukestoyzx
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electrical help
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Electrical help

Is there supposed to be a pic??

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by lukestoyzx
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux Revo Headlight Bulb Change
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Hilux Revo Headlight Bulb Change

https://ultra-vision.com.au/ I can't find their led kits on their site but send them an email and they'll help you out. We sell them at work.

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by lukestoyzx
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux Revo Headlight Bulb Change
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Hilux Revo Headlight Bulb Change

Have ultra vision leds in mine, are awesome.

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by lukestoyzx
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Vigo auto door lock
Replies: 12
Views: 968

Re: Vigo auto door lock

None of them here in aus have it. Pain in the ass if you ask me!

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by lukestoyzx
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Vigo auto door lock
Replies: 12
Views: 968

Re: Vigo auto door lock

You'll need to look into an aftermarket alarm system. That'd be the easiest and probably the cheapest way

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by lukestoyzx
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Revo Hilux at 40 000 km
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Revo Hilux at 40 000 km

Another lux I had at work with 10mm spacers on OME shocks. They failed out in the middle of nowhere and they had no choice but to drive it to town (2000km!) These actually rolled the ute when the first one broke but luckily nobody was injured seriously and the ute landed on it wheels so they drove i...
by lukestoyzx
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Revo Hilux at 40 000 km
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Revo Hilux at 40 000 km

Pic one was a lux I had come thru work, had 10mm spacers. Pic two is the struts out of my ute, had them spacers in it when I got it. The ute had never been offroad till I got it and thats why they didn't fail earlier. Scary thing is they didn't even fail offroad, simply went thru a causeway in the r...
by lukestoyzx
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Revo Hilux at 40 000 km
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Revo Hilux at 40 000 km

Not the dreaded strut spacers! Has nobody learned yet! Please get them out and your suspension properly! Before you get hurt.

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by lukestoyzx
Tue May 30, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Release bearing on a hilux D4D keeps acting up
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Release bearing on a hilux D4D keeps acting up

My bearing makes noise every now and then, sometimes bad too. Then it'll come good. Mine is aftermarket tho. Have changed it a couple of times over the years. I'm pretty efficient at it now, can do it in under 3 hours on my shed floor! Now I just put up with it. If it ever starts making noise consta...
by lukestoyzx
Tue May 30, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: D4D running rich.
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: D4D running rich.

Some throttle and carby cleaners will attack plastic and rubber so be careful, the unit is worth about $400aud!!

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by lukestoyzx
Tue May 30, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: D4D running rich.
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: D4D running rich.

All else fails go to an electronics store and get some electrical contact cleaner. Has to be a product that leaves no residue!

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by lukestoyzx
Tue May 30, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: 32" tyres on a Vigo
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: 32" tyres on a Vigo

They will fit tho I don't cary mine under there, got stick if it getting punctured cos of how low it hangs! This is where mine now lives.[IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170530/ac7071c4e5bb89ac0ba0df1ca0b42bdb.jpg[/IMG][IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170530/d2a3ff7cc6a2d122d91deea7f5a...
by lukestoyzx
Mon May 15, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Back seat mod for double cab
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Back seat mod for double cab

Remove the seat and cut the hook off at 40mm as pictured. When I did mine I cut it on an angle so it would be guided back into position.

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by lukestoyzx
Fri May 12, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Airbag indicator light
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Airbag indicator light

Make sure ya have the battery disconnected for a good ten minutes b4 ya fiddle with any airbag wires. Wouldn't want an airbag goin off in ya face!! It hurts![emoji6]

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by lukestoyzx
Thu May 11, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Airbag indicator light
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Airbag indicator light

They'll be able to look up you chassis number an see if it's done b4. If it hasn't they'll do it free otherwise get a clock spring on ebay and do it yourself.

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by lukestoyzx
Thu May 11, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacement LED H4 lamps
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Re: Replacement LED H4 lamps

The old rubber boot should go around the base of the globe once ya remove the heatsink. They are designed to be rotated so the leds are pointing at the rite part of the reflector.

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by lukestoyzx
Thu May 11, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Airbag indicator light
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Airbag indicator light

Very common problem mate. It'll be the airbag clock spring in the back of the steering wheel. As I said it's very common, toyota did a recall on them years ago.

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by lukestoyzx
Wed May 10, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Longer SFA Brake lines Stellenbosch/Strand/CT?
Replies: 13
Views: 750

Re: Longer SFA Brake lines Stellenbosch/Strand/CT?

If you guys have had braided lines and see the outside braiding to be too loose and can only be a protective coating then the lines you guys get over there must be absolute rubbish! It's exactly as legend said, yes it's there for protection but it's mostly there to stop the line from expansion. The ...
by lukestoyzx
Fri May 05, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2017 Hilux Raider SA models - question on headlights
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: 2017 Hilux Raider SA models - question on headlights

Yep lenses is irrelevant, I have h4 leds in mine and I haven't used my narva spotties since fitting the leds!

