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    I only have it on my spare at the moment, but went with feedback from Bob and a buddy who runs them. I was looking at the falken wild peak but the at3 is getting phased out for the heavier, slightly less good in the wet AT4, of which limited sizes are available currently. I expect I will be getting a mildly harsher with the Toyo, but wanted a bit more aggressive tire and wider contact pad.
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    that color rocks

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    It certainly is a stand out, I picked up the land cruiser roof rack so that will go on soon, then I have to pull the bumper to get the last seized screws out of the passenger fog light. I’ll also be visiting Bob in a couple weeks to get the summers on, which should help it look less like a pregnant highlander.

    I got some touch up paint made local to deal with the rock chips (because Alberta). Turns out a rare colour doesn’t just have touch up pens at any Lexus dealer, thankfully the chips I found aren’t anywhere obvious.
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    Blue isn't my color, but that looks frickin great Finboy. Snowflake pic, hah, I dig it, and it looks like new condition there.

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    Cool find, looks like it was worth the hunt!

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    More mods, more fails. This weekend I worked more on some mods for the upcoming boys golf trip, which means loading 4 guys and golf gear through the winding roads of panorama. Lexus, for reasons unknown equipped the LX 570 with really short roof rails, and the Land Cruiser with longer rails (just under a foot). After tracking a Land Cruiser set down stateside (thanks to ih8mud), I was able to swap out the silver for black, and now have less overhang for the roof rack.

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    Going for that punk look. These studs ensure none of the bolt anchors fell into the headliner while I swapped rails (another ih8mud idea)
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    Finished up and ready to load up with golf clubs as Lexus intended
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    Mod 2 unfortunately stopped in motion again. If you’ll recall from my previous post, there were some diode dynamics LED bulbs in the factory housings. The seals had long since given up, there was some moisture in the housings so I opted to upgrade to the Diode Dynamics SS3 Pro fog kit which is plug and play (or so I thought). After the last attempt where the passenger side defeated me due to seized screws, I was rocking one OEM fog light that worked, and one SS3 which wouldn’t illuminate. Upon getting the screws out, I thought it was going to be smooth sailing. Sadly now BOTH SS3’s won’t illuminate, but the dash shows fog lights as on (switch works), fuse is good, we tried with high beams on, low beams on, e-brake engaged and not engaged, in park and in drive, noooothing.

    Update: one of the plugs was reversed, the other has some corrosion which might mean I have to de-pin and clean the terminal unless someone knows a better way to clear it up. When partially plugged in light works as expected, fully plugged it it is dim and flickers.

    Here is a shot of me frustratingly working on it with an old school beyonder in the driveway
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    I got an oil change done as well, fumoto valve installed and a 5w30 oil cap from another global market land cruiser where they understand the folly of 0w20 oil

    More too come soon.
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    33’s are on for summer

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    33's are the correct choice.
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    guessing who I might be, psychologizing me with your non existent degree.

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    Dig the plate. Who needs uptravel?

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    Thankful for 3” of factory hydraulic lift lol
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    De-chrome starts and general cleanup day. Chrome was all the rage in ‘08, I’m not a fan so first order today was beginning the de-chrome with OEM LC200 sills, over-week parts from Japan.

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    Previously this truck had some zero offset Te37’ s with 1.5” spacers, looked cool but definitely left some rock chips. In order to avoid future rust issues, I spent the rest of the day cleaning out, priming, then touching up each wheel well. Paint match isn’t 100% given 16 years wear and tear, but I’ll take it over rust.

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    Finally I went to check on that front fog light, seems the contact cleaner and dielectric grease did it’s job, both are currently working.
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