This thread has been great. I have probably gone all the way through it three or four times. Your 80 is right along the same lines as my build for my 100. I will keep looking forward to the continued updates!!
Any new snorkel pics??
2003 Toyota Land Cruiser - Slee'd
Honu, Here are a couple measurements: My garage floor to facial is 85" and highest point of the LC is around 83.5". Granted for me to park in the garage everything needs to be removed from the roof rack except the awning. Let me know if you need any other measurements.
Thanks Guys... right now were kind of on the build/mod and pm side of things, rather than having new family adventures out on the trail making new memories side of things. School-Work-School type schedules. Please stay tuned either way.
This morning had my coffee and proceeded to begin the snorkel install. While reading the install instructions and inventorying the parts, I decided that the plastic inserts for the pillar are not the best route for the LC. I will be looking into rivnuts for pillar bracket mounting. I'll try again next week.
Rather than closing up shop, I embarked on my modified OEM blue fan clutch (from AJIK/Landtank) install along with three new OEM belts. The whole process from start to finish took around 4 hours and was a pain in the but...probably just me. Looking forward to tomorrows commute to see if I achieve any noticeable temperature decrease. As per AJIK's web site: Modified OEM Fan Clutchtemperature tuned at 95* per Toyota specifications using 15,000cst oil. All around performance upgrade for cooler engine and AC temperatures.
Still have my thermostat, phh, numerous other coolant hoses, and coolant flush to complete for cooling system. Might replace radiator as well, we'll see. Stay tuned.
Last edited by Mauka2Makai; 10-11-2011 at 08:03 PM.
bummer to tall for my garage time to get a new house when I get a LC hehehehe
Its been a little over a month that I've had the snorkel in the garage waiting to be installed. Had a free day, along with all the parts and tools needed this time. After reading a couple installation threads, I had my morning coffee and went to work with complete confidence that I could do this, despite not having the longest arms.
The whole process was very straight forward as per Safari Snorkel installation instructions, did a couple things different though. The use of rivnuts on the pillar are an excellent option over the plastic inserts that are provided, can't imagine using anything else. The Snorkel is now mounted way to solid! Silicone sealant was liberaly used at the base of the studs, rivnuts, and the contacting surface of all washers at the pillar and fender. No need to completely remove antenna to have access to furthest attachment points, just undo bottom screw for antenna and just enough room is available to attach the nuts with your finger tips. 1/4" mini socket wrench was used for tightening all nuts in the fender. Ultimately lots of patience is needed more so than long arms.
Last edited by Mauka2Makai; 10-13-2011 at 05:27 AM.
We've owned the LC for a little over a year now and have come to a milestone in LC ownership... we've completed our first phase of modification. Also just a couple of PM areas to be addressed and were done for first phase of PM as well. We could not be happier with how our LC has progressed from that first day of ownership driving it home from Auburn and to where the LC stands today.Its more than surpassed meeting our families vehicle needs and we have only been given a glimpse into this vehicles full potential.
With phase two we will be looking into a RTT, interior storage, dual batteries, fridge, communications, and maybe rocker panel protection. PM will most likely be front and rear axles if everything continues to perform as planned. I'm sure there comes a point where the modifications will all be exhausted and only PM is required, but until then were left with a constant fascination of... what shall we save for to mod next.
Our LC Present Day
instead of a RTT why not get a trailer?
PS, as for surfing/camping spots, we just spent a week in Ventura area at Hobson state beach. You can surf right out front and if you like crowds, Rincon Point is about 5 mins up the 101. We stay on the "Rincon Parkway" which is right beside Hobson so we can get the dogs on the longer beach easily, but with a tent you want to be in Hobson or Faria beach which is at the south end of the parkway.
'98 Dodge 3500 CTD NV4500 complete with a crap load of goodies.
'11 Rubicon Unlimited OME heavies
'07 Adventurer 10T
Sin niņo, tres perros y mucha tabletas de surf!
Do the instructions talk about how to do the ruvnuts or is that something you found on the internet? I'd like to do the same thing as I'm about to install my snorkel.
Thank you for the heads up on spots near Rincon. A must while we are in Cali.