Category Archives: Auto

I will never have to listen to The Pretender, by the Foo Fighters, again

There have been too many times that, while I’m in my truck, I have to listen to the Foo Fighters. It usually happens when I make an outgoing phone call.  I’ll barely get someone on the other end of the … Continue reading

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New truck

Bought this little truck, today. It was sad to see Chico go in the trade.

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Matching the rear shocks with my lift up front

I have two Fabtech FRS 2100’s on the front of my Tacoma. I’m trying to make sure that the Bilstein B46-2285 (left side) and Bilstein B46-2286 (right side) shocks are what I need on the back, with a 2.5 inch lift … Continue reading

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Metal sleeve or spacer

Spacer in bushing Metric ID of 14 MM Doug would use bilstein shocks 1″ lift Good enough for offroad, but made for street. b46-2286 right side b46-2285 left side This is the shock that used to come on the Tacoma. … Continue reading

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Rear shocks

Bilstein shocks are nice. Add a leaf is what he did. All I need to do is replace the shocks. 3.5 inch 4-wheel parts in SLC: DirtLogic 258.99 each for non-reservoir

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Fixing Wendy’s Toyota Sienna’s power door

http://polifrogblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-fixed-power-door.html http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/sienna/103978-2004-sienna-power-sliding-door-cable-2/

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Next step for removing a stubborn bolt from lower shock bushing:

Looks like I’ve tried just about everything to get the lower shock bolt out.  Tried a 5lb sledgehammer, jacking the truck off the wheel well to create space in the bushing (which is demolished), etc.  I’m down to cutting off … Continue reading

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Looooong day, much accomplish

Yesterday’s workday just ended for me.  It’s 1:15 AM and I’m going to bed. But first, a little victory:  Tonight, David and I were able to install my newly rebuilt strut in my Tacoma.  It was a big deal, because … Continue reading

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Front shocks for Toyota Tacoma

Called this guy: Armen Mosikian Tech Manager Fabtech Motorsports 4331 Eucalyptus Ave Chino, Ca. 91710 Armen referred me to: Mirage Racing 619-562-5533 With Doug at Mirage, we decided that what I have is this: Fox Shocks made for Fab Tech … Continue reading

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Falling asleep at the wheel (no, really- I fell asleep at the wheel of my car)

Ten years ago, when I told the story of my Subaru’s demise, I sort of left something out.  In my account of crashing the Subaru, I sort of left out the part where I fell asleep at the wheel.  Since … Continue reading

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