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11-30-2011 12:18 AM
hooper808 An exo for sure! And x2 congrats on the keiki! Maybe she can hold out til the 1st?...j/k
11-16-2011 11:37 PM
1010 better get an exo...congrats on the keiki..!!!
11-16-2011 01:16 PM
mauidogg Update: Previous trip to Kanaio that loosened up the driveshaft had some bad effects. I think it loosened up the rear output flange just a hair, and with the all-pro brake on there I think it just compounded the problem. Oil is leaking out the back and I have a new seal on the way. I took off the nut but its no good, time for a new one.

I went on-line to just get one quick, a certain retailer had it, but the shipping to hawaii was about 20x the value of the part. So I put a call to Davez Off Road and they are sending one for free!!!!!!!!!!!! Davez off road is by far the best dealer for Toyota parts, they area always helping me out.

P.S. I will be a daddy soon, Due date for the wife is Dec29, our first child and its a BOY!
07-10-2011 02:07 PM
mauidogg thanks john, I am hoping it will be much more bad ass later
06-27-2011 04:14 PM
Tattoo John Bad ass
06-27-2011 03:37 PM
mauidogg Ok minor update:

took it out to Kanaio wit 1010 riding shotgun...went off a ~4ft drop off, the front t-case shifter popped out of gear, no biggie, just put it right back in. then we did a small climb, found at that stock low range is great climbing gear! after that we went up a little bit bigger section. the lava rocks were eating at my tires but overall the 4runner performed well.

No real damage from the short run we did but the rear driveshaft bolts did losen up. I had to tighten them back dow when I was on my way home. It seems that the driveshaft bolts on the back of my t-case donʻt hold that well, I think because its not stock. I have the all-pro t-case e-brake, it works ell but I think because of it the bolts were coming loose. I will take it apart later and use some blue loctite.

Today I changed the oil (only had 2500 miles since the last one). I also changed the t-cases oil, looked good.
03-22-2011 12:33 PM
89lc
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Originally Posted by mauidogg View Post
it was a good day jesse, you should come up!

thanks Keha for posting the pics!!!
One of these days.
03-22-2011 01:23 AM
mauidogg yeah ricky, the 4.7s are handy, its good speed, but I was using the double low a few times as well. I think the 4.7 is perfect for coming down, still gives you a little wheel speed when it wants to endo
03-18-2011 05:20 PM
solidmaui78 must be lovin the 4.7s
03-18-2011 03:53 PM
mauidogg it was a good day jesse, you should come up!

thanks Keha for posting the pics!!!
03-14-2011 05:49 PM
89lc Nice, finally got to use it. Looks like it was a good day.
03-14-2011 01:56 PM
1010










03-12-2011 07:12 PM
mauidogg thanks dave and fred!

on to updates. still have no new pictures, but I did take the runner out. I went to help out and work on the ICU trail yesterday...it is gnarly, its gonna be more difficult than last time everyone was up there. Anyway at the end of the day I was getting really antsy to run thr 4runner so we did.

it did pretty well, I went up to the section right before the first waterfall. turned around and came back down. maybe some one can get a pic posted? I had fun, I did do some 3wheel motion and an almost endo but was good trial run, got to get a good feel for it. I did take some body damage but no carnage. great end to a working day on the trail. Thanks to all the boyz, Keha, Keoni, Phil, Aloy, Russell, Kekoa...and ramram.

side note: when bound up and trying to turn motor dies...need hydro assist, arming the steering with 35's in the rocks is some work. also I need to put on the wheels spacers i have sitting, the tires are polishing the frame in the rear.
02-18-2011 10:48 AM
GreenStomper All that school'n is start'n to pay off
02-18-2011 12:07 AM
TLCHopII
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Originally Posted by mauidogg View Post
been meaning to update this with everything going on, but my laptop has been taking a turn for the ugly.

I thrashed it and ran it over with the 4runner on Tueday, pics to follow when I can get a way to post it up.

any ways, I did my oil change at 500 for the new motor, valves got adjusted per davez, 8k intake, 10k exhaust. I still need to do a few small things here and there but I been trying to do all sorts of other stuff at the same time. I also got on the Substitute teacher list for Kamehameha Schools, K-12 for Hawaiian Language/Culture and 6-12 for Math and Science.
Congrads on the teaching gig! Good for you.
02-17-2011 03:11 PM
mauidogg been meaning to update this with everything going on, but my laptop has been taking a turn for the ugly.