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by lukestoyzx
Thu May 04, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: D4D running rich.
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: D4D running rich.

Any auto store should keep it or have something similar.

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by lukestoyzx
Thu May 04, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: D4D running rich.
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: D4D running rich.

Thats the one, two small screws. There is a thin oring under it so dont loose it or pinch it putting it together.

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by lukestoyzx
Thu May 04, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: D4D running rich.
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: D4D running rich.

Crc make a dedicated maf sensor cleaner. Do NOT try and clean it with a cotton tip! The hot wires in there are very easily damaged! Simply remove it and all it takes is a few good blasts with the correct solvent, electrical contact cleaner can be use or anything that doesn't leave any residue. Also ...
by lukestoyzx
Thu May 04, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: D4D running rich.
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: D4D running rich.

Yeah sorry my bad.

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by lukestoyzx
Wed May 03, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2017 Hilux Raider SA models - question on headlights
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: 2017 Hilux Raider SA models - question on headlights

Why not jist buy led bulds?

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by lukestoyzx
Wed May 03, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: D4D running rich.
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: D4D running rich.

Did they your air flow meter when it was serviced? Should be done every time the air filter is changed.

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by lukestoyzx
Mon May 01, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2008 Toyota Hilux SRX 2.5 D4D D/C 4x4 - Lift, suspension, wheels, etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 1832

Re: 2008 Toyota Hilux SRX 2.5 D4D D/C 4x4 - Lift, suspension, wheels, etc.

Not the dreaded spacers!!

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by lukestoyzx
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Sourcing canvas seat covers
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Sourcing canvas seat covers

Check out black duck. They aren't exactly cheap but they make them for just about everything.

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by lukestoyzx
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Need Some Advice Choosing A KZTE
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Need Some Advice Choosing A KZTE

My last lux had the kz motor and had close to 500k on it when I sold it. Just look for something with a solid service history, oil and filters every 5k and she'll go forever.

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by lukestoyzx
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: VIgo Diff Drop Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Re: VIgo Diff Drop Kit

When you do a lift above 3 inches you only need to fit a diff drop kit to lower the diff housing so your cv angles are flatter. Has nothing to do with gearing! Changing ratios is a whole different ball game. So whats the point of doin a suspension lift bigger than that if you just have to lower the ...
by lukestoyzx
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 74
Views: 23444

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

They look ok, maybe they haven't been balanced properly.

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by lukestoyzx
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 74
Views: 23444

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

Make sure all your shafts look like this or they'll give you problems.[IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201704 ... 3c6c55.jpg[/IMG]

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by lukestoyzx
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 74
Views: 23444

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

Another thing to check is if all the uni's are timed properly??

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by lukestoyzx
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: VIgo Diff Drop Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Re: VIgo Diff Drop Kit

Wish I could speak your lingo! I'm just guessing but is sounds like your asking about diff drop when doing big lift in an ifs truck? Don't bother! What you gain in lift you'll loose in droop which is just as important as up travel! If ya simply doing it to fit big rubber then do a body lift instead....
by lukestoyzx
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 74
Views: 23444

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

Sure the shudder wasn't there b4 being masked by the old dodgy clutch? Had a suspension lift at all? Very common to get a little shudder from a lift due to tailshaft misalignment.

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by lukestoyzx
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to drill hole in fuel tank...
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: How to drill hole in fuel tank...

I reckon ya went a bit overboard with it all just to drill a hole! If you are cutting or welding then yes do all that but drilling nah! Just plenty of cutting fluid or even just grease where ya drilling to keep the bit cool and catch the shavings would be fine.

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by lukestoyzx
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Bonnet guard - Big mistake
Replies: 49
Views: 18959

Re: Bonnet guard - Big mistake

All the other mods we do to our rigs would have a lot more of an impact on performance than a bonner guard. Doesn't matter to me anyway I have a fan on mine[emoji6]

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by lukestoyzx
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil catch can and second fuel filter information
Replies: 21
Views: 1578

Re: Oil catch can and second fuel filter information

Sign up to newhilux.net we have an endless supply of info on there including instructions on the above mods.

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by lukestoyzx
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil catch can and second fuel filter information
Replies: 21
Views: 1578

Re: Oil catch can and second fuel filter information

We take it very seriously here in aus! Secondary fuel filter is a must for us or anyone living in or traveling to remote areas. Any modern common rail diesel that runs an egr will greatly benefit from a catch can and having the egr blocked off or disconnected.

