Finally - LC100 Arrives! - Yippee

Submitted: Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 16:37
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I'm like a pig in mud.

The new LC100 T/D GXL Auto arrived yesterday - already has the 285/75/16 Dick Cepek's on (Raised it about 20mm and puts the speedo at 96k's when doing 100k's for real.) I get to drive it - (when the profit disposal mgr lets me *grin*) until Monday when it goes in for some rooly cool toys.

Then its time to get it dirty. shhhhh.

Gaz
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 16:45

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 16:45
I Know the feeling. Just came back from getting some more dust on the Prado at the local trail bike trakes in the Port Adelaide wastelands. Awesome!

What are you doing at the keyboard???? Get out there!!!!

Cheers
Steven
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 16:59

Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 16:59
couldnt you find a better place to go steven
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 16:53

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 16:53
Hi Gary

Enjoy it...Oh what a feeeeeeling....

hahahahaha

Lyn
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Reply By: toymn8r - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 18:07

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 18:07
Gary

Im looking at the dick cepeks myself for the troopy in 305-70-16s.
can you tell me how much to purchase and what the road noise is like.

Thanks

Bart
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Follow Up By: GaryW - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 16:36

Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 16:36
I paid 270ea. for the 285/75/16's Road Noise is slightly louder than the factory fitted boots but SWMBC hasn't commetned at all - so thats a pretty good indication. Our previous 4b was a Grand Cherokee v8 with sports exhaust the T/D LC100 is heaps quieter so I guess I'm noticing road noise more.

Gaz
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Follow Up By: toymn8r - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 17:30

Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 17:30
Thanks Gaz

At that price I will be ordering shortly.

By the way congrats on your new ride, I can't wait till mine arrives.

Regards

Bart
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 19:10

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 19:10
Forget about the Car......

forget about the Tyres........

I just think the COOLEST THING is the " profit disposal manager "!

THAT is funny, very funny........it now has it's place in my vocabluary, and my heart!
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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 19:42

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 19:42
I can see a new thread coming up on nicknames for SWMBO.

I can say that because I don't have one but there may be a few of you who could be headed for the doghouse for your contributions!

My favs are Minister of the Interior, Minister of Finance but I agree with Lupo that 'profit disposal manager' is pretty good!

Cheers
Steven
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 20:29

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 20:29
Minister of War
John and Jan

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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 22:39

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 22:39
I just mentioned what you said about having a thread on nicknames for our beloved wives, and she suggested it be a password protected area, for our own well being
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 17:03

Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 17:03
Dragon Lady

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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 22:45

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 22:45
Congratulations by the way Gaz!

It's good to see the people who are lucky enough to get new cars are looking forward to using them for their intended purpose, have fun!!
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 23:17

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 23:17
Good on you Gary although it's a waste of time responding as you won't be home anyway.
I've been out playing again today and only managed a teensie weenie bitsy bit of damage to the running boards.bleepe happens. Better fix em up in the morning befre grumpy spies the dings
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Reply By: Crackles - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 22:36

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 22:36
Nice choice Gary. But don't forget to fit an ARB locker to the front diff before putting it in low range on steep hills.
Cheers Craig. (from somone who knows 3 times)
HZJ105 RV
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Follow Up By: GaryW - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 07:43

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 07:43
As it happens I am fitting Air Lockers front & Rear - Why do you say this? have you busted front drive shafts?

Gaz
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 21:35

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 21:35
No. I've blown 3 diffs in 40,000 KM. The front diff in a 100 is of the same size as that in a Hilux but with the added weight they are not strong enough. The current thinking is the diff carrier flex's allowing the cogs to separate slightly then bang!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lots of teeth off the crown wheel.
Toyota seem to put their head in the sand when told of the problem but will replace them under warrenty no questions asked.
After fitting a diff lock I've had no problem since and have not heard of one one letting go that wasn't abused.
Each time they blew, the front wheel was scambling for traction in first low then the tyre grabbed.
The diff doesn't need to be locked to avoid blowing it up. ARB's carrier is machined & bolted together making it alot stiffer. Cheers Craig............
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