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About bigtoepfer

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    Iโ™ฅAnnoying Old Cars
  • Birthday 02/12/1984

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  1. bigtoepfer

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    So awesome. I want to make it down to visit. 40% because I've always wanted to go down there and 60% because I want to see/hear this thing in person.
  2. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    @JasonThese days I miss my '92 SR5 Xtracab. It was SASd with 3RZ and dual cases. So much fun. But it wouldn't have carried a kid in the back seat. At least not for another 8 years or so. I was shopping for this, a 4th gen 4runner or an LS430. ๐Ÿ˜… Part of me wanted another cool car I could just slam and not have to worry about swapping the motor. But the other part of me really wanted to get out off road and go take the family out for camping in our free time this summer. But in regards to the gas bill I'm not looking forward to it. The plan is to leave it parked when I'm at work a just take my wifes prius for the 50~ mile round trip commute. And use this for extended road trips where we need more space for luggage or people, and when we want to go somewhere that we can go off the beaten path and have some fun. Otherwise hopefully for the majority of the time the prius will get most of the miles. My wife is working from home right now so it works out well. She can take it in the off chance she needs to run somewhere while I'm at work.
  3. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    @Jason Picked up a 2006 GX470 in black with good paint and 226k miles. The first owner did a good job of taking care of it and getting it serviced at lexus. Originally in New Orleans then Houston. The interior has a tiny crack in the back of each of the front seats but other than that it's minty inside considering the mileage and how the GX/LX seats fall apart. The dash was also replaced under warranty so it's mint. This was a non-nav model and the previous owner put a cheap sony double din in. It works for now. The previous owner was a BMW 3-series fuckboi and wanted to dabble in the landcruiser offroad world. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ He owned it for about six months and then got a new job and needed a truck. At least that was his explanation of needing to sell it. He and his dad did the majority of the maintenance themselves, oil changes etc. He also put on Eibach suspension and deleted the bags. And for some reason put on this very ill fitting DV8 2nd gen tacoma bumper. It works for now and I'll either modify it to actually fit, or I'll sell it and get a bumper I actually want. Because there are a few that I really like. I'd also like to get a winch at some point. Something I wish I'd kept off of my FJ Cruiser but was just too lazy to take off. It's also got 265/70/17 falkens and TRD Pro wheels. So it looks like a black on black hate crime right now. He deleted 80% of the chrome trim and put this black trim on that 75% of doesn't fit properly. So I'll be sourcing new chrome trim eventually because I prefer that look. Overall just want to make it an offroader and camping vehicle thats more comfortable and equally as capable as my old FJ Cruiser was.
  4. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    Really? Well damn, my bad.
  5. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    I thought this place was dead forever this time. Sold the car last thursday and put it on a transport truck Saturday headed for Rhode Island. The guy wants to put his kids in it and cruise. Sounds like he's gonna enjoy it. He's already got a swapped X7 Wagon too. So he's gonna treat it will I'm sure. I was sad to see it go but I just couldn't justify it with my current life situation. I picked up a GX470 today. Gonna get back to offroading and take my kid camping. Same way I grew up. Maybe I'll import a verossa in a few years.
  6. bigtoepfer

    WTB JZX100 JZ engine mount brackets

    Buy the 1J model, Sell the 1J. Profit.
  7. bigtoepfer

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    I just want to hear it. I cant wait.
  8. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    So opened up the rear end. Fluid was super clean. No bad smells, no chipped teeth no shavings. Pulled axles and found this. When removing the original axle bearings one of them exploded and thought we got everything, clearly that was not the case. This will teach me to triple check things. So an extra bearings was just rolling around in the axle tube. Every now and then getting enough friction in there to rotate around in the tube most likely which was probably the helicopter noise I was hearing. Everything seems good now. Gonna mic the axles and be sure every thing is in spec just in case i don't need to go to the junk yard to get new axles. Because there is still a bit of play when installed and they do have a bit of pitting in them. But they are massive 31 spline axles and I doubt a stock 2JZ-GE is going to ever do any damage to this rear end. Even if I do decide to pull a small trailer later on. I'm just looking forward to getting this thing back together so I can go back to driving it. Getting tired of driving the Prius to work every day.
  9. bigtoepfer

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    I don't know if you've prodded around in a wagon or not. But the hole where you're spare is I've got a space for my jack and a few other goodies like the bottle for the rear window washer. I usually keep a spare bottle of oil, the tool kit and a ratchet strap or two for securing stuff to the roof rack in there. It's a handy little cubby.
  10. bigtoepfer

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    The benefit of the wagon is that if I chose not to have my spare under the car I could probably make the S13 tank fit. Never really thought about it. Or I'd have room for a MASSIVE fuel cell. Dunno where else I'd put a spare though. ๐Ÿ˜… I like all the space I have in the back.
  11. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    So after a little more listening I'm pretty sure it's actually axle bearings. Because it didn't occur to me that the sound is constant and increases with speed. I just need to find someone who can pull them for me because I don't have tools or space to do it here.
  12. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    That was me in the X8. This one is supposed to be tame. But no doubt it will do the same thing. ๐Ÿ˜‚
  13. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    He had welded quite a few of them and said he had them in a jig, etc, etc. So yea hopefully. It would be my luck though that it's all fubared. My wife would just LOVE to hear that.
  14. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    I did not. Everything looks straight. The gears looked good. Also I think you can see it in one of my pictures but the tubes are already welded. I'm not going to be making big power but I figured better to just be done. I've moved in to a tiny apartment and not only could I not really bring many of my tools with me, we "ABSOLUTELY can not work on our cars in the parking lot" according to the lease. So it's looking like I'm taking to a local mechanic. I stopped by one after work and based on what I was saying he agreed with me that it's most likely a pinion bearing issue. Especially since it's warmer around the pinion. I'm just so sad that I'm finally back in the car and once again I have an issue. It's almost like it doesn't like being driven. ๐Ÿ˜‚ And everytime I mention I've got a new issue my wife reminds me that she wants me to sell it and get something newer and more practical. HA!
  15. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    Well it took like six months but the 8.8 is in. It sounded terrible and I thought maybe because we didn't put friction modifier in it. So we drained it. Put new gear oil and friction modifier. Didn't sound so bad or almost nothing. Worked on getting it sorted most of friday night and ended up missing the event I wanted to go chill at Saturday. But I was determined to get it back to texas so drove it back Sunday morning. Still no A/C so that was shitty. I'll have to get that figured out soon. By the time I got to Houston it sounded like there was a helicopter in the back of my car. The diff is hella noisy. I did manage to get a temp gun after walmart opened and it was like 170* Not terrible but not good. Stopped a few more times along the way and when we got to the apartment it was 200* at the plug to check the fluid level. It's hotter around the front of the diff so I'm guessing there is a pinion bearing problem. Found a kit online for full rebuild for like $107 will all new bearings and shims etc. Probably gonna go that route. It's actually what I wanted to do from the beginning but someone managed to convince me it wasn't necessary. I'm just hoping I won't have to purchase a new ring and pinion as well because I'm supposed to doing this on the cheap. On the bright side 70mph is 2700rpms now. So that's cool. I wasn't getting the MPGs I hoped for, could be because of a bearing dragging in the diff. But the car does roll relatively freely. So who fucking knows.
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