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Old 04-14-2017, 02:57 PM   #101
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^Looking good, will be installing my lift and seat covers this weekend/early next week.

My attempt to replace my wife brakes this morning was a epic failure, realized her rear calipers were seized after I got everything apart on the drivers side rear, guess its a common problem on Hyundai Elantra's, one more reason to get rid of the thing, got everything back together but couldn't get the brake pads in there as the caliper piston wouldn't budge, drove it to the shop up the street with no pads, was a fun drive but made it. Hopefully it will be ready later today as she took my truck to work, at some point someone backed into her car in the parking garage last week and smashed up the front end pretty good.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:14 PM   #102
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^Looking good, will be installing my lift and seat covers this weekend/early next week.

My attempt to replace my wife brakes this morning was a epic failure, realized her rear calipers were seized after I got everything apart on the drivers side rear, guess its a common problem on Hyundai Elantra's, one more reason to get rid of the thing, got everything back together but couldn't get the brake pads in there as the caliper piston wouldn't budge, drove it to the shop up the street with no pads, was a fun drive but made it. Hopefully it will be ready later today as she took my truck to work, at some point someone backed into her car in the parking garage last week and smashed up the front end pretty good.
I do see that you are on the east coast with winter salted roads. Did you check to see if the rear caliper is also used for the parking brake? If it is then there is usually a procedure to turn the caliper piston or a retractor screw. Another good idea because rear pads wear so slowly is to exercise the calipers and do a brake fluid flush at the same time. Open the bleeder on the caliper and retract the piston/s close the bleeder re-install the pads and pump the caliper back up. Repeat the procedure once or twice.
I have a Dodge 2500 diesel and I have done this a few times and I don't live in the salted road regions.
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I do see that you are on the east coast with winter salted roads. Did you check to see if the rear caliper is also used for the parking brake? If it is then there is usually a procedure to turn the caliper piston or a retractor screw. Another good idea because rear pads wear so slowly is to exercise the calipers and do a brake fluid flush at the same time. Open the bleeder on the caliper and retract the piston/s close the bleeder re-install the pads and pump the caliper back up. Repeat the procedure once or twice.
I have a Dodge 2500 diesel and I have done this a few times and I don't live in the salted road regions.
Yeah the only reason I was going to attempt this job myself was I was just going to replace the rotors and pads, didn't want to mess with the calipers or brake fluid, if everything was in decent shape it would have been a pretty simple job, but everything was a rusted mess, gotta love the northeast. Doesn't help that my wife neglects the **** out of the car, I was in in for the first time in weeks not that long ago and the brakes were a mess, was probably 8k miles over for an oil change, etc.

Funny thing is the front brakes were in good shape, she bought the car used (CPO'd) so I am guessing the front brakes had been replaced but not the rear, the rear pads on the thing are also little tiny things. We plan on getting rid of the car before next winter, but for now it will have to do.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:37 PM   #104
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Well, I sold my 4Runner. Had it for 18 months and I just need something more fun to drive on a daily basis.

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Old 04-14-2017, 03:48 PM   #105
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Well, I sold my 4Runner. Had it for 18 months and I just need something more fun to drive on a daily basis.

Nice clean looking truck.

What are you getting to replace it?
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Old 04-17-2017, 12:19 PM   #106
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Installed my seat covers today, they look great.
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:59 PM   #108
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:01 PM   #109
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OP should trade truck

And get an s2000

A car for real men
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I did attempt to install my suspension today, had about 4 hours of sleep last night, didn't go well, scrapped the idea quickly. May just take it to the mechanic to get done.
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Nice clean looking truck.

What are you getting to replace it?
Most likely an E39 M5. Hopefully getting the PPI done on one this week to finalize a deal.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:06 AM   #112
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Seat covers are looking good, quality fit to 'em!
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:12 PM   #113
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Lift is installed, also got an oil change and diff and transfer case oil change.

Old setup is up top, new is below, rides great.

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Out of boredom I thought I'd consolidate all my upgrades since last August into one post, what's next?

After recently upgrading the lift I kind of want bigger tires, but what else should I look to upgrade, main goal being I want this truck to last another 10 years/125k miles.

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2006 Speedway Blue 4x4 TRD Sport DCSB
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Upgrades since last August:
New Frame
New Leaf Packs
New Steering rack
New rear shocks (5100s)
Tyger Tri-fold Tonneau Cover
Westin bed mat
New receiver hitch (Curt Class III)
Replaced rotted out antenna
ATX Mojave Wheels w/Hankook Dynapro ATMs 265/75 16
Husky WeatherBeater Floor Liners
Rockford Fosgate Speakers all around
Fab Fours Rear Bumper
Clazzio Seat Covers
Bilstein 5100s up front w/884 OME Coils
Deavers AAL
Ebay climate control knobs


Bought used in 2011 with 59k miles, as it sat then




First upgrades were Bilstein 5100s up front set at 1.75 and Pro Comp Series 52 wheels with Bridgestone Dueller AT 265/70 17 tires with 1.25" Spidertrax spacers



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As it sits now with 5100s all around, 884 coils, Deaver AAL, and ATX Mojaves and Hankook Dynapro ATMs
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New JK ships out May 1. 10 days max after that.
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New JK ships out May 1. 10 days max after that.
Good stuff, any mods planned?
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Damn, sad to see you go. Missed this thread during my hiatus. Sup:

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