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About bigtoepfer

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    I♥Japanese Bitches
  • Birthday 02/12/1984

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  1. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    well toyotafest and BBQ would be nice. Last time I did some other stuff in town it's 3/6 so here is a 36 Sitting high with no motor.
  2. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    I'm balling on a budget. Someday when I get a good job I'll get one. HAHA. I'm trying to save enough to get myself to toyotafest again this year. And in a perfect world get suspension and wheels before then.
  3. bigtoepfer

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    As far as fresh importing goes, I'm kicking myself in the ass for not buying an x100 or two last year when I had the money, and just parking it in Japan. I've been wanting one since I was in high school and now it looks like I might never get one. HAHA. I need to go back to having a good job and no free time. Right now I've got tons of free time but a shit job and no money.
  4. bigtoepfer

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I smashed mine with a hammer near the door and clearanced it for the door. But I put the whole front clip on. I planned to do the 1/4 cut of the fenders and never got around to it. I just drove it instead. In hindsight I'd never do it again. But then that was 10 years ago and JDMTyte was the thing. Now I'd just buy a JZX81. All I ever really wanted was the fender indicators and the projector foglights from the Mark II hard top. Now a days I like the other front ends more.
  5. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    I learned nine years ago that when you do a JZ swap you change the harmonic dampner. Mine separated on the 1JZ in the MX83 about three hours from home. And of course you can't just walk up to the autozone and grab one. Much less change it in the parking lot easily. Lessons learned only once. So here the 2JZ was to soon reach its 25 birthday. Looked to have original dampner, pretty much original everything and "90,xxxkm" so now pretty much everything except the head gasket and oil pan gasket has been changed. Rebuilt the VVTi cam gear. It was definitely crusty and leaking. Glad we did that. Almost ready to go and soon to be back in the car. Need to do some wiring on the trans because the idiots cut the harness just before the trans. Go figure. Using a 3F410 and turns out the mechanical speedo cable plugs right in. Which is fantastic. Probably the best news I've had since this whole thing started. Was hoping to be driving the car on Mardi Gras but don't think it's realistic.
  6. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    @ChriSOL I'll look in to those hubs thanks. I thought the yard was near you but when I called them I realized they were in like North Carolina. Didn't realize there was a Dallas there too.
  7. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    ah yea. Expensive but I've never heard anything bad about them either.
  8. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    I assumed all the boss hubs were chinese. Thats what I have here. It works, just not for the horn. The NRG is used and was given to me for free. So its MEH it works and no problems with it. Never really found alternatives that weren't super expensive.
  9. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    @ChriSOL or @Gordo any idea of a hub for the steering that has a small enough horn ring? I don't want to buy 10 chinese hubs to find that one if someone already knows the one. If the NRG one works I'll get that. I've already got an NRG quick release. My current boss hub the ring for the horn isn't anywhere near close.
  10. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    I've been needing to get to San Antonio. I haven't been in probably 15 years or more, and my wife wants to visit the Riverwalk and other things. Plus I can finally meet the famous Gordo.
  11. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    I read recently that they are on back order or some crap? OH! can you do me a favor? Aren't you near Dallas? I'm considering calling a yard up there and driving up to pull some parts off of a blue wagon that is supposedly located there. I'm an idiot. I just called. Apparently there is a Dallas in North Carolina as well. (-__-) I really need some tail light lenses and other miscellaneous parts. Looks like it has good mirrors, I could use those too. But who knows how old the photos are and if the car itself is even there any more. It's supposedly at Hoopers Used Auto Parts. I just never get around to calling during business hours. Unless you aren't anywhere near Dallas. I'm gonna try to call them tomorrow and see the status of the car.
  12. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    I was mostly surprised that you still have it/still working on it. I haven't heard about it in years. I know I can get the whole T3 strut assembly setup for the front. But I've wondered it its worth it. Because then I'm locked in to X3 brakes?(I'm not sure on this) I was hoping to go X7 brakes at least something vented and a little better than the solid disks I've got. If that opens me up to using newer brakes then it would be fine. I don't really need to be ultra low. For a little more than what T3 charges I can get the Izanami stuff from Japan. Which would be arguably better quality for not much more money. If its really going to be my forever car/project that's the route I'd go. I'm not concerned about angle so I'm not overly concerned about getting extra lock like some people who want to competitively drift their X3s. I just want to enjoy driving it. Which is why unless my current steering situation goes fubar I don't really need to change it.
  13. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    Wait, do you mean you are still working on your wagon?
  14. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    I was considering going S10 since it's slightly narrower and has LSD options. I was gonna run it on the leafs. Thought the same thing with explorer. I was talking to some friends about going 4 or 5 link. But it would be near the same amount of fab work as a IRS it seems. However with a linked rear end I bet I could get it super stable in the corners and increase towing capacity. Increase it as much as you might feel safe with a car as light as it is. I contacted Justin and for now I'm just gonna put the other wagon rear in it. I'll be a cheap ass because I don't have money for fab work. And I want to drive the damn thing. It's my daily, or its supposed to be anyway. I'm trying to figure out what I need as far as springs go for the front to lower it. I know I can use Koni MR2 inserts for a cut-a-strut setup for slammed on the cheap, and I'm thinking I might go that way. No real decisions made yet. This was supposed to be my forever car. But now that I've got a kid coming in a few months and thinking about how realistically unsafe it is, I might considering upgrading to a slightly safer X90 or something. Sour that, that GX91 popped up in houston for 6500 right after I got my motor. It's manual too.
  15. bigtoepfer

    Team Somehow Running Again x7

    love those old dodges.