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by lukestoyzx
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: No 4x4 - Front wheels not locking
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: No 4x4 - Front wheels not locking

Good result, make sure ya tell the mugs that had the gearbox out! Tell how weewee'd you are about it [emoji6]

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by lukestoyzx
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 74
Views: 23444

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

Definitely use a genuine crank seal! I last time I did my clutch only because of the ks and the main seal was leaking. Lasted about a month b4 I had it all apart again because I put a cheaper seal in it. Lesson learned!! If its been slipping that bad that you can't select gears then I'd say definite...
by lukestoyzx
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: No 4x4 - Front wheels not locking
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: No 4x4 - Front wheels not locking

The add system is known for getting water in it and playing up. Though if it's doing it only since toyota had the box out then I'd bet they left a plug off the transfer case. Not sure which one it is but there is one to tell the 4x4 ecu that 4wd has been selected and it then enguages the front diff....
by lukestoyzx
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Hilux Vigo Drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

Re: Hilux Vigo Drawings

Real engineers don't need drawings. They just build![emoji6] as ive done many times.[IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201704 ... a32c0a.jpg[/IMG]

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by lukestoyzx
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Fj cruiser nitro charger to SFA
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Fj cruiser nitro charger to SFA

Dont waste your time and money! Just buy the right gear the first time!

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by lukestoyzx
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alternator light - False signal
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Alternator light - False signal

There's a guy here in aus that reconditions them. Replacing the reg/rec so its not temperature controlled anymore and replaces the dodgy one way pulley with a solid one and all at a fraction of the cost of a new unit.

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by lukestoyzx
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Limp Mode for Dummies?
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Limp Mode for Dummies?

Thats not limp mode! In limp mode you'd be lucky to get 60kph out of it and no power at all! And I mean none!

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by lukestoyzx
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota kzte diff or brake-unit problem
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Toyota kzte diff or brake-unit problem

How long is a piece of string? Too many factors come into play. If it's collapsed bad enough to bust the brakes ya may have damaged the shaft but ya wont know till ya pull it down. Depends how long ya drove it after it happened! As for the abs it's probably just damaged the sensor. Sent from my SM-N...
by lukestoyzx
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota kzte diff or brake-unit problem
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Toyota kzte diff or brake-unit problem

Sounds like a collapsed wheel bearing for all that to happen at once.

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by lukestoyzx
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux Revo Accessories Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1928

Re: Hilux Revo Accessories Thread

I'm in Australia mate! If you want sliding windows you want the cheaper classic canopy. Very basic, one small light above the rear window. Dust proof and water proof, well that depends on the fitter! You can buy a vent to put in the top of them to pressurize the canopy to help keep the dust out. Car...
by lukestoyzx
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux Revo Accessories Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1928

Re: Hilux Revo Accessories Thread

Fitting them regularly! What do you need to know?

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by lukestoyzx
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3675
Views: 138169

Re: Joke of the day

Look closely at this pic and tell me what's wrong with it! This brake system was fitted to a brand new jeep grand Cherokee, by the jeep dealership!!!

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by lukestoyzx
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Copying the Aussies
Replies: 46
Views: 5036

Re: Copying the Aussies

You'll find we are guns at most things![emoji6] Nice one!

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by lukestoyzx
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux Revo Accessories Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1928

Re: Hilux Revo Accessories Thread

The step itself looks good, just the tow hitch looks weak!

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by lukestoyzx
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux Revo Accessories Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1928

Re: Hilux Revo Accessories Thread

Dunno if I trust that tow hitch, looks a bit flimsy! Bullbar looks like the goods tho.

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by lukestoyzx
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: EGR Blank
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: EGR Blank

Yep very stupid idea! I cleaned mine at 190k and you'd be lucky to stick a pencil through the inlet ports, thats how blocked it was! Fitting a catch can to the engine breather and blocking the egr is the go!

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by lukestoyzx
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: EGR Blank
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: EGR Blank

Sorry mate not 100% sure on one that old, my knowledge extends to 05. The very early 1kd motors could be blocked fully with no hassle. Was only later when the computer started to read egr flow. I have my 1kd blocked and it definitely helps with bottom end power by helping keep the turbo spooled up. ...
by lukestoyzx
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: LIft Kit/Strut SPacers
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: LIft Kit/Strut SPacers

I now have this pair of my old struts on display in my showroom at work( Im a 4wd fitter/fabricator) to warn people of how important it is to do suspension correctly and not use the cheap way out! Using spacers moves the whole strut down rendering the bump stops useless! As the strut compresses it w...
by lukestoyzx
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: LIft Kit/Strut SPacers
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: LIft Kit/Strut SPacers

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this is what happened to me just driving down the highway! Wife and kids on board! I was inly lucky it didn't fully snap off!

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by lukestoyzx
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: LIft Kit/Strut SPacers
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: LIft Kit/Strut SPacers

DON'T DO IT!!!

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