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Plugged it in - low is 0F

Loaded the rear hatch with 5 more Scepter MFC full of fuel for the weekend snowmobile run.
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Plugged it in - low is 0F

Loaded the rear hatch with 5 more Scepter MFC full of fuel for the weekend snowmobile run.
Block heater?

Have a friend that snowmobiles, he'd love some snow. Snowing on Mt Hood but not sticking low enough. Skiers etc are doing ok.

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I just wanted that big ass heavy table which is why I chose orangeboxx. Orangeboxx tried talking me out of getting the table top because its ridiculously heavy steel but I insisted. If they make an aluminium table top I'd buy it to replace my steel top. I'm going to take it apart and drill through the door skin and mount it more durably. I love having the table to cook on when camping or just a work bench because its wasted space when its just a blank door panel.
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Had a turn signal bulb burn out, luckily it was the front passenger one and not a rear one. Wanted to do a full LED replacement with Diode Dynamic LEDs but I don't have the $$$ for that! So I went to the good old Auto Zone and spent $6 for 2 new ones. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
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Looks great dude, have you noticed a driving difference? Iím gonna do this when I install my new Reszfab links as well as lengthened swaybar links to correct the geometry, the rear suspension feels way too tight and stiff and it just doesnít flex as it should. I may completely remove the swaybar but I know correcting the track bar will go a long way to helping.
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Thanks! To be honest I don't notice a difference while driving. I really bought it to correct the rear axle location and get the track bar back to OEM parallel-ness. My track bar now looks like my friend's stock 2013 FJ and the tires are within 1/8" of centered in the wheel wells... I think I'm sticking out just a hair more on the pass side now. It's much more centered with the PCK bracket now. Plus, the aftermarket Dana and Diamond axles appear to already have this mod done to them so it's not a new idea.

In my opinion, ditch the rear sway bar completely. I'm on the conservative side of these things and still run my front sway bar, but removing the rear didn't give me pause at all in terms of "safety". I have removed my front before and it's quite a feeling in corners. Not knocking those who do it but I really had to be cautious around these CO mtn passes in 70mph curves.

I digress... For under $100 the PCK is cheaper than an adjustable track bar and it's supposed to accurately correct the geometry and re-center the axle. The FJ doesn't drive any worse after the install so it's good in my book

p.s. I also have the Resz Fab offset non-adjustable lower links with Duroflex joints. They made a noticeable difference in ride quality (for the better) over my Johnny Jointed Metal Tech ones. Resz Fabs are just as beefy and flexy with zero maintenance.

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I have found better cornering, less roll with the Eimkeith correction bracket. I have discos on the front sway bar and was surprised by how noticeable it was when I removed rear sway bar. And with discos unclipped any cornering at speed (yes especially in Colorado) can be dicey so agree, no way would I remove front SB. I havenít run unclipped with the new relo bracket yet, and hoping it will improve cornering/roll in that scenario. BTW Iíve got Rokmen RLLs and trackbar and am very happy with both the ride and not having to grease!
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Thanks! To be honest I don't notice a difference while driving. I really bought it to correct the rear axle location and get the track bar back to OEM parallel-ness. My track bar now looks like my friend's stock 2013 FJ and the tires are within 1/8" of centered in the wheel wells... I think I'm sticking out just a hair more on the pass side now. It's much more centered with the PCK bracket now. Plus, the aftermarket Dana and Diamond axles appear to already have this mod done to them so it's not a new idea.

In my opinion, ditch the rear sway bar completely. I'm on the conservative side of these things and still run my front sway bar, but removing the rear didn't give me pause at all in terms of "safety". I have removed my front before and it's quite a feeling in corners. Not knocking those who do it but I really had to be cautious around these CO mtn passes in 70mph curves.

I digress... For under $100 the PCK is cheaper than an adjustable track bar and it's supposed to accurately correct the geometry and re-center the axle. The FJ doesn't drive any worse after the install so it's good in my book

p.s. I also have the Resz Fab offset non-adjustable lower links with Duroflex joints. They made a noticeable difference in ride quality (for the better) over my Johnny Jointed Metal Tech ones. Resz Fabs are just as beefy and flexy with zero maintenance.

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Thanks for the feedback and itís nice to know that the Reszfab links make a big difference, canít wait to get mine on.
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I have found better cornering, less roll with the Eimkeith correction bracket. I have discos on the front sway bar and was surprised by how noticeable it was when I removed rear sway bar. And with discos unclipped any cornering at speed (yes especially in Colorado) can be dicey so agree, no way would I remove front SB. I haven’t run unclipped with the new relo bracket yet, and hoping it will improve cornering/roll in that scenario. BTW I’ve got Rokmen RLLs and trackbar and am very happy with both the ride and not having to grease!
Nice to know there’s less roll, I knew there had to be an improvement.
I don’t run a front swaybar but with the weight I’ve added to the roof in the last two years I may put it back on. I’ve gotten use to driving without it over the last two years but it rolls like crazy, I just hate losing all that flex. Does anyone offer discos for the front currently? That’s really the only way I think I would consider reattaching the swaybar.


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Nice to know thereís less roll, I knew there had to be an improvement.
I donít run a front swaybar but with the weight Iíve added to the roof in the last two years I may put it back on. Iíve gotten use to driving without it over the last two years but it rolls like crazy, I just hate losing all that flex. Does anyone offer discos for the front currently? Thatís really the only way I think I would consider reattaching the swaybar.
Last I heard forum member Mstudt (not sure if spelling is correct) was still selling them. You could also check on the 4Runner forum. And you can build them yourself from easily acquired parts - @bazross posted a thread about it.
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Last I heard forum member Mstudt (not sure if spelling is correct) was still selling them. You could also check on the 4Runner forum. And you can build them yourself from easily acquired parts - @bazross posted a thread about it.
I remembered seeing a couple threads on them so Iíll search it out. I remember Bazzís setup from a couple years back, didnít know anyone was making them. Thanks!

Btw Deb Iím tentatively planning to be in Moab from the 9th to the 16th of July, what you looking like?

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