I thrashed it and ran it over with the 4runner on Tueday, pics to follow when I can get a way to post it up.

any ways, I did my oil change at 500 for the new motor, valves got adjusted per davez, 8k intake, 10k exhaust. I still need to do a few small things here and there but I been trying to do all sorts of other stuff at the same time. I also got on the Substitute teacher list for Kamehameha Schools, K-12 for Hawaiian Language/Culture and 6-12 for Math and Science.
01-09-2011 04:26 PM
mauidogg I missed the trail run with the ICU gang yesterday but I did get my new bushings and everything from davez offroad at the house. so I should be back to good this week.

side note, TG bushings are about the same size as wrangler leaf bushings...only people I found on maui carrying it was Maui off road, I wanted just one pair to replace the really badly torn one , they told me to buy the set for $60...I had bushings coming in from davez already glad I waited.
01-03-2011 01:58 PM
mauidogg update is after going over my rig making sure it would be ready for the ICU trail...whenever the boyz were gonna have me up there. I found that all my leaf spring bushings and shackle bushings are just wasted. some are really bad, but oh well.

call you 1010 later to make sure you got my right cell number. I was checking and never got your call
12-17-2010 10:24 AM
1010
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Originally Posted by mauidogg View Post
the stuff might get expensive but they got huge stuff, the clevis was decent price.

as for the ICU trail das up to the boyz, when they like go and if I can den I run em
hahaha....lets go...this weekend.
12-17-2010 01:56 AM
mauidogg
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Originally Posted by yotd1976 View Post
that place on lalo can get pricy real quick!

i'm glad it's running! so when u gonna go bless da rig on ICU trail 1
the stuff might get expensive but they got huge stuff, the clevis was decent price.

as for the ICU trail das up to the boyz, when they like go and if I can den I run em
12-17-2010 12:12 AM
yotd1976 that place on lalo can get pricy real quick!

i'm glad it's running! so when u gonna go bless da rig on ICU trail 1
12-16-2010 07:46 PM
mauidogg thanks for all the advice guys...

update is that it is up and running great! I got the header welded up, I ground it flat by hand with a big flat file, checked it with a straight edge, finished it with a belt sander...came out real nice. I slapped it together with a remflex gasket (really nice stuff), put a felpro gasket for the back end of the header.

Drive shaft is in as well everything buttoned up and took it for a test run. Drove to Kahului harbor and climbed a few of the bigger boulders, ultimate low is friggin sweet. Went on a few errands and got a few small pieces for the rig.

Maui boyz there is a spot that sells marine and industrial rigging supply. Its on Lalo street in Kahului. They got all kinds of goodies that napa and anywhere else don't carry. Picked up a couple 5/8" clevis shackles and a strap. They had had clevis shackles up to 2" so Keha can put one on the 5ton rockewells and have nice proportion!
12-07-2010 10:47 PM
TLCHopII
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Originally Posted by mauidogg View Post
its getting welded tomorrow, then I just gonna grind it and and run a big flat file over the top.
mount an 8" grinder or disc sander in vice with the sanding face 90* to a stong table top (a vice and some clamps should work well for this part).

get ahold of a piece of 3/4" mdf or similar very smooth, flat cheap stuff. make a small sanding "bench" in front of the sanding surface. If you want to be fancy, make a relief cut for the edge of the header flange to "ride in".

this should produce a nice even (accross the leght of the header), flat surface for the gasket to mate to. I still recommend Remflex gaskets to take up the slack for any, a'hemmmm, machining errors.
12-07-2010 12:40 AM
mauidogg
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Originally Posted by 4x4 HI View Post
Nick,
Just fix up the header you have, it looks like only one spot that is your problem. Weld that shit, cheaper and easier. If you need someone to weld it, I can do that for you.
its getting welded tomorrow, then I just gonna grind it and and run a big flat file over the top.
12-06-2010 09:57 PM
4x4 HI Nick,
Just fix up the header you have, it looks like only one spot that is your problem. Weld that shit, cheaper and easier. If you need someone to weld it, I can do that for you.
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