As I’m getting ready for the Appalachian Toyota Roundup, one of the things I go through are my trail spares I bring. Things can break when you least expect them to, and it’s a good idea to bring spares for your own vehicle, even if you don’t know how to replace them, there will always […]Read more "Some thoughts on Trail Spares"
Last April, my wife and daughter got me a InDeflate dual tire inflation/deflation tool. While not necessarily a new concept, it’s turning out to be a neat little gadget. The unit comes in a handy little pouch, with two hoses with locking fittings for valve stems. Also included is an adapter to go from an […]Read more "Indeflate – a first look"
After some wheeling and dealing, I acquired an ARB Front air locker. Score. Always wanted one, and the price was right. I knew a front locker is frowned upon by some as it seems to be hard on the CV’s but I figured I’ll try for myself and see. As long as I use my […]Read more "Lock it up… with an ARB front Air Locker!"
As most of us know, the FJ Cruiser has a pathetic fuel capacity of 19 Gallons. While that’s OK for some, others, like myself, have heavy trucks, full of armor, batteries, fridges, 35″ tires, bumpers and other things that reduce fuel economy dramatically. My fuel light comes on, and will take about 15 gallons to […]Read more "Project X…."
“All the other ones, 7″ and under are by CFM rating too small, and provide insufficient air to our engines, potentially resulting in loss of performance.”Read more "A little bit more on the Pre-Filters."
Some obvious use marks as can be expected on a filter, but not nearly the amount of red dust I had on there last year. As a matter of fact, no traces of red to be seen.Read more "How did the Donaldson Pre-filter perform on the snorkel?"
“We spent the next hour and a half winching the disabled vehicle to the top of the very steep, rocky and off camber trail.”Read more "2017 Lonestar Toyota Jamboree"
“After lots of reading and asking folks who had traveled down this road before, I decided to go with Nitro Gear 4.56. Quite a jump from the 3.73 gears it came with”Read more "Project: Re-Gear"
EvilFJ has had a snorkel for almost a year now. I’ve never been concerned with taking in water or dust, figuring the air filter would take care of the dust, and snorkel head design takes care of excess water. After the last few trips, that included some extensive high speed driving on dirt roads with […]Read more "Air cleaner issues."
We borrowed a forklift at my work for a few hours, and I figured I’d take the opportunity to see how the long travel rear behaves, and if there are any binding or rubbing issues. I have a set of Extended 2.5″ Radflo shocks in the rear, with Metaltech Long Travel springs. The springs are […]Read more "Forklift Flex!"